79 posts • joined 1 Feb 2011
Cover them with solar panels and put windmills on top. They'll pay for themselves.
Re: Thinking about thinking
Your argument should be turned around. If something is able to feel pain it is 'alive', either intelligent or not.
A good measure of 'true AI' could be how strongly an entity is aware of its own impending death.
Stay away from Microsoft
This tale shows that unless you don't care whatever happens to your company, never get involved with Microsoft, ever. All the good stuff will disappear from day 1. Nothing will replace it and real value is removed forever.
Investing in toys
It's hard to believe anyway that such a large amount of economic wealth, consisting of retirement funds and similar, are invested in what is essentially a toy factory with no future plans.
Re: There's a news article on this?
<quote>but when a product's main selling feature is "We're Neither Microsoft Nor Oracle" then it's kindof hard to motivate migrating an existing site.</quote>
I can't think of a better reason really. It makes certain future decisions aren't misguided by lock-in from these 'professional' suppliers and could save a lot of resources.
"and its workings are so hush-hush that Boeing has filed to have its correspondence with the FCC deemed confidential and "permanently withheld from public inspection"
Isn't that the exact wrong way to ensure security? If the doors are hidden, so are the burglars.
Nicest thing is that last night I saw an update for this issue. I don't normally check the updates but the 'X-windows' reference caught my eye. So it was fixed before its existence even reached The Register.
Their real enemy is Open Software. They should join the enemy, embrace Linux with their own distro and sell some really good production software licenses for it. That, or perish. Soon.
Isn't the publication of wrong data on a company kind of embarassing if that is your product?
You have to wonder what all these people are doing. I don't see any progress that couldn't have been accompished by a team of 30 people.
Getting quagmired even further?
My clients wouldn't be pleased at all if I suggested that they get even further entangled in the MS jungle. Most of them are trying hard to get rid of them asap.
Why would you use Azure with its obvious attempts to lock you into the Windows world, when that world is already crumbling AND there are so much better alternatives in the open source world.
With all this licking up to the Apple playground I'm almost feeling a sympathy for M$.
Re: USA PATRIOT Act - name
And USA stands for United Stasi of America.
Even the revered designers at Apple thought 120 colors was a bit much for spreadsheet highlights
Re: IE 11 User-Agent string
As usual thick layers of management have complicated the plot. In the end there were just 2 developers, one on each side, that could have exchanged phonenumbers and synced the modifications.
"I remember very specifically writing an email that said if people ever realise what PernixData is capable of...."
This sentence strikes me as weird. What is the purpose of referring to earlier emails, even if you still could find them?
Don't you storage guys retain all emails you ever wrote?
Re: The scopes aren't why I'm upgrading
"Windows 8 is still faster for gaming:"
The link tells me this is the case in 2 out 5 cases. In 2 other cases Linux is faster and in the 5th all is equal except on ultra-high rez. The latter makes sense since the GPU drivers are very Windows-centric.
Are you guys masochists? Why are you submitting to this insulting nonsense.
You know how I update from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10? I click a button a go to work again. I can also avoid the buttonclicking if I'm really busy and do this on 500 machines at the same time, with one of them as a cache server. And no one loses a minute of worktime or stresspoints.
Totally ridiculous. Microsoft is holding back the human race and deserves to die.
Re: Still not enough
They still may have the game in businesses but they are doing their best to get rid of that as well. What's with the sudden price increases that punish those that stayed loyal? And how about even more complicated licensing structures that even M$ themselves doesn't understand, at the same time as sending new BSA extortion letters to the confused IT managers?
No better time than now to move away from this bully and reposess your own IT.
I'm really glad Micro$soft takes this firm stance because it finally shows how little they understand their customers.
It's not that the small-shop 'IT-managers' do not want to upgrade, they don't know where to start. It should be M$'s responsibility to build upgradepaths and -tools and make it totally easy to do it. Instead they rely on their clients to hire their OEM/consultants and pay an extra $500 per workplace to get it done.
I think many of these will be very pissed of by being let in the cold again and from my experience a lot have finally decided to move away from the Redmond mobsters.
Thanks, that looks like a reasonables planning script.
Have to say though that migrating to Linux would have been just as 'easy' if not easier.
Point 6 could also be to push the suplliers to move to the web and become agnostic.
First thing in that scenario would be to get rid of the Exchange/Outlook monster by moving to Google Apps.
Re: We are switching to Linux Mint XFCE
$Nial what's you point. I have far fewer problems getting a networked printer working under Linux than I have with Windows. It just finds them and their drivers within a few seconds and I'm running.
While Windows keeps wanting the 'manufacturer disks' smh.
Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on
Re: Bring back Maemo
Maemo served a a great distraction to get Micro$oft scared and deploy their trojan horse Elop. While they were busy killing Maemo in the but, Android had room to become the ultimate threat to the empire.
Re: Looking for a mid-range, business suitable phone that can run profiles? You’re shit out of luck.
I don't get it: profiles in some form are standard issue on later Android versions and separate user-logins are too. What's the big deal? All 'productivity' software that is on iOS is also available or has a better clone on Android.
I really don't see how anyone can come up with the conclusion that iOS is the only option.
