* Posts by Richard Wharram

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Miguel de Icaza on his journey from open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company'

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Re: Java

Um. Oracle?

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Microsoft joins the 1c/GB/month cloud storage caper

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Re: Sounds good!

I'd say the numbers completely make sense over doing it yourself for all the reasons listed by MatthewSt.

In addition you have the fact that these prices tend to decrease year on year. You don't pay for anything you aren't using yet with cloud storage so for a typical use case where you've got an archive that will build up over 5 years and only max out at the end of the 5 years you aren't paying that maximum until the end of the period where the price will have more than halved anyway.

Unfortunately typical in-house projects will demand you pay for the storage array requirements for at least the next 3 years in advance, at today's prices.

Bear in mind this is just for archiving requirements, not Tier1 storage for a DB. The economics of it just make sense provided it matches your requirements.

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E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians

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Re: 2 years

My wallet has not enjoyed my switch to vaping. I buy new gadgets every week and due to the safety I vape a lot more than I used to smoke :)

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Larry Ellison's Brit consortium in 'advanced talks' to buy Aston Villa

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Pity the Villa fans

When every spectator gets charged for every seat in the stadium because the new ticket licensing contract doesn't recognise skin as a valid human-container.

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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Re: I thought they tried that before

True. I used to work with someone whose permanent home was Salt Lake City and he told me there really is nothing to do.

He didn't further elaborate along the lines of, "except wanking of course", but I read between the lines.

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Re: I thought they tried that before

Stigmatising sex before marriage will lead to an increase in faps. Simple.

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Japanese Fart Porn?

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SamSam ransomware shifts from hospitals to schools via JBoss hole

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Re: JBoss?

Lot's of COTS packages require JBOSS or WAS :/

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How much faster is a quantum computer than your laptop?

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Wrong question

What we really need to know is whether it can run Crysis.

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Brit AI daddy Sir David MacKay dies

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Great book, great man, great loss

as above...

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Ad slinger Phorm ceases trading

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If only they'd realised they could have bought the data off the UK government for a few bob.

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Saturn spacecraft immune to mysterious Planet 9's charms

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Easy question

Can't somebody just fire up a copy of Elite II and settle this?

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina buys a Huawei superdupercomputer

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Storage

288TB isn't an awful lot to be honest.

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Puppet snags COO, ties up partners, and renames itself

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Baxter?

It's still never been explained to me why Baxter looked like a female puppet with a stick-on moustache.

This bothers me.

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Ultra-rare WWII Lorenz cipher machine goes on display at Bletchley Park

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Re: I wonder how Silicon Roundabout would have gone about cracking Lorenz ?

The modern generation are Golgofrinchians compared to their forebears.

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Elon Musk takes wraps off planet-saving Model 3 vapourmobile

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Hmm

Late 2017 is a fair way off. If I could have bought one now I might have been a bit tempted. Looks nice and goes quick (according to spec sheet) certainly.

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Legal right to 10Mbps broadband is 'not enough', thunders KCOM chief

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Faux Yorkshire subtitle

Is regionally incorrect.

'appen.

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Brit upstart Arkivum: We're the smart AaaS you're looking for

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Another AaaS?

Just reviewed a document that had AaaS standing for Analytics as a Service.

I had to mark the bit where it talked about an 'AaaS-partner' as being unsuitable for issue. In fact I put a ring around it.

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Microsoft Surface Book: Shiny slab with a Rottweiler grip on itself

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Crysis?

Can it really do games? Could I leave my desktop at home at a LAN-party?

(Man, I feel so old saying LAN-party :/)

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Middle-aged US bloke pleads guilty to iCloud celeb nude photo hack

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Yep

Fappening I've heard of. Celebgate I've never heard of. Bloody prudeish retcon. Free the Fap!

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Labour will create FUD and then abstain on UK Snoopers' Charter vote

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Re: Abstain?

I WAS the UK's LibDem voter. I feel vindicated now.

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Why should you care about Google's AI winning a board game?

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Re: As Emo Philips said...

Or Soggy Biscuit

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Phallus

When the AI spends all it's time trying to arrange it's Go counters into a cock and balls just for a cheap giggle at the opponent's expense then it will truly be a thing to be respected.

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Good-on-paper FlashBlade: We've seen the hardware, we've touched the blades

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The Flashing Blade

Nostalgia. Catchy theme.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flashing_Blade

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Staff 'fury' as penny pinching IBM offers legal minimum redundo payoffs

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Re: Statutary minimum redunancy pay?

Maxes out at 12 weeks which is definitely more than 45 days. Maybe they are combining it with the other 45 days?

I know of places that break the 12 week rule but they pay much more than the minimum to encourage the workers not to sue.

