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* Posts by Dave 8

28 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Euro boffins plan supercomputer to SIMULATE HUMAN BRAIN

Dave 8
FAIL

I could get a pair of shoes...

...to do a better job than some of my colleagues.

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Web devs gasp: HTML5 takes big step toward standardization

Dave 8
FAIL

Re: woot!!

Why the down votes?

HTML5 remains vapourware until there's a ratified standard.

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Windows 8: At least it's better than ‘not very good’

Dave 8
Coat

Re: It's working here.

$5.00 copy of Duke Nukem Forever?

They should have paid you more to take it off their hands!

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Littlest pirate’s Winnie-the-Pooh laptop on the way home

Dave 8
Pint

Today's dumb question......

What constitutes piracy? Connecting to a torrent, downloading something, sharing something or all of the above?

My head hurts, time for a beer.

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Adobe's revenge on Steve Jobs: HTML5

Dave 8
Mushroom

HTML5 = vapourware.

The end.

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Dead Steve Jobs was dead wrong on Flash, bellows ColdFusion man

Dave 8
FAIL

HTML 5 is vapourware.

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It's official: No 10 mandates 'open systems' options for Sir Humphreys

Dave 8
Facepalm

Re: Advanced Remote Mentoring .....for Alien Landscapes and Cyberspace Places

I have more chance understanding randomly generated sentence than amanfrommars.

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Dave 8
Coat

Re: "must consider using"

urm.... after engaging Company X to conduct an exhaustive 18 month consultation and in-depth investigation into our ICT ecosystem, we have concluded that the current system is the most cost efficient implementation.

In further news, Company X confirms a ten year extension the maintenance and support contract of it's cutting edge Windows 3.1 system in use by central government........

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Windows Store size doubles: Now 0.3% the size of Apple's

Dave 8
Holmes

Re: Surely Android store is now the benchmark

To quote: "As of today, 1.3 million Android devices are activated daily".

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Canonical aligns Ubuntu Server with quick-change OpenStack

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Thumb Down

Spent some time on Ubuntu server.

Just too painful. Went back to Debian.

The end.

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Amazon pitches cheap new Kindles for Blighty

Dave 8
Pint

Sorry got tired of waiting.

Bought an Asus TF300.

The end.

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Airline leaves customer on hold for 15 hours

Dave 8
Coat

Stop bragging

I dream of having them ONLY keeping me on hold for 9½ hours.

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Facebook smacks away hardness, sticks MySQL stash on flash

Dave 8
FAIL

Over priced rubbish

With no idea of redundency/BCP..

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.eu is a Euro domain, for Euro people - top legal bod

Dave 8
Stop

Re: the tld .COM is for companies

As per http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc920

COM = Commercial, any commercial related domains meeting the second level requirements..

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Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

Dave 8
FAIL

Thank God uni fees went up

Otherwise we'd never have been able to afford this vital research.

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Server flash-pusher Fusion-io is running out of steam

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Thumb Down

Cause it's crap

It's not worth the cost and delivers the same performance as a SAN. They're up to a just over a gig (iirc) and can only be used in RAID 0 or 1. In a database setting you'll still need to replicate your db to a DR site which means you have to go back to mirroring or log shipping which is far more intrusive on the server than SAN replication.

UD

p.s. Yes I do regret putting tempdb on a couple of these.

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Fusion-io backers to get rich(er)

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Thumb Down

Got a couple of cards.

No faster than our SAN for the same price. Can only run as RAID 1.

Waste of money.....

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Windows Home Server 2011 signed off

Dave 8

www.qnap.com

That is all.

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Fairness FAIL: When small print contradicts the big print

Dave 8
WTF?

Cut-n-paste email conversation

Me: I won't agree to signing time sheets electronically because of these two lines.

"Company X may amend these Terms of Use at any time by posting amended Terms of Use to the Site. You will be deemed to have agreed to the amended Terms of Use when you next use this site following any amendment. "

Them: How do we fix this?

I can only imagine that we can could send you a letter confirming that these point will not change - is this acceptable? As per my Ops Director comment's..

Me: Remove the lines from your T&Cs?

Them: We cannot change the terms so we will have to leave this one.

Me: But that line says you can ;-)

I lost the will to live at this stage.

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Nvidia poised to challenge Jobs on tablets

Dave 8

@Tablets →

http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/home/index.htm

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Dave 8

@It will be interesting to see ...

http://www.notionink.in/

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Home Office misses Brussels' Phorm deadline

Dave 8
Welcome

Wouldn't it be nice...

... if the fine was paid out of the party coffers? I think the governing party might be a little more "focused"!

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Election makes net snooping a pariah policy

Dave 8
Grenade

@MinionZero

I'll stand next to you!

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Google strips Pirate Bay homepage from search results

Dave 8
Flame

@Ian Ferguson

Then, by extension, we can DCMA Google....

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Office 2010 to come loaded with WGA's bastard child

Dave 8
FAIL

Marketing BS

Does anybody still believe this BS that they keep sprouting. Why is it so difficult to be honest?

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Microsoft offers Windows 7 early and cheap to volume customers

Dave 8
WTF?

As much as it pains me....

...I sort of like it.

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Reg reader bombarded by 3 sales calls

Dave 8
Happy

Got my call

Last night they offered to reduce my contract by 25% and give me a free handset. I don't know why the put down the phone when I wanted to take up the offer. I just wanted to know how they'd reduce my Orange bill! I must admit that she started getting touchy when I use false and advertising at the same time.

;-)

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NASA scrubs Endeavour launch

Dave 8
Coat

I want to work at NASA

More TLAs than IT !!!

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