I see a lot of people here defending the guy. Just out of interest, if you're one of those, would you be happy to sit next to him at work?
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It would indeed be nice if someone (from SPEC) put together an enterprise version of this:
Dead simple drop-downs and clearly laid out results.
Re: NVMe RAID
Thanks for the answer Vogie and AC!
Not quite sure why I got downvoted for asking a question
Here's what I don't understand - why would you buy the 24xNVMe chassis option, when there's no support for hardware RAID? In fact, why are there no hardware RAID cards that support NVMe (that I can find)? Are you meant to use a software RAID? Or just use the 24 drives separately?
What am I missing?
Slightly off-topic, but sort-of related:
The RAM for a machine I built last September, and just built again this January cost £200 more for the exact same specification and quantity (went from £500 -> £700). Strangely, though, RAM never seems to be out of stock with any of our suppliers.
Are RAM prices a complete scam? A year ago the same RAM would have been just over £300. Something aint right.
Well, it's clearly an unpopular opinion, judging by the downvotes, but I place the happiness of my existing employees above all else. We spend half our lives in the same room, I'm not prepared to share it with some bigoted misogynistic bro arsehole.
All I know is that I wouldn't want this prick working in my office, and neither would anyone else here (I asked). Personally I don't have a problem in firing people if they stink up the atmosphere.
I have a crafty way for Microsoft to increase W10's market share by at least 10% in under a month - Include the option of a classic Start menu
Serious question - Am I correct in thinking that the UK's Sky TV will no longer be owned or run by a Murdoch after (or if) the Disney deal goes through? Reason I ask is that I've always objected to Sky on the grounds that their politics are disgusting, and James Murdoch is a massive see you next Tuesday.
If this is the case I can finally subscribe to Sky guilt-free!
That apology is... an actual apology.
Makes a nice change.
Re: 30 per cent faster
I've been using it all day so far, and 30% seems conservative. For me it feels more like a 'shitload' faster.
This is disgraceful, outrageous, insulting etc etc
...So, anyone else off to Greggs for lunch? That's a damn fine looking sausage roll.
Just spotted this gem on the CIA web site, one of the videos he had was "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden"
Re: When will the name change?
I can't make up my mind between Curiosity One X and Curiosity Pro
Re: Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps... Really?
"Modernization is a journey that we're always on"
See you next Tuesday
"the app also offers extra crucial information like ... local pubs."
So, it doesn't generate profit?
You could never do that with a Mac
Two men say they're Jesus
One of them must be wrong
My single personal experience of a Windows Phone came a few years ago when my 70 year old dad was sweet-talked (i.e. conned) into 'upgrading' to one by a salesperson in an Orange shop in Birmingham. He tried his best to use it for a week or so, but could barely work out how to make a phone call, much less input contacts or anything else.
Now, I know many of those reading this will scoff that "he must be some kind of technically incompetent luddite", well yes that may be, but he's a just a normal human being, and he's used Windows for many years seemingly happily. We may be all geeks here, but we're not the norm; what comes easily to us, doesn't to most people. And that, for me personally, was Windows Phone's major failing - the interface was just too alien for your average person.
Fortunately the story has a happy ending, I bought him a cheapish Android phone, which he figured out how to use almost immediately.
New Skype, Bing and Linkedin integration?
Kill me now
The laptop that last year I bought for my mum cost £450. The equivalent laptop I just bought for my dad cost me £630.
To quote Blackadder the 3rd...
"...the Acting Returning Officer, Mr. E. Blackadder, of course. And we're all very grateful, indeed, that he stepped in at the last minute, when the previous Returning Officer accidentally brutally stabbed himself in the stomach while shaving."
Toby Young: Cunt
Am I missing something here?
"We've done a lot of testing of this design and our telemetry shows that people are able to sign in with a notably higher success rate using this approach,"
Typos and forgotten passwords aside, shouldn't sign-in pages always have a 100% success rate by default? Doesn't really seem like something I'd be boasting about if I was in charge.
Re: For Clarity
I too am wondering about that. Will the next update be free or paid? Forced on us or not? Avoidable or not?
It might not be relevant, but I remember when Windows 8 was updated to 8.1 it was a free upgrade, but the corresponding Server upgrade (12 -> 12 R2) wasn't.
I'll go along with The Doctor having two hearts, capable of full-body regeneration, and cruising around the universe in a time-travelling phone box. But, being a WOMAN?
