101 posts • joined Wednesday 15th December 2010 21:14 GMT
Re: No Shit Sherlock
Google/Instagram? Facebook/Instagram you mean? Or did you mean Google/YouTube?
At least one Jane Austen fan in the CIA
Granted, Jane didn't write about espionage, but "Elizabeth Darcy" as a nom de plume gets a smile.
Who is being paranoid, exactly?
And just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you.
Re: Wow, screw Google
Huh? Unless you can prove that Google manipulated the bond process years ago to set this purchase up now, or that they acted illicitly to secure the deal now, it's hard to see what's unfair about the business buying a money-losing project. The public should be concerned about how the project got funded in the first place and whether the city's forecasts for breaking even or making money had any basis in reality. They should avail themselves of the opportunity to make sure Provo did its due diligence in the sale as well.
Regarding private companies making profit off of the public teat, you might be appalled to learn how basically every professional athletic team in the US builds a stadium. They claim that they can't be "competitive" with their inferior facilities and extort taxpayer funds under threat of relocation. The NFL, a tax-exempt organization, made ~$1 Billion in profit in 2012 while playing every game in stadiums at least partially financed by the taxpayers.
American technology companies doing business outside of the USA cannot undermine US government embargoes; they cannot knowingly sell to entities or individuals who intend to use it in embargoed states, or resell or export to those who will. That is a case of American law applying outside America, albeit to an American company. Apple, Dell, Citrix, etc., can suffer sanction from the US government (http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/dont_let_this_happen_to_you_2005.pdf ).
UK companies don't have to follow the US laws and certainly the Iranians don't either, but the American ones do.
Central America isn't a continent. North America's southern demarcation is the Panama-Columbia border.
Re: A stupid question regarding SFP+ modules...
Cisco switches, at least those that I've used, were particular about the SFP/SFP+ modules.
Why are there quotations marks around iPad 4
and not iPad 3 as well? Neither the third or fourth iPads were designated "iPad 3" or "iPad 4", so why single one out?
Re: Samsung... I see what you did there.
Really long since Samsung has had a manufacturing facility in Austin since 1996, back when Apple were making Newtons and nearly out of business. You'd think that if Samsung were prescient enough to prepare a patent fight over phones then, they would have just patented rounded corners then :)
The churches or other venues themselves are private and the WBC cunts don't enter. However, the streets outside the churches or cemeteries are public and the US Supreme Court ruled they have the right to spew their bile from those streets.
Re: Tax Law
They are "safe deposit boxes".
I wish I were super rich
Then my lofty dreams and hobbies would only limited by government-scale funding. And hopefully, like Musk, I'd be able to show potential for improving science and the world while still have obscene amounts of fun :)
Of course Apple refer to this version as the "best iTunes ever". Microsoft refer to Windows 8 as the "best Windows ever", Oracle refer to 11g as the best, etc.
Has there ever been a major company release a new version and say something like "iTunes 11, the second-best iTunes ever"?
Re: @M Gale
I got two for showing where to set up local users during first set up. I wasn't trying to be sarcastic; I thought my tone was polite.
Re: @ Robert Long 1
And while pubic hair may appear at puberty (hence the name pubic hair)
Pubic hair is named for the pubic bones, not its appearance during puberty.
It isn't the most obvious option, but it is right there on the front of the setup page.
It's written by someone who doesn't get upset if they're not spoon-fed 'facts', but likes think for themself and try to foresee where the future is going.
The author's name and sex are clear. There is no reason, at all, to use the emetic and appalling construct "themself" to attempt gender-neutrality. Ever.
But who will fire them? The Zuck owns more than 50% of the voting stock, so normal investors have functionally no say in the management of the company. He and his executives serve at his pleasure.
I can't help but wonder about these services and how much easier it will be to enact the dystopian futures that Bradbury, Orwell, etc. wrote about. I think of Winston Smith's job going back and "correcting" old newspapers so that the Party's predictions verified or the war was always against Eurasia. Amazing how simple that task becomes with ebooks and online subscriptions. I know I'm paranoid, but does it bother anyone else?
There is precedent for editing media, even retroactively: after the World Trade Center was destroyed, several films and TV shows removed images of the towers.
Re: But, at the end of the day,
Here's a great definition of prospectus, courtesy of a Machiavellian little dog :)
You're right. Milton Bradley is where gaming is at. And should be.
Re: Download =/= upload @AC14:27
It's hard to know whom to send it to with you being an AC and all. :)
That said, it's unfathomable to think that a PDF is some sort of immutable file. Why I use PDF is because the formatting tends to stay as I intended it and is far less prone to the whims of the word processor.
