* Posts by Daniel von Asmuth

346 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009

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ALIS in Blunderland: Lockheed says F-35 Block 3F software to be done by year's end

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: The gift that keeps on giving

Block 4? Does that contain the code needed for landing the aircraft?

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: The end

Is 'clock' still in? How about edlin and edit?

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Andy Rubin's overhyped and underdelivered Essential phone out 'in a few weeks'

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

For an extra $ 200

If you pay two hundred Dollars extra, you get a magnetic attachment with a microphone device.

A microphone would surely be useful for making virtual phone calls, but I wonder what if a little speaker comes among the essentials, the other extras or will not be available until version 2.

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SQL Server 2017's first rc lands and – yes! – it runs on Linux

Daniel von Asmuth

Heterogeneity

"The last and only time I had gigs using the same operating system, database, or compiler was in college"

In my case, that was when I worked at Apple Computer. Our University had very diverse computing resources; it even built it's own micros before the invasion of the IBM PC.

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Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

Databases

Why not opt for that dependable workhorse, the old AS/400, err System i, where the Operating System and the database are integrated into an easy-to-manage system, just like Windows Longhorn?

Now we are curious about the performance of MS SQL on W2016, MS SQL onLinux, MariaDB, Postgres, Oracle on Linux, Oracle on Solaris, IBM on System/Z.

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Presto crypto: IBM releases gruntier, faster Z14 mainframe

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Performance?

The Z14 is the best IBM mainframe ever just like '10' is supposed to be the best version of Windows, but hard and comparable numbers are hard to come by. Guess old COBOL code is more efficient than .NET.

170 cores, 32 TB of main memory, those figures resemble a high-end PC.

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€100 'typewriter' turns out to be €45,000 Enigma machine

Daniel von Asmuth
Coat

€100 seems steep for an old typewriter

Compare that to $ 50,000 for a measly Apple I.

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Intel bolts bonus gubbins onto Skylake cores, bungs dozens into Purley Xeon chips

Daniel von Asmuth

QAT?

May also be written as khat, used as a drug in the horn of African and the Arabian peninsula.

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Microsoft drops Office 365 for biz. Now it's just Microsoft 365. Word

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

Re: What is Microsoft 365?

That would be a C:\ battery.

....dows that mean all customers must upgrade to an XBOX 365?

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HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS

Daniel von Asmuth
Happy

Make Britain great again

(nice cartoon in Dutch newspaper)

http://www.volkskrant.nl/foto/collignon-2~p4368444/4532514/

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Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

In the year 2020

Read the article again: the software will be upgraded by the time the ship becomes operational. I suppose her majesty will be running Vista by then. How operationl will those JSF fighters be in 2020?

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Blighty's first aircraft carrier in six years is set to take to the seas

Daniel von Asmuth
Mushroom

Re: Well, its good to see the QE going out to sea.

Guess that'll show the Brusselcrats who rule the waves.

Will the QE on her maiden voyage be piloted by E.R. a.k.a. H.M. Q.E.II?

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Re: Only 1080 high?

Buy six, that makes for a nice 6480 (H) by 3840 (V) pixel resolution or 27:16 aspect ratio :-(

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The internet may well be the root cause of today's problems… but not in the way you think

Daniel von Asmuth
Flame

Re: Internet to blame in 1970s and 1980s bombing campaigns?

You had SNA, JCL and Rexx. Enough to turn anyone into a terrorist.

Why have so few (attempted) attacks been blamed on the El Reg community?

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Guess who's getting fat off DRAM shortages? Yep, the DRAM makers

Daniel von Asmuth
Pint

DRAM

A dram apparantly mean an eigth part of a fluid once, but down here we think of whisky.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 ARM-twist comes closer with first demonstration

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

ARM

ARM:: Arm Runs Microsoft (or maybe Alternative Run-time 4 Metro)

(Intel shares dropping....)

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Intel gives Xeon a makeover to bring us colour-coded clouds

Daniel von Asmuth
Happy

Re: This is funny

How about Intel Xeon Itanic, Intel Xeon ARMageddon, Intel Xeon Risk 906 and Intel Xeon Risk 432?

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Come celebrate World Hypocrisy Day

Daniel von Asmuth
Happy

Hypocrisy Day

Holland celebrates Kingsday today, to remember us that the country has been a member of the European Union since early 1940. The Kings speech to parliament is actually wriitten by the cabinet of ministers, but he is allowed to author his own Christmas speech, which he carefully composes to avoid elements that might annoy the neo-nazi party.

