If the EU is as keen to keep the UK in as they say, they *really* aren't doing themselves any favours with stories like this.
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If the EU is as keen to keep the UK in as they say, they *really* aren't doing themselves any favours with stories like this.
Because it's *Windows* and therefore immediately unusable. Irrespective of reality.
Smartphones (and their associated OSes) are to [some] a little like cars and "trim kits" used to be in the 90s. Your Ford fanbois would sneer at the Peugot Playboys, and both would ROTFLMAO when a Golf Gayboy walked in.
and despite the fact that all cars have engines, gearlevers and pretty consistent instrumentation, the owner/driver of one would invariably "discover" that you had to do something "harder" in the other two marques.
Listen to a Linux v. Windows "debate". It's the same thing.
I don't know. But I do know mine has "learnt" my routes. It now no longer corrects my shortcuts on/off the motorway.
is a perfect turn by turn sat-nav.
and no mention of the Harrier ?
Now *there* was a engineering marvel AND beauty.
And the mention of Concorde has to be a cue to comment that when there was some interchange between the Apollo and Concorde engineers, the Apollo engineers conceded the Concorde engineers had the real challenges. Including (but not limited to) how to slow supersonic air down to almost zero over the space of just over a metre. (Spolier alert - they did it).
You've missed the Concorde there - as impressive as any on your list, but civilian to boot!
Well reminded sir !
Last time I was there, an American visitor was describing some of the planes (and theatres of war) to his grandchildren, as with most USAians, he was blown away by the fact the whole museum was free.
Hence this shameless re-plug. Use it, or lose it.
along with another epoch-defining machine: the English Electric Lightning - the plane the Yanks refused to believe existed.
There's a Vulcan, Lightning, and TSR2 (now *there* was a plane) all on display at RAF Cosford, if anyone is ever in the Midlands. If you want a cultured day out, you could go there, and return via the Roman town of Wroxeter.
That might work on TV. However in the real world, I suspect the sedative isn't instant, and there is a risk that between impact (*if* successful) and unconsciousness the cow may have managed to charge onto a busy road (the whole problem was the police couldn't close off all the roads the cow might stray onto).
no problem. In fact it's an illustration of what is called "the bleedin' obvious".
So bleeding obvious that people being paid to see it, can't see it.
Part of the American dream is *private* ownership of goods. And they've gone to an awful lot of trouble to ensure what's mine, stays mine.
Somehow, if they didn't get Obamacare, I can't see them embracing sharing cars - it's waaaaaaaaaaay too socialist.
Actually it makes good sense.
By pushing for weaker crypto, the alphabet agencies are suggesting that current crypto is beyond them. Whereas I suspect, it isn't. Just they'd rather we didn't know.
is what I was told 15 years ago, when looking into getting certed. Then I discovered that once you had your MCSE (IIRC) you'd be taking exams every 6 months, as they "retired" various qualifications.
was a documentary after all ...
quite aside from technical fripperies
A dual US-UK citizen
So she can **** up life for everyone else in the UK, then swan off back to the good ol' US of A ?
How many dual-national congressmen (*excluding* Israeli) ?
of snake oil ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H polygraph manufacturers.
Surely all this case has done, is enshrine in law that polygraphs are fallible and can be beated.
Who'd waste time with one now ?
it's a case of "can't" (as in there is no mechanism to) pay, won't pay.
"to possibly damage the party's chances in the election, I decided to sit back, and watch them do it all by themselves"
is possibly closer to the truth,
My memory wins:
fond memories of learning electronics, aged 8 from a Radionics kit, made by Phillips. Got me an A/O and O level in electronics years before they were on the syllabus
but no mention of AOL ?
was Mr. Shapps defence on radio, last week. I had to pull over to roll on the floor.
It summed up everything that is wrong with politicians and technology.
about FB users and (trails off) ....
I agree. However, Google aren't much better.
