1005 posts • joined Thursday 5th April 2012 12:33 GMT
So you're saying that for all these years, everyone has been lying to me? And rather than Darwins theory of evolution, it was in fact Darwins hypothesis of evolution?
I need to go reevaluate my life
I think this was covered in BOFH 12
"So you want to keep data which is local, only ever going to be local, only needed locally, never accessed remotely, not WANTED to be made available outside our building, which can only WEAKEN our security by being off site, hosted offsite."
"On the cloud. Yes."
"Well, because it's the way of the future."
You can still download the app in the UK?
I ask this because I remember seeing a legal case a while back about rooting phones etc, where it was decided in court that, unless the rooting / new rom is what causing the problem, the manufacturer has to honour the warranty. I'll see if I can find the article.
I'm not surprised
And honestly it sounds more like whinging that he had to do some kind of manual job than anything else. Yes for a lot of people that kind of job is hell, I wouldn't last more than a week or two anymore. But on the other foot, there are a fair amount of people who would thrive in that environment. Jobs to match the people applying to them.
At the top of the page next to the big "Post comment" button, don't worry I missed it until it was pointed out to me too. Was so much more obvious when it was on the same page as the article.
Why are we using bold text in this day and age surely italics should be the de facto standard.
Also I now have a hatred of the word excerpted I know it's correct, but it just doesn't sound right... Like eated.
The ultimate recliner
I know of, but do not know the name of, a recliner of ultimate proporitions. Built in speakers, fridge, massage, storage section, foot rest, believe it had a microwave also. Probably lazy-boy or something.
Conratulations. In other news, last month 5 news sites which are remarkably similar to the blocked sites popped up last month, and it's rumoured two new sites very similar to SolarMove and TubePlus will be opening within weeks.
Lets face it though, when was the last time anyone really used their ps3 as a CD player? I mean movie playback via netflix, blu-ray player sure. DVD / CD? I honestly wasn't aware they existed these days.
Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product
In CPU terms yes, the jaguar probably is somewhat out-dated. However the CPU isn't entirely needed with games anymore. Look at the games on your ps3, and then go find a few of the 'big' games on PC and check your task manager. Playing stuff like BF etc barely dents my CPU. The jaguar APU has more than enough grunt to handle new games.
The issue is purely with the graphical half. But again PS4 gpu is based on the 7870 but lacks the latency from connecting via a bus as it's a straight up transfer of data between CPU and GPU. Not to mention that my somewhat dated gtx260 can still play the vast majority of games at max settings, ergo the 7870 in theory should have no problems.
Your third paragraph is pure PC master race bullshit based purely on your own opinions. As stated before the CPU and GPU are both theoretically more than powerful enough to run games at 1080p for 60fps. The x-bone suffers slightly becuase their graphics architecture is based on the 7790 which is a bit of a drop really.
blah blah blah blah blah is all I got out of your remaining points.
I'm not so much a console gamer anymore, I play most games on PC these days, only getting a few 'console exclusives' as and when I want them. But any kind of fanboy be it xbone, sony, or PC just needs to shut up and listen to themselves once in a while and see if they also hear trumpets rather than a voice.
Re: Confused by Netflix
When I last visited it had in big writing on the front page . "£7.99 a month!" or something along those lines. As for viewing the content, generally when you sign up with them for the first time they offer you 1 month free. That's your evaluation time to see if it's worth your money or not.
And while you're looking, have a look for a chrome plugin called mediahint. (or was in hunt) basically it spoofs you as being in the good ol' USofA so you can watch the shows that the US has. I tend to use this a fair bit since the US has more shows I want to watch than the UK.
Re: Let's generalise this a bit
I'd actually second this as a "life skills" class. Teaching kids how to pay bills, fill in cheques, what their consumer rights are, how to rent property etc. Giving them more information in since there's no point teaching a gradeschooler about buying a house, but teaching them their consumer rights and some basic law would be useful.
Shouldn't the headline be
RIAA MPAA profits rise as bittorrent traffic drops by 50%? Y'know since torrent traffic is directly related to how many sales they make.
Actually I'd like to see this as the next update, RIAA / MPAA profits then and now, and has the much lower torrent rate had a big (or any) affect on it.
Like I said, my bet for sony atm is a steambox style add-on, y'know putting in their own 'custom store' to Steam, a store within a store... store-ception.
