* Posts by Roger Greenwood

572 posts • joined 7 Sep 2006

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The data centre design that lets you cool down – and save electrons

Roger Greenwood

"you can't identify just the hot bits"

An IR camera can help you with that. Maybe too late of course as it's already installed.

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Microsoft absorbs open-source internal startup MS Open Technology

Roger Greenwood

Don't mention Linux

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.

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It's not you, it's EE ... again! Mobe network hit by 'PDP authentication failure' snafu

Roger Greenwood

Re: Not that bad

"where data is unlimited"

Not any more it's not - try getting a new (or updated) contract with that and computer says no.

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

Roger Greenwood

"view more code" or for CAD work.

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

Roger Greenwood

Surely you could have sneaked the phrase "high velocity organisation" in there somewhere.

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Win Server 2003 addict? Tick, tock: Your options are running out

Roger Greenwood

Re: Linux NAS ?

There are a few other alternatives for the SMB (who probably would also benefit from an upheaval) e.g. Zentyal. I see it as same function as SBS - nice friendly icons for most of what a part time admin needs to do. In our case users did not notice the difference.

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Microsoft and Oracle are 'not your trusted friends', public sector bods

Roger Greenwood

Re: So, give them the boot - use open source.

+1 for ODF

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs

Even the Gov agrees. I suppose it must be like giving up smoking - longer you have been hooked harder it is to give up.

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

Roger Greenwood

Re: Bad training

"you get a single test once and you're good for the rest of your life"

Retraining is already compulsory for coach drivers and now wagon drivers (HGV) in UK. How long before this reaches down to the rest of us?

Sooner the better I say. Nut behind the wheel is the least regulated and most unreliable component and we all know it (doesn't apply to me of course).

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Roger Greenwood

Re: Another nail in the coffin...

Yes much fun will be had with fake signs.

Such a poor idea anyway - if you want to build a technology solution, what about using GPS and a government supplied speed map? Many cars now already have GPS mapping.

Another idea - drivers licensed according to training and experience - e.g. your licence is on a USB stick/mobile phone etc. Young/stupid/convicted - speed limited, passenger limited etc.

I agree with Graham.

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Not in the Budget: Spooks beg UK.gov for £111m brown envelope

Roger Greenwood

That's very nearly an aircraft carrier!

(We can get the planes next year)

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Health & Safety is the responsibility of Connor's long-suffering girlfriend

Roger Greenwood

General Approach

This question is to test your general approach to work and see if you fit our culture.

Your boss is always going to find a fault, so when given a new task do you:-

a) Complete the job as best you can, knowing that a fault will be found, you will be castigated, but at least you did your best.

b) Do the job as quickly (and as slack) as possible, knowing that a fault will be found but at least you will have the time to fix it.

c) Do the job well, but leave some faults that are easy to find to keep QA happy.

d) Start the job but get your updated CV out there immediately.

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Rosetta probe to try contact with Philae lander on Thursday

Roger Greenwood
Happy

It's a teenager . .

You need to shout.

(Seriously hope this works though)

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Bank of England could mint own brand of Bitcoin

Roger Greenwood

Re: HTTP What?

£TTP ?

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Watch a hot, speeding space alien explode all over Earth's Beaver

Roger Greenwood

@Neil deGrasse Tyson

'How's that space program coming along?'

Not good - we now only export robots.

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Vint Cerf: Everything we do will be ERASED! You can't even find last 2 times I said this

Roger Greenwood

Re: Not really much of a problem

Au contraire - social hostorians etc will love the treasure trove - e.g. what drove the fascination with some kid called Bieber for a year or two at the beginning of the 21st century? (Thankfully now forgotten). Besides their research grants will depend on it.

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Mad Frankie Maude hangs up his axe

Roger Greenwood

JFDI

When doing it properly is going to take too long.

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BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

Roger Greenwood

"tightwads"

or as it known around here :- "Yorkshire Thrift"

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

Roger Greenwood

Re: Will there be 300 users?

I was wondering how long before they get knocked back because the name has been used elsewhere?

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Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

Roger Greenwood

Re: Real-life testing?

On a more positive note:- "Who dares wins"

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IBM to cut '118k jobs worldwide' – report claims

Roger Greenwood

Re: Its getting sad now

Q. How does a project get to be 1 year late?

A. 1 day at a time.

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'Success'? Verify FAILED for 40% in self-assess tax trial

Roger Greenwood

Re: Can some one explain

"..more ?accurate? data.."

That's because they make money out of it - their business depends on it so they care about it.

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

Roger Greenwood

"..stopped retailers and PC makers from selling .."

There's your headline right there. If only we could all do that - only sell what we want, not what the customer wants.

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Microsoft turns the power of FINE PRINT onto enterprise licensing

Roger Greenwood

Treating your customers as criminals . . .

. . by default. Not nice. Not friendly. But it must work or folk would be choosing something else.

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Marriott: The TRUTH about personal Wi-Fi hotel jam bid

Roger Greenwood

They probably aren't afraid of 1 hotspot

They may be afraid of 1000 though.

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Ford dumps Windows for QNX in new in-car entertainment unit

Roger Greenwood

"HUD? Or a fighter jet?"

Both of course, preferably a flying car.

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Roger Greenwood

The future is HUD.

