* Posts by StaudN

41 posts • joined 25 May 2007

Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush

StaudN
Angel

Re: This all sounds very impressive,

Pr0n of course!! (The true driver of the interwebs)

Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

StaudN
Mushroom

Their website is still down

Karma.

UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

StaudN
FAIL

Farcical

It's almost like they don't understand what the internet was designed for...

Migrating to Microsoft's cloud: What they won't tell you, what you need to know

StaudN
Mushroom

Hmmm

These are issues you'd expect to see if migrating all your systems to any off-site platform... sounds to me like you're just disappointed that "the cloud" hasn't held your hand and done everything for you.

Also, the "what you need to know" part ... is pretty thin on the ground.

Europe to push new laws to access encrypted apps data

StaudN

Re: Strong encryption exists, and is "in the wild".

Yeah, that doesn't work politically: no such thing as "simply ban".

Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

StaudN
Devil

Re: Before anyone else says it

How about because of the IP bill?.....

Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

StaudN
FAIL

Consistent at least...

with Brexit.

Planning is optional: "Smart Meter means Smart Meter" anyone?

Brace yourselves! Blighty is turning to AI for help

StaudN
Meh

Standard Protocol

"It’s quite wishy-washy however, and the government hasn’t made any concrete promises."

Consistent with Brexit...

StaudN

No need for that Joke Alert icon.... it's true. :(

Zombie Moore's Law shows hardware is eating software

StaudN

Re: I Call BS

Well that's not "hardware eating software" then... That's just more software which happens to require a special chip to run. Meh.

StaudN
WTF?

I Call BS

So future "Patch Tuesdays" will involve a global shipment of chips? ... Surely the whole point of general purpose CPUs is that the minutia of the actual behaviour of the systems which they run is abstracted away from the hardware and can be updated/modified as required.

I call BS on this whole concept: it's fine for specialised stuff as it's currently being used for, but will we ever see a "MS Word" chip? Hell no: that line of thought misses the entire point of having software.

UK nuke warhead builders shift IT gear into public cloud

StaudN
Trollface

Which "Cloud"?

... well that brings a whole new meaning to cloud computing.

This could cause some difission.

Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

StaudN
Facepalm

Re: Well, bears in the woods etc.

I was right with you until you said "though of a different less evil kind to Facebook and Google".

What scale exactly are you using for that sweeping statement?

Chinese unleash autonomous airborne taxi

StaudN

Someone didn't spot the take-off / landing profile section I see.

Gone

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Thumb Down

Yeah, number of lines of code is such a good metric.... I'll give it to you in one line... would that be helpful? Unlikely.

StaudN
Coat

Indeed - like this if you've never heard of C'Dent before now and had to Google it like me

StaudN
Facepalm

No C, C++, C# option?? That's not much of a comp.

Kremlin wants to shoot the Messenger, and WhatsApp to boot

StaudN
Devil

Is this even practical....?

Where's my popcorn....

A month to save cryptocurrency Ethereum?

StaudN
WTF?

Re: The code is the definition of behavior

Well that clears that up then!....

GNU cryptocurrency aims at 'the mainstream economy not the black market'

StaudN

So... open source PayPal?

Oracle pulled made-up cloud figures out of its SaaS – whistleblower

StaudN
Angel

Who'd have thought it?

An accountant with principles. Good on her.

F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

StaudN
Trollface

Look on the bright side...

Just think of the savings they'll make on IT support staff for the planes... "Have you tried switching your aircraft on and off sir?"

Planning to throw capacity at an IT problem? Read this first

StaudN
WTF?

Re: Errr

"If IT is a commodity, which to all intents and purposes it is".

No, you can't order a kilogram of IT.

Commodity: "a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee"

StaudN
IT Angle

"Throwing more hardware/software at the problem rarely no longer gives an organisation an advantage."

Pardon?

Call the doctor... no, call security. Docs' mobiles are hopelessly insecure – study

StaudN
Facepalm

Surprise Surprise

New study by company flogging security software finds security flaws...

Nothing to see here folks, move along please.

Why should you care about Google's AI winning a board game?

StaudN

Seems they're working on that too... http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/robots-learning-to-cook-by-watching-youtube-videos

Investigatory Powers Bill: Spooks willingly entering the light?

StaudN
Unhappy

Nevermind "Brexit"

This topic should require a referendum of its own: "Should the government be allowed to keep a record of my Internet activity, Yes/No".

Edit: Just had a look on the uk.gov petitions website and found nothing to this affect... really?! They are doing a good job of keeping this one under the radar.

