Don't make promises you can't (or don't intend to ) keep.
Simple as that.
69 posts • joined 2 Mar 2012
Don't make promises you can't (or don't intend to ) keep.
Simple as that.
Linux (and OpenSource) for the win.
We have various constraints in our situation (legislation, bandwidth/latency problems): being able to get native, distributed "it just works" portable persistence in a docker swarm will make my life sooooooo much easier!
Any chance of a Lion Leather strap?
Or just uninstall the whole mess, learn to live without it (not that hard actually), and never worry about these news FLASHes (sorry!) again.
Good for them I say!
In South Africa, we have been having it:
All this cloudy stuff is starting to smell like the New World Order Vendor Lock-in (to me at least).
Tell me I'm wrong?
So put THAT on the heads of some sharks, and we are in business baby!
All I remember reading was "peer-to-peer"...the thing that I have been hoping for 5+ years now...the things I can do with that....*giggles*
Aw crapper now you made me look and I see it all...
Common El Reg - get your act together guys!
I have uninstalled all adobe products, and generally I'm pretty happy.
THE ONLY real problem I have (living in South Africa) is that our tax agency (SARS) is up to their necks (or ankles, depending on your view point) in Adobe tech, so I literally can NOT DO MY taxes online without having Adobe Reader AND THE FLIPPEN latest FLASH plugin installed.
I tried, I really did, but it just does NOT work without the real McCoy.
Next year I guess I'll spin up a VM just to do my taxes....
Point to government agency idiocy.
Ok, almost everyday I read/hear about these sorta "nifty" gadgets (mostly right here on El Reg).
Read "nifty" as "bullcrap I won't touch with somebody else's 10 meter stick"
However, I'm starting to wonder: do these things really actually EXIST? Are they ACTUALLY being sold? Are people ACTUALLY buying them?
If so, WHO is buying them? Has any one SEEN these things in action? In a home? A REAL home, where real people live?
Granted, living in RSA which is till viewed as 3rd world I guess, I accept that I won't be seeing any gizmo's like this in my friends and relatives houses, but still, at the volumes this crap is being pumped out it feels like even here I should be encountering the things somewhere - even if only on a store shelf.
So....vapour gizmos? Or not?
Pretty much all I can say.
I blame the consumers/gamers who are all to willing to buy consoles (and games) that require internet connections to function (at all).
This is just the natural, normal outflow from that willingness to allow a corporation to dictate terms to you.
So suck it up boys and girls, this is the world you helped create. Now shut up and live in it.
Or help change it, but telling companies like Sony where they can stick it.
Who wants to do business in an environment like this??
Maybe I am a pathetic light weight, but I would say "fuck it all" and pack it in.
"Don't be evil" huh.
My (ancient and basically dormant) blogger account was once cleansed before (after the bastards linked the damn thing to my Unitron Google Connect All account, without warning me).
So now I went in and removed everything. They can have their "clean" bloggy thingy, I wish them well with it.
Goodbye and good riddance.
I would like to pass that on to my wife....and yes, yes I am too lazy to go google it myself.
Which is why you need to get all your buddies to also emit encrypted traffic.
Just curious - are there concerns about newer machines being compromised at the hardware level?
Maybe rolling out the factory pre-compromised, ready for NSA access?
Or just simply a hint that older hardware will serve nicely in this role, thereby saving it from the rubbish heap?
Also you need it to be (mostly) easy to use - otherwise you won't.
Really good tools are the ones you forget are there - they just silently, reliably and continuously do what they are supposed to do.
....race condition on non-thread-safe shared resource!
Somebody been letting the interns code on core things again....
As born and bred white Afrikaner SA native - this is pretty much on the money.
I hate it when the villains turn into good guys.
It unsettles me.
Yes...enquiring minds needs to know.
...so maybe the TV series will be OK? Sorta how -1 * -1 = 1?
"In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change."
Um, yes. Yes it will change.
It belongs to MS now.
Lock stock and barrel.
It is theirs to fuck up any way they please now.
So be it.
