1414 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007
90% of everything is crap?
What if we applied that logic to operating systems?
And it will be that type of people dismayed that the Highways Agency are now starting, at long last, to erect screens around road traffic accidents.
That your life is so dull only the horrendous sight of someone having their head removed can remind you what it was once like to feel.
Re: Apple's Yawn and Windows Apology
As I understand it, Windows 9 will configure itself according to the hardware it's installed on and give you the option to change the default if you like.
It was remiss and arrogant of them not to offer that option in 8. It also didn't help that ODMs didn't make much of an effort with touch-screen laptops (a shame really, hope it still catches on, after all, it's good to have the option of touch).
It just reinforces the understanding that you skip a release and then wait for service pack 1 :D
As is the same with too many companies to mention who, rather than investing in research and development, would rather line the pockets of their shareholders.
The whole shareholder thing makes me weep, I understand the need for shareholders, but that does not justify the absolute greed evident in some large corporations.
I wish it were, that the employees could be the majority shareholders, rather than the top 10% leeching the fuck out of the system for their own ends.
Hmmm, posted this 4 days ago, about half an hour after the article appeared and it took three days to get this comment on.
Re: Might be better, but still not good
I took 2 screengrabs of Chrome recently, using well over 500MB of RAM for 1 tab (the 1st screenshot it was using 900MB for Experts Exchange) THAT is absolutely crap.
I'm now using Firefox for a while to see if it's any better. At the moment it's using 254MB for 2 tab.
My first PC had 4MB of RAM and could just run Windows 95 and IE4. I know website were alot simpler then, but really, 900MB for 1 site?????
So, to summarise, modern browsers are fucking terrible.
I believe the Orb (who also collaborated with Gilmour on Metallic Spheres) also honoured that on Evil 39'
Much looking forward to new RDJ (who has stated that whilst he doesn't generally enjoy rock'n'roll, he does have an ear for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd)
'Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)'
Ironic then, that it's The Reg giving him voice.
Re: Correct horse battery staple
<= 8 character passwords have been iffy for a long time now friend. (I'm taking it that the quotes are literal and don't belong to that password)
Have a quick look at some of the public rainbow tables and then consider what tables people with serious intent must have.
It's interesting to hear that GoodLuckGuessingThisPassword is that much stronger. I believe a lot of people don't think passphrases are worth their salt (intended, sorry)
That being so, just make minimum password length = 20 and let users put anything they want as their password.
But when all is said and done, there needs to be a better way because, as someone pointed out earlier, it will only get easier to crack them as the power to do so increases.
For the record, the reply was for Kevin Johnston
ElReg's thread system doesn't quite work
Awwww - did you miss this bit? 'It will also be possible to split your screen so that a big window will be devoted to games and a small one to television programs.'
I actually thought the dongle price was reasonable.
Hauppauge USB dongles run to more than that and you're also getting support and warranty from a huge multi-national, rather than an eBay seller (which should in theory mean a lot more)
Your post therefore was quite negative.
Either that, or you can only use SpiderOak when they update the canary status. Not very useful only being able to use the service twice a year is it?
A 10 year warning was given and it was labelled XPocalypse when it came!
'A lack of planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on mine' - Unknown
I seem to remember roller skating being the hardest challenge in this game. Akin to trying to do 4 rounds in Paperboy. Decathlon ruled supreme though. You could also bring down a bird with the javelin in that. The amount of right sleeve cuffs I wore out playing that game :D, especially long jump.
Begs the question; why are they allowed to keep trading?
Forget browser wars, how come email clients still render what the fuck they like with no concern for any standard whatsoever?
Always so many comedians on Microsoft threads. I'm rolling in the aisles. Pass the needle and thread, I've split my sides.
Really though anyone have some caffeine so I can make it to the end of this comment thread? YYAAWWNN
Commence the downvotes you stuck-in-the-muds
(why did I take the time to post this? why did you take the time to repeat yourself once more?)
Or just use uTorrent Remote?
There was, for a while, a Blackberry cloud-based platform, that was canned. We had been using it too and it was quite good.
Still, no-one round here uses Blackberry's any more, so...
Re: No Lumia?
The article also ironically states they're phones you can afford to lose down the beach.
What's the exact definition of landfill? Does it have to include an absence of sand?
So this lets you jump your Azure data around without ending up in a house of pain?
Shame to have to retire SBS 2003 really. Glad to retire most of the hardware it's running on though.
Maybe P2V it with only open ports to Exchange.
Isn't this Streisand's favourite app?
Just to add to that, the practice of passing you around various agents who use the Chinese Whisper get-out. You never get the same agent twice and your original complaint is watered-down or otherwise modified in each transaction until unrecognisable from the original.
eBay are the best (worst?) example of this. Never the same agent twice, problem never resolved. 8 years now and counting.
Until yesterday we were using the admittedly, free, No-IP service for redirecting to our webcam. We probably would never have become a paying customer, so it's probably no great loss that I added an A record at our domain for the (now) static IP hosting the webcam and we no longer need the No-IP account.
To some small degree, that has affected No-IP's business (though god knows how if we weren't paying them a bean) and it must have had worse repercussions elsewhere with paying customers.
I hope Microsoft's apology includes some kind of financial compensation.
