4851 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: Message from US to EU:
He is , however, one of the few people in government being honest and truthful about any of this
Re: I'll bet they'd have a harder time hacking into one in China
If you are a US political group, environmental campaigner, 99%-er, pro-gun etc etc, then you are probably better keeping your data on a Chinese server than a US one.
The cold war was a bit of a waste of time and money wasn't it?
If you are a European aircraft/car/software/phone maker then you don't want your data on a US/UK server or a Chinese one. Does Nigeria do cloud hosting?
Still waiting for HP to launch an Itanium powered phone !
Re: So in summary
ARM's "32bit" cores have a 40 bit address space, Intel's PAE address 36bit (64Gb)
So until phones have more than 1Tb of RAM I think we will be OK with ARM for now
So in summary
They have the best power consumption in a class that only they make
They only have a 64bit CPU which will be really great if/when anyone makes a 64bit phone OS
Don't use supercomputers
Chemists, physicists and increasingly biologists use supercomputers. If Cray is concentrating on a competition for CompScis they might be missing a bit.
Re: Do they call it free market?
>Funny, it smells just like capitalism.
It smells like monopoly protectionism
No longer able to get BBC iPlayer on you Murdoch owned cable feed, or el'reg on anything
If the vehicle is light enough you just lift it out.
A big advantage a 2CV has over a HumVee
Re: Looks lethal
I'll race you over the ground in somewhere like Afghanistan or North Africa in Little Nellie
Re: @ John Savard
>Otherwise, why would South Korea even put this in the newspapers at all -
So the defence minister can show that he at least is doing something to counter the NK threat - and it's all cool and cyber-ish, so you should vote for him, and he should run for a higher office
Analogue download = Radio1, a tape recorder, a C90 and the Sunday chart countdown.
re: I can convert it into an MP3
If you are some sort of pirate terrorist you can.
It's people like you insisting on buying only one copy of a record and listening to it in many places that is killing music - well that and home taping.
Why a cd of Dark Side still costs 15quid?
Have they recouped the mastering costs yet?
Except that they could make the claim that - following Snowden's revelations - a reasonable person could believe that this WAS the agency's motto.
Although standing up in court and saying that might be even more embarrasing than a few T-shirts
The claimant was not a journalist
Is it only official journalists allowed to report on the government now?
Whats an official journalist?
Do you have to work for the state broadcasting agency or just Murdoch?
re: We have a nuclear deterrent for two reasons.
To get to sit with the big boys at the UN
Re: Interesting article, but the mention of Gartner at the end...
Really? There was a Gartner survey that said 87% of IT managers trusted Gartner.
Re: Be afraid...
>Don't forget, somewhere out there is a ZX80. Running a power station.
Pah, new fangled modern rubbish.
There are PDP11s running nuclear plants which are scheduled to be in service until 2050 - and are recruiting programmers to support them until then.
Re: If it ain't broken ...
That's great until somebody discovers that NT4, or XP or Solaris2.0 has a security bug and this box is on the net.
Then you have a choice of applying a fix (if one is available), trying to make the app run on a new OS, or being pwned by every script kiddie on t'internet.
Perhaps once they access to your medical data they will be better able to tune their advertising?
Then they will know from your svelt physique and low cholesterol to only send you gym membership and no pizza menus
>.Question is, who do you contact to confirm your Opted status?
The address is clearly stated in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, in a disused lavatory, in a basement, marked beware of the leopard...
Re: no, just no
Or will we just get endless spin?
Re: “don’t shoot”
And of course no mis-communication could occur with direct face-face commands, like "take those guns"
Re: The poll tax
It also meant that somebody occupying say, Buckingham palace, and Sandringham, and Balmoral only had to pay £500 in total.
Linked to the right to vote
The poll tax was linked to the right to vote.
The list of payers was harvested from the electoral rolls. After it was introduced a lot of people dissipared from the electoral rolls and so couldn't vote, the fact that these poorest members of society were likely to vote against the tories was, of course, an unfortunate and unforeseen side-effect
Re: "banning cheese next, followed closely by nuts."
>Noise to you, perhaps. Important information to me.
What about if every single food item a supermarket sells lists "may contain nuts" - after all you can't be too careful - what use is then?
It's like the "this facility contains substances cause cancer" warnings you get in california. Since they included laser printer toner and tippex on the list, every single shop and office has the warning posted - so it's completely useless when you are entering a chemical plant
Re: Less bad press
The cost of military aircraft is all pilots and maintenance - the sticker price is irrelevent.
