Each 10 years, companies like IBM tend to fire most of their 50 yo techs.
122 posts • joined 16 Sep 2011
Flash? Try Word macros...
We have been hit by a cryptosystem through a remoteapp ( or more precisely through the vpn used by the remote app). Our legacy email system doesnt know what an antivirus is (and stores attachements in a database).
Yes antivirus we are an issue, but most of us in the real world face earthier challenges.
Re: How about an octal-core ARM based laptop/netbook?
My wild uneducated guess: It's more profitable to plant a cpu in a phone (or a tablet) than in a laptop.
Windows doesn't play well with arm, that leaves chromebooks. And chromebooks are fine with crouton and linux. So what's your issue with linuxed chromebooks? They are decent hardware i believe.
Re: On the other hand, if I am included in their images database, ...
Don't dismiss the possibility of racists circlejerks tagging pictures in bulk to "train" the system whilst it is young.
I doubt these idiots are capable of such insight thou. Google only mistake was probably to only use pictures from Google+ ...
Re: No problem
amusingly, a 10 Gb/s upload link should be enough capacity to transfer data produced in a year.
(of course data comes in "bursts" when collisions actually occur, so you would need to cache data locally before uploading it)
Yeah, it's always fun to read what people believe what AI can do.
It's the new "flying car". We only begin to understand what we lack to create a general AI. Even the pseudo AI like deep learning, hierarchical temporal memory are extremely limited and incomplete, if correct.
I doubt I will see GAS (general artificial stupidity) kill any neural network in my lifetime, sadly.
Re: Human Nature
>Easy communication favours the nutter, whether of the cold fusion type or the Nazi type.
Fun you say that, as just now a new article on NYT tends to say the exact contrary. Internet, or at least social media, seem to promote conformity.
Let's admit for a minute that army is a refuge for fascists. Do the army favor fascism? If we want to get rid of it, shall we get rid of the army? Then, what will become of the fascists? Won't they be more dangerous if "let out"?
For each nutter able to feel happy to shoot his opinion, how many abused people able to find support?
I have no mean to answer these questions, so my opinion is just noise.
Re: No thanks
"When games are easily available directly from the source, I don't see the added benefit of steam."
I didn't even know KSP was available from their website, nor do I care. Without Steam, I would never have known of the last games I played/bought. It's long past I bought a gaming magazine, or even visited a gaming website. And it's kept up todate without me having to do anything.
Re: What Microsoft refuses to understand
wow, if even ms fans/turfers reach the depth of MS management, this doesn't bode well for internets wars fun. I mean, are you a nokia fan in training trying to discredit ms fans?
1. he said he left.
2. citing PR bs, as well as *accenture* PR bs is like a new record.
3. Hence presumably why you are very good fit for both companies ;)
Re: And as the march to subscription (online) services goes on...
That's the point. If it is a major success, he can still move in house. Most do. And if no one comes, you don't have to sell/deprecate the infrastructure.
He doesn't needs a dba, a sys admin, a net admin, a security admin, an admin admin (manager?), listen to channels offers, and get surprises.
The best advantage of clouds? you don't forget to change tape in your prehistoric backup thingy. And if it breaks, it can actually start again.
The main thing to keep in mind is that you make your thing portable (data included), so that you can move in with not that much pain when needed.
Nobody is innocent.
Chinese politics believe they can extract more money from local companies. And by "favoring" local entities, they are seen as "working the country".
Western companies only rule is "do what sells". Laws and rules? that's for commoners! We are the law! And if money can't silence an itching voice, a bit of PR *always* do the tricks.
Our local western politicians look like brainless cows in comparison because they don't have to fight to obtain bribery money (it's pouring on them). That's a good thing, I guess. A cow is less dangerous than a wolf.
Welcome to the real world.
ps: ranting feels so good :))
Depending on the customer i use eclipse, vs, sharpdevelop, netbeans, cloud9, sublime+plugins as ide, with svn, git, and whatever "pattern" they came up with one day.
FF/chrome allow you to test stuff in context, and fiddle with it.
If it runs in FF/chrome, these tools are available. No need to wait for a system/file right, firewall rule, svn update, whatever.
These tools are for fiddling, bug hunting/understanding and prototyping. If you start to do "real" development with them, well, I wish you good luck sir...
moreover, these 80' tools you speak about, i know them (oh can i forget). Depending on the user you logged in with, you were in dev mode or user mode. These wtf generators have, imo, nothing todo with modern stuff, which expose internals, so you understand what happens.
On the same vein, there are "simple" online webeditor, or even confulence wiki that use the same tool for usage and admin. And what about jsfiddle, and other online ide, that use the client as an editor for another language?
Embrace, extend and extinguish
Still might be MSFT moto.
Oddly, trusting data to amazon feels like the safest bet. MSFT history of nixing customers makes it a no go. Google is that giant sticky octopus. Amazon only sell books and want to make a penny with it's "superior" infra. Only Morricone theme is missing now.
Next cloud entrant might be facebook, for the lols.
That said, we see two types of cloud: "Product" clouds (oracle, force, adobe, 365), and "generic" clouds. MS cloud growth might come for 365, as there is license and license. Nobody without internal info can tell thou.
Re: Is Office 365 a separate product from "Azure"
extract from their Q4 2014 Earnings Release.
Commercial revenue increased $1.28 billion or 11%, driven by growth in both our Commercial Licensing businesses and Commercial cloud services. Server products revenue, including Microsoft Azure, grew 16%, and Office Commercial revenue, including Office 365, grew 4%. Commercial gross margin increased $984 million or 10%.
gross margin: 10,296