* Posts by ToddR

193 posts • joined 25 Oct 2012

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The fracking oil price drop whacked Panasas – who's next in energy IT?

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Re: Who's next?

Well said Sir

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Re: Who's next?

I assume synthetic fuel isn't created from Hygrogen and carbon, but using something like methane, or even a heavier hydocarbon such as ethane, propane, etc...........octane is petrol!

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Snowden bag-carrier Miranda's detention was lawful – UK appeal court

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Re: so basically...

It is if you incorporate laws from abroad and then enshrine them in UK law.

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BUT that bit of the law is in breach of ECHR?

No, incompatible with not in breach of ECHR

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@2460 Something

You are so wrong, judges irritate the government of the day on a weekly basis. Go live in China.

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Amnesty International accuses tech giants of battery bastardry

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Re: So

I have no Apple products at all, but sadly do buy microwave bags of quinoa and rice :)

If it gets any worse I may end up listening to U2 and Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, then again nah I wont

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Eight-billion-dollar Irish tax bill looms over Apple

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$8Billion

Chickenfeed, it's what dopey HP throw away every time they make an acquisition.

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Re: Penalties?

Nice on architeuthis

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Re: @Naughtyhorse

GE is not essentially a bank. It's as much a bank as Intel (via Intel Capital), is.

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Re: Big deal!

The little man doesn't have to buy!

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UK universities unveil £28m hub for Internet of Things

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It looks like a list of the best Universities in Europe excepting Cambridge to me.

The UK should be mighty proud, rather than whingeing on about Amstrad and fridges

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Microsoft's 200 million 'Windows 10' 'devices' include Lumias, Xboxes

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Re: Lumias

Are they related to those big wooly things from Peru?

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Why NetApp shouldn’t buy Solidfire

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Lazy journalism

I don't know the SolidFire product, but that is a lazy bit of journalism

FUD FUD FUD

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Violin Memory fiddles with its lineup – plucks out new entry-level and mid-range instruments

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Why do we keep having articles about Violin?

It had the massive funding and the big marketing campaigns, but has proved to be very expensive for what it is and is now slowly dying.

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London councils splurge wildly differing amounts on Oracle software

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Re: Databases and what is doubtlessly my misunderstanding ...

Or a use this tool http://www.pontusvision.com/thread-manager-threadmanager/threadmanager-powerpoint-video/

and do it for peanuts

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Re: Meaningless numbers

I thought Oracle was licensed on a per core basis?

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What a bum note: Violin's shares perform financial diminuendo

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Re: Doom doom doom

Do you really think they are ultra-performance?

Kaminario and Kove are ultra, Violin is jsut another flash player with another pretty storage box

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Re: Doom doom doom

If you don't do your basic market research you are a chumpette.

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Thin-lipped chancellor tight-lipped on contractor-nudge-onto-payroll plan

ToddR

Re: Thin-lipped chancellor announces death of UK contractor market.

Dan,

You are trying to make Osbourne and Cameron sound like socialists, which thankfully they aren't!

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I hope your tongue is in your cheek!

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So is it 4.5G or LTE-Advanced Pro? Either way, it’s pretty damn quick

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Re: self-driving cars which rely on 900Mbps bandwidth to function properly

"Is it a copper hook that rides along a fat copper cable suspended over the roadways?"

Hehe!

1Mile apart APs attached to lamposts or overhead road sign gantry using 3 rainy day battery backed solar panel :)

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Re: self-driving cars which rely on 900Mbps bandwidth to function properly

Actually there is a Wifi device in prototype that could be used to provide gapless Wifi at 1.6Gbps up and down the entire road and rail network.

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AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

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Actually 8086 had a sister 8087, which was the FP co-processor

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Lithium-air: A battery breakthrough explained

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Re: Oxygen makes things burn brightly

Can you define what a large quantity of Oxygen is?

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Re: No boom today

Lithium Peroxide? In my pocket? No thanks.

Why?

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Volkswagen: 800,000 of our cars may have cheated in CO2 tests

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Re: Bullet. Teeth. Pressure

OMG

Veedub and Georgedub

There must be a stupidity link

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Now VW air-pollution cheatware 'found in Audis and Porsches'

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Re: Maybe gasoline too?

If its 3.2L its a petrol engine

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Deutsche Bank to axe 'excessively complex' IT, slash 9,000 jobs

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Re: Oh yeah...

