* Posts by Fabrizio

15 posts • joined 3 Sep 2011

When customers see red, sometimes the obvious solution will only fan the flames


Re: I prefer TITSUP

I use Total Inability To S U P regularly in emails to management though I never abbreviate it...

I only got a sinlge comment on that in the last 3 years and then went on to explain that in British English "tits" is not a rude word and just means the nipples of an animal and a dog goes TITSUP in British English which translates to BELLY UP in American English...

Never heard back anything afterwards...

Huawei, Huawei. Huawei, Huawei. Feeling hot, hot, hot: US threatens to cut UK from intel sharing over Chinese tech giant


UK independence?

From the Huawei editorial:

The UK's independence now seems weaker than its former colony India

That hurts!

A quick cup of coffee leaves production manager in fits and a cleaner in tears


Toxic waste - Do not enter without protective gear

I remember an IT Manager who lost the keys to his server room, had the lock drilled out by one of the on-site technicians, went down to the chemistry labs and asked for the largest "Toxic waste" sticker they had, stuck it to the door and never had any problems with anyone trying to enter the room until they moved to new premises 10 years later.

Except for one audit report that mentioned it totally irresponsible to have the plant's toxic waste stored in an office environment, no one ever thought anything of it. The report didn't mention Novell NetWare being the only toxic waste in there, nor the lock being non-functional...

China responsible for just, oh, 20% of global semiconductor revenue in 2018, no biggie


¥653.2bn ???

I missed a memo:

When did the Middle Kingdom switch over to the Japanese yen?

Chap joins elite support team, solves what no one else can. Is he invited back? Is he f**k


Re: No good deed...

30 years ago when I worked at a software development company, one of our clients did just that: once a year they would open up a position, get people to come in for interviews, ask the potential "hires" very pointed questions about all the issues they could not solve over the previous year, get great answers, solve their issues and not hire anyone...

Some companies still do this: the hiring process is about brand exposure, telling investors they're doing well, getting a fresh new view on their operations, ... _not about actually hiring people!_

When the bits hit the FAN: US military accused of knackering Russian trolls, news org's IT gear amid midterm elections


Never do any pre-emptive strike! Never invade first!

If all nations would uphold both of the above, there would be no more war. I'm just saddened that one of our NATO allies is striking first having had military training to _defend_ against Russia...

I've travelled extensively across the world and all people everywhere just want the same thing:

* To have a good life...

* To have a better life for their children.

* For the government to leave them the hell alone!

True for Australia, Africa, Europe, Russia, the US, ...

Oh, SSH, IT please see this: Malicious servers can fsck with your PC's files during scp slurps


Best title ever for an article!

At ElReg the editors and journalists are *really good* at creating good titles for their articles, but this one is, in my personal and totally subjective opinion, the best I've ever seen since I started reading TheRegister about 20 years ago or so

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft


"Voyager 2 is currently just over 18 billion kilometres from Earth, with information taking about 16.5 hours to reach the spacecraft."

Isn't the information reaching Earth instead of the spacecraft?

Can your rival fix it as fast? turns out to be ten-million-dollar question for plucky support guy


Re: Similar thing with SGI

Did they also get the contract?

Boffins have fabricated microscopic sci-fi tractor beams for real


Wasn't it Gene Roddenberry in Star Trek?

I saw Star Wars' death star being mentioned, but wasn't it Gene Roddenberry who "invented" tractor beams? (And the transporter which is being developed at the Fraunhofer institute)

The best way to screw the competition? Do what they can't, in a fraction of the time


Re: if it's an obscurity contest

NetWare 2.x used to have a non-dedicated mode which went away with NetWare 3.x

Arm doodles server, comms CPUs in public before they leak out in open-source code...


I was also under the impression that ARM was as British as Stilton Cheese:


Boffins don't want to burst your bubble – they create them with sound


My dad's the bestest dad in the world!

My dad blows bubbles all day long at the office.

Now imagine the kindergarten teacher's face...

Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future


Dell has a hybrid public-private Cloud

Dell *does* have a Cloud offering through its Virtustream subsidiary: a public-private Cloud offering including EU data centers (and even super-private Germany is included there)

And contrarily to AWS, Azure and Google, they offer an SLA so they attract the SAP, SAP HANA and other business-critical applications into their Cloud...

'New laws not needed' to block / censor Twitter et al


Declare a NO-FLY zone above the UK!


NATO should just declare a no-fly zone above the UK, arm the rebels and bomb the sh*t out of Cameron!

Hey! It worked for Libya! >:)


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