I had a tour of a Swiss university's new HPC machine room. The geeks wanted to do exactly that; apparently the architects asked if they could guarantee that the computer room would still be in that location for 20 or so years outputting a similar amount of heat - they couldn't make that promise so they had to build it without.
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Re: The iPhone X is $1149, not $999
Many people will get the phone on a contract which means that the upfront cost is hidden from them. Those that can do maths will have worked out that's an expensive way* of buying a phone and therefore separated the device from the call/data plan.
Compared to buying a phone upfront and using someone like Giffgaff (if you're in the UK).
Re: New aircraft carriers....
Yep, there'll be seamen all over the place
We have the laser and the sharks shouldn't be too hard to find; how's the sea bass mutation coming on?
Note that we do not have an IT helpdesk; if you normally need help setting up a new laptop, this opportunity may not be for you.
I'd like to think that a wannabe technology journalist would know enough to be able to setup a laptop...
Re: My first job!
Wasn't Git first released in 2005?
My feature request for my next iPhone is that it runs IOS.
How will you make the switch?
Re: I need new glasses..
So the market for 16- or 32-socket servers are diminishing as x86 gets more powerful. And that is the problem.
No long ago if you needed 32 cores then you'd have to buy a 32 CPU server; these days a dual socket Intel server can give you the same core count.
Re: Samsung TV software update comes to mind
Up until recently the Swiss Air Force were only on standby in office hours. I believe that having to ask the French nicely to borrow some fighters to escort a plane that had lost communication was justification to get full time coverage.
You forgot the "apparently" ;)
Probably also unacceptable ->
Re: Beginning of the end
Or could it just be an attempt to gradually phase out the old HQ?
Re: Rebranding exercise
Or what about "It's not frightening if it's a Lightening"*
*To the people on the ground, the F35 pilots may err lose their heads.
I wish I could share with you the one that my manager put together. It showed that cloud was so much more expensive for what we wanted to do that the CIO signed off on a multi-million sum of money.
Re: Not all bad
A similar thing is hurting cycle shops; there are a number of companies (Canyon, YT etc) bypassing the traditional local bike shop which are able to save the consumer a pretty big chunk of money.
Re: Cheap labour
I should clarify that by "depressing reality" I meant the poor wages that some people earn.
There's also the depressing reality that in the UK, in some areas automation is being phased out in favour of very cheap labour.
Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"
When I was young my dad found a wasps' nest in a granite wall in the back garden. He cemented it up and figured that it was all sorted; he noticed that they seemed to be trying to get though the cement and figured that they were wasting their time. The next day there was a hole in the cement about half a centimetre big with the workers flying in and out of it!
What he should have done (from orbit of course), although it may have made a mess of their conservatory....
"200 queens? Take off and nuke it from orbit, quick!"
You forgot the icon ->
Top power consumption statistics geekery
Take a look at Andy Stanford-Clark's webpage for some examples of cool things to do with your house's energy consumption.
Sadly, I suspect that these meters won't let the British public lay their hands on that level of data.
Re: .Sarcasm, I take it?
Moreover, Britain has no anti-ship missiles on those (or any other) aeroplanes.
I guess the only real deterrent available today would be the UK saying that there's a submarine in the area (and the Argentinians not having the capability to find out if it's true or not).
Re: More painful than childbirth...
I know, every dad I know said that the birth of their kids didn't hurt at all
the problem is that in a few years time there will not be enough junioor legal jobs left for people graduating with law degrees to be able to get the next stage of legal qualification that they need to make use of it
This happened to a friend of mine after he decided to do a law "conversion degree"; he's currently doing a job that requires little more than Excel skills and ringing up suppliers and shouting at them.
"all companies that weren't born digital"
Which pretty much describes the vast majority of companies. Although that's still marketing speak is less hubristic that we normally get and good to hear a reflection of reality.
Re: Do Oracle fans exist?
Any Oracle fans out there?
Well Sun, I'm sure some bright SPARC will think of someone.
Seriously, I hope all those affected will move onto something better soon.
Was that the X server?
Re: A couch?!
What kind of boss buys you a COUCH?!
Quite, really you should expect a sofa from your manager...
Mine's the one from Saville Row ->
I think the callous thing is that they're getting the notification via post and not face to face in some way. The emails and texts are a service provided by various couriers so you know there's a parcel coming and is normally useful.
Good luck to all those affected
They're probably not random but at the same time there probably isn't enough data available to predict them, even roughly.
I guess that accurate seismology measurement has only been available for a few decades and big quakes are (thankfully) rare; in time there will be a better dataset to learn on.
Re: Seems rather American
And given how ridiculously bad the interface on pretty much every central heating thermostat I've seen is
Pretty much every one I've seen has a dial; you turn it one way to raise the temperature and the other to lower it; it seems like quite an easy interface ;)
Re: Not applicable in any place I lived...
It's the same Switzerland, each radiator has a nice dumb valve, which I keep turned off as I tend to sleep with the window open and I don't want to heat the air outside.
Extra software licences for reporting
A cynic would suggest that some of the vendors in this space would love to flog you licences for a very expensive reporting module and would be unwilling to let you do this kind of thing. This kind of thing err saps your motivation to do project like this.
Normally it takes a few seconds to connect a call over a mobile phone network; I suspect that in this time the person at the door will get bored and sod off (or "helpfully" pop your parcel into the dustbin to "keep it dry").
Re: They didn't particularly try to hide it
I imagine that the evidence gathered in this would not not be admissible in court.
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives people a legal right to demand copies of information held about them, including CCTV images and related data. It is estimated that around two million people enter the general area of the annual carnival.
If say 10% of the attendees requested the CCTV of them in a suitably vague way "I was wearing blue jeans and was there mid-afternoon", then I'm sure that 200k DPA requests should lessen Inspector Knacker's enthusiasm somewhat...
Re: The WCA?
Maybe they red nose something that we don't...
El Reg you missed a Sun pun there....
Re: But what will change?
MS making an Office 365 subscription mandatory for using the apps on an iPad Pro probably puts off businesses too
Re: If I stop posting...
Good luck Mr Git
Believe me, critical systems and devices are a different league from generic software. I really hope Philips medical equipment doesn't have such a clause, and nobody accept something like that.
I work in IT in drug research (and in a cancer lab before that), most systems, reagents, etc are specifically marked as "For Research only" to get around all of the regulations. Obviously buying ones "For Diagnostic Purposes" is hugely more expensive due to the regulators. I assume that the scanners etc. have to be certified in the same way.
If they muck up their software in an upgrade to either the controller PCs/Servers, the software and/or the scanner firmware then things can go <a href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/03/mri_software_bugs_could_upend_years_of_research/>quite badly wrong</a> so the field is very conservative.
I'm expecting you to get Bordeaux of these puns soon
What are you arcing on about?
Re: Developing world
he'd previously fixed their jammed printers, added new users to the company domain and lots of other mundane staff.
So he was a recruiter too? And if he was surely he wants to bring in better than "mundane" people ;)
Re: Normal differences, nothing to see here.
All are actually acceptable as long as you stick to 37-space tab indents (ignore those idiots who advocate 41).
But 42 is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything"....
Re: I recommended my son not to do it
VB or VB.net?
Re: "technical and digitally skilled"
Unfashionable? The protagonists should be made to walk the plank ->
Re: Only problem is what browser to move to.
Vivaldi or Opera?
I wonder if SAP find an organisation who have too many licences if they will refund the difference...