I walked from VF broadband earlier this year, generally a good FTTC service once they got it up and running but being forced to use their buggy router was the tip in the balance to go somewhere else
48 posts • joined 2 Dec 2015
Yeah, never mind all that, can I mine Ethereum on these ?
(mine's the one with the Hotdog/Not Hotdog logo on the front pocket)
Re: In over 40 years of programming ...
one more squeak out of you and there'll be trouble
"Let's use consumer grade "cloud" Office 365, and not LibreOffice as successfully deployed by government agencies across Europe, reducing both long-term costs and the Microsoft macro attack vector."
What?, use LibreOffice to create something like the Rural Payments Agency application ? Seriously, there are plenty of articles you can go and peddle your productivity suite agenda ( cos users only write documents and send email right?) but this ain't the one - jog on !
Re: Obvious question with gradient optimization questions.
I was thinking exactly the same !
(Actually I wasn't but I have recently decided to get myself up to speed with machine learning theory and you've given me something to read up about - cheers )
as long as they are called something like "Alien mining SARL" they'll be fine - and pay their corporation tax in Luxembourg of course - see what they've done there, it's like dotcom companies but bigger !
Re: I already consider diesel socially unacceptable
Exactly this, we should be fighting the NOx's and particulates caused by "efficient" diesels ( if they are so efficient how come all that soot then ? )
No wonder carousel fraud is rife, I naively assumed that we kept track of goods entering and leaving the UK even though we are part of the EU and only need to charge duty on extra-EU imports.
Yes, it's going to be hard to top that masterwork, downhill from here then ?
Erm, isn't Microsoft 365 Enterprise a re-brand of Secure Productive Enterprise? and looks like the Business version is something along the lines of Office + MDOP Cals + Azure AD - no mention of the Windows OS itself.
I hate to pop the bubble of a good rant about how everyone should run their 10,000 client estate with Libre Office and Linux Mint, but just sayin'
I think Tom Scott sums up the argument very nicely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CINVwWHlzTY
Re: I came here for the Silicon Valley reference
I was a very well set-up gag - had me in stitches :) Bring on season 5 !
I really don't think mining is going away any time soon, and the GPU manufacturers are going to be wary of pandering to a bubble, so I can't see supply increasing to meet demand.
Has anyone actually seen one of these "mining specific" cards yet - again they are going to be wary of retooling only to suffer a glut in the market. Overall they'd prefer loyal gaming customers that buy a card every two or three years.
In related news, I did just make £50 profit selling two USB Antminer U2 ASIC cards that I bought three years ago - more than I earned mining with them :)
"I honestly doubt there's a single business in the whole UK who could actually cope with a serious hacking effort." FTFY
Plus business aren't inclined to tell us when they've "been hacked" - tends to make their share prices dive
Here we go again, I really don't care if they run Windows XP as long as it works - tbh I think they now leave apparent "XP desktop" screens visible to journos on purpose
Really, "glitch" was it ? or did they just run out of tablespace ?
I love the Appendices in the report - I think "Empty the Recycle Bin" is my favorite action closely followed by "Disable the Recycle Bin functionality"
Re: undead eLORAN
But maps still don't tell you where you are, sat navs and phones will still show a map, you'll just have to work out where you are on it - hence I'm going to start a petition to fire up DECCA again :)
A terrestrial system like DECCA/LORAN would be a good solution, or maybe even build in positioning signals into an emergency services communications network if we're that worried about losing satellites for any length of time
Re: Google Docs more expensive than Office 365
Yep, it's the cloud PBX to PSTN equivalent functionality that Google haven't been able to get the price right on - they'd be pretty much on a par (O365 E1 and Google for Work) if you didn't need to phone anyone outside of IP Telephony
All your 800Mhz are belong to us !
So even if you if you pwnd 12.5 million Pis, by my back-of-fag-packet calcs would give you somewhere between 1.3Th/s and 2.5Th/s
My IoT barbecue can't connect to my WiFi and I'm being forced to grill on actual fire - with coal !!! - what is this ? the stone age ?
"we've got all the IP from the Valley that we needed, now we're going to put it to use back home"
must ...resist ...urge ...to ...post ...myself ....
I was surprised when my wife came home and showed me a graphical report that had been issued by their IT dept - showing a peak of "hackers trying to get in" on port 445 and being swatted away by the almighty firewall.
We don't come here for actual pictures of the device in the factual headline, we want alliterated click-bait with a totally inappropriate images !
And for those life-critical applications that can't be patched without killing people; machines that go beep, MRI scanners, etc. can we give some blame to the medical equipment manufacturers for choosing Windows in the first place - surely a different OS if you actually cared about patients. just sayin'
Re: Oh what fun...
