Re: If you're running Windows 10...
@Lost all faith
didn't you know that Mint is a natural mouse repellent?
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Let's have a look in the dictionary:
"the process of using special equipment to take measurements of something (such as pressure, speed, or temperature) and send them by radio to another place"
"to watch secretly usually for hostile purposes"
Hmm, I think the second definition fits better to what they are doing.
2014 UZ224 appears to be smaller than the International Astronomical Union's definition of a “Dwarf Planet”, which kicks in at a diameter of 800km.
Smaller than a dwarf? Would that then be a hobbit?
It would be interesting to see, if the orbit fits in with the hypothetical 9th (10th?) planet.
You are mass producing Babies? Must be a very exhausting job. Can I apply for it?
Btw: Babies can be surprisingly smart. They understand very well, what is forbidden and to stay very silent while doing it.
Hmm, which pocket? If it was in the back of his trousers, the bending might have caused the problem. These super thin phones are not very strong against bending forces.
OK, it should still not melt down in such a fashion, but I doubt the "crushed by bum" case is tested very often during the design process.
What is the more likely case? Will it just change the lighting and be done with it, or will it carefully log your low drowsiness and inform your boss about your performance issues?
My money is on the latter. Bosses always need ammunition for the yearly performance interview, as they have to keep an average level of performance ratings in their group. Such a list would be pure gold in that aspect.
Skeuomorphic design has, I'm afraid, served its purpose and its day is done.
IMHO Skeuomorphic design makes the user interface more comfortable for the eye. The new "modern" interfaces feel like a return to the bad old times of 8bit processors and low-res graphics with severely limited color space. Something most of us happily left behind in the past where it belongs to.
Of course for millennials it might look fresh and fancy, but for most others the new-old flat interfaces are just an eyesore.
Nah, the rich ones are down in their tax exiles.
You mean they moved to Ireland?
No they don't. They are selling ink. The printers are only a necessary means of empting the ink cartridges as soon as possible.
For me HP printers are dead for several reasons. One of them is county coding the cartridges. In the last 15 years I changes my country of residence 4 times and shipped my complete household including IT equipment overseas. I bought an HP printer specifically because it was specified to work with both 100 and 240V. And then I realized that the only way to get refill ink is either to ship it in from overseas or to buy hacked refill cartridges at EBay.
Another problem are the drivers. Over the years HP drivers evolved from simple drivers to a complex and bloated mess of crapware.
Finally their hardware seems to be carefully crafted for planned obsolescence. It was interesting to see the various parts fail one after another. The most messy story was the failure of the print head deflation. That was done by a plastic cogwheel, pushing up a spring via a lever. The force of the lever caused the cogwheel to crack and thus no deflation happened. Instead of air flowing in, ink spilled out from the print head into the printer and ultimately over my furniture, hands, clothes, ... Oh, and only this cogwheel that had to withstand the lever's forces was made of plastic. The rest was good solid metal. Interesting choice of material.
Ironically without these shenanigans they would not only have sold far more ink to me over the printer lifetime, but I would still use the printer and continue to buy their ink. As it is, some other company sold me my next printer. Back to evil school for HP management. Perhaps they'll learn something.
So how many printers from 1999 offer "Windows 8" compatibility?
I'd say pretty much all Epson printers. That is one of their really strong points. Of course they never changed their drivers into unsupportable bloatware like some other well known printer producer.
... particularly in places where download speeds are not what they are in the west.
I think in the far east download speeds are significantly faster than in the poor, underdeveloped west.
A while ago I downloaded the 16.04 image via torrent and wondered why it didn't work. I started the torrent, checked the download status and nothing was going on.
Turns out that image is so well seeded, that the download finished in just a few seconds. I downloaded the image several times before realizing it.
Mine is the one with the gigabit fiber in the pocket...
Yes, there are quite a lot of different hornet species in Asia. Luckily the giant hornet is only one of them.
That said even the smaller ones can be quite aggressive if they feel their nest is threatened.
Last week a group of Marathon runners in Japan found that out the hard way. And those were smaller hornets. Their nest was only half a meter in diameter. Giant hornet nests can easily reach a meter.
From personal experience I can say giant hornets are really something special. Already the sound they make is nothing like other wasps. They sound similar to the sound a big beetle makes during flight. But they have nothing of the clumsiness of a beetle. Occasionally one zips through our garden. Good that they don't go for sweet stuff, like European wasps. As long as they don't defend their nest and you aren't a honey bee, you should be safe. Of course knowing that doesn't make you feel any better if one is hovering in front of you. Running away does not work, standing still does not make her go away and slowly walking off takes a lot of willpower.
two guys from Andromeda brought it along.
and made it create "suggestions".
