155 posts • joined Monday 27th September 2010 14:09 GMT
Re: I feel sorry.....
I know what you mean, imagine being named after an Intel trademark...
Mind you if you found two people called Thunderbolt at least you'd know they were compatible.
That's mine, yep the one at the back with the fluffy collar. Cheers.
Re: Who watches...
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes indeed...
"I consider that the Home Secretary does have a legitimate expectation that the identity of any websites she may have accessed will not be disclosed and that disclosure would be unfair."
Really? That's interesting because I would consider it unfair for the Home Secretary to spy on me too. Actually she won't be doing it herself what will happen is that power will be given to the police. This would be the same police that is outsourcing much of it's back office staff to private companies. So within a very short time the government will be giving G4S the ability to spy on all of us. Just as well they are a competent, well run and not-at-all untrustworthy company, eh?
Nice to see games finally recognised as art
I understand that art is in the eye of the beholder (see Mark Rothko, something I could never agree as art - but clearly somebody does, the mad fools!) and so any list will be subjective and this isn't the complete list either but I do hope they include Limbo, that was incredibly beautiful given it's limited pallet. It takes artistic ability to achieve what was done with that game.
Could I patent 'Patent Trolling'?
Or do the actions of every major tech company in the world mean I can't have that due to prior art?
Troll face for my company logo...
Nintendo know that their market are fanbois and casual gamers (hence the "We only need to sell one game to be profitable" statement) so releasing an upgrade on the Wii with another gimmick that Microsoft have already managed to clone with Smart Glass seems odd.
Nintendo are always behind the curve technologically, at least since the N64, and this gimmick isn't anything like as ground breaking as the Wii was. Can I see all the casual Wii gamers binning it off for a Wii-U? Nope.
Cake, and grief counselling, will be available at the conclusion of the test.
I know she's (it?) been mentioned before but I think GlaDOS should be on this list. Not only is she utterly ruthless but also is only doing what she's been programmed to...
"There was even going to be a party for you. A big party that all your friends were invited to. I invited your best friend, the Companion Cube. Of course, he couldn't come because you murdered him. All your other friends couldn't come, either, because you don't have any other friends because of how unlikable you are. It says so right here in your personnel file: "Unlikable. Liked by no one. A bitter, unlikable loner, whose passing shall not be mourned. Shall NOT be mourned." That's exactly what it says. Very formal. Very official. It also says you were adopted, so that's funny, too. "
"You look ugly in that jumpsuit. That's not my opinion; it's right here on your fact sheet. They said on everyone else it looked fine, but on you, it looked hideous. But still what does an old engineer know about fashion? Oh, wait, it's a she. Still, what does she know about - oh, wait. She has a medical degree. In fashion. From France."
Iran aren't the only fail here...
"It's like spot the difference, onky without any difference"
It's like English except not proofread.
Honestly, too little too late
It's not the hardware (fairly unspectacular) or the mobile OS (middling to poor) that has been my biggest problem, it's BES. The whole thing is just awful. The number of tweaks, battery pulls and hacks needed to get the damn thing to remain in sync with Exchange is painful. No OS upgrade is going to change the fact that the underlying tech that makes BB painful for me.
OS/2 stole my cash card...
I never got to user OS/2 but I sure as hell remember it booting back up after the ATM swallowed and refused to give me back my card. Grrr.
I have a Samsung TV and the volume control for iPlayer is via the app rather than the TV and it goes in huge steps. I find 3 too quiet but the next step up to be far too loud. Also because I have a moderately priced set and not a £2,500 beast I can't get Netflix via my TV, Netflix blame Samsung and vice versa. *sigh*
However there is salvation, my Xbox is a brilliant way to access iPlayer, Netflix et all. With Kinect I get voice and gesture control. I'll admit neither is perfect but it works well enough that I'll never use the 'smart' TV again for anything other than being a TV.
I wondered if they have considered....