Like on a fighter jet.

I already want one.

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'I don't NEED to pay' to watch football, thunders EU digi-czar

Roger Greenwood

"Information doesn't want to be free"

by Cory Doctorow.

Of course most of you will already know about this, perhaps someone could give a spare copy to Andrus?

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400,000 Windows Server 2003 boxes face SUPPORT DOOM

Roger Greenwood

“Microsoft is not open source so nobody can write the patches. . ."

What is this open source of which you speak? Must look into that.

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LOHAN sponsor Lucidica explains the benefits of being French

Roger Greenwood

French Foreign Legion

Not to be messed with.

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

Roger Greenwood

Wot no Bomb 20?

Dark Star?

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Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst

Roger Greenwood

Given the speed of change in IT generally . . .

. . predicting anything more than a year ahead surely can be nothing more than either a wild guess or a wishlist.

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The cloud that goes puff: Seagate Central home NAS woes

Roger Greenwood

Re: Server or backup?

only 3?

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That dreaded syncing feeling: Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?

Roger Greenwood

or you just carry on using dropbox.

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

Roger Greenwood

In days of yore . .

. . .that's what school was for - to give everyone a grounding in all sorts of subjects. Recently we seem to have focussed more and more on passing very narrow exams at the expense of a breadth of knowledge and experience.

So I welcome the school initiative, and also sending back to school anyone who "missed a class" which is pretty much everyone over 40.

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FUTURE ROBOTS will EXTERMINATE UK jobs – study

Roger Greenwood

MPs using pure logic . . .

would lead to "the needs of the many . . ."

That would certainly be different to the current situation.

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All but full-fat MS Office to be had on iPads, Droidenslabben for NOWT

Roger Greenwood

"inserting section breaks"

Is pretty simple, and often used by me at least, so why cripple that?

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Consumers start feeling the love as Chromebook sales surge

Roger Greenwood

Horses for courses

Posted from a chromebook, on a train.

Yes it could have been a laptop or a phone etc, but the battery/keyboard combination is a winner for many with a few hours to kill.

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

Roger Greenwood

Coffee

I was past my second cup before I noticed, and only had contacts down.

Back up a few minutes later.

For a no charge service it's like a Star Trek movie:- Infrequent, expected and of little impact.

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Police stats inflate the number of guns actually stolen in Blighty

Roger Greenwood

Badgers are taking them

Be afraid - they will fight back and they don't need image intensifiers to see at night.

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

Roger Greenwood

Re: FFS

If she's anything like my daughter it will be broken (dropped) soon enough and need replacing by Christmas. There's another problem solved!

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

Roger Greenwood

Re: A personal experience

And there, for many, is the thing we should do as we get older:- miss a meal every day (or 2).

In your case (Will) it was the doughnuts (or donuts?), for others it may be easier to miss the mid day meal. Do you need a mid day meal? Of course not. Do you miss it? Yes. Can you get used to it? Yes - go for a walk instead.

With regard to the statistics, do these take into account an aging and longer lived population? It seems that as we age we don't change our food habits much, but we do slow down and therefore expand.

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Brace yourself for a 12-inch Apple maxiPAD – probably... maybe... ish

Roger Greenwood

16th October

Isn't that the date the new Nexus 6 is also due out? Here's hoping.

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Yes. Economists DO love MAGICAL, lovely HUMAN SELFISHNESS...

Roger Greenwood

"she'll be right"

Is also said in Yorkshire as "be reight".

That's economy for you.

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Meg Whitman: The lady IS for TURNING. HP to lob printers'n'PCs OVERBOARD

Roger Greenwood

Re: Does anyone else remember...

I remember. Excellent reputation, very good kit.

(34970A owners club).

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Canonical, AMD, team up with OpenStack-in-a-rack

Roger Greenwood

"Ubunut-powered Hadoop"

Ubunut - I like it, has a nice ring to it.

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Microsoft splurges 2½ INSTAGRAMS buying Minecraft maker Mojang

Roger Greenwood

Maybe . . . .

. . . they will pay in Linden dollars.

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Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps

Roger Greenwood

Re: NaCl sounds a bit dodgy to me...

I'm glad I'm not alone thinking tabletop seasoning every time I see that.

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Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook

Roger Greenwood

This sounds like clippy . . .

. . brought into the 21st century and likely to annoy just as many now as it did then.

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The IT kit revolution's OVER, say beancounters - but how do they know?

Roger Greenwood

With you there Tim

10 or 15 years ago many company accountants would have had to record all IT spend as an asset otherwise they wouldn't get approval and the balance sheet would look crap. Then it was written down at 10 to 25% a year so never hit zero (really - I had many computers in skips which still had a value).

Yet the day it got installed it became essentially worthless (in the sense you couldn't sell it for anything like the same money). Part of this comes from the habit of dealing with machinery and cars etc of course, which do retain a value for longer.

These days we don't captitalise anything IT - written off as expenditure on day one, and we buy in smaller chunks (rolling replacement) exactly as you say.

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Russia: SEXY LIZARDS which landed FROM SPACE are all DEAD

Roger Greenwood

Re: Geckos! Frozen Geckos!

"he hasn't even peeled them!!"

. . or taken the bones out.

(Well they wouldn't be crunchy).

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