120 posts • joined Friday 10th August 2007 16:12 GMT
unbelievable. how many trade secrets will be copied, the whole lot will then be turned around and resold under some other name, there will be patent wars, a chinese cloud offered in america, it's unbeleivable. why waste your time on this microsoft. if china needs the cloud then let them buy it from microsoft without forcing third party companies (read gov) to operate it. its an affront to all that is good.
Re: The Rouge Republic of California
Hmmm, erm, isn't the problem that he didn't pay her money for "this crime". I think if this were a shoot for vogue or some magazine and she was being paid to get the upskirt camera shot that's fine and perfectly legal. It's the exact opposite of where you have a date and you take her out for a decent meal, a few drinks and next thing you know you've sank a few hundred dollars and lo and behold you are in a hotel making your boys proud vs sinking a hundred straight down on a ho and just getting into the action. In that scenario the first method of payment (a decent meal and a glass of wine) for sex is legal but the second method of cold hard cash (used later presumably to buy a decent meal and a bottle of vodka) is not.
Why can't we all just get along?
Way back in 96 when I worked for a bank I came out with a ui in vb that also applied real world physics to widget movements including gravity, magnetism and so on. It wasn't that hard or difficult to imagine. In fact it was fucking easy just like newton will tell you when an apple caps your skull.
The hard work was done by the scientists of yore. Writing code to encapsulate their work and applying it to a ui widget and then claiming you invented the laws of nature is shit.
Now sir Isaac really knows what a big fuck off apple feels like. He would not be pleased.
Yes times have changed
Just when they got rid of the desktop on the phone with win mob 6 et Al so the power and form factor of the latest gadgets would almost flip that thinking around and say bring the desktop (with a few slight changes such as the little Google Chrome zoom on mobile) back to the phone and not the phone to the desktop.
Seems they went arse about face.
i'm kind of hopeful that once the chinese / taiwanese accept
the US patent and copyright system that they empty their coffers of the 4 trillion us dollars they hold and pay for every single ripped off design they ever made. as for the US for coming out with such an absurd system - you get what you deserve. it's a win / win.
EU lost the plot
I don't see Google home page offering for me to install other browsers. It just says click here to install chrome.
If they'll still be eligible for duty free on the way back.
The answer is blowing in the wind
What a load of bull. Peak wind power. So for the 125 billions trees that were chopped down, that took up critical wind resource, you think 4 million windmills take up more wind? One mountain on this planet could take up more wind than all of them put together.
Let us be absolutely fucking clear here. I just wrote the following code to test if the answer is correct and voila! It is!
for(int i = 0; i < 256; i++)
if(answer == i)
Got to say as much as I hate BT I'd imagine that Google should consider that such bastions of comms probably have some pretty narly bad ass patents they can sling about. I hate Google as much as I hate BT but I love both their products. Managers are wankers.
No, we predicted it alright. Question is, how do you stop a train crash while its happening?
Re: Login cookie for TOR
Nonce in the protocol? Jim'll fix it!
Re: and they want to do business with the rest of the world?!
Europe GDP 14 TRILLION DOLLARS, U. S 14 TRILLION DOLLARS, AND CHINA 5 TRILLION DOLLARS. We need them do we? Hahahaha. Don't think so buddy. Try the other way around.
By the way I live in China as an expat and the vpn embargo will probably see me leave sooner. I'm sick of the ignorance of the ruling elite here. They need to go back to common sense school. They are afraid, very afraid, and rightly so. Decisions like this will see their demise hastened and yet they feel they have so much power they could avoid it with draconian measures. History tells different stories. For instance, that new Chinese carrier, dead carrier floating if you ask me. It would be at the bottom of the sea before the western generals or Japanese generals could mutter "war".
Re: Take care of your own data - and use redundancy
I'm using crashplan and have my physical drives at work and at home too. I even back up my skydrive! How fuct up is that!
Re: AC 11:23
I tried that but now I have to make my own dinner. Beyatch!
