* Posts by mjwalshe

27 posts • joined 30 Sep 2011

British armed forces get first new pistol since World War II


I bleive that US army used to allow privatly owned wepons

Patton was famous for it and certainly Mad Jack Churchils longbow and broad sword where not oficial issue wepons

Copper-obsessed BT means UK misses out on ultrafast fibre gold


Re: Errm...

You mean advocating spending someone elses money so that little Jack or Lucinda can torrent more stuff.


Re: Copper is the current technology

well as a BT share holder ok cool give us 20 years to payback the cost of FTH then


Re: @H2O networks, yes?

er not 60% it is arroud .5C for both copper and fibre from what i recall from my CCNA

Nominet mulls killing off the .co from .co.uk


Re: And why would you like that?

new tld cost around $500,000 a large chunk of which is a non returnable deposit


Re: .gb

be carefull where you say that in parts of the Uk you woudl be lucky to get away without a kicking.


Re: I'd rather have

Should be .gb and not .en to be strictly ISO conformant

Has cash corrupted open source?


Re: Myth of an idyllic age

re OSI vs TCP/IP not due to the licensing it was just that TCP/IP was cheap and cheerful and dodged a lot of hard problems. OSI was/is hard sums and required developers to be a lot more professional whereas a lot of the TCP/IP standards and tools are "good enough for jazz" efforts knocked together by grad students .

And OSI was very cutting edge TCP/IP took years if not decades to develop mail to the point where it could do what X.400 could do. And X.500 if fully implemented far exceeds what DNS can do now.

And BTW I used to work on BT’s X.400 and X.500 products its just that some times the Best technical solution doesn’t win VHS vs Betamax for example.

Work for the military? Don't be evil, says ethicist


Re: Balance

The whole set the atmosphere on fire was a non starter from a theoretical perspective.


Re: "they won't incur any casualties on their own side"

But drones are not robots they have human control (@drunkenpredator not with standing) - or would the Professor prefer the ww2 era approach of carpet bombing.

Surfing far too tedious or terrifying, say Northern Irish women


Re: Getting over the hump

Being able to do the weekly shop and not have to A) drive/catch buss to the supermarket and B) drag a set of heavy bags home is a big win for a lot of older users.

Google may face grilling by MPs over 'immoral' tax avoidance


Re: He Said, She Said

A whole 1000 people :-) i once heard a bt manager say that they needed another 800 FTE's on a single project.

Hobbyist builds working assault rifle using 3D printer


Re: FAIL indeed: Holmes passed his background check

thease days Full auto is used to win the initail phase of a firefight and supress your oposition - you then switch to aimed fire.

BT Engage IT big boss goes on whistlestop tour of offices


Manging Headcount down by using PIP's

Is standard across all BT how is this news.

LOHAN acquires mighty igniter arsenal


Re: Fire in the Hole!

It should be of course


Final comand in the launch sequence for a A4

'Amazon can't do what we do': Twitter-miner's BYO data centre heresy


Hadoop networking

I seem to recall that you use infiband for hpc to get the internode latency down.

Anonymous takes the Kremlin offline in Putin protest


Re: Anonymous take out the Kremlin

Well id certainly be carefull about accepting any cups of tea :-)

US shuts down Canadian gambling site with Verisign's help


Re: Re: Re: Bring back X.121 addressing

Ah Happy days when I could have a realy cool mail address such as C=UK/CN=Neuromancer - perks of having root on the UK ADMD.

You subs of course woudl have to make do with numeric ids like CIX or PRESTEL

Pirate Bay AND its users violate labels' copyright - judge


and google

Is not 99% infinging content

Coders are creatives too: Where's our love?...


Drink!, Fortran! Girls!

If you think IT types drink you havn't seen Civils or Chemical Engineers. I once over heard a semi serious convesations at a major (top 5) Consulting engineers i wokred at about the best computer cleaning fluids to make bootleg booze from.

Man sues boss for 'condemning him to eternal damnation'


why not reuse the previous days badge amended with +1

Think your CV is crap? Your interview skills are worse

Thumb Down


>"if we offer you the job at the salary you've asked for"

Rule one is never be the first to mention what salary you looking for - I have fired agencies (from representing me) over this.

War boffin: Killer cyber attacks won't happen



As von clausewitz says war is destroying youre enemies abaility to act - so drop a JDAM on the key cable landing sites or use ROV's to sever a countries links might not kill anyone but it still degrades the oposition.

'Boss from hell' knuckle-rapped for 'firing contests'


setting employees on fire.

I think ime on fairly strong grounds her setting people on fire is grounds for constructive dismissal (unless your a stuntman)


acutualy being tstupid is no defence

if a manger stipidly descriminates it still an offence (probably a more severe one)

Don't bother with that degree, say IT pros


thats cos Java

is Fucking Shit

Air traffic control data found on eBayed network gear


Obvisolsy the PFY

Must have been flogging this stuff to add to his beer fund :-)


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