* Posts by TimeBandit

5 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Oct 2010

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT


Using Windows?

Why do they use Windows PCs if malware can be installed so easily on them? Surely critical systems should be running Linux so folks can't just install rogue exes on their PCs?

Russia, China could ban western tech if they want to live in the PAST


Western Tech?

Since when did anyone in the "West" produce Tech? Isn't everything made in China nowadays anyway?

Need a US visa, passport? Prepare for misery: Database crash strands thousands


It's a Bug - Needs Patching or Upgrading

Apply the latest patchset or upgrade to the latest version. Have a nice day, please come again!

Oracle shoves IBM out of world's No 2 software seller spot – Gartner


Re: Crappy software top 10

There's a lot more to enterprise software than a wizzy GUI, try running a multi terabyte database with several thousand concurrent users on MS Access. Most serious software is administered through a text based terminal not point and click so there isn't generally anything interesting look at or play with.

Pay rises up thanks to recovery and inflation


Why doesn't it matter?

It does matter, there will still be people employed in the public and private sectors, there isn't going to be any overnight total collapse, we are a civilised country with a relativly stable governement and economy. IT systems still need to be looked after and maintained. Please elaborate why the public/private scetor divide doesn't matter?