709 posts • joined 16 Apr 2009
Now THERE'S a campaign worth discussing!
Why are by far the majority of low paid/part time jobs being fulfilled by women?!
Re: And nothing of value was lost...
Just because YOU'RE not entertained by something doesn't necessarily mean it's crap.
Re: Implementation of IPv6 is a farce..
When even products like Exchange 2013 (not the year in the name!) aren't 100% IPv6 compatible, then I really do wonder whether the migration to pure '6 will ever happen?
Re: He's not doing a very good job of giving money away is he?
In which case you're still doing the same thing, since 100 mil is hardly putting yourself into poverty is it??
"its easy to be philanthropic when it doesn't hit your lifestyle or bottom line in any meaningful way"
I believe he said something similar himself in a recent interview. Still good on him for doing what he's doing, he could have very easily just spent the next 20 years on an island, yacht, private jet, beach...
Re: 25.3 million brits have paid for ransomware? Bloody hell
It does: it tell us any conclusions drawn from this study are bullcock!
Luca Parmitano's calm demeanour in a terrifying situation
Given the fact he lives in a tin can in space, got there on top of a thousands-mile-an-hour firecracker, and at the time was outside the ISS in a space suit (which must be one of the most claustrophobic experiences imaginable), I've a hunch that "calm demeanour" is the a part of everyday life for them all?! Big up to him, and all the 'explorers' though.
Re: Who's gonna pay for the ministers' private jets and cars?
Yeah you're totally right. And that money's much better staying where it is now in Google, Apple, and Microsoft's Cayman Island tax-free accounts instead of being spent on *something* in the countries in which it was earned isn't it?
I don't understand
I don't understand MANY things in this amazing and surprising universe. Doesn't mean they're not real.
I'd never heard of this Door-To-Door opt-out from RM, and I'm sick of the junk crap (for Virgin Media, old-fogey insurance, etc) that they keep sending. So I headed straight over to their website to find out how to sign up.
For everyone else's convenience, check here: http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/how-do-I-stop-receiving-any-leaflets-or-unaddressed-promotional-material
Re: Change in backup strategy
I had a similar thought: keep your data separate from your operating system and apps, and keep the build well documented. It occurred to me that with the time the author spent finding a good image to restore, would it not maybe have been quicker (and safer?) to reinstall and rebuild the machines from scratch?
Sorry you lost me at the "decent GUI" bit! The Mac/OS-X interface has been a mess for years, and is just getting worse. Disjointed menus unconnected to the application they reference, that stay visible when you minimise the application, a dock that looks like a 5 year old designed it, small un-obvious window buttons, no structure to the folder layout...
"revenge against your murdered child"
"An eye for an eye makes us all blind".
But hey that was said by a brown skinned religious fella so you may not have heard of it.
Good for space and noise requirements, but as stated by others the main bottleneck will be disk I/O. SSDs might mitigate this but I'd still be a bit sceptical. That and cost compared to a whitebox home server with generic motherboard and CPU: if you pick your processor carefully you can get a low-power version, or underclock a higher powered model, and use 2.5" drives and still have a fairly low power consumption unit with better grunt (from more disks), and better cooling from the bigger case.
As also stated though the biggest killer for these things for Windows admins is going to be the death of TechNet :-(
Re: Balmer for the win!
To be fair, you can't say Microsoft hasn't been trying to get people to buy the subsequent THREE operating systems it's released since XP for a long time. The fact that two of them were pants might be a factor, but they have been trying really hard to get people on to them all the same!
And if THAT'S not a wall garden, I don't know what is!
Re: The road to hell…
Funny, though inaccurate: the A666 runs *past* Bolton, northwards to Darwen and southeastwards to North Manchester somewhere.
Re: Important change
"Office 2013 is really, really good"
Functionally possibly (I haven't probed it that hard), but to look at it most definitely is not! All flat and monotone, and bloody hard on the eyes/brain to distinguish parts of the screen and identify important data. Big text in random places likely just to make it easier to prob on a touchscreen.
