2833 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
"Some part of Azure is always in the dark?"
head, hands etc.
If this was the last problem that needed solving, the world is in a pretty good state!
These diesel engines will never be as powerful as a steam locomotive! - says steam locomotive designer.
Re: Of course the state isn't doing dastardly things!
I think this is the real problem.
I don't suppose for a minute that anyone at the NHS wants to do dastardly things. I also assume good faith on the part of most of the Government. But that isn't enough. We now don't trust any of our power structures in this country, after 5 decades of ineffectiveness and occasional magnesium flares of corruption.
Duck houses, the way failed politicians run away to well paid sinecures in Europe, Blair and his housing stock, Thatcher and her cover ups. We don't trust them any more. At all. Over anything.
So when they try to do something that /might/ need us to take a balanced view of why they are doing it, we can't. Because we suspect everything they do. We have become uber-cynical.
The shame is entirely theirs.
who are all these users
Twit.tv says that Whatsapp is big in Europe because it is cheaper than cross-border texting. You say that it's big in the orient ditto ditto. I'm an international service engineer, I go to dozens of countries and meet hundreds of people. I've never met a whatsapp customer asking if I am one too. Never.
Who are all these gazillions of users?
GPS systems do not "contact" satellites. They merely listen to them as they go past. I can't imagine that a radio reciever - or twelve paralel ones - is the real problem with power consumption compared to the processing.
I should be used to Redmond talking bollox.
does it matter?
Never mind the global warming. If we carry on burning hydrocarbons as we are we are going to run out before my Grandaughter retires. Can't we stop because of that?
Re: clean cut & paste
And Edit-PasteSpecial-Unformatted always seems to work
"Office Web Apps ... too hard for customers to understand."
head/desk repeatedly. This is the species that put a man on the moon and painted "The night watch". Is the bell curve catching up with us, or something?
25TB? offsite? that's going to hurt the wallet.
You only appear to be able to buy it in Portugese and Spanish.
Re: "a global presence in China, Hong Kong, Israel, Russia and Ukraine"
New york, Paris, and Peckham
Dual sim, Android 4.2, sd slot 16GB, slightly slow but otherwise OK cpu - might give that a go for 200 german beer tokens!
" 350,000 developers of all skill levels have used Windows Phone App Studio Beta, resulting in 300,000 projects and 20,000 apps"
And they are pleased with that success rate?
Or invent something else. Necessity etc etc etc.
I am very impressed with the use of google translate, and a few others, on my Android device - I can even talk to it in one language and it talks back in another.
But that needs an internet connection. I work in some very remote places and might have to say to a complete stranger, in a language I don't speak, "I appear to have broken my arm, please call an ambulance". And maybe he won't be able to read.
Can anyone recommend an off-line translator half way between Google Translate and the Franklin talking dictionery I carry at the moment, with it's 30-odd phrases per language? Something I can install on a memory card and rely on?
Re: Caveat emptor
Not over simplified at all.
I don't actually care one way or the other. either they knew or didn't. They paid over the odds for somethign that turned out to be less than was expected. I suspect thier customers know the feeling.
welcome to capitalism, lads. How do you like them apples?
floated around on its exhaust like
... and what a disaster it was. I used to pick it up so it would suck harder. More effort going into float than suck.
Something else I won't be buying from Samsung
I am sick and tired of Samsung in so many ways.
I'l get a Vax, if only for old time's sake.
before my 50th b'day
My 70th, maybe.
What the blue blistering blazes are we all doing with all this data? I have getting on for a TB of photos I have taken - and I never look at the damn things.
Re: If they have to buy a whole new machine...
VFD -variable frequency drive. Yes you /can/ enter basic parameters through the keypad, but debugging and tuning requires a monitor. And those run on windows.
And are you seriously telling me you can write programmes for a PLC5 or an S7 with some sort of text terminal? Because I doubt that very much.
Re: If they have to buy a whole new machine...
>Two exceptions: games, and AutoCAD.
Let me add a couple more.
PLC development environments,
FPGA development software
VFD configuration software
Engineers are often prisoners of Redmond
80% return is "moderate"? who are these VC people?
To the barracades, mon braves!
>it could be very beneficial for a cop on patrol who walks into a building
If policemen are walking into buildings, particularly ones as large as they have in New York, then they certainly need glasses. Prescription, rather than electronic, probably.
Shame we could not get them to refurbish the Cardington hangers too.
If space for a 2-box solution seems problematic, how about something that will hang on the VESA mount on the back of the monitor:
etc etc etc
My solution has been to dual boot between Linux and Windows, and use user-space file system access to read my music collection in ether system. You can also set up thunderbird to read the same mbox file structure from both, and the pan usenet reader ditto. By sync'ng firefox via the web the same stored passwords and favourites can be used in both as well.
Re: How much?
>And want to charge £900 for the privilege?
Some years ago I formulated Harvey's Law. From about 1975 to about 2000 any desirable computer cost just about a thousand quid, because that was how much the chap in the shop needed to take off people to make enough profit to pay the rent and rates.
Then we had the laptop-price-crash and people were buying machines for £350. The trade doesn't make enough money like that, they needed to take a grand off folk, hence the rise of things like this and ultrabooks (which are only slightly better than a netbook, for four times the price).
It ain't the components. It's the rest of the business that costs the money!
I am glad to see someone trying something other than follow-the-herd.
The review is pretty encouraging too. My wallet has started making plaintive whimpering noises.
fourth-most-used, maybe. I see no evidence of popularity.
Given how entirely useless Dell's consumer support was before sacking all these people, I have very real doubts if it will be worth even bothering the web site after they get rid of them!
Re: Optimal solution?
Surely the optimal solution is to stop having wars?
Re: SPF natwest.com
>set up by a big boy
No, they were lying. It is what businesses do now when caught out.
Do they assume that everyone currently compelled would suddenly subsribe?
Is it possible that the charges wil be higher than O2's £6 per MB?
Re: Do they have quantum PC's yet
The clue is in the name 'NetApplications'?
Presumably these stats have nothing to do with what people do at work, only what they do on the innertubes?
Bit of rounding going on?
65+31+5 = 101.
'down from last year in the face of growing competition.' - presumably from Microsoft, her figures leave little room for anyone else!
And "Analysts at Wells Fargo" aren't do-nothing parasites on the business world at all, are they?
Chair weights. What have they created?
They did. I saw one in Brazil at about that time, along with one shaped like a pen that was /entirely/ voice-op
Re: It's coming along
Bloody good show for trying.
Really hope something wonderful happens.
1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Gurney Nutting Sedanca de Ville. GHL3 For Sale
500 quid change.
walked out yesterday
I wanted to try out some cameras, to navigate the menus, to see what the options were. All of them were connected with microUSB cables, so all should have been fully working. 2 out of 16 would power up.
They have to buy their own printer
Re: washable keyboard?
Brilliant idea. Why has it taken so long?
I pay for a mail.com account, but you can get the same thing free from gmx.com
Watch yer backs
So that's 25 companies lined up to be shat upon in 2.5 years time, is it?
Microsoft's "partners" have never been guaranteed a long advantage in the market place.
I've used it when self employed to manage my business, and to do Xwindows development on.
I also persuaded a couple of survey ships to standardise on it to avoid the continual virus infections they were getting.
It is superb for electronic chart applications too: run VNC on the chart computer and display it anywhere withoug worrying about licence fees or updating or antivirus. Or people installing stupid games.
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