* Posts by vlc

9 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011

NHS tears out its Oracle Spine in favour of open source

vlc

This is the best news I've ever herd about gov ICT projects, but that ICT team at the NHS will need all the luck, help and good-will they can get to avoid the politics and big-corp interests crushing them.

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Review: Intel Next Unit of Computing barebones desktop PC

vlc

Would be more interesting if it had some special provision for being clustered or stackable to easily increase its power and versatility.

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Kickstarter kindly allows Brits to channel 95% of their money through it

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How far the classified add has come!

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Qwerty Android smartphone

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Bring on the full sized Pro.... now!

There are hardly any Android phones with a real keyboard and this one is too small. Why on earth is it taking so long for SE to make the full-sized Xperia Pro available in the UK?

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Google plan to kill Javascript with Dart, fight off Apple

vlc

Thats why Pyjamas exists

It really is a mess. The web is great because of (as the e-mail states) the reach it offers. But in other respects web-tools have taken use backwards at least 15 years.

This mish-mash of technologies held together by bit of string needs a clean-up. I have no idea if it is THE solution but pyjs.org does seem to be a step in the right direction.

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Comcast 'Tweetgate' apology thrown back in face

vlc

Read it carefully...

I know it wasn't meant that way...but Comcast was a bit too quick to pull the trigger... the message could have been meant as praise.... "OMG! @FCC Commissioner Baker voted 2 approve Comcast/NBC merger & is now lving FCC for A JOB AT COMCAST?!?" [Well done for hiring someone that knows the ropes!]

In any case...

The charity should have accepted the money, said thank-you and just continued with the commentaries.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love SSDs

vlc

Spread the wear more thinly?

you mentioned that it uses techniques for spreading the wear.... does that imply that higher capacity drives last proportionately longer?

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Fukushima fearmongers are stealing our Jetsons future

vlc

Misleading comparison

You imply that we should shun exposure to the sun. But the fact is if you have low exposure to the sun, the lack of vitamin D alone would kill you. As anyone who keeps pet reptiles will know, no sunlight equals death; same applies to humans. Lack of sufficient sunlight may have killed off the dinosaurs too. You should not compare solar radiation which comes with beneficial properties, with the radiation from a nuclear plant, which is a very un-natural form of radiation. I'm certain you can't make Vitamin D from that.

I'm pro solar and pro nuclear. What has happened the power-plants in Japan is a very serious tragedy that could impact negatively on the whole planet. Those who try to play down the impact are in denial of the fact that it could be extremely serious. But that does not mean that we should not pursue that energy source; we just need to get better at it.

Nuclear can deliver the the shear volume of power we need, but solar makes it feasible for individuals and small groups to be energy producers; democratising and diversifying the supply of energy.

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Google 'clamps down' on world of Android partners

vlc

Probably a good approach

Android is still an infant and not ready to be completely weaned from Google's guidance. I don't want incompatible or confusing versions of Android. Until, it has matured some more, Google is on on balance probably correct to take this approach.

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