Kim Hammonds is a very smart cookie.

CTO at Boeing before investment banking.

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Re: Respect

That would be RT-11

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On Planet Oracle, Big Red wasn't a decade late to cloud ... Amazon was just years too early

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opensourceium myarseium

"For those keen on open source, Kurian said that over 200 open stacks had now been certified to run on the Oracle cloud."

Hahahahahhahhahhahhah open source hahha

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Down and out? Rimini's Oracle slap spells trouble – for Oracle

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Re: Hipocracy much ?

Its RedHat EL with out the RedHat logos, similar to Centos.

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HP HUMILIATED by Dell's EMC buy

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Re: $2.5B in interest before you even start posting a profit

What position do you hold at HP AC?

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It's GOBBLE TIME: Dell set for EMC offer today

ToddR

Re: Not had much luck trying to buy from Dell.

Andy,

This is about enterprise storage, servers and networking kit, in competition with IBM, HP, Cisco etc and not really about crap desktop PC support from 10 years ago

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NOxious Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal: Chief falls on sword

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Re: Nitrous Oxide? You're having a laugh(ing gas)

And N2O4 at high pressure

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POLAR DINOSAURS prowled ARCTIC NIGHT, cast doubt on COLD BLOOD theory

ToddR

Re: Warm blooded dinos

We have known for donkeys years that dinosaurs, (Jurassic onwards), were warm blooded. We now think that some species of shark and tuna are warm blooded which explains there endurance.

Also pretty sure that during the late Cretaceous the arctic regions were sub-tropical.

Crap arcticle, geddit

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CHEAT! Volkswagen chief 'deeply sorry' over diesel emission test dodge

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So Thatcher was right?

Dear Old Maggie T, argued for lean burn, (which I think Toyota in Derbyshire were pushing), but was outvoted by the Euro/german/franco car lobby who wanted to push cats and diesels.

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Tegile looking at some really flashy fabric

ToddR

Re: Infiniband

The problem with IB, is very few, (outside of HPC), use it.

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Storage boosters: Six mSATA format SSDs on test

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Re: What is sustained write performance?

There is a sequential write drop off a cliff for ALL flash SSDs, it's a matter of when the buffer runs out and you see it.

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TalkTalk not talking much as systems take a tumble

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Re: Uptime

Who claimed that?

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

ToddR

Re: Don't laugh just yet.

" The Tories would do well to take him extremely seriously."

Couldn't agree more.

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I take your point Mr Strummer about Jarvis having a job, (and shite OXford PPE gits everywhere), but it was in the army, so no sense of normality anyway

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Labour's problem, apart from a lack of talent, is that there aren't enough, (working class, heavy industry), people that need them.

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Mainframe big boy Big Blue tries to drum up new biz via Linux

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Re: Emperor or Rockhopper, nothing in between

No Prince, Admiral or Commodore ?

Your post would make sense if:

No King, Humboldt, Gentoo, Adele, Chinstrap etc

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'Sunspots drive climate change' theory is result of ancient error

ToddR

Re: It's simple

we know how to build nuclear

Actually we don't anymore. We have to rely on an iffy, (10 years late), PWR design.

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Re: it is getting cooler

That's because dry ice would kill the plant and he doesn't want to do that as he's a farmer

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Re: it is getting cooler

Ah the plants. The largest organisms on earth and in the ocean, which grow faster in higher concentrations of CO2.

Why are botanists never asked to comment on global warming?

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Vodafone adopts hydrogen fuel cells to dodge African outages

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Re: but with an eye to CO2 emissions Vodafone is keen to reduce the use of diesel.

Assume he is saying low CO2, not zero CO2

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Re: but with an eye to CO2 emissions Vodafone is keen to reduce the use of diesel.

They probably can't get enough juice to power those old fashioned cellular base stations.

Now solar powered Wifi at a fraction of the cost coming to a city near you soon!!

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'We fell short' says QLogic CEO in August's understatement-of-the-month contender

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Mind you nice to hear a CEO say, "we didn't execute very well," rather than the meaningless crap they spit out, which makes sense only to them, hopefully, politicians and Klingons!

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FC-AL is a slow, but sure death and why would you go to Q-Logic for ethernet, instead of: Cisco, HP, Arista etc?

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