Re: Motivating forces.
What ? like "place" missing an L in the sub heading ?
"Better-than-expected performance created 'the quietest pace in space'
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What ? like "place" missing an L in the sub heading ?
"Better-than-expected performance created 'the quietest pace in space'
Firstly, this is an awesome achievement and for any mission this is a win, they have loads of data that can improve the thing(s) that went wrong.
Visually, on the landing descent, the centre core looked like it was going to slam into the ocean. There's normally a noticeable amount of flame even when the engines aren't fired up - I'm guessing this must be a steady flow of the igniter fuel you mention, this was absent on the centre core to my untrained eyes so it must have run out a fair way before the landing zone.
I recently replaced my dads computer with Linux Mint and Libre Office (from Win XP and Office 2010). I set up and migrated everything to be as close to how he had it before; named icons, everything filed on the desktop, etc. sat with him for half a day explaining everything was where he'd left it, and thought after a couple of weeks he'd be fine with it...
Er no, he tried his best but really struggled, most of his Word documents that he used as templates didn't format correctly and he couldn't come to terms with correcting the formatting, plus he managed to get Libre Office to regularly say "something's gone wrong, I'm going to have to restart"
Most of his other problems were of the type; "well to do <insert task>, I usually click here, here and here, then do that". This is the main problem - there are many users out there who have learned a rote sequence of mouse moves and key-presses - they don't think in terms of "I want to manipulate the thing in this way, so I'll look around the menus for something that does the job I'm after"
FWIW he went out and bought Win 10 and Office 2016 and is extremely happy with it and able to work like he used to.
Yes, those of us that can switch, do switch - but you aren't going to beat this type of inertia in enterprise deployments any time soon
So following that through, none of the players had their "Don't Panic" media campaign planned, spokespeople briefed, copy written and fixes ready. But instead, they were going to do that all in the week before the embargo was lifted.
I know we think El Reg is the centre of the universe, but you know what, I don't think that many people pay it much attention, not enough to cause looting and world chaos anyway ;)
Would be nice not getting drop out in thunderstorms and not having fugly dishes on the sides of houses tbh but this is a very well executed, cunning move ( net neutrality ends -> Murdochs sell most of 21st C Fox ->Murdochs focus on being an ISP and content provider -> all ur IPs are belong to us ! )
I migrated my Dad to Linux last weekend, (from Win XP and Office 2010 to Linux Mint 18.3 and LibreOffice) you'd have thought his world had ended "because the font in my email signature has changed" - tbh I took that as a win, sat with him for a bit and talked him through all his snagging points.
Overall it took me a day of setup and migration for his 3GB .pst plus files and a half-day of hand-holding to migrate him, he was talking about buying a Win 10 license (£100) and Office ( £160) because he couldn't get on with it....
...now multiply all of that that by a million....
That's going a bit far with the fuel economy isn't it ?
Yeah I know what you meant, I'm putting it on and already halfway out the door
Yep, I agree with the visual cues and flip-top buttons, even better, different shaped and coloured buttons, but would you have one for each message; "there's a tsunami Test" "There's a real tsunami", "missile test", "missile really, yes really, quick, jump in the sack with the nearest hottie", "Test red alert", "red alert" (but for that last one, it does mean changing the bulb)
I've become realistic ( cynical ?! ) about tech in general. We're passed the age of wonder; "it can produce 16-bit colour", "You can store 740MB on it", "you can make circles with your finger to scroll through your entire music collection, and oh yeah, it's the size of a fag packet"
These days I want to be more excited but it just feels rather than making a good product there's kick-starter, venture capital funding, marketing and brand tie-in before you've done anything about designing something that vaguely works **cough** Magic Leap **cough**
I forgot the rule when reading BOFH, don't do it in a quiet office. Many thanks, just what was needed on a long week back in the New Year.
It's probably a good thing to be late to the party, what with Intel design flaws and everything ( or do supercomputers not worry about things like meltdown? - genuine question!)
