* Posts by HmmmYes

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Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials

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Re: Strong denials

No.

Bloomberg would have approached all parties or a comment.

The copnaies were aware of the story, it was not out of the blue.

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Discrediting Chinese manufeaturing is easy.

Just place an order for '1000 of' <something> and if your name is not Apple or another very large company then you'll get a cotnainer full of hitnmis shit some 12-24 months after the due date.

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Hmm.

Sounds like a case for .... Interpol.

Oh.

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On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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Re: Very...

Now compare and contrast Jobs biography with Jack Welchs vainglorious bullshitting ponzi fraudster cunt.

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Re: Jobs: "Yous get ought for nouht in't life!"

I only hope she told him to fuck off when he came grovelling for spare organs...

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Wel, he was a total cunt who did get some good products out. Eventually.

Most other ceos are just total cunts.

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UK.gov asks biz for ideas on how to 'overcome' data privacy concerns in NHS

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Oh that £9m is mine.

Maintain a list of people: NHS trust CEO, heath secretary and handul of MoH senior servants.

Sack them all if there's a data breach.

This prize bullsht is annoyig. It works well for moonshot stuff -reuable rockets where there's various billionaires funding the development.

It doesnt work for the everyday, should be doing this default stuff.

I smell a bright young PPE/Ecomomics Oxbridgey civil servant's hand in this.

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Financial Conduct Authority fines Tesco Bank £16.4m over 2016 security breach

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Ouch.

Id hate to be holding equity in a bank thats has mesed up after, say, 2016.

Just as well as all the UK banks are totally robust and haven't spent he last 6 months in various states of fuckup.

~32m, reduced to 16m for cooperating.

Id be putting those number int othe outsourcing cost saving spreadsheet.

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Microsoft flings features at Teams to close the Slack gap

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Ive not tried Teams.

I have tried - and been made to use - various other MS webappey stuff.

Im not a fan.

A poorly designed, cluttered UI is bad enoguh on a local application.

Put one over HTML and you have the problems with browers, network lag etc etc.

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Watt the heck is this? A 32-core 3.3GHz Arm server CPU shipping? Yes, says Ampere

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No - OSes are not blocked by drivers. Drivers are portable across CPUs too.

Its testing thats the killer.

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Card-stealing code that pwned British Airways, Ticketmaster pops up on more sites via hacked JS

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Ive been looking at this javascript thing, not just this secutiry snafu, the whole lot.

Its a total shitstorm isnt it?

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Brit armed forces still don't have enough techies, thunder MPs

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'Just 50 people have, so far, been recruited laterally into higher-ranked posts.'

Thatsa bus full .... if SMERCH were interested in disrupting the UK defenses ....

(And I bet more than 50% bullshitted their way into the job ...)

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Hundred-million Kiwi Oracle project on hold after Deloitte review

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Re: Are all government health IT projects doomed to fail ?

No.

You are making the classic mistake of saying 'cant do IT'.

The assumption is that they are OK at the not IT stuff. They are not.

The problem is that the NHS, UKGOV/public sector do no purge people. The private sector as recession and competition - adapt of die. The private sector is not good at IT/software because it wants to spend the blood sweat and tears. They are good because they HAVE to be - or die. See TSB for this.

The problem with UKGOV/NHS/public sector is people get their feet under the desk and move up according to age/brown nosing. Anything disruptive/competitive o that position gets pushed back on.

For a bureaucrat, theses nothing more undermining than software - poof, jobs gone in flash.

If you want to get the same level of change/adaption in the NHS/UKGOV/public sector then you need to getting rid of a good 50% of the none clinical/techinical positions every 10 years - spoof recessions. Do it by random selection otherwise the same self import clique will remain.

And Im serious on that.

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Re: Are all government health IT projects doomed to fail ?

People who work in healthcare, esp, management, are self important, process and personal responsibility avoiding morons.

Not sure why. Its chronic.

And before you say - 'Ah its only computers/software ..' they apply the same level of competence and ability to clinical stuff too.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Cheap ... poor plastic .... atrocious buttons .... decal done on a laser jet ....

Are you *sure* this isnt an official Sinclair product?

Proud owner of a 35 year old C64.

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Intel: Yeah, yeah, 10nm. It's on the todo list. Now, let's talk about AI...

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Funny one - working o ntheir silicon for AI..

How?

AI these days is mainly neural nets - 1000s of cheap, simple CPU core with 8 bit maths, messaging.

Xeon is a handful of expensive cores running with a big fucking cache.

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Imagine Python fan fiction written in C, read with a Lisp: Code lingo Nim gets cash injection

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Nim.

