Re: Oh dear...
lol as soon as I saw the title of the article, I knew who would be the author and what it would say before looking at it.
At least he has stopped quoting Florian Muller!
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lol as soon as I saw the title of the article, I knew who would be the author and what it would say before looking at it.
At least he has stopped quoting Florian Muller!
And that study doesn't take into account the role.
It is based on picking 100 random women and men and comparing the average wage.
It doesn't take into account pretty important factors such as job, experience, education etc.
Can we at least compare apples with apples please?
If we are going to pull random stats out of the air we can say that men are 20 times more likely to die at work so maybe they deserve an extra £1.30 an hour
I can't be the only one thinking this level of sophistication is likely to have originated from a TLA agency.
Definitely think its time that Ad networks start taking on legal responsibility for what they distribute, this is becoming all to common!
Depends on the recurve bow.
I used to have several single piece wooden ones (15+ years ago). Not as powerful but with a much more ye-olde feel. They were stored unstrung but could be restrung in about 30 seconds including removal from the case.
Had a couple of long bows too but they were ridiculously hard to string and it would be better just to whack someone over the head with it!
I understand the reasons behind it but I really hate that you can't defend yourself against 'minor' crimes.
Instead you are meant to let the cops handle it which basically means that they will take a statement and then throw it on the too hard pile unless you happen to be rich and/or know the right contacts to get it properly investigated.
Anecdotal story: A friend of mine has his garage broken into and had several motor cycles stolen. 12 months later he is advised that the police knew the culprit (licence plate of the van used was seen in the street), did nothing about it for 8 months before bringing the owner in for questioning and then deciding that too much time had passed to secure a conviction.
but if the Frenchman is as good (or close enough) to the Brit but is cheaper then you are going to hire the Frenchman.
Furthermore if you know there is a steady stream of French that are all prepared to accept lower rates then your subsequent job postings are going to be based on that.
Lets face it though, most of the debate isn't about the levels of western Europeans in companies. People from similar economies are always going to have similar expectations and therefore more even competition.
The only way that companies aren't finding skilled labour locally is because they don't want to pay for it. They are used to a cheap, good enough workers and don't want to accept that skilled workers are expensive because they are skilled.
"One of the many blessings of Brexit is that the UK wont be forced to adopt EU mandated energy strategies, but will be free to pick what is tried tested and proven to work instead."
You mean like Hinkley C which is using an untested design?
In tax accounting terms yes the poor are worth less as tax generators, but the poor then get their revenge by absorbing more than they can ever repay from the tax streams that others pay.
The problem is that its only the middle class who end up paying the full tax rate.
The poor get lots of 'help'/subsidisation (yes i'm aware this is debatable) and the rich have the resources to find all the loop holes.
As someone who is likely to remain middle class and had to work hard to get there it does annoy me that changes to tax normally affect me in a negative way.
I am grateful that I am where I am but human nature is always going to look enviously at others getting handouts or avoiding responsibilities.
attention grabbing but misleading headline, check
half the article then converted into a hatchet job, check
obvious author bias, check.
basic click bait article designed to stir the pot. Pretty poor from El'Reg
There are numerous reports of reports of very high quality movies being released.
The video of that poor airman (at work so don't want to look up his nationality) that was burned to death in a cage was apparently professionally done.
Chances are that we are not the target audience for this stuff so we are unlikely to see most of it.
That Daesh spend so much time and effort on social media stuff says that it's seeing results from it.
Reports on Brit kids that have gone to Syria etc often show that they have been groomed through social media contacts.
This report is a load of crap and is just being used to further the govts desire to run a police state but I think its wrong to dismiss the effect of Daesh propaganda based on anecdotal evidence.
I keep hearing people say that we will still have access to the single market but i'm yet to actually see anything that will confirm this. Boris mentioned it again in a column today.
I know that the Swiss (and others?) have access without being members but they have do all the things that the Brexiteers don't want to do such as payments and agreeing to EU rules on a lot of things etc.
