* Posts by Korev

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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Re: Sub heading should read

Shish, what a bad pun

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HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads – report

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That Dilbert is wonderful. Clicky

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All 3par for the course.

Fixed that for you...

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Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic cable completed

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Re: We've all been there.

We all have difficult days in that department, but five months would certainly be a stretch.

A mix of iron tablets, codeine, and an egg-heavy diet may be to blame.

If only you'd eaten more fibre

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Re: It will be interesting to see

And avoids those lovely people at GCHQ and their Five Eyes friends?

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Quebec takes mature approach to 'grilled cheese' ban

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I came here for the puns....

...and you guys didn't disappoint halloumi....

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Re: This article is just....

It's got to be sad that it lacks cheddarbility

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Re: I’m not sure I know any cheese puns...

Yaaaarg ->

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IBM packs 120TB into a carry-on bag, for snow-balling cloud uploads

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Re: USB?

And it'll still be impossible to put in the right way up

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Microsoft's AI is so good it steered Renault into bottom of the F1 league

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Re: Microsoft has always had problems with

Yep, they're the pits

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Outlook.com looking more like an outage outbreak for Europe

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Re: A Microsoft mail infrastructure having difficulty scaling? Say it isn't so!

We're on O365 and have about 140k employees

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Brit ministers jet off on a trade mission to tout our digital exports...

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Re: Brexit

I'm sure they take a big byte out of it

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Microsoft Office 365 Exchange issues for users across Europe

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Re: Waiting for the default statement

...forgetting that with the size of O365 even a small percentage of users having a problem will mean millions of people with no email.

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New HMRC IT boss to 'recuse' herself over Microsoft decisions

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Re: What will she actually do?

This is the kind of "boring" story that many on here would find interesting and would like to read.

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WTF?

What will she actually do?

When presiding over such a large Microsoft shop, if she "recuses" herself from all the decisions in this area, what is there left for her to do?

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The developers vs enterprise architects showdown: You shall know us by our trail of diagrams

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Re: So we're not really talking about EA's then...

I once worked with a PM who loved printing out his Gantt Charts having made sure that all the dependencies fed off each other even if that wasn't the case. Some of the Devs would deliberately complete some of the discrete tasks out of order so he'd have to redo his huge diagram. Other than it being a bit of fun this also meant that he would leave the developers unmolested to write code instead of unnecessary paperwork.

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Toshiba bowls out small but nippy enterprise spinner

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Modern SSDs & OSs support things like TRIM which should make problems like that go away.

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Veritas considers 'restructuring' another two offices, with 350+ pink slips possible

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Offshoring

Those plans were balanced by ~35 hires in Beijing, China and ~100 people in Pune, India, plus the intention to open a new San Francisco office and fill it with up to 150 people as part of an effort to concentrate management positions in the Bay Area.

If offshoring is so good; then why not do the management too?

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Noise-canceling headphones with a DO NOT DISTURB light can't silence your critics

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Re: "the low-flying aircraft that keep my neighbourhood affordable"

I find this kind of noise is "blankable", it's the constant talking and people moving that I find distracting.

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Re: Lower frequencies only

Thanks for sharing, I've learnt something new.

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Fancy that! Craft which float over everything on a cushion of air

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RNLI too

The RNLI operate some Hovercraft Lifeboats too.

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Equifax UK admits: 400,000 Brits caught up in mega-breach

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Re: Drip, drip, drip...

I hope you're correct; however Talktalk are still in business.

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Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

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Did you eely make that pun?

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UK attorney general plans crackdown on 'trial by social media'

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Re: It's not social media that's the issue

"“Woooow I wasn't expecting to be in a jury Deciding a paedophile's fate, I've always wanted to Fuck up a paedophile & now I'm within the law!”"

Yep. He's too stupid to realise that his function is decide if the suspect is a paedophile or not...

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BOFH: We're only here because they said there would be biscuits

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Pantome

I love "Pantome"

A pint for the Mr Travaglia ->

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AWS: Don't be a SAP, get one of our massive HANA boxes

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Re: Virtustream

's/SGI/HPE/g' claim up to 48TB in their boxen (although not a single server)

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User worked with wrong app for two weeks, then complained to IT that data had gone missing

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I agree entirely.

