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25 posts • joined 13 Jun 2008
Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
No big deal. Just deleted the app. Never really used it so no loss.
Re: DECs funny numbering sytem
I think the benchmark for this would be my cheap Fitbit or my coffee machine, never mind a cheap smartphone :)
Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
I produce a free Android and Apple app for personalised London Traffic information, Jambuster.
It's made in the UK (I wrote it), it's only available in the UK, I only use https for traffic as Apple more or less forces me to.
Because I use https (and its not a banking app), I had to fill in and get US govt approval for my UK app if I wanted to put it on the Apple store, an Encryption Registration JBL0001. I had to submit this to Apple manually for the first few times for each release. Apple now give me a key to put in my XML file which means I don't have to submit the PDF again.
So a free UK app for a UK market needs US approval for the 'standard' cryptography in it, https. No data is stored in the US, no money passes through to the US, its free, I don't have any US traffic.
It may be box ticking, but its a pain for me.
Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
Agreed, each of my emacs sessions has multiple frames within it.
As I survey the disaster zone that is commonly known as my desktop, I can see three sessions, two of them are editing multiple docs within the same session, basically a split session with a total of six docs being carefully edited (or as my colleagues would say, hacked together with little regard for coding or professional standards).
Another is ssh'ed through a number of servers to run some tests in our servers located abroard.
Another is setting up test data on a different server. Again with multiple sessions.
Ctrl-X-2, 3, Ctrl X-b, Ctrl-X-o are well know key combinations. So much so, I had to stop and think what the actual keypresses are.
Whilst I could run everything in one window, I have three HD monitors so use them.
Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
We've invested a hell of a lot of time in notifications as they are a core part of what our app does. I have to say that the support for notifications is pretty poor though across the board.
We've experimented with OneSignal, OpenShift and finally went to PushWoosh as they were the only ones that had a model that worked across Android and IOS, specifically at the time with silent notifications for IOS. They didn't do silent notifications for Android but they do that now, just that their documentation is about 10 years out of date so they didn't announce it or tell anybody. Their model wasn't great, but at least it worked. Hence we built our own notifications system that work the way we think that mobile notifications should work. Our system handles silent and rich foreground, background, suspended and app not started in a consistent single code base across IOS 8, 9, 10 as well as Android 5.0 and 6.0. Whilst we're rather pleased with it, we shouldn't need to write a framework like this, it should be standardised and open to all.
We don't get into the structure of the local notification, so hadn't picked up on the at modification. That doesn't sound good. We are aware of the limitations and are looking to see if PushWoosh can pick up the local notifications. However we're trying to keep our notification framework vendor neutral. So we keep an eye on OneSignal and every few months check we can use their systems if need be. We don't want to be too tied into a paid for vendor.
We'd seen the PR's on GitHub and as you say, it doesn't bode well. I hadn't checked the fix for IOS 10, I do suspect/hope/pray thats an Apple cock up.
We don't touch Objective-C or Java. We detest and hate Java and everything about it. We're C hackers really. We think Objective-C is OK-ish but far too high level for us :)
Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
Not sure, we use the local notifications plugin which worked well for us until IOS 10 and then it broke, There's a fork from EV that works so we use that, We also use the PushWoosh plugin. That also broke (badly) for IOS10. However to be fair to PushWoosh they worked with us pretty well to get the bug found and fixed.
We need both plugins to provide a sensible notification system that works when IOS and Android are both foreground, background, not started and to handle silent notifications for IOS and Android. Our use cases are pretty exacting :)
None of the plugins do this by themselves, especially the Android silent notifications, so we wrote our own hybrid system to do it all.
After saying that, notifications are by far the biggest chunk of code in our app. Handling the differences is a complete nightmare, hence we wrote our own hybrid to hide the pain,
Re: I've seen this work!.......in cartoons
>> there's a crime in the Capital, load Sir Bernard in it and 'Twang' him in the general
there's a crime in the Capital, load Sir Bernard in it and 'Twat' him in the general
There fixed that for you...
