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45 posts • joined 20 May 2013

Oracle to axe over 450 jobs in Euro support centres – sources

Dominion

The race to the bottom continues unabated...

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

Dominion

Eh? Infrastructure that is then paid for by selling access to it. Think 'not for profit' model on the infrastructure. Or even - gasp! shock! make a profit on it and invest in nurses and teachers. But not doctors, they're already overpaid. Especially consultants, they're the worst....

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Dominion

Owen Jones was right. Build a public network and then sell access to it to the mobile operators to wrap bundles around it. And do the world a favour - force the operators to stop bundling network access with hardware. The sooner this happens the better.

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IT JOB OUTSOURCING: Will it ever END?

Dominion

At the big outsourcing companies the biggest problem is graduate recruitment. They bring in a load of grads to do tech jobs, and then promote them into non-tech roles - which was what the grads wanted to do in the first place. The training budget has then been blown on staff who stay don't use the skills after the first couple of years. If there's a skills shortage - do something about it rather bleating on about it and employing a load of spreadsheet zombies.

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Sophos to offshore American support operations

Dominion

Well to be fair, they probably *can* have their job.... Just at less than 10% of their current salary.

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Cloud to kill off legacy apps, says Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes

Dominion

Super....

That is all....

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Pen-testers outline golden rules to make hacks more €xpen$ive

Dominion

Application Vendors...

...are the biggest hurdle to locking down systems securely. What they consider to be adequate security is simply shocking.

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

Dominion

Re: Bah humbug

Yay!!! Exactly why I bought a 5s last month! Small form phones rule!!

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

Dominion

What??

I enter a search phrase, Google renders some results. How hard can that be to achieve in a browser? Any browser for that matter!

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

Dominion

Speak for youself!

I've just bought an iPhone 5S, because from all the reports the 6 is going to be stupidly large.

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Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K

Dominion

Pointless fine

The only way to get staff in government departments to be accountable is to fire them for gross misconduct. The inter-government money laundering (with thanks to 'Lost all faith') is simply pointless.

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

Dominion

Re: My debut single

...or a cover of No Brakes by The Offspring ?

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July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

Dominion

Re: Perfect opportunity

Why? The lack of understanding of Linux by some serious application vendors is shocking.

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F1 racing ace Michael Schumacher's medical records were pinched

Dominion

Wrong!

Both Sky's reporting, and your subsequent cut and paste are inaccurate. Gary Hartstein is not Schumacher's doctor. He WAS the chief medical guy for F1. His views are just that, his views. He's previously stated that he has no direct contact with Schumacher's medical team.

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Google: Why should we pay tax when we make 'intangibles'?

Dominion

Because you didn't "buy" it from Amazon UK. They just happen to store it in a warehouse and arrange the shipping. Same as Google UK don't "sell you" ad services. They just "advise you", and pass you on to a colleague in Ireland to seal the deal. It's complete bullshit.

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Fed-up bloke takes email spammers to court – and WINS PILE of CASH

Dominion

Soooo...

All the UK companies that have harvested my email address from a website that I manage for an amateur unincorporated sports club owe me cash? The one's I'm thinking of have never had any dealings with either me personally, or the club, and I have never submitted my details to them? I realise that the worst culprits are the offshore SEO spammers, but there's a significant amount of UK spam as well.

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BT finally admits its Home Hub router scuppers some VPN connections

Dominion

Re: Comedy gold

Makes me chuckle as well. Don't you just love the factual inaccuracies of this rag?

Ever been to Hull?

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Outsourcer Atos outsources hardware, data centre refresh

Dominion

Re: No.....you do it..

You know they dropped the 'Origin' 3 years ago??

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166 days later: Space Station astronauts return to Earth

Dominion

Gravity

I bet their journey back wasn't as exciting as Sandra Bullock's ??

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Cameron pitches UK-Germany 5G collaboration to Cebit

Dominion

Any chance of finishing off the 3G rollout first??

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London calling: Date set for launch of capital's very own domain name

Dominion

Pointless!

The point of creating more TLDs was because there are few useful names left in the current ones, but all that's going to happen is that the companies that have .com and .co.uk addresses will now register a .london variant to point to an existing website. It's about as useful as when they added a 1 to dialling codes...

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BT scratches its head over MYSTERY Home Hub disconnections

Dominion

Re: pip pip pip pip...

9600??? You were lucky... In my day....

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

Dominion

Another pointless article

Of course modern life is possible without a smart phone. Have one / don't have one, it really doesn't matter. If you find one useful, or just want to be down with the cool kids then have one, if you don't, don't. I don't have one, and don't care less. If you want to write an interesting article, how about waiting 10 years and asking if it's possible to be without an internet connection - be it to a smart phone, tablet, laptop or what ever else comes along. With Government rolling out more and more services which will only be available on-line, the question is, "How easy will it be to live a disconnected life in a connected world?"

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Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

Dominion

So banks are whinging that cash is expensive? And in what way is this NOT expensive? I don't have a mobile phone of any description, yet it seems more and more that we're heading into a situation where life will be difficult if not impossible without one.

Mobile phones are simply not the answer to everything.

