303 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
Au or PT
That is EXPENSIVE
I just bought a platinum ring for my GF and I can tell.. 1500$/Oz -> about 50$ per GRAM.
Re: ISP level caches are surely one of the first things
I guess we should also ban https, as it can't be cached...
Re: The Chinese government is striking against US companies it can't beat
Cheaper, almost as powerful.. but terrible GPS, single channel and nointegrated 4G.
I know they just introduced MT6595 and MT6795 .. but too late...
Re: Paper shortages
Rolemaster rocks. I played MANY long campaigns using it,
The problem is.. we ran out of players. We just have 2 qualified players.. the usual GM an me (the backup or short campaign GM). The rest of them either don't want to learn the rules or don't have time with the kids, etc.
So no RM for me.
Re: Paper shortages
Most pple who still play that I know play Pathfinder...
Re: 4TB SSD's
SATA? It is a big limit for SSDs.
First they moved to PCIe and now to DIMMs.. SATA is way too slow.
Re: It's due to cost
Looks expensive, but is about 30-40 quid. for them.
Those I would never accept payment with.. they can be forged.
Re: CPU the only risk?
You might even have luck, build all of those yourself.. and then be stuck with a security flaw.
As you have "secrecy" and noone checks your microcode/firmware, there you have it: a good backdoor you created... without knowing it.
So you can:
-Expend a massive amount of maney to make your systems secure. A keep expending for a long time.
-Reduce features: you crip yourself.
-Assume it is unsecure. It kind of defeats the initial purpose.
Re: Don't believe everything you read in the papers or on the interwebs
The idea ,I guess, is to do the design and have them built at a foundry.
While it would work, I think it is plain stupid to do so when your economy is so small.. it is way better to use OTS tech..
Of course, to be sure about HW backdoors, you would need to make the boards and some components yourself.. good luck with that if you don't have the volume the chinese have...
Re: China: Figures
They didn't invent alcohol.... just saying.
Re: Electric cars work fine for me
I would love that electric cars were "the thing".
But if you save 155 a month, it will take you very long to justify the price.
And really, a small generator connected to the AC part would be what, 500 pounds more? weigtht about 90 pounds? That would allow ppl to travel far at 60 miles, so no problems with habing to plan for that 5% of travels.. there, solved! at least that part, BMW got it!!
So you had a >9Mbit modem?
Mine was 2400 baud.
Have you red the project?
It was terrible for the environment.
Not everything is great about big hidroelectric!
Re: how did they access it?
To save costs.
In those "small" ATMS, it is difficult to put a keyboard... BAD IDEA to allow the use of the "client" keyboard.
As we all know, the admin part should be both secure, and without access.. that way if one of the security levels fails, it is still secure..
I would still prefer a dual socket, 12 core Xeon anyday.
WAY more powerful, and electric power/compute power, I guess the Xeon wins..
Re: Every sysadmin must make one really big screw-up in their career
My brother did that on a server we shared...
I also saw a guy do a PREPROD install.. and get a call to touch the PROD server.
He failed to change back to the PREPROD server and did half of the deployment there...
We already new that entangled meant they shared one spin change. Just one.
It not only happens instantly, but distance douesn't matter.
Re: A completely reasonable comparison!
If you want to kill somebody, just get into your car, and go to a straight road with bikes and choose.
Stop, lament the accident and ask for pardon. You won't go to jail.
Now, do that outside a car and go to jail... for a long time.
Re: It's really not hard:
Let me correct ir for you:
2. There isn't a continent the size of Africa in the way - it's just a rumour, unconfirmed by actual evidence.
2.The scientists inform you that there is a continent there, but as it is an inconvient continent, you refuse to acknowledge it exists.
Similar for 3 & 4.
Re: What about all the conventional capacity needed
A roof installed PV system costs 2€/Wp NOW, with a 1 axis solar tracking.
With 8 sun hours sun a day (and with rain you get at least 55% max power) and paying 0.16€ /KW/h
you run even at about 2 years of a system that can live with almost no maintenance for 25/35 years .
That way you can get rid of peak consumption hours, and scale back power generation AND transmission lines.
No need for subsidies.
I just made a relatively easy excel to prove it.
Suppose 2€/Wp, 8 sun hours/day (using 1 axis tracker, center of Spain. (Actual average hours are more, quoted prices are a bit lower for 4Kw installations). It includes all cabling, int. solid state inverters, etc.
Suppose we have 2000€ in the bank.
We can either install a small cap pv plant in our petrol station or we can keep paying the electricity bills, and keep gaining interests in those 2000€
Interest rate:0,0385 (spanish bond, 15 years.). I use it as an opportunity cost value.
Energy price: 0.16 Kw/h (includind all subsidies, mostly con combined cicle, nuclear and electic network) or 0,08, wihout subsidies.
We suppose that electric prices go up just 0.025, or 2,5%, yearly.
If you do the math, you will see that in 12,5 years you break even for the "full" price, and you need almost 28 years if there were no subsidies. As the tracker would need some repairs after 15 years, I would say PV and grid electricity cost about the same for small installations.
For big ones, the numbers change: they pay way less for Kw/h, but it will also cost them about 60% to install PV, and remember that they pay that tariff because their power CAN be legally cut off the grid.
And that is considering just a 2.5% cost increase every year..
I can provide the excel/ods is someone is extremely bored.
¿Can we get rid of coal/natgas with grid connected pv? NO. We can reduce our power generation and leccy transport needs, PV is competitive, TODAY.
Re: If renewables can compete on price ...
In Spain, it is cheaper to use PV electricity than grid.. that is why IT HAS BEEN MADE ILLEGAL in practice. You have to indemnify the grid for giving away electricity to the grid...
