Yes, the definition of success is the tricky one to nail down. If it's "Did we deliver what the customer needed?", it's very different to "Did we deliver what the customer asked for?".
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Is this "our screens have poor viewing angles, so we're going to make them worse and call it a feature?"
Re: Who cares?
Until the Microsoft Dublin case is sorted, hosting within the EU is still no protection if the parent company is US based.
Re: Science is amazing
Your wish is hereby granted - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-space-agency
Of course, you probably mean a space agency that does missions like this, rather than them just existing.
Chatroulette without the dick pics?
Wouldn't that just be an empty screen where nothing ever happens?
It's both right and wrong, and so is your comment - since the hydraulic fluid used is fuel (after it's used by the hydraulic system, it enters the main fuel tank)
Because we all know that it's fundamentally impossible for two people of the same gender to fall in love?
Is "we can confirm that service returned to normal at 23.35 hrs yesterday" code for "everyone stopped even trying to use our service"?
Re: What you have to remember
Oh dear. Flashbacks to DB-25 connectors and a soldering iron.
What you have to remember
Is that this is 1995 and practically nothing is connected to this "internet" thing, so a backdoor should be perfectly safe. In a "Cable modem", whatever that may be.
Re: Did I miss....
Do we have to solve one problem at a time, and in a strictly defined order that you've decided? Is education unimportant?
And last I checked, disease hasn't been eradicated on any continent, and I don't expect it to be any time soon.
Lets be honest here - they'd probably have set them to last even longer but no-one's taking the Y10K problem seriously yet.
Re: Are AMD and nVidia on board?
MS aren't dropping ARM support - they're dropping Windows RT - but since they've just announced that a Windows variant will run on the Raspberry PI 2, and the PI is ARM, I wouldn't say they're dropping support.
Re: After landing
Almost all of the weight (i.e. massive engines) is at the bottom, and I presume that they've managed to find at least one person in their engineering department who can make sure that the landing legs have been build to make use of that fact.
A mission run by people who can distinguish the difference between comets and asteroids?
Given Sasha's track record
Should we expect a website critical of facebooks handling of these sorts of cases to appear shortly?
All well and good
But until the Microsoft vs DOJ case about their Dublin data centre is resolved, it means diddly squat.
Just so I'm sure
Just want to check I'm reading this right. The whole line of reasoning is:
If the public knew the truth about Company X, it could harm Company X's commercial interests, therefore the public should not know about this.
Re: I still can't understand how no-one goes after amazon
Because it's not illegal to have a monopoly - which I'm not even sure Amazon do have in any particular markets.
If we both set up companies selling the same product, and I happen to be able to sell it for cheaper than you are able to, and so I end up with the majority of customers, that's just the way things are. There's no legal, moral or ethical requirement that I raise my prices, you lower yours, or some government function intervenes, so as to balance the market between both of us.
The most dangerous object to be making use of whilst driving is the car itself.
So they ought to ban the use of cars whilst driving, and the problem will be solved.
And, so, we see, that the lesson **has** been learnt from Edward Snowden:
The laws also impose increased penalties for leaking information. A new offence would be created that offers five years in prison for disclosing special intelligence operations, rising to ten years should the disclosure “endanger the health or safety of any person or prejudice the effective conduct of a special intelligence operation”
Maybe not the lesson we wanted our governments to learn...
Re: It looks suspiciously like an AE-35 unit
I think space inside the station is reserved for things that benefit from having access to warmth and atmosphere. Computers don't (yet) need either.
I suspect big and bulky is actually a bonus when you're trying to manipulate things in a spacesuit. You don't want to be dealing with anything that requires fine dexterity to fit.
Re: Call yourself an editor?
Agreed. The "relations" in "relational databases" are the *tables*, not the links between them.
Which is more obvious if you actually study e.g. relational algebra.
What's really depressing is that, due to how these stats are collected, we know that these are all machines with access to the internet.
Would those be the same gaps that companies have been spotting for years? That as soon as a company establishes that there is a worthwhile market in such a gap, BT decides it's actually going to rollout into the same area.
Re: RE: service charge
Yes. And I'm sure they install the OS and all of their utilities from scratch as well. Do you not think it's quite likely that they have this automated?
My first reading was urethra, and when I read your "piss poor" comment I wondered if we were heading for a bad pun.
I'm not sure it counts as brute force
When it takes less than a minute. Maybe it could be described as "delicate force"
The modern way of using computers is "consumption", not coding. Thou shalt not dare do anything but consume.
All that the guide itself has to say for Earth is "Harmless" (later updated to "Mostly Harmless")
Doesn't this also forget that trademark rights are limited to particular fields?
I.e. Microsoft don't own a trademark on "Windows", they own a trademark on "Windows" in the field of operating systems (and possibly some other fields, I'm not going to go and chase up their registrations)
Whereas this centralised clearing house seems to grant a trademark holder in one field the ability (possibly) to prevent a legitimate trademark owner for the same name in a different field from registering their domains.
What are the blue dots? Anyone know?
I'm hoping that this is jargon
"Segment your users by ... stickiness..."
Or else they have some form of data collection (WebCams?) that I've not noticed before.
Gaius Hammond, who noted: "Unfortunately my camera lens isn't wide enough to include the other half."
What does Gaius's missus have to do with this?
Solent seems to have moved
Last I checked, it was a little closer to Portsmouth than Plymouth
Who edited this?
"following a ruling that it infringed a key design patent - D’889" - no, the ruling in June was that there was a strong *liklihood* that it would be found, by a Jury, to infringe that patent.
It was the fact that a jury has now *not* found it to be so that leads to the ban being lifted.
Who edited this?
The 3 sentences:
The Encriyoko Trojan uses components written in Go, a compiled language developed by the search giant. It first emerged from the Chocolate Factory in 2009. Once installed on a Microsoft Windows PC, the Trojan attempts
Make it sound like the *trojan* was authored by Google.
"The eight countries where the iPhone 5 will go on sale first are: the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore"
I'm sure there's a special way of counting that makes that work, but I'm not sure what it is...
Because all developers are equal
"It also seems odd that Microsoft puts so much energy into IDE design rather than, for example, implementing more of C++11 in Visual C++." - yes, because I want someone who's good at IDE design to be implementing complex, close to the metal C++ features.
Not all developers (or designers, etc) are good at the same range of tasks.
Re: Am I missing something?
Agreed - it's almost as if they forgot what the topic was, because up at the top they were talking of "offloading code generation, garbage collection and runtimes" - no mention of graphics at all.
Re: Biggest thing my cat ever brought in...?
Try a live adult seagull. No idea how it got it through the catflap and a foot long tunnel.
I'm not sure what you're doing there - but you've got excess ingredients for your bacon buttie. The bread should be moistened purely by the meat juices - butter has no place here.
Those annoying sync cables?
You mean the ones that provide power to the other device?
No fair switching the units!
You could at least report that they won £0bn, like the other figures.
Wow. Just wow. I sincerely hope the guys who are running these experiments are reading the el reg comments section. Because you guys are *bound* to be the first ones to think "hmm. maybe there will need to be some serious thought put into this system failing safe".
I've got some bad news for you
If the "currency" you have was printed by a laser printer and normal toner...
The real juice
So far as I can see, the best part of B&Ns response is where they point out that one of the patents ('233) was essentially rejected in another form, because of prior art ('552 Cassorla patent), but they failed to bring that prior art to the Patent Offices attention whilst working to get '233 approved.
there was somewhere you could post a question, asking people to speculate on what benefits and privileges that a high point score might provide...
Is there the remotest possibility
That their *entire portfolio* of IP addresses was represented by more than one block?