* Posts by Jove

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Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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User Error ...

... in using Windows in the first place. They have no one but themselves to blame.

These people should be neutered to stop them breeding.

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UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box

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Windows

Why Windows in the first place on a system with a narrow functional requirement?

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Talk about Micron-aggression: US charges Chinese biz, staff over DRAM chip secrets theft

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Chinese readers ...

... The Reg seems to have suddenly acquired a lot of readers in China.

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Re: The real question

... and your point is?

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Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

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Re: Naysayers ...

... but the free-loads tend to be a little more well-informed and civilised (well, with a few exceptions) than the average Windows advocate/lobbyist.

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Naysayers ...

... all seem to be vociferous Windows advocates - the same old childish dribble.

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Budget 2018: Landlords could be forced to grant access for full-fibre connections

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Market distortion ...

An utterly ridiculous proposition.

If a property own does not want the service it is not for the Authorities to intervene and force it upon them. Would they condone Landlords subsequent recover of full costs plus premium charges from the Tenants?

Next they will have Tesco and Sainsbury's obtaining orders to inspect the contents of peoples fridges.

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IBM's Red Hat gobble: Storage will be a test of Big Blue's commitment to open-source software

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SuperMicro ...

Time to kill that deal - first casualty?

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IBM sits draped over the bar at The Cloud or Bust saloon. In walks Red Hat

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Lost value

RedHat's biggest value was perhaps the disruption it caused in the OS market and the damage it inflicted on the bottom-line of the OS vendors as existed in the 90s, with the wider world benefiting from lower costs on server provision than would have otherwise been possible.

Now that most of the competitors have gone, and the general trend being a move to cloud that value was already fading - cloud vendors are full capably of building their own platforms, and on-premise is being undermined on price leading to a shrinking pool of potential customers. Yes there are other products in the line-up, but are they as mature revenue streams?

RedHat shareholders have timed this right, and got out just after the business's value has peaked.

Meanwhile IBM has repeated the mistakes we saw at HP and is in the process of blowing a fortune on an over-priced asset past its peak, while adding considerably to it's corporate debt bill. IBM shareholders have baulked at the move and may yet block the take-over. Even if it goes ahead, IBM is at high risk of a credit-ratings downgrade with consequent financial costs being another nail in the coffin.

Not to worry, all the current execs with still get their pay-offs, and lots of new Execs and BAs will be pulled-in over future years to try and fix the integration of a business with an alien corporate culture.

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Re: ???

The current owners will only benefit significantly if there is a potential buyer, but otherwise it may have just turned into a dead-weight.

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Apple breathes new life into MacBook Air with overhauled 2018 model

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Disappointed ...

So how much longer must I wait for my converged MacBook Pro with detachable screen, back and front cameras, cellular connections, and able to run the full set of iOS Apps on macOS?

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Don't you think that Dell XPSes are getting over-priced as well?

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Re: I see the $ to £ conversion rate means nothing

... that is mostly UK Taxes for you.

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Re: Well it will look so stylish...

"Oh Really? How many Mac's fail within 2 years?"

... my MacBook Pro failed in less than two months.

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Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

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Re: Over-paid ...

"RH missing market expectations? RH had made reasonable projections, and in fact *exceeded* those projections"

No it isn't - it is missing its numbers.

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Re: Borrowing $ at low rates

The acquisition will increase IBM's leverage by at least 50% - one source says it will nearly double - JPM will be providing financing.

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RedHat take-over IBM - @HmmmYes

"Just compare the share price of RH v IBM"

You would do better to look at the execution on the numbers - RedHat is not hitting it's targets and there are signs of trouble. These two businesses were both looking for a prop and the RedHat shareholders are getting out while the business is near it's peak.

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Re: At least is isnt oracle or M$

The other possibility is that the take-over will be contested given that there is a risk that IBM shareholders will reject the offer.

A business such as SoftBank Group may find it a better proposition than say some of it's more recent investments given that RedHat has now been put into play in the market.

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Re: Redhat employees - get out now - @Anonymous Coward

The rot had already set-in by then as was obvious from the numbers; IBM needed PWC to preserve it's position.

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Re: Redhat employees - get out now

I'm seriously unsure they have any interest in the business, the product or the personnel - just the PR and the "market share"

Read the briefs - the aim is clear, but neither business is hitting their targets. If they do not shape-up then there will be a shake-out.

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Product lines EoL ...

What get's the chop because it either does not fit in with the Hybrid-Cloud model, or does not generate sufficient margin?

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Over-paid ...

Looking at the Red Hat numbers, I would not want to be an existing IBM share-holder this morning; both companies missing market expectations and in need of each other to get out of the rut.

It is going to take a lot of effort to make that 63% premium pay-off. If it does not pay-off pretty quickly, the existing RedHat leadership with gone in 18 months.

P.S.

Apparently this is going to be financed by a mixture of cash and debt - increasing IBM's existing debt by nearly 50%. Possible credit rating downgrade on the way?

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Re: Redhat employees - get out now

Another major corporate splashes out a fortune on a star business only to find the clash of cultures destroys substantial value.

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Blue is the new Red ...

How long before some Marketing dick comes up with the ruse to bust his bonus by re-branding everything?

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London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat

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Re: Lets Get Real

With a success rate of only 1 in 56 successful convictions it is clearly not a rounding error.

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Re: Lets Get Real

Sorry, but no it is not.

Rape allegations are being used to destroy reputations and career advancement under the guise of protected identity.

It is months, possibly years before cases are brought to Court or thrown out. In the meantime the alleged offenders are subject to media and public recrimination, will likely loose their jobs and substantial impalement of income. Then when the allegations are brought to Court, if they get that far, a fair number of them are thrown out - all without prosecution of those making the allegations with their identities still protected and free to attack others again.

Recent numbers have show that only 1 in 56 cases of rape allegations in England and Wales lead to a conviction of the alleged criminal, yet those making the false allegations get off free.

In the case of Kavanaugh it clear from the start that it was a partisan subversion of the State to smear a SCOTUS candidate. You conveniently fail to mention that those involved in making these smear allegations are under investigation by the DoJ.

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Re: TheUnregister

It is very reminiscent of something that everyone's favourite POTUS might write :)

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Re: Here we go again...

... and These Snowflakes keep popping-up with their skewed views of the world.

- just so that the Virtue Signallers will stop fiddling in their underpants long enough to register a down vote. :)

Click away Snowflakes - that's all your lives will amount to.

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Re: Update ...

Fri 2018-10-26:

"In a written response to queries from Ecuador, the UK explained that it had not received any extradition request, and said Assange’s jail time in the UK for violating bail terms by seeking refuge in the embassy would not exceed six months, Iñigo Salvador, who represents the Ecuadorean government in court proceedings, told reporters. "

- Reuters

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Update ...

So the latest clarification is that he is suing both the Embassy and Ecuadorian Foreign Minster, in an Ecuadorian Court, to have the protocol over-turned on the basis that he was not consulted when the protocol was drawn up. Is that the full extent of the legal action?

And the Foreign Minister's response:

"... the Government will respond in an appropriate manner."

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Re: Won't someone think of the cat?

I would not wast your time - the cat is clearly Putin's inside Dog.

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Re: Where next - Moscow?

The Saudis have a neat trick for get individuals out of Embassy premisses - he could go via DHL.

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Hillary wanting to dronestrike him

How can you use her as a reference? Even Democrats don't take Hillary at her word

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Re: Lets Get Real

Sorry, but you are misinformed; many rape allegations are demonstrated to be false. Furthermore, such allegations are being used to destroy reputations. Engage with reality.

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Re: Lets Get Real

Under the convention, Embassy officials are granted immunity, and are obliged to observe local laws but there are practical means of enforcing the law on those officials without the consent of the guest nation, other than to make an official unwelcome and to require then to leave.

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Re: TheUnregister

Aaah, diddums; The Guardian Snowflakes just about manage to click the down-vote, but stringing together a few words that have any meaning in the real world is beyond them.

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Re: Complete buffoon or not...

Sorry, but they already have the case from which they will display his bollocks.

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Re: Here we go again...

... and These Snowflakes keep popping-up with their skewed views of the world.

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Re: Devious masterplan?

The UK rejected is Diplomatic Status, so that is not an option.

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Re: arrogance

They could always call-in the Saudis for a spot of house cleaning. :)

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Lefty-character assassination

... if you can not argue based on evidence and real-world realities, go for the mud-slinging instead.

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Where next

I'm sure Moscow would "welcome" him if no one else would have him.

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Impact on Diplomatic Role

I am wondering how is latest actions will affect his current status; I am sure that Ecuador has a Code of Conduct for those it assigns a Diplomatic role - including bringing the nation's reputation into disrepute or similar. This may be all Ecuador need to make him "Persona non grata". The UK rejected his Diplomatic Status so he is more than likely to be arrested once outside the confines of the flat.

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Re: Lets Get Real

Possibly, but he will come under UK Law if he leaves the Embassy without Ecuadorian Diplomatic protection.

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Re: Lets Get Real

Perhaps the allegations were fabricated, but then is that not the case in many rape claims?

It is even becoming the norm within higher circles to use such claims to try and damage public figures - the most recent instance being the latest appointment to the USA Supreme Court.

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Re: TheUnregister

Thus speaks the Snowflakes at the Guardian.

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Belgium: Oi, Brits, explain why Belgacom hack IPs pointed at you and your GCHQ

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The Ruskys ...

Well done GCHQ - shame on these Ruskys for shopping the set-up.

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BT, beware: Cityfibre reveals plan to shovel £2.5bn under Britain's rural streets

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Re: Roll on some competion

BT Broadband is not necessarily committed to using OpenReach if CityFibre can provide a better price in a given area - now that would be competition.

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In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

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Paul Allen ...

... pulling another jape from beyond the grave; why stop now that your dead.

Anyway, if you use Microsoft Windows it serves you right.

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On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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Try getting that past the Democrats - as far as they are concerned they do not need evidence for you to be found guilty.

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