146 posts • joined 27 Jul 2009
Re: Well that's all well and good, but...
... and from there there's no sign of the fabled 8.1 Update (1?) in Windows Update
It was there for me, although it was not set to be installed automatically - I had to select it manually.
Odd for something that is to shortly become a requirement.
All employees will have access to the same capabilities and tools,
Pen and paper allowed that.
What tying in to a proprietary product rather than a set of (open) document standards does is limit your capabilities to those that your selected vendor deigns to provide, and when (not if) your vendor's business plan means that it changes what it supplies, then you will suffer.
That's a bug. not a feature...
“... it is safe to ignore these messages because Hyper-V protocols are implemented to be backward compatible ...”
So, the message is actually a bug, and should be fixed in the next patch update (tomorrow?).
Anyone taking bets on that happening?
Re: Enter the metric pole?
Which brings us onto an acre - one furlong by one chain. The size of a footie pitch.
That's some weird footie pitch!
The size used to be 50 to 100 yards wide and 100 to 130 (150?) yards long, and it had to be longer than it was wide. (Pitches for international matches were more constrained). (It's now defined in metric, I think).
A 22 by 220 yard pitch would be the result of sticking two pitches together along the goal-line and only using up to the side-edge of the penalty area.
And even the minimum size pitch would be > 1 acre. A "normal" professional league one is around 1.8 acres.
Re: Since when ...
The -ize spelling is a quirk of Oxford's style, having its origins in -ize predating -ise.
Stuff Oxford - it predates it as it originates from the Greek -izein, so is etymologically correct (or better) See Eric Partridge's "Usage and Abusage".
Meanwhile, what the hell is "scientifical method"? Scientific is already an adjective, so what does the extra "al" add?
Study A, then comment on B?
The study looked only at the Indian Ocean.
So the comments about the Atlantic could all still be true.
Re: I'd love to get a couple.
...specially designed for use in Android smartphones
So now they just need to persuade the 'phone manufacturers to provide µSD card slots.
Re: Every household?
I remember(?) receiving a leaflet about NHS data sharing some time last summer??
Does any-one know what this leaflet actually looks like?
Planning, what planning?
“As long as there’s a plan in place, then one year of custom support is a good idea,” Foxall said
Wrong, Foxall: totally wrong!
If there were a plan in place then one year of custom support would never have been needed.
Re: A page from Google they can keep
What I would like to see is a sync feature that works on a LAN (e.g., for synchronising different desktop and personal devices) without third party intervention.
I have this set-up. using the documentation and code supplied by, let's see..., Mozilla!
Finally, I have doubts about Maude's policy to use csv files for spreadsheets
*.ods for spreadsheets, so I doubt that csv files are meant for spreadsheets - it's meant for data. The idea being that if all you have is data then csv is sufficient.
Re: How on earth...
Surely one does a pilot/proof of concept then build it up to a full system
That's technical thinking.
"Real Business Leader" thinking is to make your project as big as possible, so that you are seen as "Being Important". Then, once you have the budget you have to spend it. It may all fail, but in the meantime you'll have been paid a lot. And with good planning you'll have moved on to another "Big Project" before the failure is noticed, so won't get any (or not much) of the blame.
Ordered by Cameron, the tosser who leaves his kids in the pub and drives off.
I sympathise with him for that. My wife once left our son in the butcher's (in his pushchair). Arrived with pushchair and two daughters attached - left with two daughters in hand. It's easily done. When you don't feel they are in danger you stop worrying.
But getting more back on thread (re: the rape seed oil above) my wife also mentions a car journey her friend had with her mum (aunt/gran?) on board. As they passed a field carpeted in a yellow flowering crop she piped up with,
"Look at that field of..." then paused, searching for the word...
Re: Coming to their senses?
What 20 - 30 year old app are you running on a 32 bit machine?
Well, I have this one:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 262144 Jun 23 1993 latex
But that's now running on 64-bit systems. Does work, though.
But is the fault with IE11?
More importantly, however, it's a bummer for Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, which has been touting IE11 as its best-performing and most standards-compliant browser to date.
That may well be the case.
