332 posts • joined Wednesday 30th June 2010 10:00 GMT
Silly money grabbing Adobe.
My companies walked away because of it, company won't justify the spend. (We have multiple users)
And security teams cringe at the firewall being opened for cloud based stuff that breaks our internal rules of allowing personal data to be stored and uploaded to clouds. "Just for marketing..." will spread to. "Well it is letting me do it, so why can't I store this other file."
And of course the added bandwidth that could impact on our internet connection for the business. Given the size of some of our marketing Dept's uploads (2 - 4 GB is normal)
We are looking at GIMP for photoshop stuff, and Dreamweaver alternatives are easily findable.
Perfect moment for the competition to up their game.
Seriously Reg, I am having a really crappy time at work due to management and every morning is a grind.
And the first article I read is that the DRM peddling menace that is EA (show me the money or else) Origin creating EULA joke of a software house that is single handedly ruining gaming, will now handle the star wars franchise.
What next? A lesson in seal pup clubbing?
Tell us something we hadn't already been shouting for the last few months. Here is to Windows 9 then.
My windows licence happily sits on the shelf, not used. Having three failed install attempts and an aborted blue screen when it did work, I realised that upgrade does not mean rebuild. Despite windows 8 being the cause of the rebuild. So please don't include my licence as one of the millions. I am not alone with this, every machine my company buys has windows 8, all are flatlined on purchase and made to be windows 7.
Touchscreens and lack of are not hte downfall of windows 8.
Re: sob. sob.
Almost worth an upvote for the musical notes in your reply, - Almost. I guess you are one of the small % of happy Unity users (or just a more vocal one?) so good on you for supporting it.
I have a VM with 12:10 on it and occasional dabble, but god does it stink.
However to know Mint works with Steam. Awesome.
Still has Unity... Oh for the love of a box that says 'click this and you never have to use, need or look at Unity.' (and all the privacy stuff, and anything to do with online searches) and I might care about ubuntu 13.
I so desparately want steam on linux, but not at the price of everything else unbuntu comes with.
Come on Gabe, bring out steam for Mint.
Every app' seems to want to make calls or SMS now.
The latest facebook update has started saying it needs access for making calls, so pretty much anything can happen if you don't read exactly what you install.
And the logic of "say yes when installed and whatever happens after that is your fault" seems to be the way of Android.
Re: If they had a time machine...
Eh? Rogue state because they don't tow the line with the UN and general world consensus, usually related to hte UN's need to ensure anything nuclear is for peaveful purposes. Which require investigations that are not hindered.. The fact 'Iran' and 'Iraq' are Muslim nations, have very wierd views of the world and hate the yanks is a conicidence.
Its got chuff-all to do with compound interest. And the NORK have nothing to do with Islam. But please in your obvious "Pro islamic" agenda / view how can North Korea be slanted as an islamic state?
I frikkin love science
That is all.
Head of privacy.
It is a bit late for April fools?
Re: Android Heaven
Or more likely there is so few users out there in the wild.
A No one has bothered trying to find the holes.
B No one has used the few apps out there to see if there is any holes.
Not sure which is applicable. Zero security flaws.... That is a FAIL waiting to happen.
Hang on a bit.
Given that Google play itself is filled with malware as well. I have downloaded at least three that my sophos home virus scanner & my android avast scanner have detected and killed. For the record they were the gangnum style type things (can't remember the app name)
Google play store is just as bad and should be treated with utmost care.
So they install a DRM software that literally rips all the data from your machine / console / phone that they want and now it has security holes large enough for someone else to get through?
All of this and stored outside the DPA and outside any legal form of prosectution...
Wow I feel safer knowing my data is in secure hands. Oh wait I haven't installed origin.
Would that be American porn?
Oh the Irony
"Skipping patch tuesday on the app store"
Because there is so few of them and so little end users that they don't consider anyone to have bothered to hack them yet?
Yeah I know... already putting it on.
I like XP, we need another icon for a gravestone with Xp on it.
“One customer said if you are going to push a new UI on employees, you might as well go all in and go Windows 8 rather than Windows 7,” Van Heerden said.
Only if that person is working in a place where walls are padded and everyone has jackets with arap around sleeves.
I will miss XP, it was a solid dependable workshore and served us well. Windows 7 is doing a good enough job as a replacement, lets hope it lasts well pass the hiccup of windows 8.
Re: well hold on there pardner...
