69 posts • joined Wednesday 16th September 2009 00:43 GMT
Badges? We don't need no steekin' badges, man!
Re: I don't want control
you mean, just like Finance is the gatekeeper of all MONEY in the company ?
sure, go ahead and spend a bunch of unbudgeted money on the support infrastructure for the unplanned toys they bought themselves.
gasoline, air, heat == fire.
yeah, its amazing what you can 'see' when you amplify noise.
just put a quote in front of the text field (your serial number), like '000085545
and the google play store has already dropped Adblock+ for android, how long before they block such useful extensions from the desktop browser to?
they are really trying to kill off Windows for desktop workstations.
gee, apple has a store, google has a store, WE MUST HAVE STORE TOO!
gee, noone wants to USE our store, LETS FORCE THEM IF THEY USE WINDOWS.
gee, noone WANTS TO USE WINDOWS ANYMORE ON THEIR DESKTOP
8.1, if its ever forced as opposed to optional, will be the final straw that will move me to Linux desktops full time.
gee, does anyone know of any Adobe Lightroom replacements that worth a darn? I shoot extensively in Canon Raw format, and /need/ lightroom for its ease in managing and easily tweaking large numbers of pictures to get optimal results.
except that telephone chop shop is a 13 yr old with a laptop and usb cable.
I remember HP or someone like that had an IR office network system something like 20 YEARS ago. they had ceiling transponders that looked much like camera domes, and plug in transonders for a variety of computers.
this system was, of course, something slow (I'm remembering 1-2Mbit/sec shared bandwidth), and yes, I think it used IR. line of sight transmission created various problems.
Re: Digital stamps
i host a couple discussion lists with as many as a few 100 subscribers, all non-profit things like attendees of a folk music festival, or members of an astronomy club. if I had to pay for every email, this would become untenable quickly.
hey, but they can always GOOGLE that boring stuf-__OOOH, LOOK AT THE KITTY!___
and all these numbers assume you're the only concurrent user of this service.
Re: From the linked article
cut the blue wire.
re: SPARC hardware
the T4 servers aren't M-something. the M-Somethings are the Fujitsu Sparc64 based servers.
people don't buy M series servers to run compilers, believe it or not. they buy them to run large enterprise relational databases with 100s of concurrent transactions
that makes sorting things ugly.
Re: And this is why we still have Microsoft Java VM's on PC's...
well, duh. java.sun.com is the DEVELOPER site.
www.java.com is the end user site. giant green button to install latest and greatest runtime.
oops, 36 years. got ahead of myself.
ok, 85000 years to get to Alpha Cen.
its been flying since 1977, thats what, 45 years? its now 17 light-hours away. the nearest star is about 40000 light-hours away. It might reach Alpha Centauri in 100,000 years.
we are so insignificant.
yeah, and html5 has no security holes, oh no.
people never write bad python code, oh no.
a client application written in C# will ONLY run on a MS Windows client, and one written in ObjectiveC will only run on a Macintosh. oh yeah, and .NET Framework (C#), gee, which version? Java at least has maintained a fairly high level of forwards compatability.
Re: WAR IS GOOD!!!!!
actually, it never was Air Force. Originally Moffett Field was US Army Air Corp in the 30s, in 1942 it became a Naval Air Station, its now a Moffett Federal Air Field', used by joint civilian-military. NASA Ames Research Center is colocated there, which also dates back to the 1930s as a aeronautical laboratory.
"successful transformational products' yeah, successful at transferring government money into IBM's maul.
wait, if wikipedia is wrong, and you have a reference to the correct infromation, you are supposed to update wikipedia and link in the reference.
that rant of Limbaughs' is priceless... apple, the last refuge of the terminally hip, is the REPUBLICAN choice? oh. my. gawd.
Paris, because even she is smarter than this.
do note, that meteor showers are always best watched well after midnight, until dawns early light. thats because at dawn, we are on the side of the earth facing the earth's travel around the sun, so we are on the leading edge moving through the meteor cloud, which is orbiting the sun on a highly elliptical orbit at a relatively fixed place in relation to earth's orbit (thats why the persieds are always in August, etc).
on the site I built most recently (a site for a regional amateur astronomy group), I ask a couple questions that anyone with even a remote knowlege of astronomy and who is local should be able to answer easily. this site has been active a year, I have several 100 registered users and.... NOT A SINGLE SPAM.
on a forum site I built that uses a conventional captcha (because its engine doesn't have any other options), I'm getting 100 bogus signups per DAY from stupid bots that fill in the same random garbage into various fields.
since I'm doing both these sites for gratis ('you couldn't pay me enough to do this for a living'), this situtation has remained as is for awhile.
ok, who's read "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", best known for popularizing the acronym TANSTAAFL ? The sentient computer network on the moonbase did numerous pranks on the earth installed lunar Governor including... wait for it.... reverse flushing his toilet!
