538 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
As an owner of a still working 2600 with all the joysticks, paddles and Space Invaders I was looking forward to a cool article about Atari. But instead I get some arse spouting crap about Jobs, Wozniak and Apple. Do we have to mention Apple in every story or we don't get paid?
You could have talked about Atari's arcade business but no you preferred to make up stories about how they only succeeded because Jobs worked there.
My preferred reseller says they've been very busy with MS business in the run up to the end of the month. We took out new agreements for Office which we needed to get done this year, might as well get the current price rather than pay more later in the year. Anyone waiting is an idiot, the prices will go up further when the Euro drops more.
Re: Chrome BETA
Actually that's a good thing. Typing a long & complicated password is a pain in the ass on a mobile and the little stars that mask it make it even worse. At the end of the day who is actually going to see my password on my mobile? I'd pay for a mobile browser that removed the mask from all password text boxes.
Can we replace Anna Leach with someone that knows what a computer is please?
Nice to see a UK politician supporting UK industry. Oh wait...
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Colour blind journo?
"resemblance between the Galaxy SIII and the iPhone – because clearly, there can only be one black, rectangular fondle-phone in the world."
The Galaxy S3 doesn't come in black, it's blue!
Applications have access to just one file
So what if I open an application like Visual Studio or Eclipse that needs access to multiple files?
Either this system is a lot cleverer than the article states or it's useless for a programmer or similar power user.
no place to talk about politics live?
You could always try the pub or the watercooler at work.
Re: Guess the name...
What Microsoft ad?
I tried to watch an hour long streamed videos yesterday and it kept hanging every 9 minutes. Initially I thought it was my connection but after resetting my router twice the regularity of the hangs led me to the conclusion that Flash was to blame. As you can imagine watching an hour long video in 9 minute bursts was very annoying and the name Adobe is now a swear word in its own right in my house.
I don't usually have any problems with Flash despite the number of people who claim it crashes their PC all the time but this one is a major screw up on Adobe's part.
Re: As somebody...
And then he'd have been turned down for not being big or professional enough to have a propper email adress.
all the stability of Ashley Young racing into the penalty box with a defender on his shoulder
I gather this gentleman is some kind of footballer but since I don't know who he is the metaphor is lost on me. What makes him unstable? Does he get a blue face of death (BFOD) when he has a defender on his shoulder?
What huge banner ad?
Install the Ghostery extension, it is available for most browsers these days. It requires almost no set up or training, stops the advertising and social network bastards tracking you and as a nice side effect you won't see many adverts either.
Even more confused
This crap just gets more confusing every time I read a new article about it.
I give up. I'm not implementing any of this crap.
Not on my phone it isn't
"Facebook it's going to become central to how mobile applications are bought and sold, for better or worse."
Re: Yesterday's news today
I usually spot stories the other way round, especially on TV. It's not unusual for the BBC to report something as news that El Reg told me about 1 or 2 weeks previously.
How exactly do you suggest my 7 neighbours and I get sufficient electricity from solar/wind in a tenement flat in Glasgow? How would you ensure all 8 flats in the building all get a fair share of the electricity generated?
What about 20+ storey tower blocks?
Generating your own electricity is fine for River Cottage types with lots of land but doesn't work in the city.
Not in Glasgow they're not, unless you really want to pay £10 for a £2.50 fare.
When / where?
I have never once had anyone try to video call me on my phone and have never seen anyone using that feature either. Even 99% of the Skype use I've seen / participated in has just been using it for a cheap audio only conference call.
robust and effective plans
"organisations should have robust and effective plans in place to comply with the new changes"
Yup we've got a plan. The plan is we wrote a plan & we aren't doing anything else unless ICO come round asking why we haven't implemented the plan yet.
Clearly this Neil Marshall chap is an idiot. Bad enough that he thinks Windows 8 will sell in the corporate market but he thinks the solution to security is homogeneity!?!?! Homogeneity is what got us to the state we're currently in with viruses, worms, trojans, etc on Windows.
The ponzi scheme that is Groupon is anything but a promising business.