And then you went to desktop mode and tried to find control panel, and then couldn't and went to the TIFKAM and typed in control panel, only to be rushed back to desktop mode and found it was loaded up in there. And you thought "Wow that is such a logical place, how I have loved adding three actions and a loading of typing to get to the basics? Why didn't it open in TIFKAM, or let me open in desktop mode."
And then you added Administrative tools to TIFKAM and realised every single icon that has been there since windows 3.1 is still there, and you guffawed at how ugly they look in their 8bit pixelated look compared to the flashy new (and ugly) squares.
And then you tried to alter the general feel of TIFKAM and found yourself going round in circles because of the confusing terminology change, or the fact some personalised features can only be edited from within the desktop features.
And then you ran IE and found out JAVA isn't supported in TIFKAM and you then have to close that and go to the desktop mode to open IE and try again.
Or how you love the 24 inch monitor in 1920 x 1200 and the constant muse movements on my small mouse mat to be able to drag my stupid little mouse across MASSIVE tiles to get to the one I want because I don't have a touch screen... Or the fact I have dual screens and it takes TWICE as long.
Oh how you loved it.
No? Oh only me then,
Industry is to blame.
The industry is to blame, as has been said. Most is not worth the value it is being sold for.
Case in point, films are crap so people down load rather than paying £20. And as they want to watch it on a PC, tablet or phone they download, it not only gets rid of the force 20 minutes of adverts and trailers but also reallllllly annoying thankyou or warning messages about pirating (which is just stupid) So the industry adapts and you can buy digital copies as well as the blu ray, DVD etc.
But hollywood lost out, didn't make the money so changed again.
Now you can get an unlock code, that downloads the movies in ultravoilet, which isn't ultraviolet. It is flixster, but it isn't, flixters links to ultracviolet, but won't play all of them and ultravoilet doesn't have a player in android, and so is useless as it only let yous play on the PC, not even my sony blu ray player can links to it, and you download GB's of movie onto your phone but the codecs for pirates rip it to 100's of MB so it is still better in space usage.
Confused, well that is what the industry is trying to fight the pirates with. They make it so annoyingly complex or bloated to do it legitimately that people continue to pirate. All because they can't afford losing a couple of quid bundling the digital copy anymore.
Ban Porn? All those unlimited download tariffs will be unused, BT will go bankrupt.
The EU commission has less staff that Leeds city council, it makes policy to be voted on. HOWEVER MEP's are only one arm of the EU governing body. The other is the national state appointed group. Those that people like Cameron have put there to vote for things.
BOTH have to agree for it to be law, so if you think it will get through, tell your MEP AND MP to explain that it is just daft and should be ignored.
Don't just go blaming MEP's on this. Scum like Cameron / Brown / Clegg and Blair have all voted through shite that we blame MEP's for, they have to have done because it is a two parliament cyst-em in Europe, just like the UK, France, US, Russia etc.
And the votes for prisoners was a court of human rights thing, started by Churchill, don't let Cameron confuse you into thinking it was hoisted onto us by Europe, he would have had to vote for it as part of the national administration.
We are not all Daily Mail readers here you know.
No one has the right to complain, they should read the EULA for EA.
Anyone whos buys EA games after reading 'Origin T&C's' deserve everything they get, Sorry but you need to start reading your EULA? Having read it, its the biggest form of DRM data rape and makes Phorm look almost innocent.
They have told you by signing up that you waive the right to sue them
Waived the legal protection of the DPA, AND told you your data is to be taken OUTSIDE the DPA zone (mexico amongst others)
Told you if you use a mobile device to install, it will grab your phone number and personal data (contacts)
If you login to facebook with an EA account that they can grab what they want from you including contacts and details. (but I bet none of you told your friends that their details were going to end up an an EA spam list?)
Told you if you use this on a console (it clearly states the Xbox and PS3) you give them the right to grab what they want from the console. (including contacts and friends details)
Told you that if you install it on your PC you give them the right to grab what they want from the PC.
Told you that you cannot take part in a class action against them.
Told you that they have the right to revoke at any time (no refunds as per the above sue comment)
I believe it applies to Masseffect 3, dead space 3, sims 3, sim city, battlefield 3, crysis 3 and a few other big name titles. So sorry but if you still buy any game from them that uses origin, you get what you deserve.
Nuclear because it is the only way to be sure you can remove EA.
Re: Fuck that is very clever.....
Who down voted you for basically saying science is cool (pun intended)
Personally I think I want one, but given the photo, could you rest a pint on the copper block and just use it that way?
The headline sounded better than it was.
