* Posts by WinHatter

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'Leaked' iPhone 6 pics will make cool fanbois WEEP - it's a PHABLET

WinHatter
Coat

I can't wait ...

to see how the iPhaoStuff 6 fares against a .50 cal round.

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Facebook offshores HUGE WAD OF CASH to Caymans - via Ireland

WinHatter

Questionable but legal.

The real question is why those loopholes aren't closed at faster rate ?

They most probably benefit our EU Govts ... otherwise they would have done something about it. The only thing we see is a wee bit of public outcry followed by sod all.

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Boffins devise world's HARDEST tongue-twister

WinHatter

Re: Assume "worlds hardest in English....."....

Eichhörnchen, German for squirrel is a tongue twister by itself.

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NSA-proof Euro cloud gang: Cool idea, bro... until it turns into MARKET-EATING beast

WinHatter
WTF?

Christian Knorst of Pinsent Masons

is probably part of the NSA ring.

European IT dictated by the USA-NSA is a lot better than EU IT dictated by EU because ... ???

Don't we have ARM & Linux in Urop' ... can't we set up foundries and get all the grey matter that went on working for the yanks back ?

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How your data loss prevention plan is killing your business

WinHatter
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Palmerston North Re: It is not just about numbers here

Woahhh you had to go back 2 years ... a backup in good order would have been much more adequate.

1) Your company backed up corrupt data ... that can happen but going 2 years without checking its consistency ... that is bad. But at least you have learnt your "Lesson 2" which makes Lesson1 a moot point.

2) Before doing something very sensitive make sure you have the proper procedure and equipment at hand. Usually in HA things come in twos ... at the very least .. so test things before going commando on the production line.

I would add

3) Old backup may be completely useless when they have not been migrated. I've lived such an example where the servers went from x86 to Sparc and the application from C++ to Java ... good luck with finding a 20 year old server in working condition ... may prove extremely costly when data retentive lawyers kick in.

On that point lucky for you the backups agreed with the current firmware/hardware on the switch.

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

WinHatter
Mushroom

If you still manage to get one

... buy a hot air soldering station and IR preheating plate at the same time, there may be a shortage of those after Xmas.

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Google: YouTube fights off HUGE ASCII PHALLUS MENACE

WinHatter
Pint

Typical Google nonsense.

You may ban all derogatory comments, provided there is a way to do so.

But, not letting people say they think Google+ or a YouTube video sucks won't make them stop thinking it sucks. And that may even force them to be smarter in order to crack that wall of yours.

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Just who is Apple's most frustrated fanboi? Surprise – it's GOOGLE

WinHatter
Coat

Google : begging for attention

OOOh that must be killing them !!!

Google may love Apple kit but the only thing Apple loves is selling its kit ... they can't care less about their customers, unless there is a class action they won't replace your iPod battery let alone provide you with a tool.

Google let's say you are not worthy ... so shut up or they will get a restraining order. You won't be allowed anywhere near an Apple Store & your IPs prevented from connecting to their online version.

/Made on a 

PS : Google your chrome browser for OSX is a real piece of dungware.

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Microsoft hires Pawn Stars to shaft Google

WinHatter

Reminds me of some other device ...

XBOX ONE where you need a patch to play offline ... how long before that is scrapped altogether ???

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Email-sniffing Linkedin Intro NOT security threat, insists biz network

WinHatter
WTF?

Whaaa'

Why would you let LinkedIn access your emails in the first place ????

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India tops APAC ransomware table with £2.5 BEELLION losses

WinHatter
Coat

So IT not that

very very more better in the sub continent.

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Apple's new non-feline Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, ready to go

WinHatter

Re: run out of cats?

Mavericks ... yuck ... Croydon or Hull would do nicely.

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WinHatter

Total amount of

time wasted installing or reinstalling your OS.

Apple 2 hours.

M$ 2 weeks.

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Apple iOS 7 makes some users literally SICK. As in puking, not upset

WinHatter

That'll pass ...

remember the times

- when passengers of animal-drawn carriages had epileptic seizures induced by the sunlight strobing through trees planted along the road,

- when kids were not supposed to stay more than 1 hour in front of their Atari 400 for the same reasons,

- etc etc ...

They'll put the usual warnings to cover their arse and no one will ever complain again:

"The use of iOS7 requires Apple approved optic nerve & inner ear"

"Extensive usage of iOS7 may cause ... --followed by 400 pages of unpronounceable syndromes -- but most of all if you can't stomach our latest iOS you are not worthy."

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Boris Johnson's ex-right-hand man's right hand lands johnson in web slip

WinHatter
Facepalm

Nothing new here

after all politicians are just dicks.

