Definitely my favourite aaS!
52 posts • joined 16 Dec 2010
"The root cause is not evil energy companies ... The root cause is that the UK consumes 212 Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent (ie from all sources) of energy each year, and that renewables can't produce any worthwhile fraction of that."
- So what you're saying is my incentivisation of moving towards renewables (and nuclear) isn't tackling the root cause? This is no different from forcing Lynx to stop using CFCs in their deodorants. Sorry. If there's a link between carbon and climate change, then we can criminalise the carbon and find alternatives.
I agree, reducing energy wastage is just as important, but who says we can't do both things at he same time?
I wish they'd stop combatting symptoms and start looking at the root cause. Make energy companies pay 100% tax on profits gained from fossil fuels, and 0% tax on renewables.See how fast you get workable, commercially-viable, clean vehicles and power when you hit companies in their bottom lines.
I like it, the design is nice, it's very modern. And most importantly I know it hasn't been created just to Borg even more of my information that a huge web company wants so it can create more targeted adverts on its search pages. Not mentioning any names.
The last thing Google+ needs is another competitor in the space.
So, America claims unlawful copyright infringement, without properly charging anyone and circumventing a nation's duty to protect its (no apostrophe) people. The result, after that nation chooses to duly investigate, is a big fat middle finger.
Surely this must affect the Richard O'Dwyer extradition case that Jimbo Wales is petitioning against? (http://www.change.org/petitions/ukhomeoffice-stop-the-extradition-of-richard-o-dwyer-to-the-usa-saverichard)
Isn't it time Theresa May did some work for a change?
"... the targeted site then required to defend itself via counter-notices."
Gone are the days of innocent until proven guilty (in an appropriate court of law). Now you can have punitive action taken against you ON SUSPICION of copyright infringement.
How hard would it be to create a new Internet which the US Government can't get their grubby, egotistical hands on? (Could even be IPv6 from the start to take advantage of the inevitable collapse of the USGov's Interwebz and ensuing public/commercial panic).
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... There Is No Cloud.
Distributed applications running on boxes public to the Internet primarily utilising HTML, HTTP, Scripting and SOAP/REST services? Paying for hosting without having to manage the servers?
That's not 'cloud', that's 'The World-Wide Web'. That's how it has always been.
Stop hunting for Cloud Developers, and look for what you're really after: Good web developers who have understood for decades how to write scalable, stateless, uber-connected systems with HTML front ends.
Who is saying HTML5+JS is going to be used to write business logic?
Microsoft are taking HP's webOS idea (well received... by those few who actually bought a handset...), and updating it to use HTML5 + JS. This will begin a new era of lightweight, interoperable applications speaking to cloudy services. If we really want the Star Trek/Minority Report/Demolition Man world then this is a mandatory step. I'm not a MS fan, but I think they might actually be doing the right thing here and thinking longer term.
The Java/.NET/PHP/Python/Ruby/Go war will still go on, but it will be isolated to the server side. This is where all the 'proper' programming will be done. The winner of that will be whoever has the best server features. MS wins there too, best IDE, promising native support for WCF coming in the 'WCF Web Api [sic]' package (wcf.codeplex.com).
This will result in a world of software that updates automatically, isn't version-fragmented (like Android), is multimedia-friendly, is easily entered by people with little skill (good and bad thing...) and has a good learning curve which might result in some interesting applications of the technologies.
Stop worrying, and start embracing.
What annoys me is that Windows Phone 7 is clearly not ready for primetime and they're going to take Nokia down with them when they fail. Nokia's a good company, just misguided of late. They don't deserve to be tainted by Ballmer's dumbphone.
And to top it off, when they cock up a patch (which they said wouldn't happen because they had restricted the OS to only 5 different types of handsets) and the Community tries to help eachother out, they shaft their customers. It's been nice knowing you, Microsoft.
Mine's the one with the Android smartphone in the pocket, cheers.
Recently bought a new car and when somebody called me claiming to be from the company I'd just bought it from I asked them to verify themselves. They proceeded to tell me plenty of information about the car I had just bought from them. Reassuring!
Once I pointed out that anybody who had walked past the house recently could give me the same information she became frustrated and said she would send me the information through the post and hung up.
I feel safer.
@Kevin Johnston: You have a lot of time on your hands don't you.
Is this another case of the Streisand Effect? Are Sony now going to lose big-style because they've cracked down on this Chocolate Zeppelin chappie, or do people here think it's just going to be forgotten soon? I favour the latter because people are generally stupid with short attention spans.
What really bugs me is that this is a guy who cracked the uncrackable (Sony claimed). He's clever, he's innovative and creative, he's went up against billions of [currency] of R&D investment and won. What would have happened if Whittle had been sued by propeller engine manufacturers for stealing their IP (twirly things providing thrust). Or Oracle suing Google for Android Java (oh wait, bad example).
We seriously need to stop this oppression of our best minds, slap him on the wrists, make your point, Sony, but give this guy a job! Applaud his innovative spirit! Learn from the experience and use it to make the PS4 even better, and more serving to your customers wants: open technologies and a bit of healthy competition between operating systems which will result in better breeds.
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