149 posts • joined 30 Dec 2011
Re: Fast Drives?
I've only found that happens under XP and Vista, the solution is to run OCZs tool every couple of weeks on a Friday night. The tool writes 1s to free space, which triggers the drives clean-up manually.
Re: Backup Backup Backup!!!
The only consistency I find is that they simply stop. The first I hear of it tends to be the 9am "My PC wont come on" phonecall. I've only managed to pull data from 4 SSDs in 2 years, 3 had bad sectors, and one allowed me to copy all but one set of files, at which point it would simply hang and time-out. I've settled on Crucial M4s now, as I found OCZs RMA procedure to be unreliable (i.e. discs went missing, and I had to produce PODs for every return, then the return would take weeks from the Netherlands).
Re: Backup Backup Backup!!!
In fairness, I was an early adopter, and a lot of the issues that caused me to return a drive, were probably resolved by firmware updates 6 months later. As it is now, I won't buy an SSD unless the firmware revision is in the double digits. Even so, SSD failure is still total failure.
On the other hand, our developers all use Netbeans. Even the fastest machine we had took 20-30 minutes from power-up until it was ready to be used. Since I've replaced the drives with SSDs, even the oldest machine we have takes 3 minutes tops from hitting the power switch, till the bod can actually start to type. That's a 10 fold speed increase. Something the boss noticed very quickly when the devs were sat around for an hour each morning drinking coffee and reading newspapers while their PCs warmed up.
Backup Backup Backup!!!
I think I've mentioned this before. SSD drives are the single most effective upgrade for any system. I've got single core 1GB RAM machines out-performing quad core 8GB beasts that have cost me over £1K. Just sticking a £60 SSD into any machine brings it back off the scrap heap, and into meaningful use again. There is one caveat tho. I've installed over 300 SSD upgrades now onsite, and I can't stress how important backup is. When an SSD goes, it goes down in flames! There is no gradual decline or tell-tale clicking you get from plain old rusty HDs that gives you time to perform that backup you really should have been performing but couldn't be bothered to. Your data is simply there one minute, and gone the next!.
Having learned my lesson from the first dozen or so failed SSDs I now enforce scripted backup on my domain, and it's paid off. My failure rate on SSDs is close to 20%, but the demonstrated cost savings through eeking out a couple more years on existing kit has raised several eyebrows in board meetings because previously it was the norm to simply replace PCs every 2 years with £1K machines.
Re: Why bother?
As long as LO or OO are unable to open MSO documents visually identically, LO and OO will remain as widely used as Notepad is for business use.
Re: I just
Why is Lt Uhura brown?
I remember seeing those impossible job requirements spring up. In 2001 and 2002 I was applying for jobs that were requiring at least 5 years experience in Windows 2000!
So good they made it twice!
Re: What he is trying to say is.....
Ermagerrrd! Ahm gerna be un The Rergishter!!!
Re: Reality check?
The DPP already has looked at the case previously and decided there was no case to answer as no laws existed (at the time the "offence" took place) to which he could be held accountable. It was only because of new law being used retrospectively that this whole mess occurred.
Re: 10 years of research isn't enough
I remember the BSE causes CJD people saying the same thing for a decade or two.
Re: Those insurance policies cannot come cheap
I hope they took out no-claims-bonus protection!
Not being an American
Can someone explain to me why the decision is referred back to the old judge for reconsideration? Can she reconsider, and then uphold the ban?
Monsieur, le chèque s'il vous plaît!
If it turns out that he is responsible, send him the bill for all the costs of the original trial, plus the full costs for a retrial!
Dunno about the US, but in the UK you can't go bankrupt twice!
The Pirate Bay founder held for weeks without charge in Sweden.
Interesting read. Sweden locks up suspects and throws away the key without trial prior to court hearings. Tis a Grauniad article, but mentions both The Pirate Bay and Assange™ at the same time.
October SSL certs deadline & SBS 2011
Bit of advice please.
According to this story http://tinyurl.com/96q6262 on the 9th october MS will block access to SSL sites that use certificates with less than 1024bit keys.
I run lots of SBS 2008 and 2011 servers that use the built in tools to create self signed SSL certs for RWW and OWA.
