So losing $100 million dollars a year is all fine and dandy?
I guess it's what all these companies are doing now-a-days.
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So losing $100 million dollars a year is all fine and dandy?
I guess it's what all these companies are doing now-a-days.
"Openreach is now poised to take the UK from a superfast to an ultrafast nation and I am confident it can achieve this as part of the BT family," he added.
Ultrafast? What's that then 2.5mbps or the 2mbps that I currently get? Perhaps they should walk before they try running.
If we are talking cars here what's wrong with storing the fuel needed in say well a tank. You know like we do with the current car tech and petrol?
Dump the oxygen to the tank and suck it back when needed.
This would obviously be a problem for something smaller but cars not a problem.
I'm not a cloud fan but isn't that the point of "the cloud" in that you don't have to worry about how it's cooled, powered, or provisioned in any way as long as the processing power is there.
But it is not just an application. They changed it to make it durable as mentioned and because of this changed the original patent in a small step as mentioned above.
I think that he means that they will hear Siri / Google respond to the command. Not that they would hear the command itself.
In this case though you may think that Siri/ Google picked up something from the surroundings. It would cause you to look at what is going on though and this could make the attacks more effective for certain scenarios. Evil marketing being one sending texts to a premium text number also (though the looking at the screen would not help this)?
It's called a solid state drive. Why is that any different than calling it a flash card or a disk drive a, well a disk drive?
Would you prefer they called it "A device for storing files in non-volatile memory chips"?
Everyone knows what a "drive" is, the explaination above but in a short format. If you like it drives file storage for the OS.
Why is a device driver called a driver?
I could go on but feel it pointless.
If you already don't trust it and you already know it's compromised and don't need the tool.
Can't they have a tool that detects all firmware bugs quite easily?
Surely this is just a case of checking a hash code or something for that firmware version and that it should match the version in Cisco's database or tool?
Are you sure it was African and not European swallows? If these swallows were laden it would have affected their airspeed would it not?
This must have been an effort on par with the building of the pyramids.
Did the swallows build the pyramids and we (as in the Egyptians) were just their slaves?
Long live our swallow overlords watching from on high.
Must stop rambling...
I read that wrong and started to mount my high horse. My horse then promptly shook me off and trampled on me to shame me.
Here our marketing dept is always on at me on how we improve our search engine rankings. They then say this person/business is going to get our rankings up for £XX is it worth it. They seem only to be after the quick fix.
They are never impressed when I tell them to submit their pages mentioning as much as possible in normal context the thing/phrase you want to be found and that is all this person/business is going to be doing and they can save themselves that £XX.
I'm unsure of how all these SEO companies can all offer to have you in the top X for a certain phrase. If they all do it who wins? Snake oil in my opinion.
Sigh, you disagree great, stand up and be counted? Counter his argument with yours that is what gets debate going. You know different people have different views.
Please counter that is is a statistically insignificant amount of data that we currently have? Again show me the links I need to see to view your side of the argument so I can make an informed decision.
All you're doing here is commenting on the person, not the ideas.
But someone could send a signal out and hijack it remotely they could then aim the rovers instruments at Earth!
War of the Worlds begins!
It has a laser you know.
P.S. please ignore any problems with sending the correct encrypted signal.
Gosh, lot's of people missed my joke icon above.
The money did belong to him, the bank gave it to him. Do you go around asking for gifts back after things like birthday parties? I bet you do, go on admit it!
This is why Linux is not much more widely used. Sort yourselves out. The in-bickering between the distros and the users like this sets it back time and again.
I don't think the fragmentation is the biggest issue, I think it is the attitude of the users as that is what others see posted all over the Internet.
Most of the time it just sounds like the old playground taunts, "My Dad is better than your Dad!"
We know how to configure the WiFi down here. The problem is there are to many tourists all trying to use the "Free" WiFi and our huge fat pipes (not really Openreach is still no where to be seen) cannot handle everyone trying to upload GB's of holiday snaps over the ADSL connection.
Joke Icon because it is meant as a joke, but is actually mostly true.
2015 where desk phones are still needed obviously not for your business but in a lot of others is still a necessary evil.
May I ask what the difference is with small corporations compared to large? I have found they are most likely to slurp data given the chance.
Well a friend of mine...
No I'll not go there, anecdotal is well, just that.
Maybe one day we will be reduced to plastic bears, polystyrene eagles and polypropylene plants.
With the speed of that Eagle attack (around 5-6 seconds from take off) it may take a bit more than a drone to do away with them they'll be around for a while.
I guess that for some Anonymous Cowards, reading the fucking comments are optional.
Although he is commenting on the Start Menu story I took the comment to mean he wanted an alternative for the Ribbon in Explorer. Seeing as that is what his post was about.
“49 per cent [of employees] are more familiar and comfortable with the unapproved application, so using it helps them get their job done more quickly and easily”.
Also known as lazy employees that cannot be bothered to learn the way it is meant to be done. There are usually good reasons for one application or program being used over another. If every employee used what they want there would be no support department big enough.
Another 38 per cent of line of business employees fingered “slow or cumbersome IT approval processes for the needed service”, with almost a quarter stating “the unauthorised app met needs better than IT’s alternative.”
A quarter? (of 38% I might add so overall <10%?) Seriously that means 3 quarters thought the approved application or program was the better option. Sounds like troublemakers to me, you know the ones you can never satisfy because nothing is right unless they have full control of everything*.
I'm lucky that in my current position deciding what programs to have available is mostly a non-issue, at least at the moment. My last job though was a pain in the arse.
