Just set up a bullsh*t Gmail account - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you want to go the Android route. Done.
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Just set up a bullsh*t Gmail account - email@example.com - if you want to go the Android route. Done.
Which was essentially my point. :-)
Thank you. This is exactly how we get more women into IT - parents getting their daughters interested. I'm sure this is just you being a good dad, but the knock-on effects can be huge.
Not sure about BASIC as a first learning language, but if she loves it and so do you, that's the main thing.
Here's hoping these additional workers don't insert random apostrophes into plurals.
(Yes, "improvement's" is wrong in the article as well.)
Now, now, if you make each sentence its own para, that fixes everything!
Why would the "Sarah Sharp sympathisers" (it ain't just Sarah Sharp, come on) be "up in arms" about this.
For once, Linus isn't being personally abusive. Very few people care about the actual swearing - no-one likes being sworn AT. If someone tells me what I've done is f***king stupid, I get the message, actually. Telling me that I'm f***king stupid makes me instantly think "f**k off, I'm not, I made a mistake" and not exactly keen to bother with their "critique" in future. I think it's a marked improvement, frankly.
What a ridiculous headline. No-one's cared that much about raw speed (not to mention numbers in a lab which will be lucky to be achieved within a factor of 100 in the real world). It's maintainability and future-proofing that are the advantages of fibre.
I think I'm going to apply - I need to learn more about this role, and the company offering it. And so does Twitter.
Our very professional and quasi-govt organisation had a security assessment done recently, and no less than 5 of the 6 USBs that were left randomly around and outside the premises were plugged into networked computers. Yes, professional adults earning (in the main) high-5 to 6 figures.
Sorry, that's an IT fail as well. Assuming you're in a Windows/AD environment, why don't you have SSO enabled in your SharePoint? Why are you using different credentials for just SharePoint?
Ignore me if you're the only educational institution I've ever heard of that doesn't run on Windows.
I have to agree. I still really like my HK-sourced LG G3, but have I received one OTA update since I've owned the thing? No.
I would stick something like Cyanogen on it, but the process looks more convoluted than usual for this model.
There's a separation between Exchange and domain admins only in the larger enterprises. I've worked for many SMEs, public and private, and in all, I was both a domain and Exchange admin. I personally think it's the most common scenario.
However, SMEs are probably not the most broad attack surface in terms of number of potentially-compromised accounts per environment. Then again, there are more of them than large enterprises.
Well, it turned out to be pretty much all bots, and the few actual females often seemed to be "professionals".
Oh, and the "spike" in female membership from the journalists who joined up when the excrement hit the turbine.
Actually, effect and affect are both nouns and verbs. Your explanation is incorrect.
You can "create an effect" (noun). You can "effect a change" (verb).
"x affects y" (verb). "A flat affect" (noun).
Note that the last use of "affect" is not the same as "effect". If you said "a flat effect" you might be saying that the paintwork on a 3D object makes it look flat. "A flat affect" means an observed expression of emotion (used by psychologists).
The best one I encountered along those lines was the guy who smoked heavily and had a Persian cat. Yes, mate, your computer was overheating within 5 minutes of boot because of all the FELTED cat fur bonded with the cigarette tar. I literally peeled it out in layers (it came away nice and clean).
The device itself was fine, and the detachable keyboard was pretty good.
The big show-stopper from my POV was not being able to install non-Store apps. And their going out of their way to nobble efforts like Firefox on ARM. Putty. And no bloody ad-blocker. Blah blah blah
Tell that to us antipodeans who are girding our loins for a mega-whopper El Nino this year.
Guess what - the weather in one part of Northern Europe actually doesn't mean it applies to the rest of the world.
And guess what - a slight dip in global averages for a few years does not actually mean the trend is abating significantly. OK, maybe it *does* potentially mean that, but that is not the conclusion being drawn in the report.
Yeah, wish they would stop filing these under "Science", and make a category called "Lewis and Orlowski's More Crackpot Rants". Then I can just skip 'em.
At least that leaves more than 80% of the Reg as decent reading.
What is the point of a "laptop" like that? Ok, I'm sure you can detach it from the cooling tower and run it in non-overclocked mode on the go, but really, just buy a PC if you need that much cooling.
Also, where's the styling from? Some sci-fi movie circa 1982? It's as fugly as hell.
You missed the magic word "SAP". They don't get out of bed for less than, I dunno, $50 mill these days.
What SAP could possibly have to do with schools is beyond me.
Ah, SAP. Ah, SAP and printers. Yep, forget it if you don't have PS driver support on your crap office printer you scored at Dick Smith.
Oh, for chrissakes.
I get the impression that the story is set in Australia. I live in Canberra, and I recently went to visit a friend of mine in a remote community in Western Australia. 1 hour flight to Sydney or Melbourne. 6 hour flight to Perth. 2 hour flight to small airport. 2 hour drive to small satellite town (not a farm). That's not including waiting for stopovers, which may entail an overnighter in Perth for the next daily flight to the small airport.
