"Break in the fibre caused routing issues"
Isn't that what routing protocols are supposed to fix? -----------------> Fibre Man ---->
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Isn't that what routing protocols are supposed to fix? -----------------> Fibre Man ---->
>Here's the answer
You are a sick, sick man.
If it wasn't 1st April....
>Do not blame the tech firms for listening to their customers desire to not be treated as criminals.
Things changed when governments changed from trying to lead to trying to be managers.
They don't believe in anything. When there is nothing positive to aim for, management becomes negative and you end up where we are today. I think in the UK, Thatcher was the last one who believed in anything. Whether you agreed with her or not, you pretty much knew what she stood for and could vote for or against. On the Labour side, the end came with Blair.
The lawyers took over from those who represented party members. Party members and the public at large realised that though their party was in power, it was no longer their party and political disengagement followed, which suits those at the top just fine.
Which is why you should get out there and vote. Vote for the parties just below those who will likely win. This is no more throwing your vote away than voting for the top two. Make those safe seats unsafe and politicians will start to become more responsive and maybe we'll get some realism back into public life.
It isn't the OS that trapped MS. They have the resources to make it work.
However, they made a couple of mistakes. When Apple ported OSX, they went all-in and the it worked. MS didn't produce a feature-complete Windows for ARM. That might have been due to ARM's reduced power vs Intel, but it was a mistake.
The differences between intel Windows and ARM Windows put it in the "too hard" and "MS obviously isn't committed to it" category as far as devs were concerned. I'm not saying a feature-complete Windows would have worked, but Apple & Google have done their mobile OS as "something completely different" from OSX and Linux. I'm not sure there's a place for a third "something completely different" in the market without a serious USP. MS' USP was not "its just Windows" because it wasn't.
Sticking to x86 is a good idea for MS. It doesn't have to be significantly better than ARM at a hardware level, it just has to be "good enough" and make the devs' and users' problems managing another platform go away. Then MS just have to work out how companies can get employees to pay for company-controlled assets.
So it isn't just Apple and Samsung which make money from Mobile?
>If the Single Market is bad for your region's culture, why would it be good for other businesses?
Big business is all about getting a single homogeneous product out to a homogeneous market. That's why fast food doesn't do local ingredients and they certainly don't let "restaurants" make food. It's all made up and shipped out for re-heating on-site.
Cultural differences just stand in the way of Americans selling weak beer, Italians selling shoddy engineering and Germans "selling," unified political leadership throughout Europe, Africa and Russia.
What makes you think any of this is for the benefit of people?
That's the normal solution to EU politics - pick the option no-one wants on the basis that it will offend no-one.
>Extra switches have nothing to do with performance and everything to do with operational management
Herein lies a major problem with consolidation in general. It isn't just about making mistakes either. Change control becomes a major issue as approvals have to be obtained from everyone and their dog.
If you bring down a network for a few seconds, there's a chance not too many people will get upset. Application protocols generally tolerate small outages. Bring down disk links with high i/o throughput and low latency requirements and you risk corruption and all sorts of long-term badness. It is the different risk profiles, the distinct admin teams and the general lack of a requirement to bundle the two things together which imply separate hardware.
Costs come mostly from salaries. With great complexity comes great admin cost and large-scale tech is always complex.
More to the point, what new customers want to sign up their IT to a company which looks as though it may go out of business?
Why not get in a few contractors, do a pilot and scale things up gradually?
Maybe even get in a couple of teams and let them take different areas of responsibility, if your infrastructure is large enough.
Giving your IT team different financial objectives from the main business has always struck me as rubbish idea. Add in levels of management on both sides which have to be paid for and the concept becomes a bit surreal.
That's not to say you can't use cloud, but using it for PoC projects rather than production would seem to be the logical choice if you are a company of any size.
I presume it's just el reg that's giving the impression that the inclusion of Sparta is what borks the VM boot and Visual Studio by bringing the two things together in one headline.
Please tell me MS hasn't fouled up again by integrating the browser into the OS!
>"This includes the ability to restrict actions such as cut, copy, paste and save as to applications managed by Intune – helping keep corporate information even more secure,"
Now you too can re-live memories of DOS, where you have to save data, load up another app and import the data. This time, however, we don't want to show you the file-system.
