662 posts • joined Monday 4th June 2007 21:31 GMT
The photo is obviously fake. First of all, where are all the stars? Second, look at that terrible resolution--this was obviously cobbled together quickly in Photoshop. The Earth looks like it comes from a '90s-era videogame!
Shame on you, El Reg, for publishing such misleading trash and continuing the decades-long government conspiracy-driven myth that humans have been to space!
Re: Chris Mellor has forgotten
That's nice. Wake me when they have a shipping product. It's way too late for NetApp to be "looking at lots of technology;" they need real product on the roadmap, or they're going to get their lunch eaten by EMC on the one hand and an assortment of leading-edge smaller vendors on the other.
Re: Why do you keep bringing up flash drives outside of the array?
EMC's Project Lightning flash and HP's rebranded TMS flash drives are about onboard server read-only flash cache, not flash drives per se. The value in it is that it allows read traffic to be cached, potentially taking signicant i/o load off the array. The reason to put flash cache on the server as opposed to or in addition to the array is that it allows much more effective acceleration of that particular server's workload, which is good for your critical systems. NetApp's FlashCache is an on-array technology (not off-array as incorrectly stated above), which is good for some workloads.
Both NetApp and EMC are behind the curve with flash technology, and they can afford to be, for the moment. Eventually, both NetApp and EMC need more compelling flash offerings; EMC seems to be on the ball, finally, with its XtremeIO acquisition, which leaves NetApp looking a little clueless on that front.
Convergence of the datacenter stack is basically inevitable. Hardware is becoming commoditized, so that Cisco and EMC are basically building computers dedicated to a single purpose out of the same hardware and, in some cases, the same basic operating system. Since both companies already have expertise in building computers, why not expand that expertise into general-purpose computing and integrate the general-purpose product lines with the special-purpose ones, driving overall sales?
In theory, the customer could even benefit from this sort of arrangement, especially given the pain involved in configuring SAN connectivity--how much better would it be to have kit pre-configured and validated to work with your storage vendor's equipment? The next logical step is for Cisco to start making storage gear and EMC to start making storage switches.
Re: Probaby not too important from Oracle's point of view
Did you . . . you didn't . . . oh yes you did. You invoked Florian Mueller on The Register's comment board. I'm going to step well away from you and watch the hatefest.
In any case, this battle is far from over. Both companies are sure to fight this case to the bitter end (emphasis on the bitter), so look out for countless appeals and endless legal maneuvering.
Re: some actual photos of the simulators themselves would help!!!!
The reason for the "lack of meat" may be in this sentence:
"But not too revealing – in order to write this story we had to agree to vetting by the Australian Department of Defence."
Re: Can I suggest..
With the phrase "journey to the cloud" meriting a full -1.0.
Re: YEAH RIGHT
AndrueC, meet BIG DUMB GUY 555. He thinks his shtick is funny. So far, he's wrong.
Re: emPHAsis on the Wrong syLLAble
"Read more on my blog"
How about . . . no.
Re: Ha, ha, ha, ha...
You, on the other hand, are my *least* favorite troll on the site.
I have installed custom firmware on my home router, so it now supports IPv6, but my DSL modem does not, so I would presumably have to tunnel IPv6 through an IPv4 connection, and I'm not sure there's even any point to that. I suppose I'll have to give it another go-round.
On the plus side, my printer's NIC died, so I no longer have to worry about IPv4 for that, clearing me to go IPv6 throughout the LAN.
Re: Oh look! Another excuse to bash apple!
I believe the tone of the review may have had something to do with it. You'll have noted that El Reg often uses rhetorical devices like sarcasm and irony, the intent of which is frequently lost on Jobsian cultists, resulting in Aggravated Butthurt in the First Degree, from which Apple has clearly not recovered.
Re: "I literally cannot choose from the 2nd set of questions, none of them apply"
I'm excessively literal-minded, so I am unable to make up a memorable answer to any of these questions without having a nervous breakdown.
You are my very favorite troll on the whole site, not least because there are so many people who seem to miss what you're doing and thus get their Finnish panties in a wad. Normally I'm not in favor of trolling, but yours is just subtle enough that most people seem to miss it.
