* Posts by seven of five

784 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010


DoE digs up molten salt nuclear reactor tech, taps Los Alamos to lead the way back

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Re: atomistic scale?

Atomistic ist optimistic, but smaller. Like, on an atomic scale... SCNR

UK wants criminal migrants to scan their faces up to five times a day using a watch

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Re: Good

...of people working there.

AMD boasts of record sales, says 5nm Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 coming this quarter

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GFX card

> ...it's the GFX card that is next up for a change.

Which is most probably a red one as well, since NVidia in their endless wisdom decided to cripple all their cards -except for the 2k+EUR 3090 one- with 12 or less GB memory. Hardy adequate for something I intend to use the next three years.

Bad news, older tech workers: Job advert language works against you

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Re: Examples?

"Young and dynamic team" is HR-speech for: "bunch of rookies, fired at slightest offense" Most probably including a shitload of unpaid/unrecorded overtime

NASA's Lunar Orbiter spots comfortably warm 'pits' all over the Moon

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Re: Not Lava Tubes

Since the moon is hollow and contains the dinosaurs? Or was this where the nazis ride kangaroo? Damn, I' losing track.

Charter told to pay $7.3b in damages after cable installer murders grandmother

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Re: $7.3b in damages

7.3b USD is around the GDP of Kosovo. Or almost the entire 2020 income of Charter com. Just to put some perspective on a mind boggling number.

LockBit ransomware gang claims it ransacked Italy’s tax agency

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Re: percent quarter-over-quarter increase

Next step will be a ransom crew infecting their rivals.

Rocky Linux 9 and its new build service enter the ring

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I presume this is not the appropiate (though tempting) time for a "mom" joke?

Uber to pay millions to settle claims it ripped off disabled people with unfair fees

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Why is this legal anyway?

"To settle the case out of court, and with no admission of wrongdoing"

They broke the law. Discriminated customers. Ripped of their workers.

When I break the law, I am in trouble.

Why can they get off the hook that easy?

Too many things are broken in USAland.

Just because you failed doesn't mean you weren't right

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Re: Wow!!

Given the option, getting shot might have been better/less painfull. (disclaimer: German wife, and therefore german MIL)

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Re: Wow!!

Which used to be Germany until ca 43... SCNR - Not that the Duce's lakeys were any better than the Totekopfs...

IBM expands Power10 line-up with four new systems

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Re: Power vs x86/64

Almost 2000 threads, 64TB Memory in a single OS instance. Sometimes, only a big hammer will do.

'Unbreakable' Oracle Linux 9 is a RHEL rebuild with built-in Btrfs support

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Re: Yeah, but it's Oracle...

Which makes it a good match to BTRFS

Tropical island paradise ponders tax-free 'Digital Nomad Visa'

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Re: Downside

Downside? That is a cricital flaw!

Teslasuit demo: Taking a crack at force feedback with the 'Glove'

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Yay! Nooo...

I'm divided on this:

First, it will alle be fun and "YAY! Look what I can do!"... and then you are suddenly on fire. And again, two days later.


You could punch someone in the face (really hard!) and tell them it was an autopilot malfunction.

Musk can't tweet about Tesla without lawyer approval – and he's still fighting to end that

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Re: Advice from Twitter?

if not: Do you really care?

IBM-powered Mayflower robo-ship once again tries to cross Atlantic

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Most probably the switch did not have the grace to fail properly.

FTC urged to protect data privacy of women visiting abortion clinics

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can purchase location data ... showing folks visiting

and right there we have the problem:

...can purchase location data for $160 showing folks visiting Planned Parenthood facilities across the country...

legally aquiring strangers location data?


What could possibly ever go wrong?

Landmark case recognizes Bored Ape NFT as an asset

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van Gogh's Sunflowers can not be remade, once you have the physical sample in you possession, it is yours only.

Unlike the apes, anyone can generate a billion unique links to a file on a server.

Red Hat Kubernetes security report finds people are the problem

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When people are the problem my hatchet always works the best.

- Lordi

Elon Musk says Twitter buy 'cannot move forward' until spam stats spat settled

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Re: There's a very detailed analysis of Musk's Twitter options here:

If so, he might be JUST THE MAN for closing the NI/Bexit deal.

Pentester pops open Tesla Model 3 using low-cost Bluetooth module

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Re: defeated by simply cutting the latency of the relay process.

Spare parts. Though the cult would like you to believe otherwise, these things break. Often.

IBM outlines first major update to i OS for Power servers in three years

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Re: Enough of these minority OSes

7020-40P will have been PReP, whereas everything P3+ should be CHRP (or rather, its successor). And no, no matter you nice you were to IBM, OS/2 on Power was unobtainum.

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"If that feels like a long time between updates, remember that... "

...there also have been five TR (Technology Refresh) updates in said three years.

Fedora starts to simplify Linux graphics handling

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Re: Yikes.....I haven't heard ANY useful answers to this question...please help!

> And please don't tell me I'll have to use VNC............

Easy, you do not have to - there will be a systemd plugin soon.

...snigger... while I still can.

Crooks steal NFTs worth '$3m' in Bored Ape Yacht Club heist

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Re: Bits

Sooo. Thanks. I now understand how it works. It just does not make any sense - so I don't get it :)

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Re: Bits

How do you steal an URL?

How do you steal a digital image?

I don't get it. This crime is completely beyond my imagination.

