Re: What's with the numbering, guys?
What will happen about Windows 13, eh?
402 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
What will happen about Windows 13, eh?
Fingers ain't wot they used ter be...
Initially I thought this was the next version of Ubuntu, but the ASA is beyond even that and could thus be described as Utterly Useless.
I suppose most people know that JOVIAL is an acronym for "Jules' Own Version of the International Algorithmic Language", named in the heady days of the 1960s when such whimsy was quite acceptable.
In these more enlightened tennies, who would ever dream of giving a version of an operating system a ridiculous name such as Flatulent Ferret or Mangy Mongoose? It just couldn't happen, could it...
Too many matters left unresolved, I felt.
Or a too-abrupt ending.
Take your pick!
Business customers don't get the option to run in modem mode! All you can do is a bodge by buying 5 or 6 "fixed" IP addresses and creating a dummy subnet.
Something more complicated than:
1) remove wrapping
2) insert orally
Isn't it ironic that someone should misspell "misspelling" as "miss-spelling"!
If you wish to be marital-status-neutral, perhaps you should have used "ms-spelling"?
> everyone has a sewer connection
Strictly-speaking yes, but you'd be surprised how many go only to the septic tank...
Does Mint still have the 'feature' (common to other Linux distributions?) where if you want to upgrade to a new version (every six months) then it's a complete reinstall from scratch, and thus a complete recustomisation of everything?
"El Reg" and "Regin" - 60% of the letters are the same! Is there a connection? I think we should be told.
Oh, and has anyone seen mention of any scanner which would check for the presence of Regin (rather than plough through the information at the end of the PDF), and remove it? It may be early days, though.
That's where I saw the Approval status: Rejected...
Could someone please explain, for those who may well have thought that The IT Crowd was utter rubbish, whether TNETENNBA has any actual meaning, or is just a in-joke like Mornington Crescent (which may also be considered as a waste of time)?
I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but the Broadway Hotel self-certifies itself (tautology?) as being of a 3-star standard. The fact that this is possible says a lot about the tourist industry.
Also the fact that there are only ten hotels lower down in the ranking than that hotel, since those at the very bottom of the list are those whom nobody has ever rated.
There is a notorious guest-house in Beverley which self-certifies itself as 4-star, and has filched the 4-star logos from Visit England and stuck "Self Certified" at the top of each on its website. On a good day, it might be assessed as 2-star. Rather better than the Broadway Hotel, though!
> Final release is likely to be either spring 2015, or roughly a year from now
I think that what we have here is an example of irony, where the author is rather sceptical of the claimed delivery dates provided by software manufacturers. (If you need to look up "irony", you are not British!)
Does anyone know how this compares in power with the "IBM supercomputers" which the Met Office in Exeter boasts of using on their website, without them being any more specific?
It doesn't really matter who is chosen to run Ofcom, since (to mix metaphors) it is a figurehead without any teeth. I think of Ofcom much like the IBM mainframe Assembler instruction NOP.
... for the new, cleaner Windows (apologies to George Formby).
"The proof-of-concept demo by security researchers at Context Information Security [...] allowed them to exhaust the ink of the printer by printing out hundreds of documents."
Now it seems that my printer may have been hacked, and it wasn't just Canon's rapacious ink cartridge greed.
"The killer app for a smartwatch is that it will have the correct time, automatically."
You mean like Network Time Protocol, available from a whole bunch of Time Servers in each country?
No, they did not dye in vein...
Wouldn't weighing them infringe the passengers' Human Rights?
And, most importantly for the check-in staff, Why Didn't They Think Of The Children?
Disappointing that the author didn't manage to crowbar in something about "a caliphate worse than death"...
... calling the whole story "poo-erile". Must be a slow Friday at El Reg Towers?
Why can't chickens just cross the road without having their motives questioned?
"We have done everything we can to minimise impact and are working to get the redundant data centre up as soon as possible."
If the data centre was redundant, then why is there a problem? Have I missed something?
We miss the demon Moderatrix, who presumably went on to become Maleficent in that recent movie...
... will presumably have to be named OffAll, or Offal for short.
Perhaps the manufacturers could consider using this? Or did they never watch those anarchic trucking movies of yesteryear?
But maybe the operation of this would be stuffed by sunspots...
+1 to the sub-ed!
No. Such usage is incredibly infantile. And stupid.
All his PageDefrag did was to combine together all fragments of the page file (usually no more than two, maybe three) into a single 'fragment'/extent. Whether than improved performance or not is arguable. Was that your actual question?
PageDefrag doesn't work on Vista+, and was last updated in November 2006. Hardly worth the bother of asking the great man, I would say.
"API days are here again..."
Well done! You appreciated my very amusing collective noun joke!
Surely a mews is where a herd of cats lives?
@ You have not yet created a handle
I think Tony Blair's house is the one with the precisely-formed tornado on the pavement outside. It enables all his words to be taken up to heaven, to be judged...
> I have a distinct feeling that the US will soon be deploying Ack-Ack batteries around every airport just in case some idiot tries to fly one of these into the patch of a passenger jet.
Ack-Ack batteries to shoot down a quadcopter? Isn't that what cruise missiles were invented for?
Probably just a Fraudian Slip...!
Just because you can park 470 double-decker London buses on an aircraft carrier, it doesn't mean that you should...
(Has anyone any idea of the relative purchase cost, BTW?)
More useful will be when LibreOffice finally manages to escape from any dependency on the Java Runtime Environment.
Conversely, any candidate who thinks this stupid and unnecessary neologism is appropriate should be hurled out of the door with great force.
Surely journalists are showered with the 'perks' not available to IT staff?
The free lunches from fruity firms for puffing their products?
Hardware and software on test which 'doesn't need to be returned'?
The unquestioning approbation of El Reg's intelligent and perceptive readers?
(Maybe I got the first part of the last perk slightly wrong...)
"More research is needed."
Sadly the link is only to the Abstract of the paper, so we cannot see whether this compulsory final sentence was included.
...that you can do a bass face like Este Haim?
(I won't ask about the legs...)
I remember the quote from the BBC radio comedy programme as:
Posh blonde female undergrad: "The countryside? You mean that green thing that Daddy owns?"
Will it be sold, or will it fold? It's becoming thinner and less focussed as time passes.
It doesn't! That's the high-security feature in the password!