Zynga is an overvalued one trick pony that is beholden to Facebook and the whims of a fickle game playing public who will drop them for the next cool thing in a heartbeat.
I've never heard of Jive but since you describe it as "with red ink all over its books" then it definitely isn't worth $1.6bn.
These aren't promising businesses, at best they're a bubble waiting to pop and at worst they're scams waiting for the perpetrators to cash out.
Re: Plain and simple, MS missed
You've had the same realisation I had 6 months ago while installing Win7 on my Atom HTPC. Metro + Kinect could make for a great user experience on a TV but it ain't going anywhere near any of my desktops.
Re: But how did work fare?
The fail here is you.
He tried to download, install and write an email and it crashed, why would he try again?
Since he states he is systems administration you'd expect he authorised himself to connect the Win8 laptop to the domain.
Re: Did better than I did
Don't know why you seem to think Win7 requires retraining. We've had no problems with it and we have some serious technophobe users. You definitely will need to retrain people for Win8 and Win7 is a decent OS so you'd be better off moving now before the train wreck hits.
Ah good old Three Wolf Moon. Something similar seems to have infected Google's app store recently, check out the reviews for Adobe Air. My favourite is probably:
"I had suffered from AIDS, syphilis, herpes, low gas mileage, lonely sex life, necrophilia, and hypochondria. So needless to say, I was a lonely, decrepit person on the verge of a nuclear catastrophes natural disaster breakdown... did I mention I was broke too? As I'm browsing thru the market, I download a somber, grey app. It says I require adobe AIR. I downloaded it, and I was sucked into a vortex of money, sex, spiritual and physical healing, and next thing I knew, LIFE IS PERFECT. THANKS ADOBE!!!!"
Who knew what a cure-all Adoe Air could be!
Should have kept the serfs illiterate
They never should have allowed us to learn to read and write. Generations of Kings, Queens, Emperors and organised religion (all of them) could have told them that.
Producing a FB mod for Android would not be worthwhile. If it requires the phone to be rooted and invalidates the warranty then only geeks will use it, it will never gain popular traction with normal users. It makes much more sense for FB to do what Amazon did with the Fire and produce their own Android based devices but without the Google apps.
I really don't think it would be difficult or expensive to go to HTC and ask them to design a FB version of one of their current models then load that with FB's alternatives to the Google apps. How many they would sell is another matter but it would definitely get more users than an FBmod.
Can someone explain...
How can an iOS developer earn £48,957 yet an iPhone / iPad developer only earns £40,647 when they're the same thing?
Re: mounting holes (Re: Compared to Raspberry Pi)
"This also has mounting holes. Sadly missing from the Pi making casing it a bit tricky."
You sir need to buy new glasses! The Pi clearly has mounting holes in the picture published earlier today by this very organ. I can see at least 4 holes and another may be hidden by the ethernet socket.
"I’d assume that the providers would institute some pay-per-use scheme where consumers are micro-charged for every game minute - or millisecond, if they can. I’d argue that this would encourage people to try new games and new types of games"
I'd argue that will encourage most gamers to never go near them. Have a look at the MMO market these days, most of them are free to play. Yes they have micro transaction stores but they have found that in most cases people do not want to pay a monthly fee to play and I think a per second fee would be even less attractive.
Yet another article on this stupid law which talks a lot about compliance and the possible penalties of non-compliance but still fails to actually tell us what we need to do to be compliant.
Re: Methinks he doth protest too much...
Good luck with that. OSX viruses do exist and they're getting more prevelant.
The only time I had a virus infection on Windows it was the Chernobyl virus. The year was 1999 and a mate gave me a CD of software and MP3s he'd got from another mate. We had no AV so unfortunately the entire flat network caught it before we found out and we had to fix the master boot record on 5 machines. I still have a copy of it on a floppy somewhere.
Since then I've always used AV. If you choose a decent solution (not Norton or McAfee) you don't get slow downs, incompatibilities or the other FUD you're spreading. The VB100 list is a good place to start making that choice.