REvil resurrected? Ransomware crew appears to be back. Keyword: Appears

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Re: Russian government ties to criminals? Can't say it would surprise me.

Rightly so, Mr Drake. Or rather SIR Francis Drake.

IBM highlights real-time fraud detection in z16 mainframe

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And you'll need more than just some pimples from uni to support the z.

Without a few greybeards you'll never get close to even 3 nines availability.

Fujitsu confirms end date for mainframe and Unix systems

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Re: Support for five more years ?

Wow, IBM would sure benefit from just the facts of your analysis.Try to sell it to them.

WeChat, AliExpress added to US Notorious Markets list

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78% of counterfeits from china

I would expect 78% of all goods imported to the US to be from China, so hardly a surprise. Anyone got some numbers?

Jeff Bezos adds some more overheads to his $485m yacht by taking down historic bridge

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Re: Meh

or light grey, in case of a Boot.

FBI says more cyber attacks come from China than everywhere else combined

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Re: Well, that came completely out of the blue

Easy, right in my driveway, the bastard. I would have shot it, but it wasn't black...

A time when cabling was not so much 'structured' than 'survival of the fittest'

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Re: They had it coming.

Problem is, if you don't have time for it now, you'll have even less time for it later on, when Murphy strikes. Do it right the first time hardly ever comes to bite you. It is just a bit sad for the work invested when plans change and you have to undo it prematurely. It is rather easy to live with that.

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They had it coming.

> The work included checking out the devices and power supplies. Not a problem

> for the 100 or so servers in the ops room and their tidy cabling. It was an

> altogether different challenge for Keith in the comms room and its less-than-structured

> approach to cable management, however.

Unfortunetaly, this is exactly what I have come to expect from comms teams and their racks. Sure, there are offenders in both camps. Tidiest are the mainframe guys. Comms and telephone tend to be on the other end of the spectrum, with the excuse usually being "Oh, we don't have time for that now."

Tesla disables in-car gaming feature that allowed play while MuskMobiles were in motion

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Re: Removing distraction = good

Oh, they are, alas most german manufacturers charge the buyer to convert them to RHD, therefore preventing their owners from using them.

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Re: Removing distraction = good

> Apparently vehicles often broke through the barrier trying to beat the train.

I must admit, this is an idea I would not ever come up with. Not even on a bicycle I'd dare to bypass the barrier. Breaking though? Regulary (enough for the council to set up multiple barriers!) Amazing. And terrifying.

AWS power failure in US-EAST-1 region killed some hardware and instances

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Re: Ever heard of a UPS?

>The problem was probably WITH a UPS

Think so, too. Probably did a QVH. Or close to it.

Meg Whitman – former HP and eBay CEO – nominated as US ambassador to Kenya

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Re: Give Biden some credit

Of course not. The Swiss have way better chocolate than that.

Apple wins Epic court ruling: Devs will pay up for now as legal case churns on

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Apple argued that if it was forced to allow third-party payments systems in iOS apps by 9 December, the App Store would have to be overhauled, making it more difficult for consumers, developers, and the company to navigate the platform.

Yeah, right.

Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection

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Re: Fake.

Great, more targets!

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When supply has deoriated so far you lack programming tapes, getting a supersonic fighter(bomber) to the air will be the least of your problems.

Harriers and Hogs? Sure, but the posh stuff will be gone long ago.

Hyperconverged infrastructure provider Nutanix reports bigger loss than turnover

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Re: A way with words

having server, switch and storage in the same chassis -> blade center.

And it is cloud when you install it in somebody elses datacentre, giving management away.

IBM tells POWER8 owners: The end is nigh for upgrades

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This is not about getting spares, this is about the end of upgrades delivered/installed by IBM.

Spare parts will be sold at least until EOS date. Which is not that very far away for the smaller ones, iirc 2025 for S822.

In the '80s, spaceflight sim Elite was nothing short of magic. The annotated source code shows how it was done

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Re: 281,474,976,710,656 planets?

Chances are one in a million, so: yes, quite a few, actually.

Wondering what to do with those empty offices? How about a data centre?

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Re: toast

Actually, walls, ceiling, floor, windows all absorb, radiate and otherwise disperse a surprising amount of heat as soon as the servers begin to exceed their maximum operating temperature, locking theirs fans in "flat out". And rather most of the machines will continue to operate until the room temperature is above "breathable".

BTDTNT. Could not even open the fucking door, as the door handle was same temperature as inside. Most of the hard drives failed within the next years, though.

NASA delays crewed Moon landing until 2025, citing technical infeasibility

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Re: "awarded [...] contract to develop the lunar lander"

Bah, landing is easy.

edit: depending on who is inside the lander, a later takeoff (or rather, the lack of it) might be the preferred option.

What a Mesh: Microsoft puts Office in the Loop, adds mixed reality tech to Teams

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Re: Teams is popular

Getting shot is a nice alternative to using teams, though.

Intel claims first Alder Lake chip is the fastest desktop gaming silicon in the world

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Re: water cooling will leak

Twelve years and counting. Not even an of the shelf set, back when I built it, you still had to swap the top of an aquarium pump and then add the tubing to that.

Granted, I changed the water a few years ago.

Sovereignty? We've heard of it. UK government gives contract to store MI5, MI6 and GCHQ's data to AWS

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Re: Yay!

Yes, Putin made the UK government do it. No chance they came up with such an idea themselves.



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