Pop over to dell outlet and you can get a scratch and dent one for $10,000,000 .... probably.
El Reg's editorial team does not typically cheerlead any tech. We are dispassionate observers sat at the side of the industry's sales super highway. Or something like that. The latest offer from Dell, however, was too tempting to ignore. The Precision 5530 is Dell's "thinnest, lightest and smallest 15 inch mobile workstation …
I really enjoyed going down that Rabit Hole you provided. (The Wiki Link to "Third World Countries"), that has the Emerald Isle, in of all Colours Green. Why should I find this enjoyable you mighr be asking yourselves. Well Blue is considerd First World, Red was given to Russia, and China, (You know those Second World faild Socialist States. Kinda makes sence in a poetic sort of way.), and alas the poorest Third Worlders got stuck with Green.
Perhaps I should donate some Potatos?!
It was because of the way that the forces were color coded at the Louisiana Maneuvers just before the US entered the second world war.
Traditionally, the British Army and the Armies of its dominions and colonies (especially India) was colored red or pink, and it still is if you look at their flag. Blue (or sometimes Black) were always the enemy. The Prussians/Imperial Germans and Russians wore blue, as did the French. The British Army always made plans to deal with any of them hence the OPFOR color was blue. Matched the uniforms.
General Douglas MacArthur, control freak that he was, convinced General Marshall, Admirals Stark and King, and even FDR that it was some British or in some versions Nazi, Japanese or general communist bullshit (or to remind Stalin who was top dog in yet other versions of the story) and that he demanded the US War Department start color coding our forces blue on our maps with the enemy being red. OPFOR became red, and is still red to this day (I was in an OPFOR unit, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, as my first permanent party assignment. We're always red on the BLUFOR maps and such at NTC) which was convenient in the Cold War given the Soviet propensity to use the color red.
Green are neutrals which we consider friendly but don't have any kind of operational control over. We tend to use it nowadays for Islamic governments and movements that we usually have a strategic alignment with (since they tend to use green in their symbols) like the Iraqi Army and the ANA/ANP, with the Jihadis and Iranian SOF being colored black or red depending on who they are and who's doing the coding. I've also seen purple being used for them, usually for stuff like the Mahdi Army and Iranian militias in Iraq/Syria or Hekmatyar's people in Afghanistan because while we've had to kill them in the past and they're still not really "friendly" and you probably don't want to lead a patrol through their territory, they're not usually trying to shoot at us or bomb us....for the moment anyway.
Please explain the joke (for readers who may be foreign). Was the lemonade stand IoT enabled? Maybe a physical 'like' button that only required Lucy's customers to accept the biometric Ts&C? Was she going to ride off on that $100 bike just as Charley was about to kick the ball?
Okay, lesson learned: Attention entry-level Java programming new hires!
a) No more doing currency calculations in real data types.
2) Those huge negative numbers on the monthly sales report? They mean whoever added a second title line to the report needs to go back and look hard at their code too because the word "total" is being read as the total.
*) Perhaps cracking a manual instead of breaking from twitter just long enough for a search of Stackoverflow will save your jobs.
You forgot a couple...
iv) Always add sanity-checking / canary logic to any transaction-processing system.. e.g if ($item_price) > ($maximum_price_you'd_ever_realistically_expect) then flag_for_review();
Session) Also flag for review any abnormal traffic levels to any given page. If a particular laptop is getting 500% of the views of other, similar products, it's either a pricing mistake, or a content cockup of some sort.
Saturday) Can we just settle on a list numbering scheme, please?
Order) Apparently not.
When I was working at a now defunct astronomically named electronics bazaar they would price stock at silly amounts when it needs to be added to the system but hadn't yet been released. It was common with things like video games and Cupertino idiot taxes where the shop would be penalised for breaking street dates.
We didn't usually make it customer facing though...
Wahay! The NZ $$ has appreciated against the Pound Sterling more than I had realised.
That would suggest the exchange rate is 1NZ$ = 2,225 quid. I could have quite the hookers n'coke party in London on what's down the back of the couch!
So this *might* be a sensible move by Dell.
We've all heard of the instances of people buying cheap goods because they were listed with a low price. So why not introduce a policy that all goods listed must have an unrealistically high price when first listed, then the price can be set to the normal price once the listings are validated.
Or they could just make sure the details are right first time...
That requires another laptop with more horsepower.
For my pat, I used a much smaller machine back in the day to run figures through on a spreadsheet, identify the real rates of tax I was paying (over 50%) and bought a meaningful ticket out of the old country to head to SE Asia to eventually set up my own business.
Meaningful depends on your value system. I value my liberty rather highly.
Fair enough, although it does seem having jumped ship makes your opinion worth a bit less.
See also: Brits retiring to Spain, but still wanting Brexit.
All this "freedom" stuff just means our political masters want to be "free" to sell us to American companies. Inconveniences to whoring out our data like GDPR... which get ignored (like phorm or the google healthcare stuff). The withdrawal from the EU bill is a massive power grab. No MPs voting, just the gov deciding by fiat. "Freeedom"
Do you think the old county's taxes will go *down* with a "meaningful" exit?
I'm half tempted to jump ship myself with the current shower of shit in charge.
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