Please Microsoft, just admit windows 8 is an epic FAIL, move on and bring us windows 9.
The same background tasks and security updates but lose the TIFKAM.
Or have a big option at the front that says do you want Metro, clicking 'NO' removes all the stupid dual UI rubbish and gives you the normal windows 7 interface. Ideally gets rid of horrible square feelings to every software iteration as well.
But I use linux, because it works, however I wouldn't have to help friends and family with 8 if you admit it sooner rather than later.
So this article is by a man that helped create gnome which was good and is now pants. And then also complains linux doesn't work but helped create a lot of it.
Surely then it is testament to him being crap at his job? We all have to suffer the poor iteration of Gnome because he prefers Apple?
Wow, As CV's go I think I would avoid him based on past creations.
Apple are bound to be better because they have the cash, it isn't open source and they are heavily limited to a hard ware platform. It is a no brainer, but then again you pay the earth and have to suck up the horrendous lock down.
So they are not getting rid of unity? Does it have a button that says get lost to unity, or here is Gnome or KDE. Oh well, here is to the next iteration.
@bill the sys Admin.
I love the way as soon as somebody mentions privacy they are a in the "tin hat wearing brigade". Some of us are not in the facebook, google, MSN live world where we think everyone has the right to our data. Some of us just like using a PC as a PC. Default should be 'off', allow a user to turn it 'on' if they want to open up their lives, network drive and home network. (who knows what else it gets and it will hit network traffic and download speeds / limits if everything is searched online first.)
I jumped ship a long time ago because of unity. But I like to see where it is going. (sadly downwards)
Now we know of them.
One would hope someone somewhere puts in shielding now we know. Energy, big metal plates. whichever works.
I have tried IE 10 on win7
My initial review. "It does the job averagely."
"Everything is now Square. Might suit Windows 8, don't suit windows 7. Other than that I really can't in all honesty say it is an improvement as most stuff is background stuff. The portal is pants as normal because it is something to do with 'frequent' things, not actually needed things. AND it doesn't represent this comments entry box correctly, the lines for email, password and title are missing, looks 'odd'."
Though I still find it funny that IE 10 is still not 100% with leading standards. 30% more isn't great.
I was looking forward to seeing a new flavour of ubuntu this year, hoping feedback to Ubuntu would remove unity as no one I know likes it and I would like a tick box to get rid and use KDE or gnome instead. (I don't have time to recompile kernals to get rid of it) But that screenshot has Unity on the phone, please tell me that it isn't unity on the phone.
Instant fail, which is a crying shame.
Bad fiction is still fiction. 'Fact' is something you can prove and as such everything else is subjective. When and if that fiction becomes fact there has to be proof, empirical, scientific (not scientology) proof that can be repeated. HOWEVER it is how you try and bring that fiction to the world that is the problem.
Christians are not questioned because the world knows full well it isn't true (fossils, geology, hostorical documents from the same time period) and they don't scare people into their beliefs. (Well not for 100's of years) But every hotel in the world has a gideon bible telling you what christians believe. Every church will tell you for free.
Islam is feared because if you question it you get threats or worse. Someone protests in another country and christians die as a result. But their message ( despite massive intepretation between areas) is clear and you can go to any mosque for free to hear it.
Scientology however is secret, filled with smoke and mirrors as they don't tell you of half of it in public, you have to pay (mentally, socially or fiscally) to join. They use censorhip as a way of bringing the message and when you disagree they go after you in creepy and expensive ways (now well documented). That isn't a truth, that isn't a welcoming method, that isn't natural.
I of course disagree with all of it because none of it is proven. A book hundreds of years old isn't proof. And as a trained scientist in geology amongst others, I would love to see proof that volcanoes hold the souls of dead aliens, having studied them for my degree I can't wait for the proof that Magma holds a secret life force. It would reeeeeeeallllly annoy my former tutor to know his life work of studying lava flows and plate tectonics could all be for nowt if he just knew the truth.....
Cue the music from TV burp.
"Unprovoked mad weird ranting of the weeeeekkkkk"
It was a joke... Though I agree with the sentiment.
I like Sweeney for standing up and trying to show the other side of the creepy cult.
Eh? I read his comment and the article and got the distinct impression that 4G wasn't being taken up, that is wasn't the saving grace people thought it would be and isn't turhing into a cash cow. That is from the article,
So me thinks you might be reading the wrong post completely if you missed all the stuff about 4G.
I was going to post the same thing by saying I am not going to 4G because they are too expensive, the tariffs are a joke and why would you if 3g is cheaper.
