151 posts • joined Monday 1st November 2010 03:27 GMT
AS they say...
.. if it itches.. it will be scratched!
..if it was traveling at the same direction as earth.
..its doesnt have a blue background =)
Will Ferrell is the man..
.. he'll make a good leading man.. hiding by burying himself in the sand with cops and (possibly) K9? could be a very Will Ferrell classic.
Good thing stalin is long dead otherwise..
.. heads will literally roll!
Windows 8 is Windows 7 without the windows
been using Win8 eval version for a week now, I like the splash and the clean look which I understand is for tablets really. But what I'm missing is the 'Windows' (ie tiled look), so Win8 is basically a windowless Windows.. unless you fall back to the PC mode which for all practical purposes is Win7.
So Windows 8 is really Win 7 + the tablet interface (and as I understand crippled API to the chagrin of developers).
Obviously this, now-its-a-table-now-its-a-pc OS is targeted for its new tablet+keyboard devices. I see where they are coming from, I just think the strategy is wrong.. I think they should have focused on improving the 'windows' philosophy and interface which can work in both PC and tablet modes and which is lacking in tablets instead of a totally different interface for both.
It's a stupid law...
... people will just happily use proxy servers. If you criticize, be ready for be sued!
Re: OMG They are talking to el'reg?
over at cnet.. its the perverse inverse.. 80% are accolades!
...they found out that the touted "best mobile map app" is a pile of lies...hence the job postings =)
The Real DEBACLE is THE MAPS!!!!
... Google engineers are laughing their asses off on this one.. I cant understand how Apple insists on putting out a quarter baked product.
Can't wait for google maps to become available again as an app.
I agree with one of those interviewed..
.. my only motivation for trying it out was the email address. Since mine was taken, even my alias, then hummphh dont care.
It's too late..
.. seriously, how do you know that your router is not secretly monitoring you anyway? sure we can sniff packets within our network but the serial interface? the only way to do that is to grab packets going to the upstream but not from within the router itself.
I've learned my lesson.. from last year and the year before that..
.. still with AWS -- nothing compares really with the maturity of the offer and price so far -- but we dont have any illusions.. we've backed up all our critical files in another side of the planet. We'd still be down if the worse happened but at least we have another set of really remote backup. Google Compute will probably take another 2-3 years to be 'good enough' to be even considered.
Re: Plan "B"
.. or set up a naval blockade.. they've been flexing their naval muscles there lately.
.. include software bugs in ios 5.x.x rendering some iphone 4 and 4S with always mute..
.. had this bug on my iphone 4 for almost 2 years now, as soon as I upgraded to ios 5 and it turns out even those with 4S were also affected, there's thousands of iphones in this state judging from the threads in apple's (self-help) support pages.
and couldnt help but notice the new color scheme of El Reg nowadays.. dominant M$ blue.
Oracle Eyes are still sparkling...
.. with tears!
Mute problem still is a problem..
when I upgraded my iphone 4 to ios 5.1, my phone is always on mute when making calls (ie the other party cant hear me), putting it on speakphone or using a headset however works.. fast forward to 5.1.1 and still the same problem. What I noticed was the mute button (on the virtual keypad) always has the dashed line across it.. whether its highlighted or not. I'm not losing any sleep on this but it sure is irritating.
Re: barely meaningful
yep.. its a hollow victory, if you call it that.. oracle simply won on an assumption that SSO is copyrightable. I suppose we'll just have to wait for the judge to decide if it so (he promised he will if the jury thinks it is).
I think, like the EU courts ruled recently, he will say it's not copyrightable.
.. not to mention, the headaches of trying to understand the technical details of the case.
Well.. well.. well..
looks like M$ has engaged the services of Nick Fury himself..
This doesnt hold water (or air for that matter)
the way he goes up and down while airborne looks like one of those pre CGI flying effects movies.. and yes the wings does not look like its grabbing on to any air at all..
STILL! it would have been really cool if it were real.
AWS recently cut its prices..
.. and its not because of 'efficiencies' but to nudge Azure to DOA.
Bill and Steve B had an epiphany when they saw their first android phone.
... MS: we're happy we're using our software.
part of the reason why I'm contemplating on moving to a Mac..
1) installed fedora 15 in my (then) 5ish year old compaq presario a year ago.
2) worked really well, but for the life of me I couldnt make the laptop print to a network printer.
3) hibernate simply sucks and results to a system crash that requires a reboot or worse fsck
4) I dont have the time nor patience anymore to 'tinker' around.. I just want something that works.. comes with age I suppose.
5) As a developer, I'm increasingly getting more inquiries for 'mobile' apps development.. well and good except that I need a Mac for iPhone/ipad development..
6) The only way I can run Netbeans (my preferred java IDE) +Eclipse (for Android) + Apple's XCode IDE is in a Mac.
7) MacOSX is still, afterall, Unix.. so yes I may want to do the occassional tinkering.
So there.. I've bared my soul...
Research conducted by Jack Daniel?
Happens with Golf all the time..
.. there's too much wind.
screwed from day 1
.. majority (still) of SMTP traffic is unencrypted.
focus on the moon..
.. dont aim for a lower goal russia!
once upon a time, the best scientific minds of a great civilization embarked on an experiment to finally answer the question of matter and anti-matter (and why there are more of the former).. their experiments always returned inconclusive data until finally they decided to make one big experiment. Finally, the day arrived when they could finally turn on switch and when they did...
...14 billions years later, the best scientific minds of the planet earth...
so what's going to happen to my photosynths?
well unlike old and spent satellites this one is loaded with toxic fuel.. I wonder how they can control its eventual descent since they can only receive comms one way (it they just get telemetry info and not sent commands)..if there's a chance that it will impact a city or something can they shoot it down once it reaches the atmosphere? maybe call up the good US of A and offer a target practice for the airborne laser perhaps?
careful what you say boys they might just 'unlike' you.
I just checked the page in seattleweekly
what a happy psychotic looking couple.
or "bloody yanks"
I wonder how that will work out
to dial write the numbers in mid air..
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