So, who's going to do the Psion 3 reboot next?
381 posts • joined 23 Jul 2007
So, who's going to do the Psion 3 reboot next?
I did think it amusing that they added SMS 2FA AFTER (or about the same time as, I guess) NIST recommended SMS 2FA be dropped because of insecurities.
Roses are wonderful
Violets are great
We're "redefining the relationship
between citizen and state"
Roses are red
Someone's just farted
The Reg's sub-edit-
-or's slightly half-hearted
I think all of the headlines should have been put in this format for the day. Go large or go home.
"imagine Chrome-Os Windows
An easy thing to do
No hell below us
It's just like Win RT
Imagine all the people
Using Windows Store..... ah ah.."...
Retired to spend more time naked in a red North Face bag in a bath padlocked from the inside.
That's what I thought, but an Internet search suggests that it's all 100V but some is 50Hz and some is 60Hz.
The secret apparently is to buy Korean ones since they use 220V 60Hz rather than the anemic 100V used in Japan.
... I thought of a perfect slogan for Windows 10 IoT on Raspbery Pi
That you despise
Can now be run
On Raspberry Pis"
We had an 'internet radio' (which I quite liked), but the WiFi in it had a bug so that if there were an 11N network in range whilst it was booting up then it wouldn't boot.
To get round this, I could put a metal saucepan over it whilst it booted.
I don't think our cleaner ever really believed this explanation of why there was a big old fashioned metal saucepan by the bed.
Why is this delusional wank being reported by anyone, accept to mock (which the Reg wins many points for essentially doing (*))?
We are very much in Dunning-Kruger territory. Perhaps we should rename Silicon Valley Dunning-Kruger Valley, currency the Dunning-Krugerrand (aka bitco(i)n).
(*) Talking of which, given that The Independent an online news site seems to get free publicity on the BBC New Channel's newspaper round-ups by virtue of knocking up a fake tabloid front page, can't you just mock one up, send the PDF to the BBC and have it featured?
Or is it necessary to have rented a printing press once? What are the criteria? We have an office A1 printer if it is necessary to have used one at least once, I will gladly video the filming process and send you the A1 sheet if this is a necessary criteria.
This actually, at the advanced age of 52, will be the first bit of technology I will be really pissed off if I can't replace it like for like as I'm not convinced anything else is as good (I have a Garmin for running but it is too large and the power usage is too large to use as a watch, and the ones that do more just seem a bit physically ugly and have an ugly UI). I had an early Pebble and the build quality was crap and the thing to hold the charging lead to it was too feeble, but the Pebble Time is a thing of beauty.
Which is just as well as the visible hand will no longer be able to warm one as effectively thanks to the clamp down on exotic smut.
Or indeed a Quantum Jump
There is of course still in real use, the U.S. Survey Foot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_(unit)#US_survey_foot
Special Snowflake IT
Your data's going to be living on a (server?) farm upstate where it can run and play
Conversely (and I write as a permanent employee of 31 years standing, 19 in this job), that IR35 was invented SPECIFICALLY to clobber I.T. contractors on the basis that they are 'nasty, smelly oiks who make lots of money but aren't people like us dahhling' . OK for your mate at the golf club to have his bit of strategic consultancy but not Fred the PL/SQL wizard, he's not the sort that this favourable tax treatment was intended for.
WileyFox, not to be confused with FileyWox, a Chinese restaurant in a small seaside town in North Yorkshire
Ha, yes my partner's Dad had a similarly exciting house. The highlight was the insurance loss adjuster coming to look at something for an insurance claim failing to put the car brake on sufficiently so the car rolled down and then off the steep and twisty drive, demolishing a wall.
The theory being that in the US after you have made your 'million' (i.e. about 10 million, don't want to be one of the poor 'single digit millionaires') you think 'how can I make my billion' whereas in the UK you buy the Old Rectory in some bucolic village, get a few non-executive directorships, dabble half hardheartedly in another start up etc.
Frankly I would rather have the old rectory than a company full of nasty whiny people etc. with the danger any day one might be shafted by whatever platform one is build on / have another start up eat our lunch etc. so who can blame them?
England expects every man to do his duty (by starting a tech company then flogging it to the Japanese to help the balance of payments deficit)
In Malaysia presumably
Ha ha. One year (I'm guessing early 90s) I split my PEP (as it was then) allowance between 3 British VR companies. One actually went bust and the other two lost money before I flogged the shares at a loss. I then put the rest into Psion and watched it gradually go down, cunningly selling them a month before Symbian was announced and they shot up :-)
[On average I actually made a reasonable amount on the tech firms I bought shares in at the time].
