929 posts • joined Tuesday 25th May 2010 14:18 GMT
If I could charge $1100 an hour then slag the work off to a consultant and have others pay that bill, I'd be out of the blooming country as well.
You don't want a software CEO, you want a businessman.
When Jobs asked John Scully to be Apple CEO he was with Pepsi.
Get rid of Elop. If you want MS to be more than a cloud company get rid of Satya Nadella as well. Nothing against the guy, but is having him run the division he is qualified for a bad idea?
Ford CEO Alan Mulally is my choice. He can run the business and hopefully get it focused away from Surface tabs and phones.
Mr. Musk's attitude
will see him on Mars long before any nation state. When your own reputation (and money) is on the line, you pay particular attention to reliability.
"So, though it takes a lot more rocket poke to get up to GTO..."
That should be GEO (Geostationary Orbit) surely.
Yes AC @14:15. We all know the router division at Microsoft is to blame. I blame severe under-staffing. It's currently at zero.
Do M$ shareholders want a guy who guts, then sells out, his own company for personal financial gain?
You get a thumb up for originality. Too bad we have to wait for at least a year for Gordon to return.
Personally, I think its the US Government covering up the truth. There IS a zombie outbreak, but "the man" is locking down the info sources.
If it is truly biological I can't wait for it to call in sick.
CIA = Titanic
Cloud = Iceberg
It's just a matter of time before the two meet in a bad way.
"I've said that you'd see some exciting new products from us in the fall of this year and across 2014,"
His definition of "exciting" and mine differ quite a bit. Thankfully they save "revolutionary" for the press invitations just before the excitement begins.
Whoever invented this word should be carried through the Reg offices on peoples shoulders and given a big fat pay rise.
Well done sir. Well done indeed.
The James Windmill design
Looks hard to beat. Flying the colors and all that.
You may want to put a message in Spanish on there saying "Sorry this came through your front window. We'll be along soon to apologize in person. "
"He is predicting that the new full-sized iPad and its Retinal mini counterpart will be running the same silicon – Apple's 64-bit A7X processor. This could give Apple a valuable boost in processing power,..."
And a corresponding loss in battery life. Tabs don't need all that power with intelligently written code. They are not laptops, nor should they be designed to run as such. Problem isn't the processors. Its the inefficient and bloated code people put through them.
One can only hope...
The Reg has sufficient funds to pay for proper counseling for our brave Playmonaut to handle any PTSD. Don't want to see him snap on a later mission for the sake of a few bob.
Terror laws exist to protect citizens from violent attacks; bombings, chemical, biological and nuclear threats. They are not there to shield governments from questions they don't want to answer about their activities. Nor should they be used to hobble or intimidate the press.
How far of a distance does this cover? Read the article twice and didn't see that.
Isn't asking the NSA for comm secuirty advice
Like asking Ronnie Biggs to set up security for the train system?
"it’s possible that the fix had actually turned into a bigger problem than the one it was attempting to solve."
Are they talking about Win 8 replacing Win 7?
Without seeing the technical details this is hard to judge.
However, given the in-depth development time of three-four weeks, I suspect it is chastity belt safe.
Just make sure non of them are religious. Last thing we need to export to Mars is religious ignorance.
Otherwise, half of them will try to kill the other half and both sides will do it in God's name.
Re: M$ dying?
Their server market is being chewed up by Linux.
There, you asked.
Ummmm, wait a tic.
Snowden needs a job.
Lavabit needs a new home.
Lavabit Russia would solve two issues almost instantly.
All I ask is I get the first account that is set up for the idea. :)
When will the yanks realize, they need us a lot more than we need them.
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 06 Aug 2013 at 07:51:31 PM GMT is:
$ 16, 747, 182, 640, 952.95 and increases 2.2 Billion dollars a day.
I doubt that amount will be going down anytime soon given the NSA spying revelations. Once people start buying Airbus over Boeing, it will ripple quickly. Personally, I think the business loss estimates given in the Reg article are very low.
No, this will just force people with billions of dollars to move their businesses to places where the G20 does not hold sway.
If you think they are going to happily hand over their cash to governments because of a change in the rules, dream on.
I ditched OpenOffice for LibreOffice a while back.
Now LibreOffice runs on AMD GPU's? Those ARE the droids we're looking for.
Love it. Crack on lads.
Because governments, once they have power, are extremely hesitant to give it up. He promised to get rid of Guantanamo as well. They have actually expanded since Obama took over.
This is the joy of a two party system. No matter who you vote in, things just get worse.
Blackberry - A smart phone made by a dumb company.
The US treatment of Snowden should dictate how the US itself be considered by the rest of the world.
Didn't Obama get elected to counter the Bush Cowboy approach to international relations?
Not only are all of the laws from Bush still in effect, Obama's administration have increased them to a Gestapo like level.
Anyone else expecting Graham Chapman in a Brigadier uniform to step in and stop this because its gotten too silly?
Re: Any terrorist not a total retard will use a VPN
Really? Most commercial VPN's today (and HTTPS and many other widely used proggies) use AES-256 which is an "Officially approved encryption method" that was authored by (pause for dramatic effect) the NSA.
Everything you say on the phone, everything you write on the Internet, when you Skype, everything you buy, everyone you associate with is now recorded, indexed and archived. People can be held indefinitely on 'suspicion' and you have no rights to a lawyer or appeal while in detention.
It will not be long until anyone who speaks out against this process will be placed under more direct scrutiny. If you were under the impression you lived in a free society, guess again.
From Being Human to being the Doctor... Not a huge jump. He has the look.
So gentlemen, with that being settled, it's pub o'clock.
"The fruity firm's gigantic new Apple Campus 2 building, which it would seem reasonable to dub the Fruit Loop..."
OMG, I have not laughed that hard in some time. Massive pay rise for the one who thought that up.
No matter how much money you give a government
They will squander, waste and overspend it.
'Austerity measures' come from letting the banking system run wild and a lack of responsibility to those at the top playing derivative games with your pension money.
If you don't have it in the bank, stop spending it. That works for most of the people who voted them into office.
I am not waiting for Google Glass. The terms and conditions on them are simply too draconian. Instead I'm really eager to see the Oculus Rift VR Specs coming out (hopefully) before Christmas.
Hmmmmm... So M$ feels this strategy will increase their profits? This must be the same marketing team that brought us the Zune, Windows 8, Surface-RT and other memorable product.
Keep your new XBOX.
Sherlock icon, because it's elementary.
Any company who wants their people to sit at their PC and actually work rather than "Being social" will avoid Win 8 like the plague.
If Sci-Fi films have not been lying to us, then his skull will be the first to be crushed under the metal heel of a marauding, plasma rifle wielding, kill-bot.
If politicians started treating our tax money with respect instead of dabbling in derivatives and spotty mortgage plans, maybe they would not be so desperate about having to get funds.
Five gets you a tenner that they will mismanage any funds they do track down.
Strength of character will always triumph.
Well done you.
"one wonders if yet another mistake has been made that will cost the US in the long run."
America is shooting itself in the foot so often lately that you have to wonder just what sort of idiocy is around the corner.
A judge who actually uses common sense!
Excuse me, but I need to keep my eye on the window. The pigs will be flying by at anytime now.
So one of the biggest PC manufacturers may stop making PC's?
Well, Nokia stopped making their own phones and look how well that worked out for them.
Google should adopt a system of open sourcing any code they feel is unworthy of commercialization. If they kill a project, then open source it for the masses. Just because they can't make it work, does not mean someone else can't.
Reporting on a company that refuses to call you back must have been the biggest challenge a reporter could face. Yet, you handled it well and still got the facts out there.
All the best in your future endeavours.
The only acceptable setting for these types of things is OFF until I decide to turn them on.
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