Re: Been using this
Yes, it's quicker. Do you want me to time page loads or boot times?
980 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008
Yes, it's quicker. Do you want me to time page loads or boot times?
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 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.
You still sell a support contract.
And where's Eadon saying they should have used Mint? He's late.
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)
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.
No, apply for something sensible like Enterprise Artichoke.
So lamb piss is OK. Just not rat?
Are they nice devilled?
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?
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 :)
Gwasanaeth cyfieithu ar hyn o bryd. Ar gyfer gwasanaethau cyfieithu yn eich ardal chi, gofynnwch yn eich swyddfeydd y cyngor lleol.
Idris oedd y ddraig yn Ivor yr injan. Cennin cennin gennin.
I was expecting to hear the national anthem of whales. What rhymes with plankton again?
Back to Phrenology...
Should I have used <sarcasm> tags?
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!
Then we'll just use Greenfly to kill the Inhibitors and everything will be fine.
They should be working towards a conjoiner drive.
1" is enough?
In other news:
MEN LIKE BIG TITS!!!!!!!
World-changing stuff. Who knew?
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.
wtf? The report blames the bankers. Squarely. Did you read it?
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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...
The Chinese will beat us to it.
And then get blatted by a big alien.
They came from a Brown Star.
Only in the first novel.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Hot For Teacher was better.
What effect does it have on your tadpoles?
It would rule generation-ships out if all chaps loaded onto them had been jaffa'd.
" 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?
Maybe a knotted hankie?
I'm detecting an imminent dark matter event now.
Won't this mean some of us grow goatie-beards, wear leather and plot to murder our boss? (not all changed then)
And Apple will be a charity for the homeless and abandoned kittens.
I'm a big fan of "letting it brew"
I don't like tea though.
That is the worst analogy I've ever heard. It's like two pigs... in, err, dresses... trying to... err... do lawyery stuff... err...
Forgive my memory but Sooty is who from somewhere else? :)
Am I the only one who likes the Ribbon interface?
Also is LO4 available on the Ubuntu Software Centre or do I have to install manually?