Anyone who writes a database application with an Excel front end should be tortured and buried alive. Hanging is too good for 'em.
1362 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Re: The trouble with journalists and foreign names
The trouble with commentards is they just don't read the article before posting.
This has nothing to do with getting foriegn names wrong or mistaken identity and everything to do with the fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia to say they were part of anything. If I were so inclined I could be part of the Apollo 11 crew according to Wikipedia. (hopefully that would be corrected pretty quick)
Happy birthday. I don't have any jelly and ice cream so have a pint instead.
Re: No need to anything Microsoft in the home anymore.
...riddled with malware... Farmvile game...
Sounds like a lot of android tablets and phones to me.
So how did you enjoy playing the latest PS4 games at Xmas? Oh you couldn't? Maybe you shouldn't give your money to a company that thinks it ok to infect their customers with malware, removes features from devices you have owned for years and has IT systems that make a wet paper bag look secure.
Re: The only reason...
For all Balmer's faults Win8 was not one of them. Win8 and the refusal to listen to criticism of the one true way was entirely down to Sinofsky.
Re: "Good luck with that March 2016 deadline"
Could we not just scrap the scheme, sack the civil service and stick them and all the current generation of politicians on the B ark? It would be much simpler in the long run.
Re: So Java no longer the main attack vector?
A reduction in Java attacks has nothing to do with Oracle making it more secure and everythign to do with no one installing it. These days you only install Java if a user actually needs it and unless you've been writing LOB apps in Java those users are few and far between.
If MS would stop Windows Update foisting Silverlight on people who don't need it (almost everyone) then it would be less of a problem too.
In other words bears are catholic
So how much research did it take this "hacker" to figure out that if you know the admin login for a router you can change the settings?
I'd like to publish some papers of my own:
* If you know the admin credentials you can brick Windows
* If you know the admin credentials you can brick MacOS
* If you know the admin credentials you can brick Linux
* If you know the admin credentials you can brick a nuclear submarine
* If you know the admin credentials you can brick name a thing
And this is why I always tell people not to take those policies.
They can monitor my every fucking move when I'm dead.
" .click, .restaurant, .help, .property, .top, .gifts, .quebec, .market and .ooo global top-level domains. It's also noted that growth of the new .ovh"
I understand why you might be conned* into buying one of the others but wtf are .ooo and .ovh for?
* I'd put money on a restaurant with only a .restaurant domain getting less business via the internet than one with .com, .co.uk or their local variant.
Is Malory skint again?
@AC Re: I loved the top down GTA Games
And if everyone jumped in the fire would you do it too? (to quote my mother)
Just because a majority of people are doing something doesn't make it right.
"The Skeleton Key Malware requires domain administrator credentials for initial deployment."
If you already have the domain admin credentials why would you need this piece of temporary, only works until the next reboot malware? You already have full access to the whole domain.
first seen in February
Been looking into the crystal ball again guys? You really should have put a year on that one.
Re: It may seem like a basic question
Do you live in a cave?
Re: +1 for publishing the covers
I noticed the Guardian printed a lot of them yesterday.
Re: Won't somebody please think of the Kerbals?!
Jeb will be fine but I think Bill will be hiding under his bed for the day. :)
You liked the crappy picture so much you posted it TWICE!?!?!
I'm really getting fed up of the huge, pointless and unrelated pictures at the start of every article. Its getting to the stage I'm going block regmedia.co.uk soon.
Re: And there goes the market for VoD to Amazon...
This little comapny called Netflix would like a word with you. Not to mention BBC, ITV and Channel 4 who all have VOD services. I would include 5 but if you've ever used their Flip-book On Demand service you know there's no point.
Amazon will never take over the VOD market while they have the strange policy of cripling themselves by only offering video on Kindle devices. Among other issues this means no Chromecast.
WebOS? Lol he doesn't mean that new fangled crap he means proper Palm OS. The clue was in the line about old Win98 backups.
“deep-rooted mistrust” of its core customer base?
So Oracle don't trust their customers?
I think you meant mistrust from their customer base.
Smaller than a business card?
My business cards are about 3 microns thick, how thick is this external SSD?
Re: Concept OK, Execution Weak
My ChromeCast has been in continual use since they were released. Technically it is brilliant and easy enough for non-techies to use. I haven't had any issues apart from the usual stupid devs dumbing down their apps but that's the fault of the BBC, etc not Google.
