I'd be stuffed.
I find my password hard enough to type into my EeePC using both hands -- never mind trying to do it with my toes.
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I find my password hard enough to type into my EeePC using both hands -- never mind trying to do it with my toes.
If you're really paranoid you might do it by mistake then you could always change file associations for PDF files to Notepad or something and right-click "open with" when working on your own documents. Also make similar changes to any web browsers and mail clients so that PDFs are either blocked or saved rather than opened.
While they could, no doubt, knock something together for Linux if they only use Windows on their machines and only develop for Windows then I don't actually blame them for not supporting Linux.
As the representative stated, there are plenty of Linux tools out there for this kind of thing so you can still monitor your drive and, or course, if the drive fails they'll replace it if it's under warranty regardless of your OS.
I only run Linux at home, and I love it when manufacturers support Linux by making drivers available and the like -- but I can see why they wouldn't want to employ someone to ensure that all their utilities work on Linux also.
What about The Goonies? I can't believe that missed out.
Funny, I don't recall the last time someone was executed in Spain, The Netherlands or the UK (not heard about it in Russia either but, then, might not make the news in the same way).
I've equally not heard of an Afghan missile capable of reaching any of those countries and killing large amounts of the population.
Iraq and Afghanistan have been messed up for years, probably due in part to US and UK funding of dictators and terrorist groups for their own ends.
Your naivety in believing that troops are there to in some way give people a better way of life also speaks volumes.
Who "helped us". If you mean the troops in Afghanistan, how did they help you?
As for the people who "hate us" they do so because of wars like this, not despite them.
Or by "helped us" do you mean the Taliban who helped the US against the Ruskies? By "hate us" do you mean most of the world apart form the US who now think of it as a country that was run by a chimpanzee who tried to turn the population into "burger-eating war monkies"?
Seems to me that jail breaking means you don't agree with Apple's philosophy but are willing to pay them to continue it. You are paying over the odds for something locked down only to invalidate the warranty and practically defeat the original intent of it. Why do you do it? Don't you find it hypocritical?
True, this is a bit of a "me too" device but RIM as a company did invent one of the most influential smart phone designs and were the first to market with push mail -- so they're as much of an innovator as Apple.
Apparently "There's a bit of a parallax issue - the angle between viewfinder and lens is rather steep, making shots quite tricky to frame.".
I beg to differ -- a good rum is comparable to a decent whiskey. Granted you'll not find something as sophisticated in taste as, say, a good Islay -- but Rum can still be appreciated for it's taste. As can a good tequila for that matter.
You do realise you could have sold it and bought about twenty times as much cheap rum and got pissed longer?
To march into a man's property and incarcerate him then potentially ruin his job prospects for the rest of his life, and to lump him in with people who rape children just because he wanted to have a little fun in his own garden is the work of a sick society. I hope the scum who did this get what they deserve.
I would have though that phone platforms would ask the user, at least the first time, whether they wanted the app to access other things on the phone? I know on my Symbian phone, for example, an FTP app has to get permission to access local files and folders.
Doesn't Android have anything similar?
A quick google image search shows Opera 10 with tabs under the menu also. What gives?
The reporter broke the Ts and Cs or Facebook! Someone tell MrZ about the "bitch"!
But last I hear you couldn't watch YouTube on them and, the last time I used it, the browser was more clunky than even the S60 one. Oh, and apps are a little harder to come by(PuTTY and some others).
As for the E72 -- I hear that IMAP support is borked and, other than that, it's not changed. Though, yes, in an ideal world the E72.
An E71 with a faster chip, more memory and the bugs removed from the OS. Or, alternatively, an N900 in a more Blackberry like package.
The data on a Blackberry is, apparently, actually encrypted so that only someone who knows the password can retrieve it -- they have an auto-erase (DOD style) built in for a given number of bad password attempts, etc..
So, assuming Blackberry devices are actually secure without having access to the BES, every law enforcement agency has the same problem.
The difference is that, in the "civilised" world, it's legal to hold data that the government can't read casually without a warrant.
Since the telecoms providers are dictator-owned then they will likely have access to any data passing through any point in the UAE in an unencrypted form -- much as the UK government do. The difference here is that the dictator of the UAE can do it completely openly and there are no laws against it and no checks an balances.
Think China with less people in charge.
While I occasionally forget the "fair use policy" I otherwise find my 10MB connection to be about 9.8-10.2MB.
However, when I found VM were potentially overcharging I went looking for a replacement -- and the fastest BT would guarantee over their lines was 2.5MB, and that was a "best endeavours". Oddly, a young lady from Sky turned up a few months later touting "20MB Broadband" -- she didn't know what to say when I asked her if they'd been down the street replacing copper. I checked the BT site later that evening, they hadn't but they did seem to have deployed new MODEMs and suggested a cautions "up to 3.6MB" on "best endeavours" though.
So, even in 2010, it is not possible to get a decent broadband speed in the outskirts one of the UK's biggest cities without using cable.
While I realise some people may decide to watch online rather than pay a license, you may also find that some do it simply because it is there. I am not convinced that online viewing will really replace TV viewing to a degree that makes an awful lot of difference to the number of license payers -- so I'd be inclined to think of it as "shrinkage" for the short term and think about what will happen if most TV goes IP in some way.
