1559 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: Oh dear
Microsoft are merely continuing the policy of their only meaningful contribution to the mobile phone industry being negative. They were forced down this route when some asshole there with zero vision rolled around laughing at the iPhone, so obliterating themselves from the future of personal computing.
I hear Bill Gates is no longer even on speaking terms with Blamer. Chuckle.
Can't work out who is thicker
Their staff or their customers. And no, being rumbled on this latest scam doesn't change that.
Re: Microsoft is a toxic brand
"Me too" Microsoft - always joining the party just as everyone leaves.
I'm for it.
It's 3D glasses for TV all over again.
Yeah, sure, all the family will have no problem sitting there in silence with those specs on getting headaches watching a distorted TV picture. The solution, for those hold-outs who don't get the memo, is to just keep on blindly shovelling money down the same marketing black hole. It's gotta work then, right?
Plus, once you've invested big time and are locked in, Orrible change the goalposts every time they feel like it re licensing, with only one thing in common every time: your bill goes up.
Re: You can only get away with a screw you attitude...
They are to databases what Blackberry were to mobiles. Sure, they worked hard to cement their position early on, and for a while seemed unassailable, but this arrogance caused them to stop innovating whilst the competition were closing in fast behind them. Now they've been overtaken, and despite a few years of comedy watching them scramble to try to keep up, know the game is over
Most java users hated Orrible before they needlessly shat all over them, so they can't even blame that for the bad sentiment towards them.
As others have pointed out, there are far better solutions around now, using any measure, and their problem, like IBM etc, is everybody damn well knows it.
Re: Oracle... soon to follow HP
"Unfortunately for them our DBA hates Oracle with a passion and just chucks their CVs in the bin."
Fortunately, he's not alone, and an angel tinkles a bell every time it happens by way of celebration.
Pepperoni to go?
Or Hot 'n' Spicy?
Baaa - you're bleating about it wrong.
I'm reminded of the early days of java UI's, and the AWT vs Swing wars. Wasn't that exactly the same difference, i.e. one (AWT) used the UI widgets supplied in the host framework whereas the other (Swing) rendered every pixel itself?
If they'd stayed the course, this is the sort of thing they'd be launching about now.
I bet they are watching this "new" form factor sector very closely indeed!
"Remember the Kin?"
Yes Jack, I do.
Do you remember Bob, and Vista? A similar story, as my friend Metro Clippyzune would testify.
'Without notifications Windows Phone's "Find your phone" feature won't work'
Alas, I never did see one in the wild, so nothing changes for me there. Microsoft abandoned mobile, the obvious future of personal computing, at exactly the same time the world moved over to it.
It now dances to it's arch enemies tune. Have you seen how many apps they have on the Play Store now? It tugs it's forelock every time they see them. The Beast does a little dance on it's hind legs every time they snap their fingers. I could go on, but that would be moving from comedy to cruelty.
Basil Fawlty: "Still, you know best dear."
Why the obsession with watching them circle the drain?
It was game over a decade ago. All the smart one's who could, got out back then.
Now, all the work it will do for it's customers will be from countries President Trump has a special word for.
Re: even nVidia is bigger now
"IBM missed the boat on the ongoing revolutions in mobile and cloud computing, and it's been scrambling to adjust to the changing technology landscape ever since. Revenue has now declined in 17 consecutive quarters. Its failure to foresee the structural changes in enterprise IT also helps explain why IBM stock has underperformed the S&P 500 by roughly 75% since Rometty became CEO."
The chart of their market value against the S&P is particularly interesting.
Re: A fine plan
Are those the countries President Trump has a special word for?
Heads up for those who love the stock Android these new Nokia's sport.
Every handset I own older than 2 years is now running a custom ROM, most LineageOS, which get more frequent, and automatic, updates than those the manufacturers provide. It's what took over from Cyanogen.
The takeaway message: It's worth the risk
You win and you're a couple of houses up, you lose and you have to get a mate to run things if you want to try again?
That "decaying orbit" around IBM
Well done for not saying they are swirling round the toilet bowl, management having already flushed the handle some time ago.
Cyber-coin crackdown continues: Commission charges couple crypto-currency company chiefs concerning 'conned' customers
Clearly a comical currency conundrum
IBM have their own cloud? Gosh.
It wasn't the entry which was missed
It was the phrase "willingly" from the question before "done", for which obviously Oracle has no place.
Re: 2018 - the beginning of the end?
This crop of crap is a calamitous catastrophe. Clearly, the cruel conundrum caused by the callous carelessness of microsoft caught countless careful citizens chillingly.
That putrid patch
Is particularly pissing plenty of people off. Perhaps it's punishment for their poor choice of PC OS provider. They can't be pleased with the problematic pickle they're placed in.
Re: It's a crying shame......
Almost word for word what I was about to write. The B&Q of electronics. Have an upvote.
You forgot the icon.
It's great that microsoft are still making hardware
You just have to wait 6 months for the eBay firesale and the hackers to port Android over.
Hear hear - well put sir!
Their solution to a $5m fine?
Sack as many workers as that would cover in wages. Simples.
Re: Too late
"SatNad should move over to TomTom or Garmin."
No way! He's doing a fantastic job continuing the great demolition his predecessor, Blamer, was cruelly prevented from seeing through far too soon.
These "staff" you speak of
There are none left. The only employees are managers now. Managing other managers. Using big, long, complicated manager words.
El Reg understands that up to 1,100 new positions in India are becoming available.
Woah - the clue is in the earlier fix
So someone reads a bugfix list which Google released, saw it corrects an older problem, then "announces" they, themselves, personally using all their expert security skills, have found a vulnerability which, err, only affects older versions?
Way to go, Sherlock.
It's fantastic to see such a great start
Well done clawing back from the dead, Nokia. Keep up this momentum and don't just throw it away for no reason. I mean - what kind of idiots would do that?
They were rumbled a decade ago
They've always charged 10x more than anyone else for basically the same thing. 25 years ago when I was at BT this was the inside sick joke, but because we were all only dealing with corporates it was the norm.
The rot set in 10 years ago, and the chickens are now firmly home roosting.
It's not just phones any more
Android Things, Googles IoT offering, aims to do for them with IoT what Android did for them with mobile. The current AT release is based on Oreo, which is where Treble was introduced. System upgrades and base hardware portability for IoT is a world of hurt which makes smartphones look simper than Diane Abbott's abacus. It's very much in Google's interest to nail these fragmentation issue across all hardware, not just smartphones.
Just exactly why is Oracle so pissed off?
When Google used Java for Android, Oracle was only known for their vastly overpriced but basically me-too database - as they are now, for that matter. Sun, the then-owner of Java, was put up for sale and Google spectacularly blundered by not buying it, even though they were very much in the frame and Oracle was spoken about as a relevant contender as much as, say, McDonalds. To make matters worse, Google had the cash. It's gone down as the biggest mistake they ever made.
However, we are where we are, and have to deal with Oracle's new patent trolling business. To hear them today, you'd think they somehow had some involvement in mobile or java before all this when clearly they had neither. That must have hurt - it's like Microsoft being forced to hold their nose and go all-in with Android because of their suicide in the mobile industry. Only money, not hard work, nor innovation, has allowed Oracle this fake outrage at their "property" being violated. But this lie is constantly repeated, and in time the truth will become eroded to the point at which people may start to believe they actually did make some kind of positive contribution other than crocodile tears.
So, how's the purchase of EE working out for you then?
Rebranding as Unemployment Everywhere next?