No, all our machines running OS/2 are running on bare metal. The only thing we had to be careful with was the Gigabit network chip, in some cases the onboard chip wouldn't work but that was ficed with an Intel gigabit nic.
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there is a very small chance that a small number of users will pay less.
That chance will be so small that it can be considered non existent.
Re: Obvious solution?
Or better yet, make the case slightly larger in the thickness.
What is it with all the manufactures trying to shave parts of a millimetre off the thickness? I would prefer a slightly thicker unit with a removable battery.
Re: Mandatory Voting
It would also be a big step forward if the voting rolls were purged of all the dead people and those voting had to show identification.
...two more to go.
It was very good of then to give the names of those responsible - the CIO Nick Leake and the next down the line Gareth Wright. Both those named are responsible for the problem. The CIO should have seen that the infrastructure was adequate for the task and this Gavin Wright should have made sure that the mirror servers fail-over actually worked.
Now the question is when do they get their P45s?
But maybe the problem is that they don't roll as well as the paper ones.
Re: Brexploitation - LOL!
A rather childish attitude from an assumed remoner.
They invested a lot of money up front to get this going, with a view to making back that investment with a profit over many years.
The 'over many years' is the main point here. At the moment it looks as if they wand to do it in one year.
Re: RE: Windows 10? What is it?
It's the operating system Microsoft couldn't get business to buy
Are you sure it's an operating system and not a keylogger that sends everything you do to Microsoft and the 5 eyes?
Simple 'Crowbar' circuit or (MOV) varistor on data lines!
We fit those across both data lines and also fit zena diodes to the power lines in all the easily accessible USB ports in the industrial equipment we maintain for clients. It has cut having to replace main boards by almost 100%.
Re: Based on related experience...
That'll be why a researcher was banned from a plane after accessing flight control systems from the in-flight entertainment system.
I think you will find that 'exploit' is an urban myth since the two systems are not interconnected in any way.
Re: Where does it say otherwise?
It makes very clear where the author's bias lies.
Just reading the headline I knew who the author had to be. Far too many journalists are letting their political bias colour articles that require a neutral approach.
I think that common sense needs to be applied when looking at over the speed limit cases. In built up areas the speed limit is the limit, no exceptions. Out on an open road with no other traffic about does a few kph over some arbitrary limit that has been set for roads with heavy traffic really matter?
Re: Lack of variety
t would be nice if they would actually use good motherboards for AMD parts
I couldn't agree more. Couple that with a screen that gives at least 1200 vertical and we would be getting into the 'useful for work' category.
Re: Lack of variety
I would add to your list a descent screen with a good amount of vertical height to save scrolling up and down all the time when working.
Width without height is useless.
Re: What planet do these people live on?
We have to remember that these people are politicians (all those in parliament) that have never done any real work out in the world and live off our taxes.
Obligitory XKCD refference
It would help if some people read and understood the chart at https://xkcd.com/radiation
Re: How long until
The EU wakes up and shuns British based Internet services?
The unelected commission will lap up this and force its use in all EU countries. The EUSSR has been looking for some country to start this and are very annoyed by Brexit removing the UK from the fold.
Re: Over reaction?
The biggest over reaction is on the part of reporters/journalists and the MSM showing their political bias in everything they report.
Re: More People Need To Block Ads!
What happens when everything goes behind ad walls?
The sites die from lack of visitors, and the sites that don't hide end up doing a roaring trade.
The unasked question here is 'why are these cities short of cash in the first place?' That leads to the next question, 'where is all the tax money they collect going?'
When we get answers to those questions the purported reasons for this additional tax might become clear. Is it greed on the part of the council or does one, or more, of the council have a pork barrel to fill for the family or are they paying to prop up such things as uneconomic renewable energy?
Yes, we know that most councils are dumb, but this dumb?
Re: Is this any sort of "solution"?
I downloaded and read the entire Jolly Roger cookbook
and before downloading was possible you could buy a Penguin paperback all about making your own explosives. From memory (can't be bothered to go digging through boxes of books) they did recommend that you use the garden shed for your experiments.
It is either that or when Trump starts draining the swamp he could see his name being on a cell door.
Re: Price changes and currancy shifts
Isn't that known as 'doing an Apple'?
How does this Staffers were informed: “It is now safe to save new work on all drives.” work?
Does it include individuals using their own USB connected hard disks? If why not, because that should give individuals the security of their data they need.
As an aside, did the head of IT get his P45 for the monumental cockup?
