23 posts • joined 9 May 2012
Re: Antactica is melting too
GAH, the stupid it burns. Whether it is -10C or -20C water will freeze and colder does not mean more water freezes, more water available to freeze, basically freezes.
So the driver is precipitation, the amount of moisture available in the atmosphere to freeze and fall as snow.
The more snow the lands in the waters surrounding Antarctica, the greater the fresh water available at the surface (fresh is lighter that salty hence has a tendency to remain on the surface and of course as a bonus ice floats) and the higher the temperature at which sea ice will form.
This has been covered before, looking at Antarctica what counts is the glaciers, the stored volume of water on land, ice floating on the sea doesn't count for shite, one way or the other.
Ohhh Yeah, the floating sea ice will prevent sea levels from rising.
Hey, if you are going to start measuring the technical qualities of the A8 chip, what the hell has that to do with Apple, some one else ,manufactures the chips, and some one else, sticks them in a bit of plastic and the design is derivative of someone else's engineering.
The prime decision here is Australia's perceived technological competitiveness. How Australia presents itself to the world. Leading technology or cheap ass second rate solutions. If they are serious about attracting tech companies that must demonstrate this, forget 100Mb service they should be pushing 1 Gb service. They must demonstrate to tech companies they would lead.
Ever heard of reliable servers and how hot swapping and disk mirroring. Try to do that reliably with one server and you are only screwing your customers over, when the server dies and a new one needs to be installed but of course the spy vs spy types will love you.
Re: So you can now legally ask for flexitime?
How to get Flexitime.
You: I 'want' flexitime
Union Rep: Sure cool
Union Rep: The Workers want flexitime
Union Rep: STRIKE
You now have flexitime.
So 6 months after killing fibre to the home the first trial begins. Everyone knows exactly what this is, a big show to pretend something is happening. Yep sure, the whole fibre to the node network will be finished by 2016. Now it's fibre to the node testing only and connecting to 'TELSTRAs' copper, they get to keep the last mile so double charges.
Just to be clear, exactly what are the penalties for falsely killing your phone.
The LNP stance on the NBN is not ideological it is profit based and comes under direct orders from Rupert Murdoch and News Corporations who got the LNP elected.
Kill the NBN and hand over what left of the carcase to News corporation, blatant in your face corruption.
Why Jerk Jerk A fails. The barest possible story line just barely enough to link together a string of action scenes. In fact it feels like they came up with a bunch of action scenes first, stuff they wanted to shoot and then tried to wrap a story, lazzily mind you, around it.
All works for their target audience who has the same attention span of gnats. Hope they are not as so mind boggling lazy as their last effort of Star Trek, basically just ripping off the other movies.
Problem with his work, no story to tell and no way of telling, really on second set, action scene capable.
High speed spinning blades at head height, now what could go wrong with that, a rotary mower for people. Yep, your are going to be able to use that in any public space around other people, not a problem at all, only in America of course ;D.
I really don't get how Beats succeed, they pretty uniformly get crappy reviews if you do just the smallest amount of research, what the hell is going on in the minds of the people that buy them.
Does excessive bass have a dumbing down affect, do you kill brain cells by turning up the bass and do people stupid enough to buy them earn the money to be able to buy them?
Re: American GPS stations
Yes, because even though all the morons intend to blow up the surface of the earth and kill as many people as possible, they are going to leave all those satellites intact and not take them out with nukes, ohhh yeahhh. They could even take out those stations as a priority
Seriously, just how stupid do the CIA and Pentagon think everyone is.
Everyone knows exactly what is going on, this is a US military industrial complex, corporation doing the thinking for the US government, nothing but corporate greed, end of story.
The M$ message. Don't allow fairness, future of documents or, equal access to deter you, Greed Glorious Greed.
IBM is cleaning up by focusing on business and of course computer research.
The consumer end is either really gadget or games. Throw in a little search and help and you are there. Samsung came from no where, just like Apple did, just like Sony did, just like the next fad manufacturer will. That's the problem with the consumer market, your time in the sun always comes to an end. So target IBM business and research, not so much the competitor to beat, the whole of that market is that but the competitor to align with. Security is also floating around but thanks to the NSA that is going to end up a one country at a time market, nobody will trust anyone going forward (the fiscal harm the NSA has done to US business is staggering, trillions of dollars will go begging).
