* Posts by Korev

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Reg reader turns Geek's Guides to Britain into Geek's Map of Britain

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Re: Whatever happened to...

I was wondering the same thing.

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Dell and Intel see off IBM and POWER to win new Australian super

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I know a Dell too, small world...

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Re: A dual boot Supe!

These days servers have so much memory that they can hold the image in RAM which should lessen the load greatly; moreover the IB network should mean that the provisioning node(s) can heave out the images quickly.

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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Re: Will they also ban ads...

Yep, I think they'd bug him a lot

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Re: Vagisil

"Mind you... seeing that advert go back to back with one for Tena Lady."

you mean the lady on the new ten pound note?

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Re: That's a start

No, because it sucks

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Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

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BOFH?

The BOFH's company's caretaker is one of the few survivors* in the stories; I wonder if the BOFH/PFI had a hand in this?

*Security camera footage "leaks" or "disappearances" can be so useful...

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Openreach asks UK what it thinks about 10 million 'full fibre' connections

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Re: The "demand" is irrelevant

"BT unilaterally decided that we all wanted to suck FROM the internet and never send large amounts of data TO the internet."

A cynic would suggest that they're trying to protect their leased line market...

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UK.gov embraces Oracle's cloud: Pragmatism or defeatism?

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Re: Cluebat required

It's not supposed as to be happening yet, but sooner or later, the FBI, NSA, etc

Well, that'd save GCHQ a job...

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The hidden horse power driving Machine Learning models

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Intel are very keen to get into this game too; maybe if push Phi/Nervana whilst there's a GPU storage then they can catch up

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Only machine of its type?

The DGX-1 is the only machine of its type around at the moment. Sure, you can build your own machine with five GPU cards, but you still want get close to the performance go the DGX-1 due to its custom bus features allowing date to be transferred to the GPU cards at impressive speeds.

Cray sell a box with eight P100s and NVlink too. I'm sure other vendors are getting in on the party.

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Re: Why is the DGX-1 so expensive? Why is it needed?

The Titan-X is a consumer card aimed at gamers; the DGX-1 has cards designed for compute servers which cost rather a lot more money. There's also Infiniband and NV-link.

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User left unable to type passwords after 'tropical island stress therapy'

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Re: re: I prefer not to look like a ragbag

I want some of what the worshipers are drinking

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Amazon supercharges GPU power, spits out Nvidia-backed G3

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Re: Doesn't seem to be a good fit for bitcoin/etherium mining...

The state of the art in HPC is about eight or so GPU and beyond that you need to give someone like Cray a ring. Even then, they can't go much beyond that without all sorts of bus contention...

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Bupa: Rogue staffer stole health insurance holders' personal deets

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Re: "the matter had become the subject of a police investigation. "

Full marks to BUPA for coming clean and notifying the affected people. Getting the cops involved would possibly lower the chance of a company 'fessing up to this kind of breach. I guess there are no right answers here.

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Re: Boggled

If the DBAs granted each group of users access to a single view with a subset of anonymised data then ODBC access could be reasonably secure.

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Slower US F-35A purchases piles $27bn onto total fighter jet bill

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Re: "they wouldn't last long in a war against somebody else than a third world country,"

In Europe I'd say the Dutch, the Swiss and the Scandinavian countries could have both the motivation and the skills to field an anti carrier weapon.

Why the Swiss? Switzerland is 100s of KM from the nearest coast and I assume that in a war situation the Italians would object to a carrier that near to their coast too.

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Will the last person at Basho please turn out the lights?

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But Node.js is Bad Ass Rock Star Tech

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NAO: Customs union IT system may not be ready before Brexit

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Re: Wishful Oxford PPE & Classics + Crapita thinking

Cornwall will ask to join as an associate member and the smuggling will start again.

Nope we'll be "wrecking"

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Viking storms storage monastery wielding 50TB SAS SSD

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Re: My first thought..

We gave up trying to back up most data (~30PB of genomics and imaging data) a few years ago and now replicate.

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Brit SAP user group seeking more line-of-business members

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Re: I never fail to be amazed

I don't think there are that many alternatives TBH. I'd rather use SAP than some of the Oracle stuff though

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'My dream job at Oracle left me homeless!' – A techie's relocation horror tale

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What are you guys Tooting on about?

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Dental app startup drama: Two attack websites and a lawsuit

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Free Software?

I bet if it had been FlOSS then would he have had the same problem?

