543 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
"I have to say I find Apple’s take on things rather interesting... rather than bore you with it, you can just move on and click instal."
That's because they don't want you to read it, you might object to the clause that allows Apple to sew your mouth to the ass of another iTunes user...
A media center is one of the places I do think TIFKAM will really work. In particular the pairing of Win8 with Kinect could be a really cool way to control your media center.
The only problem is MS removed Windows Media Center from Win8 (you can get it free for a limited time) which seems like a stupendously stupid thing to do.
Re: what's the best alternative
Avast. I've been using it for years and never had an infection and the only false positives I've had have been software I've written myself. The current version does bug you a bit about upgrading to the paid version but just click no thanks.
Alternatively AVG and Avira are also free and have good detection rates.
Re: Given that:
Given that Avast, AVG and Avira are all free, are not resource hungry and actually stop viruses (you know the purpose of av software) you'd be an idiot to use MSSE. But feel free to be an idiot...
Re: I don't trust these not to have back doors.
I remember seeing a demonstration 20 years ago from a data recovery firm who punched a pencil through a floppy and then recovered all the data apart from the bit that was in the hole. An HDD with drill holes should be just as recoverable (although quite expensive).
Re: "just get billed for the local data as long as the other party is part of Joyn."
If Joyn is "some local clique" then surely that makes Skype a clique as well. Not everyone is on Skype.
A service provided by mobile operators stands a better chance than most at building a bigger user base than Skype provided they charge appropriately.
Re: Was there a survey?
That's a scary amount of stuff they're tracking, presumably with the improvement program. I'd count this press release as an own goal, instead of making me interested in W8 all they've done is make me think it is spyware. I have no interest in W8 on my desktops but was slightly interested in Surface, that interest just evaporated.
And what if you don't have a G+ account?
Are they forcing us to sign up in order to comment? The article fails to say.
Re: You fail to show the ADVERTISEMENTS!
Adverts? What adverts? Thanks to my standard extensions I don't see any.
Re: Dr. Vesselin Bontchev
It's extensions, not plugins. Plugins are different and don't have to specify a version that they work with. Flash is a plugin. NoScript is an extension.
You're either using some very old extensions or a very old version of FF. I haven't had problems with my extensions not working with the latest version in about a year. I use a lot extensions including privacy extensions like Ghostery and developer extensions like Firebug.
Re: Speaking of Kickstarter
Actually you can get a copy of the game for £20 which is very cheap for a PC game.
Thanks for reminding me about this, I've now joined Kickstarter and pledged towards a new version of my favourite 80s game. :)
Looks very like WinPho, some of the icons look like Android and it's got rounded corners everywhere! So I hope they expect to be sued by Apple, Microsoft and Google, probably in that order.
Re: Windows Media Center has quite a good UI
Yup. Very happy with the WMC7 UI on my media centre & TV and it passes the "can the missus use it on her own" test.
As much as I hate TIFKAM on a PC I think the first company to build Kinect and Win8 into a TV UI could have a big hit on their hands.
Re: To try it out, you must first make sure ...
I want to do more than turn it off, I want to remove the code for this brain dead "feature" and preferably the devs responsible from the planet.
It's high time someone forked Firefox and removed all the useless bloat, starting with this crap.
Flame Of The Year!
All it needs is a sentence in all caps and it would be prefect. ;)
Actually perfectly relevant and correct, sumarises my thoughts on Win8.
"I hate to say it, but most of what you think about space-age technology is a total fabrication. It’s the stuff of sci-fi."
Actually I think your audience is more knowledgable than what you're assuming. I could have told you everything in that article without the condescending first paragraph.
"It remains a major frustration for me that my apps are locked to iTunes. The same is true of the Android or Windows stores."
Yes you and your family voluntarily shackled yourselves to Apple. However the situation is not quite as dire for Android or WinPhone users. If I decide I don't want another Samsung to replace my Galaxy I can buy a Sony, HTC or other Android to replace it. Yes it's still Android but it's not the same as being told there is only one phone that I can buy. Similarly there are multiple manufacturers for WinPhone.
You might think that's a subtle difference but it is very important.
What the flying fuck Ofcom?!?!
You constantly mess around with what channel goes where so I have to retune my TV every couple of months and now you want me to buy an entirely new one again? The executives at Ofcom should have their salaries put into a fund to buy the rest of us new tellies and ariels.
