Re: This all sounds very impressive,
Pr0n of course!! (The true driver of the interwebs)
41 posts • joined 25 May 2007
So future "Patch Tuesdays" will involve a global shipment of chips? ... Surely the whole point of general purpose CPUs is that the minutia of the actual behaviour of the systems which they run is abstracted away from the hardware and can be updated/modified as required.
I call BS on this whole concept: it's fine for specialised stuff as it's currently being used for, but will we ever see a "MS Word" chip? Hell no: that line of thought misses the entire point of having software.
This topic should require a referendum of its own: "Should the government be allowed to keep a record of my Internet activity, Yes/No".
Edit: Just had a look on the uk.gov petitions website and found nothing to this affect... really?! They are doing a good job of keeping this one under the radar.
Hehe, nice to see the herd of in-house hardware guys looking around at each other for comfort (read "fear induced glee").
One thing is certain: Cloud makes for serious consolidation of the demand for your specialised skillset and if your (relatively) home-brew self-built setup is as awesomely awesome as the cloud or not [it's not] makes little difference to the long-term argument... once the top 3 cloud providers settle into a comfortable groove and as developers improve at the scale-out vs scale-up mindset, you guys are toast.
Well, the more market share you have, the more malware you attract - just because [insert little-known-OS name X here] hasn't had malware/security problems does NOT equate to being more secure, in fact very much the opposite is the case.
Much like encryption, the better known / more attacked a target is, the more hardened it becomes over time. Security by obscurity is well documented as a shaky prospect... even Microsoft (who I'm no fan of) are starting to open source core parts of their systems [see .NET framework] which is a huge move in the right direction.
FYI, I think that most people that get malware on Windows machines these days are people who a) run as administrator and b) click on links from Nigerian princes and c) are dumb enough to use a web browser which is closely tied into the operating system (facepalm Microsoft, please give that one up - there's nothing for you to gain by offering your own browser anymore! Do us a favour and uninstall the damn thing as standard!).
Isn't it awful when you can hit 80% of the market by developing for just one platform?.... oh, wait... It's only awful if you're somebody else who is crying because you want a piece of the pie which you have very clearly missed out on and now it's too late.
Android is to mobile as Windows is to desktop: each a dominant market leader on a platform which others (Apple and *nix) can only every aspire to achieve such dominance of. Get over it, move on and stop writing such pitiful stories as this... you're missing the most important fact: such domination is ultimately good for the customer. The customer just wants stuff to work and to have a broad spectrum of available applications... and not to have to sift through 50 different yet mundanely similar options.
After all, the customer is always right. Right?
"most of the time the turbines would be idle"...
what you on about man? 5 to 10 days a year is not "most of the time" lol
"The blindingly obvious is that wind power is nothing more than a greenies wet dream and totally impractical for substantial, reliable power generation"
Did you know that commercial windfarms already exist?? They seem to be surviving quite nicely... just because the uk government is probably going to make a balls of their wind-energy plans doesn't make wind energy "totally impractical" - by that means of comparison, computer systems are utterly worthless...
Wind power isn't the only solution, but it's certainly one of several options and is by no means a "wet dream".
Hehe, I love that phrase "the internet is broken" - reminds me of doing tech support at my university years ago.
No, the internet isn't broken m8 - it's just the plebs that are now allowed to use something that was originally designed for military/scientific use and has now morphed into something that any joe bloggs off the street is able to access.
You should need an internet access license just like you need a driving licence imho ^^
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