80 posts • joined Thursday 25th August 2011 16:06 GMT
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Too much unlimited
We have unlimited texts (likely 3000-5000), unlimited broadband (capped to a few GB), why is the ASA suddenly concerned about another unlimited.
Crack down on them all, or none. Be consistent!
Oooo shiny, but doesn't have the exact spec I want at the price I want to pay
Hence it must be rubbish, get over yourselves.
This is at a price point where the extras you are all crying out for 3G/HDMI/RAM etc. are just not possible, if they were then Amazon would have done so already with the Fire. This is a subsidized product.
If this came out at £250, with the requested features then you would all still be complaining as you think it should be available for £200!
I will get one, 8GB, and remove videos when I have watched them, I will tether to my phone, I will not play much music on it, I already use my phone and spotify for that. I may use it for navigation with the downloaded maps feature. I may connect it to a USB stick when I want to access extra things, but most likely I will use it to consume content, play with data in the cloud and stuff like that, fits the bill exactly for what I want and at a price where I don't mind ditching my 10" 32GB (+32GB SD) standard android tablet, which also did not have 3G and I have never noticed!
Re: What about the Kindle Fire?
Not launching in the UK as they cannot gain any UK content rights. Nor can Google, but they will be pressing ahead anyway.
Project cost £70 million!
Not sure where all that money has gone, given that Humanx already had a suitable platform, only needed to tweek iplayer/iTV player/etc to conform with the CE-HTML that is available on the platform and its good to go.
And as this expensive product is only available for the UK I cannot see many other STB/TV manufacturers wanting to get on board, esp as they will have to front a joining fee to offset the original development costs.
your plan E should be plan B
MS buys Nokia keeps patents dumps everything else, Elop gets a big payrise and welcome back party (oh you never really left?)
Re: $49 for 8GB
surely you back all your important memories to some sort of NAS device (also backed up - to the cloud maybe?) rather then relying on a phone/tablet/laptop to hold them all.
I think the reason not to have the sdcard slot is manifold, cost, FAT patents, content from google store and push people to use google drive.
If your device is mostly always connected to the internet and Drive (dropbox, cx, box etc) then why do you need extra on device storage?
from the glusterfs website
Glusterfs is a distributed cluster filesystem and the latency introduced by FUSE context switching is negligible compared to the latency introduced by the network.
But if I only want a moderate level of disk and clustering this may be just the thing, especially when I can use glusterfs without having to use RHEL.
I was at the Big Data 2012 conference last week in London, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle all appeared to be saying that they were embedding Hadoop into their offerings and adding security extensions and extras, these would all be propriety and not likely be returned to the community.
So I would expect to see internal forks of the codebase, with these companies taking updates from the community and hardly giving anything in return.
Business as usual then.
Not widely available
not available for my ICS tablet or ICS phone.
As a linux user of office365
I find it extremely annoying.
With chrome I cannot access all features, though firefox support is better - eg. cannot setup mail filters.
Oftentimes it will show the old web interface, I used to be able to get around this with a custom http-header - this seems no longer to work though. Nasty old webmail it is then.
Sometimes it will bounce me to livemail instead of office365, which of course I cannot log in to.
Not exactly an enterprise solution!
ah those we the days
All misty eyed now, Zarch was great, there was a great feeling of motion about the landscape, especially using trust and letting gravity drop you back down again.
I had a A310, extra RAM, backplane, extra floppy drive, must have cost me close on £1000. Well worth it!
I was writing games in assembler back then for Spectrum, C64, Atari ST. I could render 3D shaded graphics faster in Basic on the Archimedes than I could in assembler on the 8/16bit platforms!
Surely this is just doing the same things as Cyanogen, but without the support of handset people (under the covers) and the community
But with another non-compatible platform
alta-vista had this
Years ago, a nice java applet that would show the relationships between things you found, click on a node and it re-searched and presented again. Very swish.
Doomed to repeat history, did not expect it to be so soon!
Looking at those pics...
It just goes to show that games have not really changed that much, just better graphics and sound!
Lets not forget Lords of Midnight, Attic Attack, and of course all the others that I have forgotten :(