Re: AC 11:23
I tried that but now I have to make my own dinner. Beyatch.
Re: Quite right, too
Well done. The glass is half full. You are protected against 50% of data risks
Re: i have to use outlook.com
Wow, that's a really shit tablet. You should take it back.
When i thought the price was lower I was kind of happy to go ahead and get one, forget further evaluation, and just become an owner. But not at this pricepoint. I think microsoft lost the point. The windows thing is well cool, don't get me wrong, but the point of the tablet there is to use it like a erm, tablet. It means the average user will only need the RT style big touch app. I'm kind of getting used to that with windows 8 now. Of course the idea is that this is supposed to be some kind of stop gap, i'm sure, once they sort out the windows chrome for all other old style apps, but really really really, the only way to use that windows 7 interface is with a mouse and keyboard at this time and i don't want to pay so much more for that functionality AND a tab when either a tab or a laptop will suffice.
This kind of makes me want the RT and not the pro now. I might need to reevaluate why i need that windows 8 desktop behind it after all (except i like to develop and i doubt you'll ever see a decent touch screen version of visual studio ever). So maybe an RT with a better spec is what i'm after. How long will i have to wait!
its obvious isn't it. get the pigs to eat the horrible nosh and then they transform it into big fat porky pig sandwich. the future is to get the pig to grow an outer skin of bread and butter much like one can get a mouse to carry a human ear. i predict a pig in every home!
Re: WinPho-FAIL part II. Dead on Arrival.
Re: Is there a reason to?
Just go try it... What are you on about?
I tend to look out the window.
But i take your point. Whilst i use android now, i do miss my windows phone and live tiles feel nicer than widgets. A good "s3 like" windows phone 8 which must have vpn, wifi and bt tethering, sd card, data throttles, true multitasking would see me back on windows phone.
Re: Tough on File Sharing, Soft on Homicide
No. It doesn't fit. I think if oreo raided my chocolate biscuit cupboard and demanded 22,500 each (top and bottom layer plus cream layer) for those biscuits that i made and gave away to my friends then we are closer to an analogy.
In said case i would do a big turd and force feed it to their lawyers, stuffed inside an oreo (as the cream layer).
made in China
It won't last much longer than a few months before it needs replacing. I shouldn't worry too much.
Besides ronny put star wars up there years ago and claimed all he got for his 110 billion dollars was a memory foam mattress and a Teflon coated frying pan.
I aint paying jack shit more for my round edged black tv remote control! Give me square corners and a chrome facade in that case you worm ridden granny smith lickers. Fuck! Why couldnt apple have picked a square turquoise device!
Re: Facebook OAuth security
Not under ssl
I currently use a touch mouse and a touch keyboard. Its much easier.
I touch the mouse and move it. I touch the keys on the keyboard. Works wonderfully.
Why didn't they think of this 25 years ago?
I now absolutely fucking hate apple. I'll never ever buy an apple product. I'm so glad iPhones and ipads shatter when people drop them. Tossers.
Re: Multi-tasking includes proof-reading?
You mistake the post was intended for George.
I was calling the spell check grammar check spotter a nob, not you.
According to the mansfield dictionary what you call knob is nob. Always has been, always will be. You cannot refer to a dictionary for globalized or national slang spellings.
Re: You're making too much of this
Windows wasn't built in a day. Don't buy the metro only version that's what I'm saying. And to add to that point, this hasn't stopped.the.world and his Chav from buying iPads has it.
Android better than windows? Now that's a laugh. You are comparing a cupcake to a full sized chocolate gateau. Windows is so so much more than what you are making it to be.
Most of the time I can't even get the.cursor to line up in Android. Its
Re: You're making too much of this
Metro yes. But windows 8 is in the background so ditch metro unless you are going ARM.
Besides, blame apple for metro and the likes. I'm sick of seeing iPads. I now associate ipads and iPhones with chavs, like McLaren prams and burberry hats.
Win 8 is so overdue! die apple, die apple!
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