34 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
Now for the science bit ..
I imagine that if I had a working LENR device, someone in australia waving 200k in my direction wouldn't be much of an attention magnet.
Speculation either way is a waste of time until we're in a position to get the process scientifically verified. When we open that box, all these possibilities will collapse in to a single state and the e-cat will either be dead or alive.
I was going to come in with the 'Just Like Netapp' tag line ... and was beaten to it. *curses* It does seem like they're the company everyone is trying to emulate.
Let's face it
You can't get any bugger to delete their data anyway ..
It's like saying - I had the benefit of a space efficient clone but when I deleted it, I didn't get the full size of the system back in my volume. The guy is a nutter.
What about the world famous 'Symbian Baked Potato Simulator' where you got an oven door view of a foil wrapped King Edward going through a 90 minute roasting. The 'imagine the smell' tag line justifies the £5 outlay alone.
You also forgot the '90's smartphone theme' app that comes installed and active by default with all Symbian phones.
I'm buying one so it must be good
Superb as it is - I don't think the iPhone4 does change everything - again. The HTC Wildfire does though. Not in terms of pushing the overall feature boundary - but in the bang for buck arena it's going to be kicking arse. At this price point, the HTC Wildfire sets a new standard which will probably change the shape of the market.
When I'm paying half what I would pay for an iPhone contract - plus with no outlay for the handset - it's an easy decision to make.
As I'm about to post in defence of advertising ... 'Ads by Google' on this very page is trying to sell me a 'Chrome Bar Stool'. How very smart. Perhaps we don't need ads after all.
Fail saturation point
I'm not getting an iPhone .... but I'm starting to feel sorry for Steve Jobs. You can have a free bumper or send your phone back for a refund - or stfu.
Anyway - all this will be yesterdays news after Microsoft release their fabulous Kin here in the UK ... ... What?!!! No, really - it's going to change everything again .. again!
Why people hate M$
Micro who? Oh yeah - that was last years hate. We're all bitchin' about Apple now surely?!
Bar Bar Black Sheep
I disagree that people are just complaining about reception rather than vanishing bars. It seems the concern is more about the visual impact of not having full signal rather than call quality or drops. I know a few users - they all seem very pleased with it.
Same issues will kill take up on iPhone as with any other handset
I've had free video calling on my E71 (wifi or 3g) via Fring for a couple of months now (ignoring the inbuilt expensive route via my operator).
Video calls need you to hold the phone at distance and talk over speakerphone. Calls become public and I've found 75% of the time, the location I'm in drowns out the conversation - rendering the call useless. Combined with artifacts and choppyness - the novelty soon wears off.
The alternative is to carry a set of headphones with a mic around in your pocket just in case you get a video call to guarantee that you can hear each other speak. Who's going to bother?
When shower time comes ....
He hacked the US Military ... what the hell does the Daily Mail expect? Look on the bright side ... by the time he gets out he'll be great at picking up the soap.
Smart arsed comment
I'm already planning my usb 3 - raid 0 pen drive sensation. There's going to be a launch party and everything! Wow! You guys are all invited. I'm hoping to get a real life celebrity there .. Carol Vorderman if I'm lucky. Bring a bottle.
What next .. obligatory CCTV in homes to monitor whether parents are plying their children with alcohol? How about CCTV on ministers 'first' houses so we can determine when they were in residence and when they were not!
Don't make me lose it.
@ The guy who says 'Netapp are known to have space reservation issues in block environments'
Welcome to yesterday!
Assuming that you're alluding to fractional reservation, updates in Data Ontap means that there are a variety of ways to provision and lun based storage that negate this. Get facts straight before quoting from yesterdays newspaper!
@ Jered ... ASIS dedupe .... is free and works at block and file level. Why would anyone complain about that?
trampled in the rush to buy new EMC solutions
Decisive, innovative, ground breaking, awe inspiring ...... all these things, EMC are not. Congratulations are due to them for their 'tick in the box' attitude to solution availability. Now watch as the market completely ignore the irrelevant.
Touch!!! Welcome to yesterday. Go to you tube - search on 'Ubuntu', 'touch screen' and 'compiz' and find out what the kids were doing in Linux world over a year ago.
