Re: Like it so far.
Ir still needs the "continuity" feature for convertibles.
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Ir still needs the "continuity" feature for convertibles.
The former. Some of them are still doing it.
It's just marketing guff. A new OS release is an opportunity for Microsoft's "Hardware Partners" to flog boxes with certificates on to the unwary and ill-informed.
"Tuned" is usually no more than "we put a sticker on it". I very much doubt if that's changed.
(Yes trolls, shills et al, this is your opportunity to spread FUD about SecureBoot. Not that you need yet another one).
Oh, just stick with your beloved Apple and leave the tinfoil hat in the drawer.
Then you've never seen a tenant farmer. Land Barons with thousands of acres do pretty well out of a system designed to maintain small farms and rural habitats (see also France) but the way the UK has implemented it is much the same as the way the UK implements every other bloody thing that comes along - you can do very well at it if you happen to have a metric fuckload of money.
You're in East Anglia, right?
You can make a few quid (by "a few" I literally mean three or four) on meat but wool fetches less money than it costs to shear it so, swings and roundabouts.
Personally I think the Prof needs to amend his quotes for truth. This for example, is a fixed version -
"“The possibilities of bringing the Internet of Things to the countryside are worth £170,000 of public cash for my tenure,” enthuses the prof.
> How are people going to find their news stories?
Oh, I don't know. Maybe they could listen to the radio or watch TV or buy a fucking newspaper.
How do you think?
Interesting but barely used by a barely-used social network.
You know, I'd love to see somebody myspacify Facebook. That said, it should be obvious by now that Google+ won't be the one to do it.
None that they'll report.
> you never hear about 27 year old Windows bugs, do you?
Yes, you do. On these esteemed pages, no less. And they are without exception greeted by howls of derision from those who claim that Open Source == Completely Bug Free And Perfect (Except When Microsoft Open Sources Anything). And there are a depressing amount of those people.
I'm actually quite surprised that no mouth-breathing support neanderthal has missed the "X" and blamed Microsoft anyway.
Much as I despise VB, what you actually compile is CLR code which will run anywhere the .NET framework is installed. Same as C# or even F#.
Case sensitivity leads to much clearer variable names since you're not crippled by reserved words and object names.
Dim myObject as new MyObject() '// compiler error
var myObject = new MyObject(); // no compiler error
VB is the enemy of clean code.
> Microsoft’s commitment to Visual Basic is understandable.
No it isn't - kill it with fire.
> I think you'll find the multi-millionaires of Liebours front bench are responsible for this for this when the one eyed son of the manse signed the Lisbon treaty while he thought the cameras weren't filming.
No, this one is all down to Little Gideon. Apparently he noticed that tax was hard and hired some lovely chaps who'd been to Eton to have their lackeys do it for him. Now tax law is written by the big four tax avoidance consultancies. Seems crazy but it's true.
This is not to say that Labour were any better - they weren't. But a tax policy written so that anyone with enough money can pay PwC et all to avoid paying any of it is a very Tory policy indeed.
This is what happens when you pay tax avoidance specialists like PwC to write your tax laws.
Tory outsourcing at its finest.
The only thing genuinely worth watching they ever had was Monkey Dust anyway.
> good luck going out on a limb by proposing the use of a non-Microsoft language or framework on a Microsoft platform.
Really? Because I see quite a lot of php and far more Java than was ever good for anybody.
Even node.js runs on Windows servers, you know.
Honestly, I don't think you have much clue what you're talking about.
aw look, somebody who can write a whole page of HTML5
Actually, I am (among other things).
We've had new stuff come and go but the Framework itself has seen no changes of mind in 13 years, until now.
Even this is evolution rather than revolution.
Once in 13 years ain't bad.
Very loosely bound, certainly.
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
And "looses" too! Clearly a scholar.
If it were just Microsoft I'd agree but this hits every US-based cloud supplier. Google, Apple and Amazon are next if the precedent isn't struck down.
Then again, this may be exactly the kind of leverage somebody needs to make all that nasty encryption stuff go away.
Do that a couple of times and all lobbying money from all tech firms suddenly starts getting very, very focussed on Capitol HIll.
Actualy, this whole thing may just be some senators looking for a fat pension.
> Just so far every single comment has one down vote.
That's probably just Matt Bryant, his insane fascist rebuttal comments hidden behind a shield of moderatorboredom.
>It's not like terrorism is a new thing, and we handled it perfectly well in the '70s and '80s when the IRA were blowing things up, without any of these new laws.
When did people become such cowards?
@AC - 7/10 troll. Good effort.
> A country where the police can execute pretty much anybody they want and hardly ever get punished?
Provided the executed person earns less than they do. It's the new system in the USA - pure meritocracy where your merit is determined by how many dollars you have.
