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It seems to come as a surprise to certain people that mobile screens are a lot small than computer screens. Why on earth is it necessary to make page layout look the same?
You will be able to see less data on the mobile version so format it differently.
Trying to make it looks the same ends up with a metro like interface. Which everyone hated.
Incidentally I also hate the attempt to make everything look like web pages designed by extreme minimalists. A control panel is not a web page.
Re: What link?
Re: that's the point where things start to go downhill.
It being python, perhaps European Swallow or African Swallow?
I coughed up for windows professional on all our home PCs after one of our PCs had something updated while it was being used, causing the keyboard to do something very odd.
So I've told windows to not apply updates unless asked for. And it asks nicely to reboot. Don't see why I should have to pay for this, but for £99/PC it (sadly) seems worth it.
However it's still pretty manky:
- it does not download stuff before notifying it has an update. Result. Update stops for a long while while it's downloading stuff.
- you can't choose which updates to apply (I'm happy to apply defenders update - mostly - recently it decided to quarantine some microsoft control panel, for instance, but leave the rest of the stuff till saturday)
- it appears to bugger off for a pint and a meat pie when it's updating. The progress indicators frankly suck.
- the progress meter is insane. it stops dead for a while then leaps ahead 20 percentage points
- the "I am doing something" spinner somehow magically turns into an "I am not sure what I'm doing so I'll spin this to convince you I'm doing something useful" after about 1 minute, leaving me with the impression the machine has hung.
- it can hang or fail for no reason. Or at least no reason it cares to translate into comprehensible English. And the fixes invariably seem to involve running stuff from an admin window.
None of which appear to be being addressed by the update. It's just attempting to guess better when you aren't using the machine.
I think the people on screaming.net may just have ended up with a provider that matches the name
QWERTY is so last year
I've been using UIOP for ages (but I refuse to use websites who won't allow special characters)
Re: Alternative history drivel..
Stating something is not true does not in fact constitute a proof it is not true. Even if you do make this statement 5 times.
Re: new keyboard alert !
I think Simon sees himself more as Lucifer Morningstar (like the TV series), bringing people their just deserts, in which case heaven is most certainly where the stairway does not lead.
So the PFY is called Stephen P? I had no idea.
As people started to bring history into this and what people were fobbed off with.
I'd have gone for Acorn, but that used to produce rather nice home computers
Maybe the PFY applied the prod to himself in despair. It's so unclear.
Re: here's a crazy idea...
or perhaps google should pay the distribution costs as well
This is what I love about the stock market: Huge increase in revenue and turnover. Price drops.
If they were scrabbling to make a penny and had bought in Marissa, the price would have rocketed.
Re: Good eggineering tolerances
Re: AV issues/missiing server patches - WTF
> Oh look - you can only get the MS patches if your AV vendor stops making unsupported kernel calls,
> otherwise the patch will Blue Screen your machine.
Well, duh. You dig around in the kernel and call bits of it, your code is going to be very unstable. At least MS have done something so that the users won't unexpectedly be nuked (or at least no more unexpectedly than normal). It's probably rather hard to apply subsequent patches if your system keeps blatting itself because the AV program checks the subsequent patch...
Pictures or it's not true...
Re: Forking right! ?
Pretty sure they can tell the difference between a forked repo and a copy and paste. It's pretty much how github works.
Re: Oh dear
I detect a tragedy for my coffee, followed by a large laundry bill
Re: One thing that bugs me in all this...
I don't see why you feel the law should come down twice as hard on someone who has been conditioned to behave in a certain way. They are victims of someone else too.
You might as well demand the punishing of someone who doesn't report someone else abusing them, because they are making it easier for the abuser to get away with it. However it is more than clear that society does exactly the opposite and people who report rape and abuse tend to at best get ignored.
Clearly abusers shouldn't be allowed to continue abuse, but heaping further abuse on them by inappropriate levels of punishment isn't really going to help. That's likely how they got into this position in the first place.
Article written Sep 19th. Article appeared under Verity Stob page Oct 2nd.
Clearly someone forgot
What was I saying?
only the 32 bit installer?
Well, I have a 64 bit version of windows. Yet somehow windows defender (yup, free, comes with windows) detected the malware and quarantined it (as well as the downloaded file). And detected and cleaned registry entries.
Yes, I use ccleaner because windows doesn't automatically clean your tmpdir and it ends up with tons of crap. not so impressed with the cookie/history cleaning and I treat the registry cleaning with a large pinch of salt (there are some programs that have been known to put entries in the registry that purport to be a file path, but the path doesn't exist, the program appears merely to be looking for the key), and to be honest I've hardly ever used it.
Re: Fuck a duck!
I remember having a 5Mb removable platter at Uni. Then in my first job, there were these 80Mb removable which were like 5 platters and quite an effort to lift and transport the platters.
Re: Great article
Only for metric sizes. If you use imperial paper measurements (foolscap, quarto, elephant, double elephant (a personal favourite), etc - which, given Foyles reputation for cutting edge technology is rather more likely to be the style of paper in use there) there's no such guarantee.
Yes. The way git handles renames. Every time I refactor something in a way that involves renaming of files, I cry and wish to go back to clearcase. Filenames are important metadata, despite Mr Torvalds rant on the subject.
Interesting this was published the same day as this https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/19/apple_patches_ios_os_x_flaws/
Sadly, as people are people, and our society is what it is, a significant amount of what is said by vendors is hype, otherwise no one would even look at their products, whether they are superb or awful.
But 47 assorted flaws is not exactly zero.
Won't this go the way of other similar attempts at control? There will be some mosquitoes that are immune / resistant to the infection. they'll successfully breed, and their offspring will be more likely to be immune. Somewhat like the antibiotic immune bacteria.
So after some years, this'll just end up with releasing 20 million randy and ready male mosquitoes.
Re: Hello. Is that the help desk?
You should have learnt by now not to drink coffee whilst reading BOFH
Is there a 400G standard already?
Re: Re why the interest in making H3 from hydrocarbons ?
You'd never get a job draining the Chesterfield Canal then
I thought for a moment from the headline that github was leaking passwords. But it seems it's not github at all.
It's not really githubs fault that someone put things there they shouldn't have done (or at least shouldn't have done without more security). The whole point of github is for people to read and share information.
I think this article could do with a little bit of retitling / rewording.
Clearly the people writing go are doing bad things to their earning power.
Fortunately for my salary I abhor tabs, and after reading that, I shall never write in it.
Re: Too many tools
And a bad programmer can write appalling Fortran in any language
Re: Ahh yess
Acutally if you'd updated classic shell with their updater (i.e. from the right place rather than the nuked mirror) to the version that supported windows 10 anniversary, the anniversary update didn't complain about it one little bit.
Re: Not appealing at all
"It flies like a train"?
So rather slowly and only on the ground then?
*sigh* Windows does NOT encourage users to run as admin. It throws up a box saying "this software wants to do something to your computer". And on loads and loads of websites, you see advice that tells you to
1) Switch off the access control
2) Change the permissions on <something in program files> so you can write to it
3) There is still software that is released that more-or-less expects people to grant write access to places they shouldn't have to (Bethesda/Steam - Skyrim immediately comes to mind, but there are others).
With a mindset like that even with the large developers, let alone the help sites, what do you expect. If people advised you to always run as root in linux, they'd be howled down. But apparently it's Microsoft's fault that doing the same thing on windows is considered par for the course.
There are plenty of criticisms that microsoft deserves, but encouraging people to run as admin all the time is not one.
a $1000 price (as per headline) is a 1000% increase on a $355 ticket price?
Wouldn't 1000% increase be of the order of $4000 dollars?
