* Posts by K

1016 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007

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Race for wireless VR headset heats up

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Re: Still "ten years away"?

They said that 20 years ago when I played my first VR arcade game (some kind of flight sim)!

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Iguazio: Made from Kia parts but faster than a Ferrari with 1,000 drivers

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Re: @AC

The idea of Big Data is not a farce, but less face it, the term "Big Data" definitely is - its a non-discriptive term thought up by marketing bods to target business execs who want to record a large volume of data, but have no clue what the data is, where it is stored or how it was gathered.

Its like the term "Cloud", being used to describe Virtualisation, Hosted Service, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, IaaC, Shit-aaS.. its so broad and generic, it means nothing.

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Protected? Cosy? Pffft, Reduxio prefer 'daring stupidity'

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Sounds great..

You've told us about the pro's, now how about the con's?

I love this type of technology, but as with all start-ups, its too much of a gamble because

a) they can't deliver an SLA to is acceptable to business

b) they target top of the market and set an unrealistic price for the medium market

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Living with the Pixel XL – Google's attempt at a high-end phone

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Re: fast charging...

Screen is to small - I love large screens, I took a gamble going from the Experia Z Ultra (6.7 inch) to the 6P, it worked well, but I think Google has made a mistake going smaller than this.

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Openreach split could damage broadband investment, says BT's chief exec

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I call BS...

If this was split, you would likely find 3rd party ISP's (Think Sky, Vodaphone, TalkTalk etc) would invest in OpenReach (this would obviously have to be regulated), as well as more cooperation on ducting (Thinking virgin here) as OpenReach is not a direct service-competitor, yet Virgin rely's upon OpenReach copper to delivery broadband to areas that don't have cable.

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Google 'screwed over' its non-millennials – now they can all fight back

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"We believe the allegations here are without merit.."

After which the dummy was reinserted and he cried for his bottle!

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Psst. Need some spy-on-employees tech? Ask Oriium

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Re: The usual "credit card" string

"installs a virtual machine running, say OpenBSD"

If a company is following a good "whitelisting" based practise, this wouldn't be possible. As not only would you be restricted from creating the VM, but also all outbound traffic filtered, so VPN tunnels are only allowed from approved sources..

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Source: nbn™'s fibre-to-the-kerb will be VDSL at 100/40Mbps

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Take heart..

100/40Mb is decent, and whilst your late to the party, its still comparable or even better than a lot of other countries.

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Smartphone lost on QANTAS 'began hissing, emitting smoke and making orange glow'

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Hmmm

Did they ever think of calling an exorcist? Phone looks like it possessed!

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What a time to be alive: Nissan reveals self-driving chair

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Flame

"rapid climate change"

But these chairs will help... As my ass will be pointing downwards so all toxic emissions will be absorbed by the material, there is an additional benefit that nobody would want to steal it afterwards - I call that win-win.

Flame because those emissions are very combustible!

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Sage advice: Avoid the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – it knackers our accounting app

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Re: "operating system updates end up disabling the framework"

You can't constantly maintain backwards compatibility.. Its one of the reason OS's have become the bloated pieces of.crap they currently are!

Whilst I accept a certain level must be maintained, where something does break, the developer of software than runs on that platform has responsibility for fixing it..

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Re: "operating system updates end up disabling the framework"

Whilst I dislike M$ products, I would not lay blame at their door - Its upto each developer to test compatibility with the hosting platform/underlying OS, hence this is Sage's responsibility.

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'Geek gene' denied: If you find computer science hard, it's your fault (or your teacher's)

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Facepalm

Re: Nonsense.

Sounds like they were measuring some of the moron's I've worked with in the past, people who have been trained what buttons to click, but have no comprehension of the underlying principles or technologies.

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US govt pleads: What's it gonna take to get you people using IPv6?

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Holmes

Heres a suggestion

How about forcing ISP's to issue them..

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Woo hoo, UK.gov has unveiled yet another tech creche – for infosec

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Big Brother

Just so...

GCHQ can guide mislead them!

Hand me the tin foil hat..

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My God, I've got nothing on! Microsoft's $200m Wunderlist is down

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If your planning a weekend trip, sure a fag packet is good..

