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Youtube link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTNUm-pIFmQ Zak the Alien. From 1987
Best pronounced a-la-Rowan Atkinson. Can't find a youtube link.. but Zak the alien had a translator podule that was malfunctioning.
Ah yes, Keith Vaz. Champion of truth and honesty.
PlayTV is still a pretty dismal offering considering the capabilities of the PS3 and hasn't seen any significant improvements since release. Why is there any need to "export" to XMB anyway? why isn't it all neatly integrated in the first place? why can't I schedule recordings over the internet?
Isn't "number shipped by manufacturers" effectively simply the number that have been manufactured and sent to stock?
i.e. phone manufacturers aren't the ones actually retailing mobile phones? How many do you need to manufacture just to ship and stock up retailers worldwide?
Doesn't 99.9% give them just over 8 hours in a year? what's the duration of their SLA?
The article a a little misleading here since the example shown doesn't contain more information itself.
The Microsoft tag only holds 105 *bits* of data, versus your example QR code (which actually would contain 440 bits or 77 alphanumeric characters not 250 as it is a 29x29 matrix assuming the lowest ECC level).
Yes there's more data available by using a tinyurl style link via Microsoft.... but you could of course do exactly the same with a QR tag.
There's no mention of Apple in the original article. and the article and statistics are referring specifically to Linux the kernel - not "Linux" the GNU ecosystem.
Original article: "Those figures also don't include companies like Google which rely on Linux-based systems for their own technology, but tend not to contribute code back to the kernel."
Register article: "The likes of Google and Apple were notably absent from Corbet's list as, while both companies use Linux-based systems to build their tech, neither have a tendency to contribute code back to the kernel."
So whilst Apple do indeed use lots of components of the Linux environment and that's a valid point the register article could be discussing it's nothing to do with the kernel which is what this report was referring to.
oh one more please?
You're both wrong of course. decade from the latin "decas" meaning a period of 10 years.
i.e. any 10 years.So when we say "this last decade", we are referring to the previous 10 years. We could in fact compile a list of the most pedantic posts of the last decade in the year 2012.
The designation is therefore used by well pretty much anyone - except you two of course - as a shorthand for a group of 10 years in the same "X0's" grouping. i.e. the 80's the 90's etc.
What you *should* have quibbled as professional pedantrists is that saying "the decade" is inaccurate.
It looks like the board is an FPGA to do the decoding wired up to some VGA, network and usb hardware. So pretty much a form of remote KVM with a simple protocol to squirt the display traffic over a network.
"when there's a perfectly good one out there."
which *one* are you referring to there? KOffice has always been rather impressive, and quite often a more *interesting* approach to the UI than openoffice which has tended to just be an MSOffice clone. Also KWord includes a text mode akin to the MSOffice draft mode. where's that in openoffice?
"Kids, there's lots of valuable software that still needs writing"
you think kids are the only ones writing open source software? which *valuable* software do you think still needs writing anyway?
er actually it's quite a handy way of getting a massive discount and better offer. :)
you ring up, ask for a MAC, get passed to the retention department, they grovel, you sigh a few times and suggest a discount/few free months/new mobile phone etc and they give it to you.
probably limited to trying it once a year though I guess. :D
Because occasionally.... just occasionally you might not be able to be able to use https for some reason and you're prepared to take the risk of using an unsecured connection "just that once" to get at something?
or... perhaps I'm using my gmail account for a non-personal, non-private, non-sensitive, non-secret use and I'm not particularly bothered if the communications are open at all?
"Get a fecking life! It's not like they got sent a dead dog in the delivery, only a packet of rubbers!"
you sir. are a fool sir.
they didn't send anything out. they added the condoms to the purchasers list of favourite items on the website as part of a marketing ruse to try and get people to buy them.
@AC - Big studios...
er... and isn't Sony one of the "big six"? :)
30 year old IT consultant wearing a Transformers T-shirt... now if they'd just said look just take it off you're embarrassing yourself...
"...and I can't help we're falling into the "extreme programming"-type nonsense of pointing out the bleedin' obvious and selling it as revolutionary thought."
Sssssshhhh, for chrissake don't tell anyone. Damned fine money to be made.
No no.... Tuttle..
er I think the point is extrapolating the behaviour out.
if it causes such disastrous and inexplicable behaviour in a simple home setup what's going to happen when you let it loose on a monster behemoth of a corporate network?
Ray guns pah..
get me sharks with frickin lasers...
Does anyone know if there is actually any technical reason why O2 are so piss-poor when it comes to data connections/packages compared to the other operators? Is their infrastructure simply not up to the job?
I guess it really just highlights just how technically savvy the Phorm clowns are, that they thought they would be able to get away with this unnoticed.
Will anyone at BT et al now ponder if this glaring lack of technical acumen might perhaps be a sign that the company isn't capable of being trusted with their customers private data after all? Perhaps not.
Paris 'cos she knows so much about private data being distributed.
"Anyway, speaking of Exchange not being suitable for ISPs to run an email server - anyone know what Hotmail runs on?"
Well... there was a big fanfare about them migrating off FreeBSD.... but when the Reg scooped that they'd only migrated the front end servers to IIS and the backend was still all FreeBSD it went all quiet. Perhaps they did migrate it all in the end, but I can't find a decent article about it anywhere. There's a tech-ed piece from 2000 describing the migration (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb496985.aspx)... but that predates the 2001 Register story about it just being the web front end that was moved (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/12/12/microsoft_hotmail_still_runs/).
So no idea what it's on. MS does however try to eat its own dogfood as much as possible (or just buy out someone elses) so I'd be surprised if they weren't using MS software by now.
So what do you think they're using?
To all the MS fanboys jumping to defend them... why exactly?
Ok the article doesn't say in detail what they're migrating "from" but the comment that: "We have been working with our platform supplier Microsoft" and that they are now migrating to a "Microsoft Exchange 2003 platform" suggests that they are currently already on some form of Microsoft Platform to deliver their service (Exchange 2000 perhaps?) and are flailing about rebooting the systems, reinstalling software and now upgrading to Exchange 2003 (probably for free) to try and see if thats ready for servicing an ISP scale mail system. Anyone in the know care to dish the dirt?
Yeah your laptop screen upscaling is crap, amateur and just gives you a big blurred image. You should take a look at a PS3 upscaling DVD (or I expect these HD-DVD players probably produce a similar output) and you do end up with a very impressive image.
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