225 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
Re: Barking @Yet Another Anonymous Coward
Preferential voting is awesome and way more democratic than one-man-one-vote.
"Then your vote for the Greens gets counted as a vote for Labor, whether you wanted Labor in power or not"
I have no idea how you came to this conclusion. The ballot paper has a space for each candidate and your vote for all of them in the order of YOUR preference. If there are multiple candidates in the election that you absolutely despise then there is a chance your vote will help get one of them elected, but never the one you placed last. And compared to how "splitting the vote" affects the outcome of winner-takes-all voting you actually get a choice as to which less-preferred candidate you end up putting in power.
Australia's system is very good, all it needs to strengthen it is a "none of them" option which, if it comes in over 50%, would require a new election to be held with all new candidates.
Nothing says credibility...
...like exclaimation marks in a press release.
Expensive way to launch an RC plane
I guess the US Air Force will need to come up with a way to stick drones in ICBMs to compete with this?
I know I shouldn't have but I clicked the link. Someone please tell me this is a joke too....
Logopolis is probably the best Doctor Who episode ever. It's got the freaky mystical Watcher, a subplot about advanced mathematics, a cool new room in the TARDIS, a main plot about advanced mathematics, evil policemen, a planet-sized computer made of alien monks that controls the universe, the Master at his most Masterous, two giant radio-telescopes AND the death of the fourth Doctor. Nice work.
Re: can't calculate price
>So looking @ plans my neighbours ask me, why their adsl2/ Unlimited download + phone $69 a month,
>changes to a $100 a month 100 GB + phone plan if they use NBN, still thinking about that ....
I recommend they shop around, for example Internode will do a 25Mbit connection with 300 GB quota for $80/month and I'm sure you could get a deal for under $70/month from someone out there.
Re: Ye gods...
Physical hard disk drives break. LUNs, which are now a software construct, do not.
No, he belongs to us all.
It seems very appropriate that the text ad on this article is "Experts discuss disaster recovery challenges and cloud-based solutions"
Re: Why are they fighting USB3?
In other words, it's Firewire all over again
It worked for Hank Scorpio
Or was it Larry Ellison? I always get those two mixed up...
Makes sense to me
Shipping a new release is a relic of the era or retail boxed software distribution and only makes life more difficult for the producers and end users. I wish they'd thought of this earlier so the incremental improvements added between Windows 7 and 8 could be available to me without having to (shudder) use Windows 8.
In a way they've already done this before - there were at least three different versions of Windoes 95 over its lifespan, with incremental improvements and no great fanfare. One of the main reasons for that, as I recall, was because they couldn't get Windows 97 (which became Win98) finished in time due the effort of developing IE4.
They won't catch him
He died before the spree started and has been releasing all these messages on a time delay.
Re: Cap's shield is pretty tame.
>>> (Maybe after a firefight where it took a lot of head-on impacts but didn't get thrown much, he has to dribble it edge-on like a basketball for a few minutes to bleed off the excess potential energy...)
I like it, put that in the next movie.
Re: In other humourous news
I particularly liked the "randomly selected sea level" part.
No magnetics, no tectonics, no surface water, virtually no atmosphere... bit of a dump really. May be good for mountain climbing.
I was helping set up a newly fitted out office about a year ago and noticed that as well as the standard two outlets hidden under the desk everyone got two more outlet above desk level for their gadgets. Very civilised!
Re: Hey, Australian Christian Lobby, et alii !
I don't know about that, the bronze age was pretty risque.People tended to wear a lot less clothing in public for one thing.
Re: Fond(ish) memories of...
Be wary of this week's Flash update...
OMG it has a minimize button! Thanks Shel!!
I "plan" to re-launch the Saturn V
It's going to be mega! Free moon rides for all!
Re: Criminal prosecution still required ...
Except in this case it's not so much a house as a military installation. I'm spitballing, but the national security implications might mean there should be some legal liability for leaving the doors wide open.
Re: This should be a hit, but I doubt it replaces the DS3500
Depends on how they price it. If it's litrerally the same $/GB as a current DS35xx then it's an ideal replacement.
