757 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
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.
cost of alcohol... £7.5bn for Scotland
Or about a pound a year per head. Cheaper than a deep fried mars bar.
Re: Where to go then?
I think I read recently that they're part owned by Sky.
I can't remember where tho.
BT keep putting back the dates for fibre in my area and our office has 3 lines from BE. The last thing we want is to be shunted on to the Sky network.
Whoever you're buying your laptops from has been ripping you off if you think you need to pay a lot more than a grand for a decent one. In the last year I've replaced all our directors' laptops, got two for the price of a Surface Pro and they're very happy with them.
3% better than zlib? Pathetic!
7z is still king.
And look it's open source too!
is that any worse than Google harvesting the same thing?
No but I don't want them doing that either which is why I use Ghostery, DuckDuckGo whenever possible and don't use Chrome.
This article makes me glad I do almost all my mobile surfing via WiFi. Mind you Vodafone think I'm a female, 7 years younger than myself with completely different first and last names. Having a phone on your gf's contract has some advantages! :)
"Only its existing Windows customers like Compaq and HP nibbled - oh and HTC"
I must have imagined the Motorola flip popne I had running Windows Smartphone 2003 then. Actually not a bad OS at the time although not as good as PalmOS.
"versions of the service for business customers also bundle a complete version of the Office desktop application suite for the first time"
I must have imagined them offering this when we signed up for Office365 last year then. We chose not to take them but they were definitely offered.
Re: I have XP here so no use (N2)
So what exactly do you think a web browser is if it is not an application?
And where did he say upgrade to Win7 for IE?
Django Unchained ... Original Screenplay Oscar
Isn't that film a remake? Like everything Tarantino does, very little of it is original. I think the Academy need to buy themselves a dictionary so they can look up the meaning of the word.
Re: Mac perv's visit porn and gambling sites at work, this is why they are getting 'attacked'.
Except this attack came via an iPhone developer website.
Re: Although I don't use IE as my main browser
Indeed and FF has had the ability since before it existed. I've had 3rd party cookies blocked in Mozilla based browsers since v1.0 of the suite. Of course I also use Ghostery which blocks all trackers and had the nice side effect of removing the advertising that goes with them as well.
Re: Why 4G?
And funny since they originally advertised 3G as allowing you to watch TV on your phone.
I was amused at the time and wondered why anyone would want to watch TV on a mobile and no one really did. Now I'm amused again at Kevin Bacon telling me I should get 4G so I can watch a movie on my mobile. Why the hell would I want to do that? Movies were designed for huge screens with great sound systems, not 4" ones with tinny little speakers. He seems to think watching a movie while walking home is a great idea but if you tried it you'd stand a good chance of getting run over crossing a road without looking.
But does it work for local PDFs?
Not much use unless it opens when you double click a local PDF, you'd still need Reader or whatever.
Re: It's pretty hard to keep up, it's not like they are exactly loaded with money.
My heart bleeds for this poor little company who have so few staff it took them 3 weeks to release someone else's patch.
12s... enough difference to negate a feature
"The C7 takes 22 seconds to start, the S3 just ten. I’d argue the 12 seconds difference is near irrelevant in the real world"
Except my Win7 desktop can boot in under 25s so the Acer has lost that supposed Chromebook feature. That's with an HDD, if I fitted an SSD to my desktop it would be faster.
I still don't see the point of these things. They aren't a capable laptop/desktop replacement and a smartphone/tablet can do everything they can. Why do Google produce ChromeOS as well as Android?
"only available to those who stump up the $US6.99 required for a paid account"
Is that 7 bucks for life? Or is it paid monthly, annually, whenever there's a blue moon? Telling us the price isn't much use without saying how often it needs to be paid.
Wouldn't it be more social (by the government's definition) to invest this money on startup in areas that desparately need jobs? Places like Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, etc where the rents and the staff would be cheaper.
Oh silly me, I forgot there's nothing north of the Watford Gap.
Re: Great to see someone using the internet in the way it was intended....
Superb. The creators of that deserve a pint too!
Re: A few corrections
Good Man! I'll raise a glass to you tonight.
Re: um Steve Todd
Can you read?
The article states that Apple applied for the trademark in 2007, not 2006. It also clearly stated that the Brazilian company have 5 years to use their trademark from the date it was granted, in 2008. Which they have done. It makes no sense for them to have used the name before 2008 because it was not protected by a trademark.
The reality distorsion field seems to impare fanbois' reading ability.
Re: um @JDX
Since when is common sense on the side of the company that is using someone else's trademark that they applied for 7 years before the infringing party?
Re: Wet blanket time
It wouldn't work on UK roads anyway. Our roads are so full of potholes there is no way the infrastructure for this would last five minutes.
Interesting choice of example Oracle
Harry Potter itself is plagiarism.
Only Redmond left drinking out of own browser plumbing
So when did Mozilla stop writing Firefox?
Re: 2 Year Elec Eng Project
"based on a PIC16F84, which should tell you something about how long ago I was at uni"
Last week? When I was at Glasgow Uni we used discrete logic chips for that kind of thing. Or an interface to a PC where we'd write the code in Turbo Pascal. None of these fancy newfangled PIC things. ;)
Time to go back and read the article, white anglo-saxon protestants are not mentioned. This group quite clearly state that they are promoting men's rights whether those men are white, black, red, yellow, green, brown or purple with kinda orangey spots.
I've never found a single one of these Anonymous Cowards to be credible in any way.
Ernst & Young
So we're in no doubt that a crime was committed then.
Re: Am I being stalked by a bunch of fanbois?
Only time I ever have problems with Vodafone's network is when the Huns come to watch their team play 3rd division football. Before and after a match I do have some trouble sending texts but voice and data still work. Once they're gone everything works perfectly again.
Re: I'm unsurprised (AListair 6)
Maybe your company doesn't want all their data to be read by Google. Maybe they don't want all their data to be stored in the USA where it will be subject to the Patriot Act. Maybe your company doesn't want to break the Data Protection Act by storing all their data in a country with lower data protection safeguards than the EU.
Maybe your company IT people understand their jobs and don't just assume that the latest shiny from Google must be good like you do.