604 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013
That's a very expensive funeral....
Re: Does this explain Azure outages
"days when no wind = no electric thus no Azure Cloud"
Wind will fill in for other zero emission power sources such as Bloom energy fuel cells.....
Re: Patent trolls
"MS who sued their way into Linux"
Really? I must have missed that - who did they sue and when?
"Everyone involved in Android loses money on it except Samsung, not just Sony."
Erm, surely Google, Microsoft and Nokia also make money from Android?
Re: Blue Sky of Death?
Apparently it can turn itself on and off! Three times anyway:
Re: I'm upgrading a lot of WinXP boxes for friends and family at the moment
I can see that working well when they want to play Battlefield 4.....
Re: Sorry, couldn't see the correction link on this story
More to the point, presumably they mean SCAC - System Centre App Controller.....Not SCVMM.
Re: Some plastics do stink
"I was once given a flowcharting template made of a plastic which smelled of vomit"
Like Hershey's 'chocolate' ?
Re: Anyone here using Virginmedia?
"Wouldn't transferring my data outside the EU without my express permission fall foul of EU Data Protection Laws?"
Nope. Safe harbour provisions assume that companies will apply an appropriate level of diligence to your data if they store it in the colonies - but with no way of enforcing it if they don't....
Hopefully the Edward Snowden revelations will change all that and Europe will start taking the US approach of forcing compliance with our laws on those that want to do business with us...
Re: Why the hell...
" I download same 8.1 on torrents I get about 10mb"
Use port 554, forced encryption, allow ~700 peers, and limit upload speed to say 5Mbps. Then you will easily max it out....
Re: Why the hell...
No Virgin speed issues here - I can max out my connection any time of day without much difficulty. The fastest home service I have ever had, and I have tried a few 'fibre' based ones. I can hit the claimed 120Mbps down / 12Mbps up quite easily.
I suggest that your neighbour's issues are likely due to the Internet - not Virgin.
Your comparison is not valid as you are not testing anything remotely similar....
Re: What a bunch...
But Zen don't seem to offer anything close to a 120 Mbps service? The highest seems to be "up to 76 Mbps" for £25 + VAT
Also it doesn't seem to be available without a phone line costing another £17 + VAT a month....
Virgin 120 Mbps costs £35 + VAT with no phone line required....so cheaper.
Smothered in red ink?! Nokia made a profit for the first time in years and their cash position is pretty healthy too - even without the proposed Microsoft deal.....
Re: Nokia saves another MS OS?
"You are confused, or deliberately lying. Windows RT _is_ cut-down, it doesn't have a complete Win32 desktop environment"
You don't understand what you are talking about. Win32 is a CPU specific API. Pretty much all of the underlying core Windows low level features are available in Windows RT - just via different APIs.
"Even Office RT is cut-down with many features not implemented."
The main feature missing is VBA - again which is largely CPU specific in terms of Add-Ins commonly used, etc...
"While Windows RT does run apps compiled for 'modern' these are not compiled to ARM _or_ x86 but to WinRT CLR."
Sure - but only for Metro Apps - and that's why Metro is the future Microsoft is pushing towards.....Cross platform from single compile, or where this is not possible, this is hidden via the Windows Store that automatically delivers the correct version....
"Actually Windows 64 can run 32 bit applications"
But not the other way round which is the point here.
"", Alpha could run x86 applications.""
Not via the OS. Only via a third party emulator - Digital FX!32
Just bubbles from the sinking ship....
"And no, life isn't about page views."
That was a statement worthy of the NSA. What he means is that it is all about advert clicks...
Re: Too bad
"I'm surprised they didn't use R2 to launch a simpler way to link on-premise AD with 0365. My understanding is that ADFS can be a bear "
ADFS is designed as an Active Directory Federation solution for all requirements, so it would be more complex overall to offer multiple product versions. ADFS isn't that complex to setup and requires near zero management once configured....
"or they'd bake the needed parts of ADFS into standard server so it would already be linked"
ADFS is baked into Standard Server. You just select the Role you want installed using Server Manager....
Re: 2012 R2 - over-powered by FreeBSD and Linux
"There is absolutely nothing, except a few gimmicky add-ons that Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows InTune can do that cannot be done with greater scalability, performance reliability and security than a professionally configured and tuned FreeBSD 9.2 Server setup or RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.4x"
Really, Do tell me how you do Dynamic Access Control (expression based security ACLs and claims based authorisation) with Linux or FreeBSD? Or even use Kerberos constrained delegation instead of Sudo?
