* Posts by Korev

1912 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

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Re: The endless page ...

For a second I thought you were referring to Lewis Page...

Job ad for designer proves its point with MS Paint shocker

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Re: Polygraph Examiner

I agree about the test.... However they can be useful if the subject doesn't know that. I don't know how you could work out if s/he does before the test without giving the game away.

Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

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Yachting

I thought that everyone was drifting away from Sun as they got bought out by Oracle

You get a lawsuit! And you get a lawsuit! And you! Now Apple sued over CPU security flaws

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Disapointment

No joke about the "Long Arm of the law"?

IBM lifts its 22-quarter shrinking sales curse: Finally, a whole 1% uptick

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But growing software with no pesticides is better for the environment

How many Routemaster bus seats would it take to fill Wembley Stadium?

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Re: Deeply confused

For measuring Routemaster capacity wouldn't the Bust be a better unit?

Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing jobs are a Trump fetish, and the repatriation discount a pet policy, so it’s no surprise the tweeter-in-chief emitted the following today:

This is just bringing some cash back to the USA; the factories will remain in Asia. I suspect he'll forget to mention this :)

YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties

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Baby with the bathwater?

I know someone with a channel dedicated to her diagnosis and recovery from a rareish cancer. It was an unexpected bonus for her to make a bit of money out of her channel (which came in handy for medical bills); I don't see why she should suffer because of spammers/scammers.

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Re: I have a question!

Won't the revenue be the same and the profit higher (due to lower costs)?

Google sinks cash into more submarine cables, plans more data centres

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Re: Shadow Actors

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National Audit Office report blasts UK.gov's 'muddled' STEM strategy

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"Our research indicates that there are particular shortages of STEM skills at technician level, but an oversupply in other areas, such as biological science graduates, who are then often underemployed in an economy in which they are not in high demand," said the report.

Sadly successive UK governments sat back and did nothing while pharma life sciences R&D contracted sharply in the last decade or so.

I'm also slightly confused about why there are too few "technicians" and too many biological sciences graduates. There are many technicians (wth degrees) in biology labs...

Oracle says SPARCv9 has Spectre CPU bug, patches coming soon

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Re: Solaris

whatever else is the engineering / content creation going to be done on

Adobe Lightroom is surprisingly good on an iPad and is even useful on a phone.

As phones etc. are basically computers these days, a keyboard, mouse and monitor would make them usable for most use cases.

Heathrow's air traffic radio set for shiny digital upgrade from Northrop

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Terminally bad joke

Park Air T6

But Heathrow only has five terminals

Capita's UK military recruiting system has 'glitches' admits minister

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Re: Cuts?

"develop nuclear warheads for cruise missiles"

Nuclear armed cruise missiles are not in any sense a Strategic Nuclear Deterrent.

Very true.

Moreover, a potential adversary would have no way of knowing if the incoming missile has a conventional or nuclear warhead until it hit its target. You can see how a commander's decision on how to retaliate would be guesswork with terrible consequences if s/he got the wrong option.

Hey Europe, your apathetic IT spending is ruining it for everyone

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Wonderful description

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Supermicro crams 36 Samsung 'ruler' SSDs into dense superserver

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Re: Use Case?

A server for holding metadata for a storage system like Lustre (in reality you’d use more than one for redundancy

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Re: Breaking News

I expect the customers will do into meltdown....

Boffins split on whether Spectre fix needs tweaked hardware

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Re: At last - my GF!

If they try it then DEC them

Meltdown/Spectre fixes made AWS CPUs cry, says SolarWinds

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Re: I don't get it

I've just learned something new :)

A pint for Mike ->

Europe to spend €1bn on supercomputers and big data infrastructure

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There are a few on the way eg Isambard in Bristol, Mont Blanc 3 in Barcelona etc.

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CSCS (Swiss Supercomputing Centre) is a major PRACE supercomputing centre. Hopefully the UK will continue to participate in European science like the Swiss do.

Users clutch refilled Box boxen after 'empty' folder panic

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Re: Box user RS Zaharna...

