904 posts • joined 29 Sep 2006
Re: @Def - case insensitive file systems
If only I could down vote you again...
Re: Case Sensitive File Systems...
Yet another IT person who thinks the world started when they became self-aware, and that everything wrong happens because people are stupid.
Re: A little help required from somebody with a better memory ...
"""On the Amiga you had the concept of screens, not workspaces."""
Wrong, you had public screens which applications could share, thus in effect acting as a workspace.
Re: I'm old, I can't see the point in Minecraft
Correction MS will screw it, in hideous and hateful ways. Like they always do.
Take Skype, first thing they did: Cancel the Asterisk plugin.
What would they do with Minecraft?
Kill Java, Kill the Linux version.
Minecraft for me was
Lots of fun playing with my children, the suspense of exploring caves, building castles, cottages, roller-coasters and strongholds, mining for diamonds, etc.
Minecraft was the cool toy I played with my children, a toy that will be forever ruined as soon as MS gets their paws on it.
It has a charming simplicity to it (from the graphics to the gameplay) that it is hard to explain if you haven't played it.
I have to admit that when I first heard about it I didn't saw the point either.
Re: Poor Notch...
This is what you get wrong, I have been a paying customer since he made the game available.
In fact one license for me and another per child, three in total.
I paid so I could run my own server.
I hacked/cracked the versions I currently run so I can run them without MS interference. I get the feeling in my guts that I paid for nothing.
I'm royally pissed off not just because he sold the game to MS (fcuk MS!!!) but because he's crying all the way to the bank, he's so sensible such a good human being.
Cut the crap, he got 2.5B from MS we deserve to be treated like adults, and be told some cute history of how much hate he got from the community, only very gullible people would believe that, he did not sell it out of anguish or stress. It was a business decision on something that it is his property. You do not cut a deal like that in a couple of weeks. This was long in the making.
And we do not need to be told a fairy tale of stress. When you make millions with a product, and then even more millions you PAY others to deal with the stress.
Excuse me, but this guy is one of the best examples of hypocrisy ever made, and people is feeling sorry for him?
It is me slow clapping.
Cut the crap, your game made you a millionaire, not a victim, I can understand you selling your property because it is yours, but come on, it had to be Microsoft? Really????
And I bet you did not ensure that contractually they carry on developing the Linux version, or that community mods are still possible in the future...
And that shit about not wanting to change the world, no one ever realizes, it just happens, thats why people change the world, if it could be pre-planned Microsoft, Sony or EA would have made Minecraft.
Now go to your corner and cry over your big pile of money, tell the money how sad you are that people on the Internet is mean/stresses you out, you do not owe us anything.
Me in the mean time cracked Minecraft 1.7.9 client and server so I can play with my kids on my Linux boxes.
What amazing games they made at the time.
Re: I can not believe it
Yes downvote, as if you do not know what's going to happen to the game in the long term.
For a start, the Mac & Linux versions will begin to lag behind the other OS/XBOX version
I can not believe it
No fucking way....
RIP Minecraft. :'-(
There is no reason nowadays to have any state-sponsored TV other than for the politicians to be able to brainwash people.
A state sponsored-tv can not offer anything private companies can not.
There is the argument of "quality tv" that comes every now and then, if people cared about it, someone would sell that product in the market, and it will be of better quality and much cheaper.
Re: How low the BBC has sunk
The BBC is mostly a cathedral to the Politically Correct & progressives these days.
Re: BBC Worldwide
I was thinking on something to say to you dear AC, to help you understand why that even the mere suggestion of "here should be mechanisms to verify that the traffic is legitimate" is bad.
But I only would say to you: F**K YOU, it is because of people like you that we'll end all in trouble.
Guilty until proven innocent: TOTALITARIANISM
Re: BBC Worldwide
Trevor, I do not want even to imagine what they may think of people who uses SSH.
Apple could be onto something here
By measuring gadgets based on "the cool" rather than on the "measurable utility" of the device, Apple tries to position themselves into the "Bang & Olufsen" type of electronics.
So their devices mass-produced as they are will have an air of exclusivity, while providing with non-revolutionary but decent technical capabilities.
That would make them less susceptible of technical criticism (as long as the device works acceptably) because you can not easily criticize abstract things like "fashion" or "cool" or "art"
So Apple could from now on pretty much fart "colored sparky dust" for an arm and a leg and not only sell loads, and get lots of praise, but also at the same time (if they are clever enough) link design to patents and shake off those pesky Samsung-like companies.
Long winded, and nothing new I know.
Re: Global Resource Observatory
Idiot politicians, and the useful idiots who believe in them.
Re: Parameter error
You're just scared of the future.
And should read more, not just propaganda designed to influence who you vote.
If you don't, you may end with your country overrun with windmills, and other expensive stuff that doesn't solve anything, increases debt and... Wait... What????
Re: John Savard Watch the Funny Man!
You do not know much about what's going on there do you?
However I can sense a lot of the good old politically correct liberal white guilt.
No, things do not work that way in Africa.