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Ellison ditches own cloud keynote for billionaires' America's Cup boat race

WinHatter
Pint

I supported Oracle

until force fed MS SQL and now I don't give a flying crap ... it's just a DB and given the necessary amount of RAM to fit a selection of tables I don't see the difference.

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VMware to customers: STOP INSTALLING OUR SOFTWARE! NOW!

WinHatter

Testing that is.

That is where VMWare should be containered anyway : testing !!!

I would not dare running a production environment on that piece of tool.

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Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

WinHatter

I can hear the Queen saying

"Is he alright ???"

Looking at Mr Motivational Blue in that video.

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Windows Phone overtakes Apple's market share ... in India

WinHatter
Facepalm

This is about to change ...

Wait for Apple to unload the iPhone 5S*** &5Crap at $100 a pop because, aside from the 2 stooges on Regent Street, no one bothers.

Even at that discounted price they'll probably make a profit !!!

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Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins

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Pint

Michigan knows all about happiness

... so they studied hard to check if there were some even more miserable souls.

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New NSA tool exposed: XKeyscore sees 'nearly EVERYTHING you do online'

WinHatter

Now we have the brochure.

Can we have a peek at the software to fact-check that commercial pamphlet ?

I'm sure the sales person got carried away ... as they always do.

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Oracle and SAP are Big Software, but for how long?

WinHatter
Pint

Re: All well and good.

But before going belly up the 3rd party will manage to send licensing costs trough the roof.

How many things that were at one point quite cheap are now a luxury ... starting with water ... just because the 3rd party lured you into thinking that watering your garden from the tap would be cheaper than having your well fitted with modern plumbing.

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UK.gov blacklists Fujitsu from future contracts - report

WinHatter
Pint

10 years to notice. UK.gov should blacklist itself.

I worked along with the awful lot : ICL-Fujitsu, EDS (now HP) and Cubic Transportation Systems for the OysterCard implementation back in 2002.

I never had and never have seen such a gathering of incompetent money wasters.

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Laugh all you want at 'the cloud' - it'll be worth '$100bn by 2016'

WinHatter
Coffee/keyboard

A $100 bn Cloud ...

of smoke.

The cloud : fail once fail everywhere !!! Amazon demonstrated it not that long ago. Lesson learned ???

Cloud vendors are like bankers : they are supposed to take care of your most precious belongings, you know how it turned out with bankers.

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Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8

WinHatter
IT Angle

“Windows 8 style UI”

There you have it : W8UI

pronounced Weight UI coz your pc is not going anywhere ... or Wet UI if looking at it makes you sob.

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Windows XP support ends two years from now

WinHatter
Pint

Migrate before ...

When is the last time someone did something before it's too late ???

There is no point in migrating something that runs fine to Win 7, the difficulty and costs will be the same migrating it to Win 9 or X.

If you add energy matters ... an XP PC will run on 85 W a Win 7 probably needs 120 Watts ... when a Celeron 700 MHz Win 98 25 Watts ... and frankly the less crap users can run on their PC the better.

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Apple blocks booze, cigs sales with parental control patent

WinHatter
IT Angle

WTF?

A patent for a set of rules ...

"So now kids don't talk to strangers" TM

New patent from TFL OysterCard Rules : Swear while you swipe. Anytime you swear whilst swiping Boris gets a penny.

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Xeon E5 is hot stuff, but not all in a good way

WinHatter
Pint

Bahh ...

to maximize the ROI Studio Engine can always open a subsidiary : Steak Studio.

A freshy for me mate.

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Experts: We're stuck with passwords – and maybe they're best

WinHatter
WTF?

even your DNA ...

to protect my data ... well DNA tends to be leaked (pun intended).

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Five things that knocked CES 2012 for six

WinHatter
FAIL

TV becomes just another smart device

for dumber contents.

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Storage is ending in tiers

WinHatter
WTF?

Spend 1000's to save 100's

sure time is money, but implementing such a tiering may be time consuming and the horsepower and brains to do that costs money as well. Plus your DB may be locked because some old fart is updating their eerily old data on a very slow cassette tape.

Add that moving data back and forth may well end in losing it to a "I did not consider that potential failure" ...

I'm sure adding a faster disk array to an existing storage pool when filled up is more efficient ... so just dimension your storage for a 6 month period so you can enjoy the benefits of newer and faster tech for your newer data ...

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'Silent majority' is content with elderly Java, says startup

WinHatter
Pint

Java ...

1.3 1.4 2 4 5 6 what a turd ... after almost 20 years they finally introduced EJB 3.0 where you don't need to do all the tedious work to get a distributed object ... hardly !!!

