* Posts by hititzombisi

32 posts • joined 31 Oct 2011

Scaling up Azure Service Fabric Linux Clusters using Ubuntu Xenial? Not so fast, friend



That is a weird package to break scaling?

NASA pops titanium tea cosy over Martian InSight probe instrument


Tea cosy hat

I bet a Nasa scientist already tried it as a hat.

Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide


Ok, how many millions do you have in the bank?

All of it, please. Yes, all of it I said.

Oracle exec: Open-source vendors locking down licences proves 'they were never really open'


Oh look, an Oracle exec talking bollocks.

My database looping with the following SQL statement:

select day_name from calendar where day_name like '%day';

The Palm Palm: The Derringer of smartphones


Mildly interested until I read the price. £50, maybe. £350, fuck off, that's a joke.

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'


Re: "...universally acclaimed digital ID system which nowhere in the world has yet,"

Try Turkey.

You obtain a digital ID simply by visiting the post office with your plastic ID card, then all of the Gov depts can be operated via your digital ID linked to your phone.

Hospitals also have (limited) access to the database, so your health records can be accessed and amended by any hospital which means you don't carry a file of docs anywhere. Visit the doctor, hand over your ID card and they can check older reports instantly.

It is linked to phone contracts, so they know who owns which phone (which makes the police job of hacking and listening to people via their phones).

It is linked to the driving license DB, I have lost my TR licence, all I have to do is book an appointment via the gov police gateway.

And so on.

It is incredibly convenient and at the same time incredibly oppressive since all doors can be shut down in a sec and the police will come and grab you from your mobile tracking data pretty much instantly - whenever they like it.

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'


Re: Is there money involved, and where does it come from/go to?

Middle of the London - rent ££££ would have bankrupted many.


Re: Assange is a political prisoner, in the United Kingdom, end of

They are spelled the same in Russian, I guess...

Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out


Doctore! Doctoooree!

Lost it at the Montalbano reference...

Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month


Oh well who cares...

Permanent fork of OpenJDK with its GPL licence?

One thing this means for me is, no Oracle JRE on anything.

International Maritime Organisation turns salty gaze on regulating robotic shipping


Time to re-read Brian Aldiss' Earthworks...

He foresaw all of this and worse...

Fixing a printer ended with a dozen fire engines in the car park


Breaking doors, earning friends

When I used to WFH a couple of years ago, in the middle of a frustrating bit of work I noticed a beep beep sound. Went around the place, nothing.

Then I realized it was my young neighbours' fire alarm. I duly knocked on their door, had no answer, looked through the letterbox, saw smoke, and then rushed back in to my place to call 999.

Fire brigade arrived incredibly quickly, after I explained the situation, they promptly broke the door into bits, walked in to the kitchen and saw neighbours' dinner burning into a crisp.

As they were explaining the situation, Lad & Ladette drive in, look at the ongoing circus and ask "WTF is going on?" They had popped out for a quick shopping while the food was cooking, returning to their door being a bunch of splinters.

I was very embarrassed but still I think I've done the right thing.

Commodore 64 owners rejoice: The 1541 is BACK


Whaaat, no 1570 support?

Running on-premises Dynamics 365? Think you're immune to cloud outages? Think again


Hah, the piece of software that never works called Skype Business...

The faster they kill this thing and move to Teams the better - although I'm not a big fan of that crapfest either.

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court


Re: MRI for frozen shoulder

If he stops masturbating furiously, I think his shoulder should get better a bit.


I really don't want to think Assange + Farage slashfic.

You made me go to some horrible places in my mind palace.


My vote is for the Chinese crack ninja team wearing tutus.

For a rapist, Mr. Assange protests far too much. He can walk out any day and face the music - and if he's proven to be not guilty, fine.

A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again


Re: 1,800 feet

(Taps the nose) But how do you know the planes are not taking a circuitous route?

You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux


Re: what else would normal people actually need?

Most of these business apps have moved to the cloud already, and available by common garden browsers. There's almost zero reason to install MS Office any more to support office-work, if one is bound by it.


Re: Unimpressed by Gnome

I am convinced that Gnome project will achieve its founding target when the Desktop on Linux consists of a single application with a single button and a single mouse action to click on it.

Amazon: Intel Meltdown patch will slow down your AWS EC2 server


Re: maybe it's time to re-consider server-side inefficiency

All of that containerization will also take its toll. I can't believe a Docker server will not be harmed more than a pure app. Each kernel network call to jump between docker - rest of the world network barriers will be an additional cost.

London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!


Re: What about the downsides?

IC engines are significantly worse in efficiency compared to thermal power stations, even after you account for grid losses etc.


Re: What about the downsides?

14-seater minibuses are ubiquitous elsewhere in the world and work significantly better than large double-buses. More frequent and quicker service (reduced loading/unloading times at the stops).

On the other hand, if you are to transport a very large amount of people to similar destinations, large buses have their point.


Re: What about the downsides?

Power rating of a car is a sensible starting point for leccy cars.

SCO vs. IBM case over who owns Linux comes back to life. Again


Re: s/SCO/TSG/g

Caldera - all the way from the DR-DOS litigation - they thought they could do the same to IBM and win big bucks.

At least it kept them running as a joke for some years.

You may not know it, but you've already arrived at DevOps Land


Re: DevOps, Serverless, ODFO

just try to explain that to the PHB...

Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails


Re: Gun, meet foot.

"Hey, common people want that Windows & blue-screen-crashing-all-the-time comfy old-time feeling, so Wayland it is".


Red Hat banishes Btrfs from RHEL


Re: After so many version of Fedora that promised brtfs as the default filesystem

15 odd years ago, I was running stuff on ReiserFS and one of my largest data loss (wrt the existing media available) had happened then. At that time I knew Hans was up to no good...

UK government's war on e-cigs is over


Re: Jesus, NO!

My smoke detector routinely goes off with the steam from the bathroom...

I still support vaping since it's the best thing for the smokers to give up burning harmful substances and inhaling them.

The web is DOOM'd: Average page now as big as id's DOS classic


I said it then, I say it now: NCSA Mosaic was overrated. Gopher was all we need.

Laid-off IT workers: You want free on-demand service for what now?


Re: "I've forgotten how to do that"

"Such assistance may include, but is not limited to, telephone or in-person meetings with SunTrust employees, attorneys and/or accountants, or the provision of truthful testimony by way of deposition, hearing, trial, interview, subpoena response or affidavit. SunTrust will be responsible for any reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by me and approved by SunTrust in connection with such services."

Actual severance clause.

The bastards are actually asking you to come over, sit in front of a computer, fix the problem, for free. They will pay for the expense, but not time.

Halloween Hardware

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