* Posts by tony2heads

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Ex-EDS bod at DXC Technologies? Sign up to new pension scheme - or else...

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@Dominion

As a rough guess I would suggest that unless you plan to stay there another 20 years you go for the final salary pension.

You pension is (for most people) there for a LONG time.

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Oracle 'systematically denies' its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off 'debts', court told

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Oracle is clearly run by Darth Vader

"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further"

Icon: Oracle management

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75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2

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Heroes

I suspect that - like Jack Nissenthal - a lot of the real heroes who made a difference in WW2 hardly got a mention (never mind a medal)

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Russia's answer to Buckminster Fuller has a buttload of CGI and he's not afraid to use it

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balance on the median

That makes no sense at all.

What you should go for would be a personal ekranoplan

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Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

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Is that Gnu Gnash that you are referring to

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Crims snatch 5.5 million social security numbers from Kansas govt box

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"Kansas has no data breach notification laws"

What century do they live in? From some of their education I would guess the 14th (obviously before the Renaissance)

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systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

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Re: Alternate

Many more are available

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What is this – some kind of flashy, 3-bit consumer SSD? Eh, Seagate?

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Re: Endurance v reliability

As Dr Tyrell says to Roy Batty: The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long

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Watson AI panned, 5¼ years of sales decline ... Does IBM now stand for Inferior Biz Model?

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Re: Eat this, Dorothy Dietrich

I really think that a CEO's pay should be directly connected to growth in income of the firm.

If it grows 10% the pay should grow 10%, and if it drops 10% their pay should drop 10%.

And if they drive it to bankruptcy - NO PAY.

As the meerkats say - simples.

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UK.gov embraces Oracle's cloud: Pragmatism or defeatism?

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WTF?

Re: Cluebat required

Is sensitive Home Office data allowed to be outside the UK??

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Good news: Samsung's Tizen no longer worst code ever. Bad news: It's still pretty awful

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What Would Linus Say!

They need a leader like Linus Torvalds who will take no crap code, and will let then know it VERY LOUD

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Is this a hotdog? What it takes for an AI to answer that might surprise you

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Re: This isn't AI...

Some dogs have that problem.

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As Rene Magritte might say

Ceci n'est pas un hotdog

It is just a 2-D representation of the obnoxious foodstuff

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On the couch with an AI robo-doc asking me personal questions

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Joke

Off home

See you later alligator

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While USA is distracted by its President's antics, China is busy breaking another fusion record

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@bombastic

As you seem to have some knowledge: why have the polywell designs I have seen on based on a cube, rather than on a dodecahedron or an icosahedron?

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Tape lives! The tape archive bit bucket is becoming bottomless

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Don't bother with the 'compressed'

A lot of stuff for long-term (i.e. tape) storage would be compressed before it go to the tape drive

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German e-gov protocol carries ancient vulns

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is this only in the Java version?

There are other implementations of the OSCI-Transport library (.NET and maybe others)

Are they vulnerable too?

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Former GDS head Mike Bracken quits Co-op

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Re: Huge payoff for Mike...

Could be worse: 1010011010

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

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@Ben1892

It could have been worse: it could have been Vista

Icon: all hands to the pumps - you may need it

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What? What? Which? Former broadband minister Ed Vaizey dismisses report

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RFC 1149

She will need to check there are no peregrine falcons around

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SpaceX nails two launches and barge landings in one weekend

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heavy metal asteroid

can we name it Led Zeppelin?

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Men charged with theft of free newspapers

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1 per user

Would it have been OK if they had taken the string from the bundles and tipped them into a wheelbarrow?

I suspect that the real story was that they were trying to censor something in the paper.

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PLATO mission to find alien life is given the thumbs up

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Re: But... Ming's warning...

I'll see your Ming and raise you a Reaper

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Debian 9 feels like home with security upgrades and a flaming vulpine warming your toes

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firefox

It a nickname for the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) not a burning fox. It is related to the raccoon

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Conservative manifesto disappears offline – then mysteriously reappears

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fossils?

more like Coelacanths. They were long thought to be extinct, but still lurk in dark places

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White House sicko sent down for 20 years after sexting underage girls

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Surely he should know the old phrase

“Welcome to the internet, where the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.”

As a defence he should claim that he knew it was not a 14 year old girl, but a cop.

