776 posts • joined 29 Sep 2006
You said it right
More cloud bollocks.
It's the raise of stupidity.
Users are too stupid to use the company's FTP/SFTP server but know how to use dropbox.
Users are too stupid to know how to copy and paste files on a windows share, but are clever enough to share company documents on Google Docs.
Re: Sounds about right
I was so sick of having to deal with the computers of relatives that I decided that I will only help them if they want assistance to install/use Linux.
Nothing MS does or produce is even remotely interesting.
Linux may not be for everybody, but what I'm sure of is that MS is not for me, the overwhelming feeling of not being able to tell what the F*** the computer is doing is too much to bear.
Re: IS MICROSOFT AN INNOVATOR?
"""So what you're saying is that the market had a choice between the Amiga and MS-DOS, and it picked MS-DOS."""
Not many people at the time understood what it mean to have a graphical environment, audio, multitasking and other things we take now for granted.
Commodore was the first one that did not understand this. The Amiga was way ahead at the time, but sadly in the wrong hands.
The times where you had to pay...
To boot a computer are over.
The funny part is that they brought this over themselves.
It is said that sometimes one meets his fate on the path he took to avoid it.
This can not be more true of MS.
So, this is what...
...is preventing them from releasing Fallout 4!
Mi no entiende...
Por que estamos publicando articulos en Español?
Re: Sharing the Blame
"""A lot of China’s industry is exported to the rest of the world where we low prices are so important that we don’t care who suffers and how."""
And why should we care? Do not get me wrong, it doesn't make anybody happy to learn that other people is suffering, but how the heck do you think that we're responsible?
Because we have good living standards and they don't?
Ask yourself this question before you make us all guilty of something we have no part with.
So why do they not have good living standards? Answer: Because they live under a Communist-dictatorship state where people are told what to do and their lives are planned by the state who has no regards for anybody else but themselves.
"""It is absurd to think that importing goods from overseas more cheaply than manufacturing them locally is not a distortion of reality. In this case, it is achieved by poor wages and working conditions, unreliable quality control, and a disregard for the environment."""
And how are we responsible for this? Because when we go to the shops we buy something that we can afford and interest us? Do not make me laugh.
"""The medium to long term consequences may well include higher prices as manufacturing and food production in China gets trickier."""
Yes because you can only make things cheap in China, and the rest of the world has forgotten how to make stuff.
"""All the OS in the VM needs to do is act as a hypervisor interface layer. We don’t really need no stinking Windows or any other OS in the virtual machines.""""
Because we do not need another OS when we have a perfectly working open source one.
Re: here is what nobody likes about servers
1) That is not always true.
2) That is not always true.
3) I agree with this.
4) That is not always true.
5) This is how computing works.
Not surprised OCP is taking over
When things like remote management access cards are charged an arm and a leg by the big vendors, and most bioses are buggy as hell, hardware quality is going downhill, etc.
Ditto for the stupid software restrictions (IE: VPN licensing) on networking hardware.
Best Hyper-V feature
Its the marketing behind it.
I will not recommend anybody doing anything serious (large scale) with Hyper-V, it does way too many odd things when the clusters get large, and becomes flaky very quickly.
Hyper-V is just good for running a few windows VMs on a server to try to isolate stuff and minimize server count.
But that is about it.
Re: How about
Office 365 is not browser based!
About children playing outside...
When I was a kid I used to live in the countryside, I could play outside, there were plenty of areas to play outside.
My children live on a city, the only time they play outside is when we accompany them. They're too small to wander around in a big city full of cars. Besides, it is illegal to leave small children unattended.
I began tampering with computers and playing video-games when I was 13, they were hard as hell compared to today's video-games and computers, and I did spend as much time as I could with the computer from then onwards.
My kids spend their indoors time either playing with toys or playing with a couple of video games on the big TV, and the older one is learning how to write on the computer, and how to draw on it.
Once they are 12-13 I will teach them how to program with the lowest level language I can.
