Yeah, why didn't Google pay taxes in 1994-1998?
529 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009
Re: Microsoft and the IRS
Maybe Microsoft could withdraw licencing for Windows and Office from the IRS, let them cope without Excel for a while?
Re: Open Season
Do you mean shooting at them or (not sure how high they fly) running them down on horseback?
I have simpler goals
Which is to be design once then have my primary and secondary environments hosted on different vendors clouds so as to maintain system availability and contract negotiation leverage.
I thought Da's Boot
was a sequel to My Left Foot.
You type faster than me
Have a beer!
Efficiency vs Cost
An in house operation is never going to achieve the efficiencies of Google/Amazon etc but it may be able to provide core (steady load) processing at a lower cost. I think El Reg itself, in the past, has charted how cloud costs add up, to the point that a cloud solution is much more expensive for a known load than a dedicated set of servers. There is cost of management but the number of people with new skills needed to establish and run a cloud IAAS is maybe as high as for in house traditional workflows and they're harder to hire because they've got cloud on their CV. Cloud operators want to make money to invest in new server farms and they make it from their customers. It's got it's place but there's a reason people keep touting hybrid.
What date can they get me SP1?
To fix the first day bugs?
Re: Welcome to 20th err 21st Century Ireland
It was, the postal districts were introduced under English rule at the same time as those in London and Belfast, etc.
Re: Welcome to 20th err 21st Century Ireland
Ireland jumped a few generations in technology and never really needed one.
We went from manual sorting using postal workers to electronic sorting with OCR.
The step where postcodes were useful, sequential electromechanical sorting (This letter means it's in Glasgow, this one means it goes to the centre, this number means it goes to this office, this letter mean it's assigned to this route etc) just got skipped.
Re: Love the gadgets but...
I've spent a (very) little money on a cradle for my phone, a mini HDMI to VGA adapter and a 1 > 4 way micro USB to USB female charging/OTG adapter. That means a very old monitor, keyboard and mouse available to me when I want to fire up Citrix to the office or edit a document.
I am the sort of grumpy old techie who may try adding a Hercules emulator to that mix.
Re: Many TRILLIONS of market losses from a $300B debt
A) That's the only reason people were watching the stream.
B) Websites go up, websites go down, it's not much of a story without context.
There's no cure...
to quote Game of Thrones
How many officers were involved?
And did they spend much time in the tank itself?
We can send rich full thoughts to each other
It's just we can't receive them.
I'm sticking with my z10 for now and I'd like to replace it with the same (OS/size/resolution/replaceable battery/build quality) but better (battery life/processor/RAM).
Re: People you may know, or know of, or something
While not disagreeing with your sentiment, in the interest of accuracy, it requests people provide their contact lists via a web authentication with their email provider, using the APIs from MS, Google, etc. LinkedIn itself doesn't learn your password.
Yes, I love the BB10 OS after years of every flavour of android, custom ROMs and launchers...it's smooth and easy.
WPS/Kingsoft office already works well
It's nice that they're developing Libreoffice but wait til it works for the announcements.
I've been insulting U2 since 1981 and I never really thought of them in that way.
Re: All will be well then...
They'll probably lease the F-35's for an annual fee and keep them in service as long as the B-52's, that'll allow the politicians to keep that promise and Lockheed Martin to make their profits.
One last Carrier will be preserved with F-35's as a museum and it's antiquated systems will be all that keep it safe from the Drone attack so that it can lead humanity to a new home...oh wait, that's just a TV programme.
Let the man talk
He's invented a marketing term 'Toxic IT' which can underpin a business case for transferring working IT systems to a virtual environment giving work for infrastructure people, application developers doing compatibility work, hordes of test teams...
OK, you'll wind up paying more for a system i partition on an AIX server than to keep your AS/400 running and your old backup tapes won't work, plus you need to upgrade versions of every piece of software and any savings will be passed to your hosting environment and reflected (slightly) in next years contract renegotiation BUT it's in a good cause.
Next week...LIMPET IT (TM pending) when you've stuck all your old IT in VMs and now they're so non-standard that no cloud provider can host them.
Re: "legitimate medical practitioners"
They didn't go to Evil School for 7 years to be called 'Mister'
Re: "...as Alfred Nobel was to dynamite"
No, just making loads of money and using it all to endow scientific and humanitarian research, obviously.
Even seen how much an Oysterquartz.goes for?
"gathering dust quickly as technology marches on, when the battery falters, etc. With your Rolex, there's always another mug"
Hear him! Hear him!
Waistcoats are essential and indeed I choose my phones on the basis that they fit into my waistcoat watch pocket or the ticket pocket on my jacket.
Damn good show.
All good IT decisions are made over a liquid lunch, time UK Government IT policy was set the same way.
HTC isn't from THAT China.
upvote for the ChapHop reference,
even though I'm a Mr B. partisan my own self.
Gis a job?
I can do that.
Already cleared by NASA for Shuttle recovery, it's stupidly long and pretty isolated (but with rail links for bringing in the heavy bits.
One up on Larry Ellison...
Doomed, but I want one
Because of it's swipe UI, I see the Jolla Tablet as the logical successor to my Blackberry Playbook. I am however a tragically limited market. (Parse that how you will)
Re: Should have made Android handsets in the first place
Only if they can reproduce the BB10 UI
How many clones?
How many little Boys from Blenheim can the 1922 committee clone from that?
I assume the toil, tears & sweat will reach the podium in the near future.
I'm a big fan of WPS Office
As the only office suite which runs on Linux and which successfully interprets MS Word formatting, comments and changes.
or maybe Benny Hill is still on TV there?
And those are the risks you take coming to the decadent West.
"Your plastic pal who's fun2bwith"
Marvin, according to the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.
Re: Words on flags ...
It's a bit insensitive of you to be annoyed at people in distress. It's a cry for help really.
How do you recover?
Where do you recover to?
How long does data recovery take?
How do your staff access?
Re: Google can't win
Yes, they smell of pee too.
Re: Stop and think a bit, please...
It's a VM so just bump up the disk allocation, migrate it to a new host, keep it running forever.
BTW: Is a VM a Device or a Node (cue Archimate digression)?
It sounds like a dead end to me.
One company, one proprietary product with a high price and a steep adoption curve. I'm sure it's wonderful for those who've made the investments involved but I can't see it breaking through to every office.
How many of those 4.5 million jobs were within Deloittes?
Anyway, I thought Facebook users were all retired?
Re: @Dan Paul
More impressive still
if they ran the whole Sony hack from the North Korean servers
OPEC are subsidising the current crash in oil prices in order to kill the fracking industry and retain their dominant market position.
Where the people are personally known to each other, able to meet and talk in person and, perhaps, not as technically savvy as El Reg readers, there's no reason there would be any online evidence.
Re: Ye Olde Weights and Measures
Thanks, I have no clue what pounds, gills, furlongs translate to. In fact, I thought there only were three bears.
It needs legs to brace for recoil
especially with a gun in each hand...