* Posts by Korev

1918 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

Uni staffer's health info blabbed in email list snafu

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Windows

Re: Sorry, is this El Reg or "Take a Break" ????

When I was there it was Pine on OSF1*, none of this mouse-drive nonsense!

I can still recall the hostnames, does that make me a bit sad?

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Re: Sorry, is this El Reg or "Take a Break" ????

I think the recipients of the email were all students, so presumably they all use UEA's email system.

MongoDB update plugs security hole and sets sights on the enterprise

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In case you're the only person on the planet to have not seen it...

MongoDB is webscale

Want to provision a new VM on Azure? Get in line

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Joke

Have they thought about bursting into AWS?

Coinhive crypto-jacking increasingly pops up in top 3 million websites

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Oh get stuffed (crust) with those puns guys

IBM's next turnaround tool is ... a new open-source font?

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Facepalm

I feel dirty after writing that last comment...

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Joke

But isn't blue a cold colour? They could switch to a brown or orange to show the warmth and caring of the IBM brand

More expensive, takes longer than usual, not particularly brilliant. Yes, it's your robot surgeon

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Unhappy

The average cost of the hospital stay was about $2,678 more per patient when a robot was involved, costs the researchers attributed to operating room and supply charges.

Which in some places will be seen as an advantage by the hospital...

AWS adopts home-brewed KVM as new hypervisor

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And that they have a great feeling of calm and Xen

Apache OpenOffice: We're OK with not being super cool... PS: Watch out for that Mac bug

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Pint

Re: Math?

For you good Sir -->

That awkward moment when AWS charges you BEELLIONS for Lightsail

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Joke

Re: They must have employed some new programmers ...

Tell Sid

Superdome X gets pumped on Skylake to become Superdome Flex

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Coat

Re: Superdome in name only

Yep, we've got a long Tezroad ahead

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Re: Superdome in name only

There's one of these for anyone who could accept the Challenge to squeeze a Tezro pun in -->

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Coat

Re: Superdome in name only

I see you're trying to Fuel some high Octane rumours about their Origin...

Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan

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Big Brother

Re: This is a foxtastic idea!

A cookie badge for not tracking you with {Google,Facebook}?

Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?

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Re: Can't come soon enough

I actually have an appointment to see my GP soon. He's almost certainly going to need to do a rectal examination. How, exactly, is that going to work over a video link?

Maybe they could use some kind of Android to do the procedure

ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society

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Re: Cash will be here long beyond when we all are

I woollen know, but I bet the banks fleece you

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Joke

Re: Greetings cards?

That's the Hallmark of a great person

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A similar one is when you give them slightly more to reduce the amount of change you get eg paying £11.75 instead of £10 for a £6.25 means they get to keep some change and your wallet doesn't get weighed down. This seems to confuse many people taking money.

Your future data-centre: servers immersed in box full of oil, in a field

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Boffin

Re: Been there, done that...

Yep, the first Cray was delayed due to problems with the Freon cooling system...

Those IT gadget freebies you picked up this year? They make AWFUL Christmas presents

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Re: freebie USB sticks

Let's not forget how ungodly SLOOOOW the freebie flash drives are

I have some from storage vendors that are incredibly slow; it makes me wonder why they want their logo on the side of a snail disguised as a thumb drive.

Isilon-owning Dell OEMs Isilon rival Elastifile's flash 'n' trash NAS

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Childcatcher

English?

"While this is a great example of how the Dell EMC OEM program helps empower other solutions with our market-leading PowerEdge Server platform, from a go-to-market standpoint, this is purely fulfilment just like any other OEM customer we contract with.

Does anyone understand this?

Any chance of an icon for those who besmirch the Queen's English in this way?

Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser

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Coat

Re: Drilling for a cavity?

Ouch! Bad pun, I'm going to tell my mummy on you...

