723 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009
Xiaomi and others have phones that are as well put together as iPhones, exceed every iPhone spec and have a UI on their Android to make it work in a similar manner to Apple. They've even got the supporting accessories.
Micro-kernel architecture, scalable from embedded systems to phones, tablets or desktops?
Surely that's Blackberry QNX, why re-invent the wheel, especially when the old one was so smooth?
never was there a more appropriate time to say that...
I can't see the logic, OK no-one is going to invade Iceland but it's a bit isolated. South Korea, great place, lousy neighbours. Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, cheap hydro, low cooling costs. Singapore? I suppose for APAC it's there, Australia or Taiwan but New Zealand should rate at least as well as Iceland, shouldn't it? Meh - is it based on who's spent the most entertaining the people who composed the report?
We (I'm Irish) may have a different government next year that we have this year, whereas I'm pretty sure Erdogan will still be President of Turkey by then.
Of course whichever shower we elect and whatever their platforms will work together to make sure nothing much changes, especially not corporate tax rates or inward investment programmes, while the Turkish government may drive tanks into your data centre and nationalise them at any instant. You pay your money and take your chances.
Iceland? Volcanoes, redundant routing options, geographic dispersal, availability of sufficient skilled workers, both construction and operations especially? I'd need to see C&W's raw data and idea of what a risk really means before committing (and I'm waiting for my download since before starting this comment, perhaps from a Turkish data centre).
This article is tree falling in the forest
Time to get those solar power satellites into production and move the cloud hosting sites above the clouds*.
*I call it SkyNet - any better suggestions?
I've been in a number of organisations which grew by merger and acquisition. That usually means they're focused on integrating the new and not refreshing the old. It may also mean the controlling part of the organisation is sweating the assets on it's subsidiaries. Sometimes that goes catastrophically wrong, say a bank has a few aging mainframe systems at it's core and minimises operating costs on them by finding cheaper and cheaper support options (looking right at you RBS) but quite often it just means a lack of flexibility and a veneer of new user interfaces around a stable but obsolete core, every one of which makes its it harder to change that core and every year passing takes those who know how to change it out of the skills pool. Once the problem is expensive enough, everyone may recognise it but the cost is really too high to bear "right now".
"It will ship in a few weeks for €449 (assuming the Euro currency still exists in a few weeks), making it one more ridiculously low priced flagship - saving some £100-£150 over an equivalent Samsung Sony or HTC. "
That assumes the English Pound doesn't continue to fall rendering Euro purchases too expensive.
It's illegal for a bar owner to allow anyone to _pretend_ to have sex with a buffalo _inside_ the bar?
So go all the way or take it outside?
If you use one of the other cloud vendors, you'll have services about equal to those offered by AWS two years ago. If you used AWS two years ago, that would be what you already have and you probably haven't had the business case to bring in the new bells and whistles.
As with any DR situation, going with a 2nd cloud vendor may need dropping off some of the niceties when you fail over and then fixing forward. Personally I think it would be worth it if a cloud vendor disaster happened (say the parent company's billing and data centres were in a Eurozone country and your currency just tanked against the Euro, or their Data Commissioner ruled your laws insufficient for data protection for EU citizens) to be able to move to a local cloud for local people or a US based one.
Because each layer down you go runs 10 times slower than the one above?
Not thermionic. The world needs a CPU that doesn't rely on this new fangled electricity.
That's a great idea, why don't you design a system that can do that and sell use of it to others online?
You'll need a three letter acronym and a catchy buzzword to market it though.
The article is saying keep your data in the EU unless you either don't need to or have a good reason not to (gambling or money laundering) but don't decide on the UK until it decides on the EU. After that I lost the thread of the argument, why not go with an existing cloud supplier hosting in Ireland?
I'll take that bet
Apple makes 2/3rds of it's money outside the US, which is a declining market. The PR boost in the growth markets of China would probably make it worthwhile
Although legally 18 year old girls may consent to have sex with me, experience shows they seldom do.
Working blind and getting the crap beaten out of you on a daily basis? Sounds familiar
Google shouldn't react to the flood of new content by letting a moribund site drift down in the rankings.
You should have had your tunnel built in Switzerland and shipped in once complete.
The Unibroue beers are nicer than anything else produced in North America.
Who can we ask?
To pay extra for a box
Might be a nice desktop
You don't want the communists getting hold of that!
That always terrifies the clergy...
I take it you work in Telesales?
I can't decide whether to upvote or downvote this - should I laugh or cry?
Well said, Minister
If it doesn't take off commercially, maybe have a siding that points up, launch passengers into low orbit?
only a few days ago brilliant sunshine coincided with hail showers, I've seen sunshine with snow, rain and once with fog. What we seldom have is unbroken sunshine but it takes a fraction of a second to take a photo like that one.
But once the UK leaves Europe, won't it make more sense to standardise on German?
More controversially, the UK government have spoken about introducing "border control-like things" on the more easily policed sea and air routes from Northern Ireland to Great Britain.
Out government probably don't have the capacity to steer the country effectively through a set of orange cones laid out in the Leinster House car park but if they keep their mouths shut and do nothing it should sort itself out in time.
please amend to "Economist David McWilliams" or clarify that the respect is largely self generated. In fairness he also predicted the Irish Economy's collapse in 1998, 2002 and 2005 before being proven right in 2007.
Aside from the source, I agree with the general theme of the article. Our Common Travel Area should protect us from the worst of the cross border freeze, while our tech and financial sectors should benefit from the collapse of the UK as an EU trade centre.
Good name, I'd have gone with "Belgrano" as having more recent resonance.
* Garfield didn't need that limitation
The two term limit is more of a guideline*
Useful against customs agents, police, muggers, kidnappers etc.
"I want people who look at complex systems and can break them down quickly, the ones who understand different types of application interactions and who understand the difference between IOPS, latency and throughput."
or auto delete the folder contents at regular intervals?
I think I read recently that the Swedish Supreme Court ruled that posting sex tapes online wasn't defamation "because it is normal for adults to have sex".
Consenting adult has consenting adultery, what's Flash's problem?
Does that mean they're optional? I'd certainly be keen to wear one if I was flying it.
Take the mask off, Donald, we can see your 'hair' over the top anyway
I assume you mean of the US and infer that no-one will care if the asteroid hits their Pacific coast?
I have WPS Office on all my android devices and find it quite acceptable. The only thing missing from Android for me is a JRE to run a few cross platform java apps (and large enough memory).
But can they make the US pay for it?