177 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007
Remember when El Reg could spell?
I don't. :-P
Witness, Apple market research in progress.
Hint: They're not making a squishy phone.
I for one welcome our new microbial overlords.
They're all deluded fanbois.
Sent from my iPhone.
Storagebod working for BBC watchdog?
This reminds me of the story of cinemas charging a lot for popcorn, the beeb sees a greedy cinema raking it in on popcorn sales, the reality is a business barely afloat and that a fiver plus a few quid on 20 pence worth of popcorn is what it costs to watch a movie now. If us vendors stopped charging for the last 20% tomorrow, we'd charge you more for the first 80%, it would be no different.
But! There is a difference here, the vendor who can let you reliably keep 1% spare will win, it will drive innovation, and not just in the product. Go on, everyone ask for it.
But first, ask for your drives to be picked from different batches, we could at least halve double disk failures if we tried.
Not if all you print is that tool for squeezing the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube.
It's already hard enough to stop my ISP from breaking DNS.
I want to find Hypercompuglobalmeganet's home page, I'll just type that into my broswer and let it google for it.
Followed by: BT has detected that the web page is not available.
Oh sod off, where is the opt out for this crap?
Seriously tempted to pay for a pure DNS service from someone else.
Re: Any word on how many back doors to the NSA is in this equipment?
None whatsoever. But then, what would I say if there were?
RAM caches do work.
A RAM cache is a nice thing to have, they can work very very well. It isn't ever going to drive the RAM flat out over USB3, but it will be faster than the disk alone. It's not entirely pointless.
I wonder what happens when you unplug it?
Half a second?
The Samsung lasts 18.8 seconds and the iPhone only lasts 18.3 seconds? Well the iPhone is clearly utter tat compared to the shining beacon that is the Sams... oh wait they're both dead.
If you drop your smartphone in a pint you better hope it was an empty...
More valid than most rubbish I see in Reg Comments.
Yes I appreciate the irony.
SPC-1 definitely has to be interpreted, a big box of RAM isn't suitable for everyone (anyone?)
They're trying to say they've made a high capacity box that doesn't perform like a dog or cost a lot, and they're sitting amongst the frontrunners in that race, over toward the capacity flank. Doesn't "stand out" though.
Hype to hide that they are doing an iCamera, shortly they'll get sued by Samsung again over their android cameras...
You are wrong, game of the year is DayZ.
UEFI sucks really hard
It just does, doesn't matter what the box is, it will be littered with bugs if it has an EFI BIOS.
I can't actually get into the BIOS setup on my Gigabyte Z77 board if the SATA mode is RAID, I've wired the clear cmos jumper to the front panel reset button to get around this problem.
What are they going to do?
What are they going to do, DMCA take down request? LOL!
Just give us IP6, the addresses are totally shorter.
Back doors are a Holywood thing...
I do agree, I'm not keen on the tendency to develop far faster, usually. Firefox for example, I still can't move my bookmarks around, how can you go through tens of major releases and not fix that. But the excuse these companies always use is that they have to do this in order to compete, which means people are buying it, STOP BUYING IT!
I for one welcome our new stick wielding cockatoo overlords.
Someone had to.
"notruf" is German for "emergancy call"...
So he had his windows broken and then he broke his windows?
Is the disk famine over yet?
Re: ok, I'll ask...
At half a million $ for 1.5TB, apparently not.
Not AOONS at all...
Upon reading the article, it is clear that none of the incidents mentioned qualify for a Darwin Award, by your own definition; this is not an AOONS. I must insist that you publish a retraction.
Thought this was about Facebook...
Little difference TBH.
Nice article, shame about the title.
Has anyone had any idea what a Reg article is about before reading it in the last couple of years? Granted this one is ok, the "god particle" in this title is a well known term now (even if it's a ****** term used by idiot hipsters). But it's been a long time since I've seen a title make a lot sense now: "Dell drowns competition with defective ducks..." WTF!?
Fuck me this is news!
Chips running right up against the limit crash!!!!
This does not change at all in Windoze 8, just looks different. Carry on.
So what's in it?
Go on, feel free to tell us if you know...
Maybe they should stop presenting their clients users with such a shitty GUI?
Works at altitude?
Can that parachute open forcefully enough to pull the chord in the thin air at ~100,000ft?
Could I suggest an alternative which detects lift from the baloon: http://iamtheb.org/me/weightdetector.GIF
Aerodynamics have no part to play. No unreliable pin to pull. Spring still ensures electrical contact.
When the weight of the payload is zero, it is in freefall. Keep the tube long to account for turbulence.
Is it real?
The file name is combo_not.txt, so it may just be a list of just the hashes that a simple dictionary attack could not solve. The cracker really has every detail from every account but didn't share it.
Some joker just published an sha-1 of the Oxford English....
I suspect we will never know. Change your passwords.
Partial power disruption during scheduled maintenance.
Partial power disruption during scheduled maintenance = somebody tripped over the chord.
Looks like falling to me...
Two ways to dissuede intelligent applicants...
1. Attempting to gain access to social media content that you otherwise cannot.
2. Requiring pain in the arse assessments, like a 15 minute automated skype video interview which gives you 5 minutes to answer each question to camera. I wouldn't have done that even if I did have a fast enough broadband connection back then.
What does windows 8 look like?
I have been attempting to google this but I simply cannot find anything that I'm sure is what Windows 8 looks like...
This might be because IBM allows me to use ANY OS which meets the security requirements, and I'm used to a sensible gnome desktop.
Do they have "pubs" in Austrailia?
Clearly Siri doesn't work their either.
...a product for a storage admin who is unable to think about what the application actually needs. We're never going to see this for one big reason, a thing with everything will always cost more than a thing with what you need.
I'd love to try and do Virtualisation in a server located thing though, decentralised replication, eeer, QoS definately required.
OH! MY! GOD! Two flash cards have the same heat-spreader!!
They're not even the same profile...
Not a drive.
That, sir, is an array.
Best or most popular?
Is the survey adjusted to consider the number of people who have used each service?
SuperDuperISP could be the best thing ever and have only 10 users take the survey, so come in low.
This seems like a great way to spill gigabytes of traffic into the air making it even harder to use WiFi. All for devices which for their years of life; NEVER MOVE!
It should be illegal for stuff that sits still to use wireless connections, use a cable FFS!
"dedupe is coming next year"
We'll keep hearing this line for a while.
Get ready to not really be sure how much storage you actually have. Someone could wipe out heaps of back end by simply using "Find and Replace". But then thin provisioning is a bit like this already.
Are they not listening?
Nobody wants 3D, NOBODY!
Most of the "3D" media you can get (with the exception of toy story) is not 3D, it's a 2D video which has been made selectively blurry and all out of kilter by Intel, who seem to think they have a way to turn 2D movies into stunning 3D. Intel; you can't, just stop it.
Speaking as a first born...
...my younger brother was far more restricted than me. Though he has written off 4 cars in 8 crashes to my faultless record. My parents saw this difference coming long before we started driving.
...3D TV is shit.
I have never been impressed, it makes my eyes and brain hurt watching it. The sooner the craze (lol) dies down again the better.
Piece of cake finding a job I found.
And quite ironic that the adds in the page are IBM. Plenty of IT companies hiring record numbers of grads now.
Looks like the drawing from one of the winners of that competition a few years back.
PS. My T-shirt is way too big.
Did anyone else see the black mesa logo?
I want that now.
Stop deceiving people with maths.
There are 82% more claims for screen breakages, this is true, but there are more claims overall. The likelihood that a screen will break is nothing like 82 more. We'd need to know the number of policies held to draw a useful comparison. So far all we can be sure of is the iPhone 4 is more popular than the 3GS.
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