Nope. A pic from the Uber Cincinatti launch. Flickr CC collection FTW
102 posts • joined 5 May 2013
Re: Re: Enquiringminds want to know
Google "Amadeus Basin oilfield." I stumbled upon it last year when driving from the West MacDonnell Ranges to Kings Canyon. There's a working oilfield out there. Not huge. But big enough that it's being exploited. And I can recommend a trip to the West Macs. Gorgeous country.
And that's bad because ... ?
No directive. It's a term I like and hear used a bit in Australia. I'm aware that the vocabulary I use goes through phases. Right now I'm perhaps expressing a bit too much luvvie love.
At a guess, often enough for Boeing to tell the FAA and the FAA to issue a new directive.
Android is promised real soon now
USB sticks. Cheap as chips. Not as tasty.
I get one lousy capital letter wrong and ... fixing it now
I should clarify: they're set up to do it. But it's not what VMware's selling. They're selling hybrid cloud in which, should you choose, you can pay by the minute. I'll tidy up the story to reflect that.
Re: Story of my life ...
We're not committed: the shout-out was a fishing expedition as much as anything. But we'll stick with the NUC for a bit cos we've got some. We disclosed the sponsorship a couple of stories back, but also feel the NUC is fit for purpose.
Re: Re: Keep it simple
we've been up-front about the Intel sponsorship, I hope.
Re: This article's title triggered...
Think Reg innuendo - what might an "attachment" refer to? Okay, yes, we're juvenile. Part of our charm, I've been told. Occasionally.
Re: Did I get that right ?
Not quite. You can have it on-premises, but the dev work for the on-premises version is derived from work that's *already* gone into the cloud version. So the innovation is being done for the cloud version and every so often MSFT gets around to productising some of that for on-premises ops.
These puns aren't far off brutal vioLUNce. Still, it speaks volumes about Reg readers that these acronyms are getting an ironic airing. And let's face it, things could be worse. We could be making virtualisation puns. Storage puns are surely the lesser of two vVols.
Well played, Sir.
Re: Golden Dropping? Vultures VOMIT!
Surely not only vomit? There's got to be a back door option. Surely. Or are we full of ... never mind.
There's no category for trolling and flamebait :-(
Re: I don't know why it's any different from tracking your finger
El Reg's eye-tracker thanks you for glancing at that ad. You're now a warm lead for Vendor X. Expect a call soon.
Ooops. Maybe I've said too much.
Re: So the Spartans have invited the Trojans around to advise on the decor?
20 internet points to Gryffindor! Top comment ;-)
Re: Not Good Writing:
Yes and no. Philae landed with fully-charged batteries. Those batteries depleted. It's not been able to recharge them since. I think that meaning is conveyed, but will tidy it up to make sure that is the case.
Yoinks! How did that happen. Scrubbed. Thanks for pointing it out.
My only excuses are broken sleep and lack of coffee.
No matter Iceland's size, to me the fact that a sovereign nation currently considers The Pirate Party the best option is notable. as someone who makes content for a living, I struggle with some of the Party's positions. But I've also read its policies in Australia and find they make mainstream political parties appear even more mealy-mouthed. Beneath the silly surface, there may be some substance
Re: A nice donation?
VMware can find that kinda cash behind the sofa. Add several zeroes to get to pain. But a fine idea!
Re: "...for a complete tyre change and fuel top-up"
Fixed that up. What I know about F1 can clearly be written on a postage stamp.
Nope. Dan just headed in different directions
Told you so ;-)
WTF? It's very unusual for a figure from the tech world to make the pages of a goss magazine. I thought it might be fun to bring that to readers' attention, in the slot (0700 GMT) we use for slightly siller stories.
Re: 0.8AU or 0.8 Light Years?
Oopsies. Light years. Sorted. Silly me. Last story of the day before I headed out for an interview. No excuse, of course ...
Re: I hate to be a whining prude...
Fair call. I may have taken the Sir Mix-a-lot thing to a stupid conclusion
Re: Also on Linux
You're right but so am I! I'll amend the story so it makes it plain that the Firefix nightlies only run on certain Windows and OSX.
Re: A patch that breaks powerpoint?
Fair point and one we did consider. But hey - some users in the Luvvie Dept are going to be really upset by this.
Re: Have they planned for
Let's just assume Bob Howard gets a ride on the mission to take care of that, shall we?
Damn. Forgot about the alt tag. Silly me. Anyway I like the pic.
>> (Hmm, how long would it take the ZX81 to do what Tianhe-2 does in 4 hours?)
Until the heat death of the universe. The envelope with the calculations is just over there ...
Pfah! It was easy to ridicule at the time. Flimsy. Unreliable. Hard to do anything meaningful with. Stricken by hardware problems - remember how you had to get the RAM pack balanced just right?
Yes, yes, yes ... it was also miraculous for its time. But it was a wretched thing to use, ergo worthy of ridicule.
That's my $0.05. And I ended up with a Spectrum, a Spectrum+ AND a Spectrum 3. So it's not like I'm anti-Sinclair.
I think this outage is a bit more than squeaky wheelers. The thing went down. In prime gaming time. Acceptable?
Er ... no. No decision. Are you having a better experience?
Re: NZ says hi
Better beaches? Lousy water temperature.
Re: Missing info
Ordinary cabs are presumably running their meters. As required by law. Uber, on the other hand ...
Yes. That would be correct. FWIW flying solo here at Vulture South today. Oopsies. Apologies. Am flagellating self with a thesaurus now.
Re: Wilkommen zum 1984 !
Your rants have been noted ;-)
Re: He's missing the obvious then.
I don't think Malcolm Turnbull has a problem paying for his lunches.
Hemmes is indeed a big bad booze baron. But it's a good venue, well-priced and well-known. Happy to take suggestions for alternatives.
Re: Like crocodiles, green iguanas make appealing pets when young
Oh come ON! This little fella - http://regmedia.co.uk/2013/10/05/wsc_crocodile.png - is awful cute. The croc. Not the Reg hack. Story here for context: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/05/wacky_racers_ithe_regis_guide_to_2013s_solar_challengers/
Re: Sick 'em Ralph!
Thanks for posting that. It's time the world saw it.
Re: Graph? what graph?
Dodgy iFrame. Fixing with actual normal boring file in 3 ... 2 ...
Re: Three light minutes a week?
Those two tweets are about a day apart. I got the three minutes from looking at the weekly logs.
Yes. Gird. This is what happens when the US has a Bank Holiday, I have a writer on leave and I go to too many briefings on the same day ...
we did FOI ACARA last year to learn about feedback on the curriculum. I'll use FOI again if something is being hidden. Right now I don't think that's the case. But once the report emerges I'll be all over whoever it was that reviewed the tech curriculum.