* Posts by Korev

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Royal Bank of Scotland website goes TITSUP*

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In "More from The Register" at the bottom of the story:

RBS sharpens axe again: 900 IT jobs to go by 2020

I wonder how cutting back on IT is working well for them...

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Arm Inside: Is Apple ready for the next big switch?

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Re: Will it run Crysis?

Can't you see the ARM that bad jokes like this cause?

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Speed

Lightroom on my gen 1 iPad Pro runs very quickly and feels more responsive than the "classic" client running on my 32GB Core i5 PC.

Assuming that other ISVs can write similarly fast code for ARM then this could be very good for the end users. If they're already targeting IOS devices then that might be a head start for them

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Microsoft's memory randomization security defense is a little busted in Windows 8, 10

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Re: It seems to me...

>> "sysadmins can set a registry value to force bottom-up ASLR (a wonderful task if you're in charge of a fleet of machines);"

> It makes little difference how many machines under Windows. It takes about 20 seconds to create and apply a GPO setting to everything ...

That's what I thought whilst reading it too; however testing all your applications will take a lot longer than that...

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Nathan Barley blamed for global GDP slump

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That's well weapon

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Chainmail tires re-invent the wheel to get future NASA rovers rolling

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Re: chain mail

I'm too tyred for that...

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Ahhh chainmail, mon amour

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User experience test tools: A privacy accident waiting to happen

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Re: Diversion tactics needed?

No analyst, software-based or human, will be surprised or confused by data suggesting that Breibart readers are wankers.

Sadly I can only upvote this once ->

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Re: Diversion tactics needed?

I'm quite sure analytics data are already full of individuals that visit both porn and religious/political sites....

"Only for research purposes"

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For goodness sake, stop the plod using facial recog, London mayor told

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Re: Of course the police dont want a national strategy

More seriously... Statistics like that aren't helpful unless they compare it to the Mk1 eyeball.

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Dick move: Navy flyboy flings firmament phallus for flabbergasted folk

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Re: Dammit.

"Props"? I thought they used jets these days

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Re: resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground

Let's hope the USN never see this...

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Re: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby....

That'd be a Maverick move

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Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church... oh, and a little fight to preserve truth

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Re: 35PB ? What about the Internet?

The Research division of my company has more than this and we don't consider ourselves that big - CERN has multiple hundred PB of data.

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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Re: Sign me up for one

You report them to Trading Standards for illegal selling and help get the Company prosecuted. Once you tell the saledroid that you did that with one of their competitors then they tend to leave you alone for some reason...

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Q: Why are you running in the office? A: This is my password for El Reg

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Re: Body placement

my phone lives in the same pocket all the time. orientation may vary though.

Orientation is quite easy to fix in code (gravity is always about 1).

A woman might wear trousers one day and then a dress the next which means the phone will be in her handbag.

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Re: Admit defeet

OK, Hitler us with your best

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It looks like it has a gait future...

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Body placement

From the paper linked in the article:

For this, we use a Samsung Galaxy J-1 phone, which is kept in the side pocket of the users’ trousers during data recording.

When measuring gait with a device you need to ensure consistent body placement. In the real world, people keep their phone all over the place which messes up the data. In some clinical trials they put accelerometers in belts, shoes etc. to ensure consistent placement.

Disclosure: I am involved in projects in this field and my employer has invested in device companies

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Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard

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Re: Meanwhile at CSCS

They have Intel accelerators there too in some of their other systems. They switched from Opteron to Xeon a few years ago; they'd probably happily switch accelerators too.

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PS. I think you mean Nirvana…

Nope :) https://www.intelnervana.com/

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So give them what they really want: GPUs and FPGAs.

Sounds like some kind of Nervana to me...

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Re: Xeon Phi

An interesting point about the pricing. At ISC Intel were saying that they were as fast as Nvidia for things like Molecular Dynamics; only cheaper :)

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Adobe dis-Connect: Corp collab service has been knackered for days

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Re: And Adobe wants all my photos in its cloud?

I did test the "new" Lightroom, even on a good 250Mb connection it was dog slow. I decided to leave it and carry on using Lightroom "Classic". I'm on the lookout for a decent Lightroom replacement though for photo management...

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Black Horse Down, we repeat... yes, Lloyds Bank, again

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Re: Simple fix - take your money out...

They all seem to suffer from regular downtime these days...