Office 2010 was MUCH better to use.
Re: Crombie coats...
Ha! Yeah like THEY bought it...
Re: The ISP is to blame not the sender
The whole point of SPF is that the *sender* is declaring what are legit sources for email for the domain they're sending as. Anything else should then be treated as suspicious. I'd say if a party uses SPF then the onus is on them to keep it accurate, not for the recipients to make further speculation in case it might be innacurate in the first place!
And given the high propensity for malware to try to impersonate banks, I'd say binning it was a perfectly sensible action.
Re: more lessons
Or (or possibly and?) set up a reminder in your electronic calendar of choice (Outlook, Gmail, iPhone, etc). I have.
You have to download the 8.1 update through the App Store (spit!), which you can't access using the built in Administrator account. Temporarily create a new login, give it local admin privs, and download and install the update using that. Then bin or disable the login afterwards.
Say what you like about Apple (and I often do!)
But although iOS is at heart based on OS-X, they never for a minute ever tried to use the same GUI across their desktop and mobile devices. That'd like Saab building a jet fighter with a steering wheel!
Re: I need new glasses
Indeed, but I think the research programme was ultimately subject to cutbacks.
Re: But will there ever be anything worth watching?
"Just like top-end super-de-luxe hi-fi is the preserve of people who spend their time listening to how good it sounds, not the actual music."
Great music will sound great on a crappy hi-fi, and utterly amazing on a top-end system. It's just that the more money you spend you get to the realms of diminishing returns. But if you ever heard a really good orchestral piece played on a really expensive hi-fi system - when you can almost feel like you're standing next to the conductor - you'll perhaps understand what some people strive to achieve.
Crap music of course will just sound progressively worse on a decent system, sounding ever more artificial as the equipment strips bare the techniques used to "polish the turd".
Similarly, give a cheap guitar to a great musician and it'll sound great! Give a top end Fender or Gibson to someone like me and, well you can work out the rest...
Re: Too think
He would have funded a few more days of American troops in Iraq, or another few drones, or parties at the White House/Capitol Hill/Pentagon, or whatever else the US government fritters away it's money on (just like ours!).
Well bang goes the secondhand ProLiant market on eBay et al, so useful for home labs and geek fiddlers on a budget...
Agreed, though you missed out the English Electric Lightning. Now THERE was an stunning, and unique, looking machine!
The Vulcan also sounded amazing (there's a video on YouTube of one doing a fly-over of some plane spotters).
Agreed: personally I don't have a problem (or a suggestion of illegality) with a company or entity wanting to inspect traffic travelling across it's private network, whether it's to/from the public Internet or not.
If you don't want personal information looked at then don't use a work network for personal use.
Re. AD men
Who are these 'AD men' you speak of? Active Directory specialists?? Or do you mean advertising industry people, commonly called 'admen'?
Pay the ransom?
My understanding is that even if you ponied up in at least some cases you didn't get your files back? Thieving bastards in not honouring deals shock!
Not for me
I like the idea, but I can't say I'm keen on any storage that needs specials drivers to use. I like the idea that in general I can pull out drives from my various boxes (SSDs, SATA and even the occasional PATA HD!) and connect them to my USB dock for emergency surgery and file removal when things go awry.
If I was MS
I'd say yeah, no problem, will give free extended support to every LEGAL copy. Please have your licence/proof of purchase details to hand when you call, ok?
Re. Apple knows lawyer rates
Given the amount of work they must get it may be that Apple's own lawyers give a hefty discount?!
I had that one running on a departmental server in the corner of the office many years ago. Very amusing, until the day it crashed for real and I spent most of the weekend fixing it! The screensaver just didn't have the same comedy value after that, and got removed.
Re: tl;dr - ST:TNG's crappy analogue source makes digital compression harder
You know, apart from the leaden actionless 'talky-talky' approach to everything, what really put me of watching TNG when it was shown on Beeb2 in the 90s was that awful mushy soft video quality. Even on an student's secondhand analogue telly it still looked awful!
Re: Know any Michael Bay movie quotes?
Just make the sound of lots and lots of REALLY REALLY big explosions, and you've pretty much nailed any of them.
Good luck to you Penny Arcade
We are quite literally looking for a person that can do four jobs: Web Development, Software Development, Sys Admin, and the (dreaded) GENERAL IT
And what you'll get is someone who may be pretty good at one of them, and average (at best) at the others. Or maybe just average at all of them. They'll be overstretched, pulled in many different directions, and you'll end up with a pile of shit held together with sticking plasters. Hey maybe you have that already?
Hire a developer AND a sysadmin, and sort your infrastructure out PROPERLY.
Re: Doubt she'll win
Or... she's incredibly gullible and has been taken in by a shyster lawyer...
BBC3 follow-on thing
I watched it all mainly to play Spot The Companion. It was hard going at times!
Happy birthday 'Doc
For all it's faults, it's still marvellously intelligent and entertaining TV, always has been. And it's given me, and more recently my family, many hours of enjoyment, debate, and discussion over the years.
A pint to all involved from 1963 to the present.
Speaking of distancing themselves, has anyone else noticed the lack of Russell T Davies amongst all the celebrations? Whilst he's not always been a favourite showrunner, if it wasn't for him we wouldn't all be here celebrating now.
That would've done just nicely for my son for Xmas. I'm gonna chip in, fingers crossed he'll get one for next Xmas?
Agreed: I still smile when I hear the Tardis Cloister Bell in the New Series at moments of dire emergency (or dire plot? Take your pick).
No mention of the prelude to the Master's full return in Logopolis though, The Keeper Of Traken? This features the transition from the old Deadly Assassin living corpse Master in to the new shiny bearded AA one.
John Simm is a fantastic actor, but his Master was woefully misjudged (probably by everyone's favourite hero/villain RTD?). Dereck Jacobi would have been much better.
Just a TV show (and a boy band)!
I've been a 'Who fan since I was a kid. Collected books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and watch the new series avidly with my family as we're all now fans. It's been some of the best TV I've even seen, but also some of the worst ("Love And Monsters"!).
I remember The Three Doctors (10th anniversary) and The Five Doctors (20th), and I'm looking forward to the Day Of The Doctor as it's a big milestone and worth marking. But I'm also a little bit worried that it might be ruined, like some of the other series climaxes, by CGI overload and a look-at-how-clever-a-writer-I-am plot, frenziedly squeezing in way too many rushed ideas and twists into an hour or so!
So we'll definitely be watching, but I'll also be 'behind the sofa' a bit just in case...
"Can you describe in what ways you felt the OS was shite? Something specific?"
The feel of it was somehow unpolished. It didn't run very smoothly (3 different phones, both Android 2.2 and 4). And it couldn't do the basics (for me): it failed miserably syncing my Exchange email mailboxes (something a Blackberry does flawlessly), the calendar was woeful, the battery life was awful (I realise this is also an iPhone problem). And the alarm couldn't even wake me up in the morning unless I left the phone switched ON overnight, which my mobile phones have been doing since heaven knows when!
I'll say this for the iPhone, at least it feels very smooth and well integrated. I've yet to experience Windows Phone.
Re: Missing experiences...
Peri joined the Doctor whilst wearing bikini, so strictly speaking her outfits became less revealing, not more! Still not all that much more though...
"there are no deaths in the A-Team. in fact they're weren't any gunshot wounds (at least no blood), typically the baddies would stand in front of barrels that would explode when shot."
I love the action shows of that generation: the car (or truck, or jeep) would do a fantastic flip through the air to land in a crumpled heap farther up the road. And then the driver would climb out of the window rubbing his head (just to show he was ok)!
Re: That diagram
Excellent work! Myself it was six wheeled supercars.
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