441 posts • joined Thursday 5th April 2007 08:59 GMT
oracle is safe.
Until Google can make make a reliable high performance db which you can run on your own hardware l think Larry can keep counting his income in billions.
Yes Google has big table, but it only runs in Googles data centre and is not acid.
If you own a mobile phone you probably update an Oracle database about 500 times a day. Everytime you change base stations you will update at least three databases and probably as many as ten. Most telcos use Oracle for this because its fast and doesn't lose data.
but all those features are in the current release
Everything mentioned is in the current release.
O.K. java 7 support is new, but, I don't see its going to be much different from the current java 6 support.
Looks like they just cut and pasted from an old press release.
Re: beyond a joke
Actually its the other way around. A pretty decent piece of software running on a county, plasticky poorly build lump of hardware.
I was thinking of buying a 920 until I picked one up. Overweight and flimsy at the same time -- quite an achievement.
Some one needs to explain to Nokia that one really good phone is better than a range of 50 c*** phones.
France has land borders with 5 countries and s sea border with one.
They are a member of the EU and must accept a free flow of goods from other EU contries.
Looks like s big win for WWW.amazon.Lu
Re: One key difference between 8 and Vista
There ate several start button add ons, and I would suggest its the first thing to install after you hook up to the internet.
The other real pain is that everything that used to be a neat sub menu entry is now an effing great tile. I mean a simple install of gvim gets you six new totally useless tiles on the start screen.
Still on a touch screen the new UI makes a lot of sense. Time will tell whether having one OS for itsbitsy phones and mega workstations is inspired or merely "brave'.
Re: It's not even locked in really
It ain't necessarily so.
You can copy your books to and from a pc and on to other devices. You just need your amazon account to unlock it.
DRM done right, not as annoyingly restrictive as Apple , and, gives reasonable protection to the copyright holders.
another piece of 1980s mainframe reivented.
This level of monitoring has been available on olde worldy mainframes for 30 years now.
SMF mxg those were the days.
Re: Resizeable/groupable tiles - meh
On my xp box I have 382 files in 144 folders. How any serious user could migrate to windows 8 without a decent start menu is a sign of micrisoft's insanity
As it is I have to waste time removing useless tiles every time I install anything on my touchy feel slab.
why xp is ubiquitous
Its the same price as Linux.1$ on a cd 2$ on a dvd.
Not so much Windows 7, as the activation is riskier, and, no Vista because even for 1$ nobody wants it.
Also Asian language support in xp is superb, while Linux is just OK.
Someone should ask to cite a single example of 'an individual or startup' successfully patenting and profiting don a genuinely innovative software patent.
Software patents is a game only big corporations and shyster lawyers can play.
If the present trend continues small shops will stop writing code as they will inevitably infringe someone's patent "method for storing a value enter by a user or agent''.
Re: The class still exists
So all those. People state king shelves in Telcos, tarmacing the roads, installing your cabling etc are just an annoying illusion.
Re: Fossil fuel costs us more than we think.
And where do you suppose all those kilowatt so inefficiently stored in the battery were generated?
Unless you live in France it Switzerland they were most likely generated using coal or gas.
You can rent a reasonably powerfully VPS for as little as 12 quid a month, and load it with the software of your choice.
It probably has a noisy fan, but as its in a sub basement in another city this should not bother 'we indoors. An added advantage is there are no cables for your significant other to trip over. It's so unfau when you get an ear bashing when they just crashed your system.
looks great --but
compare it with a thinkpad x200.
2/3rds the price
4 times the processing power
5 times ad much storage
Best keyboard in the world
Only a couple of ounces heavier
A choice of real usable OSes
15 years on the black box is a classic design that still says "Kool"
The surface doesn't look quite so desirable any more.
Re: Dear USA: You make your laws; we'll make ours.
I already did. As far as I know the only item I own which was made in the USA is the Intel chip inside the Chinese laptop I. Bought three years ago.
You Americans make nothing the rest of the world wants.
The core skill is branding and marketing third world manufactured goods. These would fall outside any trade embargo. Worse if the EU got really nasty it could just stop enforcing intellectual property rights for US based companies.
its worth remembering......
Steve jobs was kicked out of Apple by activist investors who nearly ran the company into the ground by ,among other MBA approved strategies , cutting R & D.
Ironicly after a mega R & D spend at Pixar he made more money than the then Apple board could dream of.
He was able to buy back control of Apple at a bargain basement price.
kodak print center?
Didn't Kodak have n thousand franchisees doing exactly this? I know they started out with Ian and chips. But the last one I used offered wireless and web upload as options.
Re: He is right.
Well firstly it doesn't come with a manual and the gestures are supposed to be intuitive -- so fail 1 for MS.
Secondly it wasn't him who had the problem -- but nearly all of his 20 guinea pigs (which included some very experienced techies) who had the problem -- he was merely observing their experience.
I will avoid the UI formerly known as Metro for as long as I can, which shouldn't be too hard as the Firms PC is still running XP, and, I use UBUNTU for preference.
Also for anyone put of by the UBUNTU UNITY interface, my advice is stick with it for a couple of weeks and you won't even miss gnome.
Re: The good old days...
