* Posts by dogged

4992 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

CIOs aren't loving SAP's HANA. Yep, somebody's afraid of commitment

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Mushroom

CIOs may not like HANA but they still seem to love SAP.

Despite the fact (evidence, I have witnessed this no less 40 times in my career) that whenever a company goes SAP, it inevitably costs them at least 50% above the quoted price for installation, at least 100% over the quoted price for customization to actually make it do what it was sold as doing (but doesn't), an endless outflow of money on keeping it running at all (it still regularly doesn't), a large training budget and even then, it reduces the efficiency of everyone who has to work with it which knocks on to those affect even those who don't, not to mention the customers.

When it's up.

There is no excuse for SAP. It cripples IT budgets, ties up staff on long-winded processes, crashes regularly and has never saved anyone money, ever.

SAP salesmen should shot on sight.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL: Clear thoughts of Continuum with a snazzy camera

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Re: Could have been a winner...

> Spend the same amount of money on an android as this Microsoft crap, and you will get a superb device, with a best in class camera , lightening performance and 2 day battery life.

that you can pwn with a video file or a text message, which crashes regularly and resembles Win3.1 Program Manager.

Whoop de doo.

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Re: So...

> I don't understand why you'd expect any company to deliberately cripple their software to support obsolete hardware.

Because any other company does it for exactly those reasons but Microsoft are eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil.

Apparently.

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Re: So...

> Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME were built on top of MS-DOS, which handled any crashes in its traditional manner of unexpectedly rebooting the machine or locking up.

Like Android.

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Re: Could have been a winner...

> Not to mention lack of folders. And the way that settings are separated from the apps themselves and stuffed in some unsorted list.

I don't disagree, these were problems. But folders have been there since 8.1 and W10M has finally done something decent about the shitty "Settings" arrangement.

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Re: Continuum

> I do wonder what happens if you are using the device as a desktop replacement and need to take (or make) a call?

That was actually a part of the big reveal demo.

You just pick it up and answer it. Everything on the monitor stays the same and you can even talk and type.

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Re: Plus ca change

> But I do want a unified inbox

Good news for you, then.

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Re: Could have been a winner...

> Yeah some versions of Android have vulns. As long as you don't get your apps from a warez website, your chances of being affected by them are close to zero.

Stagefright.

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Re: Doomed .....

> If someone could only bring the "old" Microsoft back ......

Steve Ballmer's Microsoft? Not the Microsoft that opens up its source code and releases (free) dev environments for OSX and linux then.

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that whole Continuum thing completely passed you by, didn't it?

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Re: Could have been a winner...

> However the ignorant public would likely buy it by the milllion...

I doubt that. It doesn't have an Apple on it or a Samsung logo.

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Re: the main question is...

Yes and yes.

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Re: Would I buy this

> Still an incomplete answer looking for a question no-one is asking...

That's pretty much word-for-word what the Reg's commentariat said about the Surface.

Surface seems to be selling quite well these days.

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I found that Win10 Mobile on a Lumia 930 initially produced extraordinary battery life and then started burning power like it was a space heater.

Beyond that, the only real issue with it was that it killed Skype (non-functional) but oddly, not Lync. Anyone who isn't an absolute email junky is unlikely to share Andrew's concerns. This also explains why he seems to like Blackberry so much.

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Enraged Brits demand Donald Trump UK ban

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Re: @Go polish your guns

> perhaps santa will bring you a new justice bringer if you're really good

Remember, Americans! Only 12 mass shootings til Christmas!

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Microsoft drops internal PowerShell tests on GitHub

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Re: What the world needs now

it's a good thing you post as AC because your apparent inability to comprehend that point of the article along with your equally apparent preference for blind prejudice over actually trying anything new means nobody in the industry would ever hire you.

I know it's not actually real, you're trying to look cool for the linux trolls and you do that by posting insults to anything that's not *nix while failing to ever add any technical content of your own. Brownshirt mentality. You'll grow out of it. Hopefully.

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Re: So would it be possible?

