* Posts by StuntMisanthrope

288 posts • joined 30 Oct 2017


Uptown func: Serverless types Nuweba trouser $4.8m as investors eye faster FaaS

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Investment as a service.

So a bag of cash, for a silly name. #loop

What did turbonerds do before the internet? 41 years ago, a load of BBS

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Digital Corp

There it was. The workstation with modem and a muffler. Quick in the side door, via key escape, I blame BASIC reqs. #beepdoopbedoopbeep #soundlikethenewdoorbellimadeformyexamproject

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

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Re: @Loyal commenter:Remember Y2K?

There's no such thing, it's a bit like going to the pub and being miserable.

With regards to Yanks and hand in the game, its usually a team effort I'd wager; language, measurement, science and of course technology. You just have more through scale, though not necessarily efficiency. #ricardofaithful

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Re: @Loyal commenter:Remember Y2K?

I'm selfish, I VOTED remain, for the reason that even though it was against my personal benefit, the overall cost to our society would be reduced but worse in the long-term and my business would be negatively impacted the least, through the foreseeable political infighting.

However, as the proletariat has spoken, and we're not any time soon, returning to the Hanseatic League or Zollverein, then I reckon a bit of light Benedictine 2.0 wouldn't go amiss. Would you believe we invented fizzy wine as well. Left on the docks on a cold day. #devilsbrew #itsnotmeitsyou

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What's the third version of RedHat called?

I had this with a 15 year-old piece of hardware, UNIX leisure software and a failed hardware RAID, I'm pretty certain that the uptime was longer than my career at the time. Fortunately, their was one man from Brazil, in Florida with global corp, plus the tapes and a virtual forensically replaced environment. I'll recover the DOS client from Citrix, obrigado! #picasso

Er, good luck: UK.gov's data ethics centre has £2.5m to review biased algos, microtargeting

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Bias 101

0: Confirmed. It’s not what you know but who. #goodluck :-)

Original WWII German message decrypts to go on display at National Museum of Computing

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Purple magic.

A new unit, no less. Equal to 14000 Apollo flight computers. #flyinglow

Trying to log into Office 365 right now? It's a coin flip, says Microsoft: Service goes TITSUP as Azure portal wobbles

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Re: Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

I wonder if you can run systems in future time to prevent this sort of thing btw, might have to try that again but with robots this time, when I get the opportunity... #iblameTV

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Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Done it every which way in most combinations. You have an outage once every five years on your own gear. It's tough to point the finger at yourself when it costs lots of money. It's not life threatening, there's a seat limit and time-zone hassle for 365/24/7 and I've been know to implement off policies at certain hours for everyone's well-being. 0500AM to 0230AM is a long day. Also global DNS is as big a headache as you ever want. #rimmersthenamehologramsthegame

Openreach to heap faster broadband on UK's media-heavy hubs

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Another correlation, urban degradation and connectivity.

As I've said before, poor quality internet and urban blight, seem to be one and the same. Interesting that the economic effects of the areas concerned bear no relation and have even more of an impact with the lack of banking facilities on the voids between the ears.

We have business parks with barely ADSL and mobile signal. I put a request in for an upgrade, via an enterprise contact for one such area, including land access and much else for free, repeated requests. Not a button.

My last encounter with Openreach took over five years to get a circuit installed, possibly a record. One of the conduits had to be achieved by going through the subcontractor in reverse and the other issue was again it stops when it rains and the pole is rotten. #allroadsleadnorth

Should the super-rich pay 70% tax rate above $10m? Here's Michael Dell's hot take for Davos

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Hyper tax, like a dart.

Ten percent per billion, per annum. By country of birth. You can have a foundation as well of course. #hesinhiding.

Golly 4G whizz: Vodafone caught using a cheeky bit of Three UK's spectrum

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Another black mark, it's a privilege.

And a burden of responsibility. Everything is off by default and now in the wrong place. The correlation continues. I have never encountered a system so badly designed as Vodafone's almost as if it was intended to lose customer share by antagonism and text message and increase payroll in all the wrong places. Then it goes wrong and costs even more in money and fines. We cannot now invest in technology and technical resources, that doesn't have a invoice number.

Far behind NTT and they even had a short monopoly. A text book example of decline. #5G #allroadsleadnorth #8barsinthecity

NHS England digital boss in hot water over 'puff piece' written about her future employer

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Not technical.

This one’s really easy. Create a low level heath hardware programming standard with opensource drivers. That takes care of the expensive machines and support. #next

Diplomat warns that tech industry has become a pawn as politicos fight dirty

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A warm bath, with bubbles.

Let me help, far from the distopian uninformed tripe the speaker and cohort are currently pedalling. Technology is already ephemeral, it’s also nothing to fear. Shut down the device or don’t.

Contrary to battlefront, the discussion is in my opinion, if all interactions could be assisted, where does that take us and how quickly can the problems of paramount be solved.

Extra cash, free time and another opportunity to conference. #cloud

Oracle boss's Brexit Britain trip shutdown due to US government shutdown

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Have another look...

When you have to present insight to a wide audience, it's not what you say, but perhaps how you avoid the obvious.

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

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The land of freedom.

It’s true, on every corner, danger lurks, stabbers, acid fiends and associated n’er do wells. The only strawman however, is the democide on the US population in the last century, through lack of gun-control that equals, the total loss of life in all wars worldwide in history. #factscombined

Peak Apple: This time it's SERIOUS, Tim

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The worst financial performance in the history of time.

Let's be honest, it's not been the best of times recently has it. I'd also say that there's more up and down, than than a yo-yo competition.

The last time I looked, they have more cash in the bank, than a small country, there will be another magic lamp, there always is. The merchants of doom are usually borrowing with other peoples money and that didn't end well the last time.

FWIW having a specialist chip in the game, as per some competitors, might well make the difference when it comes to recognition. #sameaswealwaysdo

N.B. I'm no economist, but a bit more than a century ago there were a series of panics culminating in a big industrialist bail-out. Since the comfort blanket is now in place, the only difference I can see is the run on securities instead.

Y'know how you might look at someone and can't help but wonder if they have a genetic disorder? We've taught AI to do the same

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Politico treason, pet.

It’s a complex napoleonic number and accedes to hard labour. #zchromosome #fawkesmodal

Despite vows to spend more with smaller firms, UK.gov sure does seem to love legacy lock-in

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Re: Once bitten, twice.

On that note, you do it for battle-ships, why not for anything else. If need the part, you open-book the specification whether sub-contracted or not. #designandsupply

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Once bitten, twice.

The cost of the process, to see the bid go to the worst candidate, with the decision flatly made by the unqualified with all usually one form to give ideas, one form to meet the arcane and fluff someone else's pillow at the same time. I've never offered nothing for something, except to someone wanting something for nothing. #paidpitchanddecimalplaces

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

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Re: Criminals?

You’d be surprised, I had three scheduled at different locations and times. Never did get a response about that one. As for working weekends. I think just about everything technology wise has before I was a mere immaculate concept of Justice. #youmaywintheargumentbutthatsevenworse

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Re: IT, fostering delusions since 1977

Excellent work. Having run out of various construction analogy’s even after the many successful projects completed. It never staggers to amaze me how the general level of understanding of building a secure data-intensive website, basically equates to a graph in excel and sticking pictures in an email to the stakeholders. It’s also not that hard if you generally manage around the requests and stick to the plan. Ta da! A system that works. As ever the cost of all the process except for build and testing outweighs the usefulness and certainly avoids hitting the target five years ago. On the other-hand I can see the benefits, the dev team has been downsized, financial targets have been met and promotions gained plus the gap is now ten years away. #anewbumperreallyshiny

Linus Torvalds opts for the scream test: Linux kernel syscall tweaked to shut data-leak hole – anyone upset, yell now

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That’s why he’s been quiet. #trythememcache

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt

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That's what I purchased thelistofdemands.eu; for general complaints and its probably all my segfault. #gripe -i

Marriott: Good news. Hackers only took 383 million booking records ... and 5.3m unencrypted passport numbers

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Re: WTF do they do with Passport IDs?

It's for identifying foreign nationals if and when necessary and from a legal perspective the contract and rights of the parties are different if you are a citizen of the jurisdiction you are staying in. Especially if there is a knock on the door.

Nobody in China wants Apple's eye-wateringly priced iPhones, sighs CEO Tim Cook

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The value of time.

Not bothered about the cost of the device at all, especially if someone else is purchasing it and I don't have to get involved. Do you have the extended warranty and four insurances, are you aware of various shop locations.

Also if you've invested in MacOS, it is by far the best all round operating system unless you (nCost of users/sysadmins) and I cannot be bothered to jump through hoops, to sync all manner of things though iOS certificate management and ARM emulation or two native chips on Pro mobile models would be super. Proper colour support, CAD, Microsoft Productivity, Unix, terminal, most of the useful server tools, RDP, VNC, I could go on. In every other ecosystem there's either user problems at scale (there's no such thing as a power user) or user problems at micro-level.

A phone is a phone is a phone. How much data do you have and how much do you like photography. #p910iwithblackberryconnect.de

Another greybeard has left us: Packet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81

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The Giants Shoulders On Standing.

I propose an epigram. A font tapped forever. #cheers

Heard the one where the boss calls in an Oracle consultant who couldn't fix the database?

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Just a Nibble, it'll come in useful;

Since it's twixtmas (ruined) I might add, there's the one from an old message bard, about the Vaxen '87 debacle, the long-legged original schmetterling (for hire) and would you adam and eve it, the artisan french one inbetweet BBS and and t'Internet, I had to down an armag.nac to swallow that one. #penfriends #_PFY3.14.sylvester

It's a lot of work, being popular: Apple, Tim Cook and the gilets jaunes

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Turn on, tune in, drop out. #vote

That second SIM, the one that make sure that data arrives, fast or not, I would suggest that the default state is on. As let’s be honest the customer service has been shocking recently and expensive. #opendemocracy #seasonsgreetings

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found

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Re: Don't just do something! Stand there!

You do start to wonder though, if there's no obvious motive, excluding edge case, then it's usually money oriented via distraction...

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Re: Don't just do something! Stand there!

Not having that my friend, it Bad Tings™. I'd start listening to the youth. Assuming it's something juvenile, let's hope they grow out of it. #juvenal

A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off

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Re: Logitech are bad but I can't quite put my finger on it.

The CEO's received a complaint. It appears Little Bobby has been the victim of inappropriate content at 10AM in the Lobby toilets. Ahh, we pushed a update but there was a timing error. We'll the Mother is in my office and we're waiting to see you. #okaybigyin

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Logitech are bad but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Nearly 15 years ago we had a multi-property multi-zone randomized playlist control and EQ, BPM'd and automatic update plus content distribution with streaming music and comedy system that in someways is better than Spotify and Sonos or whatever. Then what happened. Living in the wrong country, banking and idiot politicians. #slimserverperlandphpMySQLHMTLm3uShellCron #redhat8 #p910ipartytricks

US told to appoint a damn Privacy Shield ombudsperson already or EU will take action

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Linked accounts +DR

It's also about trust and defenders of freedom, contract's will still be being prepared, for one way liability and one way tickets the other way. It used to work, but perhaps like marking the quiz, you need more than one player and its best with a party to pass the ticket two. #youcantjustspendvouchersallweekandenterthequiz

One year on after US repealed net neutrality, policymakers reflect soberly on the future

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It's obviously a super idea then.

The very fact that repeatedly, a set of economists oppose the idea, correlates to an agenda outside their specified remit and indeed expertise. The last time I looked the internet, the web and of course much more was designed and built by research scientists and engineers.

What's the result of that straw poll? I would also suggest that even within their remit, any government economist hasn't statistically had the best run recently or in the history of time.

The solution is of course find the right or even better, many opinions with the correct technical expertise, by someone who isn't paid to do so or has a vested interest, it's a bit like democracy but free.

What's the value lost from the training, development and research of the next generation and indeed skill shortage and pipeline or who know's what else from our brightest minds, over the last decade?

#iwouldn'tbetthehouseonitimightbewrong #tenpercentindustryninetypercentinfluence

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It's obviously a super idea then.

The very fact that repeatedly, a set of economists oppose the idea, correlates to an agenda outside their specified remit and indeed expertise. The last time I looked the internet, the web and of course much more was designed and built by research scientists and engineers.

What's the result of that straw poll. I would also suggest that even within their remit, any government economist hasn't statistically had the best run recently or indeed in history.

The solution is of course find the right or even better, many opinions with the correct technical expertise, by someone who isn't paid to do so or has a vested interest, it's a bit like democracy but free. #iwouldn'tbetthehouseonitimightbewrong

Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

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Re: Had a look.


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Re: Had a look.

Seriously. With that sort of money, you can have a bunch of reusable rockets and space rangers. #opensource

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Re: Had a look.

Just ask for £400m back. I’ll provide the report for free with a 5% recovery fee.

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Had a look.

Even with all the background bollocks, no language or content in depth. Being kind and generous, with expensive nights out it’s still £112m of rubbish. #160kpermonth #theoldgalatIBM #jobboard

Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

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Cluniac of DNS. Enthaply/time is the new 5D Unit

It makes no sense to me. Infrastructure peering, a proper index and horsepower. #butchershook

Oxford startup magics up metamaterials for next-gen charging

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Disco Dancing.

I like hovering my phone above the pad in the pub and explaining the history, physics and chemistry plus creating a flashing light and generally looking the business. With £5m you can have anything you like up north. #thebigNkeepgoing

Google CEO tells US Congress Chocolate Factory will unleash Dragonfly in China

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Bronze age redux.

It's the closet I can get, apart from the Aboriginal word for I don't know. #kangaroo

N.B. I ordered 4 things off the internet last week. The only thing that has arrived on time is from the Netherlands. Anecdotal but there might be something in it...

IBM is trying to throttle my age-discrimination lawsuit – axed ace cloud salesman

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It’s your fault with robots...

IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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Which is it.

Entrenched position, all the plum contracts and ten percent of effort with an order of magnitude more renumeration or a system that's weighted and ranked by ground-effect. #deltav #tooexpensiveyoullhavetowait

The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it

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Re: It’s a bit short, OOO and yesterday.

Forgot to mention, the more encrypted something is the faster it travels. #funnyoldgame

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It’s a bit short, OOO and yesterday.

Stacatto, spiral, sound, shot, magnetism, protocol, time and synchronicity in that order. #happyhour

BOFH: State of a job, eh? Roll the Endless Requests for Further Information protocol

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It’s a trap.

There’s a been a conversation, an excuse, a smear of a problem as a diversionary tactic. No problem at all. What’s the case number? #speeddialyup

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

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A late triviality.

Having given up technology and downed tools, like much everyone else. I'm only now comforted on a daily basis, by my pork scratching advent calendar. Fire, the wheel, sliced bread and now the pinnacle. I have a theory, evolution will start to reverse. #stopyouvemissedaclause

Shall we have AI judging UK court cases? Top beak ponders the future

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You'll make the bench lad soon.

Next week. You've got promise, but week in and week out. Let's see what you can do. Keep the work up and you might make the first team. #viz


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