I recently had cause to install an SMS blocking app on my wifes phone. I duly scoured the Play store (which is painful enough) and located several "SMS blockers". However (get this) none of them actually block SMSs. One or two actually tell you this, but most don't (read the reviews).
Turns out Google reconfigured Android between Jellybean and Kitkat and dropped the ability to block SMSs (something my Windows Phone does natively). I have a memory from trying to configure a previous device for bluetooth TTS/STT that similar tricks have been pulled in the past.
And the quality (of lack thereof) of "Apps*" in the Play store ....
*I say "Apps" because in a recent adventure to recover some deleted SMSs, I discovered quite a few "Apps" are just manuals you download telling you how to recover SMSs (which is a lost cause on an unrooted phone, and risky on a rooted one).
doubt you'd have the same result in blighty. Went for a walk in the park last week. Came across two patches where people had been drinking. I knew this, because they'd left their cans on the grass. I wouldn't mind so much, but one was about 5 metres from a bin, and there are bins at every exit.
Although generally opposed to the death penalty, I believe no good case has been made for not stringing up people who show so little respect for their - and others - environment; that they pollute it.
is a not-so-subtle form of idiot tax.
Many moons ago, when our lad was proudly learning maths, we were shopping, and he noticed that it was cheaper to buy 2x24 Weetabix, than the 1x48 packet (special offer). Over £1 saving. He saw a lady go to pick up the 48 pack, and proudly explained she could save a pound by buying 2 24s.
She gave a confused look, and said "but I want 48" ... he tried to explain that 2x24 was 48, but got a scowl as the lady repeated "but I want 48" and huffed off.
Still happens now. I guarantee you can go into any of the big 4 supermarkets, and find the same.
My recent favourite was 600g jars of mayonnaise priced the same as the 400g jars. Next to each other (Sainsburys). Or 500g tubs of marge less than half the price of the 1Kg tub ....
Ongoing argument with my penguin mad brother over preferring GUIs - in *some* situations.
Because a good GUI can help a great deal towards presenting a quick logical overview of what on earth it is you are doing. You can grey out controls, or link them so that you know selecting an option requires addition parameters. You can also ensure mutually exclusive commands can never be issued. And you can provide tooltips to assist in more obscure or lesser used options. Best of all you tend to work in generics, rather than specifics - you want the outcome to be "Delete temporary files on completion" - or is it -B ? -D ? --delete-temp-files-on-exit ? --cleanup ?
However, I do like Linux, so --->
Have Microsoft detailed their policy on signing enterprise software specifically:
1) How long the process will take ?
A 24-hour turnaround would be acceptable. However I suspect there will be all sorts of hurdles to jump over that means an organisation needs to have a definite timeline to fit into migration/deployment projects.
2) Cost ?
3) Support lifecycle
because once you have Device Guard in your organisation, it would be a little unfortunate if Microsoft suddenly stopped offering to sign Enterprise software, or decided that it would charge $10,000 per executable.
My (Windows) phone does this *already*. Without Facebook. Not that I was that impressed with the feature seeing as all my phones going back to at least 2009 (Nokia 5800) have also had this feature.
Maybe Facebook could work on a "feature" so that if the person being called is busy, the person calling hears some sort of "busy tone" to let them know to try again later.
is Microsofts total and utter lack of any track record in backing their OWN products. Their attempts at the mobile market is littered with the corpses of abandoned operating systems.
And all the apps that ran on them.
Much as I like Windows Phone (I do) I can't blame anybody for not wanting to waste their efforts on providing an app which might not last till the end of the year.
The most annoying thing, is Google are pretty much the same. I hope anybody pre-KitKat isn't too dependent on SMS blocking, since it's just disappeared with KitKat. Leading to loads of "SMS blocking apps" in the Play Store which don't - not that you'd know from the description.
Also, why is there an almost religious belief that .gov systems have to be "bespoke" ? It's attitudes like that which allowed Capita to bill Birmingham City Council £1.2 *million* a year to run a bespoke (and utterly crap) glorified CMS that is www.birmingham.gov.uk.
