* Posts by Rogier van Vlissingen

6 posts • joined 29 Dec 2008

I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

Rogier van Vlissingen
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Agreed, I'm not the repairman either...

In fact this article evokes my own time in the corporate world when I was involved in high level systems design, and really more of business process (re)design facilitated by IT, but the perception of a vast majority of my colleagues was that I now fixed computers. I've been feigning ignorance ever since. In fact I like to maintain that maintaining and supporting a PC is above the paygrade of 99% of people, even most so-called professionals, so we should really just abandon them and go back to pencil and paper. But nobody listens

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Greens wage war on clean low-carbon renewable energy

Rogier van Vlissingen

Throwing out the baby with the bathwater too...

Besides the issue raised in the article, which addresses an interesting set of problems related to deep geothermal energy, there is another more unfortunate issue, which is that there is a tendency in an uninformed press, to confuse all geothermal energy to be deep geothermal, like they do in Iceland, and which has its fair share of problems, that certainly need to be addressed in a serious way. However vast tracts of geothermal use only heat exchange with the largest solar collector in the world - the earth's crust, and if done right are remarkably effective, and relatively simple to deploy. This stuff gets lost in the shuffle sometimes.

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Verizon dubs sec researchers 'narcissistic vulnerability pimps'

Rogier van Vlissingen

boomerang

This is the kind of comment, particularly coming from this source, which can only boomerang on the maker.

During my time in the security industry I became at times aware of such serious security issues at verizon, it's not even funny.

Even without spending money on serious research it is easy to see how the communications companies and the banks and many others put peoples information at risk in numerous completely irresponsible ways, without even giving people the option to protect their information properly.

Thus a comment like this coming from such a direction, where the SOP is to prefer convenience over security regarding the data of their customers, is patently absurd, and it is a gratuitous attack to one group that is at least doing something about it, in a way that enables providers to fix problems. They should be grateful of the free service.

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Goldman Sachs seeks Goldman sucks site suit

Rogier van Vlissingen
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Thanks for noticing

Yesterday I still had the chance to read some of this, but today it's gone. But good to see that the stimulus money has been effectively deployed in the suppression of the truth, and that the ever vigilant NY Times, noticed in a timely manner that also this bit of news was NOT fit to print.

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El Reg suffers identity crisis

Rogier van Vlissingen
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What it is...

Well now guys, You are the techno site I INVARIABLY read with pleasure, brilliant at times, annoying at other times, but always stimulating, and you defy categories, please keep doing whta you are doing!!!

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101 uses for a former merchant banker

Rogier van Vlissingen

Peter Drucker

If anyone followed Peter Drucker, he analyzed things quite logically 20 years ago, and came to the conclusion that the "financial industry" was ludicrously oversupplied, and not possibly a growth business. The bankers fooled us a while with developing a variety of scams, making planners in places like NY, and London think that the "financial sector" was a growth business after all. I figure let those bankers do some not for profit work, and get an idea what the word "service" means, financial or otherwise. Once they figure that out, they might get a handle on how to add value, instead of rip off the system, and from added value, they might develop some useful functions for their talents.

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