odd turn of phrase...
"Having backed out of the deal once once, ...."
Is that the uk way of saying twice; like thousand thousand?
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"Having backed out of the deal once once, ...."
Is that the uk way of saying twice; like thousand thousand?
Introducing MS Glass(tm). Innovation Forward.
If you have the ability to reprogram the apic, you have the ability to reprogram the page tables, so this wouldn’t help.
Most OSes do not map 0; but kernel code certainly can, even in VMS.
The quote from Mr Chen:
“We are reducing jobs, but it is not so much as reducing; we are shifting it, so we are taking a lot of the hardware, hence that traditionally we make four phones a year or design, made, manufactured, whatever. We are not going to do that anymore. We are going to at least cut it down a lot; maybe two, maybe one, but not so many,”
really clarifies the challenge BB faces.
As he was talking to Fox, it isn't likely anyone noticed...
ps: Only BB utilizes trust mode? fact checker, we have a cleanup on aisle 5....
When Johnny grows up to be john, the Moto G (or any other device) will look like it was smashed by a steam roller.... at least if the teens I know are representative of normal. I cracked my 3GS so I could be a cool dad.
Courts have a long tradition of viewing other jurisdictions as friendly, in that they apply similar principles and vigour in their processes. Perhaps Google should invite various countries to pledge themselves as friends of the chocolate factory; and in doing so would be able to have verdicts, such as this one, have a global rather than regional scope.
Canada is on the verge of a blindingly incompetent (or startlingly corrupt) bit of legislation to dilute most of our rights. It would be interesting to have a corporate interest be able to yank us in the right direction for a change....
Maybe whats need are maturity segregated workplaces. That way, if Mr Hunt is uncomfortable working with the adults, there is a nice safe place for him and his ilk....
The Prime Minister of my country has a habit of prefixing a jumble of lies with the introduction “let me be clear...”. It serves a useful purpose in priming you for the nonsense soon to follow.
Software Defined serves a similar purpose. For me, at least, it is an indicator that I am not the intended audience of whatever is to follow. I don’t say that out of conceit; I don’t have control of a enviable budget, nor should I.
I will never forgive whoever recycled ‘data sheet’ to mean ‘glossy brochure’. FWP, no doubt, but endlessly irritating.
I love the idea of smart devices; it is a pity that so many are stuck in with an intermediary mystery server.
While it is impressive to control my heat settings from half way around the world, it should be noted that there were off the shelf devices for doing this 40 years ago which didn’t require intermediaries. They were quite popular in my area to prepare your cabin for a winter visit; but outside of that, the primary use case has to be playing pranks on your family. Truly a capability in search of requirement.
I would be more impressed with a modern thermostat which let me fondle it without leaving the comfort of my bed, and didn’t require an intermediary. I don’t know, exactly, why I am not keen on having my thermostat usage patterns bounced off a mystery server; but the inability of these companies to explain why it is necessary feeds my aversion.
I can't make heads nor tails of the document in that link. Has anybody cracked it?
Most people have an occasional epiphany, a giddy moment of clarity and insight where they see the whole world entranced by their hobbyhorse. Often, it is between the Doritos and the Bruce Lee movies, and mercifully is lost to the cobwebs before sunrise.
I am sure there is ample opportunity in inventing new ways to fleece unsuspecting souls, but I doubt the indifference to <insert inane gadget here> is due to dull shears.
3.8 B per quarter is about 2 chips per soul per year. Is this meant to be sustainable?
It is reminiscent of when Lucent, in an earnings announcement, claimed that they were laying fibre at the speed of sound. It foreshadowed the great optical rout of 2001.
Very interested in the travesty generator you used to generate your comment.
How much did you have to seed it with to get as close to this topic as you did?
"Confusing APIs are a security problem. If many users of your API get it wrong in a way that introduces a security bug, that’s a bug in your API, not their code."
I likely misunderstand this, but I thought the concept of a ‘common carrier’ was rooted in not being liable for what you do not know about. For instance, the post office may deliver my libellous documents, but are not themselves party to the offence because they were simply the delivery agent. On the other hand, had they read and understood my documents, and then proceeded to deliver them, they would be party to the offence.
That said, would it not be better to leave these creepy ISPs alone, then drag them in as a participating party to every internet related crime?
My deep distaste for Bell Canada may be evident from this fantasy....
Wouldn't any externally managed network have worked for Sony? I don't want to take anything away from RIM, but it seems that the critical point was that anything managed by Sony was broken, rather than anything particularly secure about the BBs.
“We don't do anything new in computing. We just rename the old stuff.”
- Grace Hopper (attributed)
If there are no more people in paddy fields, we might be a little bit hungry....
I don't doubt this process of reverse-dominos will work for some time, but there has to be a last domino fallen; once it stands, then what? Start another round?
The intensity of effort (and risk) people will invest seems proportional to the relative gain. Once your and your family are secure, beads and baubles represent a very small relative gain. Rare is the person who goes balls out just for the hell of it.
So, what does round two look like?
Avoiding email is a top criteria for me in any electronic device.
If you don't use gmail, Android is particularly adept at this - you don't have to delete what you never see....
I didn’t see a mention of it, but what do we know about these penguins that were allegedly attacked? Were they of previously chaste character? Swimming in a way that could be seen as a provocation to the seals? Did anybody hear the penguin say no? I think these poor researchers have become unwitting pawns in these tawdry shenanigans to entrap a husband.
It is great that intel is managing to run these applications on their legacy devices. It would be a shame to have to clutter more landfills with unloved intel mobile devices, so any technology that gives them a sliver of usefulness is good news for everyone.
Water vapour is vastly different from the carbon dioxide problem. The distribution of water amongst its states is related to the temperature of the planet + atmosphere. If the planet is cooler, there will be less gas, much more liquid, a bit more solid.
The original poster, although suffering from head way too far up his backside, is essentially correct. If you can get your hands on loads of cheap clean energy, you can convert CO2 into something that doesn’t trap heat so efficiently, and roll back the gains in thermal efficiency we have given the planet. You can’t really repair the damage, what is lost is lost.
How far the water rises is really besides the point in terms of the looming disaster. The large blocks of ice on the planet serve to moderate the climate. As these moderators disappear, we will experience extremes and shorter transitions between the extremes. Some say we are already experiencing that, but given how much ice is still around, I think that might be calling the game a bit early.
Secondarily, if there is less ice, then there is more water and more water vapour. However the distribution function works, more water vapour means more precipitation. More precipitation means that streams, rivers, lakes, etc.. will also expand, so Chicago may have more to worry about than Miami.
Why would a nation want to prevent people travelling on stolen passports from leaving their country?
It would create a mess of inconvenience and expense.
You want to prevent them from entering your country; and if they got in, to leave.
It isn’t a technology problem.
Can you do a review of this as well? You can swap the drive without assaulting it...
Is there something about Thunderbolt and pricing that you find particularly un-enticing, or do you habitually share your views about articles you find inapplicable?
I quite like the idea of signing onto a "Dancing with the Stars" board, and contributing "Didn't watch that episode" to every discussion, but it might eat into my day a bit.
We’ll make it up in volume.
I think he is in line to be the new mayor of Toronto.
[ penguins on a melting icebery ]
Do you suppose that is a shot at linux/android?
I wouldn’t use non functioning Adobe software to make my case. They seem to have taken the lemon crown away from MS.
"The app – which puts a face and job title to your email contacts "
It sounds so 1989-ish, please tell us there is more....
I don’t think so. I think this is a from-beyond-the-grave prank from Mr Jobs. All the apple wanna-bees are stumbling to show investors they won’t be caught flat footed, and the press are frothing over missed release schedules for a non-existant product. It makes for a merry circus.
paris: i watch(ed) her.
I thought the point was about Pandora misrepresenting its petition. The backgrounder suggests Pandora were unsuccessful lobbying their position honestly; that is nobody agrees with them. Now they have resorted to a bait and switch tactic, which PF called them out on.
Did we read the same article? I admit to an emotional over investment in Pink Floyd...
Nice to see the spirit of the recoding industry is alive and well.
Paris. It is a natural.
While it may be satisfying to watch MicroSoft flush their booty down the drain, they have enough that a few more failed products won’t do any serious damage to them. They would have to make a billion of them...
Paris, because surface is all there is to it, and it blows.
Some people’s reproductive organs do garner respect...
Maybe that misunderstanding is why C++ is such a dog ass slow and bloated beast. I thought it was more incompetence than ignorance....
I am certain intel would love to do that, especially given Apple’s history of kindly forgiving vendors who ship shit to them. If it weren’t for the miserable performance of every other PC manufacturer, I’m sure intel would be using its classic vendor support - you are on your own.
An implied pressure to intel comes from ARM, and that people are whispering about ARM Macs, which have doubtlessly been produced in evaluation samples - that is what product research does, after all. Apple went from 65xx, 680x0, PPCn, to x86; to think that x86 is the last stop is foolish. At least the last two transitions were due to supplier fuck up.
[big brother, for the next set of ads ]
While a rose may smell as sweet, it seems a pundit gets a boost from el reg if their name elicits a giggle from pubescent boys.
I’m not complaining. It would be a better world if all the press personalities had 3rd class porn star names. It would be appropriate.
Why are the register pundits themselves given risque pseudonyms? Its not for lack of material and puerility...
This topic really brings out the odious cranks.
The best living laboratory of the consequences of a less diverse genetic pool can be found amongst the surviving royals and other aristocrats. Somehow, despite generations of carefully selected traits, we have come up a bit shy of the eugenic ideal of superman. To be fair, a lot shy.
Given the shoddy make-up of most of these individuals, it is tempting to say it is time to give the druggies and abusers a shot at it; but I suspect that might have been the problem in the first place.
“...if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us...”
Wouldn’t this require a time machine? I’m not a US biologist, or anything like that, but I would think that if anyone, from any point in the past, constructed a working time machine, he would be the brightest person alive.
Even if he was thick, he would be able to use his invention to eliminate the competition and safely secure the smartest person award.
I think Mr Crabtree should stick to his eugenics work and leave the space-time business to others more skilled in the art.
TV weather reporters are more trusted than the President, the Opposition and the news reporters? Sure, trust could mean, ‘trust’, as in ‘I trust him to be wrong’ [ eg, PM ]. How could 60% of people avow trust in a weather reporter, especially with respect to weather-related information [ ie. climate]? Put another way, politicians and news reporters have a lot to be ashamed of.
Paris, because they are all ____!
I would be surprised if Apple hadn’t built just about every conceivable size of slab (and phone, for that matter) to see what the trade-offs are.
It is one thing to think that 7 inches isn’t enough, but it is far better to try as many sizes as you can to see what the best fit is.
Why haven’t they cracked ‘English’? It is like looking at Star Trek, 200+ years in the future, and the best cure they have for baldness is stapling some retrievers fur to the captains head?
Do we have any history on this groups predictions? What did they predict, 10 years ago, about today?
It would be awful to have to put your name behind such outrageous guesses, and I would guess only drooling crack heads would. Does pcmag not get to contribute to the panel?
Paris; the patron saint of drooling crack heads.
What, pray tell, is the point of assigning numbers to that awkwardly drawn depiction of twilight at the foothills?
Why, in Q2/2010 did HTC appear twice, once up at the top with either 10 or 100 percent market share; but also at the bottom as a little ‘snow cap’ on Nokia? Was there a joint venture; or just an over-jointed artist?
Why would Asymco want to assert its copyright on this low definition Rorschach test inspired doodle?
The balancing is frightening me. El Reg was one of few reasonable outlets to maintain the ostrich position on this issue. Does this shift towards balance signal a greater threat exists? I'm not very comfortable with that.
ps: You should package an publish the whole comment section from article as a case study in reading comprehension. It is quite stunning, and mostly stunned.
Do you approve of the company you work for?
It would be interesting to see the relationship....
I enjoy reading the failed prognostications of iSupply, Gartner, and the like in your journal. Hubris-in-flames is always amusing. Any chance you could find a bright young thing to amass a sort of meta-study of these sooth sayers?
Being ADD, I would like a simple rating number, a BS-factor, which could be stamped onto any PR from the high tech weathermen. Maybe Gartner, for a fee, would do a report on how accurate their predictions are?
I wonder if they will devise a way that you can intermix letters, punctuation and digits without having to shift attention away from the task at hand.
I've always hoped for a device that could let you transcribe ideas quickly and without distraction.