When I was last there it was widely believed that the main de-sal plants were nuclear!
158 posts • joined 21 Jul 2006
Re: Kinquering Congs their titles take
" we very rarely seem to build up new entreprenurial companies that then go global....
...this again clashes with the usual diagnosis that being British is excessively rapacious ..."
The East India Company comes to mind - outrageously successful for a very very long time --- if only they'd had vaseline for those cartridges.....
,,, it's got usb 3.0 - shove a spare laptop hdd in a £5 case ...
Re: "we will learn if the 2 years of repairs worked ,,"
I don't remember actually being told they'd broken their toy the last time they used it!
Re: LP05?!? Why not an IBM 1403N1?
Somewhere in the Midlands, in what by now is probably a desirable live/work conversion, there is an old Victorian iron pillar with the upper-case alphabet plus numerals stamped in a spiral around it.
One day an engineer, either hung over or on a promise, did a rush job of inserting a custom character in the print chain (not drum in this case). Now IBM issued special sets of graduated fractional-ounce torque spanners so this job could be done properly, but they weren't used. On test the chain snapped, came straight through the printer casing and wrapped round said pillar, with the results described. Fortunately the engineer was not in the way - the chain would not have slowed measurably if he had been.
I'd forgotten about bursters - jeez - I used to take home the cylinders of carbon paper and saw them up to fuel our solid fuel boiler!
Re: I like their complaint
I'm amazed by the number of down-votes for uber - I had no idea so many ex-IT types were now driving cabs <g>
"degree that required differential equations and linear algebra ...."
'O' level maths required differential equations and linear algebra .. well 'Ordinary Alternative' did.
Please tell me it's Lord Alfred Stephen Sumption!
"A modestly outfitted PC with at least 2 NIC cards can work just as well." - which is exactly what of the shelf routers are!
Re: I honestly don't know what to do about this?
... well there were a few suggestions if you watched the video
If you watched the video the guy said that BSD systems shared these vulnerabilities.
Re: This sounds horribly familiar
like filling in detailed timesheets - I always used to put down an hour or so as 'filling in timesheet' <g>
Re: This is the kind of nonsense comment that show HMRC has work to do
Also, if the buyer is in the EU (determined by the IP address of the browser) but the billing address is outside the EU then VAT is to be charged at the rate prevailing in the country of the IP address. This prevents someone declaring they live outside the EU to avoid VAT but then download their digital goody within the EU.
and what about people outside the EU who find download of digital content is blocked to their local IP addr? It's pretty trivial to 'use an IP addr in a different geographical location' but this now means paying VAT for something to be used outside of the EU!
Anyone know the VAT rate in the USA/ Jersey/ IoM/ Andorra/ ...?
Re: Sounds to me....
CCTA ... created PRINCE and ITIL, amongst other things...
'nuff said - probably said repeatedly and at great length, to the detriment of actually doing stuff. With the new team churning out endless manuals it looks like same old same old.
The Digital by Default Service Standard is a set of criteria for digital teams building government services to meet.
The Digital by Default Service Standard is a set of criteria to be met by digital teams building government services
fixed that for you!
Re: Does anyone actually use IPv6
I for one would be very cautious about allowing IPv6 traffic to pass through a corporate router to/from the outside world.
... or a home router come to that!
Re: Stick with the dancing job!
"Software code doesn't deteriorate with age."
.. and I'm fairly sure that S390 could be run either natively or with an emulator in VM's
- several in parallel with robust fail-over if wanted.
What goes around comes around...
My first ever phone was a nokia - http://www.shinyshiny.tv/nokia%20brick.jpg
it is still in my car as my emergency phone
it contains my first ever sim - from BT
which became O2
which became EE
which became - BT
Re: The price makes me wince a little
Yes, I thought it looked quite interesting until I got to the bit about it costing five week's income for a single state pensioner!
Re: It's all too complicated
Bluetooth Audio streamer - 'comes with 3.5 to phono adapter'.
why not cut out the middle man and save £90 - £150?
Just buy the 3.5 to phono adapter; plug it into a spare phone at one end and Hi-Fi at the other - 32 Gb on tap (I use an old Nokia that cost as much as a useable small car back then).
Re: Engineers in Parliament
"...GCSE maths actually now includes a section on making and testing hypotheses which, however limited, is progress."
It may be progress, but it isn't maths!
no HDMI output ...that’s not so much a big a deal
yes it is
bounced and re-landed
Great effort, but I was a little surprised that it re-landed - I would have thought that 1m/s would be above escape velocity (the first bounce speed according to TV reports). No maths, just my wag.
Nice! now how about us wrinklies?
If there are any ms lurkers out there - the source code for Visual Foxpro would make lots of happy programmers feel really old!
Dutch MEP Sophie In’t Veld - 'in the field'.
Seems I'm not the only one who thinks so - from WikiP:
A Washington judge ruled in 2009 that the United States government does not need to explain to Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld why she must undergo additional security checks each time she visits the US
"To be good at Computer Science you need Maths and Physics,"
Maybe, but CS is only loosely related to coding - as a couple of generations of CS graduates found out when they got their first jobs.
'an analysis of 705 million lines of code as used by 1,316 enterprise applications carried out by software analysis and measurement firm CAST'
they analysed 705 million lines of code?
no, they didn't.
The US and EU could and should have used the same tactic - after all buyer pressure is part of the free market!
Re: We could be in a simulation
A simulation of what?
"Nokia...is still viewed as a safe bet by a lot of European pension funds."
Which may go some way to explain why pension funds are no longer viewed as a safe bet by a lot of Europeans!
CV to die for!
Coleman became CIO in April 2013, having served briefly as CIO for specialist businesses in the Co-operative Group. Before that, Coleman led IT development at the Nationwide Building Society for nearly three years, and was HBOS's head of IT for eight years
The old 12-sided thruppeny bit broke the centuries old practice of having a coherent set of currency - well three sets if you count gold: copper (bronze), silver (cupronickel) ... and gold.
Coins increased in size related to value and were exactly proportional in weight. Banks supplied bags and 'copper' and 'silver' could all be weighed together. With the new coin they had to introduce a 3d bag. Last time I checked there were bags for copper, 20p, 50p amd £1s.
If the mint want to show off let them introduce a complete coherent range of coinage. There could be a good argument for dropping 1p and 2p altogether?
Re: Suck it, Apple.
is it only me that's confused by this 'standard'?
between phones, various sized laptops, cameras and mp3 players I've got at least half a dozen different incompatible micro-USB leads.
Re: It's time for the next step in computer security
Interestingly, Google is dropping support for XMPP on April 1st.
What is the Internet of Things, really?
Somebody at Boeing been watching a re-run?
I'd probably have believed it, if it wasn't Gartner saying it!
Re: Many dimensions
I think that what you are trying to say is: what goes around comes around?
Them as can do IT
Them as can't teach IT
Them as can't teach migrate to semi-IT quangos like the ICO
Re: @VernonDozier: What the hell am I reading?
iirc Messrs. Rivest, Shamir & Adelman discovered an encryption method based on the fact that with known methods it takes an infeasible amount of computation to factorise the product of two large primes.
RSA Inc. may have had encryption patents but they weren't on the basic method - even in the USA you can't patent mathematics.
Re: unlike in the UK....
... correction: Russia and America saved the world (i.e Europe) some 70 years ago.
Re: Stars in my Pocket
I've still got the ones I bought from el Reg - only the blue ones ever worked well but they're still going
You had to be there..
..when you'd learnt to program with flat files and moved on to hierarchical the mental contortions needed to think in relational terms were horrendous. Relational was just not a programmers' way of thinking.
The conversion was worth the effort but I suspect that the success of relational databases wasn't just down to SQL - "Locking and concurrency issues were tackled, too.... the hard problems were: recovery, transaction commit, concurrency control... " it was also the fact these issues had been handled for you, having tried to write recovery logic for a double-chained IBM database system at the beginning of the 70's I have a vague idea just how hard those problems were.
Is it really 25 years since I sat in the office reading .exe?
Re: I would complain if you didn't start at zeroth.
most people think they did.
So HMG now pay more to BT, which they used to own, than they got when they sold It.
Curiously my emailled link to this article was redirected to a Cisco 'Dangerous Page' warning.
"Time travel the easy way. (We lied, there is no easy way)" - of course there is, I do it all the time: steadily forward at 1 year pa.
50 posts and no-one admits to not knowing what 'mitigation bypass' means - on a quick check Google doesn't know either!
We never had these problems with EBCDIC - although variable length coding of characters goes back at least as far as Morse code.