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Straight outta Shandong cluster noobs set new LINPACK world record

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: ??

The compute power of a single student with an abacus rather than a GPU barely reaches 1.0 FLOPS.

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European Court of Justice lays down the law on Kodipocalypse

Daniel von Asmuth
Pirate

It's about time

It's about time for the nationals of the European continent to exit the Kingdom Union.

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Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

Re: Is there any correlation between "popularity" and

The Java programming language is complex and takes long to completely learn by heart, when HTML is the most popular language for e-mail and web pages.

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PC sales are up across Europe. You read that right. PC sales are up

Daniel von Asmuth
Pirate

The PC is dead

1,6 % growth? When the industry needs at least 15 % annual sales growth to keep from collapsing.

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Microsoft promises twice-yearly Windows 10, O365 updates – with just 18 months' support

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

From 13 years (XP) to 18 months

Now companies will need three teams of system administrators: let's say the A team starts testing the 201704 release for nine months, performs a migration in three months and supports its users for six months, while the B team waits for the 201710 upgrade and a year after the A team, the C team starts testing the 201804 version, when the A team takes a short holiday before tackling the 201810 release, etc.

Since they are only minor updates, 12 months for testing and migration should suffice.

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Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Has MS Killed W10 yet?

Redmond is silently liquidating WIndows 10 to replace it with something called 'creator's update'.

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Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Re: Haters gonna hate

I wonder if 'Vista is now officially dead' means something changed in comparison to last year or so and if other Windozes are more alive in one way or another. If Vista is 'work in progress', does that mean work on it proceedes no longer?

The press has told us that Vista was full of problems, and 7 was much more popular, but apparently only the version number changed to something more computable.

How much longer must the captive fangirls wait for their promised Windows Longhorn?

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OLE-y hell. Bug in MSFT Word allows total PC p0wnage

Daniel von Asmuth
Terminator

Re: application/hta

Wikipedia claims there is a fix for this problem:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML_Application

You just need to uninstall Internet Explorer.That should deal with the application/HTA problem. Uninstalling MS Office might also offer some help against macro viruses.

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Germany gives social networks 24 hours to delete criminal content

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Enforcement?

"There are very clear definitions of what is legal and what is not legal in Germany."

Yes, there are. The proposed law makes it illegal (for a network operator) to publish illegal content. 'Strafbar' means 'punishable', which implies that the content and the creator may not have been convicted themselves. Fines of up to 50 Million Euroquid are way out of proportion.

"Books like My Struggle (Mein Kampf) are illegal in Germany.".

No. The copyright to Mein Kampf was owned by the state of Bavaria, which did not publish the book, but it expired in 2015, putting the book into the public domain. A new scholarly edition has since been published. The same applies to the Dutch translation.

Better hurry that Brexit before Reg staff end up in Siberian camps.

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Daniel von Asmuth
Mushroom

Re: Enforcement?

How many Cruise Missiles does the German Kanzler have?

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Crafty Fokker: Norfolk surgeon builds Red Baron triplane replica

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

Re: I suspect....

A century after its foundation, the Fokker company still manufactures components for airplanes like the JSF, whilst the government is buying a new Boeing (presumably named Air Farce One ('Kluchtmacht' in Dutch)).

Remember that the counry was neutral in WW I, so Fokker made much money in Germany.

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Teenagers think Doritos are cooler than Apple

Daniel von Asmuth
Pirate

Re: What is cool?

Do teens really find Apple cool? YouTube? Wall Street Journal? How does El Reg stack up against those old-skool brands?

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Is your iOS app piling on weight? Blame Xcode 8.3: We shed light on Apple's bloat riddle

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

Does iOS support AFS?

The Andrew File System belongs to the class of network file systems and is popular in academic circles?

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Firefox Quantum: BIG browser project, huh? I share your concern

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

What WWW procotol??

The crazy little thing called web consists of thet HTTP protocol and the HTML markup language. A browser like Lynx is an interactive tool in the sense that the user supplies an 'URL' and the browser decodes and sneds it to a server, and the server sends a reply that usually contains some HTML. The user wats & waits & waits. Eventually the data have arrived and the browswer displays the text. This interactivity is a huge waste of time and bandwitdth, compared to smarter protocols. Why not send a request to a server, which forwards it to another server, and eventually returns the HTML, perhaps in an e-mail message.

Consider that all the Mozilla project has to do is to remove excessive features from the Netscape browser and fix the bugs in the remaining code....