Here:- http://tinyurl.com/d9pc9yw I'm able to buy UC certificates still, that are for Exchange 2007 / 2010 servers etc, yet they are still 128 / 256 bit.
So, my quandry, come October 9th, what kind of certificates do I need to have in place?
Some pics of the Manchester flyby can be seen here http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=22128
Down from $44 Billion
OUCH! That's gotta hurt!!!
Re: Yes yes yes but......
Aye you're right. I should learn to proof read my posts. It should have said a guest shouldn't notice the differences in physical hardware.
Anyway thank ye kindly. If they've resolved that daft limitation I'll take another look at it.
Incidentally I've just taken a look at my VMware guests Regardless of amd or intel CPU in the hosts, the guests all show 4ghz intel CPUs.
Re: Yes yes yes but......
Nope VMware guests simply load after a "Has this VM been copied from another machine" prompt. If you choose "yes" It loads if you choose "no" it doesn't. A guest only notices the difference in physical hardware. A virtual machine should be unaware of the physical hardware. I'm happy to confer with you directly with several VMWare / Vbox examples to enlighten you.
This is an example of the previous rigmarole I've had to go through when recovering someone elses Vbox machines from failed hardware:- http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36870/how-to-backup-and-move-virtualbox-machines/ In all cases, it was expected that preparation had been performed to facilitate the transfer from one physical hardware to another. However in my case all I got was a "erm, we have been using Vbox for some time now instead of VMware, we thought making a copy of the files was enough, we are unable to restore from the backup, HELP!!!"
If this has now been resolved with Vbox, please point me to the relevant documentation so I can pass this onto my clients who would like to use Vbox, but I keep pointing to VMware simply because the clients are hardware agnostic, and I can cut and paste the files to as many machines as I want, at will.
Yes yes yes but......
...... can I simply drag and drop virtual machines files from one machine to another, and have it simply boot with out any kind of preparation like I can with VMware virtual machines, or do I still have to go through all that "Export" nonsense?
Re: My Vauxhall (Opel)..
You'll find there will be a back door just in case the 4 digit code ever gets lost tho.
Re: Trigger Happy!
Unfortunately, the 9/11 recordings demonstrated that cell phones on a plane do work. 30000 feet is only 5 miles, usually no objects besides the aeroplanes hull between you and it.
The previous ban on mobile devices was to stop Dom Jolly like conversations taking place, much to the annoyance of the rest of the passengers, and not because it posed any threat to the aircraft.
<Nokia Ring Tone> "HELLLOO!!!! CAN YOU HEAR ME???? I'M ON A PLANE!! NO A PLANE!!! NO NOT SPAIN, PLANE!!!!. HUH WHAT'S THAT NOISE? IT'S THE PLANE!!!!!"
Re: RE: @ Boris
We marked all ours with "Stolen from xxxxx engineering company ltd"
Re: Wow, and I thought I was a record holder
That's the kind of feelgood story I would have expected would have made an appearance in the local free paper, if only for the sakes of advertising the existence of the local library. It would have taken up half a column along with the obligatory picture of you handing over the book sheepishly 33 years late to an annoyed looking librarian pointing to a calendar.
Thumbs up from me!
One of my favourites!!
If this is a Ltd company
Then surely they can cease trading, and start another company up afresh?
Don't thumbs down me, this is my current understanding of how UK Ltd companies keep appearing to exist, while avoiding responsibility for their actions.
I find an SSD is the single most effective performance upgrade at work. I've got 1 and 2 GB RAM single core laptops that are outperforming £1K+ laptops simply by swapping the HD for an SSD.
Not so much BYOD
"use of operating systems and devices which meet a pre-defined list of basic criteria, Keating explained."
So more Pay For Your Own Device then. I bet the list was
1 Smartphone - Blackberry.
2 Laptop - Windows 7 Enterprise
Re: An alternative
"the councils didn't insist on a computerised record of who had used the gym"
Woo, I know the answer to this one, having just completed my CYQ Level 2 fitness instructor training (yes an IT geek that teaches fitness too).
