They should at least be forced to change their name to Insecurus.
96 posts • joined 9 May 2012
Eventually they'll say 640K is enough for anyone.
What happened after WebMD was hacked with new entry "How to cure Asshat".
(I live in the US, no free drives for me.)
Some improvements that would nudge it into my purchase vision:
Ability to have it contact 911. If something happens and you can't reach the phone, just being able to say "911" to have it get help would be great.
Ability to have it listen while you're away for "odd" sounds. Like if you're at work and it hears the door opening and you know no one's at home, it would let you know there's something you might want to check at home.
In a related feature, have the ability to turn on the mic and listen when you're not at home.
Having read Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat journey from Elephant Island to a 720-nautical-mile-distant South Georgia, I'm mightily impressed with what the "old ways" of navigation can do for you.
I use AdBlock in Chrome, plus ScriptSafe. With ScriptSafe you can whitelist domains and/or subdomains, so it cuts out whatever AdBlock might let through that you don't want.
Why does it always have to be a total change up? Can't software companies market a canned, independent product with updates for a year, AND offer ongoing buffet subscriptions for people who want those? Then after a couple of years check the stats to see where the money comes from?
You have reached the United Nations. Your internet service is important to us. To reach a help desk representative, press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 for French... (two hours later...) or 7299 for Esperanto.
Heh. "Darwin" is trending.
I've flung better things than this.
We'll respond to the million-year-old greeting from the Qqq's and by the time it gets back to them they'll say "Stupid! We are the Zzz's, how dare you compare us to cavemen!"
I'm sure this makes sense in Microsoftland where everyone has fiber optic to their homes. Sorry, but I only have DSL and I like to coordinate when something is hogging bandwidth so everything doesn't slow to a crawl.
Will a mere "congrats" do? I mean, it's like a quarterback throwing a ball for a receiver to catch 9 years later, and still waiting a few more hours to hear back "I've got it!" Incredible.
So: Mutant chicken bad, reanimating dead Colonel Sanders good.
Great, can't wait for my refund check for $1 after the lawyers get their full share.
I have no interest in electronic pay gizmos. But I would show an interest if, on checkout, one would let me know there was a two-for-one on an item I'm buying so go get another one, or presto here's a coupon for this other thing so it's now 10% cheaper.
This all reminds me of the $1,000 "I Am Rich" iPhone app.
I bet if you ask it about the June 4 Massacre it'll have no answer.
Do I smell bbq?
So the Kinect spots a phone on a table and begins to send light rays in its direction. You pick up the phone and the Kinect follows it. You turn around and the Kinect detects sub-par reception. It then increases transmission so the waves can make it through the obstruction - which happens to be your head.
Except for the large and often unnecessary image at the top of articles, I have no complaints for your free site that I get tons out of for free.
Re: having panic attacks
Sony is a member of RIAA  and makes up 22% of their board of directors . I can't imagine them NOT having a say in that behavior.
Oh, and please search for the word Sony on this page:
having panic attacks
Boo hoo. I'm sure the grandmas and preteens sued for thousands of dollars by RIAA were also having panic attacks but the likes of Sony didn't care, so I'm not about to care what happens to them.
Surveys. I hate ones that force you to choose between two options, neither of which I want. "But what if you *had* to choose one?" is usually the asker's response, to which I say "ok, both then."
Ah - a moggy motor!
> Ive also said that bad design was "offensive",
Would he call a Macbook with logic board failures a bad design?
What a totally odd, Sci-Fi looking web site they have. They might as well have put an ad in a comic book, next to the one for x-ray glasses.
Radio Shack was the only good electronics place in my town before Best Buy. Maybe Best Buy or similar should buy them and use them as outlets that cater to local demands (like one location might do well with phones, another with tvs).
You might be thinking of Corbis, which Gates owns.
If walls could talk...
Re: those ... sofas?
No, it looks like that's where the Boston Dynamics Big Dog relieves itself.
Putin's return route?
Perhaps those below even think he's gone too far and they're calling him home.
I don't think I'd live in Iraq to manage that stuff, I think I'd rather remote in from quite a distance away.
Re: customer information was not compromised
I wasn't surprised that the pair aren't in jail. I mean, they let kids build nuke reactors in classrooms.
Anyone else see a flaming bird head at 1:29?
"This was no small task but we rose to the challenge"
Unlike, say, archive.org.
Maybe so everyone will get to experience the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field?
Browse page back/forth?
What about page back/forth options in the browser? If you go forward a page, then say make a phone call, then return to the browser, you can't back up a page.
As for the new links, can we finally just put a phone number on a tile instead of the whole contact?
Politicians should be limited to a waffle or a flip-flop.
Funny Viacom suing for copyright abuse, seeing how The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is comprised almost entirely of Fox News and CNN clips.
Congrats for common sense and a learning opportunity!
Wow, they let him build it in a school after a presentation and training where needed.
While here in the States, you can get suspended from school for chewing a Pop Tart into a shape that resembles a gun .
What a world.
The key to Jony Ive's executive washroom?
it didn't work too well in the future
Toaster: Howdy doodly do. How's it going? I'm Talkie, Talkie Toaster, your chirpy breakfast companion. Talkie's the name, toasting's the game. Anyone like any toast?
Lister: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.
Toaster: How 'bout a muffin?
Lister: Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks.
Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man.
Way to go, Verizon! I'm sure you'll play fairly.
Hey... why is my access to fcc.gov suddenly so slow?
outlook.com has ads?
I've been using a Chrome browser with AdBlock Plus and ScriptSafe plugins since outlook.com came online. I honestly didn't know they even had ads.
Next you'll be telling me The Reg pages have ads, too. :)
I use Spideroak. I use it on Windows 7, iOS, and Ubuntu. I have it syncing certain files to their cloud and between these OSes. I could also sync to an external hard drive, it's just a matter of referencing its drive letter and selecting the folders/files to sync.
I chose Spideroak because they only charge for the amount of storage you want, not by how many computers you install the software on. And as a programmer, it's a bonus to me that individual file versions are saved. Also, your files are encrypted on your computer before they're sent to their cloud - so don't lose your password.
Sigh. Did I not say "pic" and not "photo"? I know these can be tweaks or total impressions. This one happens to be very nice looking to me.
I find most galaxy pics almost ho-hum now but this one is indeed a beauty.
Allow more variety on Start screen
I think the desktop Start screen has a potential to be more useful if widgets were allowed to live on it. Just like on Macs where a key press will show you the widgets screen, why not have some useful things (weather radar for your area, twitter feeds, news headlines, task manager info) on the Start screen as well. Press the Windows key, have a look, press again to close.
Re: Creepy as hell
Agreed. But this to me was creepy first - Theo Jansen's Strandbeests:
To enter a Microsoft Store do you swipe from left to right?