Re: Do. No. Evil.
Maybe it was a typo: Do.No.Evil --> Dr.No. Evil.
I can't use it
I already knew the Sample Frequency I need, and I can't use it. Almost nobody in telcos can.
Reasons: it would bring to a halt all the systems.
So we are stuck with "good enough" and "hope for the best". We have also better approaches: a mix between data polling and SNMP traps (alerts).
Anyway, I think that what people need is top down alerts AND checks. so you just klnow the health of the system, you aren't really interested in components.
It is quite normal in KSP to use aerobraking.. but I find it hard on Duna.. on Venus, should be really really easy.. maybe even too much, as it is quite dense
You have to fiddle
Otherwise, you won't be able to charge money.
And the terminal you have compromised is able to charge money for your collateral victim (tesco, etc), not for you.
Re: A diskless workstation solution ..
I would say boot from network and then execute on server.. kind of what ernie ball did but more modern. there are several solutions using just opensource.
So you treat pcs as thin clients.
Anyway, using disks is not THAT expensive...
I don't understand why you want to deliver a windows image to a local PC.. you might want to have tarantella, or VMware or whatever executed on remote, but where do you want to store a windows image if you don't have a hard drive?
Re: Aha. Bot.
You won't get out of the list. Ever. You might get out of some lists, but not all.
They have their good reasons, but alas,bad luck. Been there, and it sucks.
I love Oracle.
But I hate the price.. RAC, for exmaple, is extremely expensive.
And if you use all the packages, etc that an enterprise version has, you are stuck with Enterprise Edition, and its high high cost per processor.
I would love to use PL/SQL as our main language, but it is too expensive.. it is way cheaper to have the logic in Java.
Re: Wow... What a crappy author!!!
10 TB is not THAT big.
If you have a 1 Gb port (it is't THAT expensive): about 2,3 hours, probably more 3,5 hours in real conditions.
If you use multicast you can transmit the movie without problems. Fiber networks ARE ok for the task.
Note: I think you would like to encapsulate the movie with correctable CRC.
I guess the correct description would be racketeering.
Re: What about heat?
I was going to say exactly the same.
Even if you get a 99% efficient battery (and I doubt they have that), the heat would fry it.
Re: As a Spanish national and ONO customer...
I can only agree..
Still, I also like the reference.
You just need to apply best practices.
How you achieve that security, is your problem.. be it HTTPs, VLANs, or whatever...
Seems reasonable to me.
Re: Hmmm... where to start
I can search java code about 20x-50x faster with a SSD.
Also, the App. Serversand compilers 5x-20x faster for big projects.
So yes, there is good reason.
A 22" screen is the minimum to develop properly, 30" (high resolution) or better is a good idea.
Re: HP Laptops and Heat
I also suffer a HP laptop. Again, heat to the right hand, plenty of noise, overheats, it's SLOW and UNDERCLOCKED. Yes, it is underclocked so it doesn't overheat so much.
My home pc is also watercooled 16 GB Ram, and fas SSD. I have way better experience using my systems than the ones my company provides.
Re: Pet peeve
I also bought Start8. It's a shame it is needed... but with start8 and modern mix, W8 is quite nice...
Re: Font Change?
The contrast is low.. I want black against white.
There is a reason e-reader and panel designers try to have as much contrast as possible...
The HW "manufacturers" decided to be brands, and part rebadge part design, and decidedly, not to make anything.
For some years, all went well.
Then they decided to reduce I+D.
The result: they are now selling commodities, and the real companies that are making the products are selling them.. and the brands can't compete. I guess the MBA guys who decided this will move to another sector to destroy it...
Best known for making Tetley? And you work in IT?
Not to say heavy machinery, cars, etc etc.
Re: I grudgingly pay my 3£/5Eu a day
Only that they don't if they don't want to.
The situation is: they charge you like 0,01p per MB to you as a client, and about 5 pounds to everybody else. Noy they decided they could charge 20p.
This is what monopolies create.
I guess they won't bin them.
They have two different markets, and would be stupid to just offer one product
Anyway, Lync almost works as it should
I have just bought a new computer (SSD HDD, of course), but my backups are going to a "platter" HDD. Cheap, and for sequential writes, quite quick.
the problem I see with DLC and MLC drives is they just going to be worn out.. i will have weekly backups, but still....
Re: The money is in the games?
Video games are way more profitable than films or TV.
Re: I can see the point
Me too, and I know more people who have the same problem. So it isn't 100 cases as some ppl want to be.
Some chemicals are harmful and/or alergenic, and if they are dangerous they should be banned.. for the same reason tobacco has been banned from the workspace in most sensible countries.
Re: BBC should adopt an airlines business model
And the service is crap, the prices go up, the crew earns half, the airline barely makes any benefit but the managers get good money.
That's what you want for the BBC?
Fuel cell maybe? still, I find it dangerous to have methanol inside your armor.. if the idea is to protect you...
You won't be able to hide very well.. as there will be steam getting out of the armor...still, almost no sound y you use servos/fibers and don't use hydraulics.
Damn.. sorry for "Coomidities", I guess the typo is clear...
Damn.. sorry for "Coomidities", I guess the typo is clear...
They haven't invested enough because they think technology as it is is "good enough".
And it is true... problem is, the moment you stop investing you product starts being a commodity. And that means low margins.
Disk cabins may seem as great for admins, but from my point of view, they are very VERY expensive in terms of lost time in latency.
The very same people that defend this kind of storage are, in my point of view, the same ppl who said flash storage was wrong.
Storage belongs INSIDE the server, as close as possible to the processor for most loads.
That of course, would mean treating the servers as "compute units", and you would need different tools to manage servers, loads, etc. More easy to say than to do, of course....
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