Re: five nines...
225 posts • joined 8 Nov 2010
There are always two or three sides to an argument.
If we hound MP's (and their families) for the sin of having outside real world business interests and, presumably, previous experience that could result in a baying mob accusing them of everything under the Sun (deliberate pun) including drowning kittens, then we will only get PPE/OxBridge educated views and skills.
Of course politicians and civil servants are second-rate at running anything. If they were any good they'd be doing it in the private sector away from prying eyes.
You can't get rid of incompetent civil servants. All you can do is promote them to move them out of YOUR department. Seen it happen dozens of times.
>cough< PEDANT ALERT!
The Tiger Moth was not a WW1 plane.
Or have I noticed a distinct tendency of the fairer sex to REALLY wind cables very tightly. This happens a lot at my clients and SWMBO gets through a hairdryer a year!
It sounds like it wasn't the only cold pussy you had experience of that day!
Ok, the iPad Mini Mk 1 is not very fast and battery life is not great (about 6 hours), but it works fine with iOS9, as do my iPad 2 and the wife's iPhone 4s.
We deliberately don't run Chrome, nuff said.
You caught one!
Wait a few minutes for the inevitable 'Apple is too expensive' call.
Point One: Apple don't make cheap plastic shit with minimum RAM and low-res screens that last a couple of years.
Point Two: If a Windows PC is made to the same manufacturing quality as say, a MacBook Pro 15", then they are usually the same price or more expensive.
Point Three: Windows PC's are for those who don't know any better or can't/won't afford quality.
I think the icon (Windows User) and having to abuse alcohol and grow a beard because of depression is indicative of the level of sarcasm in use.
Either that or he's a complete tool!
Had a look at this for a few clients trapped in parts of Central London that can't get Inifinity or Virgin, but the 4G requires almost line-of-sight to a transmitter.
The original router they had was abysmal, and I had to resort to using double-sided suckers to attach it as high as possible in windows. Given that the power was a 1m cable hard wired into the power brick it was rather unsightly with a plug-bar hanging off it, so I had to solder up some extension cables for it.
Technical support was limited to 'send it back if you don't like it'. That may have changed by now but I suspect in a downward direction.
I also had a look at their higher end Dish-On-The-Roof for businesses. Basically a load of cheap parts bundled together that hardly anyone in the company knew about let alone could answer any questions.
Marketing company selling broadband stuff really.
Wonder how much of the new Exchange 2016 goodies will work with it......
"Look how it has been aped by every OS ever since"
You mean Microsoft finally managed hide DOS under a knock-off of the Mac OS GUI after over a decade trying.
If the picture is to be believed, then this cow has managed to find her way to the mythical Polish Carpathian mountains in the south of the country (who knew), and all the Keystones were looking in the west.
You need one installed and you need to practice with it before you post another article.
SPELLING errors in 2015 FFS!
FFS - get a grip! The latest 10.10.4 update gives you the Apple sanctioned ability to enable TRIM.
You needed to use the joke alert!
What's that? You weren't joking!
I've been using MS stuff on Macs since Word 3, and I think Microsoft are still the same rip-off company they've always been.
MS people are patting themselves on the back for making the big jump from Office 2011 (released in 2010) to Office 2016 (TBR in 2015).
What they have actually done is played around with the graphics and done a very minor upgrade to a couple of the apps. The sort of upgrade that MIGHT get a .5 indication on anything by another company.
Excel is still 32-bit! Jaw-dropping, just...... jaw-dropping. HELLLOOOOO Microsoft! It's 2015!
Needs to run on Yosemite because your stupid coders can't work out how to make it work properly with older Mac OS's! Would any other company expect to get away with this (apart from Apple of course)?
Conscientious objectors were rarely cowards. Many served on the front-line as medics.
Agree with the rest of the post though. Just wish we could really do that bastard Blair for war-crimes!
