* Posts by GBH

13 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Apr 2011

US warns Chinese chipmakers: Sell to Russia, suffer Huawei's fate


Then go to Siberia if you like Russia better than the Western free world. More than that cannot be stated to such brainwashed comments not reflecting what they mean. I like Ronald Reagan: Weakness invites aggression, and Russia has proved that several times now. I want to live in peace with Russia, know many Russians who think exactly the same, but live under a dictator-like regime. We must fight that, maybe not with weapons, but with sanctions.

Oracle, SAP suspend business in Russia amid invasion


This includes attempts to bypass restrictions in transacting with Russian finance firms and using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions or launder money.

This should be valid for China as well

Cyberattacker hits German service station petrol terminal provider


Vulnerable digital age

This only is another example how vulnerable our infrastructure and logistics are and if anything goes wrong, all goes down. So while I am a part and workingin this IT industry as well, I am a big fan of, while automating everything, still always plan for a backup (manual, "analog") procedure to run basic tasks if systems fail.

Former Oracle execs warn that Big Red's auditing process is also a 'sales enablement tool'


my immediate thought as well

Nine floors underground, Oracle's Israel data centre can 'withstand a rocket, a missile or even a car bomb'


finally a good discussion here...

Oracle flexes its hardware muscles with beefed-up Exadata X9M appliance


Re: Oceanbase

why do you compare with 11g - a mega old product? why do you not compare with 19c the current long time version?

Michael Collins, once the world's 'loneliest man,' is dead. If that name means little or nothing to you, read this


thank you for this article

I celebrate his life - as mentioned in his article

NASA sends nuclear tank 293 million miles to Mars, misses landing spot by just five metres. Now watch its video


thank you for this article

Great article - thanks for sharing the video! great stuff!

When the world ends – coronavirus plague, WW3, whatever – all that will be left are cockroaches and Larry Ellison trash talking his rivals


Re: "all that will be left are cockroaches and Larry Ellison"

I like Keith Richards, too!

Amazon's bugging of homes has German boffins worried that Alexa may be an outlaw



we also propose there is a male version -Alex- who, opposite to the female version, listens to everything, Alex does not listen at all

Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it


Re: Well-said, Simon

Hi PG, link does work, site not found...

German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags


Re: A pretty restrained response ...

I am German. Besides doing my job in IT and thus reading this brilliant newsletter, following comments from time to time, I usually do not comment myself.

Being German, I want to give you our perspective: we see the US (as our European neighbors) as friends and allies. Many will call this naive, but in a nutshell, this is it. We tried - and this was discussed publicly in the press, society, friends, everywhere, also non-publicly I am sure - to raise the issue as such - also not only the fact that they spy on us, their friends, but that they are also so stupid and do not change after they have made obviously some mistakes. Only because of that they asked this guy to leave, just to ring some bells, and I think that finally worked. All other comments here are interesting as well, but speculation. But I am still interested to read all your comments from the Register community, always very interesting!

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