Wish my Devs...
Had that good an excuse when the miss the shipping deadline.
347 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Had that good an excuse when the miss the shipping deadline.
Edge is weird; for the first few versions of Windows 10, it was a fast and competent rendering engine, that someone forgot to build a UI for. Looks better now, but it just kinda sits there, ignored.
Obligatory XKCD Link:
Love both Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing.
Always make sure I take any visiting tech heads up there.
What's their business model, then? Controversy aside, have they got a viable business model?
In a Laptop? Don't think I've seen that outside the Gaming laptop area, even in Business Premium before.
My gut reaction is it sounds like a bad idea, but I could [Probably] be wrong. Anyone willing to weigh in on this? Off the top of my head:
- Is the Liquid moved using convection or by pump? Wouldn't running the pump take more out of the battery than a temp controlled fan?
- Assuming it's a sealed loop for serviceability, will that give it a shelf life through coolant loss?
- How will liquid cooling cope with being bounced around in a backpack all day?
...But I can't see how you could reasonably argue it's not Monetary Instruments, which in the UK at least means most financial laws would cover both.
Still the trouble of actually tracking down the xcoin users at the other end of the transaction, but one step at a time.
It's useful to run Cookie Clicker in the background, so my other browsers can get on with real work.
I know you were being tongue in cheek, but I can think of a fair few websites I use where that setup would be a huge improvement for usability and/or performance...
I'm not saying the look isn't important, but some web developers sometimes need a gentle reminder that it doesn't trump the other two...
Of the two, I can see augmented growing faster, even against Vive PSVR and Rift, which are viable products.
Step outside of gaming, and augmented seems the more immediately useful, cheaper to deploy, and more portable than the current goggles.
If you wanna play with it, fire up a Windows 98 VM without internet access, the same way that someone would want to play with any old versions of stuff in a secure way (Looking your way, RealMedia)
Nothing stopping you building an oldskool machine with 1995/1998/2001 era technology and software. No need to keep this zombie shuffling on for the rest of us.
..but last build I looked at, it was either missing a huge amount of basic classic paint features, or did a bloody good job of hiding them. I'm reasonable technical, but with all the 3D Controls, doing some of the basic stuff like transparent cutting was either impossible or a ball-ache.
There's a lot to be said for paint Classic's "Keep It Simple, Stupid interface"
I'm not dissing on paint 3D: it's an amazing free built in app for doing rendering and 3D printing, but they're two different programs with two very different usage cases.
If you are on the current public Windows Server 2016 14393, if you don't intervene manually, will that go onto the twice yearly update system, or the LTSB?
With most SMB customers I work with, Windows server is basically file and AD, so the stability and less intervention of the LTSB seems more attractive than the bleeding edge version, which will have many (Admittedly cool) features, but few they'll want or need.
On Office 2013+, the normal fix for that is to disable Hardware Acceleration:
Start any Office program.
On the File tab, click Options.
In the Options dialog box, click Advanced.
In the list of available options, click to select the Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box.
"[...]in spite of warnings from Oracle that a “no” vote would undermine the community process."
That's... some of the most ass backwards logic I've heard since Oracle sued their employee after arbitration.
community process is great... as long as they agree with us.
...I think where Netflix was around 2015 is where iTunes was around 2007: They nailed the content deals, got the right service at the right price, made it simple and easy to use, and broadsided the market. They're so far in front of everyone else, it'll be hard to catchup if you're not an established player.
Granted, it's a brave man that bets against Apple, and they have the cash reserves to slog it out with Netflix, but how long will Shareholders let them faff around with a loss leading service before calling time?
On the road, site to site, with no easy and guaranteed access to power. Hence me springing for the All Day Battery, and dropping Firefox when it stopped it being so.
Reluctantly Switched to Chrome after Firefox 50, as whatever Firefox was doing, it was knocking 90 mins of my 9 call battery run-time, meaning it wouldn't last the workday.
Firefox was my favourite browser, with my extensions and customisations, but that was a deal-breaker.
If you're on the current Public RTM Build of Windows server 2016... where does that leave you? Will that cascade onto the semi-annual version, or will it be treated as 1.0 in the Long Term branch?
Nice old lady with a magnetic bracelet - Keyboard typing movement would randomly lock/crash the laptop.
We did rebuilds, replaced whole PC bit by bit. All the standard stuff. It was only when we relocated her to a new laptop, and the problem followed her we began to twig something odd was going on.
Call my cynical, but the silicon root of trust protection sounds like a good way to squeeze money out of customers: No Support contract, no firmware updates - Possibly even a selective feature shutdown.
Also trying to wrap my head around how PAYG would work: How would they not lose money to people massively over-provisioning (Which means the hardware needs to be in the box in the first place), then never turning any of it on?
Could there be comeback in counter-lawsuits for Constructive dismissal?
But the Primal part of my brain is screaming to buy one to squeeze that little extra bit of "git gud" performance out of OverWatch.
Sweet - My Favourite Genre in my favourite place.
Just seems right hosting this in the 1970's version of the Utopian future that we never quite got (And I'm quite sad about that).
See you all there in June - We'll meet at the Osteria bar.
A Necessary, but Painful step to Windows 7.
With so many Longhorn Restarts, and 6 years since a new OS, I get the feeling Microsoft frantically cobbled together whatever parts it gout get running into a workable OS.