Android is a turgid mess. I had to get another (2013) Nexus 7 for my wife as her earlier model 7 had buggered its battery. Looked up how to move apps and, most importantly, Cany Crush scores from one 7 to another.
No official way of doing it!
No official backup!
Ok for geeks.
'Simples' for Geeks.
Most people have a relative or son/daughter who can do this.
An awful lot of people don't, and that's what Google an Sammy don't grok.
Oh Jesus H Christ, are you actually relying on that argument?
Irrespective of what is or isn't the best phone, the known FACTS are that Apple makes much more money than Samsung on phones that are actually brought rather than >cough< 'shipped'.
Is anyone actually, genuinely surprised at this?
it looked like a rather elongated sex-doll?
You could use it to camouflage the garden shed, then the missus can't find you when she wants you to put paper in her ink-jet printer.
I had most of these items and still have a couple of small scars from a Jetex implementation!
Several years ago I was talking over some hobbies that I could share with my (then) 9-year-old son and suggested some aero-modelling along the lines of simple balsa wood and tissue that could then be ramped up to RC and engines if he liked it (like my father did with me).
I got a complete spike-topped brick wall from my (hopefully soon Ex) wife who demanded that I forget anything of the sort because it involved sharp knives and glue. From the way she reacted you'd have thought I'd said petrol-driven chain-saws. After that most of my attempts to get him interested in anything got the full health and safety inspection and the unanswerable "Why do that? None of his friends do!".
Result is a (now) 23-year old who has trouble changing a fuse.
upvote that several times I would!
My wife got me two pullovers.
I've already viewed most of those links you gave a long time ago, and in fact two of them were instrumental in convincing me that someone was trying very hard to convince non-technical people of a particular scenario, in that there was some massive 'progressive collapse' or pancake of the building after the top floors failed. Just to be sure I had not missed anything I viewed or read all the links you gave for their entire length.
No, I didn't think you would be interested in explaining the physics of a free fall collapse, funny that.
But you found the time in trying to insult me by mocking my mental health. Insulting people by calling them crazy for asking difficult questions. Very interesting.
No-one will know exactly what happened to the floors that got hit, as the evidence of the scene was carted off to china far too quickly, but photographs of someone standing in the gap that the second airliner caused suggests the heat wasn't that high.
Basically the one thing I asked you to do was provide an explanation of how the towers fell down so quickly. For all I know there might be a plausible, believable and accurate explanation that adheres to common physics. Believe it or not my past career taught me to look at images with no pre-conceived ideas of how those images came about, even images I'd seen many times before. It takes practice but it can be done.
You have not provided any evidence apart from some very old links (one take you a 404 page BTW) and not very good ones at that. The ones that show CG and wooden models of what happens to a building when support is remove both show that the building twists and falls to the side, not straight down. None of the evidence you have given even mentions the fact that the towers fell at free-fall speed with no resistance from all the floors below, let alone offer an explanation. 100 plus floors that have held up a huge building for decades don't just disappear.
Given all your statements about having some expert knowledge about the exact reason they fell, I expected you to give it to me, and I would have genuinely looked at it and formed an opinion.
In the end, as I've long suspected, you are just a sanctimonious, big-headed priggish gas bag.
It always worried me with the original swords, what happen if the blade slides do........ow! That's the five-fingered widow gone!
A cross-piece/hand-guard is a standard item on nearly every sword ever made, designed to stop the opponents sword sliding down YOUR blade and hacking off the wanking equipment, so why should light-sabres be any different?
WTF are you on!
Are you drunk? I can't understand half of what you say,
Dot-Com-Bomb all on its own!
Grid-locked most of the time.
Trevor old mate, I disagree with you.
There is honest opinion with an inevitable small amount of bias towards or away from certain suppliers or types of equipment, and there is inaccurate 'reporting' based on lazy, sloppy research and a very noticeable hostility not only towards Apple but the people who use their products.
Jasper ticks a lot of boxes in the 'Chip-on-shoulder-rant' column.
