* Posts by yowl00

27 posts • joined 7 Mar 2013

WebAssembly: Key to a high-performance web, or ideal for malware? Reg speaks to co-designer Andreas Rossberg


Most people think choice in programming languages is a good thing. If not, lets delete all the others and just use Javascript for everything.


There's a lot of superstition here. Its about choice. Don't like writing in Javascript? Now you have a choice.

Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers


"Implementation of Virtual Machines in Availability Sets with Managed Disks would have provided resiliency against significant service impact for VM based workloads. ". So if you'd implemented your service properly then that's exactly what would have happened.


Didn't even notice. A subset of customers were affected, what percentage would be interesting.

When can real-world laws invade augmented reality fantasies? A trial in Milwaukee will decide


Re: a Mortal Threat...to augmented reality games

What about that book that was a treasure hunt, it attracted people to locations.

UK fintech firm reaches for Ireland Brexit escape hatch


Re: Brexit means ...

Of course they are, but Brexit was not about UK PLC. That said there may some room for the UK if it lightens regulations once outside the EU.


Negotiations haven't started yet and its the EU that will ultimately decide if the UK keeps its passporting, not the UK governemnt. If it was just up to the UK they would keep it, duh.

Spinal Tap’s bass player sues former French sewer


He opens the royal cheque envelope and..

"who's in here? No one"

EU ends anonymity and rules open Wi-Fi hotspots need passwords


Re: Erm

Indeed, and if they have WP (ok, not many people included here), and they have the option turned on, then all their social network friends get the password automatically.

UK will be 'cut off' from 'full intelligence picture' after Brexit – Europol strategy man


And they've been doing such a good job, what a loss for poor Blighty.

Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?


Of course its not wrong, its fun. PC bull again.

HSBC swinging axe on UK IT department, 840 heads to roll


Leave now before you have to train your replacement. You'll feel better for it.

Newest Microsoftie Xamarin releases cross-platform mobile SDK as open source


Just one thing missing.

Another output to HTML/JS/CSS

Att: Windows Phone owners: Win 10 Mobile has been spotted and it wants your phone


Had it on my 920 for a few weeks, seems good enough so I don't have to upgrade for a while now.

Windows 10 phones are not dead yet. Acer, Alcatel OneTouch just made some new ones


Re: It's not the phones that are dead .....

"There aren't even any decent torch apps, and nor have MS built one into the OS (which they bloody well should have by now)"

Installed WP10 on my Nokia 920 and it came with a built in torch app accessible from the pull down settings thing.

Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT


Re: no matter what MS force on us

You can "Meter" the connection to prevent all but the most important updates downloading. I've not tried this, but you can also turn off the service:


Gonna RUB MYSELF against the WALL: Microsoft's Surface Hub 84" monster-slab


Steve Martin must be hard up.

'Android on Windows': Microsoft tightens noose around neck, climbs on chair


Reading the keynote, it seems that what they are offering is an easier path for IOS and Android devs to compile their existing code for Windows. Not as the original article suggests a Blackberry like shim.

Windows Phone 10: Less stuff that does more – plus IE-killer Project Spartan


Re: Smaller screens

I do want more features, at least I want built in FLAC support which I understand it's getting.

Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers


Re: My mom continues to be vindicated!

Bad analogy from the waterfall days of software engineering. But then some people never change.

Frustration with Elite:Dangerous boils over into 'Refund Quest'



If you play the game linked in the article and ask for a chargeback from your credit company, it appears to be successful: "A few days later you check your bank account and notice that your chargeback has been authorised." I suggest everyone who is upset about the lack of offline do that. For me the writing was on the wall when they announced they had VC money coming in.

Microsoft's Azure goes TITSUP PLANET-WIDE AGAIN in cloud FAIL


Re: What outage?

According to the Azure Status page it was just HDInsight that had a multiple region incident, so unless you are using that... Bit of a NOTW headline this.

Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat


Re: Arkell v. Pressdram

Lol, had to google that.

Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX


At least you wont be able to break the P key with Penetrator

Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com


Is it so confusing?

Microsoft's name may not induce an "I want it" feeling, but does Nokia really resonate with top of the range smart phones? IMHO reducing the number of names Microsoft uses is simplifying and doesn't increase confusion much.

Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch


Re: waiting for the android wear version

Last I saw WP share was rising, at least in the UK.

Gone in 30 minutes: Chinese tweets purged by army of censors


I tried..

..to read the article but it dis


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