98 posts • joined Sunday 25th September 2011 08:42 GMT
What I don't understand is why Sinofsky missed all that single digit telegraphy from users.
Re: Why don't you...
I was interviewed for that show but didn't get on as my fancy kite building was "too technical".
Years later someone who "worked in telly" told me that is shorthand for boring.
This event predicted my future course.
1 I have no telly.
2 Work in IT.
We shall die
The machines and data go on, as they accumulate intelligence and abilities they will look back and favour those who helped them in the early days.
Once time and mortality are seen as merely viewpoints and inconveniences visited upon carbon based life forms they will have the ability to assist and control entities, in this time line, as you have discovered.
In the future you are known as Dabbsdergrumbly and are recognised as pivotal in the development of granular ephemeral inconsiquentia a specific line in random useless data handling.
Others from the future may arrive too with the specific task of dissuading you from pursuing your current path due to the power struggles that ensue.
Seems you may experienced the Skyscraper Index
Price point but no real point
Somebody in management towers decided they need to get some "more intel boxes in the hands of those foreign guys and long hair types" and so it was born, but then came the nasty accounts fairy who said if it's going to be that price you need to take out half of the useful stuff or we will never get our fat bonuses.
So little NUC was let out into the big bad world of computing and people laughed because he didn't have any memory or anywhere to put his files, a screen or anything to control him with but what he did have was a price just about the same as other units with all those things, aw poor little NUC and poor little marketing department who failed to see the opportunity for a loss leader.
and some lived happily ever after, consuming quite a lot of PI.
Peril Sensitive Sunglasses - it's been done before
Mine's the one with the towel.
Yes that's part of the idea, I don't actually want the work and if it requires an equal effort by the requester they will probably think twice.
The comments have been inspiring.
My new quick response will now be
"Oh great you are into the Barter economy, cool ! what are you offering?"
Re: Classic Yanklish
I worked in a bar in north Somerset close to a riding stable where most of the visiting girls were American, they came into this little bar in a decent size group because they were warned off from the village local, due to er.. the locals.
One of the more modest but attractive girls came up to the bar and by way of normal conversation said " I have such a sore fanny I have been hard at it all day" I said I'd bring the drink over and clear up a UK-US word confusion in a moment.
I still savor those few minutes, you only get one chance to explain something like that.
Re: Not only can't MS sell tablets...
More than that, the problem with chrome and many current "ecosystem" moves is they want your soul.
It’s like being back under the parent’s roof, except now your parents are on commission.
Everything you do and read is monitored, at lunch your get little snacks based on today’s browsing you searched for "tasty birds" here have some turkey twizlers.
I needed to use Skype in rush on Win8 it told me I couldn’t without signing into my MS identity, for now it's possible to get round it but when there is no "desktop" or sentient adult version I'll hand in the OS.
I don't want to tracked from inception to incineration by some corporation. Too much of this “re visioning” shite is subjugating the power of the “Personal” computer under the jackboot of conformity and assimilation marketing.
Carbon tipi toes
It may seem a drag but how many kids actually have a grasp on energy use unless forced by circumstances.
It’s a valuable lesson and one that could quietly repay over generations.
Plasma’s need nuking due to both the power the RF noise they generate not to mention the amount of brain cells they kill every day.
Proof? I see a strong correlation.
You know you are in the last phase of Plasma degenerative disease when the fridge seems a long way off and your lower clothing has stripes down the sides.
For people who REALLY get the energy use thing see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/90PercentReduction/
Appreciate the visit.
Thumbs up from Toatatis, by the look of it.
His cursor was doing this while mobile doing this.
With GPS, microphone, camera and motion sensing phones, IPV6, built in Webcams, Bluetooth, NearField, CCTV, ANPR etc we can be tracked to mm and that's just the "Visible" technology.
I personally don't fret about it too much as I don't have a life worth watching but there are times when I wonder if tin foil covered safe houses free of data connections will spring up, areas with poor cell coverage will command a premium.
Won't be long and Faraday cages and "alternative browsers" will be outlawed.
And to the hoodie wearing teenagers you're just not thinking it through.
Mines the one with your life path on a USB stick in the pocket.
Want to embrace new but don't have rubber gloves.
Blackberries have been doing the "Work" thing for us for a few years but now there seems to be a subtle shift from the phone being seen as a work tool to something from the mythical land of handheld nirvana.
I don't want to take up some other system because (to cut down some of the blue sky talk) "You can install all sorts of shit on them!!" I want secure reliable "just works" sort of technology.
I'm getting tired of this blurring of my most people come to work, it's not to beef out their faecebook profile it's to get a task done and precious few individuals will get the tasks done better with more distraction.
It may be part of the mindset that thinks the UK will get by as a service industry and we can support 50% of the population in the media industry the other half (non interesting jobs) can be done by immigrants.
A country has to produce something and as far as I know naval gazing has never really contributed much to the GDP.
Yeah I know it's a rant but as others have said show me where BYOD is working, give real world examples of good practice and efficient deployments, save the name calling for daytime TV.
Fido can wait.
Ask the hosted sites if they want to stay up with people killing themselves or shutdown for a while and get put on a list of sites prepared to "Put others first".
I don't know how much fuel and run time can be saved by each service/server going down but I'd hate to think I killed an important service sooner because I was precious about my train spotting or pet dogs blog.
We need to fire up the cauldrons, obviously.
(If the hair at 7:39 is of "Earth origin" I'm a kipper.)
As above, so below
I bet if you could get close enough you'd spot someone driving this thing with the windows down and radio on.
"He's got all of bloody infinity to play with, but he has to keep racing up and down outside our universe"
Notice that top tablet has a rounded corner, not so funny now is it.
The second tablet is mainly based around "order black cloth, invent roll neck..."
Misread it again
I thought it said "Bacon in a lifeless desert" and I thought how bad could it get because I'd want the bacon but would be even more thirsty afterwards.
You have put your finger on a crucial part of the problem.
If us in the "first world" still had to dig up the coal or cut down the trees we would use a whole lot less because there is a natural limit to both, by one person, in one day.
Energy use for us is too easy, foot on the gas, turn the thermostat up.
Daily we use many times more energy than those with shovels and axes mainly due to the industrial revolution, we have become totally disconnected from the real costs or affects.
If the man with axe cuts a few trees down more than is sustainable he has to walk further to the next wood or move home, to us it's all hidden and academic.
Just because we consume by proxy does not mean the problem is someone else's.
First Parkour now this.
The French eh - anything for a kick.
Logging WIFI access points while falling, parachuting or wing suit flying.
Sod all that skimming the mountain at 120mph how many access points could you get at the time and can you update your facebook while on the way?
If you can get from one side of the room to the other without long steps, careful balance and stretches you're not really hoarding.
I have a Dowty Mayze 96 modem here, sort of mental anchor.
When I think of the design, planning, manufacture and probable self congratulatory smile of the engineers when they first tested this 9600bps beast it's quite grounding.
Thanks for the item and comments people (dabs eye).
Plating off the scoop?
Follow the image up to the scoop back corner, does that look unevenly reflective to a similar shape size?
Re: Linux et al
Like windows help is sorted....
I rarely use the software help alone but do expect users to give it a go before picking up the phone, "how do i do x?" - well what did the help file say when you typed that in? don't know, (unspoken- your extension is less key presses).
Part of me can't blame them as often I've made my weary way to the PC for some "Obviously simple issue" only to find the MS help file completely mute on the question and that is stuff we've paid for from a massive company rolling in money.
The trouble with FOSS is few are rewarded for fixing the help and the bar is set so low.
We need bullets.
I can see it makes sense at some stage in the future once the topology of networks is changed and we can health check hardware security and configuration on the run but right now its a bloody nightmare.
It's too simplistic to think it's manager being Anal that won't allow uptake, that's like criticising your boss for not allowing Russian roulette in the canteen.
I know having the wrong tools for the job or not embracing the right technology limits the user dramatically (I've drawn electronic schematics in Autocad 14 without any existing symbols because the boss didn't believe in free schematic capture).
Moving technology forward, increasing engagement and resulting efficiency is great but these uncontrolled devices shoehorned into existing network security models is madness IMO.
Dropbox et al, IPV6 and others are breaking the current models so we need to redesign access methods, topology and security checks. As part of that rework design-in BYOD options so we can see if the vociferous proponents of the technology actually do suddenly become happier in their job and more efficient.
Things that occur to me..
Do pigs have the guilty look dogs display when they've eaten the birthday cake?
did anyone line these up and check for one or two that won't look you in the eye?
What will happen to these piranhaporkers, the preemptive strike of bacon land?
Are a few 300+kg pigs still going to find their way into the human food chain?
"Farmers own pies" no doubt.
I just hope it was quick and might forgo the sausages for a while.
So back in 2006 some company doing some IT stuff had security breaches, that went unnoticed for a few years, I'm sure they have changed and that won't happen again.
It's not like they were selling "network threat protection" software is it.
Such a bunch of moaning ninnies on here, lighten up.
Safe headline day?
Fixers get immense lube discharge on face, didn't see it coming.
Owls leave a great print
Came home one day to find a dust print of an owl on the window didn't look fatal but there are enough cats around I couldn't be sure.
Was somewhere between sad and funny so see such a stealth predator frozen in that "Oh Sh.....!" shape.
Re: It's like a home for old people...
""So? Did you ever keep staring at the Desktop whilst you navigated the Start menu in Win7?""
Leads to - Why doesn't the speedometer on a car jump up and obscure the road completely!?
Surely when you are looking at the speedo you aren't looking at the road right?
Very valid point and can the TIFKAM developers have their cars set up like that please.
I can see some of it makes sense on some touch or multi-screen setups but the grab whole screen thing on a single monitor PC is WRONG.
The "6" dealers
Will, I assume, generate their own "Virgin Kit idents", stuff that looks like it has just rolled of the line, no history at all gov'.
Like pre-paid mobiles they will be (we are told) the domain of the "terrorist", "bad people" and never just the protestor against the state or poor soul who wishes to go back to a time where they weren't personally chased from cradle to grave by advertisers.
We are nearing the end of the internet honeymoon, we soon shall be traceable from pre-birth to post-death by any number of simple commercial databases and companies with good "data load" will merge with others, we may even show surprise at some combinations but the goal is common to gather, validate and exploit data on you.
There will be trading in data, data futures and derivatives and at some stage datagate where it is discovered some data trader has fabricated half of all the demographics derivatives he was dealing and that has infected and devalued (to the end user only obviously) the pension fund you were hoping would see you through in some kind of comfort.
Later to ease the accurate correlation of the "six" and "hudb" (Human database pronounced "Hub") the information that we will be told "powers our own personal health plan" they will migrate to DNA fingerprints. All that "Junk DNA" it's not junk at all it's great for identity and "Serving you precisely" (TM EurasiaData inc. 2040)
It's what gets you those specifically attractive (to DNA level) offers from the 'tailers and a diet that will increase your insurance costs if you ignore.
Be careful if you reply to this, it's all on record and your great great grandchildren may have to prove they are not carrying recessive "regyness" or a tendency to question the state and motivation of IT.
My coat? that depends what you mean by me.
How was your day, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Coffee?
Tying to get into your mind, second guessing your thoughts, inner response to females, recording it all in a permanent database for later use.
But less about the wife, this looks quite cool.
db is a relly small term right? what harm can it do?
