75 posts • joined Monday 15th December 2008 14:41 GMT
The ultimate challenge is of course, animating Keanu Reeves.
I think we've a few thousand iterations of moore's law (any relation to coleslaw?) before he will ever look real.
Re: hats off to the police
Not so, my young padawan. They have four fingers and an opposing thumb. How else would they grip a hydrospanner correctly?
Re: Eadon's theory of Techie "Waves" - TWO types
> Furthermore, the abacus does not qualify as you have to control the beads with your own digits.
Are you sure? The PC sat in front of me doesn't do anything unless I use my fingers on the keyboard. How's that different?
Yep, this'd be the same Apple that ran an advert in the early 90's claiming they had the first RISC home computer, ignoring the fact that the Archimedes debuted in 1987. And the same Apple that stole the icon bar from RiscOS, etc etc. Same old same old.
.. which originally stood for "Acorn Risc Machine".
I just don't care
" stats about the browser's operation, such as how long it took to start up, how long it has been running, and how often it crashed."
None of which would be interesting if it started quickly and didn't crash.
Upgraded yesterday, yet to spot a difference. Why the major release then...?
the short term future is hybrid, no?
Maybe I've missed something obvious, but where are the enterprise grade hybrid drives?
The Seagate momentus xt works extremely well, I was expecting to see a slew of high capacity enterprise SATA/SAS drives with some NAND tacked on.
BTW I'm ex-sun and the smell of death and failure is Jonathan Schwartz's aftershave.
must have missed this
"Jobs died in October 2011 from pancreatic cancer."
On an IT site I think we can reasonably assume people are aware of the passing of His Holiness.
It's right up there with the BBC's insistence on still saying "The Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher" even when she'd been in office for over 10 years.
extremely nit picky but
in what way was it 'veiled', then? It's open source, right?
Re: Whatever happens..
Agreed. What a tragic story.
Is the fix not to somehow outlaw publically accusing people of crime? i.e. either speak to the police only or keep your mouth shut.
I'm probably being naiive, but I thought there was already laws against this sort of thing - defamation, libel etc.
Don't forget the microdrive was used in the original ipod mini - my wife's 4GB one from, uh, maybe 2005, is still in working order. I don't think Apple would have committed to mass producing a portable consumer product with them in unless it was fairly robust....
.... or would they?
512MB = fail
1GB min, surely?
No reason, other than it seems stingy.
same with BT
I've got one of BT's "Unlimited" ADSL accounts, and you can watch utorrent downloads drop like a stone to almost 0KB/s at the same time every morning.
According to BT's web page:
Some Internet service providers put restrictions on certain types of Internet traffic or limit how much you can download or upload which means at peak times of day, customers may experience slower speeds.
We don't think that's a good enough experience for BT customers so we have made all of our unlimited products 'Totally Unlimited'.
'Totally Unlimited' means that you will be able to enjoy catch-up TV, streamed films, online gaming and other bandwidth-eating applications and we'll never slow you down.
.... and that is total and utter bollocks.
Re: I solemnly promise
Fuck you, I'm not a luddite. Agreed, they are an interesting new technological development. But just because you *can* do something doesn't mean you *should*.
While your bluster about brave new worlds sounds ok on the register, I'm just realistic enough to be able to guess what the reaction of the average person will be to a person with a head mounted computer & camera walking into their shop/office/pub. What's he doing with that thing? filming me? watching porn? You'll be a lonely person wearing those things.
It's bad enough socialising with people drifting in and out of conversations because of text messages, if I find myself stuck talking to someone who is obviously not paying attention because they're reading a facebook update on their glasses, I'm going to be sorely tempted to snatch them and stamp on the wretched things.
I solemnly promise
to laugh my arse off at anyone sad enough to wear these things.
original cray was better
I nearly cried when I saw the Cray-1 in the London Science Museum - just perfect.
Suprised there's no Sun kit in here (disclaimer: I'm ex-Sun..)
I thought the E10K was good, and the sun4m and dinnerbox chassis machines (IPC/IPX/Classic) were good too.