IBM has too many storage product lines, they need to consolidate and as Storwise is a paid-off development effort (and partially derived from VSC and XIV) it's a good candidate for the low-to-medium range vs Engenio. By artifically constraining the amount of disks you can put in a V3700 IBM can preserve the market for more expensive offerrings like the V7000.
Yeah it sounds strange, so I interperated it to mean "remedies chosen by HP" as in "repair, replace, refund or tell you to get stuffed - at HP's discretion" which is contrary to the law.
Re: (aren’t scientists citizens? - Reg)
Or the reptilians
For a second there I thought you meant real Windows apps not TUIFKAM apps :(
Re: Historians didn't see this coming...
Better to glue them front-to-front or the brand logos won't be visible.
Re: half-way through the article and it still hadn't got to the point
What did you expect, it's an article about a marketing term
Re: I am thinking of...
Of course it does - provided you hook up a suitable amp and monitors
Now just bring back Aero/Glass and we're all set
It clearly and concisely illustrates in a way intelligable to the target audience why economic theory is a load of tripe.
Re: "Perhaps the long-term answer is to move the data into the cloud..."
Not to mention there's no indication of how this is supposed to alleviate lock-in. The service provider du jour could easily become the service provider pour la vie.
Re: The Second Coming? AGAIN?
"From now on everything you do will be more fun"
- Windows XP Setup wizard
Re: Make it better
I think the point here is that platforms are only of value if they run applications people want to buy. HP can't expect to "build it and they will come" now that Oracle has shown it can and will refuse to support them.
And Mr Kaspersky can sell me some software which will prevent this? Will it work on Fox News as well?
Mad as in angry?
Or the other kind?
Doom, gloom, etc
300,000 PCs is what percentage of the global Internet again?
Because SILICON VALLEY!!!1
18 lifeboats for 1000 techho-entrepreneurs
Sounds about right.
If they'd really want to inspire interest in spaceflight they should make a Facebook rip-off of Kerbal Space Program.
Shock and awe
Internode is a legendary ISP in South Australia and well known to geeks around the country. They are consistently innovative and maintain the highest quality standards. I've been using their service in one form or another since 1996... up until one month ago when I jumped to BigPond Cable.
All the best to Internode and iiNet, long may your Blue Ribbon fly!
RE: Paging Mark Twain
But brand loyalty, peer pressure and the herd mentality _are_ the key drivers of consumer electronics marketing!
RE: McKinnon is not important to most Americans because
"I would like to see a reasonable response to why the Lockerbie bomber should be tried in Scotland but McKinnon should not be tried in the U.S."
Because Libya was willing to sell out its own operatives in order to curry favour with the US, but since the US and UK are already best friends there's no political advantage to extraditing Mr McKinnon. OTOH keeping him at home could be a vote-winner.
Of course whether that's "reasonable" or not is up to you to decide.
most of these weren't so much software products as "things you can run on your IBM hardware"
This is a silly idea
What we really need are GELFs with dyanmo organs.
RE:Blame manufacturer for having their stuff stolen?
"Sounds like their gear got stolen, or sold illegally.."
Or just resold by the Iraqi customers to someone in Syria - nothing illegal about that (in Iraq). There's a good chance the Iraqis ordered it on behalf of Syria in the first place.
Export controls are a bit of security theatre, once the stuff is out of American hands it's legal to do what you want with it.
Not the OMB!
There goes the last US.gov institution with a reputation for independence and professionalism...
Most things don't survive fossilisation
Good article though.
"not as well thought through as initially believed"
So they somehow put less than zero thought into it?
Jeremy Burton, EMC's chief marketing officer...
...said: "EMC is at an ideal crossroad to help our customers - from the world's largest enterprises to governments to small businesses- exploit the hidden value in the digital universe as they continue on their journey to the cloud."
And that's why he gets paid the big bucks.
What have HP, IBM and Intel got against VMware?
If someone wants to use vSphere, they generally buy a HP or IBM (sometimes Dell, Fujitsu or even Oracle) server with Intel (sometimes AMD) CPUs to go with it. How is that a bad thing for these companies?
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