Agree. Mine has gone up - 1Mbps to 1.5Mbps, not that I notice the 'improvement'.
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Agree. Mine has gone up - 1Mbps to 1.5Mbps, not that I notice the 'improvement'.
The one thing that is not mentioned, what happens when the days get warmer and you don't need the heat?
Also, who pays for the electricity to run the servers?
Maybe you should read - The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan - to get a rather more balanced SF view of AIs
The big problem with most people is that they are afraid that the computer will know and remember a lot more than they can and as a consequence they think they are inferior.
All our OS/2 boxes have a boot partition of 1GB for the operating system which gives us space to add utilities as necessary. IF microsoft can get this new version of windows down to that size then we will be interested in having one VM with it for testing for clients.
Why do I get the impression that Germany wants to run everything in Europe?
Simple answer - a Chelsea tractor.
It is not the type of vehicle that you would take across a field or down along the beach or use for actual work. It is something you would use to show just how 'cool' you are because it is a hybrid.
Most of them are designed to use the mobile phone network to call home - an even bigger security failure.
Are you saying you Australian education to go the way the left forced British education - the 'everyone must have prizes' dumbing down of the last labour government?
Wahhabism at its best and we allow them to setup schools in the UK, US and Europe to promote their warped outlook. Not only that but we also allow them to provide textbooks to our schools. Is it any wonder that the kids that have been through those schools and their indoctrination then go on to join ISIS and continue the barbarism?
I too wish we could but then how would microsoft guarantee that its software gets installed and where do you get the necessary drivers for any other operating system from?
Terry 6, that is exactly my point. I have yet to understand just why people aren't more careful about what they install and, more to the point, what it uses.
So this requires the target to install an app that, in turn, calls home and sends the power consumption figures.
Now my question. Who in their right mind installs odd apps just for the sake of it without knowing exactly what those apps are going to do?
At least he stayed bought.
This does lead to the question, what exactly does any politician and ministers in particular know about this digital thing they call big data?
Past experience says the answer to that is they know nothing except how to mess things up for everyone else.
Err... did you actually read the article or are you just applying political bias?
I feel for you. Did you write a contract to cover yourselves that they had to sign before you accepted the job?
3b) Absolutely no penalty clauses for shoddy, late and non working offerings.
I have yet to see a government contract that actually spells out exactly what is wanted, how it will be tested and what the penalties are for non compliance and also just how change orders are to be handled.
On the last semi government project I was involved with I had the contracts department rewrite all their supply contracts to specify exactly what was required and actually add penalty clauses because they had never used them before. We had one supplier that was most upset when I invoked the penalty clauses for late supply and not up to specifications.
Possibly the fact that all that is in the companies server room - it is in ours.
Be afraid, very afraid. The 'climate scientists' that think they know all about the climate don't, because if they did the weather forecasts would be very accurate for a start.
With them not knowing are we prepared to let them undertake this insane plan which could very well tip the world over into another ice age? A few degrees of warming, if it eventuates, we can deal with, ice moving from the poles over the US and Europe we can not.
If there is such a thing as 'global warming', or is it 'climate change' at the moment, why do I have to have the heating on in my house for the first time in 20 odd years especially since I am living in the south of France?
I could use some of the 'missing heat' that the climate 'scientists' appear to have lost. Maybe it wasn't there in the first place and was just wishful thinking on the part of those producing the over hot models.
That is always assuming they can stop the geo-engineering which could be rather difficult if your control centre is under a few hundred metres of ice.
I assume this is only for mobile devices or top management that have to have all the latest bells and whistles. After all, who in their right mind uses speakers and microphones in a work situation - those in multimedia production excepted?
We finished upgrading our last windows client just before christmas. They had exactly the same thought as your people and have now given MS the big heave ho. There has not been any complaints from anyone there but they have had a few questions along the lines of 'why didn't we do this years ago'.
Incidentally works very well as a phone
That is very good to know since it is a phone. A pity most phone reviews miss out the rather vital bit of information.
You do have to admit it does start the week off with a good laugh - ideal for a cold Monday morning.
I am not sure if what is described is the same as Negative Income Tax which has a built in ibcentive to go out and do some work to improve the total weekly income.
There was an editorial about it and the trials undertaken in the US in the April 1973 edition of Analog SF.
