367 posts • joined Monday 12th September 2011 15:47 GMT
" the polar opposite of a baby-eating capitalist who lights his cigars with $100 bills and uses their manservant as a footstool."
Personally I find $100 bills old hat. Personally, I use a Panda fur covered lighter, using fuel derived from the blubber of baby seals. Mmm meaty.
As for manservant as a foot stool? Why, I use illegal migrant workers. The manservant is there to hold my Daily Mail and Gin.
Re: What?!?! A bad Adam Sandler movie?!?!
If the song isn't tripe, she'll probably wear it instead.
Re: Prison life will do them good
Must put mental images of hot Brazilian blonde babes in a host steamy cell out of my head. It's even more distracting than posting on El Reg.
Paris - she knows what blondes in a cell should do...
Re: So disappointed
Smart meters use more power than normal ones, therefore they force us to emit more CO2 into the atmosphere causing GLOBAL WARMING!!! PANIC!!!
Lord, think of the children....
Re: Wow, not often Facebook do somthing I agree with.
I agree. The words are pretty, but I still wouldn't trust them 100%. Credit to them though for their position.
If a prospective employer asked me to give them those details, I'd leave the interview. I wouldn't want to work for a company that wanted to even ask if they could pry into my own private life.
That's a pricey box...
... even though you aren't paying the M$ tax and are buying a Linux distro with a funky frontend.
Hmmm. Expensive box with an open source OS with a pretty GUI. A bit like Apple's Mac range then.
A grown up attitude that. Just because you don't like the device, you follow the Samsung line of trying to apply an offensive stereotype. Yeah. Really constructive.
Now, if you'd made a valid technical or financial point (Which there are some valid Android benefits in either), then you'd have my respect, maybe even an up vote, as although I have an iPad and an iPhone, that's because they suit my needs, not because I'm blinded by Samsung/Google/Microsoft/Sony/Apple advertisements.
HMRC - The folks who tax fun!
Now there's an advertising slogan.
Re: Similar Business model?
This might be better though. The Big Issue is a rubbish read.
It all smacks of slavery though. Not at all comfortable with this.
The server side of Microsoft seems to have no problem with licensing server products and applications for SaaS solutions.
Only a massive (or public sector) organisation can have such a bureaucratic mess that this pretty reasonable approach on one set of products appears to be opposed by an overly defensive approach for desktop products.
Microsoft need to adapt quickly, or find themselves at best squeezed out of DaaS, or maybe even in a court case that they neither want or need.
I agree. Not to mention the extra loose bits and pieces you end up having to carry as extras - those extras that weigh more (with extra cases, chipset, cables etc), are more fragile than an integrated equivalent and less convenient to use. Power supplies are nuisance enough.
Sure, if you don't need these devices, a net/ultrabook type machine is lovely - my kids netbook and wife's Macbook air are lovely. They don't work in IT, using serial cables onto SANs, switches etc, burning the odd DVD-ROM etc....
Re: Other possibilities
Don't forget the iBad - America's current president. After all, you can only go from iBad to iWorse.
Re: no touch
Not a keyboard.
A magical human interface device with a glorious set of miraculous keys, each with a wonderful letter or function, all wrapped up in an incredibly stylish box.
Re: This implement of which you speak...
He thought it was. Turned out to be a fake.
This is all a bit dubious...
If it's possible to sue Twitter (and any other hosting platform potentially) for words posted directly by users, isn't this a bit excessive?
If you take this to a logical extension to print media, it's somewhat like launching a legal sh*t bomb at not only the author/publisher, but also the manufacturer of the paper and the ink manufacturers (maybe even the bookshops?) - after all, they provide the media that the views are expressed upon, much in the same way that Twitter etc. are merely the media on which posters express their views. Ridiculous, I know, but it shows how poorly written, over-complicated laws leave things firmly to the advantage of the lawyers and no-one else.
Of course, all this suits the legal community and their lackeys in Parliament in their ever-growing need to exploit the legal system for their own financial gain, wrapping themselves in the banner of 'protecting victims rights'. I suppose it could be called intellectual ambulance chasing.
Re: Re: Re: Amazing how much better
I have to say, this is a platform independent point - there's a lot of this scattered all over, whether Android, iOS and I'm sure one day WinMo.
To be fair, most of the best game concepts were built originally during this period, so I suppose it's inevitable. Plus, porting old software or coding old ideas on a new platform is going to be easier than actually showing some imagination.
There are *some* original games, but many are either what you suggest, or otherwise cut down versions of commercial releases.
Re: The thing is...
"Somewhat cheaper than Branson's offering, and you'd have to be a bit quick on the nookie, but even so..."
Not a problem.
Mines the one with a copy of "Sexual Dysfunction Weekly" in the pocket...
The Empire Strikes Back...
After Apple have been fighting and struggling in the courts of Europe and China of late, this is kind of like the Empire's new Death Star. I wonder if this will work out as well for Apple as it did for the Emperor...
