91 posts • joined 13 May 2010
Re: how much code is needed to write something nasty?
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Why bother when an N4 is twenty quid cheaper?
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.
Re: All your eggs in one basket
My switches, APs, router, modem are all on some fairly meaty UPSen; the laptop has an extended battery pack - still maintaining internets during a powercut is simple!
Deuter GigaOffice? Roomy, comfy (really nice back system) and you can pick it up for about £55
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?
If it's FTTP, then why exactly aren't they offering GigE?
Good to see...
Julian Huppert giving May a grilling. He's one of the (appallingly few) good ones!
yeah, that's about right...
Dumb meters for dumb people
Electrosensitivity loons are one of my favourite types of loon
Typical marketing fluff..
How about telling us actually how many mAh this can hold?
Not a bad bunch..
They've got me out of the sticky stuff before with that cantankerous beast that is Sharepoint!
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!
In the mosh pit?
Ah, so you're one of those wankers?
"Lose", you cretinous oaf!
at 1000mm it'll be about as sharp as a cotton wool bud
digital media aren't the problem
It's the mastering engineers who compress the living daylights out of everything!
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.
You'd think with AT&T's heritage and all that...
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...
Panaleicas are a waste of time
Just get the Panasonic original and save a shedload of cash
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!)
I had wondered what all this SCSI Express murmuring was all about!
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.
spinning disks in tablets?
You've got to be kidding... flash capacities and prices are now such that you'd be mad to put spinning rust in a tablet.
... yes, but how long would it take you to get through 1.5GB of data on a crappy GPRS connection?
One switch took down a cluster
A certain lack of redundancy in their network design, methinks...
physical location of server doesn't really matter...
The physical box behind my .co.uk website is in San José
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!
multi-touch easy fixed in software
http://code.google.com/p/two-finger-scroll/ I've been using this on my TP W520 and much prefer it to the built-in driver's functionality
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