Re: Say what you like about Microsoft, but...
Yes, they're definitely Embracing us.
296 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012
Yes, they're definitely Embracing us.
"if the presenter was a guy and not a gal would they be getting so much sniping"
On the Register? Yes, absolutely and 100%. Equal Opportunity Slagging is one of my favourite things about this place.
Note 4 is pretty much a flagship model, that has a removable battery. Probably the last one that will unfortunately.
You're going to start driving a Volvo?
"Quick show of hands. How many El Reggers have been invited to work for free after pointing out faults and flaws in company websites?"
I'll go you one better. After declining their offer to discuss a security issue I discovered with a site's dev guys, they threatened legal action. Basically "help us fix it for free or we'll have the cops nab you for hacking".
I politely declined that little offer too.
And how would a mobo jumper or 'A "locked/unlocked" dip switch beside the sim socket' help, when the threat discussed in the article is one that requires physical access to the machine in question?
Did Paul call to all of your houses and take a shit on your cat or something?
It's unlikely to alter the taste of a smartwatch either.
It's also second rate compared to Photoshop. I use both on a daily basis - GIMP in work, because my employer is too cheap to buy Photoshop, and Photoshop at home (where lets just say price isn't such a huge consideration) - and honestly something that takes me 10 minutes in Photoshop can take upwards of an hour in GIMP.
In the Photoshop 6 era I would have said they were comparable products - not anymore though which is a shame.
Re: "a feature which would be a very successful product for a start-up"
Would there be any real barrier to MS spinning off the functionality to a stand-alone app, maybe handing it over to the community as open source? Seems like that would be a win/win for all concerned.
I can tell you, mobile reception on Cork roadsides is usually pretty dire.
Good thinking on their part though, h'on the lads!
Several miles? If you get a good arc on it, I'd say further than that. How would the Iron Dome missile defense system deal with projectiles coming in from low orbit I wonder?
The car that you sit in and drive every day is also designed and built by humans, f'crissake -- y'know, error-prone, fallible HUMANS. The other drivers you share the roads with every day, drivers who hold your life in their hands every time your car is within 20 meters of theirs.... humans, f'crissake -- y'know, error-prone, fallible HUMANS.
The only way to be safe is to stay at home in bed. And even then your house might get hit by an airplane which drops out of the sky due to an autopilot software glitch. After all, you know who programs autopilot software....
Raw Carolina Reapers have absolutely nothing on a decent extract sauce. Try some "20 Minute Burn" if you feel like putting that to the test!
"Keating appears to have kept verbatim notes – strongly indicating that a tape was running – and she's now published the transcript of the conversation"
If she has a recording, lets hear it. If it's the same as her transcript, Youtube is over a barrel.
Yes she does - a song called "Ironic" that doesn't contain a single example of irony? That's pretty damned ironic.
Don't ya think?
NoScript saved my arse a few times when I mistyped the URL in question. What happened to my arse when I typed the URL correctly however is between me and the gods...
I especially enjoyed the realistic method Robert Redford's character employed to defeat a supposedly unhackable electronic door lock.
I'm surprised Sneakers wasn't on this list - one of the more realistic Hollywood depictions of hacking. That probably says more about how cruddy the rest are than it does about the particular accuracy of Sneakers, but still.
"No more secrets, Marty"
The best exit strategy in these situations is to put a pack of baby wipes in the fridge the night before, and bring them with you for your morning crap.
Source - ate a naga jolokia on a dare last week.
I read that book when I was around 12 years old (early 90s) - a lot of the information was outdated by then... but an awful lot of it wasn't.
RIP Mr Gold.
Star LC-10 or GTFO.
No, the ones you really have to watch out for are the beancounters who know how to use Excel and absolutely fuck-all else . They'll use Excel as a spreadsheet, as a database, as a reporting server, as a word processor, as a design tool, as every fucking thing you can imagine through the use of ancient and hideous VB Macros and obscure eldritch data connectors.
Then one day, when the crude OS they've Frankenstein-created from their spreadsheet goes tits-up, who do they call? And more to the point, whose fault do they reckon it is?
Project headed up by Dr. Lest-N-Furter?
Even that is often unnecessary; I'm looking at an e-cig USB charger right now, and it only has connectors for the power pins present on the connector, no data pins.
Much better, thank you.
Something I only discovered recently is that VLC can even play a video that's been split into multiple smaller RAR files (you know the type, *.r01, *.r02,...*.r15, *.rar). Just drop the .rar into VLC and boom - saves so much fucking time.
Exactly! If one company is shipping more, but another company is making more cash, it's a perfect metric to spot which of the two is flogging overpriced products!
Whatever about the headlines, it's the URLs that are the real stars of the show.
The reality is that they do...and that they are.
Not Fukushima Fallout then? I'll be over here waiting for the hippy sites to publish corrections.
Who said they believe it to be the tiniest?
They're no doubt fuelled by jumbo breakfast rolls from the Centra next door though, not much will get past them.
Indeed. Do let us know when they arrive.
If you don't mind extra bulk, check out a ZeroLemon battery for your Note 2. It's essentially three Note 2 batteries stuck together giving ~9000mAh of power - easily enough for three days use, and I've been able to stretch that out to five with light usage.
Tell me you're joking. Please, please tell me you don't actually think menstruation or lack thereof is in any way influenced by lunar gravity.
Don't you mean Fort Meade?
What do diminutive gypsies have to do with this?
Murphys - owned by Heinekin these days.
Beamish is better anyway. But also owned by Heinekin.
I haven't used their Reader or Acrobat software in years, and Flash is installed but under tight controls.
I can't entirely cut out Adobe though, until credible alternatives to Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator come along (please, nobody say GIMP).
Why not? What do you call your frying pan when it's hanging on the wall of your kitchen (at a temperature far below what is neccessary for frying)?
The three biggest lies in computing...
Macs don't get viruses
Linux never gets hacked
Windows is user-friendly
Confusing PowerShell with CMD?
I believe that may, in fact, have been the joke.
I think I speak for a lot of Irish people when I quietly mutter "Uh-oh..."
Surely it's Lindsay who should be waiting outside El Reg Towers, wearing an SPB T-shirt?