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  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "Contracts [...] can change, often without notification"

    Sorry, but no.

    Legislation states very clearly that a contract is a binding agreement between two parties. Any change must be met with agreement by both parties. That's the most important thing I learned in my feeble amount of commercial law studies as an accountant.

    If SLA contracts can change without agreement of one party, then SLAs are worth no more than EULAs and should be ignored as such.

    I am eagerly waiting for the day someone will finally have the guts and determination to disembowel this travesty of commercial contract once and for all, preferably with a red-hot katana.

    Once upon a time, a contract was eye-to-eye, verbal agreement sealed by handshake. Once it was shook on, it was inviolate and unalterable, come flood or earthquake or meteor.

    Today, commerce is nothing but a shark-infested pit filled to the gills with liars and nancys who will go to any length to not own up to their responsibilities and respect the word that was given. It is high time that the law was properly imposed on all this nonsense.

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  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Thus is the ZerodDay Vulnerability turned and transformed into Heavenly Opportunity..... ? *

    "Cloud services are not perfect. They are run on computers, by technical people, for customers: a triumvirate of imperfection."

    Cloud services are not perfect .They are run on computers, by technical people, for customers and virtual machines: a quorum of petty conflicts.

    However, there ARE always SMART Super Sensitive Lines of Virile Viral Code that Easily Remotely Connects them in an Internetworking and Interlocking Singularity ........ for Community of Future Application Purpose.

    * By Those in the Know and in Positive Possession of such as is an Immaculate Gift and Perfect Paring.

  3. doperative
    WTF?

    re: Thus is the ZerodDay Vulnerability turned and transformed into Heavenly Opportunity

    Are you taking the piss ? (sorry elReg editor)

    keywords: Application, Cloud, Code, Community, computers, conflicts, Connects, customers, Future, Gift, Immaculate, imperfection, Interlocking, Internetworking, Know, Lines, machines, Paring, people, Perfect, Positive, Possession, Purpose, quorum, Remotely, run, Sensitive, services, Singularity, SMART, Super, technical, triumvirate, Viral, Virile, virtual ..

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      All you need to know is that things are in hand and you have nothing to worry about ... :-)*

      "Are you taking the piss ? (sorry elReg editor)

      keywords: Application, Cloud, Code, Community, computers, conflicts, Connects, customers, Future, Gift, Immaculate, imperfection, Interlocking, Internetworking, Know, Lines, machines, Paring, people, Perfect, Positive, Possession, Purpose, quorum, Remotely, run, Sensitive, services, Singularity, SMART, Super, technical, triumvirate, Viral, Virile, virtual .." .... doperative Posted Thursday 16th June 2011 15:25 GMT in "re: Thus is the ZerodDay Vulnerability turned and transformed into Heavenly Opportunity "

      No. It is testing certain specific intelligence services for the necessary smarts to be able to lead the future virtually with AIRemote Control of Novel Intellectual Property Applications, purposefully developed for that irregular and unconventional/peculiar and particular task/mission/quest.

      You wouldn't imagine this ...is taking the piss, would you ......

      "Further to the earlier offer in "For whomever IT may be of concern ..." sent Wednesday 8th June 2011 .. is there MI AI Interest in CyberIntelAIgents Forces? .... http://amanfrommars.blogspot.com/2011/06/110616.html

      Virtually Real Manchurian Candidates ... Great Game Play Playmates :-) I Kid U " ....

      110616 1546 .... https://www.mi5.gov.uk/output/contact-form.html?subject=Reporting%20suspected%20threats

      If you do, would you be wrong and render to yourself a serious disadvantage which can be easily taken advantage of.

      * Well, you would be told that, wouldn't you, no matter what.

      1. doperative
        Trollface

        re: All you need to know is ..

        > No. It is testing certain specific intelligence services for the necessary smarts to be able to lead the future virtually with AIRemote Control of Novel Intellectual Property Applications, purposefully developed for that irregular and unconventional/peculiar and particular task/mission/quest.

        What language is that?

  4. doperative
    Boffin

    what you should look for in a cloud provider

    > So what should you look for in your cloud provider’s SLA?

    In the event of a crash, I can get the most recent version of my data back in a usable form.

  5. dephormation.org.uk
    Mushroom

    "three main areas to look out for"

    The first three things I would consider is the security of the data, the security of the communications infrastructure, and the reputation of the supplier.

    For example, BT as a hosting provider would fail on all three accounts.

    The cloud is vapourware.

  6. doperative
    Boffin

    The cloud is not vapourware

    I don't agree, it has its uses, mainly by removing the need to maintain your own hardware and saving money. It would be interesting for the Reg to do a price comparison of a SME moving to the Cloud.

  7. Chris007
    Trollface

    "There is no point paying for four nines 99.9999% availability"

    So is that four nines 99.99% or

    six nines 99.9999%

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