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Re: Fuming citrix
According to some sources it seem that they have these (Citrix servers) because MS claims that linux violates some patents - not because they cant do what they want to in Linux, but its cheaper to bow to legal blackmail than try and fight MS in court over whether MS invented a whole bunch of ideas ten years after they appeared in unix. Smacks more of an MS fail - raising money through legal and not technical means, though shareholders may not give a shit about that.
Re: local repository.
"IIRC, Windows sysadmins can do something similar."
if they can afford the training course!
I mean if you cant make a profit as people can make their own (limited but I wouldn't get in the way) personal defence items then who's going to pay for the massive lobby to misinterpret the 2nd amendment?
Re: Linux - the engineer's server operating system
I don’t work there but I would put money on their problem not being with Linux but with the legacy windows stuff they are still burdened with. I've worked in many places and the only technical reason ever not to move from MS was 'supporting' legacy stuff.
There were financial reasons - but never to do with the cost of the new system - but the price of 'supporting' the legacy stuff seemed to be a lot lower if you pretended to expand it. And that’s with SME's.
God knows how hard it is to drop MS completely when they can afford several staff reading your governments legal requirements and ensuring you know how to comply with them by maintaining your legacy stuff.
So long as I can change the bloody desktop
I would love to have a phone that allows me to run a lot of the stuff in the repositories.
Its a shame they don’t do Psion5 formats or the world really would be my clamshell.
Re: Unix phone @Ken
perhaps that was a list of short dial numbers
Shall we just stop making kids do anything thats hard?
I know some people will have problems with writing but we can take care of that. The manual dexterity learned from writing has many application - even in the bedroom.
We already miss-use IT by taking the path least resistance all the time rather than solving the problem. Your company will only certainly have as many documents as people could possibly write because your boss cant fire you when he cant possibly read and absorb more that a fraction of your output.
Shakespeare wrote good stuff not because his PC could translate all of his utterings to utter tosh on paper* but because the effort of writing and dipping his quill and cleaning it gave him the time to think about what he wrote and, due to the effort of not being able to cut and paste, meant it wasn't just the throw away task it is today.
*I'm old enough to remember secretaries. These were people who were trained in the art of shorthand and the good ones were phenomenal at converting boss speak to something nearer reality on the page. They didn't just write down 'and we will bugger up project x with a pack of condoms' they filtered it and came up with practical solutions and dispersed the knowledge through the secretarial whisper network where it was tested and polished. We have used IT to replace the one part of industry that could have really benefited from it.
Re: drm is ultimately pointless
Unless its built into all hardware it wont work: run up a VM with your favourite OS and DRM'ed browser in it - pipe sound and video to your choice of format.
I dont know if you know but the spectrum stored data on cassette as audio frequencies or ...notes - use midi to recreate those notes on a synthesiser, feed the audio signal to the spectrum and the spectrum cant tell the difference. And you dont get wow and flutter with midi!
I may have had to slow down the spectrums audio conversion but this was a long time ago .
Re: Killjoy statistician Nazi here
I got a paper cut from the safety manual once and then it broke my toe after they laminated it all to prevent paper cuts and I couldn't hold it.
about twenty years ago I tried converting stuff to Midi - it seemed to work but I never thought to keep all that - I've still got the MPU401card somewhere.
Its the same with my greengrocer
he comes round and replaces all the curtains and sleeps with the missus if I need another apple.
Its all there in his part of the contract...
Shame he wouldn't let me eat the apple.
I've signed up for a course on how to get the best from pear2 though. Used to get those from the off license but he bought them up....
Re: SI prefixes are useful
but illegal in the register.
No - if I was still developing commercial software for a living (and NZ made proper warm beer) I'd be seriously be considering getting on the next plane.
I'd rather have the pissingly small market of NZ taking 100% of my product than a fucking huge market where I spend 99.999% of my time worrying if some wanker has patented page 2 of volume 1 of Knuth and then loosing any noticeable profit paying some lawyer to keep my arse safe.
Not that I've got anything against blue sky research
but what is this for? You can already achieve Ghz transmission directly from a chip - or you could 25yrs ago when I was looking into voltage boosting using on-chip transformers - which would (probably) have radiated more efficiently than the magnetic ring pieces mentioned.
And you would really 'have to hold it properly' for such a localised source.
No No No This cant be right
people by nature are thieving bastards - we know cos we are!
Love The Mafiaa
I guess that's where the 'psychological' term 'projection' came from...
Most politicians can be seem shifting barrows full around over here.
Verbally shit and in cyberspace money.
I like the idea of the NZ arrangement but business would never let that happen to a democracy like ours.
The asymmetry really doesn't help
I will only consider wearing them when the they dont look like Google glass - i.e. when I can just clip something on to my normal specs (laser treatment wore off after 8 years) and dont get barred from everywhere interesting.
In fact I might get some Buddy Holly specs - you could get 32 cores in those and do some serious processing!
And USB/SD ports...
Re: But what can it do?
Time taken to install???? My laptop came with W7 'installed' I turned it on and it went into some upgrade thing. After 45 minutes it was still fucking about so I switched it off, stuck in a Mint DVD and 25 minutes later had a working system.
So Linux was cheaper and faster to get working so I could do things I like.
Re: The real story here is that pump!
Hot liquids tend to rise - its always annoyed me that solar hot water tends to stop working when the electricity goes off - just put the panels below the water tank! In this case stick the cooling element above the Pi.