Re: Another One...
Yeah Frontier really need to improve if they are going to beat deleting boot.ini and bricking customer's PCs. (EVE actually did this.)
If you don't know what capex and opex are you shouldn't be reading the article. They are standard accounting terms used in all industries.
Re: "but you'll need to speak German to appreciate it."
Automatic translation does exist but it is generally crap at dealing with even the basics of a technical subject, let alone this kind of text. I read a German motorsports site regularly and Google translate gets the order of words in the English translation wrong more often than not. Often it says the opposite of what the author meant. Fortunately I can usually tell by context when that happens and retranslate in my head.
Then there are those long German compound nouns that Google just refuses to translate.
Yup automatic translation does exist, but its crap.
That is the real crime here.
Boohoo doing your job properly is hard.
Suck it up and remember you work for us, not the other way around.
Presumably FB didn't actually show pictures of deceased relatives but pictures from when they were still alive. (Apart from the ashes case but you only have yourself to blame for uploading that one.) That could be taken as a reason to smile and celebrate the time you had with them.
Oh wait, that doesn't fit with the narcissistic look-at-me FB culture.
Sounded interesting till the bits about Romans and Incas, then it loses the plot.
If digging the road up to lay cable to a cabinet is too hard how do they propose to lay that cable to a building on the same road?
This whole thing sounds like a racket to me. Cabinet in the building so landlord pays for installation of the cabinet instead of BT and it can be a cheaper design because it doesn't need to be weather proof, etc. Then they can charge all the businesses in that building the normal install fee. WIN - WIN!
"industrial parks, all of which are ringed by razor wire and boast a guard post."
Exactly like industrial parks in the UK and Europe. I've visited factories belonging to everyone from IBM to HP to Motorola to Ford to BAE to Raytheon. All of them had high fences, barbed wire, guard posts and would take your phone off you at the door in case it had a camera in it.
Clearly you're not an '84. The docking comment at the end is about the original game where a docking computer was pretty much required rather than the remake where docking is much, much easier.
They were still going?
I could have sworn they stopped publishing new content about 3 years ago.
There is definitely a gap in the market for a decent site / mag for programmers. All the ones I read in the 90s and early 00s have died in the last 10 years. Ideally it should be language agnostic and cover older tech as well as the bleeding edge.
Re: Amazon Seller Account
OMG a VAT number and the ability to verify your identity? What will they ask for next, your inside leg measurement and the hair from your first born child?!?!?
Re: Journalistic Truth
Try Drop The Dead Donkey instead. Much funnier and available on Netflix.
It's for the freaking children!
And as an added benefit is also sends everything on your phone, all messages, et, etc direct to GCHQ. For your safety.
Re: Is this an Openreach problem ... or BT Retail?
BT retail. Openreach is working fine here.
Re: USS Ponce
Ugh you've gone all Office 2013 / Win 8 with far too much unbroken WHITE and no shading / gradients / lines to separate the different sections of the page. My first thought was that the stylesheet had failed to download for some reason so I hit refresh before spotting the redesign story.
Could we please get an alternative theme with an off-white background or even an inverse theme with black background for those of us with a bit of Mogwai in our genes? The current one makes me want to put shades on.
Case sensitivity is more a liability than an asset. It causes all kinds of typos you just can't get in a language like VB.
There are advantages to using VB.Net over C#. Some of the syntax makes more sense and there are a few things VB can do that C# can't.
At the end of the day use the right tool for the job. If that is C# great, if it is VB.Net that's good too.
The sooner they kill BBC3 the better. If you've ever watched it you know why.
For every Gavin & Stacy there are a million Don't Tell the Bride, Sun Sex & Suspicious Parents and 'documantaries' presented by naive young female journalists who pretend its a shock to them that some people are poor before busrting into tears.
If we could axe ITV (all channels) too the quality of British television would increase by an order of magnitude.
Re: a "vast" burden on electricity bills
Clean burnin', fast downloadin' propane. Is there anything it can't do?
A couple of cross platform scripts that could test all the major browsers and web servers for compliance would be a lot of help too.
Re: Pissing off the wrong people.
After the last PSN hack I wouldn't be stupid enough to buy a Playstation.
Because all virus programmers need a hug!
Re: Tax on profits...
Nah the principal behind it is there is an election coming up and they want to win.
Anything else is just gravy.
Do they have under age charges as well?