At last, someone commenting who actually knows what they're talking about!
31 posts • joined 21 Dec 2010
At last, someone commenting who actually knows what they're talking about!
With a little path running down the middle
Maybe they're not just a single-issue pro-fox hunting group after all. It's only taken them 8 years, but they've finally found something valuable to do with all that critical mass of tweed and brown corduroy!!
Stardock's business model is dead.
There is nothing that Stardock or ClassicShell do that can't be achieved by 5 minutes in the Taskbar properties and / or by right-clicking on the Start button.
Microsoft dropped the ball big-time by removing the start menu from W8, but now, ooh look, it's back. I can quite understand Stardock's need to maintain their revenue stream by trying to persuade the hard-of-thinking that there's still a need for their product, but Start8 is now more than ready to join Mosaic, Clippy, those shell replacements that emulated W3.1 windows in that accursed new-fangled Windows 95, and third-party autoexec.bat editors in the dustbin of history.
Did this actually get any Register input at all or was it just cut & pasted from the Trust's press release?
And I hope your teeth are also completely waterproof!
Not even read the story yet, but beer to the sub who came up with that Register headline classic ...
Developers keep 'falling for it' because
1. A service or API gets launched in a blaze of publicity
2. The senior director who thinks they know all there is to know about technology reads about it
3. They insist that it is built into the product
4. The developers present all the reasons why this is a very bad idea
5. The senior director insists it is built into the produce
6. The developers get on with it
7. The senior director boasts to the other directors that yet again they're ahead of the technological curve.
8. Three years pass and the API is pulled
9. The senior director blames the developers for wasting company resources.
10. the developers produce the email trail.
11. The senior director shuts up about it.
12. Go to 1.
With my deeply cynical hat on, I'd wonder whether Google are actually going to sneak out a fix for the Chrome memory issue at the same time as this release; then, when Chrome performance improves after this fix rolls out, they can let it be known 'off the record' that it was obviously the Flash issue was the real cause of Chrome's performance issues all along ...
I do wish I could update this comment more than the mere once ...
Sorry, there's people who actually still bank with RBS?
I left after the great IT crash of 2012 revealed that they'd outsourced all their key functions to two clerical workers in a Mumbai call centre armed with a dial-in token and with a low-res scan of the instruction manual ...
So, just to be clear, the Reg's early assertion on the day that this was caused by Windows devices was just utter and complete b*llocks then?
Well what a surprise.
Well I suspect the Pats equipment guy they're trying to pin DeflateGate on will be shortly getting far more than their online security investigated ...
Because The Register believe that linux runs on fairy dust and the breath of unicorns, whereas naughty bad Windows doesn't and therefore that's why the outage has had such an effect ...
Is this going to be this release's 'bring back the Start menu'?
Every thread, every build, every discussion about W10, some wag is going to jump in and make a hilarious comment to the effect of 'where's Windows 9'?
Whereas your contribution, on the other hand, is ...
I can't make head nor tail of the time lapse video. It looks to me like every single star in shot is jumping about like a drunk at an office disco.
Is that the rock in the middle or a scratch on the lens?
If this is the quality of imagery they're working with no wonder they don't spot these things until they're sailing straight past ...
'Welcome here' - odd, because that's exactly what the Broncos defence said to the Seahawks, every single time they got anywhere near the end-zone. So much so that they obliging handed over a safety with the very first play.
Hopefully both the Broncos and the command centre will hopefully be beefing up their security in the off-season.
As Raymond would say, 'That rather relies on us being on the other side of that airtight hatchway' ...
If the black hat has already managed to get sufficient elevated privileges on the device to execute this exploit, isn't the game already over and the device already owned?
> Also it appears to LACK an opton to upgrade with installed aps in place.
That's because this is a full operating system ISO for developers to test and develop on - the in-place upgrade is still being held back until 18th October.
As it says in the article and on every other bit of coverage on the Interweb.
I'll 'watch out for bikers' the moment they start watching out for me. Round here a couple of the roads I regularly use are regarded as test tracks by bikers out from Manchester, and I've lost count of the number of times I've met some moron coming round a blind corner on my side of the road.
Like text-drivers and phone-drivers, I really don't mind if they want to kill themselves, but if they take me out as well I'll be extremely peeved ...
Three films? Amateurs. That's nearly 100 pages a film. They've just made a full film of The Very Hungry Caterpillar which has only about 20 pages and very little dialogue in, and no CGI battle sequences whatsoever.
Peter Jackson is seriously underselling himself and his 'vision' - by that yardstick he should be able to screw at least 20 or 30 films out of The Hobbit.
The sooner Martin Freeman hangs up his prosthetic ears and feet and escapes back to make the third series of Sherlock the better.
> So some might argue that the long running shows still pull out an
> occasional "gem". Is that really worth the pain and investment
> in the other 20+ episodes?
*cough* Doctor Who *cough*
The Coach House pub next to the Town Hall in Chester is currently selling the 'Egg Roller', which is a pint of beer with a creme egg smoothied into it.
I like creme eggs, and I like beer, but the combination is revolting ...
Any of the Lord Of The Rings films - over-hyped, overacted, over-long and over here.
The Return Of The King was probably the worst, jeez that could have been done in about an hour and a half less than it took; just cut out all the long lingering looks, speak the pompous dialogue at a normal speed, and only use each bit of tacky CGI battle footage once, and the whole thing would have been over in 90 minutes tops.
The fact that they reckon they need 6 hours to do The Hobbit (that's well over a minute a page!) says it all.
Several commentards have mentioned thir Samsung machines, so I just thought I'd put a word in for my Panasonic Viera.
Step 1: Cable from ethernet port on the back of the TV into the broadband router
Step 2: Watch IPTV services.
That's it - how hard was that even for a non-techie?
Sums up everything that is wrong with Wikipedia.
I've owned a Brennan for just under a year & it's a brilliant bit of kit - easy to use, makes your entire collection accessible, helps you rediscover all sorts of hidden gems you've forgotten about in your collection (Was listening to The Barely Works only last night - how could I have forgetten about them!).
Let's hope that Brennan only benefit from all the extra publicity, find an acceptavble wording asap, and that the complainant goes away and shhrivels up with their three Matt Munro CDs.
And yes, let's also go after Microsoft, and Apple, and Creative, and Archos, and ...
Ah, OK, answered my own question - if you do the download and run the installer on a machine that's got 1.x it does an upgrade.
I'll stop talking to myself now ...
Does anyone know if this will automatically upgrade itself from a 1.x install to 2.0, or will we need to actively download & install the new version?
Can't see it on the MSE website, apologies if it's stated in big red flashing letters on the front screen ...