Not just me that saw that then. But did the writer intend it? :)
126 posts • joined 4 Feb 2008
@JustaKOS Re: Cooperation
My guess is that MS (I didn't use the $!) need to utilise the ARM market. Working on development with chip makers is not, I imagine, cheap. Here they have the crowd to research, the very techies they need who will play around. Probably far cheaper. And MS, I believe, do make a not insignificant amount from embedded/SoC devices using ageing versions of their embedded software, so this is a good testing platform for the next generation.
RPF get the kudos of possibly channelling a major tech company in the direction of a manufacturer, probably benefiting their bargaining power on price, manufacturing priority etc.
Seems like a happy marriage of sorts. For the moment, until M$ get the lawsuits out or steal stuff . . .
It's not rocket science
Someone who's gotten the bug for being important (Lamo) knows her deepest secret, that was the specific reason she ever contacted him.
What's Lamo's track record on keeping his gob shut? Oh, there we go, the Rocket Science bit. Chelsea is doing a Stephen Gately, getting in there before the spineless glory-grabbers do.
Particularly when Lamo starts suffering the social backlash of his actions, how long is it going to be until he cashes in to make himself more popular/rich?*
* Before people start saying how plenty of people will think Lamo is a hero, remember a good proportion of them don't care much for gender-bending, and with his campaigning history . . . I don't see him being welcome round for tea for a politically liberal discussion.
AAAARGH!!!! - Re: wtf?
I don't believe how bloody sanctimonious some people on here are. Yes, youngsters can make phone calls these days, they actually have more of them than we did at that age (unless you count beepy call-me-up pagers)
Yes, you could make a phone call. After all, that computer system you got told to rely upon crashing wont cause any more phone calls to UCAS/the university etc will it? Duh! The reason kids have been encouraged to go online is to cut costs. Reckon they've upped the staffing prior to this outage? I doubt it. So welcome to queueing on that 0845 number on your mobile all day (if the switchboard hasn't crashed)
You couldn't get through in 1993, I doubt it's any easier now.
Re: Comparing Turing to Swartz? Complete FAIL!
You wrote my post for me. Thanks. And with you there.
I think you have obviously encountered a particular type of suicidal person. They actually have different triggers, different reasons, different troughs.
You have the 'permanently depressed' the swings and those who can go most of their lives then suddenly start suffering. They're all very different and often have different origins. From your last rsponse I feel surprised at you declaration of experience, no offence.
And incidentally, does it make it right if the authorities heavy-handed him when he apparently had a history of suicidal tendencies? In my book that would make it a lot worse . . .
@chad Re: Niche legacy hardware?
"Hey Mr Designer, here's my USB drive/Dropbox account/etc."
Try "Hey Mr Client, why don't you turn around, go back to the office, learn how to use the internet, join DropBox, upload your file there, come here, I'll then download it, and we can discuss what you want to do then . . . "
However you word it, that's what they'll hear. Especially if it delays their project.
Re: Freedom of speech v the law
@ Steve 6
The problem is, all the naffy stuff drowns out the serious stuff.
On the other hand, the case you highlight is covered by many laws that have existed in <legal> perpetuity almost. Maybe the CPS should be going for 'old-fashioned', well precedented charges, rather than new sexy ones except for where it's really relevant (thus putting their efforts into investigating the real boundaries of the issue).
When it is genuinely a new situation, yes consider the facts. Not whether it's 'offensive', but whether it was harrassment, incitement, etc. Your example is a good one, but I wonder if those connected will be prosecuted for some language to offend kind of thing, rather than the incitement to harm it may be (I myself have not seen the page). If they are guilty of the latter, it is a travesty if they stand trial for the former. Lower sentence for a start.
See the harm in unnecessary 'sexy' laws . . . they have a way of being used inappropriately . . .
Re: Epic Fail @vandenbudenmayer
"Who cares? You think that 3mm per year is a problem?"
Do the math... 100 <years> of those is a foot... and all the increments in between... how much of the world would be 'flooded' if the seas rose a foot...
Go on, tell me all about "you don't know how deep the sea is, you don't know nuffin, a foot is a tiny percentage of the depth . . . "
You sir win word prize of the day! That word has been repeating in my head as I read the background and think of the number of IT mates struggling for work.
Maybe this will be the tipping point that happened with off-shored call-centres, a change of attitude towards it. One can hope now that it's actually hurt a corporate so obviously.
Seeing as we seem to have gotten onto 'gay marriage'
As a gay man who has, admittedly just come out of, a 16 year relationship ("ooo, longer than your brother was married" observed my mother) I sort of don't understand the whole thing.
I am a gay vegetarian, and I have as much desire to the right of "marriage" as I do to eat my nutloaf in an abattoir. Give me legal rights (without withdrawing some from heterosexuals), who cares what it's called as long as it's equal to what's there already, it's easy.
Why sign up to something which essentially hates you!?*
* The church hates you, even if those worshipping beside you don't. It's in the bookz!!2!!111!
Maybe something more...?
I can't be bothered looking it up, and would positively be informed if someone disagrees, but I suspect there might be some Embrace-Extend parts of RedHat (as there are in i.e. Android etc) which are actually patented and owned by RH (Google for Android).
Maybe these would mean that MS are playing the game of "OK, we can't host your OS because of that little widget thingy you stuck on it we would have to pay royalties for, but look we can host these other Linux OS' OK . . . "
Good bargaining tool. As an MS-hating, Linux-using Android fan I'm not sure where that leaves me, but hey, I got popcorn . . .
If it is about patents etc, nice to see these companies have to tread eggshells on the things that 'built them up'. hehehehe. :)
uh-hu. I'm guessing you would probably begrudge the porsche because there's something newer / faster . . . ;)
I am the proud co-runner of an Austin Big 7. Guess they would probably go as 'too boring' for your liking. Fortunately some people drive classics for the history, not the ego.
One day you will enjoy driving, and the novelty of it will dissipate. Incidentally, I'm not that old, my d*ck just got bigger.
Re: $10 business card holder @Mike
I know, there are so many businesses out there that sell things for less than $10 that don't make enough money to build a website, they're just for people who sell stuff at over $300 <strike and delete to value you think makes a profit>
Thank god there are no websites by Aldi, Tescos, Sainsburys, Maplin, Staples, Amazon . . . .
Never worked at the sharp end of retail, have you . . . ?
Re: @Irony Deficient
Well put, Trevor. You put it so much better than I did in my reply to a few posts before.
It's just not the product, but the attention you need. Even the amount of times I've gone to buy something and the closest shop hasn't had it in at that point (through finding them on the internet) and then thought (in your case) "oh, I didn't know there was an independent stationery shop there".
I am severely tempted to add El Reg to the ad-block list just purely for that bloody MS advert that resizes after it's finished, about 10 secs after you scrolled down to start reading the article! Is the point of the ad to remind us how horribly inconvenient and time-wasting Microsoft is?
a delay for every story + finite free time to read stories = less page impressions for El Reg.
That's all. nK
Much as I hate to say it . . .
some MS market share might not be bad. It's not my cup of tea but if they implement it properly and try to avoid gratuitous patent-trolling, then there is room for competition. and maybe manufacturers will go back to one OS each<per segment?>. There's just more mature choice now (hopefully)
A manufacturer benefits from focussing on one OS, they only have to test the hardware on one OS. This is the reason for the increase in support calls, the multi-os manufacturers. Maybe Google and MS saw that coming, thus their capitalisation of Motorola/Nokia was not so short-sighted. you gotta compete with aPple somehow, and that may just be the way.
Personally, I just wish that HTC would give their whole attention to Android.
It's quite easy, FB has two options for your News Feed, the first is 'Top Stories' and the second is 'Latest news'.
If I want Top Stories, I click 'Top Stories'. Guess what I want if I click 'Latest News'...? yeah? listening...? I WANT LATEST NEWS not f^*^%&)ing TOP STORIES!
That's all, lesson over...