He used the LIN spelling variant.
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He used the LIN spelling variant.
One question I've often wondered. At our current technology level, what speeds would be be able to achieve if the motivation and cash was there? I don't mean concept or drawing board technologies, but rather what we can build right now practically.
Forgive my ignorance on US law, but is it possible in these instances that the jury can reconsider the figure as directed by the judge, and still decide on exactly the same sum?
I couldn't care less....
Would it be possible to fit this one or more of this ballistic parachute system into say a 747? Or does the sheer size of it render it impossible?
My girlfriend watched ROTJ (and the other 5) a few weeks ago for the first time. And she asked something that I hadn't even considered in the last 30 odd years I've been watching it. When did the Ewoks get the time to prepare all the logs in the right places, without being discovered?
IMHO I would disagree. Several decades ago when I began my computing career, hardware changed infrequently. Developers countered this by being more and more creative, and rising to the challenge by optimising their coding. Nowadays developers have got lazy, and expect speed-ups to come from ever more powerful hardware.
You reminded me of https://youtu.be/__6-bfdTxWQ
For some reason, after reading this article, I got an overwhelming urge to google Atlantic 252!
While we're on the topic, I'm looking at replacing my current heating controls with one of these. http://www.britishgas.co.uk/products-and-services/boilers-and-central-heating/heating-upgrades/heating-controls.html
My current bill is about £500 per year, and I'm only home for about 48 out of 168 hours a week.
Has anyone tried one of these remote apps? I'm hoping that I could make a saving by only turning on the heating, as I'm about to make my hour long trip home, and have it on when I get home, rather than the on twice daily by timer I have it now, and turning the thermostat down to 5c on days I won't be coming home.
MD Dynamics NAV is written in Pascal (Although they call it C/Side)
I haven't met a NAV developer that thinks Pascal is a university language. Or one that is poor either.
So the short version of this article.
BT, which used to own Cellnet, was considering re-buying Cellnet (now branded as O2)
Hutchinson, which used to own Orange, was considering around re-buying Orange (now branded as EE)
BT changed their minds and are now buying Orange.
I suppose the shorter version of that is.
Hutchison Sell Orange, BT buy it.
>>Typical households need 10Mbps
>>Why do they need such a thing?
Probably in the same way I "need" a TV and radio entertainment. Life gets pretty dull without it.
My 2mbps connection I have located 2 miles outside of Wigan town centre, is incapable of playing low quality youtube videos without stuttering. Netflix is impossible. Internet radio only works as long as someone else in the house isn't browsing the internet at the same time. My online gaming is marred with constant disconnects.
2meg may seem a lot, considering when ADSL came out that it was a premium service and 256-512 was the norm. But nowdays, the speed of browsing the internet seems on par with trying to browse the internet using a 56k modem 10 years ago. 10 years has passed, and the minimum web page size has multiplied by 10.
As I recall QAOP SPACE were the most common keys used in speccy games. Surely it needs those!
Several of the extended universe books, have had that very same idea.
In my particular circumstance, each user generates about 200GB of photoshop and illustrator per week. We don't work on new projects from one week to the next, so having a 1TB SSD allows us to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Using the cheapest Mac Pro we would have to archive off to external disc more frequently, or buy larger hard disks. As an example opening an illustrator generated catalog from SATA 5400 RPM disk takes about 10 minutes, opening it from the SSD takes about 40 seconds. Without spending aditional money we can have additional projects going on simultaneously on the cheaper Mac Mini.
In simple terms I'll repeat that the Mac Mini is outperforming the cheapest Mac Pro, and it costs half the amount.
For photo editing in Photoshop, it doesn't need to.
They no longer market it as a server machine. They will however let existing and future Mac owners buy the server software for $15
The real reason for this crippled machine is the current Mac Mini was a threat to the new Mac Pro black-circular-ash-tray edition.
I was buying Mac Mini quad cores up until last week. And replacing the 4GB ram with 16, and the internal 5400rpm hard disk with a 1TB ssd. This came in under half the cost of the lowest spec Mac Pro, and out performed it. It was irrelevant to me that I'm invalidating the warranty, because of the savings I've made by doing this for an entire floor.
I can't have been the only person who was doing this because of the stupidly high costs of the Mac Pro.
Apples response is to do away with the quad core edition, reduce it to a 2 core range and remove the RAM upgrade option. In the new Mac Mini I'm still able to upgrade the HD to an SSD quite easily, but the CPU speed is still 60% of the previous model.
I spent the whole episode thinking "what will The Register be saying about this scene today" rather than sitting back and chilling in front of the telly, glass of wine in hand. I'm reminded of the nerd that attends conventions ready to point out to the auditorium that the science in a particular scene is wrong, how stupid that the producers must be, and how clever he is for pointing it out. I think I wont be following this column next week.
line of the episode for me.
Was this article written in advance of the airing, or did the author watch the episode while furiously typing into their laptop?
Was I the only person singing the East Enders theme tune in my head while watching that video?
Maplins is a fictional holiday camp, based on Hi-de-Hi co-writer Jimmy Perry's own experiences as a Redcoat at Pwllheli Butlins in the 60s.
Maplin is a retailer of electronic component supplies, founded in 1972.
Which bit, the wasting money, or the 10 year egg on face?
If the latter think about a group of scientists in a room right now.
Scientist 1) "I think this new Mars project will last 6 months."
Scientist 2) "What would you know, your last estimate was out by a factor of 40!!!"
