1100 posts • joined 11 Jul 2007
...seriously: just who is this KGB guy trying to fool with this laughable propaganda BS...? His own people? I doubt they would be so clueless - and outside of Russia nobody believes a word he says, for sure.
It's sad to see though that Snowden is now forced to participate in this theater.
Re: "(from a friend who has a Kindle Fire)"
Sure, if you want a pure Android device it's not the Kindle you want to go for - but if you are one of the ~20M people who enjoys Amazon Prime for a flat annual fee then a Kindle is a no-brainer, with its built-in direct access to Prime's vast movie/TV library etc AND it comes with a real app store.
All I was saying Amazon's app store effort is clearly second only to Google and Apple, the two giant platform owners, far ahead of everybody else (Blackberry, MSFT, Nokia et al); while you can find stuff you won't find there it is still fine for a regular users, not to mention that restrictions exist in Google's store, often inexplicably (an app shows up for one of our device, does not on another, despite both phones running the same Android version or the stupid 'tablet-only' limitations on apps and so on.)
You can also get this in a $3xx tablet...
...which I consider cheap, even from an apparently not too well-known vendor: http://www.antonline.com/p_757901838576-GA_1091009.htm?sID=GA&gclid=COOBjan14r0CFSwdOgod7CcAkA
"(from a friend who has a Kindle Fire)"
Your friend is either clueless or lives in some godforsaken part of the world which isn't high on Amazon's list - as for Amazon's US app store it has most of what Google's offer, far beyond of MSFT's abandoned-looking Windows Phone one.
I'm still amazed by the fact...
...that this bunch of arrogantly smiling lying PoC paper-pushers eg Gen Alexander and his ilks are STILL THERE - just what is it they use to blackmail Obama et all that allows them to repeatedly LIE to Congress and STILL keep their jobs, with that arrogant smile on their faces, instead of being prosecuted and tried...?
Yeah, we know, Zvezda... talk is cheap, clowns, show me action.
Last time I checked you couldn't even build a proper re-usable system (eg shuttle.) You are playing catch-up ever since Koroljov died (1966?1967?), as I recall due to profound bleeding during a botched routine cancer surgery (another "great" example of your system, when your #1 space man dies in the hands of some 'trustworthy' Commie butchers with medical degrees...)
His successor was an alcoholic (well, arguably the most common pastime in Russian-speaking countries since Tzarist times so no surprise there) and completely mismanaged the entire program, not only resulting in a canceled moon landing program altogether but he & his successors left your entire space program in tatters, WAY BEHIND the Americans FOREVER, as it seems to be so far. (No, the fact that shuttles ran their course and the bloated and corrupt US bureaucracy was unable to plan ahead for its replacement does not give you any points, likewaise the fact that your 30+ years old design is being used as a cab to haul stuff to the ISS is just paying your bills, without which you probably couldn't even keep them operational.)
You still HAVE NOT MANAGED TO PUT ANYONE ON THE MOON, you fool - first show that feat. After that we might start believe some of your BS propaganda about your 'lunar base'...
Re: Russia, steping in to fill the vacume left by the US
All Russia is stepping in is a giant pile of shit - see Ukraine. Putin can barely cover his military overhaul and he's still mostly riding on the back of free draftees, not paid professionals (they are still limited to elite services.) Very soon he won't be able to wipe his @ss without some of his oligarch's money and the lats thing they will want to spend money is on some never-before-done luna-tic expedition...
...since when "a patriotic perspective" equals "generally pro-NSA", seriously?
If anything "pro-NSA" = anti-Constitution != patriotic stance...
...which makes me think it's nothing but a BS attempt to reduce inventory (no, it's not about being limited to 'official' TMO-supported models because Q5 is also available in this promo.)
Too bad, for $399 I might have given Z30 a try (no Z10, thanks but no, I don't need a ~4" phone running on a 2+ years old HW platform.)
HFT, inherently, *IS* an illegal activity...
...as long as we still respect basic market principles (leveled playfield etc.)
Not too surprisingly the biggest players are the most disgusting scum of the Earth eg Govern... err, Goldman Sachs etc.
Huh? Probably because they want manufacturer warranty on the phones, let alone offering them at a price that allows them some profit margin vs buying them at retail, mailing back every phone one-by-one to BB etc...?
But hey, 30% of inventory has been reduced. That means that 70% of inventory is just sitting in warehouses, gathering dust."
THIS - I nominate this to be the most clueless post of entire March - it was a strong field out there this month but this was clearly the most embarrassing, utterly clueless loudmouthing in the past few weeks.
