367 posts • joined Monday 12th September 2011 15:47 GMT
"Despite idiots saying mockingly "the science is in", it isn't. The final results are never in. Scientific opinion changes with time. These changes are based on information. Huge amounts of money from rich people and large polluting companies they own does not provide any information that will make any difference. This money does, however, show what lengths sompe people are prepared to go to to shaft future generations so they can maintain their current profits."
Agreed. And this works both ways, with, as you say, 'large polluting companies' on one side, while there are also interested parties milking lots of (usually) state/charitable funding on biased mis-quoting reports for the sake of opposing vested interests trying to peddle the latest (expensive) snake-oil solution to global warming.
The Global Warming argument has been so muddied by loud voices on BOTH sides that nothing moves forward either way, only those exploiting the argument for financial (or personal reputation) gain actually win. Rome burns (in a carbon neutral fashion), while Nero fiddles (with his publicist).
The 'truth' is usually written by the one with the loudest voice, regardless of how accurate the 'truth' actually is. To terribly misquote an evil dictator of German origin - 'Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it'.
Re: UK based
When a company makes a comment that specifically refers to "UK-based piece of software", I start smelling a rat. Why would the company's PR-drones be so specific, unless they were paranoid about media comments regarding the risks of off-shoring?
Also, it's a suitably vague PR-drone written comment - the software may well be based in the UK, but it could be written by an Indian, in Somalia, using a Brazilian keyboard and uploaded using a proxy in Thailand, after being QA'd by a kid in Poland. Where it's based is somewhat meaningless in this context.
Re: You missed Cisco talking about their rack...
If you put the UCS and Nexus high up in the rack, does that make it a top-heavy lovely?
A Big Thank You...
My youngest is doing weights and measures in primary school at the moment. Given the state of UK education, I will refer him to this video instead. Far more constructive than the metric nonsense they're failing to teach him at the moment.
I was going to suggest that the Curly Wurly as a length of measure, however, as these seem to have decreased in length at a rate that corresponds to the receding of my hairline, I think I'll leave that one alone.
Re: "By the time it hits shelves, ..."
The fact that you need to Google for guides (and the fact that these third party guides exist) rather demonstrates the point.
Most end users wouldn't think to Google this subject, let alone be comfortable enough to follow a blog guide to a process not supported by the manufacturer of their £200 handset.
Either the OS needs to be truly independent of the hardware and Google manages the upgrades themselves, or the hardware vendors need to take this more seriously. In this sense, Apple have gotten things right, where few Android peddlers have.
A reasonably fair comment. Microsoft have had a habit over the years of promising great things and failing to deliver (or at least in a timely fashion).
I'll be interested to see how this develops - particularly the x86 version.
Re: Of course it needs a keyboard...
Perhaps you put two fingers on the bottom left corner, another on the top right....
'AC: Maps on iOS ... will almost certainly be inferior to Google Maps when it arrives...'
Comparing a product that hasn't been released and that you are unlikely to have tested in any way (especially as it sounds like your an iOS hater) is the sign of a bedazzled fanboi. Think before you post, may save some embarrassment.
I wish my kids would spend this much on me. I'll be lucky if I get a cup of tea from the little blighters!
On the flip side, I must remember to swing by the petrol station to see if there are any damaged/reduced Father's day cards...
I don't know what I'm disgusted in more...
Is it the astoundingly bad 'cuisine' at the school? Not only somewhat minimalist, but looks disgusting - and as a long-serving IT grunt, I eat some nasty stuff.
Or perhaps it's the blatant attempt to stifle any attempt at whistle blowing or even this kid's freedom of expression? It's a typical public sector mentality (not unique to this council or LEA) that everyone else is wrong except them and then to attempt to stifle any dissent or discussion from the public.
The Photo is quite telling...
The chap obviously knows the intellectual level of us Reg readers well.
He should, however, have used Playmobil for true authenticity, though alongside the box, this may have lead readers to believe the switches were 6ft high and as long as a Portacabin.
I shall, however, raise a 10am can of Special Brew in his honour.
Your point about language evolving is quite true. Consider the original (and still true) meaning of 'gay' as being jolly or happy, it could be said that all successful marriages are gay. Therefore, my wife and I enjoy a gay marriage.
