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Do you mean Family-name? Or are you giving us the personal-name, which is the sur-name in most Chinese names?
Given that list-of-names is one of the most popular database / list / document / program tasks, this kind of question comes up all the time in programming, and I expected a little more clarity here on The Register -- Biting the hand that feeds IT.
Although I understand that the article was tagged Policy / Law.
Do you by any chance travel to work by horse-drawn barge?
Edit & Continue? C# continues to try to catch up with interpreted BASIC.
"...a proper app launcher... All the keyboard shortcuts – which everyone..."
x-windows was never a superior interface. Not a bad first shot. Good enough for people who learned that interface first. But not 'better'.
>"textbooks on this... written as far back as the late '60s"
exactly. Textbooks written in the 60s.
At the same time that the world is moving to iOS and Android, MS is overrun with people who studied C++ and *nix at school, and they've imposed their command line & x-windows design criteria on what was previously a successful main-stream business.
Re: This might be a lifeline, but nothing more
>Thus removing any motivation for these developers to try and write native QNX apps
dunno. Blackbetty has native support for QT: Android doesn't. It convinces us.
Re: "If it uses QNX rather than Linux"
>Linux originally ran on 80386 machines, which were considerably less powerful than
>even the most modest ARM phone.
QNX originally ran on 8088 machines, which were considerably less powerful than even the most modest 80386 machines.
the 1996 movie
I'm sorry, but it was better than anything that came after it.
Dunnol. Have you ever bought a really large pot? Have you ever tried cooking a really large meal? There's a reason why big pots are so much more expensive to buy:: they are so much more expensive to make and transport. And the extra labour in cooking large batches is requires more strength, more organisation, and more care. And is matched by the risk that when it fails, it all fails.
Re: Cheap version? @Ken
So it's not a fair comparison when I make the comparison, but it is when you make the comparison?
When I first read your post, I thought you were trolling.
Now I've changed my mind. I've realised that while you are happy to have uncased electronics lying around, you have no idea how much it costs to pick up another monitor.
Home version of Mathematica is listed as $299. At say $150 for a working rpi, this looks like a good deal.
I was under the impression that a SIP exchange was little more than a directory service. Once the call has been handed off to a client, there isn't anything "concurrent" about the call is there?
If the system is handling a thousands of concurrent calls, that might indicate something like hundreds of concurrent connections to the SIP server. Which hardly seems like it would justify even 16GB of memory?
Adobe sends "phishing" email
And today (November 20) Adobe sent me a mail notification that my password had been reset, complete with "click here" links and the invitation to enter my new password.
I know that phishing email can look exactly like real email from your bank. This is the first time I've seen real email from a supplier that looks exactly like phishing mail.
I'd say it was more than a decade lost.
Office 2000 came out around yr 2000, including a major upgrade of database functionality to work with SQL Server 7. 3 Months later SQL Server 2000 came out, and broke that major upgrade. They must have been working on that stuff for two years, and it 2013 now: Microsoft has had distructive disfunctional competitive silo's for at least 15 years.
Douglas Adams did more than plunder his Doctor Who? scripts: he from his Doctor time he plundered the idea of plundering SF sources. His "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" series, particularly the first book, is an encylopedic pastiche of everything he'd ever read previously.
Meanwhile, MS is slowly exiting the same market. Closing down and dumbing down the technical communities.
Re: Gun cotton and bollocks
As previously noted Nitrocellulose is gun cotton. My dad's high school chemistry teacher used to make it in clase, and his chemistry textbook gave instructions for Nitroglycerine. STEM used to be a lot more fun than it is now.
What is Wayback digitising, and why?
Today's story tells us that behind the Wayback machine (an internet archive) is the Internet Archive (IA) charity.
And that the IA charity is seeking money to continue digitising. Digitising the Internet?
Perhaps The Register would like to fill in the gap in the story?
Re: Doesn't sound too bad
>it's not like they're going to go out of their way to stop these app
What it means is that they are inflicting God-awful "Unsupported" messages and "click to proceed messages" and even cannot proceed pages on anone using these unsupported browsers.
Not only that, the apps are so heavy and bloated that you can see them come up correctly in your browser before blanking out and going to the "unsupported" page that locks you out.
So yes, it appears that in some places they are going out of their way to stop some apps working with these browsers.
