* Posts by itsborken

39 posts • joined 21 Feb 2011

Get over it: Microsoft is a Linux and open source company these days

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Re: Speaking facetiously

Have to love WinCE for the self-goal.

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Re: Garbage Take

Almost as bad as the folks at Windows Central--gamer fan bois they are.

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Re: Microsoft ***es Linux

W11 thanks for nothing MS. Paint job on stilts.

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Just curious

Did they ever embrace NFS for what it is or is it still bastardization on top of AD or kludges?

Systemd supremo Lennart Poettering leaves Red Hat for Microsoft

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seems like a waste of talent

How does he fit into a corporate mindset that has produced eyecandy Windows 11? It seems that he is joining a bunch of graphic designers--who is he going to have a technical discussion with?

SpaceX reportedly fires staffers behind open letter criticising Elon Musk

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Re: Never directly criticise the person paying your wages in public or work time ...

Fair or not, owners get to do this.

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Re: Careful what you ask for

Sloppy analysis.

How many crashes total are there in 10 months. Not a couple hundred, thousands, or tens of thousands. Millions and we are splitting hairs on a fraction of accidents?

If a human was driving would it have still crashed? How many accidents did the autopilot prevent over those 10 months?

How is the crash attributed if a non-tesla crashes into a tesla. I bet it's a crash. People can't read minds but the autopilot is blamed when it doesn't?

Aren't people driving the cars specifically warned they need to pay attention and react if the tesla autopilot misjudges the circumstances? It is the autopilot code's fault the operator is negligent?

Who thinks that tesla self-driving mode is perfected at this point. Even if it was, doesn't human error still occurs?

It is OK to be critical of Musk and his company's products but calling out flaws when no companies are trying to achieve that level of achievement is just trolling.

NASA's 161-second helicopter tour of Martian terrain

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Wrong power source?

Perhaps solar panels are not the correct power source for Mars on longer running missions? Ignoring weight, would a smaller nuclear core with a robot power hookup work better for the helicopter or perhaps multiple helicopters to provide redundancy of loss? Fly one while the other recharges, etc?

Start your engines: Windows 11 ready for broad deployment

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Re: Oh shit.... Not agian

Active Directory account.

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Bite the bullet and reinstall W10.

A good opportunity to reorganize your data so it resides on a separate D: ssd/disk so that apps can be quickly reinstalled and repointed to your intact data.

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Hated Win11 so much I reinstalled W10 from scratch

Dealt with almost a year of its nonsense, using Start11, Files etc. to gloss over its weaknesses. The emphasis was on a fresh paint job, dark/light modes and dumbing the OS down. The Store repeatedly reoffered updates such as People etc. that have no actual store app despite trying all the fixes. The Android app changes were lame via Amazon and frankly not worth the effort. Linux, well, there's other ways besides WSL to host it. All very pretty, not at all useful. A big step back. I figure W12 will be in the pipes soon as W11 is a swing and a miss.

Don't hate on cryptomining, hate the power stations, say Bitcoin super-fans

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Re: Bitcoin miners have no emissions whatsoever

If we have progressive taxes where the rich pay more than their share than the lower classes, why are there not progressive electric bills where those using vastly more electricity pay progressive rates? The cryptominers are clearly making a bad situation worse.

Sungard files for Chapter 11 in US, keep eye on restructure

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Forecast cloudy

Sungard is less and less relevant with every business project offloaded to the cloud.

DARPA to build life-saving AI models that think like medics

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Ahh Deep Blue plus fairy dust. How can it not work?

C: Everyone's favourite programming language isn't a programming language

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Rust can go its own way, develop its own interface to the hardware and even develop its own OS to their specifications if they want to be purist. Time will tell if the approach is work the effort. Stop bitchin' and start doing.

Fujitsu confirms end date for mainframe and Unix systems

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Re: Support for five more years ?

Alpha and Itanium come to mind.

China to upgrade mainstream RISC-V chips every six months

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Re: RiskV

Yes, IP is such a bother -- providing payment for other people's hard work and investments. Those patents are so problematic. Much better to outright steal IP or tack on onerous terms to do business in China.

Microsoft makes tweaks to Windows 11 Start Menu for Insiders but stops short of mimicking Windows 10

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Re: Is that a feature or is it a bug?

I wonder how many resources it took MSFT to dribble out this 'incremental' change. Who did they promote to Director of Eye Candy, and what has happened to the 'real' programming staff?

