The only things I can come up with aren't suitable for publication. For example smuggling phones into prison via bodily orifices might trigger an unanticipated response. Ew!
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Re: Government departments surprised by arrival of April 2014.
Actually, they do own a calendar, otherwise the union members wouldn't know what day to go out on strike.
Unfortunately, what they often do have is an unholy combination of abundant red tape, the worst project managers money can buy and an institutionalised mind-set that is highly insular with little appreciation of the real world and the options that are out there.
"Their work has been published in Nano Letters"
Does this mean it's been printed in very small characters?
Or, in this context...
What is your reaction to our corrupt elected/unelected bottom-feeders browsing for porn in their place of work?
Re: Isn't it even worse for you ....
Only for everyone else on the day your bottled up rage explodes and you go all D Fens (Gratuitous Falling Down reference).
"most sensible people don't trade in their old TV just because there is a newer one with better features"
Really? You're on the wrong website for comments like that. There isn't anyone that sensible here. 3D TV anyone....?
Re: Run. Quickly. Away.
'Win7 support is ending'
Regular support for an OS that is already five years old moves to extended support next year, through to 2020. That's not too bad. I'm sure you'll manage.
Calm down, dear, support isn't even nearly over.
A fool and his money are easily parted...
I know Rupert is a little old and possibly senile, but surely his staff aren't fool enough to go through the enduring hell of corporate Gmail?
Down that road lies pain and suffering.
Future tech for tech's sake...
Bring on the Suppository PC. Pop it where the sun doesn't shine and it'll check your diet, seating position and buzz you when you get an email....
Or come too London and work in bars, as many Aussies did when the going was good.
Re: Google Glass: Strictly for
"Spy-wise, Google Glass doesn't offer anything that's not already out there, and not already in a billion people's pockets.."
Difference is that cameras in a billion pockets will sit there taking photos of keys, loose change and snot rags. Millions of cameras on peoples heads? Now that's a surveillance solution to make any secret policeman swoon.
The HUD? Well, the Gestapo/KGB/SMERSH etc won't care about that - it's secondary to them.
Best of luck...
If the boffins at SpaceX even come close on this next mission, the next obvious step is possibly a sea based platform, then try for land. Either way, even last mission's attempt was a great step forward.
Master the landing and we're looking at re-usable launch vehicles - and all this done with considerably less budget that the big aerospace outfits or ESA.
Ambitious, yes, but without a bit of guts, there's no glory.
On the udder hand...
Is putting such content on the Reg appropriate? After all, its a tech site frequented by various techies and, as we all know, some of these folk exhibit odd behaviour and may consider this piece as an attempt at fetish porn.
Do we want to encourage such unwholesome thoughts?
It's Friday, so mine's a Guinness...
Not a good idea.
I've always liked Proliants, going back to the days when they were beige and wore Compaq badges. They were reasonably priced and well designed and built.
Trouble with this is that many customers won't tolerate this model and will go elsewhere. Dell kit is vastly better than it user to be and the combination of low price and the lack of a contractual lock-in like this is bound to drive people into there (and other) hands.
The fall of HP continues one nail at a time...
No pain, no Gain...
Or, whoops, apocalypse!
Of course, these lawyers, like all of their ambulance chasing brethren, are just scoping out new, novel ways of charging legal fees.
Not a new idea...
I've been running lab exercises on my laptop (or single desktop) using workstation for years. It works reasonably well, so long as you accept it won't run as well as a physical set up. As it's not production, this isn't a problem.
Thinking of the battery as a UPS is something that hadn't struck me before. Quite amusing.
Re: Dead Platform
"Except compared to Symbian it's anything else but pleasing or intuitive"
Rubbish. Symbian drove me away from Nokia. I came back with WinMo.
Re: WP is an albatross @Dan55
Is it me or does Nokisoft sound slightly rude...?
Don't do this.....
Tell all of your users to dump everything into PST files and hope for the best!
I that think I bought more chips than Apple...
Which is why I'm dieting now....
Re: What the Phone/Tablet numberts show
And that sheep will still swallow the Google Koolaid, especially if it's cheaper.
Re: And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild
Then you need to step out of the garden shed.
I wonder how this will fit into Horizon Workspace - this has some mobile functionality, but not nearly so evolved.
Oracle - the home of Elvis?
Being "The Devil in Disguise", a visit to them is like going to "Heartbreak Hotel". The sales folk are "Stuck on you" and in need of "A Big Hunk o' Love". They demand you "Surrender" and proclaim "It's now or never".
Something goes wrong, so you stroke your "Good luck charm" and ring support, asking them to "Love me Tender", but end up begging "Don't be Cruel". Their "Suspicious Minds" are "Too Much" and leave you "All shook up", so you go all "Moody Blue" and "Return to Sender".
Ultimately Oracle - "You're the Devil in Disguise"
Ring of fire
The reviews of Veet for Men on Amazon.co.uk always amuse (fake or not, they're eye-watering).
