179 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012
""The NRC's computers cannot affect US nuclear power plant operations – the plants' safety and control systems are physically isolated and have no Internet connectivity," Burnell wrote on the NRC website."
Tell that to the management at Nantaz in Iran.
The real problem is they've forgotten what it was like under the thumb of MS.
I'm SHOCKED that it has taken MS so long, to bring Munich back. It would never have taken that long under Bill. He'd have spent the money required straight away.
An American judge will decide that...
... 'not saying everything is OK' is THE SAME as say 'We have turned over you stuff to the NSA'.
Is their encryption supplied by the NIST? Well guess what?
If you want stuff to stay out of the hands of Uncle Sam don't place it on the intertubes!
This is a very odd thing for MS to do.
I suppose it is a left over from the aquisition of the Nokia phone department, like the X phones. Still, it would be amusing if it was a huge success. Also like the X phones.
I think I speak for most people here when I say...
"No one cares what Gartner has been paid to say"
It won't be better than the BBC version. Ben does an awesome Stephen.
Oh look, here it is now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PNd1rldj0k
Re: One Tip...
Can't get good wiffy in Leeds?
It must be the Leeds in Kent, because in the one in Yorkshire it's difficult to walk around because of the strength of the free wiffy.
Clearly, PC Plod have failed to listen to Princess Leia...
... 'The more you whack the mole, the more moles there are' or something.
Anyone considering buying a Toshiba drive would do well to review their warranty...
which for my new drive was effectively 'none'. Shop elsewhere or live to regret it.
I don't know much about this tech, but i do like their...
.. pants, deluxe.
Re: Stifel Nicholaus?
A Google search soon finds relationships between MicroSoft and Stifel. For instance: http://www.stifel.com/investor-relations/board-of-directors/michael-w-brown
I think that tells you all you need to know about Stifel.
Here's what the Securities and Exchange Commission had to say about them: "and the firm hid the risks “through a series of falsehoods and misrepresentations." "
... and expect the service to be shut down when it doesn't take over the world in two years...
... and imagine the grief you'll get from the others that you persuaded to use the service?
There's less MS astroturfing in the comments than I expected.
Well, a bit less anyway. Perhaps it's due to the wholesale conversion of El Reg. to a MS promotional vehicle?
I'm guessing she's there because of the fiasco that is...
Re: No problem for me then !
"Can someone actually provide a detailed definition of "dangerous indiviual"."
"Any person not in a continuously vegetative state."
I liked the Windows 2000 interface...
... so I changed to Linux Mint XFCE. I'm much happier now, with A LOT less support to do. Think about it.
I'm saying Microsoft FUD....
... and ironically they were the inventors of 'Not a bug, a feature.'
What is wrong with getting software from someone else?
It's not like there are no alternatives. As for the 'It doesn't work the same' argument, surely that has been taken care of by Windows 8 and Office 2012. In fact Linux Mint seems to work almost the same as Xp and Libre Office seems a lot more like Office used to be that the current version.
I'm only guessing but I feel the answer is that the people responsible for purchasing have some sort of relationship with MS?
Relying on cats to do things...
... is an exercise in futility.
Another Gartner press release?
Really? Is it a slow news day does Gartner Know Something?
Re: Sowing confusion
Err, no,radar was invented by a German, Hulsmeyer, based on the work of Hertz of Hertz fame.
This is all very nice but...
...BRING BACK QUANTUM BIGFOOT. What's that? 'No one makes 5.25 inch drive bays any more', they will if Bigfoot comes back.
Someone needs to get sacked for this fiasco.
Not bonuses and trebles all round.
Re: 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies
This is exactly what is planned. The 'internet' WILL stop at the twelve mile limit. To get on the British web you'll need to apply for permission, fill in the forms, and, crucially, pay the fee. The fee will be trivial on introduction, so you won't be able to say 'It's too much', then, when the principle is established it will go up every year. In other words a back door tax.
There are many existing examples. We all know about cars and alcohol, but there are many more hidden from the public because they are industry specific.
Speaking as an M.P. I think the plebs should have to have a doctors note to look at smut.
I will be checking the smut to see what the plebs should be protected from of course.
No-one cares what Cherie Booth QC thinks now.
Why tie these people into the MicroSoft symbiosis.
Isn't now the ideal time to look at alternatives? There are a number of low-cost, low-bandwidth solutions, take DVDs with a few of those.
2014 is the year of Linux on thr desktop...
... at least in my business.
And the price is?
The GFI web site is suspiciously silent on the matter.
Government departments surprised by arrival of April 2014.
It's sad really. These people don't even own a calendar.
I'm not quite clear why Plusnet is being tied in with this.
It's nothing to do with them.
This is all very well, but what about bringing back the original Bigfoot drive?
The Quantum Bigfoot was 5.25 inch format. It was large, both physically and more importantly in storage capacity, slow, reliable and cheap. Whatsnottolike?
I've got to agree, Mint XFCE 32 bit has proved a very satisfactory replacement for XP on our, err, period, hardware here at work.
I tried Ubuntu in various flavours first, but found them lacking in one way or another. Mint has worked for us, maybe others about to leave Microsoft should give it a try.
Tin foil hats all round. Don't panic, don't panic. I'm assuming we've all moved on, but HAVE OUR BANKS?
Strongly urge everyone to let the Cainet Office know their views.
Tell them what you think. Otherwise they'll only hear from you-know-who.
Q: How many of these will be a primary, unbacked up, data store?
A: Almost all.
HP think they are in a dominant position because of trouble at Dell and IBM...
I guess they feel that Dell and IBM will fall in line. My feeling is that the generic server biz is in a race to the bottom. My money is on Dell. Time will tell.
He'll fix the fiasco that is 'The Dropbox Android client'. He's bound to, he's a genius.
Re: Comparison with "real" servers
Linux (etc) might not work out-of-the-box as a NAS, but there are many preconfigured solutions that do. Best known are FreeNas and its fork Nas4Free. Try them out, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Proprietary NAS? I don't think so.
A friend had an expensive Cisco unit. The PSU failed. 'Oh, sorry we don't make that model any more'. The unit was scrap. And just to add insult to injury she had to pay an 'expert' to recover the data.
Contrast that with using a generic PC and one of the many NAS OS systems, Nas4Free etc. Broken PSU? Get one on the high street. Data recovery? No problem the discs are in standard OS formats.
I suggested that to my friend when her Cisco system crapped out. Her reply? 'Oh no, that's too difficult. And besides we want a system that comes with support'. I didn't laugh out loud, but I wanted to. (Just to clarify, the Cisco system was NOT under a support contract. I guess if it was a nice man from Cisco would have come and fixed the issue.)
Administrators work hard to recover as much money as possible...
... then work out how to pay it to themselves.
I got the CPC 664 and discovered CP/M...
... then I got the 8512 and used CP/M to run dBase II. Then I got a PC and used the MS DOS port of dBase II, then moved to dBase III, then dBXL, then the SCO port of FoxPro under SCO Xenix ( 4MB of memory, good for six users!), then MicroSoft (!) FoxPro Xenix, which I STILL USE TODAY. So hurrah for AMS, he might be a grumpy waste of space today but he did some good stuff in the past.
Why not just ignore their press releases?
Key to the safe? Any locksmith will tell you that the original is lost and the spare is...
... in the safe. Doh!
... oh dear.
Deep down women are...
... shallow. (Actually I think that's one of Dorothy Parker's)
Never mind Google and Amazon, I want one.
And I want it now. And fanless. And cheap. But with ECC memory. Get busy Michael.
My Yahoo account has no news of this in it.
Password changed anyway.
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