* Posts by Zilla

21 posts • joined 4 Jul 2011

British Gas applies to wind up UK colo outfit Alphadex

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It's just a petition at this stage

Yes.

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Piss off, period.

That is all.

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Japanese password protector floods screen with hoax cursors

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WTF?

Re: Easy to defeat.

This is about stopping outside observers from seeing which keys on a software keyboard are being pressed.

I don't think you have a clue what you are talking about.

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Heroku cops to poor tech performance for last THREE YEARS

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FAIL

Re: What's the point of cloud again?

Cloud has never been about standards based.... Because there has never been a single "cloud" standard.

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Good news! UK IT jobs up. Bad news? They're with a bunch of bankers

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Ride the gravy train

As an IT contractor I have great hope for the future of this profession.

The majority of companies I have worked for are totally crippled with permie dead weight that they have no choice but to hire contractors. Layer upon layer of managers all fighting their way up the totem pole leaving the people on the ground apathetic to near comatose levels.

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Samsung's squillionaire supremo scuttles siblings' shares snatch

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presidential pardon

He got a presidential pardon FFS after being convicted of fraud.

What chance did his siblings have of getting any money out of him, clearly he's got friends in high places.

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Oh, Sony, you big tease: Mystery PlayStation reveal date set

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If they offer download distribution they completely ruin the shops that sell these games and the distribution which they rely on to sell the actual console itself.

That and not everyone has the connectivity to download a 25GB game....

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PayPal plugs SQL injection hole, tosses $3k to bug-hunter

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$3k???

What a paltry shitty sum, especially from a company such as Paypal. $3k for such a flaw.... pathetic.

I wonder if it might work for a company such as Paypal to offer a bounty to people able to hack their systems and provide the winners with real money for doing so.

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When your squash partner 'endorses' your coding skills on LinkedIn...

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LinkedIn a waste of time

As far as I'm concerned LinkedIn is nothing but a waste of good time. Time and time again I'm told by my colleagues that I should be on LinkedIn, because ALL the recruiters use it.

The problem is that fundamentally it's a load of horse shit. People use it to craft this image of themselves which in most cases tends to be a complete lie. One particular example is an ex-colleague of mine who I had the misfortune of training some years back, his LinkedIn reads like some epic novel of achievement when in reality he was completely incapable of very basic tasks.

I'm not gonna bother for now, I've never had a problem getting a job through the usual channels and I don't intend to whore myself out to another social media wank fest unless it's absolutely necessary. (that is, every single agent on the planet starts using LinkedIn exclusively)

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Mighty 4 Terabyte whopper crashes down on the desktop

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Maths fail?

>The WD Black 4TB GB hard drives, with capacities ranging from 500G to 4TB, are available through WD's channel now, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $339.00 and at £239.50 in the UK, a cost averaging out to around $10/GB - or a cent for a megabyte. ®

The maths is wrong here. AT 10$ per /GB, the a 4TB drive would cost $40k. Using the figures in the article, a $339 drive with 4TB would mean a cost per GB to be $0.08/GB.

And how long has it been since $10/gb? Surely about 15 years or more?

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How to spot a terrible tech boss within SECONDS

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WTF?

Re: 5 years?

That is a seriously pathetic self imposed blocker to hiring the best person and frankly you are the type of person this article is poking fun at.

It's one of the reasons I contract now because the permanent marketplace is full of people like you who think long term loyalty is the most important thing. It's not. I'd rather have someone who came in for 2 years and worked at a high pace before getting bored, than someone who just plods along playing the long game.

I keep getting offered long term permanent positions in my contract roles because they see the pace and passion I have for the job, what they don't realize is that I am that way precisely because I'm not gonna be sticking around for 5 years.

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5 years?

>You are in effect trusting him or her with your earnings for the next five years...

Forget that. If you want to make money you got to jump ship. I've had 6 IT jobs in 10 years and I'm making 400% more than I did when I first started. Might not work for everyone but I've found it's the quickest way to build up a vast amount of experience and understanding.

Don't be put off by people who tell you that it will look bad on your C.V. There is no point sticking around a dead end job simply to satisfy some imaginary arsehole who might take exception to your work history.

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Carbon fiber MacBooks to appear soon?

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working with

CFRP isn't that easy to work with.

Any patents would related around their moulding process

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Hackers spunk 'pcAnywhere source' after negotiation breakdown

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A bad name?

These guys are clearly Anonymous... isn't that what the entire concept was based on? We are all Anonymous... etc..etc..etc..

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O2 leaks 3G users' mobile numbers to every website visited

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Absolutely shocking

This is terrible.

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Dutch ISP calls the cops after Spamhaus blacklists it

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Spamhaus don't block anything? What a load of....

Spamhaus are a bunch of self righteous tw*ts.

I have had numerous run-ins with them over the years and they have never failed to treat me with contempt and always leave me feeling like I want to smash someones pathetic face in.

I don't spam... in fact I hate spammers, but they don't seem to want to help the situation at all and they are downright obnoxious.

And at the very end of it they sit back and say "we aren't block your mail, play by our rules or go away".

Unfortunately LOTS AND LOTS of people around the world use Spamhaus whether they like it or not because some administrator has decided to subscribe to the Spamhaus feed and treat it as gospel.

Which means when they block your IP.... expect to see at least 40-50% reduction in message delivery, if not more.

I know for a fact that they are all evil b*stards because they once blocked a large international house hold name Charities e-mail server during a large campaign relating to a recent humanitarian disaster. I won't go into specifics but it wasn't the charities fault and it took something like 4 weeks before they finally removed the block.

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Exploit writer spills beans on secret iPhone function

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Removing the debugger...

OBVIOUSLY it means they will only be able to debug older IOS versions that still have the debugger. Taking it out of later releases will mean it's harder to crack those versions of IOS.

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Game graphics could be 100,000 times better

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Add physics and it will fall over...

Lets see them add some physics into this and watch even the fastests quad GPU rig fall over.

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Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part One

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@MeBeTheTim

Honestly that is your own stupid fault. I too use my system for music production and I'm still on Leopard, despite having copies of snow leopard and now Lion for my laptop.

I won't be upgrading my studio machine any time soon because more than likely everything will break.

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Ofcom maps state of UK broadband

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Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink....

Is how I feel living on the Isle of Dogs, surrounded by Datacentres and buckets of connectivity.... yet I can only manage a meager 5mbit.

If I had the money I could pay for some roof space at any of these DC's and get myself a nice 100mbit+ wireless LOS link. Unfortunately that would probably cost me over £5k a month.

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Sony to launch PlayStation 4 in 2012, say moles

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Lies....

Mouse and keyboard works just fine on the PS3. I've played Unreal Tournament on the PS3 with a mouse and keyboard no problem.

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