1032 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
I guess your disappointment at opening a bag of sweets to find it is mostly air explains your lack of a sense of humour and sarcasm failure? Try reading the reviews for 3 Wolf and Moon shirt then think about the sugar free Gummi Bears reviews again.
Hmm let me see... main work address, work support address, generic IT dept address, main home address, GMail address, Hotmail address, address for Reg comments, spam address, address for dodgy websites, gf address for when I'm buying things on her card, address for one of my mates who doesn't have a computer, unused address from mobile phone company.
I can think of 12 atm but there might be more. :o
"That server technology can undoubtedly scale far beyond the traffic Nest currently handles"
And you undoubtedly know this because? Just because a company / service has low traffic atm does not mean they are capable of handling more. A poor architecture and bad programming may not show at low traffic levels but they undoubtedly will with more traffic.
Maybe report facts rather than your bad assumptions?
"forcing anyone using a product based on Nest technology to adopt Google as a service provider (again as Android users must)."
I'd like to introduce you to this little thing called the Kindle Fire. You've probably never heard of it because they aren't very popular and are only sold by a very small niche company but it runs Android and does not require or even have Google as a service provider.
Re: Can you ask VALVe about the State of SFS
Learn to capitalise words and sentences properly and re-write your post, then I might decide to read it.
Meanwhile have a downvote for your illiterate rant.
I guess you are resolutely sticking to your guns with Windows ME, there is no need to upgrade to XP or later because they add only minor and annoying user visible changes.
the Metro language is going to be fixed and "matured"?
WTF is that supposed to mean? There is no Metro language.
Re: I'm all for the naming and shaming of miscreants
The defence lawyers should all claim unfair trial and move for dismissal.
I've no sympathy for drink drivers but the UK Police need to learn that they are not above the law.
As opposed to phones supplied by your employer who have all the enterprise security and device management add ons installed and activated. Pretty obvious if you read the next sentence.
Re: FIPS 140-2
"Glad I use Blackberry and Windows Phone....Both meet military and government security requirements"
Yeah NSA, GCHQ, etc are loving having complete access to your phone while you think it is secure.
The benefit of integrating iOS or Android
The benefit of integrating iOS or Android would be to allow me to use my own music service and in particular apps like TuneIn Pro, rather than BMW's chosen service. I already subscribe to a music service, don't need another, and I have a number of internet radio stations I like to listen to depending on what kind of music I fancy. What I really want is a system that allows me to load whatever music service or internet radio app I want to use.
This system is like buying a car where the radio is tuned to Radio 1 and can't be changed.
As long as I know what they rename it so I can continue to tell people to avoid that bug ridden, slow pile of shite I don't care what they call it.
"a key aspect Edison lacks: a dedicated server infrastructure" - for me this is actually a selling point for the Intel device. The main reason I haven't bought an Imp yet is because it is tied into the servers of some company I don't really know who rent them from Amazon. If I made a product using Imp and Amazon have yet another cloud fart or Electric Imp go bust then I'm screwed.
A requirement to provide my own infrastructure is a feature for me!
Steam was affected for more than an hour. All weekend it was having problems and telling me it could not contact the Steam Network probably because my network was down. No it bloody wasn't.
Note to other programmers... never assume the problem must be at my end because your end could never go down, oh no.
Re: On the subject of spam - and if that's not 'optional'!
Funny that, my Hotmail account gets absolutely zero spam and never has. Technically my Gmail account gets no spam either though I'm starting to consider the annoying constant emails from Google about YouTube and Play to be spam.
"Mind you Samsung are pretty crap at it too - two goes at 4.3 both of which are broken."
4.3 is working fine on my S3 and the missus' S4 and we've never had problems with updates on them or our old Galaxy Ss. But then if you were posting anything other than a cheap shot you would have specified a model and carrier that you were having issues with.
So amazing that Delphi has been writen in Delphi since v1 back in 1995. Nice to see MS catching up some 18 years later. One day Visual Studio may actually be feature comparable with the Delphi IDE.
Re: Pretty nifty way to take out any site that you fancy huh?
I'd put the Tory party and gov websites top of the list but mumsnet would be straight after.
Because full disk encrpytion will stop this.
Oh wait, no it won't. Idiot.
Re: Stable Door, boys and girls
You could choose not to use Google, Amazon or eBay. You could realise that Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin are of dubious value at best and stop using them. You could get a Pay As You Go mobile and not register it.
Being spied on by the NSA, GCHQ and their buddies is not a choice.
It is not the same.
A very good article that highlights issues I have seen with innovations my father tried to commercialise with government help from the 80s to the present day. He never managed to make a penny from things he invented in the 80s that I now see being re-invented today.
"no one at Nesta has a science or engineering background" - this, no idea how business functions in the real world and a complete lack of accountability among the civil service are the biggest problems this country faces. If we are to avoid sliding furhter into mediocracy and irrelevance we need to replace the old boys educated in the classics at Eton with some real people who know more than a couple of dead languages and have actually worked in their life. Unfortunately I doubt it will ever happen.
Dead man's wishes
The important point that is being missed here is the cynical trampling over the wished of a dead man. The will of the dead Beastie specifically states he did not want his work to be used in an advert.
Whether the advert has any merit or is a parody makes no difference, you don't do things like that unless you want to be considered immoral scum.
No website I visit uses Google Analytics. At least they don't when I visit them, thanks Ghostery! :)
Re: Out that whole lot..
