887 posts • joined Monday 7th April 2008 12:25 GMT
Doesn't look too bad
My stomach is awaiting dinner and it quite fancied the look of that.
Re: Automatic tills?
Business people in Retail are quite likely to be women. So are the Business Analysts who would produce the requirements.
Given that, would it really have made a difference if the nerd who did the code to plumb the till into the Point Of Sale system was a lady?
Power users aren't the only ones who dislike wood-panelled apps with brass buttons and such.
Re: Stupid question
"and homeopathic medicine"
Water has no memory and Homeopathy does not work. You are now fully educated on the subject.
If you don't mind a scruffy GRUB then it's better just to install them side by side and try them that way. The average HDD has enough space for 7 easily.
Alternatively you can just install the different desktops over Ubuntu and choose per session but it might be best to follow a guide for that as my success with this has been mixed :)
Missing from this report
They also started to believe that products with a silver fruit on the back were inherently superior.
Re: Been using this
Yes, it's quicker. Do you want me to time page loads or boot times?
You still sell a support contract.
And where's Eadon saying they should have used Mint? He's late.
Re: Install cinnamon and upgrade
I have Mint alongside 13.04 so I'm happy enough in Cinnamon but when I tried to install Cinnamon on top of 13.04 it wasn't fully functional. Trying to bring up the dialog to edit the panel didn't respond. Does it not automatically installed all the required packages?
By contrast, installing KDE causes it to load pretty much all of Kubuntu. It even changes the splash-screen :)
Been using this
Been using this as my primary sofa-surfer for a couple of weeks. Very snappy and polished. A great experience for a household machine. Far more pleasant and quicker than Win7 on my Thinkpad T400. Also finding the interface less fiddly than Cinnamon.
Get real commentards
Running on unsupported XP may be a risk an SME can take but not a large corporate.
Running apps in a virtual environment either in Win7/8 or Linux desktops still does not get rid of XP so does not solve the issue.
Those organisations that are still lumbered with IE6-only 'thin-cliient' apps as well as user-generated apps based on Office 2003 and earlier and Access 95 are in for a world of pain either trying to upgrade all of those at once or having to explain why a long-drawn-out, multi-stage programme is required to a very fucked-off business.
(Hi Nic by the way)
Re: False Prophet
Nuclear power plants are orders of magnitude more reliable at generation than wind plants. Planned downtime is scheduled to not clash with planned downtime in other plants months in advance. Hence you need to provide backup generation only for about 10% of your total. For wind you need 100%.
It is not always windy somewhere in the UK or even Europe. Do the costs you are giving include huge interconnects from Kazakhstan or New Zealand?
When I was a student they had tomato-growing-greenhouses next to Drax that used the excess heat. Bloody warm in there it was :)
Also, congrats again Ledswinger for being the most consistently sensible poster on energy on The Reg.
Re: Are rat kidneys tasty?
So lamb piss is OK. Just not rat?
Are rat kidneys tasty?
Are they nice devilled?
Re: Birth control is simple
This is true. The population will not grow forever.
Also, who the fuck is anyone to tell anyone whether they should OR shouldn't be using birth control?
Re: Time to start picking that low hanging fruit?
The hard greens do have a touch of the religious about them. They don't want there to be any easy solutions as we are supposed to be getting punished for our evil western ways :)
Back to Phrenology...
Why a Rubik's cube?
Re: Not outsourced
Should I have used <sarcasm> tags?
Re: Not outsourced
That can't be true. A techie is just a techie. If you can get a brand-new one for a very low wage then that is much better than paying a higher wage for an old one. Simple economics. You need to do some totals on a spreadsheet to prove this is correct.
500 x £50,000 = £25,000,000
500 x £20,000 = £10,000,000
That's 60% cheaper annually. A 15 million pound saving per annum!
Honestly, can you techies not do maths? No wonder you never got promoted to management!
Re: Astonishing and nice!
Then we'll just use Greenfly to kill the Inhibitors and everything will be fine.
Re: Astonishing and nice!
They should be working towards a conjoiner drive.
The unions needed to be stopped. It was a filthy, corrupt, and sexist, system. She did that. Good.
What she replaced them with is a mixed legacy and your point of view probably depends on where you lived and what industry you or your family worked in.
Re: A cover up
wtf? The report blames the bankers. Squarely. Did you read it?
Re: But surely?
Ironically, in the years before the collapse I'd been (with others ofc) working on MI systems that tracked the quality of sales made over time to make sure they weren't of poor quality e.g. cancelled in a week because they were only taken out under pressure.
Stupid that they did this for current accounts but not huge corporate loans :)
Re: This has worried me for a while
Branch managers have next to nothing to do with loans in this day and age. It's not Captain Mainwaring any more. Personal loans and mortgages were all approved by computer systems. I'd imagine there was constant pressure from the top to slacken the algorithms used to be more generous.
Re: But surely?
HBOS certainly had an atmosphere amongst management that bad news was not welcome.
Bonusing corporate loan arrangers for getting big loans that they could approve themselves didn't help a great deal either I gather.
This has worried me for a while
That we are trying to force the banks to lend to businesses when that was half (or indeed it seems now, nearly all) the problem in the first place.
Buying a gift for the wife
That old chestnut again?
And they are there because I've got a cold.
Those on the floor? Yes, I've blown my nose twice already...
And my belt is broken too...
Re: ...but when will they explain...
They came from a Brown Star.
Re: Is that...
Only in the first novel.
Re: "There is no mainstream party [...] which offers to dismantle these crippling stealth taxes"
Much as though I'd love to vote for a party that would scrap ROCs and FITs I can't bring myself to vote for a party that thinks the NHS could save itself a fortune by using Homeopathy.
Didn't the idiot have a phone?
Well that might work.
If it's just comparing the face in front of the camera against an earlier one on record then it might do a reasonable job. The problem comes when trying to compare a random face against a large dataset. Then you will run into the problem of trying to keep false positives at a reasonable level without introducing false negatives. The problem is still not close to being solved for large datasets (e.g. a country and all previous visitors.) Indeed, humans would have a problem even if we could remember 70 millions peoples' faces. Some people just look quite alike. It isn't much of a problem for us at the minute as we only remember a few thousand faces but if we could scale our memory up we'd run into the same problem.
Some companies were trying to flog this stuff at a Retail expo the other day and it worked a treat but that was with only a small number of faces.
Pharoahs? 5,000 to 10,000 years ago?
Leaving aside the issue that there weren't any pharoahs until the 19th dynasty and assuming the term is being used colloquially to mean 'king of the two lands', upper and lower Egypt, then 5,000 years ago takes us right back before the Old Kingdom. Before the pyramids. Certainly before Cleopatra.
It just doesn't compute!
Re: Say WHAT, bro?
Ah, doctors trying to set policy again. Or rather a subset of doctors hailing from the old temperance movements trying to set policy. Maybe they should run for political office instead of being a doctor if that's what they wish to do.
Failing that they could fuck off.
Re: You know...
Hot For Teacher was better.
Never mind cataracts
What effect does it have on your tadpoles?
It would rule generation-ships out if all chaps loaded onto them had been jaffa'd.
Re: Oracle are being evil. MS supports this evil
" MS copied Java to make .NET. So why aren't Oracle suing MS?"
Microsoft copied many of the principles of Java but it has a completely different API.
If copying the principles behind a platform is copywritable then I'd like to point to the fact that we had a language that compiled down to bytecode that could run on different platforms in the early 90s at the old Halifax Building Society. Does that mean Lloyds Banking Group can sue Oracle? They could do with the money to be honest.
It is a dickish move by Oracle I'll concede but would you expect anything else?
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