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Dell BIOS update borks PCs

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So to get zero stars

Wipe out the entire human race and turn planet earth to a blackened cinder?

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

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Outside the local Cop Shop

Did he get the flowers and board games there?

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Unpaid tech contractor: 'I have to support my family. I have no money for medicines'

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New Icon please

I suggest this before, but I want a 'Scumbag Corporation' icon (perhaps the Scumbag Steve hat)

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How would you pronounce 'Cyxtera'?

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Re: Cyst -Era or Cist-Era

On reflection I think my first suggestion is the better

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Cyst -Era or Cist-Era

An age of pust-filled sacks, of the time of ancient coffins

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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

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Problem

How about thieves making fingerprints from photos of your hand or any item you have touched when making a purchase?

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Back to the future: Honda's new electric car can go an incredible 80 miles!

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80 miles

That would be aiming at the little old lady going to the shops.

Considering the age distribution in the Japanese population, that might be a viable market.

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Broadband providers almost double prices after deals end

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Re: upto..Xmbps

translate 'up to' to 'no more than'. It never means anything else.

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Customer satisfaction is our highest priority… OK, maybe second-highest… or third...

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I remember this one; what ever were they trying to get me to do?

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

Guru Meditation:

XID: 1521634984

Varnish cache server

I had a small pot of varnish in the shed, but could not find the cache server anywhere on the board.

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Device spend will rise 2% to $600bn in 2017, say techno-seers

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Re: Ah yes - Gartner

Gartner forecasts are less reliable than Old Moore's Almanac

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Wet, wild Mars stripped off by hot young star, left barren and red faced

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Re: iron-nickel core

Doesn't have to be iron-nickel to get a magnetic field.

The huge magnetosphere of Jupiter (about 20,000 times stronger than earth's) is probably generated from liquid metallic hydrogen (under the high pressure in the core)

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Robo-AI jobs doomsday may, er... not actually happen, say boffins

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Re: How about the jobs that those robots create ?

I think you mean a Butlerian Jihad.

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Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

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Wrong picture

If I think of screaming windows users, the image I get is like the picture by Edvard Munch

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Trump's America looks like a lousy launchpad, so can you dig Darwin?

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Why not Equador

As far as launch sites go, why not Ecuador:

- on the equator

- plenty of high ground (=less air to go through)

- has petrochemical industry

- US $ as currency

also note: Chimborazo is the furthest point on the earth's surface from the centre of the earth (not Everest , because of the equatorial bulge)

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I've Been Moved: IBMers in same division slapped with 2nd redundo scheme in 2 months

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Operation Baccarat

Sounding more like Russian Roulette for IBMers. If you were spared the first time, there is the next chamber ready

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DNA-bothering eggheads brew beer you were literally born to like

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Alien

Hitchikers guide to the galaxy

sounds like the Nutri-matic

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Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay

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Pint

I believe this has been known for a while

A reading from 1 Timothy 5 verse 23:

"Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thy frequent infirmities."

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Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals

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Linux

For those who want to know

Here is a simple How to

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TRAPPIST-1's planets are quiet. Quiet as the grave, in fact

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Re: Ahah! Not so fast Mr Scientist

Yes indeed, I can think of several fools who "know" that climate change is a conspiracy.

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

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@Oengus

but how will my wife play bridge online?

By the way:

has anyone thought of setting up a website selling TRUMPery TRUMPets from TRUMPington?

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Softcat purrs as customers buy early to dodge Microsoft hikes

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@AC

I have heard of people resurrecting old dumped computers with some versions of linux

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Google borks its Drive Windows app – after pushing out unfinished buggy version to public

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Re: What to use?

https://github.com/Grive/grive

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This ONE easy cloud trick is in DANGER. Why?

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Re: layer 4...

Thankss for the tip

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Road accident nuisance callers fined £270,000 for being absolute sh*tbags

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Scumbag corporation

I suggested that EL Reg institute a prize every year for outstanding scumabaggery ; These guys should be in there with a real chance.

Suggested prizes:

- Scumbag Steve hat.

- sieve for leakiest website

- tin of insecticide spray for buggiest software

- piece of string for insecurity in software. However, if Adobe is the winner, I believe straw would be more appropriate for strengthening mud-based constructions.

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