541 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
Re: Stop the FUD
"Java still has probably the best database drivers of any programming language"
Bull. Delphi has the best database drivers and has done since before James Gosling even concieved Java.
I had to enable my Java plugin for something yesterday. I disabled it straight after but I will need it again in a few weeks. Whilst I no longer need Java in the browser at home there are still tools that require it at work. I no longer install Java on people's home machines, except my own where I need it for programming.
Re: The UK government?
"I tend to use Chrome more as FF doesn't handle SSL certificates in the most trustworthy way - Mozilla might have suffered 'Market Capture' and a very tight/protected/extensionified Chrome is safer to use?"
What do you mean by that loaded statement? Like most of your post provided without any explanation or evidence. Since you seem to be worried about your security why do you think a browser that is monitoring you for an ad agency is more secure?
Re: Surely at least the Third time?
And Palm OS based watches were available before that.
Re: UK already has an open map
OpenStreetMap? You mean the place Apple got the data for their oh so accurate maps?
Downvoted for liking Amanda Fricken Palmer!
Why isn't the Cray #1?
The Cray is way sexier than a laptop that happens to be slimmer & shinier than other laptops but otherwise looks identical to every laptop ever produced.
Any why is the NeXT cube there at all? It's just a cube ffs and not a very attractive one at that.
applies a branded veneer... It's a good idea
No it bloody well isn't.
No one likes the branded veneers from Vodafone, Orange, et al and the idea of FB doing the same thing is just so incredibly scary it makes Skynet look like a bad dream.
There are already more than enough non removable apps added to the average Android phone by operators and manuafacturers, another one from FB is the last thing we need. The reports on FB Home say that phone will launch with it pre-installed. If Samsung do this and it is not removable then my S3 is the last phone my family and I will buy from them.
Ye gods who gave Lester nukes?!? I knew LOHAN was coming along niceley but...
There is no cure for cancer. Cancer is the universe's way of telling us we got too good at medicine, diet, etc and are living too long.
My iPad is more robust than most of the appliances in my kitchen
I doubt that. Most, if not all, of the appliances in my kitchen will still work after I deliver a swift kick from my size 9 boots. How well will your iPad fare? I'm available if you want to find out experimentally.
Re: whats big?
Don't try going for a job in big data coz you have no idea what it is.
As always, Google can enlighten you.
"Starbucks, which sweats to ensure its coffee-like beverages taste exactly the same in Leicester Square, London, as Union Square, San Francisco."
You mean Starbucks actually work to make coffee that tastes that bad?!? They should give up now.
At least they're getting fibre
WHEN WILL BT STOP PUTTING BACK THE DATE OF INSTALLING FIBRE IN MOST PARTS OF GLASGOW!!!!!!
Aww is Stephens medication not workiing today?
He should stick to topics that he actually understands. So that would be greek, latin and perhaps comedy.
When will they learn that I don't want to spend hours rearranging / resizing tiles? I have work / games / etc to do. It's one of the main reasons I dislike TIFKAM. I want an unobtrusive system that automatically arranges itself into alphabetical order like, oh I don't know, the start menu in Win7!
As for the advanced feature that allows you to have two whole windows on the screen at once!!! Wow how did they think of that. I currently have 4 windows open on one screen and 3 on another in Win7. Multiple windows are part of my workflow. Hell even my phone can do two windows at once!
Making Win8 even more like WinPho is not the way to fix it.
Re: Let's call it a draw...
I've met him as well, actually I worked with him on Blackadder, and he is indeed a very decent sort of fellow. That doesn't stop me screaming at the TV when he talks about anything to do with science or technology though.
"now that North Sea production is ramping down"
What gives you that idea? There are still billions of boe of gas available in the southern North Sea gas basin with new fields coming online all the time.
heavily weighted towards Labour MPs
Didn't they plan to do almost exactly the same thing when they were in power?
I always find MPs short memory amusing. Do they really think we are so stupid that we don't remember these things?
Re: Cisco is the problem, Skype is good enough
"voice lag issues are best overcome simply by using a regular conference phone for audio"
Use two devices for the one conversation? Wtf is good enough about that? It's an abortion is what that is.
I'd forgotten about the Lynx. Those mag scans bring back memories of me pouring over adverts wanting one.
Re: Build it and they will come
In what way are Ducati taking risks that pay off?
Their previous MotoGP bikes were risks that didn't pay off. Their current MotoGP bike is a complete lack of risk and is still not paying off. Unless you want to consider using the same pos bike as last year a risk? Their current WSB / Superstock bike is based on the previous MotoGP bike concept and so far isn't looking all that clever.
