1531 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
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?
When's the Pixel 3 out?
Re: Sounds like cheating
So they know their position AND momentum? That'd be the real breakthrough, to put it mildly...
Jesus, is Notes still going?
That's the one IBM knew was so full of bugs they wouldn't touch it with a bargepole for their own internal use, but were happy to sell it to customers whilst charging them for fixing it.
Intense Bowel Movement
The management -> employee process.
Just needs better AI
Same applies to Android.
Yes you can use my camera, but only when I want you to.
Oh, and some mind reading ability would be required too.
Plus 4G onboard flash. Pis can't be used at present for a real IoT applications - SD cards die very quickly under such sustained loads.
Plus an optimised new Android Things release: 5.1 is a step backwards in terms of performance. Not nice, but understandable - Android 8 Oreo, which it's based on, was a gigantic platform shift...
Microsoft's compute intensive AI task
Keeping track of incoming security reports?
Calculating the loss of revenue following it's mobile exit?
Searching for a market segment it can't royally screw up in?
Nowadays you always get sacked for choosing IBM
That can't help much.
This is shocking
Microsoft still make hardware?
Let's ditch mobile, let's ditch music
Microsoft understands it's users as well as a royal understands a minimum wage slave.
In the first edition of Bill Gates book "The Road Ahead", 1994, the word "internet" appeared 4 times.
I had an email address in 1991 via CIX, for Christs sake.
Leopards and spots
So Apples fantastic new innovation is to cut a weird hole in the screen and blame everyone else for not conforming - even to the point at which it wants to change CSS industry standards?
Yet Service Workers, a fantastic cross-browser (bar one, natch) innovation which dramatically boots offline web support might finally see an appearance in Safari after years of Apple shouting and dragging its feet?
These "new" iPhones
Bezel-less screens, wireless charging and on screen home buttons. Wow, that's so innovative - where do they get their ideas from?
Re: My G1
That Gemini looks so damn cool. Android, touch screen, WiFi ... it's what Psion would be putting out today had they continued with PDA's.
The hatch cut her head off?
Yes m'lud. And the force of this spun her so much she became wrapped entirely in a tarpaulin, where all this banging about made some nearby stones get all tangled up in ropes which wrapped themselves around her. Then she fell into the sea.
Marcus is a malware software development expert - this is what he does for a living. Suppose he wrote WannaCry and it accidentally got out into the wild. He'd see the damage being done to the NHS etc, maybe panic, maybe want some glory or whatever. He'd be in the perfect place to miraculously discover the kill switch - a unique feature not generally found in other malware.
MI5 knew the FBI would pick him up, so let him go there and thus avoided a very diplomatically messy extradition process/trial.
God - I hope this is just speculation :-( Hmm - that is an opinion, I guess.
Re: Please tell me
Isn't the same being done to their surface shite which no-one wants to touch with a 50 foot bargepole? Look for the eBay firesale coming your way real soon now. I can't for the life of me remember who also did this with kit which could be made perfectly usable by flashing with Android - was it some Amazon phone flop early on maybe?
These days, you always get fired for choosing microsoft
I'm sure It's Been Mentioned somewhere a similar phrase was used in different times, relating to a different company.
Re: Doesn't exist.. my ass..
Same here, but I've recently noticed apps detecting rooted devices and refusing to run. Most recently it was the Tesco PayQwik one, which is even worse because when I installed it there was no problem, it's just an update that now throws a fit. The message waffles on about the phone being more susceptible to malware because it's rooted. Some banking or finance app did it a while back too, can't remember which now because, err, it never made it to my phone.
Re: Seizing his pension?
"What the actual fuck did he do with the money?" - it says he gambled it away straight into the bookies pockets.