122 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007
Is Journalism Exempt?
50% of all articles published on this website should be authored by women.
You can start by rejecting all Mark Pesce submissions in favour of something written by a woman.
What a load of crap
"neat timeline depicting the evolution of robots in film."
"crap list of some movie robots, in chronological order, with significant gaps"
I vote crap.
Re: Have you tried typing on a tablet?
If only small portable keyboards were widely available for tablets, perhaps wirelessly connected and somehow integrated with some kind of folding "case" for ease of transportation.
Partnerships do occur
"say you'll pay them via a 10 per cent share of any extra profit their systems generate"
More like: Hi massive retailer, we'll setup the appliances and BI software at half price and support it and in return you give us a cut of the revenue you get selling access to the data back to your suppliers.
XML Notepad and Open XML Productivity Tool
That is all.
"they would do so"
Your tenses don't match, making it hard to understand what you are saying.
If you are saying they have already emailed, then I didn't get that email.
If you are saying that they have indicated they will be emailing in future, then that is too late, as I've already found out the news via the Reg, rather than directly from the company themselves.
The service wasn't that great, but it did integrate nicely across Ubuntu/Windows/Android.
Learning about it's closure via a Reg article linking to a blog post is just appalling though.
Would it have been so hard for them to email their paying customers?
Re: actual name
Why not get your own domain? You can have your actual name - or any other name(s) - as your address, plus the ability to migrate away.
"Upstart domain registrar Donuts"
I think you misspelled "registry".
Actually, I think you misspelled "racketeer".
if ipv4 addresses are so rare
Why can I rent one for a few dollars a month?
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.
trousers are more comfy anyway
Funny thing is, a proper pair of trousers, quality wool and either made to measure or altered to fit is way more comfortable than some denim jeans.
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.
performance is not the only metric
file systems supported?
idle power consumption?
"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
I know I'm in the minority, but I'll never buy a phone bigger than 3.7in
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.
Dismantle. Move. Reassemble. ??? Profit.
wtf did he build it out of that it cannot be moved? Surely it's just mdf, screws and glue right?
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
ARM Holdings, the company behind the ARM architecture
Thanks for that. No one could possibly have figured it out if you just referred to the company as ARM.
How many enterprises have browser installation bases that support the HTML5 working draft?
Thats right. Working draft.
The language does matter when it's a prototype based, classless, dynamically typed abomination.
The two big issues on a project like this are
Macromedia development tools supporting both HTML and Flash! Shock!
Oh wait, they have since forever.
So, business as usual then? 1&1 providing a good service would be more newsworthy.
"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?
Create a user for each of the family members that uses the family PC.
You can then all have separate histories, settings, mydocuments folders, permissions e.t.c
DO NOT WANT
I don't care what you send me, my email client is set to only show plain text anyway.
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?
Wasn't this problem solved decades ago? I seem to recall people with specific medical conditions wearing a bracelet with the required info on it.
"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.
And the lesson is:
Keep large sums of money in your bank, not your paypal/neteller/moneybookers/poker account.
Withdraw, withdraw, withdraw again, while you still can.
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.
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