Re: Still "ten years away"?
They said that 20 years ago when I played my first VR arcade game (some kind of flight sim)!
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They said that 20 years ago when I played my first VR arcade game (some kind of flight sim)!
The idea of Big Data is not a farce, but less face it, the term "Big Data" definitely is - its a non-discriptive term thought up by marketing bods to target business execs who want to record a large volume of data, but have no clue what the data is, where it is stored or how it was gathered.
Its like the term "Cloud", being used to describe Virtualisation, Hosted Service, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, IaaC, Shit-aaS.. its so broad and generic, it means nothing.
You've told us about the pro's, now how about the con's?
I love this type of technology, but as with all start-ups, its too much of a gamble because
a) they can't deliver an SLA to is acceptable to business
b) they target top of the market and set an unrealistic price for the medium market
Screen is to small - I love large screens, I took a gamble going from the Experia Z Ultra (6.7 inch) to the 6P, it worked well, but I think Google has made a mistake going smaller than this.
If this was split, you would likely find 3rd party ISP's (Think Sky, Vodaphone, TalkTalk etc) would invest in OpenReach (this would obviously have to be regulated), as well as more cooperation on ducting (Thinking virgin here) as OpenReach is not a direct service-competitor, yet Virgin rely's upon OpenReach copper to delivery broadband to areas that don't have cable.
After which the dummy was reinserted and he cried for his bottle!
"installs a virtual machine running, say OpenBSD"
If a company is following a good "whitelisting" based practise, this wouldn't be possible. As not only would you be restricted from creating the VM, but also all outbound traffic filtered, so VPN tunnels are only allowed from approved sources..
100/40Mb is decent, and whilst your late to the party, its still comparable or even better than a lot of other countries.
Did they ever think of calling an exorcist? Phone looks like it possessed!
But these chairs will help... As my ass will be pointing downwards so all toxic emissions will be absorbed by the material, there is an additional benefit that nobody would want to steal it afterwards - I call that win-win.
Flame because those emissions are very combustible!
You can't constantly maintain backwards compatibility.. Its one of the reason OS's have become the bloated pieces of.crap they currently are!
Whilst I accept a certain level must be maintained, where something does break, the developer of software than runs on that platform has responsibility for fixing it..
Whilst I dislike M$ products, I would not lay blame at their door - Its upto each developer to test compatibility with the hosting platform/underlying OS, hence this is Sage's responsibility.
Sounds like they were measuring some of the moron's I've worked with in the past, people who have been trained what buttons to click, but have no comprehension of the underlying principles or technologies.
How about forcing ISP's to issue them..
guide mislead them!
Hand me the tin foil hat..
But recently I said thank f*ck for Wunderlist, after relocating to the London, it allowed me and my partner to organise/split the work of
Whilst keeping track of it all from our phones, whilst she was in Spain and I was in London..
Definition of Startup is "a newly established business."
CTERA was formed in 2008.. I don't think that constitutes a Startup!
Still no linux based Update Manager? So you still need to keep the Windows server around!
I know it was ET, they promised to call after giving me a good probing!
Given the licensing model, you must be referring to Oracle...
(Posted from 30k feet above the Med)
" Recent smartphones are potent computers,"
I have a 95% internet/reading to 5% calls ratio.. I suspect its the same for most people, so I don't see that as an issue (aside from when you actually make a call!)
Got nothing to do with building.. It has to do with component costs and profit reporting, both of which are done in US dollars.. so a lower pound, means cost of components increases and when converting BGP to USD they lose more money!
Mike 140 - Is Rilly your name? Or did you mean really?
No, any country that operates within the single market is subject to free movement of money, people, goods and service! You don't have one without the other three. Since so much of the UK economy relies upon the single market (inc. our banking and finance sector which employs over 2m people) we'd be insane to leave it!
So for this alone, his friend is sorted, as freedom of movement is a condition of being part of the single market.
Farage himself made the point that a 52% to 48% should lead to a 2nd referendum.
Most of the products are out of date and suffering from years of underinvestment and underdevelopment, most have not seen new features, whilst also being ludicrous-speed slow at maintaining compatibility with the systems they're meant to work with (for example, vRanger support newer VMWare releases).