Yep, my Haswell-refresh 4790K has been trying to load the cumulative update since Tuesday with many fails and retries - good job I don't boot into Windows that often, I've just been curious as to real world performance hits
And these have only been first steps, when SpaceX Falcon Heavy gets going we'll have an electric car in orbit around Mars for starters, but actual space exploration isn't going to be that far behind - just think what could be found on the Red Planet; A giant ice thawing machine left by ancients?, a cluster of pod-like eggs that open up?, Matt Damon?
For local government it's the niche apps with very few ( and normally small) players in the market place that only will code for Windows, the office productivity tools and the OS is the easy bit. But, when you get to the software that manages street lights, trading standards, social care, schools, fire and rescue, road maintenance, planning, bin collection, taxation + business rates, etc. is where you fall over on the only supported OS being Windows ( making something like WINE not an option as it will not be supported by the provider)
I've not read or heard about Valencia migrating 120,000 devices to Linux from Windows in a year, but if they did, then all they were being used for was to send email and create documents.
/edit just read and it was migrating from Office to LibreOffice, this is not an apples and apples comparison with an OS change
but why the red off button - did it really need to change colour ?
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More to the point; how fast would a sheep travel in a hyperloop ?
I'm not that far off you in age and the same gender, but I'm now already two beers down to restore the clever/stupid balance :)
/goes off to learn spellings of cat-themed memes
Oh noes, I can't has cheeseburger !
Interesting, seeing as you're outside the EU when you "buy" the charge for roaming.
tbh it's a good excuse to turn off your phone when you're in the Caribbean and enjoy some rum;
N.B. Drinking rum before 10am makes you a pirate, not an alchoholic
"I told you I was ill"
So if posting a letter is £9.30 per item, just how big are these letters !
They don't do A*, A, B, C, D, E any more they do 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,4,3, 2, 1 but don't ask me which end of the scale is which in terms of performance :)
I found this video particularly enlightening/scary; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iffTJ1vPCSo
IME is the tip of the iceberg, AMD isn't safe either, extensible firmware is the wrong way forward, you need to shred your motherboard and buy something with open source Linux firmware.
You can try and neuter ME but you might need a hardware programmer see me_cleaner for details https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner
The cynic in me is expecting a sudden U-turn, oh and BTW, SegWit2x is back on (ahem, just after we all loaded loaded up with futures in BT2 ). The price ( that it indeed has any value) suggests some people still think the fork will happen and are taking a punt on it.
There are indeed better ponzicurrencies out there with lower fees and better, scale-able design that doesn't involve warehouses of Vega 56s
Yup, the one at the very back of every liquor cabinet, but with added chili and spices
Share price closed @ $14.25 - I think there was some profit-taking then others deciding that cryptomining wasn't going anywhere soon. I have a feeling AMD won't see any of the forecast "leveling off" of revenue, no matter how badly I want a sensibly-priced gaming card !
I'm sure there'd be no problem in that, as long as you don't fart after eating - real foods never give you gas
The funny thing is that as winner of the last 3 cups Larry did get to write the rules, as such, the Kiwis can now re-write the rules and indeed have. They are getting rid of the inshore racing with 60 mph foiling multi-hulls and going back to yawn-inducing displacement monohull yachts, out in the middle of nowhere - not exactly a spectator sport and therefore will be difficult to find sponsors to pay for it. There are teams that have invested in the current AC World Series format and essentially have to throw that away all that R&D and start again with sponsors that are now getting itchy feet.
Would anyone actually be using it ? Even if you were a pretty small Server 2016 cluster user wouldn't you still have a NAS for your storage? Bigger companies would have a SAN. Infrastructure isn't my specialist area so I may have missed something.
Hands up if you use this feature or have seen it being used please !