At least the author makes clear that he is equating connecting the country to the world news, with connecting your house to broadband TV. It's clear that many of the commentators here agree with that analysis.
"The Dandenongs are an outlying region of Melbourne"
And so they are, but "at the foothills" is not "in the mountains". The "Carribbean Gardens" are located on a flood plane, which is below the river valley, which is below the foothills, which are below the Dandenong mountains.
Rowville is a an outlying suburb of Melbourne, but it's not a seperate region, and it's not as far outlying as the Dandenongs.
Nobody twisted their arm
Conroy had a quotation from Telstra for the cost involved. He didn't accept it, and went out into the market to get a cut-rate least-cost quotation.
And he had a "draft" report that showed the NBN was never going to be financialy viable, so he needed to screw the costs right down to minimise the losses.
This is what happens.
Re: Much better devices for slurping data
There is a precedent: back in the day, the Americans fitted cameras to xerox machines used by the soviets. The film canisters were replaced by the service dudes at the regular service intervals.
As a university teacher in a male-dominated campus, I got to see a new batch of students negotiating the protocols every year. The basic problem everybody had was that if you are a single exception in the group, there isn't a social standard against which to compare your own behaviour and the behaviour of others.
This was true for all minorites, but the easist thing to observe was that every year we would get complaints from singleton girls that the boys in their group treated them differently than they treated each other, and matching complaints from other singleton girls that the boys in their group treated them exactly like they treated each other.
Without any basis for comparison, the boys didn't know an appropriate way to treat female co-workers, and the female co-workers didn't have any way to know if they were being mistreated. We didn't have any correct answers either: but we could observe that the obvious answers were wrong: you can't treat a single female member of class the same way you treat all the other boys, and you can't treat her differently.
Of course what you need to do is to treat them equally, not the same, but in the absence of context it proves to be very difficult to establish what the equivilant behaviour and language is for minority representatives.
quickly migrate large amounts of compute resources
And quickly migrate large amounts of computer data. Sure it would take a couple of weeks to get to Europe, but consider the volume of data that could be transported. Syncing Google might actually be quicker by sea.
Re: Makes me wonder though
>As in, an individual email and content is only stored once, and then the notifications and
Yes, that is what mail stores do. But when you respond to a mail message, you create a new and different mail message with new content. If you don't, then wtf are you doing pressing the send button? And your email client is modifying the message anyway -- adding that "in reply" or "forwarded by" text to the top of the message.
Re: remove permissions to "send to"
>. What you actually need is a way to specify the people who can send the list,
What I posted above is the setting for the DEFAULT value. If you want to specify a different value for a group, you have define and select the group. It's no more difficult, but it would be kind of boring what with explaning the names and groups. I didn't think anyone here would want to read it.
Re: Dead vendor squatting?
>that has a different type of interface. Lets call it BSU for arguments sake.
Let's call it Bluetooth for aruments sake.
Re: A title and a bit of prehistory
Or what they were called back in the bad ol' days before internet?
Snoops. Or journalists.
Re: 30 comments in and no one has asked
Start, System Manager, <organisation>, Global Settings, Message Delivery, Properties, Defaults,
Recipient Limits, "Maximum (recipients)"
That's why no-one asked.
Simple traveling salesman problem
One of my first jobs out of school was writing a best-route calculation program. Running on 8088 PC's.
When I was replaced by a real Computer Science Graduate program, the first thing he told management was that the problem was NP hard, and impossible.
Actually, there were only 5 nodes, and 4 of those were partial. Computing the optimum route by exhaustive testing took less time than putting the result up on the screen.
Re: Still don't see any reasons to buy it
How much did Apple or Google pay you to write that comment?
Re: Now pull my other one
I'm old enough to remember coal smogs. I always snort when I see Sherlock Holmes depicted in London in a white cotton-puff fog.
The imediate killer in Killer Smog is the Acid. Sulphuric and Nitric acids. The fine particles are things that will kill you later. Much later. Years later. Those big Longon smog death tolls were from the bodies immediate reaction to inhaled vapours.
Re: Going short and long
Yes, an enormous amount of money is speculated on Gold Mining companies as a proxy for the metal itself. I'm not sure why you think this is a bad idea? It is more leveraged (mining stocks swing farther than the gold price). Are you trying to say that leveraged speculation is a piss poor idea?
