62 posts • joined 13 Sep 2007
...since windows has that nice little tabbed bar at the bottom to navigate between applications.
(i'm not really using lynx. and tabs are cool.)
it's not an overtly sexual image, can't see it being flagged as child porn any time soon. the virgin killer one clearly has a sexual overtone.
although that does raise an interesting question - can i sell photos of myself playing naked in a paddling pool as a child to kiddy fiddlers to tide me over in the current economic climate?
Reg does self-censor - only the other week the lovely sarah bee emailed me to tell me that whilst she wasn't offended by the c-word, some people felt it wasn't appropriate for publication in the comments section of the register.
Bunch of c*nts.
(note to moderators: feel free to replace that asterisk with the letter u)
and $$Frontmatter worked from, like, 6.53 onwards so you shouldn't really have had any DTD/Doctype issues.
granted, notes produced some remarkably shoddy generated HTML back in the day, <FONT> tags in particular upset me, but it's incredibly simple to just wrap your Notes content in valid pass-thru and produce perfect HTML
out of curiosity, was this in notes 6.xx or something?
I'm pretty sure inline css has worked in 6.55 onwards, although you could just as easily insert it as a stylesheet resource, or give a Page the type "text/css" if you wanted to embed computed text in the stylesheet itself.
regardless, i'll agree that most developers aren't particualrly good at graphic design, but then thats like complaining that your mechanic sprayed your car whilst he was MOTing it and did a crap job!
the criminals who're willing to start arming themselves are generally armed already, and with considerably more dangerous kit than a silly taser.
besides, if the penalty for carrying the weapon is that much higher than the penalty for the crime you're planning on committing, getting tooled up isn't such an appealing prospect anymore.
the problem is how and when stun weapons are used, not that the police have access to them.
because nobody's mentioned it so far: DON'T TAZE ME BRO!!!!
Whether people love or hate notes, a lot of the RAAGH!LOTUSHATE! has been brought about by years of sub-standard notes apps knocked up on the cheap to meet a requirement with little attention paid to making them any good beyond meeting the bare bones of a spec. It's entirely possible to create some pretty damn good applications with, for example, out-of-the-box integration into your mailfiles without relying on you using a specific (or buying an entirely new) mailserver.
The beauty of the Notes platform is that it's an 'all-in-one' solution. it has email, it has a web server, you can write and run native applications, and via Eclipse you can extend it's functionality with java classes to do funky Business2.0 stuff like web-enabled collaborative tools.
If you're building an industry from the ground up, like we're seeing in China's fledgling middle-class, there is no reason to use Windows since you escape the userbase catch-22 (windows is familiar so it's used in business; people become familiar with windows because it's used in business) so a mature - and most importantly free - OS like Ubuntu makes a lot of sense.
Imagine then, that you're a 1000 seat organisation and you've saved a metric fuck-tonne of cash on windows licenses by using an opensource desktop/server OS. Spend a relatively small slice of your now burgeoning IT budget on Lotus Domino/Notes and you now have a lot of functionality in one place without having to worry about interoperability.
It's then upto you whether you take advantage of the simplicity of Form-based data-collection and use it to quickly and cheaply produce applications in-house, or pay a notes software house to create something altogether more interesting.
Keith Vaz wouldn't take his 11 year old daughter to see a 12A movie... seems that far from being a soundbite wielding shill, he is a responsible parent adopting a mature approach to film classification and his own children's ability to approach violent images with a sense of perspective. I'm filled with a newfound respect for the man!
only kidding Keith, you're still a dickhead.
The whole gun-control argument is deeply tedious (and i honestly don't want to have it again for fear of being shot) but i think it's fair to say that if the idiot in question did not have a gun, he wouldn't have shot his family.
Would he have gone round and suffocated them one-by-one with a pillow? we'll never know. But that isn't really the point is it?
brutally slain vulture icon, for obvious reasons.
isn't it fairly simple to track a phone's position anyway? i used to do a bit of work for a company selling *exactly the same* product in a different plastic container. we marketed it to haulage companies, or companies that had employees out on the road, for tracking where they were (which probably did more to prevent children being abducted than bugging the kids, having seen some of the blokes in question). The product sank without a trace because no fucker wanted to be tracked 24/7
regardless - if this item has a use it's for giving to outdoors types who might get lost in the woods (whilst hunting for unattended, unbugged children no doubt). it's always going to wok better as a voluntary safety measure option rather than a bug to plant on people.
Popularity is proportional to how rubbish random internet commenters deem a piece of software is. It's as if Pavlov's dog had been forced to use Internet Explorer.
Firefox has become very popular and pretty much mainstream? now it's very rubbish, insecure, and developed by greedy capitalist pigs. and probably evil to boot.
If Opera were to gain more than 5% browser share it would quickly be announced on The Internet that every install triggers the electrocution and ultimately death of a tiny fluffy baby panda.
half a dozen more people to tell us that the woman in the BT advert is called Esther Hall and this comment thread attains the requisite level of farce.
Those BT adverts always made me feel a bit uneasy, the woman clearly originally being friends with the mother of her manchild partner before 'getting together' behind some bushes at a family barbecue, and enduring the whispered disapproval of all and sundry when they announced their union.
um. thats what i got from it at least.
Bleeding edge aside, technology is becoming cheap enough to treat a desktop PC as a short-term purchase, rather than a multi-thousand pound investment.
Rather than paying through the nose and building myself a cutting edge gaming system every couple of years, i've started spending £300 on a low spec pre-built PC, filling it with RAM and bunging a half decent graphics card in.
Sure, it'll be obsolete within a year, but it was cheap enough to just throw away and buy another one to tide me over for a year. And these disposable desktops even come with a warranty should the unthinkable happen!
It amuses me a little bit that over the past year or two, Opera fanboys have started rearing up to condemn Firefox as a pile of worthless bloatware compared to their fast, efficient, Acid2-rendering offering. I guess some people just like complaining!
You hate IE? cool, so do we. You hate Firefox? you care too much.
Gibson was slaughtered in the press for being a scare-mongering f*ckwit.
Whilst he - quite rightly - declared UPnP unsafe, he also declared just about every other interface & protocol available to a PC unsafe too.
Besides, turning UPnP off has been considered good practice since it was first introduced.
but that's a hardware RNG - i thought the problem was that whilst we could fairly easily do it with hardware, it's virtually impossible in software.
also: didn't one of the old pentium chips have a hardware RND built in, seeded by temerature at any given time? i could be high on thermal paste again though.
adblock does an admirable job of pruning the many and varied adverts for crap i have no interest in buying, but if i was only ever being served adverts for products/services i was actually interested in, i'd probably end up turning it off.
besides, adverts just aren't worth worrying about.
the eve forums have been filled with people whining, wanting re-imbursement, demanding to know exactly what was going on, whilst throwing out the usual threats to cancel all 500 of their accounts and bankrups CCP.
sod 'em. CCP made the right call, and at the end of the day it's all just internet spaceships. i don't care what happened, only that when i logged back in the following day everything was back to normal.
As a developer i can see the merit of software patents, but the whole system is wide open to abuse.
Patenting functionality just isn't cricket, and these patents seem to only come to light when a vague interpretation of their actual intent can be used to leaver huge punitive lawsuits and generally shit on a developer the patent holder doesn't like.
especially large companies.
"our intranet pages detailing members of staff who are currently on maternity leave doesn't render properly in safari!"
"what browser do you guys use internally?"
"well, internet explorer 6.. but what if somebody tries to view it in safari?!"
"is *anybody* going to try to view it in safari?"
"ummm.. no. i think one of the guys in marketing has a powerbook at home though."
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