127 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009
Very like a modern version of ICL's CAFS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Addressable_File_Store).
When there is a discrepancy between the rate data can be delivered into a system and the rate at which it can be consumed by the general purpose processor(s), then a bit of specialist hardware in the way to pre-process the data is always a help. What I'm not sure of is that will a single purpose piece of hardware like a CPU always be faster than the same logic programmed onto a FPGA?
Re: Ban sites from using email addresses as a username
Just like the horrible 148 different rules for passwords. <email address> != <user>
Re: How to keep us safe...
One of the main problems with nuclear tipped cruise missiles is that it paints a confusing picture to the enemies your trying to deter in a MAD sort of way. If all you have is nuclear SLBMs and they detect SLBM launch, they know what is coming. Conversely, if there is no launch, then there is no possibility of a nuclear attack. However, if you have conventional and nuclear armed cruise missiles (a probability unless you throw away all conventional cruise missiles) and they see a bunch of cruise missiles coming their way (or worse, vaguely towards them) and they don't know whether they are nuclear tipped or not, they have to respond as if they are nuclear tipped and the world is a darker place.
Re: Blockchain <> Bitcoin
Hum, but that 'solution' is SAP.
If your riding a horse, you, the rider, are still responsible if there is an accident on the roads, not the horse which seems to me a similar situation as riding in an autonomous car.
That would be the Apple graphene dispenser.
Re: It never stops astonishing me...
Sir Peter Leahy Bonfield, arch example of type. Same useless failing strategies applied to two of UK's leading tech companies one after another. Leading to misery for his workforce and a peerage for himself.
Re: Security by melting?
Hum, look up the Glorious Revolution of 1688. There are others...
Re: re: Google and others
Oracle does the same...
The main issue would seem to be that the Irish government have passed tax laws which results in multinational businesses that generate profit in foreign countries not being subject to taxation on that overseas profit, only on the profit made in Erie. This is not the situation in other countries. The UK for instance, currently gives businesses credits for tax paid in foreign countries and then taxes you on the rest, at normal UK business tax rates. The USA, I think just taxes you again on the lot as worldwide income and doesn't bother with the niceties of double taxation that you might have to shoulder. Other countries, mostly, have similar arrangements. The Irish are effectively running as a multinational corporation tax haven in the EU.
" Digital Citizen Passport " Hum, souds like an ID card...
Re: Time for a career change
I think a lot of people have given up entirely and use their phones or tablets.
If you didn't need Russian launches then you could change the inclination of the orbit.
Re: Once upon a time detector vans existed
You can turn the Wi-Fi part of the BT router off and use a different WI-FI access point which gets rid of the piggy backing problem. But I guess not many people would do that...
It looks sun synchronous
Sooty and worn-in is the preferred Star Wars look...
Well looking for something that probably doesn't exist and where you get more money to look again when you don't find it, sounds like a good job...
Re: MS have a history of trying to be cool
<3 is "Love (heart shape)"
Re: So basically...
Don't forget those pesky data protection rules that the EU foisters upon us.
It was the wrong way around on the launch pad?
Not if you've signed a waiver to your legal rights in order to get more than the legal minimum redundancy terms...
Just wondering if this will result in any meaningful losses.
Re: Six months only? House arrest, no jail?
Most classified material is stunningly unimportant.
Re: Concerns about data quality
Is that you, Buttle?
Re: Who in their right mind would want to move to IBM
The problem is, which big corp is any different?
"the previous management of Sun had no grasp of the value of their company" That just about sums it up...
Re: Don't mention SpaceX...
He's waiting for a space yacht.
Re: Patriot Shield
Looking historically, exactly which bits of scientific research 'should' we not have done?
Re: I still don't understand...
Because that wouldn't allow you to do traffic analysis and that's the whole point of this exercise. Well, other than to legalise what GCHQ and palls do already.
Isn't this what the Tories want to do?
The full list from the Draft IPB
Relevant public authority
Police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
Metropolitan police force
City of London police force
Police Service of Scotland
Police Service of Northern Ireland
British Transport Police Force
Ministry of Defence Police
Royal Navy Police
Royal Military Police
Royal Air Force Police
Secret Intelligence Service
Ministry of Defence
Department of Health
Ministry of Justice
National Crime Agency
Northern Ireland Office
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
Competition and Markets Authority
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland
Financial Conduct Authority
A fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
Food Standards Agency
Gang masters Licensing Authority
Health and Safety Executive
Independent Police Complaints Commission
National Health Service Business Services Authority
A National Health Service Trust established under section 5 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 whose functions, as specified in its establishment order, include the provision of emergency ambulance services
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
Office of Communications
Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
Scottish Ambulance Service Board
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
Serious Fraud Office
Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust
Re: And the navigation systems for those Trident/Poseidon missiles?
They take their own position from the stars as they pass through apogee ...
A marvellous company. No really, it is, legally speaking, I can't say anything bad about it.
Having worked for a few USA employers, they all asked me to sign a document agreeing to my personnel and other employment data to be kept and processed wherever they saw fit. Not sure how legal that was at the time and not sure if this ruling affects that too much. It would only be tested in court if somebody had the means and motivation to do it and given that you mostly want the job and compared to the US-MegaCorp, of puny means, it's pretty unlikely to be tested. So I guess things will just carry on.
Re: Please can we keep the accolades coming...
@Arnaut Monte Carlo simulations... No whether you think that their use in share trading is for the greater good or not is debatable but at least the weather forecasts are more reliable.
Re: Bureaucrats yes, but there are higher-ups
How about, 'Never piss of a companies with offshore cash piles bigger than your national debt'
Re: That picture
There is always the tried and trusted Bessemer converter option. I used to send discpacks to their fiery doom via the ones in Scunthorpe, truly a trip to Mordor...
Re: Standard Form 86
VC10 K3, converted to tanker so thus the windows:
Re: Photoshopped picture?
VC10 K3, converted to tanker and therefore still has the windows:
Well wordpress seems to be used on ~1/4 of all websites (http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all) and it relies on cookies but doesn't explicitly ask; perhaps wordpress need to change...
Re: It's already too late...