* Posts by Korev

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A dog DNA database? You must be barking

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Re: Anti-pun police

Are all the 1 downvotes for the various puns all from the same person?

Yep, we’re being hounded

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Choice of database engine?

Will they use MongrelDB?

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I don't know, but hopefully they'll be able to collar some criminals

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Are we lurchering towards a surveillance state?

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Re: Fuck livestock

His wife has no choice about her disability. The dog owners have a choice as to whether or not they own a dog, where they allow it to foul and also if they clean it up.

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Would they use the database to vet them?

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Real talk: Why are you hanging on to that non-performant disk?

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Re: Really?

I agree. There are plenty of scenarios where having slow disc is a good compromise between cost and performance. A good example would be a system in a hospital delivering X-Rays, MRIs etc. After the images are taken then the doctors will want to look at the images and will view them from say the last few weeks a lot and the system also needs to be responsive. For older images the medics will still need to access them, but that bit of the storage won't be hammered in the same way.

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Who wanted a future in which AI can copy your voice and say things you never uttered? Who?!

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They can say whatever they like; this technology means that their "voice" can be made to say whatever the proponents want

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Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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Re: Easy...

They did stop commenting for a while and then started again. Many of the commenters from the old system seemed to make "Britain First" seem reasonable. I guess that the Telegraph got fed up of having to delete so many of the comments.

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Re: Easy...

The Guardian has an interesting way of showing when their articles are particularly stupid; they disable comments on them.

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Contain yourself – literally. You can't avoid Docker, K8s for long

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Sun Microsystems invented Java, an important technology that became the foundation of a whole industry, but never profited much from it. In the end, Sun lost its independence and was taken over by Oracle.

Maybe this fate threatens the company behind Docker, Docker Inc.

Docker didn't invent containers on Linux, they just made them easier to use and also did a good job with the publicity.

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IBM Java CTO: Devs shouldn't have to learn Docker, K8s, 30 other things to deploy an app

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Oh, Bucket! AWS in S3 status-checking tool free-for-all

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It probably means they want you to migrate to S4

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Japan's Robo-Bartenders point to a golden future

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Happy

I realise that... Hence the joke icon.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Trelllis,

North Wales

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"Newcastle Brown Ale had something soap-based in it at one time"

That might explain the World Class hangovers that stuff gives...

Your head the morning after a skin full of NBA -->

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"I'm guessing you're a southerner"

Says someone claiming to be from Tunbridge Wells

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Re: Nice idea, but...

"Come back when it can hand pull cask ale"

Could be difficult as robots tend to not have hands ;)

Mine's a Skinner's, but none of that head please -->

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Re: I hope that was an oversized glass

Sorry I haven't a clue about this - was it Samantha?

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Farts away! Plane makes unscheduled stop after man won't stop guffing

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Re: Tautology?

Even British cops at airports are routinely armed these days

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KFC: Enemy of waistlines, AI, arteries and logistics software

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Re: "...switched to DHL..."

New keyboard please -->

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Re: smart roads that tell the car what it needs to do

That's an interesting point; however I can't think of many companies that Uber would sell the data to apart from "Lyft". I can't think of many other taxi firms that operate at that kind of scale.

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Terminator

Signs that don't move could be made into RFID "signs" which would be more accurate that using machine learning. Temporary signs and traffics lights could also be fitted with RFID. It wouldn't entirely eliminate the problem as cars need to be able to spot things like Police stopping traffic, animals running out etc.

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Developer recovered deleted data with his face – his Poker face

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A poker face makes you all Gaga though

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BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot

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Re: Still a sweet resolution...

"though I was expecting a little more along the lines of "we're about to get medieval on your rack...""

Thumbscrews too?

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If you don't like what IBM is pitching, blame Watson: It's generating sales 'solutions' now

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They'll just fatten the SoWs up

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Life's a beach – then you're the comms nexus of the British Empire and Marconi-baiting hax0rs

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Re: Used to work there!

In the 1970/80s several of my UK government IT sites had a morning tea and afternoon coffee delivery to each office by trolley. There were no vending machines. If you were too busy to leave the computer room at the right time you went thirsty.

