125 posts • joined Friday 14th November 2008 08:30 GMT
Colin - it was a joke.
I had pretty much the same experience.
The point of the high street is that it satisfies an instant need. If I was willing to wait a few weeks for a delivery I would've ordered something from the internet!
° not <sup>0</sup>!
You need a satnav on a track? Who are you, James May?
The only people who have something together and vaguely ready for production are VMware, XEN, and MS.
Everything else that sits on top is a jumbled mass of buzzwords and loose ends.
It's because this attitude is pervasive throughout the OS. It's not just the WM baby they threw out with the bathwater, it's now the menu system they're tinkering with.
Every time they touch something, they throw out n*10 years of work and bugfixes and smoothed rough edges.
The last improvement I found was that init scripts have been moved to Upstart, a dependency-based bootup system. It's done nothing for usability, it's now not immediately obvious what will start up on a system and it's different to everything else for zero gain (I mean, who /cares/ about bootup times any more?).
Maybe i'm getting old, but I find myself agreeing with jwz a lot of the time.
"But that's what happens when there is no incentive for people to do the parts of programming that aren't fun. Fixing bugs isn't fun; going through the bug list isn't fun; but rewriting everything from scratch is fun (because "this time it will be done right", ha ha) and so that's what happens, over and over again. "
"ALMOST 30 years after fining NASA for littering the local area with debris from abandoned space station Skylab, the Shire of Esperance has received a $US400 cheque.
American radio station Highway Radio paid the fine on NASA’s behalf, raising the funds on variety breakfast program Barker and Barley in the Morning. "
You write like Cory Doctorow.
Fix. The bloomin'. Superhub.
Still not bad for what it is
...has it got a resistive or capacitive screen?
> You wouldn't accept that level of inaccuracy on the touch interface;
> imagine clearly pressing the icon for Weather and getting Angry
> Birds instead because the interface made a 'mistake'. People would
> be up in arms!
Sounds like my Nexus' back/menu/home keys...
Security by obscurity is false protection :)
I've had a load of problems with mine, and i've just about managed to make it stable by turning everything other than the basic NAT off (stateful firewall and wireless spring to mind) and hooking up an AP to a network port.
I don't want to be another post-beta tester; is there any way to stop VM from pushing this latest update?
Does it also cover 'p3t3r'?
I recently went to an exhibition put on the the University of Sheffield's engineering department.
Each exhibit's card had a QR code in the corner that took you to a web page with video and further URLs to departments or companies involved, journals talking about the work etc.
It was quite useful, and more relevantly, it was open to any smartphone with a camera and probably didn't cost much to do.
Such a shame; the BBC's coverage over the last two years at least has been absolutely fantastic.
It's going to be very difficult to keep that going. I'm certain that Sky Sports won't be able to generate the same feeling.
I'll be watching on BBC, and I guess i'll have to find a motorsports-friendly pub somewhere that my friends and I can adopt on Sky-only weekends.
Yes, here you have it.
To me, as someone who has used a lot of NFS on NetAPPs as the store for VMs, this announcement from VMware was quite clear.
The product doesn't quite stack up against other NFSy solutions, but the intent was clear enough.
Store the VMs on here instead of faffing with local (on-vmhost) storage or iSCSI; let the VMs keep believing that they are real machines that keep all their own data on their own virtual hard drive. Fantastic for virtualising entire Functional Test environments at once.
How about they actually hold stuff at the branches? I went out to buy a dishwasher a year or so back, under the misguided and old-fashioned belief that they would actually have stock at the big out-of-town outlets. How wrong I was.
If I want to wait three days for a missed delivery, i'll just buy something off the Internet, thanks.