31 posts • joined Wednesday 1st July 2009 14:41 GMT
Re: New PCs for My Kids
You're holding it wrong. Wait...Oh. Uhhhh, hmmm.
Re: How about strapping a micro-SD card to a homing pigeon's leg?
Homing pigeon or weather balloon assisted playmonaut? I think we're beginning to see the true goal of Lohan.
Whilst this isnt good need to be fixed, there's limited scope for exploitation. Most (if not all) systems should be behind some sort of firewall. If someone is in a position to exploit these vulns they have probably breached the firewall and you have got bigger problems.
Well it did have btrieve......
Re: Also utilisation snakes.
I remember installing 4 dot something on a dual CPU machine and seeing the blue snake for the first time. T'was a thing of wonder.
That's an awful lot of porn for anyone to watch.
But I'm sure they're giving it a damn good try.
Things have come on a bit then. 20 years ago, I was using an 8088 PC and a piece of software called Sarch Latuse to do crystal structure overlay modelling. It took forever, and was frequently wrong so back to square one. Even though I'm involved in technology in my working life, when I you see something like this I stand back and look at what we have now, I'm still staggered at the advances. Shame being nicer to each other cant make the same rate of progress.
'Slowly the interconnects will join up and we end up all being able to communicate from anywhere'
Nice theory, except they wont. Sure, it all runs over IP, but the interop Vision is just that. There's a reason Google dropped XMPP. They want you on their platform, not someone elses that 'plays nicely' with Google+. Sure, this may be shortsighted, but hey, these decisions arent made for our benefit. Until someone can come up with a fully IM/presence aware PSTN like service, you will always have to choose the lesser evil.
The one good thing is that this will force other vendors like Cisco or Avaya to become more open, because they become the lesser evil. m2c.
The problem is finding the happy medium so that you can take advantages of economies of scale and providing something that is 'supplier fault tolerant'. Maybe cloud providers should be put into RAID array. Redundant Array of Inexpensive D........
Re: REminds me of a report...@Ledswinger
'something we won't do in the UK' - Is there a reason for this? Has this been debated and rejected? A genuine question, as it sounds like a good idea.
I wonder how much Python is used within the Commission itself.
I was going to say if they are loon enough to grant it, I hope someone sends them a large bill for re-write/install with de-branded software that they use internally. Except of course, we still end up paying for it and logic like that never stopped that lot doing anything.
Re: USB 2.0
I my personal and highly unscientific experience, Firewire (400 or 800) is always faster than USB 2.0. 800 much more so. USB 3.0 is another story. I naively thought Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 would be 10 a penny by now and have been waiting like a schmuck for them to come out, or for at least the Thunderbolt display to be USB 3 equipped (see prev comment).
I thought the Thunderbolt Display only had USB 2.0, not USB 3.0. If I'm wrong that alone would make me consider proving that I had more money than sense.....
Re: Oh Great!
Thank you for cheering me up on a crappy cold grey day.
They've been sold to.
The issue is probably* that Apotheker was sold to. And sold to in a big way. Now this could feel like misrepresentation when they finally look at the horses teeth but actually it's just another case of caveat emptor.
*judging whilst awaiting the outcome. But hey they're bound to find something. How many large companies accounts are 100% true?
I'd be interested to know what actually counts as using your phone during sex 'in a good way'. Handsfree? Conference calls? Knocking out an email?
One of the big criteria for me was comfort. I'm out and about most days and I didnt want something that made me feel like I was about to go trekking (i.e. not too big) and had decent shoulder strap padding. Whilst most of the bags reviewed have sneaky little pockets for this that and the other, they are all on the large side or dont have well padded shoulder straps. The only bag I've found that works for me is the medium Samsonite Pro-DLX. Not cheap, but I've had the equivalent model for 5 years plus now and its still in great shape. It had the best padded shoulder straps I could find, wasnt too big and could get a decent amount of stuff in. I think its well worth a look. And no, I dont work for Samsonite. :)
Anyone else just tired with all of this?
There doesnt seem to be a day go by without X suing Y over some patent. Just seeing the headline annoys me. Cant El Reg just run a ticker board with running commentary and live score. Apple 56 Samsung 54 Googlrola 63 Microsoft 32 . Ballmer sent off in the 50000th minute for foul and abusive armpits.
Just change the name.
Not that big of a deal......
Data exists in three places or it doesnt exist at all......
Use facebook and twitter. Worked for the rioters, Egyptians et al.
Ah the joy of ODI.
Netx, LSL and the like. Scrabbling around for a floppy with the right drivers. Happy days.
We used to see how long we could leave servers running, - even putting off upgrades - just because we could. I think the highest we got to was about 1 1/2 years, but there were plenty of reports of people getting to 4 years plus, and even one where they 'lost' the server because a wall had been built around the it and noone had noticed.
It hads its quirks, but give it its due - Netware had stability that it had no right to when you consider the hardware it ran on.
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