468 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
This is why there is a position called DBA (Database administrator) which should be filled by a suitably qualified person, not some spiv who thinks it's easy cause it's SQL Server.
Re: This seems rather half-arsed
The third party start menu applications work by activating hidden/deactivated features of the the Windows GUI.
Given that I think it would be difficult for them to complain about much
Re: "A cold boot takes about 18 seconds to reach the login screen;"
Boot times are a pointless metric, I might reboot my laptop at most once a week. Most of the time I'm just putting it to sleep.
However, I do agree that a proper hybrid drive is better than the small factor SSD and HDD hybrid combo fitted to these. Especially if you do use any RAM heavy applications.
The Intel Rapid Store technology running on my current laptop is rubbish and I will be soon replacing both the 30GB mini sata drive and the 2.5" drive so that when rebuilt they will work independently
Re: Wrong, wrong,and wrong again
Congratulations on having no idea what statistical analysis is.
What you are querying is an absolute question with an absolute answer. Something which by the sounds of things you would need to query a live system for as you are so clear in wanting the most correct answer (Any backup is out of date as soon as it's finished building)
Please please please don't apply for a job with me until you get a clue
Re: Wron, wrong,and wrong again
Proves my point
In large data sets (population samples) 1 data point should not be able to skew your results that much. In most uncleansed data sets, max and min are junk values anyway and their only use is in finding anomalies in the data. What you really want to find is the percentiles.
When performing statistical analysis on large data sets there no need to compare data sets to workout how important that one row was. The only answer is; it wasn't important
If it is one row in a hundred thousand or a million it is statistically not important
If you think that one row in a million is statistically important then you're doing your stats wrong
Re: Obligatory xkcd(ish)
Arghh don't mention Up you'll get me blubbing like a girl again
Re: Obligatory xkcd(ish)
Almost brought a tear to my eye!
Re: Fail assumptions here
It works fine in Chrome
At least spread some honest FUD if you're going to do it
Vodafone Cayman Islands
Will be delighted at the news
Re: That well
He'll have to fill it up first
Re: Woah there
PETA would confiscate the dogs and have the owner prosecuted for animal cruelty.
Then, after 6 months of failing to rehome the dogs, they would be put down. Humanely of course
Re: Buy a book
Obviously my next course will be a beginners guide to HTML tags
Re: Buy a book
[i]You can ask questions on a course but don't expect the professional regurgitator pointing at slides to be able to answer them. Half the time, if it's not in the script, they wouldn't be able to explain what's on the slide.[/i]
Don't tar all courses with the same brush... a lot of the instructors on the better courses only instruct for a limited part of the year and spend the majority of their time consulting i.e. putting their infinite knowledge to good use.
If you want to go on a training course (and it's anything above beginner level) then make sure that the course instructor is named before you sign up and you get a chance to check their credentials.
Re: Actively Obstructive
My boss paid for my Masters degree, didn't force me to use my leave days for the course and even stumped up for some decent hotels and first class train tickets to and from uni. He fully appreciated that investing in education now means better returns later.
Another win for contracting and being your own boss
Re: Get rid of the ribbon too!
Are small biz owners naturally mentally deficient?
Re: Was there a Demo version?
Instead of a demo game, how about some sort of money back guarantee if the game fails to achieve a set playability benchmark on your equipment
Re: Well I can actually do
microsoft have a keyboard which even comes with a stand
Re: Conformity in other things, too
Maybe the Monkey had applied for a patent on his new tool and didn't want other monkeys stealing the idea then claiming prior art when his patent was accepted
"willingness of the immigrant males to adopt the local preference of their new groups"
So nothing like humans then
Re: Online filth.
There are links in the el reg strory to other news sources which have pics
"At the present time, humans are still much better at context than computers."
And also much more expensive, which is why they tend to be eschewed in favour of electronic slaves
For the record, I'm not exonerating Virgin Media, I'm just accusing them of incompetence rather than being money grabbing unsympathetic bastards
I don't think that Virgin did actually know why the bill wasn't paid. The automated billing system will probably just register the fact the payment has been declined and then blindly attach the decline message from the bank without any parsing or checking for reasons.
