* Posts by well meaning but ultimately self defeating

35 posts • joined 22 Feb 2013

DXC Technology exec: What should our brand be known for?

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The world's greatest content management solution

DXC should surely be known as the only company in the world with a direct feed from its internal staff communication system to El Reg, the real front page of the Internet

It's 2019 and a WhatsApp call can hack a phone: Zero-day exploit infects mobes with spyware

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Re: How would I know if I've been compromised?

Is there any particular reason you think you would be compromised Rob?

Oracle takes its gripes about Pentagon's JEDI contract to federal court

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Not to mention the fake news

Not sure if the BBC is being a useful idiot here, or is sacrificing it's journalistic integrity on the altar of fast news, but somebody is obviously funding dirty tricks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46489689

This is the type of trash that is most likely to come from a large corporate sponsor paying someone to create FUD

Personally I give the journalists the benefit of the doubt and assume they are useful idiots with a web browser.

PortSmash attack blasts hole in Intel's Hyper-Threading CPUs, leaves with secret crypto keys

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So much for trusted execution environments

Actually now wondering if I can ever rely on SGX given the constant drip-feed of side channel attacks.Is this systemic, or just a function of maturity....

Cache of the Titans: Let's take a closer look at Google's own two-factor security keys

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Re: Google?

I'lld rather trust Google than some unknown VC backed outfit with unknown incentives, opaque finances, and unknowable quality.

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

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Hmmm

Don't really notice that much difference. The overlays when you do a mouseover on the section titles at the top are pretty annoying as they cover the content.

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

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Re: Repeat

That's because the connnection is down. Once it comes up they will start listening again. Those daemons.....

Got some fancy new flash in the works, huh Micron? Join the QLC

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$/GB

What range are people paying per GB for a high-end AFA these days?

South China waters are red, Brit warships are blue, HMS Sutherland's sailing there

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Commies are Red, Capitalists are Blue

But now that we are Brexiting

It's going to be easy for the Chinese to say F U

Bristol AI chip designer bags $50m from Valley VC

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Re: Bristol

So a few points:

When you say UK investors do you mean venture capital funds registered as UK partnerships, British partners at overseas funds, funds run by Brits, or something else? Bear in mind Atomico's HQ is in London, so not suer your statement is correct.

For any large scale silicon play it is critical to have serious valley based investors as that is will plug you into all the necessary customer and partner ecosystems at the right level and act as a social signal to other tech companies, and more importantly - experienced industry executives who you will need to poach to set up your OEM relationships, get your chips to tape, get your initial PoC's in place etc. you are to be taken seriously.

Silicon investments are highly capital intensive with almost binary outcomes. UK has long track record of companies not making it in this space (with a few successes). I confessed to being slightly impressed that Atomico made the investment in the first place - (suspect without a large US investor they would have eventually needed to write it off or had it snapped up as a small tuck in acquisition for IP now needs a $billion+ outcome for it to be meaningful to Sequoia), and obviously someone there has very big balls (or whatever the female equivalent of that expression is; though based on general VC statistics, less likely)

Selling to highest foreign bidder is not a bad strategy if price is right - look at Autonomy - what a result! What's important is that the money gets recycled into next generation of innovation - which seems to be happening.

Stop trying to make The Machine happen, HPE. It's not going to happen

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Stop trying to reinvent the mainframe

IBM-envy

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It happened

They called it the mainframe

Cybereason snags $100m from Softbank to mount distribution, tech offensive

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Re: Trust software from Israeli Defense Forces?

Would trust it as much as I trust software from Blighty or the US. Slightly more than I would trust software from Russia and orders of magnitude more than I would trust software from virtually any other country.

Suspect if I was running a Middle Eastern dictatorship I would be a little more leery though and buy it through a reseller instead.

UK trigger-happy over fines for data breaches compared with Europe

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Re: Can someone please clarify...

How long have you been waiting to be able to do that?

Next Generation Security: No, Dorothy, there is no magic wand

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Come on guys

Mentioning Mandiant and Fireeye on the same list as competitors, and including Nagios as a SIEM damages credibility of article - makes me doubt the bits I don't know already.

View from a Reg reader: My take on the Basic Income

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Re: Can't you find a different forum?

