To paraphrase an advert for another cleaning product:
"Bang! And the will to live is gone ..."
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To paraphrase an advert for another cleaning product:
"Bang! And the will to live is gone ..."
Have an upvote for mentioning Blokada ... even I was surprised by the amount of utter shite it was blocking.
When I see 'government IT' and 'open standards' in the same sentence, nay, same article, I am reminded of Andy Tanenbaum's famous quote:
“The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.”
The words 'monumental clusterfuck' also present themselves for consideration.
Dedicated website: check
Guess it's a legit vulnerability then ...
That in itself would be enough to make me turn in the opposite direction and walk away very quickly.
You got there before me.
Not a real exploit/bug/vulnerability until it has a website and a logo shat forth by the Strategy Boutique to the deafening sound of whalesong.
"Don't be a dick."
Pretty simple, really.
(Rule 1 is, of course, . "Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men!" )
After all, until the exploit has a flashy logo and associated website it doesn't really exist - coming up with something 'cooler' sounding than NetSpectre may or may not happen.
That certainly seems to be standard operating procedure in the current shitegeist.
"following the flavour of the month may not be the right business choice."
Try telling that to the drooling idiots in the C-suite.
Even if the fine does get paid, which on the face of it seems pretty bloody unlikely, the ultimate winners here are the bottom-feeding leeches in the law firms, not the consumer.
Was it ever thus ...
Oracle are going to kill the language and it will all be their fault.
I, for one, won't miss it.
Hateful language, even if the JVM itself is a pretty cool piece of tech.
What little I had on Github was migrated to my Bitbucket account earlier.
I wasn't be the first and sure as hell won't be the last.
Call me a cynic, but I suspect this was the plan all along ...
If only the government gave a rat's ass about scientists rather than perpetual fellation of the banksters and service industries ...
My message to the MoD would be something along the lines of "Good luck with that ..."
The hole was miraculously filled in a couple of days later - I suppose that counts.
I have absolutely no use for VM's services otherwise.
Standard operating procedure for Vermin Media, or rather the goons that they (sub)contract to dig holes for them.
(not at all annoyed because I had a twatting great hole with various bits of cable and ducting sticking out of it outside my house for the thick end of 2 months - ended up taking to Twitterto actually get something done about it)
This has a whiff of 'we were going for 4 core but nearly all the dies failed QA'
I used to work in the semiconductor industry so I know that this stuff is hard, but this sounds like something rushed out just to keep the banksters and other Wall St. vultures happy.
Whether it succeeds is another matter antirely ..
I am so glad that I'm out of this development makarkey. It sounds like it is all going down the buzzword pan.
I'm currently planning my exit strategy - I'm fed up with the buzzword bollocks being served up by the recruiters, bean-counters and middle damagement.
Nah, s'Agile, innit?
I'll only be happy with systemd when two things happen: First, the whole thing is dragged behind the bins and shot, and second, Poettering is nailed upside down to a tree by the larger of his testicles and then really hurt - obviously he felt the need to one-up the unholy clusterfuck that was pulseaudio and boy, he succeeded.
I'm one of those weapons-grade curmudgeons that (tries to) adhere to the UNIX philosophy of 'do one thing and do it well', rather than the current trend of 'do multiple things barely adequately and pray to $DEITY that it works'
Another victory for
Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's nothing particularly new or exciting about solving mazes, no matter how much money and marketing you throw at it.
Wake me up when they can demo something that can predict the existence of income tax[*] and rice pudding before it is even switched on.
[*] - unlikely, I know, because, y'know, Google.
Understand statistics and you have a reliable tool. A tool.
A tool, touted by middle damagement and the oxygen thieves in sales.
A tool, touted by tools.
Basically, you give Google your bank card so you can spend money online via Google.
There isn't enough "FUCK, NO!" in the world for this.
"Other uses"?! I really don't want to know... :-O
"Nurse dancing" is the canonical one - see here (but you have to be naked to do it)
As for being a '70s flavoured hack and slash', it has a lot more playability (and re-playability) than a lot of the shite that seems to get peddled these days. 'Course, to take full advantage of that glorious ASCII you really need something like this.
Yes it is.
The Nethack dev team have a well deserved reputation for being ... creative.
Nurses have (or at least had) other uses, too.
Mind, I'd like to think that by the time you're encountering nurses you'd at least have acquired ESP in some form, rendering blindness a minor inconvenience at worst (and it comes in handy when you go up against Medusa). Easiest way to do this is by chowing down on a floating eye corpse. Bon appetit!