The argument about students, though, was the one that made me think of the music industry first -- students have a history of not paying the license fee going back decades. When I was there we used to watch portable TV which, technically, came under our parent's TV licenses* -- I see this as a more modern version of the same thing. The parallel with the music industry being that students, historically, have always shared music and the only way the internet changed this was to give them more choice -- there was no lost revenue as students would be unlikely to buy music much anyhow.
*well, arguably at least depending on factors like internal batteries.
With the odd exception of things like the first Matrix movie it wouldn't matter if a film was in black and white with a mono soundtrack if it's a good film.
Then there are on-trick ponies like Avatar -- I've no doubt it looks "cool" in 3D but having seen it in 2D I can see it for the regurgitated dull pap it is. Contrast that with Alice In Wonderland which, while still obviously derivative, was clever and funny and didn't need 3D to be good watch.
3D can work -- but only when used as another tool which is well integrated into a good production. Pushing 3D insensitively onto an old classic or using it to make tripe a little more exciting to the audience in the cinema is just stupid.
Mind you, I'd rather watch "The Straight Story", "Full Metal Jacket" or "In The Mood For Love" (for example) in 2D at home than go to the cinema to see Pocohontas 3D^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Avatar so I suppose I'm not the target audience.
I'd quite like to try Blu-ray just for fun, and at this price it could be justified as a toy but, because I won't pay Microsoft, the major studios and the US government have labelled me a criminal and so refuse to allow me to play Blu-ray movies on my PC. They were pissy about DVDs too but thankfully an evil degenerate filthy criminal named something like "DVD Jan" made it possible fro me to watch them -- though it now means I can't go to the US for fear of being prosecuted under the DMCA.
But a word in your article has meant all I can think of is: "Mooooeerrrgghhh", "'was in the War" and "M-m-m-m-m-m-multikill-kill-kill!!!!".
I'll be a little more clear:
I cannot vote for the party because they have no candidate in my area.
A party can have more votes than another but still not be in government because the came second in the biggest regions and first only in some small ones.
Both of which mean that we do not have "one person one vote" in the true sense but, instead, have a strange system in which one must vote "tactically" or ones vote makes no difference. It also seems to mean that all we do in this country is, to misquote someone (I don't recall who), "vote the last lot out".
Does anyone know of a brief explanation as to why we don't have one man one vote (proportional representation)? The only reasons I can think of is that the present system pretty much guarantees that only long established parties (particularly the big 3) ever get into parliament and forces people to move to areas where there are "more of their kind" -- possibly an old Conservative trick to create Labour ghettos or something?
I'm not sure where you get this idea that Adobe would have to go about "Supporting what amounts to dozens of Linux platforms...".
Last time I checked there was one Kernel with several versions -- and a binary compiled against one will most likely work with any later version.
Either that or I'm imagining that the 64bit Flash plugin I am currently using has worked with at least 3 different kernels and has been reported to work on all the major distributions?
This is about making a custom ARM chip for Windows Netbooks and Tablet PCs -- that way MS can say to people like Dell "want to use Windows on a cheap ARM netbook? Then you will have to use MS certified ARM chips." - that will stop them mucking around with that horrible Linux stuff.
I had heard about these things but thought they were only available to customers of some online banks as numbers to be used for online transactions. I had heard about them in the US too.
Now I know they're in the UK I wonder how I've missed them and where I can get one. There are plenty of places, from untrustworthy looking fuel stations to overseas online retailers where I wouldn't want to give my real credit card details for fear of being wiped out -- but one of these would be ideal.
So, before they go, does anyone know where I could buy one?
As has been mentioned some stock a number of Cask Marque approved ales and they do win awards for this.
Perhaps most real ale drinkers aren't snobs and drink at times other than Friday nights when everyone is "getting tanked up" on the cheap booze.
Then again, perhaps some Wetherspoons are worse than others and I've only been to good ones.
Would also be funny if, on winning, he had a business card made along the lines of "Zuckerberg is my bitch!".
How can they allow anyone anywhere near this drug which we know causes leprosy, schizophrenia, sexsomnia, paedophillia, geriatrophilia*, narcolepsy, insomnia, paranoia, agoraphobia, claustrophobia, gangrene, crack addiction and the ability to snowboard better than anyone else in the world?!?!?!?
This should be outlawed now and Prozac or Ethanol should be used instead!
*Or whatever it's called.
But, in my experience at least, Opera is a bugger to use. I still can't find the cookie whitelist feature (if it has it) and blocking scripts and images seems needlessly complex.
Perhaps I've just got too used to Firefox, but whenever I've tried to give Opera a go I've ended up returning to Firefox.
Not in the industry I work for they're not. Well, unless they want to loose multi-million dollar clients that is. They will use devices which can have policy applied and they will use approved encryption on all mobile devices, they will not use their own devices to store any data of any importance to clients -- failure to do so will result in crosses on auditors reports and failure of the business entirely due to lack of clients.
