1494 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
US JEDI military cloud network is so high-tech, bidders will have to submit their proposals by hand, on DVD
How many bidders...
... have said to some techie, we need to burn a DVD, closely followed by said techie grabbing the corporate credit card and running out to buy a DVD burner.
We don't have any in our office anymore and the one I had in storage at home gave up the ghost, not got round to replacing it, not sure I will. Strangely ironic now I think about it, as I used to spend my working day building DVD masters and then reading a book while I kept an eye on 20 DVD duplicators whirring away... starting to feel old...
Re: >>>A lot of couriers don't have a stylus when they want you to sign their machine
The Note will notify you if the stylus is too far away from it. Of all the NOtes I have had over the years I have never lost the stylus (I've lost a few replacement nibs though, as they are impossibly small to find in a carpet).
Re: Souk an e-cig
Why would Big Tobacco do that, they are into the vape industry just under different names and subsidiaries. They harvest plants for nicotine, this is just another market to sell nicotine into.
Some people on here clearly have no imagination
There is a lot of people on here whinging about the specialised bits and how in their day they could build more stuff without the specialised bits. Clearly you lot have a limited imagination, the specialised bits mean even more creativity, you only have to look on pinterest to see the art of the possible, some truely talent builders using those specialised bricks in imaginative ways
Sailed past this a few times. There was a rumour doing the rounds that she was carry an a-bomb for us to drop on hitler, hence they don't want the ship to explode.
It was also said that the explosion would be large enough to cause issue with Canvey island which has a few refineries on it.
Unlikely there is any truth in any of them, but this ship has been there for awhile so has had plenty of time to build up some urban legends.
The chink in the armour
The problem with these systems which is what the civil liberties is heading towards with their statement is that the lack of data around useage is due largely in part to the systems the store the footage have no formal governance built into them.
Most public sector organisations struggle with governance on an IT system at the best of times which is why you need an IT system to enforce it on the staff using it. These systems have some basics like expiration periods (e.g. footage is deleted after 30 days unless tagged for evidence), but they don't capture other data like checking out a file for use or if it is being used for evidence attaching something like a case number or reference as metadata. Simple additional fields of data attached to a workflow would help build and enforce governance from a systems point of view.
Obviously you then have the argument of blaming the software makers/camera providers for not building this into their software. They would then turn round and say that it wasn't a specification the customer asked for and we're back to the earlier part of my comment.
Desperate human beings who crave the limelight to validate their lives, which unfortunately seems to be a trend in society due to the proliferation of digital technologies such as Youtube and Twitter etc.
And everyone one of those muppets responsible for this cock-up will still keep their jobs and move onto the next project to right royally screw up.
Shouldn't be too hard for GDS to spend the money on iMac's, Lattes and other luxuries that help them do the incredibly bad job they have done so far.
... one of my favourites too, I still have it in it's original box along with many others (I also still have my Amiga A1200, just have to get a copy of the last version of Workbench to get it up and running again).
Re: Fucked for us too....I would love to have avoided this
Sounds common, either that or we work for the same employer.
Re: Is it just me?
What you mean letting an incompetent, inexperienced civil servant do a job that could potentially waste millions isn't the norm?
Don't worry though, if they do screw it up I'm sure those particular staff members at GDS will be banned from using their tax bought macs and Latte Mocha's for a week.
... echoes my sentiments exactly.
Reminds me of the HTC devices that used have the slide out keyboard, for good reason as well, they were running Windows Mobile and a hardware keyboard was needed. I can't quite see the point of adding a hardware keyboard when androids native on screen keyboard seems more than adequate.
Hang on Peter, it says it'll finish copying in 10 minutes, no... wait... 5 minutes... oh hang on... it's 8 min-no wait it's 45 minutes... how long will this sea stay parted for?
Re: Right word?
I venture one further and say instead of outlaws they are barbarians.
Not really because your comparison doesn't in anyway answer the OP's proposition in which they state, smouldering hand luggage in an overhead locker vs pallet of batteries in the hold. The careful reading of the article meant it provided enough information for me to conclude that the volume of batteries in the hold compared to a few in the over head locker is the difference to why one fire could over whelm the fire suppression system and the other could have been managed safely.
I know what the BALPA directive says from reading it, but that isn't what is being talked about, so well done, 3 stars, but could do better.
(P.S. your getting a rant cause someone at work has pissed me off with their stupidity, again!)
With careful reading of the article it's not hard to imagine that a couple of batteries in a device in a bag in the cabin area is easier to contain than a pallet of batteries in their hundreds all going critical at vary stages maintaining an intense chemical fire for a longer period of time is why the fire suppression system in the hold get's overwhelmed and can't contain the fire.
Re: Never attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence.
It's GDS so we could probably assume it's mostly stupidity going by their previous history.
Re: Fuel economy requirements
I usually find cruise control kills any good mpg you may be able to achieve. It's designed to maintain your speed not give you good mpg.
We know who it was...
... this has got BOFH written all over it, this is the mother load, he could extort the whole of the management and director tier probably.
Completely agree, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
I tend to ignore most ads unless they interfere with my scrolling ability on a mobile device. I've been suffering from banner blindness since the term was first coined.
As someone mentioned earlier, perhaps this is the stick we all need to get advertisers to produce non intrusive ads.