Screen sizes? Everything could be broadcast in 4:3 and the edges of the screen could be used for honking great big adverts that really don't distract from the content AT ALL. Honestly.
Now where have I seen that before...?
Anybody think Jobs was wrong still?
I know Apple's refusal to allow Flash on iOS was at least as much to do with protecting their walled garden as anything else but their observations that Flash was a security nightmare clearly weren't wide of the mark...
Re: Folk still using IM clients?
MS will try to sell you Lync or Lync365. That's what we use.
When Apple said so.
Re: Niche legacy hardware?
Target Disk Mode anybody? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Disk_Mode
Strangely I can see the logic in this
Normally the idea of more legislation from the EU makes my skin crawl as it almost always codifies something in law that is ill-thought out and perverse. In this case recovering the use of these orphaned works is a good idea. I particularly like the idea of UK to make it so commercial payments are accounted for so that orphaned works are not abused and so that an author who can identify their work can still claim the remuneration for it.
I still think there will be abuse of the system though and I agree with Mr Koch that there will be a "new Lawyer Opportunity Zone" but on the whole I approve. I'm shocked.
If you have the money, why not?
I guess there are worse things to spend your money on. However looking at that, it has stylus and didn't somebody once say "If you see a stylus, they blew it?" ;-)
Paris because if you have that much money...
What is Facebook for?
Once, long ago it's purpose was pure and obvious, now it's just a mess with people vomiting up the most pointless crap and Facebook themselves trying to take our data and sell us junk.
I think I seriously need to consider if I need social media in my life at all.
Paris because if Facebook made women...
We have Root
Nice one Shuttleworth, using spurious logic that says that because Canonical doesn't screw your machine with their uber-power, then surely their partners wouldn't miss-use this data.
I wonder what the difference in value between that tiny amount of chocolate and the negative PR is in terms of pounds sterling? The wastage alone on spillages from the shit delivery system they use for McSlurry's is greater than the 'crime' committed here.
Losing the plot once again.
Isn't this a bit like me thinking "Wow that guy cut me up!" and then asking for the chief of the Highways Agency be brought to book over it?
Coverage will be the killer for me. 3G is fine for now, I'd rather better coverage of that and better prices on data than a faster tech that I can't get because I don't live in London.
If legal systems could mate...
What kind of unholy beast would be created by the coming together of two of the worst ever coming together, the demons that are the US Patent System and the Liable Laws from the UK....
Re: Bad priorities
Sure, no fire without smoke I guess. The problem here is the uncritical nature of many people when look at a sites like Trip Advisor.
Anecdotally, I did over hear a really obnoxious American woman once demand a room upgrade for free "...or I'll give you such a shitty review on Trip Advisor you'll never have any guests again!" While she was clearly overstating the effect of a single bad review, people are starting to see Trip Advisor as important and influential enough that there might be leverage in using it as a threat. When that becomes the case then surely the site has to take responsibility?
The Bacon Sandwich Experience
Much has been said on how you make a bacon sandwich and I think from this we can gather that it is as personal an experience as can be had when it comes to food.
Personally I like good quality white farmhouse bread with a good crust, three thick rashers of unsmoked back bacon from a butcher with a good dollop of HP sauce and freshly milled black pepper.
Almost as important is the accompanying drink. It has to be a strong cup of white tea. Anything else would only be doing the majestic sandwich as disservice. On this at least we can all agree, right? :-)
Re: All this and the Open Source community...
Ah, the argument that shifts the goal posts. Did I say that Closed Source\Commercial software was never abandoned? Did I say that they were saints who didn't upgrade at will and never provided you with a situation where you had to upgrade or be left behind a la Microsoft's Office 2003 --> 2007? No. But you chose to think I did because it suited you to make an argument against a point that was never stated. Bravo.
The number of downvotes and replies are evidence not of the 'fact' that I am wrong but that fanbois spend too long arguing the status quo rather than making a substantial argument that disproves the original point. I even put added a nice picture of a troll so that there might be some small hint that I wasn't being serious, that I was looking to provoke and yet the fishes still bit...
