* Posts by TheVogon

3082 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013

Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

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Re: Notes - The Marmite of software

"Notes/Domino is alive!?"

Presumably in the same way that Mike the chicken was alive.

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No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

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"No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?"

Perfectly normal when you want to send a cleavage shot via Skype.

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It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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"Read this: "

Yes, perfect example of fake news.

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Re: "decried as 'fake news' because it's written by well known climate 'deniers'"

"Predictions typically have run hot compared to reality. "

Not any more. If you look at say the IPCCs predictions versus the current rate of rise they were extremely conservative.

http://berkeleyearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TimeSeries2017.png

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Re: And so began the climate wars..

"where he showed a simple model predicting global warming based on a set of assumptions. "

To put it a bit more precisely, he calculated and described several scenarios of what might happen if CO2 levels kept rising at different rates based on well known science - that CO2 in the atmosphere was increasing due to human activities was well known and CO2 had been known to be a greenhouse gas for over 100 years.

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Two-factor auth totally locks down Office 365? You may want to check all your services...

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Re: Wow. Click bait.

"Exchange can't even get SPF right."

? SPF worked just fine in the many organisations I have worked for.

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"The only way to keep a secret between two people is to kill one of them. This holds true with computer security."

You could have half the secret each?

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Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

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Re: Gullible?

"Are peeps gullible enough to believe one fake news? Prolly not"

Only 73% of Americans believe in climate change. That's largely due to fake news.

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Re: Shooting the messengers much?

"Also: how does one "affect" an election?"

Ask the Russians apparently. And affect is the correct word.

"How gullible do you have to be if you let random posts on the Internet affect your decision on who to vote"

Being a US citizen it seems. After all enough of them seem to be influenced by random posts denying the reality of anthropomorphic global warming.

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Palo Alto Networks rattles tin, wants $1.5bn for, er, stuff and things

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Re: Really?

I hope you don't manage security for anyone.

https://securityadvisories.paloaltonetworks.com/

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So what do they do with the revenue of a small country that it costs to buy and run one of their boxes?!

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Microsoft adds subscriptions for SQL and Windows Servers

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Re: How long...?

"I wonder how long Microsoft will be making a version of SQL Server available that can be run on a local server or desktop which requires neither a tether to the Internet nor a subscription?"

Well at least if they do, they offer a proper hybrid cloud solution in Azure Stack. So you can still choose to run it on premises.

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Re: Put it another way:

"they are among the worst in the industry to deal with."

I guess you are not an Oracle customer then.

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Re: Put it another way:

VM Instances are extra. This is the licensing.

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You're indestructible, always believe in 'cause you are Go! Microsoft reinvents netbook with US$399 ‘Surface Go’

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Re: Abandoned in

"Who even buys these things????"

Well most execs / senior managers get Surface Pros instead of ipads these days so I expect this will find market space somewhere above Chrome based crapbooks.

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Welsh firm fined £60k for pummelling phones with 270k pay-day loan texts

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Re: No deterrent.

"When are the ICO actually going to start being useful deterrent and going after the directors personally?"

They do go after the ones that fold the company before paying via the insolvancy service to try to get them barred as directors.

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"If it pays by 7 August, it can pay a reduced rate of £48,000."

And if it goes into administration it can benefit from a 100% discount.

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ICANN't get no respect: Europe throws Whois privacy plan in the trash

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"But fines won't faze ICANN much; they can hide behind sovereignty and never go to Europe."

I think loosing up to €20 million a pop from their European revenue will faze them quite a lot!

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Re: Good for regulators

"Indeed, it is quite satisfying to see the pricks at ICANN taken down a notch or three."

And US corporations in general. I'm sure they will mostly be subsiding the EU budget for a good few years until they get their house in order!

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"Any expectations that they will even consider the idea of any law besides Californication one being applicable are a bit far fetched. "

If they store data of Europeans it applies regardless of where they are based. And if they have EU revenue (they do) then so will the fines. At up to €20 million per violation.

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Windows 10's defences are pretty robust these days, so of course folk are trying to break them

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Re: Office Applications? OLE?

"Microsoft BizTalk, I guess?"

What? BizTalk is a server based message bus type product.

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Things that make you go hmmm: Do crypto key servers violate GDPR?

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Re: "An email address is unique to a person. "

"I've seen it used in my own work history in conjunction with messages about the male or female toilets in the building..."

And the let's discriminate in favour of women because our market rate is less and fewer of us have management positions type groups.

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Re: If keys were the problem...

"If you write a book about your battle with haemorrhoids you can't change your mind later and demand every copy be pulped or deleted from every e-reader."

Not a good analogy. If you use a service that requires some aspect of your personal information such as email or IP address, then GDPR says that it to be deleted on request. There are a few exceptions but in general thats the requirement.

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Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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Re: Zuck on that Bitch!

"a hefty $7,500 fine."

LOL. Not quite as hefty as the €20 million of GDPR.

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CIMON says: Say hello to your new AI pal-bot, space station 'nauts

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Re: Simon Says...

Let's hope the Astronauts haven't seen the Doctor Who episode "Smile" !

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Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

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Re: Trolling for comments

And now it's Microsoft Teams.

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Re: Calendar of events

"July 2019: service is shut down following a generous 7 day notice period."

It was bought by Microsoft, not Google!

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Git'sHub

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HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame

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Surely those deals where I get free ink for circa 7 months and then just buy a new HP printer to rinse and repeat are more to blame?!