Apple hauls in $52.6bn in Q4, iPhone, iPad and Mac sales all up

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Re: New stuff

An iMac with a reasonable size SSD and decent amount of RAM for a sensible amount of money would be great too.

Official Secrets Act alert went off after embassy hired local tech support

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If they put some fibre into the monkey, then they'd be able to get the data out easily

SCO vs. IBM case over who owns Linux comes back to life. Again

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IBM Vs SCO

Is it wrong to hope they both lose?

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IBM or SCO?

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Pirate

Re: One definition of insanity ...

I'm going to mess with your theory and upvote you...

Hardware has never been better, but it isn't a licence for code bloat

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There was a slide doing the rounds on Twitter of how many network calls Slack* made over a WAN whilst starting up from Australia to the US and totalling them up came to the best part of 10s.

I think it was Slack, please jump in if I misremembered the software.

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Joke

Re: "The important thing is to have a way to measure"

You mean there's something wrong with print statements printing the contents of a variable to the terminal?

NASA reveals Curiosity 2020's 23-camera payload

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Coat

Re: Noodliness

It would have costed too much dough...

Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

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Re: Try a sensible design?

I'm afraid I'm going to have to Escort you off the premises, Leon...

Google Drive ate our homework! Doc block blamed on code blunder

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Re: Modern day serfdom

This "Cloud" thing is just part of the rapidly growing trend of denying real property rights to the masses, as it gets hoovered up by corporate monopolists, then "rented" back to us.

Adobe have just done this to Lightroom and are getting absolutely slated for it. They even said in the past that it'd offer it "indefinitely" before changing their minds.

Kubernetes bug ate my banking app! How code flaw crashed Brit upstart

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Re: I wonder...

Especially not for webscale databases...

Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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There's no need to goto extremes...

Seagate's 'AI' disk drive: Just put slightly higher numbers on the specs

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Joke

Have you tried backing up to /dev/null*? Your backups will complete in record time...

* Stolen from an ancient BOFH**

** I want more space so I'll move to Texas

MoD: Sci-tech strategy? Er, here's a bunch of words and diagrams

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Pint

Pint

"As one wag remarked to us upon seeing it: "This is why we're not allowed Visio any more.""

A virtual pint for the "wag" ->

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Full marks....

...for making it even more realistic by taking the diagram and making it nice and blurry just like when people use a projector with a lower resolution than their computer's screen.

"I'm sorry this slide doesn't project very well"

Don't be a turkey: Help Linus Torvalds finish Linux 4.14 before it ruins Thanksgiving

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Internationalisation?

Please don't use Thanksgiving to refer to a particular time of year; to the rest of the world it doesn't mean anything. To a Canadian it even means a completely different date.

F-35s grounded by spares shortage

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Is it "fighter or flight" time?

Oracle ZFS man calls for Big Red to let filesystem upstream into Linux

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: time to buy shares in high grade memory fab then

In very poor taste... But I won't pretend I didn't laugh ->

This is no yolk. Newegg scrambles against rotten shell company claims

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Pun for all the family

The puns in the title are eggcellent

'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'

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I didn't realise that.

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You're preaching the choir with that one....

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I'd like "furious cycling"

Capacitor maker zapped with price-fixing charge

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Nothing to worry about...

Keep calm and solder on...

What’s the real point of being a dev? It's saving management from themselves

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Hadoop

Some bright Spark will mention Hadoop/bigdata soon...

DXC slashes meal allowances for travelling troops: Please sir, may I have some more?

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Re: No health based exception to per-diem, well sorry no deal.

AC says that s/he is "a diagnosed celiac", so has a formal diagnosis and a strict diet. I have no idea why their post got such heavy downvoting.

HPE quits cloud servers, two weeks after telling El Reg it wouldn't do that

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Re: Exciting new strategy

Sounds like IBM too...

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update tackles IT's true menace: Cheating gamers

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Re: open to abuse?

That was one of the examples that I had in mind when I posted; sadly there are many more

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