Tintr,i you've got some catching up to do...
42 posts • joined 1 Mar 2017
Deliveroo had a failure last week and they compensated me by funding my account with £5 off my next order. To be honest they didn't need to do that, I didn't ask them to. I understand that things break, it's about the time taken to correct it thats important.
Alas I can't see Barclays doing the same with my next Direct Debit
If we'd had kept sending humans to the Moon we'd have known this 30/40 years ago. This perfectly illustrates that there no better geologist than the geologist that is actually in the field.
Lets start putting humans back into space exploration. Relying on satellites and drones absolutely reduces risk but it slows down the pace of learning clearly.
Everybody forgets the "Fl" part of the Drake equation.
"Fl" means "planets per star that can support life". Whilst its great having all of the building blocks for life abundant throughout the universe, the conditions to support life is one of (if not THE) most critical elements.
Most of our observable locality is awash with DNA-destroying Ionising radiation and the one thing that stops all life on earth frying to death in the bath of radiation we're pummelled with every day is the lovely warm comforting blanket of the vast magnetic field we have around us.
That blanket is pretty unique in that it's so stable. You only have to look in our own back yard (solar system) to see that without a magnetic field life just cannot survive for long enough to develop and evolve to complex life.
Mars seems to have been rich in the building blocks for life in the past but with it's magnetic field it all came to nothing. The Moon Europa has a magnetic field and a lot of the building blocks for life right there. Surely the chance of complex life there (under the ice) hangs on whether that field is enough to sustain the relentless smash of radiation from Jupiter.
Maybe we need to stop looking for the building blocks and start looking for the signs of a stable magnetic field first?
Lets reword that....we would like to insist to invite Mark Zuckerberg comes to visit us, at his expense, even though he has no legal obligation or requirement to do so, isn't bound by UK law, and even though it's potentially damaging to his image and that of his company and shareholders, we'd like him to come all the way over here and answer questions from some self important pricks that have a "God complex" to massage their ego's whilst you clearly have nothing better to do with your time.
There's a lovely witch hunt waiting for you and we can't seem to understand why you wouldn't want to join in?!
Jesus, this article demonstrably shows the disconnect between CLevel types and the plain speaking IT guys on the ground doing the work. None of what is written in this article translates into an actionable plan or definitive description of what digital transformation actually is.
With waffly bollox like this, it's no wonder people take on projects like connecting fridges to the internet and standing back and saying "we digitally transformed the fridge"!
Absolute Cxx guff-speak of the highest order.
Who said that the dust storms are "highly likely" and what proof do they have? Does ole Reg wanna tell us their source for this article?
If this really is the case, just don't launch in May,
NASA is a public organisation, project delay is what public organisations do!. Just push back the launch til the next launch window.
In the meantime, make damn sure Opportunity stays safe. Maybe get the little guy to dig a hole or something!
@MartinSummers completely agree. I have personally been caught in the old washing machine spin cycle with a board tethered to my leg (making the whole situation much worse) on more than one occasion.
When you've had time to contemplate your own stupidity whilst being tossed around like a rag doll, wondering if your head is going to smash against some rocks, without the help of life guards at hand, you begin to realise the amazing work those guys n gals do. This drone is amazing stuff.
Up with this sort of thing!
*by the way, thats an amazing bit of coastline!
My part of the world and have visited this site many times.
If your the running type there's a year offroad running race held here by the local running club. The race gives you the opportunity to run around the stunning grounds and to see a large portion of the estate that many miss when visiting.
...until you know whats in it.
I'm sure they didn't really mean the astronauts WOULD just grab a bucket but just in case...
Here on earth we've built up a tolerance to the bacteria we're exposed to regularly. Mars might potentially have had a whole ecosystem of complex microbial life at some point in it's distant past. Maybe even at a time when those glaciers were formed.
Go watch the TV series "Fortitude" or the rather good recent SCI-FI horror flick "Life" for a rather over the top view on messing with ancient bacteria.
(FWITW - Watch Fortitude anyway, cos it's awesome)
Has he even considered a Hybrid approach? I fully take on board that, busy pedestrian environments, broken traffic lights and road works could all cause a fully automated car to sit there for hours. Heck! even some human drivers do that too.
But has he not watched the Tom Cruise snoozefest "Minority Report"? Lets have roadways (motorways) that are fully automated (pedestrian free) and then when on normal roads the car should switch back to being human driver controlled. We're half way there already with cruise control and lane assist anyway
All or nothing is never going to work, so Mr Captain obvious is just stating the ....well obvious
Taken from the first line on this page:
vSphere helps you get the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.*
*except when theres a competing product.
I seem to recall both Cisco and HPE having a mardy at Nutanix when they validated their software themselves. The fact that software designed to run on x86 hardware, couldn't be "validated" because they'd had no input is laughable.
I'm sure the guys at Azure built this as per best practices, along side the HCI and with N+1 in the design....
I guess that price is just for the chassis the controllers and power supplies.
That figure probably doesn't include disks, support or the software licenses to enable features like auto-tiering or snapshots.
Such a shame they changed back to the old model of charging for software features.
Everyone has a dip after IPO.
Nimble dropped from $33 down to $8 dollars at one point as an example. Nutanix also had a blip but are recovering nicely.
Personally, I hope it picks back up and works out for them. Even though I've competed against them for years, it's not nice to see companies die slowly.
Alas it's still the best source of Science, natural and historical documentaries anywhere on the internet. If you're like me and despise vacuous "I'm a celebrity-xfactor-enders street" type shite, you're only good source of entertainment is something factually based.
Unfortunately, my experience with Netflix, NowTV et al has been less than great. What documentries they DO have are poorly made and lower budget.
The very first part of the Drake Equation states: R = Rate of formation of suitable stars.
Maybe we need to tweak that one to not include stars that spew vast amounts of spikey radiation burst.
or at least calculate a value that negates that radiation by having a bloody good magnetic field
Piss pot tiny island attempts to take worlds 3 richest company to task. zero f*cks given.
Zuck quoted as saying "This is our business model, if you don;t like it, we can just deny your public access?"
Barron quoted as saying "remind me of your countries business model again? oh thats right, you go to war to earn a buck, rite?"
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