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Does this mean we might be able to buy ppc64 hardware. All my ppc64 development is done on an 8 year old Apple G5 (very reasonable at just £150), because that is the only hardware you can buy that has a Power-related chip in it. That I'm aware of anyway ...
Re: All day and then some for backup
Hey, I'm from the NSA you insensitive clod!
Let me guess
It may make no money in the whole of the UK, but on the bright side it's Bermuda operations are making money hand over fist.
Why don't they just download them from google.com/patents? Given that patents are usually written in deliberately obscure language, I think trying to read patents is more likely to set them back than be of any help.
Re: Nook Color vs Nexus 7
Well the Nook Color has an LCD screen too (a much worse one than the Nexus 7) so it's not really an issue. Of course a Nook with e-Ink would be a different matter, but I thought they'd stopped producing those since the original Nook.
Nook Color vs Nexus 7
I have a Nook Color (bought from the US about a year ago) and a Nexus 7, and the Nexus 7 wins in every conceivable way, including reading ebooks. Even if I'm generous and assume the new Nooks are twice as powerful and will be half the price of the Nexus, it'd still be the Nexus for me.
HP LaserJet 5M
I got a refurb HP LaserJet 5M for £80 including next day delivery. There are places you can get it cheaper.
This is an HP printer built to last. It has an ethernet port, native PostScript, and you cram in up to 66MB (sic) of RAM for almost nothing assuming you can find old 72 pin DIMMs at a boot sale.
Refurb toner cartridges are also cheap as chips, giving it an unbeatable price per page.
Very simple to configure with a static IPv4 address, and the output (though obviously only mono) looks brilliant.
No Citrix or Xen
No, it is KVM only, because we KVM is architecturally better and faster than the alternatives.
As predicted, my "reserved" HP Touchpad mysteriously disappeared from the system when I got to the store this morning.
A rush of Currys employees flogging Touchpads on ebay in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Don't give it to them
It's highly likely they're keeping it for as long as they like anyway. What are we going to do? Send in the EU swat team to check? Of course not.
So the only solution is don't give it to them in the first place. If they don't want anyone going there, let's see how long that lasts before their tourist industries lobby Congress to change the rules.
Amazon can fix this
Just hold on to the customer's money for a week or two (Amazon will love that), and if too many customers complain about a seller, boot the seller off and return the money to the customers.
Even better, require the seller to escrow some modest amount of money (eg. £5), and keep that money if they turn out to be a spammer.
And you can use libvirt to do lifecycle management for most hypervisors too.
For instance if you've got a Linux machine, you can try managing a local ESX server by yum/apt-get installing libvirt and doing:
virsh -c esx://esxserver/ list --all
It's not clear from your article, but ASLR has been available on "other platforms" (specifically Linux and OpenBSD) since 2005, and is routinely used when compiling all programs including Firefox. Microsoft were late to the game.
Don't forget Firefox's counterproductive handling of self-signed certificates. Why have a ridiculous multi-step process for those when unsigned/unencrypted connections don't deserve any warning at all?
Please no more
I really hoped after the last election that we'd never have to hear from "wacky" Jacqui Smith and her half-baked primary-school teacher theories again. If we just stop talking about her, hopefully she'll go away.
Not more spam txts please
Their current focus seems to be on sending irrelevant txt messages and absolutely refusing to obey the "STOP" order.
I guess the new "customer" focus will be more of the same.
Luckily my contract runs out in a month.
Certainly reducing the cost for the businesses filing patents. Massively increasing the cost for everyone else who has to think about whether their existing, older, independently created invention infringes.
1100 workers doing what exactly?
Maybe to write creative error messages when the web servers break (seemingly all the time)? To recommend the really terrible colour combinations to users? Inquiring minds want to know ...
What do Unix copyrights have to do with Linux?
If something had been copied, I'm sure the SCO farce would have uncovered it by now.
Unix is of historical interest for some Linux users, but the Unix copyrights have nothing whatsoever to do with Linux.
Red Hat doesn't just release RHEL 6 and then do nothing. There are upgrades every 6 months, so by the time 2015 comes around we'll be on roughly RHEL 6.8, and if > 128 core systems are common you can be sure that it will support far more cores by then.
OCaml has always been open source
That's where the best F# ideas came from. OCaml has been open source and around in one form since 1985. Still welcome to the party Microsoft, glad you could join us after 25 years.
Ubuntu LTS ... let's not joke
RHEL is properly supported for 7-10 years, Ubuntu LTS maybe for 5 years if they've not got better things to do. Red Hat employs many key developers, Ubuntu hardly any. Red Hat actively backports new features into older releases, while keeping the same ABI guarantee for OEM software, Ubuntu doesn't do any of that.
Fedora encourages people willing to contribute. That does not only mean programmers, but artists, documentation writers, translators and anyone with a talent to contribute and make the whole ecosystem around open source better. You can find out more at http://join.fedoraproject.org/
Shame really because 10.3 (panther) was the peak of Mac OS X. Before Panther there were many issues with optimizations. After Panther it gained a flavor-of-the-month-but-useless search tool and lots of bloat.
"Fedora developers participating in the online discussion have so far defended their action."
This statement is untrue. A couple of Fedora developers who implemented this have defended it. The vast majority of Fedora developers on the fedora-devel-list have rightly said it's a stupid change (by upstream PackageKit and affecting all distributions that use PackageKit, it's *not* a change made by Fedora).
There's a big meeting on the issue tomorrow (Friday) night and likely it will be reverted.
So, being open works.
I've used Hercules a little as a way to get Fedora working on S/390, and it seems to work well. 'Course I don't have a £ half million mainframe to compare it against.
One problem is that it's pretty slow - reputedly about 20 times slower than the real hardware. So it doesn't sound like much of a disaster recovery solution, unless they're going to address the problem of emulation speed.
I have just one polite request. Please don't put up any more pictures of "Jacqui" Wacky Smith in your articles. She is no longer Home Secretary, thank god. Putting her picture there just makes normal members of the public want to hit things. I have above average blood pressure as it is - please don't push me over the edge.
When do we get to vote out the ICAO?
Right, you can't - they're an unelected quango. Why are we listening to what they have to say at all?
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