Many years ago I was sitting in my home office (recliner downstairs) and I'd left a machine powered off upstairs. I thought about extricating myself from the recliner, but then - when I heard the Whos in Whoville sing - I decided to see if I could script up something relatively quickly and get a magic packet (the packet that initiates a wake-on-LAN event at the node that is powered down) to wake it up. I took me about an hour, but I did it. I was a God for that brief moment.
42 posts • joined 2 Mar 2009
The race for President of the United States was joined by John McAfee today...
When you see it: Tarantulas drawn to women with four eyebrows.
Re: pushing a free upgrade
I'm sure I'm an edge case, but I have not less than 6 Lenovo laptops dating back to the original X1 (NOT carbon) from 2006 with Intel 3000 graphics and I've gotten Win 10 to run on each and every one of them with only one major issue on one machine. (One of the X1's doesn't properly handle DID - dual independent displays).
My mom and pop - who are in their 70's - are comin' up for a visit this weekend and they've both asked that I chaperon their upgrades.
I was working at IBM (then Lenovo) in development engineering for the launches of Win2000, Win98, Millenium, XP and 7 and I must say that the Win10 launch has been far and away the best - highest quality - launch of a Windows OS I've yet seen. YMMV, but I wish you luck in your upgrading endeavors.
NOW I understand why Google is buying Maybelline.
I take issue with being referred to as, "granola-eating".
"Vblock" pretty please and thank you.
Anyone else's view of this article surrounded by ads for VCE's Vblocks?
I've been a Google evangelist since I got my e-mail account in 1997. And I'm about to break up with her. There's not a single Google device, app or service that I use that doesn't have one, "Are you f'in kidding me?", primitive usability issue. Here's a brief list of the Google services I use...
> Chrome - Would up and down scroll arrows kill you? Why yes I did want to arbitrarily jump to another section of a very long web page for no good reason.
> Google drive + 1TB storage THAT I PAY FOR - Can't upload to it. NOT SYNC; just *(^%^ upload.
> GMail - The archive vs delete debacle, usability on a PC like getting to your contacts
> Google+ - Let me type this quick while it's up. Oh look there's all my friends from I'm high school... no that's that other site :-(
> Google music (try and get a simple text list of your music by artist)
> Support - The community HELL of https://support.google.com/ that is one atom better than a bulletin board from 1996
I've not forgotten to take my meds or anything. Maybe I'm just manstruating. But the Google storage experience from last night has just put me over the edge. I'd PAY GOOD money for their services if they just worked like you'd expect them to.
It's not me Google. It's you.
Vblock not vBlock
Uh, when I upvote... CAN YOU JUST REFRESH THE PAGE WITH THE UPVOTE TALLY INCEMENTED!!!
Thank God for the expertise of the author and the deep contributions of the expert commenters!!!
Now the picture of me from my 45th birthday party that resides on my NAS has NO chance of falling in to the hands of the Russins (no?) Poles (not them either?) Afghans(really?! not them either???) Americans!!!
Do you guys have any idea what would happen if that picture got out?!?!? I'm going to encrypt it; right after I share it publicly unencrypted on Google+
I AM IN CONTROL!!! (And 40 other myths.)
Maj. Anthony Nelson, USAF
Are you high???
Wait. You're suggesting carving, ehem, 'bundling' my internet content like my FORMER cable company bundled channel packages? The one where I want 7 channels but HAVE TO BUY 3-FREAKING-HUNDRED CHANNELS?!?!?!?
That's the whole reason for the cut the cord movement. I PROUDLY and with great fiscal responsibility no longer subscribe - indenture myself - to CTV.
ARE YOU HIGH?!?!?!?!?
Re: Foxconn Rebrander sets fire to tables
Lenovo was never 'the' manufacturer of ThinkPads for IBM and further it bought the entire PCD (Personal Computing Division) from IBM, not just the brand. That consisted of the people, the processes, the brand, the logo and other typical business assets e.g. real estate, dies, machinery, intellectual property etc.
In order to to avoid a hard stop of manufacturing and to ease the customer transition, Lenovo was grated limited license to continue to use the "Eight Bar Rainbow" version of the IBM logo for a set period of time after legal consideration was made between Lenovo and IBM. Lenovo did not use the full allotment of that window.
They mean king at Mountainview; referring to the urgency of integrating social into all of their offerings.
I was about as impressed with the 3 Minute Mentor Site as my wife is with my 3 minute performances.
Stop the processors!
Is el Reg insinuating that people at the top don't get it?! WHY. I. NEVER Have heard such rubbish!!!
I'm seriously considering starting a consulting firm that specializes in outsourcing CxO level positions to "competents".
Equal rights for women - NOW!
"...speculated the site was infected after a MySQL developer was compromised and had his password stolen."
I am tired of women being speculatively overlooked for their contributions. Please change the pronoun to, "her".
I got your back ladies!
(satire. save the slings and arrows for someone evil that is empowered to wreak havoc with their small mind. Mine is only used for entertainment purposes.)
How it verx...
You only see your stream. Yes, your stream is comprised of other folks' published content, but unless Bob reshares all of Joe's content then you haven't described a problem. Further, Joe may not even allow for his content to be reshared. Out of thousands of posts and replies to date, I think I've reshared < 10 pieces of content and certainly not from the same source.