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Happy Motherboards day: Here's some (Optane) memory

Daniel von Asmuth
Holmes

rank and file

"Files needed for important tasks are immediately recognised and accelerated".

I suppose that the optane can recognise the stars on bars on the user's uniform and will generally accelarate a general's files generously, give a major's files a major boost, but won't blow off a captain's cap.

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'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Re: Education PC seller says Apple is no good in that market

A few years ago the Dutch pollster and innovator Maurice de Hond started a chain of Steve Jobs primary schools, where the kids were taught individually relying heavily on iPads. These schools have now proven to be unsustainable.

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Android O my god! It's finally here (for devs)

Daniel von Asmuth
Angel

So that's the "O"

Oh Mighty Gates? Isn't that the name of the long-term support version of Ubuntu??

P.S. Now where can I download the source code?

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Dr Hannah Fry: We need to be wary of algorithms behind closed doors

Daniel von Asmuth
Thumb Up

Algorithms that sit behind closed doors

That sounds like 'Closed Source' to me:-(

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National Audit Office: Brit aircraft carrier project is fine and dandy... for now

Daniel von Asmuth
Happy

Beg, Steal & Borrow

NATO member Holland currently has 2 F35-A aircraft and 0 carrier ships. Maybe they could hitchhike with their British brethren.

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After 20 years of Visual Studio, Microsoft unfurls its 2017 edition

Daniel von Asmuth
Linux

C++

Does Jim Coder now get to to choose between compling application for x86/Win32, x86_64/Win64, x86/Linux, x86_64/LInux, ARM32/Win32, ARM64/Win64, ARM64/Linux (Raspberry PI)??

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Windows Server ported to Qualcomm's ARM server chip. Repeat, Windows Server ported to ARM server chip

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

pretty pictures

So we are shown a box where most of the space has been dedicated to eight SATAN drives, which are blown onto by six fans, so that none of the air flow reaches the processor. Nor do I see any PCI slots.

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Linus Torvalds lashes devs who 'screw all the rules and processes' and send him 'crap'

Daniel von Asmuth
Linux

Re: "supplying drivers for all major operating systems"

Linux has a market share of 2 % on desktops (that's literally millions of 'computers'), a very competitive market share in servers, a majority in embedded devices, some 81 % of smartphones and over 99 % of all supercomputers.

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Daniel von Asmuth

Drunken Drivers

Many perfectly good PC components and peripherals have gone to garbage dumps due to lousy or missing dirvers.

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HMRC emits IR35 tax calculator onto the web for UK contractors

Daniel von Asmuth
Flame

hardware is everything

If a flame erupt from the device, that shall indicate you're fired.

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Redmond lurves Linux

Microsoft loves Linux so much it won't share it with the barbarians in Munich.

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Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Is it better than Cygwin?

The most vexing problem with Cygwin is the inability to open a file that is currently open by another process i.e. opening a file locks it.

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Alert! The dastardly Dutch are sailing a 90-ship fleet at Blighty

Daniel von Asmuth
Trollface

It's part of our history (too)

....but if the Brexit goes ahead, 'our' could refer to two different countries.

Hollanders opine that Albion got its just in deserts in 1667 for the destruction it wrought on the Dutch fleet in 1666.

http://historiek.net/1666-twee-vergeten-rampen-bij-vlieland/45120/

Captain Rude Lubbers is coming for your rusty Iron Lady.

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HP Ink says ink sales are down but PC sales are up, up, up!

Daniel von Asmuth

run for the Brexit

Annual revenue growth down to measly 10 %. More layoffs soon to follow.

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Munich may dump Linux for Windows

Daniel von Asmuth
FAIL

Re: Replacing Linux with Windows, based on *cost*?

Hear, hear! The reason for switching to Linux is that the cost of support, maintenance, and training is much lower.

The defendants are proposing that Munich should support both Windows and Limux, which is easily the most expensive option. (Unless Redmond offers Windows 10 with a Linux subsystem that is fully interoperable with Limux).

Microsoft must have bribed the lord mayor.

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Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies

Daniel von Asmuth
Big Brother

Re: Stasi wet dream

"Phwoar, leather trousers, Maggie never wore those."

...and anyway, if she did, we would be required to deny it.

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Anti-smut law dubs PCs, phones 'pornographic vendor machines', demands internet filters

Daniel von Asmuth
WTF?

The Register now inaccessible from North Dakota!

....after 'Destroy All Monsters' posted dirty word.

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BOOST! LEGO's computing future and its ground-breaking past

Daniel von Asmuth
Boffin

LEGO is not a toy

See http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/lego/

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