Whoaw what an achievement, Forté Inc. had that in 1990, Forté was acquired by Sun ... and all those tossers could not even make a proper Java middleware out of the superb product that was Forté 4GL. Thinking that those Java turkeys are now an "industry" standard makes me sick.

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HP chief bows to Jobsian cult

WinHatter
WTF?

The tablet effect is quite real

A tablet is the ultimate gizmo in the bludger's attire, right ahead of smartphone, people will always brag about the amount of (pretend) work they can now achieve on their tablet. Truth to be told most of computer users achieve sod all.

Apple just "happens" to have some classy visual designs and a very carefully designed pricing policy that makes their products a wee bit expensive but within reach of your already maxed out credit card ... which makes them even more desirable.

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AES crypto broken by 'groundbreaking' attack

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Pint

Groundbreaking

1 trillion years rather than 5 to break the key ... I'm worried sick.

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'LONDON IS THE CENTRE OF THE technology WORLD'

WinHatter
WTF?

Plumbers not Coders

Govt should be investing in training plumbers not IT, it costs more to get a plumber than to get a code pisser.

But I need a shower unit more than I need a NHS IT system coz my GP does not need one to diagnose me.

-- The quality of IT candidates in the UK is extremely high and often underestimated --

And that is why we have some of the most brilliant and costliest world class failures.

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Insider says doom looms at RIM

WinHatter
Facepalm

Surf not tackle

--in a solid business and financial position to tackle the opportunities ahead--

So at RIM opportunities = issues.

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Why Cisco should merge with Dell

WinHatter
Grenade

And what would be the name ???

Ciscell (pronounced Sesquel)

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Is there anything to find on bin Laden's hard drive?

WinHatter
Pint

An early edition of ...

Tetris !!!

He must have been bored to death in his complex.

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Assange: Facebook a ‘spying machine’

WinHatter
Pint

The idiots are legion

and willing to share their intimacy with other barely known idiots.

Big brother would be daft not to peek ... but is it worth it ???

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Apple floats iCloud for 'email, music, and beyond'

WinHatter
Pint

iCould

do without.

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Oracle wins round one in bare-knuckle Android patent suit

WinHatter
WTF?

Yawn

Yaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn !!!

- It's my patent !!

- No it's not !!

- Duh it is !!

...

- etc

- etc

...

Time to put the vindictive kids to bed.

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Greenpeace spies soot lining in cloud data centers

WinHatter
Grenade

Did Greenpeace used

a sootie powered computer or a pedal powered one ???

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Amazon cloud still on fritz after 36 hours

WinHatter
Pint

The Java Paradigm knock off

Corollary-1

Ama-zone cloud : designed once fails everywhere.

I know bugger all about their design but I'd assume, to cut costs, they copied-pasted their zones (infrastructure, hardware, hypervisors, OS & software). Ooooh shit-ngle point of failure.

Corollary-2

Hacked once hacked everywhere.

May be some are happy to (help) see them fail. Ooooh Pooh again.

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'Real' JavaScript benchmark topped by...Microsoft

WinHatter
Pint

you don't need to hear a fart to

know it stinks.

Crankshaft was inspired by Sun's Java HotSpot performance engine. Here is your hotspot fart.

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Google's patents bid may prompt showdown with Microsoft

WinHatter
IT Angle

Hope they'll choke

to death on the patent bulimia.

From progressive they all turn conservative, the only thing they are afraid of it someone else making monies out of one of patented snippets.

That demonstrates only one thing : innovation is not the aim (money is).

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Facebook user locked out of account even with ID

WinHatter
Coat

Don't take that as a hobble

take it as an opportunity to do something useful ...

/mine's the one with the locked out TheVulture account.

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Google: Oracle doctored that 'copied Java code'

WinHatter
Pint

Eskellent

I was wondering how long it would take before Oracle gets shitty about Java crap.

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Apple eyes kill switch for jailbroken iPhones

WinHatter
Flame

Already there

I get it now ... it's pronounced eyePhone.

I bet the kill switch is already there, just waiting for a patent to give them "legal" grounds to use it.

Steve Jobs middle name is Hand.

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New code-execution bug found in Windows and 40 apps

WinHatter
Happy

No 80/139/445 port

Total isolation is good too. And leaving the PC switched off is even better.

Luv it. Ready made excuse to do nothing on the job today ... and tomorrow .... and ...

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Software engineer demands source of his speeding collar

WinHatter
Pint

Why not suing the car's manufacturer

as well, for wrongfully shaping to the side of his car.

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