* Posts by James 47

359 posts • joined 13 Jun 2009

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Blockchain nears peak hype: UK politicos to probe crypto-coin

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If it's gambling then it's no different to spread betting, which is tax free

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James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto

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Re: Do you ...

How on earth do you conclude that anyone here thinks any of those things?

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Re: Reason for firing

> A positive statement that supports your employer, or is non-controversial is not going to damage your career.

What absolute horseshit! Who gets to decide what is 'non-controversial'?

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Re: Reason for firing

> Well, since my comment doesn't stigmatise or offend any particular group ( except maybe the incautious) you would (did) just prove yourself rather stupid to have a go at me on that basis.

Re-read your comment. You suggest that anyone who publishes anything should prepare to have their career ended. You published that comment

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Re: What's a bro-grammer?

> It's a male programmer who still acts like a frat boy.

White?

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Ok, great. He was out of his depth. I still don't see why the SJW rabble went on an all-out assault to destroy him. That Google campus sounds like a terrifying place to work, I'd be afraid to talk to anyone about anything not work related. I can picture myself being crucified for trying to 'bum a fag' (ask for a cigarette)

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What's a bro-grammer?

I assume it's a white male programmer, but knowing google and the SJW folk, it could also be a programmer who has a My Little Pony fetish.

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Re: Reason for firing

> IMHO anyone who publicly publishes anything deserves the consequences. And anyone stupid enough to publish something , for no good reason, that will adversely affect their own career deserves all they get.

i.e. What he thinks probably matters little. What he publishes matters more. That he published matters most.

What the actual fuck? should I hound you for publishing such a stupid comment? Would you 'deserve all you get'?

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Stephen Elop and the fall of Nokia revisited

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Re: Lack of slurp potential?

Symbian's user-land apps were pretty restricted. Networks, however could pretty much give their own apps all the permissions in the world. So, they would have had to develop their own data-slurping advertising SDKs.

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

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The excessive cheering was a bit much

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Intel’s Meltdown fix freaked out some Broadwells, Haswells

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Re: Hmm.

Hmm, since AWS updated their machines we're seeing unexplained lzop crashes on the Ubuntu AMIs

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I've not noticed any slower c++ compile times ona Linux guest VM (Windows 10 Host) either on a a 4790K

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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I've often gone to the pub with Muslims, they either drink soft drinks or non-alcoholic Becks.

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Re: "...therefore Socrates is a dog"

That's great, the guy was wrong. He didn't deserve the ensuing witch-hunt and loss of career.

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We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

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Intel: the new Nokia

I've hated Intel every since my Virgin Media modem came with a Puma chipset.

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Re: Kernel bypass?

You'll need to install the patches anyway just to be safe; but yes, kernel bypass would mitigate the effects of calling the kernel being made more expensive. I'm not sure how much effect kernel bypass would have on virtual machines like AWS though. Maybe someone here could comment, I'm interesting in faffing about with it.

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Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Re: Can you hear it?

> Well, that just about wraps it up for blockchain mining!

Blockchain mining is CPU-intensive, not syscall intensive (if it is then you're doing it wrong)

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Re: Unusual stock trades

This is most likely due to changes in US tax law. Goldman Sachs also distributed bonuses early for the same reason.

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Re: I finally switch from AMD to Intel, and this is what happens.

The chips will still work as advertised, it's the kernel that is being made slower.

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DXC spills AWS private keys on public GitHub

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How did an external person manage to ssh into the machines in order to get them to do anything not pre-build into the AMIs?

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Your attention has value, personal cryptocurrency will advertise it

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Re: Another BATty idea

Pricing adverts already happens. That's how they end up on your browser.

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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It was the network operators who wanted a 3rd ecosystem

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Onwards to Valhalla: Java ain't dead yet and it's only getting bigger

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Re: Depends on your situation

> If you're doing something like large scale data stream processing (100s of thousands of records per second and above) using Apache Spark and budget constraints mean you need to make the most of your cluster then you are much better off on the JVM (Scala / Java /etc).

Why not just use C++? No f******g around.

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So what's in the new Windows Insider build? Bug fixes, an AR goof-around, and a font

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The Content Creators Update borked the FPS on the one game I play. I'm looking forward to having to rollback this update too

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At the feet of the Great Monad, or, How the functional programming craze plays out

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So how exactly does one sort an array without a) mutating state, or b) running out of RAM?

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As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry

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There is, Google is saying that the apes manning agency trading desks aren't using them.

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Open wide, Node.js! NodeSource will certify you now

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I don't get the hype surrounding node.js. It's just a wrapper around libuv.

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Amazon's AWS S3 cloud storage evaporates: Top websites, Docker stung

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Re: Calling bullshit

If you'd checked it a few hours ago you might have seen something. All our buckets disappeared. All back to normal now.

