343 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
Re: Dual SIM phones
Doesn't free roaming (which ISTR comes in throughout the EU etc in a couple of weeks) remove that need?
Where's Elon Musk?
The article mentions Tesla and self driving cars after all?
*If* the author's vision comes to pass, I predict people will look back on today as a glorious era of free-flowing roads.
Re: I know this is all based on user ignorance, but..
MSE is shipped with Windows, isn't it?
It may be now, but it wasn't with Windows 7 (AKA the last version that any self respecting greybeard would deign to use).
Based on the last few years performance, I can only imagine there's a betting pool amongst the thousands of MS employee stock millionaires for who can finally piss off the customers so much they actually finally go somewhere else...
No joke icon, because I really can't come up with any different explanation.
Sage: Newcastle's revenge on the world...
We asked MS to send Michael Caine to sort things out there, but unfortunately they only had Sylvester Stallone available. (And he went to the wrong city).
Not sure what others do but we generally test stuff before doing it on live machines!
You probably have a boss that allows you to buy a second licence of (whatever) to allow it to be tested.
Re: Disk 1 of 2079?
Just how big is a stack of 5,362 3.5" floppy disks...
17.6946 metres, or about 118 pint glasses.
(VPN access to client is down, and idle hands, etc)
Where are all the MS apologists?
Maybe MS can loan them each a Windows 7 machine so they can carry on the good work!
"...why not just tie access to the TV licence?"
Because then licence fee payers would be able to watch the BBC when abroad? No, too much like a useful service, not happening.
Re: Could Also Be...
I suspect that like the smartphone is not really a phone, the smartwatch will only become more than a niche product when there are compelling non-timekeeping application for them. Fitness apps seem to be the first of them, possibly touch to pay will be another, but I think we are still waiting for the "Visicalc moment" for mass use.
But with the cloud, it's a highly distributed... single point of failure.
Instead of "boosters" call them "firearms"
Who in America can deny Elon's constitutional right to bear them?
Re: F*CK technology firms
...until they make possession of opensource encryption software a crime.
Re: Probably cheaper
That would be a great argument if they had ended up with a meaningful cut of the mobile phone market. All they have is a load of ongoing costs and nothing to show for it.
The ISS is orbiting too low to stay up without periodic boosts. Keeping this attached would mean they had to send extra fuel up to compensate for the increased atmospheric drag.
Re: Good for competition?
"Visa scab"? Really??
By that logic I assume you are not in favour of importing or exporting anything either.
Surely these days the forum of choice for massive arseholes is Twitter?
Have you checked out BBC "Have Your Say" recently?
Re: Trump? Who's he?
With the weird skin colour, the bizarre hair and the incomprehensible way he speaks...
Surely he's some minor character from Geordie Shore??
Re: Ban all the guns from the planet and in 50 years it will die.
Perhaps it will run out of freedom and oil??
"...take advantage of the unprecedented demand we’re seeing for Windows 10..."
The Reality Distortion Generator they got from Apple seems to be working well. If only they had turned it so it was facing the customers, not the staff!
How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...
Information theory suggests that applying ROT-13 e times gives the optimal result.
Re: The plans are going to sound crazy
Is it just me or does "Of course I still love you" sound like a Ship name from and Iain Banks novel?
And what's to stop the defence lawyers requesting access to the source code of the cracked OS (to ensue pictures of kittens weren't replaced by plans for bombs)?
@uncle sjohie - no driveway
Lots of people seem to run charge cables across the sidewalk/pavement where I live (Wimbledon, a suburb of London, where the vast majority of houses don't have a driveway). Never tripped over one yet, and heard of anyone complaining.
Re: Looks shiny
Has HP given Windows Mobile the kiss of death?
No, Microsoft already did that.
Re: This must mean
Microsoft are about to close down their phone division
According to the latest Gartner gues^w report, Windows smartphone market share for q4 2015 is down to 1.1% (from 2.8% for q4 2014), so they are well on the way! At that rate we will be selling phones to MS by this next year.
Didn't Mythbusters do this scenario a few seasons ago? Concluded that trying to land based on MS FS knowledge was unlikely but possible, but then they called up ATC and were given a pretty simple set of instructions to trigger an auto-land sequence.
Re: How about adding the penalty of......
I suspect the sort of person that shines a laser at an aircraft doesn't think too much about the consequences for either the aircraft or themselves. What's more, you also have to catch the little darlings before you can punish them, and for every arrest/conviction story there seem to be dozens of ones where there was no-one caught.
Given that commercially available lasers use only a few restricted light wavelengths, isn't it possible to add filters for these to the cockpit windows??
Re: wind turbines
Well I can tell you from personal experience that it is frequently unbelievably windy there. One guy I knew who had transferred from Harwell tried to cycle to work there and got caught in a hail storm (he was not a pretty sight!). A fun game for the visitor to play is spot the tree!
Re: so basically...
It is if you incorporate laws from abroad and then enshrine them in UK law.
Don't believe everything UKIP tell you ;-) The Court has it's origin in the similarly named Convention, drafted under the leadership of a British MP (Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe), and designed to stop another Hitler. The fact that it causes UK governments so much apparent issues is the fault of the stupid legislation they try and rush through to appease the Daily Mail.
Re: Expensive aren't they?
...a wonder that MS has not sponsored Chelsea.
Chelsea are doing about as well as MS thse days too!
The year of WinFone 10?
No, they have a physical servers in an offshore tax haven that they rent at obscene rates from another wing of Amazon. That's why they don't make any profits in higher-tax countries. Damn those pesky rental charges!
Re: Oxygen makes things burn brightly
Existing lead-acid batteries produce hydrogen, which can also be problematic. Any decent battery technology will store a lot of energy in a small space, and if it fails be hazardous.
Re: If names are rejected because they "might attract mockery"
I met a bloke called Lee Flett at a party once. Claimed his sister was called Pam.
Re: Win10 jumps the shark.
Surely that was Windows 8. Windows 10 nuked the fridge.
Re: "However it is no longer proportionate to commit officers to a permanent presence"
What has suddenly changed?
The local Krispy Kreme closed down?
Re: there's an opportunity here
Why don't they just use the vacant space they've got on their San Serif listening post/secret island base?
Strikes me that El Reg isn't trying hard enough if they still get invites from MS. Admittedly they are more thick skinned than Apple, but come on guys, you can do better than this!
Re: Fixed in iOS 9
Sorry, no - Apple claimed that 52% of all *active devices* were using iOS 9 a couple of weeks ago, not just of all applicable devices.
Fixed in iOS 9
...largely, at least. From the Paloalto Networks story:
"Note that, in Apple’s just-released iOS 9, enterprise certificate security has been improved. Users now must manually set a related provisioning profile as “trusted” in Settings before they can install Enterprise provisioned apps."
The majority of iOS devices are already upgraded to 9.
(Any device can get malware on it if the software between the users ears isn't up to the job, of course)
Re: Tax reasons...?
It's like the ball and three cups game, except this is the profits and fifty companies, two hundred countries game.