Is there an agreed method by which we get access to the single market without all the conditions attached? It would be appealing if there was but it sounds a bit like wishful thinking!
Yes i'm sure consent will be 'explicitly' stated somewhere at the bottom of page 19 of the terms of conditions.
Energy companies are pushing too hard for this for it to be in anyones interest but their own!
Either that or the only way to get the best tariff will be to agree to it
Yes why would anyone believe anything that Florian says after the clear bias he has towards Oracle.
I wonder if his bias has something to do with him being paid by Oracle for 'consulting'?
People may be happy doing the role and I have no issue with that. The problem is that a lot of these roles will be automated eventually.
We are only just starting the see the start of it with PaaS etc.
Systems are made to be automated, I can push a button at work and get a VM provisioned, it will have an application automatically installed (i.e. Tomcat/Websphere/Apache/Oracle/ELK/Mysql/Cassandra) with a basic configuration. We only use it for dev environments currently but there are plans to expand its use. The various middleware teams have seen their work tickets reduce by 20% since this was implemented.
This is only going to get more widespread once docker and co start to pick up steam. There will be administrators for the Docker platform (unless devops people have their way!) but it will be less than there would be for all the individual application areas.
The administrator role won't be going away any time soon but it will start compacting.
I agree and I think a lot of the issue is that the term engineer doesn't mean what it should. There should be a distinction between administration, engineering and architecture.
Anyone that doesn't think they need architects doesn't work in a mid to large organisation with multiple technical teams all pulling in different directions and using competing standards/technologies
Architects should be providing high level guidance on what tools to use and what direction to move in in line with the business plan.
The engineers then take this, design a platform and put it all together into a working system.
The administrators are then responsible for keeping everything running.
What often happens is that there isn't an actual engineer role but you get talented administrators doing the engineering work, and architects that want to be engineers but like being paid architect rates.
This creates a massive shit storm in the engineering space and everyone hates each other.
Make engineering a proper title again, pay it well, stop the mail room staff from being called correspondence delivery engineers and ensure that people in engineering role have the relevant skills/training to be able to do their jobs.
yes, its called motion and its bean around for a long while.
I use it for home monitoring/security and doorbell type system.
If there is movement in the house during the day when i'm at work it records any movement, sends it to an offsite location and send a push notification to my phone.
If i'm home and someone approaches my door it sends a push notification to my phone with a link to the live stream of the door cam. That way I don't have to go downstairs to answer the door for another window salesman etc.
Cost a hundred pounds and a good few hours to setup but all using common components and open source software
Its not a protest against religions, its a protest against the preferential treatment that religions receive in day to day life.
Why do certain beliefs get accepted? Why is the FSM any more or less disprovable from anything else?
The update process should be able to handle this unless you're saying that you think security only patches will follow a different process without regression tests etc.
I guess if you have an emergency patching procedure that skips or reduces the amount of regression testing done then it would be beneficial to be able to only update the security fix in question.
Testing bandwidth is one of the biggest constraints that I have to deal with so I do get the appeal of only deploying kernel patches when they are needed but for us they would still need to follow the exact same path as the standard update process
Moral discussions aside, it is unfortunate that add blockers are doing paid white-listing because it is allowing the advertising companies to make a lot of noise about racketeering etc which is distracting from the issue of why people are using add blockers in the first place.
From this they can build a platform, stand some politicians/lobbyists on it, push the whole innocent victims of extortion routine and then get some stupid legislation rammed through.
They must have rejoiced when they heard what adBlock et al were doing.
I use ELK a fair amount and have absolutely nothing to do with dev ops.
I wish this article was better written and wasn't under the dev ops category because ELK is a really nice open source product (Paid features available but there are open source plugins that replicate) that can really help you understand what is happening in your environment as a whole.
Beyond the basics, it does take a bit to setup and you do need to understand the data its handling but its a good product that scales really well.
