2417 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
If there's going to be a fire sale, let us have the details please, El Reg
waiting for the other shoe
""The whole RISC and UNIX market remains in the doldrums with customers continuing to adopt a wait and see attitude [as they assess recent tech advances on x86, at chip and systems level, designed to boost reliability, availability and security]," [Nathaniel Martinez] told El Reg.
Nothing to do with Sun's customers having the jitters that Oracle might ditch Solaris next? honestly?
Lets see if I've got this right
"Prices are staying high because we've stopped charging less"
Did he really say that?
So no point when the customers ask for it, but suddenly essential when they want it.
I sometimes think that the last decade has seen a serious reverse in sensible attitudes to women. I call it the virtual burkha syndrome.
For heaven's sake, no-one has ever suggested that I should stick to a career in Porn, and I would be offended if they did. No matter the qualifications, I'm a better engineer.
"before changing the subject and embarking on an anecdote about a steam engine."
what is this? an episode of Last of the Summer Wine?
I'd kept my old account. I gave up CIX reluctantly when we had a financial crisis and each household member had to make personal cuts. I had hoped that the OU cosy system would be a substitute, but while it was free it was like being alone in a multi-story car park, instead of pushing shoulder-tight through an oriental souk.
I wonder If I could persuade the last 4 posters to nntp:uk.rec.sheds to move onto cix?
reprise, from another comment:
"Microsoft are moving from annoying (very annoying) to dangerous now.
Are there no orbital weapons that need testing?"
I'm waiting for the news that the proffesor is subject to a McKinnon-style ectradition order to face trial in the usa, probably under the DCMA.
Making an american company look like pillocks is a capital offence, surely?
I'd love an owl
Even with loads of herbs, red wine & a slow cooker they are a bit woodcock, frankly
where did you last see it?
it is a uniquely female skill.
Mine's the one with a Higgs somewhere in one of the pockets
My $MEGACORP laptop came with Vista. $MEGACORP pay M$ a fee to put XP on top - every year. The cost of Vista was not refunded.
For a few golden years schools with BBC micros & RM mp/m machines taught people to programme.
Nowe the teach them to type with MSword, skipping the use of styles, automatic TOC & master documents.
I blame the educators
Are sales dpt. going to have to do some _work_?
Just say NO!
I do hope the British public has a rush of common sense over this. Just DON'T DO IT boys & girls.
I really don't understand this continual bleating that WP7 is a new entrant to the market, so should be cut some slack. IOS and Android were new entrants. WP7 is just a successor product to an existing product, and should surely be AT LEAST as successful as that, given that M$ have a decade's head start over the opposition.
I'm sorry, but if it brays like a donkey and has ears like a donkey and kicks like a donkey and has donkeys for parents, it sure as hell ain't a racehorse.
In 2010 Symbian held pole position with 44.2% of sales,
And, in Gartner mode myself, I predict that in 2014 MicroNokia will have 5% of smartphone sales, and less than 25% of dumbphone sales. And in 2016 Redmond will shut down or sell the corpse of Nokia to Samsung.
...Now try it
... on some football fans & a few shots of goals, or on Me & a test match (can you stay in a scanner for 5 days?) or or or
I bet its universal.
Mmmm, Stilton cheese - quick check my brainwaves!
You should always assume the blackhats are reading yer stuff. Then you can manipulate them, rather than the other way round.
good luck with that.
> withdrawal of Iran's authority to possess fissionable materials
I'm not sure Armadinijad will care very much.
> it should have consequences
Like the present method of trade embargo? Oh yes, they have oil, don't they?
Are they copying UbontuOne?
Oh no! maybe Cannonical is secretly evil now!
"Apple leases data centre instead of building from scratch"
In other news, Cupertino management buy toilet bowls from builder's merchant instead of making them from raw clay, and they get an electricity feed from a power company instead of hollowing out a mountain to build a geothermal power station.
Enlarging railway tunnels so we can use continental loading gauge double deck trains?
the UKanian response to be different.
Quoting a civil rights web site
"Previously, fingerprints and DNA samples taken would have to be destroyed in the event of the person being acquitted, or if the charges were dropped or not pursued. Following amendments to PACE by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, the police now have powers to retain fingerprints and DNA samples lawfully taken from any person - regardless of whether or not they are subsequently convicted of an offence."
PACE=Police And Criminal Evidence act. Had Mugabwe passed it there would have been howls.
I agree with the existing comments: HP is going senile.
But after the reluctant, foot-shuffling, deceitful way Dell handled their desktop Linux options I am reluctant ever to deal with them ever again. They do give the impression of being worked by strings from Redmond.
The comparison really is of a Chrysler Neon and a Chevrolet Blazer. I want an Alfa Brera, or a VW Scirocco
how do we know that communists in Northern Italy (say) have neighbours with PLT?
biggest yawn yet.
Look Here, HP
You've got to grow a pair. You need to speculate to accumulate.
Stop selling meeee-toooo laptops & dull desktops. You own some very clever technologies, get them out there. You can't lead by copying.
WebOs - where are the products? Come good on your promises & ship it in every PC. Where are the tablets? Come to that, the phones are pretty rare too.
Printers - stop selling winprint ink fountains, that come with bloatware drivers. Where is the nextgen PCL that would let windows, unix, mac, talk to printers & all enjoy resolution enhancement? interpolated scanning? How about some real innovation? perhaps a coating head that would allow high-quality photos to be inserted into pages? How about printing photos at the same speed as text?
*nix - if anyone can ship non-windows computers, you can
Instruments - what happened to oscilloscopes, RF test gear, data loggers? What about a can-bus interface in every laptop? firewire based data acquisition? zigbee in laptops?
Displays - what about a desktop size retina display? Daylight projectors? Interactive walls?
Innovation - voice & gesture control, dab radio in laptops, pervasive domestic networking with transparent data shadowing? install an application on one HP and it appears on all? domestic and office terminal server systems with zero setup? (homecloud?)
Just make a splash with the webOS tablet, ok?