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Re: Languages? Its not just that
I disagree. Skilled professionals can adapt and learn new languages really quickly. If you're an expert at T-SQL I find it ridiculous to think that you won't be able to write in ms-sql or oracle-sql, as dirty as it would make you feel while doing it. Ditto for programming languages. Languages are tools after all.
Skilled workers use many tools and are comfortable picking up something new and running with it. And good companies actively seek people like this.
Stop feeding the troll
And by troll I mean none other than Mr Icaza himself :)
"New research from UK communications regulator Ofcom shows that filling your boots with pirate downloads remains risk free and a money saver"
It also remains the only way to get certain content, legally or otherwise.
Netflix in the UK has a very limited catalog. People change their DNS settings to pretend they're in the US so they get the much richer US catalog instead. Is this legal? Technically not, yet it remains the only way for _paying_ customers to get the content that they want. Who is restricting content availabiity per region? It certainly isn't Netflix.
Likewise, most content found on 'pirate' sites is actually _not_ available by any other digital legal means and the paying public is not inclined to pay well over value for a physical copy of said content. Unless this changes, pirating won't change either, no matter how much you moan about it or how many letters the government sends.
Re: Business, meh.
The disadvantage is you need available and fast PCIe channels to use them. Servers do come with spare 8x PCIe slots, desktop motherboards do not and those that do cost a premium.
Once a troll
Always a troll. Linux users don't care what a Microsoft employed shill has to say, about anything, let alone Linux.
"Server 2012 is the Microsoft operating system that, in my opinion, makes cloud computing a reality"
Thanks for the laughs!
You do know that unity/gnome are not the only option you have with ubuntu right? Just grab the kubuntu version.. it's linux, you _do_ have a choice ;)
What's that sound
Is it.. the world's smallest violin playing the windows startup tune?
Re: Handy Tip
Don't try installing Windows period if you already have a dual boot system.
It has been standard practice for Windows to blow away the bootloader and re-partition the entire drive for as long as there have been Windows installs.
If you have dual boot and need to install Windows you need to install to a separate drive which is not your normal boot drive (unless you don't mind re-installing your bootloader)
Re: After spending 3 years doing home callouts
'Unlimited data between 12-Midnight and 6AM'
Which would make it not unlimited.
Sky on the other hand truly do have unlimited data on their fibre products.
Re: Graphics @ double speed
Common misconception. Framerate in games means more than just refresh rate as in monitors. Higher FPS does indeed make a difference in gameplay, regardless of monitor, more or less depending on the game.
" Streaming is available over the web, so the service can be accessed by any device with a browser"
Oh? Can you provide a link to this service that provides streaming to any device with a browser? What's that? Doesn't exist you say? Well now..
Maybe this blog should be renamed "Fisher price blog for windows admins" instead
Meanwhile, still waiting for a good arm based laptop that has been coming for years now but has yet to appear. Curious, that.
SSO is not a holy grail
"fewer passwords to remember and reset equals fewer support calls."
Sure, but it doesn't matter if your AD forces people to change their password every month for no reason other than 'just because'.
In any large company I've worked for that uses AD for everything such enforcement leads people to shortcuts like subtly changing passwords in very minor ways or using things like 'November12345' and then 'December12345' and so on.
Sorry but these sysadmin blogs read more like Microsoft literature than anything else these days.
Re: Fighting a loosing battle
Right, but the word is 'lose'
Re: Damning whom?
Yes, Andrew, it is just the filthy pirates that are not talking to the industry that are the problem, not the fact that the music industry has shown time and time again that they're simply not interested in letting _anyone_ get a truly global service out there that can even begin to match now dead 10 year old software.
Or are you seriously suggesting that such an approach would be met with anything other than litigation, blocks and court orders, as we've seen time and time again.
Re: Forks, Spoons and Knives.
The point of your post is what exactly? Misinformation? Openindiana is open source, based on the last open source release of open solaris, which of course no longer exists.
Solaris 10 is a separate proprietary product which was never open source but Sun previously did not charge for.
Re: Dreamland @Brah
There's a difference between buying a DVD, which does have rudimentary DRM which can be easily circumvented, and buying a digital only copy of a file on a remote locker service.
Now having vendor and platform specific hooks for DRM in a supposedly open market standard.. how the hell does that benefit _anyone_ except existing walled garden services?
We all should oppose it because it goes against what the W3C and open standards are for. And for the record, you're the one that mentioned open source and linux.
You do understand that there's no one forcing people to actually pull out their wallet and buy DRM laden shite, do you?