If only there was a company which could produce a decent secure operating system which you could pay for and where data-snooping was discouraged by banning advertising-based revenue models on its devices and allowing shareable data types to provide filtered views of the data. So facebook doesn't get your contacts, facebook gets the contacts you provide it with.
Ah, if only we had a company which writes both an OS and applications! Where could MS find a company like that?
That was my thought.
Making sure the first purchasers are true believers.
I'm not sure Jobs would have allowed a device that comes with so little magic.
>Seriously, isn't it time we stopped privileging certain people's "beliefs" over the law and the Constitution, regardless of how "sincerely" or "strongly" held those beliefs might be?
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Oh wait... it doesn't conflict with the constitution and it is the law.
Still, we don't want laws which reflect what the people want. Down with democracy and make what I believe the law for everyone!
Despite the popular interpretation and cheap publicity for EMC, I'm not sure the law works as stated. There also seems to be a strange conflation of "the law" and "what is good."
There is a conceptual difference between practise and thought. Selling a cake to Muslim is fine with most people. Selling a cake with the text, "Every Woman Must Wear a Burka" might be something not everyone wants to do. The Indianna law protects that choice. You don't want to make a cake which says, "God hates fags"? The Indianna law protects that choice.
Rather than worry about hypothetical religions, why not see how the law works in practise? If someone uses the law, publicise how they used it. Do you want to see if people really believe in their religion or if they are just being nasty? Take a look at at the instances in the UK where someone has gone into an obviously christian cafe and then gone wailing to the police because the the scrolling texts on the wall "offended" them. The police essentially shut the business down. That's probably bad legislation. It certainly isn't freedom of religion or speech. Do you really think those things should only apply to the majority opinion? Then there is the couple running a B&B who would only provide beds to married couples. They didn't just pull out of a cheap trade show and save themselves a bit of cash to protect their religious practise, they closed their entire business because the legal requirements of being in business would force them to become an enabler of sexual practises they believe to be wrong. That's how you tell the difference between someone who really believes something and someone making idiotic spaghetti monster quips. Do you want to compare religion with racism? How many white-supremacists are trying to get black people to join them, to socialise together? How many racists would be willing to lose their income source rather than enable practises they disagree with.
Is EMC willing to do that? Will they or Apple not sell to the Vatican because of what the Vatican stands for or is this just better publicity than $30k could buy in the press?
On the other hand, I rarely come close to breaking my 150MB monthly phone allowance.
Tethering will do it, especially if you have automatic OS updates switched on, but usually there are settings and enough wifi/cabled ethernet around to avoid that. Photo's and videos synced to the cloud would probably do it too, but I guess I'm not vain enough for a zillion selfies that my daughter takes and I don't do the facebook or the twitter. When everyone is on their phone on the train in the morning I prefer "downtime." I don't want to be constantly fed with input, I like time to think about things and consider their importance rather than consume data and be constantly harrassed to know things which really have no real impact to my life. Obviously, if you work with photos and video, you'll be out of luck and you may not want auto-updates turned off for Aunt May.
1G isn't a lot, but with relatively little effort, its quite easy to reduce your consumption of stuff. I work in IT and think tech is great fun, however, perhaps its age, but I find elegance in simplicity. I enjoy processing data myself and I find it far more fun to sort and do multi-pipe greps than to run a report using some complicated software with a web interface and five backend servers. Yes, browsers are easy on the eye and I really like them, but we shouldn't overlook the fact that this page is around 1,500,000 bytes supporting a reply to a comment of 1096 bytes.
Does anyone else get the idea that two groups are fighting? One group doesn't want a fibre rollout mostly for political reasons (but with economical justification in some areas) and another group is saying, "but we can probably get the price to be similar to copper in many cases and its far superior"?
Overlaid on that is the general noobishness of a new organisation.
> Pehaps we should replace the words 'Gay' 'Lesbian' and 'transgender' with the word 'Black' when reading this bill
>Because then it would be rightly tossed in the garbage bin where it really belongs
No it wouldn't. Although perhaps prompted by aggressive "equality" legislation which does try to get involved with sex and the exercise of morality, it isn't about gays or lesbians or sex in general.