We use it for both high level dashboard type analysis as well as detailed troubleshooting.
From a single platform I can:
See any servers that have been stopped/started
See any exceptions that have been generated, broken down by cluster type
get application response times for individual calls or the average as a whole
report any transaction timeouts
track a user transaction from end-to-end across multiple different systems
long term trend analysis reporting
Note: This is the one time in history I'll be complimentary of an Oracle product.
Oracle producing a good product that is open source.... just feels wrong!
I had to read and then re-read the license information before I would believe it
maybe for a couple of watt laser you get in a store, not for something military grade in the k/w range.
Actually the mirror would need to be perfect, a single spec of dust or abrasion would be enough to dump a load of heat into the surface to destroy that section of the mirror.
A laser pulse rate is at least 50Mhz so that spec of dust is going to get numerous pulses of energy no matter how fast its spinning.
The laser doesn't even have to destroy the missile completely, it just has to create just enough damage (hole, warping) that a missile travelling at > mach 3 will tear itself apart.
You haven't mentioned how you are going to get an extremely polished mirror to actually survive the stresses of being attached to an ICBM either.
There is no way you are going to get a mirrored surface perfect enough the withstand a laser of any significant power.
Especially considering it needs to be resilient enough to withstand the forces of re-entry/high speed travel/launch stresses.
The slightest imperfection is all it is going to take to stop reflecting and start absorbing.
I created an account with them a couple of weeks ago to do an online shop and noticed some issues with their sign up page.
They wouldn't accept my perfectly valid site specific email address of asda@catchall.XXXXX.com
The password was limited to 12 characters!
The had disabled copy/paste in the password fields so that my usual habit of using a password generator and then copy/pasting the password in was difficult.
I should have bailed but I was lazy and had just spent an hour putting stuff in a basket so signed up anyway.
I sent them an email highlighting my concerns with their signup page and got a voicemail (Indian accent) a few days later saying that they could see that I managed to create an account in the end so what was the issue?
They obviously don't give a flying fuck about security.
I won't be using them again and have since invalidated all the details I submitted in.
The problem is that the developers think that Dev Ops simply means that they are now the Operations/engineers/architects.
Governance and strategy simply goes out the window in the rush to get the latest widget into prod. They don't care that they are building on extremely shoddy foundations and that while it works now, once you start extending the rest of the platform onto it, it's either going to come crashing down or require huge amounts of infrastructure resource to keep it limping along.
I'm sure that at its core that's not how its meant to work but that what all the developers I work with think and management goes along with it because of the promise of rapid delivery.
I've checked the deployment logs before and found instances of 22 deployments in a single day to a microservice! WTF!?!?
I would be interested to hear the experiences of others (Non developers) on their experiences on how they work in Dev Ops environments.
The flipper robots weren't the most exiting to watch granted but by the later seasons there were some fantastic bots with spinning, weighted discs and crushing jaws.
Razer was my favorite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razer_(robot)
Many bots also 'evolved' righting mechanisms that effectively rendered the flipper bots toothless.
Yes, let's just throw away the correct way of doing things because people today are too lazy to bother to learn how to do things correctly.
After we get rid of the scourge that is case sensitivity, lets target other punctuation marks next. The semicolon is surely the work of the devil anyway.
I'm not too fond of vowels either, 95% of words will still make sense without them and think of how much keyboard space we could save wtht vwls n thm!
I ended up spending 30K to rip out existing 12 Core CPUs to replace them with 6 Core CPUs (of a higher clockrate) for my Dev environment.
Ended up saving close to 1 Mil in licence costs.
There do seem to be a lot more CPUs coming through that run less cores but at higher speeds, suspect the chipmakers are realizing how people are trying to scale back on their licence costs.
This is standard for pretty much everyone these days. Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, RedHat (for Jboss etc rather than RHEL) etc all use the same model
I do a lot of work with per core licensed software.
Run a VM on a 64 core host using 2 cores. Pay for 64 cores.
