112 posts • joined Tuesday 16th October 2007 10:00 GMT
The public in 2113 will be able to see that 2013 culture was based around buying huge volumes of tat?
"Miss, how much tat did they buy? Well Timmy, so much that even storing a record of all the tat for sale was very difficult with their primitive spinning rust storage technology"
They still have customers?
Why do people continue to do business 123-reg? Their service was always appalling.
Re: Modern island life or a tale of simple countryfolk
"oh no, can't repair this. Has to be couriered to Dell. I'll build you a new one. I'll even dispose of the old one for you in an environmentally friendly way."
*puts everything into new case
*scrapes hdd for possibly interesting media
"Here you go sir, I've built you a brand new computer!"
And "customers who bought new PCs or laptops with Windows 7 preloaded got the best deal of all"
Yes, because with their deal they got Win 7 and not 8.
'how Flex can hold onto even its "old faithfuls"'
Many large corporations have invested untold millions into developing both desktop (AIR) and browser (Flash) based applications for both internal and external use in Flex.
The rewrite cost alone means they will hold onto Flex for some years.
"As HTML5 matures, acquiring the capabilities that Flash has led on for years".
When the enterprise browser install base has good support for HTML5 ( maybe by Windows 9?, 10? ) and some tools come out ( ones better than GWT ) which enable applications to be written in a compiled, typed language, then you may start to see the shift occurring.
Re: Starting on the wrong foot?
I'd go further: They are rarely perfect, and almost always only a specimen of a tiny fragment of a real world system.
Re: Recognise this picture?
No. Have you heard of a concept called "code review"?
Graduate commits crappy code. Senior dev rejects the commit and tells grad why. Grad fixes it and learns.
The author is not a good programmer
"The most common reason for the existence of bad software is bad programmers"
There are a lot of them that's true. But they can be guided by one good senior dev given the time to do code reviews. In my experience, the reason for bad software is vague requirements and impossible deadlines caused by salesmen telling pure lies.
"For the record, however, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone go back and clean up a quick-and-dirty fix"
Then you yourself are a bad programmer. Or one of those fly by night contractors. Personally I will very often replace dirty with clean when a new requirement would otherwise require to layer on some more quick and dirty.
"Google are pushing" "purchasing multiple licenses" "archaic concept"
Google apps for business charges per user.
Sure, have a go at finding devices on people entering, but also, on all machines inside the station make it extremely difficult to remove the peripheral from the port already in use and disable/remove all other ports/drives with removeable media.
I tried to use their complaint and contact forms to tell them, but they just gave error messages.
Re: Supported OS?
I have a slightly older deskjet.
Ubuntu 10, Vista, Win 7 all work easy
Ubuntu: Forum searching for magic connection string at first ( dnssd://Deskjet%203050%20J610%20series%20%5B83D65A%5D._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/) but now always works
Vista: I gave up
Win 7: Since installing HP drivers connection to wireless router has become unstable
shook up the email market
"The levels of storage it offered on Gmail shook up the email market"
Is that what motivated people to use Gmail? For me it was the spam filter which blew away the hotmail and spam assassin filters.
indispensable tool for business? no! rage inducing poison.
Gah! How did we get here? Every powerpoint is full of fluff, every word doc instantly out of date, every excel spreadsheet indecipherable to anyone but the author, every access db a disaster waiting to happen.
I would rather office died an immediate and final death.
spam filter + conversation threading
Are there any self hosted solutions that even come close to gmail in these regards?
After getting sick of roundcube updates breaking I'm back to squirrel mail ( yeah i know, but it works ), and MailProtect.
Whatever, they'll just go to their friends house
^^^ My wife's response when I explained my plan for safe net access for our kids
"You wanna go back to Windows"?
Could it be that cloudy hosting is just replacing paying for dedicated/colocated servers that are mostly under utilised and occasionally swamped?
Various statistics abound indicating Linux ( anecdotally, CentOS ) running on most of those dedicated servers.
Not sure what you're getting at talking about Windows. Are you saying that web services used to be hosted on Windows, but are now on Amazon? Sounds... ...dubious.
"What system design could explain that disappearance?"
if( searchTerm.isExactStockCode() )
What an incredible system design. Who could possibly imagine such an algorithm.
A person might think that Mr Edelman is being a bit disingenuous.
@A J Stiles
Are you sure that the software was commissioned by Netezza?
From the article:
"The partnership between the two firms strengthened, and in August 2008 Netezza acquired exclusive rights to distibute[sic] Geospatial"
Company A has already written a piece of software, and they sell company B the right to _distribute_ it.
Are you saying company B should now have source code rights?
So much for the cloud?
"So much for the cloud being the answer to all our data-center headaches."
The article is about a product that is running on a cloud platform?
The product has 50,000 subscriptions?
The product is used by a "giant US consumer electronics retailer"?
Yeah, so much for that. What a failure. WTF?
"There's a low rasp of a noise being made in the software world..."
"...by security certification vendor SANS"
By going off on irrelevant programmer certification and management responsibility tangents, the article blows right past the very point that it started off with:
"Security vendors want customers".
A) Customers want their business requirements met in the cheapest, quickest way possible.
B) The low/mid cost developers get the work.
C) Security certification is not included in the winning bids.
D) Security certification vendors are unhappy about this and want customers to stipulate security certification as a requirement in the tender.
E) D is not happening because of A.
The real gross negligence
is Baidu using register.com services. What next? They transfer to godaddy?
No major ISP uses it
Worth noting that currently, only 2 minor ISPs use the filter.
approval and rules
IIRC, its not a free for all, you still need approval and there are rules, e.g. you can't get anything that has 'com' in it.
another tld money grab
.xxx will eventually happen, will be nothing but a money grab for icann, the registry, registrars, and will be of absolutely no use in filtering porn.
actual customer requests
are more like this: "don't do any testing, we don't want to pay for it"
Yes, people do still type the name of product/service/fetish/celebrity they are looking for directly into the address bar and add ".com" or their relevant cctld.
Hard for the IT savvy to comprehend, but a lot of people still do it.
office live is why
MS want to deliver Office as an RIA/SAAS. They don't want to use Flash or Java or Ajax. So they build Silverlight for themselves, give it away to all their partners and also offer it for sale to anyone else who wants it.
former latter + flash devs apply
Former: The option that appeared first in the sentence. In your case, former = 100%. Is that what you meant to communicate?
Why does the title contain "Flash devs need not apply". It doesn't seem relevant to anything in the article. Are you saying no Flash/Flex developers should ever consider using Silverlight?
The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.
>Their motives are to maximize shareholder value
One thing I've always wondered: Since google shares don't pay dividends. How do the shareholders get value beyond speculation? If Google increases profits, the share holders don't see any of it?
...seems to have done alright without this ballot screen...
At whose expense?
>the original content producers, who fail to make money
Care to explain how driving masses of traffic to the content producers website is losing them money? If anything, more traffic should equal more money.
Every other website is extremely happy when google links to them with a small excerpt. They often spend a lot of time and money to get their link with excerpt on the first page of googles search results.
News sites seem to be the only ones unable to monetise their traffic.
The one and only reason silverlight exists:
Is for MS to be able to deliver office online.
What were they going to do? Build it in Flash? Java? An OS Ajax framework? Not viable options for MS.
P.S. The one and only reason to deliver office online:
So that you cannot buy/pirate a CD and use that version of office for a decade. In future, to use office, you will have to subscribe/upgrade yearly.