Yes, I'd give it a try around $400 or if it were available from TMO w/ $0 down (eg $18/mo for 24 months like they did with the Z10.)
Correction: users simply do not know about BB10...
...but even the ones who heard about it will be literally talked out of it - just go to any cell store and ask about BB10 and watch the sales staff start making faces, smirking while flat-out trying to dissuade you from even taking a look at BB10 by trash-talking it or even downright lying about BlackBerry and BB10.
BB got a terrible PR problem, it's been like this for over a year now and they still don't seem to have clue how to fix it.
Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?
"Of course, once all of that was done the damn things insisted on the logins being tied to Microsoft. We were just about at the point of introducing the machines to smith and Wesson when we found a UI bug that let us sidestep that. Once again MS completely misses the boat."
Not sure which version is that but here both Pro and Enterprise versions allow to use your existing local or AD logins.
Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?
"Windows 8 is just fine. I don't know what all the fuss is about.
I've used computers since the Cambridge Mk 14. So I'm well used to using all OSs across all hardware patterns."
Oh it's all good then, thanks for letting us know - it's obvious that your unbelievably thorough experience more than perfectly covers to all the myriads of our setups, configs, networks, software environment, Active Directory policies, storage networks, scale-out clustered backends et cetera, et cetera.
We're much more relaxed that such an old, experienced, know-it-all chap tells us we're all clueless and just need to get our " 'finger' out and adapt" as you put it so eloquently...
...FYI your USB-related XP issues were pretty much all addressed by the time SP3 came out, you might want to give it a try now, 6 years after its release. ;)
...at least Dell did it, see Project Ophelia or their ex-Wyse portfolio: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/cloud-connect/pd
There are at least half a dozen different ways to skin it and Dell covering all of them:
- VDI stays & runs in the cloud
- VDI stays in the cloud but runs locally
- VDI runs locally, on a portable device
- VDI runs locally, off your cluster but you have a portable profile
- VDI runs locally, off your cluster but it syncs up to the cloud
As far as I can tell this new Amazon/Citrix offering is limited to the first option but I might be wrong...
"Why all the hate? I'm not gonna jump to Zucks defense here but, unlike you (or your "ideas" of who could do VR one better.), Zuckerberg bought it for 2bn US Dollars and you didn't. "
Of course - except WE (=not me but all the people who did chip in) financed the takeoff for this supposedly "independent" company. Sugarhill came in with his cigar in his mouth, pulled out his checkbook, wrote a check and told all of us "thank you for making it happen - now get the fuck out of here."
You're missing the most disgusting part of this scumbag sale...
...which Notch put the following way:
"And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition."
EXACTLY - what a disgusting, cynical scumbags make up Oculus (+Sugarhill himself, of course)!
They ran a Kickstarter campaign, only to FOUND AN OPERATION THEY IN TURN SELL FOR $2B and they are thank you for your support?
Re: "The guys from Oculus"
"If I were one of the Kickstarters I would be seriously thinking of suing right now."
I'm with you on this - I actually really hope they will sue this bunch of scumbags including Sugarhill himself.
Re: Hey Satya, free tip..
"Hotmail was a strong brand before Microsoft bought it."
Yes. I even had a mailbox there. Then I heard they bought it and immediately evacuated and moved somewhere else - just in time, because few months (weeks?) later they got hacked, in the most embarrassing amateur way and a crapload of people discovered their passwords were out in the open...
...never looked back, never moved back (sans some test accounts.)
Re: Attempting to give a damn...
You MSFT-paid AC trolls are so easy to spot...
"Azure already overtook Amazon on hosting Windows servers,"
Rrrrriiiiiiightttttt, because SOOOO MANY of us wants to run Windows Server on Amazon as a cloud VM...
"so presumably Linux is next on the list."
PS: Seriously - do you people REALLY believe this kind of utter crap when you keep bragging like this loudly in Redmond? Must be some sort of kinky group session...
What a classic scumbag...
...propaganda mouthpiece, GSMA... time to regulate and bust these price-cartels - since he's clearly full of it let's start with Mr Whitehead, let's get rid of these mafia-like parasitic organizations, doing nothing but lobbying for their quasi-monopoly status.
Re: New Zealand is not a real country ..
Sadly, that's my impression now too... I used to wonder at Australia, that how is it possible that Aussie pols are SOO ready to serve any foreign interests over their own country's, even to openly abandon their own citizens (Assange), I mean it was downright disgusting, what a real scumbags Australia's political elit is made of...
