93 posts • joined Wednesday 25th April 2007 14:31 GMT
Re: Still prefer a HP 54L
oh, and a much more useful case
Still prefer a HP 54L
While it's only got one 1GB port, the Dual-Core, PCI-e capable HP 54L seems a lot more useful. Sure it's more thermal output, but there's two cores there...
The cabler's perspective...
Spoke to a cabler while getting non-NBN fibre installed...
NBN Co set a fixed price per splice and per connection. This disregards the state of the pit, pipe, weather conditions, or other circumstances - they'd have to purely to stop cabler subcontractors rorting of the system. Problem is Telstra's pits are notoriously unkempt and it costs the contractor $5000 to legally drain a waterlogged pit by a certified hazmat handler due to the chemical in their corrosive "waterproofing" gel around their copper.
I can understand both sides, and with the Aussie winter coming, there's likely to be a bucket more delays due to pits.
So the winner will be either the HazMat handlers (if Labor wins) or the lawyers (when Liberals win).
O M G!!!
US ITC sides with US courts, finding in favour of a US company's US patent application.
Colour me surprised!!!
Pot Meet Kettle
Up until the inquiry, Apple software like FinalCut was nowhere near price parity.
There's no external distributors there, so why enforce the Territorial price difference?
ZOMG Running out of IPv4 addresses!!!!
1.3b out of 4.3b is not "running out"
Signal to noise here...
Seriously, why are there few up votes on the three comments saying nginx is used as a reverse proxy and the backend is Apache? They are not eating each others lunch as much as the author purports...
We moved a client to nginx some 5 years ago as a RP for hosting. Between splitting media content to different host names, moving static content to minimal nginx backends, and using nginx in front, the popular sites don't see the anywhere near the performance issues at the busy times. It's not rocket science.
(The backend load balancing is another matter completely - urgh!)
Re: It may even result in some direction..
Michael Dell will beat him down like the monkey boy Ballmer is.
I'm guessing it'll take one board meeting before MS change board representatives.
"Your Cisco phone requires antivirus security software, which we're designing by the way"
Seriously, with that much physical access required, why not just plug in a hub and sniff traffic?
Par for the course...
She's pretty much agreed with everything
her masters Apple have asked so far
"Frequent Googlers will appreciate the new Unified Search Field, which combines the URL and search boxes into one, much like how it is done in Chrome."
So stealing a method of searching from Chrome and IE is just OK, but when stealing a method of searching on a phone it's an obvious patent violation?
Just say NO!
SBS being folded into Essentials with "pre-configured connectivity to cloud based services" presumably partly based in the US, thus coming under US laws?
There's a reason SBS 2011 Standard outsells SBS 2011 Essentials, IT can actually be responsible for data leakage, up-time, and privacy guarantees.
Looks like Microsoft swallowed the Apple X Server kool-aid as well :( We refuse to update to Os X Server 10.7 for this exact reason.
This must be the first time I've heard the words "shock claim" and "written a book" in the same PR piece.
You missed Cisco talking about their rack...
Why talk about UCS refreshes, without talking about Cisco announcing their own R-Series racks? Especially since you can now order the Nexus kit, blade servers, and have it all pre-racked.
I'd flash around a beautiful rack like that...
Re: So when
I've never understood why the iMac and Apple Displays never had inductive-coupling pads built into the base, to charge the wireless keyboards, mice, trackpad, and iDevices.
Especially since the KB/MS/TP combo chews through rechargeables :S
Does their intranet run like NHS IT?
In which case it wouldn't matter...
I guess Eugene's bleating about AV on iOS got laughed into obscurity and he's looking for more angles to get another 15 minutes of fame...
Besides, if the All Blacks were any good, we'd just claim 'em for our own like we do your musicians and artists ^_^
Substitute "wave" for "fad" and you'd be getting somewhere...
Australian businesses are flocking to co-lo and internal clouds (private clouds, whatever).
