4478 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: Range Rovers
A proper hoodlum should drive a green series II land rover and then leave the scene at a sedate 35mph
It's 5 maps and I can't see Google fixing it. If you are offline they aren't selling ads or your location - so what's init for them?
Re: So how to customers get refunded?
No "acts of idiot" are specifically excluded from the SLA
Are you sure you aren't thinking of the 787 battery debacle
Re: "but the Acer has Caps Lock"
PRESS CTRL-SHIFT on the samsung and you get capslock, but it cancels when you press a none-letter key
Re: Of course Samsung innovates...
shiny aluminium and rounded corners aren't an Apple invention
In fact I think deHaviland should sue Apple for copying the comet
Re: Ah....oh dear....
There is a slight difference between "press reset, log back back in and have all your documents synced"
Run Windows reimage utility on a laptop, wait an hour, reboot a dozen times, find the drivers, run 37,000 windows updates, reinstall office, call India to get the key recognized because you already installed this copy, download and configure all the other bits of software you need for a useful Windows machine
Then copy all your docs from a backup
Re: Netbook market
Exactly - these aren't notebook replacements, they are tablets with a keyboard
They are also (at least in the USA) 1/4 the price of Microsoft's surface and seem to do pretty much the same.
The Samsung is also 1/5 the price of a mac book air if you just want to hang around in starbucks looking cool - you an always buy an Apple logo sticker for it
Re: (plus disk)
>No data on redundancy method though.
They run raid 6 (2 parity drives) on each box and the data is replicated over at least one other box.
The server part to distribute customers data as efficenctly as possible accross different hardware, is their secret sauce
Re: The last I heard
Reducing R&B budgets is a problem in science.
I woke up this morning...... my oscilloscope was gone ... that Textronix gone and left me .....
Although as a general rule, when anybody mentions Mach's principle then everything else they say can be ignored as lunatic ramblings.
23.5 knots = 72 692.4362 furlongs per fortnight
Re: Too many eggs in one basket
Big ships are needed when you have to go a long way, China-Europe cheaply.
Smaller ships are efficent enough on the shorter China-Canada route
Then you have to do something with the cargo. If you offload 10,000 containers in Felixstowe or Rotterdam you can have the stuff anywhere in Europe quickly and cheaply.
If you unloaded all of that in Long Beach it would be expensive to truck it to Chicago - so multiple routes with smaller ships going to more cities makes sens for a bigger low density continent.
Re: bit dubious about 18,000
18,000 teu is how many they could stack and be within the height and sight line limits
15,000 teu is how many they could hold at typical average container weights
If next years christmas popular present is made of lead it will be lower, if there is a big craze for bubble wrap it will be higher
Handing over position of "coolest consumer gadget" maker to Apple then starting a decade of leaderless internal corporate infighting nearly broke them.
Re: Practice safe browsing
They don't make it easy though.
Disable Java in chrome
Click the little iching symbol on the toolbar - well the three horizontal lines that means 'heaven' or settings
The select settings
Then click the show advanced settings link
Then click the content settings button (hint this is the one that is a heading not a link)
Then scroll down to plug-ins in the popup window
The click the disable individual plugins link (we are back to links now)
Then find Java and click disable
To quote Douglas Adams .... Have you ever thought of going into advertising ?
old-fashioned "HP way
Was also to produce outstanding kit and stand behind it, supporting it for ever.
Not a combination of printer ink banditary and government IT 'consulting' projects
Re: Vague Goals
Still better than GCSE ITC = "students will be able to underline a word in Word using the underline button on the toolbar"
And for A-level they have to do it using the f***ing ribbon
"Develop systematic techniques for acquiring, storing and validating quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources considering privacy and security requirements”
sounds just like "education"
Or they can just tie a message to a rock and drop it out of the window. That will probably get noticed
Re: Lesson learned.
I entirely agr......
the judge was just annoyed because it's the same combination he had on his luggage
Re: Punishing whistle-blowers??
You're new to this planet aren't you ?
Re: There's another issue
>A database of Tesco shoppers names and addresses can be sold for a fair wedge too
Presumably though it's the "value line" of online databases
Now a list of Waitrose customers on the other hand
Surely not, I'm confident that everyone working in the UK's private security industry are paragons of virtue.
Most of them are vegetarian Guardian readers just doing a vital role helping in the community.
The black outfits? well it's so sliming - and the 6D maglite holsters are just there in case there is a power cut aren't they?
Re: Moron thieves
these days it would be a $4M fine for ripping CDs he owns to MP3
Re: Read into that comment what you will.
As the great Nelson Muntz commented, Ah Ah -
Re: Thats the real issue..
And it wasn't - the fine was because nobody in the organisation had even bothered to give any thought to protecting the details of the people they are caring for.
If they had sent a regular DVD of the video footage but kept the identifying details and names/addresses encrypted or anonymised they would be fine.
The need for security isn't exactly unknown in medical data. We generate test files for CT scanners and have to anonymise the "patient info" in the DICOM file of a density wedge before the hospitals will accept it!
Re: A confused old fart writes....
they just forget a field for "species=cow"
Re: Right we get the point but
I think you're forgetting who a conservative PM works for
Re: Or we could try to fix it
Software patents aren't always bad:
I invent a mechanism and implement it in cogs and gears = patent no problem
I implement the same thing in analogue electronics = patent
I do the same thing in a DSP or FPGA and that's software - without software patents anybody can copy it.
Re: A good place to start
Prior art can be anything, there is even a famous case of a Donald Duck cartoon from 50years ago invalidating a patent.
The problem is that the USPTO only checks for prior art in its own patents before granting. They take the view that it's upto the court to deal with any arguements. Although the rules change next month.
The trouble with going to court is that if you lose - you lose big. RIM (blackberry) lost in court to an obvious patent troll who claimed any push messaging to a mobile device. It cost them $$$Billions and meant that any responsible CEO had to settle with a troll or risk losing the company, and a shareholder lawsuit.
Newegg recently refused to settle with a troll who claimed shopping carts - but they could only do this because they are owned by the CEO and he can say "screw patent trolls"
Re: Apropos of aluminium
However the IUPAC says 2 i's
They do however bow down to the forces of ignorance and suggest spelling sulphur with an "f" - filistines.
Re: Its the USA isn't it?
So just fit a gun to your drone and the Oregon politicians will be falling over themselves to defend your right to it
Re: So now we (the taxpayers)...
I don't think the money will get as far as the people making the fart app.
There are a lot of creative consultants and PR people to pay first
re: close to customers
That was my problem with a web based startup
establishing an office in everyone's living room
Re: @What do any of these companies actually do?
And an app to vote on which end of your egg to open
Because if you were located in leeds or manchester or newcastle you might be forgotten about by your friends in westminster when the next load of cash was being handed out
Re: Why should this be necessary?
And what happens when they go bust and their hosting company turns the power off, the landlord wont let you in to access your servers and the company they leased the hardware from retrieves it and sells the drives containing your data on ebay?
Re: Russians - hard as nails, not fazed at all
Have you been injured at work by a hypersonic space rock?... you could be entitled to compensation
Re: Not a meterorite@Nigel 11
However - extending the same statistics to just Cambridgeshire suggests that people from East Anglia are the brainiest in the world
Re: Not a meterorite@Nigel 11
I hate people who make generalisations about people - them and the Belgians
Re: Conspiracy Theory
God frustrated at Tetris
It also has a large east-west extent and since most things flying around the solar system are in the plane they are going to be going sideways on the map
Re: Helen Boaden
When they stopped making programs and started commissioning them from outside companies the only job left was producer (in the movie sense) but since nobody in the "creative" parts was made redundant they ended up making everybody a manager/producer
Re: No i?
And for everyone else who was distracted by the whooshing sound of a joke going over their head
The BBC used to produce serious documentaries, funny sitcoms, expensive drama, decent science programs etc. While the commercial iTV produced cheap bargain-house-price-cooking-with-celebs type crap.
Now that the BBC's 97 channels produces nothing but ....
Re: Why not....
No - a real movie plot would have the french guy from MI/Leon/Ronin hack into the car's computer with a laptop (that oddly has only a 16x4 character display) while dangling from a helicopter
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
- NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star
- New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
- Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean