Last time I was in SF, Google was providing city-wide wifi
And it sucked. Unbelievably slow. Not sure if others have had better experiences with it.
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And it sucked. Unbelievably slow. Not sure if others have had better experiences with it.
Installing tomorrow. Should be interesting.
...is that they get their info from disgusting vats of lying shit like Wikipedia.
Bunch of shit-mongers, all of them.
Nice picture. Too bad a firefox is not a red fox. It's another name for the Chinese Red Panda, and looks nothing like any of the pictures that have ever been used for Mozilla's browser - much more like a cross between a very cute red puppy and a raccoon.
Lucky you then.
@Dan Paul - "But even that minimal control will never happen in China"...
You'd be surprised. People are fed up, and the people are gaining more power on a daily basis.
Funny - here I thought South Korea had already bought all of Canada. Or was that China that bought it? I'm confused now...
@bazza - "...looks like Samsung are going to buy BlackBerry."
Yeah, cause who wouldn't want a TV and a washer-dryer running BB10?? Can you imagine all the thumb-swipe options Blackberry can pack into a freezer or a toaster-oven?
No. And no.
It's just a simple remote - sorry to burst your cynic bubble. Not really good for much else. Not even the best free remote desktop - teamviewer is much nicer.
@Gordon10 - ".... exploit coming in 3..2..1..."
Chrome Remote Desktop has been around for years on Windows and Linux and I haven't heard about the exploits. I've used it - works alright as long as you've got a good wifi connection on both ends.
As with all Google services, be sure to use 2-step verification for account safety.
Apple scorched-Earth patent war initiating in 3,2,1.... we have lift-off...
I was referring to people calling me and yelling about their new $250 shiny hard drive.
But I'll keep your response handy and use it when they do call. Good one. Although I might change it up a bit - an Orca might be a bit more thrilling.
"Why won't my Macbook Air connect to my Seagate Mirror?!?!"
Like a vSphere client for Linux?
Nah - just more cloudy bits.
"Hey Woz, lets take a picture of me acting like I'm doing something that looks techie while you sit there and work".
What could possibly go wrong?
Has anyone checked to see if Sarah Connor is still alive recently? Could be important...
And much more drastic. Maybe a bright red, pulsing background? Do the whole site in 32-point comic-sans font?
I love seeing all the reg-tards crapping their pants over a font or the size of a jpg. This re-design is pretty much the best Vulture troll ever.
@Known - Text looks perfect to me on Chrome 40.0.2214.28 beta-m. Browser issue?
I like it. The red banner is a bit too red right now, but otherwise you've added some nice features.
Also, looks like you pissed off all the reg-tards at once today, which is always fun. Nice bit of trolling there!
Oh - when do we get some new comment icons? Sometime before the singularity occurs in 2045 I hope? Aren't these the same ones we've been using for 6-8 years now?
@tnovelli - "This troll is correct. Systemd is relevant here"
No. There is a lot of buzz around systemd integration with Docker, but Docker works just fine on Ubuntu under upstart and on other non-systemd systems (Slackware and Gentoo for example). Upstart seems to handle automatic starting and restarting of containers similar to systemd. I wouldn't move to a distro running systemd just to use Docker.
Troll much? And not very subtle are you, squeezing a systemd blast into a comment on a Docker article.
Back to Trolling 101 class for you, Coward.
Turned out it was just a another movie-snobbery website.
Sorry to hear that this movie pained the tender sensibilities of all the reg-tards. I'm sure it will have a big impact (not) on my decision to go see it.
Why do I get the feeling that the movie-snobbery reg-tard crowd is the same group as the fanbois-sheeple-Jobsian crowd? Hmmm.... Same "consumer-as-victim", "save-me-from-myself-and-my-unmet-expectations" vibe from this group of comments. Got to wonder how many of the comments were tap-tapped onto bent iPhone 6-pluses?
Apple could easily make your 4s stop running like a dead pig. But then you would have less reason to fork over $1,000 or so for your new 6 Plus.
It's a profit deal. Get it?
The one a couple of weeks ago seemed to have a nice murderous ending, with the copier sales rep and the blood-stained staircase.
If Apple and Samsung and their little buddies are going to sell us all out anyway, we shouldn't be paying them for the privilege of letting them spy on us and monetize our private lives.
@AC - "Some people you just can't help. A £170 Chromebook (or Chromebox) would have been just the ticket for what they use a PC for (web/email/basic office), and would have been secure too and would have just worked as soon as they signed in, no need to copy stuff across, or worry about backups."
Now that I agree with - many people would be better off with a Chromebook. They think they need full MS Office, but don't ever use its advanced functions and wouldn't know how to. What they really need is a cheap device with good internet connectivity that updates itself and is relatively secure.
@Chris Lively - "Maybe because it's a techie nightmare. Simple things like user management are incredibly hard. Features that used to exist are simply gone or so buried it's nearly impossible to find."
