* Posts by midcapwarrior

239 posts • joined 5 Aug 2010

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Apple gives Boot Camp the boot, banishes native Windows support from Arm-compatible Macs

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Re: Hackintosh?

A few years ago IBM made statements about switching to Mac's from PCs and the cost savings involved. It's an IBM announcement at an apple conference so take it with a grain of salt: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3131906/ibm-says-macs-are-even-cheaper-to-run-than-it-thought.html

Wakey-wakey! A quarter of IT pros only get 3-4 hours' kip – and you won't believe what's being touted as the 'solution'

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It's not a Microsoft company.

It's a company that provides services for Microsoft products.

a global professional services company

Iran military manages to keep a straight face while waggling miracle widget that 'can detect coronavirus from 100m away'

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Re: ride time

Probably both

Trivial backdoor found in firmware for Chinese-built net-connected video recorders

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Correct, more of a front door, maybe a window, perhaps a side door.

But definitely not a backdoor

ICANN extracts $20m signing fee for $1bn dot-com price increases – and guess who's going to pay for it?

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Re: "justified by comparing the company to top-ranking law firms"

..

"So how do we, the people, get the IRS to review ICANN's status?"

".and had decided to lift a price freeze imposed by the Obama Administration."

Short answer is to wait for this years election and have regime change, otherwise it ain't happening.

Gas-guzzling Americans continue to shun electric vehicles as sales fail to bother US car market

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Re: Electricity in the USA

Supercharging is definably a regional thing.

Fairly easy to find if you drive on I95 from DC to Boston,

Rest of the US, not so much

UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

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the Deactivated Weapons Association

the "Deactivated Weapons Association"

Trying to figure out why such an association would exist and what they do at their meetings.

Kiss my ASCII, Microsoft – we've got one million fewer daily active users than you, boasts Slack

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Re: Feel old

You can mute the notifications and just have the update show in the system tray, or not at all.

MacOS wakes to a bright Catalina sunrise – and broken Adobe apps

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Re: Nah

Nope, he's a registered dictator.

Passed his certification test.

Silly money: Before you chuck your chequebook away, triple-check that super-handy digital coin

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then spend big at 7-Eleven

"it didn't take a criminal mastermind to divert accounts, empty their contents, then spend big at 7-Eleven."

7-11 must be different in Japan then the US.

Other than a 6 pack it's hard to find anything that costs more than 10.

You'd need to empty the store to spend more than 1000.

Firm fat-fingered G Suite and deleted its data, so it escalated its support ticket to a lawsuit

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Re: So...

The service provides an option for backups.

It's not free but it's an option.

The problem is they deleted their master account which would include whatever back up service they were using.

Most cloud providers make you step through multiple steps to delete an enterprise account up to and including multi factor validation.

Not sure how Google would win in this situation, ignore the delete request and be nailed for not deleting.

Except the delete request and be nailed for accepting the request.

IBM wafts stat minimum redundo terms under noses of Global Tech Services staff

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What happens if you raise your hand and they say you can't leave.

Guess you have to hold it until the inevitable next round.

IT pro screwed out of unused vacation pay, bonus by HPE after judge rules: The law is a mess but it's still the law

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Highest incareration rate depends on how you measure

In China and some other countries, however, data limitations make direct comparisons with the U.S. tricky. The World Prison Brief notes, for instance, that China’s total excludes inmates being held in “administrative detention” – a type of confinement that may house more than 650,000 additional people. Adding an additional 650,000 inmates to China’s total would place it ahead of the U.S. in terms of total incarcerated population.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/02/americas-incarceration-rate-is-at-a-two-decade-low/

Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy: Run Huawei, Google Play, turns away, from Huawei... turns away

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Re: Continuous Integration vs Donald Trump

Huawei is a minor player in the US.

Not much of an affect on US retailers, operators...

Now in Europe and asia different story but they aren't his concern

Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door

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Or worse, left the phone I the charging station at home.

What a meth: Elderly Melbourne couple sign for 20kg shipment of drugs, say cops

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I assume they received uncut meth, which means it's not a gram for gram comparison.

Once it's cut with whatever they have available you would end up with multiples of the original amount.