Re: you want it cheap someones going to pay?
Agreed. It would elucidating to see a list of computer/electronics brands* that DON'T use Foxconn. I imagine it will be short.
*I almost wrote "manufacturers" there, but corrected myself.
Re: Better title
The horse-racing oddsmakers have a direct correlation between their predictions and their income (and do make a fortune); tech analyst projections don't have to have a basis in reality.
I used to use Facetime over 3G on a jailbroken iPhone 4 thanks to some nice tools from the Cydia store. The article didn't say how AT&T will be identifying FT traffic. Does anyone know? A cursory Google search wasn't clear.
Facebook was also worth $100B
Not so much now...
Re: Tape hasn't kept up with capacity
Completely agreed; tape has no financial advantage for personal use. Accordingly, the personal market for tape is basically non-existent. Businesses, on the other hand, comprise nearly 100% of the tape market and there remain great benefit for tape for business. Archive is still less expensive on tape than disk in many cases, even when you add the thousands of pounds/dollars the tape drives cost.
Back to your question about average systems, there are many small and medium businesses that have less than 5TB of data that need archived or backed up. There are others that have PBs of data to protect. There's no useful definition of "average".
Re: Perhaps the Yanks...
Washington was sacked and burned in 1814.
Re: Tape hasn't kept up with capacity
1.) LTO5 is 1500GB native. StorageTek's T10000C is 5000GB.
2.) LTO5around £55/tape retail; didn't look up the T10000C's price.
3.) no idea. I don't know that there is a useful definition of an average system.
For archive, especially for regulatory compliance, tape provides relatively inexpensive long term storage. It's not sexy and it's been supplanted by disk solutions for speed of backup and recovery, but tape has its place. For now, anyway.
Re: SQL Injection
Re: What I said was.....
'The dash implies a new thought.'
When I learnt English, my teachers taught that the full stop punctuation indicated a new thought.
The 'and' at the beginning of your dashed phrase also appears to refer to a continuation of your list of preferred features of Sony following DRM-free. (Note the correct use of a dash there.)
Perhaps my teachers failed me.
Re: I still fail to understand.....
I bet the violations of the security section of their contracts will be even more hideously expensive...
Agreed. Removing Google Maps and Youtube and adding Facebook integration are three things that make iOS less appealing. Apple's prevention of the telcos from smearing their waste across the UI was something to be lauded; the forced smear of Twitter and Facebook in every menu compels me to consider something else. I've long grown tired of having to see "Tweet" appear every time I want to email or message a website or a picture. Adding another useless button that can't be disabled without jailbreak frustrates me.
is in fact a recognition that there is little difference between Barack and Mitt.
Obsessive about technology
You mean someone who has two degrees, with honors, in technology-related fields from Stanford? I think she'll do. Ballet and modern art show a flair for creativity that will augment, not restrain, her technical abilities.
As to whether Yahoo! can be saved by her or anyone, that is a more interesting debate. Her qualifications seem sound to give it a go.
I think Dell do well when they merge mature businesses, such as EqualLogic. Where they have problems is when they buy IP and try to turn into products, such as Ocarina or Exanet.
Hopefully for Dell, the Quest integration follows the mature business history.
Re: "expecting bunsen burners to be like lipstick"
I expect you meant 3rd degree burns, but yes, the image is horrifying.
Re: Message to Mark: Run
I agree with you there, but how does he sell out quietly? It's not like Bill Gates or Michael Dell selling large percentages of their holdings on the way up; it's more like the Best Buy news where the BB founder abandoned ship.
Re: Ashton Kutcher?
Kutcher isn't in the Sony-produced film; he is in the other film about Jobs. From the article: "In a separate Jobs film from an independent film company, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, and due out at the end of this year, Jobs will be played by square-jawed brunette Aston Kutcher."
Re: sigh @AC 22:03
Wait, so the set of people who dislike Obama is comprised of only the sets of those who supported Bush or are racists or both? There are plenty of things about Obama to dislike that have nothing to do with his race or his political party. Let's start with his position that the US President has the right to have anyone killed, even US citizens, who are deemed to difficult to bring to arrest and trial (Anwar al-Awlaki, for example) on his orders alone. Not even Bush did that.
Here's a list from a US leftist website: http://www.alternet.org/rights/155045/how_obama_became_a_civil_libertarian's_nightmare
Alternet are far from Republican apologists and I'm pretty sure they're not a group of racists.