...why can't I access this url over SSL?
I don't know even know...I mean...WOT??
I feel stupider now just knowing there are people sharing this planet with me that reason that the police can/should do something about *Facebook* downtime...wtf???
And here I thought it was just us: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_of_State_Information_Bill
...if you would just join my Circle Jerk on Google Plus, I would definitely give this article a +1!
This...abomination...has actual "users"?
Serriasly, I hope I never, ever meet a "yo" user.
Well....I will give you one upvote sir.
Right now, I'm on my knees, praying to the old (and the new) gods, that this firms goes tits up.
Hey, to be fair, torch app on a phone chow battery, and you might have needed that phone working...for...reasons.
Sorta makes sense to bootstrap the torch app with the torch app :p
I have now had two incidents, with two different applications, with different users.
The applications throws up an error message: "There is not enough space on the device."
In one case, the message even helpfully provided some instructions to clean up files etc.
In both cases, the messages were actually provided by the underlying OS (so technically not even our app, but never mind that..technical point).
Apparently this is to much for most people, because they insist on contacting support with this "error" message.
Title pretty much sums it up.
I will add that these boxes full of..."potential"...attract a lot more attention at moving time. Also the questions become a lot more pointed at such instances...
What I find shocking is that Margaret Hodge finds the whole thing shocking....
Maybe I'm just to cynical and/or jaded...but this is 100% in line with what I fully expect to happen with laws like this.
Which is why Evil crappy legislation like this should not exist in the first place.
Slippery slope boys and girl...slippery slope.
I had WinXP running on a box I have hooked up to my TV.
When MS announced the imminent death of XP...well, I realized that I had ZERO desire to even try to get Win8 running on that (admittedly slightly under powered) box.
So I grabbed myself some Xubuntu, haven't looked back since.
And when I get "upgraded" to win8 at work (as is inevitable), I shall very soon either be dual booting, or running a VM for my work stuff (with some linux offspring of course). I just PRAY it isn't one of these touch screen enabled laptop abominations....the fatty finger swipes...all over...*shudder*
And down the slippery slope we go.
What did I just read?
The good thing about censorship is how predictable it is....
So...where's the Freedom of Speech Brigade in all this?
I mean, if this was a "free" service, I would be more willing to swallow all kinds of restrictions and conditions, but since you pay for the subscription...what the hell?
Wouldn't it be better to improve the match-making systems to take preferences like "Allow adult language" etc into account? In other words, allows players to filter and tailer their online gaming experience? And hook that into the parental controls!
And if somebody then contravenes the restrictions while participating in such a filtered game - THEN bring down the hammer.
Or even better - where's the fancy voice recog-tech? Filter those naughties out on the fly, based on player preferences??
Urhg. As if I needed more reasons to avoid online gaming.
So Big Data is basically just the rich nourishing substrate from which the Minds shall rise.
Which makes me suspect Big Data was invented by a time traveling agent of our future Overlords.
And so the pieces fall into place, and the Big Picture is formed.
(Thing I hate most about being in early at the office is that there IS NO COFFEE YET).
Wonder how long until they kill IMAP/POP3/SMTP....or make it a "premium" feature?
When that happens (and please do note the "when"), I think it will be time for me to warm up my email hosting skills, because at that point me and gmail will be parting ways.
How long until useful extensions like adBlock (which DIRECTLY hinders the cash machine) gets blocked from the store?
I'm guessing "a couple of weeks".
As for this notion that this move is "for our protection" - BULL!
It's not the cop's responsibility to make sure I lock my doors and close my windows at night. Just so this is not their responsibility. If a warning window is popped up asking me if know what the hell I'm doing, and reminding me that this might end in tears, and I STILL go ahead...on my head it must be then.
I think the thing that makes me the angriest is the bullcrap they are wrapping this in.
At least have the balls to fess up and state this is purely a revenue squeezing move, pure and simple!
Sitting in South Africa.
Some of the carriers here have been known to issue 301's in response to certain URLs. So we have to honour them.
So now what?
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