The mac stuff looks nice but it's form over function - fewer ports, non removable batteries etc.
taller racks then?
"8 to 10 million new servers in the next three years. Using convention rack or blade servers, those servers would take up around 200 football fields – about the 13.5-mile length of Manhattan"
Gotta laugh at this crappy unit of measurement. Why would a server be on a football field?
So anyway the answer is obvious, given that the analogy is Manhattan.... 100ft high racks!
Wasn't Silva the villain in the most recent episode of James Bond?
You could tell he was a nutjob, he had no HVAC in his datacenter. Mental!
695,000 is 1 billion a day, divided out by 1440 minutes. It's a suspiciously round number which just tells me that facebook and/or google don't really know or want to share the answer.
rice cooking instructions
boil it till it's soft enough to eat.
There, fixed that for you.
Re: The non-technobabble version...
...and managed to turn it off an on again trillions of times per second.
And then read that at the other end.
Re: Won't touch 'em
label your cables. At install time, really.
Re: Won't touch 'em
Interestingly their website says:
" *QLogic requires a minimum one-year service program with each 10000 Series Adapter purchased. No warranty is included. "
Is it not illegal to sell stuff without a 1 year warranty (UK) / 2 year warranty (EU) ? Or did I mis-brain this fact?
Re: Don't forget...
@Tony S Yeah! My very great very grand father. First to powered flight. All the Wrights did was improve controls and shove a human in it, and they were 60 years later.
write through cacheing = mind not blown.
Fitting a server card with a fan on it doesn't appeal. Should be passively cooled, and let the server fans (which will be more easily replaceable) do the work.
No mention here, or on Qlogic's website of OS driver support either.
Re: Give the researcher a medal!
Yes, sorry I should have made it clear I was talking about the admin interface.
Was obvious if you read and understood the article and previous comments, I thought.
Paris, because she can be backdoored easily.
Re: Give the researcher a medal!
The question is not should the device in question force a password change, but should it be be exposing a login prompt to the internet?
Most routers I've come across only provide a ssh login on the internal interface.
Re: most of this stuff is old
It makes them ancient, simple as that. Is that the answer you were hoping for?
Quark doesn't run on Linux.
Re: Just think...
your girlfriend has a collection of vibrators you say?
I wonder why.
Re: That Ergosphere is gonna whip the wheels off Hawking's chair!
MATHS not MATH
MATH is what Americans do when designing spacecraft in a mixture of metric and imperial before launching it into a planet.
Re: Sense of déjà vu
Threatening the in-laws with a shoulder launched missile? Sorry, but that's bringing a knife to a gunfight. The guy should be applauded for his restraint.
"A farmer with a heavy cart can only increase the size of a single horse up to a point before resorting to multiple horses."
Analogy fail. Horses can't be magically grown larger and stronger on the spot.
Actually what happens is the farmer sells his non shape-shifting horse to a French abbatoir and buys a tractor.
not any more...
it was destroyed by Nero using a singularity in the most recent movie.
explains the cost of HP toner
now I know why it's hundreds of quid for a small boxes of coloured dust... so HP can buy lame donkeys.
Re: Business Plan
the mark of the cult of EMC
"EMC Elect members get to pop this logo on their blogs and .sig files"
That's handy - I'll be able to easily spot the fanbois that are working pro bono for EMC's marketing team, and ignore their attempts at "holistic social engagement" whatever that is.
There we go with "spinning rust" again.
It's a cobalt alloy these days, as has been pointed out before many times....
Re: @LarsG: Well
> Is he rich?
He effing better be. He charged me over £60 a ticket to see him mumble his way through some tunes while hiding behind a keyboard and large hat, in Bournemouth last year.
Re: Chinese naval vessels have fired on Vietnamese fishing boats a few times ...
xenophobic sweary fail.
I don't think you can say the chinese are all aRSeholes. There's billions of them, some of them must be nice.
Re: Rev Bear Ride?
How is it even legal to sell something described as unbreakable? It's not unbreakable, it's broken. I've got a OL6 machine spewing spurious errors up the screen right now, despite there being nothing wrong with the hardware.
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