Just a mere 27k for a letter by the first ever developer/programmer, Ada Lovelace? Sounds about right, even after 150 years women in IT still getting a bum deal!
752 posts • joined 5 Jul 2012
Re: Why have age limits at all?
Surely it's their shindig and they can invite whomever they wish? I've no interest in the Apple "ecosphere" but same would apply if you held a development conference in your local church hall, it's your do, your rules.
"Google's Rachel Whetstone responded to reports of anti-competitive conduct by posting a GIF of a baby."
Well that confirms all I need to know about what Google think of we mere plebs.
I wasn't aware you could get pre-video ad blockers too, you learn something useful every day!
Out of the whole sorry episode the most amusing part is all these well off dealers whinging that their uninsured jewellery was nicked. Let's re-iterate that word again....UNINSURED.
You have something valuable and you don't get it valued or insured, more fool you!
"It's like heroin...."
The fervour of some of the Apple fans always reminds of the skit in Frasier.
Frasier Crane: "The food is die for!"
Marty Crane: "No Frasier. Your flag is die for. Your country is die for. Food is to eat."
I bought into the Adobe CC model for Photoshop and Lightroom and couldn't be happier. Working out the difference I'd have to stump up £700 for those two if I were able, but with CC I pay £8:50/month and I get constant rolling upgrades and I can install it on 2 seperate machines at the same time. I have Windows edition on my desktop and concurrently the OSX edition on my Macbook when I'm shooting away from home. I could never do that with a single paid-for edition as it had to be deauthorised before reauthorising on another machine, so I already have twice as much software for a cheaper price. I worked out, it would take me several years of rental CC to pay the same amount as I would a full paid copy.
Don't ever forget you never, ever own software. What you get is always a license to to use it, which you have paid for. In the previous sales model you still had full functioning software after you had paid and long after it had stopped being supported, that's big difference. What I will have if I stop paying for my "ransomware" is no software.
O/S on a monthly model, no way as that's truly holding people to ransom. I don't need Photoshop to be able use my machine, I do need an O/S. I'm happy with Win8.1 ( one of the few who is! ) I left OSX behind because I liked Windows8 so much, but if MS start messing about with rental versions of Windows, by-bye and I'm off to go play with the fruity mob again thanks very much.
Add "re-imagine" and the suffix "-gasm" and I'm right with you!
If I wish to walk around with a balaclava on during the winter months, do I have something to hide? Am I about to cause trouble? Or is that I don't want a cold head and also you've become one of those people who's become so damned paranoid by way of a moronic media that truly believes in the mantra, "nothing to hide, nothing to fear"?
Not in the Ware ( Herts. ) area it didn't. I've been busily flushing backups up to an online storage site and never noticed anything untoward.
As an amateur landscape photographer, the BST change over gives just a couple of weeks more when I can shoot in the morning before work and catch the sunset after work.
Re: I see tears ahead...
This is the reason I'm intrigued, purely as a backup to my backups. I have 140 years of family history in photos in JPG and 7 years of landscape images I've shot. 2 backup sets on NAS boxes at home and I want offsite storage to dump 2TB of CR2s, ARWs, TIFFs and JPGs. My wife has a Prime account and that's really got me interested as I can piggy back her account for this.
NSA and US Gov? I'm not bothered if they want to rake through 45,000 images of long dead pets and my since deceased relies grinning into camera!
Re: Not worth going then
Ideas and situations change, mostly for the better. We don't use terms like paki, nig-nog, wog or coon any more because they're nasty, racist and only serve to demean others based on skin colour and cause friction. Would you describe your female co-workers as babes and bitches? Not unless you want slap and handed a cardboard box by HR.
The world is changing Duncan my old son and having respect for everyone, whether they have a penis of a vagina, shows we are growing up and becoming better people. I suggest you leave your 1950's attitude to women at the door.
Re: Human nature
"Yes, stupid safety features. They should ban selt belts and airbags and put a massive barbed spike sticking out the middle of the steering wheel. That would stop speeding. Dead."
They should also make it compulsory to learn to read a comment, weigh up the relative merits and then make a sensible comment in return. Instead we have the "unlicensed" with their utterly stupid knee-jerk reactions.
I interpreted the OP AC comment as simply making a point that safety features are all well and good but should be designed to consider that human override is appropriate sometimes. ABS braking, no human override, airbags no override, sign reading speed limiters yes override allowed.
It's pure unadulterated "poor porn", cheap and easy to make. Get an out of work jobbing actor for £100/day, get them to voice over some PD CCTV footage and you've got yourself a TV show.
