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Buy that judge a beer :)
30 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
Umm ... the reason they don't sell the MacOS is that you can't legally buy it.
Mac only sell upgrades, i.e. you have to own a Mac, with a License to install MacOS, in order to install the software.
Anything else is, according to the software license, illegal and that is really what these guys are challenging in court.
"Atheists don't have a belief *system* ..."
except for a belief that they don't have a belief system.
No disrespect meant, but atheists have a theory that there is no god and religious folks have a theory that there is a god.
One of the groups is gonna be wrong, since you cannot prove the non-existence of something, and you're gonna have great trouble proving that a god exists (If you find him under a sofa, then he's not exactly omniscient).
If you're gonna pick a side, you've got to believe one theory is right.
"...This would normally be the point at which we kick off an unholy row by asking whether the pope is then saying the laws of nature were laid down by God, and are not independent of him, whether he exists or not...."
It's his job to believe that the laws of nature were laid down by god; to be perfectly honest it is the point of god in the first place.
Do you think that this is how it'd happen?:
1) Universe is created.
2) God turns up and says "bl**dy hell, theres a universe here that doesn't have a god, I'd best stand around and take all the glory!"
"Anyone who believes in any deity is suspect, but to enforce your irrational views on an education system, just perpetuates this childlike view of the world and creates yet enough generation who fail to take responsibility for their own actions."
How strongly do you believe that?
Belief with no room for compromise _ON EITHER SIDE_ of the argument is irrational.
Disks aren't known for their reliability, however newer disks are more reliable.
We are implementing a new system, using hard disks, for long term backup because we cannot justify the excessive cost of the latest tape drive systems.
3 x 1TB disks (mixed batches) running ZFS mirror/spare in our main building (UPS'd to clean electrical noise),
3 x 1TB disks running in identical configuration in our seperate building near by, ZFS snapshot'd very regularly
3 x 1TB disks in the same configuration at our offsite storage, ZFS snapshot'd on a daily basis.
that will store just under a years worth of data.
these disks will be stored in fireproof/airtight safes at different locations, and in general not kept electronically active.
The cost of 9 disks, 3 safes and associated computers still costs less than the cost of that tape drive system.
These drives are only used for backup, the Live system runs on other raided disk drives
If my boss has his way, we'll have at least 1 more site added to that list ... :)
We were with Demon from the beginning of this company, we currently have about 15 lines with them ...
When Thus bought out Demon, they shipped support to India, they forgot to bill people, and then sold off the loss to credit collectors and service went down hill
If there are any problems, we ring up, as always, the status line to be told that it's all fine. After hanging on for about 1/2 an hour (with calls to the status line on another phone, to check that it's still fine) we get through to a guy who says 'Yes there is a problem, we've lost scotland, but it's only affecting a few customers.'
Maybe I've got this wrong, but the old demon used to tell you everything, at a moments notice and tell you how long it'd take to fix, the current demon seems to hide it's head in the sand and hope the engineers fix it before people notice
And now ... they're being bought out by C&W, who have always been known for their customer support </SARCASM>
Yahoo do do more than flickr ... they have yahoo pipes as well ...
(look for 'Milax') allows me to translate an RSS feed on the fly from russian, and then change the links so that the resulting pages are displayed via googles translation tools.
apart from that, i wouldn't touch yahoo with a barge pole, and would be happy for the beast to acquire them so that they both lose money :)
we have some of suns kit here, the hardware was a cinch to install (it was rack mounted, easiest rack mounting i've ever seen) ... in fact if we hadn't watched our fingers we'd have probably lost them :)
We did reinstall the solaris to get the partitions the way we wanted (quite long, but less than an hour if you do a net install).
But if you're setting up ZFS, NFS and CIFS it takes no time at all, seriously, from raw disks to fully working in about 1 min, and most of that is deciding what you wanna call the partitions :)
Have you tried asking Adobe for the code to Acrobat Reader?
now i know there are alternatives to Acrobat reader for viewing PDF's ... but if you need to check on signed PDF's there is no alternative (if anyone knows otherwise i would dearly like to be proved wrong)
We also have products from Oracle (and others) that are no longer maintained, and although they can be 'converted' do not run the same on x86 hardware, the solution we've found so far is to keep some sparc kit around for the trivial job of running those apps.
For us this is trivial, but for other people it might be mission critical ... although i have to say for 440 quid for the workstation version it might well be as cheap to buy some sparc kit, and it's definitely not worth it just to run arcoread :)
I've never had any luck getting WPA to work for any OS so far, maybe it's a bad implementation, maybe it's that fact that Windows doesn't like it, maybe it's the fact that the only other OS i use (Solaris) doesn't yet support it ...
Even with the latest hack I'll still advise people to turn of WPA and use WEP.
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