424 posts • joined 15 Aug 2006
It's all silly.
Not every kid should be a coder any more than they should be a car mechanic. The people with a natural affinity should be identified early and encouraged in that direction. For everyone else, a good grounding in using computers, staying secure online and basic troubleshooting is all they need. The whole idea of everyone being able to code is daft. It's complicated, not everyone can do it. Like fixing a car engine.
The lack of scoping is a total PITA
... if a bit reliant on confusing messing around with functions.
Maybe in a few years you'll be able to do that. Maybe.
The usual sales flim-flam
from a vested interest.
Re: Wired ethernet is not a rarity for laptops
Fair enough, but I'm betting those offices are mainly Apple
Wired ethernet is not a rarity for laptops
It was never common in the home, and in the office they're still most cabled in.
Disabledt cut & paste eh?
Let's see how you do against screen cap software,
Regarding VPNs and VNC
They're all great and all - but require configuration and dicking around with firewalls. The attraction is stuff that works over port 80.
I wouldn't have a problem with going to LogMeIn Pro ...
... except it's kinda expensive.
A common API is definitely a must.
Also clarity as regards to the path forward for developers.
This internet of things
Maybe don't plug the fridge into the ethernet/don't put in the WiFi password? That's what I'd do.
Well indeed. But of course all operating systems have holes, so it's academic to take the piss.
I use Linux every day.
Re: Give some credit where it is deue
Hugle is my new favourite word.
I still remember the first time I saw a sit-down Out Run cab.
Coming from the C64 and other arcade games, it was literally jaw-dropping. The music, presentation, hundreds of scaled sprites bring flung around ... a real classic.
Except Apple aren't giving it away for free.
Notice how Mac hardware is that bit more expensive? Partially down to manufacturing, partly down to trying to add exclusivity, partially making up for giving the OS away for tuppence.
Buy a book online - what were the hurdles to overcome? Books existed, the web existed, technology to process credit cards existed, warehouses and trucks existed. All it needed was somebody to devise a working business model and take a punt. Using drones is just silly. Being possible doesn't mean it will ever be sensible,.
Well of course it is.
Did anyone with even a basic understanding of the science not realise that this was just bullshit kite-flying to get them in the news on Black Monday, and detract attention from stories of working practice unpleasantness in their warehouses? No? Good.
Of course it's Dynamics that is the problem
but why let that get in the way of a good old anti-MS whinefest.
Re: Recommendations for private cloud software...
> Why did the FTP/FTPS/SCP thing not work out?
I would guess that the people on the other end couldn't find their arse with both hands, never mind use a secure transfer method that involved any sort of setup.
Re: "Too good to be abandoned"
Yes he should immediately embrace the cool shiny thing that all the kids on the internet are talking about this week, regardless of whether it's the best tool for the job or whether the existing application does everything users need.
To quote Ian Dury ...
... there ain't half been some clever bastards.
After we've worked the pipe
do we work the floor, and then work the pipe some more?
In serious leather? Serious chains? Serious clothing?
Is this the same Columbus that not only didn't discover America but never set foot on what is now the United States?
Right now I can see only specialist application
Medical prosthetics, specialised jewellery, some types of models ... can't see it ever being fast or scalable enough to replace most current industrial processes.
Mind you I confidently predicted, pre Direct 3D, that Windows would never be fast enough for gaming and we'd always have to boot to DOS. So WTF do I know.
The potential for a real wide-reaching revolution is here ...
... unlike this 3D printing bollocks.
At one time there was nothing that could touch it.
So no, your console is not banned
and you should dry your eyes.
Kill them all, I say. They're not puppies FFS.
For the local backups ...
I have a Sheevaplug plug computer running Debian Squeeze. This has a TB hard drive off it, NTFS format, Samba shared. Then on the PC I have Beyond Sync. This just watches nominated directories and replicates file changes to the share above.
Something like the Entex Adventure Vision / Nintendo Virtual Boy?
A spinning mirror and a vertical line of LEDs (or bulbs) producing this?
Or Logie Baird's 'Televisor' ?
This man is both right and wrong.
He's absolutely right that it is pointless trying to teach every kid to be a coder any more than it's a good idea to teach them to be a car mechanic. However, it's a good idea to know how to drive both a car and a computer, and troubleshoot problems up to a point. The latter is what they should be learning.
He's talking out his hole in describing it as a repetitive mechanical skill though. Maybe it is when (if) he does it.
First Elan, then Flan ...
E to F ... it's just as well they weren't forced to then take the next letter in another rebranding, or the press would have got extreme mileage out of gags about their 'Glans' ...
Is the RM of Nimbus fame?
Like the Amstrad kit, looked and worked tantalisingly like a PC, yet ran little actual PC software.
"Saxby Chambliss" ?
Where do they get these names.
Re: Ditch Windows, save the planet?
Probably them all, since all the software used to run businesses runs on Windows.
Look at your use cases!
Do not listen to people telling you that everything has to be browser and HTML5-based if this thing is designed to run on desktops in the corporate LAN space. You will go through a world of hurt trying to get a UI anything like as rich as a desktop application.
Re: I'm still baffled as to how anyone can do proper work on a tablet.
Well, it's a use-case thing. Anything involving a lot of typing or mousing, and a big screen, use those. Farting about looking at spreadsheets or documents and pinging the odd email off, tablets fine.
"This means you can have the odd experience of seeing apps like Excel and Internet Explorer 11 running on an iPad or Android tablet."
They're not running on the tablet. They're running on the server. A client that receives a picture is running on the tablet.
They really need a different three letter acronym ...
... because that one is just asking for japery.
I think this horse has definitely bolted
just in time for lots of people coming up with app development skills hoping to write the next Angry Birds. Only a very, very few apps ever make any real money once you've been violated by the T&C's of whatever platform it is.
Re: Slow news day eh?
It's one of the biggest companies in the world, and they just had an unsuccessful, uninspiring (by their standards) product launch with corresponding effects on their share prices.
This is news for a tech site like El Reg.
I can't help noticing
that I am considerably richer than Yu.
What's that you say?
"no more Xorg.conf to spend long hours wrestling with."
Allah be praised. Trying to get that bastard to recognise resolutions and refresh rates that weren't picked up by default was a pain in the swiss.
Ah yes, Myst ...
The beginning of games for people who don't like or play games.
So remind me again ...
why I would want me db's in the cloud?
Ah me ...
Still remember those early Sony boxes with the dots. And how many C64 Turbotaped games could you fit on a C120 ...
As with many things in this game ...
... it eventually comes down to the right tool for the right job, and not using the trendy tech du jour because all the skinny-jean cool kids on the internet say you should. Sometimes the right thing is NoSQL, sometimes not.
Re: The time when people bought anything are over
Unless you want to run business software or play games. Or do CAD. Or a load of other things.