886 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009
I wasn't even around 50 years ago.
I was cbars, and it wasn't that great really. I mean it was OK, but my Mum would hardly let me out of her sight which was a drag, and the tie my Dad wore to work was a huge embarrassment.
On the other hand Cream were amazing at the time, and the joys of progressive rock were still to come.
Re: For Systems Going Critical Pre Melt Down
It's an OK amanfrommars1 comment, but not great.
The spelling and grammar in the first two sections are correct, and understandable. (more or less).
The third section is a much better return to form.
Should we be worried?
It sounds like the gloves are coming off.
HP's Neon Dion says if anything goes wrong, it's totally Intel's fault: CPU shortage may hit PC maker's financials
Thanks Michael. Comments like that are the only reason I come to The Reg.
"Customers really like consumption-based pricing," he said. "You can have a cloud experience in private cloud, public cloud. What our customers want is that cloud-like experience with consumption-based pricing, with security, with financial visibility and transparency.
I'm not sure they do, but then I wouldn't expect anyone from HPO to really know what their customers want.
Re: Interesting omission
The most interesting omission to me is the one where she says "We're annoyed we never thought of doing all that".
Re: Stupid, or dishonest?
Based on a quick read of Mr. Mandel's Wikipedia bio, I would say it's a little from column A and a little from column B.
I don't think anyone could be quite as much of a by-the-book Republican as Josh Mandel:
High School quarterback
Stridently anti-gay (also looks to me like he's in the closet, but you know: Judge not lest you be judged)
Several (minor) corruption issues
It's like he's straight out of central casting.
A bit torn
On the one hand he had a Sony laptop, so probably getting what he deserves, but on the other he was using a very nice prosumer Canon camera.
I'm not sure what to think.
No, it's not just the UK.
My local MP left school for 7 years in a seminary but never took his vows, then did a law degree so he could work in his parties' policy unit until a safe seat came up.
As far as I'm concerned the bloke has never actually worked a day in his life.
Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out-of-the-loop to know
To be fair to Facebook, they seem to have only targeted right-wing (presumably) Americans.
Again presumably because they're the ones most likely to take the bait.
Re: Sounds about right
Oh Eddie, I was quoting that friend of the common man, George Bush II.
Sounds about right
If the rozzers get a court order I have no problem with any recordings being handed over.
That's due process I think.
I wouldn't have one of those things in my house irregardless.
Re: Time running out
Honest question here from the colonies.
Why are you not having another referendum? If this Arron Banks really has taken dodgy offshore money and used it in the previous one would the result not be considered questionable?
If the worst happens at least my next trip to the wonderful UK will be a lot cheaper.
Re: Ex-SAP victim
Oh bugger. We're ditching Oracle because of their predatory licensing nonsense and going to SAP.
Out of the frying pan?
I disagree. I am using an LG V20 after having used a Samsung Galaxy S7.
Touchwiz wound up being fine, after several updates.
The LG apps are, without exception rubbish. The various Samsung apps on the S7 were all much better than the stock Android equivalents. (IMO of course).
Re: few Chinese workers have volunteered to move to Wisconsin
So what you're saying is that Foxconn treats it's Chinese workers like slaves, and presumably wants to treat it's new US workers the same way?
Sounds about right.
Anyway, I don't blame the Chinese who don't want to go to Wisconsin. I've been there, and some of the poverty I saw looked more like India than the US. Also, an appalling climate.
Shocked! Shocked I tell you!
"I am genuinely shocked by how poor the overall security of these devices are...
Nobody else is.
So let me get this straight
The Aussie taxpayers pay for a national fibre network* which is sold off to private interests for (possibly) less than cost and which will then be a monopoly?
Why would anybody agree to that?
* For some values of fibre. Speeds not guaranteed.
"They are more trusting but also more willing to take risks."
That would have described me when I was a young man, and nobody has described me as young for 25 years or so.
Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel
Re: "the system has a more modern and 'flatter' look"
That caught me eye too, but the first question I have is: with KDE* available, why does anyone use Gnome?
I mean it's the default desktop in so many popular distros that there must be a good reason, but I can't for the life of me work out what it is.
* Or Budgie, or Cinnamon, or XFCE etc etc...
Re: The silver lining
Hey now. Goons? That's a bit harsh.
They're either Henchmen or Minions.
Hench 4 Life!!
Re: @Youngone - Not to mention about Germans
My comment above was referring to the very early days of flight,when the Wright Bros. patents were still in force.
Most of the early allied aircraft that were of any use were French design for example the various SPAD designs.
The bit that jumped out at me was:
"Innovation in aviation has been a hallmark of life and industry in the United States since the Wright brothers first designed gliders in Dayton more than a century ago,”
Which, as we know pretty much killed the aero industry in the US until Mr. & Mr. Wright's patents expired.
Luckily, France (and others) ignored those patents and made aeroplanes.
The US got it's start ignoring the UK's patents, and China is doing similar.
Not that I am condoning theft, merely offering an explanation.
