215 posts • joined Friday 10th August 2007 02:49 GMT
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.
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.
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
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.
Because SILICON VALLEY!!!1
18 lifeboats for 1000 techho-entrepreneurs
Sounds about right.
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: 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.
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?
An internet search engine is a public acommodation
"An internet search engine is a public acommodation, just like a hotel or restaurant," Preziosi argued.
Can't wait to see him argue this in front of a judge. It's a violation of free expression if a web page doesn't contain the information we want it to? Wouldn't requiring a web page to contain the information we want it to be the violation? Baidu is the one doing the expressing after all, the NY residents are merely being expressed at.
Why is this Facebook's problem?
Why does company lawyer Orin Snyder care who owns 50% of Facebook? Surely this is a matter concerning the shareholders of Facebook, not the officers.
RE: Most Purposes
"Drones are usefull tools, but until we have decent AI, they will be dependant on pre-programing or remote control."
You say that like it's a bad thing
There's nothing pro-EMC, blatantly or otherwise that I can see in this article. It's six short paragraphs that basically repeat what is says in the graph.
"EMC has blown another file-serving benchmark away with a result more than four times faster than the previous best."
"A pretty much all-flash VG8 (VNX gateway)/VNX 5700 array scored 661,951 operations per second on the SPECsfs2008 CIFS benchmark. The overall response time was 2.1msecs."
"The tested system had 560 x 200GB flash drives and 21 x 300GB, 15,000rpm SAS disk drives for a total of 101.2TB and eight file systems. The total exported capacity was 77.455TB. The VNX5700 had five X-blades, one of which was a stand-by blade."
There's no analysis that says "the whole thing is too expensive to imagine and has no real world benefit" but surely we're clever enough to decide for ourselves what the implications of this new benchmark may or may not be.
The value of stolen information
I can't believe people still equate illegally copying data with theft. Unless she somehow took the only copy in existence...?
It was all going so well
but you broke my brain with the last bit. DON'T PANIC actually looks GOOD in Comic Sans.... that's just so bizarre. It's the only thing I have ever seen that looks good in Comic Sans... and it's possibly the best it has ever looked.
I think I need to take a moment here. Well done Stob.
As an aside: www.blambot.com for all your comic typeface needs.
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