137 posts • joined Tuesday 13th July 2010 07:17 GMT
Re: I question the quality of work
This is just bad coding, it is not as a result of aspergers.
Just because you (may have) aspergers doesn't mean that you can create good code. To me (with aspergers) there is an inner beauty with well crafted code.
I live inner city Melbourne, I'm live just over 2 km from an exchange, I have ADSL2+ AND I can only get 4.6 a couple of friends who also live close are about the same speed.
I also have extremely unreliable internet and phone service. The problem is the copper running past my house. This is the copper that Tony Abort wants to use for the liberal broadband.
@Sirus Lee flaky 'environmental science' degrees?
Not in my experience, I remember follow students doing a post grad degree in Environmental Physics in the 1970s. To reach that that needed a conventional BSc.
Agile = joke
Agile has to be the worst IT project management process I've ever worked under and I've been in the industry for 30+ years. It is reactive not proactive, trying to reduce everything to a two week sprint is a joke, on any decent size IT project that I've worked on many of the individual tasks have been longer than that and any attempt to break them down causes task fragmentation and increased the effort required to re-integrate each of the fragmented parts back into a functioning whole. Agile which is based on JiT etc is really great for a continuous process like a car production line but not for a single project, if it was they would be using it for the process of building bridges, buildings and other engineering projects. The best PM techniques I've used have been in the software engineering sphere and with those software was treated like any other engineering discipline and process.
Re: Some of the most infamous terrorists of the 21st century were former engineers.
Some were doctors, Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Check your insurance premiums
If you really want to know if climate change is occurring just check how much your insurance premiums have increased over the last few years.
Insurance companies are like bookies, they look to the odds and if their payouts are increasing because of more extreme weather events then they will be increasing premiums to cover the additional costs.
So, if the average premium is increasing inline with inflation then no climate change, if however they are increasing faster than inflation then there is something happening and odds on it is linked to climate change! In Australia in some places they have gone up by double, triple, 10 times... This does appear to be indicative of something...
Mercury is NOT a unit of measure!
It is temperature NOT mercury, Mercury is a planet or a heavy metal. It has been decades since it was used in any thermometer. These days they are either red alcohol or electronic!
So If you have to use stupid terms like "The mercury hit .." the correct option should be "The red coloured alcohol hit.." or "The Electrons hit..".
Re: I have a question - funny looking yacht
Yachts do not need sails to be called a yacht. Consider the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Re: Ping Time
Death by snoo snoo
Re: Who cares about f*** gaya, it is the building style which is the problem
Building an earthquake proof building does not cause any major increase in cost. It just means you need to build it differently. Wood and/or steel framing with a non structural brick cladding works very nicely.
Ligers and Tigions
Well if Loins and Tigers can interbreed with each other and product fertile offspring and horses and donkeys can interbreed and product sterile offspring you never know what could happen between members of the great apes...
The answer is simple!
Crap drives! I've had three caviar series die, the second one was still under warranty so it was replaced. The replacement died 3 months later and I'm still waiting for a replacement. So basically for me no more WD drives.
Re: Think of the Children!
Actually it wasn't the Local oscillator it was 15,625khz from the EHT oscillator they looked for. These was considerably easier to detect.
What is the problem?
"once the mercury hits 350 that the hydrogen really starts to flow" I have a little bottle of mercury and I can use it to hit a sign that has the number 350 on it and everything should be good!
Or is this just a really bad example of journalism where they use mercury to mean TEMPERATURE! And if so what units, K, C or F! 350 K is easy to hit (77 C), 350 F is also easy to hit (162 C). 350 C is a bit more difficult.
Re: Still too chilly
The problem isn't that it has happened before and will happen again. The problem is the rate is considerably faster than ever before.
This is the problem, if it took 1,000 years to get 10 degrees warmer then not a problem, everything can adapt. The coral reefs can slowly start to grow further south, new plants can move into different ranges. The sea would rise slowly without excessive coastal erosion.
