153 posts • joined 22 Feb 2008
ms gave in
They developed PowerQuery ...... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2013/07/07/getting-started-with-pq-and-pm.aspx
Hmm doesn't seem like they noticed MS jumping in just before them to the next billion with their own android x2
Well geting the license would be the first hurdle
But will anyone care unless this exploit gets its own logo and mascot?
I think the term tax avoidence is a misnomer, the money will eventually be moved somewhere where it will be taxed ( or invested ) it is just parked currently in a tax nomans land. When Apple want to use it in the US or elsewhere they will have to pay tax to repatriate it. This shows up on their accounting for the year, so to please shareholders and make their profits look "nicer" they keep the cash at arms length untill required.
So what if you spill your drink?
Would some guttering be of use at the glass edges to catch drips?
No love for the other EU neighbours
Do the results actually apply anywhere else other than the curltural context of a North American university though?
Re: Instant Messaging
The fees they get for individual SMS messages are vastly bigger than the fees they would get for whatsapp data.
not sure about personal robots but farming and agriculture are ripe for disruption
Use this in work, very good recently bought out by delll
Re: With all their money..
They would be welcome to buy Ireland, probably do a better job of it than our currnet gov.
Hmm would be more interesting if they had developed a way to harvest enough energy to make it self powering.
I do realise that most people would be able to charge it while sleeping but given your hand moves all the time and plenty of watches are able to harvest enough power to keep running it would be nice to think that a low power ring could too.
There appears to be quite a contrast between uber and other companies like Hailo who actually engage with the existing taxi industry.
Oberthur actually do already work with a number of banks performing credit card processing
You can substitute a whole piece of fruit ( 1 lemon ) for the nutrients and a pot of tea for the tannin.
migrate off mainframe
We just did it here in Irish Life ( recently aquired by great west life )
migrated all the CLOAS code over to .NET and used microfocus enterprise server to keep a lot of the old cobol packages working.
If there are using google search results to collect their data could it indicate instead that facebook is replacing google as a means for people to find things?
ditto - ( they made tapes didn't they? )
At least 3 ip's
Re: circumventing the heavily regulated systems
Does Hailo not work like this already?
So a feminist language must be interpreted not compiled and must be functional instead of OO.
Seems like it would be perfect for quantum computing.
It is only the elites who offer us the non-choice of 0 or 1, all hail the mother qubit!!
Re: Do you send tweets?
You could send a tweet to someone or post a tweet on twitter
Could method for filling old fountain pens be adopted by manufactuers for filling the e-cigs?
Robert Roberts beats Barrys!
Re: Inside job?
Their IT manager previously worked at symantec, not sure if that instils confidence or not
The parent company appears to be based in Slough www.affinioninternational.com and regulated by the FSA, wonder will there be any fallout from this?
So when we spread ourselves out over the universe some enterprising types could just set up a mine out near the top of the stream and collect the iron and nickle. No need for a refinery!
Wake me when it comes in GOLD
PERFORM UNTIL 1 = 2 *> Infinte Loop until end of GDG
It makes sense to create in the context of the programm... but an infinite loop on purpose. I was scratching my head for a while and then thought.. well it works I'll leave it alone.
Mainframe programmers use fixed width 80 char replies .
Trigger Widget Ejection Rockblock Kill-switch
I have been thinking about purchasing a more comfortable mouse but don't want to take the dive without a bit of research into the pros and cons of ergonomic lefthanded mouse vs an ambidexterous one.
From reading the reviews of the ergonomic ones on amazon it appears that opinions are mixed in that the shapes of them would not suit everyone.
The way I currently use a normal ambi mouse is to leave it setup for righthanded clicking and to pinch it between thumb and 2nd finger from left, then click using only the index finger for both buttons. This does result in some stress on my wrist.
Has anyone found a really good lefthanded mouse?
Re: US Justice
You are incorrect, stealing money from banks does not in one bit affect the ELITES. It affects the mules, people conned into allowing their bank accounts to be used for money laundering. The banks and credit card companies refund the money to their customers then recover the money from the intimedery mules accounts, those people taken in by "work from home" scams who cash checks for the criminals.
Tried and trusted go with LTO 6, though its about 3k for the drive and 100 for a 6tb tape
when the fan is hit
I especially like the bit about the lightning rod. I wish more managers acted that way during issues with mission critical systems instead of acting like a headless chicken and interferring with staff trying to fix it.
Fix first disect later and prevention after that, the blame game can go jump.
Re: new mainframe solution??
That would complicate things more than a little if they inherited all the smaller mainframe from the member banks and tied the batch of each ones together with file transfers and attempting to schedule and trigger jobs between them.
This could tie in with the "new mainframe" plan mentioned, which would go someway to explain how this could be a solution to their problems.
new mainframe solution??
Switching out one IBM mainframe for a newer one is pretty par for course and relatively painless.
From what I heard about the RBS meltdown caused by the CA7 upgrade most if not all of the ensueing madness was down to the way that the various mergers over the years affected their ability to roll forward daily batches to catch up with what they had missed over the days while still allowing some day-to-day banking.
The hardware upgrade will do nothing to fix these issues, rather they need to go back and properly intergrate the various disparate batches and clearing processes of the banks that make up RBS ( not straightforward by any means )
Re: Robert Roberts
Sold as Campbells Perfect Tea in the UK
Here in Ireland the discussion is normally Barrys vs Lyons but I suggest the underappreciated Robert Roberts ( none of that Bewleys Irish tea stuff you get handed in hotels )
TPB blocked in Ireland
Discussion about the blocking of TPB in Ireland and ensuing debate with the TD ( MP ) about the legislation used.
Re: Sonic Screwdriver
might not be far off, someone could have recorded enough combinations to sell a fob/key that simply cycles through a rainbow codebook of codes quickly in the hope that one opens a nearby door. Miscreants simply watch the carpark for flashing lights and dive in.
Re: Will be forced on us
The need for ID's for bank accounts is to do with money laundering.
tesco mobile + tesco credit card
Wait, don't tesco have tesco mobile and offer a tesco credit card...
What exactly is stopping them offering a tesco NFC mobile phone/credit card ?
There would be a Tandem line between the mainframe and the ATM network. If it goes down or out of sync it can take some coordination restarts to bring it back up.
terms and conditions
What about those landing pages that have "Terms and Conditions" that you have to agree to?
If you are bypassing and them have not read them what kind of legal issues if any might accumlate?
Could this be used to clean up water contaiminated by radioactive leaks?
Re: Windows 8 halo effect? What halo effect?
Thought the article would mention halo too, probably worth more to them than any advertising budget they could throw out there.
Re: Reposted from previous article
the 4gig vsam limit should have been resolved with upgrades since but they could well have encountered limits elsewhere.
I would be very suprised if it was a security issue, there are many more ways to mess up a batch and corrupt a database. However most of these are quickly recoverable within a few hours and happen more often than banks would admit. As long as mainframe ops and support do their job noone knows they do it at all.
Re: Reposted from previous article
This I can't understand.
Upgrade ca7 on a test LPAR.. all works fine!
Upgrade ca7 on production.. panic! Then follow backout proceedure for the upgrade and continue
maybe a 3 hour delay to batch...
how can you completely mess that up??
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