Bugger :)

And no, in this case it won't matter. These are the unit tests, not the automated or user tests. All they do is verify that various bits of code do what they were designed to do and nothing more.

Unit tests are useful for design, for code integrity and for regression testing. They're not any form of functional test.

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Re: So would it be possible?

@Steve Davies 3 -

Are you suggesting that opening the source of your code makes it insecure?

If so, how long have you been living in 1997?

(A fiver says you only think it's insecure if MS do it).

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Re: Um?

> We put our new code on Git, but you can't get it. But give us input.

Uh no. You don't use Git, do you?

More like " we put our code on new Git, you can have it, you can't check in changes to it".

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Windows Phone won't ever succeed, says IDC

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Re: Well, duh!

I don't actually care how often you downvote me, you little mass-downvoting prick - almost certainly not you, ShellLuser - it's still free.

So fuck off.

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Re: Simplistic analysis

>Exactly what 'sector' do you think that is

High-end productivity tablet.

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Re: Simplistic analysis

@Vic - the iPad Pro is a (new) competitor in a sector that didn't exist until MS created it.

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Re: Well, duh!

> But I became horribly disappointed when I learned that the only way to dive into this new hobby of mine was to buy a developers license for E 100,- with Microsoft.

It's free now.

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Re: Simplistic analysis

The iPad Pro says you're wrong, Mr Plinston.

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>> The RTM is out now

>is it? I haven't seen any information to that effect

Straight question, downvote... Oh, I get it! A person with severe learning difficulties has noticed I said things about Android which were not complimentary and also true and so s/he is downvoting everything I say, even straightforward questions which actually draw doubt on the statement of somebody advocating WP!

You poor thing. I hope your carer gives you a lovely cuddle later.

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Re: Does anyone think this is a good thing?

Actually, I think SQL Server became popular because the only thing worse than Microsoft licensing is Oracle licensing. And it's way, way worse. Terrifyingly so.

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Re: 640?

> Are you telling us that 640 should be enough [phone] for anyone?

Well played, sir.

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> Plus, with Android especially, there's more to it than phones/tablets.

That's true, there's malware, antivirus, Stagefright and apps that monitor every last thing you do as well as notifying you every time the system clock ticks.

Fuck android.

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Re: One app stops me using WinPho

This seems quite well reviewed. It's not free though.

GPS to Grid

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> A phone is more than just a "phone". That's the bigger picture.

Not really. In most cases, a phone is a phone, a camera, a browser, a mail client and an IM client. That's not actually much more than my poor old Motorola V3xx could do. Modern phones just do it on a nicer screen so that Facebook looks nice for the masses.

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Re: Does anyone think this is a good thing?

> When Microsoft succeeds in a market they consolidate their success by eliminating choice.

Bullshit.

They've got successful products in the form of Office, SQL Server, Azure, XBox... does anyone see the utter lack of competition in productivity suites, databases, cloud services and games consoles?

No? Didn't think so.

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> The RTM is out now

is it? I haven't seen any information to that effect.

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Re: Who wants a phone with no apps

I counted and discovered I use about six regularly, including banking, satnav, silent circle phone, browser, protonmail, IM and a white noise generator that does actually help my little kids go to sleep (by saving me from going "shhhhh" for half an hour which gets pretty dull).

I currently have an Android phone (Blackphone 2) but would cheerfully go back to Windows because much as I love the Blackphone's security features and hardware, Android is a bag of shit.

So basically, fuck your apps. They are not a selling point when the OS is as unwieldy, unfriendly and insecure as Android.

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Is is possible....

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Is is possible....

to do something about the occasional cretin who disagrees with a thing you say (STOP NOT HATING WHAT I HATE!) and then goes through your post list downvoting absolutely everything regardless of what it's about or what the topic is?

Because frankly, it's getting a little old.

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HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

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The Dead Horse.

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Bitcoin inventor Satoshi 'outed' as Aussie, then raided by cops – but NOT over BTC

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Re: False Modesty.

Is there evidence or is that just normal nerd-libel?

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From Zero to hero: Why mini 'puter Oberon should grab Pi's crown

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Re: Author comment -- could you lot miss the point any more widely?