The mentality of those who watch, "Ha ha, look at those people they're worse than us, let's laugh at them for entertainment!". Sorry but anyone who sinks low enough to watch this kind of utter shit for entertainment is, in my opinion, lower than the people being shown in these so called documentaries.
Reminds me of the "TV shows" in THX-1138, simply boiled down to the key elements. You want sex? Just watch two people having it off. Want violence? Watch someone being beaten. Why bother wasting time with characters of plots, just show the key elements in the raw.
I'd rather watch my cat take a dump than the shite that spews out of the TV channels these days.
Depends but in some places here in London, caught urinating in public can lead to a fine of up £500.
I'm probably the only person on the planet who doesn't have a problem with Windows 8, then again I'm a bit odd. I had a mate who swore that Windows ME was a stunning version of Windows at the time everyone else couldn't wait to piss on ME's grave!
I swear I seem to vaguely recall a third-party util/hack that allowed you to get multiple desktop screens under Windows 95.
New security features? Shame 'cos I love collecting fake £1 coins, best places to pick them up are pubs.
Re: Am I the only one...
Simple enough! We do what they did with the Jubilee line in London, simply put glass walls all long every road and the doors only open when the cars all stop!
One huge gap in the plan...
OK, I can accept that Facebook will probably keep the CC details secure but there's one gaping, huge monsterous gap in the plan...the fleshy thing with the account details! Given that 1/6th of the planet has an account on the ad network how many users have absolutely ridiculous passwords that anyone can guess the credentials for?
Auntie Gladys is not very tech savvy, she needed her nephew to set up the PC and the account and her nephew did his best to secure the passwords but when password change time came Gladys changed the password to something easy to remember. Now Gladys thinks it would be a great idea to send that £25 birthday pressie to her niece through Zuck's system. 2 days later Gladys CC is has been maxed out or her bank account has been cleaned!
I was never huge fan but anything I did read by him, I always thoroughly enjoyed. The typical British sense of humour was so well captured. It's never nice when someone who gave so much genuinely innocent pleasure to so many, is no longer around.
Re: raided Thursday a call centre
The force is strong with them, hmmm raided on Thursday a call centre they did!
Going off-topic I know, but please stop with the moronic jargon that was trendy 15 years ago. "cyber criminals"? FFS! They are just "criminals", full stop. Whether they be online, offline, on the moon, wherever! No one says, "That real, hard-copy criminal just stole my mobile phone!"
You couldn't make this stuff up!
One of the best practiced human right's abusers on the planet is banning a simple computer game that involves tasks we have to do on a daily basis, killing animals for food and skin, because those actions in the game are seen as too violent?
ROFL! LOL! Brilliant! Sorry? You're serious? Oh!
I want my kids to understand that food doesn't just arrive on the plate, it has to gathered from crops or got from killing animals. This is taught to young kids in this game in a safe way so when they do find out about industrial level food production, it's no great surprise to them to learn that burger and veggies don't just magically appear down TESCO.
You NEVER start of with a backup strategy
You never, ever start off with the backup strategy, you start off with the restore/recover first. What is it that you would need to have back WHEN ( not if! ) XYZ goes tits up? Once you know what you cannot live without, then you work backwards and from that you can come up with backups that will cover what you have to restore.
I can't begin to imagine how many hoops this company have to jump through for governments who need to make certain areas "disappear".
Re: Part of HP Bloatware
"What Blu-ray playback software would you recommend then?"
VLC! VLC! VLC! It reads the streams, not all the useless other shit they load onto discs. If you can't be arsed to dig about for the stream, simply pop in the disc and just throw VLC at the disc and it will soon fathom out where the menu system is and show that to you.
Let me expand that, "What movie (file) playback software would you recommend then?"
VLC! VLC! VLC! Transparent source and I've yet to find a format it won't at least have a crack at playing on any platform I've used it on, Linux, Windows, OSX and Android.
Re: "... avoid playing Blu-Ray discs from untrusted origins ..."
Untrusted source? That would be a certain Japanese company by the name of SONY I believe. They've proved once they can't be trusted with even a simple CD, tech has moved on and become more complex and so I certainly wouldn't trust any media they have to sell me.
I remember a company I was working for back in 1994 bought a 48" CRT, it took a team of builders a week to prep the setting for it and a team of 6 people to lift the thing into place. It was absolutely stunning, had picture in picture, more sockets than an old style exchange and loads of other gubbins. No doubt it ended up in a skip on it's way to a scrap pile in the third world in the end.
Re: You want a bigger picture?
"Luckily the content is not worth doing that for."
Sums it up for me! I generally only watch BBC comedies filmed last century most of the time, so even my 7 year old, bog standard 40" LCD is probably a bit overkill!
