655 posts • joined 10 Oct 2007
It references an advert shown in the run-up to Christmas, and has essentially quoted the script of that advert.
Coca-Cola have run several adverts on the same theme (of groups of women ogling male flesh), although theirs were marginally less overtly sexual in nature.
Re: "slightly lower latency"
I rather think they meant "slightly worse" (as in they were using lower/higher in the usual positive sense [ie higher = better], without considering that for latency, the logic is reversed), for wide-ranging values of "slightly".
Which, NASA or the US Air Force?
Re: Who are the "others"?
But AMD got out of actually making chips for themselves, didn't they? (IIRC, they mostly get them from Global Foundries [who also don't make the top 10]).
Meanwhile, if 10th place has 2.1% share, and "others" are 40% of the overall market, that suggests there are a lot of bit players (at least 21!).
Erm, no, it looks like the FBI raids were the result of the STM reaction, the cyberstalking charge seems to be the outcome of the "he embarrassed LEO" reaction.
You say that like it's a bad thing...
(as we all know, management are most useful [to us] when distracted by comtemplation of something new, or a grand project, or similar)
Re: DL 385
Yes, HP have used the model number for a long time, as it's the mainstream 2U dual AMD x64 box in their ProLiant range.
The actual contents are refreshed every couple of years as AMD's 64-bit processor lineup changes.
Over time, it's moved from the original Opteron and 8x3.5" hotswap drive bays to (now) the latest Epyc with a shedload of 2.5" hotswap bays (with, as seven of five says, the option to stuff even more in the back if you're prepared to sacrifice the expansion slots).
Re: The Welsh desert
Nah, just the time frame (the figure quoted is presumably per day, not per annum).
Surely they could have managed/contrived to hit 42 attoseconds, and thereby keep Douglas Adams acolytes very very happy.
Re: I'd trust the build quality
I have a 1st generation (possibly 2nd) Dyson DC01 that is still working well. It does look a little battered these days, and one or two bits of the plastic have broken off or split, but as I tend to bash about with it (particularly against/under furniture and tight spots), I'm not really surprised about that.
Indeed, these stories are practically uberquitous...
(yes, yes, I'm going already)
somemany "stories" will get you to an essentially empty page (because they're nothing but soundbites or blipverts), but after a while it's fairly straightforward to know which ones will be like that and avoid them.
I think you'll find that there is now an Openreach Limited (incorporated earlier this year), as well as BT Limited. Both appear to be operating companies within the BT Group PLC corporate structure.
Re: It is worth it, you just have to try it...
The metal/glass Nest thermostat does not _need_ to be internet connected to work, though you do have to forego the remote management aspect in that scenario.
I had a Nest installed when my boiler was replaced just under 2 years ago, and it is not connected to the internet. All the clever stuff to do with "just turn the dial" and the pattern learning associated with that are working just fine.
Re: Like the idea, but...
"an extra layer of unnecessary complexity"
Ah, so that's what the 3D printer is for.
(a two-pronged joke!)
Note Denominations (@keith_w)
And are such notes in common distribution ($1000, $500, $200)?
Re: Destroy the culture too
Animated GIF would be pretty small too.
Re: So where to next?
Comodo (both directly and under their instantSSL brand) also offer free email certificates.
[this post should not be considered an endorsement for Comodo]
"In other news, Vehicle Excise Duty on TR6s to be zero-rated."
Most TR6s have been exempt from VED since at least last year, and it's only the last ones off the production line that have only recently gained Historic status.
Interestingly, more than 40% of all TR6s sold in the UK are apparently still running (according to Wikipedia), and another 15% are SORNed (presumably as restoration projects).
Re: "pushing LGBTQI"
Collecting the various "non-traditional" categories together in forming the "umbrella branding" seems reasonable (ie L, G, B, T, and I [so far]), but surely the Q is redundant (it's essentially a repetition of G).
If it passes...
...the obvious course of action will be to sign up Ajit Pai's phone numbers to every list that can be found.
Re: The petition might be legit
"Of course the non-jerk employees are horrified."
What, both of them?
Re: But.... Does it actually work?
"JPALS is a militarised version of this relatively common technology, with all the usual bells and whistles you'd expect to make it resistant to jamming and capable of working on a ship."
JPALS is a militarised version of this relatively common technology, with all the usual bells and whistles you'd expect to make it seventeen times more expensive, much later to arrive and not available when you actually need it.
(without looking) Let me guess... There was some sort of mishap involving the "h", "i" and "e" portions of their signage.