Big company with lots of resources builds big expensive system that generates lots of revenue, and has a DevOps system to take care of the mundane tasks so you do not require so many bodies to administer the big expensive system.
As being an in-house system is not available for customer purchase, but "Mike Neil", manager who has never had seen such a large system in detail anywhere else was impressed, "its magical" he said.
Well I find hard to believe that MS has produced anything that resembles 100% "reliable" never fails type of software. Considering that their flagship product doesn't have a stellar record on that field.
Is it possible that they have a wonderful management system for their cloud platform? Sure, like the one Google uses, the one Amazon uses, and so on and so on.
The anger at binary drivers
It is not about the binary drivers, no one cares about their precious binary drivers, IMHO they can stick them up where they store their stools.
What they get angry about is that Nvidia doesn't release the specs of the cards so the open source developers can get on with developing open source drivers.
It is not going to cost them much, and they will not be revealing any "trade secrets", "secret sauce" or whatever.
Nvidia is either retarded or on MS's pocket or both.
Save microsoft? From what exactly?
Somebody answer me that question.
Save Microsoft from what exactly?
Re: I don't understand
Let me explain.
Gates never left, he got less involved (but not that much)
What Gates may do now is stop delegating certain tasks and getting his hands dirty again.
MS is what it is thanks to Ballmer & Gates, once those two are really gone (When they die) MS will wither away (proper, not as it is nowadays with the phone debacle).
Gates's brilliance was to understand when the PC was a nascent industry "what he was selling", "to whom he was selling it".
He understood sooner than anybody that hardware doesn't matter (as long as it works) what matters is software, even nowadays most people in the IT industry do not get it.
What a mess
Really, what a mess, and on top of that the Suspicions around the deal with Samsung.
Speedball 2 one of the finest games ever made
Together with the chaos engine.
Sick of breaking joysticks I invested a little fortune on this for my Amiga:
Yes It is a Spanish Joystick from the 90s
Anything else in the market was a toy.
"""An innovation of that sort"""
I'm interpreting this as some kind of sarcasm. Like most of the time I read the word innovation applied to IT
Re: "far more expensive than on-premises kit maintained by a knowledgeable sysadmin."
"""...does that include the salary of the knowledgeable sysadmin?"""
What sysadmin? that one who will work for as long as required to deal with your problem?
Or the one you do not know and keeps writing on your support ticket that two days later and 3 different people looking at the problem they still haven't figured out what's wrong with the set-up?
Something people miss is that with IAAS you still need sysadmins, all you are getting rid of is datacentre costs, but unless you use very simplistic/generic services the ISP is not going to help you with "your stuff" that your run on their servers.
Amazon is well known for telling large customers to fcuk-off when customers boogie them with support tickets.
Now when it comes to SAAS and Microsoft wait a few years and tell me if the prices still go down.
Re: Let me point the obvious:
"""The point is..."""
How long have you been here sir?
"""So you're saying a reasonable level of secured comms should only be available to the techo-elite who have the time, background and understanding to manage it all themselves?"""
Yes, after all the unwashed masses are raving to store their data on Office365 or Dropbox.
Let me point the obvious:
Suppose that I can not copy and paste, but I can see the message, If I can see the message I can transcribe it.
Then following this to its logical conclusion to protect a secret message, we need to stop sending it.
There fixed it for you.
Re: the people will not notice thing...
"""One of the wonders made possible by the internet is that the several million [Insert Evil Telco] subscribers who had their Netflix blocked or degraded find out pretty quickly that *only* [Insert Evil Telco] is doing it. Especially with Neutrality activists on the alert. So it's every implausible that [Insert Evil Telco] could get away with it. Word gets around."""
And one of the wonders of companies operating on the same sector to have under the table agreements.
They do it all the time, on every industry.
Remember certain 'recent' financial scandal about the banks fixing rate prices?
There is nothing that would prevent two ISPs in a given zone from having an agreement to screw a third party.