Azure lost some virtual machine backups for eleven hours

StaudN
Flame

All the hardware bods...

Hehe, nice to see the herd of in-house hardware guys looking around at each other for comfort (read "fear induced glee").

One thing is certain: Cloud makes for serious consolidation of the demand for your specialised skillset and if your (relatively) home-brew self-built setup is as awesomely awesome as the cloud or not [it's not] makes little difference to the long-term argument... once the top 3 cloud providers settle into a comfortable groove and as developers improve at the scale-out vs scale-up mindset, you guys are toast.

Forget anonymity, we can remember you wholesale with machine intel, hackers warned

StaudN

Re: These detection methods don't scale.

I agree that the current numbers are insufficient, but surely worth trying to develop such identification mechanisms? : would be a very powerful network defense tool to have a signature intercept capable of picking up code by known malware authors...

Mozilla backs away from mobile OS as Android looks invincible

StaudN
Angel

Re: passing era of native apps, downloads and a ‘fat device’

Why not have the best of both worlds?

I think that "passing" is an unfortunate choice of word there... surely a fat, cloudy, disconnectable device is better than either/or?

StaudN

Re: "This depressing picture"? Aye right...

Well, the more market share you have, the more malware you attract - just because [insert little-known-OS name X here] hasn't had malware/security problems does NOT equate to being more secure, in fact very much the opposite is the case.

Much like encryption, the better known / more attacked a target is, the more hardened it becomes over time. Security by obscurity is well documented as a shaky prospect... even Microsoft (who I'm no fan of) are starting to open source core parts of their systems [see .NET framework] which is a huge move in the right direction.

FYI, I think that most people that get malware on Windows machines these days are people who a) run as administrator and b) click on links from Nigerian princes and c) are dumb enough to use a web browser which is closely tied into the operating system (facepalm Microsoft, please give that one up - there's nothing for you to gain by offering your own browser anymore! Do us a favour and uninstall the damn thing as standard!).

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Thumb Down

Re: "This depressing picture"? Aye right...

Care to cite a source for this 99.9% figure? ...

Seriously though: you destroyed your own point when you said "enthusiast-oriented" - you put yourself firmly in the minority, which is not what this discussion is about.

StaudN
Trollface

"This depressing picture"? Aye right...

Isn't it awful when you can hit 80% of the market by developing for just one platform?.... oh, wait... It's only awful if you're somebody else who is crying because you want a piece of the pie which you have very clearly missed out on and now it's too late.

Android is to mobile as Windows is to desktop: each a dominant market leader on a platform which others (Apple and *nix) can only every aspire to achieve such dominance of. Get over it, move on and stop writing such pitiful stories as this... you're missing the most important fact: such domination is ultimately good for the customer. The customer just wants stuff to work and to have a broad spectrum of available applications... and not to have to sift through 50 different yet mundanely similar options.

After all, the customer is always right. Right?

MPs slam gov heads over 'childishness' on failed farmer IT project

StaudN
FAIL

Bloody Politicians

Sounds like the start of a bad joke: A politician, a farmer and a computer programmer walk into a bar....

Tesla reveals Powerwall battery packs for homes, Powerpacks for cities

StaudN
Trollface

"the horrors of an electric stove"

Not tried an induction hob I see - try it, you'll like it... green eggs and ham!

A multitasking iPad? Let's bin the netbook

StaudN
FAIL

deal-breaker for me?...

it starts with "i". Hahaha

Research: Wind power pricier, emits more CO2 than thought

StaudN
Joke

@keith

"most of the time the turbines would be idle"...

what you on about man? 5 to 10 days a year is not "most of the time" lol

"The blindingly obvious is that wind power is nothing more than a greenies wet dream and totally impractical for substantial, reliable power generation"

Did you know that commercial windfarms already exist?? They seem to be surviving quite nicely... just because the uk government is probably going to make a balls of their wind-energy plans doesn't make wind energy "totally impractical" - by that means of comparison, computer systems are utterly worthless...

Wind power isn't the only solution, but it's certainly one of several options and is by no means a "wet dream".

Strange spoofing technique evades anti-phishing filters

StaudN

Oh dear

Hehe, I love that phrase "the internet is broken" - reminds me of doing tech support at my university years ago.

No, the internet isn't broken m8 - it's just the plebs that are now allowed to use something that was originally designed for military/scientific use and has now morphed into something that any joe bloggs off the street is able to access.

You should need an internet access license just like you need a driving licence imho ^^

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