97 posts • joined 25 Aug 2011
Should have used perl
Everyone knows God uses perl.
He messed up the results because the researcher uses the language of Satan!
Its doesn't happen often
That government sponsored software is delivered to spec, on time and under budget.
We should be celebrating the positives of this nasty snooping system!
10,000 a week
or 5 million a year, to give all 20 million homes and who knows how many businesses, its going to take some time
New pound coin - Worth less than a thrupenny bit!
£1 may get you 1/3rd of a pint and somewhere between 1/7th and 1/12th of a cinema ticket
That's inflation for you
Its been 2 factor for ages for me
For some reason I need to enter the password twice every time :)
Even though my browser remembers it!
Stupid 365 website
Normal advertising is nudging?
Surely there is more to it than this?
Just let us have UK roaming
And they would not have to have these kind of deals
An internet connected weather station
with a photo of Lewis Page on it?
Amazon Perl devs go to conferences
At least here in the UK and give talks etc.
Maybe it depends on languages used etc as to how sharing the various devs are ;)
missing lots of content
Plus the high bit rate stuff I uploaded, seems to come back to me at a very low bitrate.
£9.99 compares to spotify, so the £7.99 early adaptor price would be a draw if it had more of the music I like
active vs passive brewing
Should the bag/leaves be left to stand and brew the tea due to convection currents in the hot water or should you stir it like a b4stad till the spoon stands on its own?
So do they want these
Because they cannot be snooped, or because they can?
Surely they want to shutdown RIM, as they provide encrypted messaging like Lavasoft and Silent Circle did.
Doesn't NuoDB already do this
From the data they repeatedly send me, they do
... and the programmers wherever it is that they wish to be (as it should be of course).
If only IT type companies accepted remote workers, living in the North and asking companies based in and around London if remote working is available is a lesson in futility.
However I do know quite a few people in other businesses that are accepted as remote workers, for some reason IT companies can't keep up with the pace of IT or do not trust their workers
If they have not made a profit
And are giving £5M that they do not have to pay to the government, then surely this is some sort of payment offset.
And hence they can claim tax back on it.
So google are going to be be hiring like the oher companies?
tell us something hard you have done
where do you see yourself in 5 years
why did you leave company 'x'
Re: Fired in Anger?
Maybe it was fired from Angers?
Ancient Roman version of The Register?
This image (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/67333000/jpg/_67333533_staffordshire-hoard-624.jpg) at the BBC would suggest so (story link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-22359844)
They were recruiting for STB developers back in February for UK roles
Same goes for double click, I nowadays expect zoom, rather than nothing
Generally not had a problem
With recent-ish (last 3 years) Dell laptops and Linux, distro of choice goes on and laptop works.
Not sure why they need to create a special one.
Re: No Psions?
The series 3 was a fantastic design, I would have one again if it had an android phone in it
Now that the GCSEs and A levels are generally easier to pass, the entry levels to uni are easier to meet, the current trend that all school leavers go to uni, it is no surprise that people getting degrees come out of their education not getting the jobs they have been told they should get with their shiny degrees.
Surely it should not take some uni research types to work that out.
Reminds me of the government expecting that most university's would not charge anything near the full allowable price for tuition fees, hahaha, new average course fees £8,500 vs £9,000 full price!
Re: A fool and his data
Well I use a crypted filesystem in dropbox and have that inside a google drive directory and let dropbox and Insync keep things copied.
Its not that the oceans have gotten deeper, its that you have gotten shorter
Looks like sci-fi tv from the 50's
Love it :)
RDBMS vs NoSQL
Try not to throw valuable data away, it does not matter if you store it in RDBMS or NoSQL, if you failed to store it you will always fail to find it with a search.
A number of RDBMS allow you to store semi-structured data (think JSON or XML), just like their NoSQL brethren, this allows you to manage structured and semi structured data in the same system, allows you to keep to ACID and all those things that are important. Just don't mess (update/delete entries) with the JSON/XML structures too much as this could be a big DB hit.
Do indexing, yes even in NoSQL, saves your big HBASE batch jobs from taking far too long.
Most importantly understand your data and its relationships, if you don't know that a field exists because your developers are a bit vague, then you will never be able to search on it, unless it is in a RDMBS of course, where you will have that helpful schema to fall back upon.