"As opposed to working on a laptop which is obviously impossible to leave lying around?" Having the database on a Laptop is a no-no too. Users should VPN in and use a front end app which retrieves only small amounts of the dataset or use a web portal from a machine with good security apps (firewall, AV, ...) which are checked regularly by someone who knows what they are doing. Developers and those tasked to work on large amounts of data should be VPNing in and using Citrix or other remote software to work on a machine which is safely locked away.
Databases themselves should remain on servers in data centres with controlled access or, at the very least, PCs in offices with controlled access on a machine with an encrypted drive. Heck, at absolute worst they should be on a laptop with full drive encryption and a sensible strength password.
This, on the other hand, is encouraging anyone to carry databases around with them on their latest tech toy. That's called being irresponsible and, in some cases, borderline illegal.
If you can download a database and store it on the device you're just asking to loose it on the train -- leaving customer records or personal details exposed.
Play with your iToy all you want -- but using stupid applications like this just leaves you open to compliance issues and other data protection issues.
I may be being Mr Thicky here but couldn't this be caused by having a phone hissing in your ear for a good part of each day? That, and a possible change of blood flow due to pressing your phone to your ear too hard, ought to be enough reasons, shouldn't it?
@pengwyn Sounds like the Ultra Sonics are targeting you... Or, it may be schizophrenia...
Didn't Microsoft rewrite Windows from the ground up to make it more secure at around the time Vista was released?
MS bashing aside -- what is surprising is that it took so long for someone to discover this flaw.
Training? My dear old mom received some IT training for Windows 98 and Office back in the day -- she's gone on to use Kubuntu and Windows7 with Open Office without any additional training, not even "IT Support" from me. Office suites might change where they put things but people who use them tend to, in my experience, find where those things are as and when they need them. So, apart from the odd bit of confusion, I can't see much Office training being needed.
Then you have any browser-based forms and applications -- provided they'll work in Firefox or Chrome or whatever then it doesn't matter which OS the users of these are on because they never need to touch the OS. Same goes for anything terminal based -- will work through any old terminal client.
So, training going to Linux should be minimal fro a lot of organisations -- it's only those installing and configuring the software who need to know the differences. Anyone else should never touch the OS anyhow.
I'd say the only expensive barrier is replacing any proprietary or bespoke systems which rely on Windows -- in fact, that may make it cheaper to stay with Windows even under very expensive licenses.
There's an interesting, if old, article about Ernie Ball moving to Linux which seems to agree with my assessment also.
Thanks to the gullibility of some tosser in NHS management we'll all be paying Microsoft a lot more money over the next few years.
2K got the job done with minimal fuss and little in the way of eye candy. As far as I am concerned, barring the odd nice little touch, desktop OSs haven't got any more usable since the days of 2K.
All I need are Windows, menus and task bars -- works as well for me under XP, KDE or Gnome.
You can keep your flashy Fisher-Price graphics and effects, your processor hungry Emerald, your bloated Aero or your comedy OSX. I want a desktop where I can just get on with it -- no distractions and no bloat.
It could be argued, of course, that once configured correctly NT4 did all that -- but I have to admit I wouldn't want to do without plug-and-play USB device support.
Or done a better course at a better university?
Your plumber didn't get funded by the tax payer for three years of extra education.
The only point in getting a "better education" is to make you a more productive member of society or make you rich -- you should decide which you want to be the case before you get your education.
Lawyers generally get paid more than teachers, for example, it may be sad but both chose their career knowing that -- and the teacher will likely get a lot more piece of mind and a lot more leisure time.
Apologies if I don't sound sympathetic, I am, but the real world is a harsh place and it's not the government's fault that you didn't choose to become a plumber.
Turns out Oxygen free Copper isn't the best medium for signal transmission after all.
For the price they're asking for these things you ought to be getting a lump of Titanium.
That said, a certain "Mag" light manufacturer seems to be able to make fairly strong Aluminium flashlights -- so that may work also..
While not the most exciting phone in the world my now-ageing E71 does everything modern smart phones do, and does so for longer on a single charge.
Admittedly, if I had the money I may have bought an N900 by now -- but I know that, while it would be more fun than my current phone, I would miss the battery life if nothing else.
So, if the MacBook isn't a Personal Computer, what is it? A fridge? Perhaps you require a dictionary?
*awaits the irony of the grammar police*
True for me at least. I don't want any software from a company that's attempting to blackmail anyone who uses my OS of choice in a commercial venture. Moonlight is a trojan horse to get more "Microsoft Patents" into Linux.
My recollection of A-Level physics (and a quick look at Wikipedia) tells me that they usually detect beta particles but can be modified for Gamma radiation or Alpha particles by having thicker walls or different windows.
For gamma I thought the usual method was photographic film, covered by a specially-designed shield if Beta particles needed to be discounted?
In the days of simply taking an old Jazz recording and shifting it onto CD I can understand how you could -- but seeing as most modern recordings will be digital form the get-go there won't be any ultra-high or ultra-low frequencies which vinyl may or may not produce better. Or do you think that the CD remastered to sound better on vinyl somehow has a better ambiance?
I'd love to know if it resonates on these.
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