Minor copyright concerns aside (particularly the old stuff) lets not forget the huge value the MAME project has had in preserving videogame history. If it were left to the companies who made these games (many now long gone of course) then many of these games would be lost forever.
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"Unlike Windows XP Server 2003 won’t cling around, zombie-like, at high numbers for years."
Based on what? Previous form? I recently took part in a 2003 decom workshop at my company and was presented with a 3yr plan.The look of horror when I asked about the plans for years 4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10 was hilarious. I explained they were deluding themselves if they felt it was a 3yr programme.
They should have recruited a goat to tackle the situation:
Several years ago I was contracting for about a year at a small-ish company (50 to 60 people). I was surprised to see no internet filtering in place - at all. Nowt. Completely unfettered access to the Net and all its perversions.
I asked the MD why and he just said...."you'll see." Well over the course of the year I was asked to bring logs to the MD about individual internet usage. Each time I was asked for the report the same person was sacked the same day.
He just used it as a way to get rid of staff so had no interest in filtering their access. Of course he only minded what the crap staff were up to. The good ones could watch donkey p0rn for all he cared.
What have Casio or Timex got to say about those suspicious curved edges? Looks like infringement to me!
I have a feeling it is more secure because it is all "new". Imagine Amazon hosting hundreds of thousands of legacy Windows 2008 servers attached to old worn out domains, used by companies with no will or finance to do anything about it in 15 years time. Will we say it is secure then?
As always the challenge for large orgs is cost and time. My own company is in this boat - sitting on 12,000+ Windows 2003 servers. Still, it keeps people in work.
Got mine yesterday from modmypi. Very nice bit of kit - so snappy in comparison to my old RPi.
OpenElec is butter smooth but the big difference was navigating around rasbian. I doubt the distro is yet optimised for the new chipset but browsing was night and day compared to RPi1.
On RPi1 I did not bother with box art and all that fancy catalogue stuff but with RPi2 I think I'll make an effort for a richer XBMC experience.
Great news. Wanted something a little more beefy from the RPi2 - this will help with emulation for retro gamers. XMBC is nice even running on RPi1 but I would like it to be a bit more snappy. Time to hand the Rpi1 to the inlaws and the new one set up.
Well I bought Windows 8 for about 14 quid due to the discount they offered for the first few months. Offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for customers who upgrade early is a great idea.
Worth getting the upgrade even if you don't plan on using it 'til SP1.
"...with pixel-dense TVs fast becoming the norm for any screen that aspires to be anything other than bargain basement tat."
What a load of utter claptrap.
"Testing" security hard enough invariably results in a genuine unplanned service outage in my experience.
Were ALL VMs down for 42hours or just SOME down for 42hours? I really need to know an equivalent of "weighted business impact" because pure failure stats mean nothing in terms of business impact.
We need to stop sending robots to other planets....has no-one seen Battlestar Galactica.....this will only end very badly.
2020? Pfft that's a million years away......Windows 2003 on the other hand. Oh dear.
I'll be needing an eye upgrade before 4k on a 40" screen from 10ft away makes any difference to me.
If anything my eyesight is likely to get worse as I age so really I can't see me needing anything more than 1080p in my lifetime. Still at least I'll be able to buy cheap TVs. Roll on 8k - it will make 1080p cheaper still!
For PC monitors though - yeah fill yer boots. Like most I have my monitor sat on my desk in front of my keyboard and any bump in resolution is instantly noticeable.......then there is another problem though.....forking out for a GPU able to shove that many pixels.
A mere pup compared to this old lady: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawise_Giant
Proxy cures the problem completely. Also using say Google DNS rather than VMs own DNS seems to help a bit as well - not as well as proxies though.
From 20wpm down to 1wpm and now back up to just 2wpm? Wow I had no idea his ability to communicate had fallen so drastically. What a tragedy.
Space travel going back to the 60s. Warms the heart hey!
Sword rocks according to 7yr old Star Wars nut.
As for the cross-lightsword-whatsit - my 7 yr old son (massive Star Wars fan) jumped off the sofa when he saw it and shouted AWESOME!
Looking at it as an adult fan it seems a bit daft but then again perhaps not. Ignoring some books for a while, in the films a lightsaber can cut through just about anything so surely a cross-guard would have to be made of light-sword-magic in order to be effective, no?
Either way, my son's assessment is the only one which should matter here. This is Star Wars - it belonged to me when I was 7 in '77 and it should belong to my son today - not me. I hope to enjoy it, but if I enjoy it more than my son I'll regard the film as a failure.
It will be a great shame if after 10 years and 6 billion kilometres it only gets to party on the comet for 64 hours.
Hopefully it's final act before it dies will be to chance one leap into the unknown!
Porn is really my only serious concern with regards to my kids being online. Too much of it, too easy to find, far too extreme for a young mind.
Re: Not looking good... :(
I don't think that left hand portion od dark is "space" I suspect it is shadow and when we see a full panorama we'll know for sure.
"2. Eliminate planning permission for building small sites."
No thanks. I prefer that the networks are jumping through a few well organised hoops before chucking up a metal monstrosity outside my front window. Make the process better, sure. Scrap it? Nope.
I think this belongs in the Hardware section.
Sailboat? I occasionally wonder if Register is a UK or US centric site - does the use of this word confirm the latter?
I looked at a number of these dedicated devices but in the end decided that they were not flexible enough for me personally. In the end I put together my own NAS based on Intel ATOM running Ubuntu server. Ubuntu can be run very well also from simple usb memory sticks (with a few tweaks to cut down on writes) which results in excellent idle power consumption as the main disks are spun down for much of the day.
For many people though, these dedicated storage boxes are the best option.
Anyone wanting retro/emulation gaming on the move should just pick up an old PSP on ebay.
TV is terrible?
Switch on. It remembers the last station I used.
Press "2" it switches to BBC2. Press Vol Up and it gets louder. Press channel up and it moves to the next channel.
Please Apple. Don't fix our TVs.
Flipping that around - would there be people who'd love to run IOS on their HTC One or GS5?
Apple have never done this but I wonder if any extra people would buy Apple tin if only they could ditch the Apple software? I would happily own an iPAD. IOS though - good grief no.
I get the feeling these days that "nimble upstarts" exist only to temporarily shock the big boys before then selling up to those same big boys and retiring as billionaires.
"Virgin Media is the only major provider able to supply broadband without a phone line because of our unique cable network and so we remain unbeatable value for money."
....and yet they won't let you have TV without a phone line....because errr, errr. Who the hell knows?
Can we have a backwards compatible Pi v2 please - with upgraded everything?
I have the full set of original Danger Mouse. My kids think it is superb.
How about some techie foul-ups?
Me - Sat in my Bristol office remote controlling a server in Reading. Suddenly I rise to my feet and put my coat on. "Where are you going" ask the team. "To Reading". "Why" they ask. "You'll see."
I walk out of the office to the sounds of everyone's mobiles going mad with text alerts. Classic shutdown, when I meant log-off moment - and no iLO.
"All this blathering gets old, guys. It gets really, really old."
Steady on. You don't want to upset the creationists.....
I suspect we'd get more traffic as a result of driverless cars - the soul destroying nature of driving itself being the biggest deterrent to err, driving.
Re: I can solve most of this in eight words:
"Design patents should probably also be included there, and patents on technological hardware advances should be valid for about a decade.."
I assume you mean round corners and the like?
Mo-in-law has parkinsons which rules out all the touchscreen mobiles. She'd be happy for some smartphone features but they seem to be long gone from phones with a nice clear keypad. She went for a Doro clamshell in the end. Basic but very good it is too. Battery lasts for a century.
I find it hard to criticise Sony because everything I have ever personally bought from them has been superb - Walkmans, "ghetto" blasters, Playstation, Playstation 2, PSP, TVs, amplifier, DVD players, car stereos and on....
I can't right now think of a single Sony product that I've bought which has packed up too soon either.
Hey ho, we all have our own manufacture mares to tell - just happens that none of mine are Sony.
I'm not concerned about having a TV connected to the Net - I'm not "logged in" to anything on it like Facebook or Netflix so no risk there and web browsing on a smart TV is a shambolic experience - again no risk there because I don't bother.
I would be concerned if my TV had a mic or camera though. Handily it does not. Probably because I'm too tight to spend the money on such a TV.
""The legitimate market for digital content was being “prevented from reaching its full potential” by mass piracy. "
Shall we rephrase that to something reflecting reality.
"Failure of the digital content market to meet the needs of consumers is driving many consumers to piracy."
I think Office 97 came on about 40 floppies for those not blessed with a CDROM. Fun fun fun.
Curved - looks utterly stupid unless you are sat right in centre front of it. Great for the minority with home cinema rooms I suppose but for most of us with a TV in the corner of a room and a wide range of viewing angles they make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
As for 4k. I'll buy one shortly after I get the robo eye upgrade which allows me to distinguish such small pixels from the other side of my living room.
So this OpenSSL thing could bring down COD online?
I was fairly shocked to read about this. I run OpenVPN on my home server....surely OpenVPN hasn't let me down I thought?,.........it had. Bugger.
Still at least it was an easy fix. Updated OpenVPN Access Server to latest and now I appear to be clear. Changed my openvpn and server passwords to be safe also.