Can't make this Fucking up
"After all, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area."
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"Plus, Microsoft do their damnedest to prevent VNC working out of the box, meaning you often have to configure firewalls and/or piss about in the registry just to get it working properly. Again, not very "it just works", is it?"
Have you ever used VNC? I've never one time had to muck with the registry to get it working. As for firewalls, you really need to get the sand out of your vagina.
Biggest downfall to ProCurve is feature support, which is dreadfully limited. I've worked two stints at HP in the last five years and can attest that there's little internal pressure to innovate. Most enterprises (and to some extent SMB) cannot use ProCurve anywhere but at the access layer for that reason.
Ask an HP Enterprise Service account team about it and they'll try to sell you the H3C gear in a heartbeat, for that very reason. Internally, ProCurve is on the way out, so it's possible the lifetime warranties get adjusted at some point. Would love for them to replace ProCurve with A-series under warranty.
Precisely. Climate is never constant and has a lot of inputs to account for. Given our completely imperfect understanding of that, it's remarkable that we can even tell what we know about climate.
No matter which side of the AGW debate you wish to support, both sides would be very smart to acknowledge how little is really known. Science has a keen way of demonstrating how little is known (thank a deity, if you must), but methinks this subject will require a lot more research than we even have going now. It would help too if this subject were not so highly policitized, i.e. about money.
Asus is far more responsive than other vendors in providing fixes. I've already received an ICS fix recently, whereas my mobe hasn't received a patch for Gingerbread from LG since last August despite lots of issues with battery life and HSPA+ connectivity.
OP's problem with Transformer has zero to do with ICS in particular and probably is a hardware issue with his kit.
Ah, but an employee costs a lot more than just the salary, matey. While its true that contractors can make a lot more, there aren't many times its double, especially if there's any middle men. I'm a current (soon to be former) HP contractor and I'm below what they calculate their contractor cost at (as a former EDS employee, I know there's a standard rate they assume every contractor will cost). After being on both sides of their fence, things are pretty rosey both directions.
The number of employees that engage daily in sleep-walking through their job are the real cause of all of this. Downvote away!
If standards for signaling, media, and presence were all that were required, we'd already be an a VoIP paradise. Instead, there's a lot more to voice than just protocols and codecs.
The other problem is that people don't ever want to gut their voice infrastructure (because it's expensive!), so ties to the past hold many enterprises back from fully moving away from the old to the new. The patchwork of voice infrastructure is what integrators are dealing with more than anything. Greenfields aren't that bad, its the so-called brownfields were all the complications arise.
With so many protections against discrimination in the hiring process, there's no way demanding logins to social networking sites should be considered legal. Unfortunately, I don't believe any of the major US employment laws really cover this case, so it's definitely murky water. For minorities, I definitely would pursue a violation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but that's still not a clear legal argument.
Apple and the publishers may settle with the US and EU regulators (its in both sides best interests), but I can't see any way possible that they'd be able to settle the class-action lawsuit. In the end, Apple and the publishers will pay a lot of cash and, more importantly, will suffer tremenously in their public reputations.
There's no real way to justify their actions on any level. Anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of US antitrust law can see this as agreements "in restraint of trade". Could be bad news too, since Apple used their dominance in tablets to push their deal through with the publishers. Double ouch.
"Faced with a world where the tablet dominates, Microsoft are trying to leverage their desktop OS monopoly to force their way into the tablet market."
This is perhaps the smartest observation I've seen on El Reg. There's no question Microsoft is using this strategy, in hopes it works as well as it did for IE, among other products. If the US Govt had decided to break up MS like they did AT&T, there would be no discussion of this ridiculous strategy being reused over and over.
Too bad it won't work for them this time. Too little, too late.
And it probably means many of us will have to move to using either an unsupported OS (which many do with XP now) or start using a Server OS instead (I know several that use Win2K8 for that purpose).
Clearly, this is just Microsoft thinking that the PC will be dead longer term. Personally, that may be the dumbest idea ever out of Microsoft. And this from the makers of Microsoft Bob. :o
Unlike your selfless POV that you shouldn't have to donate to the less fortunate directly if the gov't is already supporting them? Don't talk about anyone being a sociopath when liberals are the most lifeless, bloodless, soulless people I know.
As to Rush, you people are so stupid. He doesn't actually believe what he says on the radio. He's the prototypical shock jock, hoping to cause outrage on one hand and laughter on the other. If you could loosen your sphincter long enough to relax, you'd realize he's a charlatan just like Jon Stewart, Al Franken, Stephen Colbert and all these other "infotainers".
There's not unaccountable about Visa and Mastercard. They're publicly-held corporations, subject to the US government regulations on many levels. If they had not aided the banks, they would have been out of a lot of business too.
Bitcoin will go nowhere because they don't have a method to become mainstream in today's economic environment, period. That doesn't mean there won't be a prominent place for Bitcoin as the economy becomes even more virtual than today, but few large-scale economies are built on a peer-to-peer model. Might as well revert to paying with chickens or potatoes: while Bitcoin can work, it simply won't scale for the massive economies in existence today.
The sad truth is that people are (and have to be) replaceable to a degree. The pain is greater with people at the higher end of the scale, but in general, they don't see that pain represented anywhere specific. And they make the HUGE mistake to bring in contract labor to fill voids or complete projects.
So, if you can't beat em? Join em. That's why independent contracting will pay for my retirement at some point not too far down the road. May not be so straight forward on the other side of the pond, but us Yanks don't have too many hoops to hop through and all the extraneous, political bullshit stops being important.
There has to be a value to pay. Ask LinkedIn how well that's working for them, since the only people that really pay for the service are recruiters. Most of FB's 800M users would have to be convinced of a not-yet-available feature they simply cannot live without to generate conversions from free to paid.
To be honest, it's not as though this couldn't happen, but I cannot imagine any new (legal) feature that would convert people in droves. If FB started offering up pr0n...
that in addition to the $1.5B owed to the IRS, Mr. Zuckerberg will also owe $500M to the State of California. That's a $2B tax bill just for income taxes, not to mention that the other various taxes sapping Californias and Americas of their money (gasoline, sales, property, school, blah blah blah).
Despite all the protests about the top 1% paying their fair share, where is all the fecking money going? Trillions of dollars a year and frankly little to show for it methinks. So much for the common decency to give a man a reacharound every once in a while.
There's a high likelyhood in my mind that Google has, in fact, already been doing this and only recently realized that their privacy policies didn't support it. I'm sure they've been down this road for the better part of a decade, actually.
Is it possible to live up to a credo like "Do No Evil" when all your actions seem to be despicable? Obviously not...
Don't let the facts stand in the way of a good rant. Microsoft saw double digit gains in the Windows Division from 2009 to 2010 after Win7 was introduced. And not just a 10% gain, try 23% revenue increase and 33% net income increase. I'm sure your software company is seeing much larger increases annually than $4 billion. /sarcasm
No shit, I don't want "intelligence" in my phone or any other devices. From an OEM's perspective (including Google and Apple), they don't actually believe the bullshit they spout about the smart features being helpful. No, that's double bullshit, because they just want to track every last single, solitary movement of your life to better target you with advertising and to build up huge datastores of your life movements/choices so they can sell them off to advertisers.
No fucking thanks. Want to provide something useful? Where's the NOSCRIPT for Android and iOS? That would be fucking useful and smart.
Just because there's little information available doesn't bring Occam's Razor into the picture. There's simply not enough information available, i.e. there are a large number of potential investigations that cannot be ruled out as plausible explanations. Invoking Occam's Razor is speculative, not de facto.
Not exactly a good comparison, since food is a consummable and entertainment content is not. The argument has been that piracy represents sales that would have happened if not for the illegal distribution. In truth, the response to that argument is essentially confirmed by the Swiss study, that is that there wouldn't be any additional sales if piracy was prevented.
I suspect the same holds true for non-entertainment content like Operating System and Office software, but there's obviously no hard data to back that up in the Swiss study.
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