...but now I have to admit, NZ is practically the worst developed place to live if one is counting on his/her own civil rights, protection from foreign powers etc - as you said, it hardly seems to be a real country at all.
Re: Taking on the Mantle
"Unique selling pount" - yes, this is exactly the kind of clueless Ballmerian paperware idiocy that NEVER WORKED so far. Just keep repeating, up until the point when even gaming won't save the Windows market for collapsing under the weight of the incompetence of the Ballmerian Chimera, running MSFT.
Re: "New API will give game developers more control over the eye-candy they present to gamers"
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was an excellent reboot, even if graphically was far from high-end thanks to its code-sharing with its console versions, optimized for junk hardware (360, PS3.)
That being said I agree, originality is what matters - my all-time fav is still the STALKER-series...
Re: Taking on the Mantle
Except Mantle is already here, working, even under Windows 7and games are already supporting it versus MSFT trying to talk up some BS they think will push W8 sales if they won't release it for W7 - classic old, stupid, incompetent, dumb yet arrogant Ballmerian MSFT, they will completely blow this one too if they exclude W7, for sure, while Mantle can advance ahead 2 more years without any competition.
Good luck to the new boss - those "high-end high-performance 6000 series memory arrays"...
...should be the first one on the fix-list, I think: with a promised ~3GB/s max throughput per an all-flash array (as I was told during a recent demo) priced at couple hundred Ks I think the use of "high-performance" is questionable... high-end? In terms of technology or price it is, for sure. Scale-out? Perhaps, with the optional built-in 2-node file sharing cluster definitely, fine. High-performance? Not with the reported 3GB/s max for that price, sorry, I don't think so. Not sure what happens to all those crazy-fast flash modules, all plugged directly into memory slots, but to be able to really compete on this crowded market I think they need a lot better throughput OR lower its price significantly - I've seen Tegile, Fusion-io etc offerings deliver the same or better throughput and they both cost less than Violin's 64TB 6424 w/ Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 cluster. (FWIW I realize that FIO's ioControl array is block-only but at the same time even their uber-SPX bundle costs probably around half of a 6464 and Violin's optional offering of two quad-core built-in blades running WSS 2012 in scale-out file sharing cluster mode utilizing the array as CSV does not really warrant another 100k+ added to the price tag.) For that kind of money one can even go to IBM and get their shiny new (first non-ex-TMS) FlashSystem 840, scaling up to 8GB/s - now that sounds more like "high-end high-performance" to me...
"UK enteprise market"
A what...? Can you be more vague...?
OTOH I bet if we look into 'Office-capable Nigerian enterprise smartphone market' we will also find very high percentage...
"Not surprising really "
Ahahaha, you anonymous MSFT trolls are soo hilarious with your BS claims - and pushing security and Office immediately give you away, pal - nobody ever thinks of those two things when it comes to WinPho, that's for sure. :)
Re: low cost?
It is - but 500 bucks every few days, with hotel paid already...?
I don't know that market but as I imagine Chippendale shows are also more expensive at the end of the world... I"m not suggesting anything but y'know, wife, alone, Xmas, other end of the world, you keep sending 500s every few days... funny things can happen, all I'm saying...
"Brit and Yank data watchdogs ink deal to share..."
...I'm confused: I thought GCHQ and NSA already have such a deal in place, for long years now...?
"It's interesting that Brian Transeau -- one of the most technically cutting-edge musicians on the planet -- "
"still maintains and uses, among his other kit, a Mac running OS9 as part of his studio."
Thanks for the lunchtime laugh, I really loved this joke. :)
Re: Bandwidth starved
That's 40GB/s, obviously, it's just a (very usual) typo, clearly. As much as I don't believe half of what Nimbus claims and even without my previous dealings with the CEO (think of a snake oil sales guy) I'd certainly never put all my data on a box where the CEO directly deals with everything, down to customer support, where staff members usually leave or laid off within a year (see El Reg reports from last year as well as Nimbus' disastrous reviews at Glassdoor) etc etc I still *DO* realize that the hardware design must be capable, that's not the issue (the issue is the shocking mismanagement and the horror stories you can hear from insiders.)
Re: I'll Stick With This...
I'm not sure what unit you have tested but Skyera's upcoming SkyHawk (the one with the built-in switch in the back, with its weird 30-port gigabit option) is actually limited to 2.4GB/s, according to my recent discussions with them - their next-gen unit, SkyEagle, with that promised 20GB/s, is nowhere near to mass production, and even its first (beta) iteration will come half-baked, with only iSCSI & NFS supported, SMB3 is only slated to arrive toward the end of this year.
