4853 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: boffins with brains the size of planets
But remember these are German boffins.
The telescope before the VLT used to test the new technology was called the "New Technology Telescope" = NTT. The naming of the individual telescopes was a public competition for schoolkids.
Re: Shut up you incorrect pedants!
I always pictured a bunch of ancient timelords in their ceremonial tea stained brown stores-robes.
Sucking on their teeth and saying, "a chameleon circuit for a type 40? We haven't had one of them for years have we Dr Bert?"
We could use one off a type 41 but the threads are left handed and it only works on 425 line PAL
Re: Lessons for us to learn...
Because nothing says "modern dynamic high skilled country ready to lead europe" like forcing geology graduates to stack shelves for free in Poundland to keep their dole - and then have a government minister go on TV to say that shelve stacking is vital to the UK economy.
Re: The thing is
It's not the extra $25 on the assembly wages - it's where are the components and subassemblies?
Of course you could have an assembly line where every piece is supplied by a sub-contractor in another state/country on the end of a 6month delivery schedule - ask Boeing how that worked out.
The problem the UK and US have is the lack of manufacturing infrastructure
If HP had bought it online in the UK they could have sent it back after 2weeks if they didn't like it
Re: exuberant at recieving a lawyers bill
I think it's the lawyer that is exuberant on receiving the money
Re: Just remember...
So if the invention is an improvement to part of a CPU all I have to do is design the rest of the CPU, build a $5Bn fab, write an OS and sell the new chip and that proves I'm no longer a troll?
Re: Just remember...
The problem then is who decides if the "troll" rule applies?
I invent some new computer gizmo, I patent it and show it to IBM/Samsung/Apple
They copy it and I sue them.
They claim that since I am not making a computer/phone/tablet then I am an NPE and to sue them have to put up a bond to cover their costs.
They claim that they are using 1000 company lawyers at $1000/hour so if the case will take a year - I have to put up $2.5Bn bond, I can't and so they get a default judegment against me.
Remember just like how Patriot Act and RIPA were only going to be used against terrorists - it will be upto the big corps to decide who is a troll
PCW swimsuit edition ?
So if your servers are all in the bottom of a big tank of fluorinert you will have to swim down to them to swap a cable.
How many BOFHs do you know that you would want to see in speedos ?
Re: Indeed, it's a great idea
Until summer and you have to dump more heat because the incoming air is hotter and the school next door suddenly doesn't want heating to 50C and you can't dump the heat into the air because it's too hot
Because it's the standard technique for getting a survey answer you want.
Do you think children should be protected from zombies and do you think that the congestion charge be increased?
Becomes = 97% of people think the congestion charge should increase
Except with MSFT's cloudy office, you also need all the stuff installed locally. The licencing makes you call them if you move it to a new computer. It installs 100s of sharepoint office connect and sync clients which all mysteriously stop working every 5mins and require reinstalling in a particular order. The online stuff only works properly in although IE doesn't really trust MSFT and constantly pops up messages asking you if you want to enable some randomly named add-in
Other than that - it's exactly like any other cloud solution
Re: Not socialist..
Yep that's exactly what I think when I look at Tony Blair or Peter Mandleson - there goes a secret Maoist
A socialist dream?
> If you tell people how to live their lives right down to the smallest detail it crushes their self esteem and will >and they become little more than robots with whom you can do what you like.
Definitely a socialist idea - now just wait while I cut the end of my dick off, never cut my hair, don't eat shellfish, don't carry keys on saturday, hate gays, not use condoms .....
Re: Smokescreen and mirrors
Or to put it another way. British Telecom, Duetsche Telecom, France Telecom and everyother national monopoly telecom get $M in back handers to "invest" in this new technology which will be standardised across europe.
They will then introduce data roaming charges that make it 100x as expensive to use your european standard phone 1km across a border.
Re: It's an improvement......
>Keep this up and we will end up with a lizard sporting a bouffant.
That's most of Fox's 'news' presenters
Re: American organisation offended by breathing
"Salt" includes, in addition to the usual assault rifle based mass slayings, a lot of nasty detailed torture scenes - it's a 12, "The kings speech" has some anglo-saxon words - it's an 18
Re: American organisation offended by breathing
Yes but the bible is pretty hot on not fscking pigs. In fact not eating pigs, kissing pigs, feeding pigs or generally pigs in general.
Shouldn't somebody prosecute these people for their disgusting discriminatory attitude to
Proper British CPUs don't need no flimsy valves - they are built from brass gearwheels.
As long as you oil then they are fine.
Surely the country with least to fear from asteroids?
Given its ratio of "places you would care about a rock hitting" to "places the size of wales that you would never notice if they disappeared"
"While no ISP wants pirates"
Of course, because ISPs sell 100Mbs download/512kbs upload and 500Gb/month packages to people who are just really into facebook
Re: Usual 5am Run?
If you were a boss at HP you would practice running away as well.
In other news, a rising young music star was in the wrong place at the wrong time, when a disgruntled HP customer attempted to gun down the HP distie manager
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: (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
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