203 posts • joined Friday 15th August 2008 19:44 GMT
Whiny teenage drama queens
No not the actual teenagers, we expect that; I'm talking about the adults. Every single one of them is a whiny teenage drama queen. There's something about Facebook that brings out the worst in people. Let's hope Facebook's decline into irrelevance happens quickly.
Where this needs to go next
The end game here is for a device like this to be built into every decent screen (both "televisions" and "computer monitors") as standard equipment.
It will be: "Here's your nice 24" LED-backlit monitor, and it's got a DVI input on the back so you can connect your PC to it ... or leave out the PC if you want to, it's got an Android chip so if you want, just plug your mouse and keyboard straight into it"
In a couple of years, there will be quite a few consumers who, faced with a $150 bill from the "we're the local computer shop and we can remove viruses for you" again, may simply say "forget it, I'll just use the Android built into the monitor, it never breaks"
And of course us geeks will simply have the one server in the garden shed running remote desktops and all of our other "computers" will be screens with Android chips or sticks in them. Network Computing is here! It just arrived 20 years after they wanted it to :)
Linux and ARM for the win
As desktop computers continue to disappear from the home in favor of wireless laptops and tablets, there is an increasing need for that one little machine sitting in the background as a file server, media server, etc.
Mine still sits in a rack, but that rack is a relic of a bygone era, when geeks like us had "one of everything" in the basement because there were a zillion different operating systems and no virtualization. In my next home I may just get one of these little servers and bolt it to the wall.
Windows is totally unnecessary for this (and every) task. Linux gets the job done, happily plodding along doing what it's asked, and then idling back down. That being the case, why bother with a "low and slow" Intel Atom when an equivalent ARM runs with lower power, faster speed, and runs the exact same Linux?
Re: 140 laptops on board?
We're talking about actual space station operations here, not recreational computers for the crew to play Angry Birds. Laptops are used for the onboard OPS LAN because laptops are designed to be small, lightweight, and have low power consumption. So yes, bolting a couple of laptops to the bulkhead is a *great* alternative to lugging a bunch of heavy, bulky, power-sucking rackmount machines into space.
What Google Must Do
Anyone listening in Mountain View? Here's a one step, sure-fire way to prevent Windoze 8 from ever succeeding.
A full Android runtime for Windoze. It should run *inside* of Windoze, right from the desktop.
With the entire Android ecosystem available on Windoze, no one will *ever* write a Metro app again.
Beg to differ
The most reliable machine to run Windows on is a VM on a computer primarily used to run Linux.
binders full of women?
These people ought to be rounded up and shot. This is the most ridiculous thing I've read all week.
Where's the IT angle?
I suppose we all need to eat, but what's this doing in a tech rag?
If only the electric company had the ability to run wires to each subscriber's home so they wouldn't have to deploy an insecure wireless network...
Did you really need the political commentary?
I was prepared to read something about audio quality but I stopped reading when you prefaced the article with a bunch of left wing political crap.
This is extortion, pure and simple. Microsoft is a huge bully and they need to be taken down.
You'd think that by now, car manufacturers would have started building little easels into the dashboards of cars, perhaps with a USB charge port on one end, so that we wouldn't have to use those ghastly windshield mount rigs anymore.
Mike Godwin told me...
Mike Godwin told me that it's ok to compare AGW alarmists to the Nazis. Al Gore is Hitler.
The one bug in Android that must be fixed...
The one bug in Android that *must* be fixed is the Microsoft Tax being levied upon many devices. Google needs to step up and demand that Microsoft show its hand. These patents are bogus and Microsoft knows it.
By the way, Mike Godwin told me that it's ok to say that Bill Gates is Hitler. It's true.
CO2 is not a pollutant
AGW (man made global warming) has been proven to be a hoax, and it's time for the politicans-masquerading-as-scientists to step down.
That having been said, it's worth pursuing a goal of sustainability from an available-supply perspective. In that case the obvious course is nuclear, nuclear, nuclear. We should be aggressively building nuclear plants until there is so much supply that we have a glut of cheap energy.
Did anyone suspect otherwise?
Did anyone suspect otherwise? This is really not news.
The Linux Operating System
Happy to see the Linux operating system being referred to simply as Linux, and not with the childish "GNU" prefix that the freetards insist on adding. Linux is awesome and it should be everywhere.
This is blatant extortion, pure and simple. Every single Microsoft employee should be left to rot in jail for the rest of their miserable lives.
Unless rack space is at a premium, customers would find more value in simply buying an ethernet switch and a fibre channel switch separately. And with fibre channel, switches are almost always deployed in pairs, so there is limited value to convergence.