We're just not as convinced about "The Cloud" since our privacy laws don't count for squat in the US (or the US chooses to ignore them), the international transit links are congested during peak time, and many cloud providers are still completely rejigging their systems in the background (not just OS wise, but management systems).
You guys flail about a bit longer and once you know what you're doing, we'll see how it goes...
lucadatv for duvde
When the missus wanted to double check just how much I was spending on the big telly, explaining that I wanted a high base refresh (200Hz min), more than enough brightness (has to cope with 3D glasses blocking some light), fast pixel refresh (to limit ghosting) was difficult to put in layman's terms.
I found the easiest way to explain it was "I'm getting 3D because it covers almost all the base requirements, even if we never use it for 3D"
I always thought 3D was a way to shift the high refresh panels because Joe Schmoe didn't understand the benefits and they couldn't move the stock...
Most sound engineers I know put a tab of tape (usually gaffer tape) around the cord for the left earphone, less than a hand width from the earpeice.
Quick, cheap, and you know which one is which if you're sharing monitors during a gig.
It's a beautiful screen and apart from the lack of DD/DTS on the Toslink, it's a joy to watch.
The complaints seem to stem from bad remote/menu UI, and 3D - but I still consider 3D a gimmick.
Any word on what you though about it?
WD Green 2TB went from $79 AUD three weeks ago, to $139 two weeks ago, and $179 AUD 9 days ago. (It's $189 AUD at the moment...)
20% my ass!
Michael Malone *will not* give up control of iiNet. Period.
He's released extra shares for a merger partner, with the intended side-effect of diluting Amnet's 23% shares to below 17% over time.
He's like Steve Jobs, except he's still got his humanity.
Tux, because iiNet runs mostly on linux infrastructure.
'LDAP' vuln. should not include MS or Apple sites
Apple OpenDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory use Kerberos. LDAP lookups in a Golden Triangle setup (the "Apple Way") only use LDAP authentication between the OD Server doing the authorisation and augmented records and the AD servers doing password authentication.
Any ACTC could tell you that.
LDAP *should* only concern those not using a Kerberos-based system, namely authentication against a vanilla LDAP directory.
LOIC is as deft as a sledgehammer and just as elegant.
I'm not surprised to see someone has neutered it....
It's not ministerial staff..
It's Senator Conjob.
That complete tool is more than willing to make a dictatorial decision and damn the consequences. He's more than willing to be a patsy for the factions who receive and appropriate "donations". He's more than willing to silence opposition to his plans.
The right person for the job is Kate Lundy, she has no factions backing her for Cabinet selection.
While AFACT (ASTRONGLYHELDBELIEF doesn't have the same ring to it) was battling an ISP that refused to do the leg work for them, and in fact pushed the studios to follow the right procedure in asking for law enforcement help, Conroy stood on the sidelines and refused to even have an opinion.
The man's a waste of public space, and I bet AFUKT it heavily advising him at the moment...
Acronis Backup & Restore has "Symantec'ed" True Image
ATI and ADD were awesome, then someone decided to bring the Vista compatability and look, and now AB&R runs like pus.
Seriously, a backend code revamp was all that was needed for Vista/Win7/2008 compatibility, but no, they went all pretty graphics and forced the use of their flaky licensing server on everyone (even for a one license AB&R machine)
Definitely following in Symantec's footsteps :(
Bryce's post - "Thankfully, I highly doubt any jury in the world would convict this guy. Every guy on the jury's going to be privately thinking that he, too, would have done the same damn thing and every woman is going to think the "victim" is nothing more than common gutter trash."
A tenner says every jury woman sees a conviction as punishment for the beating, the adultery will taint her divorce proceedings, and the prosecution (and precedent) will see this as a win against hackers.
Walker sounds like trash, but a good prosecutor is going to bring up his past and it will sway people.
Everybody could lose here...
I think the feature most people don't realise is that the config files are templated.
Change your internal IP? Change the setting in the web admain, and hit apply...
SME will reconfigure web, email, relay filters, *FIREWALL*, ldap, samba, etc.