Shame WinFS Died a death then: That was the most promising bit of tech from the stack.
...When Sega Skip Jet Set Radio for a Console generation.
No UI Changes is a major plus point...
How long should they have left as combat ready, after the MK5 upgrade?
Does it make financial sense to do that over writing them off? Based off past experience, the MoD Don't always seem to notice or care when they're throwing good money after bad
...If you're willing to put your customer data in a product co-written by Adobe... you're a braver man than me.
say what you want about them, but Microsoft are pretty good at selling stuff to people. How did such a non compliance issue a) happen in the first place b) Go on for so long without any audits or checks spotting it c) Get this far in a court of law instead of them settling at the first opportunity with such a weak case their end?
Yes, it's painful for the 5-100 people companies to shell the 3 grand needed for an LTO Drive, a pile of tapes, and Backup Exec (Plus Agents), but after the initial cost it runs and runs and runs, often outliving the server it came with, and moving into the next one.
Nearly every client I've set a tape drive up for has retrieved some desperately needed data from years ago, or done a bare metal recovery from a tape, easially justifying the initial outlay. Great for taking accounting year end backups or sending copies out for legal/compliance purposes too.
Not the cheapest solution, but still one of the best despite "tape dying" since I started in this industry.
I'm pretty sure the lawyers at BlackBerry will make sure what what was on the papers was legal. How the papers were presented, and how much employees were allowed to scrutinise them may not be so legal.
Either way, that does not protect BlackBerry from being branded a bunch of sneaky bastard cockweasels.
At this point, Paypal is a De Facto payment processor, on par with Visa and Mastercard, but without a lot of the regulation, due process, and oversight those two are subject to.
That allows them to treat customers and sellers unfairly, like freezing accounts almost on a whim, and making up policy on the fly, like the Smashed up violin case.
At this size and scale, they have a lot of power, and I think that regulations should catch up with them, and at bare minimum, treat them the same as Visa and Mastercard. Probably not too good for Paypal, as it will eat into compliance and profits, but good for just about everyone else.
If both say no?
Only choices really are to sandbox an older web browser/OS, lock it down to only communicate with said legacy kit/site, and add multi layer security over the top.
Take a chance with a known, insecure plugin/application vs. the LAN/WAN, and hope you get away with it.
Of all the Plugins, that's the one that needs to die, Die, DIE.
Hope to god they're at least planning to sandbox it to high heavens
Moved to Discord last year for IM's and not looked back, as I tend to hang wither gaming crowds and they all jumped over with me.
It is genuinely refreshing to have a client that I like using rather than seeing as a necessary evil: Just like the good ol' Windows messenger days.
Video calling's coming in Discord later this year: Can't see Skype sticking around on my desktop after that happens.
That must have been a very painful document to write, but it's a great real live scenario and a future test case - How many people have screwed up backups and kept quite and vague about it for operational reasons or pride?
Hopefully, someone will learn a lesson from this, but I won't hold my breath.
I can only offhand remember one other time Apple implicitly admitted they made a mistake, and backed down: the 3rd Generation iPod Shuffle. They went from 4 way Button on device > No button on device (Meaning like iPhone 7, speciality headphones are required) > 4 way button on the device
Other than that, Apply normally power through whatever they want, and drag the surprisingly sticky market with them: I can't think of any other company the could get away with their premium laptop and premium phone, together costing at least £1,500, not coming with a cable to talk to each other by default (USB-C to Lightning)
At this point, I think they'll stick to their guns, and our old 3.5mm friend's gone for good. The only tangible change I expect this to have on apple is they won't drop the adaptor in the box just yet...
One of the coolest things XKCD Has taught me is that has a proper name: Femi Estimation.
Has someone got Angleton on speed dial?
I Hate you I hate you I hate you with every fibre of my being, and If it was within my power, I would unmake everything you wrought at the atomic level.
Get your shit together.
You start with π, then decide how many zeroes you out on the end?
I Hope you gave the headline writer the rest of the day off; they clearly peaked early, today.
60% Fit for purpose is a pretty good success metric for a Public Body IT project.
I'd say apart from the fact it was illegal, it was a pretty cost effective measure...
Tough one - is this a disgruntled bad fit employee getting revenge, or is this a business still playing by start-up rules, and assuming you can fly by wire, the numbers don't matter, and eyeballs are everything?
Glad it isn't my job to call this one.
Could this be one of those weird US situations where you're pretty much forced to sue someone to get your medical expenses covered, like the Jennifer Connell case?
I think if I was Apple, I would have been tempted to De-list all AppStore Apps that weren't compliment: Existing users could still re-download and install those apps as normal, but no new users could get it: I'm pretty sure most developers would have got a working version out the door pretty quick if new users were cut off to them.
As with TLS 1.x and User Account Control, there's more than a fair few software houses around that seem happy to not implement new security features for as long as possible, until it ends up bothering them by irate users calling/complaining, or it just stops working
If it is a software issue, wouldn't this affect the older generation Macbooks on the same OS X Level?
Only reason I can come up with to explain it not affecting the older macbooks is Apple's offloaded something to the hardware (Either using a new feature in the Intel Skylake, or another dedicated chip) in the new lappy
I Know it's a tough job, but I still find it kinda scary, in the 21st century, with all our Technology and Telemetry, a plan can go "missing" for so long.
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