147 posts • joined 28 Aug 2012
Re: reinstall XP
Isn't it a case of "All your software are belong to us".
Re: As we are talking about anecdots...
The new laptop for my wife came with Win 8 but I buckled down and got it to work with the languages and other stuff that she uses. I wouldn't get the same functionality out of Win 7 (or Win 8.1) so it stays un-upgraded. The laptop itself is nice and Win 8 has been mangled enough to be useable, but neither of us actually likes Win 8. XP simply worked.
I don't like it because the change from XP was imposed by MS and the imposition of gratuitous extra costs and extra configuration time is annoying, my wife doesn't like it because TIFKAM is an annoying popup stupidity. We both are simple consumers of a tech product and as consumers we will change allegiances for the most fickle of reasons. Win 9 ... pfft.
Re: Until proven otherwise...
Until proven otherwise this is very probably Russian spyware, proudly made in Russia, by Russians, for Russia and without any need for help from any other country. And due to our own activities we can't get too angry about it.
Re: Which OS?
... but can it run on Wine?
@ lost all faith...
Not now, no.
Re: I bet it costs a lot more
Not expensive, they're selling them in my local supermarket (and have been for some time). You don't use a cable release you put the camera on delayed exposure like for any group photo.
(Icon = flash photo)
Re: wave height
Can any Californians say whether Crescent City has good surfing or is the 'horizontal' spur breaking off the main flow just a one-off.
mutant beef forests
Since when were there pine trees in the amazonian rain forest?
Typically ignorant management response
My take is that the energy company IT dept finally gets the question of security up to board level whereupon it is immediatly thrown back with the instruction to just get some insurance cover. I do hope I'm just having a bad daydream.
The €60k contribution plus probably about the same amount of money for checking the guys calculations is almost indistinguishable from zero in the arms industry context. Seems good value for money for checking out the feasability and capability of the concept; if it flies and lands a few times without killing the guy then much more work will of course have to be done.
Re: Yeah right Anonymous Coward
Or, on the other hand, Shuttleworth is right. Do you really think he is incapable of having a good idea, or that phone manufacturers would never pick up on a good idea that wasn't patented.
In a fit of inquisitiveness I tried 'solanum venturii' on Google Translate - no joy. So I Googled 'latin dictionary solanum' and 'latin dictionary venturii' .
This is a cutting from Google's top responses:
Urban Dictionary: solanum the virus. Solanum works by traveling through the bloodstream, from the initial point of entry to the brain...the virus mutates its cells into a completely new organ. The most critical trait of this new organ is its independence from oxygen..new organism is a zombie, a member of the living dead.
Wictionary: venturii. A constriction in the flow of air to the lungs.
The truth is out there folks!
Re: issues that need to be overcome
I think the problem is that there are a lot of issues that need to be overcome, most of them have nothing to do with extraterrestrial habitats but are, strangely, more pressing.
Re: Microsoft has been trying
Sure they have been trying to sell new products, and they put the new products out as soon as they can because each and every new customer pays them good money; it's called business, and Microsoft is very good at it. They are managing the closing of XP with reasonable care and attention to their (corporate) customers - and making money on it! They are very, very good at business. Personally I favour organisations which are overridingly passionate about their product rather than their bottom line but that isn't good business.
Balmer for the win!
Microsoft can make good some software but its real talent is in business. They are going to make a fortune, worldwide, out of closing down an old, obsolete product. Sheer genius.
Re: So what size is a 30-storey balloon in standard fishing rods?
18.18, 'cos as any fule kno a rod, pole or perch is 35.92 linguine, or if you need common or garden measures 1/4 of a surveyor's chain. (The Reg online standards converter + 10' for one storey).
If this star could hang around for so long why did its predesessor pop its clogs so quickly? Current estimate for age of universe 13.82 billion years, possible age of this star 13.6 plus billion years.
Re: silly ChromeOS nonsense
Why should Google stop doing something profitable and legal (but very close to creepy)? No doubt they will continue, and I will continue with Debian and Startpage and NoScript, just for the fun of it.
Oh dear, I sound like Jake - help, downvote me in massive numbers.
More to the point ...
... why did the guy on the right think that it would be a good idea to dress up in a gestapo uniform?
Re: 8.1 and 8 should be grouped together
... except that the very slow uptake of service pack 1 seems worth noting.
Re: rogue App
From 1995, a Dilbert cartoon:
Re: Poor dusty rover
The solution has already been mentioned by commentards - a feather duster - weighs next to nothing and if the rover can take a selfie it can dust itself down too.
Personally, I'd carry a quacking duck if it would fix my back reasonably often.
Anyone got any information about its effect on those bomb detector portal thingys.
Re: punch drunk
If I irrationally hit you in the face will you be able to tell me precisely how many times?
