13 posts • joined Friday 3rd August 2012 09:18 GMT
Re: "If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear"
David Cameron has backed down from so many promises, any promise he makes in the future is worthless. Thus he needs to get rid of his old speeches in the run up to the next election.
Re: Must be the NSA @ratfox
A corollary of this is that you must ensure your opponents are using Apple's Maps. That's totally tilt things in your favour.
It's generally hard to find SSD drives that fit the Macbook Air. They don't use the standard 2.5" drives. That's the curse of thin laptops, a lot of ultrabooks are the same. Upgrading to a 480GB SSD is going to cost you almost £500 once you factor in shipping and customs charges, if you buy it from these guys. http://eshop.macsales.com/search/MBA2010.480 I've not found a similar supplier in the UK.
While it's still cheaper than buying a whole new laptop, there's nothing like a good excuse to buy a new laptop :)
Re: re Quark smaller than Atom
That just illustrates how revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary this new line of processors are!
If you're going to host your services in the cloud, going with Amazon is the obvious choice. They're cheaper and just as reliable as any other provider. The only customers I know who are using other cloud providers like Azure do so because they are big Microsoft shops and have been given huge discounts by Microsoft.
I have to wonder, though, what will 17.10 be called... will Ubuntu go back to A?
It'll be Arsey Aardvark.
High performance Java
I've been to a number of presentations by the LMAX guys and these guys know what they're talking about when it comes to extracting performance from the underlying hardware. They're Disruptor design pattern is interesting and I've adopted it with much success. For a financial company, they're very open about the technology they use. http://mechanical-sympathy.blogspot.com is a blog by one of their developers that I've got bookmarked.
Duplicitous or naive?
"Poultney claims he’s only interested in the trademark on the servers. “We are not interested in the trademark on the language,” Poultney told The Reg."
So, what does someone mean when they say "I have a Python web app"? Do they mean it's written in Python? Do they mean that it's hosted on the Python web servers? Hell, what does a Python web server mean? Do they mean something like Tornado which is a web server written in Python or do they mean a web server hosted by these guys?
Something doesn't sit right here. These guys are either being very duplicitous or naive.
This is why I decided to go with PostgreSQL with new projects. I think it's a shame to see MySQL become so fragmented, but all is not lost as it's made many transition to PostgreSQL.
Re: Windows Defender
I'm surprised that other vendors still offer free consumer AV. Is there any reason to use anything other than Microsoft Security Essentials?
"My other half is an ICU doc and loses (as in dead) tons of patients... "
For those of us who are curious, just how many patients are there in a ton and how does that vary by county/NHS trust?
Too expensive for most
It's going to be hard for most photographers to justify the price of the D4. For just a little bit more (£5300-ish) you could walk away with a D800, and some very sweet lenses (Nikon's 24-70 and 70-200 spring to mind).
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