At least it had the appearance of a not so expensive service...
561 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
At least it had the appearance of a not so expensive service...
While I could do nice things with an internet connected fridge, I find the idea of having to patch my fridge not appealing, buy appaling.
The solution is obvious. Avoid unnecesary complexity, like UEFI.
These days you can hack the HDD bios, the MB bios.. the network card bios.. and you will never notice.
Well, they competed illegally, and they just got a relatively small fine.
They should have gone to prison and the company fined heavily, with all proceeds going to AMD.
Most stuff "german made", except automotive, is made in china, etc, and some screws put in germany, so "german made". You buy chinese stuff with a german badge. And it is the few screws put in germany that fail.
I say this while 3m away from our robotics bay.. all german, swiss, etc made. Yet almost all is made in china and a few final touches are put in those countries.. and those final touches are mostly wrongly done.
These guys were just rebranding, and changing a few parts so it could be said "made in Spain".
How different is it from a 30.000£ robot we have that can be bought for a third of the price from china.. just 99% finished? also, should I had finished the job, I would have done it properly, you know, torque wrench, etc.. I think that for a 20k£ margin that is the least you can expect, not the some loose some crosstreaded some too tight screws, all without thread locker we got.
Err, I still remember the shock of the ringer and don't find it particulary hilarius.. my friend DID find it quite fun...
But @DavCrav people are tired of experts, so lets do what our gut tell us...
Brexiters might say whatever they want, but money is coward, and the investors won't risk their investments.. so down we go.
Those lines are almost as if taken from mein kampf. And I know because I read the damn book...
I have no doubt May knows perfectly well what she was saying.
Well, there is an absolute majority Tory government with less than 37% of the cast votes.
And we are having hard brexit ignoring the wishes of almost 50% of the electorate.
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting for dinner and the sheep not being dinner...
So no, the democratic level of the UK can´t be called "great".
I have 20 years of experience and two degrees (Computer engineering and Economics and Business Administration).
Training someone like me is VERY expensive.. so the companies and government of UK, US, etc, prefer to run on "free money" expended by someone else.
That is the reason I am in the UK.. no cost for them, hire and produce money.
I could jump ship and go to another country with higher wages.. problem is I like the UK, and wanted to take root here. All this bigotry and xenophobia might force me to decide to rent my house and move to the us (my wife is a US citizen), earn more than double, etc. No need to stay in Germany in the 30s.
As for the referendum not being well framed.. I disagree. It was framed on purpose as an all or nothing question, to solve a problem the Tories had, not for the nation. It backfired.
A few people really wanted just more control.
But most people who said this was not about xenophobia are keeping mum about the slurs.
So yes, the correct interpretation is being done.
The trick is making the pool smaller without the companies moving.
With hard brexit I just see how the companies are moving elsewhere.. hard luck.
So maybe I will have to move country again.. it seems that every time I buy a house somewhere, that place goes south.. maybe my fault...
My company is running all purely computational and exterior facing servers on the cloud. And I was part of the decision makers.....
Well, it does affect ME. And I could no vote (bloody foreigner that mantains NEDs, politicians and private monopolies).
I cannot describe properly how pissed I am at the situation, BREXIT has cost me more than 30.000£ to date, and counting. On top of that, I have to endure xenphobia. At least I am white, blonde and green eyed..
Brexiters are tired of experts and facts.
I run Linux Mint on my imac 27"... two work colleagues in my group run w10 and another Ubuntu... we did not like the stability and interface decisions, so we decided not to use it...
I have a top of the line hotspot washing machine.. inherited from the previous owneer of the house.
It is crap, and the axis is bent. I will wait for it to fail, but no more hotpoint for me sir.
Citrix: the problem I have with that kind of solution is PRICE.
It is extremely expensive to do so.. and mainly for licensing. They killed the golden egg laying hen before it grew.
Now, they have themselves got into this increasingly niche market, and all because of complex and expensive licensing that severely limited with CALs, etc what you could do with the servers.
Had they been reasonable, most apps would be done these days with .net and executed on thin clients, all over the internet. It is only licensing that prevented this.. and now everyone is expecting most "apps" to be websites...
Politicians. They love rackets.
Security is why I use adblockers.
The ad networks are just stupid. They should have never allowed obnoxious ads and malware.
Sorry, but no.
You are trying to convince me that a person of interest for a rape warrants secre fake basestations, hacking embarry phones and emails, 24/7 surveillance, and inspecting planes with diplomats in different countries.
If only they got rid of bean counters, PHBs and most (but not all) lawyers, things could be done with a 10th of the cost...
And going into lock in with Oracle? Bring back the 90s!!
I love Oracle DDBBs, but they are NOT worth the license and maintenance cost.
The answer is quite clear: stop using software from the US and the UK as much as possible.
I would prefer to pay and not be tracked, but I don-t have the choice.
WP: tracked, don't pay and the apps are bad. Eternal work in progress.
iOS: walled garden, overpriced,almost no choice.
Android: spyware, unstable featureset for developers: O.S updates lag.
And remember, mobile is the future of computing. A very BLEAK future.
This is an excellent reason to use node.js
Go to IntelliJ if you want even more power and ease.
I am now back to Eclipse for budget reasons (we get 27" 5K macs, but IntelliJ seems to be expensive...).
Anyway, I am abandoning ship with Java. I am moving to node.js
Lets see the list of my personal "abandonware":
Basic in general. Used it in Spectrums and Amstrads.
