Re: It's actually not German, it's very much pan-European
And bits from New Zealand as well - Rakon crystals are used in there somewhere...
37 posts • joined 24 Oct 2012
And bits from New Zealand as well - Rakon crystals are used in there somewhere...
Point missed - after even 5 years, under the previous rate of storage capacity improvement, the drive was well and truly obsolete, in capacity and also likely in terms of throughput. With a slowing rate of capacity increase a drive won't hit that obsolescence wall as quickly, so might, just might, have a longer effective service life.
I've seen a lot of changes in my time in IT - the DEC RK05, IBM 3330 for instance - and there's no way you'd want to be running something like that any more. If I dig deep into my spares pile I'll find some low capacity IDE drives (the old MFM interface stuff went west a long, long time back, along with the SCSI-1 and SCSI-2's), but I recall fondly the 320MB full height 5.25" SCSI server drives I used to run in my old dialup BBS days. Enough current draw to make the lights dim when you powered the box up (not really, but compared to todays stuff, they sucked huge amounts of power for what now seems to be bugger all capacity).
Going forward, we'll want our 3/4/5/6TB drives to last longer. My current server box is running 2TB drives, and most of the drives have 4-5 years of spin time already, with no urgency to replace them any time soon.
I tried it for a week, and have gone back to Win 7 - too half baked for me, with poorly implemented and totally not thought out functionality, and zero response to feedback, there was no way I'd waste any more time on it at this point at least.
I was under the impression that footage of their (s)exploits would be made available on the return of the satellite to Earth - please tell us it is so!
Reptilian zero-g space pron, because, you know, WE ALL NEED IT!
Wiper motors, electric window winders, fuel pump......
Or Slimbean - my old SII has trickled down to my wife, and SlimBean has vastly improved battery life and seen a considerable performance boost as well, over the stock Sammy bloated software. That, and it also runs JellyBean, and has enabled connection of Bluetooth 4.0 LE devices as well!
My current setup -
Acer AH340 Microserver, WHS V1.1
1x1TB plus 3x2TB disks in the Acer
USB 3.0 PCI-E card in the one free slot
4 bay USB 3.0 enclosure with currently 3x2TB drives installed.
The WHS box also connects my weather station, serves as a test publish host for websites I develop, and runs the following media servers:-
SubSonic (for 250GB or so of audio files)
Serviio (for the 6TB or so of video media)
The above is limited by 2GB RAM limit, fixed CPU, and 2TB drive limit (able to be bypassed with a bit of hacking, but why should I)
HP Gen8 Microserver
WHS V2 or Windows Server 2013
DriveBender or similar to give WHS V1-like drive management
The Gen8 has 16GB RAM limit, replaceable CPU (up to Xeon CPU), dual GB Ethernet, built in USB 3.0, etc. I'll probably keep Serviio and SubSonic also.
I'm a very long way off being gen y being a boomer from 57. Yes we have a 51 inch plasma 3d screen but it plays from our media server with 5tb of movies and tv series as do our laptops and tablets. No adverts and watch only what we want when we want. Only idiots watch the idiot box as the advertisers want you to.
...and 500GB drives have been around for at least that long. Calling "porkies" is disingenuous at best.
At least the courts here in New Zealand are capable of standing up to a mega corporate and their hordes of legal beagles. Unlike certain courts (and jury members) in Cupertino!
The ICL OPD/One Per Desk. I had one as part of the beta test programme, as we had an ICL mainframe at work. Long lost to the landfill now. Telecom never actually released them to the NZ market, but I heard they had a shipping container full of 300 or more. Mine was the colour screen version - very spec!
The Note 3 was enough of a $ to spend, and the local price of the Gear too big an ask for what it does.
Sorry, Samsung - no sale.
....perhaps it could also be used on the National Debt?
Given the Eternal Champion and his interactions with many, many points in the Multiverse, you know....
Oh dear, here comes one of those annoying human handss .... hmm, let's see, if I lift off around about ...wait for it... now....he'll miss me! Hee hee!