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Ex-Oracle manager claims he was fired for asking to give Indian staff equal pay

Dominion

Pay Grades?

What are those ? Every man for themselves round here!

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GOV.UK's criminal record check IT job blow: Home Office snubs new design

Dominion

Politicians don't get in the way half as much as Civil Servants do.

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Universal Credit: £40 MILLION and counting's been spaffed up the wall on useless IT gear

Dominion

Re: Split

Open Source doesn't equal free. For example, if you're using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you still need support contracts to entitle you to download patches from Red Hat.

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How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job

Dominion

Re: Scary

It's probably no more scary than to sit at home waiting for the rest of the crap IT systems in this country to fall apart in a heap.

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Facebook offshores HUGE WAD OF CASH to Caymans - via Ireland

Dominion

Re: Fine by me

If the big companies paid their fair share of taxes then either, a) you'd have better public services, b) lower taxes, or c) both a and b. But I guess not having better public services for no cost to yourself is fine by you as well?

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Dominion

Easy?

Surely all you've got to do is tax all cash taken out of the country above a certain threshold. Say, anything over a million quid per year at 21%. Easy!

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Spinning rust and tape are DEAD. The future's flash, cache and cloud

Dominion

Tape dead?

Next week you'll no doubt do a contradictory article about how tape isn't dead. Because it isn't, and that's what always happens when the Reg posts an article about tape.

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World+dog left counting costs: Still can't bury corpse of titsup Brit IT giant 2e2

Dominion

IT Giant?

Hardly a giant???

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Virtual brownfields: Microsoft's push to woo the VMware masses

Dominion

Why, not How?

It's an interesting article on how to convert from VMWare to Microsoft, but nothing on why you would convert? What are the technical benefits of MS over VM?

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UK.gov to drive stake through heart of big IT outsourcing deals

Dominion

How is spending £81,000 on "Business Strategy and Analysis for Cloud" actually going to achieve this? They appear to have outsourced the insourcing?

http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/about/sales-information/

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Pink Floyd blasts Pandora for 'tricking' artists with petition

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Happy

Re: Let's see....

You've purchased the same thing 10 times? Sucker....

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RBS Mainframe Meltdown: A year on, the fallout is still coming

Dominion
FAIL

Jesus wept! The mainframe isn't clapped out - the staff and management running it are!

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Dominion

Is 450m enough? I genuinely have no idea how much a replacement would / should cost. If a robust replacement should cost 500m, then cutting corners and spending 450m means they are building down to a price, not up to a spec.

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Dominion

All large corporations are run by bean counting bureaucrats. IT is just an expensive irritation to them. All they want to do is spend as little as possible, regardless of impact. I include all of the large IT outsourcing companies in that sweeping generalisation as well.

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It ain't broke??

450 million to replace a system that is still at the mercy of incompetent staff managed by stupid managers? Do the clowns in charge not realise that throwing shiney tin at a problem will not make a blind bit of difference? Outsourcing / offshoring, it's all the same. Getting rid of competent staff and replacing them with incompetent replacements.

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Google to punish sloppy mobile webmasters

Dominion
FAIL

O/S isn't the issue!

If I had a browser capable phone with a tiny screen, I might want to view a mobile site. I don't though, I have a 7" tablet with Android that I only ever use on a wifi connection. I neither need nor want mobile sites!

At least give us a choice of which site to view?

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Now you can use your phone instead of your wallet at the ATM, too

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FAIL

I wish the banks would stop buying all this crap and just give us a decent banking service - like the good old days where we used to get "interest" on savings. Remember that Mr Banker???

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IT staff clamouring to pay for their own BYOD kit, says survey

Dominion
WTF?

Re: Actually

Why is it only ever developers that bleat on about needing more powerful kit? Ah yes... it's to write shoddy ineffiecient applications

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Oracle and Dell forge worldwide server alliance

Dominion

Re: Pay attention to SPARC folks..

".....The best place to run Oracle software will be SPARC...." The best for who?

The best for anyone that wants to build a mission critical system that actually does the job it's designed to do. x64 and Linux doesn't do that - it's still a poor excuse for 'Enterprise class'. Nothing in RHEL5 / 6 and their OEL counterparts gives me any reason to think otherwise.

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O2 brushed off outsourcing 'rumour' - but it's happening ... to THOUSANDS

Dominion
Childcatcher

Re: Outsourcing does not equal offshoring

Outsourcing does not always equal offshoring, but it usually does. Companies such as these - both Capita and O2 / Telefonica are run solely on a for profit basis. O2 / Telefonica don't care about providing you with a phone service, and Capita don't care about providing helpdesk / IT services. These are secondary issues to making money for investors. As soon as Capita say they can do the job for 30% less if they offshore, the UK jobs will be gone.

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Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'

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I can almost understand how Google get away with it, but Amazon? I buy physical stuff which is shipped from a warehouse in the UK. At no point does my stuff exist in Luxemborg, indeed a lot of electrical stuff is specific UK spec - power leads etc. I wonder if I could get away with the same if it were a bricks and morter store? Take a credit card swipe that's processed in Luxemborg, but hand over the goods there and then and put 10p on every transaction through the UK as 'warehousing and handling'.

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