Because, like Russian homosexuals, there are no OSS projects that would have done the job.
one of Amazons selling points (for me) is the fact that a lot of things they sell have a body of genuine reviews behind them. It's not scientific, but looking at my looked at list and purchases, I'd wager that I've bought more because of good reviews than not bought because of bad reviews.
(Bearing in mind that sometimes it's not a "bad" review, just one which highlights a products particular suitability for a specific job. I may still buy *another* product from Amazon.)
If the words starts getting out that Amazon reviews are (or can be) stacked, then they will lose one of their key selling points for me - and my wife.
Be curious to see how Amazon proceed here. Up until now, they have hardly put a foot wrong (in my opinion) since 1997 when I started using them.
evidence rarely - if ever - gets thrown out, no matter how dishonestly it was obtained.
called "Oasis" ?
what would they make of this - valid - email address ?
Not really sure why someone felt you deserved a downvote, but I'll go on record and back you up ...
Attachments are fine if they're KISS compatible. But as teams grow, spread, homework, and take on long running projects, using attachments to exchange information becomes increasingly problematic. I am sure if I called for a show of hands, there will be a number of El Reggers who have encountered problems caused by team members faithfully updating and circulating an out of date document because they didn't receive/notice/start with the latest copy. Or because the copy they *should* have got was quietly killed by their spam filter (maybe it was a spreadsheet that looked a bit PCI uncompliant)
Just wait till that document is part of a tender and the client sees the last-but-one version rather than the current one.
Another "fun" issue is when the team resides in different companies with different email systems (and policies) so some peoples emails are killed (see above)
Heck, even dropbox is better than that.
What forensic computer security outfit would *ever* allow an examined drive to be in a position to execute code ? I would have thought even the keystone cops would have known that ?
The procedure AIUI is to get a bitwise *copy* of the target, and then perform all tests on that. You would never be able to boot off the drive anyway because that would change the contents.,
And you would never use a Windows machine either.
Something doesn't square up in this story .....
weren't wee told that things like this could "never" happen ?
s/google/Her Majestys Government
it's not todays government I fear.
Not sure whether to up or down vote you ----------------------->
Before I highlighted Chess: the only way to cheat Death; he can never remember which way the horsey moves. in Chrome; right-clicked (actually left-clicked for me) and selected "search Google for ...." (total all of 0.5s); I had a feeling it would be the sadly recently departed Pratchettmeister. So it would be a downvote for being *that* lazy.
However, the top Google was this
which is a fascinating site I probably wouldn't have bumped into today without your help.
So in balance no votes :)
p.s. It is a Pratchettism
Presumably it was enough of a shit to decide that you had to tell the rest of us how little shit you give? Marble sized perhaps, like a rabbit dropping?M
Stewart Lee on El Reg ?
If nothing, the global financial crisis demonstrated how much shite we had been fed, during the good times ...
1) That it's not possible to have asymmetric interest rates. Before 2008, the clarion call of UK business was that the strength of the pound was hurting exports. Cue a parade of financial experts telling us that the only interest rate that mattered was the BoE one, and it wasn't possible to have a separate one for special cases.
(Looks at BoE rate as of 10/4/2015 - 0.5%. Looks at mortage statement - 3.99%).
So that's that myth busted then
2) That credit ratings are sacred texts, that are never wrong. Cue various US and UK outfits going bust despite triple-A ratings. Clearly the ratings agencies opinions aren't very reliable.
Oh, look, Gideon tells us how important these rating agencies opinions are. Do me a favour ....
when did PWC become an authority ?
On anything ?
most of the YouTube content I watch is old clips of UK TV shows. Which I strongly suspect Google doesn't own the rights to...
What did GCHQ know that the Guardian didn't that prompted them to insist on such a newsworthy destruction.
What *else* have they been up to ?