You could actually read it, rather than just retweeting or reading the opinions of those with an agenda or a need to generate news. I think this is it:
For a legal document, its very short and relatively easy to read. Probably shorter and easier to read than Apple's Terms & Conditions on their latest iTunes patch.
>Stoning of the blasphemous?
>Slaughtering the non-believers?
Probably. Which side are you talking about?
Christ was killed for "blasphemy" and human sacrifice is consistently mentioned as being a reason God brings sooner-than-expected judgement down on the heads of the "heathen" as well as his own people. The term "religion" is useful for bashing opponents with straw-man arguments without having to listen to what they have to say. Why listen to anyone's views when you can dismiss them as cannibals?
Does everything have to descend into soundbites? The law is to stop people being forced to aid and abet behaviour they disagree with. This isn't about the what people are, its about what they do. We don't expect National Geographic to accept advertising promoting creationism, it was explicitly created to evangelise evolution. We don't expect Environmental PR companies to promote Big Oil.
Just because I sell cakes commercially, why should I be forced to make them to promote things I disagree with? What if I'm asked to make a cake to honour everything Thatcher did, I could be prosecuted? How about one celebrating Blair's decision to go to war in Iraq? Do we so worship money that all else is rendered unimportant? Looking at Apple's cash-pile I can see what they worship. I don't berate them for their success, but I see no reason not to assess their character based on what they do with that success. If they (or even just TC) want to "do good" they could play less politics regarding who can have what opinions on sexual habits and spend a lot more cash on bringing clean drinking water to a very large number of villages where people are dying for lack of it.
I guess talk is so much cheaper.
>Bottom line, eat less crap, eat less simple sugars, do some exercise.
Eat real food, not "products" and do exercise. Plus, make sure you get enough sleep, which usually means less "screen time." I guess I'd better go now!
No-one is mentioning the form-factor.
Its truly awful for a
computing display device more complicated than telling the time.
Ok, you might get the fitness/heart rate gang, maybe the stock tickers too, but its mostly good for output only, and even then, a hi-res display just sucks a lot of power that simply isn't plentiful enough.
A classic analogue watch with perhaps a bit of bluetooth alarm-ery built in could work. A wrist-sized computing device is going to be (to put it kindly) ahead of its time.
>Finally, someone with the money to give Intel some real competition?
There's probably more to be made in integrating the two architectures. That might be true even if its only the ability to run on ARM and keep the x64 bit in deep sleep, waking it up when you really want it.
ARM needs some vision to make it to the desktop/laptop. I'm not sure if anyone has that vision matched with the finances to do it.
It isn't just Google's fault. ISPs have seen the money to be made by differentiating personal and business accounts. I remember a time when personal internet users would get multiple fixed IP addresses.
Then there is ADSL. Want to host your own email? Inbound will be fine. If you're out and about, IMAP to your home server will be like treacle. I want my fibre, doyahear Mr Abbot?
Back to the ISPs again... where's the IPv6 push? Why do I have a 10*MB* email storage limit and SMTP is blocked by default? Where are the cheap domain services that are required in order to not have a silly and ISP-specific email address? They seem to be doing everything to push customers away.
I've never heard anyone at the office complain about Konqueror's or Firefox's rendering engine.
Mostly its the shell around it which gets the complaints. That can usually be fixed with a quick trip to the "customise" option to restore the menu bar.
Far more useful would be the ability for the OS to impose per-process subtree (rather than per user or per IP) network and disk restrictions. Then when there is an application breach, the whole system isn't compromised.
>The only people worried about switch dev code are switch vendors themselves.
I think that's the point - to commoditise switch code.