Re: Asymetric Speculation
Even if FTT is the only suggested solution (it's not), it does not "assume", anything (it's a tax), and only some of it's supporters assume anything like your suggestion that *all* trading is speculative and therefore punishable.
You will notice support on this board from people who have some knowledge of basic control theory. For reasons that should be obvious, there is going to be very little overlap between that group and those that think *all* regulation is bad and therefore punishable.
module maker Alain Chuzel of SunCat
He is a /SOLAR MODULE/ maker, and he told you that /SOLAR MODULE VOLTAGE/ drops off as the /SOLAR MODULES/ get hot. That's why they have a reference SOLAR MODULE on top of the support car. I hope that was an error of an over-enthusiastic editor.
He may also have said something about the Battery Temperature, which you also should monitor. Perhaps the author became confused by that.
Re: Two big issues
>HP started pushing "work from home" hard years ago
And not only to internal staff. They were selling "work from home" to enterprise customers. This is a massive change of direction for the enterprise sales team.
Is this deliberate? Or is it a management SNAFU?
Grow up. If you want to ask questions about religous beliefs, ask a preacher. I you want to tell/correct people what they believe, go somewhere else.
Re: What about the elephant?
In Aus in the early 70's I was given the choice of Queen/ no Queen versions of the oath. (Primarily to accomodate people with grandparents who where Irish). I noticed that particularly, because technically I lost citizenship of my country of origin when I swore duty to the Queen of Aus.
Re: Why redact references to media reports?
Some elements of the report -- like the talking points prepared for use in Question Time -- are redacted because they are exempt, not for security reasons.
A part of the reason why sections that have only political content are exempt is because there is no competing public-interest reason to make them public.
They redact sections that have no content anyone would care about except for narrow political reasons. It's part of the trade off of FOI.
Google should be providing this information free to registered security researchers. They already have a massive scanning program, and a massive data collection, storage and distribution program. This should be a publlc service from the company.
Re: Hell yes. See: Microsoft and Windows 8
Our new Win8 laptops didn't just come with Win7 install media. Since we bought business-grade laptops, they came with the Win7 downgrade helpfully pre-installed.
Downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 is an option that you have to pay for, by buying the 'pro' version of the software. Retorical Question: Does Apple offer that option?
The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course
Leading to the development of GPS as a global navigation system for civilian aircraft. The other interesting note is that, of course the Soviets thought the flight was a spy mission. That is what they did with their civilian airplanes, and their obsesive fear of spying was also evident in their bans on tourist access and on civilian photography.
reset while windows was running ...
Not at all like a reset of Novell (which could get you fired) or a reset of SunOS (which I've seen reduce a grown man to tears).
Came here to see if there was any interesting/relevent comments adding content to the article. As usual, (when Microsoft is mentioned) nothing.
Re: No wonder
>The main difficulties with English are too many exceptions to rules and words that sound identical
> but are spelt differently depending on meaning
"The hardest language to learn" does NOT mean "The hardest language to spell", or even "The hardest language to read" (which English is not).
English is difficult for many people to speak and understand because it has more distinct vowel sounds than many languages. They have (for example) difficulty understanding the difference between "ship" and "sheep".
Going from a language with many distinct sounds to one with fewer is easier than going from one with few distinct sounds to a language with many distinct sounds.
All people always have this difficulty when learning a language: English is more difficult in this respect because it has more distinct vowel sounds than many other languages.
This does not make English a very difficult language to learn: (like trade languages, it was simplified by it's multiple sources) but it is an aspect of English that many people have difficulty with.
Apart from that, it is interesting to note (1) That it takes a child something like 18 years to become a good English speaker: I compare the language of the 15yo's I work with to that of the 18yo's I work with.
And (2) That "difficulty in learning" has no effect on how many people actually learn a language. People always learn both easy and difficult languages if there is an economic or social benefit.
Something missing from the article
I understand // from the comments // that there was a blokey/undergraduate atmosphere at the event. It is implied // in the comments // that there was a blokey/undergraduate aspect to the presentation.
The comments make sense off the complaint. Even if you don't agree, even if you think the complaint was unjustified, at least you understand what the complain was about, // from reading the comments //
which is to say that reading the article did NOT give me a sense of what the complaint was about.
Re: Signed lengths
>It's also useful to have -1 available to represent "no such number"; for example, the length of a file that
It would be even more handy to not use inline signalling.
Don't use one parameter to mean two (or more) different kinds of things.