It's not surprising Dell stashed the cash whilst exiting stage left!
"Kat McIvor is Principal Technologist for DevOps at QA, the sole UK partner for Chef training delivery, "
So being the the sole partner, gives you an indicator of how big (or little rather) the Chef and Puppet market really is..
I pay for 99% of my purchases with card... when I need cash, my partner pays!
I do love the XB-70, looks like somebody stole the blue print from Thunderbirds..
I'm doing a US road trip with the missus later this year, and I'm trying to find some excuse to stop over in Ohio to see it lol..
"So no f*** voice service from BT in my house. Ever."
I've not received a nuisance call for more than 10 years.. amazing what unplugging the handset can do..
I've recently interviewed at 3 different companies in London, bizarrely all of them outsourced their infrastructure to a single provider (different providers for each of them), all because they didn't want the hassle of doing it internally - all of these companies have realised it was a short-term gain and long-term pain, now they are scrambling to either distribute the risk or bring it back in-house (hence reason for the interviews)..
As one of those executives who reads el-reg whilst skiving in the crapper, I distinctly reject this idea as unworkable.
A common response when asked "What would you do if you had a time machine?" is "travel back and assassinate hitler!"
Not me.. My hit list is as follows
1) The person who coined the term "DevOps"
2) The person who coined the term "Cloud"
3) The person who thought "Flash" was a good idea
4) The person who coined the term "-as-a-Service"
+1 Great response.
Not much more to say really.
Will be interesting to see what they do with Essentials and Essentials Plus.
Sheesh... Consider the implications of that, effectively what your saying is every search engine or spider that visits, downloads and indexes the BBC site is causing copyright infringement.
That is ridiculous..
First he was not selling BBC content for monetary gain, just demonstrating the product, Second, by that logic, you should not allow any developer libraries or extensions that perform HTTP requests and they could perform the same function!
Lusty, Your right cloud does have some advantages.. but also a lot disadvantages, if that makes me negative, then I'll take that badge with pride - Us negative nerds as act as a counter-balance too morons like you.
Your assuming public cloud will overtake onsite infrastructure.. If you have any experience of SME infrastructure or networking, you'd know that this will never happen. Available bandwidth, latency and security concerns basically make this impossible.
The idiot who uses 123456?... or the idiot companies who have not worked out their customers are idiots and allow them to use it?!
Hosted Services are a fact of life, always have been. Whilst we block a lot of them on our Firewalls, my CEO alone suggests a dozen new services each month, so trying monitor and control every service it pointless unless this adopted as best practise through the company.
I'd like to nominate Tom Wheeler as the next head of OFCOM (the UK telecom regulator)
Scale have been established for at least 6 or 7 years, therefore they are not a startup, but an established business! I first had dealing with them in the UK in 2009/10 and they had already been going in the US for several years before that.
Sorry if thats being pedantic.
Have 1 up vote for the useful info, and second theoretical one for the moron who downvoted you!
Have to agree on the UI in most open-source software, though its not the projects own fault, open-source projects rarely have enough resources and contributors to keep the UI with the "times". I've often pestered my employer(s) to contribute back with time or contributions, we are profiting, so its right to give something in return to help the cycle.
Hence why the IoT is another marketing hypergasm, thats going end in a premature nut bust!
3 years ago I replaced all the lightbulbs in my house with LED ones, so that I could save money, they have a life expectancy of 9-10 years and I expect to get full usage out of them!
In many respects, the Chinese are more free that we are - As long as you don't undermine the state's authority, you can pretty much do what the f*ck you want.
Living in the UK we get access to everythi... oh wait, sh*t why is that Torrent site blocked, ah and that website to make home-made "fireworks" not available. WTF?
Neither Developer, nor Operator..his superpower is being mediocre is all fields!
@LosD - Hosting companies should not even be offering this, it encourages a viscious circle - Customers pay to have a script developed/installed for them and fail to keep it maintained, never being updated or patched.
How can this be a good thing? All if does is help maintain the cycle is security issues, obsolete scripts and outdated versions of PHP.
Breaking compatibility will do everybody a favour - it'll help get all the crap and unmaintained scripts out of circulation. I was recently dealing with a vendor who website still ran scripts with .php3..