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Comment: Re:What is the point of OSX server? (Score 1) 365

by pasamio (#35307438) Attached to: Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' Developer Preview Available

Plug time machine disk 1 in, make backup, unplug disk 1, take off site, plug in disk 2, make backup, rinse repeat with however many redundant copies you want. You could additionally set up a tape drive however its probably cheaper and easier for a small office to buy a few large external portable hard drives and rotate them instead of a tape drive and multiple tapes.

Comment: Re:How about weeding out enterprise standards? (Score 1) 186

by pasamio (#34772680) Attached to: Deferred IT Maintenance Is a Ticking Time Bomb

You think that's bad. A former organisation I worked at had a similar thing happen where the Finance group bought a software package which was sold on "no IT department required" however the way we found out was even before they deployed it. It was of course a computer program so instead of the Finance department using their own budget allocation, the bought it out of the IT departments budget. When the CIO and the CFO had a meeting the shouting could be heard from the other end of the building.

Suffice to say the "no IT department required" bit was trash and at one stage we had a few people working on trying to deploy the system out.

Comment: Re:good (Score 1) 762

by pasamio (#34596906) Attached to: Stargate Universe Cancelled

Maybe all of those things were sitting in a store room somewhere elsewhere in the complex that was inaccessible due to the attack or too far away to go off, grab and hope the planet didn't explode in the mean time. It felt like they picked up everything near by and just ran through since there was no way back out the other way. Atlantis was planned better and they went there on their own time, weren't rushed and most importantly was more organised.

You've never forgotten something when you're rushing out the door?

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 382

by pasamio (#34450532) Attached to: Preview of Ubuntu's Unity Interface

xserve and xsan stand as examples of Apple in the server room and looking stylish as always. Being more expensive than every other server sort of killed it and they've removed both of those lines (XSan first and now dedicated xserves) in preference for Mac Mini Server and Mac Pro Server hardware which build on their more mainstream client offerings.

Comment: Re:Ok, I'm convinced (Score 4, Informative) 213

by pasamio (#34449712) Attached to: Silverlight 5 — Back From the Dead?

The problem is that Apple initially released their device saying that you wrote web apps for it and that would be the way to develop for it. And everyone hated, said it was a stupid idea and practically demanded an API which Apple subsequently delivered with a controlled way of deployment. The first iPhone SDK was for web apps and bashing Apple for delivering what was requested even if now we have it we realise it isn't so much of a good idea really just gets bothersome. More importantly Apple continue to make that gateway open for developers, Android does though to a lesser extent however Microsoft seem to have the view that anything that runs on a Phone 7 device will be Silverlight or else.

Comment: Re:Having to remember even more passwords (Score 2, Informative) 215

by pasamio (#33882214) Attached to: Facebook Introduces One-Time Passwords

The worst thing about VBV was not actually having it set up properly and then having a merchant require it compared to others that didn't. I had this happen to me when I was overseas trying to get internet and all of a sudden I got slammed by this Verified by VISA thing that wasn't setup and I could get internet to get the details I needed to get it set up (catch 22). Sounds like a good idea until it gets inconsistently applied in practice.


+ - What does Microsoft and eBay have in common?->

Submitted by pasamio
pasamio (737659) writes "Joomla!, one of the biggest GPL PHP/MySQL content management systems, asks the question: What does Microsoft and eBay have in common? Amazingly both are contributors to the Joomla! project and have signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement. Microsoft signed back in April and this weekend eBay announced it had signed the JCA."
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