Needs a quirk mode
So that SAP and all that legacy crap will display properly. That's the main job of a browser in most corporates, the Internet is just an extra.
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"a car driving off the edge of a high building to the tune of "Layla" by Eric Clapton?"
Classic! That'd make me buy one of their shitty cars...
I object to ski helmets anyway. Unless you are racing, doing huge air or very gnarly off-piste, you don't need one. But because more people are getting them, you've got all these semi-oblivious people hurtling about with plastic clubs attached to their heads, forcing others to get helmets to protect themselves. Plus one day we'll get made to have them, in the same way as bike helmets.
You can load any app onto a Windows Mobile device, and that isn't changing, so they can run open source or commercial apps that do anything you want.
However, they or the operators do have a switch to change that. I doubt Microsoft will, because it'll bring on court cases - individual operators can (and I think have, believe T-Mobile locked their phones down). But with so much of Windows Mobile market share in enterprises, they need to support the loading of arbitrary enterprise apps or drive this away.
Callaghan's last date for an election was October 1979 (5 years after October 1974). He lost a motion of no-confidence in March after losing the support of the SNP. Had this not happened, he could have voluntarily called an election that spring, or waited until the early autumn.
If they have ISPs monitor whether people watch the BBC content and demand payment, then only those who watch the content will pay.
That's the same model as encoding the feeds and giving subscription keys to anyone buying a license, or in the traditional world, making it an paid option on Sky, etc.
Either way, they only get pounds from those who actively want the service.
Or, they just get the government to pay them out of general taxation, like the (Australian) ABC.
What's he gonna do for the rest of his life? Twoc cars? Hack cash dispensers?
There's this concept of *rehabilitation*. Anyway, the judge rightly thought that making work for a few geeks wasn't up there with violent crime, and gave him the lowest penalty available (conviction and discharge) that would stop the 'merkins from extraditing him. (Double jeopardy and that).
Bank sites and anything else that accesses money should use two-factor authentication. Making people generate obscure passwords and change them every 5 minutes is less secure, not more.
For a bunch of sites (like Nature), the password is securing their data, not mine. So they get a very simple password - if they try to force me out of this, chances are I won't use the site at all.
I so want a job there. I'd love to be able to just call customers out as wankers, particularly the sort of pedantic twats that spend their time seeking niggles and security holes in websites.
If I could give Ryan a tip, they could put some code in the site that detects Firefox/Macs/Linux and throws up a message:
"F..k off. Our passengers don't want to fly with sad geeks like you. Stay at home and play on your computer, or get IE6 like a normal chav".
That should get them a bit more publicity.
I believe the GSM system was modified many years ago to deal with high-altitude/high-speed devices attempting to connect.
Apparently (GA) pilots here in NZ use phones quite a lot, sometimes with unfortunate consequences:
I've never acquired any malware in a way that could be prevented by UAC.
My machine is patched and running antivirus and spyware checkers, I've got a firewall - moreover I know what an executable file is and how to assess the risk. I turned off UAC on my Vista box, coz I don't want two or three warnings every time I install software.
Of course, if Microsoft really wanted to secure things, they could move to the iPhone/XBox model - everything has to be tested and approved by Microsoft before it will run. I think that would create much wailing and complaint, though.
Isn't the reason for stuff like the Zune just a holding action to keep Microsoft in the market in case anything comes from that direction to threaten the core OS business? Same with MSN, Windows Mobile, XBox, etc, etc.
Bit of a waste of money though, but it isn't that much money that's being thrown away in terms of MS overall profits. (Online services and devices together lose USD2.7bln. The rest of the business makes USD20bln.)
When IT was fun, I used to stay in the Paramount in New York on my regular trips. It was great, Comme des Garcons clad hotel staff, amazing totty, cocaine fueled drug binges (for others, allegedly).
Made up for spending my day trying to sort out HDLC datalink interfaces at JP Morgan.
(Tried staying in the Royalton once. Real log fires in the rooms. Too snotty though, and accounts banned us from staying there after they got the USD350/night bill. The Paramount came in cheaper than shiteholes like the Marriott, so that was fine with the beancounters).
What happens if you're going abroad to help people rather than kill them?
If the MoD wants, it could offer to pay its people for things like mobile phone contracts.
I'm more inclined to get my phone from Virgin & O2. I wonder if any Middle Eastern operators give you a contract holiday if you go off to join the Taliban.
(Also, for those demanding that people "support our troops", could I mention that this is a global site. Note everyone reading this is a subject of the New British Empire).