* Posts by ToddRundgrensUtopia

148 posts • joined 8 Feb 2017

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Guess what's heading to trial? IBM and its tactic of yoinking promised commissions after sales reps seal the deal

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Re: Ah sales....

You can always change your contract to a performance one, that means you have a chance of losing your job if you have a poor quarter? Nah thought not

IBM puts 1,248 frontline techies at risk of redundo, warns of data centre closures

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Capita hops on UK's years-late, billions-over-budget Emergency Services Network to keep legacy system alive

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Re: Crapita

It's not the MPs it's always in the hands of the shit thick civil servants, who see nothing wrong with scrapping and starting again, no matter ho much progress has been made. Otherwise it could be Priti's fault I suppose.

RIP Freeman Dyson: The super-boffin who applied his mathematical brain to nuclear magic, quantum physics, space travel, and more

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He wasn't a climate skeptic but believed CO2 isn't a major factor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQHhDxRuTkI

In-depth: Deloitte and accounts expert both cleared what HPE described as 'contrived' Autonomy sales

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Re: Bean Counting

Don't forget country music luvvin Meg

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Re: it's the chicken

Stop saying Chlorine, because it isn't Chlorine

Former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch 'submits himself' for arrest in central London

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Re: Trade deal - test for the UK government

Oh do be quiet

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Re: Trade deal - test for the UK government

Not Meg's fault, she was listening to Kenny Rodgers through her headphones

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Re: Trade deal - test for the UK government

We should give em Prince Andy and his big eared idiot brother for Sacoolas.

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Re: Again, and again, and again...

Ironic, but Diligence is a product sold by Luminance, one of Lynch's VC funded firms

Whaddya mean, 'niche'?! Neo4j's chief scientist schools El Reg on graph databases

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Cypher?? I thought Gremlin was the "SQL" equivalent for Graph?

Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president

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Perhaps she could move in with Whitman and they can bake cookies together?

AMD really, really wants you to know its chips are doing OK without any help from Intel and its supply issues

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Re: For once, its not just spin

I think your statement is too binary. Intel's FP performance is good , but AMDs integer is much better

*David Attenborough voice* And here we have, in the wild, a rare glimpse... of what may be... a positive IBM quarter

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Who is worse, IBM or HPE, discuss?

A bridge over troubled water: Intel teases Ponte Vecchio, the GPU brains in US govt's 1-exaFLOPS Aurora supercomputer

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Re: We'll burn that bridge when we come to it

three

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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Government/the Civil Service are crap at doing stuff

Governments have to do some stuff, e.g. defence, so buying Chinooks for Afghanistan that could operate in a desert is the price you pay

Government should leave well alone, apart from defence. I used to included education, but the LEAs were poor and we now have a tertiary education system where everyone of the so called Universities charges £9.5K p/annum for often rubbish course, oh and manage to pay the VC 1/4-1/5Mill per annum

Gov leave stuff well alone, please??????

SPARCs fly as Oracle recharges Arm server processor designer Ampere with $40m

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Larry must be offering it then as he likes throwing money away!

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Re: Ampere forever tainted?

Silly statement

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No need just use Linux. Oracle has a huge linux support business already

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PCIe fabric

Ampere is an interesting firm, as well as using ARM based CPUs they are using PCIe as a fabric/interconnect too. Much lower latency than Ethernet or Infiniband.

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@AC

You don't understand this do you?

UK PM Johnson spins revolving doors, new digital minister falls through

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Re: Bojo

Oh go on and get started

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Re: Starting a sweep-

"She's the MP for Colchester - I happen to live there. I am so happy I can't be blamed for her."

No she isn't she is the MP for Colchester. Is your surname Cadwalladr Jemma?

'We've done it, we've wasted further time!' Judge raps HP over Mike Lynch court scrutiny

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Re: Makes sense...

AGAIN

Buckminsterfullerene sounds like the next UK Prime Minister but trust us, it's in fact the largest molecule yet found in interstellar space

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What came first the Buckyball or the 1970 Wold Cup Adidas football?

Autonomy trial judge gets SaaSy with HPE's lawyer over vital accounts fraud claim

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Why would HPE sue Autonomy and not also sue the accountants

Because once Apotheker had been removed they had no one who understood software. Both HP's and IBMs record at acquiring SW firms and them not growing them is appalling.

It doesn't change whether Lynch and Sushovan were guilty or not, it just feels like, " hey we made a huge mistake, so lets find someone else to blame".

What made a super high-tech home in Victorian England? Hydroelectric witchery, for starters

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Re: More Armstrongery

Wasn't the first railway on Teeside, (Stockton-Darlington), rather than Tyneside. Geordie beer is shite too

Boeing... Boeing... Gone: Canada, America finally ground 737 Max jets as they await anti-death-crash software patches

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Re: "US, Canada finally ground 737 Max jets..."

Aye blame marketing and not shit sw engineering and control

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Re: "US, Canada finally ground 737 Max jets..."

Like feeding your child a Hamburger, during Mad Cow mania? Sadly they would fly in them

How big is the UK space industry? It hauled in £14.8bn for 2016/2017 – report

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Re: Space Ducks!

Between your Ears

Colour us shocked: Google in €50m GDPR fine appeal bombshell

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Re: Did Microsft pulled Windows when if was forced to offer the ballot and open up interoperability?

"The majority of end users are likely to see the French ruling as the problem rather than Google..."

Are they really?

Oxford University reportedly turns off its Huawei money tap

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Re: Put up or Shut up

I guess you don't follow Brexit Mickey

Cray will realise 'substantial' loss. But Shasta minute, folks, big iron market will pick up

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Re: $240m will only help if the "activists" stay away

Cray goes bust every 10-15 years. SGI the same., but the US gov will make sure they remain viable.

Ministry of Justice abandons key plank of £280m IT project

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Don't blame the salesman. Don't blame the senior guy who doesn't understand it,but blame the "IT" guy below him who wants to make his name.

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No the hard bit is the civil service and IT. Always a common denominator for useless and wasteful

Brexit-dodging SCISYS Brits find Galileo joy in Dublin

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Re: != Brexit dodging

"it's hard not to conclude that many politicians are utter, hopeless imbeciles."

It's not hard at all.

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Re: != Brexit dodging

Demersal fish aren't like pelagic species, they don't swim hundreds of miles per day, they stay at the bottom looking for worms

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Re: != Brexit dodging

The Commissioners don't pay any tax at all; how is that a defendable position?

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Re: "Can you imagine..allowing Huawei to build..IT infrastructure..as they got a PO box in Bogner?"

Correct the MOD are the dumbest of the dumb, ...every time

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Re: != Brexit dodging

Could it be because the EU commission are spiteful gits and don't care what happens as long as the Grand Project is maintained. Why anyone would wish to rejoin such a sham I will never know.

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Re: != Brexit dodging

Peoples Vote, oh dear. If you believe in democracy it's a price worth paying and if you don't keep paying JC Drunker and friends and asking for referenda until you get the answer that you and Tony Blair want.

DXC Technology turns to BT Security to nab its infosec bossman

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HPE, DXC and BT, wow!

Amazon's homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU

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Re: Let's recall the other definition of MIPS

I'd like to think Amazon are serious about supporting ARM. But designing chips is not their core business,

Correct that's why they bought a company that does design CPUs.

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Re: Interesting comparison...

Peter Gathercole

I had assumed they meant it wasn't capable of working in a dual CPU configuration, i.e. no coherent CPU - CPU interface. It must be NUMA on chip as they talk about 4 x 4core clusters, yes?

GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled

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Re: Inquiring minds

Big John

Why should they change it? There is no reason why all privacy regimes should be the same.

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@Barrie Shepherd

You will be safer Barrie because companies will be forced to improve, both security and the ability to identify records after a breach. This will happen as companies really are scared of massive fines.

Intel peddles latest Xeon CPUs – E-series and 48-core Cascade Lake AP – to soothe epyc mygrayne

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Re: 6 cores vs 32 ??

@ Duncan McDonald.

It said 48 cores for the Cascade Lake thingy!

Memo to Mark Sedwill: Here's how to reboot government IT

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Re: IBM?

IBM and the University of Bradford, you couldn't make it up!

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

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Surely its hello CentOS?

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Re: At least is isnt oracle or M$

The OS is from Linus and chums, Redhat adds a few storage bits and some Redhat logos and erm.......

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