Hey it is not personal, it is just business.
"""Techies just like being angry about change"""
One can drive a car with a joystick, handicapped people do, and there is an argument that the joystick makes manoeuvring quite precise, more so than the steering wheel.
However I dare you to drive a car with a joystick, I have no doubts you will manage to do it quite well once you get the hook of it, but you will be wondering... why? why? why the hell did they do that.
Me personally I'm waiting for the Office 365 fallout.
Re: OEMs lack of innovation
"""It's not been a surprise someone with a brain (Apple) came with an innovative touchpad one day. And with a magnet-attached connector for power, to avoid your running kids throw your precious laptop to the ground."""
They also invented round corners and do not forget they patented it all out so no one else could use it.
Re: What we want to know is...
"""As for the idea that its not possible to be creative or productive without a keyboard and a mouse"""
You lack the clarity of having produced real content with a computer other than the odd email or comment in a forum.
I have worked as an IT trooper in the printing industry, engineering, travel, advertisement, law industry, etc.
Trust me the keyboard and the mouse will still be here for a long long time, the day the day any of those industries do not use a mouse and a keyboard to produce stuff is because either they have been made obsolete, robots have made us obsolete or the more impossible one: we have figured out how to connect our brains to the computer to control it directly.
Re: What were they thinking?
"""The interesting thing I've noticed though is when working on it she does actually use the touch screen quite a lot."""
That's just because the whole thing is impractical with that crappy keyboard, specially if while in the train you do not have a table to put the laptop on top.
Re: Proving His Enemies Right... ExCUSE me?
"""Why would the wily Chinese want to destroy the value of all of those U.S. Treasury Bills they're holding?"""
Never underestimate the radical-left stupidity.
Only one option really...
Stop software patents.
Re: £149 for a nearly android, or £99 for a good one?
Gimme a blackberry with a sliding keyboard, android apps and... shut-up and take my money!
Same old, same old.
Governments & Politicos love complicated but useless laws where they can employ hundreds for the sake of employing hundreds and spending tons of money, it makes them feel good, and hey, they are spending your money after all.
Companies on the other half tend to be smart about their monies and most of the time worry about the ROI, and even in some documented cases, try to provide a service people want/like. Companies try not to make too many big economic mistakes. The lifeline of the company is on the line.
The Government on the other hand... can play the ecologist with our money in the electric sector, can tamper with the central banks causing bad economic cycles, etc. That's the advantage of spending your money with nearly 0.00000000009% accountability.
""""being demonstrably unable to live with each other (never mind with any other species) in peace and harmony""""
It could be because of what different cultures perceive as "peace and harmony" is not the same as the others.
"""Many researchers had suggested that this was due to human-driven global warming, which appeared to be taking place rapidly at that time (though it has since gone on hold for 15 years or so, a circumstance which science is still assimilating)."""
No, not science, only the green-alarmist ones who believe that "science" is whatever "science" they choose to believe in and then deny the "scientific method" to every body else. (Religious type of belief I mean). I think it was Chesterton who said that when men do not believe in God they do not believe in the Devil, they believe in anything.
The ones who claim: We're running out of space/resources/food/oil/<insert your favourite here>
IMHO: The only imminent real threat that we face and we should be worried about is the lack of new antibiotics and the fact that the new ones are losing their effectiveness.
"""Nokia also has a long and occasionally sad history with mobile phones"""
And there goes my coffee all over the screen.
Re: It's Linux. It's Open Sores Software. Write Your Own Fucking Upgrade.
You should explain that part of the problem is ARM's lack of enumerable buses.
For the uninformed ARM based SOC use tables of magic numbers to tell the OS where the hardware is.
Re: HTC is not in a business of updates
The success of a certain company who produces far less phone models than HTC but supports older models thus creating a nice retention/fidelity effect on their coffers suggests that a business plan change is sorely missing somewhere.