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Re: There's a Hole In My Bucket, Dear Liza...

And also that you're responsible for "policing" their **** up...

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Contacting your bank via Twitter

Some of those people are using what appears to be their real names to contact Lloyds via Twitter. Isn't that the kind of information that identity thieves love?

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Firefox also got very slow and memory hungry.

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Re: The Quantum of Firefox

That's for your eyes only...

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Windows on ARM: It's nearly here (again)

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What are you raving on about?

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BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

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Re: bollocks

I'd rather pay for a decent pension for their staff than for football matches that I never watch...

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Apple succeeds in failing wearables

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ARTHUR DENT: My left arm’s come off too. How am I going to operate my digital watch now?

With one of your digits?

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MPs slam HMRC's 'deeply worrying' lack of post-Brexit customs system

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Re: We're fecked.

Yes, the lorry park formerly known as South-East Kent will be pretty jammed if things proceed as unplanned

If it's caused by the computer system not being ready, could they rename "Operation Stack" to "OpenStack"?

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Crap London broadband gets the sewer treatment

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Fibre

Hopefully all that fibre will keep the sewers regular...

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Your next laptop will feature 'CMF' technology

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Re: Translation :

There was a time you'd have a new machine every 18-24 months just to keep up with the needs of your software, but now a combination of better silicon and much more remote application hosting means that a typical business user's laptop will see four years or more of use.

Or perhaps that Intel/AMD haven't produced significantly faster chips for about a decade so people don't think it's worth upgrading any more. The only real significant increase in speed has come from moving to SSDs and that jump in speed is a one off.

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Re: Sopmething pretty for the ladies?

Next thing you'll be complaining that there's male and female variants of bike.

I know both small men and large women who refuse to get the bike that fits them the best as they're pointlessly gendered. It'd be great if the bike manufacturers could drop it so people could pick the bike that fits them the best. The only real exception to this is the saddle which is a five minute job to swap anyway.

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Shut the front door: Jewson 'fesses up to data breach

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Re: Obligatory

I guess their customers are screwed...

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Experian

To help you monitor your personal information for certain signs of potential theft, we are offering you a complimentary 12 month memberships to Experian ProtectMyID

My reaction -->

Does this mean that your data can be lost by two different organisations instead of one?

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HPE's Apollo 'Skylaked', will get ARM-wrestling little brother next year

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Power/Cooling

A 42U rack can have up to 20 HPE Apollo r2000 Series chassis and up to 80 HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers per rack.

And in many datacentres only about half would be switched on... I think DC design needs to keep up with these ultra-dense nodes a bit better.

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Bristol AI chip designer bags $50m from Valley VC

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Bristol

It’s great to see the undersung Bristol area getting some attention for its chip boffinery. As well as Graphcore they have Cray’s interconnect group, some excellent groups at the University etc.

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Bloody Northerners!

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Softbank gets Uber A-OK for $9 BEEELLION investment cash splurge

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Fraud?

The deal may also help to get former Uber chief exec Travis Kalanick out of a hole. Uber investor Benchmark agreed to drop its fraud lawsuit against Kalanick if the Softbank deal goes through

If Fraud was committed, why isn't the Company being prosecuted by the state? Is this a quirk in USian law that this European doesn't understand?

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CopperheadOS stops updates to thwart knock-off phone floggers

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Re: Folks stealing their stuff?

Fangs a lot for the great puns; I Adder another one but I forgot it...

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Silverlight extinguished while Angular wins fans among developers

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Nominative determinism?

In this case, interest, according to data scientist Julia Silge

I think we know which data science language she prefers...

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SciNet supercomputer's GPFS trick: We node what you did, burst buffer

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Maybe true; although many of the target audience will be at Supercomputing this week

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It would be interesting to compare the performance and cost of this NVMesh configuration with DDN's IME burst buffer.

Isn't this the kind of question that the IT media are supposed to investigate?

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Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

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Re: British Sausages.

Is that you Conchita?

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Shiver me timbers! 67cm Playmobil pirate ship sets sail for Caribbean

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Hopefully it won't sink...

Or else it'd be toytanic

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'Sticky runway' closes Canadian airport

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Re: ETOPS?

Ta.

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UK.gov: IT contracts should be no more than 7 years. (Not 18, Fujitsu)

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A resource TUPE'd across should cost the same or LESS than they did when in house when supplied back under the contract...

You mean a human not a "resource" surely?

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