> that language should not be C or any relative or derivative of C, because C is old, outmoded and there are better tools

I think you and i are going to fall out over this comment.

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Re: https://sites.google.com/site/libby8dev/fignition

does £3.89 seem unreasonable?

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Re: Meh

> You appear to be obsessed about teaching 'Operating System Design and Implementation'. That is a rather niche area in University courses. Certainly there have been several operating systems developed within the constraint of being all done in a single language. But this is hardly a place to start teaching computing.

While I agree with you completely, it would be rather nice if there was a small, cheap board available for the purpose of learning of exactly how Operating Systems work.

To trot out the horrible hackneyed car example, people know about gearboxes because of push-bikes and they know about the basic principles of the internal combustion engine - expansion of gasses driving pistons etc - from physics classes but operating systems are relegated to "magic".

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Windows' Nemesis: Pre-boot malware pwns payment processors

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Re: @Tanner

not sure if trolling or actually mental

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Re: Secure Boot

@Panopticon - do you go into supermarkets and shout at the cheese?

(everyone back away slowly, there are clearly some issues here).

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Meh

Re: I've seen its like before

> Mine has the Android PDA in the pocket.

Because obviously, Android is secure and doesn't slurp your data.

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Re: Secure Boot

> Couldn't you make it to the end of the first sentence in the article?

I did but the article was tripe. A bootkit doesn't care what OS you're running (SecureBoot and TPM aside). The specific malware in this instance may be a Win32 variant but it could just as easily be anything else - it's use of the vector that's important. In fact, the prevalence of SecureBoot and TPM is likely to make this vector more an issue for systems which do not make use of those.

Please note that most popular linux distros can be SecureBoot enabled very easily.

It would benefit most users if commentards ceased to scream about how "unfair" SecureBoot is and instead pointed people toward this helpful article.

(Many) Other articles are available.

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Re: Secure Boot

> (clue: it does boot)

As per our test data here with altered Windows executables, no, it doesn't.

That's enough FUD, thank you.

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Trollface

Re: Secure Boot

Obviously the solution is to switch everything to linux* immediately because everything runs on linux and if it doesn't then everything runs perfectly on WINE and linux doesn't get viruses or trojans and linux is (somehow) immune to pre-boot malware.

Everybody knows that. This is clearly a Winblows problem, and I expected it's related to Microslurp stealing all your data. The headline makes that much clear.

*Mint, of course. You have to recommend Mint because it's a Reg Forum Bylaw.

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Alleged Silk Road architect arrested in Thailand

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Re: Pay?

> Apart from the moral side - where does the purported freedom to take what drugs you like fit with trying to kill the people you work with - this is not a very good rate of pay.

I thought the point was that it was a little late for Ulbricht to be developing scruples.

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France mulls tighter noose around crypto

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The whole point of terrorism is to change how people behave and react.

If you do anything other than simply treat incidences as the crimes they are - yes, we don't need new laws, all this terrorism stuff is already illegal - you lose. Because they made you afraid.

I am not afraid.

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Oh, piss off AC.

When the "bad guys" are nonobvious then you treat them like every other nonobvious threat of similar probability. Which means, in the case of terrorism, that you ignore it exactly the way you ignore the risk of your wardrobe killing you (which is statistically higher).

Unless you're some kind of incurable neurotic coward.

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Re: Technical ignorance at its best (worst)?

> So, does "shared connections" include NAT, and in particular, carrier grade NAT that ISPs seem to find so popular these days?

Since the idea is to make every user identifiable by IP address, I'm going with a strong "yes". Hence the imminent collapse of all French government IT systems.

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Putin's Russia outlaws ECHR judgments after mass surveillance case

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Re: If Russia's surveillance is incompatible,

Because the UK's contains gagging clauses. Although the UK will be performing mass surveillance, it will be illegal for you to know about it. If you have any details about it, as in specifics that could be used for an ECHR case, it will be illegal for you to divulge them. The act of bringing a case at the ECHR thus becomes illegal.

This is actually true.

I am actually surprised that Putin didn't think of it.

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