4) They probably said it but both were practically illiterate in English so it could have meant something completely different and none of the keywords were triggered.
well, that's what Ops think.
Could I get a 7 foot longbow in it? How about 6'8" tent poles? Could I do this by only dropping one rear seat, leaving one for the child-seat?
If so, potentially interested.
If not, anyone got any recommendations?
None of you care because you can change YOUR default search provider and obviously, it's all about YOU YOU YOU and only YOU, right?
I use Firefox and I'm concerned. Seems to me that the second Chrome shows a higher market share than FF, Google stop supporting what is probably the single most widely known F/OSS project in existence.
I'd like to see MS and Apple pick up that particular tab as an obligation-free donation. Firefox and Mozilla gave us the open web and prevented web standards from being a bad joke. Chrome and its horrible -webkit extensions are bringing us rapidly back to the days of IE6.
Everyone benefits from Mozilla. I hope Google lose an extremely significant percentage of search traffic for dumping them.
> Wow, so much negativity on a pro-Microsoft article.
No, it looks like all the usual fandroids are right here.
This is almost certainly the case.
However, we still have hippies^Wpeople who think 56 is 56 too many and we must shown all nuclear power. Because of reasons.
Honestly, more people have died from bloody windfarms..
> Smokers get dementia, which can be a long-lasting and very expensive malady, earlier and more often.
Actually, that one's bollocks. Smokers get less dementia, probably because we thoughtfully and considerately don't live long enough to get it really badly.
The cost of emphysema and lung cancer is minimal because so few smokers undergo treatment. Most just die.
>We shall see the evidence of this when China's smokers reach a certain age and start to die in massive numbers, slowly and expensively, or cheaply and horribly depending on the state of their state at the time.
That one'll haunt you if it doesn't actually end up happening.
I have a clue about Oracle and that clue is that it hates you (where "you"=="developers").
Selecting Oracle means a) add a year to any development time for hassles in dealing with fucking Oracle and b) somebody got paid off.
Probably not. Tax law is far better defined than "control of electronic assets" law.
> The wholly Irish company is wholly owned by the American company. i.e. ALL the shares, and therefore ultimately in control.
Legally, and in terms of ownership of assets, there is absolutely no difference between owning one share and wholly owning - in both cases, the "owner" owns dick unless/until that asset is liquidated.
I currently work for lawyers.
The actions of the US Government in this case are clearly illegal.
This action effectively says that a wholly Irish company (Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd) must hand over data to the US Government simply because it has a shareholder (Microsoft Corp) based in the USA.
So doubtless my bank (Barclays Plc) has US-based shareholders and therefore Uncle Sam has an absolute right to look at my bank statements?
I think not.
> All of this makes hydrogen cost 10 times as much as petrol!
So since "green" taxation wouldn't apply, at the pump it would probably cost about the same.
Under the terms of the Play license, all Google services must be front and centre, all "own brand" stuff relegated to the App Drawer.
Which is pretty much the same as "deprecated".
Yes really. Nokia could have gone with Google but in doing so they would have scrapped billions of dollars worth of services and time spent on those services.
Instead, they went with Microsoft and got $2billion cash per year and somebody to buy off their sinking handset division.
Pre-Elop, you could accuse the Nokia board of many types of foolishness. Post and during, all they've done is score win after win in terms of shareholder value. I understand that you're personally betrayed because "M$" and tiles and not doing things you like so therefore everyone involved is simultaneously an evil genius and an absolute cretin but Nokia walked away with very full pockets and overperforming business areas.
As far as the board are concerned (and I want you to brace yourself because this may be a bit of a shock) it is not and never was about what you want.
It's the Nokia Xn writ a bit larger, hence no Google Play because of Here again.
It may not be "polluted with windows" but it hasn't taken a great big internal creampie from your beloved Google either.
So no, you won't buy it.
> Didn't Nokia want to (abide by and) sign the contract with Google giving them access to the Play Store in return for sticking to certain specifications, etc.?
That's the main reason why they never went Android in the first place.
Nokia have an enormous investment in services. What used to be Ovi is now Here (or just Nokia) and supplies a whole lot of really good maps and other shit which Google would relegate to "thing in App Drawer that you never use because of all the Google services". That would have been basically pissing away everything they spent on making those services (which are still Nokia, not Microsoft) excellent.
Google Play was always the problem. Not Elop, not burning platforms, just Google.
Not that anyone here wants to admit it.
It does not run Google Play because Nokia still aren't keen on throwing away their own services as Google would require.
They weren't keen before Elop, they weren't keen during Elop and they're not keen post-Elop.
This is why Nokia never got into bed with Google. Google wouldn't (and still won't) let them bring their own pillows.
36 (72 per cent) of the top 50
Thanks, I don't feel patronised.
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