* Posts by Ken 16

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DRONE ALONE: US Navy secretary gives up on manned fighters

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Re: All will be well then...

They'll probably lease the F-35's for an annual fee and keep them in service as long as the B-52's, that'll allow the politicians to keep that promise and Lockheed Martin to make their profits.

One last Carrier will be preserved with F-35's as a museum and it's antiquated systems will be all that keep it safe from the Drone attack so that it can lead humanity to a new home...oh wait, that's just a TV programme.

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Because the server room is certainly no place for pets

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Let the man talk

He's invented a marketing term 'Toxic IT' which can underpin a business case for transferring working IT systems to a virtual environment giving work for infrastructure people, application developers doing compatibility work, hordes of test teams...

OK, you'll wind up paying more for a system i partition on an AIX server than to keep your AS/400 running and your old backup tapes won't work, plus you need to upgrade versions of every piece of software and any savings will be passed to your hosting environment and reflected (slightly) in next years contract renegotiation BUT it's in a good cause.

Next week...LIMPET IT (TM pending) when you've stuck all your old IT in VMs and now they're so non-standard that no cloud provider can host them.

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Timeout, Time Lords: ICANN says there is only one kind of doctor

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Devil

Re: "legitimate medical practitioners"

They didn't go to Evil School for 7 years to be called 'Mister'

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PernixData chap: We are to storage as Alfred Nobel was to dynamite

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Re: "...as Alfred Nobel was to dynamite"

No, just making loads of money and using it all to endow scientific and humanitarian research, obviously.

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

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Alien

Even seen how much an Oysterquartz.goes for?

"gathering dust quickly as technology marches on, when the battery falters, etc. With your Rolex, there's always another mug"

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Hear him! Hear him!

Waistcoats are essential and indeed I choose my phones on the basis that they fit into my waistcoat watch pocket or the ticket pocket on my jacket.

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World’s oldest IT dining society breaks into the House of Lords

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Holmes

Damn good show.

All good IT decisions are made over a liquid lunch, time UK Government IT policy was set the same way.

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‪Obama criticises China's mandatory backdoor tech import rules

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Headmaster

Re: ha

HTC isn't from THAT China.

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Storm in a K-Cup: My SHAME over the eco-monster I created, says coffee pod inventor

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Holmes

upvote for the ChapHop reference,

even though I'm a Mr B. partisan my own self.

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Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware ... what we need is a UN privacy watchdog!

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Gis a job?

I can do that.

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Prestwick, naturally

Already cleared by NASA for Shuttle recovery, it's stupidly long and pretty isolated (but with rail links for bringing in the heavy bits.

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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New Yacht?

One up on Larry Ellison...

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Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

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Holmes

Doomed, but I want one

Because of it's swipe UI, I see the Jolla Tablet as the logical successor to my Blackberry Playbook. I am however a tragically limited market. (Parse that how you will)

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Have it all: BlackBerry to port crown jewels to iPhone, Android

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Re: Should have made Android handsets in the first place

Only if they can reproduce the BB10 UI

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Churchill's blood valued at £560,000. Take that Stalin!

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How many clones?

How many little Boys from Blenheim can the 1922 committee clone from that?

I assume the toil, tears & sweat will reach the podium in the near future.

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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I'm a big fan of WPS Office

As the only office suite which runs on Linux and which successfully interprets MS Word formatting, comments and changes.

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UN negotiations menaced by THOUSANDS of TOPLESS LADIES with MAYONNAISE

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Big Brother

or maybe Benny Hill is still on TV there?

And those are the risks you take coming to the decadent West.

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Want to find LOVE online? Make sure your name is high up in the alphabet

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"Your plastic pal who's fun2bwith"

Marvin, according to the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

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Swedish National Font marches to the sound of whalesong

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Re: Words on flags ...

It's a bit insensitive of you to be annoyed at people in distress. It's a cry for help really.

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Are virtualisation and the cloud SNUFFING OUT traditional backup software?

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Holmes

How do you recover?

Where do you recover to?

How long does data recovery take?

How do your staff access?

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Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

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Trollface

Re: Google can't win

Yes, they smell of pee too.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Devil

Re: Stop and think a bit, please...

It's a VM so just bump up the disk allocation, migrate it to a new host, keep it running forever.

BTW: Is a VM a Device or a Node (cue Archimate digression)?

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Come and Twiddle Tek Gear's one handed keyboard

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Meh

It sounds like a dead end to me.

One company, one proprietary product with a high price and a steep adoption curve. I'm sure it's wonderful for those who've made the investments involved but I can't see it breaking through to every office.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Windows

How many of those 4.5 million jobs were within Deloittes?

Anyway, I thought Facebook users were all retired?

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Just WHY is the FBI so sure North Korea hacked Sony? NSA: *BLUSH*

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Re: @Dan Paul

Coventry

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Black Helicopters

More impressive still

if they ran the whole Sony hack from the North Korean servers

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What will happen to the oil price? Look to the PC for clues

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OPEC are subsidising the current crash in oil prices in order to kill the fracking industry and retain their dominant market position.

