735 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
This is a non-issue. If the gay teens in question didn't want their personal information exposed, they should never have made it available to a third party, especially one on the Internet. At least, that's the argument I always hear in the the discussions about Facebook violating users' privacy, so I don't see why it shouldn't hold up here.
And furthermore . . .
Having reread the article, it sounds like XPRT is claiming that eBay got a look at XPRT's technology and then went ahead and both used and patented it themselves without licensing it, which sounds pretty damn close to theft in the vernacular sense.
Commentards need to learn to read
The Reg is reporting that XPRT claims that eBay stole its technologies. If XPRT is *not* claiming that, then you might have a point, but it sounds like they are, so you don't.
Welcome to The Register!
You must be new here, so I'll just let you know that if you get your panties in a twist over such a little thing, you'll surely be offended much more by, for example, their coverage of all things Apple. I look forward to your future expressions of offense.
Best. Job. Ever.
I want to be a SCO lawyer. Those guys must be raking in the cash, and all they have to do is file motions and send bills to whoever is still running SCO.
Well, that's good
"Evans – who often refers to himself as the "world's No. 1 hacker" and is regularly interviewed by various Fox News anchors and affiliates"
He's a shoo-in for CTO in the next Republican Presidential administration!
After reading this article, I popped into the Backup application to check out its behavior. Turns out the network share to which I was backing up my data was no longer accessible since I changed my network password. No big deal, except that I'm on a domain, and Windows Backup should use my AD credentials, AND it never notified me that my backups were failing. Add my vote for this software being a POS.
"With any OS update push, there will be problems. They are however occurring to a vanishingly small proportion of the user base."
And you know the proportion is "vanishingly small" how? Let's see your data, Sparky.
"This is usual and expected and in no way is it unique to Apple."
But . . . "Apple, it just works." The schadenfreude non-Apple users is the result of the smug fanboi gits who tout how seamless the Apple experience is, when, as you rightly point out, it's not, and that's just the nature of complex technology.
So, what you're saying . . .
. . . is that you have a different opinion about current Linux distros than the author of the article and would advise people to do something else.
"Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
From now on, Andrew Orlowski will be known to me as "The Dude." Andrew, I will drink a White Russian in your honor. The Dude abides.
As a long-time desktop Linux skeptic, I finally think Ubuntu is ready for prime time. It's almost as usable as XP, quick to boot, more secure than Windows, and, of course, free. There are reasons I wouldn't recommend it for widespread corporate use, but it's good for many end-user workloads and home use. Hopefully Dell will actually promote it.
Seems like it's working
Being in this camp has already taught these youths valuable lessons about resourcefulness and perseverance. Next time, they'll know better than to trust the taxi drivers. Also, I anticipate a wacky sitcom based on these real-life events!
I gave up caffeine cold turkey some years ago, and, two weeks later, when the sharp stabbing pains in my head finally stopped recurring, I counted myself completely weaned. Some time later, I became addicted again because I found that my body clock wanted a nap in the mid-afternoon, a habit which is typically frowned upon by the humorless, suit-wearing Powers That Be, so I started drinking caffeine again to get through those dips in my circadian rhythms. A one-off test like that cited in the study fails to address how coffee gets people through the work day by allowing them to overcome the compulsion to slip into blessed unconsciousness and leave behind the hideous tedium of their quotidien lives.
The British spelling is "auxh," right? I know you guys love throwing extra "u"s and "h"s into every word willy-nilly, a throwback to the days when the official language of Britain was, ahem, French.
A good start
And when IBM's power has been eroded enough, perhaps someone will be able to strike a finishing blow into the black and undead heart of Lotus Notes, consigning it finally into the hell where it belongs and bringing peace to its victi--er, users.
This just in . . .
. . . not all lasers are in the visible spectrum. So, no, not so much.
I'm going to guess that the moderators are stuck under such an avalanche of invective that they haven't gotten any responses posted yet. I await the "creative" misspellings of "Microsoft" and "Windows" which so enliven a dull day, to say nothing of the froth-covered, bile-filled, largely-incoherent and misspelled torrent of vitriol and hatred which is sure to ensue. For extra points, please be sure to include the following:
Just to be certain
My upvote means I approve of Sarah's post, not the previous commentard.