How are home users meant to fix it
Do you really think upgrading the router firmware is a trivial operation for the non-technical? Even I wouldn't want to do it. If the router dies because the ISP downloaded non working software to it, that's their problem. If my firmware upgrade went wrong (and TBH I've really got no idea what the 'right' version of software is, and even if I did, the instructions are frankly scary, and omit important stuff like MD5 sum for the software), it's my problem.
And it's not one I want. Support from ISPs is bad enough with stuff *they* do, anything out of the ordinary and any information they give goes from useless to worse than useless.
So I'm not surprised that heartbleed is still there. Nor will I be until the ISPs block malformed packets downstream.
OK, so I liked firefox. But they just introduced Australis which bust my user experience. The 'classic theme restore' isn't so bad, partly because I'm not totally against the curved tab markers.
But it broke at least one of the extensions I use, badly. I'm not an extension writer, so I can't tell how good/bad the code is, but it's worked more or less unchanged for ages.
So I went to palemoon which is more or less firefox without the UI changes for Australis, and everything works fine.
So why did they do this? Not to mention that the version number system is so broken resulting in everyone putting insane version ranges in their addons, and it makes the whole boiling thing useless.
Why so many problems with windows 8?
I freely admit the UI assuming you have a touch screen tablet is a disgrace. It's not that hard to get a traditional start menu though (first thing I did was to get a replacement for that. The 2nd thing was to get a sidebar replacement).
I don't much like the way they've tried to kill off all the desktop UI. I don't particularly want to be logged into MS network to use skydrive or whatever they call it now.
But the underlying system though is much smoother and better. As soon as I got a windows 8 machine on my network, ALL the problems I had with windows homegroups went away...
All they need to do is shoot their UI department. My experience in this industry is whenever you let programmers or trendy people get involved in UIs, the usability goes down the hill faster than Sisyphus's rock. And it takes a similar effort to get it back where it was.
BTW I like the article, thank you
I have a nasty feeling I'm going to find myself unable to fit the new cables in *either* way up.
on a complete tangent
Maybe those nice polish coffin makers who do the calendar should team up with lego for next years edition and send him a copy.
Those numbers are just so - it makes me feel small. But not dangerous, unlike the spiders.
Hope the install goes well, because I don't think you want another trip like that in the immediate future. Though TBH I don't think the lack of speed limit means you need to drive as fast as the car will go - I'm pretty sure the police won't have you for not having your foot flat down
Wow. Apparently clumsy is right up there with feminine hygiene accessory. That's going to be painful.
Re: moral turpitude
Couldn't you have marked it as NSFW in the *title*? I have quite a tall monitor and the NSFW in the text of the article was a wee bit late as the picture had displayed by then. Fortunately there's no one on the adjacent desk at the moment.
In the states you can marry at 18 but can't drink till 21.
I was going to try this but then I saw the download size. I didn't have 24 hours for my network connection to be maxed out in time for the weekend.
Those of us living in or near the sticks (as defined by BT, which, in my case, means "the new estate the wrong side of the railway line, where we could have put fibre as we'd already done so for the rest of the town, but why bother) can't deal with attempting to load a whole DVD, thank you.
What saddens me is not that facebook have done this - I applaud them for that, (it's about the only thing I do applaud them for admittedly) - but I just know what the reactions will be.
Technology and medicine have come a long way in the last 2000 years. It's a shame that culture and behaviour don't seem to have caught up.
Re: Is she related to Sergey Brin's wife...
They're sisters (according to Wikipedia, anyway)
Re: Small problem really
So they had a load of pages with links to non-existent sites. Not non-existent because they'd recently gone off line but - never existed.
If you're looking for a security hole to exploit, that's a pretty good one. No work on your part beyond looking for pages who send requests to sites which don't exist, register site, populate site with malware, $$$$$
Some level of review and automated checking *before* these pages were pushed out to unsuspecting users would have been a good (and professional) thing.