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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Re: The Post-US Era... Europe forth place

You R correct

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Jaw-boned: Wearables biz Jawbone shuts down

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I thought the Apple stores generally have and sell the Mu-so from Naim?

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Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs

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Re: Catchy name

The currency is called eth and there are various versions. Do you think they have eth0, eth1 etc - not at all hard to Google for!

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I imagine that most bot nets would have PCs with Intel integrated graphics rather than a discrete GPU. I suspect that if you're keen enough on PCs to want a decent GPU then you'll know about patching, anti-virus etc.

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OMG, dad, you're so embarrassing! Are you P2P file sharing again?

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I'm not paying again for a subscription so it can be delivered to me again on my own bandwidth cost.

It's more convenient for me to [losslessly] stream* than it is to walk over to my shelves, find the CD and put it on. It has the added benefit that artists that I like make a bit more money out of it.

*Either from my NAS or the Internet

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Roland McGrath steps down as glibc maintainer after 30 years

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This is the responsible thing to do, there should always be someone ready to take over at a moment's notice. What would happen if Linus or a similar person got knocked down by a bus?

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd scoops up $17.4m from 350,000 share sales

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Re: 15 million Solaro's

Blue Steel surely...

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Largest advertising company in the world still wincing after NotPetya punch

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But if/when things go tits up and the inevitable blamestorming happens, the board can point the finger at $OUTSOURCER and deny responsibility...

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Back to ASICs: Mellanox pumps up Ethernet speed to 400Gbps

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Re: The need for speed

110 Baud was good enough for us.

Young people these days!

Yep, these "millennials" get baud so easily these days...

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McAfee settles McAfee lawsuit over McAfee name

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Re: Optional

I used to love the way it made your computer unusable for a few minutes when starting a Java programme on a machine with a single core.

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Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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Re: Hmmm.....

And yes, it definitely seems as though the real Software Engineers have left

There's a strong chance that the Software Engineers agree with you; but have to implement it anyway

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Re: Social disease

You've got to wonder if all the old software engineers haven't retired and it's the under 35s who've taken over product design and development with the executives in thrall to the ideas of youth.

Probably the over 35 product managers trying to get cool and down with the kids*.

* Well they would do if their knees would let them...

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Create a user called '0day', get bonus root privs – thanks, Systemd!

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Re: POSIX

You copied me!

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CityFibre snaps up Entanet for £29m and plans to raise £185m

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"With Entanet now part of the CityFibre family, our combined offering will accelerate the take-up of services over our growing network footprints, leveraging Entanet's enviable channel partner network and continuing to transform digital connectivity for thousands of UK businesses."

Does this guy speak English?

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Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer

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Nope, just a load of Rams in a field

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Re: EU tech

There are a few ARM supercomputers, but they're currently a bit small. IIRC the one in Barcelona is 0.5PF which is under 1/8 of the Bull system. Give it time and I'm sure there will be some advanced boffinery on ARM.

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Automobile Association under fire for car-crash handling of data breach

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Re: Data loss should always be a red flag event.

I think you had to RAC your brains for that one...

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: Start their own company?

If they can bear it....

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Start their own company?

Maybe they can start off their own small "hetro" computer in some kind of cottaging industry?

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NASA: Bring on the asteroid, so we can chuck a fridge at it

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Re: Size matters

They're not going to throw *a* fridge, they're going to throw *The* Fridge!

Have a Perry Sir ->

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I was expecting Mr Astley's finest - not sure if that's any better...

Yes, from orbit ->

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Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

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Re: More please

This time an actual pint for the author...

...And a vague promise to look at the icons more carefully

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More please

The Geek's Guides are great - keep 'em coming.

Pint for the author ->

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Constant work makes the kilo walk the Planck

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Re: Confused

Anyone who does science expeirments using anything but SI Units should be tarred and feathered and forced to walk the plank (insert other medieval punishment as you see fit)!

I'd have given you an upvote if you'd have spelt it Planck - Yargh ->

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Students smash competitive clustering LINPACK world record

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Sacasm...

This marks the first time a German team has won a major performance award on their home soil and is likely to result in the declaration of a national holiday featuring parades and a statue raising in their home town of Nuremburg.

Why the sarcasm? This is quite an achievement for some students; >99% of the readership of this Esteemed Organ wouldn't be capable of doing this.

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Exposed pipes – check. Giant pillows – check. French startup mega-campus opens

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Decor...

"throw pillows and teddies"

That's well weapon...

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Nokia touts future of virtual reality ads... but who's the audience?

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Re: Dream on...

It's this kind of language that leads to a Bill Hicks style outburst...

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