When I see vendors' new software, I always ask about colour blind users, I've yet to see one where they've actually thought about it.

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Re: Label as TEST

When rolling out your own applications, you can make all the colour and GUI changes you like; if you're rolling out a 3rd party application then there is often no way of doing it.

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Re: different colours for test and live

Didn't Plusnet delete rather a lot of email when a sysadmin typed rm -rf in the wrong shell?

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If the test system was never shutdown then deleting it might not have any effect.

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Defrosted starter for 10: Iceland home delivery site spills customer details

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The privacy of our customers is of great importance to us

Paul Moore went public with his findings after failing to get the retailer to act even 12 months after first reporting the issue.

The privacy of our customers is of great importance to us and we will continue to do our utmost to ensure that this is properly protected.

Somehow those two statements don't really match up!

One way to stop their website leaking data again ->

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HMRC scoops up Microsoft veep for CIO role

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Re: cio's day one meeting

Hopefully that'd mean they could excel

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Yet more British military drones crash, this time into the Irish Sea

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When [drones] have trials / training accidents, no-one dies.

That depends what the debris lands on.

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Drones aren't evil and won't trigger the Rise of the Machines: MoD

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Re: pooh-pooh

Absolutely, Darling

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Terminator

Not for a while

Well, not for a while anyway

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AMD Ryzen beats Intel Core i7 as a heater (that's also a server)

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Re: I've thought of this often

Except that you really don't want the headache of water-cooling your rack-mounted servers.

See for a good example of watercooling servers.

BTW CSCS are very open to giving tours; if you're in the area then their setp is very, very impressive.

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I had a tour of a Swiss university's new HPC machine room. The geeks wanted to do exactly that; apparently the architects asked if they could guarantee that the computer room would still be in that location for 20 or so years outputting a similar amount of heat - they couldn't make that promise so they had to build it without.

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Bespoke vending machine biz Bodega AI trips cultural landmine

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Re: Commerce without human contact

I feel slightly bad when I use the automated checkouts at my local supermarket as they appear to lower staffing requirement by 75% (four tills:one human); the staff do encourage you to use the self service which seems a bit like turkeys voting for Christmas (although they may not have a choice).

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

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"the obnoxious smirking hedge fund manager nicknamed Pharma Bro"

Wouldn't this make him the Jolly Pharma?

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Apple bumps up price on iPad Pro as flash costs climb

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Re: The iPhone X is $1149, not $999

Many people will get the phone on a contract which means that the upfront cost is hidden from them. Those that can do maths will have worked out that's an expensive way* of buying a phone and therefore separated the device from the call/data plan.

Compared to buying a phone upfront and using someone like Giffgaff (if you're in the UK).

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Giant frikkin' British laser turret to start zapping stuff next year

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Re: New aircraft carriers....

Yep, there'll be seamen all over the place

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Almost there

We have the laser and the sharks shouldn't be too hard to find; how's the sea bass mutation coming on?

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Here's the lowdown...

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IT suuport

Note that we do not have an IT helpdesk; if you normally need help setting up a new laptop, this opportunity may not be for you.

I'd like to think that a wannabe technology journalist would know enough to be able to setup a laptop...

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Re: My first job!

Wasn't Git first released in 2005?

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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My feature request for my next iPhone is that it runs IOS.

How will you make the switch?

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Confirmed: Oracle laid off 964 people from former Sun building

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Re: I need new glasses..

So the market for 16- or 32-socket servers are diminishing as x86 gets more powerful. And that is the problem.

No long ago if you needed 32 cores then you'd have to buy a 32 CPU server; these days a dual socket Intel server can give you the same core count.

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F-35 firmware patches to be rolled out 'like iPhone updates'

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Re: Samsung TV software update comes to mind

Up until recently the Swiss Air Force were only on standby in office hours. I believe that having to ask the French nicely to borrow some fighters to escort a plane that had lost communication was justification to get full time coverage.

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Dear rioters: Hiding your face with scarves, hats can't fool this AI system

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You forgot the "apparently" ;)

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Amazon crowd-sources new HQ location, Bezos tells mayors to woo him

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Re: Beginning of the end

Or could it just be an attempt to gradually phase out the old HQ?

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