1503 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: In remission?
"Hi! I'm SShitty, your personal cute connectivity agent. It looks like you're trying to log in to another computer securely using some brand new key exchange based system we've never heard of before. Would you like me to constantly get in your face while you attempt to do that? "
Re: Design by Comittee!!!
The problem regarding how to show running apps over multiple desktops was solved by XFCE years ago - with multiple monitors too. I'm sure many other Linux desktops too. Jeez, this "it's new to us so must be new to the world" attitude got old back in the W95 days.
And we see this week the beginnings of the eventual forcing of everyone to upgrade. Upgrade they will, but not the way you think.
I never would have thought ms themselves would fight so hard to make next year the year of Linux on the Desktop. Remember that includes Chromebooks...
Re: So .....
You're fapping it wrong.
I've been playing with Windows 10 this week, so can say with confidence there's absolutely no reason for a Windows 7 user to "upgrade".
Your extorting it wrong.
Re: Windows 10 = Windows 8.10
I wonder who will beta this for them?
Microsoft will have to set up a really big, robust test army to shake all the bugs from this one. Do they have any history of finding people to "help" them with this?
I give it my full support
Great move, microsoft - keep up this fantastic initiative. Please.
"Siri, I'm researching smartphone market share.
Show me an infographic of what's happening out there please."
They are both correct in their respective local frames of reference, since the laws of physics apply equally to every point in the universe. This is why there can never be such a thing as absolute time.
And merely existing. Make 2, synchronise them then fly one round the world. The times on each now differ - which one is right?
Depends on how you define a smartphone. I say the acid test is if it can multitask properly, as indeed was seen on Symbian. Embracing full Linux naturally extends that to Android. More basic designs, such as the iPhone and anything from microsoft are more like enhanced feature phones in this respect.
But microsoft has roared so far ahead they can't ever be caught now
When they "killed" Nokia they had almost zero market share. Look how well they've done since - Nokia must be mad to try to overtake them. Didn't they learn anything from being told they were on a burning platform?
Re: Green Rectangle
The Green Rectangle looks like what you see in the status bar of a smartphone as its about to shut down because the battery is flat. And it told you so.
How much did someone get paid to come up with this?
Tut tut tut
Way to go on getting that market share above floor noise.
It's an old joke, but quite relevant.
"Now we've established what you are, let's talk more about that price."
Don't be evil
As if anyone had any doubt who Google had in mind when it took on that slogan.
British politics in a nutshell
Taxpayers only get to choose the method their cash is swiped, not the amount. Your choices:
The Party of Corruption: Tories - in it for themselves and chums
The Party of Incompetence: Labour - even if they mean well, they'll screw it up
The Party of the Clueless: LibDems - Policies change with the wind and even when in power none get implemented
Some combination of those plus a token minnow will get power. You can try to change things by choosing the minnow, but the system is rigged so even if elected in a coalition, the bigger party will behave as if they are the sole ones in power. Just look to the current lot being the best example, and see what policies in the LibDems similar waste of paper before the last election were implemented.
It's been that way from the start and ain't gonna change any time soon.
Re: ...And yet:
Re: I don't want.
Do you want microsofts mighty ad machine ramming all that down your throat?
Re: GUI madness
I hear interesting things about Nokia - they have a great Android tablet out (it has "apps" too), are breaking amazing ground with 5G and, as we hear today, are considering buying Alcatel-Lucent to make them rival Ericsson in the network provision space.
I'm betting the conversations between them and microsoft when the beast wants to pollute the airwaves with its quaint little toys, such as this one, on this tech will be fascinating.
How much extortion tax is due?
These are all Android handsets, so the beast from Redmond wants a bite to keep its only relevant contribution to mobile alive. Yet this is a Chinese company, where patents and copyright are all as la-la as common sense is to a Texan attorney.
May we live in interesting times!
"The scheme could backfire."
Never has a Reg icon been more appropriate than the one assigned to this post.
How to make spartan users happy
Stick a great big button on the toolbar to "Download Chrome".
It's all anyone uses IE for these days anyway - and isn't the new, cuddly ms all about giving users what they want?
Not really - the first few sites which fail with spartan will just drive users back to Chrome, and make them wonder why they bothered in the first place.
More microsoft thinking: Censorship fixes everything in the end.
Microsoft has a new browser? One word: torsoraphy.
Google it. Or Bing it, same thing.
Mind you, all this curved edge malarkey give us a fascinating glimpse of the 2018 iPhone.
I did exactly the same too!
But back to this tablet firmware update. It seems Microsoft are all lovey-dovey these days in their desperation to get others to run their software, so does this tablet hardware support a proper firmware upgrade, i.e. to Android, and more to the point are they as lovey-dovey when it's done this way round?
If the piss touched a live wire and they got fried
Your taxes would be similarly lavishing up their lifestyles handsomely. And their lawyers.
Re: So, I need to drink 100 pints to save a pound?
You know where you are with Gideon Osborne, because Gideon is a straight talking man of the people everyone can relate to - and all the hard working blokes down the pub know Gideon is one of them, with nothing to hide.
Re: Yet to see
Yes, when driving. The car stereo itself is paired via a bluetooth mike built into the dash, and the audio routed to the speakers. It never misses a beat. Very impressive and natural. With the handset docked it's also permanently being charged. Granted, your'e asking about regular use in public, which I'll admit I ain't done either, but the setup I described is Star Trek cool indeed.
As usual, with Apple you pay more and get less
Tut tut tut.
Alas cousin Bubba darn well done n drowned himself in a barrel o moonshine a few summers back.
Pronounced "Micro sod it"?