What's wrong with "You have been given a random password, please write this down...." ?
529 posts • joined 28 Nov 2010
Re: News? Or "olds"?
There's no way I'm playing battery swapsies with a Samsung, sorry.
Did I say I wanted...
...R2 fucking D2!?
How'bout an HP Spectre x360 13? - it turns into a tablet - woooooh.
If this technique stops programmers obfuscating C++ too much then I'm all for it.
- it's not about the journey guys, it's about actually finishing the product.
The register is hardly best placed to take the piss out of logos...
"I have an unregistered gun.
It runs on 4x AA batteries and squirts out hot glue..."
Re: are you
Naa, Yorkshire tea is a little metallic for my taste, whereas Typhoo is the better builder's tea.
Re: Pulling dick moves has historically worked really well for Apple.
Every version of XCode, and OS redacts some more useful things, and prevents old software from working, like 32 bit stuff. And users get to use a 'free' OS update which means that software magically stops working so they have to update it at cost.
You have to pay $100 a year just to be a developer on one OS type, otherwise it warns the user that your software is 'unknown' when installing, even if you paid Apple at the time the software was first sold.
That will make far more than seven but I can't be arsed to detail any of it, because as a developer, I fucking hate Apple, sorry. They've got to be the biggest twats of them all.
I saw this link yesterday on reddit. The cop sounds completely wired AND nervous - a terrible combination to be carrying a gun!
Re: Guns don't kill people....
Re: LP to Cassette, CD to Cassette, CD to CD....
"So, turns out I've been a (minor) pirate for over 40 years!"
But I bet you weren't making thousands of copies and standing at a global market giving them out for free.
Oh good grief...
...either use free stuff (Gimp / VS Community / 7-zip), or grow up and pay for something for once!
Yes, actually pay for something! And forget the lame excuses to rip - they're just Justification Bias. And your cognitive dissonance knows it! :)
Re: So if you wrote a book...
If I wrote some software and it took me two years to write..oh right, I did. And yes it makes my blood run cold whenever I see it hacked, and the hacker sends me a message to inform me how clever they are at breaking the registration code. Well, yeah, they need to be in prison for as long as I want them to be, but I think they are based in China somewhere so that idea's gone out the window then!
So if you wrote a book...
You wouldn't mind if I nicked it and posted a complete e-book version online for free?
No, because you think it's OK to copy, right? It's advertising right?
It's a very good book. now how many years did it take you to write that book? - A couple of years?
Oh, and you wanted to make a little money from it, just a little bit of holiday money perhaps?
Well, tough, the internet has it now, wuhahahaaaa!!!.
[/devils advocate mode]
That's weird because my iMac nags every time I turn the thing on. My Windows 7 machine has never nagged, for some reason.
Also Apple's OS updates haven't always been free.
I thought the War of the Worlds aliens all died.
Killed by a common virus.
Re: Oh, yeah...
"So, if this news station had been running an enterprise version of what looks like either Vista or 7, the popup would never have ruined their lovely weather report."
But how would they have known this? They're just meteorologist presenters with a laptop.
Besides, the next day they'll reboot it and it get stuck in crash loop like the last update.
What I like about Chrome...
Is the 'find in page...' feature, it's very useful when looking at research.
Also they were the first to introduce the single address bar is a search bar idea.
They were also the first to run WebGL, which is nice...
I find the Firefox UI is quite broken in places, and it's font rendering to start with was truly horrible and pixelated, which they eventually fixed, but it took a while.
Re: I'm in mood for collecting downvotes...
Calls Google 'data thieves' and yet uses OSX?!!
Oh shum-on now!
It's time to...
...Shave off that beard and dye your head red!
..buying stuff properly is the grown up thing to do, no matter how many excuses to pirate software people can think of.
Re: So far... in the style of the original BBC Micro error messages
"Mistake in line 6"
You know I'm pretty I've seen this 'mistake/controversy/news item' before from the likes of Microsoft. It was a few years ago now though.
The patent Office - a great big mother cow surround by ravenous lawyers.
They don't protect your invention, look into whether it actually works, or even look to see if it's been done before. They just take the money and make a lot of business for lawyers and patent writers. It all sounds like a scam. And don't get me started on software patents...
Who buys from them anyway?
Are places like DinoPC included in this list? Are self builds in this report? Yeah, some people have gone to the dark side that is Apple, but journalists and money wasters don't really count. And some have gone to Linux. But Windows remains the most popular OS out there despite journo efforts to make it go away.
According to BBC doc.
NASA blew up his intended space suit in a faulty supply run, so he couldn't actually go on a space walk. I guess he can borrow one then?