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Tech contractors begin mass UK.gov exodus in wake of HMRC's IR35 income tax clampdown

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Re: "the job of Government is to support the people, not tax the people"

ISA dividends are not tax free.

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Co-op Bank up for sale while customers still feel effects of its creaking IT

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I've been with Smile for years, just transferred my S&S ISA allowance out upon hearing the news this morning. Also shopping around, the website is awful, but I've never had issues with the customer service. It did take over a week for a replacement debit card to arrive, but that's about it

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IBM: Cognitive computing needs flash arrays, mark our words

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"boxen"

that's still a thing is it? did he died?

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Splunk: Why we dumped Perforce for Atlassian's Bitbucket of Gits

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The first SCM I learned to use was Perforce. True, there's a steep learning curve but once I got used to it I quite liked it. This was about 5 years ago. Now we use git, and there's also a steep learning curve with that. Sure the mundane checkout, merge, push, pull are straightforward enough, but once you have to do anything out of the ordinary it becomes a similar ^^mindfuck

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Those online ads driving you bonkers are virtually 'worthless for brands'

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If your DSP cannot do the targeting and data reporting for you then it's time for a new one.

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Flash crash trader takes plea bargain, cops to 'spoofing' and wire fraud

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Some solutions

Charge for cancelled orders based on the size of the order.

Throttle feeds when this happens or put them lower in the buying queue.

Only allow cancellations after a timeout has elapsed. If any of it gets filled then too bad.

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UK fintech firm reaches for Ireland Brexit escape hatch

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Re: Java and low latency do not mix

The disruptor pre-allocates much of what it needs. Still though, youre' right, there's really no reason for them to have written it in Java apart from the readily available concurrency libs which are sadly lacking in C++

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Yes but the UK will not be kicked out of github

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Pair programming – you'll never guess what happens next!

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Humans are animals

The thought of being stuck next with a nose-picking degenerate developer with bad breath and BO appalls me TBPHWY.

People have different ways of approaching a problem, some will sit and think it out, others will start to write it out and change it as they go along. Some build often, others will build once they think. I can only picture myself ending a pair programming exercise in a fight.

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WhatsApp, Apple and a hidden source code F-bomb: THE TRUTH

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Visual Studio sucks

Actually, VS is one of the best IDEs out there, the best Linux can offer is QTCreator which is now non-free for commercial use.

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Ireland taxman: Apple got NO favours from us, at all, at all

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Ireland's stance is really simple

It could not create jobs at the time. No government can create jobs without a private sector to pay for it. So they took the view that having jobs was better than having no jobs, and the jobs created around other companies doing business with Apple, etc, even if the multinationals took the piss.

There's no point in having a 20 - 30% corporation tax rate if there are no companies there to pay that; something the EU doesn't seem to get.

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NHS slaps private firm Health IQ for moving Brits' data offshore

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Why do charities need access to medical data?

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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Re: Tea with milk just tastes greasy

I make this sort of tea quite often. You need:

Strong tea leaves (i normally use assam)

Cloves

Cardamom pods

Sugar

Peppercorns

Ginger powder

Cinnamon (powder)

Milk

Water

A really fine mesh strainer. You can vary the amounts of each ingredient according to your own taste. Boil them in not too much water and add the milk at the end. Don't drink after 10pm

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Eurocrats to pore over Apache, KeePass code

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What's the point of reviewing apache? Surely they'll have to review all the custom modules it loads too?

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Linus Torvalds wavers, pauses … then gives the world Linux 4.5

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Re: PS/2 Mice

Pretty much all motherboards for gamers/overclockers will still come with a PS/2 port.

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'Microsoft Office has been the bane of my life, while simultaneously keeping me employed'

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Re: How are async callbacks primitive???

Async callbacks are used even for multi-threaded code, unless you use the anti-pattern of using one thread per request (whatever a request is in yuor domain), which will kill any chance of implementing a scalable architecture.

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Re: The deep mysteries of VBA bugs

How are async callbacks primitive???

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AMD to fix slippery hypervisor-busting bug in its CPU microcode

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That must have been a complete nightmare to debug

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Docker may be the dumbest thing you do today

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"Docker is NOT good at isolating Linux Containers from each other (shared kernel)"

That's a deal breaker right there

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'Boss, I've got a bug fix: Nuke the whole thing from orbit, rewrite it all'

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Re: Beastly, Just Beastly

You can get around the hatred of goto with the following;

do

{

if (!someOp())

break;

if (!someOtherOp())

break;

return SUCCESS;

}

while (false);

cleanup();

return FAILURE;

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Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

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Re: I hope you drone pilots have decent insurance

Are you tripping balls pal?

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Rust 1.6 released, complete with a stabilised libcore

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Won't const auto& give you a reference to the members of the array instead of their actual values? Why would you want the extra memory dereference?

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