My god that new naming system, who the hell thought that was a good idea?
Whilst I certainly don't wish death on anyone, I wouldn't exactly be sad should it happen.
"I am not sure who would prefer the new version unless using touch control."
Pretty much sums up how I feel about the entirety of Settings vs Control Panel. And it's been like this for what feels like the last 5 or six iterations.
Please, Microsoft, make one set of system controls and make them not be shit.
After 15 years of buying Dell/Fujitsu/HP etc servers, this year we switched to self-assembled Supermicro kit. I suspect we are not alone.
Chalk us up for 'others', I guess.
"As work on the canal got under way, it soon became apparent that Telford’s estimates of both time and money were dreadfully optimistic."
In modern parlance, I guess that makes Telford the equivalent of Longhorn-era Bill Gates?
Blimey, this is a real change of attitude from from Microsoft. Normally they're out there leading the market, and not releasing late-to-the-party copies that will obviously bomb.
> This comparison is mostly clickbait nonsense.
Well done, Donald Trump would be proud.
A quick Google search shows up this chip to be 20 cores/40 threads. Methinks somebody at Microsoft got their bits mixed up with their cores.
An easy mistake to make (if you don't work in tech).
'The actions requested by the Football Association and the Premier League (unfortunately abbreviated to "FAPL" in the judgement*)'
I think the word you should have used was "appropriately"
AFAIK Both Sky and BT spread their price increases across all subscribers regardless of what package they are on. I don't know the ratio of spread - I would expect/hope sports subscribers to pay the larger share - but I believe it's spread everywhere to soften the blow.
As the sports channels are optional, but the base package of channels isn't, this prevents the sports channels from becoming off-puttingly priced, as they are by far the most expensive to produce.
Extremely annoying for me, I only pay for BT Sport to watch MotoGP. If they put their prices up again I may be forced to look 'elsewhere' for my feed.
I'll just leave these two links here, any connection between the two is completely coincidental...
This is why I keep my seatbelt fastened when seated in an aeroplane. Extremely bad turbulence could cause injuries similar to the unfortunate co-pilot. I've only experienced such turbulence once, but bloody hell it was terrifying, and put me off flying for at least 5 years.
About 10Gb networking
I have a question:
The whole world already has RJ-45 based network cabling installed. When we move to 10Gb why go with SFP+ over 10Gb Base-T?
What am I missing? Lack of Cat 6/7 cabling? SFP+ is better? Something else?
I'm asking because we are about to buy some 10Gb kit.
"In all emerging markets, Apple is fighting an overvalued dollar – meaning prices are “20 per cent, 30 per cent, 40 per cent” higher than they were"
Yeah, THANKS Brexit
Well, I'm no expert on data centre products, I'm a CGI artist, and I game quite a lot at home.
What I will say is that Nvidia is currently in full rinse-the-customer mode right now, as in these two sectors they pretty much rule the medium to high end. Which I need for work, and would like to have at home.
This is what happens when greed meets lack of competition.
They actually had a head of tech solutions?
Re: Who the hell is using them daily?
Interesting that a great new bit of technology should get so downvoted... on a technology website.
Or was my error uttering the dreaded Apple word?
Re: Who the hell is using them daily?
Well, these days I find it mildly annoying if a card machine doesn't support Apple Pay. Simply put, it's faster and easier. Why dig out a card and type in a PIN when I can simply hold my phone near the reader?
At a rough guess 19 out of 20 card readers work with my phone, so it's pretty rare that I need to pay for anything under 30 quid by card.
"The government are only interested - like every other government in the world - in serving themselves."
Hard to argue with this.
I wonder what percentage of Windows Server customers upgrade their servers to new versions? Personally, the Dell server my office uses came with Server 2012 v1, and I honestly can't think of any reason to change it. Unlike the desktop OS, it's never nagged me to 'upgrade' it.
I look forward with interest to see which far-away 3rd world market a bunch of these end up on in 6 month's time.
Don't knock White Elephants
That Alcatel Pixi 4 phone looks so godawful it may just make the perfect xmas present for a (purely hypothetical) obnoxious 11-year-old brat nephew.
There's one thing I've never been able to get my head around:
Go outside and point in any random direction. What happens if you keep going, and going, and going (forever). Where do you end up? Is there no end, or do you somehow come back around on yourself? Or something else?
Here's a fun diversion...
First look at this photo:
...Guess how big you think it is...
...and here's the answer: