74 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007
Absolutely spot on article
Quote "Another way of putting the same thing would be to say that a Rolex isn't just a watch: it's a statement that you've got $10,000 to blow on a bracelet. "
Quite honestly people who buy a Rolex are simply not going to buy a piece of plastic tat no matter who makes it!
Cloud computing......I don't think so
What did they expect.....?
Head in the clouds....
Anyone who puts critical data/performance needs into someone else's basket will get what they deserve eventually - nothing!
Bean-counters latest version of Citrix el al.....
So Tuesday's will now be known as.........
Screw up Tuesday. No... I do not use W8 but MS's "W7 updates" forced me to image my pc every day so when the "updates" were installed I could repair the damage quickly and easily.
Yes, I know I can choose to download or install or not, but until they are installed you do not know if they are harmless or not.........
Oh come on
Our beloved boys in blue have not upped the bar since they hid in hedges to catch speeding motorists with stop watches.....
One does not replace the Rolls every year!
Neither the Ipad it seems. Apple are hoist by their own petard here, when you buy something manufactured so well, there really is no need to replace it every year, especially when the manufacturer replaces the engine and re-upholsters it on a regular basis!
Now those cheap and cheerful phones with almost no upgrades (Android are you listening?) have become a disposable item.......!
One word - bandwidth.
I actually live in France. Lovely country, but as a France Telecom customer (now Orange) until they improve our internet connection to more than the 2meg over copper) we have now, all this is irrelevant.
No doubt the Elysee Palace has fibre but when I asked our local FT tech guy when we might expect fibre he said "he did not have a clue, it was not even in the plan for at least the next two years......"
I have also a seperate Tooway (up/down) satellite connection that gives me 10meg down and 5meg up but with a 10GB monthly limit it will not go far with movies......
Over engineering? Perhaps a low tech solution?
While there are some excellent suggestions above which will fulfill your requirement, as you do not state the reason for need I would suggest a simple keylogger on each machine will enable you to analyse traffic to your hearts content.
You are forgetting that the average F@ckbook addict has not got a life as such and so will regard the adverts as a). educational. b). truthful. c). informative.
When your IQ is in the low 70's you need to show pictures of what you ate/drank/saw every half hour to prove to your self that you are alive.
But of course when you fill the busses with concrete...
Like the concrete they have had to put in the front of the Eurofighter instead of a cannon.....
They will be known as .....Blunderbusses..........
Re: Why the love for all the US aircraft?
Serious query, does the Eurofighter now have a working cannon in the front? Or is the piece of concrete they put in it to maintain the balance still in use when they found out that the recoil from the proposed cannon "stopped" the aircraft dead in the air?
Still only seen one real life potential use
As a shoot around corner system for a suitably equipped gun.
And you would
really trust the Bank of England.......................?
Proof of the pudding...
I have successfully used Active Disk Image software from LSoft Technologies. What I like is that you can either restore the whole disk image or selectively restore single files from the image! What more could you want? I use a laptop with an SSD drive as drive C: this backs up the current image to another SSD in the DVD bay as drive E: for speed and each evening drive E: is backed up to a USB3 750GB WD Black 2.5" caddy drive. All saved data is stored on separate NAS drives. Drive C: only contains todays data clips and notes until sorted. 55GB from C: takes 7minutes to save and 12 minutes to restore, the USB has the oldest image deleted after 7 days. Once you have lost all your data and files you too can be as paranoid as me about backups!. Good luck.
Another shot in the foot methinks....
I seem to remember a head honcho at IBM saying something like..."there probably will only be room for four or five computers in the whole world" or words similar. My thoughts are if you have any shares in Autodesk, sell quick and sell now before they follow Kodak into Chapter 11.........
Head in the clouds
Cloud computing is another bean counters scam to provide the users with dumb terminals. You all know the two major companies who advocate dumb terminals....well, they are at it again.
Build ver 29 is just
Plain wonderful, fully customizable, fast and clean.
Slick, but no Visio or equivalent and it would not read Word files...... I assume that all the other Windows programmes (Owl, Cumulus, Evernote, etc) simply will not run either. The guy's responsible for Ubuntu have obviously worked very hard on this, but until and unless they make it more "windows" (Microsoft programmes) friendly/compatible I just cannot see it being a windows replacement (which would be nice). I'll just keep on waiting and hoping....
Satellite phones all round
List of a liberal politically correct pinky........
ROE (Rules of Engagement)
Do not use any radio device to pass or receive important data or information.
Do not allow any critical computer system to be connected to the internet.
Oh so simple really.
There is no real translation for the word bargain in France
I do not know what the rest of the world is doing but here in France mobile is a bad joke....an expensive bad joke as far as data is concerned.
I use Leclerc mobile pay as you go because if you do not use your credit they only take €1-50 per month, while the other providers just give you just 30 days to use your credit! In other words..use it or lose it!
Price competition in France is illegal.....to have a sale you have to get permission from the town hall and before you can advertise your "cut price" the town hall has to notify in writing all your local competitors of your forthcoming sale so they can match you........
Esteemed Daily Mail
Only people with an IQ of 60 or below read that....and none of those would even know how to spell esteemed......
There's always another mug....
In Totnes, Devon, UK they started their own currency in Acorns......but then of course they wore different coloured shoes on each foot as well!
What a sad lot of bstrds you lot are.
This 18 year old has produced something that makes the BBC look like the bumbling amateurs they are. Anyway if ever sees this I congratulate him, well done.
Does John know about http://www.cognizant.com/ ? They might be a little upset over the name....the idea of the software is great though, I do like android devices, but I worry about what is going on when my back is turned......
Ha ha ha
Irrespective of Dyson, we cannot even produce decent voice recognition software..........eg; Master to robot "shut the door" robots reply "Yes sir, I will shoot the poor immediately"....................
Am I missing something?
So I am happily swimming in the sea and a shark comes in, it Tweets that it is coming for a meal......Oh sh#t, I left my mobile on the beach as it not one of these new waterproof ones......
Another Journo who did not buy any Apple shares then.......
I am surprised the inaccuracy of this copy altogether, is there no editor to this publication?
Government IT....a real example of an oxymoron.
I would suggest perhaps government IT, is a real example of the bewildered being led by the blind. I have now probably offended any number of politically correct jobs worths.
I have been there and wept. While you still have civil servants being manipulated (and that is the correct word) by avaricious and unscrupulous IT vendors then real IT guy's are put in the same position as the poor bugger who tried to point out that the Emperor in fact had no clothes on at all....rather than the new suit everyone was admiring.
Trading right now at US$712 and going down.....
South Sea Bubble.......Dot Com Bubble.......Bit Coin Bubble......or Big Con..........
I'll stick to offshore banks, thank you.
Ah, well back to the drawing board
It's about time to design a working portable EMP gun then?
In a light hearted vein
I would suggest that an SP12 shotgun with a flechette round (12 or 24 steel mini arrows) - SP 12 automatic shotgun (self loading) has 20 round drum magazine. So 480 steel mini bolts in the air in five seconds ought to fetch down said drone.........what state the retrieved goodies would be in is another matter altogether.
The problem lies in the school's
By the time the teachers themselves have learned how to do it, it is out of date anyway.........you cannot teach intuitive brilliance or programming......either you have got it or you have not!
Sounds to me like a world of experience in shutting the stable door after the horse has gone!
Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said: "Chris Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience in cyber incident response in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally..........
Read again in four years
As soon as I can 3d print in an alloy as hard as steel with a machine that cost's less than £3000 for about a tenner a time I will own one.
You can fool most of the people (sheep) most of the time.....
Anyone remember the highly touted program called "The Last One"?
Should be compulsory reading for plebs (sorry plods)
Probably the best article I have read in the register, I fully endorse the comment regarding writing everything down, I have many times paraphrased the statement " a verbal statement is not worth the paper it is not written down on" but people still think it is not necessary to record everything.
and the least successful Googlers will;
a/. Walk the plank.....?
b/. Take a voyage on a leaky barge?
c/. Sleep with the fishes?
d/. Wear a pair of concrete boots?
although several of the above options terminate with option C/.
So it all ends in a C/. voyage............ouch!
I think I am going to buy a MacPro
I never thought I would say that but Microsoft has been well and truly Balmered (=Bollo#ed) and the only good HP now is on a bottle of brown sauce...........
Re: Help selecting a 7" tablet.
In addition the Playbook mentioned elsewhere has now proved to be obsolete....
Windows 8.# = Vista all over again
No wonder Ballmer has bugged out.......
WIFI in France if you know where to look
Every Macdonalds...and it often works from the car park, Leclerc supermarkest have a cafe called Flunch again free wifi.
Is this Schrodingers Cat then?
I am ready to give up on these so called advances, they have not even perfected a decent speech recognition engine for home pc's yet, so how on earth can they contemplate "intelligence".........
Some peoples heads are so far up their A.......ndroids!
I only have one question..........have you tried to print anything from your wonderful Android device (without relying on some sort of wireless or remote cloud printing solution)?.....I thought not, because you can't!
Same goes for IOs unless you have an Airprint facility.
These non desktop solutions are not computers in the desktop sense they are glorified calculators.
Head in the cloud's.....again.
Would you hand your wallet to a stranger?...........No, I thought not.
So why even consider handing the family jewels (your data) to a stranger?
If you cannot keep it in house and encrypted, your IT model is wrong.
Simples.........as those TV rats would say.
Head in the clouds?
It is just another attempt to go back in time when the computers were controlled by a few select white coats.
It just goes to show how many gullible people there are out there.....you may as well do as the MOD are prone to and leave your laptop on the train as put all your data out where anyone can get it.
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