Brainwaves for encryption? Haruki Murakami waves from 1985: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard-Boiled_Wonderland_and_the_End_of_the_World
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Didn't know SAP did press releases on here!
Hope they paid handsomely.
This thing happens yearly?
I could've sworn they switched to a continuous 24x7x52 event, with only 55 seconds of downtime a year?
Re: Clear cut...
Unlike the USA, in most of the rest of the world a motorist is required to avoid running over pedestrians on the road no matter whether they're meant to be there or not.
Yes, obviously, but that doesn't mean it's your fault if you're on a motorway and you hit a pedestrian crossing it. Don't exclude the middle.
This is really popular
All the time I hear people talking about "that Oracle POS".
Re: long-term reserve
It's still an available capability, just on a 1 year to move readiness rating :-)
Re: but lack of innovation is not one of them.
Let's not be silly.
If the Stazi wanted to keep tabs on your secret meeting, they would surveil you. If Facebook wanted to...oh wait, they don't. They just store what you give them.
"Good grief", said Charlie Brown.
"I'm not asking for people to take chances, rather give people opportunities"
Yet another orthogonality presented as a mutually exclusive alternative. You ARE taking chances by giving someone a job to someone who seems enthusiastic in an interview. You might say "You should take a chance to give people opportunities", as that at least isn't disingenuous.
Whether or not you want to take a chance on security in order to give someone an opportunity is another matter. I vote we let enthusiastic people become brain surgeons. The skills (and various liquids) will flow from that!
This article is silly, on a couple of main counts:
2) There's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy here. "Why is Python massive?" asks Purves. "It's because there's a massive Python library. It will be hard to dislodge the ecosystem." - wrong. A self-fulfilling prophecy would be if people were using Python because it's known to be massive, which is undoubtedly true, but not what's claimed here.
Re: Freelancer is a good tax avoidance scheme
P.s. to all the silent downvoters: what have I said that's incorrect? And why is tax avoidance such a bad thing that you want to downvote a calmly written description of it? I thought a perk was tax avoidance.
Re: Freelancer is a good tax avoidance scheme
Let me not guess: you're guessing, and the straw man you guessed is nice and easy to argue with.
How about not attacking the imaginary person you've made up and just respond reasonably.
Freelancer is a good tax avoidance scheme
You get to pay no NI, and you can pay yourself a low-tax wage and up to 40k in dividends at 7.5%. And corporation tax is super low for you. That's why we have so many contractors these days. It hasn't added up to much additional productivity because people's skill hasn't gone up; you just pay loads more.
(Having said that, you don't get the crushing pension burden down the road, but then with the removal of defined benefit schemes that's not a problem anyway.)
Yeah, I'm currently wrangling with myself... are features found in pricier rivals worth the extra money? Ah well!
Of course not. And the OnePlus phones (or at least the mine, a 3T) have great features like incredibly fast charge and dual SIM. Perfect for chucking a work SIM in and routing all the data through.
Re: it is a good start ...
Early? Wasn't this the thing OpenBSD had in 2003, or was that something else?
Re: A complete wipe?
That does not sound like the Unix-way to me.
Don't make decisions based on learned conclusions (e.g. "Unix is better because you can script things!") Learn how stuff works, and conclusions will take care of themselves.
Boot camps are a ripoff waste of time
1) Content is all free and online.
2) Goto (1)
Re: Oracle Cloud in the same league with Azure?
You're seriously wrong. Oracle's cloud includes SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, including SaaS applications for Cloud@Customer, and is on track to be $10 billion in sales within 6 quarters. Oracle's cloud is growing MUCH faster than Amazon's (72% versus 40%) and Oracle IaaS is the newest and most innovate IaaS on the market, and the only enterprise-capable IaaS for the foreseeable future.
This is nonsense. Growth percentages without accompanying absolute figures are for salespeople and mugs. AWS dwarfs Oracle's cloud and it's still growing at 40% vs 72%? That is massive.
Oracle will upsell its cloud to its poor, beleaguered customers for a while, but AWS and Azure are far bigger and play across far more spaces. Azure in particular for hybrid is obviously the leader, for the reasons outlined in the article.
What the heck?
Sorry, but this reads like a GCSE English essay level advertorial for this company. How many businesses look like this and don't get a friendly article written about them? What's special about this one?
I wish I got employed to say things like that. Make money! Don't NOT make money!
Re: Destroying value
One of her predecessors invested in Alibaba, which came to fruition to the tune of $1B, which she frittered away. While Yahoo was already on the ropes when she joined, she was not a good CEO - turning around a business when you have a billion dollars at your disposal is definitely not hard mode.
Agree - Cisco and T-Systems are doing a JV cloud solution in Europe at top level EU certification for this very reason.
Re: Good news when your name is not Larry Ellison
Completely agree. Other than at the very top end where all bets are off (e.g. banking, 1000s of simultaneous writes a second), Oracle seems overly fiddly and expensive to set up and run, especially when RAC is in the mix, and RAC is often upsold when it's really not needed.
Re: you should never wash a pair of jeans
Levi’s CEO explains why you should never wash a pair of jeans.
"Because I sell jeans, and want you to buy new ones rather than maintain ones you already own."
Next up, BMW's CEO on why you should never use the clutch when you change gear.