So I'm back to the first part. A whole lot of money was deemed to be acceptably wasted which I find a bit strange.
Unless the idea was "Hey we're struggling to find funds to keep us in a job, lets send an RC car to Mars, and we'll tell the government that it will only last 90 days, then don't forget to act surprised when it keeps on going, they'll have to fund us for decades!!!"
PS I'm not belittling the spectacular achievement that we have invaded a whole planet with robots. I'm just surprised that the best brains of the planet couldn't come up with a way to keep the robots working past 90 days in the first place, or that no-one figured out that the weather wasn't all that bad in the first place.
Which to me still doesn't make sense. They expected to lose the rovers after 90 days due to dust build-up, so there was a planned multimillion $ write-off from the start. A few scratches are here nor there in the grand costs.
Unless the plan was to waste that money, so now someone at NASA has had a 10 year egg on their face :)
"For solar-powered planetary explorers, dust is a killer. "
What strikes me as odd, is that knowing this someone made the decision to send them up anyway and write off the rovers after 90 days, rather than fit a wiper-blade on the solar panels.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to, oh wait....
I often wonder if there was a lone scientist in the room at briefings that said "you know guys, if we were to fit a wiper blade, we could keep these things going for at least 10 years", at which point he'd be laughed out of the room.
Here's a thought. If those 25% got their act together, they could become a significant majority and use the democratic process to effect real change. It would probably be more effective than any act of terrorism with the way voting apathy has been going in Britain.
That's not a dragon, someone's drawn wings on a giraffe.
...The BBC announced today it was dropping the requirement within the organisation to archive emails. A new system of emails older than 30 days being deleted automatically has been introduced. A BBC spokesman said "Removing the burden of long time email archive will free up support time, and reduce the excessive costs associated with unnecessarily storing years worth of emails in a readily searchable way".
Judge Chamberlain Haller:
Judge Chamberlain Haller:
"Mr. Gambini, that is a lucid, well thought-out, intelligent objection."
Judge Chamberlain Haller:
You're remembering "Horse Drives Car"
This article reminded me of a film I first watched in my primary school days, many many decades ago. Never seen it again since. Maybe I should download it.
A guy goes to the doctor. The doctor pokes and prods him, and then leaves the room. When he comes back, his face is grave. "Well?", the guy inquires.
The doctor responds, "Well, I have bad news and worse news."
The guy says, "Let's hear the worse news first."
The doctor says, "I'm sorry to say that you have cancer."
The guy shakes his head, and says, "Wow...what's the bad news?"
The doctor says, "The bad news is that you have Alzheimer's disease."
The guy says, "Ahh...well, at least I don't have cancer."
And where geographically is the data belonging to our beloved electorate actually stored????
Go download "The Full Monty" off Bit Torrent, then come back and say that!!!!!
Erm, they have a time machine, can't they just go back and delete the files before they are discovered?
Or maybe, Microsoft have issued an ex-parte takeover of their DNS servers, got a judge to agree with it, and hit Virgin with a gagging order stopping them talking about it.....
Nah... that would be too far fetched to be credible
Am I the only one thinking that any day now MS will be announcing a new dynamic DNS service powered by Azure, and they will probably cite the downtime from the failure of No-IP as a case study for using their service compared to other less reliable suppliers.
The enemy can not push a button... if you disable his hand.
OSM has been used in Skobbler Sat Nav for years now.
Microsoft said something similar when asked if they broke Windows on DR Dos.
I'm now thinking, how long will it be before we spot a staged storyline in Street View like something out of a Dr Who episode, where you can see a series of events over varied locations, and through time. If you look at all the images chronalogically in the order they are recorded on the street mean nothing, but 10 years down the line, someone will spot the plot and will piece it together.
This was it
And this one is a good read
All my crap is HP branded. Oh look, they deal with the warranty themselves!!!!
No, but for the first time ever, I've been given permission by a unanimous board today to buy what I need to fix the problem, and as a result I've now spent all of our Ebuyer.com credit limit, in one purchase!!!!
I might have squoze the odd network switch replacement, SSD, and RAM upgrade into next tuesdays delivery too :)
I had a similar conversation with my frothing-at-the-mouth FD this morning, after 10% of our PC base had died since yesterday, and users were sitting down twiddling their thumbs.
First I reminded him that the documented 2014 budget proposal that I submitted last year had covered replacing all XP machines by April, but that the expenditure was overruled because I was told that nothing bad would suddenly happen that could kill all of our XP machines at once.
Then I again reminded him that my justification when questioned before the board, over removing all XP machines was that once the official support date has passed, it would only take a single untested software update to kill all our identical machines (at which I used identical twins as an analogy, and how genetically an affliction that kills one twin, usually kills another twin unless the other twin seeks treatment straight away (I also discussed virus outbreaks at the same time)), I also pointed out that once the official support date had passed, it would be unlikely that software manufacturers would test new releases of software against XP, and that I joked that the cynical would suggest that MS would deliberatly build in obsolesence to XP so that it died shortly after support expired.
Luckily for me all said meetings are minuted and right now the board are pointing fingers at each other, rather than me.
Personally I believe that what happenned yesterday was a result of MS not testing against XP, or inadvertantly releasing a non-XP update for XP, because it's not MS policy to test anything against XP.
Considering that today has been a total arse for me and my department, I feel strangely liberated, smug and awesome!!!!
Here's hoping that iSEC Partners are not already subject to a gagging order preventing them from disclosing that Truecrypt is riddled with NSA backdoors!