Another attempt at avoiding the issue - javascript is shit.

Some solutions:

- Fix the fucked up bits of java script. Stuff like Typescript are a convoluted way of doing that. But looking at the many versions as it stumbles around generating work for the MS typescript team, is very unappealing to me.

- Drop Type script and use C, stripped Python .. anything but really that is not too complex.

- Standardise WebASM so it does nt matter hat language you use.

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Pleasant programming playground paves popular Python path

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Lambda expression ... list comprehensions ....

Thats what drove Guido over the hill.

Just get them looping first.

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Dear alt-right morons and other miscreants: Disrupt DEF CON, and the goons will 'ave you

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Big Mac.

Fries to go....

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Well, this makes scents: Kotlin code quality smells better than Java

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No.

300 column lines apart, the less code, the clearer the ptogram.

CAR Hoare

'There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. '

Its one reason why Ansi C is successful - simple lannguage, simple libraries.

My issue with complex languages and complex libraries is not whether i can use them - I can! Trust me!!

Its whether the 3rd party delivering and maintaining them doesnt fuckup on some version down the line.

The success of any long running software products depends on hiw easy the product is to test and update.

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Re: Fewer lines of code == fewer bugs?

The logic describes what a program does.

The syntax describes how it does it.

Java's syntax is way too verbose so the wheat (logic) gets lost in the chaff (syntax).

It takes years to see thru syntax and see the logic.

Whats missing from Java is a decent run-time, something to join up programs.

Objective_C has one and its proved very successful.

The closest Java comes is a hulking server.

Oh, and being able to easily and safely split a java program into libraries. 20 odd years they are solving that. Way too slow.

To quote Joe Armstrong - If you are writing code for a DV player then Java is fine.

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What is 'Lack of an object-oriented architecture.'

What is 'object-orientated'

Can I measure it. simply???

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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To be honest, the NT kernel is not too bad - bit slow and clunky.

But the rest .....

And dont get me started on the network stack. Jesus.

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Tech Shutdown Blows: IT chaos cost Brit bank TSB almost £200m

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Re: Are there any good banks out there?

TSB today is just a lazarus brand, dug out of the cupboard.

Tsb is actually sabadell with a .net based backend, running on windows.

A cheaper, eadier to develop platform, than cobol on ibm iron.

Well, that was the pitch.

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Re: 2,500 staff in new roles

I doubt there are more than 2,500 people in the uk with the financial tranasaction skillset required to dig tsb out of the hole.

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'Prodigy' chip moonshot gets hand from Arm CPU guru Prof Steve Furber

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Designing processors and instruction sets is hard.

Sure, the first steps go quickly - oh this instruction willl do this.

Then you throw stuff out, put stuff in.

You corrupt the nice simple isa with special cases.

That chesper n faster chip turns out slower and more expensive. And investors want something now!

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Swan dive: Intel shares dip under interim CEO Bob as 10nm processor woes worry Wall Street

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The elephant in the room is a physics.

Intel get where it is by making a crap design run on smaller and denser transistors.

The capital required to get much smaller is no longer economic, at least for a horizontal integrated company, making and selling its own chips.

Intel will be wiped out by a company that cracks large scale cores, large caches, running at 3Ghzish.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Code replumbed for better Python taming

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I have enough complexity and unreliable software in my life.

I dont want to add to it with a proprietary gui-debugger-whatever.

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Sub-Prime: Amazon's big day marred by server crashes, staff strikes

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Re: "Once these obscenely rich people have grown out of their thirst for continuous success"

I once shared a lift with Bill G.

If shes managed to get him to shower then she deserves lots of credit.

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EU plans for domestic exascale supercomputer chips: A RISC-y business

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Re: We can watch if from the UK

Dresden is owned by Global Boundaries, a US resident company, fully owned by a UAE oil slush fund.

'The Web' is nothing more than a dumbing down of SGML and crappy protocol (HTTP) to deliver it.

HPC clusters as you need an OS and network stack to coordinate the number crunching.

The software and hardware requirement for consumers, corps, and research boides are not the same. Although all benefit from economies of scale.

For its size, the EU (even when you throw in the UK) does not make a lot of software. It really does not.

There's SAP .......

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Re: We can watch if from the UK

You'll be wathcing it from whatever country you reside.

Billions will pour into connected companies - big ones - and university research.

15+ years alter, assuming anything is created, itll be something like a 2Ghz 6502.

Yes I know ARM32 is a tarted up 6502.

If the EU want the hardware then they just need to pay the Taiwanese fabs to create it.