But recently I said thank f*ck for Wunderlist, after relocating to the London, it allowed me and my partner to organise/split the work of

  • Selling of my property in Hampshire
  • Selling of her property in Surry
  • Purchasing a new family home
  • Get everything ready for the kids to go back to school

Whilst keeping track of it all from our phones, whilst she was in Spain and I was in London..

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Data-updater CTERA handed $25m: Overheated sector could get NASty

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Startup.. my ass!

Definition of Startup is "a newly established business."

CTERA was formed in 2008.. I don't think that constitutes a Startup!

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VMware flings vCenter Server away from Windows, if you want

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OK..

Still no linux based Update Manager? So you still need to keep the Windows server around!

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SETI searchers: We still haven't found what we're looking for

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Alien

Cover up..

I know it was ET, they promised to call after giving me a good probing!

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Someone in Australia wants server sales hidden from view

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Devil

Re: I dunno

Given the licensing model, you must be referring to Oracle...

(Posted from 30k feet above the Med)

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Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

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Re: Smartphones are horrible phones

" Recent smartphones are potent computers,"

I have a 95% internet/reading to 5% calls ratio.. I suspect its the same for most people, so I don't see that as an issue (aside from when you actually make a call!)

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Dell confirms price rise post Brexit vote as UK pound stumbles

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WTF?

@Tezfair.. you talk b*ll*cks!

Got nothing to do with building.. It has to do with component costs and profit reporting, both of which are done in US dollars.. so a lower pound, means cost of components increases and when converting BGP to USD they lose more money!

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Fear and Brexit in Tech City: Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown

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Re: Freedom of movement

Mike 140 - Is Rilly your name? Or did you mean really?

No, any country that operates within the single market is subject to free movement of money, people, goods and service! You don't have one without the other three. Since so much of the UK economy relies upon the single market (inc. our banking and finance sector which employs over 2m people) we'd be insane to leave it!

So for this alone, his friend is sorted, as freedom of movement is a condition of being part of the single market.

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Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

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Holmes

Anti-democratic?

Farage himself made the point that a 52% to 48% should lead to a 2nd referendum.

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Confirmed: Dell software sell-off

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Francisco Partners has been done...

Most of the products are out of date and suffering from years of underinvestment and underdevelopment, most have not seen new features, whilst also being ludicrous-speed slow at maintaining compatibility with the systems they're meant to work with (for example, vRanger support newer VMWare releases).

It's not surprising Dell stashed the cash whilst exiting stage left!

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Hand the security cookbook to your robot butler: Time to automate

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Devil is in the detail..

"Kat McIvor is Principal Technologist for DevOps at QA, the sole UK partner for Chef training delivery, "

So being the the sole partner, gives you an indicator of how big (or little rather) the Chef and Puppet market really is..

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UK plastic beats cash in 2021

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Devil

I pay for 99% of my purchases with card... when I need cash, my partner pays!

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Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

K

I'm torn between..

I do love the XB-70, looks like somebody stole the blue print from Thunderbirds..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_XB-70_Valkyrie

I'm doing a US road trip with the missus later this year, and I'm trying to find some excuse to stop over in Ohio to see it lol..

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Experian Audience Engine knows almost as much about you as Google

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Happy

Re: "you are bombarded with motorbike insurance advertising on every platform you go to"

"So no f*** voice service from BT in my house. Ever."

I've not received a nuisance call for more than 10 years.. amazing what unplugging the handset can do..

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Re: Clouds - Just waiting to piss all over you

I've recently interviewed at 3 different companies in London, bizarrely all of them outsourced their infrastructure to a single provider (different providers for each of them), all because they didn't want the hassle of doing it internally - all of these companies have realised it was a short-term gain and long-term pain, now they are scrambling to either distribute the risk or bring it back in-house (hence reason for the interviews)..

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BOFH: If you liked it then you should've put the internet in it

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Devil

Re: Tracking

As one of those executives who reads el-reg whilst skiving in the crapper, I distinctly reject this idea as unworkable.

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DevOps, huh? Show me the money. Show me the MONAY!

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Its amazing..

A common response when asked "What would you do if you had a time machine?" is "travel back and assassinate hitler!"

