1253 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Sure it's not part of the real forecast?
"And today as you can see, we expect a huge pile of shite to descend down on the good folks of Iowa from which there is no escape. Reports indicate this will happen more and more frequently as the desperation of those behind it increases. Citizens are advised to stay indoors and close their Windows. For good."
Because they are dying and know it.
You're selling it wrong
Zero innovation, flops like their overpriced pointless watch, a toxic hellstew of malware hitting them on all sides and of course the iSheep seeing the quality of these half price new Android devices.
Android is on 82% market share with Apple having the lions share of the dregs. The next interesting figures will be these during the same period.
We really did hit peak Apple a few years back when they ran out of things to copy, or as they put it "thinking different".
Paris, for she also hit her pinnacle a while ago but is experiencing more and more flops as time goes by.
[FIXED] Re: I upgraded a VM from 15.10 to 16.04 over the weekend
I'd better correct this, for the record.
I'd always used the excellent X2GO as a remote desktop client into these machines.Turns out its just that client that's at fault. I actually upgraded a spare laptop to prove this and locally the new Ubuntu is excellent, it only loses all the user settings when I remote in this way under XFCE, and even that situation will be fixed soon as the devs of this 3rd party client are onto it.
I upgraded a VM from 15.10 to 16.04 over the weekend
It trashed by XFCE desktop settings - no apps in launcher, none of the custom icons I'd set up, not even the wallpaper I'd used. The same command line "do-release-upgrade" from 15.04 to 15.10 on the same machine worked fine last time round. That's why I do this in VM's - I'd suggest waiting for the dust to settle a while, or do it on something not critical.
What a co-incidence
Re: Azure stinks.
Re: Office 365 stinks.
Re: PHB speak or Orwell
There's as much chance of microsoft going bankrupt as there is of David Cameron asking Jimmy Carr if he fancies a quick one down the Pigs Head.
Unfortunately, the industry will be paying for the decades of brainwashing its customers suffered for some time yet. They are waking up, and know now there are better alternatives, but inertia is one hell of a powerful force.
Sums up microsofts Linux policy.
The Fire Phone flopped in the famously fair but fickle marketplace
You don't fucking say.
When microsoft was hit with this but for browsers, it complied by offering users a choice of alternatives at installation time, one being Googles Chrome, which became the market leader. Now it's the same thing but mobile search on Android, so if Google can find any credible search alternatives it might well do the same.
Googling "torsorophy" might help narrow down the quality of these, and of! course! we! need! to! see! if! the! Daily! Mail! will! follow! through! with! their! threat!
The bet on aliens landing
Can't find the reference so this might be an urban myth ;-)
The story was someone placed a bet on the US gov officially recognising aliens from space landing on US soil before the end of the last century, and it was paid out. When the Russian cosmonauts teamed up in orbit with the space shuttle or whatever, they flew back down with the Americans and when they landed turned out they had no passports, so the official term for them was indeed "aliens". It's all in the wording, folks.
Curious - that's me too, and it's been like that for years. Anyone else?
Hmm, the daily mail buying Yahoo.
So you'll now get to see columns of what the wannabe celebs are wearing on a beach next to your search results?
They spied, got caught and now can Phuck off.
Re: Sick of this charade
Facebooks role is to collect all the shite of the internet together in one handy place for thinking people to avoid. I too have no account, and no matter how hard I try can't come up with anything I'm missing. There does seem to be a big attraction to many people though, just as The Sun is the UK's best selling newspaper. Just sayin' ...
@cambsuguy One word: torsorophy. Try searching for it, using a search engine.
"Why not just use the Linux method, and just don't crash ever?"
Even better - build one of those tiny linux distros right in there, boot to it and then offer the "report this/get more info" functions from a fixed menu, which of course could still be blue and have any graphics you wanted. Some motherboards already do something very similar.
"We are putting a lot of trust in the developer”
"Not to write any more viruses", said some Ballmer-level strategy genius.
Which way round are the slashes?
Industry standard or Microsoft?
Microsoft launching a new OS is always entertaining
Its hapless users cant wait to get their hands dirty with this one.
Microsoft are keeping quiet
There's a huge difference with Windows 10 which people don't realise - the EULA says you *have* to take all future updates, none of this defer indefinitely or GWX control panel malarkey. Word is, it's the last regular windows release so this is the way it has to be.
The few "upgraders" doing it now don't realise that not only is it the first hit or so that's free, but they're literally signing away their ability to get out in future.
You beat me to it.
Life for those two trying to get another job will be fun, but not as much as that dept once all the previously unhappy customers see that vid...
Re: Can you hear me Forrest?
"Life is like a French mobile phone repair shop."
Couldn't have put it better myself, and I've often tried.
Clearly, the users are stupid and have to be told
You're accepting it wrong
Re: Who are these morons ?
The way I read that article is that there is massive trouble for Apple ahead.
Not only is everyone skint, they already have a smartphone so aren't stupid. They can see the kind of quality the Android handsets costing half anything Apple has, and the Chinese are pretty much here already with that.
Apples emperors new clothes scam is finally coming to an end.
Re: Who profits from Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about Linux?
Follow the money from those who can't compete on quality, so extort instead to answer that one.
Re: Worst update? Click bait
Pay more, get less - that's thinking different all right.
You're updating it wrong, iSuckers.
Re: What a toxic hellstew
I don't think Android fans are under any illusions regarding that. The point is Apple's constant message of all being perfect in the Villa Straylight, so when it turns out to be no different the fact they've crowed about it so much brings them down to earth much harder.
What a toxic hellstew
Still, you get what you pay lots more for. Oh, wait...
Tut tut tut.
So many post mortems
So little time.