This looks more like an SDN/converged networking play. As mentioned above, I doubt existing switch vendors are pleased. Quagga is all very fine running on a PC, but Cisco will be seriously unimpressed if its supported by some decent ASICS. Ditto for F5. They will be very concerned that, "state of the art" is ignored in favour of "good enough." Allowing people like VMware to auto-configure the networking stack devalues Cisco's ecosystem of arcane commands and trained engineers
Look at the vendors involved - those with serious cloud/datacentre ambitions. How much easier do things become if you could attach or clone networking config to VMs? Launching a web promotion? "I'll have two more web frontends please." Click, click, click. VM's are imaged, deployed in the server pool, with the correct VLANs for internet-facing servers. I no longer have to worry about which blade chasses have capacity, because it all just comes from a large pool. As long as the initial policy is correctly specified, everything should be ok. With large-scale systems, complexity and customisation is the enemy - they want deployable "blocks" because a slight loss in efficiency is more than counterbalanced by administration economies of scale. Its also handy to offload network processing to ASIC hardware rather than getting the computer's main CPU to do it. Network protocols have fixed fields which makes for great efficiency in processing by specialised hardware.
Now add in the multi-tennancy and SAN ease of configuration. Got an email storm? Right, all mail servers now route traffic via a device tuned to look for a specific mail issue. Application monitoring and network management can be integrated.
I don't think this is about re-writing the switch code, its about layering the switching code separately from the configuration code so that a third-party app can control the configuration in real time, probably rather like a deployment-time SDN.
I'd have thought with CPU power now outpacing demand we might be able to spare a bit to put graphics back in userland.
For the price of memory these days, I'd settle for two copies of the graphics stack and a launcher flag saying which one you'd like to use. There are many apps where I'd be happy to accept slightly slower screen updates in return for eliminating a whole class of vulnerabilities. Currently I run all my Windows "productivity" apps under vmplayer. Things which ideally want speed (video, games) run under the linux host, though that could easily be another copy of Windows.
Sadly, MS seem to be obsessed with changing the UI and scripting tools. I guess that's cheaper than improving the OS design. Am I picking on MS rather than Linux? Perhaps, but I think its ok to expect more if you're paying for something than if you get it for free.
Tech is generally rubbish compared to decent watch engineering.
Apple's "shiny" is competing with dell's laptops and Windows 8. It isn't a very high bar to jump over - nothing like the the proper "shiny" industry.
Apart from going for a classic analogue-type watch and an ultra-low power bluetooth link to a buzzer/alarm system (either as a simple reminder that something should be happening or to get you to check your phone) I can't see smart watches being cheap enough to hit utility-cost equilibrium in a reasonable place. Smartphones do lots, even if its pointless lots. Smart watches... not so much.
It reminds me of the 80's - 14 different alarm "tunes", a calculator, stopwatch, 7 time zones, a timer, and precision to hundredths of a second on a digital watch. It was all cool for a 14-year-old boy, but in the end it was mostly unneeded, too fiddly and really rather ugly. The grown-ups went back to simple and elegant analogue systems that are mostly maintenance free and reliable for years at a time.
Tiger running on Tyan's Power systems?
> If Microsoft give them a free and legitamate copy, then they're not pirates anymore. Problem solved!
Kinda make you feel a little sorry for people who bought Vista though!
On one hand, a warning is appropriate here: if you aren't paying for it, you're not a customer. On the other hand, even if I was paying for it, I'm not sure that its acting in my best interest.
I think I'll stick with Linux-as-an-operating-system.
And quite right too.
The point of the GPL is mutual support and shared development costs in tackling common problems.
Nicking the code to make cash for yourself without helping others ain't what its for.
>I was upset at the Stephen King novel "IT".
Except that, you then have to buy and store a docking station at each location.
Give me the sockets, if I don't need them, I won't use them. They aren't that expensive.
Rarely do I agree with Orlowski, but yes, Apple seem to have no idea why they are doing stuff.
>Yeah, bog standard users don't use printers, mice or memory sticks...
Printers are increasingly networkified (with their own wifi AP as a last resort)
Apple has a BT mouse (perhaps they want to sell more of them)
Memory sticks.... ok, you got me on that one - but that is occasional usage. "Use the cloud" says the ghost of Jobs.
Having said all that, I still can't get over the lack of a dedicated nic on macbooks. Can they not design something which looks nice but hides DVI/VGA/DP/NIC/USB ports?
Are you going to need something that scales better at the network end... token-ring perhaps?
