543 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
As the old joke goes:
What does DBA stand for?
Don't Bother Asking!
Let the Forks vs Chop Sticks flame wars begin!
Re: No Choice but Windows 8?
I've been running a windows 8 Dell laptop for 4 months now - a Dell XPS15-l521x.
I have had multiple VMs running at the same time (Windows server and Linux) and I've been running SQL Server natively both database and analysis services usung a 1TB database on an external drive. I regularly eat up all 8GB Ram, and will be upgrading that to 16GB although the immediate need has gone since I changed to a new contract.
Anyway, my point is that once you get a start button replacement running and change the default applications to NOT use the win8 apps then you'll be fine.
Apart from the tiles thing windows 8 is actually pretty nice
Re: Very true
One person and one game does not prove a point about indies in general
Re: Very true
Indies do not know how to make better games, Indies however are able to slip under the radar until they produce a game good enough to get them noticed.
The larger companies, like EA, are measured on all their output, good or bad especially when the game is part of an existing franchise (SimCity anyone?)
Have a look at the games on your app store, ignore the first few pages and have a proper look at the amount of utter dredge being pumped out, more often than not by indie games companies
"a special bonus $1337 reward for critical or clever flaw discoveries"
With a reward like that, how can Google ever be considered evil?
Re: I remember now .....
Nucleus, Axon, Myelin sheath...There's nothing that difficult to understand how the brain works
Re: A new keyboard...
"Yes, why not have some tutorials for an interface nobody understands instead of fixing the interface."
If Microsoft tried anything this shoddy I'm sure there would be at least 3 other people complaining
Cash is king
Who knows what the payment intermediaries will one day decide is verboten
If anyone should be getting a settlement it should be Frank Herbert. Avatar has more than a passing resemblance to the Pandora Sequence:
Main Planet called Pandora
World covered in an Intelligent and "networked" plant
Humans can see,feel,control other organisms/humans
mad man wants to control the native plant to gain access to resources
Re: This tiny vessel
You have to remember that the planets were literally aligned in voyagers favour back then.
Still another 150 years before such conditions will occur again
Can't say I've had an issue with Samsung products, we've got :
Plasma TV (now 6 years old)
Nexus 10 (made by samsung)
All of which have performed flawlessly so far.
Having said that, I do believe that most peoples bad "quality" experiences no matter who the manufacturer is can usually be put down to either bad luck or massively over the top expectations
Agreed 2 years contracts and a LOT of people have the S3 already
Add to that the fact that the S3 is a very capable device and can run pretty much anything thrown at it means that most people have no reason to upgrade.
"Dunno - I don't have a smartphone, I've never used a smartphone, and I have no intention of ever purchasing a smartphone."
And yet here you are literally putting the tard into commentard
"Take a screen shot on your 1080 HD phone and email it to your computer, it's a perfect illustration of how crappy computers are now."
That's because you bought a top end phone and a low end laptop
Re: Online advertising?
Think about it
Of all the advertising methods, online advertising is the easiest to prove the effectiveness of. The advert is the door into the website and if you can track how the customer entered then you can track which adverts are performing.
If online advertising didn't work then most companies would stop spending on it.
The difference was the sense of danger
If you know a track and car already then the video game will boost your understanding of the track and reinforce prior learning
Track time is not just expensive it is also physically exhausting. F1 cars especially have to be driven at speed to remain safe. Of course there is nothing to stop the drivers learning the circuit in a different car but it will still be expensive, exhausting, disruptive and less safe than a simulation.
Racing circuits in video game are very accurate compared to real life and the drivers can use the games for the monotonous lap churning required to imprint a track on their brain.
Also, some of the circuits are only open during race week (Monaco, Singapore, Australia) and so the only way to really learn the track.
"More bad editorializing"
says the man who uses the word 'editorializing' without seeming to know what it means
You ain't seen nothing yet
Have a look at the comments on the windows 8 articles!
Nuclear bomb as a flame seemed too under stated
Re: What video?
Re: Own goal ?
I'd bet that at least half the crusties dancing in that store have an iphone and would be in tears if forced to part with it
perpetuating the myth that Mark Thomas is "Funny" or a "Comedian"
Re: Printing is Android's achilles heel
One of the reasons I bought a Tablet was to go paperless... printing from a tablet sort of defeats the purpose.
As for printing photos from a tablet... you have to be near a printer to print, so probably at home. It's a simple task to transfer the photos to a PC, this can even be done automatically via something like dropbox or a direct syncing app. Once on your PC the photo can be edited and corrected as appropriate and then printed.
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,
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