115 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
“By combining demand, on behalf of Central Government departments and the wider public sector, Crown Commercial Service has demonstrated the benefits of government working as a single customer to achieve best value for the taxpayer, whilst continuing to build good working relationships with our technology suppliers.”
or in other words,
due to the inability of the civil service to make a decision we have had to deal a large deal with a big incumbent
Re: World Peace
maybe should have said
"live in peace in Europe, except the balkans cos they are mental "
Re: For some reason...
I have added that to my favorite websites of all time
so I see my retirement in 20 years being contracting as infra arch /sysadmin at exorbitant rates to fund my dreams of classic sportscar racing,
though on a more sensible note I have been experiencing more customers just thinking that infrastructure is easy because that complexity is hidden to an extent by cloud. They fail to grasp that setting up an ipad is different to building systems across geographically diverse data centers servicing 10s or 100s of thousands of users will multiple conflicting requirements. This lack of understanding may lead to a future full of opportunity or it may not.
awesome use of school resources,
well done to the head for supporting this,
well done to the kid for putting it together and sourcing the gear from industry, that shows nouse and initiative
Re: Warming Occurring Rapidly Despite Pine Forests
surely just a couple of fanboi icons , one of a yurt or windmill , the other of a factory or oil rig for example
summed it up in an unrelated quote that applies to to this situation , for those unfamiliar here is it
"there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know."
this article describes one thing going from known unknown to known known,
How many other known unknowns are there ?
which proportion are positive feedback and which negative ?
as always with climate science it is a developing science which makes it a risky business making definitive statements and as climate is a complex system reducing these complexities to soundbites also leads to trouble and much bollocks.
I , for one, am convinced of one thing, climate is changing, as to the rest more info and analysis needed
a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.
"legislation to stiffen penalties for persons convicted of hate crimes"
not a hate crime, just a crime
I could be interested in one if
1) it costs less than £100
2) it works with any android phone
otherwise not bothered
I didn't see that one coming
all your eye belong to us
"Abadie has said she wears her Glass headset all the time, even when not using it"
during sex ? in the shower ?
enquiring minds need to know
Re: graphics capabilities needed to customize dashboard displays
Infra red HUD available in CAdillacs in 2000 and 2001,
I remember it being reviewed by Top Gear
use this to ask your MP
I have used it in the past and got a written reply from the MP in question so , it has worked at least once !
Re: Really hard to take sides
well hopefully neither side will lose , or win, and be locked in a long and bitter dispute that just drains the resources of both sides,
kind of like Kramer vs kramer only more tedious and no-one really gives a f**k
the only downside being different lawyers win through fees.
Re: Off-topic: Electric cars?!?
here is some gov info that may help
after power gen transport is the next biggest target, though when you drill into it domestic transport accounts for 20% of CO2 and of that cars and taxis are 58% of the 20% so 11.6 % overall.
If all cars were electric that 11.6% would be reduced providing an easyish way of reducing CO2 according to UK gov though without investing in power gen it will not work anyway.
its author's belief that nations need to measure the impact of online crime if the author is to understand how to sell them security products
fixed that for you
so is Larry actually saying that they are crap but no reason not to make money out of them ?
or will it be "shared databases are crap except ours"
either way expect a labyrinthine licencing model that is open to interpretation that no-one has the minerals to test in court
"We are the Cisco. Lower your firewalls and surrender your wallets. We will add your software defined networking and commodity switches to our own. Your company will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."
Re: Make of it what you will
Re: Look out!
oh no it isnt !
I know , mine is the one with the programme in the pocket, no need to push
Re: "They used a spiral pattern to confuse the bees and trick them into crash landing."
i want that job, does this mean a set of increasingly difficult set of landing conditions leading to awesome top gun bees ?
maybe some obstacle courses ....
and by extension robust drones, but I prefer to concentrate on the bees.
Re: Lifestyle choice
" If you can't cope with bringing up a family and bringing enough money in to do so properly, then don't have children."
this comment ranks as one of the stupidest comments I have read,
because of course you can predict the future and your ability to cope with a situation of which you have little or no knowledge,
how do you know until you do it ?
it isn't all about the money either, there are good and bad parents from all economic backgrounds
I always find the phrase "overlooked for promotion" to be slightly odd.
First off that implies the control of the situation was not yours or some external factor was at play to deny you the promotion you deserved. Is this really the case ?
Did you do everything you could to get the promotion or did you just work hard and expect it ?
If you think getting a promotion in the organisation you are in involves doing things outside of your boundaries then try the job market
If you feel you aren't being valued where you are then try the job market.
