* Posts by Aitor 1

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SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why?

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Benefit

I like SQL Server, but I wonder what are the advantages of this over postgresql. With the full spec, yes, I get it , bus as it is.. more memory usage is the main "advantage" I see...

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Dyn Dyn Dyn – we have a buyer: Oracle gobbles Internet of Things DDoS victim

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Re: So what are Oracle's plans for Dyn?

I was with them since year one.. but as they droped free services.. no longer.

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Seagate plans to bring down the 16TB HAMR... soon(er)

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Deliver

Assumptions here fail as they are failing to deliver, year after year.

On may, it was going to be 2017. On November, it is 2018.

My guess is that in april they will say 2019...

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Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

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Re: Probably the best "antivirus" you can have…

I also wear a helmet, and doing that saved my life (I broke it with my head and got unconscious plus broken bones).

That said, riding in the city or on a road the helmet is almost useless, as the real danger are car, trucks and white vans (in particular, construction workers vans.. they seem to hate cyclists for some reason). The helmet does nothing here.

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Google Pixel pwned in 60 seconds

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Re: You ban "agile".

There was a PHB. Therefore that was no agile, just sloppy.

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Mac administrators brace for big changes to Apple-powered fleets

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Re: Corporates

IBM found that because they are paid to find that.

Managing iDevices is cheap, as many things just can´t be managed.... it also prevents underpaid admins to put their overworked fingers on the machines... so less problems.

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The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?

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Re: Yeee HAAW.

I am sorry to inform you that Canada signed TPP minor with the EU, and that the UK, so worried about its indy, had no problem signing the law without any kind of oversight from the MPs.

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China and TTIP

Would it had fucked china? YES

But also, destroyed democracy, as we would have private judges deciding for corporations, and laws imposed withour recourse.. and it would also be a club that if you are not part of it, you are fucked.

Terrible, horrible.

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Microsoft: Don't worry about the CRM cloud price hike... think of the features

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Re: Ah, the wonderful future we are going toward

I'm altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.

You know, my way or the highway... and that nice set of data you have here... it would be terrible if anything happened to it...

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Re: Surprised?

Same thing will happen with VPS, sorry, "cloud nodes", sorry "instances"

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Re: No thanks!

Changing API/compatibility is huge if you integrate the damn thing... that is the main reason we decided to not sign with M$/SalesForce/Zoho.

The cost is not very high, but when you realize how they deprecate functionality, APIs... every two versions of salesforce your API may be broken... hey, they told you one version ago!!

So this means that you would need to check every release to see if your specific API calls have been deprecated.

Great.

Also, workflows in all these cloud SAAS change. How do you control that this key feature that made you sign up doesnt get away, you might wonder. Well, the answer is you cant, unless you are huge. And if you are huge, the questions should rather be why are you using the damn thing... it would be cheaper to use your own. Note: you might remember this CEO who decided to migrate to salesforce and then fire all his developers.. may he burn in hell...

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Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Re: It's not JUST the toolbar

Yes and no.

They will offer you a type D usb connector in 4 years.. and if none exist, then "mightyport" or whatever.

So if you wait 3 years.. you might miss the new standard.

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Photoshop work on a laptop?

You don't have a proper monitor? I don't have the best eyesight.. but yours must be impressive.

And also, most ppl don't look at the keyboard.. they look at what they are doing... so the bar just distracts.

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America has one month to stop the FBI getting its global license to hack

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Re: Read It!

Err, considering they already break the law and refuse to comply... and that the rules as they stand very clearly allow them to connect outside the US...

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Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

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Re: Work the problem?

We basically pay in dollars, plus some kind of "pound tax" ;) So prices keep up with the value of the pound.

I am happy that we got a good pot of money/credit on our provider just before the pound crashed, so our "server" money wont go down for quite a while... and as we are using Linux servers (not the API) we can migrate to another provider or go onsite if needed.

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Re: UK is doomed!!!

It should be the year of the browser. A Pig to program.. but then you can use whatever browser if you did your job well.

Corporate computers should run a hosted machine unless mobile (virtual desktops, etc).. and ppl should be careful about running things on the cloud.. it is really expensive.

We run most of our services on the cloud, for the very simple reason that we are a small company and dont want to have to be "on the ready" 24/7.

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IBM kills off SoftLayer brand, puts it in the Bluemix

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Stupid

At least it had the appearance of a not so expensive service...

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Dirty COW explained: Get a moooo-ve on and patch Linux root hole

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Re: There will always be another bug..

While I could do nice things with an internet connected fridge, I find the idea of having to patch my fridge not appealing, buy appaling.

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Re: There will always be another bug..

The solution is obvious. Avoid unnecesary complexity, like UEFI.

These days you can hack the HDD bios, the MB bios.. the network card bios.. and you will never notice.

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AMD is a rounding error on Intel's spreadsheet and that sucks for us all

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Re: Sigh

Well, they competed illegally, and they just got a relatively small fine.

They should have gone to prison and the company fined heavily, with all proceeds going to AMD.

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Spain's iPhone killer actually a rebranded Xiaomi – new claim

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Not illegal

Most stuff "german made", except automotive, is made in china, etc, and some screws put in germany, so "german made". You buy chinese stuff with a german badge. And it is the few screws put in germany that fail.

I say this while 3m away from our robotics bay.. all german, swiss, etc made. Yet almost all is made in china and a few final touches are put in those countries.. and those final touches are mostly wrongly done.

These guys were just rebranding, and changing a few parts so it could be said "made in Spain".

Look:

https://www.thelocal.de/20120116/40137

How different is it from a 30.000£ robot we have that can be bought for a third of the price from china.. just 99% finished? also, should I had finished the job, I would have done it properly, you know, torque wrench, etc.. I think that for a 20k£ margin that is the least you can expect, not the some loose some crosstreaded some too tight screws, all without thread locker we got.

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Google: We look forward to running non-Intel processors in our cloud

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Re: 48V.

Err, I still remember the shock of the ringer and don't find it particulary hilarius.. my friend DID find it quite fun...

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Marmite's not the only national treasure hit by Brexit. Will someone think of the PCs?

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Experts

But @DavCrav people are tired of experts, so lets do what our gut tell us...

Brexiters might say whatever they want, but money is coward, and the investors won't risk their investments.. so down we go.

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British jobs for British people: UK tech rejects PM May’s nativist hiring agenda

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Re: This article is a load of leftie rubbish

Those lines are almost as if taken from mein kampf. And I know because I read the damn book...

I have no doubt May knows perfectly well what she was saying.

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Re: @qwertyuiop

Well, there is an absolute majority Tory government with less than 37% of the cast votes.

And we are having hard brexit ignoring the wishes of almost 50% of the electorate.

Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting for dinner and the sheep not being dinner...

So no, the democratic level of the UK can´t be called "great".

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Re: @Jamie

I have 20 years of experience and two degrees (Computer engineering and Economics and Business Administration).

Training someone like me is VERY expensive.. so the companies and government of UK, US, etc, prefer to run on "free money" expended by someone else.

That is the reason I am in the UK.. no cost for them, hire and produce money.

I could jump ship and go to another country with higher wages.. problem is I like the UK, and wanted to take root here. All this bigotry and xenophobia might force me to decide to rent my house and move to the us (my wife is a US citizen), earn more than double, etc. No need to stay in Germany in the 30s.

As for the referendum not being well framed.. I disagree. It was framed on purpose as an all or nothing question, to solve a problem the Tories had, not for the nation. It backfired.

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Errr no

A few people really wanted just more control.

But most people who said this was not about xenophobia are keeping mum about the slurs.

So yes, the correct interpretation is being done.

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Re: The elephant in the room - stagnant wages because of the free movement of labour

The trick is making the pool smaller without the companies moving.

With hard brexit I just see how the companies are moving elsewhere.. hard luck.

So maybe I will have to move country again.. it seems that every time I buy a house somewhere, that place goes south.. maybe my fault...

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Fujitsu to axe 1,800 jobs across the UK

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Cloud

My company is running all purely computational and exterior facing servers on the cloud. And I was part of the decision makers.....

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Robots blamed for wiping 10 per cent off the value of sterling

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Well, it does affect ME. And I could no vote (bloody foreigner that mantains NEDs, politicians and private monopolies).

I cannot describe properly how pissed I am at the situation, BREXIT has cost me more than 30.000£ to date, and counting. On top of that, I have to endure xenphobia. At least I am white, blonde and green eyed..

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Early indications show UK favouring 'hard Brexit', says expert

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Irrelevant

Brexiters are tired of experts and facts.

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Is Apple's software getting worse or what?

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Re: How bad is it?

I run Linux Mint on my imac 27"... two work colleagues in my group run w10 and another Ubuntu... we did not like the stability and interface decisions, so we decided not to use it...

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Samsung: And for my next trick – exploding WASHING MACHINES

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Re: But..

I have a top of the line hotspot washing machine.. inherited from the previous owneer of the house.

It is crap, and the axis is bent. I will wait for it to fail, but no more hotpoint for me sir.

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Windows Server 2016: Leg up or lock in?

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Re: It's an Azure push

Citrix: the problem I have with that kind of solution is PRICE.

It is extremely expensive to do so.. and mainly for licensing. They killed the golden egg laying hen before it grew.

Now, they have themselves got into this increasingly niche market, and all because of complex and expensive licensing that severely limited with CALs, etc what you could do with the servers.

Had they been reasonable, most apps would be done these days with .net and executed on thin clients, all over the internet. It is only licensing that prevented this.. and now everyone is expecting most "apps" to be websites...

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Despite IANA storm, ICANN shows just why it shouldn't be allowed to take over internet's critical functions

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Re: I don't get it...

Politicians. They love rackets.

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Researcher says Patch Tuesday fix should have been made earlier

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Re: Ad networks

Security is why I use adblockers.

The ad networks are just stupid. They should have never allowed obnoxious ads and malware.

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Swedish appeals court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

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Re: Ah, yes, the famous "afraid of the US" bogeyman.

Sorry, but no.

You are trying to convince me that a person of interest for a rape warrants secre fake basestations, hacking embarry phones and emails, 24/7 surveillance, and inspecting planes with diplomats in different countries.

No way.

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Oracle settles with State of Oregon for US$100m, by locking it in

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Angry

Just angry.

If only they got rid of bean counters, PHBs and most (but not all) lawyers, things could be done with a 10th of the cost...

And going into lock in with Oracle? Bring back the 90s!!

I love Oracle DDBBs, but they are NOT worth the license and maintenance cost.

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Encryption backdoors? It's an ongoing dialogue, say anti-terror bods

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The answer

The answer

The answer is quite clear: stop using software from the US and the UK as much as possible.

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Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order

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Re: Opinion: Your choice

I would prefer to pay and not be tracked, but I don-t have the choice.

WP: tracked, don't pay and the apps are bad. Eternal work in progress.

iOS: walled garden, overpriced,almost no choice.

Android: spyware, unstable featureset for developers: O.S updates lag.

And remember, mobile is the future of computing. A very BLEAK future.

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Oracle happy to let Apache Foundation adopt NetBeans

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Re: "“I'm worried that anyone is still using java to be honest"

This is an excellent reason to use node.js

I think javascript is a very broken language, but people tend to be more proficient when just using the same language.

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Intellij

Go to IntelliJ if you want even more power and ease.

I am now back to Eclipse for budget reasons (we get 27" 5K macs, but IntelliJ seems to be expensive...).

Anyway, I am abandoning ship with Java. I am moving to node.js

Lets see the list of my personal "abandonware":

Basic in general. Used it in Spectrums and Amstrads.

Pascal, in particular Turbo Pascal

TurboC

Modula

VHDL

Tcl

Delphi

Visual Basic. Until recently I still did a bit of VBA, mainly for SAP BI templates.

Perl

Sadly, Java seems to be next in line.

Some others that almost nobody knows.

I would be perfectly happy to keep using a decent and supported version of many of these, but then I would be unployable.

The FACT that Oracle has all but abandoned Java is sad.

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Brexit makes life harder for an Internet of Things startup

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Re: CE marking

Or you build in china and ask for the markings.....no serious testing required.

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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Re: If the government had better tests...

Sorry, but that is simply not true

That was the officual explanation. One that failed because pollution failed to diminish on summer, when boilers are mostly not used.

The problem is the buses. They produc several times the amount of nox that they claim to producr, and it shows on streets that are bus only...they are extreme pollution points... Up to a point impossible if the Euro levels were of any use.

The politicians have known this for long, that is why they blocked petitions for on the road tests. Euro pollution leves are little more than industry protections.

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Japan's Brexit warning casts shadow over Softbank ARM promises

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Re: Diplomatic goodbye

Uncertainty is a cost, as it is risk.

So we have a serious problem. But hey, the ppl who mostly voted for brexit will be the first to walk the plank, and it is the first time ever I feel little sympathy for the poor and the uneducated.

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Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

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Re: Well, bears in the woods etc.

Nope, it is not taxed in the US either.

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Larry Page snuffs out ‘too expensive’ Google Fiber project

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Re: Actually an argument for a public utility to own the last mile

Magnificient idea for the rail system.

Only if we could have that in the UK, just imagine how good it would be to have the rails as one company and the trains companies as independent companies, that bid for the different services.

It would be cheaper and more efficient!!

Or it could be a cesspit, and a simple way for banks and politician buddies to make a quick buck from the government, as it has happened in the UK.

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Kaspersky launches its own OS on Russian routers

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Re: Secure router, vulnerable SCADA & ICS behind ?

quite clearly you can-t trust us companies for security reasons.

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Re: Well routing is actually a very simple problem

Yep, gets complicated.

And then, you want a GUI for that right? well, then, are you going to put a config file, have a webserver?

Both are potential attack vectors...

Also, as it has already been suggested, processors have bugs themselves..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/11/memory_hole_roots_intel_processors/

And now you can pawn the bios (ok, UEFI, a really buggy OS on itself)

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WD: Resistance is not futile

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Promises

I am bit fedup with empty promises about flash killer products.

They promise a lot, and all fail to appear as products..

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