And would you like
... an extended warranty with that...?
613 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009
... an extended warranty with that...?
Or do the headline and first paragraph say opposite things?
"the drink of losers"...
or 12 year old winners
Bundaberg Ginger Beer!
used a photo of Australian traffic lights...
Room service, of course
The reporter didn't look it up because the world ended in 2012, silly ;-)
They float in the air. That's cloud computing for you...
It says the opposite: "[RAID]disk failure likelihood during a rebuild increases with rebuild time"
If I understand correctly, more advanced filesystems like ZFS (and I suppose this "SmashFS") are much quicker to rebuild, because they know to only rebuild the data which was on the dead drive (and not the whole drive). And so they stress the remaining drives less.
Which begs the question - how is OneBlox better than the likes of ZFS and BTRFS, etc? (ZFS is designed to scale out to Zettabyte scale, hence the name)
"I can do experiments into the behaviour of soap bubbles in gravity right here - I'd have more trouble doing experiments into the behaviour of soap bubbles in zero gravity.."
not strictly zero-gravity. gravity up there is roughly 85% of gravity at the surface. The ISS (and its contents) is perpetually falling towards the Earth but missing. ;-)
By meddling - do you mean dabbling?
19" alloys... got to put the rackmount servers somewhere, I suppose...
Won't somebody think of the children?
Editor's choice? etc?
follow the links?
I originally read the headline as implying that they were deciding not to encrypt emails as a result of Snowden...
Still, it got me to read the article...
"No, Cheesoid! Not petrol, cheese!"
...perhaps the reward system is working against timely reporting?
Vector graphics is the term you're after
"With so much (and very expensive) high-tech stuff in orbit, how come there's no sign of Malaysian Airlines MH370?"
There was an article about this on El Reg recently. Basically the plane disappeared in a boring part of the world, spy-wise, and is now hidden from satellite view by 4500m of water..
Ah, so that's our word for schadenfreude. Cheers!
...ought to be directed downwards to take off, no?
How many guesses do I get?
Am I the only one who thinks the Nest Protect carbon dioxide monitor is going to go off every time I use my SodaStream..?
Perhaps, I think google+ can.
But they couldn't stop anyone taking a screenshot containing the photo, and cropping with an image editor.
Any photo of you on the internet will serve. So staying off fb wouldn't help
FB profile pics are just a mask, which might look like the person who owns the account. The cops might have realised this if the picture of a giraffe was used. Or they might have wandered down to the zoo with a step ladder to ask some questions...
When the local bank was robbed by clowns, did they visit all the circuses in town looking for the culprits?
...do a controlled de-orbit while it still had the juice for it?
keep looking, it's there (at least it is now)
They might, but Apple wouldn't.
The carbon contained in a building's structure is not going to be in the air.
Timber is great from this point of view
Quite a lot if it will it be made of reinforced concrete?...
is the 2nd of 2 options, the 3rd of 3 would be the last.
Or on roundabouts - never know whether they're going to exit before you, or carry on round in front of you...
Why would the head surround the beer?
Even if the container were spinning, the head would form nearer the centre of rotation, no?
Cone of Silence. And it never worked. The occupants couldn't hear each other, but everyone else could hear the occupants
I'll get my trenchcoat...
Homophones are on the rise in Russia
Da, comrade, I'll get my coat
"BTW, on the topic of road section cameras, I'm in half a mind to start challenging speeding tickets based on average speed cameras as I have no average speed meter in my car, and I am thus simply not in the position to directly assess my compliance..."
Good luck with that. Ask a school kid to explain the maths to you...
Your mileage may vary.
Apparently complications are not as rare as they would have you believe.
And I know someone who fathered 2 children afterwards, so it doesn't always work, either...
better still - don't like it don't buy it
So what did he mean? the same - at $9.99 or the same at $12.99 - $14.99
the first could be competitive, the 2nd could be fixing.
No, that would be infrared...
"was obviously in March (for the country that El Reg is registered in) so the mothers day context to this story is weak"
Not if you actually read Torvalds' release statement...
"How does the email get to your email client?"
the usual way, when the server is up. OP said "see" your email. Obviously can't check for new mail, but at least can refer to already received mail on a local client.
"I'm not a real techie which is one of my regrets in life because technology is fascinating."
You can't really regret what you are, only what you chose to do.