Personally, I find hallucinating to be far more bothersome, especially on some of the more ... interesting levels.
It's a rite of passage.
It's your first, first-level death. Trust me, it won't be your last.
I've been playing Nethack since version 3.0 (1989-1990?) and I _still_ haven't managed to ascend a character, and I've lost count of the number of times I've been done in by a grid bug or similar low-level critter.
For added lulz, try one of the variants such as Slash'EM (Nethack on speed ... and insanely difficult at times)
If you really want to do your head in, try the Adventure Mode in Dwarf Fortress.
I accept absolutely no responsibility for lost productivity :-)
How well his integrity lasts in the data fetishist's tower of the Home Office remains to be seen.
You're assuming that he had any integrity to begin with ... all the signs are that he won't have a lot to lose.
As in, the more you look at it, diverse it gets ....
I'll give him 6 months.
"The data-slurpingest, ad-slingiest exec of them all says he’s on your side"
Dry that one out and you could fertilise the Sahara.
All well and good, but where do the sharks fit into the picture?
Can't have giant frikkin' lasers without sharks.
"Not really - though if you could IoT pet rock I think you'd be getting somewhere. It's the perfect match of useless information about a useless object."
The best description of the current tech shitegeist that I've read in a long time.
"Because until we know it's known, it's a known unknown, as Mr Cheney might have said."
He might have, had Rumsfeld not beaten him to it ...
Although it has to be said that this is infinitely more believable than England being on top in a Test match ...
"Should we start stockpiling Pis yet?"
No, just get a BeagleBone or similar - fully open-source, too.
Just give it time.
... after all, that's what all the bearded, millennial Nathan Barley clones are drinking.
IoT craft beer is the future, I tells ya ... stick a blockchain in there somewhere and watch the money roll in.
"The spit bucket of idiotic tech" ... yep, I'm definitely gonna use that although the idea is so utterly full of shit that "septic tank" may have been more appropriate, unless I'm missing a wine-tasting reference there.
(or maybe I'm biased. I'm very fond of my beer - wine, on the other hand, is just grape juice gone bad and you can keep it)
Sounds like a bit of a wet weekend in Wales (I guess this phrase is from before they allowed the pubs to open on a Sunday).
Nope - it applied equally well afterwards, too (I spent 8 years studying there, so ....)
After all, if we can't complain about it being too wet then we can certainly complain about it being too cold, and it'll still be light years (ha!) ahead of a typical British summer.
I can even think of a few people I'd like to send there, too.
The JVM is a fantastic piece of tech - I'm a big fan of it myself, being a heavy user of both Clojure and Jython. The ability to just deploy my stuff on a machine with a JVM with a minimum of faff was a fairly major win. Long may that continue ...
The Java language itself, though? Millennial COBOL - should have been dragged out behind the bins and shot some time around version 5. Although I'm not a massive user of either, I'd say that C# and Scala do Java better than Java does, although C# does appear to suffer from some fairly serious bloat itself.
Sherlock? More like Seagoon ....
Defra to MPs: There's no way Brexit IT can be as crap as rural payments
MPs: hold my beer ...
Thank you. This:
"Serverless, meanwhile, is also no big threat to containers. It is a stupid name for the technology in question, which is really something between a batch script and a TSR that you run on a cloud."
is the best description of 'serverless' I've come across thus far and I full intend to use it the next time I'm interviewed by buzzword-spewing imbeciles from middle damagement.
Containers? chroot on steriods with a network layer slapped on top.
What's old is new again - both of these things existed, albeit in a slightly different form, when I was at university in the 90s.
Bill Hicks was right - if you're in marketing, just do the world a favour and kill yourself.
PhD in computational physics, 16 years of commercial dev experience - unemployed since the end of December.
Go figure ... the PHBs aren't willing to pay for experience; they see the PhD and think 'overqualified'
... then it'll be dragged behind the bike sheds and shot.
ITYM 'sell-outs'. Standard operating procedure at the minute appears to be:
- Create company
- Hype your internet-enabled nose-hair trimmer (or whatever) to idiotic levels - bonus points if it falls into the 'solution looking for a problem' category.
- Get bought out by $BIGCORP
- Cash out and run
- Rinse and repeat.
You can fucking keep it.
It's a county just north of London, innit?
Everyone dies in the end ... or am I getting confused with Iain M. Banks? (RIP)
Why should they give a shit? They'll get paid either way.
(which is more than can be said for the poor sods on the shop floor, irrespective of what you may think of them)
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