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1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Now that will be a *really* daft move.
The market benefits from competition as it keeps everybody on their toes and prices will be kept low.
Once that happens (network combining), prices will go up, service levels will drop and the market will go to pot.
One unavoidable trade-off in getting the drill working again is that some science had to be abandoned: “Curiosity's drill is now permanently extended,” the post said, a configuration that means it can no longer use its sieve device, the CHIMERA (Collection and Handling for In-Situ Martian Rock Analysis).
No doubt the boffins will figure out a way to resolve this problem as well.
The lunatics are running the asylum nearly everywhere.
I was outside a lunatic asylum one day, busy picking up stones
When along came a lunatic and said to me, "Good morning Mr. Jones,
Oh, how much a week do you get for doing that", "Thirty bob I cried"
"What, thirty bob a week, with a wife and kids to keep?
Come inside you silly bugger come inside"
"Come inside you silly bugger come inside, you ought to have a bit more sense.
Working for your living, take my tip, act a little screwy and become a lunatic.
Oh you get your meals most regular and a brand new suit besides.
What's thirty bob a week with a wife and kids to keep.
Come inside you silly bugger come inside."
Pity the stiffy drive's all but forgotten now... would've loved to try this trick on my PFY :)
Not to digress - colleague of mine dumped all sorts of viruses and trojans to a stiffy disk, and labelled it clearly "DO NOT USE - VIRUSES" and left it on his desk.
Of course somebody phoned in to complain that their PC's all acting up now - just because said person "borrowed" that "special" stiffy to copy some documents over...
@all windows weenies - can't take a joke, eh? (I refer to the second post which got 10 downvotes)...
1969's Diesel Landy. :)
Agreed with the sentiment that old-fuddy-duddy technology sometimes are the best, especially if you're deep in the boondocks. Then you most certainly don't need some 5c resistor deciding that now would be a good time to carp and prevent your car from starting/unlocking/getting filled with fuel.
Old-fuddy-fuddy tech is easy to repair in the field, whilst advanced tech is not that easy to repair, most of the time you'll have XP technicians swapping out parts until the fault goes away, and that you most certainly cannot do in a rural area (or especially when you're stuck in a desolate place).
There is a time and place for both. Most of us most certainly don't need fancy things like aircon or electric windows or a heated chair which'll massage your butt at the same time.
Let the city slickers have it with their technologically advanced cars, and let us old-fuddy-duddy guys have our old-fuddy-duddy tech cars, and everybody will be happy.
"XtremIO and ScaleIO are merging, focusing effort on the Cyclone platform. XtremIO will cease working on version 6.4 and future version 7 (based on the same hardware platform as Cyclone). The Cyclone team still doesn't know about this."
My prediction is that this will be fumbled in some way or other, as it seems they did not plan well ahead.
Proper planning means that everybody will be informed of the road ahead. Trying to do so at the last minute will only lead to chaos.
Played around with OS/2 on a spare 2Gb HDD.
Then I needed to use said spare HDD in production - made sure the spare is set as slave, and a windows (the one I was to copy from) is the master.
Started up ghost, went my merry way, ghosted it over.
And OS/2 booted up instead of Windows. Luckily a rebuilt-from-scratch was not a major operation, and was well-documented.
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