519 posts • joined 7 Sep 2006
Re: Bing Orgasm
Bingo - I think you may have something there.
Re: Would be even better
Linux runs fine on my Z570, but support for different graphics cards may be patchy. (Got such a good deal at the time I didn't care that the windows tax was applied)
Re: think about the children...
"can't afford computers"
Its ok - they can use the local library.
Which will be closing next year.
"relatively simple NFC"
Is that why it's rubbish and insecure?
Re: No they don't
"won't change temperature"
I beg to differ - but maybe not a lot at 8 to 10A.
The plug certainly will change temperature, mainly due to the fuselink and I^2R. The socket will depend more on the wiring size perhaps.
I have run 13A plugs at 16A on test and they get HOT. Much more and they fail of course.
Re: No they don't
"only talking 2kVA"
That is quite a lot of power - the average UK 230V 13A plug will get warm running that for more than a few minutes. Even if the finished unit gets down to only 5% losses (quite a challenge), thats 100W heater sitting on your lap.
This above all :-
"The cloud has to be cheaper than 5 year refresh cycles for the commercial midmarket and 10 year refresh cycles for the smallest businesses."
Surely the important thing here . . .
. . is that yet again beer provided the answer.
This new stuff looks boring
Needs a LOT more knobs to tweak, flashing lights etc.
An app on a smartphone just doesn't cut it.
Re: I liked the Windows 2000 interface... @CAPS LOCK
@Nigel 11 "There's no good equivalent of Autocad on Linux"
Yes there is :- Bricscad
But I agree with your sentiment - alternatives can be hard to find.
"Power Users ... who are accustomed to multi-tasking between different apps"
I guess that means I am promoted!
It was a surprise to see Microsoft adopting so many of the changes intoduced by Unity/Ubuntu etc in recent years. And making all the same mistakes.
Also avoiding 1000, waiting for 1001 (maybe).
You would think that as single server hardware gets older and no longer supported (looking at you HP) that would be a big push to upgrade. After all, that's what is most likely to fail.
Re: Now maybe all those Brazilians will learn the lesson I learned
Sounds like you should have been listening to RMS -:)
"highest moisture-and-dust-resistance score attainable"
That would be IP68 then (continuous immersion).
IP67 is rated for temporary immersion (up to 1m deep for up to 30 mins).
Re: It would help an awful ****ing lot
"mother's maiden name"
Standard reply:- "Smith" then see what happens.
If there is more than one Higgs boson . . .
. . . then the first one should be called Peter.
Re: what is the meaning of cloud?
Whilst I agree with Sgt. Pinback here in many ways, what else is MS going to sell but but re-badged "technology" invented by others? Where is the innovation?
When I was a lad an Azure sky contained very wispy insubstantial clouds with a lot of blue.
Re: my 2 cents
"don't seem to be any visionaries left"
I see your pessimism and raise you:- skylon.
Surely the only legitimate reason . . .
. . . for joining such networks is to claim your favourite username. After that direct all mail to null and be bothered no more. After all, you never know what may be useful in the future.
My kids tell me facebook is dead already (they haven't quite reached Linkedin). Bit harsh maybe, but kids are fickle. Good job for the investors that another batch of innocent kids will be along in a minute.
Re: Office 365...
If a few million invested $20 each in Libre Office . . .
Re: . .... ..--..
Yes but for most folk it's a boring subject anyway. --... ...-- -.. . --. ....- ..- ..-. --..
Re: Sounds like Paypal....
and they already have 99% of the infrastructure, links to existing banks and customer awareness (n.b. I didn't say "trust").
Would be truncated methinks - no punctuation allowed. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
"It's always been an SMB product"
In which case surely the three most important attributes are reliability, reliability and reliability. Speed not so.
I dumped it 2 years ago. No regrets.
Is that word not copyrighted?
Re: You Couldn't Make it Up
Just lie like everyone else - how are they going to check?
Then when they get hacked it doesn't matter.
It is also nice to get birthday wishes every month.
"upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows 8"
Nice - nearly missed that.
Got 3 in our house already
They may not replace a full desktop/laptop, but they have great battery life, run silent and cool and have a keyboard attached which is better than poking a screen for most office type tasks (e.g. students).
If it breaks it won't break the bank and your data is most likely elsewhere so can be taken out and about with less worry. I also run crouton for fun.
Not many going to see this as it doesn't seem to be linked on website.
Re: Why Windows in the first place?
Because like most businesses they have other priorities, are not techies and the free/cheap alternatives are not advertised.
Re: So if SAP are not due the hypothetical cost of each lost license
Because you and me are saps.
Re: For the Good of Mankind
I would be willing to join you in the control group using white wine instead.
With fizz of course.
Re: The amusing part?
I don't understand how a simple single user operating system upgrade got to be a 2GB download, let alone 30? It's as if nothing is re-used/common with no consideration to bandwidth at all.
Re: If it's really 2015 @The Axe
"ghastly, ignorant, rubber faced twerp " is surely the phrase of the day.
In case you missed it elsewhere . . .
. . this was operation spudnik.
Perhaps they were trying a new immigration test
If you waited quietly in line for hours you were clearly qualified to enter the UK. Anyone complaining please leave now.
You have worn me down
I sent a payment. Now get back to rocket science please.
This is why testing is such a large part of any engineering/new product. There is no substitute after you have finished playing with calculations and simulations.
I also note the lack of emphasis on checklists up to now.
Per ardua ad astra as proper pilots would say.
Good luck with the big one. Beer already cold.
I certainly am.
Unless the reporting is completely wrong, this sounds like the best way to tick off your customers I have ever heard.
Re: Our last XP machine was, pretty much literally, taken behind the shed yesterday.
"Why would I want to use a computer which is arguably less powerful than my phone?"
Maybe because it's all you need for the job?
"hearty big up to reader Robin"
If this was English I would salute it.
As it hails from somwhere near BBC R1 then can I say instead Thank you Robin.
Re: Moody Planes
It's not the plane, it's gravity trying to kill you.
Re: This is the fault of Trevor's clients
1. I have a machine tool here less than 10 years old - it runs NT as XP was too new then. I expect it to run at least another 10 years.
2. We run Bricscad instead of AutoCad - it is also available on Linux and uses DWG file formats.
Er . . .
. . we could tell you, but the snooper dept. won't let us.
Re: Fix what's broken
You didn't mention the fact that by default they also seem to treat their customers like criminals.
Perhaps it's just me then.
Re: How would anybody know the difference?
Yes I have a model 212 safe here. Why 212? Because it can stand the heat.
It's amazing what people will do and put up with for stuff they have to have. Just look at sky.
I don't see much discussion about what you do with all the old machines supposedly at "end of life". Sure you can just dump them (or the shop can) and forget about it.
You could try and recycle them, not always easy particularly for small businesses as it can still cost.
Upgrading the OS etc. is not currently practical with any MS products.
I currently favour slapping some Linux on them - some are going for many years like this until they are called to the big landfill in the cloud.
Re: Why (sensible) people would buy a new computer.
" I'd be developing a slimmer Windows that'll run much better on existing machines"
But they can't do that, and the reason is greed. Once you're on a gravy train it's hard to get off.
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