who exactly are you wittering on about? do tell. it'll add some veracity to the post and allow us to have a mooch.
we await with bated beards.
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and yes, i know it was posted on a sunday..
still. to quote Mr Long.. " science isn't about discovering knowledge, it';s about discovering funding" or thereabouts..
canny move on the part of this eco-publicist.. wind everyone up anothere notch and throw it to the winds with an open invite. not that he's wrong to do so mind, but still, you gotta admire the brass cojones to tell one that size.
with Stephen Gray.. at all.
i work for 2nd Line Support at TT. i help anyone as much as i can. the physics and the network are never going to be wonderfull over distance but that's the copper.. Meh.
We're working Very hard on the customer support stuff.. and some of us Care A Lot. there's going to be a lot more UK-based support too.
As mentioned by others.. i know it doesn't help if you've got a sync fault, but Do have a look at the Forums.. there's lots of useful stuff there and some of the non-TT-staff members are very helpfull and enthusiastic. the staff on there are quick and keep an eye on it constantly.
As for the tiscali buy, Way Hay! here's to being Number Two (coff!).. but seriously.. this will be good. we've got a lot of good things to be doing this next few years.
\end slightly over-compensating attempt at balance redressing.. :)
is how many copies you can find in a charity shop in the first month after mass paperback release. dan brown scores almost as high as 'the third angel' by phillip(?) kerr.. and those potter books.
also, Holy Blood (and the) Holy Grail.. that was a laugh. and to have his wife use it as the basis for a secondary fiction and making sooo much wonga. bet that tickled him.. all the way to his Swisse bank account..
Small print reads: 'Your country may be re-possessed if you do not keep up with the re-payments'
i wonder what portion of the Country is a wholly owned subsidiary theough external holding comanies.. if VW can do it to Porsche.. enough back room take-up of the debts and calling it all in at once..
they were referencing pre-pack administrative wrap-up for companies.. there was talk of some mildly dodgy goings on with monitors and accountability for lost stock and such.. allegedly.. was it File on Four or somesuch.. they couldn't get anyone from the old co. to speak to them..
there'll be a back-end support market the moment they legislate for it.. The system will always be gamed somwhere and it'll be the finance-heavy corporates that fork out to get the correct classification for a product. There'll be a sub-service industry that will specialise in the processing of the proto-product to this new standard of compliance.
seems to that way already in the Patent world.. you have to pay a specialist to ensure you're intellectual property hasn't been staked by some prospector elsewhere.. the guides on safari always get paid in advance and all it gets you is where you wanted to be at the start of the process.. just in possession of a more insurable product. and you pay for that certainty and the 'protection' it brings.
another question: will it govern the import market for alternative manufacturers.. as mentioned previously, distribution is largely the proviso of much bigger organisations which own the mass-production/global-spread portion of a product's life.. and china has most of that sewn up.. there're many layers of import controll for grey products already, so will this devolve into a process of 'you want to market the product here, pay us some more and we'll consult on how it meets the eco-directives' ? hmm
as for this article, i second the various 'economists.. Meh!' sentiments. worse than Psychologists for supposition.
for allowing the original Down's syndrome jokes to appear in the comments, i would never have seen 'em otherwise.
why are they in less poor taste being in the quotes than the actual text of the article? or is it that you can Chastise Ted but not the readers?(ted like being chastised methinks)
one of the better articles and removing the two refernces didn't harm it at all. the apology just made me read the comments to find out what was said that was so offensive..
This to me sounded like the broke Politicos drumming up funds to fuel the impending take-over bid by way of talking up the funding futures market. It's all about scaring the incumbent international multi-billion corporations into pushing some non-accountable pork in the direction of the likely Managment-to-come.
Knighthoods? meh! Years of corporate funding and the qualitative values this capitalist monetarist global society demands in it's year-onyear growth forcasts... now that's more to their liking. They need the confidence of the markets, we've all had a set of clear examples of what happens when the bottle goes around a company's finances.
Nowt changes. This isn't news and reporting it as such is furthering the game as it stands. Nothing vested in that interest is there.. as for the quality of the overall article, as has been pointed by many others... Fail.
I once worked for fujitsu (aka Fukutoo) . we were building big servers in a semi-skilled way in a warehouse in warrington.
we got very good at it, what with all the internicine warfare going on between fujitsu and ICL who were having fun merging and pointing out the flaws in each other's work ethic.. everything we did got tripple checked to the back teeth as the different teams of QOS monkeys on either side of the fence bitched at each other. by the end of it, we were turning out a couple of hundred 6-processor ML700 (?- details fail me) hand built a month between 6 of us.
Fujitsu had this idea it would be better (read: cheaper) if they were prodused by Danish people and not ourselves, with an eye to closing our department. As part of this, and typical of the corporate management mentality, they asked us to train our replacements.
ooooh we had fun. they sent a bunch of midlle-tech types over and we gave them most of the manuals and some of the verbal instruction we'd worked up in the usual ad-hoc 'this is how you get it to work' you generate on a fast-moving assembly line..
the upshot was, in the preceeding months once the work had been transferred to the Danes, the throughput dropped to 3 servers. Sales were still pushing the orders through with the idea that the work was going to be done the same as always..
move the work at your peril. it's never as good as it was.
much sympathy to the Irish, they got Fukutoo'd
And about time too.