I presume that as we speak, some poor Indian is having to trawl through all the declined messages every received and add filters to the system to make sure that any Account Holder is Dead messages are handled in a more sensitive manner,
Before you argue any more check a dictionary or two
Re: The tax laws are open to all...
Yup, it really is that simple
Stop the press
Linux summit announces that Linux is Awesome
* Not that I disagree with that statement but it's hardly an impartial source
Re: No suprises in any of that.
Tablets are great for emulators and replaying Final Fantasy whilst stuck on a train for a extra 2 hours due to power line failures
Laptops are great for those evenings working away from home (I can't go out every night!)
Consoles are great when you're in your early 20's and have unfettered access to a widescreen TV which isn't constantly tuned into some reality TV shite by the Mrs
A mere accounting error in Google's world
Re: Oh well
If I am going to get a virus I prefer it to be electronic
Re: Coming to a wallet near you...
Mastercard and VISA are NOT credit card companies, they are payment processors. It is the issuing bank which provides the credit, not Mastercard or VISA.
Of course, with this over charging to PayPal and Google it could make it financially worthwhile for PayPal and Google setting up their own payment processing company which works directly with the worlds multitude of financial service providers.
It is a red top after all
Re: Looking good.
I don't even know what MHL is
I might have lost the ability to touch focus with the flashlight on but I don't miss it (never used it to be honest)
Re: Looking good.
Best thing I ever did to my S3 was flash a custom ROM (cyanogenmod) on to it.
It's now more stable and hasn't got a whole pile of samsung (crap) I never use on it
Re: Top marks
I think that would just be a back up for the ADSL (if it is an ADSL, the colour and size of the text combined with the shit monitor I'm using make it almost unreadable)
Re: Texting whilst driving leads to arrest
If a man acts like a pig then he's a pig, his religion has nothing to do with it
Simcity 4 was massively extensible and there are addons for everything, some of them huge in scope.
The Network Addon Mod improves the sims route finding
And the are others which DOUBLE the number of buildings available and the growth levels
"Ploppable" buildings are also available in abundance
Re: Getting into Contracting
1. Apply for contract positions
2. Successfully land a contract position
If you can't manage step 1 then contracting might not be for you
Re: Just ban the use of Powerpoint in your organisation...
Powerpoint does't kill people; people kill people
@GregC Re: Nexus 10 Accessories
Order what now? I'm not sure if you're replying to me or the deleted post
Nexus 10 Accessories
or lack there of
One of the annoying aspects of the Nexus 10 is the lack of an official smart cover that clips onto the back properly. Still no desktop dock either or fast charger
Apart from that its been almost flawless
Re: Your computer sucks
it's not always down to the computer, extensions to VS can cause load times to extend massively.
My work PC, a band new 8 core, 8GB Ram beast takes about 2 minutes to fire up VS,
my home laptop, 6 years old, dual core 2GB Ram takes about 20 seconds.
Work PC has the full Red Gate SQL Server package and BIDS Helper
Personal Laptop has only the BIDS Helper VS Extenstion installed
Find goes up or down depending on your selection
Replace when used in conjunction with find next is only in one direction
Seriously though, the find and replace does everything it says it does and to that point it IS functional and it does find and replace strings
The fact it does the bare minimum to achieve this and adds no extra functionality is why everyone sensible (including myself) will use and even pay for an alternative product.
As far as I remember MS have not changed Notepad since the 3.11 days
The find and replace function in Notepad works fine. Have you read the manual?
multiple cursor feature
Textpad does this as well and it's one of the reasons I've stuck with it all these years
Re: And so it begins
I'm sure they said the same things about smart phones until Apple got round to inventing them
Re: Need to rethink whole economy
Personally, I don't think that the majority of people both individually or as a group are capable of sitting around doing nothing with their lives.
Beat me to it :)
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