192 posts • joined Friday 30th April 2010 11:06 GMT
I must say I am deeply sympathetic towards to Americans. After all, we know that they would never attempt to hack any Chinese servers, don't we?
Re: No surprise
Agreed. At work I have a mega-PC with lots of cores/GPUs/RAM/gerbils etc, but at home I am now finding I never need more than a tablet. It's a new wave of devices that aren't actually overpriced shit.
If there is a god...
...Please let someone have filmed it on a phone or whatever, and stuck it on YouTube
Re: Give me your money!
Here in my office we're not sure whether to cry or slit our wrists. We are a creative company that uses Adobe products for 3 out of our 4 main packages (Photoshop, After Effects & Premiere), and our initial estimates means we'll be spending at least twice as much as before. Our 4th main package, 3DSMax went subscription-based a few years back, but even corporate behemoth Autodesk still allow you to buy standalone, and use the software after the sub runs out.
Wow Adobe, what utter bastards. I think we'll let the 'Tap play this one out
Meanwhile on an alien craft that's just passing by...
"Hey that planet looks interesting, lets go in for a closer loo..."
"This isn't likely to change again."
Tin foil hat on, how about this for a possible future:
Microsoft makes money from people buying a new PC with Windows and/or Office. Everyone knows PC sales are tanking, for the many reasons stated above and below. Microsoft then makes the next version of Office and/or Windows massively compute-heavy, thus forcing PCs to become obsolete faster (like the good old days). Ker-ching!
Hmm, I just read what I wrote, and actually that's pretty much exactly what they tried with Vista.
Re: Business, meh.
Now that I actually think about it, it does seem strange that pc makers hook up SSDs to SATA and not PCI/E. Why is that? wouldn't it be much faster to ditch SATA? Or is there some big disadvantage to PCI/E?
Probably a stupid question, but is it possible that MS were indeed running a single CSC server, and it went titsup?
Is there anyone here who doesn't think that having strippers at your 16th birthday whould have made it the best birthday party of all time?
Hey there anonymous cowardly crazy motherfucker, scientologists and any other types of lunatic cultists are generally given pretty short shrift here at the Reg. Our 'god' is real science, you know, stuff that's been proved to exist, and that's made pretty much everything in the world around you.
I can't believe they're not making a mobile client for Windows Phone 8.
This is what happens when you believe in your own bullshit
Re: win8 launch encouraging win7 purchases
Agreed. If I woas running a large corporation's IT department I would shudder at the thought of having to retrain my entire workforce to use Win8. No discount would cover those costs
You ask me why I don't live here
Honey, how come you don't move?
What I'd really like to know is not how many they've sold, but whether or not either company has turned a profit on their respective consoles over their complete lifespans.
The problem is...
The cat's out of the bag now, there is pretty much no other way to get a foothold in the mobile smartphone market. Apple and Google are making billions from their current strategies, so they have absolutely no incentive to change, and everyone else just wants to copy them as the system has proven to be lucrative. I wish Ubuntu and others the best of luck for trying to get into the market, but what other approach can they realistically take that will lead to any success?
SWTOR was probably the most disappointing game I've bought in the last five years (with strong competition from Rage and Diablo 3), and I totally bought into the per-launch hype sold by EA and Bioware. I know it's generally not nice to be happy for someone else's failure, but in this case I'm genuinely glad it tanked, and also that they've managed to fuck up the free to play transition almost beyond belief. This game will be shut down within 2 years.
I was thinking...
That Rupert Murdoch, he's getting on in years now. I was thinking that surely he'd like to see out the twilight years of his existence by relaxing a little bit more, maybe quitting the business entirely? He could have a far more enjoyable time relaxing on the beach than sitting in boardrooms, or perhaps he could take up some new hobbies? Hey, it's never too late to learn a new language, take up painting or possibly go travelling.
Whatever you choose Rupert, just fuck off. And take your worthless waste of human flesh son James with you.
Wonders will never cease
I wasn't aware Virgin Cable was broadcasting in Moscow too
It's gonna get worse
Julie is responsible for bringing us the Ribbon interface. I personally find it to be horrible as my humble brain was brought up to browse and search text fast, and not icons. It always takes me 2 to 3 times longer to find anything on a Ribbon.
Consequently I'm not holding out much hope for any of her other Windows interface ideas
The POWER of The Reg
Ok, it may not be just reg readers, but since this article was published they're already above £125,000 aka a tenth of the required budget. Not too shabby
Did anyone here genuinely make it all the way to Elite? I got as far as Deadly on my Amstrad CPC464 but never quite saw out the final grind.