Re: Pull the plug?
if the Dell Enterprise kit was as bad as I inherited at my last job, there was no need to type shutdown or hot the big button, the kit managed to do all that by itself.
Re: Better hope he has documentation
Seems like he's put down a lot of stuff that could easily be refuted if it was false.
Let's see if HP deny each of his claims. Easy enough for them to do at the right time.
I know a little about HP and the picture he paints rings a bell with me. But then again it has to for his case to stand up.
Re: Is there any 4G in the UK?
London is pretty good for 4G, at least where I live. I'm currently sitting in Greenwich Park with a coffee watching the Thames roll by. Very relaxing and I have three bars of 4g according to Apple.
Now how reliable that indicator is is another story.....
No, no, no.
Don't take them out and shoot them, please....
We lost the SCO show as that ran off the rails in the litigation with IBM, this is the next best thing. In some respects this is even better as I never got to see any video from the SCO show.
If this was on HBO I'd pay for it.
We need the Prenda team to get their day in court. I'd actually buy a plane ticket to the US to watch them. I've never seen some compelling drama. Stuff Poldark, sod Downton Abbey, forget about the new Star Wars. This is the place to be.
Re: Mundane, these days, includes home videos
Not sure I agree that you need 8GB to run iMovie.
I run Final Cut Pro X on my Macbook Pro (I know its a far better processor (i7 etc etc) but only has 8GB of RAM) with no major, or to be honest, minor issues. Just put together a six minute video for my daughters birthday which had hundreds of transitions and effects. I sometimes used the laptop display and sometimes a 23" monitor, it worked OK.
Final Cut Pro X does work even better with 16GB of RAM, but its perfectly usable with 8GB.
I never use iMovie anymore so can't comment on its memory usage, but would be a little surprised if the consumer version consumed more memory than the supposedly professional FCP X.
The cost per user just went up...
Since discovering that Facebook has brought WhatsApp I have just deleted it from my phone. Not that I ever used it, not even once, but other friends have it and suggested I try it. Now I can't comment on what Facebook will do with WhatsApp but I'd hate to know. Now I need to look at what information WhatsApps did capture on me and see if there's the slightest chance I can delete it before FB gets their mits on it. I do realise the FB probably have a mass of data anyway, but I'll do what I can to fly against the inevitable...
I'd also like to thank Facebook for freeing up a few precious MB on my phone by their actions.
Just seen the Hitler spoof
Just seen the mandatory Hitler spoof and have had to leave the office because I was laughing so much. Utter fucking genius.
I actually do use Final Cut Pro X and have never used the previous version so can't comment on the differences. I like Final Cut Pro, but it I have to say it does have a 'we'll do it for you, just trust me' type feel with it. Given I'm a complete noob on video editing, this may be very good for me, but I can see how it might drive seasoned professionals up the wall.
I suppose the difference is Emacs vs a fancy IDE. I do know Emacs, I write programs in Lisp under Emacs and use them for development, I know its foibles and I have learnt my C development workflow for the last 20-30 years using it, if I had to move to Eclipse or an IDE I suppose I'd struggle as well. Of course Emacs and C is the one true religion and all other editing systems (with the exception of sed, vi and cat) are apostasy. Now that has given me an idea for my own Hitler spoof :)
I have had exactly the same issues with a number of sites. I register using a unique e-mail address that is only ever used for registration. I run my own mail server which uses certain rules to forward the unique mail address to a real e-mail address. If the rules don't match then the mail is simply discarded. I can then add specific e-mail addresses that are blocked.
I registered with the no2id people and have started receiving spam e-mails to that specific e-mail address. I tried to contact them and got zero response which is fairly ironic given how much they claim to value our privacy.
I've just looked through my blacklist and can see magazine subscriptions, easyjet4ski, worldpay, Adobe, easydns hammersnipe, appdev, groupon and other real outlets who appear to have lost, sold or given out a unique e-mail address. I have tried to contact every one and complain and with the exception of Adobe, none have ever admitted a problem. Its always been my issue never theirs.
