90 posts • joined Thursday 13th May 2010 10:06 GMT
I think you'll find...
That Yate is in South Gloucestershire, not Bristol. Hpmph
Re: Forgot Microsoft?
Sorry, but that's a flat-out lie that you have to get DCE to use Hyper-V. Enterprise and Standard come with fully-functional Hyper-V (albeit with different number of guest OS licenses included depending on the version).
It looks like that route's been bolted - that's cheating in my book!
People run OLTP workloads on MySQL?! *shudders*
Not so much pay-by-bonk as pay-by-boop
They should've used Intel!
Re: so expect
Since when is 1280x1920 a 16:9 ratio? Learn to maths
Those cylinders don't look like they're in test...
Assuming you don't need redundancy...
You could fit 1PB in a shorty rack, assuming four 4U, 60-bay boxes and 4TB 3.5" drives, plus a switch to last them together. That probably wouldn't fall through most people's floors; but powering and cooling it might be a different matter!
On the GPU/coprocessor boards would probably mess with the front-to-back airflow.
WDTV live has a nice UI, regular updates
My advice to anyone buying a TV is get one based on the quality of the panel, the "smart" features don't count for sh!t and will never be updated; leave that to a third-party box which you can upgrade more cheaply if needs be and still keep your TV.
Mine seems better since the upgrade but...
When they pushed out the upgrade it reverted all of my settings to factory! SSID, keys, channel assignment, forwarded ports, all lost. Grrrr..
Nice results, amateur presentation
Seriously, leaving the red dotted spellchecker lines on your presentation/promo materials?
Re: @IBM: Fix the Basics First
Totally agree, both the IBM-supplied one and the MS one are complete piles of dog shit
"...Lenovo and the rest slap a relatively low-resolution, 15.6in, 1366 x 768 screen on a laptop that is maxed out in every other area"
My maxed-out W520 has a 1920x1080 15.6in screen. Get your facts right.
Re: and above 31mph
Not always, I took an Audi R6 to the head at 45ish and lived to tell the tale!
mp4 == QuickTime ?
Ttt = Tt1 + Tt1?
shurely shome mishtake? Where's throughput test 2?
Good to see...
Julian Huppert giving May a grilling. He's one of the (appallingly few) good ones!
yeah, that's about right...
Since when did Linux not run on PCs? Just a question of drivers, it's a bit crap that Tosh haven't got broader range of OS support at launch, maybe will arrive in time or wait until some clever hackers get their hands on it!
You can indeed get commodity 48V DC PSUs for commodity servers
For a lot less than a grand but as said above, they're not NEBS L3 certified. I've had a couple of Dell Poweredge 2950 boxes with their second PSU as hooked up to a big stack of forklift truck batteries in a particularly tricky power outage once (UPS running out, genny not behaving).
What upload speed?
Got great service in BS2 on the 50MB plan, consistently fast, no caps, no probs with the superhub (in modem-only mode anyway); but the 1MB upload is a bit pants sometimes if you're really spanking the downstream with lots of torrent peers and your ACKs don't get out fast enough and so your web browsing experience slows to a crawl. Good traffic management at the edge of my own network helps allay this somewhat, but it's still an extraordinarily asymmetric connection when compared to the FTTC offerings.
Ektar's quite nice
Surprising that they brought out a new colour print film so recently if they were up sh1t creek, it's pretty nice stuff too - bit more restrained colour than Fuji. Guess I should buy a few bricks of it for the freezer...
wait a sec...
Isn't Novell now owned by Attachmate, which itself is partially owned by Microsoft?!
Get a laser
As many have said here already, get a small laser for home use and find a decent local photo lab to do your C-type prints or large-format inkjet (Giclée) prints.
I've yet to see an injet print that can match a well-made c-type or silver print for quality or longevity - you can pry my ilford multigrade paper from my cold, dead hands!
Pentax range has slimmed slightly
The (belting value for money) Kx has been dropped off the bottom. There's still plenty of stock around, but whether it is to be replaced or not is an open question. The k-r used to sit above it in the range, but is now the entry model (and also a mighty fine camera).
(/ex-Kx owner now with a K5, the DA* zooms and a full set of FA Limited primes!)
Nowt wrong with rendering on Windows
If you're a small shop and half your render boxes are also your artists' workstations, using something like Muster to schedule work and to drop them on and off the farm (and having a careful approach to things like Windows Update), rendering on Windows isn't a problem at all.
... yes, but how long would it take you to get through 1.5GB of data on a crappy GPRS connection?
I guess it depends where you're at...
I have their 20MB service in Bristol and have never had a problem with speed or uptime. Only problem I ever had was a buzzing transformer on the cable modem which was duly replaced after a support call. Their phone service has been a little more fsck-up prone, mind you. The time they disconnected my line and reconnected it to someone else was especially good!
1. Well design DW with application-specific views, e.g. SCV for marketing
2. Intuitive front-end geared towards non-technical users, allowing train-of-thought analysis without getting caught up in technicalities .IMO, smartANALYSER (neé Viper) is a great example of this geared towards MI.
3. Good training, even with the best tools, you need to spend the time and effort getting your users up to speed with what data is available to them; how best to obtain insight from it and what to avoid to severely impacting availability of the analytical environment for other users (good DW design plays a role hear but you can only do so much!).