Control Panel. It's still right there. More features than ever in fact. And more administrator apps and options than I recall on Win 7. The only real hassle is with UEFI, but that's becoming universal, so what are you going to do?
But, whatever. I've spewed as much M$ hate as anyone over the years, and I'm relatively devoted to Linux. I just don't see the reason for the extreme hate for this particular version - it's closer to what we've wanted from Windows than any previous iteration, what with baked in security, significant performance enhancements, etc etc.
@AC - "The reason for "the techie crowd doesn't like the fastest, most secure version of Windows ever" is simple: they prefer other faster and more secure OS instead. For legacy or windows-only stuff, there is 7 which works just fine."
I use Linux for servers and number crunching, but if I've got to use Windows apps, why not use it in the latest, most secure and fastest form? All this bullshit about interface is just stupid when you can install Classic Shell on a system in about 1 minute for free to get your start menu back.
Funny to me that the techie crowd doesn't like the fastest, most secure version of Windows ever. I've been onboard since day one - no regrets whatsoever. I've put both my parents on it, wife, kids, co-workers, never heard a single complaint or issue. Classic Shell handles the start menu issues for free.
In my experience, most Wikipedia sources no longer exist at all if they ever did. Broken links or links to non-existent material seem to comprise the majority of their sources, and appear to be written in as "support" for the editor's opinions. Another problem is that links that do work are often to a source that is completely contradictory to the opinion formed by the Wikipedia editor.
Wikipedia used to be somewhat useful when you could follow their links and form your own opinion of the source materials. But now? Worse than worthless as far as I can tell.
No, the worse thing about Wikipedia is not the banners. It's all the opinionated BS that is passed off as fact, and the millions of broken links.
The $49 Android landfill tablet...
@Ken - "We're not part of the USA, yet"
Only cause 'Merica doesn't want your drivers on the wrong side of our roads screwing up all our traffic.
Although Congress would love to get their hands on the Crown Jewels and the Royal Palaces - we could auction them off at half-price and pay for a couple of days worth of our national debt interest payments.
@Chika - "I'm also an opensuser but I don't mind having a peek. My biggest problem is the intense dislike of KDE4 and more recent GNOME, so Cinnamon is certainly a possible contender for a replacement."
Agreed, and I'm also an opensuser, but I won't be bothering with Mint 17.1. Stick me with a nearly year-old kernel? NO THANKS. I prefer my systems to have access to current drivers, graphics system updates and kernel optimizations.
Guess I'll remain an opensuser, struggling along with KDE.
Motorovo. Rolls off the tongue a bit better.
There's still a bunch of educational websites using Silverlight to deliver DRM-locked content. Universities, K-12 education, textbook makers and the like. Companies that want to deliver content at ridiculously high prices without giving you the ability to copy and paste it into a document.
The larger sizes could be trouble for those who are addicted to texting/facebooking/emailing while driving. Around my community, if you pull up to nearly any stoplight you can see people in their cars one-hand stabbing on the glass of what appear to be iPhones.
Can't spare them right now. Trying to put together $7 billion to purchase "zz.com".
Can you IMAGINE how popular that will be? It's so amazingly 3D. And stuff.
...how completely worthless $1 million dollars is now.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the mobile OS itself IS the biggest distraction they need to get rid of. Very expensive to develop and run a mobile OS, and so far the benefit looks extremely tiny - basically selling cheap handsets in countries that already have tons of cheap handsets.
But again - maybe it's just me.
Very interesting - thanks!
Yup, what he said. When ads started carrying malware and attempting to track my every move, that's when I pretty much flushed then all. You can advertise to me again when you:
a. Secure your stuff so malware isn't being injected
b. Don't try to drop anything - cookies, trackers, whatever - on my system
c. Make your stuff non-annoying, by which I mean text based, no need for photos and autostart videos and do forth
There must be a huge number of people who don't use their online time like I do for online ads to be worth any money at all.
The last time I saw an online ad?
Can't remember - years. Probably more recently, but I didn't notice. AdBlock really works.
The last time I read an online ad I inadvertently saw?
Can't remember - years.
The last ad that I remember any information from?
Can't recall any in particular. Some of the old Microsoft ads were annoyingly funny in their attempts at tech-speak and their lack of truthfulness. Those old Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld online videos were almost humorous.
Oh, good lord that was funny. You owe me a new $200 keyboard, pal.
And I'll take a new mouse while you're at it. And a nice set of speakers. Don't get me anything that says "Beats" on it, please.
The Googlers are just trying to keep up with the Jobs's. They heard there were massive profits to be made putting out broken software and bendy phones...
@Ted - don't be silly. We all know that Ebola was caused by systemd.
Oh dear - I hope this doesn't mean that they'll start showing up for work in skinny jeans.
More like SCO.