in the Sixties
In Edinburgh, you could buy a can of "Pure Scottish Air" from the tourist shops.
Long since disappeared though. So, it's not new.
280 posts • joined 21 Mar 2010
So i looked up Cortana to get an idea of what it was capable of.
One wiki page later, i've learned all i need to know.
Not only is it a fortune teller but it can convert Celsius to Fahrenheit....really useful.
But the one that had the cornflakes over the keyboard was this..and i quote.
"Cortana is region-specific, and adapts its voice to match the everyday language, culture and speech patterns of the country its user lives in. For example, the UK version of Cortana speaks with a British accent and uses British idioms,"
In bickering about market share?
I'm quite certain that Linux in some form is deployed in every data centre on the planet including at Microsoft.
If the Linux Foundation ever finds itself with the marketing dollars and distribution agreements that MS have, then the picture would change dramatically.
It is still only recently that Linux has become a genuine alternative to Windows for the average punter so the next five years will be interesting.
From a personal point of view, there is simply no compelling reason to use MS anymore.
I've searched the web including the forums and read the detailed report about the newly found holes and privilege escalation.
However, as regards Mint 17 and Firefox it all seems a bit vague especially when the write up includes referencing Kernel32.dll to exploit the code
It seems to me that this exploit can only crash the Flash player in Mint and not escalate privileges.
Anyone got the definitive answer or a pointer? Thanks
Can somebody tell me the difference between Cloud and Thin Client?
It seems to me that Cloud is just a euphemism for the distance between the server and its users.
Or indeed the backup of the users machine.
Then it's a question of security...no?
Genuine question....no flames please.
You are 100% right so i gave you an upvote AC
But, i'm not afraid to say this.....I am bored with this social media crap. Everywhere you go there are people prodding away at a little screen...a FB update...taking pics in restaurants, bars, in the street, on the bus etc etc....upload to FB....ping,ping,..........oh i've got an update, excuse me a second.....
Its doing my head in.
yes, dont buy any new hardware at all. The old PC almost certainly contains enough cpu and memory to run everything they need.
Format a usb stick with a FAT filesystem, download the version of choice, 32 or 64 bit, cinammon or kde or whatever, I recommend Cinammon, "burn" the ISO to the stick. set the bios to boot from it and install it. Once thats done, load the updates and you'll end up with a desktop that looks and feels very similar to windows.
It will be stable, almost certainly loads all the drivers correctly and probably faster than XP ever was on the same hardware.
What matters is who is allowed to do what with the data!
I'm all for maximum security to prevent arms and explosives ever getting near an aircraft. Or anyone who is, shall we say, unstable.
No, the real problem is that there are too many idiots out there with access to missiles that are capable of bringing a passenger aircraft down. As the Americans and Russians know very well.
They both have recent form (last 30 years) in that respect.
Its not like me to defend Apple but i'm going to.
Apple very likely bought into forestry investment years ago. In the UK and probably many other places, its a tax efficient investment and sustainable.
Every manufacturer knows the value of quality packaging so they are managing that in a tax efficient manner.
Since we all like a nice new box to open when we buy a new product, i think its unfair to criticise them.
If we didn't get the shiny new box with a product, we probably wouldn't buy it. Therefore we are all culpable.
I'm quite sure though, that its not apple trees they're cutting down.
Well you are entitled to call me a "bit of a tit" Jimmy2cows but i am entitled to my opinion.
So for what its worth from a tit here goes.
The car industry worldwide is worth billions if not trillions when supporting industries are factored in. They therefore have a vested interest in making sure that we are induced into buying personal transport of some description ie; a car. suv or whatever.
They are facing huge pressures to clean up their act, reduce emissions, reduce fossil fuel consumption etc etc.
So much so that by 2020 in Europe ALL manufacturers must average 95g/km. Note the average word.
Now we find ourselves being persuaded that electric cars are a good thing and very few of the "Nutters" are asking why. Well here's the answer.
All of them can easily hit the average by producing electric vehicles while still churning out the gas guzzlers. The problem is, they have to sell them. Roll out the marketing men.
Theres nothing at all wrong with electric vehicles in the sense of reducing air pollution in cities but they are not the answer for lots of reasons which are pretty self evident i think.
Batteries and the disposal of, charging, power supply etc etc. (we will need enormous amounts of power, probably nuclear) These are major issues, the cost of which is being laid off onto the buyers with the carrot of low tax and buying subsidy.
As for driver-less cars, here are just a few examples. Roadworks and diversions, floods, blizzards, trailers.....
Thats my tuppence worth so for all you Nutters out there...have a nice day and enjoy your heavily depreciating Twizzy.
Similar to how the Daleks invasion of the universe was fucked up when they arrived at the bottom of the stairs.
It will work sometimes and only sometimes.
The first stiff winter dump or the first time you hook up a caravan or trailer will throw the "intelligent sensors" into chaos.
Now, self driving vehicles on rails....that works.
why don't you publish a page with a few different styles and then take the votes?
Today you published a page for example, that had advertising down both sides of the main body and for me, it was much easier to read. Much less glare.
Its the simple things in life,,,,,
Oh and i meant to say, i don't think it was so much the "change" that was the issue, it was the smack in the face that caused the trouble. But i am pleased that i knew you'd be listening.
Really i have.....
On the Sammy S5 it looks much better but.....
In the (Chromium) browser on the desktop, awful.
Everything about it just looks wrong, from font size to style. I actually find it difficult to read.
If improving the mobile experience was the goal, then you achieved it but ..........
Hope that helps
It's not a radical thought at all.
It would be easy to rant about this and i was tempted.
As any good troubleshooter knows, you have to find the root cause of a problem to provide an effective fix.
Right now there are too many hippies out there that cannot add 2+2 together. It is 4, always has been 4 and always will be 4.
Our problem is that there are too many humans requiring too many resources.
Therefore the answer is obvious except that its too controversial. Even worse than nuclear power.
I agree with you entirely and my point is that while we do have cash it will remain, for the most part, anonymous. A good thing in my view. Although it would appear that there are some amongst us who would like each and every financial transaction logged. I wonder why?
Bitcoin or any of the others for that matter will be traceable eventually which is the point of the article.
The last one being a 3.2 litre V8 which i loved. The guy i sold it to had it converted to run LPG. Without going into the ins and outs of that conversion, the car then returned the equivalent of 42 MPG when calculating the cost per mile of dual fuel.
LPG was switched in on motorway cruising usually.
But the car i regret selling was a 1990 3.6 XJS 4 speed auto. Always returned about 27 MPG on a motorway run, if you kept the right foot light.
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