My solution is easy, I simply block the address (15 secs) and then never do business with them.
What experiences to other people have when they try to complain about this?
Re: Mac OS X, Safari and Cookies - Can't seem to get rid of message
I know it's bad form to reply to your own message, but having tested this in Chrome and Firefox, I have identical results.
Does this mean that the black cookie bar at the bottom is always there, on first entry, no matter what cookies are set?
Mac OS X, Safari and Cookies - Can't seem to get rid of message
I'm unclear who to ask so thought I'd throw this open for anybody to help.
I'm running a Macbook Pro, OS X 10.8.4 with Safari 6.0.5.
Every time I go to www.theregister.co.uk, I get the banner along the bottom of the screen asking if I am happy with cookies. I always accept this, but I still always get this when I return to the front page. I only get this type of constant asking for cookies on www.theregister.co.uk.
I have checked in the Safari Preferences ->Privacy that I accept cookies, I have checked that three cookies are actually set in Safari, regmedia.co.uk, theregister.co.uk and theregister.com. I can delete these cookies, I go back to www.theregister.co.uk, I am presented with the black bar along the bottom of the screen, I accept, the cookies are stored in Safari, I do not delete them, I go back to www.theregister.co.uk and I'm still presented with the black bar. I do not get the black bar on a number of other pages, such as these forum pages.
I have worked my way through blocking all cookies to allowing anybody to set a cookie, all with the same results. I always without exception get the black cookie bar at the bottom. As already said, I do not get this on other sites.
I don't have any extensions loaded to manage cookies.
Any help or sensible suggestions welcomed.
Re: You don't think of laser beams with millimetre ranges,
This won't be used in a air open environment. There will be solid state devices perhaps a couple of mills in size which will have these lasers in. They will not be open to dust, or air or anything like.
I enjoyed it...
No idea why a poster thought it was dull, I thought it informative and entertaining.
A side of the business I know (and knew) nothing about, I'm not sure I know much more now, but the next time I'm off loading a whole heap of older stuff, I'll be a lot more demanding about how much to ask for.
The Vatican is actually very enlightened and their Observatory is actually well respected in astronomy circles. They do real research and don't put their head in the sands re Bible etc. Indeed George Memaitre was one of the first people to propose the universe is actually expanding before Hubble proved it was. He also hypothesised the Big Bang and crossed swords with Einstein. A very, very clever man indeed who managed to combine his Catholic faith and Astronomy with apparent ease.
Not everybody in the Catholic Church believes the Sun goes around the Earth, though apologising for burning you at the stake for believing this can take some considerable time.
Tried this and couldn't get the scammer up...
...and then realised I had AdBlock running.
Since every computer I own has this I have forgotten all about ads. Wonderful add-on to your browser, mandatory in my view.
The 68000 range of CPU's
The CPU's weren't RISC but CISC.
They were very nice to program down to assembly level. I recall writing a boot loader for one in the early 90's . It had a nice regular instruction set and "just worked".
Pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot...
Gosh who would have thought it, Microsoft complaining about lack of openness.
It must be in a different universe where Microsoft had deliberately obscured or not release some of the following information.
NTFS file system
SMB File system
Office .doc format
Hidden Windows API's
Why Paris, well there's nothing secret about her!
Not in the UK
I've in the UK and have not received any memo from IBM advising me to use anything else but Office.
As an exercise I just uploaded a 201 page contract I'm working on into Open Office and had a look at it. Mmm....looks nothing like the Word document I'm working on. The equivalent Track Changes in Open Office doesn't seem to work as well (not that Track Changes in Office is anything to write home about), table layout is a mess as well as how landscape/portrait handling is displayed. I've no doubt that Open Office would be able to do what we wanted if we had started using it from the outset, but it's not up to importing complex word docs and thats the problem. Whilst most of the world + dog have docs stored in whatever proprietry Office doc they use, they still need Office or some version of it.
One day we might be able to dump that bloated hog that is office, but not yet.
Paris as she's as much idea about formatting Office as OpenOffice has