The big advantage of drones is deniability. If one gets shot down attacking a baby milk factory in a TPLAC it either self destructs or you make sure you didn't put any Made in Britain stickers on major parts and you can deny it to the press. It's harder when the tribesmen are parading a captured pilot on TV
An RAF drone
The delay was presumably to engineer a computer with sufficient mustache capability.
How's its banter?
Re: There's a moral to this story but I'm not sure what it is
The moral is that it's still easier to address envelopes with a typewriter than a Google Chromey tThingy (tm) using Interwed print to the cloud full of iUnicorns.
Yes I have just tried to get a chromebook to print to a wifi printer 6 feet away - which seems to have failed because of a problem in a server on another continent.
I pity the fool that mines our video conference meetings for inteligence (or inteligent) data
2014 is the year of openVMS on the desktop
Re: Wrong analogy
If you are a really successful state then you don't need the gulags to keep the people doing what you want - advertising and a "free press" keeps most of them thinking along the right lines, so you only need army/special branch/MI5/SAS to shoot an occasional civil rigths march that doesn't subscribe
Re: Where was the IRC server hosted?
Not if they were acting legally within their remit.
There is a different word for when your official government forces are ordered to destroy the infrastructure of another country.
Re: Wrong analogy
But they were doing it to crush counter-revolutionaries we only use the surveillance laws against terrorists
Except this is more like allowing the police to go around crashing the cars of people they don't like, and anyone else who happens to be on the same road
>legalised assassination to prevent crime
Well anonymous were opposing the government, that makes them terrorists and shooting people without trial because they are terrorists is hardly new, or news.
Re: OK for web browsing
Sorry I was thinking of the mode where it just replays a chrome browser tab,
I have to watch netflix through a VPN due to being geographically challenged - ie living 20km the "wrong" side of the border
Re: OK for web browsing
>No Netflix? How come - ChromeCast supports NetFlix after all.
But chromecast requires you to have another computer sending the data. I can't see people buying this box as a replacement for the $25 chromestick thingy if they still need a windows PC to send the video,
Netflix does work (sort of) on the Samsung Arm Chromebook so perhaps they are working on a port for this.
Re: OK for web browsing
Somehow I don't think computational fluid dynamics is the intended market.
Still it's tricky to see what the market is. For Google-Docs and Web browsing the Chromebooks are better. The only use for this is for content consumption - but it doesn't work with Netflix/Hulu etc - so unless Google are going to offer pay-per-view on You Tube (and fix the HTML5 viewer) - this is a bit pointless
Re: Bye ChromeOS
If it's like the Gigabyte and Intel NUCs I have - it has a small laptop fan but you have to run even the i5 variant pretty hard to get it to turn on and you can hardly hear it.
Re: Won't be long before Intel leans on Dell to drop it.
>Intel have to show they can do better MIPS per watt with the atom derivatives at less price.
And this "project" might be nothing more than a nudge to Intel to get their act together.
Re: But does this mean
No Google simply said that their complete and utter wonderfulness combined with owning everyone else while not being evil - had unfortunately led to a situation where there was no viable competitor - it's not their fault.
They didn't, unlike a certain other monopoly computer OS supplier, use their position to threaten to de-list anyone who didn't play by their rules. You can Google duckduckgo or bing on Google's site and the results show up like any other.
Re: By god he's had a flash of inspiration.
>"My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors."
The official role of some countries's monopoly commissions is to protect business/industry/GDP, it just depends how the rules were written
Re: Not Elop then.
Has Microsoft said what patents Android violates? Have they been challenged in court?
Or has their just been a letter to Samsung/Sony/Lenovo etc saying "call it $5 per tablet and you won't suddenly find your OEM licence to sell copies of Windows on your PCs and Laptops cut off. And this time it's not abuse of a monopoly because you are actually paying for patents."
Re: Not Elop then.
>it was hardly the sort of turnaround success that Microsoft needs now.
Unless you subscribe to the theory that he was sent to wreck Nokia so MSFT could buy them, and their patents, for a pittance
Re: Optimal solution?
Or you could still have the wars but both sides have the drones in simulator mode.
Ultimately you could just play WoW instead
But this doesn't include
Any direct hacks at the ISP, any NSA taps into Google's feed or any top secret NSL intercepts.
So it's pretty much like the USAF's definition of surgical strike or collateral damage.
You knew it was doomed when they got the lottery grant to repair the house - no mention of computers
>Pretty odd, given 99% of the people going will want to see the machines, not the grounds...
Not really, UK tourism PLC is in the business of preserving buildings and gardens not the falling down huts with a bunch of geek stuff in it.
I bet the people working in them don't even have any official qualifications in tourism interactivity studies.
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