* Posts by GazElm

20 posts • joined 14 Oct 2009

Is Facebook worth more than Google?



If facebook disappeared tomorrow, I wouldn't bat an eyelid.

If google disappeared tomorrow, the internet would be as painful as it was in 1999 again. Anyone remember how much better google search was than everything else?

And no, bing is not good enough.

Sony to can MiniDisc Walkman


Title, etc.

The MD player/recorder itself was pretty good - the software that came with it (Sonic Stage?) was truly abominable.

Google bypasses admin controls with latest Chrome IE


Why not just...

Why couldn't they have done it the other way round - provide a browser (Chrome) that runs a given list of websites (crappy old intranet sites, list provided by network admin) in something like IE tab, and everything else in Chrome.

Those that want it can install it, those that don't, don't. And it gives people a way out of IE6 while making their old sites still work.

Hackers eyed sale of celebrity iPad data


Title here

Just curious - where did it say "Unauthorized"?

Was there something on the web page they looked at that said "all our customer data is at this url: XXXXX. No Unauthorised Access Permitted"?

Top Ten Retro PC Games


Me Too

Just to say

Civilization II.

The only gam eI have ever played that made me lose entire weekends regularly.

Fans roast Microsoft for Silverlight demotion



Silverlight is dead!

What next for the bastardised half arsed Moonlight version?

Oracle preps Google and Microsoft Office challenger


Blah blah title

Is that a hint of sarcasm?

Because Java actually is easier than Javascript, as soon as you try to do anything remotely complicated.

.NET for Android prepares to get probed


Re: if it works as well as on windows

Putting aside the C# vs Java debate for the moment, .NET will NEVER work as well on other platforms as it does on Windows.

It's not in MS' interest.

(Java works well on every thing ;) )


How much?

$2499 to be able to redistribute Mono code?

You could just write things in Java for free, and write code that works on all platforms, not just a crippled version of a Microsoft Java ripoff.

Spurned security researchers form anti-MS collective



What's Java and .NET got to do with anything?

Cowon iAudio J3 personal media player


AAC support

Is this real AAC support?

Or only Apple encoded AAC support, like the Creative Zen?

Fake IBM playboy pleads guilty


How much?

£360 per day? As a labourer? It can't be that unpleasant shovelling horse shit that they need to pay that much...

The Reg guide to Linux, part 1: Picking a distro



It's EKE out. EKE!



Google hugs Adobe harder with Chrome-PDF merge


In the words of Rev. Ian Paisley

No, no, no, NO!

PDF plugins that run directly in the browser are the devil's spawn.

If I want to download and read a PDF, I want to do it in a proper PDF reader, not some bastardised helfbreed that takes over my browser, stops it responding for minutes while it loads all its chuff, and doesn't have half the functions of a standalone PDF reader.

First plugin I install in Firefox (after AdBlock), is the PDFDownload one that stops the Adobe's bloody acrobat reader taking over my page.

RHEL 6 - your sensible but lovable friend


Windows server desktop

> Windows Server ships with a fancy desktop, media player and all, so where's RHEL's version?

No it doesn't, you have to install the 'Desktop Experience' to get a media player.

Commodore 64 may come back as Warren Beatty


I've still got mine...

Sad, I know.

Java code-execution vuln exploited in drive-by attack


What are oracle doing?

The security sandbox of Java is supposed to be one of its main selling points...

Pull your finger out and fix it, you bellends.

Climategate hits Westminster: MPs spring a surprise

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Hear hear

I agree with everything you just said.

I nominate Nigel 11 for the post of chief science advisor.

Fanboi site squeaks on crocked iMacs



Expanded polystyrene has virtually no shock absorbing qualities?


That'll by why they use it in crash helmets then

Bing advertisers on wane, says report

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I second that!

Trying to search for bugs on connect.microsoft.com that I have entered and know the exact title for still doesn't turn anything up.

Google all the way...

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