234 posts • joined Wednesday 13th April 2011 12:54 GMT
Re: Slackers in the US
I think the two AC posts which follow yours seem to support the contention that Americans do not understand irony...
Presumably it's far easier to go after individuals whose tax affairs are, shall we say, slightly suspect than to go after large corporations with lots of accountants and lawyers which help the corporations to pay minimal amounts of tax...
"Can Adobe justify shifting its Creative Suite to a contentious new licensing model?2
Will it make more money for Adobe?
If answer is Yes, then it's justified.
@Andrew Jones 2
"The speed and distance signs in the UK are what they are because it would simply cost far too much to change them..."
Well, they did it in Eire!
"Distance signs had displayed kilometres since the 1990s but road speed limits were in miles per hour until January 2005, when they were finally changed to kilometres per hour. "
I suppose your logic would argue that changing the road signs was the direct cause of the financial crisis in Eire?
Re: Alternating Succuess
It's always a pleasure to read some well-argued, incisive and insightful comments.
Sadly, these will be from an alternative poster.
Re: Speaking as a consultant ...
I would be rather worried if asked about RS232 in a job interview, much as I would be surprised to be asked about CP/M. Surely relevant technology is a far better area for questions?
Re: Under Construction.
I've just upvoted this post as quite accurate - then I discovered it was by Eadon! Oh, the shame of it...
Getting the gender terminology correct
In the same way as we have a gender distinction between blond and blonde, would IT be more inviting to women if they could be called a nerde or a geeke?
Re: Facebook is evil
@IGnatius T Foobar "Facebook is evil. Therefore, whatever is bad for Facebook is good for everyone else. I support Google's efforts."
Aren't you being a bit binary? You have ignored the possibility of them both being evil...
Re: Disagreement is good, if you have some basis for it
Possibly people were downvoting Shannon Jacobs for putting "passed master" instead of "past master"?
Stroppy persons really need to minimise grammar, spelling and homophone errors in their posts!
Re: Call me sceptical if you will, but...
So what happened to "where there's blame, there's a claim"?
Get a move on, you lawyers - there's an ambulance that needs chasing!
Re: diurnal cycle
I think the medical name for what you're suffering from is "teenage"...
One assumes that you've done the test twice, with different names and postal addresses and other details?
Let us know the comparative results!
Right now my RasPI runs:
root@rpi / # uname -a
NetBSD rpi 6.99.19 NetBSD 6.99.19 (RPI) #4: Sat Apr 6 13:27:49 BST 2013 sysbuild@....:/home/sysbuild/Sysbuild/evbarm/obj/home/sysbuild/src/sys/arch/evbarm/compile/RPI evbarm
which I cross-compiled myself; presently it is slaving over pkgsrc compilations:
root@rpi / # pkg_info | wc -l
(doing some Common Lisp ATM...).
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why most people prefer to run Windows...
Re: Job title
Reed isn't asking you where your current job is located!
I understand from an insider that the alleged BBC job title from many years ago:
Engineering Information and Electrical Installation Officer
Re: Decimated? Decimated!?
There is a pandemic of inappropriate word usage which greatly pains the pedants among us (but we are not outraged). However I fear the correct use of 'decimated' is a lost cause.
Sorry that you didn't get "its" right, though...
Re: I may be downvoted, but...
I usually complain about the insularity of Americans, but surely the suggestion that "no driver should be allowed to do their driving test in a car with automatic transmission" reinvents the Luddite?
In the US you'd have a hard job actually finding a car with manual transmission, unless it's a sports car imported from Europe.
And if the statement "we have automated spam filtering to the point where they protect even the more stupid of us to a relatively good degree" were true, then surely the spammers would have given up in disgust by now?
It would be unkind to downvote you...
Re: Not outsourced
"No wonder you never got promoted to management!"
The correct word should be "demoted"...
So it is not just the circumstances which are extenuating?!
Re: Just checking in
"Crysis? What's Crysis?"
(apologies to James Callaghan, or, more accurately, The Sun's deliberate misreporting of what he said...)
Another opportunity to see how well the government can manage a Big IT Project!
"An entity of concern"
Don't you just love the straightforward and jargon-free plain English that they use?
Same problem as psychonaut, but only with yahoo.co.uk compromised accounts, with the person's name as the subject.
The other variant is the url, with the person's name, again, and an American-format date and time beneath.
Until the spam furore dies down I'm just quarantining *@yahoo.co.uk.
I've looked at the Chromebook Pixel website...
... but there's no mention of being able to wipe the hard disk and install Windows on it!
Pity - we'd have then got a Windows laptop with a decent screen resolution...
"In British English the normal spelling in general contexts is judgement. However, the spelling judgment is conventional in legal contexts, and in North American English."
Just install StartIsBack http://startisback.com/ on the WIndows 8 PC, and get all the advantages of Windows 8 with the GUI you know and love from Windows 7. (A swingeing $3 for 2 PCs.)
Re: Helen Boaden
Ah, BBC job titles! It was alleged that in the Sixties (or thereabouts) an engineer at the BBC had managed to get himself awarded the title of Engineering Information and Electrical Installation Officer, so that he could, quite validly, answer the telephone with "EIEIO?", but checking a few years ago with someone who worked at the BBC found no trace of this.
An episode of South Parks apparently recycled the same idea with "Email, Internet, Electronic Information Officer."
Re: LIbre Office good, MS Office is dying.
"If you use a closed MS format then it's a nightmare whatever you do.."
So why are you advocating the closed Adobe PDF format?
The "ambitious" user interface design...
One presumes that in the UK, following Yes, Minister, the word that would be used instead of "ambitious" would be "courageous".
Possibly Reg-ers are appalled by the default acid yellow background of Sumatra PDF?
Fix it by adding bg-color to the shortcut, as in
"C:\Program Files\SumatraPDF\SumatraPDF.exe" -bg-color 0xF2F8FD
(a delicate pale blue in RGB).
No mention of token ring?
I was always told (probably by IBM customer representatives) that Token Ring was a much more efficient protocol than Ethernet. What a pity that the implementation was so awful, with clunky Media Access Units and thick coaxial cabling. Ended up rather like BetaMax vs. VHS...
Re: The Internet always existed...
"It just had zero nodes."
Hence the old joke starting: "My internet's got no nodes..."
Error: no address supplied...
... to receive the mountains of goodies that grateful firms will doubtless shower upon the author, following favourable mention in El Reg...
And to that I say "Ita, esto - quidcumque".
(Perhaps "Yeah, right - whatever...")
So you never watched Hi-de-Hi when you were young?
It doesn't follow...
“The vendor has stated that models released after October 31, 2012 are not affected by this vulnerability.” Which will be welcome relief for those who acquired a printer in the last month."
The welcome relief will happen only when all the models released before 31 Oct 2012 have been sold - which could perhaps be anything up to a year later?
Bienly fait, Andrew!
Re: I am no reader of this article (just passing through...)
This should not even be nominated for Headline of the Article - it is poor for several reasons:
* "feds" should have been "Feds", since there is presumably no connection with "fed up" nor with " 'fess up"
* "ass" is American usage, our AngloSaxon word is better and less easily confused with equus asinus
* a microscope would be an entirely inappropriate instrument for anal insertion - a colonoscope, sigmoidoscope or even endoscope would be of more use (trust me)
I'm happy with "Troubled OCZ", though.
Re: USB ports?
And can anyone explain why it doesn't have gigabit ethernet? How much extra would that cost?
Re: Fast, Cheap, Right
I understand the choice has been reduced to one, because of the recession...
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