* Posts by Anne-Lise Pasch

363 posts • joined 31 Jul 2008


Nvidia releases $1,999, 8K-capable GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU

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I make Lego movies for using Bricklink Studio. It has the Cycles engine that renders using Cuda cores. I don't really earn that much, and I don't really appreciate your mean commentary, but thanks for contributing.

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And for those of us who need high-powered cuda cores for our jobs, I suppose we're all gullible too. How wide is that brush of yours?

Client demo in 30 minutes. Just what could go wrong?

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Ah Cellnet

Before they joined forces with BT, the dev team would often break servers then fix them to show how indispensible they were...

Prototype app outperforms and outlasts outsourced production version

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I feel my professional life is made up of lash-ups that may-or-may-not still be production, but managed to carry companies forward. I feel good about this.

Internet backbone Cogent cuts Russia connectivity

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Re: Difficult choice to make

> If it were a more civilized time, a team of assassins

You mean like what happened to Archduke Ferdinand? That ended well.

Ceefax replica goes TITSUP* as folk pine for simpler times

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I miss the jokes

I remember jokes with the 'reveal' button :(

MySQL a 'pretty poor database' says departing Oracle engineer

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Natwest still uses FoxPro.

Seagate demos hard disk drive with an NVMe interface. Yup, one with spinning platters

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I wonder if these will work in an Xbox Series X instead of the overpriced 1TB SSD drive...

Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?

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Can you ungroup the taskbar icons?

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram deplatform themselves: Services down globally

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Re: Facebook down..... side benefits?

And for those of us with family stuck abroad in a pandemic won't be able to talk at all. Yay!

Microsoft does and doesn't want you to know it won't stop you manually installing Windows 11 on older PCs

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Re: Yes okay but

I tried Windows Hello, but the time between locking my workstation and leaving the room was such that it kept unlocking before I reached the door. Now I use a USB fingerprint scanner :)

Microsoft's Cloud PCs debut – priced between $20 and $158 a month

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So much wrong here I don't know where to start.

First, Windows 11 runs fine without SecureBoot and TPM 2.0. They're pushing for it, but its not required.

Google: bypass tpm install windows 11

Online = Easily Hacked? I'm just going to walk past that. I'm sure you'll get on well with your bricks-and-mortar only bank, if you can still find one. Make sure you air-gap your ubuntu.

Windows (spelled without the childish Z) has its issues. But letting security flaws fester isn't one of them.

But I'm not sure you care about facts, so I'll stop with the thought that Free Software isn't free for enterprise, it still needs supporting. And that costs way more than the Licensing.

Following Torvalds' nudge, Paragon's NTFS driver for Linux is on track for kernel

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About the only real-world use-case (I can think of) is support for mixed environments where you don't want end-users to care what format they selected on their thumbsticks. And that's not something Karen in reception screws up twice.

Age discrimination case against IBM leaks emails, docs via bad redaction

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Re: The old tricks

Too true.

I'd also add:

1. Get on the property ladder as early as possible

2. Overpay your mortgage within the 'free' bounds of your mortgage.

2 paid-off houses at 55 is better than any pension.

What’s the big deal with service meshes? Think of them as SDN at Layer 7

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Someone might even call it "Azure API Management" and charge you for it.

Ethernet standards wonks eye up speeds beyond 400Gb/s

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Re: In the meantime 10Gb/s has been available for years now ...

My Virgin internet runs at 1.2Gb. But I have a single port connection (no link aggregation on a superhub) so I can't actually use the speed offered. When a Sabrent 5-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is 60 quid on Amazon, and Cat-7 is available, you just want to be able to plug it in. So having a step change is welcome.

What next for Visual Studio? Microsoft's monster IDE can't please everyone and 64-bit will not solve legacy problems

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At least Windows Update only patches what's already there. VS Installer will give you stuff you don't want/need (e.g. .net 5.) and then if you try to uninstall it will take the baby with the bathwater (Don't want .net 5? Fine, you cant have any web development anymore...)

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Re: git integration / Azure devops push

I use TortoiseGit. We all have our tools of choice.

Microsoft revokes MVP status of developer who tweeted complaint about request to promote SQL-on-Azure

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When was MVP NOT about marketing evangelism?

You want a reboot? I'll give you a reboot! Happy now?

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Re: It could be worse

A Facebook outage can be grounds for divorce north of Watford.

Quality control, Soviet style: Here's another fine message you've gotten me into

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Re: Such value for money

I miss the Proton. One of the few cars factory fitted for LPG.

Imagine your data center backup generator kicks in during power outage ... and catches fire. Well, it happened

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The SLA...

... does not cover for Fire.

Vegas, baby! A Register reader gambles his software will beat the manual system

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I fondly remember implementing the HMRC IR35 system, oddly given to us shirky contractors in EDS, Telford. Its amazing how many 'test' postcode exceptions made it into production...