I am sure I have heard him on Radio 4
Just before the 5 O'Clock news
Poor timing for Eric to go
But no one has said that its poor timing for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson to go.
Dual standards at work or something more sinister?
Saw plenty of spiders when I was there
But not this one, will have to go back!
2Mbs for fibre?
are they not also investing in some quicker kit at the exchanges too, appalling data rates.
Oh, thats the best we can do, unless UK gov stumps up more cash in a couple more years.
Shouldn't that be
The the father of C++ is just coming round to the idea that passing pointers (or references) is a better idea than passing full scale objects.
Maybe too much believing that the OO paradigm is the one true path?
Re: Console name
Easy, just call it Portal
Could you send a copy of your data
Cue a fax of the floppy disk.
Another send the data on a 5.25 floppy, stapled through the disc attached to a covering letter.
Ahh the good old days
Handy Christmas presents
Saves buying the kids those dinosaur bones archaeology things from the museums.
Don't buy cheap bluetooth devices
Get the more expensive ones that have their own chargers and stands.
My Logitech DeNovo Edge has been going strong fot the past 6 years or so, no worries, put it in the stand once a month and its good!
Don't get a smart TV, get a smart STB they are much cheaper
And you can replace them every couple of years as they improve/decrease in price.
TV UIs are often a bit crap as Rovi have loads and loads of patents in this area meaning that the developers either have to work around obvious prior art functionality or get their companies to stump up cash for licenses.
Finally the software generally is not as good as PC software as the margins are so much tighter than on PCs, though the retail markups are much higher. This means less testing, cheaper development teams churning out any old crap in a few months for the latest variant on a tier 1 product, software is not backwards compatible as chipsets have changed, meaning the consumers have to suck it up or buy another TV.
Not so 'smart' now are they!
Acer are not very good with ongoing support
So even though the price and spec are good, I would not touch one.
Don't expect any android updates after 6 months, it will effectively be EOL'd.
Just the same as their tablets!
Why are mobile connections more expensive
I know its the norm, but I generally stream at a lower bitrate than from a PC or wired connection. Surely it is in the interest of the companies to promote this as their costs are lower?
If I don't have unlimited data on mobile I am less likely to constantly leave such a service on all the time, but I may leave my PC version playing 8 hours+ through the day
Obviously not involved in hiring his successor
...With those wage and bonus increases
I worked with Mike at Maelstrom, back in the late 80s.
For an English teacher, he certainly knew his maths. Whether it was to validate random number generators or to allow 1000s of locations in 8bit games, to doing 'sub pixels' on the Atari ST to make it appear to have better resolution and real 3D shaded graphics on 8bit and 16bit platforms, all in assembler of course.
Ahead of his time in many ways, shame some of the ideas did not come to fruition.
One enduring memory is when he came back with some huge 27inch monitors from some air traffic control place, took up almost the entire depth of the desks, that and the clouds of smoke that enveloped the office.
Strange when I go back to that office now (my solicitor is in there), brings all those memories flooding back.
From the sounds of it, its a loan of 100K
Which may have to be spent on the marketing types and consultants that put you in touch with the other companies.
So who wins: your company, now 100K in debt, the consultants, or the governments image for helping small businesses?
But lets hope it works out for those companies that put themselves forward for selection.
Still waiting for mine
And it was ordered at the start of July, apparently it may arrive in October!
So likely to be a rev 2 board by then
not that different to some vegan products
As far as manufacturing things goes, people do not question how their quorn or tofu is made, nor question the chemicals involved. Why should a meat printing factory be any different?
I am quite happy to have printed meat of a certain quality, likely beats out the pink slime that McDonalds were using.
If this sort of protein uses less resources than growing a pig or a cow then all is good.
Buckfast - pretty much an energy drink
Now check out the silly things the drinkers of this concoction get up to after imbibing
To reward those who create these apps - for less than the price of a pint of beer.
Ideas like these only give governments excuses to make sure they get copies of all communications.
Bang goes free speech (for those that have it), or a right to privacy or anything else along those lines.
Just ask google for it
I am sure they already have this, if you are using google navigation, I would expect that this is already fed back to the google plex