So we’re saying that 0.1% of site admins aren’t doing their job properly? If only that ratio were applied across all jobs.
108 posts • joined 13 Apr 2010
Re: Hope it's better than Highlander 2 at least
The Highlander TV show probably cost me my A-Levels thanks to being on at 11pm. It hasn’t aged that well, but I loved it.
And so, SQL Server. Yay. Nothing really exciting for us developers. I wonder if the intern has finished updating Master Data Services. Still need Silverlight? Oh dear.
Does Ecuador even have an embassy in Taipei?
Re: Despite coding in it ...
After 15 years or so and with the utmost respect to Mono, they finally achieved cross platform development with Core.
I have little doubt that the full framework’s failure to go cross platform had a lot to do with Microsoft being... well Microsoft and putting Windows First. And that worked out so well...
Surely the logical follow on from that paper is one in five years saying how Millennials and Gen Z are innovative and open to ideas while Gen X is stuffy and stuck in their ways. And in another 15 years telling us how out of touch Millenials are.
Re: Next change in line
This as well (this++?, this*2?).
I miss the Reg app with the dark theme so so much.
Doubling down on stupid prices too
I was toying with the idea of upgrading. Now I’m not. Even I’m not idiot enough to pay that idiot-tax.
I can’t see the Xr doing well. Who wants to pay premium prices for a sub-premium phone? It’s the 5c all over again.
Personally, I’m looking forward to the increased speed of 5G. I’ll be able to burn trough my paltry data allowance in under a minute.
And they dare to call this “AI”.
Now they just need to develop a machine that can punch a hole all the way through the ballot paper.
Re: The return of front page
You’re missing the point. It’s *AI* doing it this time.
Anyway Frontpage disappeared a long time ago. My ire is reserved for Dreamweaver.
To be honest, I’d think more of a politician’s technical chops if they *didn’t* have a Twitter account.
BTW, is it time for Paris to be replaced by a Kar****ian? Discuss. In your head preferably.
I thought I was reading Something For The Weekend for a minute there.
Any good Wikileaks ever did has been eclipsed by this bellend and his antics.
Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
This is the kick I needed to finally ditch Google Maps.
I dread the day I ask someone for their IP and they give me an IPv6 address.
If your organisation is big enough to get through 10000 messages per day and is too stingy to pay Slack, I’d be worried.
I’d reply saying “Thsnks! I’ve been racking my brains trying to remeber that password!”
Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.
For all us Duckduckgo users.
RISK-V sounds good...
But does it run Windows?
Re: Are you SURE it's dead?
You don’t have any prosthetic limbs in the house do you?
Re: Spitting Image got there first?
What about The Simpsons and Troy McClure’s “The President’s Neck is Missing”?
Re: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...
I’ve had the same hotmail address for around 17 years and I’ve used it to sign up for *everything*.
I get hardly any spam at all (maybe 10 a week) and right now most of it is because I bought a domain and stuck the address on Whois.
I can’t speak for other peoples’ experience, but I’m very happy with the lack of spamage (although Hotmail is my main weakness in my attempt to be data-slurping-behemoth-free).
I always find the huge phone bill stories a bit confusing. Speaking personally, it’s not like I’m sitting around thinking about all the phone calls I would make, if only they were cheaper. Unless it’s a data bill of course.
I read that headline and I thought it was Inspector Gadget: “Next time Register...Next time”
Ne’er was there a more appropriate name.
Re: still using classic shell.
I’ll stop using Classic Shell the day MS stop forcing a terrible touch-first UI on me. i.e. never.
Re: There's one born every minute
Given the levels of household debt in western countries, it would seem that anyone can be easily parted from their money. Either that or we’re all fools.
I thought of the child(ren)
While I’m firmly pro-gun control, it’s still nice to read a story of somone using a firearm who isn’t a criminal/cop/toddler and a shootee who seems to have thouroughly deserved it.
I really think journalists need to get together and agree to stop reporting canned statements and instead treat them as no response at all.
Re: Phone on contract...
"the "call time contract" was WAY over inflated in price to cover the cost"
IIRC, the monthly contract cost excluding the phone repayment was comparable to the PAYG plan I was already on with a different provider.
However, I cop to idiocy for getting such an awful 6S contract.
Re: Internets for the win!
I can’t speak for the UK any more but contracts in ’Straya are getting stupid. I got an iPhone 4S on contract and the phone cost me a bit over $100. When the time came to get a 6S, the subsidy was practically nonexistent and the data allowance was pitiful at the start of it, let alone 2 years later.
Now I’m on PAYG, which now looks exactly like a contract since all calls and texts are inclusive, except the price is better, the data allowances are better and you can always change if a better deal comes along.
As a person of moderate intelligence, I honestly cannot understand why *anyone* would get a contract.
The next time I need to pay the idiot tax for a phone, I’ll be running straight into the freakish hell that is the Apple store to get it direct.
So let me get this straight
He’s saying the network they’ve built is not capable of dealing with today’s demand, let alone the next 10-20 years?
As per Pterry P, I’m surprised there wasn’t a crack of thunder when they told such an enormous fib.
To be fair, whoever did this needn’t have bothered. Pai doesn’t exactly strike me as someone who would care even if all the comments were in favour of neutrality.
Re: Uniloc the patent holder...
If it walks and talks like a duck... I’d say “Wow! A talking duck!”
And then patent it or something.
My street has Optus HFC. I abandoned my ADSL as soon as 4g data limits hit three figures. Once the dust has settled (literally), I’ll see whether it’s worth it. Until then, I’m as free as a bird.
Assuming the bird needs no inbound ports of course. Bloody Optus.
“Archibong” will keep me smiling all day.
How has Windows hurt you?
Oh dear, let me count the ways...
Sure, it’s bad, but as a developer I still feel a twinge of sympathy. At least they admitted it and said sorry. I’m sure a lot of companies would, and have, kept something like this quiet.
Now excuse me while I go change my password...
Re: iPhone 6 user here
You can take my 6S from my cold, dead hands.
Actually, you could probably take it from my warm, dead hands too. It’s not like I’d be able to stop you...
Icon says it all.
I haven’t trusted gmail since my xxx.yyy@ address starting receiving email for xxx@, which looked to be genuinely someone else’s account. I’ve heard of this happening to others too.
“...old gender-neutral-partner’s tale”
Wasn’t Denali the code name for SQL Server 2012? Are they really that short of code names?
That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!
I don’t think there’s a door at all. Zuck seems to be standing next to a gaping portal, insisting that there’s no need for one, the horses are fine thank you, and no that’s not them disappearing into the distance.
I’m pretty sure ACRN is not pronounced acorn. Saying something doesn’t make it true. Lst tm chkd w hd vwls fr rsn.
-10 points Battistelli for invoking Godwin’s Law in a very practical way