Perhaps Microsoft could set up and police their own DDNS service.
Love the first picture, showing the STILL non-responsive Reg site :D
Wait... what year is this?
I must thank them for drawing my attention to this.
Re: Re. pogo pins
Re: It's empty!
'Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking, beeping and flashing - they're flashing and they're beeping. I can't stand it anymore! They're blinking and beeping and flashing! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug?'
Re: I see what you did there
Surely we deserve a share of the revenue for this article :D
Hmmm what could possibly go wrong with paying Oracle for a kernel that subverts the running kernel in order to splice in updates real-time?
On the whole I get where you're coming from, and Microsoft's licensing is indeed bollocksed, but most 1 man bands I deal with don't work with multi-terabyte datasets, rarely over 100GB (something I always mirror locally with a NAS).
Your clients are paying you, presumably monthly, to look after their shit so what happens there when times are hard? Do they stop paying you for a while and risk their systems going to shit from lack of maintenance? If it gets that bad that you can't afford £20 bucks a month, then you're going to have real trouble paying for IT consultancy/support.
For a business of above 5 users, it might make sense, but for 1 guy running a small business, I think Microsoft's cloud is actually a fair proposition.
It sounds like your clients are way more demanding than mine!
Debate is good.
+!s for Fing and Nirsoft.
Trevor, thanks for 'coming clean' about what software and hardware vendors you use for small businesses. I'm having trouble understanding your accounting though.
You mention that many of the smaller businesses you support are working from home and typically have one user per location.
How is it cheaper to buy all the equipment you mention for each locality and pay the subscription for all the services you mention, than subscribing to Windows Intune with SA and Office 365 Small Business Premium (which is about to offer 1TB OneDrive per account)?
In my locality, it's £12.12 for O365SBP and £8.64 for Intune with SA, that's £20.76pcm for a fully managed OS (many people pay far in excess of that per month to watch Rupert Murdoch's crud), Office suite and anti-malware, remote support with Easy Assist, 1TB of storage space for cloud backups and collaboration, 60 minutes of Skype to landlines and a heap more.
To go your route, I'd have to sell a sync service, a backup service, Google Apps for Business, a Netgear UTM (I agree that Netgear make excellent products for Small Businesses) with the subscriptions for the filters and I still wouldn't have the latest Windows OS (some may say not a bad thing) or the latest Microsoft Office suite.
O365SBP also allows licensing on multiple devices per user, including tablets etc.
I just don't see how you're paying octuple the cost for Microsoft's cloud/subscription-based model when you total up your shopping list as the alternative.
I'm not pro-Microsoft or trolling here, rather genuinely interested in how you balance the cost given the above.
It's not like we weren't warned, multiple times, over many years, that support for XP would end.
Your bleating serves no purpose other than to make me suspect you're trolling.
Re: Happens to us as well.
You could insist they use a tunnel
Assign a different IP address to each domain hosted on your email server.
Use SSL/TLS for SMTP and block port 25.
But seriously, use the free Outlook.com or Google Apps for Business/Office 365 and save yourself the hassle. Running and maintaining an email server, unless it's purely for your own accounts or you're a masochist, is a waste of resources unless you're doing it on a very large scale.
All IVR systems tell you what position you are in the queue.
Stronger banking regulations. Proof of WMD (or an apology and honesty).
A cure for cancer
Re: how does this compare to phones from a few years ago?
I reckon we'd be pleasantly surprised with either the Moto or Nokia budget phones, but I have 2 SGS2s with extended batteries and I'm inheriting another soon hopefully.
Should last me 6 years with any luck, before the buttons all wear out on them.
It would seem the majority of Chinese save 50% of their income (IMF 2010).
I don't see that in the West.
To save money is a foreign concept to the majority of people around me.
Re: Star Wars generated plenty of imitators at the time, but few - if any - are remembered.
I'm surrounded by assholes!
Re: @b166er - you misunderstand
'Since iOS 5, Apple has been using the iMessage service to deliver ordinary texts from people if those folks also have Apple devices and use the iMessage service. This is in addition to the free messages people can send from Apple-to-Apple over Wi-Fi or using mobile data.'
It's not the same as WhatsApp etc at all...
Re: I really don't see...
Sorry jai, but that doesn't work.
Until I read this story, I thought the receiving of SMS messages was irrevocably tied to the subscriber number and was unaware that an intermediary could intervene and prevent delivery.
I don't feel a third party should be able to decide whether or not I receive an SMS (or telephone calls for that matter). I have a contract with a cellular network to supply me with telephony, SMS and data services. My tariff clearly states how many phone calls, how many texts and how much data I can use. The SMS service is quite clearly provided by that contract.
Perhaps in the small print for iMessage, it says that henceforth Apple will be responsible for SMS delivery, but I think that's wrong and that most users wouldn't have understood the consequences. SMS messaging has been a function of cellular network providers since its inception.
Apple need to fix this one.
Re: Same here
"Meanwhile, the average income in Romania is around £320/month. So in relation, their internet access is much more expensive"
Meanwhile, the fact STILL remains that broadband at that speed CAN be provisioned in Romania for much cheaper than Britain, in spite of the difference in GDP!
Why are you seemingly making excuses for the poor broadband provisioning in the UK?
- Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
- China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE
- Review Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
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- MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS