114 posts • joined Monday 23rd July 2007 13:55 GMT
In the past the register did an inconclusive story to stir up an argument like the trolls they are :) This time the author of the standard is definitively telling you the right way to say it.
Re: “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Your logic is incorrect. You don't say JFEG instead of JPEG do you?
Did you say Jay-Peg or did you say Jay-Feg? The argument that it should be pronounced like graphics is invalid.
It was always 'jif'
It is amazing that even in the face of irrefutable evidence of the way it should be pronounced, people still prefer to stubbornly defend their incorrect way rather than admit that they were mistaken.
Yes there are words like giant and gifts that could lead you to pronounce it either way, but as soon as you find out the way it is supposed to be said then you are a fool to continue saying it incorrectly.
Understating the Motoactv
Most of theses are just screens or indicators for a host android device. The Motoactv is a fully functional android device in its own right.
Writing it off as a mere fitness mp3 player is pretty shortsighted when the future is more likely to be a miniaturised of that than any of these other glorified screens.
The next thing that will blow your mind is that Gigabyte is also meant to be pronounced Jigabyte. Hence the 1.21 Gigawatts quote from Doc Brown.
The problem with IP addresses is not in identifying the user. Normal people's poor understanding of computing is open to massive abuse as we have seen with media companies harrassing end users with no proof. A list of IPs is not evidence, it is completely open to tampering or total fabrication as well as hacking or spoofing. Even a signed log (which is rarely done) is only as trustworthy as whoever owns the box. The idea that if data came from a computer it must be correct and unrefutable needs to be drummed out of the legal system before you can put in place any fair mechanism.
a new unique way of funding the BBC
afterall tv licences are getting a bit outdated now arn't they
The endless text links arn't even sorted!
Yup losing millions and being a miserable failure is pretty much mandatory qualification for government and it's subsiduaries these days. Of course without offering massive bonuses there is no way they could attract such 'cream of the crop'.
Re: It cannot be invalidated by any subsequent licensing terms.
Nice try but if you had not seen a EULA at any point then you would not have been granted a licence so by default you would be in breach of copyright.
Not really, remember that this is based more towards archiving with most of the drives sitting idle in power saving mode. It isn't meant to be a like for like replacement for a SAN
Re: Security skills
This is nonsense, programming isn't any more accessible in Linux or on the Pi than it is in Windows. Put a bunch of Pi's in school and they will get just as neglected at the moment. Education has drummed the fun and imagination out of technology and turned it into a bunch of spreadsheets. THAT is what needs to change, not the platform.
Due to internation treaties on weapons in space it would in fact have to be a Fun Star instead
The Pi doesn't offer anything over a standard computer with USB. What they need is imaginative programming software/language that is easy to learn but uses the same principals as proper programming. Bottom line is it needs to be quick and easy to see some result and keep them interested.
If you read the story, he said NO sponsors pulled out!
Precisely, I now have no respect for the organisers due to the fact they paid any attention to a petty comment on twitter, let alone cancel a whole conference over it.
Equality is about equal *opportunity* not jamming black women in wherever possible to make up numbers.
Re: It's Agile's fault
That is Agile implemented badly.
where is the xzibit icon?
yo dawg, I herd you like security so we put encryption in your encryption
Performant is not a word!!!
So can I do that with my wages and pay no tax?
No amount of imaginative book keeping can avoid the fact that the money comes from the uk public and should be taxed! HMRC needs to grow some balls with these big companies and if the law doesn't support them, ask for some to be made.
Could it be that there are simply more free camera apps than paid for ones? Why the assumption that they must be nefarious? Likewise with text messaging, etc.
Re: Ah The USA
Exactly, by the same reasoning GB should storm into Google USA and shut them down!
Re: Invisible car in Die Another Day wasn't as bad as ...
Die another day is great as long as you turn it off when he goes to the island and pretend the rest never existed. A shame really because it started so well, that hovercraft bit could have been a classic.
The problem isn't a lack of IT teachers at all but the general method. A seperate subject for advanced stuff and to improve skills is great but all the other subjects should be done using computers all the time just like in the workplace. Teachers of other subjects need to improve on their IT skills.
At the moment we have the equivalent of 1 or 2 pens per class, once in a while a whole class gets one for a single lesson! Other countries have a pc or tablet per child all the time. We are *not* a world leader and will continue to be left further and further behind
3 phone OS's?
Yeah - Android, iOS and Blackberry!
Businesses and experts had been saying how rubbish this directive was long before it came into force and their input was completely ignored by the EU and it's useless MEPs. It is not for companies to give more input, it is for the MEPs to actually pay attention to the constituents that they are working for!
Re: Timberlake, is that swamp full of wood?
hah, confusing an actor with a film character what a hilarious notion! one day last week I was under the impression that sean connery was a secret agent, had me in stitches
step1: don't put your top secret facilities on the internet!
of course I'm sure they will claim they did that on purpose and it wasn't just sloppy reporting
Re: you don't work in IT
Sorry Field Marshal El-Haj Prof. Dr. Idi Amin Dada, VC DSO MC but you are stuck in the middle ages or are you just confusing a helpdesk with the whole field of computing? IT is just data processing like thought is just electrical impulses in neurons.
you don't work in IT
The problem is that 'working in IT' is presented as a choice when for most people it is not. We are getting to the stage where everything uses computers and no matter what you do, you will use IT to achieve it. Writers don't claim to be in the paper and pencil business, those are just tools - it is the same with IT.
Ironically it is the people who don't choose to learn about it who are going to end up doing the boring menial stuff! I'm a coder, I get to solve interesting puzzles, they are the ones who are going to end up filling in the same form over and over.
But IT isn't just about spreadsheets or code, IT is a doorway to taking your imagination into reality in whatever field you are in. This is where the education system has really failed in capturing the imagination.
This kind of greedy scumbag is why the country is in such problems at the moment. If you have no morals to tell you that this shouldn't be encouraged then look back at history and see the consequences. You only get away with it for so long before the public notice and people start getting beheaded.
If you are a UK company then it applies to you regardless of where your site is actually hosted.
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