Pascal, in particular Turbo Pascal
Visual Basic. Until recently I still did a bit of VBA, mainly for SAP BI templates.
Sadly, Java seems to be next in line.
Some others that almost nobody knows.
I would be perfectly happy to keep using a decent and supported version of many of these, but then I would be unployable.
The FACT that Oracle has all but abandoned Java is sad.
Or you build in china and ask for the markings.....no serious testing required.
Sorry, but that is simply not true
That was the officual explanation. One that failed because pollution failed to diminish on summer, when boilers are mostly not used.
The problem is the buses. They produc several times the amount of nox that they claim to producr, and it shows on streets that are bus only...they are extreme pollution points... Up to a point impossible if the Euro levels were of any use.
The politicians have known this for long, that is why they blocked petitions for on the road tests. Euro pollution leves are little more than industry protections.
Uncertainty is a cost, as it is risk.
So we have a serious problem. But hey, the ppl who mostly voted for brexit will be the first to walk the plank, and it is the first time ever I feel little sympathy for the poor and the uneducated.
Nope, it is not taxed in the US either.
Magnificient idea for the rail system.
Only if we could have that in the UK, just imagine how good it would be to have the rails as one company and the trains companies as independent companies, that bid for the different services.
It would be cheaper and more efficient!!
Or it could be a cesspit, and a simple way for banks and politician buddies to make a quick buck from the government, as it has happened in the UK.
quite clearly you can-t trust us companies for security reasons.
Yep, gets complicated.
And then, you want a GUI for that right? well, then, are you going to put a config file, have a webserver?
Both are potential attack vectors...
Also, as it has already been suggested, processors have bugs themselves..
And now you can pawn the bios (ok, UEFI, a really buggy OS on itself)
I am bit fedup with empty promises about flash killer products.
They promise a lot, and all fail to appear as products..
Ad networks SHOULD be great.
The problem is they are way to greedy, both the advertisers and the networks.
Only properly identified individuals should be able to send anything else than a static image, and the networks should be legally responsible (in practice, not just theory) for sending malware.
Riot is not barely breaking even. They are sooo busy counting the money...
Detecting the bots is very easy...
When cheats start, they start with bugs.
Let them cheat, detect them wait a month , and ban them forever bases on windows licence, etc
I can improve that.
My wife went to a hen party last week, and of course they bought penis like straws.
Big mistake: buy them through amazon (I have prime).
Now if I open amazon @work I can see penises!!
If you publish a paper, other scientists must be able to reproduce your claims, and you must basically prove what you say.. no key no prove.
Crap support and quality, even in high price laptops is something people remember.
My wife bought a 1200£ laptop from them.. and they disabled virt support on a bios update (one that fixed serious issues), and also requested AMD not to support the discrete GPU in that model.
Of course, they wont relase drivers themselves after two years... great.
these things give you a (bad) name.
So a UK university is wasting public funds, and the problem lies in he EU.
These nice people are the ones that vote for Brexit, and most of them are the ones who will suffer more.
I can't feel bad for them.
Vacuum cleaners were nerfed here in the EU.. expect the same to happen in the US.
I have a bronze PSU, and I willl NEVER recoup the cost.. from a decent PSU to a "green PSU" the difference is about 2-5% efficiency.
If your rig draws 75W, and you use it 40 hours a day, 5 days a week for eleven months a year for five years, that us 165KWh. If we save 5%, that is 8.25KWh, or about 1.32$.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to recoup the cost.
It is way better to use low power CPUs than high efficiency PSUs.
Illegal, so what? they just hire another company to do a "background check", from outside the EU, and all happy, except the idiot who shares that.
Today they just cant compete with intel, and have plenty of trouble competing against nvidia.
The thing is, the desktop is almost dead except for high performance computers, and most computers are bottom of the barrel.
Arm looks like the winner in the medium term... I would NOT be a long term investor on amd shares...
Arm looks like the winner here
Kids these days have no clue about pointers, or how the processor works, etx. This leads to extremely inefficient code.
We all do it, so tje result is the frontend ppl get less pay, and this means it attracts less talent... Not a good thing.
I moved to the uk because it is park of the european union.
Had I wanted to be discriminated I would have decided to go to Australia, and if I wanted plenty of money with little security, the US is a better choice for me, and an easy one as my wife is a US citizen.
So here I am, in the uk, we bought a house and the country de decided to self inflict itself a looong divorce.
As for the article, I would rather hire somebody with experience for more money than a just minted engineer. It is way better for the business, and for me
The London people have done all they could to destroy IT, as it was a threat to them. Bean counters and oxbridge ppl with the correct surnames have won.
FTTP would last 75 years, FTTC lasts 37 at best, and only if there are no cuts in the cable. It is prone to galvanic corrosion.
Also, FTTC needs further investment that the FTTP soes not require.
I like Oracle and Microsoft products.
But these days, licensing costs just can't justify using them.
Oracle has good products that make it too easy to use "enterprise" parts of them so the price jumps 10x, and they you are out of compliance, etc. Avoid.
Microsoft.. you need an specialist to know the price, and even then, nothing is sure... also, they really love to charge per seat, and pricing only makes sense if you go fully into microsoft products.. An please dont mention SAP.
So now many people are going to SaS.. Why? In maby cases, licensing..it is just cheaper for them.. running your own high availability system paying oracle et al is way more expensive... and doing it yourself requires talent, and talent reuires money.