* Posts by Tsiklon

13 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Aug 2014

HP doorsteps Apple shoppers at the altar of dreams


Re: Crapware

I suppose it depends on what line you're buying from;

I got a Desktop Workstation from them quite recently and it came with 4 separate Windows install disks (7 and 8.1, both in x86 and x86_64), and the installed windows version was rather light on the Gack. I wonder do the Workstation/Business Laptops come with installation media?

HPE dumps software biz into the bargain bin


Re: Autonomy saga

... certain people would say there was no value to begin with.

Group rattles tin in bid to snatch TfL licence from Uber's paw


I use Uber with regularity, as i find £20 from the city centre to the Acton/Ealing area rather more affordable than the £40-60 that a black cab would cost. I'd prefer not to spend the night's drinking money coming home...

Apple finally publishes El Capitan Darwin source


Hasn't that header "the first major computer company to make Open Source development a key part of its ongoing software strategy" been there for ages...

i remember seeing it years ago doing my BSc... http://web.archive.org/web/20121027065212/http://www.apple.com/opensource/

Uber wants UK gov intervention over TfL’s '5-minute wait' rule


Re: Alternative to Islington

I've never been there! I'll give it a nosey later this evening :)


I literally cannot afford to go out in London during the evening and take a taxi home, doing so would cost more than the drinks i would have embibed. using Uber for the journey from Islington to Ealing during non surge pricing is 20 quid (expensive, but not obscene). a black cab for the same journey would be 60-100. which is absurd.

Prices from: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/taxis-and-minicabs/taxi-fares

Discreet fighting man: Battlefield Hardline

Black Helicopters

Ubisoft have been doing the same for years

see all the Tom Clancy's games that have nothing to do with any of the books.

EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'


Please don't kill my unlimited data

i've been on orange for the past 2 and a half years, on one of the seemingly completely extinct Unlimited Data/Unlimited Tethering tariffs... kill my tariff kill my custom

You dirty RAT! Hong Kong protesters infected by iOS, Android spyware


i do believe that the user must be enticed to install the application, i would hope that if you've gone to the trouble of jailbreaking your device you would be intelligent enough to vet the software you install to the device, using only the default repositories which are known good. but yes people are idiots.

Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9


Re: Time to rethink

that would have been a bit of a turn up for the books, i wonder how things would have gone if Apple bought Sun up instead of Oracle. Solaris with Cocoa interoperability? OS X & ZFS? Decent Apple Servers? OS X Sparc, Power and x86? Apple with a large and solid enterprise division would be quite a sight, at a purely academic level i think it would have been properly interesting.

HP: NORKS' cyber spying efforts actually a credible cyberthreat


Re: The conspiracy becomes clear...

i forgot about him, did he ever resurface?

EE accused of silencing customer gripes on social media pages


i had to chase the bastards for 18 months(!!!) to give me access to my account online, as there was no other available way for me to check my bill, phoning them up once a month to get told that my information was being held on French servers and they couldn't access it (or some other such rubbish). an entire day of my life (collectively) was wasted on the phone listening to their lies...

Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE


Re: Its not just Kate Bush

well its to stop you taking photos of Kate's er... bush...