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UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit

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Re: why can't it be put to the vote?

"No vote apart from all the General Elections where a UKIP government could have been elected? How many MPs did they have?"

They got more votes than the SNP who had 50.

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Re: why can't it be put to the vote?

"After all we decided on the government once, who needs to do it again?"

You generally get the government that the majority voted for before doing it again though.

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Re: Don't be cretinous

"Rees-Mogg has explained that after Brexit there will be no need for customs checks."

With the EU that is potentially correct. If you are in a negotiation for a free trade agreement you can maintain your existing standards for ten years under WTO rules.

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Ready, get Sets... no? App-grouping whizzery for Windows 10 killed

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Re: Desktops

"Mark Russinovich released the (basic but functional) Sysinternals Desktops utility that supported 4 virtual desktops in 2008 for XP. "

Microsoft purchased Sysinternals in 2006 so whilst it might not have shipped with the OS, it was an MS product.

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Re: More tabs?

"But AFAIK the likes of MacOS (and thus hopefully Linux too) can do In-kernel memory compression also!"

Linux can via ZRAM but unlike Windows 10 it's not on by default,

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

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Amazing the they can just suddenly get by on 1/3 the team. Seeing as EE provide the actual network what did they all do anyway?!

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Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

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Re: Hahahaha

IoT = Isn't on Today?

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Labour MP pushing to slip 6-hour limit to kill illegal online content into counter-terror bill

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Re: It is impossible.

"In fact, you've solved it for them: just go and employ about 100'000 mods plus a bit of infrastructure"

China seem to manage it.

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Uber's London licence appeal off to flying start: No, you cannot do driver eye tests via video link

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Re: @Hamsternet

"Uber lose money to both drivers and passengers on every trip they make "

Johnny Cabs are coming. Then drivers wont be needed.

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GDPR forgive us, it's been one month since you were enforced…

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Re: Nekochan (sgi site) is dead

"but no-one is going to enforce it."

Oh I think they will. Give them time. The largest culprits with an obvious EU presence are likely to be first.

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Re: Best bit of GDPR is...

"Go to those sites on an Android and you get hit with full screen popup ads,"

Not if you install https://block-this.com/

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Re: I don't think many of the opt-in/out menus are legal

"one that guarantees them no liability since they would be liable even if it was an honest mistake"

It doesn't guarantee them no liability. At least as above according to a lawyer that is probably better qualified to judge than most of us. However if they had zero business in the EU and no assets there then they could probably choose to ignore GDPR.

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"That's like saying I'm liable if you break into my garage and steal my car with broken brakes I was halfway through fixing, then crash become paralyzed."

GDPR is a strict liability based law. It doesn't matter how the data got there. If you store personal data of EU citizens or store personal data of anyone and are located in the EU then you need to comply.

"good luck getting any such court order enforced in whatever part of the world the site resides!"

It would be enforced in the EU. As a larger market than the US both in terms of population and in GDP not many international companies are going to want to risk that. If a fine went unpaid then any EU assets, financial transactions, etc. could be seized and the site could be blocked and or cut off from the financial system, domain names could seized, etc. etc.

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Re: All of which just proves....

"I have sent them details on UK companies which are in multiple violations of both the old law and GDPR itself "

The wheels of justice turn slowly. Give it a year.

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Re: Don't fret. It is all part of Trumps grand plan

"that the US is the ONLY country in the world that has fully achieved its CO2 reduction target under Koyoto"

The US never ratified Koyoto to have a reduction target.

"almost entirely due to fracking for natural gas."

So not because they made any effort whatsoever to reduce CO2 in other words.

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Qualcomm still serious about Windows 10 on Arm: Engineers work on '12W' Snapdragon 1000

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Re: Targeting Win-10-nic is a mistake

"*ONLY*_ because of Micro-shaft STRONG-ARMING vendors. THAT should be ruled anti-competition and monopolistic by a competent court."

Any evidence of that? Microsoft actually require that signing can be disabled on OEM systems which doesn't seem to make sense if you were correct. Not to mention that Microsoft didn't write the UEFI spec. And Microsoft actually provide boot loader signing services to Linux vendors. So it seems to me its about security, not lock in.

You can install Linux on 99% of hardware but only about 2% choose to do so, so it's not like Microsoft need to lockdown hardware to stop people using Linux.

"It's a reference to the Titanic"

~ 700 million installs and counting so doesn't seem to be sinking anytime soon. And it's a not obvious and not at all witty comparison. If people have to ask you what it means then it's clearly a fail.

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Re: Top of the shop?

"I'd expect C-level and Veeps to go for these in a big-way, the battery will easily cope with an international flight.

I can't see them replacing their Surface Pros with these. They already last 12 hours.

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Oracle Linux now supported on 64-bit Armv8 processors

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Re: Don't trust it.

"What's the catch?"

That it involves Oracle? And that support is over $2000 / server / year.

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Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space

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Re: Irony?

"So, it's carbon neutral then?"

Depends where the energy to bottle it came from.

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Amazon tweaks its word processor for easier online Office edits

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Re: Past its sell by date?

"When idiots send me a .doc or .docx I use Libre Office to send it back as a .pdf"

So they are idiots for using the worlds most common office document format? Even if say created on Libre Office? And how is sending it back in another proprietary vendor format an improvement?

Anyway, I guess you are unaware, but Office quite happily opens and converts PDFs back to editable Word documents.

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