* Posts by rjstua

6 posts • joined 16 Sep 2015

OpenAI bots smashed in their first clash against human Dota 2 pros


Re: why surprised humans beat a handicapped AI ?

Now that's a race I'd like to see! Usain Bolt vs Ordinary folk with a 50m headstart!

North Korea's antivirus software whitelisted mystery malware


Could it have also been badly written on purpose, like it was meant to be found and interrogated all along?

Suspected drug dealer who refused to poo for 46 DAYS released... on bail


Re: Ah well...


You shrunk the database into a .gz and the app won't work? Sigh


I started at a new company a while ago and did all the usual checks and measures to see how the land lies.

Backups was first. Every day we received a "Backup Complete" email, great! Backups are being done....until you look at the amount of data backed up. Approx 1GB of data was being backed up, successfully, to the single tape backup. Alarm bells started ringing, especially as the mailstore itself totals 90GB. There's no compression algo in the world that is that efficient right?!

After further investigation, it transpired that we were backing up a single database only. The database was essentially an index of what was supposed to be backed up, but not the actual files themselves. Yosemite Server Backup had decided that, despite not backing up well over 400GB of data, the fact it had backed up 1GB of an index was successful enough.....

Sorted now though, with a successful backup AND restore tests!

Android Pay debuts in UK


Just activated here in the UK...

...that will save me nanoseconds the next time I buy a flat white from Costa!!!



Re: craft it smaller

Ahhh Kasteel, the cause of my wife's mid-afternoon extreme drunkenness during a weekend break in Brussels! 4 of those suckers and she was on a different planet!

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