261 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 13:54 GMT
There are many problems with the construction of tall towers that people just don't consider, and many of them are down to Pointy Haired Boss.
A few years ago I was working on a project in a tower in London, planning the CCTV installation, there were 1000 cameras in and around the building, needing to store 60 days standard def footage at a mixture of 12.5 and 25fps, we're talking over 1pb of capacity here, around 16tb a day, with RAID 6 redundancy it's a lot of storage.
Then the CEO of the building's owners decides he'd like a mirror of the live feeds in his office close to the top floor, and he'd also like mirrored storage up there as well.
Problem #1 there was absolutely no capacity in the cable ducts for a new fibre for the amount of data that would need to be zoomed up the the top floors, so we had to run an 8-core armoured fibre down the lift shafts and hope for the best, and #2 the system that we'd just spent almost £100k on didn't allow for mirrored recording, and he was insistant, so we ripped that out, spent £250k on a new system and my boss had £100k worth of CCTV recording kit he could sell to someone else...
I'm sure these boffins have already thought of this, but is it wise to dig a huge tunnel and site a massively expensive piece of scientific kit in a country prone to earthquakes?
OK if you don't care about insurance
You need a proper lock with a physical key on all outside doors of a property or your insurance won't pay out.
Even office buildings with electrionic locks also have to have a keyed locked.
If you do go the electronic lock route and to hell with insurance you need to make the decision whether to have your lock as fail safe, so if the power goes the lock springs open, or fail secure so the lock is fastened when the power goes (this is what would have happened in the real world to the vault in Die Hard). One way all your valuables disappear during a powercut, the other way you die when fire breaks out and your fuses blow.
Re: Easy answer then
"2. I never said it did, but Apple (like any company) has no requirement to be ethical; merely legal and hopefully profitable for their shareholders."
But haven't Apple been avoiding paying dividends to shareholders as well?
Re: Australia's largest state?
It is largest by Population though...
Re: Seagate has a new 4TB 3.5in hard disk for digital video recorders
It's probably because the high street is used to white goods update timescales - how often are washing machines and freezers updated, once every couple of years or so.
High street retailers are not geared up for stocking items that will be out of date in 8 weeks or so when the next high capacity drive is released
Re: Hosing down everything with cgi gets you very little
"I saw Avatar and I saw the South Park movie. Guess which I liked much, much more than the other."
Not really a valid comparison, as they're completely different types of films, It's akin to saying that Citizen Kane is a classic, but I prefered Debbie Does Dallas
Re: I'd probably buy it....
My GF & I got a couple of Lumia 720's at the weekend. O2 only had them in black & red, I really wanted the red one but my GF is a Utd fan, so she grabbed the red one.
It really is an excellent phone, and I'd like to see an Android or iPhone that can run from Saturday afternoon until Tuesday morning without needing a charge...
Re: How much is 100GB on Amazon, retard?
Considering your massively impolite post I'm not sure why I'm bothering to respond, but I will.
The Amazon price is $50.00 per YEAR for 100gb, so a little cheaper than the 12 x $4.99 = $59.88 for the same capacity from Google.
That OK for you fuckwit?
read the frickin' article man
Seriously not far in, just at the start of the third paragraph
"After ordering an iPad for her young son" - so not a phone, and not subsidised
Judging by your username I'd wager you're using an Amstrad E3 E-m@iler phone
Re: Why aren't these partners/resellers against this?
Many resellers will lose out, but some provide a fulll management service for their customers, so they will privide servers, PCs, warranty support and software licencing etc
How about if Gmail actually deleted stuff every once in a while, rather than just marking it as deleted.
I'm sure I'm not the only Gmail user who's logged in and discovered that every email I've deleted over the last few years has suddenly reappeared.
Re: Looks really good
"The article says 1GB but the data sheet linked to says 800MHZ, which is it?"
The datasheet is preliminary from January, so the spec has probably changed
I once saw a band called Purple Effect play the Derby Hall in Bury.
They'd rented a rig from Johnny Roadhouse (rip) in Manchester that had previously been part of the system used at Live Aid.
This 15kW system was installed in a room that holds less than 500 people.
The venue witheld the band's fee as they need it to repair the front of the building as the noise had loosened the stone cladding.
It'll make the next Dan Brown book a lot more dull if all Robert Langdon has to do is fire up his laptop to access the archives instead of dashing across Rome...
Re: Run for the hills
re: Line of sight - just how tall a tower will you need to get line of sight over 800 miles?
Only certain parts of the building will be insured, for instance the retailer I used to work for only insured the bricks & mortar, the shop windows where too expensive to insure.
Also, the insurer would only cover stock behind the salesfloor in locked areas, any stock on the salesfloor wasn't covered.
So, a break-in through the glass doors, and stock stolen from displays, and the insurer can sleep safe & sound knowing they won't have to pay out a bean...
Take one mug, one Yorkshire Tea bag. Add teabag to mug and pour on boiling water.
Leave to stand for a minute or so, remove bag, add splash of milk.
Whilst at work though I've taken to drinking Roiboos tea without milk, as we have no fridge for milk in the office. It takes a little getting used to, but is very enjoyable when you get the taste for it
Re: Google Doing Good Things
"Kids taught Windows and Office in schools is corporate sponsored CHILD ABUSE."