Their actual retail range? Most of them are larger bore / updated versions of bikes they have been building for years. Admitedly they sell very successfully but I fail to see the risk taking.
more tech-savvy than his presidential predecessors
But Kim Jong Ill invented computers and the internet! How could he be more tech savvy than that?
Money... That's what they want....
This whole idea has been a mess from start to finish and I'm yet to hear a decent reason why we need more gTLDs.
I had an Interface 2 as well and it was a great peripheral and made much more sense to me than buying an Interface 1. But, there was a very good reasons why the ROM cartridges were no alternative to Microdrives - they only held 16K! That is why the only games that came out on cartridge were the older 16K Spectrum games that you mentioned.
I had Jet Pack btw, great game. :)
Re: File? What file? I don't remember saving any files!
The QL didn't have a dongle, it had a KLUDGE.
I can't remember if that was the official name for it or just what all the magazines called it at the time.
Maybe if they bought relevant ads?
The problem here isn't that eBay bought ads for the term eBay. The problem is no matter what I search for I get ads for eBay. I could search for Global Thermonuclear Meltdown and get ads saying "Buy Global Thermonuclear Meltdown at eBay!" Now I'm assuming they don't have that for sale...
As a result I ignore any ad for eBay on Google. Even if I'm searching for a product that they might actually have on eBay I won't click one of their ads because I'm expecting it to be useless.
Re: Ah, PayPal
No you get phishing emails about PayPal for the same reason I get phishing emails about Bank of America, HSBC, etc. Onse a phisherman has an email addres he sends it mail for everything whether he thinks they use it or not.
Re: Any love...
2010 has nothing to do with Kubrick, unfortunately. However it is based on the Athur C Clarke book of the same name and so like everything else he wrote is crap.
The film isn't even a very good version of the book.
Re: Editing code?
And if you're writing an application then yes you're right but if you're writing a shell script or quick sql statement, editing a config file or checking a log file then an IDE is the wrong choice and a decent text editor is required.
Re: Programmer's File Editor
PFE was great in the 90s and I recommended it to everyone but these days? No.
My recommendation now is Notepad++, a worthy replacement for PFE. ;)
Re: multimillionaire seeks funding?
This is nothing like that. This is more like you decide that the company you own should build a new product but instead of financing it properly you ask for hand outs from potential customers.
I have nothing against Kickstarter and have contributed to a couple of projects myself but if you're a multimillionaire you should fund your own projects. Like the rest of the successful business world do.
Re: OhMaGERDZ, they're trying to take our porn!!
While she's using that brain she could look up the correct spelling of girl. It's quite simple really.
Silverlight is widely used as an alternative to Flash
Really? I knew of only one site that uses Silverlight prior to this article and now I know of two.
I block Silverlight installs on all but one of my PCs (which is used for watching the one site I knew of) and have never noticed it was missing.
Anna Leach is real?
I always assumed that byline was a pseudonym for when Reg journos want to troll the Apple fanboys.
Apologies for doubting your existence and good luck in your new gig!
What a load of bollox
How exactly will reducing partner bonuses for selling SQL Server or Lync cause them to sell iOS, Chrome or Android instead?
I'm always amused when everyone and their dog proclaims Murdoch unfit to own Sky yet they never say a word about Dirty Desmond.
That's nice for you Richard22 but as you say yourself it recognised all your hardware. The problem comes when harware is not recognise or is recognised incorrectly. And at 15m I'm guessing you accepted all the default options so if it were a current version of Ubuntu all your searches would be going to Cannonical and Amazon.
I have a monitor that multiple Linux distros refuse to recognise. As a result I can't get it into it's native mode of 1280 x 1024 and have to settle for a very ugly non-native 1024 x 768. I have spent several hours searching the web for a solution, and tried several supposed fixes, but there does not appear to be one. So I've wasted hours and ended up without Linux on that system.
Windows has recognised my monitor just fine from Win2k to Win7. (haven't tried Win8 with it)
Re: A novel idea
Any girl that would be receptive to your advances while wearing Google Glass is either not cute or will turn out to be a bunny boiler.
Anyone who installs "sexy fresh girls wallpaper" that wants access to everything deserves what they get.
Re: Are you kidding? (jai)
I've got iNews for you jai, Androids have one port that they use for multiple functions as well. Charging, USB connection and HDMI output... all on the same connector without needing an expensive cable that has a computer inside it. Now what was the benefit of all that extra iMoney you spent?
Re: Bing Maps?
Definitely better than Apple Maps, and sometimes better than Google. In particualr their orthophotos taken by aircraft are very good.
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