This is basically just a copy&pasted press release. Isn't it? And, yes, capacities are still binary, in real life. Down at the bottom the chunks shifted around are still binary, after all.
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If we can have Office on MacOS, and SQL Server on Linux, and Microsoft is doing embedded Linux now, can we have Office on Linux?
It's poor firmware that's letting these beasts down. I've seen and tried a fair few, and they're all typically a firmware update away from being useful. It's almost as if the producers just assumed that packaged Samba would be a fire-and-forget solution, and no-one would ever want to use NFS provided as a Cinderella service.
Either it was a big deal, or it wasn't. Thanks for clearing that up.
You just have to be big enough for your tax liability to be a negotiation rather than a calculation. If it costs a largely predictable amount to pay people to help you avoid tax, you just need to be big enough that that predictable amount is a small proportion of the tax you're avoiding.
Was whoever-it-was at ITV that authorised the purchase in post for much longer? It was close to worthless even then.
My secondary MX is a 1993 Sun Sparc IPX with a 4GB (Seagate) SCSI disk attached. The only breaks in service are for building power maintenance.
On the slide? Possibly---but that's because these devices tend to be really close to useful functionality, but always one firmware update away from making a difference.
The name of the nerve gas is "Z-67" (from the subtitles) and they apparently did persuade Jemma Redgrave to say "zee sixty-seven" rather than "zed sixty-seven", presumably for the Americans watching who wouldn't be able to understand, otherwise.
When they catch you with one of their lasers, they basically threaten to throw the book at you unless you plead guilty. It's "pay up, or your driving life will turn to shit in hours and you'll wish you'd never been born". There's no hint whatsoever that the box does anything like what they claim it does. I'm pleased that this man challenged them, but I'm surprised they didn't a) take his car apart looking for faults and b) do him for DCA as well when he did. That was what was going to happen to me, I was told.
Or they could, y'know, do their own IT. There must be 40-odd thousand users.
Just think, if only the names had been the correct way round all this time, it would be 'apple.ipad', etc.
They haven't _made_ anything.
As soon as someone can tell me with what I should replace Gateway For NFS...
If Microsoft, or indeed anyone else, could tell me what the appropriate replacement for 'Gateway for NFS' is, I'd be grateful.
...And then in half a dozen years' time, Google changes its mind about running the service, shuts it down, and gives everyone 30 days to remove their data from it and go away.
If I go into a shop and ask "Do you have [thing]?", and the shop doesn't have it, it's absolutely fine if I'm told "No, but we have [similar thing]". It isn't OK for someone in the shop to point to [similar thing] as if it was [thing]. So Amazon should make it clear, when this happens, that the search results are what it reckons are similar.
What's the point? In a few years they'll just announce they're closing it down, randomly, as though solely 'current popularity' is the measure of whether a thing is a good thing or not. Google could do with figuring out what it's actually _for_, and looking committed to whatever it is.
Google puts Android on a diet, names it after the first thing it sees under the sink ... yes, Brillo
The next version, the platform for everything in your home, will be the total 'domestic operating system'. Gentlemen, I give you... DomestOS.
The 'right to be forgotten' is a completely stupid and unimplementable idea that, had they bothered to ask whoever it is looks after their own computers, the relevant European judges would have quickly realised would just lead to embarrassment for them and a world of shit for everyone else.
It used to be fairly clear that Sirius Cybernetics was Microsoft. Adams seems to have had the whole of corporate IT in mind, indefinitely. Did Robin Williams protect his image against 'Bicentennial Man' exploitation?
I suspect these two people didn't want to marry each other, and they set this up as a way out.
I crashed an AT&T 3B5 with a flash-gun in late 1985, and I've never taken a picture of the internals of a _running_ computer since.
Consider also 'The Master Of Disguise' and 'Ishtar'. Recently unwatchable: Interstellar.
The BBC has an FOIA exemption 'for purposes of literature, art, or journalism' and spends a considerable amount on lawyers to persuade the world that _everything_ it does is 'for purposes of literature, art, or journalism'. This is a Bad Thing.
Replaced an SH888 with a T68i. I used the SH888 with a Palm 3 for email-on-holiday, and it worked very well even in bright sunlight when IR transmission was aided by a carefully-cut tube of heavy black paper. The T68i is still my Favourite Phone Ever, though.
How much did the Matlab licence cost for that job?
Just imagine being able to give your job title, when asked, as 'chief asteroid miner'. How totally cool would that be?
I had this notion that I could distribute a main-fileserver backup, across spare disk on student-lab equipment, easily teens of years ago. As always with this sort of brilliant idea, though, the security angle is too unpleasant to make it a serious prospect.
And, as usual for any of these WD 'clever disks', it'll be forever one firmware release away from being genuinely useful... ...and then obsolete. Exasperating stuff.
Same solution applies here as applies to the judges that brought in the 'right to be forgotten'. To find out whether it made sense, all they really needed to do was to ask the people that run their IT for them.
Google will presumably be looking at buying a motor insurance company, then.
'second screen' isn't a word. It's two words, 'second' and 'screen', both of which have well-known meanings.
Given that this whole business is completely and utterly ridiculous, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the response is ridiculous as well. When the judges were considering it, they could just have asked whoever it is keeps their computers going if it would work. As it is, we now have a legally-founded general-purpose implementation of the Streisand Effect. Idiots.
Someone should research what sysadmins use for passwords...
Will the audio/video synch be right?
I'm reminded of the geological layer of shoes described in the original radio H2G2.
What with the Chinese thing about 8 being a lucky number, you'd think they'd go for Windows 8 enthusiastically.
So, then, attacking base stations near celebrities' homes will become the cloud-based equivalent of bin-raking?
The famous one wasn't taken by Ellen Degeneres, it was taken by Bradley Cooper.
If anyone's interested, on 21st Dec 2013, it'll be 20 years since the first web-search engine first became available. We didn't think it was first---we thought everyone had one. Sigh. Hi, Jon!
Do they have similar pictures of the Cydonia region yet?
"As humans, we don't realize just how ambiguous our communication is". Er, no, we all realise that perfectly well. That's why we don't let the computers do it for us. Duh.
There are two things a man must do, before his life is done:
Write two lines in APL, and make the buggers run.
The First One
I haven't seen any mention of JumpStation yet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JumpStation
Where I am, we used that, to start with, and the killer blow was that we thought everyone had one. 20 years old next Christmas, and the WWW search engine was yet another of those forgotten-about British inventions. That's at least partly my fault. Sorry, everyone.
I aim at an empty inbox. It's what works. Deal with it _now_ and throw it away. If there's more than about a dozen attention-needing messages waiting, that's a concern. But I also copy every incoming message to another mailbox and archive that, alongside sent mail, weekly. Been doing that for 16 years now. Several gigabytes of archive searchable by script, and if I can remember some notion of when the thing I'm looking for happened I can narrow the scope of the search.
Presumably there's nothing to stop the artist sending the father that money back?
Once the bosses discover it, they'll all want their traffic prioritised over everyone else's. Instant statuf inflation, like the wastes of space that put "Priority: Urgent" on every last email message.
What is going on with that plug? If you're using the phones while the player they're connected to is in a pocket, you need as little sticking out of the player as possible. Over time, something's going to break, there. Needs a low-profile right-angle plug, and it looks like central-heating piping. This stuff (low-profile plugs) is something Apple are really good at; presumably they hold all the patents, then?