* Posts by WibbleMe

366 posts • joined 21 Feb 2013

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Never mind Brexit. UK must fling more £billions at nuke subs, say MPs

WibbleMe

What about thinking of non nuclear ICBM such as Hydrogen based, much less to worry about it goes boom and playing round with a uranium demon.

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Sealed with an XSS: IT pros urge Lloyds Group to avoid web cross talk

WibbleMe

https://observatory.mozilla.org/analyze/https://lloydsbank.com

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Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers

WibbleMe

Makes me wonder why this country is in trillion pound debt and we are handing out poxy finds to corps when our business like HSBC get billion dollar fines across the pond

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Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room

WibbleMe

You have to remember that mobile phone masts also double as a mini radar station, that techs already out there.

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WibbleMe

Wast there something like that in "Batman Begins"?

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UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either

WibbleMe

For us that means paychecks!

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A basement of broken kit, zero budget – now get the team running

WibbleMe

Let me be very clear, if anyone says there is no budget some one in the chain of command usually more than one is trying to give there boss a blow job (the only exception is when you see bailiffs at the front door). Spend what you need to get the job done and meet compliance, otherwise your not doing a professional job. The trouble is that most IT professional lack training in other areas such as negotiation.

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World's oldest URL – fragments 73,000 years old – discovered in cave

WibbleMe

Its clearly a 73,000 year old message to say don't let Trump get into office.... shit.

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Microsoft Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores

WibbleMe

What happend to the technology of making blocks of ice and running pipes over them, if the cloud runs on hot air then it is

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I've seen the future of consumer AI, and it doesn't have one

WibbleMe

For its not what AI can do for us, its what we can sell to it that matters.

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No need to code your webpage yourself, says Microsoft – draw it and our AI will do the rest

WibbleMe

Interesting... would it do a responsive framework, can it use Bootstrap/Foundation?

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Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

WibbleMe

SO HOW MUCH FOR AN IBM PS-1? its in my garage

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Intel rips up microcode security fix license that banned benchmarking

WibbleMe

Hey Im in the market for a really cheap PC, this is great news for i7 buyers

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One-in-two JavaScript project audits by NPM tools sniff out at least one vulnerability...

WibbleMe

its the technical term is called a dependency hell

you cant upgrade because your core npm relies on an lower second npm that if you upgrade or

downgrade either

for example npm typescript with npm crodova or npm angular working together on the latest version, not going to happen

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It's official – satellite spots water ice at the Moon's chilly poles

WibbleMe

Re: Awaits...

Well if you live in a city like London then the sewer piss is recycled about 3 times on adv, enjoy your next drink of water.

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WibbleMe

Perhaps it could be better described as mildew or frost from earths atmosphere

However the race is now of to see who can dump the first plastic on the Moon.

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Unpicking the Pixel puzzle: Why Google is struggling to impress

WibbleMe

If they had only of heard about the direct marketing and product review channel called Youtube they might have been able to do some sponsored marketing.

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Facebook flat-out 'lies' about how many people can see its ads – lawsuit

WibbleMe

Well there are a lot of things I don't like about face book but one of the good things I can say about them as a marketer that has done a lot of online advertising is that the click trough on a advert does seem to be more human, rather than "fake bot clicks" that plague the industry and cost business a lot of money that you might get on "market leading search engines", how do I know well I we use software that track real time mouse movements across a website, and well its quite obvious when its a human.

I wonder why there has never been an investigation into that.

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

WibbleMe

I would certainly health care in my package for a shriek, that's going to be one of the toughest jobs to put out to tender in a long time.

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Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing

WibbleMe

Musty be project PIGBY for a hybrid this ugly

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Julia 0.7 arrives but let's call it 1.0: Data science code language hits milestone on birthday

WibbleMe

And now for a troll....

Have you tried typescript?

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WibbleMe

Re: Indices...

You cant just .push("Suggestions") like that!

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WibbleMe

Hello Cake shop, I cant decide what to have so I will have one of everything. Burp.

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Profit-strapped Symantec pulls employee share scheme

WibbleMe

Seen it before, if you are talented you leave

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Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well

WibbleMe

Depends on how you look at it.... I do cutting edge mobile apps using Angular,Swift and Firestore most of the code framework is less than two years old.

On the other hand my CEO asked me how to get email (outlook) on his mobile phone.

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Amazon meets the incredible SHRINKING UK taxman

WibbleMe

Enough's enough, time to start banning companies out right that do this including 3'd part use.

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

WibbleMe

So perhaps if we all said Black Rinos look like Xi then they will be banned as well and help save them from extinction... oh too late, well done China

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UK comms revenues reach all-time low of £54.7bn, as internet kills the TV star

WibbleMe

1% humm a consistent change over 3/4 years perhaps but not an assumption you could back up easily, things like the weather or slow down in the economy might be to blame.

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Riddle me this: TypeScript's latest data type is literally unknown

WibbleMe

If only the picture of the article contained a script and not a marked-up page. This is an IT blog, people notice these things.