Run 2 VMs on a 64 core host using 4 cores. Pay for 64 cores
A rip off but if you're smart and have a big enough business requirement you can run 30 VMs on a 64 core host using "120" virtual cores and still only pay for the 64 cores.
Run 2 VMs on 2 x 64 core cluster using 4 cores. Pay for 128 cores even if both VMs are on the same host!
This is apparently because it is a cluster and there 'could' be a situation where each VM is on a separate node.
This means that we end up running many different clusters with each cluster dedicated to a specific licensed product. We cram in as much as we can because as soon as we add a new host to the cluster we have to pay for the full underlying hardware used which is often over 500k per server.
and how many of the above points would Talk Talk have addressed?
I'm so glad that companies with massive proven records of not being able to keep data secure is going to be handling so much more of it!
Yes but what happens when you spend big bucks for your Porsche and then you try and drive down a road that is 'sponsored' by Toyota.
Suddenly you find that your speed is limited to 28 MPH, your cruise control wont work, your radio automatically switches to a station playing only ads and your cup holders fold themselves away.
That is what a two tiered internet offers.
Thats my concern too and not alleviated by the comment from the Sky guy about needing to reduce the bit stream.
I remember when I went from Virgin to Sky TV and the difference between the HD channels was amazing. Virgin must use a bucketload more compression.
I've recently upgraded to a new 4K TV (a lower range Panasonic) and the difference between my old 1080i is astounding.
The biggest frustration is watching some of the UHD content on Youtube and knowing that UHD content as standard is so far away :(
yes because we often hear of all of those pesky small people who files millions of automated DCMA take down requests that get accepted by default without any consequences of mistaken fillings.
I know, lets move into a world where every single possible combination of notes/words/thoughts are held under copyright and without any of that fair use malakey.
That way nothing new can ever be created without someone else getting a cut (see the recent decision where the 'feel' of Robin Thickes Blurred Lines was enough to trigger the lawyers)
That way big corporations (and lets face it, it wont be ordinary people owning anything) can get a cut for every thing that ever happens with the usual last minute extensions to copyright terms in perpetuity.
I had kinda accepted the system tray icon sitting there as it wasn't really interfering but the new popup behaviour is fucking* ridiculous.
Any vague intention of actually upgrading to 10 is now gone owing to the spamming way Microsoft is going about it.
*I really don't usually swear in public comments like this but I am well pissed off about it.
the only posts i've ever had refused at this site were ones that questioned Andrews stance/logic/impartialness.
interesting to see if this one gets through :)
I'm not sure breaking up the sky 'monopoly' would result in benefits to the average customer unless there is regulation about channel exclusives.
I don't want to have to pay for a separate subscriptions to 10 different providers
If all providers had access to the same content and fought it out over prices or they all offered a la carte deals then that would be another story.
I'm not an expert with virtualisation so i'm trying to work out why its so bad to have cluster nodes virtualised.
The only thing that I can' think of is that you don't want your cluster nodes all sitting on the same host which is resolved with DRS/Affiniity rules.
I know that dba's usually have objections due to disk access speeds etc which is fair enough but I can't think of any other reason
Is the definition of irony someone complaining about sexism telling someone else to grow a pair?
I travelled through Turkmenistan a few years ago as part of the Mongol Rally and can honestly say that what I saw of Turkmenistan was a hell hole.
I know this is an unfair generalisation but if you do a bit of reading into the place you will be surprised at how much of a police state it is.
There are literally microphones badly disguised and hanging from trees in local parks (I didn't believe that until I saw it for myself). All hotel rooms are supposedly bugged as well.
The bureaucracy and corruption at the border is excessive even for that part of the world.
Internet access is forbidden unless you got to a state run internet cafe and hand over your passport while you're using it.
Mobiles don't work for international calls and text messages only go through 50% of the time.
Granted this was in 2009 so maybe some more reforms will have happened by now.