He sold software! That bastard! If he were an oil company exec or a mafia don or something like that, I could see your hate, but let's try to keep some perspective.
I'm behind seven Boxxies!
The issue that some people on the left have with Obama is that he's not everything he hoped and dreamed that he would be, and when people point out that he never promised to be, they have nothing to say. The issue that some people on the right have with Obama is that they're batshit insane. Meanwhile, most of the middle is pretty happy with him insofar as he's at least *trying* to fix the issues he's faced with and implement forward-thinking policies. Everyone thinks he could be doing a better job with their pet issue, but we won't see how truly effective he's been for some time yet.
On what basis?
Oh right, it's made by Microsoft. Do you have any other actual criticism? No? I thought not.
People still watch that, then?
Care to list which alternatives "work perfectly well"?
CRY MOAR . . .
. . .fanboi.
Glad you like Chrome
Too bad it doesn't do all the things I need it to. One question: if you don't care about Firefox, why even read an article about it, much less take the time to comment?
Came for the Luddites . . .
. . . leaving satisfied. Go back to your typewriters, guys.
No, no, no
Apple is trying to figure out how to build a printer that can only print from an iProduct while using only Apple-branded iInk/iToner and print media (iPaper).
It's more Gnib than Bing
I.e., Google Now Is Bing.
And if wishes were horses . . .
. . . we'd all be eating steak. You can believe whatever you want, unless you want to believe the truth, and the truth seems to be that codecs are software, therefore patentable.
I like the downvotes
Indicates that the Linux groupthink is still in full effect. Someone requires something of Linux that it doesn't offer or support? They must be spreading FUD! It can't possibly be the case that Linux doesn't have or do what they want!
It's a shame
that you can't read (or spell).
<typical Linux fanboy>
This is obvious FUD. You must enjoy circling Ballmer's $haft with your lips. As everyone knows, Ubuntu has everything you could possibly need out of the box, therefore you must be lying! Go troll somewhere else, Trolly McTrollerton!
If there's one thing we've learned from the last century, it's that things always stay the same size and never get smaller or more efficient.
Back under your bridge.
I'll believe it when I see it
How about a UI that doesn't look like it was designed by a furry-toothed geek? Will they have that? Will I be able to install arbitrary (non-repo) software without having to go to a shell prompt as root? Obviously, I won't be able to run any of my existing software, but I'm sure useless 2.0rhea crapola and an iTunes ripoff will make it all better.
I know, right?
Next thing you know, we'll be destroying the Moon's ecology!
I, for one, will pay them no more money for this product until it has an acceptable feature set!
Cry, fanboi, cry
Your tears, while not delicious, are amusing.
Soooooo . . .
. . . you sound both pompous and tedious, yet you imply that people on Facebook are dorks. Which RFC explains *that*?
For FOTW, that is. Some misspellings thrown in for good measure might have helped, but overall you've got the style *down*.
"I don't even use . . ."
In keeping with the traditions of The Reg Luddite Brigade(TM), I don't even use Wi-Fi (presumably some sort of modern iteration of a sound system) or even Ethernet, as that is a far more modern and therefore inferior technology than what I'm used to. Rather, I prefer the "pigeon and a piece of string" network, wherein my pigeon receives a tiny electric shock when I press a key, causing it to tug a piece of string, which then pulls a wire on the far end of the house, closing a contact and illuminating a light, thus alerting my batsman that I would like him to perform a task such as write a letter or smoke me a kipper. There is clearly something wrong with anyone who would bother with a more modern, or indeed different, approach (see also: Facebook, smartphones, versions of Windows later than 2000). I'll stick with my "ancient" technology, thank you very much!
Whereas . . .
. . .you are clearly from the land of NeedlessPedantryLandia. Many people refer to the USA as "America" and to its residents as (wait for it) "Americans." Thank you for playing, now back to your cave.
You mean the ongoing undercover documentary.
There's no need to Godwin the comments this early.
Speaking of rednecks . . .
Lighten up, Francis.
Once more, for the record ...
If this comment is the present of commentardism (yes, it's a real word--due to a series of ubiquitous misprints, you can find it in the dictionary right after "gullible"), then *I* feel very sad.
Allow me to mock you roundly
That's it, really.
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