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MI5 boss: We NEED to break securo-tech, get 'assistance' from data-slurp firms

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Where the people are personally known to each other, able to meet and talk in person and, perhaps, not as technically savvy as El Reg readers, there's no reason there would be any online evidence.

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Notebook news: Dell does density, but Lenovo's a lot lighter

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Re: Ye Olde Weights and Measures

Thanks, I have no clue what pounds, gills, furlongs translate to. In fact, I thought there only were three bears.

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ISS Robonaut gets LEGLESS ... in spaaaace

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Terminator

It needs legs to brace for recoil

especially with a gun in each hand...

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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Like a Bristol 408 or a Facel Vega?

or indeed a bunch of US cars.

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If Europe is against US's Irish email grab, it must pipe up now

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It's already illegal for them to pass on personal sensitive data without the permission of the data owner or a warrant from an Irish court (or direction from the Minister of Justice, reviewed by a judge).

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Re: Major update cockup?

Don't tell him that he's in Europe, he'll get upset.

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Ladies and trolls: Should we make cyberbullying a crime? – Ireland

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Paris Hilton

Does guessing someones password count as 'Hacking' now?

The 1991 act refers to damage to data. Opening a social media site using a password doesn't really hit that bar, even if the 'guess' is technically assisted.

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Software-defined everything: So, WHEN is the 'future'?

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Meh

awareness of security management

I would say this approach is limited by the lowest common denominator, usually the security and risk audit people, who take the most conservative approach to meeting decade old regulatory requirements. As with most things cloudy, SDDC is fine for Web 2.0 start-ups building to take advantage but less so for established businesses.

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Starship Troopers beat Aliens, Robots AND Chuck Norris to WIN in a FIGHT

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Pirate

Having watched November Man and Non Stop on a recent flight

I think 'elderly Irishmen' should be rated.

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Social sniffer predicts which Nigerian prince has the best chance of scamming you

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Happy

Really cool!

I'll be fascinated as results emerge. This isn't sarcasm, the idiots evolve faster than the proofing and too much security effort is devoted to locking down networks rather than behaviors.

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Penguin porn? NO! Linux folk in #LCA2015 standoff

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Linux

probably little to do with penguins?

I refer my learned colleague to Rules 34 and 46.

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Microsoft tries to defend Irish servers from US g-men invasion, again

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Re: Good on Microsoft

AFAIK MS have 2 DC's in Ireland, not aware of any others in Europe but their Azure TOS say data will be held on customers primary and secondary sites _and_ a DR site, implying that is outside of EU.

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Re: Good on Microsoft

I'm sure that MS have a disaster recovery image of the data in question within US jurisdiction but, of course, the court didn't ask for that.

Why wouldn't the US cooperate if, for example, China wanted to subpoena data held in a US data centre by a Chinese citizen subject to prosecution?

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'Why do Register commentards get so frothy-mouthed?' Thus started WW3

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Holmes

have you thought about getting out more?

We've all THOUGHT about it...

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Yes, Obama has got some things wrong on the internet. But so has the GOP

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Paris Hilton

american politics

*shrug*

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Government locked into £330m Oracle contract until 2016

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Trollface

"save up to £600m per year in savings"

and instead they're spending it in spendings?

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Google? Microsoft? What the heck do they do in cloud?

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Re: The main problem with the cloud...

Thank you for this comment.

The other part of the equation, if you are that big company/startup with a product that's cloud-able and it takes off, graph at which point it makes sense to own your infrastructure vs rent it and subtract the purchasing lead times to figure out when to initiate your own data centre project. You will have designed the application so it can go hybrid cloud or in-house if required, won't you?

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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Meh

I'm a big fan of WPS Office

Libreoffice is just a bit bloated for an SSD install.

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Hawking: RISE of the MACHINES could DESTROY HUMANITY

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Re: Dear Stephen

Fry?

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Man asks internet for $1k for pebbles. INTERNET SAYS YES

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Trollface

Re: Water wastage? FFS!

perhaps if they were sterilised in alcohol?

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Legendary Brit physicist Stephen Hawking gets full Intel comms refresh

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WTF?

"Intel integrated technology British predictive text company SwiftKey"?

I'm sure the man himself would have expressed the message more clearly and succinctly.

I'm still circling the sentence without divining meaning.

"Intel integrated technology British predictive text company SwiftKey, which contacted the chip giant after reading about its plans to develop the new system. "

Is integrated the verb there?

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While the web stares at cat pics, the glue of the internet is being shifted from US govt control

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Headmaster

Who is this public who may comment?

Perhaps a link in the article to facilitate commentard feedback?

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Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT

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Meh

9/12

ie: I got the ones requiring knowledge about american people wrong.

I would expect from the title that the quiz be a bit more technical.

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