I would recommend a lot of those curly drinking straws,
@Don't be evil lol
I think you'll find that its the companies that don’t want to take Google to court and sue people who distribute and buy their software that are the evil ones. They know they cant fight google in court so they pick on minnows for protection money.
I'm sure Google would love to stand up in court to defend themselves but the opposition are very careful to ensure they cant be invited in.
Durden Park Beer Circle
Some of their brews need to be stored for two years before drinking.
I must say this a solution to a non existent problem in my experience.
That's often asked by people who have not seen what you can do in HTML4 if you ignore IE and a lot of other things too. With some simple active server pages you can replace most of your desktop and office with HTML4.
With 'proper' standardised sound and video in there all it needs is a large advertising budget to tell people what it can do and you will see why certain companies want to patent the bleeding obvious all the time - it not to protect their IP, its because they are the modern Luddites.
Re: He cannae take much more o' this Captain!
Surprisingly (to the uninformed) mixing flatulence producing items reduces the output rather than increasing it.
Cabbage and beans both cause a touch of wind in me - but combining the two results in boring lift journeys.
I would recommend, from the heart of my bottom, a large coleslaw made with a green savoy cabbage next time the boss persuades you to take your car on that long trip when the finance director has just cut mileage again!
Re: Out of curiosity ...
If you buy in advance you could then plant it. If you get enough you can produce your own food and nearly eat for free. If you get too much you will become a farmer and have to mortgage yourself to the hilt just to let the supermarkets take it away.
My best ever career choice
was not to go and work in the states - I'd worked there a bit and decided that I couldn't cope with their pretend-to-work-ethic. I now know why they sit around in the office pretending to work 14 hours a day - its not to worm their way up the career ladder, its to avoid going out into society in general.
Re: A constellation of mirrors!
Could the mirror not be a controlled solar sail as well? A trio of mirrors and solar cells would allow a relatively autonomous vehicle that could be used with a cluster of others to move bigger ones.
Re: "Music" is the problem
If your sound system is better for one kind of music than another then it is quite simply not HiFi and shit.
Re: Monster? audiophool. 12-gauge speaker wires: audiophile
I recently looked at 'modernising' my hifi and found an amp that according to the literature for several thousands of pound would provide high power high quality and high stability into any speakers from 2-16ohm and hugely complicated response patterns. But if you used anything other than their fuck off expensive cable then the amp might blow up. Lying bastards.
I did a degree in electronics because I loved HiFi. I started to get disillusioned when I worked out a lit candle between you and the speaker causes more acoustic features than separated most hifi systems!
My speakers cost £5K, I use single core mains cable to connect them to the amp.
Re: Einstein's Limit and Time Travel
You cant measure anything faster than your measuring stick.
Re: How about changing the color scheme?
Wow - has it got to the point where people spend more time whining about colour schemes than it would take to fix.
Re: Rush, rush, rush
Because people keep uninstalling things and we have to put them back!
Wonder if they'll patent that.
Its the oldest job in the world but that wont stop the US patent office.
Re: Kicks to the what now?
Its been writing for different browsers and not just HTML that has kept the browser in the dark ages for the last 15 years.
Re: Pricing Stupidity
Make that " Most Consumers won't pay premium prices for any product that isn't premium"
I think companies are realising that having 30% of the cost of their sales as being an unnecessary expense is MS main problem.
I've yet to hear anyone on an android device complain about lack of MS compatibility.
Re: The results for the 3rd quarter of 2013??
One possibility is current low sales have been inflated by expected future sales and even if real sales pick up considerably they might not reach the level required to cover the imaginary sales figures they've been putting forward. Good time to leave before the cops get you.
Re: Worked for Steve Jobs, why not BG?
Pumping and dumping - is that not illegal?
Re: Nice, but..
I've got a EULA on my laptop so if its stolen I can do what the fuck I like with the images you have agreed to be distributed.
That's how EULA's work isn't it?
It'll be all those user running as admin by default.
Ah SOHO users!
Re: Tired of the lies
"Foreign labor is brought in to work for cheap. Period."
Not quite - if you can get it to work for you cheap then its not working against you. Especially if it means it cant work for anyone else and would have to go home if it got uppity.
I still want to know what his real name was.
Unless he told his parents at birth to call him Top Thinker.
Its quite possible a lot of the stuff we like to say he invented was just documented by him and like some a bunch of creeping sycophants attributed everything as his own inventions.
But if the stuff from the palimpsest is his then there's no arguing with his abilities.
If he was around today he'd definitely be working in unresearch.
Re: Biodiesel in the UK
Ask the governments friends - dont blame biodiesel.
Don't look at things in isolation though - think more of biodiesel as a by product of animal food. You can feed almost all of the rape plant that the biodiesel can come from to cattle and pigs etc. If grown here and fed to animals here its pretty close to a win win - you can drive your car on a couple of acres and eat bacon sarnies all day.
But the same fuck ups apply to most things - US beef takes half of the US crop growing and a lot of the amazon jungle and yet produces not much more meat than the bison that wandered around a small area of the mid west without any human intervention.
Blaming biodiesel for taxes and starvation is missing the real culprit - general human fuckwittery - by a long chalk.
I'm patenting the clenched fist
and pull to open gesture.
On the throat of the next twat that tries to patent one of these.
Re: Several points
Re points 2 and 3 - a lot of kidneys that are available for transplant are not suitable. If all goes well these can be taken and converted into scaffolding and then we can grow the working kidney.
We still need more kidneys!
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