Still, lawyers across the world are cracking open the champagne as we speak - let the good times roll!
Brings a whole new meaning to 'Hot Line'.
Re: As I see it...
I'm not sure about your types of users. 2-4 I can understand. What is number 1? Is it all of the others, plus OS/2, BSD and any other random desktop OS, because, as I understand it, a PC is a pretty generic term for a Personal Computer, usually refering (but not necessarily limited) to x86 architecture?
I tend to classify users as:
- Those who can and should use a computer.
- Those who should but can't use a computer.
- Those who can't and shouldn't as they are too stupid to even manage a paper pad and crayons.
Re: Usual Story
If we follow the definition of a Capital ship being a Battleship, Battlecruiser or aircraft carrier, we are down to nil (Illustrious is being used as an assault ship while Ocean is in for refit). If we stretch it and count frigates and destroyers, we have 20.
Apparently we had 222 RN captains in 2010 and 41 admirals in 2008 for around 80 commissioned vessels. Perhaps one or two surplus officers...?
Re: LOST IN TIME....
I second that. Of those 70, all it would have taken is one permanent serious injury or death directly related to this and I think this wouldn't have been a relatively minor article on a tech website six months on.
They were lucky the dice roll went in their favour. This time.
RE: RE: Meh
My xbox works fine. My Win7 PC works fine.
My old Ubuntu box, less so (but that was self inflicted...)
Win8 under the hood is actually pretty good. It's the GUI that worries people.
I have a couple of quid in my pocket....
...and I've been looking at a new NAS to put me porn on.
They can avoid tax using the Redknap Plan!
Just deny that you know anything about texting, email, money....in fact anything.... and you too can avoid paying tax!
Now comes with free offer of England Manager's job!
Not slagging the Air...
However, I think Apple could learn something here by including a slip case and maybe even monitor/Ethernet adapters. After all, they aren't the cheapest tin in the world and putting a few extra items (one of which is a protective measure) would put some polish on the product.
RIM can calm down....
...After all, as the UK unrest last year confirmed, they are the phone of choice for rioters and thieves, while still being used by other undesirables such as bankers, lawyers, civil servants....
Work done. Need beer.
Work for those wages or starve/freeze to death? Hmm, now let me think about that 'choice' for a moment.
Besides, you can't have slavery in a Socialist/Communist country. The state manages everything.
That'll be a million users made up of senior Party members, security services and prostitutes serving the aforementioned.
Given that your average rural NorK is eating his neighbour's dog/wiring/rat infestation to stay alive, I'm sure he'll find it comforting to know that his "Comrades" who run the country can get a decent 3G signal.
As I punch in IP addresses etc at work, a keypad is more useful than better speakers.
For a home machine, maybe speakers. But I don't tend to use a laptop for home use. My desktop with a decent set of (old - as in bought with a Pentium III) Yamaha speakers and subwoofer does a better job for gruntwork, while my iPad (though not opposed to other forms or etch-a-sketch) does well on browsing, light media (and in a pinch RDP to the desktop).
Last western hope in space...
Between the bureaucracy of government run space agencies and the greed of the massive corporates, SpaceX looks like the only western space operation who has successfully combined ambition with at least reasonable economics. Good luck to them!
Fail (on my part)
I misread the opening line "A new international consortium" and thought it said "A News International consortium". WHAT? Rupert Murdoch wants to save the world from Asteroid Armageddon (tm)? God help us all....
Dictionary? I don need no stinkin dictionary...
In a foreign land, an English speaker need only talk louder and slower than normal and Johnny Foreigner will understand you.
(Mainly because they're better educated and have English as a second language.)
Gratuitous sex scene?
Paris - she'd be up for it...
A simple measure of her success....
... would be to check her waistline.
I defer to fellow readers as to what units that should be measured in...
"Not the same profit in Linux due to their low number compared to Windows."
This is quite correct and largely for the reasons that YOU explain.
1. It takes more effort to crack a Linux platform than a Windows platfrom (by default - for example, most Windows user tend to run as local admin)
2. The number of Windows PCs vastly exceeds Linux PCs in the wild. I'll ignore servers, as these *should* be hardened)
Result - The cost of effort vs. return on investment (time, skill, materials...) for hacking attacking Linux is much less than Windows. Simple maths. I know defence through obscurity is no defence, but you always attack the biggest target if you want an easy hit.
@chris211 - I agree
A proper legal system for a free country should never enshrine rights in law as this is setting definitions on what a person can do. A free legal system should state what you can't do, not what you can - that road leads to authoritarianism. It also fosters a culture of entitlement, where people think the world owes them certain things without the concepts of responsibility and earning those things.
UK law used to work on this concept, but a combination of a legal industry hellbent on making money combined with misguided 'useful idiot' do-gooders have turned it on its head.