455 posts • joined Thursday 10th September 2009 15:29 GMT
Re: "diversity, empowerment, innovation, risk-taking and agility"
The only thing missing are the made-up, corporate buzzwords. Something like linkativity or rightshoring.
Re: Well, that was fairly pointless
Don't act so high and mighty. You know you have a balloon fetish like all us hetero males do...
Paris, because, like, duh...
Re: Infection Vector?
Wouldn't sendmail or bind represent a far more likely avenue?
Re: Beep beep
Short memory, eh? If you think that crony capitalism is a product of the last 40 years, you're sadly mistaken and quite naive. I suspect examples extend back 100s of years, but I know you can see the effects as early as 1929, once Herbert Hoover took over in the US and Ramsey McDonald came back into power in Britain.
Re: Let's look at this...
Not that it will improve the numbers enough to make it commercial viable, you have to keep in mind that they're proposing arrays of the material, so that 1/2mw would certainly grow larger. You're also underestimating other available signals that would provide additional power. While not world-beating, that enough of a start to work on improving the efficiency and scope such that charging a phone might be possible, even if very slow.
Re: Just Wait
Apple have probably got a patent on using glue to hold phones together.
Your phone's glue is holding its components together wrong.
Re: What's the big deal?
None of those mice paraded around as the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal either.
Re: Grasshopper? Surely.....
Nah, Chuck just roundhouse kicks at the air until it's forced into his lungs.
Re: Three hops
Silly rabbit, the Chocolate Factory ad blocker will block all those nasty, untrustworthy, non-Google ads. Problem solved!
Re: Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
Pfft...you can get imprisoned for looking or sounding Muslim. The reasoning doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme. The important thing is that those with power wield it for their own benefit at the expense of others. And how is this so much better than capitalism? Pink commie scum everywhere you look nowadays.
Re: Which vendors???
As every fule kno, the people who want workloads to be distributed actually distribute them from the get go, with apps appearing in both data centers in active-active fashion. There's far higher demand for this setup than the flexibility to move VMs at will.
Paris, who knows all about active loads...
Weren't we already here long ago?
I'm pretty sure most of the discussion around Hadoop and Big Data is just the 360 degree come around from Cloud Computing 1.0 (aka mainframes). Didn't System 38 do most of this, although minus the free and open bits?
Couldn't hit water falling out of a fecking boat
And the prize to missing the point goes to:
"Central to the Robin Hood folks' logic is that there's such a thing as too much financial speculation."
Wrong. The central point of a transaction tax isn't to discourage investment. The central point is to vastly expand the tax base so large that the tax burden can exclusively rest on those who choose to undertake financial transactions. Whether the tax will have a deterring effect on investment is debatable, but irrelevant. No amount of discussions about tax policies or economics can ignore the overwhelming mathmatical support for moving to a transaction tax model exclusively. Note the work at http://www.thetransactiontax.org and http://www.apttax.com
Best. Line. Ever.
"Diamonds aren't forever on Saturn and Jupiter. But they are on Uranus"
I could not read that without laughing out loud. My inner teenage boy thanks you greatly.
Re: if there were ever a cabling construct that was the work of the Evil One, it was SCSI.
Meh. Anyone who's anyone knows that one cable standard could ever be the Devil's handy work: Tip and Ring. Think about that closely.
Ahem, about that coat...
1986 in Canada?
Pretty sure the 80s didn't come to Canada until 1994, you hoser.
Re: “Better not to forget.”
"If you hold a lungful of air you can survive in the total vacuum of space for about thirty seconds. However, what with space being the mindboggling size it is, the chances of getting picked up by another ship within those thirty seconds are 2 ^ 276709:1 against.."
I know I've heard about this before
Per the infamous John Galt:
"You have heard it said that this is an age of moral crisis. You have said it yourself, half in fear, half in hope that the words had no meaning. You have cried that man’s sins are destroying the world and you have cursed human nature for its unwillingness to practice the virtues you demanded. Since virtue, to you, consists of sacrifice, you have demanded more sacrifices at every successive disaster. In the name of a return to morality, you have sacrificed all those evils which you held as the cause of your plight. You have sacrificed justice to mercy. You have sacrificed independence to unity. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty.
You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that which you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you? That world is not the product of your sins, it is the product and the image of your virtues."
Re: ...and here we se the "Head In The Sand" approach to system security...
Probably because he's already seen all the mindless drivel most people post on Facebook and all of his friends prefer to meet at the pub instead for a pint. Or not.
Obviously, a resembled tea wasn't good enough.
Re: One must be a complete idiot
Actually, JDX, your comparison to the diary is probably a better example than the original one given. That's completely idiotic. Certainly as much as posting the same drivel on Facebook, Twitter, et al.
Re: @ Burb - @ AC 0647hGMT - Whatever.
Google is your friend. Regardless of your AGW point of view, don't stand in your bully pulpit, ranting like a denier or believer idiot when ten seconds of searching produces:
Pathetic? Likely, but the mirror isn't forgiving whether you bother to look into it or not. Geez.
Re: Network Storage Access
More like "Never Secure Again"
Re: Vectoring, vectoring! Wherefor art thou vectoring?
We have clearance, Clarence.
Re: The main reason
A movement of 3 percentage points hardly qualifies as a "mood swing". To be fair, Yougov.com doesn't provide information on the accuracy of their poll. But based on some quick calculations for a sample size of 1000 in a country of 250000000 to 300000000 people, 3% easily falls within the confidence interval at 95% and 99%.
Nothing to see here; move along.
Relying on the hot trend of the day, I'm sure most of the systems will be available via VDI exclusively, so they can control and record everything someone is doing. Will that stop someone? Hahahaha, of course not. But it will set them up to buy the next big thing in IT controls before the end of the new contract, which means even more money.
If they were kind, HP would at least use Astroglide next time.
Re: Maybe he should have carried a blaster and ammo belt instead.
A bowcaster, surely?
"What's that? A hair dryer with a scope on it? Keep it moving. Don't hold up the line."
Re: Ball mark?
It has nothing to do with youth and everything to do with a colossal case of don't-give-a-shits.
Re: Piffle. And annoying piffle at that.
While the marketing douche provided the fodder, don't believe for a second that this originated from their marketing abyss. Network automation is being pushed from the technical/innovation side of the house. I think it's doomed to fail myself, but you should really find a new story to overly bemoan than "HP innovation is dead" and "it's so sad". Your inability to overcome your own personal disappointments makes you far sadder than you realize. Stop mourning and get on with your life.
Re: Humans, the weak link.
The more ironic take from this vein of thinking is that business/MBA types are the source of all this optimization, when in fact it's really been techies that have driven the move to automation and process standardization. Business types aren't the unbelievable evil that everyone thinks of them, unless you're willing to throw techies under the same bus.
For HP, OpenView is being replaced by Intelligent Management Console (IMC) and it's a fully-integrated suite with biannual releases. Can't say that I particularly like it, but that's their direction and it will be a key component to implement OpenFlow protocol for their SDN vision.
Appreciate your sentiment
Certainly, there are many reasons to not consider HP products (SDN potential being #2 on my list after their ridiculous command-line nomenclature), but HP isn't going it alone in pushing SDN. Expect to see every player in the space moving this direction, if they aren't already.
The more important issue that no one seems to want to address is, "What happens when it all goes titsup?" Someone will damn well wish they had kept some engineers around for that day.
25 years too late
Given how long people have been pronouncing GIF with a hard G, this announcement seems really belated (stupidly so).
My first thought was of Harvey Korman trying to correct Mel Brooks: "It's Count de Monet!"
Re: US Politics
Any dumber than someone who buys a TV having to purchase a license for it? Or how about those Hackney Carriage Laws that let a Male piss on a car in public, so long as he pisses on the rear right wheel with his right hand on the vehicle?
Re: Three wins for Debian in a week
Phase 3: Profit?
Re: "Avoid nasty plugins with this extension, says Google "...
I for one would welcome a Google branded Office product, as LO and Open Office alternatives have been slow in implementing crucial MS-Office features.
I know! I can't understand why it took so long to transition to a ribbon interface! Like, OMFG! :rolleyes:
Frankly, I'm happy for you to plead with your Chocolate Factory overlords, but the majority of us are still using pretty much everything in Office 4.2 (if you can remember that far back) and not much more.
I thought the same thing. I keep my beard well trimmed, but I have to shave the rest every couple of days or it looks like I'm straight down off the mountain from hunting Kodiaks with my bare hands. The researchers clearly culled the more swarthy among us for their research.
If the skills gap was as wide as it is made out to be, then you would expect market forces to push people into fill it from the local economies, particularly with the unemployment rates the western world is experiencing.
Market forces are working as they are designed for those companies not on the government dole. You just stated that market forces weren't at work, as local government was interfering. In your example, the market pressures didn't come to bear until the gov't money ran out. By that time, cheaper labor sources from abroad overtook local sources who have been demanding a job because they believe it to be a right (my assumption, but likely).
Unemployment rates in IT are quite low (some say less than half the overall rate). But don't let facts get in the way of a fine whine.
Re: Bog standard economics
If it makes the nation poorer as a whole.
If you had any understanding of economics, you'd realize how completely impossible (and consequently, stupid) this statement is. This is categorically fallacious on every level.
Re: Bog standard economics
If there really is a skills shortage, show me the corresponding increase in $WIGIT creators' wages. If you can't, then shut up about about the damn skills shortage.
Depends on the area of IT. In the area of network engineering/architecture, wages have gone up considerably since 2004 (at least for me and all the blokes I know in the business). For server admins, probably not so much since they're competing with a larger, global labor pool and fewer employers (think, demand) due to outsourcing deals.
In truth, it does generally seem to me that fewer people are electing to go into IT as a field (despite your assertions in #2-3 above), so the wages fall can't continue in some sectors without a new influx of talent globally.
Re: Hang on ...
Next time, feel free to NOT real the Apple-bashing and wait until the report on the real figures. If you can stop yourself.
Re: Dear 'The Register'
But a rather tired one.
And I think it's fucking hiliarious, so there!
It wouldn't have a 13" screen that does 1080P. It also wouldn't weigh less than 3 lbs.
Re: What’s the point?
Hmm, I think we just found the next Gordon Brown. Congrats!
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