Throw that at them there religious fundamentalists!
Re: Wrong focus.
I do believe our AC@1850 may be on the wrong website. If he wants to discuss world peace and flower power, perhaps the CND or Greenpeace might be more appropriate.
Or - this is a tech website, stupid.
What impresses me most is that this is the design. This is the first all in one with a decent, modular and easily upgraded design - Apple could learn a few lessons here, especially if they wanted to do a pro-oriented iMac.
The spec isn't bad either, though I'd offer some gaming GPUs as well as the Quadro boards to widen the attraction (and fill the gap between the Intel and Quadro).
"The X-37B is a mysterious, black-funded robot shuttle that no-one knows the purpose of"
Isn't that a bit racist? I mean, what if blacks don't want to see their tax spent on a robo-space-plane-thang? Why aren't other ethnic groups involved...
Re: Doomed to failure?
Easy - Windows 8 SP1 - the return of Aero.
One can hope.
Re: You're making too much of this
Or for a Microsoft bias version -
50% for Internet Explorer to 'Bing' for answers
30% to create/ edit config files in Notepad
20% for PowerShell
The principle is the same. Metro might be nice for Grandma browsing the Daily Mail website, but for proper work, I'll look elsewhere, be it Linux or windows XP or 7.
Re: I can wait.
And you concept of quality appears to be badgenomics.
Enjoy the overpriced Audi A3 for example, while the Skoda Octavia and Seat Leon owners laugh at you for buying basically the same tin.
Brand != quality.
Interesting, but would I buy one?
Answer - not yet.
It'll be interesting to see how this early iteration goes. In particular with respect to real-world user experience on battery life, apps compatibility and performance.
It'll be interesting to see what the more hardcore geeks will try with it - Who will be the first to load up a copy of an x86 Linux flavour, or even (Hells Bells!) a copy of XP?
Re: RE: Jim Booth
Does the S3 have a iOS and good support from the manufacturer?
The first is personal preference (I don't dislike Android, I just prefer iOS), the latter - sorry, I've had my fingers burned by Samsung on several occasions, whereas Apple have served me well.
I also don't like large phones - too many Android handsets seem to be vying for who has the biggest screen. I'd sooner stay smaller - if I want big, I'll have a tablet.
While I appreciate your point, and in it's own way, it is iconic. However, it's not Earth/human, which I think is an appropriate qualifier.
This is why, for a similar reason, I would also not recommend a Klingon Bird of Prey (for cool factor), Galactica (a practical design with the big hangar decks etc) or the Imperial Star Destroyer (For those who want something different to sphere or cube).
Answers in descending order....
A depressed one who now appears to have wan a collection of pain and suffering that surely must be a breach of the Geneva Convention and certain weapons treaties.
Frequently, frequently and Mwah, ha haaa!
As for Bieber as Skywalker and Striesand as Amidala - think of the implications for the kissy scenes in episode 2...
Re: "made a close pass within 1.5 miles of the station"
22 American Football fields.
You know, American Football? Like Rugby, only slower and wrapped in body armour.
Re: Patent lawyers... IN SPAAACE!
In space, no-one can hear you beat the cr@p out of them.
Re: Much as it pains me
I can confirm that (at least in so far as my own experince). I live in the final phase of a development (some 200+ properties), surrounded by the preceding phases (cabled by VM) and an older, pre-existing estate (also cabled).
In response to my query to them, apparently the infill of this location was not economically viable. Obviously wouldn't pay for a new balloon for the Bearded One.
Not all bad, BT are soon to upgrade the exchange for FTTC - so screw VM - a potential lump of customers lost.
Points for effort....
While not a successful launch, it has proved that the safety measures in the software and hardware work. Not only has this prevented a potential disaster for this launch (and possibly the project), but it also helps confirm its safety credentials toward a future manned launch.
A delay is better than a disaster.
Re: Barnet Council
I doubt even that will work. With no impact on the staff who cause the problem, how will things change? It should be a disciplinary black mark at best, maybe even a sacking - might motivate others moving forward?
1 - Ireland is broke, why were they burning money on switching road signs?
2 - slight difference in scale between the Irish and UK road network.
3 - the UK is broke too.