In terms of technology - Microsoft have nothing over their competition. It's all down to their desktop dominance over the last decade. They'll need to come up with more than Windows 7 and mobile to stop their ongoing erosion.
re: Actually, I just had a thought...
With the introduction of microphones to surveillance cctv systems - whether we're on the net or not, we can be monitored. When RFID chipping comes in they'll be able to record and catalogue everything done and said automatically. Hopefully they will add some kind of olfactory snooping next so I can punish the monitoring staff with some silent but deadly retribution.
Turd in a punch bowl
Sure I'll pay extra .... but all of a sudden I'm no longer a fan of the 'outmoded' license fee!
One word for Mac users ... 'Compiz'
Welcome to yesterday suckers!!!
Hmmm - surely anyone serious about their storage environment would wait until the outcome of the Netapp / Sun case before rolling ZFS out in to a production environment?
Unfeeling robot in a dress
Jacqui Smith has an android look about her. I suspect that they will find she has no fingerprints.
Gravy days ...
As the governments de facto stance is that we're all suspects - it's no surprise that they're throwing this kind of crap at us. I'm waiting for the day that VPN systems need to be licensed and the keys shared with (or even provided by) the government.
The good news for IT contractors is that - as providing secure communications for terrorist networks is going to require a bit more thought - Al Quaeda will now have to pay a much higher rate. In spite of the credit crunch .. the gravy days are back again.
Anyway .. better go .. can see blue flashing lights and just had a knock at the door.
err .. phone ... surely we are missing something here?
Nice review .. but what's it like to use as ... *shock horror* a phone?
Did I miss that bit?
# 2 reason to dismiss labour (after the Iraq war shenanigans)
And so the continued erosion of our freedom rolls on - albeit targeted at the young, accepting and naturally naive. Congratulations to Labour on their continued waste of public money in their never ending pursuit of control freakery, measurement and observation. Time for another vitriolic letter to my MP me thinks.
I simply can't be arsed
So I need to go out and buy a new player .. and buy all my movies all over again so I can enjoy the benefit of high definition? The prospect excites me about as much as flushing wads of my own cash down the crapper. Upgrading to the next level was yesterdays fun ... todays fun involves a nun, a rubber chicken and a copy of Sun Tzus 'Art of War'.
In spite of everything
No matter how hard I tried to get on with it ... Vista was great at pissing on my cornflakes and that was about the sum of it. If it was a perfume, the advertising would probably be "Vista ... catch a waft of pointlessness".
I hope they get the priorities right for Windows 7 - and ensure that they take all the shortcuts to useful functionality and give them new confusing names rather than provide driver support for hardware that is more than 2 months old.
Orange .. orange.. lemon!
What a fantastically useless offer. Orange always cease to amaze.
and the British?
Due to budgetary constraints, the British military are unable to keep up with the U.S R&D - so the MoD are planning to get Korea to clone Paul McKenna and send him in to battle. It's predicted that smoking rates amongst Iraqi insurgents will drop by 75%.
Sadly .. Google now IS the web
This article hits the nail on the head. Google has become the web. Content is now marginalised and squeezed in around the Google Ads which take up more and more space in order to improve ranking.
Quite sad really.
Yet more control freakery from the buffoons at whitehall. Am I out of touch with modern life or is it them?
In response to Anonymous Coward
Quote - "NetApp would do better to improve the stability of its "high-end" configurations"
Sun will yield under the onslaught that is - The Way of the Toaster!
What ever happened to ..... ????
It used to be the case that you paid your money .. you got your ticket and you travelled from A to B. Now we have to be profiled, traceable objects that can be scrutinised and measured. It's an insidious culture ... and this is the thin end of the wedge.
I think the next time I pay for transport .. it will be a one way ticket out of this paranoid dump of a country.
Not surprising China gets a mention. After analysing the IP addresses of people trying to relay off my mail server I found that I could kill 95% of the problem by blocking addresses from this country. Subsequent checking of the logs shows all manner of IP detritus seeking to find "exploit nirvana" on my humble fixed IP.
Perhaps I have it all wrong and the friendly folk of that nation are just trying to reach out and touch the western community in anticipation of forthcoming olympic games!
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