All this and the Open Source community...
...wonder why 'business' doesn't go wholesale for 'free' software. This kinda fighting, petulance and clearly not understanding how licences work are all things that you can't afford have in a commercial environment.
If you were using this Mayan or a fork of it as an integral part of your business you have no assurance of ongoing development or even if these fights are going to cause issues going forward with the actual use of the product. If you have to switch to another fork or whole different DMS who's going to undertake the work to get your data across and ensure it's validated? Reliance on a community which has no incentive to not be 'flaky' is not something I would imagine any sensible business would do.
I certainly wouldn't invest in a business who used Open Source for business critical data, it's just too risky unless they had their own dev team.
Cry me a river...
"Our enormous profits are slightly less enormous just ahead of a huge rush to buy our new product! Boo hoo!"
Shut up Cook, you know there are loads of frothing fanbois who are asking Siri on a daily basis "WHEN IS THE iPHONE5 OUT?!? I must have it, it is the precious.." who will queue like zombies the very moment you announce that your new phone is out.
Dear God the whining from companies that their obscene profits just aren't obscene enough... talk about 1st World problems.
The last drawn out death rattle of the current generation...
This is absolute proof that this generation is coming to a close. Sony did this with the PS1 and PS2 to try to eek out some last cash from the few people they could persuade to buy it.
12 months and this will be irrelevant.
Out of control?
Facebook used to do Social Networking. Now it wants to be an e-mail service, identity service and God only knows what else!
Whatever happened to designing something for a purpose and not having massive mission creep...?
You've taken an article on a historic curiosity and merked it with some of the most inane comments ever....
Now people are being told that they can't steal... how awful!
Brand is such a fickle thing...
...ask Paris, she knows all about taking a famous brand and then dragging it through the dirt. :-)
Is it just me or....
...does 'Everything Everywhere' just sound like the most desperate name ever dreamt up? It just screams "We'll do anything, just give us money!".
As for not sponsoring the award, big deal it's sexist anyway.
This is this really worth reporting? Neighbours didn't suffer by being binned and then picked up by 5. This is just a juggling of another out-dated program to an appropriate channel. To be honest if people let nostalgia rather than sense rule then we'd still have 'Why Don't You..?', 'Grandstand' and 'Kickstart' clogging up our screens.
The BBC needs to decide what it actually wants to be, it's not the 1970's it can't be all things to all people any more.
Can somebody explain who we are supposed to be fighting with these carriers and planes? Back in the Cold War days I could see how fear and political ideologues made the case for a floating air-force. These days I can't see it's worth, if the Middle East collapses the F35 won't be the answer. The F18, the Tornado and are more than a match for what most of those countries can muster.
The UK has to remember we are not a big powerful country any more, trying to have a military like we are is crippling and pointless. We need a better strategy that focuses on skills not huge numbers.
If ICANN are so concerned...
....why not hire a bunch of coders to write a few code libraries for parsing their new gTLDs and then release it under a GUN licence? That'd be the non-lazy way of dealing with the issue, rather than blaming everybody else for not instantly responding to your money making scheme.
Besides as David Given points out, when was the last time you typed .biz in ANYWHERE? I can imagine that the only people who are going to buy the vast majority of these domains are cyber-squatters who think they can make a buck and companies trying to protect their brand.
BT will blame 'hackers'
They'll then consider the whole set of results as invalid and continue their policy of only adding fibre to major metropolitan areas. Oddly my town, a smallish area just off off J14 of the M1, has been enabled but the much bigger area that abuts it has, in the main, not been able to "feel the fabric of their fibre".
It's a good product.... if you can get it.
The best thing about being in opposition is...
... you can spout rubbish like this and nobody has to take you seriously. :-)
What I want to know is...
... was she out with the ex-husband or not?
Paris because she might be able to 'comfort' Mr Walker in these hard times.