2798 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
"especially on pcs running OSes other than Windows."
You /are/ having a giraffe, aren't you?
My 'buntu and fedora boxes hibernate with no bother whatsoever. My $MEGACORP can only be hibernated 2 or 3 times before needing a clean boot. If I don't then little things like clicking icons to launch apps, or switching between running programmes slows to a halt and then crashes.
boot-up time on the CAM system
"NHS...was going to take away the rights of doctors to get rich."
<baldrick>They are sort of rich now, though, aren't they?</baldrick>
That struck me. It seems awfully bloody expensive. A holiday in Mexico or Uruguay might save a lot of cash.
The penalty of "me too"
You do this "me too" marketing trick, and when the market is busting itself to buy you pick up trade. When the market shrinks you shrink faster than anyone else.
What happened to the uniquely Acer products, that no-one else was offering? Things like the N300 series, still used by service engineers and stores inventory people all over the world. (They still sell a P300, if you can find one)
What about all that talk of pocket projectors? never seen one of those in real life either.
Sorry, as you were.
I've said before,, and I will say again, they employ a load of clever people, and it would be quite surprising if most of the things they coded did not work quite well (sometimes not well enough, but even Chrysler built the ypsilon). I am actually surprised that this, their 7th (at least) go at a phone OS had stuff missing at launch. I was expecting it to be better than it is.
It is the way they do business that really gets up my pipe. Forcing windows onto pc builders, taking and ruining publically published standards, etc etc etc.
Look at all the business users stuck in winpho 6.5 never-never land (including my own employer, whose java based pda call-out suite can't be ported). I remember autoroute, whose software offerings other than the well-known routefinder included lorry delivery scheduling, solutions for the travelling-salesman problem, area based call management (for service engineers or emergency response). All scrapped when M$ took them over.
I like c#. I thought they way they got .net turned into an ecma standard was laudible. Then they went and spoiled it by 'upgrading' and 'extending' it into proprietory space again.
it ain't the coders I hate, its the management.
Well, he helped me decide whether to sign up for Skype or not.
I think there is some truth in Balrog's remark, taken in isolation.
But the biggest disadvantage they have is that theirs was written by microsoft. It just won't work the same way 2 days running.
QNX is a proper OS, developed and maintained by someone who knows what they are doing.
Then RIM bought the company, and seem intent on doing a Nokia. I feel sorry for all the other users.
Stop fiddling about with the names of things, and farting about with press releases, and get on and make something new.
How about a server-based digital secretary, so you can say things like "find out when Frank is going to be in Scunthorpe, and get me a hotel on the same night"? Or persuading app developers by charging a penny per time for using an app instead of buying it outright, then splitting that 50/50 with the developer? coming up with some innovative calling systems - like getting your calls routed to both landlines and blackberry simultaneously, so you can answer whatever is nearer? Having the whole sales force's blackberry ring when someone calls the sales hotline, so the first one free picks up the call?
It seems to me that most of these can already be done, and that RIM is loosing ground by the day. Renaming the OS is a distraction that won't help.
Oh? Are yahoo still going? Not noticed them for over a decade.
Next you will be telling me AltaVista is still a search engine!
Yes, it does allow tachyons, mathematically. They would need an infinite amount of energy to slow down to C.
So the on-line places are as satisfactory as the walk-in ones then?
Little college cuties are always good. The phones are irrelevant.
Did HMRC refuse to accept taxes levied on Mr Unknown or Ms XXXXXXX?
Is Apple's cash pile big enough to Buy Samsung?
The cache/cloud storage problem could be saved by using the SD memory card slot. Oh, hang on...
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/
Wouldn't Ivor Catt have loved this?
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.
What about it?
Not to mention the insignificance of drag coefficient on a car that will spend its whole life in traffic jams on the school run.
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?
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
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.
That would be an external person with a warped sense of humour?
I know its considered cheaper than its rivals, but it still seems like a load of money to me. And once hooked you can't stop paying,...
(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.
Please, no. What on earth would be the point?
I was thinking that
So, how does the power consumption compare to an htpc?
The sound equivalent of the olympic 2012 logo
From tonight's news
We can expect TalkTalk, Sky, and BT to block this then?
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.
I doubt non-tech people would cope with the questions!
That's actually quite cool.
I really don't understand this flat video camera layout.
How are you supposed to hold it steady, look at the screen, and do things like pan or zoom?
So, you can connect to Viera and view what they want you to. Big * deal.
If I am going to plug in the internut I want to be able to run a browser and watch everything I can on my computer, otherwise no deal.
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.
Someone knows how to spell 'bated breath'
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.
>I'm all ears.
Should know a lot about sound, then!
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