Of the VR companies, one was called Division which was in Bristol - the tech looked quite good but it had the Bristol INMOS gang weenie stench of death. The one that went bust was in Leicester and I think was concentrating on VR for games.
The 3rd I think did Superscape and were in Aldermaston. They were games people who decided to go up market to things like kitchen design.
What is the number 1 tech company in the UK now not a subsidiary of an overseas company now ARM has been flogged to Softbank?
This does seem unusually pitiful in terms of The Register sensationalising Mr Chen's fine blog post then lots of blowhards wibbling away ignoring the point.
... isn't the problem here that desktop application development environments have essentially stagnated for about 15 years in terms of tools that actually make producing attractive desktop applications easier?
I had an early Pebble but the build quality was a bit shite. I have a Pebble Time which is much better built. I also have a Garmin for running - I assume that the market segmentation here is such that this report is ignoring Garmins (etc.) without some sort of 'smart' behaviour? Knowing lots of runners etc. I know far more people with Garmins than smartwatches (and a tiny number with the Garmins that probably do count as being smart).
I suspect Pebble are a bit doomed and when this breaks I will have to get something not as good [Eeyore mode=true]
We built this city.
We built this city.
We built this city on D C L.
These deals are all very confusing. After all AT&T (now) isn't AT&T (then).
See also the LED on the electric toothbrush - sodding flashing green whilst charging.
An 'AI' system is any system more intelligent than the sales person trying to sell it.
Where are they made these days (prior to this announcement)? Are jobs going or is it all outsourced to a Chinese megacorps anyway?
My favourite was on a minibus from Birmingham Airport to an off-airport car park. The PC existed to show two images and alternate between them (one saying 'don't forget to give the driver your keys' and one showing their logo) - perhaps they could have printed out 2 A3 sheets and laminated them? However everytime the minibus went over any sort of bump the PC rebooted itself so you got the BIOS boot sequence, then (I think) Windows, then booted into some VB app to show the two things.
Man is born free and is everywhere in trains.
"making the beast with two docks" - is that some kind of euphemism?
particularly about the future (usually attributed to Niels Bohr, GBATG if it really was him)
... imagine having to explain to Corbyn and McDonnell what ARM do and why they should care about it.
(or indeed May and Hammond, but the idea of explaining to to Corbyn and McDonnell seems funnier to me).
As a friend said, if this were an unsuccessful business being sold off, Corbyn, McDonnell and half of Momentum would be picketing outside the business by now.
(What is the next largest UK 'flag-ship' tech company now, anyway?)
Must have 7 years experience of Rust
When our office switched from Virgin to someone using the BT network for its fixed line connection, OpenReach came out and did a survey and said that the work would have to be done by a contractor as the work was about ground level - OpenCantReach perhaps? Bizarrely, OpenReach told the subcontractor a 10 foot ladder was needed whereas it was more stepstool sort of height.
Yes, lung cancer is one of the things that a shoulder pain can be a symptom of. Deep joy. As a fully paid up hypochondriac I went to see the doctor to check it wasn't that. My null hypothesis (and the physio's when I went to see one) was that it was caused by the dog (large, strong, stupid) straining after hedgehogs.
"What about us brain-dead slobs?
You'll all be given DevOps jobs"
Monorail, monorail, monorail.
I've sold DevOps to North Haverbrook, Ogdenville and Brockway.
That would be a violation of the 3rd Benthic Treaty with the Deep Ones.
I thought the same thing, the interesting thing is that there was some sort of Microsoft Agent SDK / toolkit - there is still a trace of it on MSDN - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms695784(v=vs.85).aspx
I was never quite sure what it was supposed to be for.
An excellent and unjustly little known film.
Yes, obviously, I was simplifying. This is on user's computers, not mine - therefore our documentation has to include exactly the sort of irksome wibble that you describe above and the customers have to understand it (or more likely CBA because in an organisation of thousands of users, only a handful need ACE)
One of the issues with having Office 365 is that you don't get Ace installed on your PC - see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2874601
Obviously a PITA if you want to use Ace. Even more if you write software which uses Ace (not for very much - just for import and export) and have to think of how to document this given Microsoft's opaque documentation on when you get Ace and when you don't.
The MoF consultation about the BBC was ludicrously jargon ridden and (and I am no great fan of the BBC) seemed worded to be slanted towards a particular outcome.