1825 posts • joined Friday 23rd November 2007 08:43 GMT
We're running late, let's get rid of people
Actually adding people when you running late is even worse.
Depending what stage your project is at and who you letting go, can make no difference, help or hinder the project.
Three Death Wish?
Either they have a death wish and want to go bust
It's a lie
A 3G/HSPA network doesn't NEED to throttle high users. It has so little per sector capacity it throttles itself.
You'd be lucky to get much more than 2Mbps average throughput (total of all users) with a heavily used sector with people evenly spaced from mast to cell edge with 21Mbps HSPA.
So performance will go to hell and you will be unable to Skype or watch YouTube with a half dozen tethered Torrent users on your mast sector.
A cap on Mobile is often the only way to manage Contention and thus congestion.
Nah.,. It's 75% wireless. Wide band OFDM Transmitter & Receiver.
It mostly uses the mains to power itself.
To AC "well I for one"
Your issue is not WiFi or lack of standards. But the implementation. Disable the WiFi on such stupidly configured box and add your own Airpoint.
If you think folks won't screw up P1905.1 then you have little experiance of Humans *OR* Technology.
The point is that Android is sort of a Mobile Linux Distro that can run local apps.
ChromeOS is just a locked Linux OS with a Web browser.
It's not a netbook platform/OS
It's a Browser Appliance. The fact that it's called ChromeOS isn't relevant. Or even what underling OS it is.
It's meant to be far more locked than a Pre Android Archos PMP. Those had Browser and you couldn't install any apps. Android was a step forward.
The ChromeOS is not a Tablet or Netbook alternate to Android, MeeGo, iOS, OSX, Windows (CE or NT families). It's a niche market, the "Cloud Padd". Internet/Cloud apps only.
Right and Wrong.
Some sorts of apps and users can be "served" by "clould"
Most PC applications won't be.
Data transfer quantity (True HD content? ha ha ha) Compare Broadcast (DVB) with 10,000 users watching HD IPTV 4 hrs a day. Or 10,000 users watching VOD IP vs local BD (BluRay) for 2 hrs a day.
I can see
Why you can post them SATA drives.
I have decent upload speed. I think it would take me 92 days to upload or about 12 days to download. If I did nothing else.
It would exceed my cap.
As well as VNC and RDP. Though it needs a good connection for 3D accelerated games :-)
The Penguin is pretending to be happy.
Not A Notebook
Lets not call this an OS or a Notebook.
It's purely a Web appliance. The fact it runs Linux, Chrome or looks like a Notebook will be irrelevent for anyone that needs to use this.
It's for Companies or people that don't want the hassle of a computer.
Secure? Of course when you are not meant to install stuff. Of course nit-wits will "jailbreak" it to have linux desktop, thus potentially allowing Chrome OS appliances to be added to the legions of the undead.
As a competitor to Windows, then, OS X is still below 5%
Much much less if you exclude USA.
Poor penguins still out in cold. But of course no figures for how many Macs and Windows Pre-installs are running Linux.
Browser figures don't help either as Linux users may fake their user agent.
The other problem?
Internet can't actually deliver TV. Not at Broadcast reliability and quality.
Only fibre/cable operators can actually deliver IPTV or VOD that actually works, at reasonable quality, from servers on their own network.
And it's much much more expensive than Broadcast TV. VOD/IPTV is about 20x to x 100 more expensive (if server on ISP's network) than Broadcast to 10,000x more expensive overall if it was on the "Internet".
Also very few people have bandwidth to watch more than one channel and do anything else on BB, even fewer have the performance for HD.
Or the Caps.
IPTV/VOD is not really happening till the majority have cable/Fibre and even then it will be the ISP that delivers. MS, Google and Apple would only be "me too" appliance shifters. Samsung, Sony, Philips, Motorola, Cisco, Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, Sanyo, Sagem, Humax, Vestel etc are ALL well able to deliver TVs and boxes that work perfect on Broadcast and IP without any Apple/MS/Google help.
HDD more battery?
I don't think so.
Expensive SSD is faster than HDD
Cheap SSD much slower to write than HDD, though faster to read.
If HDD is single process/user it can be as fast as SSD. If multiprocess/user then SSD wins by wide margin unless the HDD is about 6x drives HW RAID 5. (random access speed poor on signel drive)
160G HDD is less power in Notebook/laptop than SSD same size.
Boot time more affected by OS than storage:
on Same Laptop
"User training + Properly setup PC + External to PC Firewall and Zero AV software."
Has worked for 20+ years for me and the users.
No remote content or vulnerable email
No clicking on attachments.
There has been Zero infections. I'd actually have expected one or two.
ALL AV fails.
ALL AV hurts the system with false positives
AV gives a false sense of confidence
Many AV damage productivity and make PC slow
AV is NOT a substitute for best practices of PC, email and Network set up.
All the most successful attacks con the Mark into deliberate install (This content needs codec, click to install)
If you are insecure in your abilities or the users, fine install AV and have EXTRA trouble that can outweigh the risks. But PLEASE research how to setup PC, Networks, Applications properly. The defaults on most things are wrong.
Yes PROPERLY setup PC, Network and Training of users is NOT perfect. But lower TCO and less damage (none from AV products). We have a WSUS running, but that's just to save WAN bandwidth. We may junk it as Linux use rises.
The way AV works is inherently going to fail, especially if it's a substitute (which it usually is) for proper setup and training. Our mail server blocks all executable attachments. not just exe, com, cmd and bat but all the less well known ones. The users are trained how to spot camouflaged filenames such as mypartypics.jpg_____________________________________.exe where ___ is loads of spaces.
I've removed viruses from MANY PCs over last 12 years. All had AV products. Some up to date (How up to date is up to date? Daily? Hourly?)
I check our systems periodically with script from silentrunners.org and various root kit detectors such as gmer and others. Any unusual traffic on Router is investigated (usually a teenager watching video at 3am and never has been a zombie bot or mailer). Even if you have AV you absolutely should do this.
The real reason fewer Linux servers than PCs with cable modems and no firewall are compromised is the training and expertise of the setup. Not just size of target.
ALL the setup, training etc is not optional. It should be done even if you do have faith in AV.
If lots of people
Are saying the same thing, it means they feel someone is not listening.
There is no IPV4 crisis. A HUGE percentage of issued / allocated IPs are not used publicly or even at all
IP6 is not a solution. It needs scrapped and re-designed.
A weasel or other Badger cousin could do it better.
There is LOADS unused
Loads and loads hoarded by US Corps. Unis and Military
Juniper sounds like a nice name.
Stereo vision gives 3D for every animal.
That's not entirely how 3D vision and Depth perception works,
If one eye is enough weaker (almost no-one has matched eyes), then pure stereo vision doesn't work. I.e. if one eye sees box and other eye sees animal, with perfect stereo vision the animal is in the box.
It doesn't work for significant number of people.
Also REAL 3D has depth. The eyes focus at different distances according to the object. With FLAT Stereo vision that doesn't work. You get a headache.
So not only is this not going to work for some people, as even Active shutter doesn't work (which is surprising, I thought active shutter might work for slightly "lazy eye", but apparently doesn't)
But it's horribly complicated and not really an original idea.
The guy is wearing Stereo goggles obviously
Stereo is not 3D
No matter HOW you do it, Stereo viewing doesn't work for nearly 20% and gives eye strain to everyone.
Maybe all LCD TVs will have active shutter "3D", because it costs nearly nothing to add. Cost is in the glasses. But other forms of so called 3D other than lenticular handheld are unlikely to ever be very popular.
Still nice to see Apple try to innovate. Even it is prior art dressed up to look new. The USPO should chuck this out. It really fails originality.
" primitive version of connection sharing ... comedy reliability. "
We had a network of Win 3.11 with TCP/IP and NT3.51 server running a proxy on 33k modem using Wingate 1.0 in 1995, nearly 3 years before this rather limited iMac came out.
(I read the manual, so despite using various versions of Wingate up to 2005, it was never an open proxy. Nor ever primitive or unreliable)
(OK I was an early adopter, I had an Apple II, used an ACT Sirus 1, 300bps BBS and Prestel in 1981)
By 1996 we had mix of Win 95, Win3.11 and NT4.0 Workstations with an NT4.0 Server. At home.
The iMac only jump started Apple. It was only significant in USA and in Education only significant at all in USA. It never had a enough market share to be significant to jump starting anything else.
I was teaching people DTP, WP, Spreadsheets, Programming etc on Windows by 1992.
So 12 years later
"Whatever the bitter and twisted anti-Apple-tards might post in these articles, Apples resurgence redefined the PC industry - and that's why *every* major tech company is now scrambling to keep up with them."
So that's why under 6% of computers world wide run OS X
They have removed Computer from their name
They are now the US equivalent of B&O. Not bad consumer electronics at an inflated price.
The iPad may be architecturally a tablet Computer, but is really a Web & Apple App overgrown PMP, not a "Computer"
Apple has even dropped their "Servers". Which was only ever an Apple Fan product as Solaris, Linux or Windows has more functionality or performance, often at a lower price.
I never ever saw one of the original iMacs in the flesh, despite being in IT from 1994 to 2004.
We did add MS Windows Servers and HP plotters to some places with Macs.
Expect OS X or OS 11 / OSXI to be more iOS like with less openness. More like an appliance. I expect Apple will do real TVs or what ever other non-Computer device that can leverage the Apple brand, be sold to a large market in-expert on tech specs for an inflated price. Like B&O, Monster, Bose etc.
Mobile isn't reliable. It may not connect or only give dialup speeds.
It's much worse than dialup for reliability and can easily be slower than ISDN.
Here is why even 21Mbps Mobile is inferior to 1Mbps ADSL.
Also mobile data is currently subsidised as much as 100:1 by voice. 3 sells Mobile data aggressively in the hope you will use their voice service. At least If I was a shareholder I'd hope that's the reason they do it.
Ka-Sat, not Hylas1 is the big Not-Spot Bird. Launch in Dec
Viasat + Eutelsat Partnership. Serious resources. 80+ Ka Spots and 70Gbps traffic.
However, Hylas1 is Avanti's 1st satellite. Up till now they have been a reseller.
Mostly ESA funded as it's partly an experimental platform. Otherwise Avanti would still be just a reseller. Only 8 Ka-Spots of unknown capacity.
If the listed options are correct, then some of those are illegal imports.
Legal licence free (excluding RFID)
446MHz (only FM walkie talkies and one AMBE digital Codec model)
866 to 870MHZ (868MHZ)
2.4GHz ISM band
5.8GHz ISM band (WiFi and Registered Outdoor PMP only in some countries)
Satellite is mostly Ku for DTH, but Tooway VSAT uses Ka band
So some of the stuff is illegal if the questions are correct.
Other stuff has used DIFFERENT bands at different times... Legally. Such as Mice and Keyboard have variously used 27MHz, 49MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz and 2.4GHz. MS has used 27MHz and 2.4GHz for similar models.
Note that 2.4GHz is not always Bluetooth or WiFi, even if it's digital.
Some licensed gear uses 1.4GHz
Ireland has 10.450GHz for licence free Movement detectors
3.6GHz and 10.5GHz. FWALA (Licensed Fixed Wireless).
I think the quiz is flawed.
418 & 915MHz is USA
Don't buy the expensive crippleware MS Homeserver
Either buy a Generic cheap "NAS" box
Buy a cheap PC and put Ubuntu Server on it (Or Linux of choice if more techy minded).
This was always a pointless overpriced product with bugs. Now it's more overpriced and pointless.
They are maybe going to copy Apple (again) and drop Server products :-)
Still too expensive
Even when Linux wasn't realistic competition the server products too expensive.
They need to be 1/2 the price of Workstation and require NO client licences.
They can do like Red Hat do. Charge for Support.
And can you move your CDMA phone between Operators? In theory yes, in practice no.
EU can still say to GSMA "Yes your SW SIM works, but it's not legal in EU"
I hope they do.
"Perhaps if these companies weren't using loopholes to reduce their tax bills to next to nothing, the people of Ireland wouldn't be in such a situation."
The fact is some are greedy parasites and move at drop of hat (DELL). They are not even paying 12.% or their American liabilities.
It's the Stupid Irish government allowing the loop holes.
The ONLY people in Ireland that have ever paid all their tax liabilities properly are the pure PAYE workers with no sideline jobs.
Win Mobile < 7 = MSDOS
Win Mobile 7 = OS/2
Kin = Win ME
NOKIA (and deserting friends)
Symbian = BSD free + X-Windows...