Or so I'm told.

Bitcoin drops 7 per cent on New York Attorney General's allegations of $850m fraud by Bitfinex

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Re: International Bank of Villainy

"But $100m debt is not worth $100m in most situations, because of risk."

It most cases it's possible to hedge or insure that risk with a third party effectively significantly reducing that risk.

I'm not aware of any method of offloading bit coin risk in this way.

Idiot admits destroying scores of college PCs using USB Killer gizmo, filming himself doing it

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Re: Surprisingly honest

My guess is that the class of crime has a max fine

Aussies, Yanks may think they're big drinkers – but Brits easily booze them under the table

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Re: Big drinkers?

a competition I'll gladly let your side win

London's Metropolitan Police arrest Julian Assange

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Re: @AC or has committed a serious crime

"Mueller found no evidence of collusion w Russia on the part of Trump or his staff, although there is evidence that Russia tried."

Incorrect, Barr found no evidence in his review.

Mueller did not submit a finding either way.

Children of Wales to be prepped for the vibrant world of work with free Office 365 ProPlus

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Re: Libre Office

"as Office doesn't work on Linux."

Just like most students

Wondering why 'Devin Nunes herp-face' was trending online? Here's the 411: House rep sues Twitter for all the rude stuff tweeted about him

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Re: Twitter , FB and Google should be declared Monopolies...

Everything you say may be true (it's not but that's besides the point), it still makes nunes a very bad example to make the case.

In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them few miles down the road – for patent reasons

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Re: Perhaps an empty gesture

Yes and no.

Federal judges are subject to approval by the Senate.

Each State Senator has a substantial say in the approval process and can keep nominations from coming up for vote.

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Re: Perhaps an empty gesture

Kind of the way Delaware works

IBM so very, very sorry after jobs page casually asks hopefuls: Are you white, black... or yellow?

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Re: sorry or not

“Our recruiting websites temporarily and inappropriately solicited information concerning job applicant ethnicity, based on local government requirements in Brazil and South Africa,” Edward Barbini, IBM’s vice president of corporate communications, said in a statement to The Washington Post. “Those questions were removed immediately when we became aware of the issue and we apologize.”

The site has since switched to ethnic designations that are standard in the United States, Barbini said, such as “Asian” and “Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.” It also allows applicants to check “unknown” or “not indicated.”

Amazon triples profit to $11.2bn, pays ZERO DOLLARS in corp tax – instead we pay it $129m

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Re: Tax

The median is heavily weighted to the warehouse workers. Not in anyway comparable to the expected HQ2 workforce.

Razer offers freebies to gamers who descend into its coin mine

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Re: Great

"So the deal is people use their hardware and their electricity to generate wealth for others and in return they receive "points"."

Kind of describes any MMO.

3ve Offline: Countless Windows PCs using 1.7m IP addresses hacked to 'view' up to 12 billion adverts a day

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"The malware would only install on systems that weren't running security software"

Not sure whether to laugh or cry that there would that many open computers.

Empire state of mind: NYC scatters palm leaves for Bezos' cloudy web shop juggernaut

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DC and MD are the big winners

They get access to the jobs without providing any taxpayer subsidies.

We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

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First impressions matter

"do people really not realize that you can change the appearance of things"

They realize it. Just are used to working with tools that care about UI/UX.

Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange

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Highest incareration of any western country not any country

Unless you believe North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Russia and any other third world dictatorship report their incarceration rate.

I'd say it's more punitive than it is deterrence

Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's app: No one knows if it's dead or alive, no one really wants to look inside

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Re: The only thing going for OpenOffice...

"I take your point, but if you really wanted '* Hello' or '1. Hello' in an ordinary paragraph, how do you tell Powerpoint "no, I don't effin' want that"? "

If you are in to putting paragraphs into your PowerPoint presentations you've pretty much missed the point.

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Re: I won't run OpenOffice

You ask for one product and they install another and this is considered OK?

Different world I guess.

US JEDI military cloud network is so high-tech, bidders will have to submit their proposals by hand, on DVD

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Re: Government contracting....

Not a legal requirement.

Electronic submission to secure servers is an option.

This is a choice made by the contracting office.

It's been 5 years already, let's gawp at Microsoft and Nokia's bloodbath

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Re: I blame Nadella

Nadella had a choice to continue a failed phone strategy which at best would require $$$$$'s in continued investment with $'s in marginal return. Even in 2015 it was clear that all of the profits were going to the top two vendors with scraps left for everyone else.

Turned focus to all things cloud including cannibalizing office on shrink wrap sales for cloud subscriptions.

Easy call now but a tough sell at the time with the Windows/Office hegemony entrenched.

He made the tough call to walk away from a multi billion dollar mistake.

Should he have done a better job of messaging, absolutely but in the end he made the right call.

Edge, Azure and Windows Phone receives a Telegram. Yup, it's the week at Microsoft

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You can thank Steve Sinofsky.

At the time the Windows team wanted to own everything and the internal turf wars were fierce.

Not the first IT product to be smothered by internal politics.

Hot US deal! IBM wins $83m from Groupon in e-commerce patent spat

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Re: Groupon

Groupon is saying something is obvious long after it was patented. They don't believe it was invented.

Bonkers Azure bookings give Microsoft a record-breaking $110bn year

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They actually don't but even if they did it's better to cannibalize your own sales than to lose it to your competitors.

Lesson Satya learned from Balmer and the Windows owning the world days.

Microsoft: For God's sake, people, cut down on the meetings!

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Re: firing off emails at anti-social hours

That's all very well and good but why send it in the middle of the night.

If it's only CYA than just wait until the next day.

It's annoying at best to see a message in the middle of the night and see it's a complete waste of time.

Good way to ensure your messages go in the ignore pile.

PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10

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android

Microsoft supports the OS for 10 years and your droid phone manufacturer supports the OS for maybe 2 years (maybe) so yeah that's a great comparison.

Slow-mo Tintri train-crash continues: Firm shuts up shop across Europe

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Re: "A recorded message stated Tintri was undergoing structural changes"

"I hope the CxOs will find themselves at the short end of a heavy, court-imposed fine to get those ex-employees their due."

Nice thought but that's not the way US bankruptcy works.

You'd have to prove fraud and not just incompetence or negligence.

Surprisingly high hurtle to prove in court, or maybe not since corporate law is paid for by corporations.

Tintri terminates 200 staff, cash set to run dry in a couple of days

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Re: Soo...

Domo did a 15 to 1 and just went public today.

Lots of big name backers.

IPO at about a quarter of th last funding round.

fool and his money number 2.

Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

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Re: I know someone

Assuming it's not a joke I'd say no way they are covering their costs with the phone miner.

Korean cryptocoin exchange $30m lighter after hacking attack

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Re: Speculative bubble bursts, economy fine

You are assuming they held the stolen coins.

More likely you'd sell them immediately, use the funds to short the bitcoin market and using a margin account dramatically increase your profit.

Kind of brilliant actually.

IBM's Watson Health wing left looking poorly after 'massive' layoffs

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Re: What's the "right" thing

May be true but when you weren't expecting it's still a gut shot.

Even if you were it's still know fun.

Been there done that and I have the t shirt to show for it.

Great Scott! Bitcoin to consume half a per cent of the world's electricity by end of year

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Re: cost of real money?

Yes they have

IBM turnover shrinks $28bn in 6 years but execs laugh all the way to the bank

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"Sometimes there isn't an option. Especially if you're in a state whose murderous taxes and regulation have already driven out any potential alternative employers"

And that would be the state of denial

Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider

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Actually there is a push to add OCONUS (outside US) data centers to reduce latency and improve performance particularly for the Navy Pacific Rim. Think Hawaii or Guam.

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Re: Ludicrous

In theory that's what SIPR is, a DOD/Government secure "cloud".

Unfortunately the performance and capabilities are far behind any commercial cloud.

And as WikiLeaks shows most secure doesn't mean completely secure as long as humans are involved.

Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs

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San Diego like much of Southern Cal is very spread out.

Quite possible to take 1-2 hours to reach the airport given the areas truly awful traffic.

Plus because of security requirements it's recommended you arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight.

So yes it's quite possible for it to take longer to fly than to drive.

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