378 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009
Horses for courses
The key word in there is 'competent' and that's the piece in short supply (no shorter supply now that 15 years ago but rarer as a proportion of the IT community). I started out working with first generation COTS packages and making them work, sometimes with a hammer. I've come to the view that modelling the business requirements and processes first is key, then slotting in reliable packages to do the 80% that's common and needs to just work and get supported and upgraded regularly leaving the remaining 20% of functional gaps to be filled by bespoke elements adding business benefit.
self-serve checkouts example?
“Retailers have done several generations of self-serve checkouts. The customers who appreciate that have enjoyed being a part of that.”
Please provide detailed references on which customers have enjoyed being told to take their bag out of the bagging area before quoting that chap as an authority on anything.
Did anyone else comment on your wearing of them?
Genuine curiousity here, though obviously if said comment involved vulgar abuse that would be even funnier.
while Nokia punts Android as 'entry level'
It's not the OS (so long as it runs smoothly) but what I'd like to see an entry level phone as is small, slim and able to fit my pocket while having a couple of days battery life and wake on alarm. My old Samsung s8500 does that and my not so old Sony Xp'Ray does 90% of it but since then everyone's gone chasing bigger screens. :-( Surely it'd be cheaper to put a smaller screen in and keep the OS?
The key is in the pocket
The pocket of the suit worn by the corpse in the safe.
I can't code
I can script a bit and I can debug/review someone elses code, but the last time I had to compile code was in university. I've had quite a successful IT career since.
Yeah, totally chasing those AS/400 sales!
Uber promote themselves as a premium 'limo' service
The idea is you pay extra up front to get a nice (for your definition of the word, there are pink Hummers etc) car and rapid service, I don't know if there is any vetting of drivers beyond their up front payment to get into the scheme.
SQL Server is not SQL
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Re: True, UKIP likely to be censored, anything to do with so-called English nationalism.
Actually they're more likely to start censoring Scottish nationalists who have the extreme view that the Westminster government don't have Scotlands best interests at heart.
Whose welcoming town sign always cheered up my drive into Germany
"as HE would like to think"
I've got an OPD tucked away upstairs
can't bring myself to throw it out but can't think of a use for it either
0 FFS WHY?
I was annoyed enough when they didn't use '13' registrations in Ireland this year. The only people who can make words out of license plate numbers are the people who buy them and the ones who sell them, noone else cares.
I use (on one phone) Aptoide, K9 Mail & Navfree maps. There are other alternatives out there too.
Try using a credit card which doesn't have chip & PIN for real fun (in my case Amex until last year, since chipped but I'm sure we're not the last country to implement it).
The Directioners have already threatened death and rape
Necrophiliacs seldom receive consent so I'll allow that one
It's RAD - best thing since sliced bread, haven't you heard?
Re: Where's the real Trevor!
Once the Republique de Quebec joins the EU, you can have French nuclear subs in the Saint-Laurent to even things up. :-p
Re: Yeah. throw your lot in with MS....
"Microsoft's solution isn't perfect. ... Its approach will meet most needs for most people."
That's been their successful business model, their software is good enough for most people most of the time and I can't see why it won't work here. There will be niches it won't fill but they should be able to cater to the mass market, especially those already committed to other MS products. What other mass market software house would you put your money on?
I like Bada and look forward to seeing what's done with Tizen
I've got a Wave s8500 (no I didn't pay full price) and I like the build quality, the display, the video camera, call quality and battery life, plus the way I can turn it off and have alarms ring anyway. Android is great, I love the app infrastructure but it does miss out some of those features that gave feature phones their name. I think phone/hardware makers should have a bigger input to OS design than Google allows.
Re: An oldie, but a goodie
Yes to this analysis, as an old crossbow shooter - think sniper rifle vs infantry assault rifle, crossbows were banned because they targetted knights/officers but the people using them were professionals, not peasantry. They were expensive to make, complex to maintain, slow to load but powerful and accurate.
I moved to a German hosted internet provider a few years back, I like their rules (and trust they will follow them).
Re: INS/GPS aren't the only options
I believe it's important that France has a credible first strike capability against US military targets, otherwise what's to prevent the US invading a newly independent Quebec to secure its energy supply?
the potential to change the lives of people affected
"the potential to change the lives of people affected by paralysis or other serious mobility-limiting medical conditions"
You mean mobility limiting like having your F**KING head cut off?
I don't see anyone becoming King of France after this treatment.
Re: Person Of Interest
Funny show, it's a lot of analytics software to produce one social security number a week though.
Re: it's probably MUCH worse than this
It's not imagination - most mobile operators can send a service text to update firmware. It's possible to make that a 'silent' update not visible to the user and that can be used to intercept the on/off signal and allow auto pickup of correctly coded calls, turning the phone into a bug. That's old (pre-2001) technology for any phone smart enough to run java. That's why batteries come out for meetings (or did in the days before all management had iphones).
They're a bit old aren't they?
I thought Tomorrow people developed their powers at puberty.
Re: The Liberator - a bargain
Duct tape - the handyman's friend.
Re: How many hours wasted?
quicker than putting OS/2 Warp on, then the Windows, then Lotus Smartsuite. I do miss the user manuals though.
Port Win 3.11 to ARM and I'd still use it on a tablet/tv key. It wasn't that bad at the time.
shut in and left completely isolated for up to three months
"chemical toilets for when the base was closed to save precious water, and worst of all, cardboard coffins for those who didn’t make it"
The only flaw is that most of them wouldn't attend.
How about Google?
Remind people what search engines looked like...
I find its navigation smoother (less of the map wriggling about and 'route recalculation warnings') than OSMand though they generally get the same answer
End of the last Ice Age == Population explosion
Warmer weather == less clothes, more rain==wet t-shirts and while I'm not suggesting that monetary prostitution was involved in cave man days, the trade of sex for food (in the absence of gender frameworks, or condoms) may have been a contributing factor.
Yaba daba doo!
Re: 98% ?
or at least should be able to get most of the blueprints for a future time machine which is.
Why bother to post the details in the first place?
Since they could see they were going to take them down later?
Re: Hate speech not the best indicator
Yes, population pressure, youth unemployment, economic collapse, then a tipping point when a scapegoat is found - the usual; purges don't have to be ethnically based, they can be religious or political and words shift to take on new meanings.
"So why is my laptop so slow?"
Try, "That's the porn"
Re: It's whether the degree is *hard* or *soft*
I'd love to study 'Harry Potter and Ethical Hacking', presumably it means sneaking into the client office under an invisibility cloak instead of having someone hold the door while you juggle a mobile phone and a coffee in front of your photoshopped ID and then shoving your wand into the usb port of the closest unlocked machine.
EasyJet maybe, Ryanair aren't a UK company.
Re: "...required for safe and effective weapons delivery." - RAF
I'll go with b) since I can't imagine any effective weapon being safe for the person it's delivered to
Let's not confuse expectations with requirements
This article is worth it for the comments.
I agree customer expectations have been rising (and are partially met in most cases by improving availability solutions) but the difference between a qualified requirement and an expectation is whether someone is willing to pay to get it done.
Clouds sound good, just get SLA's on performance, security, disaster recovery (what's that, you've only one cloud site, you don't have anywhere to recover it to, you'd take months to move the data?)
Re: Capitalism without bancruptcy is like religion without hell.
Does Birmingham have a direct flight to London?
Re: Elon Musk owns his own spaceship
but does he have an underground lair?
Re: You're all wrong.
How many bitchslaps to the thump?
I didn't know Oracle made storage
I'm not trolling, this is genuine ignorance. I guess that means their marketing is letting the side down.
I've still got a small box of micro drives for mine.
Can't remember them ever working...
Re: Cyclists are not 'required' to wear anything
Re: Prison Mainframe?
We sentence you to 5 years hard COBOL
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
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