You do know they've put wifi syncing back, don't you?
Apple needs some really strong competition in the business space, perhaps then they might take it seriously.
Nice spec for the price compared to iPads, as it should be on its third iteration. MS seem to have learnt from their mistakes and I wish them luck with it, as it just might be the combination that puts them back into serious hands again.
Mind you, Windows 8 is still an interface disaster for the traditional desktop that they need to do some serious work on. Hopefully less stubborn minds are in charge now.
Another excuse to get Apple in the title Rik?
Actually OBL denied involvement. It was the laughably inept forgery of a video that showed a right-handed* somewhat look-a-like that was 'found' in a house in Jalalabad that said he did it.
*OBL was left-handed.
Considering the overwhelming amount of scientific, architectural and video evidence supporting the contrary view of who was responsible, perhaps you might like to review who had most to gain by instigating the 'War On Terror', and how that has affected the life of everyone on the planet in the last 13 years.
War is good for big business.
Wasn't the first, and certainly won't be the last time the puppet masters yanked a few strings.
Historical fact: Most historians now accept that Pearl Harbour was known about by the high-ups in the American and UK Governments before the attack. In fact, you have to ask yourself why the Japanese attacked in the first place, especially when they were so short of fuel oil and manufacturing capability that they could not hope to win a war of attrition. Also strange how the only American ships to be damaged were the almost useless battleships, but the really powerful ships, the aircraft carriers, were out of town on that Sunday morning. Gave the USA a huge reason/excuse to mobilise and eventually become the super-power to beat, didn't it? Think that by accident?
Historical fact: Elizabeth the First made her famous Tilbury speech several days AFTER the Armada was badly damaged in the Channel, and then left the sailors to starve to death on ships anchored out at sea so the government wouldn't have to pay them.
Do some research before you parrot the government/media line.
Dear The Register,
Poorly thought through click-bait.
You did, of course, add in the OS and the equivalent apps that come with the MBA didn't you?
No, how......shockingly predictable.
So you spend roughly the same and end up with something running Windows 8 and viruses.
..Apple is distracting us/pondlife journalists....again!
My money's on something completely different being announced.
for the person mixing the sound on that video?
He/She really needs some basic lessons in balancing a fairly rapidly spoken technical voice-over and Disney Credits-type music.
....wiggle there innit?
Or is it just me?
..you didn't manage to get the word 'Apple' in the header Rik? Won't the Ed be displeased?
I usually enjoy Trevor's article's, but this is a little too blue-sky for me.
Only the very rich will be able to afford a 'butler' that represents what we understand as a servant. In any case, who will look after the Butler, plug it in, make sure it gets its 1000-shirt service? Can it trim a hedge AND iron a pleated silk skirt AND change the oil in the car AND make Lasagne AND darn socks, or will we need separate devices and where will we put them?
As someone who can't spell ketchup pointed out above, the AI of a 'Butler' is going to have to be much, much higher than currently available if the little intricacies of life that a Butler needs to react to are to be handed over to it.
Machines to do things we find tedious or difficult? We have those already in washing machines, dishwashers, car-washes, patio cleaners, cars, trains, planes, coffee-makers etc.
Nah, give me micro-surgery robots that can repair things a human can't see, wearable health checks (nearly there) and collision-avoiding cars (nearly there). I don't think many people will find a 'Butler' helpful in the near future due to the limitations of the technology available, but what they will find useful is something that reassures them that they are well, being looked after 24/7 and safe.
Talk to all the Mac owners who upgraded to Mavericks after having made the mistake of installing the WD drive software, and then proceeded to lose everything on their external drives.
WD knew about the problem with their poorly written software months before, but did sweet FA about it.
Read this http://tinyurl.com/pp49tc, then buy a Mac and say goodbye to all this shit!
I wonder how many people here bothered to click on the 'Show More' under the into, to discover the category is Comedy!
Should have waited a few days for April 1st, some of you might have twigged!