How do they say - a million bots can't be wrong, right?
does anyone know if they still push adverts on El Reg - not seen one for very many months ;-)
Yes, they do. But my in my impression most of these ads are non-intrusive and don't disturb, so I prefer to not adblock El Reg.
Btw: IMHO the quality of advertisement on a site tells also something about the general quality of the site itself, so there is also some benefit of not blocking ads per default.
Forget about the smell - my guess is that the damage was not so much caused by the smoke itself, but rather by what happened after the smoke detectors were triggered.
Imagine all those beautiful computers hosed down by some overeager fire fighter. Or perhaps less dramatically just the sprinkler system setting them under water.
Best fluid to quench a fire ->
a bloated pig with lipstick, to be precise.
applause, applause, applause...
The lizard squad has now its own spy satellite?
"were Apple forced to open up access to their chips, it could feasibly be opening a huge can of worms with a label on it that reads "iPhone NFC Payment Exploit Kit""
Huh? Why should they grant chip level access to the NFC hardware? All that is needed is API access, based on NDEF standard, for example. There are valid reasons to not support the banks on this, but technology isn't one of them.
Who knows, perhaps the Rathtars were also not CGI and they needed a steel door to hold them back...
Mine's the simulated one with tentacles...
Pure irony, of course.
In any case - in the past you had similar choices- apply the service pack and risk HW compatibility troubles or live with what you have, including a growing risk and SW incompatibility with newer applications.
Rumour has it, that the "Windows 10 Anniversary Edition", due on August 2nd, has a minimum RAM requirement of 2GB, which will kill off most older netbooks and a lot of the tablets that were dumped in the market recently. Perhaps not a great loss, you might say, but under Windows 7 and 8, these devices might have still soldiered on several years.
I wonder, if Microsoft will provide some solution for these devices. Leave them on current Windows 10 and continue to provide updates? Sounds unlikely. Let's see...
They have never explained the term "supported lifetime of the device".
I think it is less nefarious as most here think.
Simple fact is that with Windows10 the updates keep coming. At some point they will need to update the kernel in a way you will need new drivers. Tough luck, if your hardware is not supported any more.
In that sense it might be better to stay on a older windows version, as they will be more stable. It depends on your hardware manufacturer's performance.
it can also be used against drivers put up in front of a Judge on a charge
not only "can". It seems, in May a driver in Germany was convinced for manslaughter and sent to the cooler for 33 months, based on data that BMW provided to the court, according to this story. (sorry, in German).
It takes a really special kind of management to release an alpha of a new Linux desktop client and a month later put Mac and Linux desktop clients on notice.
Most likely part of Microsoft's management had no clue that Skype native clients for Linux and Mac even exist, until they saw the alpha release announcement. And after they realised...
and go looking for greener pastures...
The second thing is to put a big ventilator or two in the open door and blow out the heat. Perhaps you can survive until the aircon people arrive.
Oh, and better get someone to install it for you. The pipes between the heat exchange unit and the AC are not trivial to install.
perhaps I should use this excuse the next time my wife complains about my 'old hardware' drawers. Or myself...
Half of my lifetime we didn't even know if there are planets around other stars an now they find them in the hundreds in goldilocks zones.
Good job NASA! Thank you for expanding not only our knowledge but also our universe!
Yes, and like the red flag it destroys the key advantage of the new system. To give mobility to someone who has no driving license.
The question is, if politicians can understand the difference between fully autonomous driving and autopilot systems as they are implemented in current vehicles.
"Surfaces aren't tablets"
In our company IT costs went up considerably after they started rolling out "Surfaces". It turns out that many users don't feel comfortable using them as laptop replacements and order a laptop additionally after a few weeks.
The impact might have been less obvious, if our IT would have started rolling them out to "non-management" employees first, as those have no right to order a second machine and the laptops they receive are, well, let's just say "hdd" types with half the RAM of my mobile phone.
In any case - Surfaces are tablets. Tablets with keyboard and a full OS, but at the end of the day they are still tablets. That is not a bad thing in itself, as tablets are better suited than pure laptops for a good many tasks, but let's stop pretending they could replace (high quality) laptops adequately.
Otherwise, without a steady income it might look like the whole exercise with these carriers and their aircraft has been a complete fucking waste of money.
Best thing that can happen with military equipment. If you start to really need it, something went seriously wrong, IMHO.
Hey Ranjith,- can you check what's going on there and fix it?
(Where is the subcontinent icon?)
If they need a name starting with "A", why not Arnold? Would somehow be more fitting.
It'd be very simple if all that were needed were a reboot...
Hmm, reminds me of some movie I've seen a long time ago.
