101 posts • joined Monday 19th March 2007 16:26 GMT
One Huge Monolith is a Bad Idea
Look back at the valley's history. This gargantuan monstrosity will be the world's largest white elephant in a few years when Apple is as irrelevant as 3Com, HP, and dozens of other former foundations of the local economy have become.
Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?
How much were they asking?
Requesting confidentiality for documents submitted in FCC requests is pretty much SOP. Look up just about any reg number off the sticker on a wireless device in the FCC database and it's very likely that the really interesting stuff (like the schematic) has been shielded by a confidentiality request.
Hard to believe
that any jury of non experts could make a valid determination about a case involving "The present invention is directed to a method of determining branch metric values for branches of a trellis for a Viterbi-like detector. The method includes the step of selecting a branch metric function for each of the branches at a certain time index. The method also includes the step of applying the selected function to a plurality of time variant signal samples to determine the metric values."
I plead guilty to all of the above, plus electronic parts going back 40 years or more.
In a rare fit of cleanup I recycled half a dozen Linksys WRT54GS routers, keeping one for a DD-WRT firmware project, only to find a month later that I had dumped all the version 3's and 4's and kept a useless version 7.
Is pachinko dead then?
"by which time Netflix will retain just over 8 million DVD rental customers. Slowly over time these will then shift to online, either with Netflix or with rivals"
DVD customers switch to online with Netflix? I don't see how that is likely. If you are subscribing to Netflix DVD's it's because you want to watch movies, and Netflix online has very few recent mainstream movies now. If you want to switch from watching movies to watching 20 year old BBC series (with poor video and sound quality) then maybe...
See http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/03/zynga-400-million-secondary-stock-offering.html from March - it wasn't just a simple stock sale by execs.
Re: We'll know what it did soon enough
We don't need hackers when the white house is sure to leak the details before the election.
I have to say
Professor Jim looks REALLY happy to see you.
How does SAP stay in business?
There have been so many horror stories about failed SAP installs that I don't understand how they stay in business. Even though SAP brought HP to its knees a few years ago http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/24/hp_saphell_over/ HP hires Apotheker from SAP, do they brainwash the customers or what?
I agree, he deserves a Suspended Sentence
Preferably by the balls.
Mr. Gonda could probably end up owning Slovakia if gets the right attorney.
Who uses IIS?
According to Netcraft http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html about 20% of webservers are IIS, pretty scary...
in the US of A, AT&T is spending my money running expensively produced ads trying to persuade me that they are doing a great job rolling out high speed internet connections and the government doesn't need to get involved.
Posted (slowly) from my expensive, highest speed available, AT&T, 768 kbit connection.
What about Oefelein?
He got his own wiki page
I just received an email
Respected Sir or Madam
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"No demand" http://www.virtualization.info/2009/08/sony-explains-why-it-disabled-intel-vt.html
If you have this stuff
why can't you use it in those Merkin helicopters?
It ain't that simple.
"Why don't the powers that be just decree that from such-and-such a date all emergency comms equipment *will* be common and interoperable?"
Because, unlike the UK, the US doesn't have a government structure to do that. There's a whole bunch of "government" entities that the feds don't control, the states, the tribal (native american) entities, the counties, the cities, to name a few.
"Digital would be better"
Huh? It is digital, it's also analog, trunked etc. etc.
@ Andrew Culpeck
Bankruptcy? Probably not. Generally in the US bankruptcy will not wipe out a civil judgement for an intentional act, it will get you off the hook for a negligent act but that would be hard to argue in this case.
I think she should sue her lawyer next, he sure didn't live up to his public statements about the slash and burn defense he was going to give her.
"If we didn't have such spectacularly over-reaching libel laws over here he wouldn't be able to sue."
I think you mean:
"If we didn't have such a spectacularly over-reaching Home Secretary over here nobody in the UK would even have heard of this a-hole and he wouldn't have this great opportunity for self promotion"
Paris 'cause she's knows how to make something out of nothing too.
What is broadband?
I was starting to believe this report but they lost me when I saw their claim that 76% of US rural residents have access to broadband. The only way I can see that being true is if they are calling 100 kpbs (if you are lucky), with horrible latency, expensive, satellite service as broadband.
"not accrue" may mean that they are forced to take whatever vacation they earn during that period, in other words their vacation balance cannot increase. I've seen that done elsewhere, but usually over a longer period than a single quarter.
Re: Where's the money
I don't know how CSC's accounting works but many companies that are doing this have a vacation pay fund that accumulates the $ as employees earn the vacation. By forcing the employees to take accumulated vacation they get to pay them out of that fund rather than operating $.
The Asperger's excuse didn't work for Hans Reiser either.
But did they cook breakfast
on the shovel?
Shoot out the back windows of the bus.
It's all over now
Human remains have now been found.
@Charles Manning - yuk!
Attn all you blood spatter experts
Don't forget that the wreckage has been there for a year. It would have seen a number of good mountain storms and likely have been under many feet of snow all last winter ;-)
Still confused after all these days
If it's such a great design why do some pages look so different? There's the grey gutters front page and pages like this article in which the text isn't totally unreadable, but then in reg hardware this article http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/19/xbox_pure/ also has the same fixed width but the text is miniscule, and then htttp://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/09/19/blackbox_gets_larger_systems/ today is still the old format.
Sorry John Lettice, I think you're still a few leaves short of a salad.
No volts 'til 2010 either
"To be fair to GM, its Chevy Volt, which can travel 40 miles on a battery charge, was this week being touted as a model that's ready for production"
If it's ready for production what are they gonna do between now and late 2010 when they are scheduled to start trying to sell it? Poor old GM just doesn't have what it takes any more. By the time that clunker hits the streets Toyota will have have been kicking their hybrid ass with the Prius for 9 years (13 if you count sales in Japan). It's going to take a much bigger leap of technology to be a winner in 2010.
You fixed the "narrow window" by squeezing down the width of the news space, making the ads (relatively at least) bigger, and wasting a bunch of space with grey bars? Sorry, but I'm completely missing the improvement here.
The only news here
is that someone thinks this is news.
Can system folks see your password?
Years ago I caught an employee using a co-workers password. She confessed that her own pw had expired while she was on vacation and she was too embarrassed to call the help desk for a reset because it was set to "fuckujoe" - Joe was the guy who worked the help desk.
100% Bullshit, 100% Politics.
Someone needs to ask John Chiang how the system that's supposedly incapable of this reduction manages perfectly well to process nice increases in the salaries and benefits of all state workers each year - which is, of course, part of the underlying budget problem.