139 posts • joined Friday 4th September 2009 12:36 GMT
Read, he was fired
wait, I think the term in the UK was that he was sacked. Sorry guys.
This is why you don't use the cloud
If your data is in the cloud, is it yours? Apparently not. There is no security or privacy in the cloud. Now can you imagine what they're doing with corporate data?
Re: You are kidding right? Or maybe you meant to use the joke icon?
Palm Pre and the iOS tablet had NFC before anyone.
Re: You are kidding right? Or maybe you meant to use the joke icon?
The Palm Pre had multi-tasking and copy and paste (which iPhone/Pod/Pad didn't have as do all versions of Android.
I'm not so sure that the original verdict in the case will stand. One of the issues that was won was that of touching an icon and having the phone do something. There's so much prior art for that, that I don't think it can stand. Even if the judge doesn't overturn some of the verdict for the jury not following instructions, the appeals court will probably overturn it. This isn't over by a long shot and I don't think that any kind of injunction will stand. I own a Galaxy SIII and the way it operates is much different than an iPhone. I wonder what would happen to the iPhone if Samsung suddenly cut off it's supply of chips.
There is a google site where you can check what they have on you. they have a whole lot of nothing on me and I don't see piles of ads when I visit websites.
Re: Virgin on the silly
The only (and perhaps significant) difference is that SS2 now carries 6 passengers. Once that system is proven to work well, I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin Galactic got into the ISS resupply business too. To put less payload into SS2 and then boost it to the 200 mile orbit of ISS is not that much more of a stretch.
SS2 is a sub-orbital platform. It is not capable of high re-entry speeds without burning up. Getting it into orbit will require a lot more than it's got.
I don't think I'd want to spend my time
following a lorry down the highway. It's speed is too inconsistent which reduces fuel efficiency, and they're too slow.
Re: @this old fairy-tale, A Non e-mouse
It's a little harder to break into Linux and actually do anything. Most daemons run with reduced permissions and root access by SSH is disabled generally. Regular users can compile and run things, but SELinux and AppArmor really do lock things down. Good passwords or, even better, security keys on SSH are a better option. communications are encrypted so it's hard to spy on that. POSIX is not a bad thing and neither are file permissions (something Windows doesn't do well and is part of it's problem.) Relying on the experts is generally not a good idea. I've seen computers get infected even with anti-virus. And I've had linux servers hacked when they became out of date. It's also why I've stopped using RootHat. Windows has ActiveX which is it's problem. ActiveX has more security holes than a piece of swiss cheese. Keep your machine up to date.
you talk about getting rid of bash, but you don't say anything about not installing powershell. Windows also has a posix layer. BSD doesn't have the vulnerabilities that OSX has because Apple broke the Posix security model which is how it got infected.
The Unix security model is well proven in the 50 years that it's been around.
Why would I
want to trust my data to a data mining company? Google is a data mining company and so is Microsoft. I don't know about dropbox. Plus, if your data is in the 'cloud,' is it really yours? The folks who had legitimate data on MegaUpload are bumming right now because they lost a ton of data when the service was shutdown by law enforcement.
Oracle didn't buy Sun for the hardware business
They'll probably let the hardware business die on the vine. All the best engineers have left the company. Oracle is not known for treating their employees very well. Their management style is as arrogant as Larry Ellison. Oracle bought Sun to get control of Java and MySQL. MySQL was eating Oracle's lunch.
If you're a very large financial institution or you the need for very large databases. Oracle is where it's at. It's very, very pricy, but is very, very good at handling large amounts of data.
Re: Re: "Windows is dead."
Your desktop will be dead when you don't need it to produce code for the ipad or you don't need to do real work. iPads/Android/fondle-slab-of-your-choice are media consumption devices. I still write web services and other goodies. a tablet won't cut it for that kind of work. If you're doing publishing projects, working with graphics or actually producing content instead of consuming it, your PC will be around for quite a while.
You're blinded by FUD. The iPhone will sync up with exchange by ActiveSync over https. it's as secure as you will get at the moment. It also makes it so that your phone doesn't actually have to talk to RIM and Haliburton has better control over it's email. Even better is that it doesn't have to worry about the Indian government.
I would add that US Cellular to that list of CDMA providers. My CDMA Palm Pre has a SIM. In fact all the phones that I've ever had (had Nextel before Sprint) all had SIM's. The US Network is headed for LTE. How long that takes for that to happen in rural states with low population states like Maine where I live, remains to be seen. The big population centers and the US midwest where it's easy to do get it first.
It's a matter of security. any technology given to a chinese company is effectively giving that technology to the chinese government which isn't exactly a friend to the west. Remember, the chinese still have nukes pointed at you. They're doing nothing to reign in North Korea and Iran and they just vetoed a security council resolution that would have stopped the genocide in Syria.
the iSeries machines are also based on Power7 chips.
MIT has prior art
MIT has already built a fuel cell to power a laptop. I'll be that they've already patented the technology. They're probably already working on something smaller. Apple won't be able to get this patented.
not using DfE or conservative.com accounts means that he has something to hide. Only takes email from people he knows on gmail means he doesn't have an open mind and is paranoid. I never use my gmail account except for testing other email accounts. If he wasn't in Britain, I'd say he was a member of the US Congress.
"Nope the reason this happned is that becuase labour installed so many of their people in the civil service, that if the government used the internal email system, they might as well just CC labour into every email they produce."
