Re: Not on booze...
Being the rubber duck is my super-power I think, although I do have enough technical knowledge to stop the one doing the talking going down down blind alleys.
37 posts • joined 16 Nov 2012
So Channel One does not want to hold the kid responsible, but will it hold the kid's parents responsible?
If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is not very likely to be a dolphin impersonating a duck.
It's not like rich parents "buying" contest wins for their offspring is unheard of...
If your phone is (only) or (primarily) a phone, then possibly you are not the target market for pretty much any recent smartphone, a basic candybar would probably suffice, right?
When you say the reviewer hack uses a phone for things that many of us don't use a phone for, I suspect the "us" set is probably smaller than you might imagine. For most users of a smartphone, what this phone offers is pretty much everything they need without the stuff they don't. MicroSD card would be nice, but I've never managed to even half fill my 128GB phone, so at the 64GB point, they're likely spot on too.
Working in Support, we get this soooo often and it makes my blood boil.
Especially when they take a screenshot of terminal output, embed the image in a Word doc and email that when they've been specifcally asked to copy the text from the terminal (Putty) to a simple text file.
Really? Apart from getting a letter from my company explaining why I was coming to Israel and filling in some info (essentially the same info provided on an ESTA application), I found it a breeze going to Israel for work.
Security queues were actually shorter than the horror stories I'd been told led me to expect, and overall, the entire process was less painful than flying to the US.
Travelling from the UK, on a Netherlands passport, YMMV.
Go back to sleep Uncle Ron and let the adults talk.
If you've never heard of them before, I think you're unable to make any kind of reasoned judgement on the company and it's business practices based solely on some news stories with less than the entire facts in them.
Microsoft screwed up by flailing the ban hammer around without concern for how it would affect innocent customers, and then lied/bungled the response to an extent which makes them look incompetent at best, and downright malicious at worst.
I agree with you James, I've been using it to get work done with perfectly well for the last number of years. I flit between Unity and xmonad, but as I tend to use a keyboard more than a mouse if I can get away with it, I've not really had any issues.
I installed 14.04 over the weekend and am very happy with it, apart from the Citrix Receiver still insisting on opening my Xen Desktop full screen, regardless of whether I select full screen or windowed. Think that's more a Citrix Issue though, installing it was also fun......
We provide support for a carrier grade product adopted by a large telco in India, and we are not allowed to have remote access to the systems we're supposed to be supporting. We have to go through a local (very, very useless) "integrator" who is clueless and adds major delays and hassle to even the most simple tasks. All in the name of security apparently.
Protectionism pure and simple.
Considering some of the NSN people I've been unfortunate enough to have to work with, their strategy of paying peanuts and getting monkeys has not paid off. I'm sure that there are good engineers employed by NSN, I might just have been unlucky to have had dealings with the laziest and most clueless, but using someone with little or no Unix knowledge to manage a Unix farm and network engineers who don't know what snoop or tcpdump are is not the winning strategy they though it to be.
But if people want to throw good money after bad, that's their business....
Absolutely, I was responding to the idea that it might be used instead of fixed line connectivity and suggesting a possible problem, both for business and those who want to run their own Minecraft servers etc.
Mind those trucks, they'll not slow down for a rollerskaterist.........
Most Internet access offered by mobile companies is useless if you want to host any services at home or in the business, as they do not allow inbound connections. This is because end users are not given IP addresses outside the private ranges, the IP address of the phone/dongle will be private, usually 10.x.x.x address.. This means that you cannot host your own website or VPN server or game server or....
For home users this can be an inconvenience, but for business users it can be a deal breaker. Some times you just need a public IP address so you can access content/services hosted in-house and this is just not possible with any cellular access currently available.
The company where I work has a preliminary and full tech interview with candidates first, before the managers/HR types get involved. Different engineers carry out the tech interviews and discuss candidates amongst themselves, and this has generally meant that good candidates who fit into the team well get offers.
I don't have a degree, but could demonstrate experience in the tech interviews, along with a willingness to learn and I got the job. I'm also doing some of the tech interviews now, and look more for problem solving skills and a desire to learn. Learning a new scripting/programming language or other skill in spare time tends to score highly with me.
Can't say I've had any issues with USB, but then I only use it for my wireless keyboard and mouse receiver, or my integrated keyboard and track button from my Samsung Q1 (remember those?). NFS works perfectly for all storage and transfer needs, but for all those complaining about what the RPi can't do, did you do your research before getting one? If you didn't get one, why all the negativity?
No-one has said the RPi is perfect, it is obviously built to a price, but for an extremely low powered device for £30, it is extremely capable. If it's not for you, fine, get something else!
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