1966. Robert A Heinlein was prescient.
Re: @murph - Remember the article here about how you'd never 3D print a gun?
you might not need rifling, but you need a bore thats a tight fit for your bullet. steel pipes aren't much under 1/2" (0.500) down in the .22 range, you get copper tubing. even a weak .22 round down a copper tube would likely cause swelling or burst. remember, those smoothbore muskets were firing lead balls via black powder, way way less pressure and muzzle velocity than any modern round.
wait. 1.5 million credit cards, and htey only did $4 million in damages? thats, um, about $3 per card?
just remember, you're not the customer, you're the product.
a pint, because its friday night.
Re: scare tactic
read up on the Utah Data Center. they are building some SERIOUS crypto cracking supercomputer clouds to go with their 5 zettabyte storage farm.
Re: So use TOR or VPN's _more_
the Utah Data Center supposedly has a ultimate capacity of 5 zetabytes. which is 5000000 petabytes. thats enough storage to hold ALL internet traffic for 5 years. and keep all major disk manufactures bottom line happy for a couple years while its populated.
kodachrome was killed off a couple years ago, I thought? the processing was very expensive and toxic
I've always pronounced it NAS, like November - Alpha - Sierra
Re: I''ll bet they do exist.
gravity probe B, google it.
I wouldn't mind, if the newfangled apps weren't so godawful uselessly braindead. 5th graders programming in VBASIC can write better apps. There's *NOTHING* on that start screen I want.
I'm sitting in front of a pair of 1920x1200 screens. that new style 'start screen' is an insult.
Thankfully, Classic Start Menu (on sourceforge) solves all MY major complaints nicely.
"Keyboard Error. Press any key to continue..."
Re: Not Android
when FAT was implemented in Seattle Computer Product's DOS86 that later became PCDOS 1.0, the alternative was CP/M's FCB based file system which worked fundamentally differently. FCB had no FAT, instead each directory entry linked up to 16 blocks of the file (and a large file required multiple directory entries). FCB as implemented in CP/M did NOT scale well, it started to groan on file systems of a few megabytes. Also a minor detail, FCB didn't even have sub-directories (but then, neither did FAT in PCDOS 1.0, this was added in MSDOS 2.0).
Also, FCB did not have a free space map written on the disk, instead it scanned the whole directory (remember, there was only one root directory) and built the free space map in memory.
FAT was designed so the file system APIs were totally compatible with CP/M.
Now, its very possible that FAT uses features from other preexisting 1970s technology, like any of the multitudes of now obscure minicomputer operating systems, like Decision DDOS, DG Nova RDOS, etc. its been too long, I've forgotten pretty much all of what I knew of those.
Re: who cares about specint for mainframes
To phil 4...
um. lets see, x86 dates back to 1978 or so. IBM System/Z has its roots in and is still 100% binary compatible with System/360 which dates back to 1962 or something. IBM Power series has been 64 bit since 1990 (Sparc went 64bit with v9 3-4 years later), and was evolved from the 801 RISC architecture designed in the early 70s.
maybe you should step out of that hall of mirrors that Larry created. There's a whole world out here.
Re: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites
your ISP's IP range gets listed if your ISP asks for it to be listed. or if the SPECIFIC IP has been used to spam repeatedly.
which part of that is hard to understand?
I'll stick with my 1992 Volvo 740 estate, the only 'computer' in it is the Garmin Nuvi stuck to the windshield. with its voice is permanently shut off,. and my laptop in the bag behind my seat.
beer, just because. everything goes better with beer. make mine a porter, gratzi ?
phew to heck with the $30K/night suite.... the $30M was won in EIGHT hands ?!? thats some big stakes poker.
indeed, I was using kaspersky until it ground a dual core 3.1Ghz machine into the ground, making simple file copy operations so slow the system was unusable. I disabled kaspersky and holy-cow-it-was-fast-again. uninstalled kaspersky from all my systems and went back to MSE, which has not caused me any performance problems. still virus free here after all these years.
just remember, you're not the customer, you're the product.
Re: Top database tip.
'3 Secunia Advisories in 2012
Secunia has issued a total of 3 Secunia advisories in 2012 for PostgreSQL 8.x. Currently, 0% (0 out of 3) are marked as unpatched."
(and 0 in 2013 so far)
I see the same 3 advisories apply to 9.x (currently 9.0, 9.1 and now 9.2. Looking at the most significant one, SA50218, 9.1.5 with the fix to 9.1 was released THE SAME DAY AS THE ADVISORY. and, the bulk of the security exposures was with an obscure 'contrib' plugin/addon module for libxslt
a busy OLTP database server can burn through the write lifetime of the typical consumer grade MLC SSD in months.
a wise man once said, "The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is, the Democrats will hang you from a lower branch of the tree". that was Bruce "Utah" Phillips.
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