I think you miss a fundamental point. One of the drivers of the conversation around basic income is the increasing awareness of the political classes around the impact of automation and AI. Whilst it is easy to look at this as a separate topic, the fact that there are more people than the work that needs to be done, Elon hasn't found a cheap way to ship us off planet and a lack of growth in the west means that there are lots of idle hands and bribing them to STFU as is being done in Spain is a highly relevant topic.

Hollow, world! Netflix premieres Java in-memory database toolkit

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Old stuff in financial services

look at openhft http://chronicle.software

Does the job and great for low latency/near real-time systems.

Fintech startup Revolut pulls out of several countries, promises swift return

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Hmmmm

To shut down that quickly my guess is someone has not been doing their homework on local regulatory requirements. inclined towards either a breach of Regulation E or an AML linked issue for the US. Seriously folks - if you want to build a business in this space invest in understanding compliance and regulation. It may be as boring as Big Bertha but you gotta know the rules if you wanna play the game.

Search engine results increasingly poisoned with malicious links

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1337 alerts?

Seriously folks - are you extracting the urea?

On a more relevant note - how many times as many web pages are there in 2016 vs 2013?

Nutanix slam dunks IPO

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Alternatively.....

Bankers underprice IPO meaning lot of money left on the table.

When DIY is not enough: Web-snack firm Graze has an offline awakening

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"The open-source Tableau"

That noise you just heard - it was credibility flying out the window.

Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

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Well done sir/madam.

well done

Would YOU start a fire? TRAPPED in a new-build server farm

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Could you not

Get a network connection and email someone. Surely you carry a bootable USB with you?

White hats bake TeslaCrypt master key into universal decryptor

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Conspiracy Theory Alert

Unless of course, the well-meaning eSet researcher him/her self was indeed the criminal mastermind behind this, and in an attack of conscience decided to atone for the evil they had committed.

Humans get 'aroused' fondling robots in their private areas – study

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Location location location

A conference at Fukuoka... surely you jest

Microsoft traps and tortures poor little AI in soulless Minecraft world

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Virtual world, with AI slaves bound to pointless tasks.

Uncomfortable analogies aside, it has been revealed. The singularity will occur in Minecraft.....and it will be angry.

Shrub anyone?

Israeli military techies cook up security alerts software

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Re: Disparate array of security technologies?

I agree. If you have not handcoded it in assembly language on hardware you have built yourself, it's quite simply unreliable.

China wants encryption cracked on demand because ... er, terrorism

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They had no choice. If they did not, then everyone (who had not already realised) would realise they could already crack it, or had backdoored the product you were using in the first place.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty also cool on EMC/Dell

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Praised by faint damn

What she carefully choses to ignore (because the last thing you want to do is encourage a competitor and tell the market it's a good idea) is that it's not the portion of hardware revenue that counts, it's the portion of wallet share at clients that can be incrementally captured by bundling incremental software into a deal where you have locked in revenue due to unremovable mainframes.

Weird ARCHAEAN LIFE FORM found at 'Loki's Castle' DEEP beneath Arctic Circle

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You don't know what you are messing with down there.

ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Amazon gobbles chips firm Annapurna to speed up cloudy data centers

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Pretty scary

What I see as the most interesting aspect of this acquisition is our friends at AWS have bought in a tonne of semiconductor designers. Whilst they are focussed on networking at the moment, do you honestly think that Dr Vogels has not structurally disassembled his workload and identified functional use-case where an ARM based processor will have a price/perf advantage. If I was Intel right now, I would be a little nervous as if the economics of this work our correctly from a unit cost perspective you can be sure that the chocolate factory will be replicating.

Valve showers Debian Linux devs with FREE Steam games

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Obviously a cunning plan

Let's destroy Debian by giving all their coders free games so they never update their modules mroo ha ha ha ha ha

Extreme ultraviolet litho: Extremely late and can't even save Moore's Law

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6.6 Rhode Islands to a Wales.

A more useful metric is 1 Rhode Island is about 440k Football fields

Virident gives server flash vendors the fear with 'sharing tool'

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FAIL

thin end of the wedgey

The storage Flash vendors are all screwed in the medium term. Micron and who knows who else are building integrated nand and dram capabilities which means that the data placement algorithms and wear management software and all the other funky stuff the pcie Flash vendors produce migrate to the os.

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