Re: Doing More With Less
"Cuba does the best with the least"
WHAT THE F**K
If you call living in almost MISERY CONDITIONS doing the best with the least,you're either insane, or have no clue what it is to live in Cuba.
Food is rationed there, there is a lack of most basic resources, ranging from most common things like screws to tap water 24/7, people there get a generous chicken egg per month, and if they get it.
You're probably one of those romantic types who believe in marxism worker's paradise utopias, well, WAKE UP!
Re: 4chan is not written 4Chan
They are there in 4chan in the /b/ board, where else?
in reddit of course: reddit.com/r/newfappening
Totally agree with the nude white evil networked dwarves!
Is "test", which means I'm safe, as only people with password: "password" are being hacked.
CNN has been a sad joke for a while.
At least this version..
Doesn't seem to be missing any old functionality.
And feels slightly more agile.
Re: Surely the problem started in the 80's when greed was good
""I think as we have seen in recent years capitalism without regulation produces few winners and many losers. Somethings cannot be left to the market."""
I suggest that you read a bit more about what regulation is in place for what, you will quickly come to the realization that a huge part of the modern problems we face is the over-abundance of useless regulation.
Note: I do not propose any form of complete de-regulation at all, I propose that the regulations are made smaller, simpler and enforced accordingly.
Re: Reform focused on a high-rise London and discouraging foreign speculator
"""But I think the solution needs to be more London focused, as that is the really where the problem is in the UK"""
A pint for you sir!
Less people is incredibly short-sighted.
What you want is not less people, but fewer people all living in the same crowded spot.
The world is not ending, we're not running out of anything and we're not overpopulated, not popular thinking I know, but the truth.
Re: Relax rules about what you can rent
I suggest you read more into what a "Free market is" I insist that a free market is not one with no rules.
Most people confuse government intervention with regulation.
For example a free market for food should include regulation to protect consumers from people selling food which is not appropriate for consumption.
An intervened market is one where the government (or any other entity with sufficient power) says that some can sell, some can not, how much quantity and fixes the price of the food. Obviously with all the best intentions in the world, leading to the typical Marxist failure, IE: Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, etc.
Re: Relax rules about what you can rent
"""It makes the assumption that the so-called market will find the ideal situation for all concerned. First, let's begin with the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect market."""
A completely free market does not mean an unregulated "Survival of the fittest" kind of market.
Never ever has a completely free market been allowed to exist in modern times, except with the exception (for a short while) of the Internet (Because politicians did not understand it) And check how it has influenced the overall economy.
No market is/can be perfect because humans are not perfect, any system will have people who will get a bad deal, the key is in choosing a system in which the least amount of people get a bad deal.
Note the current system is shit and does make the majority of the people get a bad deal.
More free market fixes things but does not so in a couple of nights, takes time until the system re-balances.
People who wants solutions now in the form of more government intervention should look at Venezuela, a country which produces oil, where there is a drought for which people can not buy bottled water because they lack plastic bottles.
"""But the author's analysis is really, really, simple minded."""
No it is not, it goes strictly to the point, artificial scarcity of a good over time produces a distorted market.
Remove the cause of the distortion and the market fixes itself over time, It will not happen the next day obviously in the same way it took a few decades for the prices of the houses to sky-rocket.
And I have to say that you're mixing things, what purpose do the people who pay high prices for the house have (being it investment or not) has nothing to do with the cause for the conditions which propitiate the price increase of a good.
The high prices of any good reflect the market reality, this is the perceived value of the good by the person/s who want to acquire such good.
There are no dark forces at play here, overseas investors consider the London house market to be a good investment value because they consider that the price of the houses will not go down in the short/medium term, their prices high as they are, are quite stable.
And that is because houses are scarce thus price rises.
It is the same with anything really.
Re: Economists solving the problems the last one caused
"""There is no reason for a house to cost more than the materials used to make it / cost of the land / cost of building it."""
Yes, there is a reason and it is the same reason for every market imbalance in which the price is completely inflated: "Artificial Scarcity"
One of the 'politicos' speciality.
Re: People can be silly
Free market doesn't mean lack of regulation.
MS is and will never be an open source company
MS has never (even recently) made anything of relevance open source, in the definition of using the GPL2/3,BSD Licenses to publish it.
Stop with the whitewash lies that MS is somehow a good citizen now which wants to contribute to the world's well being because they want to use open standards and they have published the source of little things no one cares or knows about.
Because it is not, they are the same arrogant, anti-competitive, monopolistic twisted crooks they have been since they were founded. And have no doubt that they will kill anything, anything that they can.
Just a recent example: Where you were people when they screwed Nokia??? Wasn't anybody paying attention on how does MS do business or what?
Once MS releases the source code of any of their mayor products (Windows/IE/Office/Exchange/SQL you name it) and I'm talking buildable versions under true open licenses like LGPL/GPL/BSD they are not an open source company.
Re: Embrace ...
"""But the people working on IE >= 9 are a different bunch to those who worked on the earlier versions. The ones I've met know that they have to play nicely, even if they're sometimes restrained by corporate policy."""
LET ME LAUGH AT YOUR NAIVETY YOUNG MAN!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
It is never late for Microsoft to screw with yet another open standard, and bury it in the sand.
