* Posts by Julifriend

10 posts • joined 25 Nov 2016

We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to



Has the book been remaindered yet? If you're thinking of buying it then it might be best to wait a couple of weeks. It should be available in Poundland by then.

Migrating to Microsoft's cloud: What they won't tell you, what you need to know


One thing I don't see mentioned in the article is firewalls and proxies. If you run either (and you almost certainly should) then migrating to O365 is likely to be a nightmare. Microsoft seems to assume that everyone has unfettered access to the internet these days and I suspect this will cause many companies more issues than Microsoft would like to admit. We trialled O365 and quickly canned the test as re-engineering a significant element of our network was not what we expected to have to do and could not be cost justified.

Also, if you run a thin client environment then the problems are likely to be many. In our case 90% of our installed client devices were thin terminals without a local browser therefore moving to the Cloud without replacing client devices or keeping our existing XenApp installation was not an option.

I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to


If U2 is the most popular music to listen to when coding then a) I'm glad I gave up coding many, many years ago and b) I'm glad we outsource our software development.

'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss


Re: You rate Here?

"HERE? Are you joking. They wanted £160+ per year for SatNav updates. I can buy a TomTom or Garmin for less than that. For less than two years HERE subs I can buy a TomTom with updates for the life of the device."

That's a very expensive Sat Nav! My Garmin with lifetime updates cost £79.

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data


Re: "How did so many idiots get into positions of power?"

Simple maths indicates that the extra spend over the Israelis (£3bn) divided by the extra staff (22,500) works out at about £133k per annum per staff member. Which seems a little low for high-level 'Sir Humphries".

Apple nabs smartphone top spot from Samsung, but for how long?


Re: Never is a long time

.... Samsung easily outsells Apple for the full year....

That's not that difficult to do when you sell far more variants.

Unlucky WD Ultrastar drives are knackered, need replacing ASAP


Re: Antipodean?

Would that be stiction? Usual solved with a sharp tap on the floor if past experience of IBM engineers is anything to go by.

Forget aircraft – now cretins are laser-blinding ferry boat crewmen


A moron in an Impreza flashed a green laser at my car windscreen one night a couple of weeks ago after I had the audacity to flash my lights after he cut me up and forced me to brake sharply to avoid an accident. Regrettably his rear number plate was so filthy his registration plate could not be read.

Men! If you want to win at board games this Christmas, turn off the rock music – scientists


Alternatve gender? Or is El Reg not great at maths?

The sample size is quoted as over 350 visitors (184 men and 143 women). Were the rest of an alternative gender? Or is El Reg not that good at maths.

'Data saturation' helped to crash the Schiaparelli Mars probe


@Ashley_Pomeroy It was the bowl of petunias that said 'Oh no, not again'.

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