1503 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Plus 4G onboard flash. Pis can't be used at present for a real IoT applications - SD cards die very quickly under such sustained loads.
Plus an optimised new Android Things release: 5.1 is a step backwards in terms of performance. Not nice, but understandable - Android 8 Oreo, which it's based on, was a gigantic platform shift...
Microsoft's compute intensive AI task
Keeping track of incoming security reports?
Calculating the loss of revenue following it's mobile exit?
Searching for a market segment it can't royally screw up in?
Nowadays you always get sacked for choosing IBM
That can't help much.
This is shocking
Microsoft still make hardware?
Let's ditch mobile, let's ditch music
Microsoft understands it's users as well as a royal understands a minimum wage slave.
In the first edition of Bill Gates book "The Road Ahead", 1994, the word "internet" appeared 4 times.
I had an email address in 1991 via CIX, for Christs sake.
Leopards and spots
So Apples fantastic new innovation is to cut a weird hole in the screen and blame everyone else for not conforming - even to the point at which it wants to change CSS industry standards?
Yet Service Workers, a fantastic cross-browser (bar one, natch) innovation which dramatically boots offline web support might finally see an appearance in Safari after years of Apple shouting and dragging its feet?
These "new" iPhones
Bezel-less screens, wireless charging and on screen home buttons. Wow, that's so innovative - where do they get their ideas from?
Re: My G1
That Gemini looks so damn cool. Android, touch screen, WiFi ... it's what Psion would be putting out today had they continued with PDA's.
The hatch cut her head off?
Yes m'lud. And the force of this spun her so much she became wrapped entirely in a tarpaulin, where all this banging about made some nearby stones get all tangled up in ropes which wrapped themselves around her. Then she fell into the sea.
Marcus is a malware software development expert - this is what he does for a living. Suppose he wrote WannaCry and it accidentally got out into the wild. He'd see the damage being done to the NHS etc, maybe panic, maybe want some glory or whatever. He'd be in the perfect place to miraculously discover the kill switch - a unique feature not generally found in other malware.
MI5 knew the FBI would pick him up, so let him go there and thus avoided a very diplomatically messy extradition process/trial.
God - I hope this is just speculation :-( Hmm - that is an opinion, I guess.
Re: Please tell me
Isn't the same being done to their surface shite which no-one wants to touch with a 50 foot bargepole? Look for the eBay firesale coming your way real soon now. I can't for the life of me remember who also did this with kit which could be made perfectly usable by flashing with Android - was it some Amazon phone flop early on maybe?
These days, you always get fired for choosing microsoft
I'm sure It's Been Mentioned somewhere a similar phrase was used in different times, relating to a different company.
Re: Doesn't exist.. my ass..
Same here, but I've recently noticed apps detecting rooted devices and refusing to run. Most recently it was the Tesco PayQwik one, which is even worse because when I installed it there was no problem, it's just an update that now throws a fit. The message waffles on about the phone being more susceptible to malware because it's rooted. Some banking or finance app did it a while back too, can't remember which now because, err, it never made it to my phone.
Re: Seizing his pension?
"What the actual fuck did he do with the money?" - it says he gambled it away straight into the bookies pockets.
Re: Seizing his pension?
His jail time will be fun. Lags pay tax too, and he's now the million quid target...
Re: I wonder if any ms execs have seen this film?
I suppose some balance regarding how much times have changed is needed. Like the marvellous quote from a Nokia exec that using Android is like peeing in your pants to keep warm.
Lovely, and would make a great tagline on the marketing campaign for this new model.
I wonder if any ms execs have seen this film?
It's great. An innocent girl gets brutally raped and left for dead. Slowly she recovers, only to carefully and meticulously exact her revenge on those who wronged her. In the end, her triumphant comeback is finalised when the evil bastards who did it to her are wiped out completely.
Re: Stupid Microsoft
In a way, you could blame the users for this.
After all, if you're so fucking thick you haven't got the message by now about how microsoft should be avoided at all costs, you deserve the inevitable shit coming your way.
Re: I could go postal!
Well, if we're about to see a firesale with loads going for pennies on eBay, it might be worth checking if they can be made useable by flashing with Android then.
A turd in a trifle
1 packet trifle sponges, broken into 5cm/2in pieces
½ packet of amaretti biscuits or 150g/5oz macaroons or ratafias
150ml/5fl oz sweet sherry
1 tbsp cognac
4 tbsp blackberry or raspberry jam
450g/1 lb fresh blackberries
450g/1 lb fresh raspberries
85g/3oz toasted flaked almonds
600ml/1 pint ready-made custard
plus one fresh 6"x1", sharply tapered
Standardisation is always welcome
Will be nice seeing them finally get the slash the right way round.
C:/Windows/HeresYourVirus is what we're talking about - right?
Has my browser broken?
What's with all the wasted space to the left of the main stories?
Is it a nod to the sad farewell of windows mobile? OK, just for its remaining user:
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Re: Live by the sword...
You're chipping it wrong.
Hmm, I wonder...
Will any of the dozens of managers "living" in 5 star hotels for literally years whilst "working" at Salford Quays, who still have homes darn sarf and are there due to "relocation" be affected? The annual hotel costs are in the millions for these hardworking "managers", who naturally have only the public purse in mind.
It gets worse: check out the shape of the corners on that laptop.
Not good news for you, El Reg
The ad traffic from the paid shills to these forums must be covering more than a few liquid lunches for you all - what's gonna happen when they all crawl back under their rocks?
Move everything over to the microsoft cloud
It'll be fine they said. I'll never have to worry about losing data again, they said. So I drank the kool aid and ... you're not using our file system, so fuck off, they said.
All the top brass from Linked In are leaving too
It's funny how they all jump ship right after the takeover. Do you think microsoft factored in the fact all the good ones would inevitably scarper when they negotiated that bargain bucket price of $26bn?
Re: It must be me ...
Fahren Eight 451 - no reading allowed, and it has a special way to prevent you trying...
Guys, the horse has bolted. Knock a zero off that price and you might get back in with those not burnt first time round.
Must have been like this when the Roman Empire collapsed
Surviving only on the fear of past glories, whilst all it's emperors either went insane or fiddled watching it burn.
You're locating it wrong
You know, it's been ages since we've had a good old bash at apple via their "You're xxx it wrong" meme. Seeing as we're all on a high celebrating the anniversary of our glorious independence today, I thought I'd rekindle the fond memories of the hubris which comes before a magnificent faceplant, such as the one our strong and stable government just inflicted on itself at the election.
Re: Abuse, plain and simple.
One obvious question - who picks up these extra hours if it's no longer the contractor? It has to be the remaining permies.
Way to go for morale boosting, Intense Bowel Movement.
Re: That's Surface crossed off my Christmas list, then!
Gosh, microsoft in take aim, shoot foot shocker. Again. Who'd have thought it?