Re: Not really an U-turn, still an attack on the Open Source Definition
I agree - this is probably a face-saving thing. Perhaps the silly PATENTS file was his idea in the first place or something and he doesn't want to say it was universally a bad idea.
"Since it first came onto our streets Uber has broken the law, exploited its drivers and refused to take responsibility for the safety of passengers. And that's OUR job!"
Fixed it for you :-)
Re: This is getting stupid
It needs a ground-zero nuke dropped
All nukes are ground-zero nukes when they detonate.
Re: easily beaten by phones costing £150?
Given how similar the OSes are, it's just fanboyism to "care" about iOS or Android. They look very, very similar, and have all the same apps.
Re: These "new" iPhones
Recommend OnePlus. Under half the price of an iPhone X, with dual SIM, 6GB of RAM, 80% charge in half an hour (of a battery that lasts all day anyway), 126GB storage.
The question Apple has to answer (and the tech press would ask it if they were journalists) is: what is the iPhone X doing that's worth the other £650?
Re: Last time I tried to work in a bathrobe...
I'm enjoying not drinking coffee til about 10:30 in the morning, after natural highs have tailed off and I want an actual boost.
Re: Trivial ?
"Languages such as Python" don't enforce types at all (by default; I know about Python 3's type hints), so attempting to enforce values is a little meaningless.
Python is strongly typed, and enforces those types. Google the difference between strong/weak and static/dynamic typing - it's a good education in programming basics that code boot camps don't always cover. Happy learning! :-)
Re: Read-ahead praise
Those people sound right behind!
Architects are mostly useless idiots. They will show you a lovely rendered version of your plans then charge you loads for any alterations. In fact they just spend 10 minutes tweaking their Sketchup model. Do an image search for "sketchup house models" to see what I mean.
And anyone can program - tweaking colours in HTML is easy!
Oh, wait. Programmers also do realtime systems and architects also design things like Falling Water. Do that on SketchUp.
The only way you can understand that sentence to mean that you can get that phone subsidised on a contract from O2 and EE is ignoring the word "range" and replacing it with another, like "subsidise".
Yeah, or just "stock". It's an annoying practice of replacing existing words with silly verbised (yeah) nouns. I call it MBAing.
Those examples are English. What he quoted isn't.
Re: How much?!? Just get a OnePlus 3T
"Doesn't make it right or wrong" - anyone know who said it was wrong?
Speaking of wrong - re your general point: if I paid £1m for a pencil, it'd be normal to call me crazy, regardless of what perceived value I received from the purchase. This is a tech site - we know what stuff is actually worth, and what's silly.
Re: How much?!? Just get a OnePlus 3T
Very happy OnePlus 3T customer here. Spending £800 on a phone is just lunacy.
Sounds like Youtube
"auto-playing sound-on video ads and – everybody's least favourite – the "prestitial" ads which annoyingly count down from 20 or 300 or 10 (or whatever amount of time you don't have to waste) before displaying content"
But it's no Kingdom of the Nouns.
Re: Agile fine until it hits the real world?
Yeah agree - powerless (and probably 95% absent) product owner makes a huge difference.
To all the waterfallists: you'd be surprised how similar Agile and Waterfall are in achieving results, if both are done properly. The main difference is Agile will deliver what you need now, whereas Waterfall will deliver what you thought you needed two years ago, and now have to lawyer up to argue about what features have or haven't been delivered.
Re: Encryption is not made "illegal"
Get the Clacks towers up and running, people.
Surely a better comparison would be between docker and a full fat VM, and then docker on a VM. You'd imagine that paying the virtualisation energy price would only be done once.
Can anyone explain IR35?
HMRC wants to raise more funds by taxing contractors who work for government 20% off the top, forcing them to charge 20% (at least) more, which is paid for by...funds from HMRC?
Don't get me wrong, this patent is stupid, but that isn't the same.
However I would be interested to see if it could be challenged based on the fact the GUI concept was not unique (as per your example) and the starting of different OSes isn't unique (e.g. LILO did this in 1996).
So what's left? Perhaps the assignment of storage to OS? When was Lilosetup created?
Re: What would you expect
This is the least competent comment I have ever seen. It's not the algorithm. It may be the input data.
Re: Good luck
Why is America not just the home of some very smart people, but also the home of some of the dumbest bravado-drunk brazen know-nothings on the planet? "The equivalent of economic armageddon?" We already had that, thanks to the US underregulating their financial industry. Suing Twitter probably won't have quite as many repercussions, Captain Overstatement.
Here's what we need to do next
Find an Oracle database, and convince management the lower total cost of ownership is with Postgresql. Good luck!
Moar tinfoil please
1) Government makes it illegal to not supply employees (or even people that look a bit like employees) with a pension (DONE)
2) Government drives contractors back to permanent employment by making freelancing pointless (DONE)
3) Government removes state pension for the richest 95% ?
Whimsical and practical? Try 5 minutes' work and incredibly complex
Some of the projects being shown off were whimsical, like a button that sends Slack notifications when takeout food gets delivered. Others were more practical, like optimized video delivery infrastructure.
The App Killer?
I know it's not that simple, but it'd be nice to have more websites and fewer stupid walled-garden apps.
One day tech writers will stop using "price point" when they mean "price" - i.e. over 99% of the time.