A Code War has replaced The Cold War. And right now we’re losing it

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I remember

In 2002, Bill Gates said exactly this point, and that's when Microsoft went into the 'Trustworthy Computing Initiative' because we'd lost all trust in client/server security.

In 2012, at the 10 year point, Microsoft released a memo called "At 10-Year Milestone, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Initiative More Important than Ever"

Next year, at the 20 year point, I expect Microsoft will release a memo that simply says, "Sorry guys"

Drag Autonomy founder's 'fraudulent guns' and 'grasping claws' to the US for a criminal trial, thunders barrister

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And yet when Americans run over kids in their SUVs and we ask them to face justice, they say 'no'.

Lenovo reveals smart specs that let you eyeball five virtual displays, with strings attached

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Re: Mark can't see a use case so the tech is junk?

hehe... Swordfish. Love that movie.

Ticketmaster: We're not liable for credit card badness because the hack straddled GDPR day

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Re: 3rd party Javascript

"including how they thing that giving away data to third parties without permission"

Its only non-GDPR compliant if it personally identifiable data. Most analytics doesn't qualify (it only identifies a browsing session)

ByteDance rebuffs Microsoft's TikTok purchase proposal

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Re: WARNING: This post is a RANT ... Backlash

> you surely to Christ could find some better candidates.

And we got Boris :(

Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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Re: Re:

If Scanners were real, Trump would've exploded long ago.

Real-time tragedy: Dumb deletion leaves librarian red-faced and fails to nix teenage kicks on the school network

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I remember having to use SPAD to access the library at sunsite, which allowed you to telnet back out. That was the workaround...

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

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Re: Naomi Klein

"So can millions of other ordinary people"

And yet you keep voting them back into power.

Education tech supplier RM smacked by UK schools closure

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If you cant sell virtual learning environments

... to a captive scholarly audience trapped at home, give up.

Microsoft nukes 9 million-strong Necurs botnet after unpicking domain name-generating algorithm

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Let's hope bad guys don't know how to generate guids.

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

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Re: Just one question

> would you accept their offer?

Maybe, if it worked with my kettle.

Sure, check through my background records… but why are you looking at my record collection?

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Re: Contractor Testing

> I'm not sure I can make my script run that slowly.

Switch to PHP :)

Are we having fund yet, npm? CTO calls for patience after devs complain promised donations platform has stalled

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Its a donation if the amount you pay is arbitrary, and allows for zero.

Startup Mycroft AI declares it will fight 'patent troll' tooth and nail after its Linux voice-assistant attracts lawsuit

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Re: Sounds a trifle broad.

Prior art (Literally):


RIP FTP? File Transfer Protocol switched off by default in Chrome 80

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Re: Whippersnappers!

CU? bah. ITP PAD!

From WordPad to WordAds: Microsoft caught sneaking nagging Office promos into venerable text editor beta

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Re: Many of these ads can be disabled.

My pet hate is using Rouge instead of Rogue. Especially in online RPGs.

EU've been naughty: GDPR has netted bloc €114m in fines since 2018

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So, 114,000,000 / 160,000 means each *breach* has an average value of 700 euros *. Which means our personal data is still worth tuppence.


About right.

* about 400 euros if you discount the Google judgement, which wasn't really about GDPR.

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

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Re: Fail to see what the fuss is

My 'fuss' is that this toolset changes the device and does harm. Its the digital equivalent of kicking the door in. One does not simply 'unroot' afterwards, no harm, no foul. So normalizing this ability allows officers to think that this is a lockpick, not a siege weapon.

A fine host for a Raspberry Pi: The Register rakes a talon over the NexDock 2

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Re: Use case

The better use case is for turning powerful mini pcs into portable machines. Wiring up the latest Skull Canyon to one of these gives a powerful 'laptop' that you can use at your destinations without needing to cart about a full monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain's part in the accounting badness was 'wildly overblown'

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Re: impersonation

possibly not, and either the universe will implode, or all the amanfromMars variants will either have to kill each other to become more powerful (like in Jet Li' The One) or merge together and die (a la Timecop).

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

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Re: late capitalists

... *blink * You mean you aren't?

Sometimes shining a light on a nuclear problem just makes things worse

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Re: Scintillating!

I see what you did there.

Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors

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Re: Here we go again...

I <3 Judge Dredd :)

Don't miss this patch: Bad Intel drivers give hackers a backdoor to the Windows kernel

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Re: Trust Me. I'm a Microsoftie

I once considered voting for Labour... but it seemed like it involved hard work. *badum tish*

Senior GitLab exec resigns over plan to stop hiring engineers in China and Russia

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Re: Rudy Giuliani would not agree with you

The USA basically just embraced epsilon efficiency: *total throughput*

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark

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Re: What about auto-updates?

He probably mis-spelled onion.

(Because he's still crying.)

Don't look too closely at what is seeping out of the big Dutch pipe

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I remember going to experts-exchange (back when the site didn't have a hyphen in it) and getting blocked by BT's internal corporate site blocker as attempting to visit a porn site. Never felt so worried about my job.



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