* Posts by Ken 16

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Scottish MP calls for drone-busting eagles

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Genetic modifications?

If they can be made big enough, they can defend Scottish airspace after Engxit.

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Microsoft: Yes, we are going to kill off Enterprise Agreements

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Re: Then again...

Upvote for the NTNOCN reference, one of my all-time favourites.

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Danish Sith Lord fined in Galactic Republic rumpus

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Re: unspecified techniques

Danish Police? Maybe asking politely but repeatedly...

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Axe to fall on staff at IBM's Global Technology Services 'this Friday'

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cognitive cloud service provider?

What DOES fit that description?

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Apparently we have to give customers the warm fuzzies ... How the heck do we do that?

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Renault tank?

That's an FT not a CX, isn't it?

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Islamic fundamentalists force Yorkshire IT shop to chop off brand

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I've got my Archer baseball cap

"Limited Edition" now Archer doesn't work for the International Secret Intelligence Service.

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Government in-sourcing: It was never going to be that easy

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Requirements

Designers define requirements, Architects QA them, PM's change control them and Finance don't pay if they're not me.

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Not as Directors

But as an architect I expect to report directly to the Director and spend significant time ensuring they understand the technical implications of their decisions. That's the job.

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No, that Linux Keyrings bug isn't in '66 per cent of Android devices'

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at least 66.6% of iPhones not possessed by Satan

Good news, relatively.

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Bigger than Safe Harbor: Microsoft prez vows to take down US gov in data protection lawsuit

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And how do they get legal access to a data centre in Ireland?

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LastPass's password-shuffling rival Dashlane gets a makeover

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Inappropes!

That is figuratively the most tasteless image I've seen on a Register story.

*actually I'm just pissed because I used a clip from Molehunt as intro to an IT security class I gave a few years ago

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Eight-billion-dollar Irish tax bill looms over Apple

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"close approximation to Whisky", now you're taking the **e

What's that, lighter fluid?

Whiskey is much more drinkable.

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Re: The cash

Ask them anything you want, they won't give a straight answer.

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China names the date for dark side moon landing

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..so long as they don't disturb the alien base.

Or at least keep it a secret if they do.

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Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

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Hence the poignant lyric

"Do they know it's Christmas at all?"

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Stephen Hawking reckons he's cracked the black hole paradox

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One of the fundemental particles of æther

and without which there could be no ectoplasm. Soft photons are issued by the decay of phlogiston.

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Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!

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2GB?

That's a bit big, isn't it?

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Petit a petit, l’oiseau fait son nid: AWS to open data center in Montreal

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Oh yeah, Mister Wizard, you know, eh?

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Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!

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Re: Well, obviously ...

To the person with a hammer, every problem looks like someone who needs to be hit with a hammer until they bloody fix it!

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Beware the terrorist drones! For they are coming! Pass new laws!

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Re: Drones...

Remember when the MoD were selling Vulcans off for £200?

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Discworld fans stake claim to element 117

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Down with this sort of Thing!

Steady on Now!

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It's replicant Roy Batty's birthday – but hey, where's my killer robot?

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Re: The Tyrell Corporation...

Is that a Game of Thrones reference?

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I don't think he could remember either

and not just on New Years

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Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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Re: Calling Ben Goldacre

Well done getting served, I was refused entry to an Irish pub in Chicago, by an (Irish accented) doorman because my non-US (Irish) passport wasn't sufficient proof of age. I was 40 at the time.

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Smartphone hard, dudes, like it’s the end of the world!

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I keep buying cheap phones, I change them like watches

My latest two over Christmas > one was a mystery brand from China but the real winner as a 'party phone' and all round backup was the €50 I spent on eBay for an old Blackberry 9900. Never mind the features, feel the build quality!

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Foetuses offered vaginal music streaming service

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Bluetooth or GTFO

"The post is required, and must contain letters."

Postman Pat?

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Microservices are not the same thing as components

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Bloody software engineers

I learned that it's possible to model components at any level of granularity so a micro-service could be a component or it could be an application using a number of components, one of which provides a system interface.

Personally, I'd model a micro-service as a deployable unit because I come from the operational side of the house and I'd let the software people do the component mapping because they enjoy that sort of thing.