Europe and Candy
A brief look at the EU trademark database shows 345 results for the word candy. The exclusive use of a real word in a trademark is limited to the look or other presentation of the word not the word itself. So the problem is with the app store, which you can't use if you don't agree to their T&Cs. I prefer common law to company T&Cs it's much more liberal and pro-business.
Tut tut. Look up transient response - alternatively, hold on to the output terminals of the transformer whilst I connect the battery. When you recover I will hold the output terminals, but not when you disconnect the battery.
Re: I am amazed...
I can only assume that Verizon would prefer to deal with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission rather than the FCC because that is what this case has determined. I wonder how much lobbying Verizon is doing at the moment.
I am amazed...
... that ISPs could imagine that censorship (and self-interested censorship at that) was a viable option. How did the case get this far?
Contempt for others is a nasty condition to fall into but is not a crime. Trying to injure and kill people is a crime, as is hindering a police investigation. The guy was jailed for those crimes.
Re: Re. hidden transmitters
Sure they have some really cool kit, and some really brave operators in the field, and after all it's their job to produce and make use of such marvels. Stuxnet and its implementation was very clever and also apparently very successful. But the deployment of these things are handicapped by the fact that once one is discovered the rest rapidly become much less useful until a new and better gadget can be created.
My opinion, and probably Ms Merkel shares my opinion, is that indiscriminate mass spying (collecting the haystack to get at the needle) is ineffective, is probably used for other purposes than security needs, and just plain pisses off everyone. The USA has already decided that gunboat diplomacy doesn't work, I think that they will find that blanket, indiscriminate spying won't work either.
That's why I think that the Snowdon 'revelations' have done no harm at all.
Re: What is the long term goal?
Branson is a businessman, I suspect he has no long term goals just medium term business plans.
I wish him (and his team) great success in this particular business venture, not for any scientific progress reasons but just for the aesthetic pleasure of watching a fun idea being expertly and profitably executed.
Re: Still a long way to catch up with SS1
The UK has had a long history of glorious firsts with no following commercial success.
Kudos and congratulations to the SS1 team but the SS1 is now out of the race and Branson seems to be well on the way to commercial success. Kudos and congratulations to him (and his team) also.
Round here the farmers use solid granules of fertiliser scattered by a spinning disk. The disk is a few feet off the ground and spins fast so that the granules fly several tens of yards, they could easily lodge on flower heads, even artichoke flower heads.
Re: "[...] comprising a small torch, batteries and other items."
Police: "Look, you're facing a certain 15 years for running a crack lab or, tell us who you 're dealer is".
Re: one small problem : "both halves of the debate"
I have a theory that science has nothing much to do with the push to measure / avoid / reduce / mitigate / benefit from global warming. It's just a fig leaf for a political policy.
Re: attempting to murder The Scientific Method
Re: A quick look
Google is an advertising company - can they grow the advertising that much?
Well a pin balanced on one end is more stable than an unbalanced pin at, say, 45°. If Gaia is equiped with a whizzbang mega boffin designed stabilizer system it can presumably stay stable with minimum propellant use. This is just my guess (sorry) does anyone know the real reason for using the L2 point (apart from GoogleStreetMapping the far side of the moon of course).
Re: history related irony
a). You say history related irony I say spoiled brats having a little temper tantrum.
b) Spot on. The USA has nothing to worry about space-race-wise.
Re: NOT "stolen"
It was an thoroughly honest experiment examining the reactions of humans to displacement of their litter.
Is it in stereo?
At last, an excuse to listen to music all day instead of the boring office chatter. I think i shall get deaf about the time this comes out.
Re: shock horror!
.... whereas all the South wanted to do was continue with slavery - pig ignorant conservatism clashing headlong with far from perfect enlightenment. Oh the humanity.
Re: all those Chinese
The French also like to claim that they are lactose intolerant but they also water their orange juice so that it is not so acid and sweet. I consider that they are just intolerant, and their idea of tea is an insult to humanity. Their coffee is strong, caffeinated, black and very good however, even if Italian is better.
By the way, all the Chinese I have met consider that English tea is blended for drinking with milk and happily drink it like that or, if they still don't like the taste, drink Chinese tea - which is not blended for drinking with milk.
Re: What a performance!
Yup, that's the way the system has been shaped into operating. It's up to people like you to reshape it into something a bit better.
Where's the boring old fart icon?
@: Pascal Monett, Re: Tim Brown 1
Tim Brown 1 made a perfectly reasonable comment. I imagine that the Harvard-Smithsonian astro boffins considered the same possibility before they published their report. Boffins are constrained to use today's theories unless one of them comes up with a better one - at the very least, someone needs to look at how the exoplanet could get into the orbit they say it is in.
Re: Sharp stuff ...
Upvoted for "It's not like they take long to wash by hand...".
Re: mythbusters, gun calibres, stopping bullets .....
That coat icon just saved you from a right old flaming.
Re: "Everyone ... gets intercepted"
Utterly, utterly useless.
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