465 posts • joined 7 Sep 2006
Yes we care
Not about the content, but next time someone asks you if "we really need x resource?" you can think about what happens if this project scales 100 fold, 1000 fold etc. Ask for the upper design limit in writing. Good luck with that.
Occasionally the paladins will come to the door of a Peasant with strange letters painted above:-
For this is indeed a powerful spell, the meaning of which is lost in the mists of time, but causes many an unwelcome visitor to tremble at the knee and pass by to seek more compliant victims elsewhere.
"navigate uncharted territory"
Nice - I thought they left exploring to others?
Charging . . .
. . .could be done with inductive loops in the road, so every time the car stops it gets a charge. On the M25 or M62 some days you could arrive with more juice than you started with.
If BMW did recalls on their owners instead that would be an improvement.
You nailed it Trevor
For "small" SME's anyway. IT as a whole is just a PITA we would avoid if possible - it is often regarded as a cost without any benefit. Until it breaks.
Re: The Alan Parsons Project
I see your Alan Parsons project link, and raise you Vulture Culture.
No your maths is correct, but you forgot about the costs of collection/distribution of the levy or "gravytrain" as some call it.
"never provide personal data . ."
To people who don't need it i.e. your phone company. Yes it's tedious but I have several birthdays every year.
Re: pip pip pip pip...
Ahh 300 baud. I also miss prestel at 1200/75. Tell that to the youth of today and they won't believe you.
Re: If you must...
Exactly - and given the attrition rate of the average bit of tech kit in the hands of most kids you should go for the cheapest or it will cost twice what you thought.
Er . . . Microsoft says it supports ODF, but if you upload an ODF file to skydrive, you get repeated warnings about loss of data, incompatibilities etc. This is for any file without special formatting. The warnings are there every time you open the file. Lets hope that gets fixed soon.
Re: The Lawyer from Lima
That letter was genius (and very funny). It is certainly taking us a long time to catch up with Peru.
"It was fully buzzword-compliant."
Is therefore the phrase of the day.
Re: That was not nice
"knowledgeable old guys" (and gals).
They are made of stern stuff. They lived through a war or two. You can't buy that kind of training.
Being able to analyse and categorise mail (both sent and received) according to time would be an improvement. e.g. I send an email and want a reply within a week. So I need a reminder in a week to chase it.
This has got to be easier than it is now so no more clicks/presses from me - must be largely automatic as the mail is composed/sent.
Just got a C720 - nice bit of kit, about 8 to 10 hours battery. Apparently an Acer with a touch screen is coming soon.
"pretty much all the IT people in the land and then some"
or about half the IT people in the land over 3 or 4 different devices.
Re: Antimatter information that is newsworthy:
"Transformers don't work on DC"
Er... actually they do, but not continuously. Can still create pulses.
Say they want 50 million customers worldwide (not unreasonable?) adding 1000 per day means it will take over 130 years. Still, early days.
Re: PCs are selling fine
Or with a keyboard (just ordered another chromebook).
Re: Mobile wallets
Exactly - agree with above.
Also seems to be a solution in search of a problem. This morning on the radio they did a speed test for Zapp against cash:-
'Here's a tenner ... how long did that take? - how far have you got with the phone?'
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25727333 for more info on Zapp
Surely they will be naming it "Skylight" so you get a better view of the clouds.
"kindle some (or any) interest"
Interesting use of the word "kindle" there, made me think of something else.
Re: GP's Opening Hours
Exactly. In my case you are lucky if you get to chat to a real person.
Re: I had to find out more about this....
"Chief of Growth" - isn't that a farmer?
Re: easy peasy
Also:- It's quite easy to overestimate the IT interest of the average person.
(TM) or (R)
As I understand it in the UK/EU anyone can slap a (TM) on anything, the (R) however is a registered trademark and should be respected accordingly.
Re: That settles it. HP is in deep do-do
Dear HP:- IT peeps are smart and have memories like elephants. Servers like yours are not sold to dummies.
Re: The Mossie
Anyone feeling flush can bung these guys a few quid to get one flying again in UK:-
DH.89 Dragon Rapide
You can still take a spin in one of these at http://www.classicairforce.com/ (Cornwall UK)
"won't be able to hang onto the past much longer"
Yes we will.
When all your eggs are in one azure coloured basket . .
. . you better have a pretty strong one.
Or an escape plan when the interweb goes AWOL.
p.s. It will also pick it's moment to fail, just after you said "We'll test the backup tomorrow".
Re: Coming to their senses?
No, it means most who want one already have one (or more).
Aldi sold all theirs already :- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25299602
Re: Consumer vision
Maybe you are not seeing the bigger picture here. You and me are a small part of a minority of the 2bn people who already have a computer (or several). We are essentially a static market and only a disruptive product or replacements generates profits. The article is looking at the next big growth area of the 5bn who don't. They need technology as well, but it has to be affordable etc. That new (growing) market will drive changes in the existing one.
Keep your multiple monitors, as Trevor says there will always be a place for specialist kit, just not used by the majority.
Re: Nice parody of
"Look what they make you give"
Yes it's the culture
after all, if everyone helps each other and gives out information/training for free neither MS or resellers make any money. Very shortsighted thinking.
Are things about to change maybe?
So my searches etc are synchronised across devices?
Sounds like a good idea, I might try it out. Thanks for the info.
Is it just me?
Based on the enthusiasm expressed by TP I signed up a few months ago to dip my toe in the spiceworks water. Since then all I seem to get is spammed to bits from the big boys. I know I must be missing something, but it doesn't seem to offer much for the very part time admin with no time to play around.
I'm not giving up though.
word of the day: September 23, 2009
A non-existent word coined by corporate advertising, marketing and business drones to make their work sound far more useful, exciting and beneficial to humanity than it really is.
That's what I thought.
Re: I work for a company that still does this.
Badly chosen goals are always hard to meet.
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
"Windows 8.1 tables"
Re: Effect on WP
It's not about the past, it's about the future. You may not like it, I may not like it, that's business.
Yup, also used this feature in 2005 (google docs) as part of a group assignment. Works brilliant in those cases. Now we use google docs all day, every day, at work, shared between up to 10. It is very rare you want to change exactly the same thing at the same time so latency not really a major problem.
Just hope MS get it to work as well as google have.
"released to manufacturing"
That's twisting the definition of manufacturing a little too much I think.
Re: I wish
I think at some point people that rich have to choose.
20 years ago BillG didn't say or do the same things, but don't be surprised if 20 years from now Mr Z is.
"bin for Bing"
Just remove the g. Sorted.
My toolbox . . .
. . .still contains Whitworth spanners. A very underated chap.
Re: Is he related to a certain Iraqi?
"The situation is excellent" is my favourite.
Need some free publicity?
Use the Cisco Reply All Procedure.
or CRAP for short.
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