Complex systems, Dinosaurs breaking out and eating everyone, sounds familiar. Oh, right that sounds like the EU.
If it seems to difficult to fix, just run away. RIght?
Switch off the smartphone? Yes, sure going to happen.
Humankind is clearly doomed.
On the positive side there will be less toilet clogging by used condoms in the future...
If you want to experience turbulence I'd recommend a trip in a small one engine craft. Or even better a glider plane flying through a thermal.
I once had a girlfriend getting angry on me when we were flying together in a commercial airliner because she thought I was playing tough during "feeding time". My father was member of an aero club and took me along regularly that time, so I honestly felt nothing notable.
Good training for getting married, though...
Two years ago I changed to a data only SIM with only emergency call phone support and a separately bought simlock free smartphone and never looked back.
Oh my, did I write this? I suppose you should never read an article again after posting it.
Two years ago I changed from the usual plan to a SIM only contract and bought separately a simlock free smartphone. This contract gives me a few GB of mobile data, but no telephone support apart from emergency calls. I am quite happy with the deal and never looked back.
Well, I hope this is a bit less headache inducing. Sorry for any pain inflicted!
Two years ago I changed to a data only SIM with only emergency call phone support and a separately bought simlock free smartphone and never looked back.
Usually I use my private mobile only for contacting friends and the wife, and IP telephoning works perfectly well for this.
All in all I saved a lot of money, have a far more flexible contract and have no carrier bloat in my phone. Only problem is the available phones. Here in Japan the market for unlocked smartphones is still very limited. Huawei, ASUS and a few Japanese brands are available with some models, otherwise you have to go for grey imports or the second hand market. I think you can also buy an unlocked IPhone nowadays, but the SIM free crowd is probably not their target market segment... What's notable is that Sony is missing with any unlocked models in their very own home market. Pity, as I rather like their phones, but if they don't want to sell their stuff... someone else made the deal.
I wonder how good the training will be anyway. If I had to train my replacement in such a scheme, I would certainly give as few information as somehow possible.
And talk about the quality of work while you are still there... Not a good time to be one of their customers, I guess.
think it through! The Judge has a valid point here. As they went on and sued the biggest spyhouse in Europe, there is no way they are under mass surveillance any more.
Mine's the one with the black sedan parked in front...
perhaps the hotels my company contracted are not exactly on the same level as the ones you visited. The last hotels I went to, all had either Telekom hotspots or some other pay for scheme. Those were all midrange hotels specialized on business customers, though.
Anyway, as there are virtuall no public hotspots, my point still stands.
A change in the rules could help bring about
more Wi-Fi availability in cafes and other public places in Germany.
GIven that there is currently pretty much zero open internet available in Germany, it is difficult to talk about "more" availability.
On the other hand, this has nicely boosted the profits of commercial providers, mainly Telekom, as visitors currently have to pay through their nose for connectivity. In my experience most hotels gave up offering their own hotspots and made contracts with Telekom, that happily installs their "pay through the nose" hotspots.
The lobby is strong in this one...
Clearly the holy space tomato.
It is time the pastafaris get their own celestial body.
"Sorry, yes now I'm being a pedantic pain in the arse…"
Yes, poor animal. Probably hemorrhoids.
Anyway, as the first poster stated - a bit of a bummer...
What a pain in the ass!
(Sorry, couldn't resist)
positively neolithic. A bit like a 1GB memory stick...
don't remove the bento box and the ebifry emojis. Otherwise Japanese salarymen couldn't properly inform their housewives about their wishes for tomorrow's bento.
Mine's the one with the cliches in the pocket...
start listening and you might start selling stuff again
Oh, but that is the whole point. They don't want to sell stuff any more. They want to rent it for a monthly fee. They are a commercial company, so ultimately they don't give away free stuff. Windows 10 will be payed for one way or another.
Also worth keeping in mind Norway's irrational choice of signing up for F-35s. We have been in the US' pockets for a long time.
Doesn't that rather mean that the US is in Norway's pockets?
Yes, if the fine for uploading stuff is 10 years, what is the fine for overthrowing the government?
What do you say? Vote them out of office? It is perfectly legal? Oh well, I guess we need to change some laws soon...
Given that you can stream pretty much everything from Youtube, including copyrighted stuff, filesharing has become a bit pointless lately. Apart from blockbusters pretty much everything is avalable. And as you say - apart from a few exceptions I also feel they are pointless to watch, at least on the small screen.
Some years ago I used to download anime fansubs of stuff that was not yet (or never would be) licensed in Europe, which used to be a gray area at that time. A few weeks back I checked out some anime, but most sites seem to be dead now. Not sure, if the legal eagles came down on them or the scene just moved on to youtube. Anyway, it's now all there. All in the hands of Google.