At the end of the day, it's IT, it won't be long before someone finds a workaround, whack-a-mole with Advertisers.
Re: Communications Data Bill
The fact that you used intelligence and humanity in the same sentence as parliamentary conservatives I'd say yes to the faith question.
Sounds more like...
... Apple is just arguing the toss on price, it's what Apple does, I'm assuming the lower FRAND license cost means bigger profit margin per unit regardless of whether they have to throw a few millions at it in court to get that price. In the long term they would make those court case costs back on unit sales.
... because while this is all rumbling on and they have happily washed their hands of any responsibility, the £185,000 is earning them some interest.
Made my year...
... 'nuff said
I probably should have saved that one to read this afternoon, my stomach feels like is could contribute something else for the Zayo folk to walk through now.
No, not really.
Glad GDS have been spanking my tax money on expensive coffee and iThingys for them to play with in their swish Westminister offices.
I got the reverse, I sold a basic scanner for 2 cargo space and if I wanted to buyback the scanner I would have made a 4 billion profit on the cargo space. At that point I thought something has definitely gone wrong.
Now if only something like that could happen in real life, I would definitely abuse it without a second thought.
I completely agree...
... with this,
"Vulture Central's backroom gremlins still maintain that using Instagram filters is like looking at the world through a pair of urine-filled swimming goggles."
"New keyboard needed"
Right, can I go home now....
Re: Get them to hold at the outer marker
Bruce Willis is on his way as a backup solution, just as soon as his flight arrives.... oh wait....
I see where you are going with this
I appreciate what you are trying to achieve, the layout is fine but you probably could have soften the blow by not flipping to so much stark white, as this is part of a phased approach I would have maybe phased your colour change in as well.
Look forward to what else you may do.
Out of professional interest, any chance you could share things like wireframes etc to see your thinking behind the changes (understand if you can't due to commercial sensitivity).
Re: Let's sum it up
@AC You need to be careful talking about addiction, nicotine maybe in the same class as caffeine but that too can also be addictive. Addiction can come in more than one form, just because it isn't physically addictive doesn't mean it can't be psychologically.
Re: Let's sum it up
Quite a lot of the main stream vaporisers and cartomisers are brands produced by the major tobacco firms anyway. At no point were they going to let the nicotine market out of their grasp. If they aren't selling it directly in their own product then they are probably supplying the tobacco leaves by the bundle to other companies for their vap liquids, either way they will adapt quickly to the new market which by the looks of it is heading for a boom.
Pretty much on the nose with this review
I can't see anything I'd disagree with in this review. From my perspective I've seen a massive improvement in quality but that is only because I have upgraded from a Note 2.
My only regret is that I'm now hooked on the stylus, if Samsung ever decide to stop the Note series my life is screwed I rely on it so much. I even have a Note 10.1, these are the only things I use now, with a combination of S Note and Evernote for writing things down.
Now if I could just get the postman to digitise my mail I would be in digital heaven and trees would love me (the paper industry wouldn't).
Re: More to the point...
Thanks for the beer tips folks, I will definitely try some next time I hop over the pond.
Re: More to the point...
@phil dude, I gave you a downvote, I was with you all the way up until you dissed the beer, I find it extremely hard to believe that the Americans have figured out how to brew a decent ale yet ;-)
More to the point...
... I'd like to see a report with survival stats for these Tech City startups. I wouldn't be surprised if the high number of tech startups is close to the amount that go bust/fail.
Re: Was it a bad move?
"There was undoubtedly a "you keep making it and we'll keep buying it" understanding, even if not in writing..." even if that was true they still deserved to fail, if it's not in writing it doesn't mean anything.
Re: EddieD It's catching
Sounds just like all the other expansions Blizz have done for WoW, they get them sorted eventually and usually within a couple of weeks.
Going back to earlier in the thread someone mentioned about unfinished games, I think the general rule with all games now is don't pay any premium for 'early access' and give it a couple of weeks after release before installing/playing it.
Re: "...nothing for the early users who grew up..."
It's quite common I think, my son watches more stampylongnose videos on Minecraft than he plays the game, don't quite get the appeal myself but then I don't think I'm the intended demographic.
Re: Philip K. Dick
How do you know it wasn't? Did you test it by asking what it would do if it came across a turtle on its back in the desert ;-)
I wonder if this is related to someone trying to reset my password for FB this morning. Thankfully my gmail has 2FA so won't rush into a blind panic to reset my password.
Surely the start of...
... hoover wars, someone let Craig Charles know.
A +1 just because of the mention of a beast of a classic like the Trabant, gotta love communist engineering.
Re: I pay my council tax, so answer the damn question already!
Why do you think Dragons died out...
Re: entertainment console lacking entertainment
It was a stupid business model anyway. They should be commissioning content from production houses not building up the infrastructure to make their own, far too many overheads involved that come with too many risks. Content providers the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Xbox should stick with just comissioning gives them more flexibility and less production risk.
Wankers the lot of'em... that is all.
Re: But the demanding public need to know...
This thread seems more about willies than Ikea and street names.
Childish I know...
... but the graphic in the article looks like 'Hotel and wellness' means getting a hand shandy from a masseur, no doubt that would definitely lend something to wellness.