Re: If they really want better search results...
I just used both Bing and Google to look up two search phrases:
Bing gives crap results
Google gives crap results
The results are quite different, actually. Which one provides more *relevant* results depends on what you're looking for, I guess. Interestingly, this very article is sixth in Google rankings but does not appear at all on the first page of Bing results. What that means, I have no idea.
My god, you're right! No one ever talks about that stuff! Someone should be alerted, and Something Should Be Done! Maybe someone could form an organic food movement and press for the categorization and labeling of foods accordingly.
Re: El Reg is still smarting about Apple's refusal to have any official contact with them
Oh dear, I see you've misspelled "Apple is still smarting from El Reg's initial mockery, giving El Reg no reason not to continue sticking the boot in."
Re: Wholesale vs Price Fixing
Apple say, "Sell via us, and you can set any price you like, as long as we get 30% and you sell no cheaper through any other outlet."
Publishers respond, "So, we can set our price at whatever we like, and we can use our deal with Apple as an excuse not to lower it for anyone? Done!"
Amazon: "Hey, what happened to our volume discount?"
Publishers: "You know, it's a real bummer, but we signed this deal with Apple, so we can't offer you lower prices anymore."
Amazon: "That's really going to cut into our sales of both ebooks and ebook readers."
Publishers: "Suck it, Amazon. Suck it long and suck it hard."
Ironically, if the publishers had just negotiated harder with Amazon in the first place, they wouldn't be in this situation.
Re: The start of a beautiful friendship
Two people (so far) have missed the subtle irony in your post.
Re: mmmm.. whisky
Hell, it's 6:00 AM somewhere.
"I have literally no idea why anybody would want to use Facebook, ever.
That really should be an end to the matter. Off you go now."
Ah, it's the ever-popular geek fallacy of generalizing from one's own needs and desires. You prefer not to use Facebook, so everyone who uses it is an idiot. I'm sure that argument is very persuasive in real life.
"Touched by his noodly appendage" would also be pretty secure. RAmen.
"Please remain where you are. An angry mob will be around shortly to stone you to death."
Re: Not an iThing-
Quite right. Why, I remember my time in the gulags of Mountain View like it was yesterday: being force-fed energy drinks until my bladder ached and my eyes watered, geeks with neck-beards shrieking at me to "Kiss the penguin," and Sergei Brin himself screaming "BOOM! HEADSHOT!" at me endlessly and dipping his hideous, misshapen scrotum onto my forehead.
No, wait, none of that ever happened.
Get a grip, or at least a sense of perspective.
When I worked at Be, we had an employee-submitted list of failed slogans for BeOS. The two memorable ones which are apropos of Google+ were:
"BeOS: It sucks less than you might think."
Followed by (as the fate of the company became increasingly apparent):
"It doesn't suck less enough."
G+ definitely sucks less than you might think (far less than, for example, Facebook), just as BeOS sucked less than Windows or MacOS, but it doesn't suck less enough for people to make the move.
Meeeeeemories . . .
In fairness to Tzael, it was possible to disable Metro in the Developer Preview with a registry hack, which has now been disabled, so s/he may be operating on outdated information.
Making of . . .
I can only assume that the "Making Of" video is non-stop footage of a bunch of geeks sitting in front of their computers coding away. That should make for some fun viewing at parties: watch your guests suddenly remember important dental or proctology appointments!
Re: Silly idea
What to do
If only there were some large island nearby that had historically been used to exile criminals, perhaps Mr. Dotcom could be sent there for life and the US could be spared the effort of extradition.
Re: What's a CIO?
The feigned ignorance and implied superiority of "what's a . . . ?" decidedly lose their punch these days, as it really implies you are so profoundly stupid and lazy that you can't type it into a search engine.
For example: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=cio
Re: Did I misread that?
No, they mean the Internet. You see, back in the Dawn of Time . . . no, you know what, go read a book, or even a Wikipedia article. Here's a hint, though: look up ARPAnet.
Re: Solar = Joke
I was going to downvote you until your last sentence. Then I downvoted you anyway.
Re: Oh it's you
Here's a question for the ages: is there such a thing as an anonymous sock puppet?
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