"are they going to organically grow it then "
Surely all organic molecules contain carbon?
Re: april fools october
" come on microsoft show something innovative"
Like being ahead of everyone else in touch and gesture support you mean?
Re: 2hrs 45minutes and still not done !
"if the same expedience can be reached than with a standard Linux upgrade."
At least you can do an in place upgrade of Windows. Unlike with say Red Hat or CentOS....
Re: Ah, this could get interesting..
Worth mentioning that Microsoft's Azure storage performance is significantly faster than amazon too....So it's not just a price difference.
Or you can just use MAK keys and avoid all that bs....
These adverts smell of rotting corpse....
Nokiasoft will clean up in this space imo.
No reason you can't use WP8 on business desktops either. It's fast, secure and very stable.
Canned for too much Can surely?
I doubt they are after a long term relationship. Blackberry clearly doesn't have a future....
Re: Solid Servers
"While the stupid Metro start menu made it's way into the Server 2012 UI"
2012 doesn't have any UI by default and there is no need to install one. Use the Remote Admin tools if your PowerShell isn't good enough....
"that you are involved in Copyright Infringement"
Hosting torrent files doesn't infringe any copyright. What you could do with the torrent files might but that's not the same thing.
It is like arresting you for murder because you have a knife in your kitchen.....
Re: so wait
"Do remember that a Surface uses over 16GB for the OS!"
No it doesn't. It uses most of that space for a recovery partition and the hibernation file. Both of which can be removed if you really want to....
Re: Oh not this again
"THE. CREATOR. DOES. NOT. GET. PAID."
That still doesn't make it theft. They don't get paid any extra if I watch a movie round a friend's house either.
Re: Chip Scale Atomic Clock.
"but if it only runs for 15 minutes at a time..."
The batteries come in a suitcase you wheel behind you....
Re: What about fitness-for-purpose?
"it is a lifetime warranty"
The majority of claims are limited to 6 years under the Limitation Act 1980. This limit includes claims under contract law and for most torts (but not all).
Re: WET SPOT found on MARS
Did they have to roll it in flour?
"If the last 15 years are an anomaly"
The are likely due to natural ocean cycles. It is a near certainty that the respite is only temporary and average surface temperature will start climbing again:
The average ocean temperature is still increasing by the way - so there is still warming going on....
"all this global warming we aren't having"
It hasn't stopped - the oceans are still warming.....The ice is still melting, the sea is still rising...
Re: Standardised connector
" I recognise that they may quite legitimately have simply tried to improve on Micro USB."
They tried to improve the cash return over using Micro USB....
Re: Standardised connector
"\What we'll end up with is something with all the appeal and elegance of a SCART connector"
At least that was better than the American bodge of a dozen + RCA connectors to do the same thing...
"And most of the non-idiots can trace their direct lineage to Scotland or Ireland."
Ahh yes - all those prison ships full of the scum of the earth....It was a better model imo than letting them hang round London railway stations abusing passers by with a can of Super Tenants in hand....
Re: The dumb
"For my parents, it's Yahoo."
Wow - they must be really old....
Re: "Of those online holdouts, over a third said....
See here if not sure:
How is this completely uninteresting puff piece in anyway relevant news?
Re: Combi boilers v Old Boilers
Over 90% actually...
Re: What a waste of time and money
Do you live in Death Valley, or on Venus?
Re: About time for SIM to go
Starts at $799 PER SERVER ?! What planet are they on?
Re: Lost strategy
"Ok, Nokia are in the shit "
No, Nokia are now a profit making business with lots of cash and plenty of credit lines (and were forecast to head back into profit this quarter even if they hadn't sold their mobile business). Nokia have always leveraged their IP assets. For instance against Apple:
Re: Now we know...
"I can't see HTC being too enthusiastic about releasing many more WinPho models, that's for sure."
What has this got to do with Windows Phone? Nokia already sold their Windows Phone and mobile device business to Microsoft (subject to shareholder vote)...
Re: Now we know...
"the real reason why Microsoft is buying Nokia..."
Microsoft are NOT buying Nokia.
" "a bloated public sector"
If every one is complaining of massive cuts to services how can this be?"
Because Labour added ~800,000 public sector employees (mostly up North of course) in their last stint of wasting tax payers' money and subsidising freeloaders...Even with drastic cuts, it takes a while to reverse that kind of profligacy...
An organisation renting them out as targets? Or did you mean target practice?
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