1153 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Since 1998? Pfft I was using RAD in 1995 with Delphi 1! ;)
I've tried WPF and I'd love to say it works and I use it but It doesn't and neither do I. I've stuck with WinForms except where there is a requirement for WPF in the project. As you say WPF is clunky and feels like using a form designer from the 90s. But then a lot of .Net and Visual Studio feels like its still trying to catch up with Delphi 7.
Re: The real question is
How about an app that lists running processes and lets you kill them? There are lots of those for Andorid and none of them would work without this feature so of course you can enumerate running apps.
So much FUD in the article and no useful detail, very bad. Listing running/installed apps is a legitimate function. What makes this spyware is reporting it back to the developers. So do you need to run and log in to the Twitter app for them to know what apps you have installed or does it report back even if you aren't a user?
Re: An odd change of focus in the article...
"embedding IE into an app to cheekily render content has been going on for at least a decade"
Try since IE4. That was about 1998 IIRC.
What a load of toss.
An app on iOS that happens to use HTML is not the mobile web. It requires the purchase of specific hardware to run and must be obtained from iTunes. Even if there are versions for other platforms it is still not the mobile web beacuse all those versions also require specific hardware and installation from a specific app store. They will also be different apps because even though they share the HTML/JS code the rest of the app and the binary format are different.
Websites that work well on all mobile devices from the same URL are the mobile web.
As usual, an article by Matt Asay is more about the buzzword bingo than the given topic.
So they finally did it?
Glasgow Uni have been working on molecular memory since I did my electronics degree there in the early 90s. Twenty years later they finally managed to make it work? I doubt many of the professors I knew are still there. Why did it take so long?
The latest version of the Gmail app is a total dog and the UI has regressed to something less usable. I gather this is the new Lolipop style so its no great surprise that the OS is a total dog too.
"Listen to what Brian Cox says at about 3:50 into the video..."
I'd rather gouge my ear drums out with a rusty spoon thanks.
Re: Do I understand this?
The little green padlock only appears on sites with extended validation certificates. These involve actual checks to ensure the purchaser is who they say they are so cost more than a basic certificate. The article only mentions basic certificates and since they are going to be free I would doubt they will supply ev certs.
Bak To Skool
Darren Pauli needs to go back to school, barely scaping a pass at GCSE English just doesn't cut it. This sentence is particualrly nonsensical:
"One BitTorrent Sync staffer 'kos13' moved to quash the security hole was a deliberate backdoor."
Re: How it will work in absence of a radio signal?
"a radio receiver, which Campbell explained to Vulture South picks up noise"
He doesn't mean Nicky Minaj, he means RF noise which will exist in your basement whether you can pick up Radio One or not.
Re: I did this last year with Scan / 3XS
I can wholeheartedly say don't use Scan. I have used them in the past but never again. We bought several systems from them in January and I was very displeased. Many of the parts I had selected for a personal development machine were not available (nothing unusual they just didn't have the stock), the person who phoned me was not able to recommend a suitable replacement and the order took weeks to be built and shipped. Despite telling them I wanted to RAID the drives they supplied a non-RAID capable motherboard. Then after less than 6 months one of the hard drives died. Thank god for backups.
My own self builds with components sourced from the best deals I can find are cheaper and more reliable.
Speaking of which I just priced up what AVA would charge for the gaming system I've just built myself. They have a pretty good selection but not many GTX970 cards so I had to substitute a different brand. At the end the cost was twice what it cost me to build myself and no doubt they would want p&p on top of that! So nice try but still way too expensive.
Re: I cannot read anything about HALO,
That would explain why he's cumbersome and gets snagged on scenery.
"new iPhone is the second most powerful computer I own... far more powerful than my first MacBook Air, purchased in the long-ago days of 2011."
Bullshit. If it's more powerful than a three year old MacBook then why does it run a cut down phone OS instead of OSX?
No more clueless advertorials please El Reg, you're better than that.
Re: Confusion reigns again
Nah it will tarnish Lync. It isn't possible to tarnish a turd like Skype.
Re: This doesn't make sense..
"The Russians... artificial cannabinoids... new legal high... as addictive as heroin..."
The Daily Wail is that way. >>>
Re: isn't there enough shrapnel orbiting this ball?
Gravity is a huge pile of made up, unrealistic shite, don't worry about it actually happening.
They were selling phones from Taiwan? The rotters!
