115 posts • joined 13 Dec 2010
Actually most currencies in the world are "non-government supported" which I am taking to mean 'not issued and controlled by governments" ... they are in fact issued by private banks, who have said governments by the short and curlies. That is the real problem with money today. The few countries where the money supply is not privately controlled are of course labeled as rogue and marked for regime change (Libya, Syria...)
Where's the control group study?
Re: Now if they can get ports the other way
Do devs really need another minor environment to worry about?
look Ma no wheels
They don't need to roll around on the moon.. they can fly the required distance after touchdown.
Re: No Longer necessary!?!
Let's start in the beginning:
1. You wash your clothes with perfumed fabric softener.
2. You wash yourself with perfumed detergent (called soap-free body wash, loaded with nasty chemicals)
3. You put on perfumed deodorant. (more nasty chemicals)
4. You put on perfume / cologne / aftershave (more nasty chemicals)
Which smell exactly is 'you'?
And you wonder why you get sick, since your millions of years of evolution have never met this toxic cocktail before and does not know how to handle it?
Re: "banning cheese next, followed closely by nuts."
What about the instructions on said packets: 1. Open packet. 2. Eat nuts.
I think this is the media companies answer (well, part of it) to the piracy problem ... give people fat pipes, and let them stream hi-res movies and sports. This costs money from the supplier side, and the download sites will not be able to compete.
Yes I know there are holes in this argument and other ideas are welcome :-)
Re: GPS in smartphones
On my S3, yes the battery drains. On my Note 3, I don't even notice that the GPS is permanently on. They fixed it real good :-) Of course, the Samsungs already use the Yank and Russian systems, am wondering when they will add the Chinese one as well ...
Re: what women want
Or as Rider Haggard put it in "She" (IIRC): men want beauty, woman want gold.
Re: memo to IBM
Actually PMMail (originally OS/2) still has some tricks that KMail can't do. Moving to Kmail was a bit of a compromise but I still prefer KMail to those nasty HTML interfaces. Used to enjoy Golded on DOS. Used cc:mail at work , it drove me nuts (but not quite as much as Word, which reduced me to a swearing and desk pounding) until we were migrated to Lotus Notes, much to my utter amazement and confusion, since it did NOT play nice with the rest of the email universe and was an exercise in frustration. Here's the graveyard: http://www.pmmail2000.com/
I thought Occam said antimatter does not exist?
Are round corners on a rectangle Trivial or Substantial?
When did BIND and SendMail become 'incredibly secure'?
Call me extravagant but I could probably manage to live on USD 1250 a day ....
I thought this whole 'everything on one device' was where Google was headed with Android and Google Wallet .. they've already talked about rolling your cards, cash and keys into your phone ...
A drone would have been cheaper.
Microsoft needs to take the blame for these things. Why? Because of the brain-dead default setting in every version of Windows that I've seen, which is to 'hide file extensions of well known file types'. So the mark sees a file that looks like file.pdf when in reality it is file.pdf.exe ...
No one has said anything about the costs for website owners to buy SSL certificates in this scheme.
Re: hmmm, IE, IE, IE???
IE: Internet Exploder.
Hey iWatch, what do I have in my fridge back home?
Doom is near!
What about the elephant?
So many people debating atheism, no one sees the elephant: what is the Queen still doing in the oath? What duty does anyone think they have to her?
Re: Constant spam from ad companies
After running a rooted S2 and S3 for two years, I've moved onto a Note 3 which is not yet rooted. I am quite shocked at the level of advertising, from things like GoSMS ... those interstituals are really annoying.
I wonder if MS is starting to worry about ending up behind Ubuntu / Firefox / Sailfish / Tizen phones? Or if the fact that at some point in the near to medium future (if not already) there will be more personal computing devices based on that upstart Linux than on Windows .... and we all know that developers go where the numbers are....
I am Shocked! Shocked! that Siri will take instructions from any voice instead of just the owner .....
" Windows no longer has the security holes of yesteryear" ... because they've copied more and more of the unix/linux way of doing things, which was properly thought through and designed in the beginning, unlike Windows, which was not. Heck, MS even stole the networking code for Win3 from unix. Then they went on to add multiple users, 'execute' permissions, etc... but being MS, dumbed things down to the point somewhere between annoying and unusable.
I'm fully expecting Windows 10 to be Windows X ... for the same reason Apple used the X: unix.
That is clearly a fake rock made out of cheap cement.
Re: It looks very interesting, I might just try this out...
Never mind the permissions, see what they claim the right to do with all your personal data ... I risked installing it, tried it, hated it, uninstalled it. Nice idea in theory but don't think it will work properly in the real world.
Re: Can't see how it will work.
This resolves to my point ... who owns a particular thing on the net? Things can only be deleted if ownership can be ascribed and proved. That, of course, is a very double-edged sword, assuming it was possible (some sort of meta-tag, perhaps). But what about news reports about Bill doing something naughty? How will Bill ever get that deleted, since he is unlikely to own the news report....
Mmm a while back Iran brought down a drone remotely .... sounds like they used a similar approach.
Airdroid. That is all.
Re: FSB 1, NATO 0
If i read between the lines of the article correctly, then the malware was looking for Crytofiler files and sending them back home, where they can be thrown to the supercomputers for decrypting. Nice.
Re: Was it just me or
I'm sure it would be possible to write a paper claiming we walk on our hind legs because we can kick much harder than we can punch, and it's much easier to kick from a standing position than from all fours.
Will someone please think of the poor boys who have to put up with all this sexual abuse?
Android manufacturers are trying....
Some recent devices have shipped without the ability to take SD cards (HTC One X, IIRC, etc.). Some people complained about this (probably because HTC skimped on the installed memory), but I think this trend, together with the recent change in Android to STOP treating the phone as a USB device but as a camera instead, is part of Google's plan to move manufacturers away from the SD slot, and then the problem should go away. But they'll need to bundle something like AirDroid with the phones to allow easy transfers (and hope people have wifi on their network). My mother would be stumped (but then, she wouldn't know what an SD card is either ...)
Those projections seem to imply that Windows on Mobile will get around 30% of the market.
Is that really possible?
@Marty: I also used to be very much in favour of an "internet driving licence" ... until Big Brother started talking about it, and I realised that it would also mean the end of anonymity. Not good.
"The Court said that the creation and display of thumbnail images was not copyright infringement."
Can I argue that an .mp3 is a thumbnail of a .wav?......
Some people just can't recognise water erosion when they see it!
Re: “Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”
Your name is Windows. Why are you a parcel?
So Nokia was clearly correct when they concluded that making Android phones was a dumb idea. Maybe it's not too late to jump aboard ....
The moon landings were long ago? Is El Reg written by kiddies?
Other possible translation: the production machines they salvaged from the floods in Thailand are not producing drives as kosher as they should be.
@uncle slacky: no, your comparison is faulty. Iran arrested they burglar on their own property.
@technocrat: there are apps on Market which allow you to selectively toggle individual permissions for apps. However it becomes a mission to manage as your number of apps increase and they keep updating themselves, often requiring NEW permissions which they did not have before (Angry Birds: guilty!).
I agree that the permission categories as specified on market are way too broad. In truth, if a game needs to check my sms or call status, I want to know why. Else Android needs an option somewhere for things that "will not put phone into sleep mode'", so that it can be handled at an OS level rather than each app checking what else you are doing on the phone.
The US Gov is renown for sneaking unplatable legislation through at this time of year, when many legislators have already departed for sunnier climes than Washington.
So the sandbox model didn't quite work, then?
Forget the tech, I want to work where she works.
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