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Nest: It's no longer all about you. Now it can recognize your kids, too

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Re: Already doing this

Chill people (perhaps literally).

I use it. You are free not to.

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Already doing this

My Nest already switches on and off depending on whether the phones of the wife and I are in or out. We use the third-party Skylark app at the minute. It's not 100% right and sometimes switches the heating off when we are in so I'll try this instead. However, I suspect it's more to do with our flaky wifi than the App.

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Brit geeks craft bijou Pi Zero gaming controller

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Re: DK'Tronics is back! Oh :(

I had a DK Tronics Keyboard that I re-housed my previously rubber speccy in. It was quite nice.

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Facebook paid £4k in tax. HMRC then paid Facebook £27k – for ads

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RE: Dutch Sandwich partner

That's where there's more than two parties to a Cleveland Steamer isn't it?

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Baby Ubuntus toddle forth into the big scary world of beta

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I bought a second-hand Thinkpad T430 for the father-in-law, blatted Windows to put Ubuntu 15.10 on (old people and Windows = insta-malware) and put the Canon printer the brother-in-law had bought for him on the wifi network. I was reading up about how to install drivers for it and had about 10 browser windows open to help guide me but then thought I'd just try asking the OS to find a wireless printer on the network. It found it, asked if I'd like to use it, thought for a few seconds, then hey-presto it worked. What's the problem?

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BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

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This is the ISP's job now is it?

What next? Blasphemous websites? Unwelcome news?

Spaffbadgers and pisslamps the lot of them.

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El Reg blows chow down at Justretch.com

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Were they all real?

Citation based on a non-lolz-email source?

I seem to remember www.molestationnursery.com in the same email.

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Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

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Fuck it

Ordered a white one.

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'Hobbit' heads aren't human says bone boffin

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Re: Homo Trumpus?

Nah. Politicians arrived here from the B Ark.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The gargantuan Gatsby

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I feel full just looking at that.

My powers are weak today :(

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Firemen free chap's todger from four-ring chokehold

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Seems unnecessary

Couldn't they have just asked him to try to remember the names of the England '66 squad? That should have done the trick.

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Silent Nork satellite tumbling in orbit

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Hans Brix? Oh no.

Oh herro. Great to see you again Hans.

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Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

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Re: Yes, my Acer Aspire One is running Mint nicely...

Linpus?

My AA1 simply stopped working after a couple of years. Was OK for the time but Acer build quality is, erm, variable.

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'International tax' needs reform. Google's chicken bill makes me chuckle – comms guy

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Re: Get rid of corporation tax...

Tremendously poor idea. I can't believe Nigel Lawson talked about doing it.

Would it just be retail sales? In that case manufacturers would pay nothing?

If its all sales between companies then it would put products with a long supply-chain at a tremendous disadvantage and have perverse effects on how things get made.

If the tax could be passed between companies to get round the above then how does it differ from VAT?

Some businesses are high-volume and low-margin. They'd be fucked. How would it differentiate?

There's a reason we tax profit rather than revenue and just because there are some drawbacks to this model doesn't mean we should throw it away in favour of something clearly worse.

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Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware

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Your Family?

And their daughter?

Are you from Norfolk?

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Hacker crew hits Uyghur, Tibet campaigns: Who is Scarlet Mimic's backer...

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Uyghur?

Sorry. I just kept thinking of this guy:

http://hokuto.wikia.com/wiki/Uighur

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

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Murdoch influence?

Tying up a Sky competitor in legal wrangles?

Shirley Knott?

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'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

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Re: Sheffield University: Tough on facts; Tough on the causes of Facts.

Great title. Have a rep :)

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Re: University of Sheffield

Frog and Parrot was it? Used to serve Roger and Out. Strongest beer in the world at the time ('92-ish.)

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University of Sheffield

Unfortunately my old Uni always seems to be behind these temperance campaigns such as this and minimum alcohol pricing.

I am sorry :(

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UK can finally 'legalise home taping' without bringing in daft new tax

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Re: Blank media?

Onedrive? Dropbox?

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Blank media?

Does this even apply to anything people still use or is it just tremendous navel-gazing?

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Robots. Machine learnin', 3D-printin' AI robots: They'll take our jobs – Davos

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Re: DAVOS

Me too. Spooky.

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Cops stuff Mumbai thief with 48 bananas

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Ripe or green?

I thought that bananas were only laxative once a good proportion of the starch had ripened to sugar.

Warrants further research in my opinion.

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Investigatory Powers Bill: A force for good – if done right?

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Re: Alternatively...

They did know it was going on (the top few) and expressed concern but were gagged. However they did the decent thing of blocking the Snooper's Charter. That puts them leagues above the Tories and Labour in my eyes.

Pity they elected Tim Farron though. He's a cock :(

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