* Posts by NLCSGRV

23 posts • joined 6 Feb 2018

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web


Re: Is the spelling mistake deliberate?

Or even spelling checkers ;)

Germany, US staffers to be hit hardest as SAP starts shedding 4,400 bodies


If they are "desperately looking" for Analytics/AI staff, I suppose up-skilling those about to be made redundant would be out of the question?


They are desperately looking for Analytics/AI staff. I suppose upskilling those who are about to be made redundant would be out of the question?

Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars


Hopefully when he has finished serving his sentence, Liberia will seek his extradition. I'd love to see this jumped-up script kiddie do time in a West African jail.

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal


Re: Curious precedent on what is allowed

Socialism and Communism have proven themselves to be brutal, dystopian, totalitarian systems of government. Dont tell me. They weren't "real socialism" or "real communism".

Who's watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech


Re: 650 willing crowd subjects

"So that would be a 100% success rate then!!"

That is what is known as a biased sample!

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs


Re: profilling

Sorry to burst your virtue-signalling bubble, but toth the woman and her boyfriend are white.


Re: How many constitutional rights were violated ?

Your guess couldn't be more wrong. And before you jump to another mistaken conclusion, her boyfriend is also white.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here


All part of Apple's obvious hostility to people being able to make decisions about the things they purchase, and own, such as decide who repairs them or what OS is installed. Or are Apple customers now renting their hardware?

Palliative care for Windows 10 Mobile like a Crimean field hospital, but with even less effort


Re: Shame to see it end like this.

Agreed. The UX on WP 8.1 in particular was quite good, and I'd say slightly superior to that on Apple products and considerably so when compared against Android. Even if MS could find someone to buy the OS, even if highly unlikely, it would be preferable to the current laughable situation.

The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box


The Curse of Poettering strikes again.

TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear



Can you think of anything you are forced to buy even if you don't want or use it? What makes the BBC so special that their continued existence can be secured through the use of threats and menaces against those who don't even want to use their services?

EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.


Re: EU Standard plug

It may have been far-sighted, but not far-sighted enough to include any form of retaining mechanism, like that on the old Centronics plugs.

Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare


Re: rules of the road

A fine example of reductio ad absurdum if ever there was one.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick


They were pretty much limited to Scandinavia up to a point. I think IKEA were the first to start selling them in the UK back in the late 1980s.

Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector


Re: Fix BT, Evil Matriarchy

Women Discriminated Against in Deep Sea Diving" will be out right after the articles on discrimination in mining and street-sweeping.


Re: Oh please

Would that be down to a statistical likelihood of them picking different careers and working different hours?


A meaningless analysis

Unless seniority, hours worked and level of work are controlled for, this is just propaganda. People with the same level of seniority doing the same jobs are paid the same by law, regardless as to their sex. In that sense there is no pay gap. However, there is an earnings gap due to different career choices and number of hours worked.

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V


Re: Microsoft's idea of system administration...

"To my mind, ubuntu is the desktop incarnation of linux"

A desktop incarnation of Linux, not "the" desktop incarnation. Not by a long shot.

Google: Class search results as journalism so we can dodge Right To Be Forgotten


Re: This is the precise problem with this right...

Here, have a downvote for your cheap political point.

BBC Telly Tax heavies got pat on the head from snoopers' overseers


Re: Paying for a license is optional

"Of course some of us are happy to pay it."

Then make it a subscription-only service and let those who are happy to pay for it do so, while leaving those who make use of the service alone. The BBC and other license-fee recipients are not a vital national service and as such don't deserve to be able to use this legalised extortion.

A computer file system shouldn't lose data, right? Tell that to Apple


Re: Rotten apple

The OS is actually quite good. The hardware is grossly overpriced, particularly now that Apple have made it nigh-on impossible to upgrade.

IBM: About those agreed voluntary redundancies ... we were just kidding


Re: So many shores.....

Or if you fancy lawyering up, Alan Shore.

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