112 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009
Reading this article - which I found fascinating, I'm left wondering how many of the health issues associated with breast implants are actually due to the silicon implants, and how many due to the surgery disturbing near sleeping dogs. :-(
I've worked on late stage proof reading of novel length documents (admittedly generally technical documents). Paper and a pen is rather more flexible than track changes.
Re: Personally ...
If you read this post by Charlie:
he mentions having written several novels using vim (vi improved). I've read at least two of those novels. They're pretty good.
"Won't happen, simply because of the rage it would cause from Microsoft's large corporate cash cow customers, many of whom will only ever install security updates."
How would you describe the new IE patch/release/support policy then? There's Enterprise mode as a mitigation, but I suspect it won't be 100% - even the MS web site describing it says " designed to emulate Internet Explorer 8,"
I suspect that the next step from this will be to remove the separation between feature updates and security updates. That will make development easier, and going forward, MS' internally perceived competition is rather more nimble than they are.
If they don't do this, testing a growing complexity of interaction between different levels of installation of security updates and UI/feature updates will become a huge problem. Look at the way they're dropping support for 8.1 pre update 1 - they're trying to manage the variety of system configurations they need to test against.
Re: How many zeros?
I think the death of a thousand cuts may be better. Infrastructure left alone for a decade builds up all sorts of odd undocumented dependencies and peculiarities (only fred in accounting has the serial key for this software for example). Organisations also lose the skills to perform platform changes over a decade of stagnation.
A steady rolling refresh over every few years reduces these problems. Compare eating a sensible diet and going for a walk each day to eating nothing for a month while running 5 miles each day. Either approach will leave you thin, but one is much more pleasant than the other.
Maybe not the whole car....
I couldn't live with the range, but I'd love to be able to buy that windscreen as an optional extra.
The ridiculous thing here is that Colossus (Which is what the computer museum has) is arguably a computer; a Bombe, which is what Bletchley is exhibiting, isn't.
It's almost as if the wrong organisation is getting all the sponsorship.
Re: xenny That's no Hellcat
I want your anorak :-)
Re: That's no Hellcat
Are you sure it's a 'B' ? There's precious little visual difference between b,c or early d until the bubble hood was introduced part way through d production.
That's no Hellcat
It's a P-47 Thunderbolt..
Re: Moral of this story: Don't handle pellets which give off a pretty blue light.
Re: Unusual Case.
Given how many security vulnerabilities XP, 7 and 8 have had in common, calling XP a decrepit pile of old code is also a comment on 7 and 8.
Re: Drive sizes?
lists up to 4TB.
Re: What have I missed?
Synology offer an awful lot of addons, such as a VPN server, which at a quick glance, doesn't appear to be available for the D-Link.
Look at http://www.anandtech.com/show/6157/western-digital-red-review-are-nasoptimized-hdds-worth-the-premium/2 in the Power Management section WRT the suitability of WD Greens for this kind of application.
Re: Enough with the number of apps
My other half has a Lumia (which she loves, and I quite like).
I've spent some time poking around the app store. It is disappointing.
The first result for a timer app search was an app originally written for Win Phone 7.x, which cheerfully said in the write up that due to API limitations in 7.x, it wasn't able to offer sub minute timer accuracy.
There's no equivalent to Android's wifi analyzer app to give another example.
It's a better place to be than the Playbook's app store, but it isn't as good as iOS or Android, which is a pity, as the phone as a phone is pretty good for speed and battery life.
Re: They have some serious uses
Some kind of 3d scanner/camera that fitted in her mouth. She's petite, and it was a rear molar, so it must have been relatively compact.
The print took about 12 minutes , which seems pretty reasonable.
They have some serious uses
I've literally just stopped speaking to someone enthusing about her 3-D printed dental crown. No making impressions, no temporary crown while the permanent one is made off-site, excellent fit.
She'd spoken to the dentist, and they'd had the device for some 7 months, and would buy another if this one broke down.
Not entirely retarded.
I think MS identified the near immunity of iOS from malware infestations as a key marketing feature.
The only way they could see to achieve that. as well as the access to Office that they considered a USP was to produce the compromise that you see with RT.
With this perspective, and if you then treat WinRT as an iOS competitor with the added bonus of 'proper' office (albeit with no macros, again to prevent malware), then it all makes a decent degree of sense, although it'd help if there was rather more in the app store.
Re: Windows 8 and 8.1 are to force the masses to want Metro UI
Or who want lots of cores/VM, or did want more than 32 GB of RAM.
You also get VMotion like capabilities without needing the equivalent of a VCenter host
That's one of the things I like about Chrome.
Built in flash player and PDF viewer, combined with a really reliable auto-update - often updating before adobe has released flash updates to the public.
combined with a fairly scary looking prompt if you try and run out of date Java, and it's much harder for people to accidentally get malware on their machine via a browser/plug-in compromise.
Re: PC installed base
Cloud based Photoshop still does all the processing locally AFAIK.
Re: Ho Chi Minh City - biker snatch capital in VietNam (China worse)
Actually no, push forwards or backwards hard on a handlebar end is the quickest way.
Re: Locking people up is a staggeringly ineffective measure
Rehabilitation of offenders is remarkably infrequently successful for many classes of offender.
Locking people up works fine. I'm pretty sure that if we then outsourced the prisons to somewhere cheap, it'd not cost much to keep people locked up indefinitely, and offending would fall precipitously after a few fly on the wall documentaries.
