* Posts by murri

13 posts • joined 6 Dec 2013

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data



Technocrats you all

Tech firms fight anti-encryption demands after Paris murders


Re: Not this crap again...

Seems logical, but don't we ban guns here in Europe for a reason although criminals have access to them?

One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...


thunderbolt = new SCSI

Looks to me like a clear attempt to associate thunderbolt (cables) with high performance. Shit, the amount invested in the production of the cables and sockets is too great as not to rip profits. As someone said prior, SCART was too advanced (and confusing) for average Joe - thus the rgb - composite "it just works" scenario.

€Thunderbolt€ proper will yield what you bow to

Orange squeezed over Jazztel buy: Sell your Spanish FTTH network or else


Re: No effective competition

Well, in the gothic district of Barcelona, where I live we have 2 options for FTTH: Jazztel and Movistar. The first offers 200/200 and the other 300/30 - for a similar price. I used to have Movistar (Telefonica) but switched to Jazztel for the upload, and I had to have the fiber into the flat redone, as they plugged me into a different box (yes, there are 2 seperate boxes on the street).

Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row


Re: Whose Jursidiction?

Precisely my question. When is the copyright applied? At the moment of the creation? And if so, then I infer that the law (if any) describing the copyright would be a the geo location it was taken. Also, I'm not too informed on this, but if one hosts a copyrighted work deemed so from another jurisdiction, it would have to abide by the International copyright treaties if there are any - that is, if they signed the Buenos Aires Convention - not so if not.

London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

Big Brother

Re: Jolly good work.

Reminds me of the DirectTV and Canadians.

When DirectTV was offered in the early 2000s in the US, some canadians were being accused of "pirating" the service using aftermarket decoders etc. But DirectTV did not offer canadians the service legally, so they (DirectTV) had to abandon their..quest

The greed is endless....

WTF is Net Neutrality, anyway? And how can we make everything better?


create a network like Guifi.net

My friend was fed up of not receiving DSL in his rural home here in Spain, so instead he and others created what is probably one of the worlds largest wi-fi networks in the world:


Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?


Re: 20g of "processed meat"

Processed meat is that which can flow out of a faucet...


Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'


Re: "You put me in hell"

but he isn't going anywhere...

'F*** off, Google!' Protest blockades Google staff bus AGAIN – and Apple's


Re: Come on Google, have the (chocolate) balls

They require chair warmers because they are afraid and inept. Instead of fostering competent people, they opress them...Arthur Andersen style. I too suffer this crap, simply because I know more than my management and they feel out of control.

World-leading IT expert? We'll fast-track you into Blighty, promises PM


stuck with him eh?

Well, if I understand you correctly, he has added value to your company...I would assume you would have doored him before if not.

What exactly are you trying to say? Perhaps the old argument of the eggs in the basket?

Of course you will depend on the top notch if they provide you what no others can. Should have had arrangements for knowledge transfer if you had planned ahead. I personally strive to be on top of my field (rdbms analysis), and work hard at being on top. The difference with others I have met all throughout my professional life is sometimes abysmal...there IS a difference, and to justify x3 the cost for hard to calculate benefits (which, the higher the expertise usually the higher the benefit) is, I admit difficult in the short term, but sound further down. Most times the problem is the person who evaluates this, as they themselves might not be at a level good enough to recognize potential benefits, and consequently be able to exploit them.

Here in Spain, home of retrogard IT mentalities I find this at every turn.

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