Re: I almost voted for Koyaanisqatsi 2
Since suggesting Phantom Menace - the musical, I did realise that, by accident, it could be worse still.
The sequel would be Attack of the Clones - the Musical. This would have to include a romantic scene between Bieber and Striesand.
I feel quite sick. What have I done...?
Re: It's all so depressing...
Supersonic ain't all that useful. Most attack aircraft fly low and rarely go that fast (trees are harder to dodge). Also, given the fuel needed to get the stovl F35 off the deck, it won't be going supersonic far enough to make it worth it.
May as well have kept the Harriers...
So we will soon have gas powered, half-arsed, oversized, over priced helicopter/STOVL carriers, instead of proper, effective fleet carriers (should be nuclear powered too) and too few under-spec, overweight, inadequate fighters flying off them. Gordon and Tony should be hung for being played by BAe in the first place and DC and co. should be hung for lacking the balls to get the job done properly.
In my defence, I was going to write something like "It's got an off position", but I thought it sounded a little blunt.
However, I stand corrected and will stand in the corner in shame.
@Big Dumb Guy
It would appear that grammar is not your friend. I can forgive this as you are somewhat at a disadvantage, not being from the home of Shakespeare or Dickens.
On the other hand, it would appear that the Caps Lock key is your friend. Might I suggest either a new keyboard, or perhaps some education on it's use?
Re: These are just for the lazy and technical illiterates.
This is a common mistake many posters on El Reg make. Most users ARE technically illiterate and don't have the time/inclination to learn to build something themselves, let alone do it. So in that sense, you kind of miss the point of these boxes.
Using an old PC or a home build is going to consume either more space, more power, more money and be noisier (in any combination, depending on your focus). For example, the HP box above is nice tin, but somewhat bigger than most two-disk boxes, not to mention a sight noisier - it is much cheaper though.
Quite right about RAID 0 on any NAS (barring 10GbE boxes in some caching capacity or some odd use cases...).
Re: Possibly true, but...
True, but I'd expect Oracle tin to support all Oracle software to a level exceeding a 3rd party. Unfortunately, most people use more than just Oracle software.
Oracle support for 3rd party stuff on the other hand is pretty poor. It's VMware integration alone is poor in comparison to NetApp.
If you want to host Oracle DBs etc, then Oracle tin is a great choice, enjoy! Likewise, if you want an easy to use iSCSI box for Windows servers, you could try Equallogic, while, for a more versatile platform, I'd go NetApp. It all depends on what's the right tool for the job.
As companies, I'd sooner deal with NetApp than Oracle - far less troublesome in my experience and this is important when something goes bang in the middle of the night.
Re: I'm reminded of the Life of Brian "Jehovah" sketch
I think the intent is to deter the first offence (no murder is better than one murder after all). Whether deterrence works is always open to debate and interpretation.
As to the cost? Well, this is directly attributable to massively long and expensive appeals processes that can lead to death row inmates being banged up longer than a UK life sentence.
Depending on your perspective, life without parole could be considered a far crueler sentence than death. Can you imagine 70 years or so in a prison, knowing you aren't getting out?
"Right, lads, it's one o'clock so down tools it's off to the pub for a quick.... Erm.... protest..."
Re: Laugh? I nearly cried.
Waste products? What about the toxic slurry in lakes in Mongolia because of treehuggers demanding wind power? Those rare earth minerals used in the magnets don't just spontaneously appear you know.
Oh, and let's not forget the massive amounts of concrete needed to keep a single turbine from blowing over - all deeply planted in some of the most scenic places.
Re: "Show me on the doll where the bad environmentalist touched you."
Apparently you do stay for the 'ranting hillbilly', otherwise you wouldn't be commenting here. It's almost a parallel to Daily Mail reader rants - substitute "I blame Immigration/Communists/Unions" with "I blame Corporations/Right-Wingers/George Bush....or ranting hillbilly".
Don't get me wrong, I love a good rant too - its good for the soul. I prefer mine to be a little more logical though.
On the subject at hand, I'm bored of offering a balanced opinion as there are a few too many fanatics (mainly on the pro-man-made global warming side) on this subject - I fear being carbon-neutral, CFC/lead free flamed...