542 posts • joined 11 Jan 2012
My...my...my...haven't we gotten our knickers in a bunch.
"Religion"...that wonderful institution where people pay homage to a made-up entity who "lives" somewhere up in the sky. No one has actually ever seen this "god" or "allah" or whatever, but not a problem...because their ancestors have been doing this for millennia...so there just has to be something to it. Right? OK...whatever............................
Your every wish is my command.
However, according to performance test results from respected independent software labs, Defender still can't match the best antivirus for Windows 8 products: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Norton AntiVirus.
Well...if one doesn't USE Windows Defender...
...then one won't really care...now will one.
And being that it is mostly crap in the first place...
"In our latest review of antivirus test results last month, MSE was the only one of 24 products tested not to achieve AV-Test certification – it was bottom of the pile for Protection with a score just half that of the next worst product (a quarter of the score of the top product) and it was also poor for Repair ability."
...why on earth would you use them in an Enterprise environment? Because they are FREE? Good move.
Re: KitKat - no complaints?
Hey dumb-arse...there are PLENTY of problems with Kit-Kat.
Moto G Android 4.4 KitKat Update Problems Emerge
What to do when Android KitKat has ruined your life...OK ...
KitKat giving you battery drain problems? Try uninstalling ...
And on...and on...and on... EVERY OS has teething pains...especially when they are Betas, or Dev Previews. Now, back under your bridge.
Times are tough all over.
."Ellison,...is rumoured to be worth somewhere in the region of $48bn."
Yea...but $48bn doesn't go as far as it used to.
"No, that is the benefit of 'merkin tourism :)"
No...it is more likely due to your friends from the Middle East camping out in London.
Re: Where have all the fanboyz gone
Hey numb-nuts...you may want to rethink that "Enjoy your patching over the weekend guys.. I'm off for beer and its looking like a sunny one"
"Microsoft was largely unaffected by the Heart Bleed Bug. Microsoft Account and Microsoft Azure, along with most Microsoft Services and Windows’ implementation of SSL/TLS were not impacted.
"The company said those who run Linux images in Azure Virtual Machines, or software which uses OpenSSL, could be vulnerable, however. The company is advising such customers to follow guidance from their software distribution provider. Corrective action guidance from U.S. Cert can be found here.
Hope you still have a job on Monday. :-)
Re: The real problem is C
"In favour of...?"
Well there are 25 other letters in the alphabet...choose one.
"Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India"
And 665 MEEELLION without indoor plumbing.
"India's economy may be booming, but 665 million people in the world's second-largest nation have no access to indoor plumbing..."
"Doing an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 isn't a good choice...."
"...Yes, it will keep all your apps and settings,..."
Ah...sorry...but you CAN NOT do an "in-place upgrade to Windows 7" from XP.
One CAN upgrade from XP to Vista and THEN to Win 7...but not from XP to 7. It must be a "clean install".
When you buy Windows 7 Professional you can only do an in place upgrade from Windows Vista Business.
You can do a custom install from XP Pro to Windows 7 Professional.
Installing - What does "in place upgrade" mean?
Upgrade means you can install Windows 7 by simply inserting the Windows 7 upgrade software into your PC's DVD drive and follow the instructions on your screen. While you're not required to backup and reinstall your files, or reinstall your programs, it's a very good idea to back up your files and settings before you start any software upgrade. Get more information about software upgrades and best practices .
Installing - What does "Custom (Clean)" Mean?
A custom (clean) installation erases the contents of your PC's hard drive. Your files, settings, and programs will not be transferred to Windows 7. That means that to install Windows 7, you'll need to:
•Backup all the files and settings you want to keep
•Install Windows 7
•Reinstall all your files
•Reinstall all the programs you want to use.
These four steps take time, some technical skill and Windows Easy Transfer can help.
And now he is back-peddling...
"BlackBerry scrambles to counter Reuters story; says it won't sell handset business"
NEW YORK — Somewhere along the lines, BlackBerry chief executive John Chen's words got minced. At least, so he claims.
In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Chen allegedly said: "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business."
It's hard to take that out of context, but that's what Chen said in a blog post following the report's publication, saying: "I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon."
Re: It would be helpful if El Reg were to accurately report the facts in this case
"instead of misrepresenting the fact to fan the flames of hysteria."
Aw...come on now Tom...what is wrong with a little hysteria once in a while? Isn't it that which keeps the Blog-o-sphere in business?
You sure are one party pooper.
Problem is though...
...any iWatch will only give you the current time in Cupertino, CA...as that is the only time Steve says you need to know.
Mine's the one with the Omega Speedmaster Professional in the pocket.
Re: Come and look at this!
"It was probably one of the major selling points of IBM computers (the other one, with just as much traction, is the ability to do a fork-lift upgrade in a weekend and know it will work.) that they didn't blow a gasket if you looked at them wrong."
When I was in school for Business Applications Programming way back when...I was entering code on an S/370 for a large application I had written...and managed to lock it up so badly...the school had to send everyone home for the day, so the techs could figure to just what the heck I had done wrong.