I made the suggestion at the lasted place that I worked in the UK that it'd save the company money to have a tea lady. My logic was it was ~five minutes to walk to the canteen, five for them to make your drink and another five to return. Most people did this twice a day, so the savings from not having the expensive boffins miss half an hour a day in favour of a much cheaper tea lady(/man) could be considerable. Sadly the idea was ignored - I guess they never looked at the teatotal cost...

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Minnack Theatre

"Porthcurno itself boasts the open-air clifftop Minnack Theatre, with shows from March to September."

Watching a play the Minnack is highly recommended. Just bare in mind us Cornish will brave almost any weather and so the plays will carry on in all but the worst conditions. I've been there in a sleeping bag in a DofE survival bag! In good weather it's one of the nicest places in the world.

As we're near Penzance -->

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Wonderful article

Thanks for a great article

It's a bit early in the day but have one on me -->

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Arrrgh! Put down the crisps! 'Ultra-processed' foods linked to cancer!

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Re: "Their interesting results require ... further refinement."

They really floured with that joke

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"In other news, living increases cancer risk."

As does multicellularity

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Re: Usual media over-reporting highly interim and possibly invalid findings

Meanwhile people will cite this research and try to sell you food like "delicious" kale smoothies

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Home fibre in the UK sucks so much it doesn't even rank in Euro study

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Re: *Shrug*

"Meanwhile, in real life, most households are perfectly happy with 10Mbps, or maybe 40Mbps for a family home."

Netflix recommend 25Mb/s for 4K streaming. Imagine you're watching TV and your film stutters because your tablet or PC decides to update itself.

Also don't forget that on a 10Mb connection you'd only get about 1Mb up, which in these days of every device dumping all your data into the cloud will get contended quickly.I'm considering upgrading my 250/25Mb connection to 500/50Mb as it takes ages to back my photos up.

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

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"the Global Times demanded that the RN should "behave modestly""

How does HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 frigate behave immodestly?

It means that Seaman Stains and Roger the Cabin Boy will remain beneath the deck

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Well, they could have sent HMS Beaver...

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Roses are red, are you single, we wonder? 'Cos this moth-brain AI can read your phone number

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Re: Roses are red, Violets are blue...

(Moth)balls to the crappy poems

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Re: Cannot compare

I was wondering the same

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IBM declares it's the 'backbone of the world's economy'

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Re: The hubris - it burns...

The odd thing is that the hubris is arguably justified in this case... A huge number of banks use their mainframes for storing bank accounts etc.

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Six things I learned from using the iPad Pro for Real Work™

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Re: tangent

Can you just pop the Citrix or RDP client on their iPad and let them access it that way?

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And an Apple Mackerel

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Arsenal are red, pundits have 'insights', BT and Sky splurge £4.5bn on footie rights

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They probably pour it into football :)

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Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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Switch config

Any idea what he set the buffers to?

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Let's get to know each other first: Joe Public won't share their data with just anyone

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Re: If only...

They should ask people if they deepmind it

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IBM's chief diversity officer knows too much and must be stopped!

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Future employer

I once had one of these from an employer (in England). It was written in the contract that I'd show it to my next employer who then told me it was worthless and to ignore it... This was going to work for a customer, not a competitor though.

It makes me wonder if there wasn't a similar clause in her contract.

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Data scientist wanted: Must have Python, spontaneity not required

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Re: is there really a skills shortage?

Love the Numpy/numpty

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Boffins upload worm's brain into a computer, teach it tricks

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Storage

Does anyone know if they used WORM storage for the data?

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Re: Surely the necessary comparison

It'd be an eligans dance

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If you haven't already killed Lotus Notes, IBM just gave you the perfect reason to do it now, fast

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Re: Notes is still a thing???!!

"You mean people are still using it"

Odd, they're all going down like Dominos

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Winter Olympics website downed by cyber attack

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Re: Disappointment

If El Reg carries on like this then they'll luge readers

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Disappointment

You could have said their website was snowed under...

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No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS

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"I'm sure they'll get to the bottom of it in the end."

They'll give you a ring when the do

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