Maybe grandpa is not that easy to visit.
Maybe for your home user. Even for a small office, using shared mailboxes (with proper security, so the whole place isn't logging on as "firstname.lastname@example.org"), shared calendars, and scheduling are pretty common features.
Double the memory (8GB, whoopee) and a modern processor, and yes, you can service those 500 users quite well. POP3 isn't even worth discussing. It was crap in 1998, much less now.
I downloaded the new shininess earlier this week, and gaily started adding tables to the doco, only to find that you can't resize columns or rows with the mouse. According to the bugzilla, they've fixed the columns in the nightlies - which I don't bother with - but not the rows.
Also, can't embed a table in a text box. Can't recall if it's ever been able to do that (since text boxes were never very good in LibO, although they seem much improved in this version in general).
Also, yay x64 - working well otherwise so far.
Dear Microsoft: stop distributing the effing thing with your SCCM, sorry SYSTEM CENTER, client, then.
I've got the Aura H2O - works fine with Calibre
Other than not wanting to directly load Amazon books so they can delete them at will, I like the smaller bezel, lighter weight, and double the on-board memory. And the fact I can read in the bath and not worry about dropping it in, since it's waterproof (to a degree, but sufficient for bath time and being caught in the rain).
So, given the amount of comments here, the $50 meeeeelllion that MS are allegedly doing in business from the Aussie Azure must be from very few customers...
(Actually, I know of a few govvie departments with bits and bobs there, but nothing truly LOB. Yet.)
And this is the Greens blowing the trumpet. Yet again, Labor really just stands for "Alternate Liberal Party".
And I'm sorry, it's not "commercial in confidence" unless the govt is signing a *contract* with a specific company, in order for it to provide goods and/or services. And even then, I think that sucks, for public expenditure.
Finally, despite all the crap, it's not a trade treaty. We already have those, many of them, with our trading partners.
Meh, I use Calibre exclusively. Ok, I have the Amazon app on my PC, but it's only there to suck down the books for literally a couple of minutes before I've imported them into Calibre and deDRMed them (and converted to ePub for my Kobo).
I suppose if you like things like reading stats, it can be annoying, but that's not something that matters to me.
But I agree for normal punters, they want something that works seamlessly and easily.
That's really not a good use-case. E-readers - I have a Kobo Glo, which is fabulous, and water resistant for bath time - are best for basic text. They are at best adequate for images in PDF.
So I will not be buying any art, architecture, etc books in an e-reader format - you want large format on nice paper for that kind of thing.
I can't wait. We had some kind of WAN optimiser deployed on one of our links (Cisco kit), and it killed DFSR replication. That was pretty fabulous.
Not really. Install on vanilla 2008 x86. Test. If good, snapshot. Apply critical security fixes, non-IE. Test. If good, snapshot, try IE patches. If bad, roll back and test patches in blocks. If IE patches good, you're done. If not, roll back and try them in batches as well.
If you're lucky, you'll be done in a morning. If you're not lucky, a couple of days (assuming you at least got the base install working).
A bit of spice IN the rice, please. A dash of sambal oeluk is the thing. Also, instead of plain soy sauce, kecap manis, soy sauce and a bit of sweet chili mixed together - if you have them. Shrimp paste is probably going a bit far for post-pub.
Managers who are too chickensh*t to lay down the law with lazy application owners. There is plenty of money in this organisation, but no will.
We have no 16-bit LOB apps, we have a handful of dumb ASP apps that could easily be re-written, and the rest are COTS products that could and should be upgraded. It's not like we haven't been sounding increasingly-strident warning bells over the last year.
Awesome. First heard about it just now. No poxy email from them. Off to Keepass now.
Or maybe the Great Australian Public could stop electing these morons. If it's the Will of the People, who are we mere SMEs to quibble?
Oh, come on. If you follow nearly any "nightly" build - any OS - you'll get knobbled at some time.
For beta testers - kind of the "slow ring" in this instance (I will refrain from any equivalence with Microsoft and 'reaming') - sure, you expect the releases to be feature-complete and usable.
I am not a millennial and yet I am still a lazy arse. Kudos to this guy for taking his hobby to the extreme, but let's not pretend that laziness (or lack of interest in certain arcane achievements - I happen to think this one is cool... climbing Mt Everest these days, meh) is a feature of any one generation.
I can tell you that most of the "bureaucrats" who got smashed into Border Farce with no choice during the departmental merge have little to no interest in metadata shenanigans, nor acting as keystone kops on the sly.
Well, except for those who enjoy wearing navy blue boiler suits (sorry, whatever they call their "tactical uniform" these days), tooling around in fast boats and training their German Shepherds. Those guys love it. They, however, are not the "bureaucrats". There are a few bureaucrats who would love to be a boiler suit guy - they're undoubtedly all over this like a rash. They are the minority.