I was forced to use Typescript for making a mobile app using the Ionic platform, the issue with using Typescript is that even though its more legible than JavaScript (which its design to be), there are serious compatibility issues with other packages, so you will most of the time be using an older version in you package.json devDependencies for example Angular-CLI

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Early experiment in mass email ends with mad dash across office to unplug mail gateway

WibbleMe

Years ago I starting at an office front line support position I did wild card *.support@e email to everyone in Outlook to say hello, assuming it would be my department, however since my employer was a international company in the business of making Watches and Printers I got reply's back from Japan and the States

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Hurrah! Boffins finally discover liquid water sloshing around on Mars

WibbleMe

Is it hard or soft water, we want know if we can make beer and pizza

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Google answers 'Why Google Cloud?' with services and spectacle

WibbleMe

And trustworthy because....

Compared to AWS and MS Cloud services wobbles/down time, I still remember when MS forgot to renew its own SSL certificate for office cloud services.

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WibbleMe

For years, its been noticeable that google does not do marketing that well, and perhaps resulting a a lack of communication of what Google can do for you and your business. However I am a user of Google Cloud, and I have to say I am quite happy with it.

My usage includes Storage for static images/CDN, Compute for web instances for WordPress and Node, and Firebase/Firestore for Apps (Angular-CLI/Node.js and Mobile Apps) and Firestore for static website (.html) hosting. I have to say I am pleased with the results such as performance and cost. Compared to AWS the way you create and run instances are quite different, so it is hard to compare like for like on smaller instances. I prefer Google Cloud because of the way you can manage each project easily, including separate billing.

For anyone who is curious, you can sign up for Google Cloud and get $150 dollars worth of usage with out paying anything, so say a small WordPress instance with Bitnami would cost $6 a month to run, that's a nice bit of free hosting.

The only downside is that Goole are funny about outgoing emails as they hate spam, though you can send emails via a Google email account credentials (SMTP).

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Engineers, coders – it's down to you to prevent AI being weaponised

WibbleMe

Any one remember the British TV series Red Dwarf?

All AI's had a belief chip... i.e be good and go to silicon haven unless you were an cheap toaster AI that is and were made without one.

For those in the US, you can get it on Netflix.

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WibbleMe

I would like to introduce you to AI personalities, my demo will show you Marvin, the Paranoid Android AI, too depressed and timid to do fuck all. For more information contact me at

Douglas.Adams @ Hitchhiker - Guide - to - the - Galaxy - .co.uk

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If Brussels wants Android forks, phone makers aren't helping

WibbleMe

As an app developer having multiple app stores ie IOS and Google Play means a lot of work, Im not sure I would support a third.

I hope mobile phone companies are threatening to pull out of the EU because of this.

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Google to build private trans-Atlantic cable from US to France

WibbleMe

Does it come with access ports for spook submarines or ---- Cut here ---- makers for anchors

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Samsung’s new phone-as-desktop is slick, fast and ready for splash-down ... somewhere

WibbleMe

Wast this a Ubuntu/Canonical Phone idea (Unity) that was killed off a few years back

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

WibbleMe

sure,

are you getting rid of mobile.theregister.co.uk ?

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GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look

WibbleMe

Oh god oh god...

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Azure storage adds static HTML website hosting

WibbleMe

This is great if you want a CDN for static files like images or CSS/JS stuff but how will they go about doing an SSL for a CNAME, doing that on Google Storage is a nightmare sure you can use the public URL https://storage.googleapis.com/... but that kind of sucks

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National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

WibbleMe

ID cards will do little stop domestic terrorism, at the most be able to identify you youths on a drunk night out.

However I suspect that we will all be made to PAY for the ID card of which like facebook (according to an article I read on the reg a few years ago) was selling out personal info to places like the NSA for $2K a pop, I guess selling that with 80 some what million people in the country thats $160Billion for the Treasury, and thats just from one organisation, what about all those medical companies and insurance agencies that would love our data.

What we have to remember is that there are multiple agencies from HM Police to HMRC that want something out of ID cards.

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Is Microsoft about to git-merge with GitHub? Rumors suggest: Yes

WibbleMe

Viable Alternatives...

GitLab

AWS CodeCommit

Cloud Source by Google

Pick one and shut up

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Machine learning for dummies: You needn't go back to uni to use it

WibbleMe

From a real world guy... can at any time in the next 10 years would I be able to sell Machine Learning as a product... err probably no unless I consult for a spy agency.

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Adobe acquires Magento to go B2B2C and beyond

WibbleMe

From my experience Magento (Zend PHP Framework) is a pain to learn, a pain to develop plugins for and there is not really much you cant do with a WordPress site that you cannot with a Magento, the selling point for most is that it should be PCI/DSS compliant over WP.

Personally I see the future with node.js apps rather than a Software built on a PHP Library

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Typical cynical Brits: Broadband speeds up, satisfaction goes down

WibbleMe

Does anyone know if OfCOM has set minimum latency/line gain its one thing to have bandwidth another to actually have a responsive internet experience.

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'Computer algo' blamed for 450k UK women failing to receive breast screening invite

WibbleMe

Check check and check again.... imagine if you were a supermarket manager and nothing went through a checkout/till system for 10 years... oh its a coding fault

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Your code is RUBBISH, says GitHub. Good thing we're here to save you

WibbleMe

Yes, and it flagged up a reference to a slightly outdated node version in my package.json, not what I would call a high level "CVEs" so perhaps a threat level could be introduced.

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One in three Android Wear owners also uses ... an iPhone

WibbleMe

Imagin if Nominet was like Apple and insisted on vetting a product before purchasing a website URL, so everyone who wanted to set up an e-commerce site listing their products would get two fingers.

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