* Posts by Jez in Syd

5 posts • joined 28 Jul 2016

Nearly half of IBM's $1bn Aussie framework deal comes from mainframes

Jez in Syd

Re: An honest question

Do they still use JCL?

Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

Jez in Syd

I get that publishers like El Reg need advertising content. I'm not anti-advertising.

But so many web site ads behave badly. Auto-play (with sound!) videos. Crash my browser. Freeze my tablet. Track me without my consent.

And half the companies which advertise via Google ads seem to be dodgy. I mean out-and-out fraudulent dodgy.

Having resisted ad blockers for a long time I am likely to start using them unless the publishers clean up their web sites.

America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

Jez in Syd

So what about the battery

Airlines here prohibit putting Li-ion batteries in checked luggage, for very good reason - they have a habit of spontaneously combusting.

That is bad enough in the cabin but at least the crew can take some action. If it happens in the hold, then what?

Best be Nimble, best be quick. You're out of a job at HPE – and that's sh*t

Jez in Syd

I am not a resource!

I detest the term "human resources". It reduces humans to the same status as a lump of iron ore.

Which is about what modern corporations think of us.

How to upgrade cities to 40Gbps broadband without replacing today's fiber network

Jez in Syd

Re: Yo! AU.gov

Or FTTN :-(

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