Re: Senior management super powers widely misunderstood
Absolutely. They don't read emails on screen and they certainly don't type/click anything. Dictation all the way.
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Absolutely. They don't read emails on screen and they certainly don't type/click anything. Dictation all the way.
I'd go one further and say it pushes some of us away from the product or service being stuffed in our face every 5 mins.
Recently I've become increasingly irritated by having Amazon adverts for something I looked at earlier that day appearing in every sodding website I visit - or, cunningly (on chrome), eBay equivalents...
For "new" android users moving from winphone or iOS this preloaded bloatware strategy makes sense, but established android users will likely end up importing all the apps/settings from another device during initial startup - along with whatever existing/established alternative to ms that they've been using for the many years prior to ms' lightbulb moment.
Unless the ms equivalents are actually "better" I can see those apps just wasting space/never being used.
*I use kingsoft/WPS office and IMHO it's vastly superior to the ms apps but YMMV.
As for the "spoilt vote" idea, unfortunately there's no way to tell the difference between that and stupidity.
I'd rather someone try to insinuate that I simply don't care (which isn't the case) than I am too stupid to complete a ballot paper correctly.
I like how you think.
Can we "opt in" for the current Party Politics setup as well please?
The way I see it if enough people don't vote (at all) then a new system of government that actually represents its citizens could be "voted for" as that would mean "the people" don't accept the authority of current government.
I'm not proposing anarchy, just change.
And, worst case, say PP survives... what if voting meant filling in a questionnaire covering lots of different (divisive) issues, and the results were mapped to the closest matching party? Nah, I prefer the smug leader on the left with the pink tie and the monocle, he looks fun. But sir, that's the leader of the Mandatory Suicide party. So what, the tie, man... The tie!
Joffrey, is that you???
Did you just copy/paste this from Facebook's T's & C's page?
Call me jaded, but wasn't this Microsoft's intention all along?
By enabling by default they gave advertisers ammunition to argue against DNT, whilst appearing to support it.
Can't IE mode just be baked into Spartan, with a "switch engine" button/intuition that remembers if a particular site needs IE or not? Why not make this offer ie6+ modes for full-on legacy support. And how about a similar concept to handle Java needs... and, er, cringe, flash?
Hmmm... wouldn't that make this actually "attractive" for business users? Bundle it all up in a mega secure sandbox with paranoia settings and you've got something for everyone. And release it on w7 as well, with a guarantee that anything that works in Spartan on w7 will work in w10.
Of course we want to abandon legacy crap, but sometimes that's easier said than done.
The "unique selling point" of windows should be legacy support, especially for business. When I upgrade yes I want a little shiny, but I want all my old stuff to keep working, otherwise it's not an upgrade, it's a "change". Change is hard. If businesses are to change to w10 before 2021 then ms need to shift their focus to where it matters before all our software is "cross platform"/cloud and we, shock/horror, don't need Microsoft any more...
We are nailed to the cross. It doesn't matter if it rains or there's a sand storm.
The people who came before hammered those nails in so hard that decapitation is the only option if we desire true freedom.
I traded in the cattle prod for a chainsaw last week in readiness...
"Honeybadger don't care"
Apple do their own thing. They don't care about anyone else unless there's a potential P&L impact. Think 1990's Microsoft.
Also, step into their shoes; what if you have already invested time and effort on your own solution and you're pretty happy that it works; why would you chuck that in the bin just to "play nice" with your competitors? Apple don't play nice.
...and enjoy my new web porn empire.
I still say the gtld should be at the BEGINNING of the URL. But the same clever people in the US responsible for date/time formats made that call didn't they?
Dear god what's wrong with me... I'm seeing double entendres everywhere!
I'd argue it's more like
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor doggie a bone,
When she got there
The cupboard was bare
So the poor little doggie had none
...but who's cupboard will she look in next? Apple? Google? *nux?
So, kinky doctor asks you to watch porn in a university, with giggling/jiggling 20 something's on campus, nearby, perhaps even having sat right here...
Are we sure this isn't "porn on steroids" for these guys?
It's arguably many people on this forum's fault we have windows boot time pain.
Lazy, badly written startup scripts/group policy have been making "the work laptop" a painful experience for decades.
I know you aren't forced to wait TEN MINUTES for your PC to boot so stop being a twat.
If only the bofh were so evil...
Cold boot with WiFi disabled and network port unplugged; 22 seconds, otherwise easily 12mins+
I'm pretty sure a ton of ICT money is already being spent on iPads for kids. If these are already in the estate the beeb would be better off building a html5 app optimised for touch at minimal expense. If they must invest in hardware then those programmable Lego toys would be both fun and informative, and a special range could be brought out in line with BBC programming. Schools compete for some kind of prize. E.g. life size daleks...
Anyway, I think someone needs to track down Stallman and put him in charge of ICT...
my sister shoplifted this and I bring it up every time I see her.
The way I see it, this is her penance for subjecting me to the mental scarring of having it on repeat 24/7 for what felt like YEARS as a child.
Oh god, I'm having flashbacks now... The horror!
Prison is too good for whoever produced this...
My arse is most definitely "having words" today...
I blame the baked beans I had with my bacon roll...
"OK google, what time is it"
"Beep, hammer time"
Works through jeans, suits, shorts etc.
I'm not exactly He-man but I've seen some guys able to wiggle their tit muscles (er, they may have an actual name but you know what I mean) about pretty impressively - could this be a business opportunity?
Not content with just looking like a wanker using your iPod, iPhone and iPad simultaneously while sipping TEA at an expensive coffee franchise, pausing briefly to adjust your hat, one can now use their iBra/iTit to control a third bionic hand to toss one off under the table...