Only useful for non critical things
One of our clients came up with the idea of moving some of the machinary control programs to the cloud when we said they needed another server. That is until we pulled the plug on the running servers to show them what would happen if the cloud dissipated (we had made arrangements with the shop floor for the demonstration to management so nothing was broken or damaged).
They ended up with 4 new servers in mirror failover.
Ah, faster, bigger botnets then!
I know I am going to be shouted down but just how does all this faffing about improve a phone call?
Yes, I know all about data but who in their right mind uses a smart phone to do any serious data usage unless it is tethered to a laptop, the phone screens are just too small (especially as one gets older and your eyesight deteriorates).
Maybe they would be better employed seeing mobile coverage is extended to those areas where it is almost non existant.
The Register is a tech publication and we can tell you the answer is "not much”.
I think the true answer should have been 'sweet bugger all'.
Re: This modern world
The 'back of an envelope' calculation is always a good place to start.
I would say he was absolutely fair for two reasons.
1) as you said they are incapable of supplying base load.
2) they all require government subsidies to even look as if they are economically viable.
In years long gone we had a rather nice sideline manufacturing NiCad battery belts for use with professional hand held movie and TV cameras cameras. They worked very well and we sold quite a few to the TV stations.
Their use dwindled as professional cameras changed to digital and started to use internal batteries. Maybe their use will turn full circle.
Re: I don't get it...
From the look at things, it would have been cheaper to design and build our own fighter from scratch in the UK...
Or even buy some from Russia ;) Anything has to be better than this over priced under engineered pile of crap.
What are they going to do when all the money from the US tax payers stops supporting all their green schemes and they have to either pay for them themselves or dump them?
Now it is IoT light bulbs, before that it was other IoT 'things'. Just how long before all those government mandated 'smart' meters are in line to become another plaything of the script kiddies?
Maybe, instead of the GSMA insisting IoT is more than vapourware they should be insisting on tight security for the devices.
Re: Donald J. Trump
Why the downvote?
Name calling just shows the lack of intelligence of the one doing it and the fact they don't have a coherent argument.
If we are to prevent repetitions of Trump, Farage, etc
The only people that want to do that are the hard left who, at the moment, have just realised their elitist politics are not what is wanted in a democracy.
Are internet speed so bad in the US that 56k modem does better? I can't see any other reason to acquire a modem maker unless EarthLink has branched out into ADSL modems.
Re: from what i've seen...
Don't forget that most people assume that when a politician opens his mouth or writes something the result will be a lie and they react accordingly.
MS as a Subscription Service
The next thing we will hear is that Win10 will be £19.99 a month.
All your personal data belong MS.
Oil rig supply
They say one of the uses of this is to oil rig supply. Now the question is, just who in their right mind is going to allow one if these to try and get close enough to an oil rig to transfer cargo? Then add to that where do the cargo handlers on the supply vessel suddenly appear from because I very much doubt that those running the rig would supply them.
You get the crappy UI updates in windows PC applications as well (something to do with the crappy win8 to 10 UI I suspect).
Although I don't use windows I have friends that do and know of several that have reverted to an older version of the application to get the better UI back.
More to the point, if this was so critical where were the failover mirror servers? If they didn't have mirror servers in a different server room/building why not?
At this point in the game it is time for the top IT management to be given their P45s and permanently shown the door.
Re: How does this compare to Intarweb Exploiter?
Perhaps SLOW CHANGE [not change for the sake of change], focusing on GOOD CODING PRACTICES, is what Mozilla needs to work on instead. Then they can have an extremely stable, W3C compliant, non-irritating software package that's relatively bug-free, runs on all platforms, and isn't "2D FLATSO" nor "too feely" for the rest of us that are running the classic mouse+keyboard interface.
That says it all!
It would also give those porting Firefox to what Mozilla considers non mainstream OS a chance to produce the latest, and supposedly greatest.
How is Intel going to deal with the security of the devices using this chip?
Re: Some interesting links...
So...cheaper staff; no public sector employment contracts or pensions; management jollies to the seaside. Sweet! What could possibly go wrong...
As you say, where is the mirror failover system to these essential services?
Until they do something about the security of the so called 'smart meters' they will end up without any security on their smart grid.
Re: Nice as it may be to have oodles of camera info
What is the phone call quality, good, bad, or indifferent?
That is the one thing that always gets forgotten in reviews of phones when it should be the first consideration otherwise the review is about a mini tablet only.
You do realise that the devaluation of the pound was on the cards before Brexit don't you?
It was going to happen because of all the quantitative easing applied by Gordon I have gold going cheap Brown and the banksters saw the opportunity and took it, in other words Brexit would get the blame rather than the traders.
Re: More then 20 large
It's the US rules the world mentality.