If the service isn't used or is denied to external users, the application is configured to not listen *and* the firewall is automatically configured to block traffic to that service.
It's the SBS 2003 of the linux world - it's not SBS2008, but plenty of us are annoyed with the crap we've put up with to configure SBS2008 or the preview SBS2011
I'm a big fan of e-smith/SME Server but I work with a MS Gold Partner. Anybody who doesn't want to spend the cash on hardware and licenses, we recommend SME and point them to Contribs to make a donation.
Recent Toshiba lemons
I've got a bunch of clients with Toshiba Portege R700s and they they lock up every other day with fans at 100%.
The "fix" is to disable the fingerprint scanner - seriously? We're already on firmware 1.4 (started as 1.1 earlier this year) and it hasn't fixed the problem on what is an expensive not-so-heavy paperweight as far as customers are concerned...
Toshiba 25th Anniversary models = FAIL
iOS 4 runs fine on 3GS
Turn off location services... background apps will keep the GPS running while they're not doing anything which kills the 3GS battery.
Luckily iOS4 gives the ability to set which apps can use location services if you do want to keep it on.
There's also a fix for the exchange sync having too long a timeout which may also keep 3G data services going longer than needed.
Are you sure you don't mean "damp squid"? :)
Re: Free economy?
<quote>1. the resellers do not mind getting a (fat?) commission from selling Apple products</quote>
Apple hardware margins are tightly controlled and are not high at all (tier2 reseller <5%) . They rely on a couple of things:-
1. Education gets decent discounts (double figures)
2. Buyers are usually fanbois or have been persuaded by a fanboi, making the sale fairly easy
3. There's no tech support required - you just palm them off to a hardware repairer or to AppleCare (or sell them Apple Care Protection :P )
IE8 protects against email?
How will a browser protects you from replying to an email from the last relative of a rich dead nigerian?
Then again, they're trying to peddle the equivalent of month-old rancid milk.. It's newer, but it'll still have you heading for a toilet...
Microsoft *and* Symantec are faster at picking this up than others like Sunbelt?
Jokes about Symantec picking everything up as a virus aside, this does surprise me a lot.
I'm honestly interested in which AV vendors are combating 0-day stuff like this best...
Of course having a tied-down account and Firefox with no-script helps.
But does it do Flash?
This will be the Vista ME of the mobile world.
They have taken *EVERYTHING* bad in the competitors and rolled it into one stinking floater.
There is *NOTHING* that is a sales plus in the platform description, so it's guaranteed that MS will lose what little they have of their market share.
I like the third party UI's like Sense, and MS has ignored the usability fixes others have made and screwed the platform due to what is obviously internal committee decisions.
Business *NEEDS* Windows Home
Microsoft Volume Licensing and Schools Agreements are an UPGRADE. Every machine we load a VLK/MAK on requires a copy of Windows be purchased for the machine beforehand, then we can load whatever takes our fancy - including when we have a Office site VLK.
Win Home is the cheapest copy of Windows required to fulfil our contract obligations.
We're also required to purchase Win 7 home for our bootcamp Macs to be covered :S
Why not go after the real scam - WhenU?
Why is no-one bitching about WhenU?
Why are these leeches on the internet society (dodgy search bar and search hijackers) going to be taken down a peg. As far a Google is concerned, there's two page views, one on the original site, and one through WhenU... Guaranteed WhenU is maknig more money out of this scenario than Google.
(If you can't guess I hate these search bar, etc, as they slow down web browsing and *may* interfere with things like webmail or Outlook's RPC over HTTP)
Is Schmidt serious?
At least Google is *UP FRONT* about how they log everything, and the implications of doing stupid /illegal stuff while browsing - and you can see what they've got in your Google account page.
While it came across badly, the Google guy is correct. If you do something bad on the internet, there are plenty of ways you'll get logged. Tor, shell accounts, next-door's wireless, anonymous proxies are some tools in hiding that, but don't expect any browsing to be completely private.
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