287 posts • joined 2 Jun 2011
Like it or not...
... Microsoft and some other big players are majors contributors to Linux, for a variety of reasons.
Part of the plan is make you believe you still have a choice.
Re: "Self Proclaimed Leader"
Some others tried that with some success in the past centuries, like "I'm son of God".
Re: "these changes have broad bi-partisan support."
You're a nutjob.
CIA Rapid Response Team - El Reg Division
Why insert a human body in the armour in the first place (70 - 100kg) ?
Make it a remote controlled droid on 6 wheels, an armored casing for storing motor/fuel/ammo, one or two guns on a turret, and a few cameras.
Lower price. Available tech.
Re: it could be because the observations were made in the afternoons, missing morning moisture.
Looks like someone holds something wrong
Re: In the words of Arnold J. Rimmer
An alien is probably holding it wrong
EU and ESA may not go to the moon, but they fly to Mars orbit and will attempt a comet landing in a few months...
Hadn't he blackmailed, he would have ejoyed his "privilege" longer and the being caught the sentence would have been a lot lighter...
Re: Where are the gun nuts?
Or the robber would have shot the guy before saying a word, just to make sure he would not be shot at in the first place.
Re: Steve Wozniak built them
The first Apple computers had no design at all, it was a wood casing. Square. Filled with components.
At first Apple sold the computers as a kit, the buyer would assemble the computer.
So... No, Steve wasn't even a designer.
He was a marketing guy, a liar. A good one maybe, even for a canary, but a liar.
- Hooo !!! Look Jenny !! This dump is where Walmart started!
- You're so charming Bob!!
Funnily enough my Atari ST in 1987 had the same design choices...
Yes it ran a nice user interface when Pc's were stuck with text only OS.
But it was a closed ecosystem, not upgradable (well not entirely)
As a result Atari went out of market because people prefered to spend the money on something that could adapt to future uses..
Same reasoning as in "she wore a mini skirt and got raped... her fault.."
About the raper fault?
What about the US?
Re: No Joking Matter :-) .... Poe's Law Rules:-)
You nailed it.
Re: A finger of fudge
Cut off a finger?
Nah, nowadays we just 3D print it.
I must confess...
... I own a Lumia and I like it a lot.
I own a Nokia Win8 Phone since yesterday.
I like it.
It was about time!!!
... The girl looks quite okay ...for an american that is...
Now that's a busy "Neuron".
Can I be the first to say...
"Don't disturb unless it is Mr Shadow"
"It is Mr Shadow"
Education icon, just because.
Re: But why?
"Apple is expensive"
Maybe that wasn't made clear enough.
"But I like it anyway".
That part is usually forgotten.
Re: Art? ART?
This is craft, not art.
Or all crafts are art.
"an “a[i]kido move"
Brilliant!! Aikido moves are a lot about arm twisting.
It was about time!!!
Microsoft is making different Windows for years, it was about time to move to Doors.
Mandatory Apple comment
Patenting obvious is Apple's business, find something else.
Re: So... European countries are NOT spying on US activities?
Start spying on the US with spying on French?
Why not going straight to the point and spy on Washington?
So... European countries are NOT spying on US activities?
That seems unlikely to me.
Re: Secure OS
On Atari machines, the OS don't stay in memory when an application is launched.
That's why "quitting" an app on an Atari means reboot, not going back to the desktop. It have to be reloaded entirely.
So if something bad happen - because of a program, like a virus or else - the OS is not at fault.
But hey, it's El Reg, you're not supposed to actually know what you post about.
I once run a perfectly secure OS.... on an Atari... It was in ROM.
Re: Will we be talking about Xbox in a similar fashion in 20 years time?
Just as nobody keeps fond memories of a 486 running Win95.
It's not only a matter of time. These old machines were fascinating, because we were struggling with the limited but fully available hardware. It was magic. It was programming. It was a lot of fun.
I still remember my first program written at school on a Thomson MO5 (standard school equipment in France, 1988 or so...) I was like 7. It was drawing a scrolling night sky.
I fondly remember the Wednesday afternoons on Amiga 500 at friend place.
I fondly remember my Atari 1040 at home and the arguments about which platform was the best =D.
Then I had a PC... pretty boring in comparison... then a Mac.... Then PC's again... I don't miss any of them.
Makes me miss my beloved Atari 1040 STf, 1Mo RAM, 8Mhz...
I run an emulator these days, but i does not feel the same... G'd old times... these computers had SOULS.
Does failing to fail make it a success?
Re: Dreaming androids
Could this one satisfy you, m'lord?
Unfortunately for you even an amateur telescope can see the space station :
Have a nice week end (which by the way might well be faked too - It really is Monday!)
>>- Jewelry is only legal if worn with a gun.
That's already the case if you're in a gang.
Re: Bad idea
On an unrelated news, USA is experiencing a new kind of terror attack after a foreign intelligence service triggered the "phone kill switch" for the whole country.
>> Wallets must incinerate their content when they are opened by unauthorized persons.
-"Hey look, someone lost his wallet!"
-"Maybe the adress is inside"
your pricey mobile was terminated by Federal authorities.
We took good note that it wasn't stolen (or so you say), alas, in this case your 5 years warranty won't work as it is not a product or service fault.
We encourage you to see this matter with the involved authorities.
We gently remind you that in any case this is a good opportunity to renew your hardware and confidence in us.
Re: SATA attached flash still?
No wonder the WIndows user icon is a drunken homeless
Re: DOH @Allan Brown
Aye, CPU-ram interface is what matter most... second to CPU cache size =D
Just curious... which countries?
Forget about UK... France... Germany... Italy... Spain...
So, what's left? Swiss? Maybe...
The cow is just a container... I don't see anything robotic about it
It could be worse
The thing could run on Windows 8.
Re: a six-digit code which can be entered in any compliant cashpoint
The odds are actually better than for the lottery.
Mr Banker reply :
we remember these days of course... But since then the sloppy economy made us realize that our Customers would save money whatever the incentive is. I take this opportunity to send you our price increases for the coming year.
I don't see how that's more convenient than the current ATM...
- What if you forgot to plug your phone last light?
- What if you don't have a smartphone?
- What if you donwloaded an app that upload your actions to a remote server?
- What if some crooks intercept the data tranfert between phone and ATM? A device of this type could be a few meters away from the machine and very hard to detect.
Couldn't we have instead a 2 factors authentication, so even if your card is stolen and the password somehow known, they would also need your phone? And every phone, smart or not, can receive SMS.... (agreed you still need a phone... and battery...)
Comes from the Greek "kubernân" - to rule...
so... a Cyber threat would be a "threat that rules".
It nearly can make some sense, if you're drunk enough.
"We agreed that we will continue our discussion at our next meeting in October"
I'd die out of boredom working there...
My work place may not be a paradise but at least I have more code to write than meeting to attend.
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