Re: Need is a strong word
Not when you're writing your grant application, it isn't.
Clue in the Name?
Unlike Office365, this one might have been more accurately named based on the annual uptime...
Re: State protected entertainment
"I think this clearly demonstrates that the only thing keeping the BBC alive is state protection, and if it were left up to the democratic vote of consumers' wallets then it would disappear in a bureaucratic puff of smoke."
I disagree. There's plenty of BBC-originated content that I would be happy to buy in a sensible form (although it also makes a lot of dross that I would not want to purchase).
The problem seems mostly to be that while the BBC is supported by the TV Licence income, it appears to be incapable of properly building (and promoting) decent mechanisms for operating in a commercial manner.
Re: I read the article twice, but couldn't see any mention
It isn't mentioned in the article.
However, it is common practice among many UK companies (banks, utilities and others) when calling you on the home/mobile telephone number they have on file (and often from a number that has CallerID suppressed/ or is clearly bogus) to insist that you have to answer "security questions" to verify your identity before they will talk to you. It is one of the most idiotic concepts ever.
Is this a new plan for MegaUpload to place its servers where the US TLAs can't readily get their mitts on them?
Re: "Two times = twice"
I would much prefer "twice as fast" over "twice faster", but there are sentences where that would not fit properly, and "two times faster" would be the appropriate choice.
In the article sentence, both "twice as fast" and "two times faster" are acceptable alternatives.
Re: Somthing wrong with those numbers
The article has misplaced the decimal point for Huawei's original offer - according to the PDF, it was 0.034%.
Re: Life extension tech
If that were to be Elon's exit, it would at least be fitting if it were a space bus.
Hmmm, coming soon:
All new NCIS, NCIS:Los Angeles and NCIS:New Orleans?
A whole season of cross-over episodes...
Re: Not more confusion!
I had reason to use one of my other Gateway accounts today, and, now that the SA deadline has passed, the SMS 2FA configuration has been made optional!
Re: Not more confusion!
I've been registered with the Gov Gateway for some time (indeed, I have the unfortunate problem of having multiple GG credentials for various reasons).
Somewhere in the run-up to this year's self-assessment deadline, HMRC/Gov.uk decided to add an SMS "2FA" element to the mix, and made it mandatory, with automatic enrolment upon login. So when I came to do my return, I couldn't even start the process until I'd faffed about with this useless extra step.
Next time, I'm going back to a paper return - it's easier!
@Steve Davies 3
Isn't this just the lawyers scrabbling for something new to do, now that Apple v Samsung is nearly over?
Ah, so, perhaps this is Apple's first attempt to counteract the internal map errors on iPhones...
Re: Hunt's Capital Gains?
Hotcourses was founded in 1990 (according to Companies House). Jeremy "Spoonerism" Hunt became an MP in 2005. Not sure you could realistically argue that he spent time out from being an MP to create the company!
Perhaps this was not the best time to decide to "go commando"!
Sandisk staff were all busy either cashing WD buyout cheques or being laid off (by incoming WD management), so it's hardly surprising they might not have produced enough inventory.
Re: How high can you go?
If you follow the link to the Grand Challenge, you'll be able to read that specifying it as a 50nm cube is exactly what they have done.
One of the arguments for changing the design away from p2p may well have been this court scenario, precisely to avoid similar court cases in future (MS can be surprisingly pragmatic at times).
Re: They'll make everyone unemployed
Ah, yes, just as the plough, the jacquard loom, and every other thing we've invented over the centuries has done before.
If it's anything like most meetings, the most useful place for that output is in the round store of infinite capacity (that some other commentard described recently).
Re: "how an unbagged raw chicken could contaminate an entire supermarket"
With an awfully big Nerf gun...
Although Santander don't use 2FA at that point, their login pages do include a personalised display as an anti-phishing measure (I haven't seen any other bank doing that).
And Santander do use 2FA for approving new payees (by sending a OTP to your mobile).
Personally, I think 2FA just to login is probably excessive, and there are reasonably some functions that could be done without it (eg requests that require delivery fulfillment or branch collection [replacement cheque books and such]).
It's what Europe use instead of 999. So while we're (temporarily still) part of the EU, it's required to work here as well (at least, that's AIUI). But, as is usual with EU measures, we continued with 999 for us.
Must Consult Someone Experienced.
Re: "decorations will be up"
Christmas Puddings are already out on the shelves.
Re: That migration to SQL Server's working really well then...
Since it's Tasks, the backend they're migrating to will be Exchange (Office365)...