Not me.. My hit list is as follows

1) The person who coined the term "DevOps"

2) The person who coined the term "Cloud"

3) The person who thought "Flash" was a good idea

4) The person who coined the term "-as-a-Service"

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VMware hikes vSphere prices, shrinks licence options

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+1 Great response.

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K

Digging their own grave..

Not much more to say really.

Will be interesting to see what they do with Essentials and Essentials Plus.

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Big Brother's pet unicorn Palantir closes the Kimono

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Facepalm

Re: Copyright

Sheesh... Consider the implications of that, effectively what your saying is every search engine or spider that visits, downloads and indexes the BBC site is causing copyright infringement.

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Facepalm

Re: Copyright

That is ridiculous..

First he was not selling BBC content for monetary gain, just demonstrating the product, Second, by that logic, you should not allow any developer libraries or extensions that perform HTTP requests and they could perform the same function!

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See that fist punching through the clouds? That's Veeam's, that is

K

Lusty, Your right cloud does have some advantages.. but also a lot disadvantages, if that makes me negative, then I'll take that badge with pride - Us negative nerds as act as a counter-balance too morons like you.

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K

Your assuming public cloud will overtake onsite infrastructure.. If you have any experience of SME infrastructure or networking, you'd know that this will never happen. Available bandwidth, latency and security concerns basically make this impossible.

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It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

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Holmes

123456.. Who is more of an idiot?

The idiot who uses 123456?... or the idiot companies who have not worked out their customers are idiots and allow them to use it?!

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Cisco decides that to save the cloud, it must hunt it with prejudice

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Its rather pointless...

Hosted Services are a fact of life, always have been. Whilst we block a lot of them on our Firewalls, my CEO alone suggests a dozen new services each month, so trying monitor and control every service it pointless unless this adopted as best practise through the company.

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American cable giants go bananas after FCC slams broadband rollout

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Pint

Please can we borrow him

I'd like to nominate Tom Wheeler as the next head of OFCOM (the UK telecom regulator)

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Hyper-converged infrastructure? Pop open some 'Azure in a can'

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Trollface

Lets correct 1 fact..

Scale have been established for at least 6 or 7 years, therefore they are not a startup, but an established business! I first had dealing with them in the UK in 2009/10 and they had already been going in the US for several years before that.

Sorry if thats being pedantic.

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Longing to bin Photoshop? Rock-solid GIMP a major leap forward

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Re: More than three colour channels?

Have 1 up vote for the useful info, and second theoretical one for the moron who downvoted you!

Have to agree on the UI in most open-source software, though its not the projects own fault, open-source projects rarely have enough resources and contributors to keep the UI with the "times". I've often pestered my employer(s) to contribute back with time or contributions, we are profiting, so its right to give something in return to help the cycle.

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Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

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compared to the two to three year.. for.. IoT products

Hence why the IoT is another marketing hypergasm, thats going end in a premature nut bust!

3 years ago I replaced all the lightbulbs in my house with LED ones, so that I could save money, they have a life expectancy of 9-10 years and I expect to get full usage out of them!

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Chinese cyber chief plays down censorship concerns

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Re: "Freedom is our goal. Order is our means."

In many respects, the Chinese are more free that we are - As long as you don't undermine the state's authority, you can pretty much do what the f*ck you want.

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Big Brother

I hate the fact the internet is censored in China..

Living in the UK we get access to everythi... oh wait, sh*t why is that Torrent site blocked, ah and that website to make home-made "fireworks" not available. WTF?

...

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Can DevOps and Agile save the planet? US.gov thinks so

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Facepalm

DevOps Man...

Neither Developer, nor Operator..his superpower is being mediocre is all fields!

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PHP 7.0 arrives, so go forth and upgrade if you dare

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Re: just my 2 cents...

@LosD - Hosting companies should not even be offering this, it encourages a viscious circle - Customers pay to have a script developed/installed for them and fail to keep it maintained, never being updated or patched.

How can this be a good thing? All if does is help maintain the cycle is security issues, obsolete scripts and outdated versions of PHP.

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K

Re: just my 2 cents...

Breaking compatibility will do everybody a favour - it'll help get all the crap and unmaintained scripts out of circulation. I was recently dealing with a vendor who website still ran scripts with .php3..

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