" consulting their mobile phone firm for further advice"
Why ? What has that got to do with the carrier?
This one is at the feet of the app-store custodians... Asleep at the switch ?
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Or just keep them in, chained to your ankle the whole time. That'll learn them !!
Those people look scary on the website - can I sign up please, in case I have kids sometime in the future ? I may be pregnant now for all I know (I'm not buying this media conspiracy that only females can have kids...)
What utter shite. Still, what else to expect from the "Land of the Free"....
Worst day to call a strike - the one day of the year I actually WANT to come to work !
Day will be spent coming in as late as is reasonable, sloping my way through any actual work until lunch, getting a few beers in and running rampant through the afternoon until the party all kicks off at 4pm.
Take that, bosses !!!
What a let-down ! I've seen faster rides at the local fairground (albeit less flame-y).
I want people hanging on by their fingertips for dear life before getting spat off into handy bushes if there's jet-power involved. They'd have got faster with a night on the curry and a box of swan-vestas.
Poor show I say, poor show !!!
"Whore books" ! Brilliant !
Think they've shot their bolt with the whole soap-opera bit a little now though. Could have strung this one out a little longer for our entertainment, perhaps a bit more banter between the two before the lucky "Prince" came to London but yeah - good fun while it lasted :)
Anyone know how the split occurs between patching the XP-mode virtual, and the host ? Does WSUS - for example - detect two installations ? Do I need to create two PC accounts on the domain, adding another when I enable XP-mode ? This sounds like a real kludge of horrific proportions, but hopefully it won't be needed much in (our company's) real life...
I didn't shell out for MSDN subscription - my company did and if I find my self sufficiently bored I'll try it over the weekend (stupid, as Vista works fine for me). But that wasn't the point - it was a reference in the article :
"Of course, that won't stop people pootling along to a BitTorrent tracker site where they'll be able to grab the RC version,"
If you were going to do that, you'd more likely grab the RTM version instead of the RC.
Plenty of situations where a dedicated machine still wins (mostly for high performance applications), but virtualising is almost becoming a matter of course for us here.
On patch management, the ability to snapshot a machine before patching/upgrading it is pretty valuable. It's the ultimate rollback - as we all know only too well, sometimes backing the patch out just plain doesn't work. Sending the whole machine back in time (if applicable) can help with this, and it's another handy tool in the box.
The isolation virtualisation brings is also pretty handy: of Dept A not being able to upgrade their system at the weekend because it requires a reboot, but Dept B run their batch jobs at the weekend so can't have the system interrupted. Where these two systems would perhaps require two physical machines, they can now be consolidated onto one.
We have systems where vendors won't let us apply Service Packs to the OS because they know their software has a bug against it, so holding back a separate VM for one upgrade is now possible, rather than risking the whole physical which perhaps might run a few systems.
Abstraction is superb - the knowledge that I can take a couple of VHDs over to any other HyperV/Virtual Server/Vmware etc host and just fire them up in a DR scenario is smart. It's quicker to configure and fire up a VHD than it is to install a bare-metal OS, install Backup Exec, begin the restore etc etc etc...
It's a fascinating insight. Everyone just wants to see the red-hot action. Very poor show, chaps, you're letting the side down..
Me, I'm all for a more helpful, hands-on, approach - and I'm booking my flight right now, with a view to helping some of these poor women out of their predicament, via a more "traditional" route.
For me, it's all about the giving. And if I get paid for it too, well, let me tell you I wouldn't say no to earning money hand over fist !
We use them for front-end application servers (oracle9ias) and despite the much lower clock-speed, they can handle far more concurrent connections than their non-coolthreads brethren here. Would we use them for HPC ? No. Would we use them when the load comes from many connections and processes rather than a handful of CPU-thrashers ? Yes, because that's what they're designed for.
Don't focus on the clock speed, or whether it at #1 in some HPC chart. It's not there for a reason - reason being because it's not built for that. But in plenty of everyday server-based scenarios, it will be ideal. Do your homework, and assess whether it's the kit for you and your situation.
Are they saying they run the entire data network with a single-point-of-failure (in this case, a single DHCP server causing problems) or that they - perhaps - rolled out some change to multiple systems and that caused the DHCP failures ?
Seems like either poor DR planning, or poor change-control / testing to me ?
"When you eventually go nuts, don't come crying to me. You won't get any sympathy."
I won't. You don't have the legal clout needed in the appropriate universe to hear, digest and act upon my complaints against my un-elected multi-tentacled overlord and the 4-headed minions he sends to dig up my geraniums nightly, whilst I'm hiding in my dustbin, like some sort of dirty-wizard.
So, confirmation of an animal/whoopsy kingdom then ? About time !
Can we look forward to better-decorated birds-nests soon then, as the ones round my chimney are an eyesore ? I know peacocks put the effort into their appearance, but how about a badger with some EJ-style sunglasses ? Make the effort, badger-girl-friend ! (snap, snap)
Or Gok Wan giving it "How to burrow good, naked" ?
Are you sure this wasn't "combover's" ? Sounds a bit more likely to me. I'm all for going bald gracefully, none of this fakery. I say the syrup-wearers should be outed and there's not a court in the land that would hang me for it. That said, judges appear to be into wigs as well - so I might be on sticky ground...
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@pctechxp and "where's the IT angle": (raspbery-sound) - knickers !
Or as in Carry on Screaming - "frying tonight !!!"
Emily Bung: You haven't taken me out for ages
Det Sgt. Bung: Don't exaggerate, we went out a couple of months ago, had a lovely time.
Emily Bung: You call that lovely, my poor mother's funeral.
Det Sgt. Bung: Well I enjoyed it!
"how long will Gordon Pryra still have an account on El Reg and who at the Reg is going to get a bollocking for this?"
I'm guessing nobody will get a bollocking. It was clearly tagged as a joke. Grow up, and get a sense of humour along the way.
(That's me, speaking on behalf of the whoopsies - who will no doubt be reading the Hello! website instead of el Reg, of course)
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