I didn't managed to make it up to the Door to Hell as it was a good couple of hundred miles out of my route and we had run out of money by this stage owing to the corruption at the border.
There are no cash machines and the only way to get money was through Western Union transfer.
The people seemed relatively friendly but no one really wanted to talk to you openly for all of the above reasons.
Definitely not a place i'll be revisiting any time soon!
I'm not a big fan on Windows but i've re-installed several times and never had that problem.
Have replaced HDD and graphics card as well as updating to 64 bit. The HDD rebuild accepted the same key without a fuss, the graphics card change didn't actually require anything and the 64 bit upgrade required me to call a number and deal with an IVR system.
Are you running an OEM version of Windows? I'm using a boxed Win 7 Professional version.
For my final year uni project we were required to sign over all rights to it for the princely sum of $1.
No, I never actually got that dollar so I guess I could have got it invalidated.
It wouldn't have bothered me if the education was free but it certainly wasn't!
What a load of rubbish.
The last two major terrorist attacks that come to mind (Boston Marathon and Chalie attacks) the security agencies had flagged the perpetrators as dangerous and simply couldn't be bothered to do some actual work and monitor them the old fashioned way.
There's not always 'an app for that'!
I do wonder if these people actually believe the shit they are trying to sell.
god how demeaning can you be to women.
Perhaps we should protect them from any possible harm/offence by keeping them at home, maybe in the kitchen.
Looking around the office now I see about 30% women on an IT floor including devs, project managers, architects and team leaders.
All of them are treated on their merits rather than their sex
Here's a tip, talk to a few women who have been in tech for a while and get their perspective before jumping on the men must be sexist bastards bandwagon
unless they are only using it for outgoing voip calls
As for the "locked down" part. If they did lock down 5060, how was the SIP provider going to get SIP call into the system (unless using a custom port) unless this was open. If they are attempting to justify using a basic router to do complex firewall rules, then god help them.
You're assuming they want incoming voip calls. The article mentions that the pbx was connected to the voip trunk as well as the pstn.
I would assume that they were only routing outgoing calls through the voip trunk.
The pbx installer should probably take some blame if they left an easy access test account.
However a router that lies to you about its firewall state and then 'helpfully' auto-detects and routes traffic to any voip interface it can find is pretty hard to defend...
The network engineer who set it up can object all he wants to the equipment he is provided but if the client says just make it work then that's what he does.
The longer that government stays in power the more happy I become that I left!
I was always a liberal voter but I can't believe that anyone could support what they are doing to the country.
Slashing technology/education/environment and accelerating mining/logging of old growth forests/domestic spying/religious establishment in a race to the see if they can fuck up the country for anyone who plans to live for a another 20 years.
"Bloke on the intertubes uses a deliberately emotive argument, however much he knows it's not really valid, to try to gain favour from the non-technical masses for his own agenda."
To extend slightly
"Bloke on the intertubes uses a deliberately emotive argument, however much he knows it's not really valid, to try to gain favour from the non-technical masses for his own agenda which is the sale of equipment to produce a tiered internet."
I thought it was more that netflix's traffic was being artificially restricted when traversing through comcasts network until netflix paid for 'priority' peering and the resulting media storm when Comcast were trying to defend their position?
nah, Microsoft wont be able to help themselves and in three years it will have ActiveX mk2 tied so deeply into it we will be comparing it to ie6 :)
I am looking to replace my Nexus 4 soonish as its been dropped one time to many.
I would really like to replace it with a Jolla phone but there are two things that I regularly use phone for (outside of making calls/txts)
1) exchange sync with work. I had a look a few months ago but couldn't find any definite proof that it was supported in a corporate environment
2) Sky Go app
I'm highly dubious that the Sky Go app will be ported any time soon but could probably live without it. The lack of secured device exchange sync is unfortunately the big killer for me.
If that worked then I would buy one tomorrow
Does anyone have any information that would confirm/deny the above points?
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