Ever paid for mainframe development or bought off-the-shelf unix workstation software?
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Ever paid for mainframe development or bought off-the-shelf unix workstation software?
If you don't like it there will be another along in a minute.
Last year it was Windows everywhere and SurfaceRT tablets
Just after it was developers developers developers
Before that it was the cloud
Before that it was enterprise
Before that it was gaming
Now it's high end boutique hardware
Next show it will be probably be IoT and drones.
The thing about Apple is that you can be pretty sure it isn't about to drop support for the iPhone to concentrate on Enterprise tape libraries.
> but can people who work for ISIS not walk into a showroom and buy one, just like anyone else?
Presumably wearing a false not-beard ?
>Maxim licensed his gun to all sides in WWI to his extreme profit.
He was supposed to pick which of Queen Vic's grandchildren were the good guys and only sell to them?
Step 7 you can now sell the US army the new upgraded super-ninja-turbo twice as expensive humvee replacement - which they will need because they must have better kit than the enemy.
>so why fret about emails etc. passing through US-based servers etc.
Do you have any US based competitors?
Do you have any staff HR records that a bank/insurer/future employer might find interesting?
Do you want all your financial records to be made public by a foreign FOI request?
There are, and will continue to be, large enterprises. They have and will get more data. They will want to search
Somebody needs to make the software to make that easy enough to be useful - and it ain't going to be SAP or Oracle. The ones that do it will make out like bandits (before being bought by SAP or Oracle and killed)
The nice thing about enterprise is that there can be more than one winner. And since the winner often gets bought to take it off the market - you can keep winning with the same idea.
>Rubbish products sold off far above their actual value.
I believe the technical term is "Enterprise"
The VCs don't care about the company now - they care about the exit.
If no $Bn public quoted company is going to pay $Bn for a search company anymore - then no VC is going to invest $100K in a search startup.
And find that your nude selfies from the UKIP Christmas orgy were in a block that the auto wear leveller had marked as too old to use and so the new data wasn't written to it. Upto 20% on some flash drives is used as reserve like this.
Except no employer is going to buy 500quid phones for the sort of minion who does light office work. They are going to be bought for executives who are going to get a desktop and a laptop anyway - whether they use it or not.
The PC on the desk is also going to last 3-5 years. We still use a lot of core-duo machines for people who aren't doing development work. The phone is going to last 1 year before it is lost, broken, the usb socket wears out etc etc
"The handsets can also run 32-bit applications via remote desktop,"
Then my Psion2 can run Cray CFD simulations via a serial cable
>People may assume privacy, but it isn't so.
Read somebody's email without their permission and see how far that argument gets you in court if you are a News of The World journalist
And without Eu wide safe-harbor rules, the USA can negotiate a special treaty with Ireland where the USA has access to all data held in Ireland. If Ireland doesn't sign then all those US companies can switch their Eu-HQ to Luxemburg or some other European country that says yes.
The concern isn't the spy agencies. The spy agencies will get all your data whether it is in the UK, Eu or USa, whether it is legal or not.
The issue is the commercial use.
A US company wants access to all your medical records before giving you a mortgage?
Illegal in the Eu, but without safe harbor all they have to do is copy your data to the US (or some island with no Data Protection) check your "lifestyle choices" for insurance risks and then their Eu subsidiary can use the conclusion without you having any knowledge
Sending a gunboat usually worked if the natives were being difficult
>How about abiding by the laws of the countries that you do business in?
Then what do you have a navy for ?
And at my hourly rate this would cost me more than they are charging
The people who paid for it ( or at least the politicians signing it) have read it
The pharma and agro companies, the RIAA , the MPAA etc
It isn't. It was a textbook example of a tabloid blowing up a story from an incorrect statistic - "more or less" did an entire episode on it.
Yes Britain would be free to negotiate with each european country separately
But it would be up to France to allow the free movement of goods and people through its country on the way to the UK.
Fortunately we can rely on the historical mutual love and respect between France and the UK, to prevent France deciding on Visas for English truck drivers using the tunnel or a duty on Dutchy Oatcakes passing through France on their way to the Anglophile cookie eaters of Europe
Lots of science fiction writers, but very few economists, have written about what happens to money if you have essentially unlimited free energy
A nation's currency is linked to the demand for the nation's exports, The Canadian $ is down 25% in the last 2years because China doesn't want coal, copper, iron ore or oil.
If Google charge 1/millionth of a bitcoin for viewing pages and people start using bitcoin for micro-payments then bitcoin will rise. If they make their own currency or find a way of charging 0.01c without any fees then bitcoin will drop
Blessed St Margaret and Holy Tony both believed that government shouldn't be in the coal, steel, car making or telecoms business because that was the job of capitalism. So why are governments trying to make, buy and sell money?
Why not let the banks handle the whole fiat currency bit?
In theory I get paid in $ but I really get paid in numbers at HSBC. I spend in $ but really I spend in "Visa". Both HSBC and Visa could have their own currency - and effectively do.