I am on t-mobile, I like t-mobile, I have a sim only contract with a samsung galaxy note 2 which is awesome and would chew up 4G, but at that price, no thanks. It is a 400% rise on my tariff and I have unlimited data at the moment.
People won't take it up at the price...
Funniest concept ever.
"Microsoft Surface is competing with the Ipad."
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
New keyboard please.
I am waiting for bioshock - infinite. Looks good.
Crysis 3 and Deadspace are a must have for me but the Origin EULA means I will not be going near them. I just don't want to have some EA scumbag trawling MY PC.
Re: Just upgraded on my work laptop OpenSUSE 12.2
Says the MS employee, why the anon? Your name ballmer?
An open standard means it should be an open standard. MS fecking with it breaks the rules of being an open standard. That is the fault of Microsoft.
Loving Libre office on my linux mint, not had any problems opening the docx files, but looking forward to the latest release when I get it.
Re: Who would have thought?
Microsoft did indeed have a good go of creating a new interface. They thought about it, obviously thought about it some more and then against all better judgement (even by the yanks standards) Ignored the concept of 99% of the worlds end users being in a work environment and then went ahead anyway and ****ed it.
But in the process they bought out Nokia from the inside and brought them down as well. (I was an N900 owner and as such I will never own a Nokia.)
Gerrys comment is the best film review for anything ever. :)
Re: The Apple what?
I think it is a mixture of people realising the shiny 'ithing' isn't that ground breaking anymore, coupled with the real annoyance by world & dog of Apple trying to sue everybody, repeatedly for any reason they can possibly think of, and their general disregard for anyone or anything in their path to total patent apocalypse.
Re: Pyrrhic victory for Apple
Eh? Samsung are not in a precarious position because of this, everything Apple does is destoying their integrity. iFans on these forums are having enough, lawyers are winning but judges are having enough, everyone is tightening the patent strings to make sure it doesn't happen again but Samsung are innovating, it might not work but they are chucking money at new stuff. Apple are stagnating, living on their past and expecting the world to care about the next iphone.
I am not a massive fan of samsung but I like their stuff, but from every way you look at it, Apple have lost this petty feud across the world except their homeland of the US, and even now that is just getting tiresome.
And as for competition in the phone market, there isn't any anymore. Nokia is dead pretty much, HTC is lost in it's own world of sense and stupidity motorola has gone inside google's monolith and sony has split to go it's own way, leaving a much smaller LG and China, who so far haven't done much of worth beyond cheap and cheerful. (And they, the chinese simply won't care for Apple patents as they don't care for VW, BMW or any car manufacturer)
After this Samsung will carry on making phones, good or bad and Apple will just be remembered as a petty bunch of children, even if the iphone 6 has a new feature, people will remember bad press, and they just don't learn. Granted most moron americans watch fox news and they won't know about any of this because fox news is just ludicrous and full of lies anyway, but those educated (or those on a coast) will know what the truth is. (my sweeping generalisation is of course sweeping)
Its not that he is messing, it is that the code is still from NT, shows windows can't code anything anymore without relying on bygone code that is, at it's core, now unstable in the world of hacking and viruses.
Then again tesco tills and cash points run on windows (I have seen the windows error reporting screens), that is more worrying than a phone OS I will never go near.
so rapier can spot one and light it up for the brits, and the oz's have radar that can spot one coming.
not really stealthy then, or at least only stealthy to second and third worlders.
Still nice to see something the MoD has spent money on via BaE doing something useful, can they use out aircraft carriers... never mind.
Re: How old is the star?
You miss the point a little. Something 500 million years ago only comes to the surface if plate tectonics move it nearer the surface or human messing with mines and buildings dig one up. Perhaps a natural erosional process brings them to the front such as coastal erosion.
Given the way the world works we are having to dig tens of feet down to uncover roman remains from 2000 years ago (if you watch the time team at work). So it all depends on where you are talking about as to whether the earths surface is recycled.
If they built there mark at the bottom of the med it would have gone when the alps were formed and the med filled in after it was cut off and dried out.
It is was built in the himalayas it would be destroyed when India hit the Asian continent and formed the himalayas. (and still does)
Nothing is indellible.
erm... might be the only one, but.
I liked battleship.
Sorry but I did, it was a no brainer entertainment of cheese. It shows Hollywood really is scraping the barrel for ideas, but I liked it. And not because Rihanna is in it.
I do get the impression Kristen stewart can't act, two films for worst actress?
Twilight should win all of the awards, just because it is utter shite.
