50 posts • joined Friday 15th April 2011 17:15 GMT
And the ongoing spat with Rimini Street??
oracle in the clouds
The latest Oracle magazine has an interesting article where they interview a real Cloud Customer
...or perhaps not.
I think it says quite a lot about Oracle cloud that they can only find a fictional company to interview!
Re: lost almost all respect for consumer reports
Maybe a transatlantic language problem here? I think @TheVogon is referring to LPG power which is usually Butane or Propane rather that the US meaning of 'gas' which of course is 'petrol' in Europe! LPG is very clean as far as particulate emissions go and produces about 80% of the CO2 of a petrol/gasoline engine. Whether that makes LPG vehicles 'better' than an EV I couldn't say.
Read the article. This is not about unemployed benefit claimants, doleites scroungers or whatever derogatory label you might like to employ but is about Disability Living allowance, which can only be claimed if you have severe mobility problems or care requirements. I have not seen the website but the paper form was about 50 pages long. My wife received DLA for several months before her death last year. Dying many years before qualifying for a pension, in common with many DLA recipients, means that she saved HMG thousands of pounds so i find any implication of 'scrounging' etc pretty offensive
Re: It's in the ears of the beholder
I have to agree with Alistair, having heard through a related young person, that Beats (tm) is just a loudness switch you can't turn off
It's in the ears of the beholder
I'm probably a little older than Alistair Dabbs as I went to university in the late 70's. The average student then generally had a crappy mono 'record player' , or more accurately record destroyer, whilst only the more fussy/rich had a set up usually based around components from Wharfedale, Garrard and that other colossus of the cheap British 'HiFi' Clive Sinclair. At home My parents had a 'radiogram' where the quality of the wood veneer was far more important than the sound. So most people put up with sound quality far worse than today's MP3 players. I think that the average, admittedly not Hi Fi, sound quality of music that people listen to is much higher than it was 30 or 40 years ago and for most people that is good enough as it always has been. There will also always be people for whom this isn't good enough, myself included although i wouldn't go as far as:
Context is also important. If I really want to listen to music i will always prefer the source whether it's Vinyl or CD, I have never messed around much with FLAC etc, but when i am enjoying an evening around the dinner table with some of my amazingly witty and intelligent friends then MP3 is fine, plus I don't have to keep changing things. The same for listening in the car.
So chacun à son goût as Nigel Farage would say. He likes a pint or two, apparently.
Re: Films not even fit for "stright to DVD"
'Tony Leary, the nice-guy owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for one last roll of the dice. His new superhero title, The Sodomizer, launches at the British International Comic Show, and nothing will stop Tony from making it a success. Nothing except a gang of Geordie criminals ....'
What a great super hero name, wonder his super power is???
Straight to Etch a Sketch...
Re: Her dad is a laugh
Actually this happened in 1991 and Batson D Sealing was an Egyptologist rather than an internet guru.
(departs with coat under a hail of stones with the crowd yelling 'Pedant! pedant!')
Re: Microsoft are going to upset Mac-using execs here
'cloudy office suits' sound cool where can I buy one?
but no toilets or snack facilities...
the vanishing clouds
As well as the £960k demanded to keep the data centre running until the 15th the admionistrators' letter states: ( http://www.2e2.com/docs/jacqui/letter-for-non-data-centre-customer.pdf?sfvrsn=2 )
'As you will understand, we have received a number of requests from customers seeking to gain access to their data
immediately. Unfortunately, the levels of data held in the Companies’ Data Centres are such that this process could
take up to 16 weeks and we will need to ensure that the integrity of third party data and security is maintained.'
That is a lot more money yet to be demanded. I assume that as the numbers of customers with data declines the demands on the remainder will go up.
This is a haemorrhoidal clusterf**k
An outrageous omission
Your pub bound correspondent missed booth 35853 obviously, where they would have seen THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING EVER.....
and it's from SPAAAAACE
Re: They KILLED COVERFLOW!
possibly related to the patent action mentioned here, even though the judgement was subsequently reversed??
I liked Cover flow but apart from that I think it is an improvement over 10.
Re: From my weblogs...
Actually if you look at this page for data on mobile Browser/operating system market share, you will see that Apple is way ahead although Android has grown steadily. For some reason Apple users are more active in terms of internet use. I'm sure someone will have a salacious/abusive explanation for that ;-)
old old ad campaign
Q. hello have you been to a Harvester before?
A. Are you telling me people come here more than once?
anyone know how long.....
....it takes Google to upload new data? I ask because the Google car was all over my neighbourhood about 4 weeks ago. I have set a point of interest alert in Google but if anyone has any info....
Not too big to fail then
This is the world's third largest private sector company with 657,000 employees, I'll repeat that 657,000 employees. It seems that none of them were available and they had to recruit 10,400 from scratch?????
Re: If I was a betting person...
That'll be the iMove, a personal matter transporter
Mine's the one with a hole in the pocket as I've just found out
There may be more...
It's pretty obscure but if you dig a bit deeper, in System profiler in the syncservices log you will find this, or variants thereof:
2012-06-13 20:45:44:432|SyncServer|1994|110fd0|Server|Info| Goodnight, Gracie.
I think it is a message when the mac goes into sleep mode. 'Goodnight Gracie' was a catchprase used by George Burns to his wife Gracie Allen at the end of his radio show, and no I'm not that old, I had to look it up.
sheer unaulterated brilliance
I know there is a link to the original Reg story but let's hope Menshn.com lives up to this:
BTW I think Luke Bozier is Steve Bong's pen name
From the Almaz website 'EA owns four RRV (Reusable Reentry Vehicle) capsules and two large Salyut-Class Spacecraft. The reusable reentry capsules can carry three passengers to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).' So no actual rockets then!!
