60 posts • joined Thursday 22nd November 2007 12:24 GMT
Nothing like a bit of foresight
"new reporting client built using Microsoft's Silverlight"
Is this a joke?
Wouldn't bother with 50Mb anyway
I was on it for a few months and despite engineer visits and obligatory non-returned calls, they never managed to deliver that speed. The best I was getting from speedtest.net was just over 20Mb. Have just downgraded to 30Mb (apparently 20Mb doesn't exist anymore??).
Silverlight for all of them.
No Web Worker? That was the most exciting part of HTML 5 for me..... get non-ui processing into the background good and proper ... Sounds like IE 9 will be way behind the times and will suffer jittery ui response.
is the solution to your VM nightmare... not a complete solution (I wouldn't trust it 100%), but it's a good indicator of how a site would look in the different versions.
Given the style of the building, it would fit quite nicely into the South Marston Industrial Estate or maybe Blagrove over by J16 of the M4.
I thought that export restriction was lifted in the late 90s when someone printed out the code, took it on a plane and re-entered it in a.n.other country. When IE finally got to use full 128 bit SSL instead of the 56 bit allowed outside the US. Or are there still restrictions to the likes of Pakistan, Iran etc?
Get a clue
3.0 and 3.5 are extensions of .Net 2.0. The 250Mb installer actually includes .Net 2.0 with it.
The number of comments re backward compatibility are also incorrect. By default, the apps will use the latest version of .Net installed on a system. Yes, there are some breaking changes between versions, but if you hit these then the developer can specifiy which version the app requires.
If you don't know what you're talking about, best to keep shtum really.
It used to be
a 'best fit' methodology apparently. Look at the data for this year, map it to the best set of previous years' data and base your prediction on that. Maybe they don't use this method anymore, but I wouldn't be surprised and this would explain why they get it wrong for long range forecasts. In fact, I doubt they really get many right, it's just that we've had the best snow in 30 years, so the media pick up on it more.
Pretty much all the programmes that have gone this route have become shit for some reason. Noddy, Fireman Sam (which, in fairness, was shit to start with), Bill & Ben (of flowerpot fame) and Postman Pat. All have the look and feel of the homogenised CGI that they are. Bring back BERTHA.
The Assumption Twist
Exaggeration isn't science. Saying I disagree that climate change is man made does not mean I think I know better than 99.999999% of the world's scientific community (of which, I would only guess at most 1% are authoratative on the subject). The basis of my opinion is from an esteemed meteorologist of 40 years standing. Who also has colleagues of the same opinion. That, alongside the stench of a politicised science really makes me question what is being spoon fed to us.
HTC are working on an update to bring the Hero Android 2.0.
Sounds good to me
Anything that 'invisibly' extends HTTP for the better can only be a good thing. How old is HTTP 1.1 now? Is there a HTTP 2.0 on the horizon? No. So good on Google for taking this forward at last.
Haven't these people
seen Event Horizon? That'd make 'em think twice.
I think developers working with the interwebs may be one step ahead of you Mandy.
I don't agree with empty apologies. But if that's what the family needs (did they sign the petition?), then good for them. If he had apologised of his own volition though, I think that would have meant more.
"And according to Nikolaos Rangos, the hacker who released the exploit, IIS6 is also vulnerable.."
This is obviously more interesting... but is it backed up with some proof? Or is the chap trying to big it up somewhat?
And the joy of trying to move on? Having to deal with those 'recruitment consultants'. As bad, if not worse than, estate agents.
OT though, agreed with tech managers being failed techies. Surprised they haven't gone into teaching really.
Progression = new job. Climbing the ladder by company hopping. It sucks, but it's the only way. Even then, progression is a very loose term as it can ends up as a step backwards anyway. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Let's be fair to Grease Monkey
We've all made that mistake once. It was 12 years ago for me and still bear the scars from a Java devver.
Back on topic, doesn't work in FF 3.011 either. *click* *click* *click* NS_DOM_ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED.
Amazed at Ubuntu killing of random processes though.
AJAX ain't all that
Are they incapable of making sensible references to the internet instead of borrowing from science fiction? FFS. They really do think we're all children.
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