FWIW I used the embed code that >>should<< have started the vid at the relevant moment. For some reason that didn't work ... a chat with the devs is now on my to-do list.
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Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space
This developer created the fake programming language MOVA to catch out naughty recruiters, résumé padders
Re: Desktop OS
I tried to be pretty precise in the story by writing "the third-most prevalent OS shipped with new PCs."
I chose that language because you're right - ChromeOS has a smaller installed base than rival OSes.
But that base is substantial. PCs are selling at about 350m/year right now. So that's 35m+ ChromeOS devices we know of. Let's guesstimate that there's another 40m in use from sales in 2019 and 2018 and another 25m sold this year. Even on those lowball numbers that's 100m+ devices whose OS currently has an unknown upgrade path.
Groupware is not dead! HCL drops second beta of Notes/Domino version 12 and goes all low-code and cloudy
Re: If NFL...
Better to watch: agree. Am NRL tragic. Rise Yeasts!
Better to play: league is brutal. It's all front-on and non-stop and IMHO tends to favour a narrower set of body sizes and shapes. I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Union. Also have busted nose and messed-up sinuses to show for my very short League flirtation.
Synology to enforce use of validated disks in enterprise NAS boxes. And guess what? Only its own disks exceed 4TB
Re: Professional kit vs non-professional kit
Hmmm ... we noticed a change that Synology has not publicly disclosed - at a time it is pumping out a ShinyHappy press release about how great its new NAS are and the fact it has shiny new disks, too.
The story therefore provides information not available elsewhere. Not sure that's me being overwrought even if the practice of requiring certain disks is not uncommon.
NASA building network cables that can survive supersonic flight - could this finally deliver unbreakable RJ45 latching tabs?
Re: Not so much a red herring as a pink sprat
Fair cop. I saw NASA's odd mention of networking, though to myself what's the most vulnerable part of a cable and tried to turn that into something amusing. Sorry if it ended up a little frustrating instead. FWIW I did look for the contract notice that would offer that detail (and maybe a $10k toilet kind of angle), but it was nowhere to be found - presumably either below the spend threshold for notification or not a new award.
Fasten your seat belts: Brave Reg hack spends a week eating airline food grounded by coronavirus crash
Anyone using Alibaba or other Chinese clouds?
Simon here at Vulture East.
I'm doing a piece on China's clouds: they're here, they're big, they're expanding like crazy.
But are they any good?
Can any of you help me answer the last question? If you've used the likes of Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Huawei, China Mobile or others, I'd love to know what the experience was like.
Do they match the likes of AWS and Azure for features? For resilience? For support? For an ecosystem?
Feel free to leave a comment here or ping me on the Reg mail-o-tronic page that connects me https://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/Email/SSharwood
DBA locked in police-guarded COVID-19-quarantine hotel for the last week shares his story with The Register
Re: Hmmm ...
Well FWIW traffic and comment counts have been pretty good for the first two columns. I reckon it will take a while for the column to find a groove. And obviously there's only so many "i forgot to backup" stories worthy of being told. But I'm optimistic we'll get something rolling here.
Feel like I gotta add the Australian perspective.
To quote Tim Minchin, Christmas is all about white wine in the sun. My family usually nips down to the beach for an early swim at about 0700. The roads are empty and there's nearly always a beach-related gift under the tree.
Lotsa seafood. Prawns are a must. I usually queue at a local wholesale fishmonger at about 5AM on Christmas Eve to buy a coupla kilos of prawns. There's then a nice moment when the best prawn-peelers in the family don aprons and get 'em ready to cook.
The prawns kick things off and there's usually a big roast something too. If possible we get it done on the BBQ with the lid down, to keep the heat outside rather than cooking the kitchen.
By mid afternoon it's best to keep drinking - stop and the heat means you get a 4PM hangover
Tell you what - explain to us how this bot helps you as a manager, helps IBM staff and helps IBM.
Give us an example of better outcomes it delivers.
Asking cos the IBM staff who pointed it out to us feel it's just more impersonal but insincere "we care about you" stuff in the wake of relocations, resource actions that strip the company of skills needed on live projects and drop remaining colleagues in it, attempts to reduce benefits and a bifurcation of the company in which those who work on the strategic initiatives are valued and the rest just aren't.
Re: "They looked for the password on the CD . . ."
I recently opened a bank account and was told - by a teller who could see my password in plaintext - that my password was too long and complex. She suggested I pick a simpler password intsead to avoid forgetting my properly complex password. This is why we can't have nice things.
Re: See where it says " Tips and corrections" at the bottom of the article?
Speaking as the author, a gentle ribbing is fine. Sometimes readers sent rather mean and rude notes as if to say we simply should not ever err.
FWIW the SFO and LON offices have a production desk to check for mistakes. Here in Oz we just try our very hardest.