So MSN, XBox(gaming division), Bing(back to MSN Search),whole bunch of cash for restructuring and to keep share value up, basically creating MSN consumer products.
Everything else stays with M$. Add in clearing out deadwood, for both divisions and M$ will be able to trim right down and clean up.
While MSN will charge right at Apple and Google, two targets with big revenue to sink their teeth into (Focus is all MSN needs).
Lets hope that Rupert Murdoch updates his jawbone to the internet so the whole world can celebrate the instant the psychopath drops dead. Every heart murmur would become a cause for a celebratory drink.
The most likely reason for the sell out, a more realistic long term goal of MSN global free of profit sucking partners.
I wonder what HP will sell to their customer seeing as they can not manage telecommuting. You can just image the HP rep wandering into an office trying to sell computers, networking equipment and telecommuting.
Customer staring at them with awe at the gall. One thing HP could never ever get away with is publicly admitting telecommuting is a bust.
Trying to copy the ex-googlite, seriously, (reality check falling revenue and rising profits driven by slashing the development and creativity base, Yahoo telecommuters only returned to the office to be quietly pink slipped one at a time).
A do nothing board with only two goals shut down broadband development and make it enormously difficult and expensive to restart and somehow blame the Australian Labour Party for it's failure.
Re: Dream on...
Australia due to ample space can readily boost the economy by allowing more migration of affluent migrants from wealthy countries, those seeking that greater space and a weather change.
Prices are high in Australia basically because companies can get away with higher profit margins, as always direct import remains an option to skip the middle man.
Basically if snow is really starting to grate on your nerves and the crime in the US is perturbing, then try to make the jump. Easier migration is available by paying attention to State sponsored migration permanent non 457. Business's make application to their state governments and the state government can then sponsor immigrants to fill those positions.
Re: Online advertising?
Adds only really work when they align with the content and thus are from the readers point of view, a virtual extension to the story. Catch any on-line ad immediately exposes your product to competitive review, you really have to have something worth buying or you are wasting money.
Re: Congratulations PC makers!
Not Quite. Each and every year the size and resolution of my display has grown, now 24". I expect the next one to come in at 27" as for the keyboard that's now illuminated, ahh, watch display in low light while being able to control computer.
Desktops for cheap screen real estate they simply can't be beat.
As for the percentage of smart phones, it really doesn't count when those numbers are in addition to. rather than instead of. Notebook certainly ate into desktops but now the push is for three devices.
Desktop is back for screen real estate, smart phone for mobile communications and that leaves device number three and that's controlled by the keyboard.
That excluded the biggest chunk of screen real estate the big screen TV, finally a logical use for a cheap tablet.
So some buffoon in a burst of desperation for money abuses his position with Wikipedia, get's caught and fired. Who expects Wikipedia to be perfect, who expects anything to be perfect. What is important here is abuse was discovered coming from a trustee and the board moved forward appropriately and removed that trustee, that's what proper governance is all about.
Not some foolish expectations of perfection, it just don't happen but sound corrections in management when problems are discovered.
The crazy right babble that has infected right wing talking points that everything must be perfect, you can never disclose problems, is getting out of hand.
The big issue being missed here is accuracy of data retained. Whose responsibility is it when, data is wrong or missing. How server will the criminal penalties be for any errors, considering errors can be generated by faulty hard disk drives, faulty hardware, faulty power supply and of course human error and purposeful alteration or deletion.
So ISPs are required to retain data, so how many years in jail do they get when there's a lighting strike and all their servers are wiped out.
Also accuracy of data retention methods, the intent is to use this data in criminal prosecution, what penalty will the ISP pay if the data is proved in error after a person has been convicted off a crime based upon that data.
Currently ISP retain data to cover bill payment, fees in the order or 10 to 50 dollars, that's how reliable their data system has to be, when that data is used in criminal prosecution you a re talking civil risk in the order of millions of dollars, how much more to have to be spend to upgrade the reliability of the data retention systems to adequately cover that risk.
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