115 posts • joined Thursday 14th February 2008 14:06 GMT
Re: This is why ..
Ignoring marketing is the worst you can do, that's when we really start to work:
[Obligatory xkcd] http://xkcd.com/125/
I've been referring to anything using a hosted database as the cloud for a while in board meetings now, management seem to approve as they plan buzzword bingo.
First 5 star review I decided to look into
was by Florian Laplantif who turns out to be a software engineer from Facebook. I'm sure many of the 5 star reviews are from genuine independent users & I've just been unlucky, right?
I met him at a book signing a few years ago.
Queued early to be at the front & had a small rucksack of his books with me.
The look on his face at first was "Oh no hear we go, another person just going to get a few signed copies & then sell them on ebay". The way his face lit up with joy when I instead pulled out battered, well read paperbacks instead of mint 1st editions.
I'm glad to be one of the many true fans of yours.
Thank you for your work, few people achieve greatness in their lifetimes you did, multiple times over.
Where can I make some of these signs?
I can have great fun leading disorientated oompahloompahs around London when there is next one of these.
Given that I plan on moving to China in the next 12 months
This is encouraging news for me. Sadly I don't have anywhere near fluent mandarin and am desperately trying to learn.
Can they not just fix the memory leaks in the Chorme browser itself first?
Sorry, forgot they did an OS called Chrome when I clicked on the article & by then I was already in rant mode.
Prior Art, with rounded corners too!
Expect they wrote the lawsuit papers before even filing the application.
Can you do the same for Apple patent stories?
Re: I'm confused by this story...
Beer allows us to hide from many problems, but pretending to be a bird is not a side-effect.
For that I advise some rather festive Christmas Vine.
I'm confused by this story...
At first glance, it sounds as though it's just scaremongering by a PR firm more than anything.
"Juniper researchers also discovered that 12.5 per cent of free finance apps had the ability to initiate a phone call without going through the dialer interface. Two thirds (63.2 per cent) didn’t provide a description of this capability within the app. However, after installing a number of these applications, it became clear that this capability was legitimately used by the app to contact local financial institutions."
- Okay, right... so the apps that required the permission did actually use the function legitimately. What's wrong with that?
"Meanwhile, 5.53 per cent of free apps have permission to access the device camera"
-Okay, right.... going by the detail provided on finance apps, what % of free apps use a camera legitimately as part of their software?
Not going to take a second glance as it's nearly 4pm which is pub o'clock.
Try this handy guide.
Is that Sooty image used with the appropriate permissions?
Isn't that what the article says?
Hell, it even goes as far as to give the contractor advice on how to secure the server against this (tick a box).
Read the article again.
Either way the court may rule it's going to set a precedent.
Holey Optochip Batman
I always assumed that...
these e-voting systems would print out a copy of the person's vote for them to check and place in a ballot box so physical recounting is possible.
They don't do that?
It still wouldn't help with removing/changing candidate names from the ballot paper as in the article example though so, as above, old school pen & paper for me.
Don't let me in!
I don't want to be mutated. I like the idea of my posts being lovingly looked at by a moderator before they 'go live' (I miss you Sarah). Why should I be forced to give up that thrill just for the sake of a little formatting?
Hate to say it, but...I'm with Google on this one. Microsoft has the deals in place so they get the content. If Twitter is complaining that they are not in Google's searches then they perhaps shouldn't have signed a deal with a search engine that nobody really uses.
Completely agree. Once Amazon & Apple fully get their products ready it won't take much for them to complete.
If it's a bidding war for exclusive broadcast rights Apple certainly has more cash lying around than Sky.
Anyone know if they are sniffing around the sports rights deals yet?
Downloads & streaming won me over.
These days most 'new' music I listen to is streamed. Where I want a copy for my portable, I get a download. Sadly free, illegal ones mainly (sorry industry, but you don't have the content) except the occasional FLAC purchase.
I've also now stopped buying CDs and henceforth am only buying vinyl as if I want a physical product it may as well be a product that looks and sounds cool.
... Macs don't get infections!
As others have said. Yes & No.
As computers have got faster more data has been collected.
Some analysis is now possible on the user desktop in ways it wasn't before.
In some ways... snore... blah blah.... Excel, Qlikview, LogicXML... blah blah... R... BIG DATA!... Hadoop, Google... snort, dribble... MYSQL, cubes, RapidMiner, SAS. Some more chat about products. "Users are best placed to understand their data than analysts in some cases"
That pretty much covers it right? Speaking of which anyone seen Amanfrommars recently? I miss him.
Yeah, but can it...
...run Crysis on full settings.
- Mine's the one with the dust & the Penguin book of Bob Monkhouse jokes in the pocket.
"The only weakness of thermal imagers is that they don't work at all well through windows"
Simple answer then. Use Linux.
Could mentioning Wikileaks in comment threads be the new Godwin's Law?
£14.8 million for 1,447 jobs overall - that's around £10k per job.
£7 million for 721 jobs with HP - that's around £9.7k per job.
So HP saved the Scottish government £300 per job. Well done them.
@The number one programming error
I'm sorry AC. - Blaming a low budget for your poor code is not on.
If the project is release ready then the code must be free of bugs (the major ones like these 25) otherwise it doesn't get out of Alpha/Beta.
If it will cost more than management are willing to spend then they can either open source the project & hope someone will fix it for free or leave it in beta & risk it in a production environment.
Release software should not have these errors regardless of budget. End of.
Re: Ahh yes why not
What do you mean no similarity?
"The majority of people don't" ... ", and most of them find the ban an exceptionally good thing."
"If for nothing else it saves on my washing."
Sounds like it could be either.
"is behind schedule and is significantly over running its original cost estimates"
With an IT project? Why doesn't that surprise me?
...when people think up these banal and irritating flash ads a light bulb really does go OFF above their heads.
Couldn't you have just told us "whenever we look at streaming flash videos an angel cries"? Lightbulbs?... pffft!
I'm pretty sure that by now about 200 commentards will have mentioned open office.
To all who have... STFU they're MPs. Government policy = if it costs lots of money and does not deliver on it's promises then it's what they use otherwise no deal. IMHO It's the reason they have PRINCE2.
Paris because it's been a long week and I need someone to make me smile. Bill G doesn't.
Has nobody considered the japes that could be had with this device?
Imagine the fun going to the urinals and (with a few modifications) being able to piss dry ice, bright pink glowstick fluid, etc.
Where do I buy?
Matt, I do hope your joking with that statement. You need to get an antivirus program regardless of how secure your operating system is.
One of the unmentioned problems of the Open Source World is the lack of 'great' antivirus packages for Linux.
Now, as soon as Norton port over their excellent AV software to that 'ooboontoo' thingy then I'm there.
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