Maemo might be Linux ... or OS/2 Warp :-)
iOS = Mac OS
Palm = BBC Micro, then they did WinMo for while I think? then with new OS = Archimedies
RIM = CP/M. This is why they bought QNX OS
BADA = MSX for sure!
Mines the one with the DR MultiDOS manual in one pocket and Minix OS boot Floppy in the other.
Doesn't need a 3D printer.
You clean disc
Use a rubbery liquid that sets (vibrate the bubbles out) to make a mould
Pour suitable plastic in to mould, then peel off and re-use.
There are several sites that show how to do this.
However a studio quality record player +HiFi mag preamp + Sound card + PC and you have a file you can "clean" with PC tools, then burn a "gold" archival copy and make MP3s.
Mobile speak with Forked Tongue
The content providers already pay for their pipe
The voice customers are already massively subsiding Data.
Why don't they simply price it per Gigabyte used based on cost and add a normal margin?
Or are they more interested in growing customer base and want everyone else to subsidise this?
See how the subsidised prices are wrecking Ireland's Infrastructure: http://irelandoffline.org/2009/08/is-mobile-midband-in-ireland-destroying-broadband-infrastructure/
and as mentioned earlier here 3's voice subsidy of Data
Don't listen to ANYTHING mobile operators say.
If you study the history
This is doomed.
DVB-t in a handset, free, There is no market for an non-Internet walled garden video service or Pay TV on handsets.
I've seen this running via add-on module on a Koran phone in IP Wireless. Nice trick but no market.
They are really looking for miracles to save the company as their Mobile Internet is inferior to Flash-OFDM and pointless compared to WIMax and LTE juggernauts.
A lot of great engineering expertise doesn't equal a viable company without a market. There isn't one for anything they do.
Ever needed an Apple Server. NT4.0 was superior. Come think of if people were using Novell Netware long after it made sense.
Nowadays I don't think anyone needs a Microsoft server. Exchange has always been crazy stuff. It and WSUS are the last to reasons to run MS.
Now I'll get loads of down votes because I dared to suggest an Apple product that is now dead was always only for Fanbois and pointless.
The whole point to Mac OS and Mac OS X is the GUI and desktop user experience.
No, but a total waste
3G is a rubbish system. "Cell Breathing"
This is just for the incumbents to save money. It does nothing for Consumer.
ALL 900 spectrum should be used by a single wholesale operator, FDD with the so called "Digital Dividend" spectrum at 800MHz.
Maybe Ofcom is a poodle for the Mobile Operators. Didn't they oppose EU roaming caps?
Common in a few Win Mo phones a couple of years ago.
Windows phones renowned for it actually, before there were iPhones.
It's still only WinCE, not a new OS. just a revision and a new GUI glued on top.
Like NT3.51 with Explorer Shell Preview. Except not as good OS.
a) In case of Kin type scenario
b) Boost publicity if it does run out for a bit.
It will all be tears by Spring.
Mine's the one with netbook in the pocket. A boring S60 is fine for phone calls :-)
Nokia have embraced Linux
Symbian will be used for dumb, feature and also some smart phones. Why? Because it will run well on a much cheaper platform than Android or iOS.
Meego will be on high end Smart phones. Linux without the Sugar pastry creepiness of Google's Android based on Linux.
Too many FPS
I think Lucy, I would not want to meet you in a dark alley.
In no particular order ...
Original Duke Nukem
Jill of the Jungle
Titus the Fox
Simon the Sorcerer
Civilization II and add-ons
Many more far better than most on the list.
I'd only rate one or two of those as top ten.
I know lots of people liked Doom, but it's mindless "wack a mole" really...
yes, SMS is virtually free. But Using Mobile as Replacement for Fixed Broadband is pricey. The Data costs more per Mbyte than voice, as ALL of it enters and leaves network.
Voice the incoming calls are paid elsewhere
Voice much traffic unlike Internet, may in the Network for a Major Mobile.
For same Revenue, the data traffic is 100x to 400x the voice traffic.
Proper pricing for Internet Mobile Data is probably about the €80 to €100 a Gigabyte. Look at the the typically €100 to €900 out of package / over Cap charges per Gigabyte...
Voice call is only about 12kbps. VOIP can be 100kbps. Data traffic 1Mbps...
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