Re: Business Model:
"whataboutism" is the Trump method of debate.
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"whataboutism" is the Trump method of debate.
"Digital Esperanto" - very good.
He thought I was tired.
Yes, a good RDBMS will keep a tidy dataset tidy and healthy until it's dying breath (and many petabytes thereof - I remember MSSQL Server demonstrating an 8TB instance back in the 90's with satellite images of the world just as a demo project).
Which is great if your data still fits the same shape you define a decade beforehand, but it never does, and so surgery is needed. Those modern key pair data buckets suit unstructured and messy data, which suits startups well as they add add remove features. Personally I find key pair data storage quite ugly and unruly, but it's the better bet for some projects.
In the UK, 0990 was a common prefix for national numbers for a while, such as vehicle hire companies central call centres.
At the same time, pulse (rather than tone) dialling was still being phased out of common usage, but legacy phones still used it. 1 pulse for a 1, 2 for a 2, 10 for a zero. And some legacy phones were a bit crap.
And so so we come to the perfect storm that was my wife phoning a national van hire company and asking for a minibus, for tomorrow, to hold 12, with an a concerned 999 operator asking my confused wife to clearly state if she wanted an ambulance or not. The phone had malformed the leading zero of the 0990 number meaning the exchange "saw" 9990-xxxxxx, and connected the 999 to a valid number with the remaining pulses going into the void.
Spiced pumpkin extra sugar latte coffee flavoured milk drink
Or J# for that matter. Just for the irony.
I mean just for science's sake.
Those questions cut to the heart of the issue, well done France.
There's practically nothing on the components front left - I got a 50p connector for £3 the other day because I needed it, but resistors, capacitors seem to be sold in multipack bags for £ouch too.
They're taking the route of The Gadget Shop, to a similar event horizon I'm afraid.
Use phrases like "differentiated technology retailer", and you can be.
@Flakk, why are you getting downvoted for this? It's not like it's not public knowledge that he has HUUUGE public money subsidies - calculated to nearly $5 BEEEEEELION. Billion, not Million. Billions are very very big numbers. A million seconds is 11 days, a billion seconds is 31 years. Billions are BIG.
<<Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The (LA) Times.>> http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-musk-subsidies-20150531-story.html
On the other hand "Big Liz" is a great name.
I've no strong preference, although I've certainly no arguments that Qualcomm make great soc's. I do, however, back them in this spat because Intel have happily shown shitty behaviours in the past and having a monopoly on all platforms is even worse than on a single one.
>>how running an important application ''out in the cloud'' is better than running on your own machines ?<<
Totally depends how you measure "better" - cheaper, more accessible, lower system maintenance, all good points, compromised availability, security risks downsides.
If something is truly that important you do it in-house, and if it's really, really important you do it redundantly, replicated across multiple sites, paying for dedicated lines and real 24/7 dedicated support...
The only people who seriously deserve to discuss "five nines" uptime are people prepared to pay for massive redundancy required. Five nines is one hour downtime per DECADE. Some shitty line of business reporting app used a few hours a month does not require that level of availability. It shows cowardsly/lazy specifications when "two nines best efforts during core business hours" is what they really want to pay for.
I was ever so wary of opening this beautiful former flagship device - curved screen, high performance camera, etc., but I needed to polish out a lens. I got up courage after seeing a YT vid - my god it's the easiest to open/fix device I've seen. Not even silly screws or warranty-void stickers on screwheads, just in, unclip motherboard and peripherals, and you're done. First time I was in in 10 minutes, second time mere seconds. It has convinced me to go LG from hereon in, and there's no indestructible OEM software preloaded either - delete what you don't want.
Spoliation of evidence I suspect too.
>>We have to have Clinton personal assassinations PLUS the documentation from the Elders of Zion now. Things have bigged up.<<
Kicking up dust and pointing in every direction but the one under discussion is playbook for an indefensible position. Look at Conway and her tedious employment of this technique.
It's either an outright bluffthreat or spoliation. My hunch is the latter pretending to be the former, but either is possible
Considering he will lie about the weather in front of many, many scores of inauguration attendees and many more on TV watching live, there is clearly no filter or reference to fact whatsoever in his head.
These are special, protective stickers. Wear one and stand in the middle of the road, cars just bounce off.
Read my tweets
Thank goodness you used the joke alert icon, I was going to get all pompous on you.
No, although a 365 sub gets you the latest downloadable if you want it :)
I suspect trying to get free technical consulting from Reg comments is just shifting the problem from rogue photo pairings to leaving their VPN passwords and domain admin privs tweeted in a photo of Gary Linneker
You will be running a Vega emulator...closest you can get...
