533 posts • joined Tuesday 16th October 2007 16:30 GMT
Re: I like it !
Plumpy was also selling stuff on Ebay that matched purchases made on his credit card.
Just a couple days ago I realized I haven't used my media server for film or tv for ages, and decided to delete all of it. My TV appetite is more than sated by Netflix, which costs me some pocket change per month. Only thing missing is sports.
Re: Of course it couldnt stop it....
Do you mean extraction operations that line the pockets of local elites? Or "aid" of which 90% goes back to domestic contractors, kills competing local businesses and creates dependence on foreign aid?
Or do you mean investment in businesses that actually help foster the local economies? Yeah, I'm really interested in hearing about *those* trillions.
Re: never "forget" any edge system!
RHEL (and CentOS) are meant to be used in enterprise environments where things don't change quickly. This means Red Hat maintains an "old" version of a software component way after others have upgraded, religiously backporting patches to make sure it's secure. In other words stuff like BIND and openssh will have ancient version numbers, but still be up to date.
If you want cutting edge, either compile the software yourself or use another distro. I like CentOS myself.
Re: @ Toothpick
AMFM operates on a knee'd to now bases. That belong to US. If you don't see it you aren't looking closely enough, or too close.
Echoes of SCO
Legal supernova imminent? At this point I'm almost hoping.
Can you please post the traffic profile?
I'd like to be blacklisted by advertisers too.
"appended an unrelated file to the data"
In other words, cat killed Curiosity?
In the interest of our national security
You'll have to hand over your technology for inspection by our experts from Red Flag Cola Co.
Thank you for doing business in the People's Republic.
Re: Sorry, but.....
Andus McCoatover lost Carrie Fisher's beauty! Now we know who to blame, you dizzy git.
P.S. The extra clue is in the article title and the big blue "Servers" section header at the top of the page.
Computer != PC. The article mentions servers, and the small setup in the video is just a demo. Hint: connecting to a pipe system allows you to store and transport the heat further than your server room (or bedroom in your case). Large scale examples of using heat from servers exist..
Re: One question I have always asked myself
If you're concerned about wind turbines having an effect on wind:
- Be concerned about the impact of cutting trees and deforestation
- Be concerned about the impact of urban buildup and tall buildings
- Think about the natural variation in wind resistance from hills, mountains, lakes and oceans
Re: Is this about UEFI or SecureBoot?
'Many have failed to understand that in a corporate world very little is open source, and corporate guarantees are more important than "openness and fluffy ideals".'
Openness is not fluffy ideals. It's savings in money. What you call corporate guarantees is also known as vendor lockin, which is costs big money to companies. The IT business world is all about vendors trying to lock you in and smart customers fighting it.
'I challenge you Linux obsessed to find a corporation that runs on key software that isn't in some way either bought from a big corporation or written almost entirely internally.'
And why do some opt to develop their key software internally? To avoid vendor lockin, but it's expensive. The third alternative is to demand open standards from your vendors. You know, those "fluffy ideals" you write about. Secondly, it's not either big corporate or open source. Big corporations use, contirbute to, sell and promote open source. If you haven't seen or read about it you're totally of the picture.
Sadly so many commenters here think IT = Desktop and by extension Linux = Desktop. Everything from your Android phone to your wireless router and Sony TV are running on Linux. *That* is the context you should think about when considering the stupidity of tying down the Linux kernel with specifics of one platform like secure booting a PC.
US has data protection
But only for US citizens. IIRC there was that bit where private companies handling foreigners' data on behalf of the US gov't were selling it on.
Re: foo_bar_baz tolerable
By schitzophrenic I referred to the state, not you. The courts and the agency grating the permits represent the same body.
Re: My head explodes!
I've yet to see a single rabid Linux fanboi zealot in this thread. I do see plenty of uninformed commenters like yourself throwing around terms like "fanboi" and "freetard", who choose to not even read the article before picking up on Linux + Brick = flame time.
Re: Old News
Good point, in fact Reported by tadazmas on 2012-08-23
"Bricked" means there is no boot screen. The clue is in the article: "dreaded black screen of no activity whatsoever."
By definition? There's nothing special about a Live CD Linux kernel.
Re: @AC 13:24 Bad Firmware!
"Expect all you want - but the machine works perfectly as designed and with the OS provided. The fact that some people want to run unknown code is not Samsung's problem."
The Apple generation speaks.
I remember a time when a PC meant "PC compatible", which meant OS and hardware were decoupled and a standard BIOS interface allowed you to mix and match. Oh wait, that's what UEFI is supposed to do today on that very same fucking Samsung machine.
Re: What idiots use RHEL, any version?
You cannot find Slackware under officially supported OS's for Oracle, EMC or any other "enterprise" software or hardware vendor, while RHEL is always listed. Good luck with that support call to any of those 3rd parties with your in house Linux setup.
In short, big enterprises buy RHEL.
I'm surprised by your take on the BAe case. It's pretty schizofrenic to accept their reasoning while a govenment agency has granted export permits for the plane.
You *really* need to include a citation when making outrageous accusations like that, or is it self evident to you that Pakistani teens cannot be behind the defacements? Really tells something about you.
The police were doing what the law requires them to. The law says attempted infringement is also punishable. See Lex Karpela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex_Karpela) - thanks to the EU directive, in turn probably lobbied into effect by Hollywood and the global music industry.
If someone is to blame, it's the industry associations in Finland, Europe and worldwide.
Cameras and RFID tags, technical solutions to a social problem. Doomed to fail.
Re: Potential lawsuit?
All of that also applies to the built in Photobooth app, you bollard. Any 4 year old is capable of using it, and has no rating.
- take pictures of self
- upload, hosted on a server (could even be an Apple hosted mac.com account)
- distribute to recipient (build in email app)
Network communication isn't exactly suspicious for an application that sends and receives images and text over the network.
Re: Big Fail Down Under
I just tried it and it worked just fine. The route was produced instantly. 8.47 hours, 861km by car
Perhaps you had the "by foot" icon selected.
@Esskay: Plausible explanations
- Maps product usage != smartphone usage
- Maps product usage != phone usage
You do realize Nokia owns Navteq, who produce things like map data for? If Failop includes all their services, it's obvious "map products" are doing well. Perhaps he even includes services like maps.nokia.com.
You do realize map applications are installed on the cheap Nokia Asha phones that sell quite well? That is turn-by-turn routing with offline maps, for free. Map applications are some of the things that Nokia actually does well, but in your "Nokia sucks at everything" world that is clearly not possible.
until possession of cartoons depicting a certain holy man become an arrestable offense in the UK?
Re: more buy in
"My hardware" probably entails things such as drivers for a specific NIC and VGA card, not just the CPU architecture.
But thanks for the history lesson, you really showed him, you refined chap.
Re: Oh dear
It's all relevant because you talked about single percentage figure share for Linux, when in fact Linux has 20ish percent server "market" share based on the very articles you link to. It's not just cheapskates who to for Linux, it's people who appreciate quality and control.
Cost is relevant because you tried to demonstrate superior Windows share based on sales figures - please read the articles you link to. Secondly, as I said, we use a zero purchase/support cost Linux distro. TCO was not the issue, even though you assertion there is bollox too. Plenty of excellent tools from Satellite/Spacewalk to puppet and cfengine to make maintenance a diddle.
Fair point about hardware. Note however, that like us many shops use virtualization so the hardware is a separate cost from OS licenses. In fact Linux saves us hardware costs because we can run more Linux virtual machines on far less CPU and RAM compared to Windows.
I'd be very interested in seeing how many UNIX shops migrate to Windows vs. Linux. I appreciate that Microsoft has improved their game significantly - largely if not solely due to competition from Linux - but that strikes like a strange example to pick.
Re: Oh dear
Yes, revenue and sales. Windows tends to lead on those when the competition is mostly free. We have 300 Linux instances and several dozen Windows in our setup. The former cost nothing, so obviously Windows must be more popular since it brought more revenue and sales. D'oh.
Re: Oh dear
And RICHTO the MS shill arrives on cue to prove my point, firmly in his alternative reality.
Re: Oh dear
These boards are infested with shils and opinionated socially dysfunctional nerds of every description. That includes MS, Apple and Google mouthpieces as well as Linux fanbois.
I've made my living from Linux and open source for some years, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy using Windows 7 on home PC, the Mac I bought for my missus, or my Android phone. Linux on the desktop serves me perfectly well at work. These are just tools, not something you validate your identity or self worth through.
I'll buy a Win 8 license upgrade, it's so cheap I'd be stupid not to. A McDonald's visit in cost for several years' support.
Re: Oh boy. He even rants about ranting.
Precisely, except he does not. How do his answers to a bunch of students qualify as a rant?
Speaking of grown up, is that what your factually inaccurate anonymous forum post is?
Re: Great to see the Archie in there.
I might be off base, but to my understanding the Archimedes was pretty much limited to the UK. It did give us Virus the game, much like the BBC Micro gave us Elite - that's the extent of what we non-Brits knew about these.
But yeah, the C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Atari ST and even the various MSX compatibles would have been incluced in the list by Johnny Foreigner.
So running your own app store was a great idea. I'm looking forward to this being extended to the OS X app store as well.
I hope Microsoft is watching carefully. Perhaps walled gardens aren't so great after all.
UK site with international readership
I take it "Eastern" refers to some part of the USA, nothing to do with Eastern UK.
/end of nitpickery