* Posts by paddy carroll 1

23 posts • joined 22 Apr 2010

Marketing: Wow, that LD8 data centre outage was crazy bad. Still, can't get worse, can it? Finance: HOLD MY BEER

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This lot are the byword for really sh*t customer service IMHO, the more they say that your satisfaction is the most important thing the less you know that they actually give a stuff - especially if you happen to be a small customer.

Who's still using Webex? Not even Cisco: Judge orders IT giant to use rival Zoom for virtual patent trial

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Thats a bit harsh on crap....

If only 3 in 100,000 cyber-crimes are prosecuted, why not train cops to bring these crooks to justice once and for all, suggests think-tank veep

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They just don't give a shit

I tried to engage with the police over cyber crime, it turned out to be a data gathering excise - fill out this 9 page form then hey presto: nothing happens.

I've been to conferences where govt representatives have told us it's our problem.

I've identified cyber criminals spear fishing company employees - no-one is interested prosecution, you gotta do that yourself.

I've told google about criminally used gmail accounts, but it appears the criminals privacy is more important than the crime.

The uk police force was established in response to crime, when they going to go after the cyber miscreants robbing small businesses and individuals?

Calling all the Visual Basic snitches: Keep quiet about it and so will he...

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Re: Sounds Awful

Check out Darklang 50ms release cycle... :-)

'Not productive for our business'... Michael Dell urges end to US-China tariff tit-for-tat spat

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Re: Trade wars leads to real wars. Our planet is at stake for both.


We certainly needed and 'adjustment' on the theft of IP but the historic context is correct.

War is not good, there are more constructive challenges to pursue.

Flappy Friday for Stack Overflow as outage woes run on

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As long as they don't bring back the little hitlers that run the show all should be good......

One more beancounter given a spanking over Tech Data chicanery

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Mitigating Factor

a. Mr Silverwood fully co-operated during the investigation of the Misconduct;

b. Mr Silverwood has a good compliance history and disciplinary record;

c. Mr Silverwood held a relatively junior position;


d. Mr Silverwood did not stand to gain any profit or benefit from the Misconduct (save for usual remuneration);

e. Mr Silverwood was subject to persistent and severe pressure in his role as Financial Management Controller;

f. Mr Silverwood’s health, mental wellbeing and clarity of thought were significantly affected by the persistent and severe pressure he endured;

g. Personal mitigating circumstances;

h. Mr Silverwood has demonstrated contrition for the Misconduct.


Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

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The car would never have been invented if safety was the primary concern

Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears

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Same here, on iPhone which was also 2 factor token via google app which initiated a ridiculous loop as the google app also tried to sign in...

Xen Project wants permission to reveal fewer vulnerabilities

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Re: kvm.

er.. AWS is dying?

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Re: kvm.

er.... AWS?

Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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Re: Creates more problems than it solves?

Well we know hid didn't have it all figured out, witness EPR for one.

Storage greybeard: DevOps, plagiarism and horrible wrongness

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Nothing new?

You could have fitted that on a piece of toilet roll.

Would have been more appropriate

Confused as to WTF is happening with Apple, the FBI and a killer's iPhone? Let's fix that

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They don't want one iPhone, they want to pwn them all, it's not like this guy's Dr Evil and they must have his iPhone, it doesn't stop there

Adobe: We locked our customers in the cloud and out poured money

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Re: "things have clearly settled down"


I deleted creative cloud from all my systems 2 months ago. I will make do with the alternatives.

DevOps tools: The beginner's guide to Chef

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Did I learn anything today?

I'm glad i didn't pay for this crap, I did have to watch some ads though.. where's the TV controller.

Why Java would still stink even if it weren't security swiss cheese

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Oh Dear

A sysadmin that does't like Java.

Good company for a frog that doesn't like bananas. Go like something else, I don't like the X factor.

I Dont think I like you either , keep it to yourself.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review

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Well it doesn't work on my Samsung nexus thing whatever. GPS does not work, can't answer the phone......

No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC

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It will run out of memory

you can hack it with Cyanogen and Darktremor a2sd, a decent class 6+ sdcard with a large swap and it's ok really.

but, fundamentally it is not a contemporary device anymore for a vanilla user with a 18+ month contract - whats the price of 1/2 a gig these days anyway?

DWP ditches Fujitsu and reappoints HP

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Q. What have all large govt contract failures have in common?

A. The government

It's official: Nokia bets on Microsoft for smartphones

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Sacry - look at the Jared Loughner smile!

Group Test: smartphone satnav apps

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Copilot experiences

ALK Copilot Live is certainly usable and good when it works but mess about with it, change your device and try to restore it on Android and expect hours of harmless fun trying to get the damn thing to work again......

Adobe gives up on the iPhone

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missing one less fact

Flash works on Android....


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