Wow, that's some leap, installing Windows on PCs in schools is no different to priests anally raping children and nuns beating them with sticks.
I think a dose of perspective wouldn't go amiss...
"It's like ITV leaving Freeview"
So no great loss then...
Re: Arrrg @ Alan6
To be honest they're probably targeting this device at people who don't have a computer, but do have a cheapo Android phone that's got enough power to render an epub file into a stack of bitmaps
The smartphone is there to do the heavy lifting of connecting to the net, browsing the store, downloading the book, then converting the whole book to monochrome bitmap images of the pages. It's basically an e-ink photo-viewer
Without the phone the device would need more power & therefore more expensive
CD-V was an alternative to VCD.
I have a CD-V of New Order's True Faith, which I'm told contains the award winning video directed by Philippe Decouflé, but as I've never seen a CD-V player, I've never been able to play the disc.
Re: "see how worn its wheels are"
"And then dispatch a Kwif Fit chap to change the tyres I suppose..."
mmm, not sure what a Kwif Fit chap is, maybe Kwik Fit chap after the application of Brylcreem
"see how worn its wheels are"
And then dispatch a Kwif Fit chap to change the tyres I suppose...
Re: More details needed
"Amazon restricts you to only reading books that you download via its own shop. You can squeeze .pdf or Word files onto the Kindle by email, but the popular .epub file format used by many websites and public libraries is not supported."
You can load Mobi format books onto the kindle via USB, you can turn most file formats into Mobi using Calibre.
Of the 200+ books on my Kindle, I'd say about 10% were bought from the Kindle store
Not always about qualifucations
The cleverest person I know failed his degree as the pressures he'd placed upon himself finally gave way and he had a breakdown.
That didn't stop him as he still managed to get a job at Ferranti working on missile guidance systems, then he started working on motorised fully articulated limbs, kind of robocop tech.
Now he's packed it all in and empties bins in Adelaide whilst doing a PHD in something religious...
"I can't help wondering what the attraction for a recent grad would be"
Firstly, they're only looking for A-Levels, so not graduates, this is instead of university.
Secondly, some people are attracted to this kind of work, it's a vocation not a career. Successful applicants may even get their own Mary Goodnight one day...
Toby Stephens played Gustav Graves in Die Another Day and has voiced Bond in some radio plays as well
Maybe I was down-voted for spelling Brosnan's name wrong?
Dalton is clearly the best actor to ever play Bond, and he did it well, probably closest to the bond of the books.
Daniel Craig is in my opinion the best Bond though, has he adds humanity to the role, he's not invincible, he feels pain.
Bronson had charm, but was let down by ropey films
Moore again had charm, but just couldn't pull off the moves, he also was let down by making the films in an era of terrible fashion
Connery was hard, but in these days a lot of his supposed conquests are borderline rape, it makes me squirm to watch
As another person has said, Lazenby was actually OK, but let down by a bad film
Were did they learn their scheduling
“on the Wednesday that follows 16 weeks after Logical Channel Number (LCN) 65 is allocated, ie. when the General Entertainment genre nears full capacity”.
Sounds like the way Easter is calculated, "first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox"...
Re: So Called Fulfillment Centres
It can be difficult to understand until you realise that a) not everything sold by Amazon is shipped from an Amazon warehouse, sometimes they come direct from manufacturer, or from a third party, and b) they can't possibly have all goods in all warehouses all the time, they'll have a mix of stock throughout their warehouses. If what you want isn't all in the same place they'll batch as much as possible then ship the balance of your items from whichever warehouse has the most stock...
Re: Bit error rate
Dell's MD3600 will fit 60 drives in 4U, I think the puzzle is how they'll fit 10 of the 4U 60 drive enclosures into 10U of space - maybe they're buying rack technology off Dr Who
Re: It's not what you know....
"I’m not a fan of Stephen Fry but he does have one endearing quality - he's sung on an album by Kate Bush!"
Not really singing - he spoke 50 words for snow.
Damn fine track though
Re: Misleading is wrong but...
I love it, shit loads of down votes for saying that a company has every right to be interested in your finances if you're entering into a monthly contract with them.
No wonder this country is in a fucking state it's in if the citizens haven't got the slightest clue about finance.
"So long and thanks for all the fish"
*My finances are my business and not the networks*
Actually, as you are entering into a credit agreement with the network your finances _are_ their business...
This isn't the worst trade in China
illegal organ trade is not the worst of it, you want to read into the Chinese trade of baby corpses and still born foetuses, which are boiled up, dried and turned into dubious medicines.
Are these Local TV channels going to stay local, or are they going to be like a lot of the "local" commercial radio stations, who are owned by the same company, and broadcast the same mix of inane chatter and One Direction nationwide for much of the day, and just have local news...
Gotta say Auntie did us proud with her coverage of the Olympics. Such a shame they kept the Parliament channel empty when they could have use that bandwidth to give us an extra option.
Anyway, lets see how all the T4 presenters handle the Paralympics, based on their appalling coverage of the World Athletics last year it should be worth a laugh at least