IT Manager here. I use the New menu frequently. Especially to create a text file in a directory or having navigated to a synced sharepoint site to create a new .doc or .xls.
12 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008
Re: Might be time...
After having Ubuntu installed on the internal SSD on my daughters chrome book, I borrowed it one day and accidentally pressed space after switching it on thereafter leading to hours of unwanted work.
Therefore I suggest you purchase a tiny USB stick (USB3.0 32GB say) and install to that.
Then just press Ctrl L every time you boot safe in the knowledge that if you accidentally press space it won't matter :-)
ISO Test Images
I am not a photgrapher ...
My interest in a large sensor camera is primarily the better low light capability so that photos at family occasions aren't grainy, blurred or peculiarly yellow.
So when I donwloaded the ISO sample images I was at first confused that they seemed only to show a gradual decrease in quality. After all isn't the point that the bigger senser gives you a higher ISO rating which therefore allows better quality images under low light?
Further contemplation, reveals that the problem is that the ISO 100 image had an exposure time of 1 second and the ISO 25600 just 1/200th of a second, so of course the first image will be of superior quality!
But since the shots are of a static subject reducing the exposure time makes little sense. Wouldn't this test scenario be better suited to photographing a moving target, say a model train moving at speed in front of the camera.
For a static target wouldn't it be better to keep the exposure time the same (0.1 - 0.05 seconds?) whilst increasing the ISO. The images would then display an improvement in quality rather than a reduction!
You may argue that the Register is an IT website not a photographic website, to which I would reply "Then they shouldn't post such excellent camera reviews!"
What is it ...
It's an alternative to XEN which is said to be a better way of providing virtualisation capabilities in Linux.
It comes in the form of a Linux kernel loadable module and is simpler than XEN and VMWare because it uses much of the infrastructure of the standard kernel (i.e. memory management etc)
As to whether it is "something new that I don't already have", that depends what distro you are running.
But you can get it in working in kernels from the past year or more.
Ubuntu decided to focus on KVM, followed by Redhat who then bought the company who developed it.
Good work Lewis
... very useful information that I hadn't gleaned from any other source.
So that explains why the world didn't end this morning. :-)
I hope you will give us a few days warning before the BIG ONE.
Will it help if I put a paper bag on my head?
*Heart because Lewis is so good that I actually signed up to post this comment!