46 posts • joined 22 Jun 2012
For the record, if I were to buy a spinning harddrive today , that would certainly be a WD.
Say whatever you want, but compared to Seagate , WD drives are .. what's the best word ... decent.
Seagate is abysmal.
Who else is left ? Toshiba, I guess.
I don't know anything about Toshiba drives, since they are rare and pricier here .
I must say I am happy with WD support too.
They were helpful replacing my dead My Book Live unit for free and allowed me to restore the data myself without voiding warranty.
For me it was rare example of pro-consumer and friendly treatment.
Just for a little more balanced view ;-)
So did they do one of the following things few months earlier :
1. Outsource some team's work to save 50K $ per year ?
2. Purge some staff based on their anti-gay-marriage donations and/or private comments ?
If so, then I am not surprised.
Re: Free speech for all
so , by extension, many of us here should exercise our rights and stop using firefox ?
that's pure madness ..
Suddenly world became a sadder place :-(
It all smells Soviet times.
Stepped down voluntarily .. yeah, right
Just like in a joke about Mayakovski's famous last words before his suicide.
"Please don't shoot Camrades"
Sad, really ..
It will be a great solution , until ...
It will be a great solution until boffins from MIT get a huge grant from NSA ...
(hint: RSA )
Re: @the Anonymous Swiss Cheese connaisseur
We all should face a fact that Android is the new Windows.
It's not the OS's fault (mostly). It's the openness and ubiquity.
All OS-es are exploitable and the ones with >70% market share are a desired target.
Android security is mostly smoke and mirrors.
Most Android phones and tablets are vulnerable from day 1 , because they come with older Android versions for which exploits exist.
It is a fact of life and one should simply acknowledge it and plan accordingly.
Do you _really_ need all those games and bells and whistles ?
Maybe paying 1$ for official version of some app is not that stupid when cracked versions exist ?
Hint: crackers also have to earn money to make ends meet.
Example: I bought a new Samsung Galaxy Chat recently. It comes with Android 4.1 .
Is this a safe Android version ? Don't think so.
Sadly no official upgrade exists and I will not install anything unofficial , so I am stuck.
All outstanding complaints were resolved swiftly
UPDATE Complaints SET Status='Resolved'
Phew, they are quick ..
This can only mean one thing - more Ads on Youtube to cover the cost :-/
Re: The ultimate jeopardy answer to life the universe and everything.
seven times eight is 56.
That was easy.
Thank you El Reg ..
RUMPY-PUMPY .. with you I learn new bits of English every day !
How about Leo Apotheker ?
He would fit nicely with today's Microsoft corporate culture ...
I am on Outlook 2003 and Outlook bug does not affect me .
Good read. Thanks !
Re: He's still a tool.
Sorry for that name mistake.
With rest we'd have to agree to disagree ;-)
Re: He's still a tool.
Richard, I would agree with you if he hacked Debian or Centos , a true non profit idealist org. And Canonical ? They are in it for money, purely. Rarely they contribute something back to Linux community.
Suppose I saw a sleeping guard and I put a flower in a barrel of his gun. Would this be a criminal act -? Perhaps. But he provides some service to the public and does it for money, so should better get his acts together..
Re: He's still a tool.
Firstly Ubuntu is a commercial company that lives off selling their product and support , so they're not exactly volunteers.
Secondly some organizations choose Ubuntu over Windows for security sake.
( Like , say , Tibetan activists )
Perhaps such actions can open some eyes and provoke some thought ,
because _real_ adversaries will not advertise their breach all over the Internet ...
Re: Corporate Speak From Hell
Oh, they DID sell out to MS ... their search engine is powered by Bing ...
I , for one, am fascinated with this
Just like first combustion planes had laughable performance, but looking at them ,someone with vision could imagine their amazing future ...
Today solar-powered craft can take only 2 passengers and fly at laghauble speed, but imagine thats just first iteration in a row of succesive designs, with a commercial one available in next few years, when solar cells will be much more efficient.
Re: More films...
+1 for ExistenZ , brilliant movie ..
Re: Numerical keypad
This keyboard layout is ideal ( at least for me) , Home, PgUp,PgDn,End - to the right - and no numeric block.
This is in a different website
www.michelinmichelinguides.com, that is .
No, it's (T)Itanic ...
Re: Google Market Place?
Are you sure Chinese users have access to that , or at least have access by default ? Think twice....
Re: This is why
But Chinese operators put _theirs_ appstores as default , instead of Google Play.
And the problem is that those appstores are riddled with malware , and average user is not even conscious of that.
So someone can start OpenRocket.org project then ...
Mowi sie trudno, poczekamy ... :-)
Re: SSL VPN through Port 443
Yes , please open your LAN's. No need to be afraid of anything.
Signed: People's Liberation Army
Re: Devil's Advocate
My thought exactly ... 1500 humans would never be able to rate whole Internet or even its representative parts ...
We don't need Chinese slave labor ...
We have plenty of our own
Jacob moved it ...
... or was it Ben ?
I recall a HP printer that needed a firmware upgrade straight out of the box , because , well , it didn't print.
100% minus 49% is not 60% .. it is 51% !!!
I guess you should've made your calculation in Excel :)))))
Since when ...
Since when is unity free for mobile platforms , hmm ?
( true, they have free Windows desktop version )
Oh, you have it wrong ..
There will be mail application bundled ( a "Metro" one ) , just not MS Outlook ...
The stupid thing is that this bundled app will not support POP3 / SMTP and is generally a weak one . But I am sure there will be free alternatives in the market.
Re: Can I suggest...
This knowledge makes you a pro when it comes to partying ...
Microsoft .. ?
Re: What happened next
Back in the day we had such a joke in Poland , that one day chinese soldiers unprovoked attacked Soviet civilian harverster , and after a while the harvester responded with a rocket fire and then flew away in a direction of Moscow ...
Another stab in the back of WIndows 8
As if it hadn't tough life already ...
Bah, now this flaws will need a password to be accessed remotely ...
Why not sue Apple to pay it ?
Yeah, but without an attached 2 year contract ...
I want one !
( still using Treo 650 whose organizer is imprinted all over my muscle memory )
Was Mr Xuxian's research
by chance sponsored by People's Liberation Army ?
ACTA didn't go as expected, then ...
Let's try once more, from different angle ...
Re: Well that finally answers...
$2,25 ? A bottle ?
This one must be from Pluto ...
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
- Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
- Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
- AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip