* Posts by Aitor 1

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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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Google AdSense abused to distribute Android spyware

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Re: yep, I just responded to myself.

Ad networks SHOULD be great.

The problem is they are way to greedy, both the advertisers and the networks.

Only properly identified individuals should be able to send anything else than a static image, and the networks should be legally responsible (in practice, not just theory) for sending malware.

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League of lawsuits: Game developer sues cheat-toting website

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Re: Devops

Riot is not barely breaking even. They are sooo busy counting the money...

Detecting the bots is very easy...

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Heavy hand

When cheats start, they start with bugs.

Let them cheat, detect them wait a month , and ban them forever bases on windows licence, etc

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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Re: The 'We thought you might like' conundrum

I can improve that.

My wife went to a hen party last week, and of course they bought penis like straws.

Big mistake: buy them through amazon (I have prime).

Now if I open amazon @work I can see penises!!

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Thieves can wirelessly unlock up to 100 million Volkswagens, each at the press of a button

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Is this a joke?

If you publish a paper, other scientists must be able to reproduce your claims, and you must basically prove what you say.. no key no prove.

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Acer: 'We made a profit!' Yeah, but your sales figures are shrinking

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Re: a perfect example

Crap support and quality, even in high price laptops is something people remember.

My wife bought a 1200£ laptop from them.. and they disabled virt support on a bios update (one that fixed serious issues), and also requested AMD not to support the discrete GPU in that model.

Of course, they wont relase drivers themselves after two years... great.

these things give you a (bad) name.

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Email proves UK boffins axed from EU research in Brexit aftermath

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Re: The votes here say a lot about the posters...

So a UK university is wasting public funds, and the problem lies in he EU.

Great.

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Privacy warriors drag GCHQ into Euro human rights court over blanket spying, hacking

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Nice people.

These nice people are the ones that vote for Brexit, and most of them are the ones who will suffer more.

I can't feel bad for them.

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California to put all your power-hungry PCs on a low carb(on) diet

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Re: Hair dryers and vacuum cleaners next?

Vacuum cleaners were nerfed here in the EU.. expect the same to happen in the US.

I have a bronze PSU, and I willl NEVER recoup the cost.. from a decent PSU to a "green PSU" the difference is about 2-5% efficiency.

If your rig draws 75W, and you use it 40 hours a day, 5 days a week for eleven months a year for five years, that us 165KWh. If we save 5%, that is 8.25KWh, or about 1.32$.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to recoup the cost.

It is way better to use low power CPUs than high efficiency PSUs.

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PHP flaws allowed God mode access to top smut site

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Re: What I want to know.

Illegal, so what? they just hire another company to do a "background check", from outside the EU, and all happy, except the idiot who shares that.

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Official: AMD now stands for Avoiding Miserable Death

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Re: Kept going by PS4?

Today they just cant compete with intel, and have plenty of trouble competing against nvidia.

The thing is, the desktop is almost dead except for high performance computers, and most computers are bottom of the barrel.

Arm looks like the winner in the medium term... I would NOT be a long term investor on amd shares...

Arm looks like the winner here

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UK employers still reluctant to hire recent CompSci grads

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Re: Interesting...

Kids these days have no clue about pointers, or how the processor works, etx. This leads to extremely inefficient code.

So we put them to do the JavaScript part, as hey, that goes on the client's budget.

We all do it, so tje result is the frontend ppl get less pay, and this means it attracts less talent... Not a good thing.

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Re: He said the F word

I moved to the uk because it is park of the european union.

Had I wanted to be discriminated I would have decided to go to Australia, and if I wanted plenty of money with little security, the US is a better choice for me, and an easy one as my wife is a US citizen.

So here I am, in the uk, we bought a house and the country de decided to self inflict itself a looong divorce.

As for the article, I would rather hire somebody with experience for more money than a just minted engineer. It is way better for the business, and for me

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Re: The only thing any diploma can prove ...

The London people have done all they could to destroy IT, as it was a threat to them. Bean counters and oxbridge ppl with the correct surnames have won.

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MPs tell BT: Lay more fibre or face split with Openreach

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Re: Apples vs Oranges

FTTP would last 75 years, FTTC lasts 37 at best, and only if there are no cuts in the cable. It is prone to galvanic corrosion.

Also, FTTC needs further investment that the FTTP soes not require.

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VMware's past holds the key to the future of Microsoft's Azure Stack

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Licensing problem

I like Oracle and Microsoft products.

But these days, licensing costs just can't justify using them.

Oracle has good products that make it too easy to use "enterprise" parts of them so the price jumps 10x, and they you are out of compliance, etc. Avoid.

Microsoft.. you need an specialist to know the price, and even then, nothing is sure... also, they really love to charge per seat, and pricing only makes sense if you go fully into microsoft products.. An please dont mention SAP.

So now many people are going to SaS.. Why? In maby cases, licensing..it is just cheaper for them.. running your own high availability system paying oracle et al is way more expensive... and doing it yourself requires talent, and talent reuires money.

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AMD promises code fix for power-hungry Radeon RX 480 GPU

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Ahem

So you want to go back to the old argumente eh?

It was a 32bit card that saved space space and power by dithering to 16 bit and then upscaling.. they claimed 22 bit and was almost 24bit quality.

That said, the quality difference on "normal" quality CRTs of the time was very similar between 16 bit and 24bit. Yoo needed an Eizo or a Trinitron to see the difference.

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AWS works on 'urgent' deals for UK customers as £ dips against $

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They just won't try to contact us

We have to strike a 10.000 pound deal with a cloud provider, and we can't even get them on the phone.

They don't appaer to be interested, so they have discarded themselves as providers.

I know it is not a big amount of money, but it should be enough for someone to just call us.

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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

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of course

But then again, they could have filmed him and use incapacitating gas.

Quite obviously the purpose was to kill him, not to detain him.

While some people may be happy, the correct thing on a country where the rule of law works is to put people to trial. And a fair one.

Now, he can end up being a martyr, and he proved his point.

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New DNA 'hard drive' could keep files intact for millions of years

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Re: What could go wrong?

DNA Foundries wont produce viruses as they blast your sequences to prevent you from doing these things.

And it is a bit sad that yesterday was SynBioBeta activate on Edinburgh, openning of a DNA foundry in Edinburgh and Synthetic Yeast 2.0 annual meeting also in Edinburgh, and no news about it.

Also, I do not want to diminish the excellet work at UW, but you could name the DNA manufacterer, they are quite proud about being able to fulfill the DNA order from Microsoft.

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Microsoft: Enterprise Advantage will be 'a step in quite a long journey to modernize our licensing'

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Re: Moore's law of Microsoft

Not only complexity, prices also go up.

And if you start buying from them, it is very difficult to go away from them....

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Here's how police arrested Lauri Love – and what happened next

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Re: Time to stop this

Yet getting out of the EU forces the UK to deal with our "friends" on an almost "begging" situation, and it is the ppl who think like you who mostly voted out of the EU.

I just don't understand why not trusting UK politicians == giving them more power.

Note: I don't want to imply taht you voted yes or no, or that you voted.

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Re: Although the burden of proof lies with Love

One of the reasons we had to get away from the Human Rights Court.

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Can Ireland's grid green satisfy Facebook and Apple?

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Re: Oh dear

That is the reason you should diversify, and have storage.

And also, upgrade your systems: it is not the 70s anymore, even if most electric grid managers seem to be firmly anchored in those times.

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Microsoft: Give us better staff

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Re: The Indian Education System

Ok I will post in non-anon.

Many of the results they publish are non repeatable. So many people I know check the results, and if they come from India, discard them. This is terrible for science, as I am sure there are plenty of really usefull papers coming from India.

Their IT products are similar, and my guess is: it is a cultural problem. I have Indian colleagues who are excellent and some of them were trained in India, some in the UK.

Note: in my team there are ppl from all over the world, and mos of them are excellent, many are better than me in problem solving, I just have the advantage of experience, so I "solve" the problem knowing how to solve it.. experience is important.

Note: low cost IT sobcontranting in India is going to get you the bottom of the barrel ppl from India, and bottom of the barrel there is really bad.

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Fear and Brexit in Tech City: Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown

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Re: The current plan does not matter

Ignoring the referendum would be terrible,undemocratic and germany and france have already hinted that they would treat the referendum as an Article 50 invocation. It makes sense, as all politicians said they would implement the will of the people.

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Gun-jumping French pols demand rapid end to English in EU

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Re: Interesting observation...

They know each others languages, but refuse to do so.

I have seen it happen, also in Belgium and it is just ridiculous.

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Me

I speak English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Basque.

And my wife speaks both english and Spanish.

I speak daily with a greek work colleage.. in both english and french.

Still, english is a good "universal" language, but do remember that for centuries the language used in diplomacy was french..

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Re: Good idea

The same happens with the lovely and nice people in the UK.

But both vote for politicians that deliver misery to others, and they don't care, so, in fact, not so nice at all.

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Brexit government pledge sought to keep EU-backed UK science alive

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Re: "Hook demanded an immediate pledge"

Yes, great, because that worked SO well for Cuba...

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Re: "Hook demanded an immediate pledge"

They aren´t happy as the cost for their economies has been huge.

But now they want us to go out as soon as possible.

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Brexit: More cash for mobile operators or consumers? Pick one

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Re: UK legislation

Please stop with the unlected lies.

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UK's education system blamed for IT jobs going to non-Brits

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Pay more.

Pay more. There, fixed it for you.

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