There is a BIG plus with this phone from HTC
It doesn't come with Sense UI.
...we can all be joyful and happy at this news.
Now if they would just use that mentality on their Android devices I might buy one again.
There isn't enough porn in the world.
I would be more worried about what kind of nutter wants home storage of a petabyte. You have to seriously horde everything to need it surely? Even a hardened downloader would struggle passed 10 - 20 TB?
Surely? thinking logically it would be cooling and power that would be the killer, your average house electrics would have to be rewired to allow the bigger leech of power? Granted I am no electrician but surely a 4 way 13amp fuse won't cut it. :)
Still I would like to see any stupid footballer who likes downloading to cough up the dough and try it.
Hmmm. Propoganda figures me thinks.
5 of those are my ruddy machine having to be reformatted and reregistered because it is a steaming pile of dog turd.
Reasons for hating it were not limited to ill thought out partition manager that made my HDD and MBR and thus the 3tb became 2tb and 890GB of lost data area. Despite being told to use my SSD and not the HDD. When will they just nick the partition manager from linux, that works. 90% of the market and they can't write a decent parition manager.
The whole UI is just pants, to open control panel you search in the metro and it opens in the taskbar version, the new icons only stretch to the basic apps, they don't cover the admin apps, when you turn them on they look god awful.
A 24inch monitor and no touch screen means a lot more mouse dragging to get to any of the corners (I don't do shortcuts as I didn't know they existed as the windows tutorial just says use the corners and I shouldn't have to use google to use a UI)
BSOD in the first 3 hours because it didn't like me copying files from a server etc. I am glad the reg hack likes it but for me, well 3 days and MS answers telling me the fix for my licence being unusable because a reformat isn't an upgrade, but to fix it I have to rebuy a copy of windows 7. I decided to stick with windows 7.
Re: LOTR FTW!
I am 100% on it, the bugs are there in spades
Try jumping up the argonath with gollum, he always gets stuck after the short person tunnel and then his fish wall climb, I have had him drop out the bottom of the world many times or get stuck in the rock.
Also in the prologue jump up the lava fall as gollum, he flies out of the screen in a loop.
There is also various bugs in the black gate where the troll freezes, so you can't kill and then can't progress.
A bug with the levels that have forests, some times the rocks don't spawn so you can't throw them.
There is a bug in taming gollum when gandalf climbs to fight the balrog, if you put the coloured blocks together wrong they lock and you can't release them, this means you can't get the treasure for doing it spot on. only recourse is to restart. (same thing happened with harry potter 1-4)
I had the oliphaunt knee caps running on their own in the pelennor fields because the game decided not to load up the oliphaunt as well. (or it loaded up the oliphaunt and not the knee caps, so you couldn't progress)
The Mount doom ascent in freeplay can't be completed without frustration because Gollum can't walk, he hops off the mountain.
Anything related to the characterposession jump thingy, when going in single player from tall to short person it jumps, so you are half way up a mountain path, trying to change from legolas to gimli and it jumps you to other player who is at the bottom. Makes isenguard, helms deep, mount doom and half the mirthil bricks very hard to get. A couple were impossible without using the second controller at the same time. A play tester would have realised this.
It is riddled with bugs even on the wii. Not as bad as the two harry potter games though, they were unplayable and uncompleteable.
I would suggest Tt need to really concentrate on play testing and not churning out games but they won't listen, Harry potter had 62 out of 60 students in peril or 58 out to 60 because it didn't count two, and random floating triangles when detectors were turned on as well as landscape bug fixes and horrendous AI scripting and bad level design so I can't complete the second one. Batman 2 was just boring.
Getting past cutscenes, on the wii you press plus and C this skips them when you want.
You can get Tom bambadil, he is 125000 and has yellow boots and a spade if i remember correctly, as well as radagast and a host of other characters you will only see a brief moment in the films and who were never named, most of the orks being amongst them.
Am I the only one thinking?
Please will they keep him.
I like my asus eee 1000, the one with the 40GB SSD, first gen thingy. With an added 1GB of RAM.
Runs ubuntu 11.10 and windows xp dual boot fine, even plays things like homeworld & homeworld 2, the original C&C and diablo fine. And I can output via the VGA adaptor to a projector for meetings.
Runs office 2003 fine and has enough ooompf to watch films. I have since got the transformer prime but that just isn't a replacement, it needs the internet all the time and the apps are just not mature enough to replace office with multi tasking etc.
I might have to buy a replacement when the last prices start to appear.