Traffic management fine.
Net neutrality - traffic management without corporate $ bias. Also fine.
120 posts • joined 7 Mar 2008
Traffic management fine.
Net neutrality - traffic management without corporate $ bias. Also fine.
Did I read that right?
I don't know about others but I use my desktop operating system to load and run applications.
Windows 10 seems to do this just fine. It has therefore passed my core requirement for an operating system.
EE are onto something here. The CE logo looks better when compressed together slightly.
An IT dept. can have a strategy around its operating system offerings but do not forget that applications drive the need.
You cannot install a business app which is only supported on Windows on anything other than Windows.
Replace Windows 2003 servers with Linux. Great. Now, what about the £20m business app running on those Windows 2003 servers? Oh, wait a minute......
"On Thursday, there was a meeting at the United Nations about the islands that resolved the UK and Argentina should get together and negotiate a solution to the ongoing sovereignty dispute."
We did this already - in 1982.
My business has about 17,000 of them - can someone lend me £500m to migrate them?
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA can't hear you LA LA LA LA custom support agreement LA LA LA LA.
This is one of the broader problems of online social interaction. Now we are connected to "everybody" it is very easy to find large groups of people who share your views on a particular issue - no matter how bizarre or misinformed they may be.
You can now have your crazy views validated by a social group online, but in pre-internet days you'd just have been laughed out of the pub or branded the village idiot.
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.
"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!
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.
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.