A couple of lines of C will fix this
Clear back buffer and swap buffers, then clear back buffer and swap buffers. This game should have done that anyway, as it could have been any old crap in the video RAM. It's not down to Nvidia, at the very least, it's Chrome's issue with privacy.
If you're thinking of Dark Forces then
...yes it was excellent. We all knew it was like Doom, but then again what FPS isn't?
4.5 billion years?
The trouble is, that the show implied that he'd been waiting that long to get out of the test. But the truth is that he was re-made every time he got caught, and didn't remember what had happened before. So in reality he was only in there a few days or hours or whatever.
Moffat's script's tend to be collections of ideas that don't often make sense, but are there to create emotions in the viewer. The last two were not that bad, but let's hope the Chritmas one doesn't have magic elves or more bad Santa's. It's a scifi programme BBC, not a pantomime, by all means make pantomimes, but please leave the Doctor alone.
They were just genuine experiences at the time, not opinions born from nothing. And I've seen some bloody awful coding techniques.
Writing ASM in Arm for the Archimedes was great fun, and I could test it instantly.
C++ compilers these days often do a better job at optimising code than using assembly yourself, unless you've got a simple block of intrinsics to do. (I write time critical DSP code now)
But those compilers don't stop coders leaking memory everywhere, needlessly and lazily.
I used to love Arm assembler coding. Each instruction exactly the same size, pipelined in a humanly understandable way. The instruction MLA amazed me at the time - multiply two different registers and add a third, then store it in a forth. RISC made CISC processors look like a joke, with their internal microcode burning away power.
There is a worrying amount of coders out there that couldn't give a shit about that of course, their wasteful programs chomping up resources like it's infinite - and these fucking idiots wonder why things crash after a few hours! ;p
Whenever the Dragon computer is mentioned...
... I see an old (and fuzzy) TV showing that hideous green colour, with that yellow and blue trying their best to burn into existence through the glare.
I had a BBC to develop on, where I could open a bracket and start typing ASM code in the middle of BASIC. So there! :)
Re: Say what you like about Hollywood Hackers
Yep, I can remember writing hex machine code on A4 paper. It was for some fast screen drawing code on the ZX81. But that would be showing my age, I guess.
Is the Church Finder app called...
... "Scouting for Boys" ?
I stopped using AVG when the idiots started to bloat it massively by version 8.
BTW, stop trying to get cracked software, and virused movie zips, and stop signing up and giving your Thunderbirded email to random shops and sites. Then use Microsoft Security. I've not had any problems for years and years now that I've all grown up and actually started to buy software. Imagine that!
(voted down by guilty people lashing out :) )
Re: Fukushima photos
Nice link. Can someone explain the Terminator 2 toy?
T2 was half a decade later.
If the animals can breed before they die horribly, then that means they can thrive. The place won't be free of radiation for a nice long life for many many thousands of years, unfortunately.
Still camp though...
"I missed "Shirley Bassey" he says whilst skipping passed the camera.
How gay do they want to make him now? Geeez.
Who did we vote for in this debacle?
Yay, go civilians!
I just want to...
...cut the thing in half! Just to we the many coloured layers.
Hmm, I guess he had to keep attaching stronger cables to it, just to keep it hanging.
The biggest issue is always finding something else to do, instead of work.
Like reading 'the register'... ;) - the Internet is only your partial friend, it can also break your job completely.
I go for an hour's walk everyday, which has saved me from sciatica problems, and is great for blowing the stagnant feelings away, and it freshens my thinking, not to mention keeping me healthier than the beached slob-whale I could be.
As far as loneliness goes - man up you pussies!
Embrace the quiet. Or use the radio (SomaFM is good to work with)
And if you can't stand your own company then you need psychiatric help, ya looney. :D
Bonny Langford screams through all the corny trash...
..Watch out for the purple eye-sock!!!
It's the writers and the budget that affect Dr Who. The fact that Smith only had a few episodes was pretty terrible. The show will be cancelled when it becomes even more pantomime and cheap.
And someone please stop Moffat from writing any more!!
WTF is America doing to our computers!
Re: Why does The Register still use flash?
Does this mean WebGL...
...Will be flashing and blinking adverts at us now, or is it all going HTML 5.
I've always thought that flash had amazing compression technology for images and 'movies', but it left itself open to abuse far too easily, and so it must go.
Re: Hope, both.
I couldn't give a rat's monkeys.
"additional security measures"
[in a Forest of Dean voice]
Yarp, 'cos down the forest we don't lock our doors, see! No need to, right?
Re: so now tha bad guys
...Is the reason this list exists, unfortunately.