You have my vote
Dabbsy, I have alway enjoyed your contributions and admired your use of English.
Today with your comments on country and western singers you have soared in my estimation.
Dabbsy for PM.
29 posts • joined 1 Apr 2008
When I was stood outside my hire car, pressed the unlock button, heard the unlock thunk but found the doors were still locked when I tried to open them.
Spent about 5 mins repeating the lock / unlock sequence, hearing the locks move but still found all the doors locked.
Finally realised that my car was parked a couple of spaces away and I had been trying to get into an identical hire car. This was at a public beach by the way - I would have checked the registration if I'd still been in the hire company car park.
I see the potential for endless controversy here.
Assuming that in-car software will require updating at intervals who will be responsible if an incident is the result of a bug that's been fixed but not installed?
Will car owners be obliged to install an update even if it includes features they might not find desirable such as automatic detection of motoring misdemeanours or phone-home movement tracking?
Maybe I should have become a lawyer.
Seems like there's a bit of an agenda in your spin on this news item. "Inflict it on customers" is hardly neutral not to mention the "interesting strategy" and "bold move" comments in the last paragraph that any Englishman will recognise as terms of abuse.
Never even used Citrix so no agenda of my own, just a perception that you have gone beyond the usual Register sarcasm.
"a scrum runs up the field passing the ball to each other"
I spend a fair bit of time watching rugby and it seems that these days a scrum is something that starts with an attempt at organisation that rapidly turns into a collapsed heap with a random assignment of blame and punishment as a result.
Come to think of it that's not a bad metaphor for a lot of software development but I don't think its something to aspire to.
News Corp conveniently provides government with excuse to avoid making decisions on their grab for BSkyB for a couple of years. I wonder what they expect their quid pro quo to be?
Just more cynical crisis management like keeping Rebekah Brooks in place in the short term to act as a bullet catcher.
I just know I'm going to give in and buy the thing.
If it allows me to read papers on the web comfortably as I eat my lunch then I will no longer be buying the print version of the Times every day. So at worst I'm looking at £2 a week instead of £5 or £0 if I find I don't miss the Times columnists too much.
I never click on adverts so charging for the online version is the only hope Rupert has for rescuing any income from me. I would imagine he'll come out ahead too given the margins of newsprint vs online costs. Shame about the local shop though.
I tried to shop in the Apple store Kingston recently. Picked various items off display and looked around for someone to pay. Gave up and left after 5 mins since there was no sign of anyone taking money anywhere. Payment desks aren't cool I guess.
Why would Microsoft want to copy these muppets.
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