I half-jest, the point being, if traffic is not "bursty" is CSMA/CD the way to go?
So its kinda like Windows for the Web?
+parallels with iPad are specious
Plus, ipads are demonstrably handy, even if they are not strictly required.
iwatch on the other hand... I'm still wondering what the use-case might be which isn't solved by a phone - the best I can come up with is that even a vibrating phone isn't always felt. I'm not sure that necessitates a several hundred dollar spend though. I almost suggested a bluetooth vibrating ring but that might be tricky to advertise.
I was going to compare the watch with Apple /// or Lisa, but they were demonstrably useful too and relatively powerful computers for their day. Newton perhaps?
>I wonder if Kyocera was making noises about dropping windows phone?
More likely, "Sign this patent doc and we'll give you loadsa co-marketing funds for windows phone."
I assume that's why anyone makes Winphones.
That would be a little spooky.
And not in a Snowden way.
I wonder how these compare to Nespresso's aluminium pods for recycling?
>Thank goodness you were all only 'illed'. That bastard could have murdered you all!
The last entry in the diary reads, "The others are now all gone, I'm the only one left. They fell like flies to dysentery, then the flies fell on them and the flies got dysentery. We've been illed to death by the Mummy's cures, I'm sure of it!"
Am I correct in thinking that Worstall thinks that because google provides search for free and we all have access to it, we should ignore the vast concentration of wealth tech companies like google create?
Yes its free, but I'm not sure that my daughter picking up information via google on an ipod rather than a paper encyclopedia should allow me to disregard the billions being funnelled to Google and Apple, and the social issues that might create.
So, "boat people" are fair game then!
And don't respond within 48 hours? Because bullying only hurts if its in your news feed for longer than two days?
Don't get me wrong, my view is, if you're being bullied, the government isn't going to be able to help anyway. However, if you're going to try to do something, at least attempt to do something which might be effective.
>the packets have to take their chances with the rest.
With the other video traffic, which gets high priority, yes. That's what a shared network is.
If you are doing important things like open heart surgery by robot with video, I think you can afford circuit switched links for video, with backup links. I hope you have backup doctors on-site too in case it all goes badly wrong.
Hello, I'm a PC.
And I'm a cowboy.
I understood it be a compiled subset of JS which means it should be able to run in the browser's VM like any other JIT code.
I could be wrong.
Games are the obvious way to gain attention, but I'd imagine the real use is to reduce latency for things like google docs.
Could it replace plugins for things like citrix?
Surely this is the same as a "cardholder not present" transaction.
If you accept that kind of transaction, the vendor takes the extra risk.
Not recommended if you can avoid it.
but I can't help feeling... a convex glass surface which you can't cover? How much more fragility does this introduce?
Not many people want to disabled JS completely.
NoScript is usually a better option:
Worse is youtube's "auto-play a random video after keeping quiet for a minute."
Not a chance.
Commercial SW is all about the upgrade cycle. MS is too large to rely on new customers for "growth." That is a problem for most major corps these days. Spartan is just one more reason to upgrade OS, which probably drags an outlook upgrade along with it and maybe an office upgrade, and....
Open Source would allow back-porting and MS don't want that.
Personally I think its a weak/tough sell for MS. If you want what Spartan offers, why not use Chrome/Chromium or FF? That's the thing about standards, the more you adhere to them, the fewer USP's you have. If Spartan is essentially IE with the Windows hooks taken out, why would you do that? Ok, I know why you'd do that, but why would you do that in a product from MS?
>Exactly, it's basically a skin for Chrome
Don't you mean Chrome is a skin for Konqueror?
Surely the features are the what makes a browser cool. The rendering engine is just one - and one which isn't really part of the UI.
I use FF & Chromium. FF for normal browsing, Chromium mostly for dropping back to a browser without security restrictions in place i.e. can't be bothered going through 6/12 different noscript settings for a page I'm happy with anyway.
I'd quite like an "open this page in another browser" menu option in FF.
Is this some windows thing?
My bog standard FF (v36) install on Suse looks like palemoon, but with a few more colours in the icons. How I hate the Vista(?)-inspired "collapse all app menus off a single top-left menu."