But if it only takes 100 years to change 10 degrees then this causes big problems as the period to too short to adapt. The sea rise would be too quick to allow the coast to stabilise and this would cause the erosion.
Re: Build More Nukes
One major problem COST! Nuclear is only economic when heavily subsidised by government for the bomb program. This reactor design is no good for bombs and will be extremely expensive to build and run. The last figures I have seen was this would be 10 times more expensive than several coal fired plants, and in Australia even more expensive than solar.
Don't bother this is BS
This is total BS, I've just got an IT job after being out of work for 6 months - The first time in my life I've been unemployed for that long, previous was 3 weeks.
East coast Australia is a basket case even in the IT industry. If you can get a job expect to be on a lower salary. The only jobs going are in the mines and don't bother applying unless you have all your machinery operator tickets.
The mining boom has screwed the rest of the country with the high dollar which is causing all the local manufacturers to go belly up.
And it didn't work everyone could get an exception sticker. They hoped that people would choose a weekend day but most chose mid week and said they worked shifts and needed an exception.
The only time it caused me problems was on a ski holiday, still I just ignored it.
It sounds like they have outsourced the oyster card to the same mob that support the Melbourne Myki card!
I live near several out door venues and I am totally sick of having my TV reception stuffed up every time a concert / show / event is on by UHF wireless mikes! If this kills them then I'm happy!
"crash in Austrian Mountains,"
Austria not Australia, and I think it may have been actually Germany they were landing at Strasbourg. There were several causes of the crash, one appeared to be that the pilots set the rate of decent as 33000 ft per second (displayed as 33) instead 3.3 degrees (displayed as 3.3) caused because the display in the cockpit was badly designed. There was also a problem with the air traffic directions, an airline cutting costs by not installing ground proximity radar. And real dozzie an interaction between a freak wind gust, pilot action and the autopilot.
VLF submarine communications station
Just outside of Learmonth 6 km from Exemouth is a high powered VLF submarine communications station (Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt). I've seen the aerial farm and it is huge. It is extremely interesting that the aircraft was flight over it at the time of the failure.
They stated that it didn't appear that any passengers were using any electronic equipment but you have to wonder about interference from the communication station.
This is not the first time this has happened over this area check out
This is normal to use NZ as a trial
NZ has a relativily small population that has a similar demographic to the UK, Aus and the US so a lot of companies have tried stuff in NZ, if it fails then they don't bother releasing it anywhere else. If it really f**ks up then the damage is minimal.
A Good Union works
SWMBO is a nurse and ran into a major bullying issue at work, basically her boss had a major go at her. She reported it to the union and they stepped in to get it all sorted. Management immediately listened and had a word to the boss person involved. Everything was sorted quickly and she still has the same job and boss, but now the boss has pulled his head in.
Without a union she would have got jack shit from management.
What part of #2
Try Victoria, apart from federally funded roads the speed limit drops from 110 to 100 and the quality is crap they appear to have spent all the money on road signs telling you how they enforce the road rules instead of spending it on the roads.
They appear to think that 3 kmh over the speed limit is speeding while ignoring things like how a crap road will be more dangerous.
Tringle - check this site
This provides an interesting look at CO2 levels including a comparison to pre-industrial concentrations. The levels mapped in human industrial activity is interesting.
May be not...
>MS are correct in saying that they are not mandating that such a "disable" option is not allowed
From the article <snip>However, it seems OEMs are not free to choose how to enable Secure Boot.</snip> <snip>Microsoft said support for UEFI Secure Boot is a Windows 8 certification requirement</snip>
This may control how the "disable" option is implemented, as part of the certification M$ may require that it is enabled by default and require a hardware jumper change or similar to disable and once disabled means the windose 8 will not run.
All smoke and mirrors
IBM mainframes are like a container ship, there are not very fast or very flexible they are just able to run a large number of applications, none of them very fast. Mainframes are ok for batch just don't try anything real-time on them.
