436 posts • joined Monday 12th September 2011 15:47 GMT
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...
" the polar opposite of a baby-eating capitalist who lights his cigars with $100 bills and uses their manservant as a footstool."
Personally I find $100 bills old hat. Personally, I use a Panda fur covered lighter, using fuel derived from the blubber of baby seals. Mmm meaty.
As for manservant as a foot stool? Why, I use illegal migrant workers. The manservant is there to hold my Daily Mail and Gin.
Re: What?!?! A bad Adam Sandler movie?!?!
If the song isn't tripe, she'll probably wear it instead.
Re: Prison life will do them good
Must put mental images of hot Brazilian blonde babes in a host steamy cell out of my head. It's even more distracting than posting on El Reg.
Paris - she knows what blondes in a cell should do...
Re: So disappointed
Smart meters use more power than normal ones, therefore they force us to emit more CO2 into the atmosphere causing GLOBAL WARMING!!! PANIC!!!
Lord, think of the children....
Re: Wow, not often Facebook do somthing I agree with.
I agree. The words are pretty, but I still wouldn't trust them 100%. Credit to them though for their position.
If a prospective employer asked me to give them those details, I'd leave the interview. I wouldn't want to work for a company that wanted to even ask if they could pry into my own private life.
That's a pricey box...
... even though you aren't paying the M$ tax and are buying a Linux distro with a funky frontend.
Hmmm. Expensive box with an open source OS with a pretty GUI. A bit like Apple's Mac range then.
A grown up attitude that. Just because you don't like the device, you follow the Samsung line of trying to apply an offensive stereotype. Yeah. Really constructive.
Now, if you'd made a valid technical or financial point (Which there are some valid Android benefits in either), then you'd have my respect, maybe even an up vote, as although I have an iPad and an iPhone, that's because they suit my needs, not because I'm blinded by Samsung/Google/Microsoft/Sony/Apple advertisements.
HMRC - The folks who tax fun!
Now there's an advertising slogan.
Re: Similar Business model?
This might be better though. The Big Issue is a rubbish read.
It all smacks of slavery though. Not at all comfortable with this.
The server side of Microsoft seems to have no problem with licensing server products and applications for SaaS solutions.
Only a massive (or public sector) organisation can have such a bureaucratic mess that this pretty reasonable approach on one set of products appears to be opposed by an overly defensive approach for desktop products.
Microsoft need to adapt quickly, or find themselves at best squeezed out of DaaS, or maybe even in a court case that they neither want or need.
I agree. Not to mention the extra loose bits and pieces you end up having to carry as extras - those extras that weigh more (with extra cases, chipset, cables etc), are more fragile than an integrated equivalent and less convenient to use. Power supplies are nuisance enough.
Sure, if you don't need these devices, a net/ultrabook type machine is lovely - my kids netbook and wife's Macbook air are lovely. They don't work in IT, using serial cables onto SANs, switches etc, burning the odd DVD-ROM etc....
Re: Other possibilities
Don't forget the iBad - America's current president. After all, you can only go from iBad to iWorse.
Re: no touch
Not a keyboard.
A magical human interface device with a glorious set of miraculous keys, each with a wonderful letter or function, all wrapped up in an incredibly stylish box.
Re: This implement of which you speak...
He thought it was. Turned out to be a fake.
This is all a bit dubious...
If it's possible to sue Twitter (and any other hosting platform potentially) for words posted directly by users, isn't this a bit excessive?
If you take this to a logical extension to print media, it's somewhat like launching a legal sh*t bomb at not only the author/publisher, but also the manufacturer of the paper and the ink manufacturers (maybe even the bookshops?) - after all, they provide the media that the views are expressed upon, much in the same way that Twitter etc. are merely the media on which posters express their views. Ridiculous, I know, but it shows how poorly written, over-complicated laws leave things firmly to the advantage of the lawyers and no-one else.
Of course, all this suits the legal community and their lackeys in Parliament in their ever-growing need to exploit the legal system for their own financial gain, wrapping themselves in the banner of 'protecting victims rights'. I suppose it could be called intellectual ambulance chasing.
Re: Re: Re: Amazing how much better
I have to say, this is a platform independent point - there's a lot of this scattered all over, whether Android, iOS and I'm sure one day WinMo.
To be fair, most of the best game concepts were built originally during this period, so I suppose it's inevitable. Plus, porting old software or coding old ideas on a new platform is going to be easier than actually showing some imagination.
There are *some* original games, but many are either what you suggest, or otherwise cut down versions of commercial releases.
Re: The thing is...
"Somewhat cheaper than Branson's offering, and you'd have to be a bit quick on the nookie, but even so..."
Not a problem.
Mines the one with a copy of "Sexual Dysfunction Weekly" in the pocket...
The Empire Strikes Back...
After Apple have been fighting and struggling in the courts of Europe and China of late, this is kind of like the Empire's new Death Star. I wonder if this will work out as well for Apple as it did for the Emperor...
Still, lawyers across the world are cracking open the champagne as we speak - let the good times roll!
Brings a whole new meaning to 'Hot Line'.
Re: As I see it...
I'm not sure about your types of users. 2-4 I can understand. What is number 1? Is it all of the others, plus OS/2, BSD and any other random desktop OS, because, as I understand it, a PC is a pretty generic term for a Personal Computer, usually refering (but not necessarily limited) to x86 architecture?
I tend to classify users as:
- Those who can and should use a computer.
- Those who should but can't use a computer.
- Those who can't and shouldn't as they are too stupid to even manage a paper pad and crayons.
Re: Usual Story
If we follow the definition of a Capital ship being a Battleship, Battlecruiser or aircraft carrier, we are down to nil (Illustrious is being used as an assault ship while Ocean is in for refit). If we stretch it and count frigates and destroyers, we have 20.
Apparently we had 222 RN captains in 2010 and 41 admirals in 2008 for around 80 commissioned vessels. Perhaps one or two surplus officers...?
Re: LOST IN TIME....
I second that. Of those 70, all it would have taken is one permanent serious injury or death directly related to this and I think this wouldn't have been a relatively minor article on a tech website six months on.
They were lucky the dice roll went in their favour. This time.
RE: RE: Meh
My xbox works fine. My Win7 PC works fine.
My old Ubuntu box, less so (but that was self inflicted...)
Win8 under the hood is actually pretty good. It's the GUI that worries people.
I have a couple of quid in my pocket....
...and I've been looking at a new NAS to put me porn on.
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