I'm of the opinion that Mobile manufacturers should stop this policy of "flood the market" and reduce their line-ups to three models at max every two years.
That would lead to much more polish in both software and hardware, and will make producing updates for those both easier, cheaper and will result in more customer fidelity.
Re: Not much of an excuse
Samsung... is that you?
Re: blame linux?
Even if the Linux kernel was the problem (which is not) the internal ABI/API doesn't change that drastically from one point release to the next.
Most manufacturers are slow because they are slow for one reason or another, the most common reason is that they want you to buy another phone.
All this crap about porting "sense" is nonsense, you do think that they do not have an ongoing development cycle with their on internal software to have it ready for newer models?
They are not keen on you getting upgrades, no matter how you look at it because their appreciation is that it doesn't have a significant ROI in comparison with forcing people to buy a newer model.
Well, they are wrong, really wrong, I bought a Nexus 4 because it was cheap and upgradeable, and my next phone is a Nexus 5 because it is upgradeable. I used Samsung's before but bitten in the ass once by broken flash memory, and later lack of updates. Looked at HTCs but all they looked like Samsung wannabes.
Anybody I know who cares about updates is on a Nexus or thinking of getting one.
Manufacturers should start thinking that they are selling us small laptops, not disposable phones.
"""We should be saying "Here's an example of how even the most remarkable people to whom we owe so much can be destroyed by blinkered bigoted arbitary hatred"."""
This represents 1000% how this should be treated, and not the Politically Correct version.
Society has to admit mistakes and repent them, not forget them or clean its conscience.
Re: Unjust conviction on many levels despite being 'right' at the time.
Yes, that is right, I suggest you read about the soviet propaganda during and before the cold war, and what the Russian Communist Party/KGB used to call "Useful idiots"
Re: All hail Turing, but pass the sick bag for royal connection
"""Politicians today are not occupied with the business of governing. They are occupied perpetually with the business of getting reelected. This makes begin responsive to the issues plaguing the citizenry at best a secondary priority."""
If I ever meet you I owe you a pint.
Re: About bloody time...
The past has to be understood by the conditions present in the past.
I remember that in the past people affected with leprosy were cast away from populated areas.
I remember that in the past there was slavery, and that in the past there was even people who believed earth was the centre of the universe.
Ah the past, it is so funny to realise that the world did not started with you being born...
""'AT LAST' Emotional hysteria? Do you think it makes any difference to Alan Turing?"""
""Trying to re-write history to fit into the modern way of thinking just panders to a minority and allows politicians to get on the look how enlightened I am bandwagon.""
Aaaah the old vices of leftism, Political Correctness (PC) and Rewriting History (RH).
I shall not provide any example of PC because this history is a PC history.
As per an example of HR I would give you this current one: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/north-korea-kim-jong-un-uncle
Read this with the "Jingle bells music"
Why the F****?
Why the F****?
Why the F**** do I care?
What the F**** do you make your employees while in the office wear...
All I F***** care is that you ship working gear!
Hey! Why the F****?
Why the F****?
Why the F**** do I care?
I seriously hate the "Social" crap on the inter-webs.
There is the big elephant in the room
Most people understand cloud as a means to even more outsourcing, and once they discover that "the cloud" (Another form of managed hosting for those who like me despise marketing crap) doesn't mean they can't get rid of all the pesky people in the IT department, the interest fades away and this "cloud" migration just remains something that can be done if the cost & functionality justifies it, rather than something that needs to be done ASAP like virtualization which has many immediate benefits for most business.
Resuming: somebody else owning the servers doesn't mean that that somebody else is going to run your IT for you.
Heck, once you realize that you want security in your hybrid cloud, you realize too that still need the network guys to set-up the VPNs, firewalls etc. Otherwise if you depend on the "Cloud provider" (ISP) prepare to wait a long time each time you want any change done, or prepare to pay.
And forget about the ISP managing your internal applications, that is a big NO, cloud providers are there to make money, not inherit your disasters.
So, not surprised either.