2635 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
Ignoring the other issues, handling 4 million of anything in 3 days is impressive
Can we spare a thought for the people whose homes and jobs have been affected already, and in the future? around 300 are dead and 3 million homeless.
I don't know about you, but I can live with my existing hard disks for a while.
if you want a tech angle, the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand is organising communications and accepting relief donations: http://www.qsl.net/rast/
There is some development in LO to that end, but the Ios toolchain seems to be hampering things there
I don't mind in the slightest if both OpenOffice and LibreOffice are succesful, or if they diverge. I suspect that both will benefit a bit from M$'s continual tinkering with its user interface.
Both have rough edges to be removed, but I wish both of them well.
I strongly suspect the the Brits are top at harris tweed, shotguns, leather thigh boots, and grousemoor as well.
Lets see if I've got this right?
What we are saying is the ten most famous US companies are from the USA?
Is that it?
In response to all the down-voters
it would not be hard, as in many hotels, for the ISP to have a filter maintained by them at their end, which you could ask to be be removed on a subscription-by-subscription basis. Then, at least, the big boys would be doing some of the work, not blaming the victims.
My Virgin Mobile account worked exactly like that. I telephoned them and confirmed I wanted access controls removed, and they did it. What is wrong with that?
Nothing wrong with trying something new
I applaud Canonical for trying something new. And, if it is not to your liking there are loads of alternatives, unlike certain other OS suppliers.
That said, I'm not too convinced yet, and find the idea of searching by programme name faintly laughable in an environment where silly names seem de rigeur!
But lets not stick in the mud, eh? This is an industry that started with teletypes.
(can you guess which I think it is).
can't it be both?
I am reminded of some dockyard whore watching a lady in evening dress and describing her as 'a bit of a slapper'
I think the Mandy Rice-Davies comment is apposite here.
Bone idle bastards
I can recall campaigning in the 1990s for them to develop spam-proof email, but 'nothing to do with us, chief'. Still the same. Giving customers a hollow choice over what they do on their own machines will cost them nothing.
It is this sort of 'give us money, we do nothing to earn it' attitude that will lead to government legislation, and that will be a shambles
I want to disagree
But I read the article twice and I am still not sure what point is being made.
So I sort of basically feel in disagreement with something or other.
It ain't the domain that's the problem.
It's the bankers.
Some of Stallman's achievements have been very important, world changing, liberating.
But he can be a complete arse sometimes.
I know CCmail used to do this, and do it well. Atachments were singled out too, held once even if appearing to be duplicated in replies and forwards, or dragged into completely new threads.
I've see no evidence that exchange does any of this.
$MEGACORP enforces a 5Gb limit for network profiles, including shadows of 'my documents' and of outlook email.
It then tells us to use rtf format emails. Most company-wide emails are html format.
Then there is a retention policy that, as far as I can see, means we have to keep everything except birthday-cake-at-the-watercooler announcements. For >6 years. The retention policy includes rules on email naming conventions that I have /never/ seen the management respect, and on trimming quotation of older emails that I have /never/ seen the management respect either.
My .pst files are around 10Gb each, and I have been given a 500G LaCie to shadow them on. In five years no-one has once asked if I am doing that.
According to the policy failure to retain emails is my fault.
Here is a hint
Perhaps, Mr Obama, if you didn't go round the world pissing people off and bombing their weddings then you would not have to be all panicy that one of them might come visiting while a bit cross.
It's not an iron lung, you know
I really don't care if the computers work or not.
It's a sports day and a political bunfight. None of it matters.
Yes, a one page 'getting started' in multiple languages, is quite a book.
14 in the constitution, 22 in the courts, 415 languages according to the UN: The census of 1961 recognized 1,652 languages used in India
Surely when the cat is asleep you have to consider its rest mass instead?
A fair argument - but why, then, do so many 10" netbooks retail at half of that figure?
What is this 'holiday' of which you speak, oh alien one?
I can't remember the last one of them
The real solution is PMR446 radios?
You can't be arrested for having one of they, they sell them in chavshops
the Yougov result should be no surprise to anyone reading the comments here, on enGadget, and a million and one other places.
It is a mark of the greed and stupidity of HP, Rim, etc. that they tried to sell at the Apple price point.
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