And no offense but I'm very doubtful you will have anything in June... for starter unless you have a paid a TON of money to participate in a non-production-grade unit's beta program - speaking of which, how much was your price tag? Since I know the real numbers getting a correct ballpark number would quickly settle the second point, namely my misgivings about your claims...
I hope Skyera will come through and indeed turns the market upside down but based on the prices I've seen I don't see it happening before a fully mature SkyEagle hits the market around this time next year (even Skyera admitted it is likely to be the real timeline for en masse shipments of fully-featured, production-quality units.)
Re: A fool and his money are easily parted...
AC from MSFT wrote:
"Many try it for the headline price. Most of them end up dumping it for Office 365..."
Haha, you MS trolls are so easy to spot... yeah, y'know it's usually the other way around - right after one of your regular monthly, hour-long, system-wide outages that brings everything to its knees... something Google barely had, if any.
"One of the largest issues with Google Apps (other than the inferior feature set and lack of a desktop version) is that MS Office documents often don't display and edit correctly."
One of the largest issue for MSFT with Google Apps (other than being 100x faster and 1000x easier to use than anything MSFT ever managed to come up with) is that once you switch over you practically STOP caring about Office docs altogether - the ones you receive look/show up just fine but new ones you will create in Google Docs anyway. It's practically a death sentence for Office and since MSFT still haven't managed to pull their corporate heads out of their corporate @sses they still do NOT offer a full-blown browser-based Office for everyone...
Mmm'suuure... another classic case of "I think I'm so smart that I actually know everything those rich fuckwits know but don't ask because I cannot explain it" aka trying to sound smatr only makes you sound really stupid, y'know
Re: Mi aerodeslizador está lleno de anguilas
Nem veszem meg ezt a lemezt, mert meg van karcolva.
Re: QNX is Blackberry by name only
"Ah, I was wondering about that. I use a Z10, and a PlayBook for that matter, and whatever else one might think about it the BB10 UI framework certainly allows a dev to produce a well polished result."
On top of QNX BlackBerry also bought an entire (Scandinavian, of course) UI/UX design team, famous for their beautiful, elegant, high-quality designs (for Samsung, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Disney, Motorola, PayPal etc), to do a full reboot in BB10 - it was The Astonishing Tribe aka TAT: http://www.tat.se/
I, for one, love the UI design of BB10, it's far beyond anything I've seen on Android, no question about it (forget iOS and it's Jobsian cheesy-glitzy, low-brow older versions or its downright cheap-looking latest iteration.)
They were full of awesome mobile UI ideas even before BB acquired them in late 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_mOdi3O5E
Although apparently seven of the TAT founders have left BB since and started their new firm called TOPP - see http://www.toppstudio.com/ - still, buying QNX and TAT were the two BEST-EVER acquisition by BlackBerry; these two practically saved them from completely going out of fashion, for sure.
Re: QNX is Blackberry by name only
Well said, CM - and you didn't even mention its horrible memory or process thread mgmt, limitations (eg max 16 or 32 processes???) etc. It was clearly not meant to be deployed in environment where they were pushing it into with BS marketing claims...
Re: Makes perfect sense as QNX...
Of course - if you want to go faster you don't use the Windows/you keep your Windows shut...
Makes perfect sense as QNX...
...is FAR more robust than anything MSFT ever produced - there's a reason why it's one of the most commonly deployed industrial-quality RT embedded OS, nothing comes close from MSFT (please, PLEASE don't even try to mention this abomination called Windows Embedded, that's an utter PoC and likely Ford just learned that in a hard way.)
And people often don't realize but it in-car systems DO make a very lasting impression. My single encounter of a rental but brand new Lincoln MKX couple years back during a NYC-DC-NYC round trip convinced me to never look at the brand, primarily due to its utter junk entertainment system (froze up around every ~15 mins, up until he point when it completely froze to death, around halfway back to NYC, leaving us with no music, no radio, nothing whatsoever - heck, even the driver's small console was frozen between the main dials! Yes, it was MSFT's In-Sync crap.
...720, not 1080 - yes, it's got one extra row of icons but still runs in 720, check the specs.
Nevertheless the whole article misses the main point: BB's Hub clearly MOPS THE FLOOR with anything I've seen so far on Android and I DID spend months hunting (and iOS7 does not come close to even Android, forget BB10 in terms of communication or multitasking, it's downright pathetic how far Apple has been left behind while "Sir" Ive was tinkering with his 'fabulous' color wheels and typefaces...)