You really think anyone with access to a screen is going to manage to avoid seeing the trailer before release date do you? But yup, looks to be the traditional "Good is good, bad is bad, good bad, bad good, pew pew pew, szhuum, szhummm, Booom !"
It's a game of blackmail they play with the MOD/Govt of the day - if you don't buy product X we'll be forced to lay off all these people in this priority geographic area that you'd quite like some votes from come next election. I bet they tried to flog their AV to the UK Govt and they told them, "erm nope, I'd go back to building planes if I were you."
Yep, door to door electric for the Southampton/Edinburgh type route would, although slower, be near enough the same duration as a jet/turboprop as they don't really get a chance to stretch their legs on the short routes anyway.
I love the idea of ground based assistance too - sign me up for a EMALS launch from Gatwick :)
"The facts are inconvenient for many, but actually, the UK and Openreach (for all our carping) are doing comparatively well when you look at the data from the comparable EU economies"
Burn the heretic ! You can't say that, you're meant to hand-wring and self-flagellate when comparing the UK to any other country, regarding anything.
If the stats accidentally make us look reasonably OK then go and find a metric that skews it.
...must ...not...push ...the .... big...shiny.....button
Yep, Linux Mint is soooo nearly there, being a Rasbery PI owner I'm familiar with the ISO image writing to USB thingy and creating a bootable installers.
So, fresh hard drive in my main rig, kicked the process off and screen went black. I was pretty confident it was a graphic driver issue ( I mean, who'd expect support for an NVIDIA GTX 970 ) but it still took me a while of head scratching to find out the right set of instructions to tell me what to edit on the GRUB boot-loader command (actually, on a hunch, I ended up unplugging my graphics card and using the built in Intel Graphics before that bit, to prove I was on the right track)
So all I'm saying is that I'm hoping the graphics driver work done to the new kernel helps with that NVIDIA support, as my experience shows Linux is still is an OS that not accessible to everyone.
I did find a nice "15 things to do after installing Linux Mint" video on Youtube that also pointed me in the right direction of maintenance tasks, etc.
....technically we'd need to multiply the avg number of failures by the total number of businesses to get a comparison with Office 365 - at this rate I think we'd need less than 700 companies to 'fess-up their failures this year and we'd have 0 days up-time :)
they could go to brown alert but it would mean having to change the bulb
So, what is it?
Ah, that explains why I keep on walking down the road to the pub then ?? "Sorry Boss, can't come in today, solar activity keeps on steering me to the Hare and Hounds"
I use my debit card for tap and pay - far simpler that messing around, unlocking phones and scanning QR codes. Have you even been stuck behind someone in the coffee shop trying to use their phone to pay - exactly !!
Clearly a cover up "discovery" for the HAARP anomaly that's been used to create hurricanes Harvey and Irma
children and puppies playing on motorways - erm ?
...or is it that people really only budget for £23p/m "upto" 17Mbs ADSL with massive contention ratios, they could buy FTTC ~50Mbps but think it's overpriced and don't/can't afford to.
It's like buying a 60bhp car - you'll put up with it but you'll complain about how slow it is to anyone that'll listen.
"It worked! I've got the winning ticket, oh wait a sec they'll know who I am when I collect it .... "
...thought it was a bad idea to have this technology.
I can imagine once you go LED, dimming them to save costs is negligible compared with replacing sodium discharge with LED in the first place - where they'd actually become useful is networking other IoT street furniture - bins that need emptying, gullies that need sludge-gulping, grass that needs cutting, potholes that need filling, areas of road that are flooding ?
I think I may have found a use for IoT after all - maybe I could even connect it to my IoT doorbell and fridge - I've taken it too far haven't I ? Mines the one with the RFID sewn into the lapel
Too late, you won't get many replies now, it's after 12pm and there's a P1 incident in the Dog and Duck across the road that's occupying all attention.
Seriously, I'm sitting in an empty office ( holiday silly-season) and all is well, there is no better time to hit the local boozer - just there'll be nobody there either :)
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