RE: Long Live XP
"WindowsXP will be the last Microsoft operating system I will ever use."
That's funny, that's just what people said about Win2K when XP was released...
27 posts • joined 21 Feb 2008
Nice idea, but not workable. Where would your £15 go? Since the ads are likely supporting the websites you're visiting then the money should really go to them, but how is your ISP going to track the hundreds of micropayments in a cost-effective manner?...Not going to happen sadly.
Back on track - the AdWords thing is still a mystery to me, i've tried to set it up a couple of times but the calculations between per-click and per-day payments coupled with this auction business means putting realistic figures on your prices (i.e. I'm not paying £100 a click or prepared to pay £1000 a day) means no show 90% of the time for your adverts.
Paris - because I'm as confused as she normally is.
90% is a scarily high figure. Think of the processor power, bandwidth, electricity and ultimately money that's being wasted by ISPs filtering this crap. I'm amazed they haven't come up with something to stop this yet (or at least decided to really go for SPF and/or SenderID), they've spent enough years naval-gazing about it.
Then again, I wonder how much total traffic does mail account for? Perhaps saving 90% of sod-all isn't worth the bother.
1) File -> Save As -> [select some other format]
2) Resubmit to exam board with grovelling note
Why do they need evening tuition for that?
Would be interested to hear what formats they do accept. i can't see Edexcel being an activist at the forefront of open document standard, but I'll be happy to be proven wrong.
"They bring extensive experience on government, business, regulatory matters and financial markets"
In other words they have the necessary contacts, influence and lack of morals to bribe the right people to conveniently ignore current legistation and push on with this crap regardless?...
If memory serves me right the master disk from which the cds are pressed is a laser etched bit of metal.
CD-R deteriorate over time because the dyes become chemically unstable with age and break down, I don't think a blue-laser written CD-R is going to fair any better (although it might bring down the cost of writers if you only need top provide one laser in your drive unit).
(No doubt there's a backlog of similar comments wending their way through the moderation system but here goes...)
2 million IP addresses?! I would have thought even Google doesn't have that number of machines, let alone that number with individual *public* IP addresses.
Me thinks the PR monkey needs more training...
They've stuffed up here, no doubt about it, but in this instance - having a close enough relationship with your client that you can recognise their voice and know enough minutiae to spot when you're actually talking to them is probably *more* secure than relying on a random call-center agent to ask for a DOB and 1st and 3rd characters of your password to determine if you are who you say you are.
Picture a server room full of giant PCs, each being remotely accessed for an hourly rate to play crysis on your local pauper-spec box, 60s mainframe stylee.
Or - seemless application hosting for Adobe Photoshop on Linux for all those "I'd move to linux if only this app was available" types?
Just a thought...
I'd like to request a preemptive ban on "vishing" because it's such a toss, contrived word and nominate "Phuckers" for inclusion in the Reg Lexicon next to mobe and lappy.
Phucker - abj. a company, person or (more likely) government agency who allows possible revenue to overrule common sense decency.
> "Oh Noes say the wrong location comes up on the map, if anyone has even half a
clue they'd realise the map is wrong pretty quickly"
The prosecution refers m'learned friend to every "sat nav caused me to run over my own testicles" story ever run to date...
If my Jesus phone tells me I'm in the middle of Kansas while standing on Oxford Street who am I to argue?
Sending out a notice that your WiFi key is easily compromised to your userbase that's *already proved* it's unable/unwilling to perform technical tasks (see switch to GMail's email servers for proof) seems something of a waste of time.
What are the chances of someone war-driving past your house AND you having Sky broadband AND it having a weak key AND they stop long if enough to figure out the MAc -> key algo AND can be bothered to download something before driving up the road for a pint and a pasty?
Mines the one with the aerial sewn into the sleeve and strange chalk marks on the back...
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