That's interesting. The Win 7 Ultimate edition lappie I got (with media centre) had no such cute set of instructions. Since I didn't and don't have a TV, I wasn't that interested in the functionality, but I only learned in this article that it could take a TV tuner.
No, the simplest solution is to use decent RBLs (like Spamhaus) and a proper anti-spam solution at the gateway, and let in as little as possible.
It's all very well fulminating against HTML in email - although personally, having more complex text look something like printed material rather than your grandma's typewriter suits me (yes, MS's code is shite) - but if you receive a hyperlink in plain text email in clients like Outlook, it "helpfully" linkifies it for you anyway.
To be fair, a link with some kind of GUID or misdirection in it will show up properly, but you know the idiots will click on those anyway.
Four kms from central Canberra (such as it is), I can't even get wired NBN. Maybe I should sign up for this offering instead. Since anything is an improvement on the 4 Mbps peak I get on my "ADSL2" line.
Get back to us when Apple have a server offering that's not worth pointing and laughing at.
And a means of managing *enterprise* PCs, not the dozen or so in the Marketing dept and the execs' iPads. Sorry, but it's tricky to do serious number-crunching (with the usual tools used by businesses) on cute little tablets and phones.
Since my M8 is effectively an expensive brick right now, I'm going to avoid HTC until they come up with an entirely revamped hardware spec. Yes, it worked beautifully for months ... until the dreaded permanent "disabling airplane mode" appeared - SIM is no longer being detected. Swapped SIMs, reset to factory, flashed alternate ROMs. Still stuffed.
If you look through the forums, it's a common problem without a reliable solution.
Also, I have to agree that the speakers make the phone way bigger to handle than it needs to be, and yet somehow I often missed hearing the phone ringing while it was in my bag. Sure, they sound "good for a phone", but really, still shite. If you listen to music through headphones predominately and don't much use speakerphone (what is it with the morons these days walking around with it permanently on speakerphone and bellowing into it like a walkie-talkie?), then that feature isn't really much chop.
Otherwise, yes, a nice phone without too much cruft in the OS other than the stupid "blinkfeed". Has that gone in the M9?
Someone working at the State Dept while Hilary was Secretary WAS fired under the regulations in force at the time for using his private email and failing to adhere to record-keeping standards.
As for the wonk quoted in the article about "busy professionals", oddly enough, Hilary was a *public servant* at the time. While public service is a quaint old-fashioned notion to our corporate masters, part of the role of being a public servant is to carry out their business in a transparent (supposedly) manner that can be readily audited for the public good.
Frankly, since Hilary doesn't seem to understand this basic principle, she's not suitable for govt (and of course, nor are nearly all the Repubs and a big chunk of the Democrats in the Senate or House).
I don't know. Her "one rule for me and one for everyone else" doesn't distinguish her that much from any of the other examples you cite.
If you wanted the amount of author-supplied styling that typically goes into a printed book (bold and itals), then perhaps Markdown (whatever editor you prefer) and some kind of SVN/Git/whatever change-tracking software can do the job.
For corporate styling, there are a bunch of enterprisey applications out there that will take content and style it appropriately. These will be "enterprise content management" systems or even "component content management" systems - Word might be in the mix using plugins, but it ain't the main styling tool.
Hm, there are a few different cheeses out there, but I agree that compared to any country in Europe, there's aways to go.
Do a bit of a google for "artisan cheese" in NZ.
"Orientals"? What is this, an Agatha Christie novel?
As for the Polynesians, they're mostly descendants of families who have been there since the 60s or 70s. I think the second generation qualifies as "locals".
As for South and West Auckland being universally "grotty", perhaps you should get out more. My family live in South Auckland. I saw more crime when I lived in Ponsonby (admittedly while the area was mid-gentrification).
Wow, have you ever lived overseas yourself?
NZ is a great primary producer, and the selection is much better than it was in the 70s, but some of the range of stuff is still lacking. I would hope they're purchasing the local butter - but what if they want organic or cultured butter? Good luck getting that NZ. You can't get clotted cream in NZ, which is mind boggling. And food prices are not that cheap, probably because the good stuff is shipped off, and the local transport costs are high.
You're bagging out the UK tertiary education system in favour of NZ's? Just wow. So you've never worked with someone was qualified at some dodgy former tech, have you?
As for the bloody All Blacks, seriously, speak for yourself. They don't exemplify anything to me - other than the occasional drunken idiocies and dickwits doing party political broadcasts on Election Day. I have no interest and I was born and bred by a rugby player (possibly the reason for the lack of interest). Of course, the Poms are just as boring about whatever footie team they support.
As for work/life balance, given the utterly shite pay in NZ and ridiculous house prices - Auckland is in the top ten unaffordable cities again - you need to get something to compensate. In London, people work and commute horrendous hours. But at least pay in the IT-related sectors isn't too bad.