Is there any way for us to object to these proposals?
Re: An inspiration
GAC!!!! Wow that takes me back. I always wanted to write a game like the Hobbit and worked on one using GAC. Unfortunately I can't remember the plot any more or if I ever finished it.
One of the best games I ever played. I was a big Tolkien fan at the time and asked for this game along with my Spectrum for Christmas 1983. I eventually completed it a few times but I had to draw a map of the goblin caves because it was so easy to get lost.
BTW the pic on the first page of the article says "The splash screen for The Hobbit, circa 1992", you're ten years too late there unless that's when you actually took the pic!
Six sockets easily accessible under my desk, three of them free despite my dual monitor setup. And the same number of sockets under all the other desks in our office.
Seems we're more civilised here in Glasgow than you sassenachs despite your urinary slurs.
Re: List Creep?
This article is part three. Parts one and two are what you will have been seeing in previous days.
But of course you'd have to read at least the first line to realise that.
The last thing we need
is integration of Office with social networks.
I just hope no one from MS sees this article and thinks it is a good idea.
Comics about sexy vampires or zombie attacks are not written for adults, they are written for teenagers who (the publishers think) are obsessed with Twilight, etc. Teenagers are still children, despite their protests to the contrary.
There are still decent comics out there but as always you need to look past the dross for the great British story tellers - Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, etc.
Don't buy crApple.
I always thought US brand condoms were too small. Nice to see it confirmed.
Man this is familiar. If I have to tell a senior member of staff that she can't have her name as a password and shouldn't use her address or the names of her kids one more time I might buy a cattle prod!
as close as possible to how the original prophet Mohammed lived
Mohammed didn't have the internet so don't order broadband for your hovel and as a bonus you won't see any pr0n either.
Re: What's the problem with the picture?
Well he could be on the phone to his mum.
Or your mum.
Why do we have recrods then?
If "clinical decisions and treatment are based on diagnostic tests undertaken at the time of admittance" then why are they storing this guys heart scan at all, escpecially since they can't view it anyway, and why do they bother to keep patient records that go back to birth?
Re: Keep straight talking, Linus
Inescapable USAian election coverage?
Perfectly escapable, just don't watch / read it. I've seen none of it.
Only room for one VoIP service
Except they will still have two - you forgot Lync.
I like Gnome 3
There I said it. I moved to Fedora when Ubuntu introduced Unity and started making stupid decisions like the recent one to search Amazon when the user is looking for a local file. It works very well on our netbooks and the missus likes it too.
Admitedly on my desktop I run Win7. But since I don't like TIFKAM and with Steam moving to Linux I can see me switching to Fedora & Gnome 3 at some point in the future.
14 days to change a website!
That's the best joke I've heard all day.
I also get asked where London commuter trains go when I'm on them. Always fun since I'm from Glasgow and have no idea where any London train goes (apart from the one I'm on going to or from our office near Twickenham). The look of dismay on the inquirer's face when they hear my accent is usually amusing though.
Is this because Debenham's cafe staff are incapable of making anything that even slightly resembles a cappuccino?
Let me guess, the FTC memebers all describe their home lives as "we're an Apple family"?
Never heard of them. What kind of moron buys a laptop for gaming anyway?
Re: ".....and admits to Moonraker being his favorite 007 film...."
Yeah that was my thought too. Any person that says Moonraker is their favourite Bond film should not be allowed to work on a Bond film.
Mind you I'd prevent anyone who thinks Bond is English working on it too so I probably wouldn't be able to get the film made.
Never seen a single one of these texts and I'd complain to my operator if I did. The only mobile ads I get are those in free apps and I've already trained myself not to see those.
Re: Slightly longer period
You want an option to USE DPD? Are you mad? I'd like the exact opposite option.
Every time Amazon use DPD to deliver to me I have a problem. Usually the guy doesn't even bother to get out of his van when he realises he'll have to climb two flights of stairs. One time they claimed to have delivered a parcel but the signature was not the name of anyone in my building. I have never had a painless, successful delivery from DPD.
Re: "Microsoft actually writes fantastic software."
VS is a hell of a lot better than Eclipse, oh how I hate using Eclipse, but it still comes second place to the Delphi / C++ Builder IDE.
With staring roles in Bond, Dr Who and Blake's 7 where are the pics?
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