All these corporates are being disingenuous - they are trumpeting the numbers for "sensitive data requests" which takes the focus away from what are the true feeds and speeds - the metadata. The spooks are making all manner of assumptions based on analysis of what is effectively the data envelopes. It's like being tried and convicted on the basis of /who sent you/who you sent/ mail to, or who *they* sent mail to, ad infinitum. Ever wondered how they had well over half a million "potential terrorists" on their books when they went looking for the perps of the Boston Marathon bombings? You may well be on their list, if your friends have "dodgy" friends...
Given Sony's record on DRM, don't hold your breath.
...here in New Zealand! Country code "+44" came up on my phone, and they had a distinctive British accent, not Irish. So yes, there seems to be a case to answer here!
So, there's this bunch of guys and gals standing round a water cooler, and someone says "how will the user know there's nothing more to display as they get to the end of a list" and someone says "why not make the list 'bounce'". Ten minutes later the coding is done, and everyone goes "wow, neat". They show it to their boss, who says "we can patent this". Cue the patent attorneys and other non-productive droids, who spend six months or more doing the paper work.
That's what software patents are all about!
....as reflected in the significantly higher prices down under for electronically delivered software products.
This is also as true in New Zealand as it is in Australia. That said, New Zealand companies (Fonterra, Fisher and Paykell, etc) are just as likely to price gouge in their local markets. Why does NZ milk cost more in NZ than it does in overseas markets, why do Fisher and Paykell whiteware products sell as three times the price in NZ as they do in the UK?
"What the market will bear" has something to do with it, as too does consumer ignorance.
Yes, it does! The original rendition is a far more powerful and moving film, IM(NS)HO!
Metropolis and Brazil - both brilliant, dystopian epics.
Yes, no Avatar - a grossly over rated over hyped piece of twaddle! Seen through eyes other than those blinkered by American myopia, it is trite, sentimental codswallop!
My ICL OPD had not one, but two, of these wondrous beasts - that and ROM slots for canned programs. Those were the days!
While I might find myself hanging out for the latest version of Android on my phone, the fact that I have had not one, but two, MAJOR updates to my Galaxy S2 in under two years, plus numerous smaller bug fixes, means that in fact they are very good indeed with updates.
My S2 is still, nearly two years on, an awesome bit of kit, and one which I have never regretted investing in.
Contract to the experience of PC users - as soon as those puppies are out the door, often as not the manufacturer has lost all interest!
Yeah, right! Illegal, maybe not - the politicos aren't clever at writing legislation, and tax accountants are very good at working loopholes. But immoral? Certainly!
Love the Captain Beefheart reference, someone at El Reg has some culture! Who'd have thunk it!
I'll see your Old Fart and raise you an Orange Claw Hammer!
....and not enough ozone is also bad! Witness the ozone 'hole' above the southern polar region, which we are told was/is caused by polluting flourocarbons. This is reportedly responsible for thousands of deaths due to skin cancer, so why would we not want to convert some other pollutants to ozone, and maybe fill the hole?
With the TPP and other "free trade" negotiations going on behind closed (and locked) doors, now is almost too late to do anything to correct the wrong that is embodied in excessive copyright terms and sanctions. The US Government, acting as the long arm of the law of their biggest benefactors, big business interests, wishes to extend the reach of this excessive copyright (and the related areas of patents and trademarks) world wide. The stifling effect this will inevitably have on the world economy is of little consequence to established big business. The real pain will be felt by the vast majority, though.
Add in the impending handover of the internet to the control of national governments (read - big business again) and we're all in a shite load of trouble!
Rockmelt is based on top of Chrome, has pretty full Facebook integration, and works well. It's currently a bit behind the curve on Windows due to the small developer team working on other platforms, but hopefully will catch back up soon.
And that the powers that be have not released Android 4.2 for my Galaxy S2 yet either!
The fact this is used for online banking, not when you use the credit card itself, if good. It just gives the individual a convenient, carry sized two factor authentication device, far better than having to tote something larger around with you.
.....that this action is funded by the Sammites! The allusion to Troy tells the tale.....