Re: Windows RT
Lower power consumption than x86, and relative immunity from malware make it rather attractive IMHO.
I've got an original Surface RT, and it's got steadily snappier with the release of updates over the past few months, something that the original reviews will never be revised to acknowledge.
It gives me a tablet that is actually useful for creating business documents as well as watching media on in a hotel room for much less cost/weight than a laptop with comparable build quality.
appears fixed now
Rendering was broken until some point yesterday. I've not had the problem since then.
Was the problem there in the ie11preview for Win7 ?
Re: Who cares
All software sucks, all hardware sucks.
I didn't downvote you, but I support 2007, 2010 and 2013. They each handle complex .docx files subtly differently.
Not enough skilled Big Data practitioners
"Raw" and relatively immature technology
A lack of compelling business use case
No-one knows how to do it
We don't have good tools to do it
There's no good reason to do it
Weren't there a whole load of mysterious undersea cable breaks at the eastern end of the Med? I wonder if the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Jimmy_Carter_%28SSN-23%29 was playing games?
You need to sacrifice so many goats to get 100mbit throughput out of 802.11n that a gigabit port is largely useless for that purpose.
Re: Just the tip of the iceberg
Note also that low interest rates, typically used to stimulate an economy, make the purchase cost of automation systems more affordable, increasing the no of roles they can be bought to fulfil.
A nasty conundrum.
Re: Rigid airships
Helium is inert. You're thinking of Hydrogen.
Re: ...network run by you
I'd prefer a network run by competent staff. I've yet to find one, so at least I'm nearer to getting what I pay for with GG.
If you view the X window environment as a way of managing lots of xterms, then olvwm has a lot going for it. I don't know how well maintained it is now though....
Re: Still waiting for anything worth spending on
A well rated point and shoot costs >100gbp. How do you expect the economics to work for an unlocked (and hence unsubsidised) phone (which costs money for electronics aerials etc) incorporating such a camera to cost less than the camera it incorporates?
I think that user lock-in is developing fast.
I've got enough of an investment in apps, either financially for purchased ones, or simply finding/learning a free one that has the functionality I desire, that I'm in no great hurry to change platform.
In a couple of years the smartphone market has gone from the early personal computer days (you accept you're buying a new platform and apps with every system purchase) to the days of the PC and Mac. You buy a new machine and it runs your existing software better, and adds new capabilities.
I think RIM and WinMo have missed their chance at a decent market share in the West, and probably in China.
Africa may be worth a try, but probably isn't that profitable.
Alternatively, MS/Nokia could establish a lunar base and claim 100% market share :-)
maybe I'm broken..
but I always ask for stuff by part no now. It completely breaks the smooth talking composure of sales staff, and gets down to the nitty gritty.
The sales people don't seem to like it, so it's also a win from that PoV.
Re: D270 Sucks
No connectivity whatsoever? Surely a USB thumb drive would work? You'd only need to get a working network driver anyway, and then it's easier.
Re: Tool up and go to work
My installation of Lynx sneers at your graphical adverts. The sneer is a bit angular and tricky to visualise to be sure....
A few moments with a Dremel and everything takes a flat head screwdriver
Claiming 100% uptime just means you've not measured over a long enough period.
Even if you do everything according to ITIL best practices, sooner or later (a) dinosaur killer(s) will hit your multiply redundant data centres.
Re: Key Question Remains Unanswered
How long is an installation of IE 6 (The apparent main reason people are sticking with XP) going to survive before there's a trivial compromise is found for which no patch will be forthcoming?
Re: Isn't there...
AFAIK, Sepia Apama males adopt a uniformly female colour scheme to get past other males. They don't simultaneously wear a lacy dress on one side and a sharp suit on the other.
Port covers cost money. There are complaints regardless of if the company has a more expensive product with them, and more expensive products tend to have lower sales. -> cheaper product with no port covers.
So, what are the IP addresses of the C&C servers?
Re: Some more suggestions
I actually prefer jdiskreport to treesize. It has the disadvantage of being a java app, but disk directory sizing is I/O bound so that's no so bad, and it has the advantage over treesize's free edition that it will size mounted network drives.
Less power use, less space taken up, less to fiddle with, so more time to spend doing something else.
That's not where you'd hold an SLR though.
For an SLR it's right hand around the grip, and left hand either operating controls on the body, or holding the lens for the focus ring etc. You don't tend to use the left hand to hold the left hand side of an SLR in normal operation.
Similarly, I hold my S95 with right hand on the right hand side of the body, wrist through the wrist strap as the S95 is a slippery thing, and left hand free to use the controls on the back, or the control ring around the lens.
Re: K- for a compact with a superzoom lens
I've actually got a TZ10, and an S95. I bought the TZ 10 as I wanted a GPS equipped compact before a trip to 90W, 0N, and the S100 wasn't shipping.
In marginal light, or any situation where I want manual controls, the S95 is a better camera from an image quality viewpoint. The TZ10's low light sensor performance is significantly worse than the S95.
Where the TZ10 wins out over the S95 is a more rugged feel, far better zoom range, and a case design that is easier to hold on to while scrambling over rocks out of a panga. They're both lovely cameras, and apart from shutter response speed, I can between them get most of what I get out a DSLR and single zoom lens, but they're very different compromises.
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