So about as many caveats as NetApps old de-dupe guarantee then.
"... Said Nobody, ever."
Said the ignorant.
See? It is catching up with iOS and generic Android then.
Re: Sorta looks like....
"the folders that you can set up on your iPhone - just blue"
Oh, the ones iOS ripped off Windows 3?
So that makes three computer businesses flushed...
Never really got to grips with did he? First he kills Sinclair, abandoning the brand to history. Then he does the same to his own Amstrad brand. Finally, he allows Viglen to fester and die.
I never understood the hype around Alan Sugar - more a used-car salesman than a great business leader.
But you (as common with many hardcore Unix types) miss the point.
Windows won against VMS et al. on simple economics and simplicity. It had flaws, but Windows was usable for the small business and man on the street. You can't honestly say that about VMS?
Re: The rich get richer ...
"Sure he gives away billions to some charities that benefit some millions, but then he spent years shafting even larger numbers of people to amass those billions. Very easy to give to charity when you shaft billions to get there"
Even taking your (rubbish) argument at face value, then you should applaud Bill as he redistributes wealth from the wealthy folk buying computers to the poor trying to simply survive.
The green eyed envy of hypocritical socialists never ceases to amaze.
"2013 being hotter than any other year since 1910 doesn't strike you as significant?"
Statistical blip amongst only 100 year of stats, for an area that represents 1.5% of the earth's surface. Not proof of global warming, merely unusual weather.
Re: Still use
Four CR-2032 batteries on the 7700 (one for memory, the rest for the calculator) - and it does like batteries like a fatman likes cakes!
Re: Hate him but...
Bill Gates is rather a good (but not unique) example of why there is no such thing as making an "appalling amount of money". The only appalling thing is doing nothing with it once you have it.
I'd sooner see Bill make effective use of billions of dollars rather than teams of civil servants squander it as is usually the case.
I'll have a go.
I'm cheaper than Balmer and a little less volatile.
oh, and I'd give you a Start menu.
"And Cameron and Osborne are right fucking Einsteins aren't they?"
Not genius, certainly not popular, but you can't deny the fact that they've gotten the country through a recession compounded by Labour ineptness without resorting to the usual socialist panic spend, spend, spend (regardless of whether you have the money) approach.
Remember - Labour bailed the banks out.
Marketing told us: 'Justin Bieber is a fad. He’s not going to last.' – Company formerly known as RIM
Re: So, do we still think
I'm scared. My Dad dancing might be considered a WMD and I might get shipped to Gitmo!
Re: Reminds me of Mary Antoinette
Thick butter and jam on brioche. Warm summer mornings sitting outside a cafe. Attractive ladies walking by....
Ah, c'est la vie.
Re: dont forget
I hate to rub this in, but my brother had the Falcon and I had the AT-AT. Both were awesome and one of my biggest regrets was getting rid of them!
Re: FX570 was a superb calculator
I had an fx-7000g, one of the first (if not the first) graphing calculators. I picked it up through school while in 6th form and got an fx-7700g on a trade-in a year later.
the latter is still working twenty odd years later.
They don't build them like they used to.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
How about some form of GPS jammer or spoofer? Most of these sort of drones are likely to be quite dependent on GPS.
Otherwise, live somewhere high up and windy. That'll make it tricky for them nasty little quad-copter courier drones.
Failing that, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Re: Low power PC
You won't get RAID protection (except software based), your power consumption will be noticeably higher, but it'll be more powerful. However, just how powerful you actually need depends on what you're going to do with it.
I have a DS213 and it quite happily runs a DLNA server, ebook library, backup target for Apple time machine and file sharing. Sure, a Mac mini might do the same, but it's a bit overkill for my taste.
And you'll need the cash back to compensate for the higher power consumption.
VMware Horizon Workspace
The file sharing functionality is most of the way to what you're after.
Better get the cheque book out though.....
There's some gain in Hyper-V adoption, sure. Widespread is still something of a stretch - maybe in SME, and a smattering of public sector, but above that, VMware still has a lot of traction.
It's Friday and I'm bored...
The house at the end of George Road needs a large fountain to complete the image. Perhaps some nice big bushes around the periphery of Edward road and Yeoman Cottages too.
"Homes under the Hammer" takes on eye-watering connotations.
Badly misread headline...
I nearly spat out my coffee when I misread the headline as "PS4 tries to turn it's enemy into an X-BOY". Sony in the sex-change market?
"Why is it alway Arnold that presides over these cases?"
Its efficient, dear boy. It means the studios etc only have to lean on/ wine and dine one judge.
Re: where there's a will
"AFAIK none of the proposed fusion reactors are clean"
That's alright, no power source is clean. Those rare-earth materials you need to make wind turbines even nearly efficient aren't exactly a clean source (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution) and neither are the massive amounts of concrete poured across huge swathes of the countryside to keep them rooted into the ground.