Security? We've heard of it.
It looks like almost every network camera available on aliexpress is made by these muppets.
They seem to set up complete with a default IP address and admin user. I'm not sure why.
The password for the default admin is blank if anyone was wondering.
I kind of assumed that business as usual is getting a Senator or Congressman re-elected.
Isn't what the US military budget is for?
Re: De facto 'hack me' list
Thanks PJD. That's about what I was thinking.
If they can't be bothered, they deserve what they get.
Re: What kind of conservatives want to tax everything?
Jam today and jam tomorrow.
They treat me like yesterday's jam.
New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'
Re: Have fun!
Why don't you just stay away?
I won't have that option, because I live here.
I am intending to take the same attitude, in the unlikely event I am asked to unlock my phone for the customs people.
I will be telling them no, then having my lawyer ask to see their evidence of "prior suspicion" if they decide to fine me.
Five grand is a lot of money, and I'd rather give it to my lawyer.
I'm just some shmoe on the Internet, with hardly any multi-billion dollar companies to my name, and even I knew those sorts of statements would be trouble.
What really happened was aliens. Read the article again, that's what it says.
I'm pretty sure anyway.
Re: I'm shocked
To be fair to the FCC, it is not the only group in the US government system that spends its time finding new ways to improve corporate profits.
The Pentagon is another one which springs to mind.
For what it's worth, I think AT&T have a point about Verizon's 5g tech also. It has been proved repeatedly that standards are a good thing for everyone. Can anyone remember CDMA?
The Solid South
It's a Southern State, so I assume the flaws are all by design.
It is noted that this merger makes sense for the businesses, but is there enough competition in the Australian market for this to make sense to consumers?
Will the regulator say no?
Re: Semi-Captive Chinese Market
China is a semi-captive market for Huawei.
I'm not sure about that, but they seem to be really good value for money.
They recently began flooding my country with ads, TV, online, everywhere and they make a compelling case too.
A young lady I work with bought one, it might be the Huawei 3i. It's a nice phone ( for roughly £150) with a good screen, quite fast, and an all right camera (not amazing, but she won't notice).
Re: Its traditional for sinclair...
Not being overly familiar with Sir Clive's personal life I read the Daily Mail piece linked, and couldn't help thinking that the man must be a fool.
Seriously? An IQ of 159 (as if that means something) and marries a former stripper 39 years younger than himself? Makes me wonder how he manages to put his trousers on the right way around.
Re: Expensive new Apple computers
... the new MacBook Pro 13” for example is excellent value for money...
Re: There's a worse place?
The net in Australia sucks because of politics, not physics.
One of the previous short-lived governments they have in
Italy Australia decided the NBN ought to be a cash cow instead of a public good, so the made a pig's ear out of it.
It's a shame
It look like the Prenda saga is winding down.
I for one have enjoyed the entertainment, although if I had been sued I might have taken less pleasure in it.
Just awaiting Mr. Steele's sentencing I suppose.
Re: A Fool And His Money...
Yes it is.
The problem is they've got it running on a Hooli Box 3, you know, the one with the penis on it.
They should use that middle-out compression I've been hearing so much about.
How much does it all cost?
I wonder how much the big Telcos spend on lobbying the politicians who make the rules?
Turns out it's a lot. Quelle surprise.
What happens when cities decide to provide community internet access?
This is just the US political system working as it is supposed to.
I like to have a clear hero and a clear villain in each piece I read on El Reg, but the NFL is an awful bully, and any company with 5,000 multimedia patents is just a troll.
Can I hate them both?
Re: About time too
In my career supporting various bits of gear loosely termed "IT" I have thrown away several "smart" whiteboards, due to lack of use.
Everyone seems to think they are a great idea and will make meeting so much more productive. Someone else finds $15,000 or so from the capex budget, and the thing is purchased.
Several years later a third person realises it has been used exactly once and I am called in to take it off the wall and send it to the recyclers.
If you want one, I have one in my store room.
Re: Common trick
Mi-Sex? Have an upvote sir.
I might be old.
California lawmakers: We swear on our avocados we'll pass 'strongest net neutrality protections' in America
What a stupid way to run a state.
Re: He was the top salesman in the group
Compared to younger employees, IBM found that Boomers were the least likely to understand IBM’s business strategy,
Just like IBM's customers then.
...and the least likely to understand IBM’s brand.
Or, the least likely to say they understand what that sentence means.
Re: The real question is: did he want to get arrested?
That's a fair question, and I did wonder the same thing briefly, but as noted in the comments, he must be an absolute moron who has never heard of the Internet.
noting that is also wishes to "take a thoughtful approach to enforcement matters."
After 12 years? No you don't.
Re: Tired of Euphemisms
Thanks veti, you're quite right.
I can remember George II having similar moments, with "Mission Accomplished" and "Truthiness".
I am even old enough to remember that odd Mr. Reagan telling us wealth would "Trickle Down" and we all know how well that worked.
It seems the supporters of the American far-right have no problem with being lied to.