Re: Goodbye Youtube?
Most have connections and money in lieu of skills.
55 posts • joined 7 Sep 2018
The older I get, the more I can relate to these creatures. Don't they kind of symbolise the human race as we collectively stare into the perfect storm of Brexit, Trump(it), climate and a myriad other outrages that we should be rioting about but instead of just shrugging and saying, 'Well, there's not much I can do about it, really, is there...'?
Maybe we should save the panda and instead let ourselves dwindle into extinction.
"Dubsmash (162 million), MyFitnessPal (151 million), MyHeritage (92 million), ShareThis (41 million), HauteLook (28 million), Animoto (25 million), EyeEm (22 million), 8fit (20 million), Whitepages (18 million), Fotolog (16 million), 500px (15 million), Armor Games (11 million), BookMate (8 million), CoffeeMeetsBagel (6 million), Artsy (1 million), and DataCamp (700,000)."
This is like a 21st century wall of shame. I _know_ that cyber security is tough, but come on. I would guess that most of these breaches used known exploits against servers that were either not up-to-date or lacked some basic hardening. These breaches are incredibly disrespectful to clients.
A few things came to mind whilst watching all three of their nauseating adverts:
1. MS chose tasks that Office 365 could perform better than Office 2019 and then expected us to be amazed. Wow.
2. There is, I am sure, absolutely no technical reason my the "AI" helpers in 365 can't be integrated with Office 2019.
3. Paying monthly for software that traditionally used to be had for a one-off payment must make them a bucket-load more cash - hence #2, above.
4. I reckon 90% of what people do in real life with Office 365 could be done perfectly well using Office 2019 or a free alternative - hence these horrible ads.
5. #1, #2, #3 & #4 make MS just as evil as they ever were.
> Coming soon to v2.
Coming soon to v2:
- delivery bots that mimic human delivery personnel by ringing the doorbell and then leaving immediately
- delivery bots that leave your parcel on the doorstep for 8 hours while you are at work
- delivery bots that ignore your requested delivery time and tell you via an angry phone call that if you ain't home, the parcel will be sent back to the warehouse
- warehouse bots that handle your package so roughly that the contents arrives smashed into smithereens
> Performance cannot be an definition of a core.
That's not what I'm suggesting. Overall performance is a combination of factors.
I am suggesting that the term "core" means to many people a unit that is capable of executing a workload simultaneously with other "cores" uninterrupted.
The <ahem> *core* of the problem would appear to be that there is a reasonable expectation that an 8 core CPU can carry out eight tasks *simultaneously* - without interference or interruption between cores. This is what most people understand a modern CPU "core" to be and it seems that this AMD CPU cannot guarantee this pedigree of operation under a number of circumstances (like floating point ops, for example).
Regardless of whether you or some other random person thinks that this is acceptable or not, the cold, hard facts are simply cold and hard and rather fact-like.
Barcelona is full of adults on electric scooters, hoverboards, mini skateboards, electric skateboards, electric bicycles, electric uni-wheel things. Adults. Fully-grown adults. Often in suits. Female. Male. All of them. Often on the pavement doing 15kph. Annoying as buggery.
You took the words out of my cynical, embittered mouth. Have a pint (although, popcorn would be more appropriate, methinks).
I have no particular love for Dr Z - in fact, I think he has allowed his creation to become a Frankenstein - but why turn up to your own witch hunt trial where the accusers have pre-judged the outcome and probably know very little about the tech and challenges behind the scenes at Wastebook Towers?
I don't _think_ there's a legal requirement for him to turn up, is there?
According to 123-reg support guy I have bee chatting to, if you can't turn the privacy off then it's because you previously opted-in to free whois privacy. The guy told me that if this is the case then no charge would be made and you would be 'upgrade' for free. He also told me that you have 30 days after a charge to cancel the 'upgrade' and get a refund.
Anyway, I think it's time I transferred away from 123.
This is strange given that MS have claimed that they are now in love with Linux and how much open source they say they contribute and how many patents they have opened up for all to use.
Must be a business decision. Oh, wait, maybe their whole about-face on open source and Linux is also just another business decision...
"In fact so well, I now call it Fragile.
Agile is fine for fluffy end-user stuff and business reporting, not operating systems and really important stuff."
Hooray - someone actually criticising the current state of what most companies think of as Agile. Here, have an upvote!
Ah! Those were the days! Reminds me of the time that the Exchange information store used to stop when the 15GB limit was hit. If some poor schmuck tried to restart the information store service, the whole store somehow became corrupt and had to be restored from backup. Such fond memories of praying that the restore was going to work at 2 in the morning.
<quote>Felt pitched password managers. "For the longest time, I was too prideful to use a password manager," she said. "Then I got locked out of basically every account."</quote>
Honestly, I think that password managers are a horrible single point of failure. Personally, I think a reasonable password along with 2FA and/or biometrics is a better approach than inventing unmemorable passwords all stored in a single place.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019