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LogMeIn adds emergency break-in feature to LastPass

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Active Directory integration?

Anyone had good experiences with LastPass Enterprise alternatives having AD integration?

Main requirement doesn't accept the usual tokens so MS solution is out.

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Who wants a classic ThinkPad with whizzy new hardware? Lenovo would just love to know

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Re: ME! Oh ME! MeohmeohmeohMEEEE!

4Gb RAM at least, 250MB SSD, 15.5" screen + even bigger battery option

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Brit cuffed for Kyrgyz 'horse penis' sausage quip

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The article doesn't say that it was deep fried...

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CIOs, what does your nightmare before Christmas look like?

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hard dangerous things are done by people with superficial understanding

Who else would willingly do hard dangerous things?

*on the SQL select all, I've never seen that but have seen UI designers read all records from a very very large table indeed using the same select statement used to retrieve a single record, but using it sequentially many times.

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Hillary Clinton says for crypto 'maybe the back door is the wrong door'

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Soundtrack > Bill Clinton's "Back Door Man" on Sax

<letters></letters>

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Man faces 37 years for sarcastic post insulting royal dog

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"American English"

So is entrée but it doesn't mean what you think it means.

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NZ unfurls proposed new flag

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Re: Yes please

Why don't they have a Sandwich on their flag?

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You mean the People's Democratic Republic of West Scotland

The Principality of East Scotland will have it's own flag

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Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre

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Re: I wonder if...

Since it's harder to buy sharks and cyberneticists are really expensive, best have the lasers waiting just in case...

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IT salary not enough? Want to make £10,000 a DAY?

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Re: Have you tried

..d leaving it off? That works for security.

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Re: Dilemma

The OS doesn't matter, aside from standardising so the staff know how to work them and can apply the same fixes to them. Also there's no point identifying a risk unless you offer options to contain it. If your options make sense you may get the work to apply them too - kerching!

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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yes, how very dare you

Some pork-porkers have excellent educations, please retract!

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you mean

...that's listening to a voice that's outside your head?

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IBM kills Hack A Hair Dryer women-in-tech vid after backlash

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Mrs Slocum

What could you possibly find offensive about pussy?

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Marie Curie

Not sure she used a hair dryer...not after the radium work anyway.

* getting my lab coat, hair fallen out

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Microsoft Office 365, Azure portals offline for many users in Europe

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you can't even log a support ticket

There are currently no KNOWN issues preventing you from signing into Office365

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Brit hardware hacker turns Raspberry Pi Zeros into selfie slayers

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never going to give you up

Or a proxy replacing the uploaded photo or video with another?

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Are you the keymaster? Alternatives in a LogMeIn/LastPass universe

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AD Sync and Browser Integration

I'm currently looking for a solution to simulate single sign on to a remotely hosted web application which has it's own internal user management and doesn't take any of the usual (SAML/JWT) tokens.

LastPass was on the cards but I'm happy to hear alternatives. Who's used something that validates users with an in-house AD before releasing credentials to the browser?

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Bringing discipline to development, without causing pain

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comp[aring Apples, Oranges, Durian

Code management is a Software Development process, all the things mentioned in the last section are Operational Architecture. Putting in Security, Availability, Performance etc. has to happen regardless of whether it's Agile, Waterfall or Basic with lots of GOTO's.

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German ex-pat jailed for smearing own pat all over Cork apartment

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Re: "extraordinary" and "bizarre",

"A psychiatrist...speculated the German man might have been suffering from depressive episodes"

If he is speculating rather than offering a professional opinion, that suggests he isn't the court appointed psychiatrist or an expert witness and hasn't met the man. The DPP wouldn't prosecute if he didn't pass an examination for fitness to stand trial and any defence counsel would produce evidence of mental illness if any was found by expert witnesses.

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Russian nuke plant operator to build on-site data centre

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What's the problem?

Lots of power, opportunity to share cooling, good security, educated operators...

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So why exactly are IT investors so utterly clueless?

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Arse wipe phone cover?

A flexible and absorbent phone cover* would be more welcome, in case of emergencies.

*no charge, sir - take it and do with it as you will

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HPE to open private London drinking club

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Your HP engraved Tankard is very cheap

But they'll overcharge you for the refills!

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