Has anyone considered that the problem might be better seen as the MS web-site itself is producing such poor HTML that it confuses MS's own browser? No doubt because MS has been so used to writign MS-style HTML, and using tools that do the same.
A few of the websites saying to upgrade the browser are classing IE11 as IE7 or at least that's what the websites are saying I should upgrade from.
But that's an IE10 and-up issue, rather than IE11
Re: I love innovation
If your wifi only propagates next door rather than halfway down the street...
...then you have a problem when sitting in the garden (shed).
Not really an issue for those in apartment blocks, but it is an issue for others.
I'd like someone to come up with a small, portable (cheap) dual-band Wi-fi extender that could be placed in, say, a window that has a pointable, directional aerial so it can be used as a booster in such cases.
Re: WTF ???
A massive star collapsing into a black hole, or a star being swallowed by a galactic mass black hole should do the trick.
Although since both involve a strong gravitational field that the particle has to exit I always wonder what sort of energy it must have had when created and ejected!
So a bit like LibreOffice Impress Remote?
which has been around for many months.
This restriction is configured because IIS versions installed on workstation operating systems can only serve up to 10 simultaneous HTTP requests
That should be "may only...".
I'm sure that the hardware of many MS workstations is more than capable of handling 10 simultaneous requests, but MS only allows you to have up to 10.
Re: I read this and I think
These freedoms are my RIGHT, dammit
A right given by whom/what? You don't have any "rights" beyond those that others have found/battled (and, yes, died) to obtain for themselves and others, including you. There are no universal, invariant, absolute standards here.
And it's not luck either.
Re: Disabled not bricked... but
they can kick you off your own hardware
No - they can kick you off their OS platform. You may own the hardware, but you do not own the software.
So it missed?
As we've noted, however, the locales mentioned above represent a jolly big chunk of Earth's surface.
But did not include the Atlantic, where the Falklands are.
Guitar big, 6 or 12 strings,
Or even bigger (well, longer neck) bass, which has 4, or 5.
Or 9 string guitars (top-3 doubled).
Or the double-necked one Jimmy Page had (Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck) that was 6+12, so 18.
I didn't realize AI had got that far!
If the suspect is an average home user then a specially trained PC would pay a visit..
No doubt Apple are training up iPads to do this, while MS are working on the Surface?
Re: @Chamone IT
Then some guy builds a 4 bedroom house next door, which would also be valued at £10m
Why would it? What if it were purchased by two people in common? It could now have been sold for £20 million (what it is worth is a different matter).
Re: @AC 11:59
We've been given the right to choose between a douche and a turd.
It's democracy in action! Put your freedom to the test.
Actually the democracy part means that you can stand as a third option. No doubt your ideas will be perfect and everyone will vote for you. Then you have to implement them, and that's when reality will bite you.
The current system is far from perfect, but it has arisen through practice, not just some paper/mind-based theory.
Re: Excellent phone
the "OK Google" voice activation only works if the phone language is set to 'US English'.
Perhaps for UK English you have to say, "Excuse me, Google"
Re: "90% of what's needed" external storage
Does it do USB OTG?
If so, could you use that for storage - at last temporarily?
I'd rather live in a hotter world than one where nothing can live becuase of too many melt downs from nuclear plants...
Who said you'd be able to live in that "hotter world"? After all of the wars caused by lack of food/water as the climate changes, you may well be one of the majority who gets killed along the way.
Re: Marketing Change?
The problem is the term "Nuclear", It conjures up all sorts of bad imagery.
As in the nuclear family?
Re: This is disturbing
From the online Oxford English dictionary
From practical experience.
I used to eat these frequently in the 60's (the Brain's factory that made them was just a mile or so away) and I have eaten them in the last few years too.
They were served up for dinner at Frenchay Hospital (2 years ago), and my Dad looked forward to them when they were on.
Or uh just use wifi.
It's not just he middle of nowhere that has no Wifi.
There are many ways to avoid streaming an HD film in real time over a phone link.
Why not download things in advance onto your phone/slab and leave them there for a "rainy day"?
Or take a book...
And believe that you don't have to have it now just because you feel like it - use some restraint.
The real reason for Skype URIs only
From the Skype desktop programming interface page:
Currently, Skype URIs do not interact with the Linux desktop client, Skype for Linux Version 4.0.
so a little irony in that page being served by Apache running on a Ubuntu server.
a 480 per cent rise in "ICT-related labour productivity"
Does that mean that there is now ~6 times as much done using ICT (hardly surprising, given how much has moved to using ICT) or that an ICT task that used to take x time now takes ~0.17x time?
Given that a lot of "ICT-related" tasks are writing documents (with the bizarrely named "productivity suites") and reading them I can't see how that can have been speeded up, given that the rate-limiting factor in both is the human.
Re: quantum non-determinism
I assume that if the universe is non-deterministic at the quantum level, then we have free will
No - that just makes things non-deterministic.
Free will means that what you think/choose can affect the outcome. So, if you believe in multi-verses, the version of you that thought "yes" goes off down one path while the version that thought "no" goes off down another. But they can't contact each other, so can never detect this.
Which is part of the problem. Whether you do or do not have free will won't affect what you actually do as it can't be detected since to do so means you have to predict the future, then change it, at which point did you change things, or was your prediction wrong? Just like Gődel's theorem says, some things are unprovable...accept it and get on with life.
More dour proficies
iWatch won't just be a totally unnecessary bit of kit that links up to your other iStuff, but will instead be a fruity overlord over the entire home.
So will it let you choose ring tones?
Or will it just have one ring to rule them all?
The massively clawed beast is an example of a megacheiran, an extinct group of creatures
Is it just co-incidence that this story is in the middle of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 rollout ones?.
Re: Britons will be disturbed...
Why would Britons be disturbed by the use of a surname as a first name? Many British people sport such names - Bamber Gascoigne, for example.
And, indeed, me. Popularized after Khartoum.
Mind you, given the "Beautiful" and "Greatness" - how many US citizens have now been named "Posh"? We need to know....
Re: Asda v Apple planning applications
The lack of sharp angles
But it has to have rounded corners!
Re: Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)
IE6 based solutions have worked here without out issue
People around here used to give that excuse. Then other people started using iPads, iPhones, and Firefox......
Re: Rose tinted spectacles
On IE and Firefox it works as expected.
Actually, on IE and Firefox it works as you wish it to. For a Chrome or Safari users it presumably does not work as expected.
Is there a documented standard that says what should happen?
Re: Dear Business
Now you know why the open-source community has been banging on about open standards.
New product's Marketing team arrives with Glossy Brochure over Big Lunch. It can do everything - product sold.
Tech bods point out that it is full of non-standard components - told to implement what has been purchased.
For the parts that work, the purchasing team takes the plaudits.
For those that fail, the tech bods take the blame.
[It's the same, the whole world over....]
So I have no sympathy with any company caught up with Windows XP or IE6. They dug the hole - now see what the bottom of a hole looks like.
Re: "...help customers to consider environmental concerns..."
So far there is a choice of 2 mopeds, and yes they have pedals to go up hills again, just like in the old days
Which part of moped didn't you understand?
But will it be real Beer - or foreign Lager
Basically, will it be top- or bottom-fermented?
Does the concept apply in zero-G?
Will we need a new word for "throughout-fermented" brews?
Most importantly, who gets to taste it?
Re: There's UTF-8 and utf8 in Perl
Don't let it put you off. Unicode in Perl more or less "just works".
Agreed. I wrote a script recently then, at the end, remembered that some bits of the data would be coming in with things like (un)"intelligent quotes". I set about looking at what I'd need to do, only to discover that it was all being handled correctly without me having to do anything special at all.
There is a great number of modules in Perl which do "what you need".
Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course
... and the usual human problem of complacent trust in the computers made error fatal.
Given the original story behind this thread, not so usual. Thankfully.
Re: Don't fret
Simply aserting that the best position is in the middle of two extremes does not make it so.
But, given two wrong extremes, the best position to take would be somewhere between them.
...Hummingbird is like Python...
Oh god, no! You mean we'll have to indent things to make it look just how Google thinks it should!