* Posts by deevee

24 posts • joined 15 Jun 2017

Santander hands over $700m to IBM in hopes of becoming incredible banking machine


Re: In a branch? Out on a limb!

Well, about the only thing that could possibly improve, would be if Watson replaces the Indian call centre workers.

Otherwise With cost blowouts, they'll end up paying $2b and still have nothing to show for it.

Tesla fingers former Gigafactory hand as alleged blueprint-leaking sabotage mastermind


looking forward to see Tripp counter-suing Tesla for defamation :)

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party


Apple idiots

They could invite you, but then they would have to "arrest" you!

Australia's new insta-pay scheme has insta-lookup of any user's phone number


Reverse phone number lookup, NO PROBLEM!

We decline to tell you something you can easily find out yourself, but give us a random phone number and we will tell you who owns it.

Nothing ironic about that!

Move along now, nothing to see here, we know best.

IBM's chief diversity officer knows too much and must be stopped!

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Re: Chief Diversity Officer?

She's obviously failed, when I go to the kitchen there is no diversity, in fact there is nothing@!

All our coffee, tea, milk stirrers are gone!

India signals ban on cryptocurrencies, embraces blockchain


such hypocrites, they sell their labour service cheap to foreign countries undercutting local workers who lose their jobs, under the guise of free trade and globalisation, but if you try and import anything INTO India, they slap an import tax on it.

Time to whack a tax on outsourced labour from India, I think a 1000% tax on all services procured from India is a good start, and will help the government balance their budget, and promote growth of jobs in our own country.

NHS OKs offshoring patient data to cloud providers stateside


In the end, regardless what the government says about privacy, it always boil's down to the dollar.

Your only defence, is not to give the government any information in the first place.

Are we taking bets on how long before all these details are hacked and placed on the internet?

IBM kills Global Technology and Global Business Services: It's all ‘IBM Services’ now


“increase client awareness of the powerful talent that GBS and GTS bring to our engagements.”

I'm, pretty sure IBM clients know exactly what IBM isn't bringing to the table, this won't change a thing.

“puts a name to what we as IBMers have always known: that GBS and GTS practitioners are"

I'm pretty sure IBM staff know they are just lowly unrecognised "servants" - "IBM Services" is a good name.

All it tells us is the PWC buyout has finally been totally subsumed by IBM, and they have got rid of so many former PWC staff, they no longer need to pander to them with a different reporting line.

This would also explain why they are using Bain consultants for further RA's, as there is no one left from PWC.


It was "IBM Global Services" a few years ago, then split into GTS/GBS, now back together as "IBM Services"

I guess its just not Global any more!


Re: In the great IBM tradition

Sounds reasonable, what is IBM's cloud offering called this week?

Smartcloud? Softlayer? Bluemix? IBM Cloud?

Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men


yeah, he's right, he will make a windfall in the settlement, he was fired by a feminist HR manager who had been specifically put into google to promote females and gender equality and diversity, and been put too far up in the tree, who took her role far too seriously and started doing exactly the opposite to what she was hired for, in some Political Correctness "brain fart"



This is EXCELLENT news, and can only be made better by getting rid of him entirely. Google went from a "do no evil" company to a "greed is good" company under Schmidt's rule.

Jingle bells, IBM tells more staff it is D-day ♫


Re: Psychopath bosses 101

Its probably in their latest "Checkpoint" goals, "must certify at something" and "Must blast it all over social media to promote IBM"

Otherwise you'll get the now non existent (officially, but not in reality) PBC 3 rating.

BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff


and the race to the bottom continues....

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


And the car has been confiscated, it was never really yours anyway, the T&C's made it ours the moment you clicked "ok".. Good luck getting to work, and home again!

Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'


Re: The whole thing's stupid

how true, many top level domains like (dot)sydney have been spruiked by registrars who paid stupid money to grab them.

I've still never seen them in common use, and would certainly never buy one myself.



if you want it Brazil (dot)amazonjungle is still there for you.

(dot)amazon never referred to your wilderness.

Google routing blunder sent Japan's Internet dark on Friday


What has happened to the internet? The original design meant any link that was down was automatically bypassed and another route found. This is "supposed" to be the benefit of BGP.

We have seen similar things happen a number of times over the years. Is it poor design, or poor implementation, or is it just organisations deciding to override the automatic healing functionality for commercial benefit?

Gone daddy gone: GoDaddy offloads its cloud businesses



wow, $1.8b down the tube.

No wonder my domain registrations went up 100% (and no surprise, I dumped godaddy as a result).

IBM will soon become sole gatekeepers to the realm of tape – report


have to agree, IBM will soon be purchased by Apple or google and disappear into the history books as yet another enterprise that thought selling "fluff" (i.e. anything that costs nothing to produce) and offshoring anything physical to the cheapest, dumbest, illiterate monkey they can find in India, was the "way of the future"

I'd be betting on Oracle/Storagetek for a future in tapes.

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