If they want EU based fabs then they need to copy a Taiwense fab.

They are pissing money because they dont knwo that value add is the software.

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Its software that you need.

Hardware only exists to run software.

In fact, I welcome the day when software generates the hardware as some very last stage of he compiler process.

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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

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Re: NO CARRI~@~~~$

Ahh yes , the Casualty view of a hospital, or whatever merkin drama.

Very little healthcare is provided under a blue flashing light, with a nurse holding onto an artery.

The majority is treating chronic conditions where you need to track progress over a very long time, sloging away.

This is where the fuckwit buffoonery that is accepted for the NHS fails all the time.

The NHS stats are great ..... apart from one - Improving peopkes health outcomes

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Re: @ wolfetone

There is a cure for 90% of type 2 diabetics - wire their gobs up.

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Those NHS homeopathic hospitals were well funded.

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Infrastructure wonks: Tear up Britain's copper phone networks by 2025

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Maybe a compromise is required - optical copper fibre?

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Outage outrage: TSB app offers users a TITSUP* encore

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Nope.

Why do TSB (and their Sabadel parent) still have a UK banking license.

Should have been withdrawn ~2 months after the problem started.

Whatever transition performed from Lloyds -> TSB, it does seem to have been irreversible.

Oh deat.

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Banks told: Look, your systems WILL fail. What is your backup plan?

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Re: Having backup plans is good.

No MBAs .....

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A fine vintage: Wine has run Microsoft Solitaire on Linux for 25 years

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Re: Killer App

No Access is fucking dreadful.

Theres only one lesson to learn from it - dont store data in Access.

I used to have to use shit based on Access. Every now and then the data corrupts.

If you wznt yo teach sql and whatnot, use sqlite.

Then move to postgresql.

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UK Home Office sheds 70 staff on delayed 4G upgrade to Emergency Services Network

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Re: Let's look at the facts

The issue with push to talk is its not really implement.

The 4g technology is there but the 4g coverage isnt present in a lot of the country.

The only solution to this is to have commission some sort of mobile 4g base station with the option of satellite link. The likes of vodafone/ee manage this - settig up temporary mobile masts at festivals.

There just seems a total lacking of willingness to grasp what the issue and solutions are.

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Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

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Speak for yourself.

Things are a lot better these days ... I remember ASCII porn.

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On Kaspersky’s 'transparency tour' the truth was clear as mud

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Frankly, Id be happier burning the whole lot - Windows + AV.

Stinking, multi layered piles of shit.

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Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month

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Re: Java has been great as a teaching tool

Pythins great for teaching.

Newbies might need an ingormed choice for an editor.

Introduce yhdm yo c and interface with oython at a later date.

Python and C is a good way of getting studrnts to make engineering choices - execution speed v. ease if development.

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Re: You have to pay to use a language?

Nancy? Nancy Reagan?

Are you back from the dead?

Dont buy from dubious sources.

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Re: Oh well who cares...

Did anyone actually read the Java run-time license?

I did. ~15 years ago.

It does not take a genius lawyer to work out how it could go bad.

It did not take a KPMG accountant (cough couhg) to see how much money was being spent promoting Java and how little money was made from Java to see there was a big gaping cash hole that needed filling.

I avoided Java until OpenJDK came out. Then I only run the VM on Linux ... if I really really have to, for legacy.

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Re: You have to pay to use a language?

Drugs are fun.

Java isnt.

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Dixons Carphone profits drop 24% amid hack 'n' high street struggles

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John Lewis.

I got my LCD from the, Comes with 5 year warranty.

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HPE CEO pledges $4bn Edge R&D splurge

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Putting aide whether 'edge' is a think.

Putting aside if HPE have a plan.

Isnt HPE's problem is that theyve burnt thru the pool of people who would be able to implement this?

You cannot layoff 1000s then change your mind and try and re-recruit people. Doesnt work.

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Capita admits it won't make money on botched NHS England contract

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Re: Summed up in a sentence

Actually, no, Capita are not to blame for this.

AFAIK the correspondence never made it to Capita.

Various GPs / NHS groups blithely carried on posting stuff and not checking where the address was.

The people operating the old system - within the NHS - just ignored the mail.

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What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++

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Re: C and C-style C++

Libraries sit at the system level.

C++ is fine for software running on top of heap/MMU. Less so in the kernel/restricted memory.

I use Erlang/OTP. For its niche - distributed state - its great. But is a niche not a general purpose language.

Im looking at using Haskell for test/verification.

AS far as dynamic scripting being a security risk ..... nuts. You secure the application/system levels.

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