Re: Variant on a theme....
'maybe get in early, make my fortune....'
If you can see a bandwagon, you've already missed it.
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'maybe get in early, make my fortune....'
If you can see a bandwagon, you've already missed it.
What they need is planes with flywheels. Big ones. Like the one at Jet (insert pun as appropriate).
Plug, in spin up, and off you go.
Admittedly the gyroscopic forces would make takeoff, cruise and landing a tad difficult, but other than that what could possibly go wrong?
I remember being told about the flywheel at a school talk.
IIRC we were told it took a couple of days to get up to speed and if it ever came away from it's bearings it would go all the way to Reading, smash through the centre and keep going.
Not all bad then....
from a CUCM monkey. What is it that leaves you unimpressed? As you say, no product is perfect, but I am always interested in CUCM opinions from people with cross platform experience.
It's the documentation.
Which is a bit of an odd mix. 'Here's some open source documentation for our 'open' (closed source) web service'.
More accurately, this is 'Please, please PLEASE use Bing. Someone? Anyone?'
I was initially genuinely excited, only to come crashing down to earth. Ah well.....
Most of it will have landed back on the pad.
That made me smile. I want to go to an interview for the sole purpose of using that line. Pictures of Spuds interview in Transporting.
In terms of a strategy, why is it that my first thought was of Napoleon invading Russia in the winter? Or better still - buying Nokia.
Maybe I'm wrong, but there must be something better to spend $26B on.
Fork or get forked is what I think you mean.
It's like their vile faces are trying to crush your soul with inane faux happiness from across the interweb. In the race to the bottom, surely these two amoeba are in the lead.
That's what happens when you can't observe it any more.
Only a matter of time before someone starts worshipping 'Vger' as a new deity.
Cant see it? - check
Lots of people get excited when referring to it and look skywards with reverence? - check
All the whales dead? - getting there.
Ah, play the man if you cant play the facts Mr AC....
Yes, CO2 is part of the life cycle of the planet. However, that doesnt mean it isn't a pollutant. Any substance that occurs in a concentration or form that adversely effects the environment into which it is introduced is a pollutant. CO2 has even been shown to adversely effect photosynthesis in concentrations that could exist atmostpherically.
So, not pejorative really is it? Bigot? Prejudiced? Give me some facts and I'll consider them.
Do you really think we can just pump out CO2 and everything will be just fine? Why dont you try 1% CO2 in a sealed room for a few days, and see how you feel? Maybe you already have.
Yeah yeah. We get it. No smoking gun. Again.
The science is constantly being refined, but we have to work with what we have. We may also have to accept there may not be a smoking gun moment within a timeframe that allows the science to catch up and for us to not have broken things irrevocably in the mean time.
Do you think that we can endlessly pollute (with whatever the pollutant may be, CO2 for the sake of argument) with no consequence? Is it worth taking the chance?
I used to look forward to Spam fritter Tuesday. Made a change from sausage beans and chips. Happy days.
....only a rucksack is versatile enough for a one bag option. As soon as you put any weight in a man-bag it either slips from your shoulder or garrottes you (depending on how you wear it).
Not forgetting of course, that you cant use a man-bag to barge tourists out of the way on the tube.
If you couldn't guarantee it's provenience + authenticity, then it was a dodgy piece of code. This isn't a PI. A PI has robust development with specific goal - education. This is a cheap, generic board piggy backing off the PI brand.
Put my backups on it. Not a chance. Your mileage may vary of course.
Could be very useful, the problem may come if MS decide that this doesnt work for them any more. Ok, they can't 'un-open source' but they can close off any potential development routes that might conflict for them. That may hurt someone who has gone wholesale into .net because of this.
Another option opens up, which is a good thing.
The 3 of them are as bad as each other (MS, Google, Apple) but I'm just finding all a bit tedious with Apple. Yes, the hardware is better then other mainstream manufacturers. Yes the OS works well and generally stays out of your way. Yes there are native apps that let you be productive. Yes I like the battery life. However If you want to send my data somewhere other than my computer then bloody well have the manners to ask (in a clear, non sneaky way). I might even say yes if I think it benefits in a 'larger' non direct sense.
I thought Little Snitch was trying to tell me something....I guess I should have paid more attention.
While I'm in rant mode. Stop soldering RAM. It's unnecessary, makes more landfill and makes you look cheap. I get that the standard soddim connector takes quite a bit of space, but soldering as solution. How very 1986.
I guess I'll start toying with Linux again to see if there's a setup I can work with, but I really dont want to have to. Any suggestions on comparable hardware to a MBP 13" that can take 16GB of RAM? I'll probably fail and continue as I was.
"You! Yes! You behind the bikesheds! Stand still, laddie!" Get back in line and stop complaining.
Edit - Oh, and dont worry, your fingerprints are safe with us.....
We'll all be killed by Ebola soon so why bother patching?
Thats not the only thing that will be 'baked-in'. So will your goolies to the license agreement.
Absolutely. This is the last hurrah of the original licensing and regulation back in the 80's when the networks were split from service provision the end users. This led to a whole raft of independents which did very well while it lasted. When the regulations were changed in the mid 90's all of the independents were essentially doomed. The networks brought the service providers back in house and made it the primary route to market (Vodafone/Vodac for instance). You only have to look at the number of network owned retail outlets vs the independents to realise that the writing is on the wall.
It may be rubbish, but I'll still go hoping to have the same thrill of watching when I was 7. Knowing It cant match what Star Wars IV means to a lot of people my age (40's, going on 12) is fine, I just hope it's not a steaming turd like the last 3.
That would actually qualify as a haircut, no matter how small. The homeopathic barber sits in his chair, and says 'My great grandfather used scissors to cut hair once, and kept them in the same bag as the scissors over there. That'll be £50.'
The trouble is that they're dot matrix glasses. Your eyes get a bit sore by the end of the day.....
'It really isn't - and it doesn't' - It may or it may not come as part of the subscription. It depends on what you sign up to. Office 365?
'Much better stack' - matter of opinion, and not really the point.
'Better integrated' - Well you'd hope so wouldn't you, but then the differences in user experience are tiny (if you've got it set up right).
'No signs of that whatsoever in the corporate space so far.' - Agreed, but because there isn't a viable alternative single stack, which is what I was trying to get at. The components are all out there in one form or another, someone just needs to bring it together. Cisco, Oracle, HP or whoever. Cisco does seem to be moving that way.
Always thought that Red Hat would be in Ciscos sights for either a significant partnership or acquisition.
1. An alternative vendors SDN on Cisco hardware is never going work for Cisco.
2. RHEL is already the default OS for Cisco apps.
3. Cisco need to counter the MS desktop ownership to keep driving UC.
Not controlling the hypervisor and losing control of the SDN element is a hard enough for Cisco, but it goes further than that. In the Desktop/UC space a significant driver for Lync adoption is 'because it comes with our subscription' (whatever form that subscription that might be) . The only effective way to counter that it with an alternative business application stack, and that starts with the OS and office suite. Ok, there is so much legacy in Windows that it won't be an option for a lot of people, but just look how fast the application space is moving. It's phenomenal. I think significant numbers of people will find themselves able to move away from Windows if one of the top players providing an 'easy' to use cheap alternative.
Most of the alternatives apps are good enough for most people, what's missing is a single office suite with the core MS Office has. Currently the major missing component is the integrated calendar + email in a single package. I know there are alternatives and it's possible to DIY, but most people don't want to have to spend all the time and effort. A single installation and integrated package is what people want.
If Cisco (or anyone else) can bring that 'base business stack' together, I think Microsoft have got problems (bigger problems!).
Sometimes quite a bit, sometimes not a lot.