I'd go with Jedi Knight Dark forces II, and its bolt on Mysteries of the Sith. I was off work recovering from a big operation and I spent weeks playing these. I still get nightmares on the MOTS level where you had to swim underwater for what seemed, and usually was, an impossible length of time. Of course it got easier when i found the cheats. One of the best things about it was that you really had to think about how to solve things.
OTOH Battle for Naboo which no-one has mentioned was absolutely dreadful.
Dear Lucas Arts I would pay for an updated Dark Forces with modern graphics quality.
Re: Paper Books are so 20th Century
Backward and proud of it
form over function
the lemon squeezer looks very nice but is TOTALLY USELESS as an actual lemon squeezer. Not untypical of the Starckian cult's products, although I do like my Miss Sissy lamps.
Re: not an issue for me
if it's relevant I have a 32Gb wi-fi thingy
not an issue for me
I've done speedtest.com comparisons with my wife's iPad 2. sometimes the the iPad 2 is quicker, sometimes the iPad 3 is quicker. it does not seem to be a problem for me anyway. Likewise the overheating thing, it does get a bit warmer than the iPad 2 but never more than luke warm, strangely warmer when reading the `Guardian iPad app than watching films or playing games. Must be a liberal conspiracy thing.
.... cos i'm off to the pub now
I preferred it in the old days when there wasn't all this nostalgia.
Left my coat at home actually cos it's so sunny
it's hot stuff!!
Anyone contemplating the new iPad should visit their local Apple store (or pc world as I did). Compare them side by side. The screen is much better but worth an upgrade from an Ipad2? I doubt it. More seriously though, those extra pixels and bigger battery generate significantly more heat which you can feel if you hold both models, especially in a store environment where they have been running for hours. This has produced a lot of posts on Apple discussion pages with some people claiming it gets too hot to hold under some circumstances!
Re: Holy major rip-off Batman
Deletion from photostream is only on that one device. If you have 'accidentally' taken a pic on your iPhone and you have photo stream on it will not delete that pic from any other household iDevice.
And while I'm still griping, 10.6 iTunes only allows re-download of purchased movies in the US of A.
it's not just money........
As the blessed Steve made clear to Obama (http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120123/ARTICLE/301239999/2055/NEWS?Title=Apple-s-Jobs-to-Obama-jobs-aren-t-coming-back-to-U-S-), it's the massive number of skilled workers and the ability of companies like Foxconn to ramp up/down and rapidly make changes which simply cannot be matched in western Europe or the US economies. Of course there's nothing to stop Apple reducing their profit margin and insisting that the Chinese subcontractors pay their workers more.
The big thing with scalextric is that you can modify and expand the layout, add cars and generally be a bit imaginative, as well as competitive. These sets are one trick ponies which will bore their owners after 10 minutes IMHO.
careful reading (and writing) pays
'though the UK economy is half again the size of Russia's' does not mean half the size, although it is a clumsy bit of writing.
Russian GDP 2011 USD 1,479,825million
UK GDP 2011 USD 2,250,209million
US GDP 2011 USD 14,526,550million
Figures from the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook (WEO) Database, April 2011 Edition.
start upgrade to 7.2.2 on the Mac
start iOS5 update
phone restore complete
complete minimal config for iCloud, as I'm sure what to do with it yet
no problems at all
Sir Smugworthy Bastard
Hardly Ableson! 1940's technology at 21st century prices,mostly ridden by overweight middle aged men. The local owners' club meet at the Golf club. How cool and BadAss is that? As for the Expert Council.... words fail me.
They got him! possibly
So, a 59 year old man from Gloucester is arrested:
Not the typical LulzSec/Anonymous profile!
I was working as a programmer in a totally IBM Mainframe shop back then. IBM gave us a couple of early pcs, I forget what model exactly, to play with perhaps to see if we could find a use for them. Whilst messing around I discovered how to change the display font size and colour, but could not get it back to its original state. Convinced that I had broken the bloody thing and would be in trouble, the next day I Went into work slightly nervously. Then I had the 'turn it off and turn it back one revelation'. All was well, and I never looked back. It's true though that for corporate use in the 80s they only became useful when we started using them as terminals!
trackpad in Lion
I totally agree on the usefulness of the trackpad. Especially if you set preference so that you just tap it to click. Personally I really never liked the magic mouse, it's an awkward shape, a bit scratchy to move around and the limited multi-touch gestures possible are quite difficult in operation. I actually use the trackpad in conjunction with a logitech trackball as the trackpad is not great for games. Interesting write-up of Lion. I'm waiting a few days before I instal it, maybe until 10.7.1. I also have a couple of power pc Apps i would like to sort out first (and a magic mouse I'm open to offers on).
ancient history of F***wits
about 20 years ago there was a Rolls Royce silver Shadow in Cardiff with the number BOI 10X, which i think reads better. Checking on the DVLA site it does not appear to exist anymore however. BTW quite a neat facility for seeing if your old Nissan Primeval is still on the road:
Magic or not?
for those inclined to splash out I would go for the magic (sic) trackpad over the magic (equally sic) mouse. I have both and the mouse rarely comes out. The only thing I would changes on the trackpad is to make it a bit bigger. On the trackpad I prefer to have it set to tap rather actual clicking
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