* Posts by whatsyourShtoile

24 posts • joined 21 Dec 2017

Sub-Prime: Amazon's big day marred by server crashes, staff strikes

Big Brother

The feeling is definitely there

It's a new morning in America… fresh, vital. The old cynicism is gone. We have faith in our leaders. We're optimistic as to what becomes of it all. Many are shopping successfully - it really boils down to our ability to accept. We don't need pessimism. There are no limits

The great wearables myth busted: Apps never, ever mattered


wtf. exercise is already difficult and boring without going to all that extra effort.

You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened


Jeff Bezos doesn't make $12b a day by NOT spying on everyone

He sees you when you're sleeping

He knows when you're awake

He knows if you've been bad or good

So be good for goodness sake

Three-hour outage renders Nest-equipped smart homes very dumb


under Agenda 21 all homes MUST be equipped with Nest smart locks.

And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor


Still works better than any Windows phone.

MacBook Pro petition begs Apple for total recall of krap keyboards


Which programmer are you

Windows and Macs are for programmers who only know one IDE, who never fill in the commit messages.

That's why Apple has gone for a terrible keyboard and a big touchpad for those long copy and pasting sessions.

Linux is for the programmers who think about the code in their heads before they write it.

If you filled an IBM mechanical keyboard with sand it would work just like a mac book pro keyboard but don't worry because Apple is working on a keyboard for their next machine that will feel even worse than that!

Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes


You expect me to spend an evening doing paperwork for tea?

Out of the question.

Patch Drupal now: Yet another critical website bug found – a sequel to 'Drupalgeddon2'


You hit the nail on the head there buddy. A classic case of good money after bad.

Once you go Drupal, you might as well bend yourself over a table.


rude and apathetic

I briefly had the misfortune of working for a Drupal shop, on the team responsible for some name-brand restaurant booking service. The Drupal developers specifically are the rudest most apathetic people I have ever worked with. They don't like people asking questions, they don't like fixing bugs, they don't like testers at all. And no matter how shit their code was, they always expected me to write tests that would pass when they committed it on the last day of every sprint.

They all thought that caching was like magic pixie dust in its ability to make crap websites run well.

And they were charging in the region of 5 or 6 hundred a day essentially to make bad website templates.

I hate Drupal.

Apple leak: If you leak from Apple, we'll have you arrested, says Apple


arrest me

leak #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3iHV0NvLPI

BT to slash landline rentals by 37%... for the broadbandless


line rental isn't expensive enough for broadband customers

they should have to pay a reasonable amount, lets say, £5000 per year.

10Mbps for world+dog, hoots UK.gov, and here is how we're doing it

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this is like giving everyone access to single ply toilet paper

we want double ply damn it

Fatal driverless crash: Radar-maker says Uber disabled safety systems


satan has taken another fresh young woman

The car will surely be going to meet its master in hell.

PwC: More redundos at HQ of UK 'leccy stuff shop Maplin

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delicious soylent

The 200 stores are in prime locations to become Soylent bars, and the staff could become Soylent.

What a mesh: BT Whole Home Wi-Fi users moan over update

Black Helicopters

Re: Genuine question

The new discs have a secondary function, the power can be boosted remotely to output non-lethal levels of millimetre wave radiation for crowd control, they can just turn up the power in the discs until its too uncomfortable to remain in the home.

When the hungry masses go door to door searching for food and water, BT will use a secret extrajudicial process to activate the transmitters.

Voice assistants are always listening. So why won't they call police if they hear a crime?


the real issue

If you use the phone to make a call from a library, it will work but it will go straight through to The Police.

This job Win-blows! Microsoft made me pull '75-hour weeks' in a shopping mall kiosk


Re: "forced to endure Updates"

Really? You mean you can't just run Altair basic for 43 years?

Fancy coughing up for a £2,000 'nanodegree' in flying car design?


universal basic qualifications

Instead of giving everybody money to live on, we could give everybody a degree for free. We could even let them call it whatever they want.

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature


Intel's optimisations are the devil's work.

Finally we can take back control of the order of execution, and write software that is fast because of the skill of the programmer.

Meltdown/Spectre fixes made AWS CPUs cry, says SolarWinds


the thing is they had all these chips running at 25%

So maybe they deserve for the utilisation to go up to 50% as some kind of punishment? Otherwise why would you not just use slower chips in the first place?

OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?


Re: Google really at fault?

If you can DoS a router with 1 cheap device sending UDP packets then something would seem to be wrong. Can't the router just drop the packets? It's UDP after all. Why would the router need to fall over and die?


Google really at fault?

Pardon me sir but I thought a router was for routing packets. Large numbers of packets, small numbers of packets, it doesn't really matter right?

Junk food meets junk money: KFC starts selling Bitcoin Bucket


Re: In 100 minutes ...

100 minutes is enough time for the fire department to take your burnt out body to the morgue after you put too much chicken in the oil.

You can't make your own KFC gravy, as that is made from the drippings of thousands of fried chickens.

Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out


Children in Africa are cracking open piles of Phone 6

just to eat the gold plating inside. eWaste bins all over America are filling up with Mac Airs and Pros that died because someone coughed and a drop of moisture landed on the keyboard.


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