I still have my Atari 2600 and it still works. :) I bring it out of the cupboard once a year or so for a few games of Space Invaders, Asteroids, etc.
I also had an FX-570 calculators which was well used until I got one of the ones that could draw graphs while I was doing my A-Levels.
I had exactly the same scary thought.
The Bongster must have been busy at FTSE lately.
Re: Oi, Larry
Not that Harry Potter is original in the first place. It is a shameless copy of a number of other works, most notable the Books of Magic whose protagonist looks almost identical to Harry.
the mythical rootkit can supposedly leap tall buildings in a single bound, screw your wife, and even survive nukeing from orbit.
Back here in the real world I say show me the proof. A virus with seemingly super hero powers that only one so called security researcher has ever seen? Pull the other one, it has bells on.
Re: Crack this...
Ah the old FB is not a bank and I don't care if someone hacks my Yahoo account line.
Do you realise your FB account contains lots of personal details that would be useful in impersonating you to your bank?
Would you care if I hack your Yahoo email and send a message to your boss telling him you think he's a dick? Maybe send everyone at work an email containing goatse? Or how about sending your wife/husband an email that appears to be one you meant to send to the lover you are having an affair with?
Suddenly that unimportant Yahoo account might need a better password.
Re: Friday feeling
USB sticks, now there's a thought... I wonder if teenagers of the future will find USB sticks of porn in the woods like we found copies of Men Only in my day.
I thought I had never heard of the man or his work till I saw the advert for the Scrumpi 1 and Scrumpi 2 and I remember seeing it in electronics mags as a child. I may even still have a late 70s magazine with that advert in it. Not something I would have remembered without the distinctive style.
Thanks for the great article.
Re: Worst film of the year?!
I've seen most of Pacific Rim, it was good enough that I'd watch it again on a Friday night to see the ending. Admitedly my Friday night film sessions tend to be rather drunken and often include films that are so bad they're almost good. Almost.
Of course its no Mona Lisa.
"It is, of course, a high-end PC in a console-style box - which is, after all, what today’s next-generation games consoles are."
No. No they are not. My four year old gaming PC that I'm thinking about replacing is higher end than any of these consoles. Hell the work PC under my desk that I've just bought a replacement for has more RAM, HDD and a better GPU.
Re: Supermodel ?
"In the UK, where Cole has a very high profile"
She does? I was going to entitle my post "Who?" because I have absolutely no idea who she is.
Good luck SpaceX!
"How about actually doing something to help people rather than endless meaningless headline grabbing nonsense that does nothing about the problem?"
You aren't familiar with politicians are you? The only thing politicians do is spout meaningless, headline grabbing nonsense that does nothing about any problem. And, every four / five years we get the chance to change them for another bunch that will do exactly the same thing.
Re: The guy is loaded, load-ed!!
Because a value in Bitcoins means nothing to most of us. At least quoting the value in US Dollars allows me to roughly translate to Pounds Sterling.
You would say "the FBI found a wallet with $122 million (worth around £75 million)" so what is your problem?
So does this mean you'll stop the god awful constant crap about Dr Who and get back to writing some proper articles next week?
I wonder if you were in my part of Glasgow, certainly sounds like it. I've got two orders (business & home) in with OpenReach via my ISP for fibre and all I ever get is within the next 3 months which then gets extended when the deadline nears. I know the fibre has been run down the street and I walk past the new cabinet every day but they must have already claimed the EU pork for the area and moved on :(
Re: Two things....
Retail staff have always been incapable of helping me. As someone who can read I don't need them to read the spec off the card next to the item or the price tag for me. Maybe some people find that useful though.
be creators and innovators just like their favorite musicians
Except the musicians targeted at children are anything but creative or innovative. They usually sing bland, derivative songs that are written by someone else and sound just like the tripe aimed at the same age group some 10 years before.
RE Electric Panda
Flash does work in TIFKAM-IE but only for MS whitelisted sites, which does not include a lot of legitimate sites as well as freetard ones. At launch there was a way to add sites to the whitelist but MS soon closed that loophole. Last time I looked (Xmas 2012) it was possible to put TIFKAM-IE into dev mode and then you could use Flash on one "dev" site you add to the registry but they may have closed that loophole now too.
SpiceWorks is like a guild
Not sure if you meant a guild like the guild of shoemakers or in the MMO sense. I would say SpiceWorks is definitely like an MMO guild though, full of noisy noobs who don't know shit but won't shut the hell up. I suspect that also makes it very like Facebook but I wouldn't know.
I tried SpiceWorks for a while but now I only use it if I'm really, really bored.
“If it was discovered that a teacher was having students use magnifying glasses to burn ants and then look at their tissue, how would people react?"
I for one would laugh.
Though given my poor human rights record I'm probably not a good example.
"replaces the traditional mini-joysticks of most console controllers with force-feedback trackpads and an LCD screen, for greater flexibility"
And from the looks of it has no real buttons that you can find by touch without looking so useability will be total crap.
Oh who am I kidding it's a gamepad of course useability will be total crap.
Yup Inkjet printers are disposable, that is why they are so cheap.
If you want a decent printer that will last buy a laser.
Nice Android phone business you got there. Would be a shame if someone decided to pull your licence to the Google apps.
Re: And the number of people affected is..?
Companies that build oil rigs encrypt everything at all times.
They even provide engineers with two computers, one to work on and one to do email, etc.
Stop being a dick!
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