If nothing happens maybe you have found your level so be happy with that, or keep trying the job market whilst balancing your job/home life.
or just ignore all of the above as it is only my opinion and based on my narrow experience of the UK IT job market. The author is American and things are almost certainly different there.
A war on terror is like trying to nail jelly to a wall, the only way to reduce terror is to improve the lives of the people from where the terrorists recruit.
kill someone's relative they become easy picking for terror groups (or governments or criminals or ...etc) for vengeful acts of violence , educate them and improve their lives they will be harder to convince of the justification for "righteous slaughter" and also , hopefully , more critical of the arguments presented to persuade.
Intelligence gathering is still needed, I do not think spying on everyone is a good thing or justified.
Re: Oh dear. Oh, um... dear.
so there is still space for
....no need to push, its the one with the bad week in the pocket
so what we are saying is that there are many options for the home electronics geek , and, depending on your personal preferences one is more relevant to the projects and your brain type than the others.
I think that is a good thing
I got my nook glo thing for £69 when they first reduced the price.
It allows me to read books in the dark
which is nice
Re: You never flew a fighter, did you?
"Until the remote control station has a 360° 3D "display" without the lag of satellite links (try to fire against a fast moving target a tenth of second later...), and other "inputs" "
this is all just a matter of time.
ever play an FPS online ?
there have been people with high pings anticipating movement to compensate for their network lags ever since online gaming started.
Re: That which brings the highest happiness...
I once managed to get them all to jump on the train track next to where you started.
but 9 times out of 10 one got away , then the mandatory hunting followed by having to lose the police
played all of the GTAs so far IV has gotten a bit serious though, played saint row 3 recently which has more of the humour of the previous GTAs
If V has more humour than IV then I will get the PC version, Keyboard and mouse FTW indeed (apart form the bloody helicopters !)
Re: No wonder
the hardest languages to learn are
please google to check though as my memory is not reliable
The main difficulties with English are too many exceptions to rules and words that sound identical but are spelt differently depending on meaning
again please check the above.
A person isn't stupid, people often are
So there is a risk that a mobile phone or other device could interfere with the safe landing or take off of a plane.
Given that a percentage of the sample doesn't switch off their phone or other device and that there are very few instances of aircraft having incidents as a result of passengers electronic devices can the risk not be assessed ?
impact - high crashing plane kills people
probability - low based on my scanning of the comments so please feel free to disagree
mitigation - ask all passengers to switch of said electronic devices knowing that some will comply and some won't
the mitigation chosen seems a reasonable compromise , I don't understand why everyone is getting so upset, surely the fact that some people cannot do without their phone or the possibility of not being contactable is more more upsetting ? well it is to me anyway.
google arsevoid ?
mine's the one with the HTC in pocket
Oracle state "our sh*t runs better on our sh*t"
in other news
"Clock on chart for bigger image"
needs an edit I think as I could not see a clock
anyone who has a simple answer should be ignored as they have failed to understand the question.
to tie in with their other offering ,
mines the one with the label removed
who would have thought breaking down ingrained stereotypes was sooo easy, a few articles here and there and women will flock to IT ....
Paris cos she was an IT girl
no new laws required covered by existing hacking laws isn't it ?
please insert yourselves
Due to the lack of an icon for my brain dribbling out of my ears I choose Paris I feel intellctually equal to her after reading this
One of my favorite authors, prefer the SF to the nonSF
Beer for all the pleasure his writing gave me
You will be missed
Re: Let's see now, a test on speedtest.net topped out at 79.09Mbps
did you remember to convert Mb into MB ?
Re: Civilised war
possibly this film
which is awesome
Re: There is potentially a difference.
cos sooner or later someone will pick up a stone and off we all go again
“we think it’s important to re-humanize technology so that consumers, professionals and decision-makers can interact with technology how and when they want – from the living room to the boardroom.”
has to win most vomit inducing marketing bo***cks so far this year, I mean what a terrible way to say "we let people make IP calls to one another"
the person who came up with that statement should be put down , or locked in a dark room with only themselves for company
stuff the gov already does
just point parents and kids at that.
Re: Except that...
and that is precisely the reason to keep trying
Politicians moaning about corporations tax behaviour winds me up. Comments like this
"Instead companies like Google are creating artificial structures and abusing current tax legislation to move profits offshore in order to avoid tax. That is just not right, and people like Eric Schmidt need to understand the legitimate public outrage that behaviour generates.”
piss me off as the only people who can change this are the politicians. So Ms Hodge is you don't want corporations behaving this way change the tax code and stop whinging about ethical behaviour which is just a crap way of trying to guilt a corporation into changing and trying to swap responsibility from the politican to the corporation.
steal the phone, steal the car, rob the house
welcome to the new iCrime
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders