Re: I have a question
Well STD's were called "social" diseases once.
345 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
Well STD's were called "social" diseases once.
As laptops grew cheaper a few years back they clearly lost quality.
Given the cost of surface products then they should be giving decades of trouble free service!
Doesn't free roaming (which ISTR comes in throughout the EU etc in a couple of weeks) remove that need?
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.
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.
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.
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)
Maybe MS can loan them each a Windows 7 machine so they can carry on the good work!
Because then licence fee payers would be able to watch the BBC when abroad? No, too much like a useful service, not happening.
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.
Who in America can deny Elon's constitutional right to bear them?
...until they make possession of opensource encryption software a crime.
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.
"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?
With the weird skin colour, the bizarre hair and the incomprehensible way he speaks...
Surely he's some minor character from Geordie Shore??
Perhaps it will run out of freedom and oil??
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!
Information theory suggests that applying ROT-13 e times gives the optimal result.
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)?
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.
Has HP given Windows Mobile the kiss of death?
No, Microsoft already did that.
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.
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??
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!
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.
...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!
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.
I met a bloke called Lee Flett at a party once. Claimed his sister was called Pam.
Surely that was Windows 8. Windows 10 nuked the fridge.
What has suddenly changed?
The local Krispy Kreme closed down?
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!
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.
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