A NAS is always attached to the network where the storage sits behind a controller that has two halves. The first half looks after the disk array (JBOD/raid or whatever). The second half is the network side that presents the disk array as an NFS/CIF type share. The clients (which might be a server) are never aware of the disk topology that supports the share.
A SAN can be network attached, fibre channel attached or a number of other technologies that connect the disk array to a host. This attachment is usually through some sort of fabric/network that abstract the array from the host. It is this network (FC, FCoE, iSCSI etc) together with the storage and host interconnect that makes up a SAN. Sometimes the host knows directly about the disk array, but usually it doesn't.
Some NAS boxes can also do iSCSI or Fibre channel which is where you get overlap. Sometimes they are configured to do both simultaneously.
I think that makes sense....Hope it helps.
With all that lovely vacuum outside?
Be brave says the AC....
Mad is a pin prick in the rear view mirror......
Maybe cut Russia off from the interweb? Maybe unthinkable/impractical now but it's not difficult to see a properly tiered internet evolving due to legal differences/indifference between countries. Forget tiering about bandwidth and content, this would be 'connected to the rest of the world or not' structure. Maybe we could have another tier structure that is 'monitored by the NSA/GCHQ or not'.
At a guess, because the military wouldnt even have 80% capacity of NATs? The assumption being that If the military is in charge, something more fundamental is wrong and flights to Ibiza are less of a priority and the capacity wouldnt be needed.
You're holding it wrong. Wait...Oh. Uhhhh, hmmm.
Homing pigeon or weather balloon assisted playmonaut? I think we're beginning to see the true goal of Lohan.
should read 'and needs to be fixed'
Need my first brew of the day.........
Whilst this isnt good need to be fixed, there's limited scope for exploitation. Most (if not all) systems should be behind some sort of firewall. If someone is in a position to exploit these vulns they have probably breached the firewall and you have got bigger problems.
Well it did have btrieve......
I remember installing 4 dot something on a dual CPU machine and seeing the blue snake for the first time. T'was a thing of wonder.
Can I have a start button and no TIFKAM now please?
But I'm sure they're giving it a damn good try.
Things have come on a bit then. 20 years ago, I was using an 8088 PC and a piece of software called Sarch Latuse to do crystal structure overlay modelling. It took forever, and was frequently wrong so back to square one. Even though I'm involved in technology in my working life, when I you see something like this I stand back and look at what we have now, I'm still staggered at the advances. Shame being nicer to each other cant make the same rate of progress.
'Slowly the interconnects will join up and we end up all being able to communicate from anywhere'
Nice theory, except they wont. Sure, it all runs over IP, but the interop Vision is just that. There's a reason Google dropped XMPP. They want you on their platform, not someone elses that 'plays nicely' with Google+. Sure, this may be shortsighted, but hey, these decisions arent made for our benefit. Until someone can come up with a fully IM/presence aware PSTN like service, you will always have to choose the lesser evil.
The one good thing is that this will force other vendors like Cisco or Avaya to become more open, because they become the lesser evil. m2c.
The problem is finding the happy medium so that you can take advantages of economies of scale and providing something that is 'supplier fault tolerant'. Maybe cloud providers should be put into RAID array. Redundant Array of Inexpensive D........
'something we won't do in the UK' - Is there a reason for this? Has this been debated and rejected? A genuine question, as it sounds like a good idea.
I was going to say if they are loon enough to grant it, I hope someone sends them a large bill for re-write/install with de-branded software that they use internally. Except of course, we still end up paying for it and logic like that never stopped that lot doing anything.
Surely the easiest way is to gaffer tape the trip switch..........
I my personal and highly unscientific experience, Firewire (400 or 800) is always faster than USB 2.0. 800 much more so. USB 3.0 is another story. I naively thought Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 would be 10 a penny by now and have been waiting like a schmuck for them to come out, or for at least the Thunderbolt display to be USB 3 equipped (see prev comment).
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