Now that BB10 comes with a full-blown Android inside I'm looking forward to either a price drop on Z30 or a new, updated high-end BB10 phone and I'll get one (though I will also hold onto my Xperia Z Ultra for certain work situations, its 6.5" display allows me to NOT have a tablet and not to carry my 12" ThinkPad everywhere, not to mention the morning greatness of reading the new under the shower, thanks to its waterproof nature.)
Re: Defending its keyboard IP?
But that's just you, a naive, not too well-read fella: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2014/02/19/ryan_seacrest_iphone_keyboard_blackberry_patent_spat/
Joking aside it's pretty hair-raising, sure - a personal pet-project of Seacrest, this not too sharp but clearly clueless clown: he got used to his old BlackBerry's excellent keyboard but he wanted it on an iPhone and he's stupid & arrogant enough to think he can just get it done, not giving a a flying frog about anyone else's rights...
...now that he got into hot water he probably hired a bunch of expensive lawyers, thinking he will get out of this - nope, he will pay dearly, either way but most likely TWICE, to BB AND to his lawyers. Good riddance.
Re: Tegile runs OpenSolaris + ZFS
Also Tegile is getting SMB 3.0 ready, slated to be fully supported in 2H14 as I recall, instead of supporting cherry-picked features like NetApp did in v8.2: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4175.pdf
Re: It's all about balance of payments
"All those stupid enough to assert "but Comcast' customers are paying for their service so Comcast should just deliver." Like hell! The true cost of delivering HD-streaming video from the likes of Netflix isn't REMOTELY included in your bill even if you have the cross-subsidized triple-play packages. What Comcast should do is charge customers who want to use Netflix during 5-10pm a nice $20 extra a month."
Ohh, PLEAHHHSE, spoken like true scumbag corporate executive, with his twisted, super-money-hungry, greedy, lying mouth...
...it is EASILY COVERED IN YOUR WHOLESALE PRICING, YOU LYING SHILL - you PAY ~1 CENT FOR EVERY DELIVERED GB, just who the hell are you trying to convince with your BS claims, seriously? Anyone access to wholesale pricing can confirm that YOUR AVERAGE PROFIT ON DELIVERED BYTES IS AROUND 1500-2000% as far as bandwidth goes so you better shut it and remain silent.
It's all about keep pushing up your profit rates and get your bonuses, you snake - but don't worry, WE WILL BLOCK YOUR MERGER, for sure.
Does it come with auto-leveling audio when recording video finally, AGAIN?
Sony used to be the ONLY game in town for recording at live events but last time when they had this awesome feature was in my Xperia arc with its original Gigerbread (v2.3) OS - as soon as you have upgraded to ICS (v4.x) it lost this ability, all recordings sounded like distorted sh!t in a loud or noisy environment so I reverted quickly...
...and it's been many years now and I was hoping Sony will get its mojo together AGAIN, bought Xperia T - no dice, Xperia Sola for my wife - no dice etc, now running on the biggest phone on the planet (Xperia Z Ultra) and still no go for any live show recording, I still have to pull out my Xperia arc, running Gingerbread (recording @720p30 but at least reasonable sound quality, after that first half a second that auto-leveling takes to kick in...)
...should I really drop Sony forever? Or will these idiots pull their heads out of someone higher-ups bottom part and start paying attention to us, customers?
I know there is a FAMOUS disconnection between the Japanese engineering team and the Western (American & European) channel/design/sales/support/etc but seriously, there's no Sony Ericsson to blame anymore, it's OBVIOUSLY the incompetence of the Japanese top management, what should happen to catch their fuzzy attention...?
You are confused - patents NORMALLY reference other patents eg
Sony Ericsson's 2004 patent http://www.google.sc/patents/US7505796
MIcrosoft's 1998 patent http://www.google.sc/patents/US6359572
Apple's 1990 patent http://www.google.sc/patents/US5128672
which in turn lists
ITT's 1983 patent http://www.google.sc/patents/US4633227
and so on.
It's all up to the parties to sort it out - which, due to its stupid & arrogant investor, Type simply refused to do hence the lawsuit against them.
Re: Windows 2008R2
Most of us were, actually, as 2008 was half-@ssed release and 2003 was horribly outdated by 2010.
Regardless, for an architecture touting its performance etc 2008R2 is way too old and outdated to be used for benchmarks.