History is no longer written by the victor, but by the evil prankster with the glass writer...
Facebook was an actual book compiled by international police containing millions of peoples' mugshots.
The most famous painting, the moaning lisa, was stolen by a gang of cockney criminals driving 3 different coloured Volkswagen Beatles, and later recovered when they broke down.
No, it's a power surge! Quick, drop it!
How Luke really lost that hand.
Ha. If I "get caught short", simply squirting some lynx on the turd in my pants and carrying on with my day does sound appealing but I think in that circumstance this article actually makes a lot of sense!
It's = it has or it is
If substituting "has" or "is" for the apostrophe doesn't make sense then don't use the apostrophe!
Grammar; it's really confusing because it's got lots of strange rules hidden up its sleeve.
Their other projects are far scarier. See PETMAN or ATLAS...
I'll be back
...involves saddles, small children, and lightsabers!
I agree, it sounds like a marketing company/contractor requested a dump of customer email addresses etc for use in campaign x.
Request was passed to a new employee/someone with access to extract said data but neither knows nor cares about the security implications.
Whatever "report" was compiled and forwarded evidently held more than just contact info. Whoever was meant to give the data a sense check obviously couldn't be arsed to read it and just forwarded on.
Contractor/agency then shares data with someone else. I wouldn't be surprised if it was uploaded as a public google doc or something daft like that.
This kind of thing is impossible to contain.
As soon as data exists it's inherently insecure.
Finally, the time has come.
2015 will be the year of windows on the desktop.
No, wait, that can't be right!
They're too busy re-watching those cat videos you watched on YouTube 8 years ago and reading all your spam from 2012 in case it mentions tourism to focus on anything else. Then they have to do a load of paperwork so it looks like they had genuine cause to suspect you of tourism.
So obsessed are they by tourism that I even saw a "honeypot" advert on tv here in the UK the other day. You guys are so desperate to catch tourists you've started advertising California as a tourism hotspot. They even dragged Conan the barbarian out of retirement to do a cheesy grin and recommend travelling by "choppa".
So, arguably, by targeting tourists the NSA are protecting your economy from foreigners spending all their money holidaying in Europe, but if all your resorts are like "Gitmo" then I don't think you'll get many repeat visitors...
Humans as batteries? Worked in the matrix.
Being a bat fastard I long for an implant that harvests the power of bacon so it ends up fueling my devices rather than my waistline.
"No love, you look positively skinny in that outfit. Hey, your mobile's getting low, here, eat this bacon butty."
Sod curing cancer, cure bacon instead.
New identity protocol required.
That is all.
Every thousand years, I test each life system in the Universe. I visit it with mysteries, earthquakes, unpredicted eclipses, strange craters in the wilderness... If these are taken as natural, I judge that system ignorant and harmless - I spare it. But if the Hand of Ming is recognized in these events, I judge that system dangerous to us. I call upon the great god Dyzan, and for his greater glory...
[leans forward, smiling]
... and for our mutual pleasure...
[leans back again]
... I destroy it utterly.
C. I like patches that don't **** up more than they fix. B is a nice to have. A seems a bit daft. One does not NEED to install a patch as soon as it is available but it would be better to have the OPTION to do so.
I suspect A actually results in more bad patches; in order to squeeze in a patch to a particular time table there will invariably be new things landing at the last minute with significantly less time to test.
I want one. But, like Lego, think big. Modular smartphone, clickety, modular tablet, clickety, laptop, clickety, desktop, clickety drone, clickety nuclear warhead...
When exactly are people supposed to get any work done with all these communication channels pouring spam at us 24/7?
I check my primary inbox and respond to 2 emails when my mobile beeps (OK, it makes a dialup modem noise but you get the idea) so I read the SMS and am about to pick the landline up to call the messager back when my mobile rings (plays the theme tune from Monty Python...) and it's someone else needing help with something. During the phone call another 10 new emails drop in and I'm conscious that a small queue has formed behind me in the open plan office of people actually wanting to talk to me in person. An hour of "chatting" later I get back to that second email as I hadn't managed to click "send". As soon as it's clicked another email lands informing me someone assigned me a "case" in salesforce.com. It's actually a meeting invite, which I add to my outlook calendar. Then I notice some red "tasks" someone assigned me so I start reading and one of the secretaries hands me a stack of snail mail. I raise my hand to receive said envelopes and the landline rings...
No. I don't want Facebook for work tyvm. I want a little peace and quiet to get some ****** work done!
Wireless keyboards and mice in offices confuse me, especially when coupled with docking stations.
My god, a NEXUS6/HAL9000 hybrid? We're all DOOMED!
I echo your sentiment :)
Manufacturers + distributors should be rated based on their commitment to ota IMHO, then be forced to advertise that rating prominently at pos.
Consumers are capable of making educated choices. In 2011 I suspect that meant buying an XP PC or a Mac rather than something with half the ram it needed to function!
Hmmm. 9 by default, but a senior exec can use the single 24 pin variant if he/she wants to feel special.
For stuff you absolutely cannot live without on paper, ressurrect the awe and wonder of the dot matrix... Ah, that beautiful screachy sound... and that greenish paper...
Agreed; I just want the best person for the job to get the job. MS could be 100℅ Orsimer for all I care.
I always refuse to state my age, race, gender or religious stance on corporate crap anyway, and I can't be the only person to do so. No, wait, I did once claim to be an "other" (Green) woman in her 80's who worshipped the Devil, but that was just on my job application.