Re: Windows sandbox
"This is not a good basis on which to create modern reliable software."
Modern Reliable Software != Windows 10
77 posts • joined 22 Aug 2012
Based on the latest info I could find, Curiosity has travelled 10.44 miles in 1734 days or an astonishing 2.508650519031142e-4mph!*
That would make for a verrrrrrrrrrrry looooooooooooong film!
* I'll leave it as an exercise for readers to convert this into approved El-Reg units (linguine per fortnight?).
We've delivered a crap service which has lead to a backlog of 435,000 items, but for (another) crap-ton of money we'll fix it for you!
The standard outsource business model:
1. Deliver a system that doesn't work.
2. Get paid for fixing what you screwed up in the first place.
That sound you can hear is them laughing all the way to the bank.
All we need is some enterprising soul to develop a simple browser plug-in or separate client that randomly generates terms for a Google search then randomly follows some of the links returned.
Leave it running all the time you are on-line, and swamp them with a massive ICR list of garbage.
The even more enterprising of us could even run such a robot on something like a RasberryPi, and have it run 27*7. Let's see just how good their "Big Data" credentials are.
An apprenticeship "could be a tempting alternative to a university degree – and a unique start to a career"
What about in the future when your CV won't get past the automated "Degree Required" filter and go straight in the "reject" pile.
While I applaud the reintroduction of modern apprenticeships I fear it may take some time for this "innovation" to percolate through the Recruitment Consultants & Human Refuse departments.
TomTom is one of those companies that I both love & hate.
I have fond memories using their mapping on Psion (5 & netBook) and later on an iPAQ, with a collection of serial, CF card & Bluetooth GPS receivers. I still have all of them, gathering dust.
Then of course they entered the market with their own integrated hardware; and dropped support for the software product almost overnight. And, yes I do have a TT SatNav! :)
Then again there is their irritating habit of disabling obvious features and actively preventing workarounds with firmware updates.
Rant over ... time for a beer. =>
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