Re: He can STAY there for all I care
I agree that he's a traitor, I doubt he's a communist.
Why is he a traitor?
He could have disclosed all the information openly over the Internet, then facing the consequences of what he did at home. I would have been the first to jump in his defense.
But he did not, he fled to Russia.
People do not like to hear this but here it goes...
Western whistle-blowers just leak "mostly benign" information from "mostly benign" countries.
It is very easy to leak from a western country, they can imprison you, but the likelihood of a western country putting a bullet in your head after having being tortured for weeks is low.
I would like to see the Snowdens of the world leak information from less benign countries.
It is very easy to ask for peace and freedom from the middle of Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom, but try to do the same from Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Square in N. Korea. Or from Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China, or from Havaba's Plaza de la revolucion, Cuba.
Cloud = A form of managed hosting
"""The public cloud is attractive because it is – for the time being at least – a shortcut around bureaucracy. It may seem illogical or even irrational to many of us, but it will continue to sell."""
I will add it is attractive because to some people cloud="switch brain off"
Most people prefer to pay rather than think.
Re: A glimmer of hope
I tend to follow that simple in appearance (but very useful piece of advice) rather than just buy things that "Look nice".
""If you do not like a certain aspect of a product, or the product contains draconian measures to prevent you using it in any way you see fit, do not buy it.""
I know it is a new concept, and takes a while to sink in, but hey we're IT people, we can cope with complexity.
In my experience...
The problem with web development is not the language used, being it PHP, or Java or Perl.
The problem seems to be that a majority (not all) of web developers are very bad developers who barely know the language and have a poor understanding of how to write good code that scales well. Not to mention an appalling lack of knowledge of the underlying platform they are programing for.
One can either write indecipherable crashy crap or write a good/decent piece of code, but 'good/decent' only comes with the programmer's.
Note that I'm not defending PHP's flaws.
Re: Whenever toast be a croissant and one be loving the COFFEE.*
I salute you sir.
Are like the new River Thames crossing in East London, I will believe it once I see them building it.
Or in the case of the batteries; I will believe it the day I can buy them off the store.
On both of those things (The crossing and the batteries) news of a better improved one come every now and then.
But until then it will continue to be the classic battle of educating the wife to buy the original rabbit batteries instead of the cheap Chinese generic ones they sell at the super market.
Of what they could have removed this time... they always remove something.
And that's why...
Everybody who can its movig to postgresql.
"""Firefox on KitKat isn't as good as chrome."""
Obviously you meant to say that -Firefox on Android is a piece of shit-
It is an UI nightmare tied to an incomprehensible font scaling algorithm.
""""When I met him he seemed to have his head glued on and understood the plight of his customers. But this apparently all changed when he took the CEO's seat."""
Just like any other politician these days.
MS's problems have always been the same:
1) They can not win, or compete, they have to dominate and crush the competition.
2) They are immensely greedy.
3) They resort to dirty tricks at every single opportunity.
4) They have an over inflated sense of importance.
Mozilla is as stupid as any big company.
Big companies think that because they made the software, and they spend a lot of time and money in changing things around to reflect the latest fad, they know much more than their customers on how the product should be used.
Functional changes to GUI interfaces (and more so big changes) should only be done when they fix severe deficiencies, and should always allow to revert back to the old behaviour when their purpose is merely aestetic.
Also stop thinking a customer is wrong because he's using the product not the way you envisioned, all you do is alienate them.
The GUI in the browser is a solved problem, stop fucking with it, of all the changes people ask of Mozilla, I have never ever seen: "Pleaze change the GUI completely to make it more like Chrome a coz chrome is cool and you're not"
Most of what people ask for is: Make it stable, make it use less memory.
One last thought if you plan to implement a massive change to the UI of a program for the sake of it (not because the program is impaired if you don't do it) Be sensible and add an option somewhere to select either New Interface or Classic interface. Your userbase will not be alienated and you will not lose them.
Microsoft certifications will never be taken seriously
Because to reflect real life scenarios in the exams, they would have to acknowledge that there are other products in the market that people use, products which are not based on MS technologies, and are not sold by MS.
This including not lying outright about the capabilities of those products.
Also in those exams MS should stop talking about a heterogeneous network as a network running different versions of MS products.
And of course stop behaving as if MS products are the only thing in life that you will ever need.
But MS we're talking about.
It will never work.
You're asking too much of point & click engineers.
Empire was the first one I watched...
Same here, Empire was the first one I watched in the cinema, to this day I have never been more impressed with a movie. I was terrorized when Luke fought Vader in Vespin... and lost.
The first one (A new hope) seemed quite bland in comparison. Half of Jedi is decent, the rest in line with the new trilogy.
Lens flares? NUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH
Re: on slogans...
Spot on my friend, spot on, you just missed some strategic flexibilities (who doesn't like those) but otherwise spot on.
Re: on slogans...
Yeah thumbs down because the message is so clear:
"We do know what we want, just do not know exactly how to get there, we know mobile and cloud (managed services) seems where the revenue growth is these days, so we say mobile and cloud like everybody investing any money in this market expect these days."
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