If the article is right (15 seconds for a divide) then it was running at 0.066666 FLOPS, 6.6666 microFLOPS or 6.6666666666666666666666666666667e-14 petaFlops .
Re: I remember ...
You rise in consulting and management by telling the boss/customer what they want to here.
Eventually this results in an echo chamber where only good news and predictions bright sunny futures are heard. Plus a smattering of "lets reduce headcount" so they can feel macho as well as brilliant.
This all works splendidly until the innocent lad asks why the emperor is naked, or, the shareholders ask to see the money.
Anyway serves the septics right, They unload there Sub-Prime mortgages on our banks, we unload our super-hyped startup on them.
Re: Notes is great just not at email
Webster has nothing to do with notes and never has.
Websphere started of as a COBRA broker called CBseries which had a java skin tacked on.
Thankfully the COBRA components have more or less disappeared under the mass of JEE.
There already is a "better" C++
Its called C.
Re: So cancelling Win32 APIs and forcing Metro is "to get back to parity" ?
C# is actually the "Java clone".
There are several hundred reasons why it is superior to Java not least the ability to compare strings with the "==" operand rather than the awful aString.equals(anotherString) construct.
I would not normally consider myself an MS fan. I use Ubuntu with Python or C as my preferred development platform. But must use a variety of languages in my day job which pays the rent (Java, COBOL, C, bash, Rexx, VBA and C#) the only computer language I really don't like using is C++ -- the learning curve is way too steep for anyone not using it full time.
So all credit to MS for C# and .net.
patent no. u1005
A method whereby license fees are increased annually by an automatic process which simultaneously reduces functionality of a software product. In addition the device or software will automatically increase support fees while removing any liability for support from the contract. This device or software will interface with any patent u1004 - a method for replacing skilled staff with low cost humanoids.
The data was public domain.
TThe data in their database us essentially public domain as its available to anyone willing to pay, or, with access to a login
A fraudster.could legitimately pay for this data before setting up a fraudulent credit application. Although this would go against the grain.
Re: Brits love it?
I think you are suffering from some delusion if you think this is a purely British problem. Nearly all EU countries have a Curry equivalent with a local near monopoly on consumer electronics.(FNAC,MediaMarkt etc.).
But considering thet the web browser is pretty much the only application I ever use on my iPad or Android phone I really do see where they are coming from.
And the killer app is ?
So starting from a base zero successful and/or original software products I am sure they can build on this.
Rather like they became a major industrial power in the 60's thanks to "the great leap forward".
Chinas current success is based on cheap labour, no pensions, no health care and no health and safety "red tape", plus a willingness in western governments to abandon their peoples welfare in order to make a few businesses more profits.
Its a standard Chinese commodity notebook with an HP Sticker on it.
Why bother reviewing it? Its the same as all the other lap tops at this price point and HP probably had nothing to do with the design other than negotiating a volume discount and supplying the logo stickers.
The only interesting thing is it comes a day after Mystic Meg announced HP should have better looking designs..
Are they sure its a monkey?
Looks like an escaped member of SLADE of "Merry Xmas" fame.
The boffins should conduct a DNA comparison with Noddy Holder.
lets here it for the old country
I wonder what percentage of european sales are actually UK sales.
The reason for this is thanks to iPLayer 4od and itv catch-up, there is a decent amount of watchable tv available over the internet.
Re: Users were not so much won over to new versions
I never came across any one who was won over by Vista. Perhaps MS should stick to two letter acronyms like NT or XT which seem to work for them.
Re: "Could it be simply because they don't know Lua?"
Not really even if you have never seen piece of lua code before, the syntax is so beautifully clear and simple any half skilled programmer could work out what was going on.
l give up.
I know its humiliating to have to ask but did anyone get the "uncle bob" and "puffing billy" references?
Is not to have big projects. Whether its the public or private sector big projects are more likely to fail than not. Most "succesful" large projects have had "success" redefined beyond all recognition.
So the answer is to knock all grandstanding ego driven large projects on the head before they get any budget.
777 = 666 + 111
By my calculations this makes Larry the Beast++.
Be agraid, be very afraid.
At five quid for a small bottle of tiger per you will need a really good package before you can afford a night out.
Amazon actively supports lone. Authors and has a helpful easy to use system to allow authors to upload their books and sell them for whatever price they choose, including free.
enterprises dont spend the money either
Its not just small companies that balk at the costs if ip v 6.
Most enterprise it departments have done the analysis. Cost high, disruption to business high, risk of outages high, benefits too small to measure.
Went to try this out and discovered my Android keyboard does not have < or >
DISPLAY 'I AINT DEAD' UPON CONSOLE.
Java -- J2EE worse than Y2K!
The mess that is J2EE presents enterprises with a worse problem than Y2K.
All those applications written to JE 2 3 and 4 standards are incompatible with each other and the newer cleaner JE standard. Worse still because JSP was "bad" (its still here, still backward compatible, and while it is slightly c**p, its still better than any other attempt at a JE presentaiton layer) architects favored abominations like STRUTS and FACES plus several home grown solutions. All these applications are stuck in rut cannot be upgraded to the latest greatest JE standards and will require a complete re-writes sometime soon.