Better still, it watches the movie, then writes your (haughty) review for you, and tweets your followers to get them to read your review, then argues with them for you. In the meantime you can get on with the fun stuff like programming it.
Theatre of security
$14 or $69 for a company that doesn't make any money really shows that stock market variations are pure bollocks. "These $1 sandwiches cost us $1.01 each to make, but we'll make it up with volume"
So yes, I'm sure his personal reasons include "fuck, we still can't make money at this and I quite enjoy being rich before we are the next friendsreunited/MySpace"
The graffiti in Weston-super-Mare is of a generally impressive standard, about the only thing that is. Treat yourself to an afternoon out
>>>On-Call reckons he probably wouldn't mind an even stronger air compressor to get through some of the problems he faces now.<<<
Yes, yes indeed. We once had a problem, we implement SAP, we now dream of having that original problem back...
What is an absolute truth? Every event is recorded by a fallible human and interpretation. Previous truths (flat earth, for instance) have become untruths
Wait until there's something on the shelf. You will miss "early bird discounts" for sure, instead you'll get a device from a choice of vendors in a commoditised market space, and likely pay less.
Internet poker has always been a bad idea. At the moment you have no idea if you're playing an "honest" game, or if one of the other players represents the house and can openly see your cards.
How is the meatspace player supposed to know when an AI is bluffing? Will it have a tell it controls (flashing red led gives me away every time!)?
I just don't see how this could be a "fair" game? Poker isn't a game of playing cards, it's a game of playing people...
I'd actually take "World War Z" (the excellent book not the dreadful, unrelated movie) as a more authoritative source in the unlikely event of a zombie apocalypse.
Seeing as there is still no material grounds for the valuation, and that with no underlying asset the exposure is 100%, are we just waiting for another big crash? The whole of the value is based on faith in people you probably can't trust (after all they're actively seeking an unregulated money transfer/launder), so maybe another trading platform theft will do it. Must say as a store of value it seems risky, and as an exchange platform it seems volatile.
Apple was always driven by the cult of personality, a CEO who could openly pick fights with his own company or shareholders if necessary. The company is moving back towards being just another big IT company. The magic has all been spent.
I got my timescales wrong, I thought the contraction would happen a lot quicker after Jobs influence, but I'm still pretty confident things are changing. Especially now MS are waking up again. Slowly, mind.
Indeed, even if they said "run time 1 hour", and the test noted sometimes it was exceeded by 400% and sometimes by 1300% for the same tests, you'd still have to question the inconsistency
How do you feel about brake-pad manufacturers? Or medicine manufacturers? This knock-off stuff enters the chain in all sectors.
I suspect that's why they are after BTC as opposed to Amazon gift cards.
...was that a Certified Independent Natural Antivirus Coordinator?
Store level franchise grunts get God privs on customer data? TFU
A month or so back I was getting a call "from three" every day or so. Now I know why.
It's actually a really good app/prepaid card, good enough to apply from overseas (no fees, interbank rates, security by proximity to device, or you can turn off e-commerce, or block the card altogether, etc., for free, in real time, on your mobile). High top up limit, too. Really is the current best of breed in the UK.
I didn't think they'd launched formally worldwide though, so maybe that's the issue, falling foul of international money laundering regs?
Cowell and co...
The rights position is interesting though - if a monkey isn't a natural person and so is unable to open copyright of a selfie, these tracks are automatically public domain I guess...
Let's see how long Sonybot keeps composing if they are...
Of course IoT security is a joke, that's partly because nobody has sat down and said "Of course IoT security is a joke". There are as many protocols racing ahead as there are devices. If they opted into a standard, any sensible standard would contain a pathway to update firmware and a basic security model so that my kettle isn't a peer of my laptop.
Standards would also mean being able to buy best of breed, so a Philips light bulb and a LG telly and a Samsung fridge and a GoPro/whoever CCTV and..., and... And that would mean a market for third party control interfaces and apps instead of the current buggers muddle. That's the dream all this IoT speculation relies upon. But as with every good standards war, everybody loses because consumers don't trust that they'll get long term support, so don't invest in case they back the wrong dog. And without consumer investment, manufacturers see no market.
There's nothing inherently difficult about IoT and making it good, just this isn't the place to start from. Instead, form a IoT Alliance, get some basic standards and patent pool out there and get an "IoT Ready" logo out there, and promote it across the board. Make it IP6 only, make it able to sign up to any IoT-nominated (partitioned) route to the internet securely, manage the virtual networks centrally so my light bulb isn't watching my online banking traffic...
I can't be the only one who thinks that doing a professional job of this is worthwhile? It's worked out ok for WiFi standardisation, or Bluetooth etc.
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