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So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise
Astronaut Tim Peake reminds everyone about the time Excel mangled his contact list on stage at Microsoft AI event
It's an odd statement without more context. A bit like saying "companies that give employees free biscuits are outperforming those that don't."
I bet companies which give free biscuits DO outperform
-care about their staff more which is probably reciprocated
-care about small details
-willing to spend money on things beancounters may say are unnecessary
Remember that security probe that ended with a sheriff cuffing the pen testers? The contract is now public so you can decide who screwed up
Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry
Today in tortured tech analogies: Mozilla lets Firefox loose in the hen house, and by hen house, we mean the tracking cookie jar, er...
why someone would let these huge tech companies into their homes is totally beyond me.
sadly my teenage children see absolutely no issue with this or have any care about privacy
will we just accept privacy died on, say, Feb 4 2004? My fear is the generations younger than me are lost to the rights so hard won, but my hope is their children will try to regain the rights we once took for granted
That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well
How much open source is too much when it's in Microsoft's clutches? Eclipse Foundation boss sounds note of alarm
Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!
i heard an awesome story about a guy in the dell factory at limerick. He was working on the production line when he pressed the emergency stop button by accident, and caused the entire line to shut down. It caused a huge rumpus as it cost $$$, so much so that someone from Dell HQ flew over to see what had happened, to try to see if there were workarounds they could implement. So this big shot was talking to the operative
'Walk me through exactly what you did' the big shot guy said
'I accidentally pressed the emergency stop button, like this', the guy said. Pressing it again to show him
Accused hacker Lauri Love tries to retrieve Fujitsu lappie and other gear from Britain's FBI in court
Who cracked El Chapo's encrypted chats and brought down the Mexican drug kingpin? Er, his IT manager
easiest thing to do is probably turn on obsolecence again
Aside from lengthening the product cycle, I can see two engineering fixes:
1) Make phones exciting again. Make week long battery. Make as huge gains as (say) between the 3 and 4 and make world class industrial design.
however, that sounds quite hard so:
2) Make obsolecence great again!
If my 3 year phone works so well I can't see the point of an upgrade, well, they can change that quite easily.
Hope they don't go for step 2. would be a lot easier though, no?
Wanted – have you seen this MAC address: f8:e0:79:af:57:eb? German cops appeal for logs in bomb probe
Re: Hospitality sector had it coming
Big difference between mortgage brokers and travel agents, though.
People often book flghts / hotels now, so are confident in doing so. Plus, if you screw up, you've screwed up 2 weeks maximum.
When it comes to things with huge financial risk, and which are not done frequently, like mortgages, people are happy to pay 200 quid for peace of mind. Same as why I think estate agents still exist. What do they do? Take worse photos than you or i, with their iphone, apply no artistc thought to them, stick a listing on rightmove and get someone else to show you around? Yet I will probably use them if I ever move again, because, wankers that they are, I would rather use their expertise than mine
I am an ex fanboy
I used to love Apple, Macs, specifically. Having to work with terrible Dells, with tiny trackpads, crummy software loaded on XP, cheap build quality and just an overall air of 'eh, this will do', it was a pleasure using a Mac instead. The ascthetic of the mac pleased me every time I noticed it.
Not so much nowadays. I am totally indifferent to them. I am typing this on a MacBook pro, but only because it is closer to hand than my thinkpad. The build quality is excellent, and I don't care about the price anyway, as work pays for them, but my thinkpad is also excellent, and while the touchpad isn't as good, the keyboard is better
I keep watching youtube videos about how you can use the iPad pro as your main daily driver. But they all focus on editing video. What about software development? I would love to run Apache / Sublime etc on an iPad. I can't see what Apple is doing which will impress developers. Maybe we don't matter anymore?
Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is: 1. More ad revenue, and 2. Good PR. Lots of love – Mark, aged 34½
My wife uses Internet explorer. If that wasn't bad enough, to open gmail, she types in google.com, then searches for 'gmail'. Just typing that out infurirates me, but what can you do? Anyway, the point is she is most definitely not an IT user, does not care about tech news etc. But she doesn't use FB anymore because of 'this privacy stuff c4 news keep going on aboout'
I know, of course, this is anecdotal evidence. But nonetheless I do think it is having a huge effect. A final straw when you think it's full of ads and sponsored content anyway.
I think the bigger problem is neither of my teenage kids have any intention whatsoever of using it; it's for old people.
the sooner fb dies, the better. An absolute stain on humanity. Happy Christmas Mark.
why do i like xmas jumpers so much?
why do i want that jumper in particcular?
I'd love to be all hip and cool and sneer at it but I think it is great.
what is wrong with me?
last year we had our xmas meall in a really facy restaurant and I rocked up in this bad boy
was a bit awkward.