Sweden asks EU to ban Bitcoin mining because while hydroelectric power is cheap, they need it for other stuff

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Re: I second that request.

e̶s̶s̶e̶n̶t̶i̶a̶l̶ >> ineffective

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Re: I second that request.

Let crypto miners build their power generation systems--solar, wind, battery banks, LPG generators if necessary. They should be entirely off the grid as their profit margins can absorb the cost better than homeowners, and they could afford to lead the way to cost-effective local power generation.

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Re: I second that request.

It is a rational response to a limited resource being distributed by a monopoly, sanctioned by the State. The citizens should be first in the queue for household needs; business gets the remaining resources since they have the capacity for alternative measures.

Amazon hasn't launched one internet satellite yet, but it's now planning a fleet of 7,774

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Perhaps it is more prudent to get the two prototypes into orbit and observe their capabilities before talking about scale.

AI algorithms can help erase bright streaks of internet satellites – but they cannot save astronomy

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And yet the States just passed a bill to do so. It is all but guaranteed there will be some group raising environmental concerns when trenching up the countryside to accomplish this.

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A new generation of telescopes should be orbited outside the range of the internet satellites. This would provide more impressive scientific returns given time. It is sad to decommission the venerable land-based telescopes but that is a feature of progress. Frame it as a win-win opportunity.

Red Hat forced to hire cheaper, less senior engineers amid budget freeze

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Re: Oh no

Wall Street rewards mergers of market leaders handsomely and continues to reward the squeezing out of costs over the years due to the merger. The union of the companies becomes stolid, so they pick a fresh target to restart the cycle and gain notice and future rewards. The fish rots from the head.

Get ready to make processes fit the software when shifting to SAP's cloud, users told

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Re: This is not news......just old news re-written in a "cloud" wrapper......

Tell it to Elon Musk that the NASA engineering approach is the one true way. I look forward to your game-changing TED session on doing only what you are told is possible.

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Re: Limiting innovation

I supported SAP at a previous employer; their in-house and consultants did not customize and build products on a whim. They spent that time and capital to differentiate their services from the competitors who said it couldn’t be done. If every company is pidgeon-holed into the same result, companies can only compete on price and personality guaranteeing a race to the bottom. This is not something any C-suite is going to accept.

Systems engineer community laments demise of much-loved LISA conference

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I liked the San Diego trips

Russia's Pirs ISS module scheduled to fall away, much like Moscow's interest in the space station

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Re: With a whimper, not a bang

The US seems to have lost its way after the demise of the Shuttle. Instead, we have corporations taking its' place. Weyland-Yutani doesn't seem like a stretch anymore.

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Re: With a whimper, not a bang

As did the USSR, so what is the point of bringing it up?

What Microsoft's Windows 11 will probably look like

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So looking forward to the next two years...

where vendor's admin interfaces cease to work and vendors prioritize the changes to the new shiny kit and the production kit yet to be written off is deemed Fix TBA. Corp IT locked in limbo for a few years as the home users clamor 'Why are we still in Windows 10?'

Microsoft demotes Calibri from default typeface gig, starts fling with five other fonts

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No substantial changes; fiddle with typefaces, round window corners and label Windows: New and Improved.

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Nothing substantial to do so rearrange the deck chairs. NEW AND IMPROVED...

Google proposes Logica data language for building more manageable SQL code

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Re: Will post about this on Hangouts and Orkut

You meant abandon it but still take the R&D tax writeoff?

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Re: i've seen a lot of languages in the last four decades ...

I suspect Google wanted this released Apr 1st.

HPE to move HQ from Silicon Valley to Texas, says Lone Star State is 'attractive' for recruitment, retaining staff

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Who spends time outside in late July/August with 115 degree temps? It's bearable if you get up at 5:30am for exercise. It still is nothing compared to PA/Houston TX humidity.

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A clever way to turn over the older workforce

Hi senior workers. You don't want to relocate to TX? That's OK, there are plenty of new grads from Austin to take your place (at reduced labor costs). Why fight age discrimination in court? Bailout of CA and let the workers write their own redundancies.

India pokes Vikram with a stick, drill-toting robot lands on Earth, UK plans launch site, and more

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Mysterious drill holes in ISS?

Now the drill-wielding robot Fedor is sent back. Nothing to see here, move along sir.

Intel sends 'Poulson' Itaniums to the shrink

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perhaps

named after Pat Poulson, the comedian. Itanic's always been a joke.

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