I've been watching that all morning too, then I realised it's an animated .gif designed to give the impression of a live feed ;)
Re: What I don't understand
I just carry my desk around to avoid that problem
More importantly, how small is the smaller bus ? are we talking 40 linguine ? 0.2 Brontosaurs ? or, err, half a double-decker bus ?
TCase vs TJuntion
with the previous generations there was a Tcase value that essentially ran the fan speed and damped the temp value feed to the BIOS. gen 7 uses the hottest core ( TJuntion) and hasn't got a Tcase value - could it be that Intel CPUs have always spiked (though not to 90C ) on single cores just that nobody noticed 'cos their fans didn't spin up ?
Or if you do the maths instead of quoting percentages - you end up about £300 out of pocket after 6 months whichever flavour of phone you choose !
Isn't that working as intended?
Isn't the idea that a human doesn't have to watch hours of footage to find possibly nefarious images inserted into seemingly innocuous videos ? the machine learning algorithm just needs to be taught that videos can be about more than one topic, because humans are sneaky like that
I have always wondered why dialogue pop-ups never have a "wait" command to see if you're moving the mouse or typing at that very moment
Re: Good post. Got me thinking
Good idea, although who do you bargain with exactly? You can't exactly blockade the assets of these companies for leverage can you - well I suppose you could set fire to your spare room or chain yourself to your car bumper :)
Delta Force: Land Warrior
...those were the days (after hours of course) - not been able to do anything like that for years since we locked down the desktop and fired up applocker. I know which scenario I prefer out of; "anyone can install anything from the cover of a magazine" and "put together a business justification and we'll find an appropriate tool for the job"
Re: You don't get paid in BTC!
Having done the maths, looked at WD Red drive prices, etc. I came to this answer too, what can you buy with SJCX ? ... and you can guarantee they won't pay you enough of these magic beans to cover the electricity costs anyway.
I do wonder where the $5.4m worth of startup funding has gone though, I thought this type of blag was long-extinct in silicon valley
Meanwhile P-E Trump want's to leave the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and not implement the Paris agreement - does that mean they'll give the money back if they do ?
Re: Vaping isn't cool
Totally agree about the diesel particulates in Cities, that's been the elephant in the room for some time now. I can't see the anti-smoking lobby become an anti-diesel lobby - much easier to go after vaping as it "looks like smoking so it must be bad for you"
Why let the facts get in the way of a good headline?
Saying that we have better coverage than Germany, France, Israel, Ireland and Italy doesn't have the same impact as the image that you can get better 4G coverage sitting in the Andes at Machu Picchu than you can in Basingstoke.
Having said that, if you actually read the report it's quite a sensible set of proposals. Working for a rural county council, digital enablement is high on our agenda so, it's good to see a direction being outlined for the UK - now they just need to put their money where their mouth is.
Yep - that got me too; "Teachers are being made into border guards and secret police." tad over-dramatic don't ya think !
I knew I'd been doing it wrong - I thought it said RECTANAL scan, no wonder I've been getting funny looks trying to get onto the secure floor at work
Re: Is this a problem?
The police force I've worked with a few times had an air gap for their network - nothing in, nothing out with physical separation of the very few machines that were connected to the outside world.
Re: This is a nice piece from the BBC on Vaping
There's also a Horizon episode on this Sunday evening BBC2 for more facts and science on the subject http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07c6ll4
I'm relived to find I'm not the only one who gets poor search results. Amazon is always held up as the holy grail that all should aspire to, but I can never find what I'm looking for and end up passing them by for a site that has a decent search.
Good default setttings ...
....from the commentards; "I bet it's a result of outsourcing", "developer's fault", "change management's fault", etc. come up with something a bit more original please ! You don't re-develop an admissions system each year for the next pupil cohort, chances are it's been stable and unchanged for some time with no development "go-live" needed in recent months or years.
My money is on a human mistake in the non-outsourced admissions team accidentally pressing the "send the results now" button without realising what the effect was.
I'm not sure how "...possibly the most significant event in rocketry since Apollo 8..." comes across as negative, but anyhow, I think there's a good point made about the costs of re-use being cheaper or not.
I'm not sure the rocket engines themselves being designed to be re-usable - have you seen the planned production run for the Merlin 1D ? 5 per week doesn't seem to suggest to me they are planning on reusing them any time soon and I would have thought that's where a lot of the expense goes.
My money is that it is indeed XP but that its the only laptop they could find that has a serial port for them to configure the system they are working on. Plus they probably only wrote the configuration software for XP too.
Re: for us too....I would love to have avoided this
We are designing Office 365 it into strategy, we've got minimal M$ cloud services at the moment but our on-prem Active Directory is playing up today too. On-prem does not mean no downtime or problems.
Again with the non-story
The same arguments were put forward with "How much do UK cops pay for Microsoft licences". Not comparing apples with apples and declaring a scandal. Why not do "total IT spend per head" or does that not have a big enough discrepancy to be a newsworthy article ?