EMC was Clairion before it was EMC which was Data General's storage arm. This is looking like the old glass house days, which is why we took computing out of the glass house with the PC. Things are coming full circle.
No VMWare is choosing winners and losers rather than coming up with an open API. There are superior products out there than what the bigboys are producing. They are freezing out the people that really do the innovative stuff which is the little guy. It opens the door to other folks like Xen and even...Microsoft.
VMWare is making a mistake.
You're all forgetting about the stack of tablets sitting on Jean Luc Picards desk STNG. They tossed them around like nothing.
With business virtualizing all of those desktops, you're surprised that PC sales are down? You'll sell lots of monitors and thin clients in the short run and lots of nothing (for hardware) in the long run. You'll still sell machines for developers, servers and tablets. I can VPN in, and jump on my virtual desktop from my iPad/Galaxy/Touchpad. Even better, I can do that from the cafe or a bench in the park.
They work for me
I've been using AMD chips for over a decade. My current set up is a 6 cord machine and I've been seriously happy with it. It does everything I ask including running a copy of VMWare server. and I don't notice that its there when I'm running videos while doing development work.
The shuttle brought about the USSR's final collapse
The Russians came to the table and opened the iron curtain after a shuttle snagged a satellite from orbit and brought it back for repair and relaunch. The upshot of that is that it made it possible for the US to go into orbit, snag someone else's satellite and bring it back.
and the client loses their data
"We lose control of the client." And the client loses control of their data. Once on the public cloud, who owns the data. I'll bet microsoft does and the they'll be indexing it all (read rifling through it all.) advantage microsoft.
So not going to the public cloud.
Hampered by architecture
the RISC machines you all are talking about have a different architecture than the x86 platform and that's where they gain their performance advantage. That's why you get IBM iSeries, or a Sun or an HP box. Sure RISC chips perform their instructions faster than CISC, but they have to perform more of them to get the same job done. So in raw processing power as the cores scale up, the advantage of RISC goes away. x86 boxes are catching up and fast. The only problem with all these cores is that the cores are slower.
But you shouldn't run a database in a virtualised environment
Databases are I/O heavy. Even Microsoft's SQL Server bypasses Windows HAL and writes directly to hardware for performance reasons. Moving that to a Virtual environment is just dumb. I work for a company that has done that and there are myriad of problems that go along with it. Build a big honking server and put your databases on it. You can virtualize the rest of your kit. Much less expensive to do it that way and you won't have the inherent performance problems that come with trying virtualise everything to a shared environment.
I don't know. Their equipment doesn't generally perform as well as the competition and is way overpriced; especially for small businesses. I work for a company that recently replaced a supermicro server running vyatta (total cost $650.00) with uptime that ran for 630 days (until a power failure lasted longer than the battery) and 3 D-Link unmanaged switches with a cisco 2921 and a 3650 (cost: thousands) and that old system worked just as well if not better than the new one. With Cisco you're buying a name. The equipment? not that good.
Microsoft did do that
Where do you think their dns server and Active Directory came from? Its all ported Open Source software. it started out as Bind, OpenLDAP and Kerberos. You don't think they wrote that code from scratch do you?
Its all marketing hype.
I work for an insurance company here in the states. The cloud isn't even on our radar. Its just not for a multitude of reason, not the least of which is security. Oh, and if you lose connectivity, you don't get any work done.
How dumb is this?
No connectivity, no sign on. If I need to replicate directories or need to have a backup AD somewhere, I can rent a virtual server for a lot less than these people can provide it to me.
Not going to happen. I'd look for a merge with another semi-conductor manufacturer like VIA, Samsung or ARM. If it were going to be purchased by a manufacturer of systems, The Cisco suggestion above looks good, but It would really be good if they were purchased by Apple.
I ran vyatta
for a couple of years. I had uptime going on 470 days before a power failure that lasted longer than the batteries. I was running on a dual core 2.8 GHz supermicro short depth server with 2 Gbps NIC's. It was running to VPN tunnels with some wierd routing. It also was serving roaming VPN's using a mixture of PPTP and OpenVPN. It was coupled to stacked DLink unmanaged switches. It was handling a 5Mbps (burstable to 100) fiber feed to the net. That $600.00 box running a free software stack was recently replaced by a Cisco 2921 and a 3560. It wasn't even breathing hard. For all of the money that was poured into that network when we were taken over, I can't tell the difference. That little box performed just as well as that multi-thousand dollar stack that was just installed. Cisco never has impressed me. Its always been way overpriced and under-performing.
The P8A still isn't as good as the old P3
The old P3 (turbo prop) did exactly has it needed. It flew low and slow. It could stay in the air for 14 hours without refueling and, above all, it's quiet. It seems to me that quiet is necessary when you're hunting subs. The P3 did most of its patrolling on 2 of its 4 engines increasing its range and time on station. the P8A is an expensive piece of sh__.
Looks more like a F-35 than A F-22
This thing looks more like the F35, but doesn't have the S/VTOL capabilities of the F35, nor does it have the vectored thrust or supercruise of either the F22 or F35. What struck me was the single engine fighter that went up with it. Its a copy of the F16. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
SSD's are coming
And there are advances to give them higher densities and longer life that have been testing and the manufacturing engineers are now working out the processes for mass production. Spinning platters will be history, soon.
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