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I guess the tutorial excercise has a vulnerability?
The quotes sound like they're selling this much too hard internally. More Google Cool Aid, or next-job-itis?
No, you switch on the radio and all the lights go out.
Re: Intel? Embedded?
I'm not sure we'd ever know that there was only one computer.
I'm even more sure that most drivers won't understand why they should care.
FFS they have integrated twitter feeds to distract you while driving.
I bought a Nokia just before Nokia collapsed.
I bought a Windows 6 phone...
I bought a Blackberry...
I bought a Lumia 1020...
I bought a Lumia 950XL...
I've just started using Linux for a development environment.
Now it's doomed. I'm really sorry.
99% of business users won't max out the capabilities
Maybe not, but there's a very good chance they'll be reviewing documents that needs full Office.
Drank the Google Kool aid
18 months of disruption just to change how you do email and create documents? I'd love to see the ROI calculations, or is someone just thinking about their next job?
MM/DD make much more sense than DD/MM (painful for a Brit to say). It has the most significant digits at the left. We don't do time as mm:hh do we?
Putting the year after the day is the barking mad bit, should be YY/MM/DD or YYYY/MM/DD if you're being pedantic.
Return of GroupWise?
Re: Or as they say in London...
What's the average distance between underground stops? Few hundred metres? This new 'bus' is supposed to be travelling at 150mph. That's impressive acceleration!
Mine's the coat smeared after accelerating to 150 mph over 200 metres.
I wonder where Gillick Competency comes into this? Roughly speaking, if a child appears to be mature enough to make their own decisions, then they must be allowed to.
Dumb idea, big headache if loads of children learn about it: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/legal-definition-child-rights-law/gillick-competency-fraser-guidelines/
Re: I feel you are vindicated as well
I used to work for Vignette. There were lots of ex-Oracle salespeople there. Regardless of what you think of Oracle, they're extremely good at sales traing. Certainly, none of the women needing coaching or mentoring - they were already more than capable of doing what was needed.
Playing the sexist card was doomed to failure.
Re: Wife's Skoda needs an update
Yes, rub it in!
Coat always carried for potential breakdowns..
Re: Wife's Skoda needs an update
I guess the resale value of my 3 year old Land Rover Defender just went up again.
Re: Should be easy to find the time for car updates
I think you'll find that all those checks are dependent upon the software being updated.
Re: "firmware fixes are needed but too often aren't installed."
Anybody reading this know how long Tesla have promised updates for?
Re: OTA Updates for Cars
I don't think hacking is the first thing to worry about. It's far more likely that the cars are broken by a bad update.
Re: Why do people still use 123reg ?
Same reason people use the likes of Capita - the bad news stories don't get as far as we think.
Re: Market Saturation?
Perhaps I should have mentioned that my tablet is an i7 Surface Pro with 16 GB RAM. More than capable of anything I'm likely to throw at it.
Has a keyboard too - hence same thing, different form factor.
Re: Market Saturation?
It's less market saturation, more a change in how we use 'devices'. I no longer carry a laptop to meetings. Instead I have a tablet. Same thing, different form factor.
Bit like saying sales of cars declined just because we switched to hatch backs.
Do some reading!
Azure Stack is about havine MS Azure in your own data centre. Nothing to do with hosting in the cloud as we currently understand it.
It's be 'coming soon' for years. Whether it ever is released or is just there to prevent migration to competitors is another matter.
Re: I'm not sure that targeting specific companies is the way forward.
It also misses out on the notion that Amazon's margins are a lot lower than Facebook and Google. Amazon actually have to buy stuff to sell (except for marketplace) whereas Facebook and Google have enviable gross margins.
Re: Fitbit - lost the plot
Fitbit is great if you want to be told you're burning 5000 calories a day while sat at your desk.
I tried Android wear - mess of Google and manufacturer's conflicting apps.
Settled on a Samsung something or other.
Still miss my MS Band 2 though.
Re: All we now need is the Polo.
It was ideas like that that killed the old Nokia.
At least you're trying though.
Re: Form factors
There are some tougher phones about. Bullitt make them and there's someone else whose name I can't remember too.
Mostly branded as Land Rover, JCB etc. IP68 and big batteries.
If my BB dies, I'm tempted with one of the Land Rover phones, but worried about looking like a poser (I drive a Defender).
By the time they work out the details, we'll no longer need a daily delivery of mail, so the problem will no longer exist.
Looks like at least 2 snowflakes disagree with us!
A big Register Welcome to the easily offended who haven't worked out how to manage a pithy reply.
Re: Very valuable article!
Siri could start reporting micro agressions to keep the snowflakes happy.
Re: It's not *your* security they are listening-in on to protect
We need Anonymous Cowards to have the option to be 'Sarcastic Anonymouse Cowards'. I think the spirit of this post was lost on a few people.
>> doesn’t listen to anything until it gets that signal.
Didn't you read the small print on page 44 of the latest update?
Joking aside, I wouldn't trust them not to change it in the future.
There have already been stories of these things placing orders for stuff when adverts are shown on TV.
I don't think I dare watch another episode of CSI! Heaven forbid I watch a film about terrorism or wife beating.
Re: Call me a cynic..
Nope, with double entry book keeping, the server you bought has a value on the balance sheet. Tax credit in year one too.
Advantage of cloud is flexibility. If I opened an online shop, I'd want it to be on a cloud server just in case there was a sudden increase in sales. Cheaper than having spare hardware on standby.
Just do what they always do
They'll just buy a cloud company and gouge the existing customers.
BB because ready for the 2 minute hate.
They need to be told that Dilbert isn't a management manual.
Yet another Framework?
Pretty soon there'll be more frameworks than developers.
50 years? I guess you're excluding the M25, M18, M60, M6 and most of the other motorways in the UK!
The M1 may have started in 1959, but the last bit wasn't built until 1972.
Re: PWC is managing the process, we are told.
Will be interesting to see if there was a mysterious dividend paid to the owners, ramping up the debt, bringing down the company.
How many more times are we going to see the same scenario?
Remnant of the 1980s
The massive catalogue used to be great. I never understood the need for the shops though.
Should have been 100% online as soon as it became practical.
What about the monkeys?
Did they gas monkeys too, or was that just VW?
I thought it was already a thing. I seem to recall a story some years ago about replacing the lead and tiles on church steeples so that could be used as masts.
Even better, if you login to email while you have out of office turned on, it nags you to turn it off.
Unless MS are still runing Exchange 2003?!
The call centres are all based in Ireland. All that really matters is the price of Guinness and potatoes.
Re: Can't say I'm sorry for the publishers.
>> but pop-ups, heavy interstitials, sticky ads and autoplaying videos
I'm struggling to see why anyone would complain about blocking that lot. Yes, Google are shits, but any site/publisher relying on irritating adverts deserves to suffer.
Drivers retrain as mechanics
These things are going to go wrong. As the passengers don't own the vehicle, there's likely to be more wear and tear. Add to that the safety concerns and there are going to be frequent service intervals.
Just become a mechnanic. No different to horse and cart drivers becoming car drivers 100 years ago.
There's plenty of space if you make your unicorn take the bus.
They're only number 3 because of feature phones - they have just 1% of smart phone market.
Still irrelevant (sadly)
Re: Corel still exist?
No. Corel is the place where undead software from the late 20th Century lurks.
$275.,000 per user seems a bit extreme though!
Worse than that - flat keyboard and non-adjustable screen angle, No thanks.
Re: Is spreading
What do we do with non-binary stuff?