*until of course it breaks. Then it's IT's fault, not theirs for installing umpteen GB of crap and messing with settings they had no clue about.
I also wonder about that handbrake.. I'm not an expert, but shouldn't that particular bit be entirely mechanical?
Handbrakes on a lot of newer cars are now electronically controlled at the push of a button or even automatic. Run by small motors on the callipers if I'm not mistaken (I cannot afford one of these new fangled cars to check).
I was more impressed with this claim:
EMPpad PEMF technology produces an electromagnetic pulse at an intensity and frequency which mimics the earth’s magnetic field.
So it mimics the field that is already present around you? That's an easy claim to satisfy.
I may as well claim that my first fart in 1955 included six hydrogen molecules which made it to the interstellar void.
That sir is ridiculous. Although, to put it in context, I do think you were well on your way to making a h-bomb.
Will someone please tell me just what the hell "using the cloud" actually MEANS?
It means, a cluster server with clients, you know exactly the same as we've been using for years. But remember, don't say I told you this or they will come out of the word-work explaining the small insignificant ways it differs and eat you for their lunch...
... or something like that.
That were moved to the firm where it was outsourced, Fujitsu != TfL therefore even though the people doing the work are the same it is no longer in house.
Don't be silly. If they are not seen to be using this new buzzword "outsourcing" and actually employ people for decent money they have no one to blame when it goes wrong.
is it me or is 1980's coder almost the new amanfrommars ?
It's just you I can actually understand 1980s_coder.
We'll lets be honest here, that is the majority.
That is all.
He even has the name wrong and is living in the past. ASP.NET is not ASP they are two totally different things.
What they mean is, "I don't like AOL so it must be dying".
I don't like them either, but you'll be surprised at the amount of people that do.
Isn't Skylon a spaceplane, not a rocket and therefore not the equivalent?
Oooh, and did I mention my 100 Mb's pipe?
Yes, yes you did you complete and utter ********!
Not really a viable option on eBooks as you can change the size. I know it was a troll and arrggghhhh.... it's got me.
Well the new website they have up at least works faster then the rubbish they had before where you had to go make a cup of tea between each click.
Perhaps that's what they mean by "cloud"
...most of those different ways, being owned by Google, perchance?
Don't be silly, there's the yellow pages, the BT Phone book, asking a neighbour (may or may not be a part of the Google Empire) and don't forget 118!
Edit: nearly forgot the bloke down the pub!
I'm guessing if budget is non-existant they probably aren't paid to do the updates out of hours either.
That was what I was going to ask, what size company and on top of that budget are we talking here?
Why are 32bit applications holding you back? Yes 2008 is 64bit only but that is the Operating system. The OS can run 32bit applications, that is what SysWow is for.
Profits put before customers by Redmond again means they'll have diminishing customer numbers with every cycle.
I do have to say about this line, Profits, yes businesses need that to survive and is why they exsit and people have jobs etc. People that are still using a 12 year old operating system are not customers. They paid a very small amount for 12 years of support.
I have a single 2003 server that I have not yet moved over, there is no reason really except that I've been busy/lazy. Must get on with that.
Edit: James Turner got in there with the WOW stuff while I was typing.
'Open source' is about as definitive as 'real soon now'. It could be anything from GPL to blatant trap.
So you go straight to 'Trap' without waiting to see what occurs rather than actually looking at the direction Microsoft do seem to be taking now-a-days?
I heard this on the radio driving in to work. Was not really paying much attention but it sounded like they had just played a numbers game to me.
And from this write up, it looks like I was right, another game of making up numbers. No wonder we cannot actually get to the bottom and agree on what is really happening to our planet.
website from the 1990's will be yours.
The service may be good, but that website really needs an update.
It may not be magnetic in and of itself but, do magnetic fields change when in it's presence?
Edit: I've just read that because bronze is a good electrical conductor a changing magnetic field can create eddy's in the bronze. This would seem a good way, assuming these eddy patterns are unique to bronze, would be a good way to find bronze. Not sure how true this is though.
Because all parents are as understanding of technology as all us that read these pages?
Ask a parent to set up filters and firewalls on their own so their children can't get access to anything unwanted. It's hard enough for those of us that do understand to get certain things blocked but others not blocked and having different settings for different users.
On the other hand you might be one of these people that thinks a parent can be watching over their children's shoulders 24 hours a day. Or maybe one of them that thinks you can have children grow up in this world and not touch the Internet until they are an adult and can actually consent to what they end up seeing.
There are things that I would like to block from my children that the set up of the Internet makes very hard without some central rating body rating all they can. Even then they cannot rate everything.
I don't agree with the filters and do not have them active, they should be off by default but available, to spout off that it's the parents fault is disingenuous at best.
Where's your joke icon?
Looks more like a brush to me. And I want one of them fancy ladders that can telescope to the height needed to write the top letters.
Also the blending of the paint is rubbish, he needed to get some quality paint so as not to get that blurring effect.
It said the scheme also had the potential to create an incentive for BT to reduce the scope of its commercial investments in order to receive state funding for projects that would still be commercially viable without the aid.
Yep,happened at my cabinet. It was on BT's rollout plans (commercial) 2 years ago. Our authority got the government money and all of a sudden our cabinet was not viable. Our local scheme did not include our cabinet because it was on BT's commercial rollout. Now BT are only considering it because the local authority is trying to tack it on the end of their rollout.
We may still never see it, BT are most certainly doing the scope reduction thing with us.
Is this lack of diversity? Do they need to hire in equal amounts across all of these? Should any company do this?
What ever happened to hiring the best person for the job whomever they may be?