Why is he tweeting @DropboxSupport about Box issues? Aren't they completely different entities?

I was about to post the same....

OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?

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Then again my Sony has the USB ports powered even in standby mode.

That's not the case on my Samsung. In my mind having the device unpowered when the TV is in standby makes sense.

Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

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Re: UI design 101

"On the Beach" is the correct response to a nuclear threat.

Drinking fine wine and racing fast cars, doesn't sound too bad...

BOFH: Buttock And Departmental Defence ... As A Service

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Re: Hmm ...

You could store information about it in the Prod database

Infamous Silicon Valley 'sex party' exactly as exciting as it sounds

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Re: My understanding is..

You'd need Arnie along to terminate it properly...

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city

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Re: Not forgetting Burlington

I'd love to look around too (especially once they've got rid of the asbestos)

UK.gov puts Suffolk 7-year-old's submarine design into production

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That's HMS Astute of you

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Re: I can tell them that for free

A: all of them as we can't afford any more

Both of them?

Swiss cheesed off after Apple store iPhone does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 impersonation

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Puns?

I'm disappointed with the lack of cheesy puns under this story...

Solaris 11.next becomes Solaris 11.4, but new features aren’t set

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Solaris is a hipster OS, it had containers ("zones") long before Docker became famous

Micro Focus shares take bath after results report

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"sales execution issues"

Well, I guess execution is one way of motivating the salesforce

GoPro exits drone market and slashes jobs amid sales warning

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Re: Garmin - Competition is tough

Maybe true for some sports, but in mountain biking everyone still seems to use GoPro

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Re: Oh no....

They do GoPro on about them...

Wait! Before you fire up that HP lappy, check the battery

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I Seagate what you did there...

Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll

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Re: Has anyone checked if existing malware is compatible with the meltdown update?

Love it! -->

Amazon: Intel Meltdown patch will slow down your AWS EC2 server

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This is one of the reasons that HPC types like HDF5; it's quicker to read data from disc and decompress it than read the uncompressed data from disc.

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Re: BBC news headline "Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected says Apple"

If only they had the Power to move to another chip

Jocks in shock as Irn-Bru set to slash sugar and girder content

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Re: Fighting talk...

Yep, loch them up and throw away the key

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Re: Is nothing sacred?

If someone says that to you then you should batter them

Apple macOS so secure some apps can't be easily deleted

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Re: Broken OS

I normally resist OS major version updates on Apple until the .1 release

I have some good news for you, OSX10.1 was released in 2001 so you've been OK for 17 years

Cool disk drive actuator pillar, Seagate – how about two of them?

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Re: I'm Praying to the Aliens..

Yes Sir - performs a "Rimmer salute"

Brazil says it has bagged Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean for £84m

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I think we also used it to help out with the Ebola epidemic 2 years ago - ferrying people to hospital ships and medical staff around the affected countries.

Wasn't that RFA Argus?

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Re: Whats in a name

We ought to have called one of the S class submarines HMS Surprise as well.

A pint for the late Mr O'Brian -->

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Re: Whats in a name

We'd have to have loads of identical ships named Badger though...

Good plan, we're all sett now

Nvidia: Using cheap GeForce, Titan GPUs in servers? Haha, nope!

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Re: "OK for research"

I work in R&D in drug discovery in a for profit company; who knows if Nvidia think what we do is "research" or not...

Storage Christmas cracker: My band is called 1023MB. We haven't had a gig yet

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Re: Heavens Delight

Surely that’d be “Xen mystics”

A million UK homes still get crappy broadband speeds, groans Ofcom

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I mostly agree with you, but...

new build buyers can expect their heating to be provided by a "district heating network", putting their comfort in the hands of a bunch of charlatans who have an absolute monopoly, and can charge extortionate prices for shit service.

I live in a flat with communal heating, there are thermostats on each radiator so I can easily get the temperature I want (which most people would find uncomfortably cold).

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anthonyhegedus: Good pedantry Sir -->

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