21 posts • joined 8 Aug 2007
Who are you and what have you done with the real El Reg?
What happened? How did El Reg manage to publish an article which mentioned Wikipedia without going off on a rant against it? I suggest you fix that - how about this replacement:
"MS confirmed in March that it was pulling the plug on the product following Wikipedia's obliteration of the online reference market despite an often questionable veracity and widely criticized editorial policies."
Seems they're been vigorously defending themselves against publishing for a long time already...
You know what will happen...
What, my code doesn't complie? Hmm....
#define memcpy(dst, src, sz) memcpy_s(dst, sz, src, sz)
This seems fairly pointless. The reason strcpy is dangerous is that the number of bytes which it attempts to copy, is not specified by the calling function at all - rather it is determined by the contents of the copied memory. Whereas memcpy always copies exactly the number of bytes that the calling function anticipates. I'm not sure there are many cases in which this will crash where memcpy_s would have helped?
And I quote:
I went on the internet, and I found this...
If you want to run one of these sites, is it so hard to apply for a (extended) CRB check? For voluntary positions it's even free of charge.
And before you ask, yes I have one myself for my work with S.U. children's holidays.
Isn't this the game from Star Trek TNG episode "The Game"? Mind the Ktarians...
HDMI doesn't support a high enough resolution to drive Apple's 30" LCD panels. It's a non-starter.
What did you expect?
The tone of this article is just idiotic, trying to talk down Apple for making a "quiet" release. When it goes on Software Update it will be deployed automatically on millions of desktops - exactly what other kind of fanfare do you want? TV adverts? A special keynote event at Cupertino town hall?
And for what it's worth, every single one of the crashes I've seen discussed in blogs and whatever, was caused by people using InputManager haxies to modify Safari's behaviour. Of course these are going to fail when a major patch is released. Just wait for a corresponding update from the haxie developer, and stop being such an impatient moron.
> "If anything is going to get censored it should be the intolerant views of a minority, not the perfectly harmless things that they get their knickers in a twist over."
Just be careful ranting about the intolerance of others.
The low-end white plastic MacBooks went down in price by $100, but up in price by £20. When did the exchange rate reach -5?
Wikipedia's Taligent entry
> "Though we suggest you avoid Wikipedia's Taligent entry, which is unsourced, riddled with mistakes, and could have been written by almost anyone."
Well why don't you go and fix it then, with your oh so superior knowledge, instead of repeating this tired old whinge yet again?
@Alex Re: Too stupid
Alex - Apparently *you're* the one who is too stupid. Nobody's saying they couldn't be bothered to remember another password - we're complaining that this scheme doesn't actually add any extra security, just the illusion of it, and in fact as it currently is implemented it may be making online fraud *easier* for the perpetrators. Worse still, it shifts the burden of proof away from the banks and merchants onto the consumer, who has been opted in against his better judgement into this so-called voluntary scheme. The whole thing stinks.
Compulsory with Smile - they didn't just offer me the chance to sign up, they actually signed up for me and used my answer to one of their existing security questions as the password. So now to every little site I buy anything from, I have to type in an important detail they could later use to impersonate me at my bank.
Yeah, great way to increase security.
I love the "uncompressed HD" spin
"takes the uncompressed HD video stream and breaks it into elements of importance. The various elements are then mapped onto the wireless channel in a way that give elements with more visual importance a greater share of the channel resources"
So that would be compression, then.
re: missing Bootnote
Whoa! If ever there was a backhanded compliment, that one has got to be it!
"credit to you and all the other people who also sent the email - see, you're not that special after all"
"Please add a pair of Steve Jobs icons"
<----- Are you blind?
web site was down
The BGS web site was down within minutes - at 1am it was "taking too long to respond" so maybe that's why the BBC didn't consult them.
In other words, you don't need a fancy-pants seismograph to find out when earthquakes occur - just set up an web page about earthquakes, and correlate to peaks in the traffic logs.
While I agree that it would be nice to have EU prices the same as USA prices, it's just not in Brussels' power to ask for that. The point is that Apple are breaking EU trading regulations by different prices across EU member states - there is no such law to guarantee pricing equality with other countries.
oblig. Simpsons quote
You know, Fox turned into a hardcore sex channel so gradually, I didn't even notice.
So your coverage is 100% then?
"while 25 per cent said they were unaware broadband could be accessed without a landline."
Maybe 25 per cent knew perfectly well that the non-landline options weren't available in their area? I live a mere six miles out of Cambridge, but the cable companies don't venture into the fenland wilds. Here ADSL is the only option and BT have us over a line-rental shaped barrel.