Hence the classic line, "Do as we say, not as we do."
"Apple complained that the outcome of the case was another reason for reform of the patent system..."
Oh I see, the system is fine while Apple were fleecing everyone through this "broken" system but not OK as soon as the boot is on the other foot?
Re: Only what they deserve
That was the final kick in the teeth, "(* fingers crossed behind back *) No Madam we didn't install anything nasty on your box but we can remove it for you, for a fee of course!".
As the late, great Bill Hicks said...
"If anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. There's no fuckin' joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself...borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something...rid the world of your evil fuckin' presence."
Here's a stupid idea that always works for me, stick to speed limits on non-motorway roads?
Although even on motorways now they have speedcams, the M25 from Enfield to Watford is a fun drive, every every half mile or so it's a like a red carpet night at swanky London opening 'cos there's so many flashes going off! LOL!
I've had 2 x 8TB 4bay ReadyNAS units running for close on 3 years serving the family's needs for movie and MP3 storage, plus PC/Mac backups. They're on 24 hours a day and (*touch wood*) I've only had one drive blow out on me, simply replaced on the fly without shut down. They've been patched to allow root access over SSH and I've even run a web based torrent client directly off one off one of the units! They're absolutely superb and very hackable units running Linux.
Looking to buy another NAS unit and I'm after another ReadyNAS based on how well the current two I have, have been.
One day it does, the next day it doesn't. They said sat-fats kill, now they're saying they don't.
Here's a spiffing idea, how about we all stop giving ourselves strokes through the stress of worrying about eating the wrong things and simply eat a balanced diet, less shitty stuff ( note I said LESS not STOP ), slightly more of the fresh healthy stuff and we'll probably be OK.
"Some customers claim they were told that if they wanted to bring about their promised returns on investment, they should recruit other investors to pump additional funds into the operation."
Ah there we go....nothing but a naff pyramid scheme then!
Probably paid for by Apple to force people to upgrade to new iOS or buy new device that supports the latest patched iOS! ( See that icon over there! )
Downvotes, really? Some people have zero sense of humour!
Re: Other than
National Pirate Day....so that would be on a "Sat-Arrrgh-day" then! I'll get me...
Maybe I'm missing something but the guy ran a site to allow selling of narcotics, at the very least he turned a blind eye to it going on and he contracted hired killers. Doesn't sound just another daft kid running a tiny, harmless, "backstreet" website, sounds likes a thoroughly unpleasant piece of work who's deeds are catching up with him.
" ...there's even a mission statement in the NSA HQ foyer reminding analysts how important privacy is."
There's some really superb photos in our foyer at work, doesn't make any of us artists or photographers! Ha ha!
I VOTE THEREFORE I MOAN!
People say , "Don't vote? Don't moan!".
That's complete and utter bollocks! If I vote for someone and they don't deliver then I have every bloody right to moan at whomever it was that failed to live up to their promises! If the person I voted for fails to get in, then I have a right to moan about the other canidate who did get in and still isn't doing what I want! Ha ha!
Usually software companies are quite relaxed in so far as they give a little bit of time to prove you making moves to sort yourself out. Even Oracle, who are like vultures when it comes to licenses, usually give you a couple of months breathing room when your licenses don't come up to scratch, providing you stay in contact with your account manager and prove you're sorting it out. I doubt this has come out of nowhere. Sounds like Adobe have been bugging F21 for a while and F21 have not been opening the red headed letters that have been arriving, so Adobe had no choice but to drag F21 into the courts to get their money.
It's not hard to stay "in license". As an individual I pay my Adobe licenses by way of my CC subscription. I use the software on my photos and I make money from my images, it's only fair I pay for my tools. I wouldn't like it if someone ripped of my images without paying, so I don't see why I should rip off Adobe.
Figures for migrations the other way, in the interest of a balance? Oh, sorry that would be sane and sensible to ponder the figures overall.
I thought about upgrading my 3 year old SGS2 to an iPhone, pondered and in the end bought a second hand SGS3 off eBay! Sorry Cookie old son, your latest mega-multi-core monster device is just a bit overkill for me at the mo.
Re: So it's okay to...
Right, so no one's allowed to get passionate about something other than you then. It's OK for you to have a good rant at the "bleeding heart liberals" who are pissing you off and you're allowed to feel better about yourself for venting your opinion but it's not OK for them to have a good rant about something they're getting pissed off about?
Re: CCTV rant
I believe we have the largest number per capita of any country in the world!
Obesity! Go UK!
Childhood asthma! Go UK!
Teenage pregnancy! We're getting there!
Makes you proud to be a Brit doesn't it?!