734 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
"And web users are the least profitable on all levels."
I find that hard to believe, as it would imply that Web users assume they can just get premium content and applications without paying for them.
The tinfoil hat brigade is out in force today.
Hmm . . .
And here I was thinking it might be some kind of giant robot piloted by a whiny kid.
Right, I'm going, I'm going . . .
Let's see ...
Is this the comment thread where we assert our personal superiority based on operating system preference? I still run BeOS, bitches! Suck it!
Hot stock tip
Invest in tinfoil-manufacturing companies.
Ringworld, by Larry Niven
"OMG, I hate Facebook!"
... seems to be the knee-jerk response. The point here is that Facebook has done an awful lot of work figuring out how to make its datacenters tremendously energy-efficient and has made the fruits of that work public, as opposed to Google, which has not. Presumably, there is now an option for other datacenter customers to ask their providers why a Facebook-style environment cannot be created. The market will not change overnight, but it probably will change, allowing more cost- and energy-efficient datacenters to be created, resulting in non-trivial cost and energy savings for everyone.
Yeah, that's kind of a big deal.
Supercilious Fanoi Arrogance?
I think I saw those guys at the Warfield. I thought it was going to be pretty rocking, but it turned out to be a bunch of guys in turtlenecks and horn rim glasses talking about their jobs.
Well, I'm convinced!
There's some decisive action! I wasn't considering buying a Nokia handset, but this new font really has caught my eye!
There's a special pomposity about font designers, probably a result of someone being forced to care much about something so small and irrelevant (insert dick joke here).
And I do what when I'm not at home?
Install the NoScript plugin--it really does make Web browsing faster, and you can easily enable/disable it for specific sites and sessions, plus it gives you added protection from malware-infested sites.
How long . . .
. . . will it be before these guys are bought by CA/EMC/Tivoli and quietly vanish?
One small problem
As mentioned in the article, tape is now primarily an *archival* medium, which means that the tapes are usually stored offsite. The only way to validate the tapes therefore is to periodically recall them and run them through the tape library for analysis. Sounds fun!
I'm with stupid
Do you just keep that post in a document editor ready to auto-post whenever IE is mentioned? I think most human beings would consider an operating system *without* a browser to be worthless, so it would be profoundly stupid of Microsoft to ship Windows that way. They could include someone else's browser; for example, I hear there's a crappy Firefox knockoff that comes out of Norway (sorry, that was gratuitous, but I just couldn't help myself), but that leads to other issues of bundling and favoritism, and of course, there's the issue of the browser code being outside of Microsoft's control.
It is not illegal to bundle the browser with the OS, otherwise Apple and Ubuntu would also be in dire straits. Commingling the code is not illegal either; the developer of an OS can do whatever they want with the code. What *is* illegal is using that technology combined with monopoly power to squeeze out competition. At this point, there is sufficient competition in the browser space that arguing that Microsoft has a *browser* monopoly would be difficult. In any case, you can 1) remove IE and 2) install any other browser, which was not the case when the original anti-trust case went to trial.
I feel like I should address the "directly harm" bit as well, but I'm struggling to come up with an argument that doesn't involve insulting you. Suffice to say that you have not demonstrated harm in your post.
Presumably . . .
You decelerate the way a regular rocket would: turn the ship around and thrust in the opposite direction. You just would have to do it for a longer period. Rocket scientists, being rocket scientists, will hopefully have thought of the whole "needing to stop" issue and planned appropriately.
I spotted the EMC employee!
What do I win?
Because . . .
. . . you didn't provide enough context in your post to diagnose the issue? No, wait, that's what's wrong with your post, not Chrome.
I await . . .
. . . the Opera users who, failing to understand the methodology behind this approach, erroneously attribute Opera's absence from the list to be a sign of its superiority rather than its obscurity.
Even in the US, there are no fewer than 51 capitols--let's see if you can guess what they are!
Hand grenade icon as the modern equivalent of the petard by which you have been hoisted.
That's crazy talk
Imagine the logistical challenge of trying to keep track of countless tiny pieces of paper or metal. Why, you'd have to have an entire industry of people devoted to the task, and just imagine the shenanigans *they* could get up to if they decided to manipulate the system!
Putting it mildly
"There are also significant security considerations, which aren't addressed by the company's demonstration."
Ya think? How can NFC be secured against skimming in, for example, a crowded subway car? They can have my physical wallet when they pull it off my cold, dead--uh, never mind.
It would also have to be monochromatic and be called an iTurd.
960MBit/s of switching capacity
Unless I'm missing something, I really hope that's 960 GBit/s, otherwise I'll stick with a Linksys four-port gigabit switch, thank you.
The picture in the article implies that this technology is already being used in Apple products.
Like I'd trust the French with my data . . .
I wondered how long
it would take before an Opera fanboy revealed that he *still* doesn't understand AdBlock+.
Lighten up, Francis
Or perhaps, gosh, I don't know, it was a joke? Unfortunately, even HTML 5 doesn't provide the <joke> tag, so parsing non-literal semantic content is left to that thing between your ears, which you apparently use for cold storage.
However, I hear that you can prevent Google from getting that information if you just wrap your phone in tin foil. Or maybe it's your head. I can never remember, so I guess you better do both!
He just opened the capsule window and stuck his hand out with the seeds in them.
Okay, you win
I've worked with some paranoid security guys, but that's taking it to extremes. OTOH, that's kind of the nature of academia, so it makes sense.
This is why I superglue shut the USB ports on all my computers and still only use PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice!
Not so hard
As long as the storage appliance can be configured to receive the traffic coming out of the enclosure, the appliance can sit logically in-line between the storage enclosure and the storage and provide whatever feature set is required. The only way this would not be possible would be if the storage actually sits inside the blade enclosure.
To say nothing of the risk of making it through East Palo Alto in one piece.
For example, no science fiction show has ever predicted the dreadful inability of forum commentards to detect irony!
You're Doing It Wrong (TM)
"You’ll likely be reinstalling your PC at least once a year."
For my part, I only reinstalled XP on my six-year-old laptop because the drive needed a reformat due to hardware degradation, and my company's help desk only does so as an absolute last resort. XP can certainly benefit from the occasional reinstall, but there are plenty of tools to freshen an install without a complete wipe, and Windows 7 is significantly improved in the area of "creeping Windowsitis."
The issue of the personal smartphone/tablet is a tougher one to tackle, but I find a decent sledgehammer to go a long way in that direction. A good three-pounder only needs one hit, two if your arms are exceptionally flaccid.
You go first.
Hmm, if only there were a way to look that up
I trust you'll be cancelling your subscription, then?
It's the Apocalypse! THE APOCALYPSE!
Not a valid point
If Germany were an opinion leader, we'll all be listening to David Hasselhoff and eating sauerkraut.
The correct descriptor is "fanbois."
They could just send a brute squad around to so-called SEOs and whack them in vital bits until they agree to stop.
A valid point
All purely theoretical, but the ramifications are fascinating.
Let me refer you . . .
. . . to the notion that nothing travels faster than light. The light will always get to us eventually.
All right, Skippy, let's hear what *you* consider one of the best traditions of the USA. I await the sound of crickets from your direction.
"if there is ever a problem and the truth is, 9 times out of 10, it will work." It's that 10th time that you want bulletproof data protection, and the discerning IT practitioner will want to ensure that the methodology is well-known and tested, which is hard to do when the data is "in the cloud."
And, best of all
And that's what they're doing
If you're not implementing virtualization, you're probably doing something wrong.
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