Have been reading these books to dead people for ages and it always raises a laugh. Long may he continue to write what amounts to the best satire and fantasy in a rich and varied genre. He Aten't Dead yet!
Aside: Does anybody know when he's scheduled to get the Dubbing or whatever the actual process is called?
@ iamapizza.. don't touch yourself too much over the attention you've recieved.. you are entitled to your own opinion and i would suggest in future, keep it to yourself. As for an attempt at trolling, you obviously didn't have the hat with the little cooling fans on, did you.
people already just buy new computers when the old one dies.. they're 300 quid to replace. and most of that sort of system gets a significant upgrade as the purchase crosses the dual/quad core spec change of the last 2-3 years, most 'old' pcs being around the P4s with hyper-threading era.. purchaser gets a medium spec system from today's retail and watches the performance jump massively and yet still just does the same old stuff.. shopping and pr0n.
as for the software writing layer, it's been gettin lazy for years as a way of driving the upgrade requirement quotient. just look at the amount of bloat that ships with what was once a lean code-base.. it's not value-add when you stick features that no-one cares about into a program that should do the one job really well and was designed to do in less capaciously capable systems.
And this guy gets paid for this? people listen to him because he's done cool stuff previously...fine enough.
chef's are only as good as their last meal. this guy openly admits he ( and a massive chunk of industry.. Herd Science in action) did get it wildly wrong a few years ago and whole financial/corproate systems based their predictions on that path.
And their still employing him?
noticed the recently whorish approach towards all things M$ El Reg has developed recently?
ever since they came back from that 'developer' conference they've been suprisingly positive towards the Beast.
Who are you and what have you done with our Reg Reporters!
or has there been some sort of background board change as part of the recent Style Boutique overhaul? I know there's a crunch on but seriously, sell yourself too cheaply and people will leave. I certainly am losing a large chunk of faith when i read this kind of butt-munching toadyness from what was once an upstandingly arrogant take-no-tosh kind of online rag.
I happen to like M$ products, I've made some wonga in various support roles. This does not mean i will roll over and take some of their Windows7 lovin' untill i've given it a thorough try. Every recent M$ related article i've read on here has been spun positively without any of the usual sting.
In comparison, there do seem to be a lot of negative Mac and iPhone articles popping up.
You have lost some ballance. Possibly an inner ear infection due to an oily microdollar rubberised friend being inserted without due sanitary process between uses.
please improve. KPI not met.
look how they gained market share with 3.11/95/98...
minimal protection and it took over the world through various incarnations of dodgy copy.
move the hardware generations along a notch and the versions to match, they put in the licenses and got rich(er)
basically every web2.0's wet dream.
looks like someone at M$ remembered where they came from. finally.
they want the market share back after the fails of the last few episodes..
Bates Incarnate 'cos that's where he'll go, philanthropy or not.
i had one recently that was approaching the end of it's licence period and began informing the laptop user that it was detecting many intrusion attempts and fighting them off successfully. very brave software it was..
it was an unfortunate situation really, the laptop had no connection to the outside world, either wired or wirelessly. there had not been any usb devices or other items added to it in several days. yet, it had several intrusion attempts happen to it in that state..
I can't help but wonder how that would happen, so near to the renewal date for the software and all..
how long it'll be before someone ports Mandroid to a nicer handset built by the HTC lads..
any takers on the open source code being adapted to work on a much nicer device?
it can't be much different at processor/touch interface level to the Pro/xperia handsets that are about..
Paris 'cos she knows about <add pun here>
you seem to be doing a good job of selling the htc version of the x1 to us.. the X1 s essentially a mod of the Touch Pro, both on an interface level and a software front.. still, i'd like to see facewarp on that hi-res screen..
If only a decent network carrier would put it on a decent plan..
in the results on how many none google-chosen-'testers' hits they take just off the publication of the reverse of the solution.. copy/paste>set to value to 1 and have a look.. yes/no descision with a stay or revert result coming out in the wash..
the negative feeling that's powering the meme-thingy's propagation on the interwebs is as motive as any positve opinion, possibly more-so.. bad news travels fast as they say..
bets that google are watching the stats as we type?
or do we think they're just numpties?
the thumb should give you a clue on my choice of end-state with regards the iggoggle mod
does the ad revenue at ElReg come from.. do you give certain clients preference depending on what they'll pay you? ..you're probably very upright and correct and never shade the truth of hit returns from ads etc..
i know you everyone else doesn't call their sales process an Auction but... semantics aside.. is there much difference between what the GoogleMonsta does and what every other SalesLizard type does other than the scale of the operation?
'You give us this much and you'll get that much.. or thereabouts.' Standard sales proceedure writ large..