Since I'm not already locked into Amazon's walled back yard it sounds like my Chromecast is the better device. About the only thngs FireTV does that it doesn't are play crappy games and stream from Amazon Prime. I don't need the former and the later seem to charge a fortune for anything good so even though I am a Prime member I've never watched anything on it, Netflix is a much better deal.
Zep have been on Spotify for some time now.
Re: Undedicated follower of fashion
" I'm the least fashion-concious person around, and I can even picture the Vans logo"
Actually you are a dedicated follower of fashion. I have no idea what the vans logo or their footwear looks like. Having looked at the logo somone posted in reply to you my first though is cheap van hire.
Do they make some kind of asinine overpriced trainers that the neds like?
Re: wtf is a boilerplate response?
It probably says something like "Thank-you for your interest in in the security of Apple products. Apple products are made from powdered unicorn horn mixed with pureed fairy and have no security flaws."
"The engines, albeit 50+ years old, are solid. They have good engineering, a reasonable pedigree and just as important, there is an available supply."
The engines don't exactly have a great track record. It seems they blew up in testing every time the Russians used them and have never actually lifted a rocket into space. And that available supply is finite, once the old engines in storage are used up then they're done.
It really would have made more sense for OS to develop their own engines or partner with someone who builds new engines, not refurbishes old ones.
I guess this means Prime Video won't be coming to Chromecast any time soon. Oh well they charge by the episode for most of the good stuff anyway.
Re: Cook himself is fond of bonking his shopping
Re: Plenty of retailer incentives for MCX
What exactly is the incentive for consumers to bonk their phone on the sales assistant's head or whatever it is they're supposed to be doing, instead of using the tried and true card or cash payment?
US only and you have to dig in the FAQ to find that out.
The entertainment industry needs to stop thinking locally. Netflix UK has a fraction of the selection of Netflix US and none of these new services will be available outside the US. Think of all those billions of potential subscribers you're missing!
So where does this leave Amazon and the like? Non-Googly versions of Andorid don't have the Play Store.
Nice way to acheive lock in disguised as a feature Goog. Now where have we seen that before?
"Plain text code is also easier to work with, for example in source code tools, diff tools (comparing two versions) and the like."
XML files are plain text so this is complete nonsense. XML works perfectly with source control, diff, etc.
Re: Honestly confused
Ah AC you are the perfect citizen.
Too stupid to understand how they are shafting you even when it is spelled out.
Too gulliable to question your masters.
Re: That had me worried
Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. This is the company that fixed a broken cockpit window with duct tape.
"HBO Go, the name that is universally used in part of the world, such a Northern Europe, where HBO already goes direct"
So why does the HBO Go site say: To access HBO GO℠, you must reside within the fifty states of the United States of America.
Didn't we have one of these already? Staring a typical vacuous Holywood actor. They called it "Dude, Where's My Mac?"
Does she have a similar problem using bicycles, cars, buses, trains, boats, buildings, pavements, roads, bridges, clothes, shoes and all the other things that were designed and largely built by men?
No doubt an automated program flagged these vids. It happens on YT all the time. So why the fuss?
Oh and who are these self important people? Never heard of them.
Re: Population density
Or try sendng a text message to your other half during a match when you live across the road from a stadium.
Ah Netscape 0.9b, I have fond memories of it first on Unix at Uni and then at home on Windows with a Trumpet winsock at 14,400.
Who is this imposter?
Ellen Ripley's daughter is called Amy. Who is this imposter calling herself Amanda?
Re: Useless without the range
"5 GHz band is too weak a signal to be useful outside of the same room"
I use 5Ghz at home to avoid the congestion from other networks on 2.4Ghz. I live in a Glasgow tenement with thick stone and brick walls. The 5Ghz signal is just as useful as the 2.4Ghz signal at the other end of the flat to the router. My phone can even pick it up and use it to stream music two floors down at ground level while sat in a parked car.
Re: “Ah, but did you DEEP CLEAR your cache?”
My colleagues and I all happily continue to say "have you turned it off and on again?"
But now we say it with a fake Irish accent.
So is this going to be yet another awful US "teen" drama like Smallville or will it be worth watching?
I'm not holding my breath.
Re: Done and done
You know nothing Spartacus Snow.
Re: face plam
Speaking of face palm... they might not know they shouldn't reply to the list but you don't know how to type and then proof read.
Which is worse?
But does he have a volcanic island lair?
I have a better solution
Don't use Facebook.
Network Access Protection
So what is the replacement tech called?
Defender is not AV. Its supposedly some kind of spyware scanner.
Try telling that to Police Scotland. They carry guns when responding to routine incidents.
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