"US Congress is too paralyzed to overhaul and too fractious to rationally orchestrate any sort of repatriation strategy."
So time for another tax free holiday for billionaires?
2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
It's not even very good with a touch screen. I have a surface RT and if I am doing anything more then watching Netflex it's kind of crap. If you want to use office or even IE you need the floppy keyboard. The on screen keyboard is crap compared to what I can get for my Nexus 7 as you don't get a choice. You can download a better one as MS will not allow it in their lets pretend to be Apple world.
Without the keyboard you don't have the "It's Windows" advantage, you have something like android except crappier with almost no apps. I could have got a playbook for $99.
"Ty Miller of Threat Intelligence agrees, telling The Register the end user would either have to work out how to retrieve the information from a command line connection to the device"
Command line? Sure if you have a 10 year old DSL modem. My first ADSL modem used telnet, but it was also plain text no SSL.
Any router or current modem has had a web interface where you could check the version, update software...
Biggest problem is when it's owned by the ISP and they lock it down and don't let you have the password.
"New PCs may have still had XP on it five years ago. And there's nothing physically wrong with them, either."
Like just about all the netbooks. I've tried Windows 7 on a netbook, useless. If I decide to move from XP it will be something like Mint not Win7 or 8.
Before "cloud" Adobe has be one of the Kings of adding useless crap into software so they have something to put on the Box to sell upgrades. Acrobat has not had a useful new feature (other then making it work with the latest version of windows / office) in about 15 years. I do NOT want music and video in my PDF thankyouverymuch and Flash, hell no!
Now with "cloud" I expect as soon as they have enough people signed up they will no longer need to create useless feature upgrades to the software. That could be good if they only need to maintain the software and add feature people ask for, but I expect soon management will decide that that developer "cost center" can be killed off for a quick stock price boost.
My father lost an oil pan when an over loaded scrap truck dropped a bunch of angle iron in his path. Another car had a piece of iron right through the door into the passenger seat. Could have been the gas tank.
There was also the Ford Pinto, I remember there was someone who parked one in the University lot who had put a danger sign off the back of an fuel tanker on his car.
"said person will very soon be sitting outside the front door holding a cardboard box of their belongings"
1- it was not the employees email account, it was a blogger's.the employee used a mail.ru account.
2- The employee didn't end up fired, they some how ended up locked up in the US.
"The government has bungled proposed changes to UK copyright law by claiming the format of eBooks can be legally changed - for example, from the Amazon kindle format to a PDF."
Good. As it should be.
Your idea of contract law seems to be that any company can opt-out of any law by just including a shrink wrap license or an "I agree" check box.
Half the time the Digital Copy has expired by the time I buy the DVD/Blu-Ray.
The first one I tried was WM crap that I had to email them three times to get a working code, then the Quality looked like a VCD.
UltraViolet? What a joke. Just give me an MP4 file I can play on anything I want. I'll buy it on disc or find something to watch on Netflix (Netflix works on my computer, phone, tablet (even makes my Surface some what useful) BluRay player...) before I'll go near that UV pile of crap again.
With the switch to digital and HD almost everyone dumped the old CRT and bought a HD flat screen. Much like everyone buying stuff they had on tape or LP again on CD.
This was not "growth" that they could expect to keep going forever, it was a one time spike in sales.
Attempts to repeat it with 3D/Smart TV have failed (along with DVD audio).
Had someone is sales get all bent about male/female cable connectors. Said I made it up even after I said it was industry standard from before I was born. Showed her a catalog, web sites, then sent her across the street to Best Buy. She got kicked out of Best Buy.
Good thing I didn't show her a gender changer.
The Toronto Transit tokens had to go to two colour because of fakes from China being sold from corner stores. The Canadian two dollar (toonie) coin is also a two colour coin but the reverse of the new pound coin, steel on the outside, brass colour in the middle.
"Actually, it would be nice to read some of the internal m$ e.mails between the various departments while win8 was being built/tested......"
I'd like to see what followed the report "it seems people are using a registry hack to turn the start menu back on".
And who decried the best answer was to remove the code so the hack would not work any more.
MS make it impossible for anyone to produce a browser for RT or Phone where it might be of some use, but on x86 it's got the same problem as not-Metro IE. That is it's not-Metro when no one wants that UI and has a choice. Why would I want to use it when I can use the desktop version*?
*I have opened Metro IE once on purpose on my Windows 8.1 computer at work. Like the Metro calculator (opened once by mistake) why would anyone use it if they have a choice?
It works the other way too. A crap business can pay the fees to get rid of real reviews and push up the fake good reviews.
An OK burger place near me got bought by an idiot (who deep fried frozen burger patties, crispy on the outside, still frozen in the center) and right up until he was closed by city health had great reviews, and any bad reviews vanished.
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