406 posts • joined Tuesday 15th August 2006 15:37 GMT
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.
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.
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.
I find all this stuff fascinating, more plz.
... it'll be all well and good until you start to hit edge cases that don't fit in their model, in which case you will be better off just doing it from scratch in the first place.
HERE IS THE ONE TRUE WAY
If there's a house style around braces and indenting, then conform to that.
Otherwise suit yourself as to what you find most readable, but leave other people's code alone.
Yes. I sometimes wonder whether the 'never need to use Microsoft again' brigade have ever encountered your average enterprise and the software that needs to be run therein.
I'm typing this on OpenSUSE, before you start.
A shiny new sixpence
to the clever lad or lass that can tell me whether this bad boy will interoperate with existing Simpler Networks powerline kit (HomePlug standard) that BT used to sell.
Nigel Kneale was fantastic
... and the Stone Tape is the scariest thing ever broadcast on British TV.
Sorry if it contravenes the 'Linus is God' mindset ...
but the man's a fucking tool a lot of the time.
The days of installing you from all those stacks of red floppies. It was rock solid, for the most part.
However, Personal Netware was muck, as were many of the iterations of the client for Windows 95, especially when you had to lock flat-file databases.
Also utilisation snakes.
Cool and all ...
but I wonder would it do as well at night, with a huge sidewind and 40ft swell ...
Ah yes another one of those concepts
... that is always a few years away, and never happens. Why? Because we don't really want or need driverless cars. What we need is less cars and more working at home.
Re: Just why bother to use MS Office?
Because functionally it's far superior especially when any sort of automation or business intelligence is involved. Y'know, the things that real people do with it in real businesses.
involve another completely ridiculous Q where no Q should be ?
Used it on VAXEN
... in college in the late 80's. It was a bit of an eye-opener after Commodore BASIC.
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