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Re: Calm down dear....
In the IT crowd the woman isn't a geek that's the whole point.
Of course its portrayal of male geeks is so flattering I'm sure it has converted 1000s of teenage boys from wanting to be footballers or rockstars into dreaming of a career on a help desk
Re: M$'s programming products?
Visual Studio is the nicest profesional C++ dev environment out there. It beats emacs+make+gdb
But that doesn't mean you should teach kids it. It's like saying we are replacing your crappy metal work tools with a class on how to change the oil in a BMW 5series, just because it's a nice car
Re: not socialist
Jeremy Allison (Samba) - on GPL "I instantly recognized it for what it was: Socialism. Coming from Europe, where socialism isn't a dirty word, I had no problem with it."
Note to Americans - socialism means people getting together to organise those bits of society where everyone benefits from them being there however much they individually pay toward them. Like roads, police, fire engines or the Army
Re: Dont get it
What a loser - he just got lots of other people to do all the work and tricked them into getting together producing a bit of kit that now runs a big chunk of the world.
Re: I used to work for Siemens
Same with Intel. They had a real "holy-than-thou" attitude, even firing one poor sod who accepted a T-shirt from a booth at a trade show. Then some emails got leaked to the SEC....
Re: Irrelevant and rubbish law
There is a slight difference between a bribe and a more expensive contract.
Here Mr Health Minister is $50K in cash for you to pick my company's $2M contract to run your hospital rather than my competitors $1M bid. Don't worry it's only taxpayers money and you can save that by cutting back on doctors.
Re: Blame the US - Yep
Try and do a trade show in the US:
$100 to the teamsters so your kit gets off the loading dock and to your stand
$20 to each of the electricians to allow you to turn on your own lights on your own booth
$20 tucked under the trash can so your booth gets cleaned.
Re: I hope he has learned his lesson
Real men don't backup - real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it
Re: Shitty thing to have happen
>I hope he does not suffer from losing his meds etc
That's what he's like WITH the meds !!!
< whinney manc voice=on > the drugs don't work .....
There was an example of a "science" question posted recently
The instructions for a microscope included "the microscope should be carried carefully"
One of the MULTIPLE CHOICE questions on microscopes asked: How should a microscope be carried?
So rather than memorize all 12x12, just learn 5x and 10x then interpolate.
Want 7*8? Then it's just 5*8 + 2*8 = 40 + 8 + 8
I still have the letter home I got when I tried to explain this to the teacher in infant school!
Re: Not pleasant :(
You have to watch the demented ones.
One anorexic loony in a loincloth and we lost a whole sub-continent !
The problem is what do you do with it in Summer?
You end up with a massive cooling plant that is shut down over the winter, when you have to heat it to stop it freezing up!
Re: 52MPG ?!?!
Yes but the only thing you want from a small city car is good MPG.
It's like building an 1000hp 8L V16 and saying well it isn't fast but what do you expect from a supercar?
The only reason for not fitting a diesel is to sell it in the US, and the US aren't going to buy a family car that you can't fit 6kids and 36 cupholders in.
Re: asking too much? for an OS code base?
Download, change the name + improve it and add support for your fancy hardware while keeping compatibility for all the Android apps.
You can drive on any road in a Lada but people are prepared to pay a premium for a BMW or Merc which still uses the same commodity petrol.
Re: Blocked? CENSORED.
You don't think that now the technical and legal framework has been introduced it won't be extended to other purposes? Like RIPA was only necessary to catch international drug dealing terrorist peadophiles.
It doesn't even have to be the government. Here in Canada one of the major telcos blocked access to the communication workers union site for all it's customers during a dispute. It's argument was that this was perfectly legal - because the government ordered them to do the same thing for downloads.
Re: Anyone wondering what BT are up to?
We do appreciate the secret undercover work by 1000s of BT engineers, installers and call centre operators - all striving as part of a massive underground network to prevent people being exposed to effective broadband internet.
>The shareholders thank Elop for his important work for stablising Nokia
It didn't say which shareholders - I imagine Apple's and MSFT's are pretty happy
Re: Why the fax is still popular in Japan
>sure that the fax has gone to a specific geographical location.
Actually you can't - unlike a telex.
That's why you can't fax a patent application to your lawyer - you can't prove that the fax didn't get a wrong number and so a fax counts as published. An encrypted email is allowed - one of the few area where patents caught up.
It's not necessarily a question of is it really secure - it's how much does it cost me to argue in court.
Being the test case of SHA-1 message digests and explaining PKI to a 100year old judge and 12 citizens of ToadSuck Ak. is likely to be harder than showing them a scrawled signature at the bottom of a fax.
> are still keeping paper files on their clients!
Often they have a requirement to keep files for decades - what electronic format would you recommend I store a 99 year lease in? Word .doc or .docx?
There are also a whole bunch of regulations on privacy and handling for some industries - it's a lot easier for me to prove in court that nobody broke into a locked filing cabinet in a locked office than it is to prove a computer wasn't compromised
Let me see
Individual downloads a song from a multinational corp - they get fined a billion-zillion quid and threatened with prison
Multinational corp downloads an image from an individual - and gets told that it was all right as long as they shouted across the office 'does anyone know who took this?'
What about security?
Couldn't this be used by terrorists?
Surely unauthorised users must be blocked from the system for the "people running around event that must not be named" in a capital city in a year between 2011 and 2013
Alternately I suppose you could mount tanks on a few roofs to deal with buses.
>just let's have a competant, literate candidate
Are you serious! Imagine the trouble a competent, literate president could cause.
At least the moronic illeterate ones are relatively harmless
(well unless you happen to be living in the middle east)
Re: Apple iMaps?
OpenStreetmap? Yes Apple could embrace an opensource platform where they have to give something back. Alternatively they could fit cameras to airborne pigs and duplicate Google's aerial mapping.
Re: Errr what about Windows Server 2012?
>When it's sitting in a server room, and probably running headless too.
That's what the Kinect's gesture recognition camera is for.
You just stand outside the server room and gesture to the server you want to reboot.
It's the geology stupid
A few other trifflingl little events did happen in the Miocene.
Antarctica separated, Africa and Europe met up, the Indian ocean stopped flowing into the Med the Andes and Rockies formed. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/tertiary/mio/miotect.html
On the other hand it was before the iPhone - so evidence that iOS causes global cooling and so long as we stay away from Android and buy American we are safe.
The Intrepid doesn't have a very good reputation as a museum compared to something like the Smithsonian (http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/05/will-the-space-shuttle-be-loved-by-intrepid/)
Fortunately the National Air and Space Museum is getting a real shuttle and is swapping this dummy.
Re: Errr what about Windows Server 2012?
And what's wrong with a touch screen server?
There are a whole range of finger based gestures I have come to associate with managing exchange
Picture the scene at MSFT HQ.
One thrusting young VP says that if Microsoft embraced the whole new tablet-cloud-mobile-multimedia scrumptious we could be just like Apple. And remember what happened when we ignored that internet stuff back in the 90s
Another greybeard says - our core strength is in the enterprise desktop, don't change anything, just make things more consistent and easier to manage.
Which button does Blamer press to drop one of them into the shark tank?
Re: Two accounts for the price of one!
On the other hand - that probably teaches them more about computer security and online privacy than their parents know
Re: Found my password
It doesn't contain hashes for any simple words like "password" and "linkedin".
So either ALL linkedin users are good little security experts - or this is only the list of ones that they didn't immediately crack with rainbow tables.
Since 6.5M is only a fraction of linkedin's 160M users - it could be that an awful lot of them are using the same password
Re: While we are on the subject...
We really need a more complex approach to cookie management.
It seems fitting that this should be based on the hierarchy of crunchy comestibles.
So a cookie that you are prepared to keep permanently until it expires would be flagged - "rich-tea biscuit"
One which will be deleted as soon as your session ends will be represented by the shorter lived "hobnob".
And a cookie that never even makes it as far as the cupboard would be a "chocolate caramel"
Well they should
"NATO does not have the doctrine, command and control, educational support or other factors needed to run an offensive capability,"
Newsflash guys - it's not 1946. Being equipped to deal with hordes of T34s streaming through the Fulda gap probably isn't enough anymore.
Re: While we are on the subject...
What we need is some sort of extra file which is stored on the client from session-session to specify if cookies should be used.
And they should be called biscuits not cookies
Re: Permanent Residence
Australia is also pretty efficient at processing applications.
We have one customer in the mining business that moved it's tech R&D centre from Canada to OZ because Canada was taking 5+ years to process permanent residency applications, then 3+years before you can apply for citizenship which is then taking a further 2years to process. And every new government throws out the entire application backlog and changes the rules.
Oz was a few months for the visa then IIRC 1year residency before you can apply for citizenship.
The downside they mentioned was that although N.America / UK workers were welcomed other nationalities had a bit more trouble being accepted.
Re: "The X-37B is a mysterious, black-funded robot shuttle that no-one knows the purpose of"
A vendor once described some installation as the biggest data store in the non-black world.
My manager later mentioned how surprised he was that the biggest systems would be in Africa.
ps. is there anyway to edit typos without withdrawing the post and resubmitting?
"SOMEONE knows the mission."
You're new to government projects !
Re: Sweet baby Jesus
No it's actually a brilliant strategy.
Safest thing to do is to leave the stuff in place until it has decayed. The longer you delay doing anything, the safer it is. Throw in an IT system that takes a few 1000year to process any order to touch the stuff and job done.
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