I've been involved in several functional migrations of systems such as MQ from mainframes because they were an inflexible single point of failure.
@AC 22:38 GMT
You sir are the moron. You do not need to be the dominant party to do so, all you need is a bunch of mind washed morons to buy the crap that you sell at inflated prices because they think it is good.
Just look at the fashion industry and especially the restaurant industry, people will queue for ages to get into an extremely overpriced restaurant to be served a Polaroid photo on a plate and pay a fortune for it. Just like apple fanbos....
They were not actually better, they were just better marketed and they had a fan base that would buy anything as long as it had an apple label.
Fo proof if the iPad was so much better why should apple being trying all sorts of dirty tricks to stop the opposition. Me thinks to stop a superior product .
>If Apple had not invested in Adobe there would be no computer based graphic design.
There were several desktop publishing tools around at the time like Corel Draw/Paint, Autocad etc. If apple had not existed one of these or any other package would have moved in to close the gap.
I would suggest the only reason apple when with adobe was they could get the best deal money wise.
apple focused on the liberal arts side because it worked out that these people were sheep and once under control they would follow apple right to the end and pay extra money to do it.
Tesla was so important that they named the SI unit for magnetic flux after him. It is called the Tesla.
His work touches every part of your life all the time. Power distribution, transformers, electric motors etc.
Of course any country can do this. The Good old US of A does it all the time. And if you don't like it they will cause your government to be overthrown and replaced with an american friendly one. Just look at Chile, Iran etc
I might agree with you if the bloody religious were not only pushing but forcing religion on to everyone. I remember the "good old days" where you were forced into religious studies and punished if you refused. I even got the cane because I refused to pray. So I will take great pleasure in mocking and causing as much pain to all forms of religion!
Consumption of snake oil is no good if you are a snake!
I dunno, kids these days etc etc etc...
45 discs were also compressed and they ended up doing it on cassette tapes because the noise became audible during the quiet parts and because most cassettes were played on sh*t boom boxes...
<Open source will dominate those areas eventually. The laws ought to change too.>
Yea, right. laws are made by politicians and they have no concept of reality or good software. Politicians are controlled by the people who make the biggest donations, not by what is good and right!
Can't be true!
Melbourne has just been voted the "Best City in the World" scoring 100% for education, health and infrastructure. So as Melbourne is part of Victoria and to score 100% for education means it has the best teachers with the best most up to date equipment.
Which means this article about obsolete laptops is COMPLETELY false!
Not for me!
>I really like the ribbon interface - all of the commands I constantly use right there at the top of the screen, in my field of view.
As a power user all the commands that I want have been hidden away and it takes me two or three clicks to do the same as I use to do with one. The ribbon is for noddy or disabled users. I'm staying with my old XP office!
You can have spectral spacing or geographic spacing
Was it a failure of spectrum space or the fact that that the providers did not have enough cells? If they provided a lot of smaller cells it would have provided greater carrying capacity.
Yes for IBM
Just think, a cat will never do what you want it just does it's own thing. It just means that IBM doesn't need to try very hard to create a cat brain as it doesn't need to do anything useful.
A Dog on the other hand would be useful, seeing eye, bomb detection, drug detection etc...
The figures I had heard is 80% of the cost of software is maintenance. These GUI tools might be able to create something but are absolute rubbish at helping to maintain the resulting code.
Each time you want to make a small change you end up having to regenerate and rebuild and then because so much stuff has been touched you end up having to rerun all the existing module tests, regression tests, integration tests, system tests etc.
Meanwhile in a native app someone has made the small change and tested just the area that was changed.
Even online Aussie is cheaper
I have purchased a pair of audio-technica headphone from a local online aussie store much cheaper than ANY bricks and mortar store I received them within 12 hours from the purchase so they would have been sent locally and so included GST.
It is the Hardly Normals and the other inflexible bricks and mortar stores with huge margins that are actually screwing themselves.
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