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* Posts by David Lewis 2

9 posts • joined 22 Aug 2012

Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad

David Lewis 2
Big Brother

Re: The definition of terrorism is too broad

Anyone who isn't me is a "potential" terrorist! TFIFY

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

David Lewis 2
Facepalm

Rather than a Jammer...

Why not install a cell site in every prison to ensure any calls are routed through it?

Then all the calls from the prisoners (aka potential terrorists) can be captured & sent directly to GCHQ/NSA!

Simples.

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Plusnet's 'Everyone's a winner' claim is a plus-sized whopper

David Lewis 2
Facepalm

Double Standards?

So the ASA takes issue when "Everyone" doesn't mean everyone but has no problem when "Unlimited" doesn't actually mean ... well, unlimited?

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Microwaves thrash fibre on speed... if you like two-nines uptime

David Lewis 2

Business Continuity & High Availability

In any such trading environment, where they have plenty of (our) money to burn, I'd expect any sensible business to deploy both simultaneously and just use which ever was fastest for each message.

So 99% of the time they would have the speed benefit of the microwave link, but would fall back to the extra 0.99% availability of the fibre link rather than being down.

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BBC: Monster cargo ship delivers '863 million tins of baked beans'

David Lewis 2
IT Angle

18,000 shipping containers. Now that would make Microsoft a bl**dy big floating data centre!

Power & cooling would be OK. Network connection might be a problem though! Undersea fiberoptic cable?

Interestingly, if it was in international waters, who would have juristiction over the data and applications hosted on it? Maybe it will be a "Mega" ship!

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CIOs: Don't listen to tech vendors on ICT skills, listen to US

David Lewis 2
FAIL

Oh Really?

Would these CIOs be the same ones who take the advice of their own IT professionals over tech vendors?

No, thought not.

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Apple's iOS 6 maps STILL muddle Mildura

David Lewis 2
Facepalm

The Correct Apple Response

To paraphrase another Apple quote ...

Just move the town. It's no big deal!

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Apple updates maps to remove Australia’s ghost-city in the desert

David Lewis 2
Facepalm

To paraphrase another Apple quote ...

Just move the town. It's no big deal!

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Apple's patent insanity infects Silicon Valley

David Lewis 2
Thumb Up

Common Sense

Sadly common sense seem in short supply these days.

Remember the consultants/lawyers motto:

"If you are not a part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem!"

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