There could be bargain banks that would have to offer better rates to make up for the fact that few stores would accept their notes - in the same way that discount stores don't take Visa.
And there could be highly insured, low leveraged, prestige banks that could charge me higher fees because a RoyalBankofXYZ note is accepted everywhere.
The government could demand that my taxes are paid in their official notes and there woudl be a free market rate for these in all the other day-day currency
Having a fixed maximum number of bitcoins isn't deflationary precisely because they are divisible.
It's like regarding the unit of the US$ as simply a fraction of the US GDP.
The GDP goes up and US minimum wage is now now 1.2x10-12 GDP units rather than 1.1x10-12 units
Somebody already thought about it and came up with a solution.
You take all the money, and factories and farms away from the rich people.
You then put the people who scored highest marks in debating class in charge of the farms and move all the people from the cities out to work on them.
Then if you are a bad guy - you kill the majority of the people for being the wrong tribe, singing the party song wrong or looking like they might be better at debating class than you.
Or if you are a good guy - create a famine by putting the person who produces the best revolutionary poetry in charge of the irrigation system, wait for the majority to starve and survive on aid.
Is Britain going to be in a position to impose tarrifs?
Helo mr car worker, you are now unemployed because Nissan shut down their factory now that we can't export to europe - but we have made it up to you by making that new VW cost 30k by adding our own 50% duty
And eat the Yorkies
Why not add some more arbitrary rules
You can comment on an article but can only write a blog post if your are an NUJ member
You can use a web browser if you are a cab driver but can only install Windows if you are a member of the BCS and only connect a new computer if your a member of the ACM or IEEE
Unless you then leave with Samantha (and or Sven)
Or spam from it and get Google.com blacklisted ;-)
Then I joined the government as digital-cyber-iCzar
You can make the not-quite-a-computer difference engine from lego
Or with rather more Victorian meccano
This is an example of everything that is wrong with Lego, computers today and the modern world (bah humbug)
A kit of the technical Lego with shafts and gears to make even a single 1/2 adder would be worth supporting but this is the equivalent of "today in IT lesson we are going to learn to draw a logo of what a web site about women in computers would be like"
That Rush is really a Democrat plot developed in a secret (gay, commie, organic) lab to make people think of right wing nutter whack jobs whenever they hear a Republican presidential candidate.
.... and the result was Trump
amazon.com no longer works in chrome and safari
The FBI does everything the CIA does but on US soil. But don't worry, anything that might be illegal is approved by a secret court
Need to get them before they start doing all this thinking/questioning authority stuff
Perhaps if we could get them to all wear matching uniforms and swear allegiance to the leader in school every day.
>If you are creating enterprise apps you use an enterprise license.
For internal use but the rules on an enterprise license are pretty strict.
If I was IBM/SAP/Salesforce/SAS/etc I would be very nervous about developing anything for this new enterprise iPad
This is a real issue for anyone wanting to do enterprise apps for Apple.
I can spend serious person-years-$$ of development effort on a serious iPhone app if it can be rejected/pulled from the app store on a whim or for some anti-competition reason.
>What is the message here?
Same message that caused Porsche to grit their teeth and build the Cayenne
I want a Telsa, we have kids, make me a car, take my money
I can only afford 1 Tesla, it has to take the kids and I want something that doesn't look like a minivan
Only the price of a top end Range Rover and a bargain compare to a Cayenne
And even for a non-car nut that is one cool looking car!
According to the NHTSA it is a van and so doesn't need to pass the impact tests of a passenger car
More likely - running the smaller engines in test mode allowed them to pass the tests without needing the urea system (adblue on mercs) they have on their bigger engines.
Not needing to fit the injection system saves money but drivers not needing to buy the fluid and refill the tank is a big selling point if you are trying to push diesels in the market (a former 2stroke 125cc owner)
Although it does make you want to become a US politician just so you can commit some naughty act - but do it at the Watergate hotel so the journalists will have work to think up a name for it.
The jeep isn't diesel. The regs for diesel are crap, engine has to work with crappy diesel in some places as well as ultra low sulfur in others
The US car regs are full of loopholes, eg. a PT cruiser is a truck and so doesn't have to pass any emissions.
The emissions are based on % of nasty, not total amount. So your typical commuter pickup with a 4.8L V8 engine will pass emissions tests but a 700cc Smart car wouldn't (at least back when I lived there)
The good old days of "adjusting points". My first summer job involved taking the site vehicles to the fitters to be "tuned" so that they would pass MOT and then taking them back to be re-tuned so they would actually start on a cold morning.
Or at least doing it in a slightly more nuanced level.
The wonderful default out-of-the-box Microsoft office365 system here won't let me share exe/zip/dll or even xml with other people in my development team - everything has to be renamed to ".not_an_exe"
Extensive analysis by the Bletchley dept of chaps smoking pipes, has decoded that the common part of these messages is the use of ".exe". From the French "exécuter" which suggests that an immediately retaliatory strike on Johnny Frenchman is the only rational course of action
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