The US trials seem to bear out the observations expressed by Andrew Ducker (above) regarding trials in Canada.
As to where the money comes from, quite simply the savings made by removing several layers of bureaucracy that exist at the moment with the welfare system as it exists today costing nearly as much to administer as it hands out.
How true AC. I was surprised they even held a trial, but then 'the law' must appear to be done to keep the general public quiet.
No problems here, we finished moving our last client using windows over to Linux last week and those at the workstations didn't notice any difference - they had been using LibreOffice, Firefox and several other programs that are open source equivalents of windows programs for more than a year
And I thought they had solved the problem of the teleporting sock and the bluetooth link would rell you just where it went (shades of SF of the 60s).
The Guardian is not the font of all knowledge, in fact it has a very leftist agenda that it follows especially at this time with an election in the wings.
All this shows that there are more ignorant political hacks appointed to the Lords after they have become unelectable for the lower house.
There should be reform in the Lords with all the life peers being removed and the heredity peers brought back. That way the HoL becomes what it is supposed to be - a place that stops the excesses of the HoC.
Does the OnePlus also have the active stylus the same as the Note 2? For me the lack of the stylus is a killer, sorry.
I think all those links you give are based on the same flawed paper.
Anyway, since when has the guardian, SKS and the discovery channel been arbitors of science?
Also don't forget that most of those that have swallowed the greenwash were not about in the 70s when the then climate scientists were claiming that we would all freeze because of the impending ice age. When that didn't materialise they switched over to global warming but since they can't prove that it has changed again to climate change.
A better way to gauge the importance of an issue would be to ask actually scientists (you know, the people who have an in depth knowledge on these matters) who are screaming from the rooftops.
Their screaming always appears to be 'give us more money' or 'we are right even if we can't prove it' or both.
When they actually produce something that stands up to a rigorous engineering quality examination and not the standard pal review of some paper that relies on if, maybe or possibly people might begin to think they have something to offer by way of insight. Until then they need to go back and try to get their models to actually look something like what is happening in the real world and I don't mean tweaking the data and/or fiddling with obscure variables in the model to get it to almost fit the past.
@Eddy, do you mean that people actually care so much that they could be less caring or do you mean that people couldn't care less? There is a vast difference between those two you know.
@Dave 126, a question. How does advertising that you have a puppy for sale on line differ from the more usual advertising in the paper?
In both cases the person wanting to buy the puppy has to go and pick it up from the person selling it. In my case I bought my first Newfoundland (he ended up as a champion) from a newspaper advertisement and my current one from finding out that a breeder had a litter on their website. I had to go and fetch my puppy and check the pedigree of the parents. I will say that looking on the web was much faster than trying to wade through the papers.
...but one thing that could be said for life peers is that they were likely to be educated to a very high standard
You jest sir. The vast majority of them are broken down political hacks that couldn't be re-elected, hacks of the calibre of cabin boy Prescott and beefburger Gummer that still follow the political diktats of the party.
AC, I thought for a moment you were describing the workings of the NHS in its entirety, not just the IT section.
In fact what you saw was the beginning of the decline into obscurity that all organisations that become top heavy follow.
Is that a scientific billion or an American short billion. It might be better to give the distance in AU rather than the somewhat ambiguous billion.
And you are using windows to control production in the pharmaceutical industry - I just hope I, and others, don't have to use those products. I also assume the computers are connected to the internet in some way therefore you are asking for trouble in a big way.
In other words, another solution looking for a problem to solve.
Why don't these people get out into the real world and think about solving some of the problems we all have?
They should never have given up on OS/2
Now I assume we will see exactly how many of the 'peoples representatives' that have been bought and paid for will remain bought. And they are supposed to represent the people - HA, what a way to run a government.
Someone has been dipping into old Analog SF stories. There was one about this very type of equipment and how the younger generation used it to live in a virtual world of their own making. Sorry I can't remember title and author but will look it up when I have time.
@sqlrob, or even a large trackball.
If it does get past then it only proves that the only good 'peoples representative' is the one that when bought stays bought. What a way to run a country!
Maybe they shouldn't have been so quick to dump OS/2.
But we all know the BBC is into the global warming religion in a big way. They won't let anyone that doesn't chant the CAGW mantra have any air time.