What are you trying to say? I have a 'European Samsung' Phone and can put in any SIM I want.
It's all business
US government is bought and payed for by the US corporations. The US diplomatic branche around the world spends most of it's time on greasing the inroads for US corps. The NSA is just making that job easier.
BTW. How can they guarantee no industrial espionage if the raw data is shared with Israel, who has no reservations whatsoever in this regard.
I don't get it. Since I switched from my beloved Palm's to Android I haven't felt the need to sync anything with a PC, let alone through a docking station and wire. Am I missing something?
Snowden: I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent. The journalists I have worked with have, at my request, been judicious and careful in ensuring that the only things disclosed are what the public should know but that does not place any person in danger. People at all levels of society up to and including the President of the United States have recognized the contribution of these careful disclosures to a necessary public debate, and we are proud of this record.
I think we see the classical confrontation between left/progressive and liberal/libertarian. I don't think Assange is a progressive perse. The distinction between left and right is what keeps the current stranglehold of the powerstructure going. And that powerstructure is threatened by Wikileaks.
Maybe Assange should be more communicative to run a party, but nonetheless I think he will have good reasons to have made the decision that led to this issue. Those reasons deserve attention as well. Although I'm an environmentalist myself, even member of the Animal Party here in NL, I can see that hunting rights are not just something to take away from people. It's about freedom and non-interference by the establishment.
Re: Just counted my tabs
Xmarks and Lastpass work on any browser.
Re: BluGreen Red Bren No need for a third runway at Heathrow
@Matt are you OK with the moderator checking the origin of your webconnection? Since you obviously don't care about the revelations made by Snowden we better should go all the way, right? Let's print the IP right next to the name.
I'm also sure you're not a 'plant' from the Service, because they wouldn't state their 'opinion' in such a abrasive and clearly biassed way.
Re: Doesn't Apple sell more
Even the latest iPhad is outdated when released already. Why would anyone buy an old model?
Re: Techies hitting the beach perhaps...
Why use a bloated hulk like W8 with a colossal footprint just to watch the webs? Just install Ubuntu already, will take you 20 min and is much easier to use.
Re: Terms of doing business in Russia
"Not sure if Samsung have lower standards of business ethics but that's important in Russia."
Apple's business practices are widely seen as unethical and they are even convicted of rigging the ebook market. How low can you go?
Re: Microsoft FAIL
Agreed, anyone using the 'user experience' term again should be fired. Btw. saw it in some Ubuntu press releases too lately. To me it's a sure sign they hired the wrong people.
Re: Does it do widgets?
Most iPhad users don'teven know what a widget is (let alone a scrollable widget). For me smartphone or tablet would be useless without them, I get nearly all my daily info without ever 'opening' an app, all info is on the desktops, updated all of the time. Of course iPhad's do not even have that, a desktop.
Re: @Agree with Obama
The fact alone that he says he wants a debate makes me certain he doesn't. The man did the opposite of what he preached everytime he made a speach within days after it.
I'm a bit worried about the more frequent use of the term 'user experience' in Google's PR speak lately (as in the update in the OP). I associate that with unsavvy marketing management types, Microserfs mostly. I hope it's not a bad sign.
Even more doubting IT decision makers will start looking into open solutions after this news. Apparently MS is seriously in decline and if you are responsible for the future IT in your company you'd better start looking for alternatives soon.
Whatever goodwill was left has evaporated now.
Re: Set up Switch-to-Open Source government projects
Re: Munich, as someone said earlier, this is a government project, so the fact that it even resulted in something is a huge succes. This was a first off at this level, and they even saved money immediately, let alone in the long run. Not being dependant on M$ extortion is a huge benefit for the future.
Re: More non-news about A$$nut.
Matt, your confused rambling shows an unclear mind. Maybe you do not understand that the rape-trial IS BECAUSE the US wants him? Obvious for most people but you sound a bit foggy.
Would be interesting to know how many lower echelon technicians already warned about this issue but were ignored and told to stay quiet. One email with that implication could cost a few billion to M$.
The whole point of the Galaxy releases is that at the date of release there IS no alternative. The review shows only 1 or 2 available devices. And waiting for the next iPhone is moot as usual, since by then there will be at least 10 devices that have progressed beyond. There is always a next iPhone and it is always hardly better than before and iOS is so tiring and dusty already.
So now and in the future a guy in the US decides how much device-choice the MP's have: none.
If you have to commit to a closed platform, then why to a hardware platform with no diversity at all, instead of a true data platform with 100's of possible devices running it.
He probably forgot to open the MAC filter that he tagged ON last time. He should try to connect another _new_ client to the router.
Why care, you can use the same login on the US site, same creditcards etc.. It's at yout door in 2 days so no difference. So, what's your problem?
Btw, the name Nostromo is brilliant in itself (as is the ship design imo).
Nostromo is an italian word, drived from 'nostre uomo' or 'our man'. It is used as a 'buddy/mate' name by miners in Italy. Don't know if there is an english equivalent; in german and dutch it is 'kumpel' resp. 'kompel' which has about the same connotation.
I always found it a sign of Scotts perfectionism to use this dark and doomed name that still is a real existing word.
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