* Posts by alderley

8 posts • joined 20 Jan 2010

Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors


It sounds like a parable for the sad decline of the British computer industry - innovation, hard work and loyalty, ultimately destroyed by incompetent and self-serving management.

Sun sets on Oracle VDI products


Re: Zombie down!

Four years on, and Matt Bryant still can't resist any opportunity to dance on Sun's grave. Get a life! Nobody cares what you think, and I'm sure you have plenty of more useful things you could be doing.

HP techies reject latest pay offer, closer to industrial action


So a 1% increase is now a "hike"? This is obviously a definition of the word that I am not familiar with.

Robotic surgeon successful in first prostate snip


Re: Rise Of The Machines?

Yes, you are more likely to die with it than of it, but your consultant will usually be unable to predict which of those categories you are likely to fall into. The younger you are when diagnosed, the more likely that you will die of it rather than with it.


Frightening level of ignorance in some of these posts

There seems to be a fairly widespread view that the route for prostate removal is via the rectum. That may be the site of physical examination of the prostate, but the prostate is generally removed via an incision next to the navel. Also, while prostate cancer tends to be fairly non-aggressive while enclosed within the prostate, it gets very nasty once it escapes. Anyone who is in denial about prostate cancer is playing Russian roulette with their lives. My advice to any men over 50 is to make sure you have a regular PSA test. It is no laughing matter.

Virgin outsources techies, pulls plug on Trowbridge call centre


Never mind, it could have been worse

They could have been re-located to London. Was there any need for the snide comment against Manchester?

Crowds greet A380 at Manchester Airport


British Airways, please take note

I'm delighted that Emirates is making this investment and commitment in Manchester, unlike our supposed national flag-carrier. The only destinations which BA now serve out of Manchester are Heathrow and Gatwick, both of which come pretty low in my preference for airports at which to connect with onward flights. Unfortunately that is fairly typical of the current British malaise of concentrating resources on London at the expense of the regions.

Ex-JBoss chief attacks Monty's 'dangerous' MySQL crusade


Well said Marc, sense at last.

Widenius was happy to accept Sun's money and walk away with it. Since MySQL is open source he is free to put his money where his mouth is and take it to market himself. The people he is hurting most with this ongoing vendetta/crusade are his former colleagues at Sun, some of whom joined with him from MySQL anyway. I'm sure Sun would be in a much stronger financial position today if they had never met Widenius in the first place.


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