That's what it comes down to, some people will blindly 'buy' stuff they don't really own, others refuse to. Whether or not it is there is meaningless, look at Google Video (absence thereof)
Re: Not so amazing (!)
AFAIK, Ultraviolet does not let you do what you describe. Not to mention the codes on the discs expire and afaik you cannot just download the file without buying a disc - and I have tried. Also no native playback support due to drm, meaning you _need_ third party software.
So, sorry, but no, ultraviolet is not the answer.
Some simple maths suggests that a 20GB game would take you at least 11hours to download. Don't do much gaming then I take it (I'm talking Steam here, not torrents).
Your 4Mb/s connection is not really enough to do HD streaming either (720p and above, not iplayer 'HD').
Nor will it be enough to do things that we can't do yet because the vast majority of people don't have superfast broadband, like we didn't have any kind of movie streaming before most people started getting broadband.
Seriously, what the hell is your point? Copyright infridgement is already illegal.
I hope the original comment was meant to be sarcastic.
The IDC figures are a joke, sure, and yes Microsoft is in no danger of going away anytime soon as long as it has large corporations throwing cash at it with their site licenses.
That still doesn't make Azure in any way shape or form a good idea. Want to run Linux? The next thing on your mind should not be Ï'll go to Microsoft and run it on their Azure'.
Note that you can't install custom firmware on gen 3 WD Live boxes so if you want things like nfs automounting/exporting, samba share support, external drive etc you still need to get the older gen 2. Gen 3 is WDBGXT0000NBK (pictured in article).
Until blinkbox goes away taking your "purchases" with it. Frankly, purchases tied to accounts is simply not sustainable. Pretty soon you're going to have 5 different accounts all with different purchases that you never owned in the first place.
I'd rather get a dvd, at least I won't have to worry about not being able to watch it a few years down the line and can still rip to non DRM'd up the pooper files that do, really, play everywhere.
People, please. For the record SELinux has been part of the main linux kernel tree for _years_ and has been gone through with the proverbial fine toothed comb. If you think SELinux has a backdoor then you're saying all linux kernel versions since 2.6 that it was integrated have a backdoor.
Nevermind that the NSA are not even involved in maintaining it anymore, since it was added to mainline.
And anyway, SELinux is an implentation of a mandatory access control architecture, it doesnt even touch any parts of linux that _could_ be used to make a backdoor.
Be paranoid but at least base the paranoia on some element of truth.
Yes, but then your secure passphrase is rejected because it has no symbols nor numbers in it, you become exasperated and use a less secure password :)
Re: Arm laptops
Indeed, they are still missing. Doesn't help that the last time Asus said they'd release an arm laptop(ces 2009) they had a joint presentation with Microsoft and Intel the very next day going on about how commited they all are to each other and what not.
I suspect the reason we still cant buy arm laptops is not a technical one.
Please let me give you money in exchange for an arm laptop?
"The UK government has said it won't implement measures to block access to websites that are now on the statute book"
I disagree with this. Simply by the fact that censorship is already common place in most* ISPs in the UK for both sites on the secret IWF list which just keeps getting bigger and bigger with sites other than its original purpose of blocking pedo sites and sites like Newsbin, at the behest of a foreign, to the UK government and people, copyright holder.
The benefit to the UK tax paying public for all of this? You tell me.
* The IWF list is of course "voluntary", but all major ISPs use it.
My vote is for non-carbon based life forms. Or should that be 'thing that'd be interesting to see'.
I disagree. I have found myself implementing APIs for all internal infastructure related services for the past 4-5 years now. The reason for that is because it makes it easier to integrate all these services together, enabling much easier automation.
Not talking about web services but, as an example, F5 provide a SOAP based API to administer their load balancers. Yes, it's a web based API run on top of apache. But that doesn't matter, what matters is how you use it and the fact that just by having a web based API you have created an interface that is both cross platform and language agnostic, enabling anyone to use it.
If you write some internal service that enables a team to do something, either automation of a task or access to infastructure or something, why not make an API for that service so that other teams and, crucially, other services can leverage it however they see fit without caring about the actual implementation details, what language it's built in or OS it's running or whatever.
'is not designed as a tool for lawful interception but as a means for carriers to diagnose handset and network problems'
What is in question is not the original design, whose accuracy no one outside Carrier IQ can testify to, but rather what the software is being used for and even more importantly what it _can_ be used for if the telcos so wish, all without prior concent or even knowledge of by the user.
As for the 'bug'.. well I hear Apple also had various 'bugs' with their location data, as did Google with their wireless sniffing cars. It's the new fall guy whenever any software company gets caught doing something they shouldn't be. "It's a bug you see, that's all. Nothing to see here move along now"
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