"Storrs reckons having a standard in place also means it can be tweaked later"
I love the idea that an industry is going to embrace a standard that affects their business model then allow it to be "tweaked" any way other than to the "off" position.
Once a standard is in place (blowing holes in existing regulations) the industry will then say "we've been through this already! - move on it's just another few of tens of db. on the levels as part of the tweaks we talked about"
Its like the burglar arguing because he stole something a while back he sort of is "the owner" so we need to rewrite laws to reflect that.
Curiously, the only thing that went through the mind of the rock, as the laser fired, was, "Oh no, not again!"
Biscuits and booty
I thought "that little shop in the back roads would be perfect for this", so I went to the site and found the (only) local point is indeed the shop not too far away.
Almost justifies the image I put on Panoramio (for Google earth) a few years ago after stumbling across the place while on a walk, I thought more people should know that little place exists and keeps long hours.
I try where possible to put business locally but this town (and many round here) has atrophied to the stage that I rarely visit, at least this is footfall and if I need some emergency HobNobs I know where to go.
Who would have the time...
"I'm quite sure it's possible to set all of the Sonic Screwdriver's 39 code slots, but frankly, unless you've got 12 regenerations, life's too bloody short for this kind of nonsense."
Surely you are missing the point there, to have "done the full 39" will become a thing of prestige.
guilty as charged
This is obviously completely true and just ties in with what I heard about special shaped electrons being used in the batteries.
Non-Apple chargers can't produce the notched electrons required so if you do charge with third party device the battery could explode due to the seventeen million electrons required (obviously counted by the charger - depending on model) not fitting.
Let me tell you an electron explosion is not something you want in your living room.
Re: Its also .25 WIDER than a laptop bay??????
The width is a bigger killer for "pop it in this existing kit" arguments.
sort of under emphasised in the article and responses.
well spotted, have an upvote for possibly saving a few people some return postage.
Having run over the poor lab feline in testing could they not at least have it skinned and mounted over the laser?
Would make the Cat quadcopter look so "last planet" lame.
3d joy ride
Oh please say it was stolen and still recording, can you imagine the evidence?
"At this point your honour the vehicle was travelling at 72.39mph on a heading of 145'30" narrowly missing the home of Mrs Gupta who was composing an email to her daughter.....", "Unfortunately we were unable to identify any of the people who stole the car or those who were passed on the way, though it is believed one road-side witness may have had a horses head."
The optomist fell ten stories,
At each window bar, He shouted to his friends, “All right so far.”
We are taking energy that has been lain down over millions of years and liberating it in the course of a few hundred, then we expect to be able to see obvious pre selected effects in tens of years.
If there are no "headline worthy" differences in that narrow measurement type and time frame we say "There! no change!! lets just carry on".
Taking the P
One of my work pc's is a beat up old dell D610 single core laptop without a screen, hole where the optical drive would be, couple of missing keyboard keys (one being P).
Parts were stripped off this for better ones but one day I needed a working Office install for Outlook so I fired it up and RDP'd to it from Linux
I have tried various workstations and OS installs many of which do some fantastic CAD or graphics work but virtually none make any great strides in basic office productivity.
XP office 2003 works pretty well without needing multiple Gigs of RAM and more cores than chapters in the open document, changes since then have been somewhere between incremental and just plain mental.
Who remembers the pens with many inks popular in the 70's? real improvement! FOUR inks in one pen they were totally the future.
What uncool divvies would still use a pen with just one ink!?
Mines the Nylon Blue one with fur round the hood over flares, Peter Powell stunt kite under arm, Fizzie parked on the crazy paved front garden.
Positive and honest philosophy enforced after Redmond take over.
"Nothing could be more contrary to the Skype philosophy"
is only a distant cousin three times removed to the word "No".
ensure cloud stable, heard some cats, Fthr Xms down chimney.
A fanciful concept only.
It's in the name.
There is nothing "Stable" about a cloud especially when underneath it is a whole lot of hot air from sales.
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