The reason the councils keep that data, is because of the prevalence of these particular adverts you might recognise:-
"Been involved in an accident in the last 5 years? Had a trip or fall? Regardless of blame call 0800-blood-sucking-lawyers. No win, no fee".
The council owned centre I have been training at has 15000 members of varying degrees. It's impossible to track that many members, and whether they attended a particular class within the last 5 years, unless it is held on computer. If it wasn't stored, every tom dick and harry would be claiming their £3000 average no win no fee from the local council, for injuring themselves in a class they hadn't actually attended.
It's sad but true. There is an awful lot of people out there willing to lie to make a quick buck. I've had to maintain my own PARQ database for the private classes I take outside of the leisure center for the same reason.
Ahoy me hearty
Is this what the video on the piratebays home page is in reference to?
Almost happenned. Channel 4 aired Neutrogena ads a long time ago with full naked body from behind, and full breasts on display from the front. Only a matter of time before the camera pans downwards!
I had exactly the same problem some years ago when Faceparty decided to close it's doors to, well anyone that wasn't female. Years worth of albums were lost, and the company wasn't interested in allowing me to obtain all my pics back.
Re: I don't put any pictures of my son on Facebook
I created my son an account, to which I've been adding photo albums from birth. None of the albums are public or viewable by anyone outside the immediate family. When he's old enough I'll let him have the password, and he can choose what to do with the documentation so far of his life.
Re: Heck, I don't know most/nearly-all of my passwords.
I'm guessing that comment was said tongue in cheek.
Lastpass is great until say something like this happens http://tinyurl.com/clh26fo
All your eggs in one basket much.
A friend of mine has the same problem. He's been involved in the design process of most of the western worlds nuclear reactors, both power generating and military. He too holds the same access all areas pass, and he too is detained each time he leaves or enters the States for hours, because his passport says he's Iranian. Although he is in the true sense born and bred over there, only moving over here as an adult (with lots of nuclear qualifications and his services being snapped up in the 60s and 70s by governments wanting to implement this nuclear thingy).
Will probably go the way of..
.. the GP32. A great idea, but ended up doing nothing other than running emulators for decades old consoles and games.
this would make
a great 23 foot long caravan!
Do radio hams still exist? I started off with CB in the early 80s, moving up to a UK Novice license in the early nineties using a friends equipment, RTTY on a Dragon 32, and finally before getting my own full license, it came to an abrupt end. The internet happened and everyone I knew simply moved their activities onto that, forums and IM. For well over a decade I haven't seen a tell-tale radio mast overshadowing a house, so I assumed it'd probably gone the way of the dinosaur.
Not that I didn't have fun mind. Most of my class at primary school had a CB and a Thunderpole in the back garden. It was our social network. I lived in a rural village, houses and farms spread out, and CB was the backbone of the community. That and "The Grapes" pub and it's front lawn that had a 2nd function as the local community green where all fetes were held.
Pirate for obvious reasons
You can't get much more official than a written public apology from a serving Prime Minister and published in a national newspaper.
Re: Ah, the old old "lets throw petrol on the fire"
Epic fail for the council, epic win for the girl and the charity.
This afternoon the page count had reached 2.5M and the charity had received £15K
This evening the page count has reached 3.8M and the charity has received £45K
The charity has even posted how they've received enough to go beyond the original appeal, and build a new kitchen and stock it with food for a year.
Streisand effect much.
Where do I buy that food???
Just followed the Marys Meals links and read up. It costs £10 to feed a child for a year. Where can I buy this food, £30 and I'm sorted for the year.
7 digit pageviews right now.
Someone tell the council about the Streissand effect.
So the judge is saying that in this instant, the text cannot be copyrightable because there is only one way to code the encryption method in that language?
I'm probably as confused as the OP between the two, care for a quick laymans explanation?
@As a Judge who's a developer.....
So only Judges who have no driving licences or experience can preside over motoring offences :p
Where's all the red????
I'm surprised by how colorful that picture is. I guess you can blame it on film and TV, but I expect everything to be a shade of red when looking at images from Mars.
*note to devs, why is the spell checker insisting I use the US spelling of 'colourful'? This is a UK site.