Another possibility is sonys HMZ 3d mounted headsets. Despite poor performance (relatively speaking) they keep pressing forward with it. They also have patents on all the brain wave reading crap that doesn't work yet, or doesn't work very well among other things. As doubtful as it is, I think come PS4 sony will start pushing the headset ,and come PS5 (10 years from now, give or take) they'll be trying to pack it all into the headset so you just lie back on your bed and play. No need for space etc, maybe shove on some kind of razor controller that tracks your hands in virtual space.
Probably wasn't that clear, but that's pretty much what I was getting at anyway. It does make sense at least, and I wonder if Steam didn't see the same thing on the horizon and have that as another spur that pushed them towards the steambox on linux, just in case Microsoft tried to pull an apple and block third party 'app stores' from Windows X.
I don't think XBox will last past this generation anyway. Not because it's not good (even though I am a sony fan personally) but because of the convergence. They're moving to combine their platforms, they've already moved to combine marketplaces and the hardware of the bone is already pretty much a PC rig. I personally believe that this generation is the gen where Microsoft are going to try to pull all their xbox fans to the PC market now that they've dug their hooks in. Steam are already launching the steambox, and with Microsoft making a foray into hardware I can see them following suit, releasing a new windows 9/10 (or whatever it's called by the time the new gen ends... lets say windows X) so yeah, releasing windows X, on a new rig called teh xBox which is a prebuilt PC running windows X.
Only competition then would be the steam box,leaving the console space for sony and ninty, which would probably try to hold on to the glory days for one more generation. If either of them decided to join the PC console space I'd see it being Sony, attempting to release their own 'tweaked' version of the steambox with steam, and their own proprietory store as an extra hooked in .
Re: Tired of hearng the same old bull muck!
I think IE has been a good browser for a while now, but IE6 was god awful and it drove many people away. Most people haven't gone back. I moved from IE to Firefox, to chrome, nothing against IE really, just personal preference (except IE6 or earlier)
Re: Can we haul GCHQ into court?
doronron, imagine if you will, the amount of dirt and crap that news papers over the years have managed to scrape on government officials.
Now, remember the point when Mohamed Al Fayed admitted on TV that he had enough dirt to take down the government several times over if he wanted. (It was some channel 4 show several years ago, although I think he was talking mostly about the royals about when his son and diana were, in his opinion, murdered)
Now consider the fact that GCHQ has all of its resources spying on brits, most probably people in high places too, as well as backing from other intelligence agencies including NSA / CIA etc, and think about how much dirt they must have by now. How many back handers they know the government took to release such and such early, how many backroom meetings, how many MPs have solicited hookers, snorted coke in the house of commons, once experimented with homosexuallity in college.
If the tabloids with their limited resources and amateurish sleuths can get enough info to be embarassing, a rich guy like Mohamad Al Fayed can get enough information to take down key figures 'if he wanted'. Just think how much dirt these intelligence services have and then consider the amount their budgets have increased over the years, the amount of new 'anti-terror laws' which have given them more legal freedoms and how little the governments are actually different from one another. Then ask yourself who really runs the country.
Not us, not the people we elect, knowledge is power, and intelligence agencies have a lot of it stored up on the right people for use at the right time. I wouldn't be surprised if the tabloids didn't get their info from GCHQ 'leaks' regarding people in power that they didn't want there.
*removes tinfoil hat*
Or it could just be that our government is filled with a bunch of spineless jellyfish.
Re: Princess Robot Bubblegum!
Anime reference, from rockstar, in a GTA game... Thats NSFW right?
And now I have something new to try at work.
Re: but, but, but...
I remember norton doing that to explorer.exe while I was at uni. Not once, not even twice, but three times, several months apart.
Re: Still not "secure" @AC
Taken from that post, first paragraph of the first answer.
Personally, I would avoid multiple encryption protocols most of the time. It adds significant extra implementation complexity without making your data any more secure in the real world, unless the encryption protocol you are using is ultimately broken or becomes computationally feasible at a later date to break.
this has happened to me in the past.
Got banned from a forum for 6 hours for stating "I'll be back later, got faggots for dinner" then when I got back on and defended myself stating "faggots are a food stuff in the UK" along with a pic of ma brams faggots, I got banned again...
Ah well, at least I didn't say I was throwing some more faggots on the fire, that could be far worse.
Re: This is bloody insane, yet again :-(
But out of curiosity. If qualcomm only had license to sell these parts in the USA, and HTC bought these parts via qualcomm USA, and then exported them to the UK etc for sale. Would they have technically broken any rules? Or would they have worked around them.
I actually wonder if this is what HTC was trying to argue. "They had license to sell in the USA, we bought in the USA, we exported for sale in EU, we payed the import charges, why should we be paying the license fees we already paid?"
First fo all, they need a george takei icon here.
Secondly, HTC seem to be in a river of feces without a tool for pushing against liquids. I do feel somewhat sorry for them in a way because frankly their new phones aren't half bad from what I've seen. But on the other hand as a global company they should be aware of their legal obligations. If they genuinely believed they were covered by qualcomms ownership of a patent license then they need to either a) find out who made this mistake and deal with them. or b) if that person was part of qualcomm and they have records proving it, open up their own case for damages.
Truth be told however even if they thought they were covered and it's not just a legal ploy, ignorance is no excuse, and they deserve what comes to them.
And don't forget the bentendo 64 in 96
Fun fact, the nintendo 64 was actually designed and completed in 1964. The 64bit chip powering it is just a coincidence. The truth is that Nintendo are so far ahead of the curve they hold back their own consoles so as not to have governments ripping off their chip designs.
The WiiU was actually built in the late 80's sadly in recent years other companies have caught up by stealing nintendos designs, so their original 50 year roadmap is now out-dated. Sadly being japanese they refuse to deviate from their current plans, on the bright side though by their current internal roadmap it's only 23 years away from releasing their full VR console (think nerve gear from sword art online)
Re: The few
Don't you mean Apple shaped? Ah Ah
Are you sure
Because I swear I saw a patent floating around for a 64bit computer filed by apple... Oh wait it says "on a mobile device.
Re: As a friend said to me...
I think the ACs opening line was self descriptive.
Place your bets now!
Googles competitors still not happy with the latest proposals.
Seriously giving control of what's required to the competition is like letting Liverpool FC handle the transfers for Manchester United for a season. "Yeah uhm, we're selling rooney, and well, pretty much every good player they have for £50 a pop. And we're selling them some of our players for a few hundered million..."
Right now it is my honest opinion that google are in their current, leading position because they provide a superior service. There is no lock-in, there is no lock-out if you do not like google you're free to go to bing, yahoo, duckduckgo etc. If you don't like google maps you're free to go to bing maps, or streetmap, or any number of other mapping websites.
The fact that when you search for maps, google comes up top, followed by streetmap etc shouldn't play in to it. I don't walk in to a 3 store and see adverts for a vodaphone contract, I don't go into asda and get told "hey don't buy that booze here, tesco has it for half price right now" I don't go into the bank and have them say "well we could offer you a mortgage for 5.3%, but nationwide are offering a mortgage rate of 4.8%"
Are google in a dominant position? Yes they are
Are they abusing that position? No, if they were they'd stop google search from displaying bing / streetmaps at all, rather than just putting their own results near / at the top.
I mean seriously streetmap are complaining about losing market share because of google. Have you looked at streetmap lately? They're losing share because their site still operates based on the same stuff they had in the 90s. And how the hell can Microsoft even begin to complain? Everything they're accusing google of doing, they're also doing, only less successfully.
Sorry I know this has come out ranty but this has been gonig on for so long now it's like an endless torrent of BS. If it weren't for the fact that the EU paycheck (microsoft) were involved, they'd have probably canned the entire thing by now.
Re: Send Corrections link
Ah thanks. I just remembered it always being highlighted and present on the article itself before. Then it disappeared for some reason. Although it seems a bit odd having the 'send corrections' link in the comments section, rather than on the article where it used to be.
Re: "$10 all you can drink beer"
Is this beer open source?
Re: Spelling and Grammar checking no longer being used at El Reg?
Might be blind here, but I'm not seeing any corrections link on this article.
Re: Mixed signals regarding privacy
Technically he was under 18 when he uploaded teh vid, no idea of the girls age. If they're under 18, then that, by law (at least over here and the USA, not sure on the sweeds) means that he's distributed child pornography thanks to our crazy legal system.
Re: Was this written by a 14 year old?
But what about sentences like this?
Re: Good advice
I remember years ago, every childrens TV show had a bit at the end with "friendly advice" etc for children. I remember a couple of them. Green cross code. End of a superted episode, spotty saw somebody over the road and ran out to cross, nearly got hit by a car but superted saved him. Followed by a lecture to stop look and listen before crossing the road, because superted might not always be there to save you.
And sonic the hedgehog having a bit on stranger danger. If somebody touches you in a a private place, or makes you feel uncomfortable, run to the nearest adult you trust. etc etc.
This wasn't just on one or two shows. Every childrens show I recall had this. Nowadays there's almost nothing on TV covering thsi stuff, so I'm really not surprised kids aren't learning anything about stranger danger etc. Sadly they're more likely to listen to their heroes on TV than their parents.
I think the one thing we've learnt from this is that although Tachikoma used to work in IT, it was probably currys tech support :P
Either way I do feel sorry for the elderly who fall for this kind of thing, not really their fault but still, I've told every old person I know if they get a call from anyone regarding their computer they should call me first.
Re: You may gloat you Fandroids, Windroids etc
"Hello this is Steve from Microsoft tech support. We've detected a problem with yoru phone"
"You're right, there is a problem with my phone. Apparently it's running windows, better get that sorted asap!"
Re: @ Dan 55 - No problem
But if they can't sue everybody outside of the USA how will they make any money? Litigation is the biggest boost America has to its economy.
I just got childish with them.
<support "Hi this is steve calling from Microsoft tech support. I'm calling because we've detected a virus on your computer" />
<me "Hi this is Linus Torvalds, I only have a linux machine" />
<support "Yes we've detected a virus on your machine and" />
<me "Wait... so microsoft are calling, because they've detected a virus on my linux machine?" />
<support "Yes we have detected a virus on your machine and..." />
<me "Why is microsoft looking for a virus on my linux machine? Did you put it there? Are you spying on me?" >
<support "Listen we have detected" />
<me "No you listen, stop spying on me you perverted freak, and if I find you've been going through the folder with all my nudes" />
It's funny because at the start he's successfully faking an american accent, which gradually gets more and more indian.
Re: Focal is a great capera app
I'm all for them making a buck from putting it on preloaded handsets etc personally, doing something like that would help to cover costs of hosting and management etc. But that's pretty much the limit of it imo.
I'd say internal politics too
There are two kinds of manager.
Those who will see that their idea is failing, and then scrap it before it costs the company too much money.
Those who will see their idea is failing, but will carry on regardless with excuses like "marketting aren't pushing it right" or "The devs haven't implemented it exactly as I told them to" and will continue this way until somebody higher up spots the cost of the project and scraps it, or they're 'let go'. Or the forever loved, it's finally sunk in that they failed beyond belief, so now they're looking for a new job before upper management notice.
Sadly the second group tend to be mostly in upper management, or high enough that upper mnagement don't keep tabs on them.
Not to be a grammar nazi or anything of the sort but there is a significant difference in an intoxicant and an hallucinogen.
Good because you're not being a grammar nazi. And if you were you should be ashamed of yourself for saying an hallucinogen. It's a hallucinogen (or not a hallucinogen in the current context). And you're not correcting grammar. You're correcting basic English.
I would never threaten to kill somebody. It gives them time to prepare defenses. That and really why bother? It's the internet all you do by threatening other people is prove what a moron you are.
It's as daft as the people who post stuff like. "Com say dat 2 my fase, il kick ur ass imma blackbelt in MMA an a ex-marine ur ded bro!" etc etc.
What I find more amusing is that the company tried to appeal a fine for 300 euros. It probably cost them more than the fine just to contact a lawyer.
that their sponsors didn't include a single brewery. I can see it now.
Carlsburg, we don't brew our beer on the ISS but if we did... It would be out of this world.
Re: (in the voice of Leonard Nimoy)
For some reason Leonard Nimoy morphed into Morgan Freeman in my head.
If I go into a casino, and they say "The odds of winning roulette are 1 in 8 if you bet here" and I bet there 8 times and fail to win each time. Can I sue them for misleading me into thinking I'd get my money back and then some?
I mean I always viewed the stock market as "intelligent high stakes gambling"
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