Took the operators a good part of the evening to sort it.
First time anyone had ever managed to hose one they told me. Felt quite proud, actually. :-)
Re: S/360 I knew you well
"I've not touched an IBM mainframe for nearly twenty years, and it worries me that I have this information still in my head. I need to lie down!"
"Business Application Programming"..."Basic Assembly Language"..."COBOL"...hand written Flowcharts...seems as though I have those same demons in my head.
Re: Next Apple iThing to feature 65-inch screen.
Not a new iPhone...it's the next big new iThingy in wearables.
"It did a lap around the world in 22 days,..."
Thought it took 80 days. Have I missed something?
Mine's the one draped over the wicker basket.
Re: The first dose of pesticide in the morning
"The environmental benefits aren't entirely clear either."
Oh how right you are. People who use "organic" pesticides may still be harming the environment.
There is great uncertainty on this whole issue, and no 100% correct answer.
ORGANIC PESTICIDES VERSUS SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES
"Clearly, the less we impact our environment, the better off we all are. Organic farming practices have greatly advanced the use of non-chemical means to control pests, as mentioned earlier.
Unfortunately, these non-chemical methods do not always provide enough protection, and it's necessary to use chemical pesticides. How do organic pesticides compare with conventional pesticides?
A recent study compared the effectiveness of a rotenone-pyrethrin mixture versus a synthetic pesticide, imidan. Rotenone and pyrethrin are two common organic pesticides; imidan is considered a "soft" synthetic pesticide (i.e., designed to have a brief lifetime after application, and other traits that minimize unwanted effects). It was found that up to 7 applications of the rotenone- pyrethrin mixture were required to obtain the level of protection provided by 2 applications of imidan.
It seems unlikely that 7 applications of rotenone and pyrethrin are really better for the environment than 2 applications of imidan, especially when rotenone is extremely toxic to fish and other aquatic life.
It should be noted, however, that we don't know for certain which system is more harmful. This is because we do not look at organic pesticides the same way that we look at conventional pesticides. We don't know how long these organic pesticides persist in the environment, or the full extent of their effects.
When you look at lists of pesticides allowed in organic agriculture, you find warnings such as, "Use with caution. The toxicological effects of [organic pesticide X] are largely unknown," or "Its persistence in the soil is unknown." Again, researchers haven't bothered to study the effects of organic pesticides because it is assumed that "natural" chemicals are automatically safe."
Re: Oh noes...
Clarkson always has his knickers in a bunch over some one, or some thing.
Well one group may benefit.
If the Interwebs get all clogged up, and things grind to a halt, we all may just have to go back to writing letters...ON PAPER...and return to using the Post Office. Wouldn't THEY be happy.
Mine's the one with the stamps in the pocket.
Any political spots open in Ecuador?
Might want to consider one if available. After all...he's been in their embassy so long now, he's almost a citizen.
"How on earth is it worth $16m in damages? Where's the costed damage?"
Easy. That's how much money they figured they needed to spend the rest of their lives in retirement.
You got a problem with that? Hmmm?
Nearly beer-thirty...gotta to go.
"Harvard Cancer Expert: Steve Jobs Probably Doomed Himself With Alternative Medicine"
For a person so sure HE knew what was best for OTHER people...he certainly had no clue about his own self.
Another poster-child for alternative medicine...or maybe not.
So as an alleged adult, and knowing what creeps run and use Farcebook, you would allow YOUR children to use it without YOUR supervision or knowledge?
Doesn't sound too "responsible" to me...Ace.
Once more with feeling...
I have said it over, and over again.
If one is stupid enough to use ANY of these asinine social networking sites...then simply deal with the consequences...and stop your incessant whining.
...if one is such a narcissistic twat, that they feel they have a need to tell the world where they are, and what they are doing, at any given second, then who really cares what happens to them? Not moi.
If you are stupid enough to use these asinine social networking programs...then simply deal with their consequences...and stop whining when you are assaulted, or your home is burglarized.
Hey...I have an idea...
...how about working on INDOOR PLUMBING first...and at least bring the country into the early part of the 20th century. Hmmm?
"The world's second-most populous nation after China, India has the world's largest number of people going outdoors. Nearly 640 million Indians, or 54 percent of the 1.1 billion population lack access to toilets or other sanitation facilities. In some states, the problem was so bad that village women started a slogan: "No toilet, no bride."
Re: Thank God, that...
"Thank God, that...
now world peace, hunger and poverty problems are all sorted out people have time to write shit books."
There...fixed it for you.
Mine's the one with the Kindle in the pocket.
Dateline: Redmond, WA
It was reported today that Microsoft has discovered that PEOPLE are the users of Information Technology (IT), and that after this earth shattering discovery, they will now be changing their business model to concentrate on this new found resource.
Check back here often for more on this major story.
"Some revolutions never happen. This might be one of them."
We can only hope.
So they will let you "see" the Bitcoins that are in your "Wallet"...which may, or may not, actually be IN your "wallet"...and may, or may not actually exist...because 750,000 of them are "missing".
Once again...anther classic P.T. Barnum moment.
"But he's probably done more to change the world than Obama"
Ahhh...@JDX...Hitler "changed the world". So did Stalin, Mao, and a whole host of other scumbags in the history of this planet...just NOT for the better. And neither has this twenty-something little snot.
And no...he is not an "important person". He is an annoying arsehole...and THE prime example of the fact that money does not buy class.
Re: And as a Brit...
"I'm glad he's not riding in the shotgun seat."
No, but as a retired Airline type... he IS in the First Officer's/Co-Pilot's seat. ;-)
Well, his tenure with Apple went so well...
...how could he possibly fail with this venture? hmmm?
Sounds like the old Steve Martin routine.
How amusing..I am enjoying this crash & burn immensely.
I have been crucified by Commentards on other IT related sites, for saying people can lose their money with BC...told it was "impossible"...and for stating that its "value" is subject to the whims of speculators. Told its "value was constant". Right.
Been called a liar and worse by these idiots. Now who is laughing? Not those folks that had money in Mt. Gox who were ridiculing me.
" Matthew Ranson holds a B.A. in Environmental Science..."
Me thinks he is more BS...than BA.
"Bear shits in woods, film at eleven."
Yes...but is the Pope Catholic? Hmmm?
Re: Damn americans, staying over there, working their own jobs
"Yes but .... the workers they hire locally and pay locally, don't buy goods and services from Tata Consulting Services."
And the ones brought into the US from India would? What makes you think that?
Re: Not surprising
"VAIOs have never been much good. They're very pretty, which on its own makes them expensive. But performance is underwhelming, and they're unreliable."
Let me tell you all a funny story about SONY computers.
A very dear friend who is no longer living, was a personal assistant to Sir Howard Stringer from many years. Started off with him when he was at the CBS television network in New York. She move around with him over the years as he changed positions, and companies.
One day, not long after Sir Howard had become Chairman & CEO of SONY, she called me to ask for my advice on buying a laptop computer for herself and her boyfriend. Of course my first question to her was "why not a SONY?"
Her reply was "no one who works for SONY would own actually one of their computers. Too unreliable, and the support is non-existent." I laughed my a$$ off!
I recommended, and she purchased, two IBM (pre-Lenovo) ThinkPads.
...absolutely no doubt that that blur is a satellite.
And of course there is always this from Boy Wonder...
"Steve Jobs: Good artists copy great artists steal"
...or this: "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. Triumph of the Nerds (1996)"
...or this: "It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
At a retreat in September 1982, as quoted in John Sculley and John A. Byrne, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple – A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future (1987), p. 157
Variant: Why join the Navy . . . if you can be a pirate? As quoted or paraphrased in Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (2009) by Robert Tuchman, p. 18"
Yep...thank goodness that Apple never had any ideas of stealing other peoples' ideas.
What's $9bn amongst friends anyway?
Google probably has more than that lost down behind the couch cushions at The Chocolate Factory's HQ.
Re: join the club...
@Mike Flugennock...are we married to the same woman?
My wife insists on typing the name of a site she wants to visit into a Google search box. Every time I suggest that she could make an educated guess by typing straight into the Firefox address bar -- or simply typing the URL into the address bar if she knows it -- she has a massive meltdown.
I gave up long ago.
I feel your pain. And the beer...because this has caused me to imbibe in many as a result.
Re: And so it begins
Oh how right you are sir. And precisely why I will never own a "Nest" thermostat, or any other "smart" appliance. "Smart" appliances are for dumb-asses too stupid...or to incompetent...to take responsibility for their own lives.
I have a new "smart" television (SONY), but removed the USB wireless NIC a few days ago, because I really have no need for it. Don't use Netflix, or any other streaming program like that, so no need for the tellie to be connected to the outside world via the Internet.
Much ado about nothing
You do realize kids, that no one is forcing anyone to buy this Nest thing...don't you? Or any of the other crap that connects my home & its belongings to the Internet. There isn't a snowball's chance in Hell I would ever buy one of these...or any other device that connects the appliances in my home to the Internet. What for?
It's bad enough that there are PFYs around the globe (and yes...the NSA also) trying to gain access to my computers...the longer they all stay the f*ck out of the rest of my life...the better.
There is probably MORE than that lost under the couch cushions at the Chocolate Factory's headquarters.
Re: Oracle boat??
"... and I *know* Larry's got a boat already!"
No...actually...it's a SHIP! At 87.78 meters (288 feet)...it's a ship.
What a crock.
"An autopsy carried out after his death, released last week, concluded that Jack died of a multi-drug overdose including a mix of heroin and cocaine as well as prescription drugs – specifically, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and alprazolam (Xanax). His girlfriend found him lying in bed and unresponsive, surrounded by beer and champagne bottles, when she returned home in the evening."
"There was "no visible or palpable evidence of trauma" and the acute mixed drug overdose was likely to have been accidental, the autopsy concluded."
Right. He "accidently" took all of those drugs...one at a time. Then washed them down with beer & champagne.
Buh-bye kid...you're a loser who won't be missed.
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