This little switch might be just the thing for a remote node (say, a disaster recovery setup) in a distant colocation facility somewhere. One of these, a decent filer, and a box full of KVM or VMware blades, and you've got a data center in a can ready to handle your DR needs.
Still, with 10 Gbps Ethernet now affordable and NFS handily outperforming Fibre Channel (NetApp for the win!) I see little value in deploying dual media at this scale.
All this discussion about whether it's appropriate to use or not use a patented codec is irrelevant. The bottom line is that software patents are a form of extortion and should be illegal around the globe. End of discussion.
This isn't about eliminating annoying web pages from the Internet. At this point, that cannot be done. It's about removing a superfluous tag from the vernacular.
Fail == Fail
They can call it whatever they want. It's still Windows, it's still Microsoft, and it's still poor quality crap.
Windows Phone 8.1 on your PC
Meh. It's still a (really bad) Smartphone OS shoehorned onto a desktop PC. It's still a piece of garbage.
China is a problem
China is a problem all around. We should just nuke them.
De Icaza? The Microsoft employee?
No one has caused more trouble for open source than Miguel de Icaza. It is generally believed that he has been on the Microsoft payroll the whole time.
Before coming to VMware, Maritz worked for Microsoft. And it shows: after he took the reins at VMware they started implementing Microsoft-style suckage.
Nice to see that he's now going to implement that kind of suckage all over the company.
It's pretty simple. Why should they spend all of that money keeping Windows Phone 8 supported and upgraded when it's cheaper to simply pay for phone upgrades to both of the people who bought a WP8 device?
Fail == Fail
When the BOFH pushes "wipe device" he expects the mobe to self-destruct, anything less and the device will not be allowed on the network.
It seems that the true solution would be virtualization for Android (and perhaps some of the bit players such as Blackberry, iPhone and Windoze Phone). An entire virtual handset, with its own IMEI number, phone number, and operating system, running inside the "real" phone.
CO2 is not a pollutant
Man-made global warming is a hoax, has always been a hoax, and will always be a hoax. Anyone who claims to be a climate scientist is actually a politician. They're looking for an excuse to slap big taxes on energy.
vi or gtfo
There is only one editor and it is vi. The fact that you are even evaluating lesser editors is a big lose.
The proper course of action is to *always* side against Microsoft. They are pure evil.
Lipstick on a pig
Lipstick on a pig. 'nuff said.
Same old tired narrative
This is the same tired old narrative we've been hearing for two years now. Everyone agrees that Unity is an ugly pile of crap, and Shuttleworth cops an attitude towards anyone who says so.
Sack the earth huggers. Build more nuclear.
Global warming has been proven to be a lie and a scam. Wind power makes sense in isolated areas where there's lots of wind, just like hydroelectric makes sense in locations where flowing water is available.
For the rest of us, nuclear makes the most sense. It's clean, safe, and inexpensive.
Anyone who disagrees with this is a tree-hugging communist psychopath who should move to North Korea where they will be more comfortable.
Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Mark Zuckerburg?
Three mindless jerks who need to be the first put up against the wall when the revolution comes.
It has *everything* to do with Apple.
It has *everything* to do with Apple. Anyone who owns an Apple product is *directly* responsible for 11 year old girls being forced into slave labor at Foxconn.
Fatal defect with this device
There is a fatal defect with this device: it runs Windows.
What a scam.
Global Warming is one of the biggest scams ever. The architects of carbon taxation need to be burned at the stake.
ARM+Android is the new Intel+Windows
The wonderful thing about Android is that it runs on many different manufacturers' hardware. It is the mobile operating system of choice. As a proud owner of an Asus Transformer I can tell you straight away that conventional laptops are going the way of the dodo.
ARM+Android is the new Intel+Windows. Long live the new leaders!
Office 2013 is useless.
This is 20th century technology, polished up so Microsoft can make a few more billions selling it again and again to the same stupid people who think that software is only worthwhile if you pay a lot of money for it.
Absolutely loving my Asus Transformer. Best of both worlds, and my conventional laptop has literally not come out of the bag since I bought this great tablet. May Microsoft suffer the horrific death it deserves.
I'm sure the Surface RT could be a usable device ... if it were reloaded with Android ... and if its keyboard didn't suck ... and if it were a quarter of the price.
It runs Windows 8 and therefore is crap
Windows 8 is a non starter. If you want a device that is equally capable with or without a keyboard, buy an Asus Transformer.
I've got an Asus Transformer and it's an absolutely stunning machine. Android runs wonderfully on this form factor. I've completely replaced my laptop with this device. And in those rare instances when I need "a desktop" -- I simply use the Jump Desktop client to remote-control the desktop on my DESK.
And yes, the Android stack has a Linux kernel in it. Linux is alive, well, and WINNING.
The shift to mobile? Really? Firefox is completely a non-starter on mobile.
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