Why am I not surprised? After reading a well-researched peice spanning 170 years' of innovation and the first comment is someone bashing Apple.
Say something intelligent and relevant or fuck off
I can't recommend highly enough that London-based Reg readers go down to Dukes and try a Martini themselves. The Vespers I've had there are simply the finest cocktails I've ever drunk by an enormous margin. Also, make sure to ask Dukes bar manager Alessandro Palazzi to tell you the Vesper story as he makes it - don't worry, he loves telling it. And also insist on the accompanying bar snacks, which include the utterly fantastic Cerignola olives.
Trust me, you will not be disappointed
The first rule of Windows is...
...You never install Windows until the first Service Pack. Hopefully by the time Win8SP1 comes out MS will have had to make a few compromises on the shit features of Win8 outlined in this well written article.
If enough people complain, and sales are low, they will make changes, as they're not completely suicidal.
Oh for goodness sake
Please let this be a one-off, as I wouldn't want to start thinking of our government as decent people.
I was wondering why when I searched for info on Newcastle Football Club I ended up on Wonga.com
This I can tell you
Growing up as the child of a diplomat, and having spent much of my time abroad moving from country to country, I can confirm that the spies working as diplomats are indeed some of the dullest people you will ever meet. I met quite a few.
"The only Bond-like quality a normal SIS officer will be required to show is the ability to drink heavily and remain functional, as any diplomat must on the embassy cocktail circuit."
That statement is just bollocks, I'm afraid. My dad spent his life hosting such parties and it was normally only the younger diplomats who did any drinking, and even then it was not much (compared to my student days etc). Trust me, the diplomatic service is an incredibly straight and unexciting organisation.
Re: But what about the books?
That's an amazing Martini, and it is still served in the very bar where Fleming invented it - the cocktail bar at Dukes Hotel in St James. It's called the Vesper (after the character) and I would urge anyone who enjoys a real Martini to make a pilgrimage there to try for themselves. It is without question the finest, most delicious cocktail I have ever drank, and is made with loving care at your table by the expert staff. If you ask they will explain to you why they use specific ingredients and why Fleming designed it, an interesting story all in itself.
Re: Strawman much?
It's almost as if the author of this article put in the word 'iPhone' to bump up the number of page views.
Wait, how could I be so cynical? The Reg would never stoop to The Inq tactics.
Good grief, this is almost as bad as reading that cretin who writes for the Inq.
My iPhone is 2 years old, it's a 4 and I'm replacing it with a 5. My mum will then get my 4, having had my 3 for the last two years. It's time for a new phone for her, and a new phone for me. Nothing more complicated than that.
I would guess I'm not alone.
Sorry for the dumb question...
If I'm on Orange right now and I get an iPhone 5 upgrade will that automatically make me on Everything Everywhere (fuck me what a terrible name)?
It's not just you
NASA are on an amazing roll at the moment. Which is probably why they are having their budget repeatedly slashed. :(
Hopefully their current awesome escapades will inspire a few more of our kids to give second thoughts to taking Golf Course Management and the like, and get into science.
Re: Don't fracture your base
"Microsoft needs a big adopter in order to move its phone OS into the mainstream, and decided Nokia was it."
This is the big take-away from what you have written. To summarise, you are saying Nokia is a completely gutless company who bent over and took it from MS. I'm bloody glad I'm not a Nokia shareholder
Shame - once upon a time I used to only recommend Nokia to my friends and family. Nowadays I recommend anything BUT Nokia.
I don't pretend to know much about economics, but when you want to foster the uptake of a new product in any market, wouldn't it be more sensible to lower prices rather than raise them?
The venerable Windows cleanup tool has recently been released for Mac. You can grab it for free from the App Store.
Fun trivia: When CCleaner first came out it was called 'Crap Cleaner', but they decided to change the name when it became popular.
Although I am obviously delighted for NASA...
...I was slightly dismayed to see in the first images sent back that Tesco have already set up a Metro store at the landing site.
You can tell those slides are really from Microsoft, as the graphic designer tasked with putting them together is completely colour blind. What a disgusting-looking mess.
A gentle reminder
Reason number 7375356835648 why you should NEVER buy the Daily Mail
At the risk of having my Reg account deleted by a moderator, I must admit I prefer mayonnaise to HP sauce in my bacon sarnie.
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