Where is the +1 button you vultures?
You don't get it
The discomfort with using fb has nothing to do with electrons.
All is well
I just dropped a 1ZB thumb drive off at the front desk. They're good.
...how many authors/conspiracy theorists herein that are worried about trust and their data on other people's clouds are running their own e-mail servers in their domiciles?
I guess that's different.
I believe part of the reason Google gets static is because they unapologetically use failure as a means of discovery. Nexus 1 distribution model, Wave, (Android or Chrome; pick one 'cause one's going to die) etc.
It is hard to wrap your head around this concept in when we've created a consumerist environment that prizes only instant, perfect exceeded expectations and punishes mere goodness.
This is the bounty of uber-profitability. It guarantees constant iterative progress with yummy milestones along the way.
So often failures are used as arrows; what a dis-incentive to persistence. Google's found the magic in harvesting and mining failure as the building blocks for success.
(Did this come across too obviously as a job wanted ad? Excuse me while I Google "cheating on MENSA puzzles"...)
Explanation for you
First, I'm an Assange fan.
OK, Woodward and Bernstein uncovered illegal activity executed by the RNC (sanctioned by Tricky Dick himself), specifically the Watergate Break-in. They revealed illegal activity.
Wikileaks and by proxy Assange is publishing classified/secret information. IF he were a US citizen, he would be charged with espionage or the like. In this case he has broken a US law, BUT the point is moot as US Law doesn't apply to non-US citizens (at least not at this moment...)
So the difference is night and day.
I'm a male American. And hypothetically if I were a cross-dresser, I would keep my size 32 Hello Kitty thong more secure than the US Gvt. keeps its classified docs. But hey - just today the military has prohibited removable media from its super secret network... on days that don't end in "Y".
Hugs - with reeeeeeeeaaaallllly long arms (we all have 'em in the US),
Jim "God Help US" Preis
Please help me get poor performance
I've been trying to load the Fragmentation Ninja app but can't find it on the Android Market? Same thing with the Angry Poor Performance Burds app. No where to be found.
Can someone help me find these?
Until I do, I'll have to put up with a fully customizable phone (my Droid X) that - as a customer, uh the people that finance the whole enchilada - does everything I want it to do, how I want it to do it and with Z.E.R.O. lag.
I just won't be satisfied until I find this fragmentation and poor performance I keep hearing about.
Damn. Missed Guy Fawkes day again!
"Android works great for some, but others discover their shiny new handsets simply won't download applications from the Marketplace or refuse to pick up a 3G signal, though others have no such problems."
Are you higher than me?
A or B
Step 1: Assume Apple is hairy.
Step 2: Rip the bandaid off fast.
Step 3: Move on.
It follows logically that garbage collection would be alien if all the CS grads are using Java as the lubricant to degree achievement.
Git while the gittin's good
Dear JCP ASF members -
Leaving the JCP now makes more of a statement than waiting for the roadmap where you'll be taunted and tempted by shiny objects to dangle about for a while longer while your fire loses its heat.
Now or never folks.
Mark my words...
Unthreaded GMail will be a requirement for a new feature within (shakes magic 8 ball...) 11 months.
You were so close
Wasn't there something about an antenna issue...?
blinding glimpse of the obvious
I just noticed that Schmidt's lenses were the o's and his ear was the second g in the graphic.
educate me please
What is an "ass clown"? And no, I do not have a mirror handy.
Send the check to...?
Who do I send my check to? Apple, The Reg or the Reg Readers? This is by FAR more entertaining than cable TV, streaming video, writing marginal code and it comes close to internet porn, no pun intended.
I GOT IT!!! The ultimate mashup: Apple engineers in little dorm rooms (Faraday cages perhaps?) with webcams where I could - as a voyeur - watch them squirm while trying to respond to reason and refute Newton's laws. Yeah. I'd toss a few quid at that subscription.
How many years in IT???
"It is absurd to suggest that the development team would then create software outside the boundaries of those specifications." Not only is it not absurd, it is so common, they give it a formal name, "goldplating".
Maybe you'll find out in year 16 what the rest of your Technical Project Management bretheren have known since PM 101.
Not encrypting your WiFi AND broadcasting your SSID is like walking down the street naked and then complaining when people look askew.
Now excuse me. I have sit-ups to do.
The Active Protection senses ACCELERATION not shock and locks the HDD heads.
Take that and rewind it back. Little Jimmy got the scoop so da headies don't slap!
It doesn't end there...
Although Google didn't leave the starting blocks until 1997, I'm pretty sure they were behind the staged lunar landings in '69 as well.
Pretty sure that my hair loss is also attributable to SupaG, but I need to build the rationale for that. WIll forward when complete.
Keep up the good work - Maroons!
Context of this post is size only. IBM did this in 2003/4. What made it cool back then was we could say with integrity that it was the size of the phone book. Yes, we used notebook/slimline optical drives and other non desktop HW but WGAF? I should know I was the Tech Proj Manager for the team that delivered the 945G version of this to the market place. I have one nine feet behind me that my son still uses.
Consider for a moment...
Cycling chooses to put its issues with doping out there for the world to see in the name of eradicating drugs from the sport. Professional baseball, soccer, football, cricket, hockey are years behind in what will be the same process should their bollocks ever re-emerge from the roid imposed shrinkage.