* Posts by dom_f

15 posts • joined 14 Mar 2012

DigitalOcean drowned my startup! 'We lost everything, our servers, and one year of database backups' says biz boss


Re: DigitalOcean hosts hackers

I did.....

Microsoft partner portal 'exposes 'every' support request filed worldwide' today


Re: File a support request?

At the moment you get " We are experiencing a problem with our support system. Some features are currently unavailable at this time. An azure support agent will reach out to you." and a support ticket reference beginning "TMP-".......

EUROCONTROL outage causes flight delays across Europe


Better than "four nines five" is pretty impressive TBH....

Meltdown/Spectre week three: World still knee-deep in something nasty


Re: One step at a time

Moore's law is about the number of transistors, not execution speed, so no they haven't.....

'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google


Re: re: Contacting someone implies you were successful;...

So should be ICMP/IP to follow the same naming? Not that I see UDP/IP used much!

Google can't spare 113 seconds of revenue to compile data on its gender pay gap


So it'll cost $100k but it has already spent $500k. Something wrong with these numbers...

Rollout of smart meters continues at a snail's pace


I wonder how many are already unused. Bought a new house with a smart meter provided by British Gas. Changed supplier 3 months later and so it stops working..... Waste of time and money.

Why does Skype only show me from the chin down?


Re: Ethernet fan out

And drilling the cable was scary.... (yes you had to drill a hole in it to add a device)....

Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians


Re: Presumed knowledge.

That simply means you are driving too fast - you should be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear (or half that if not wide enough for 2 vehicles)....

As the US realises it's been PWNED, when will OPM heads roll?


you forgot the two copies for filing....

Zero-knowledge proof crypto scheme divines truths from nothing


Re: Microsoft Sortware and Nuclear Weapons?

brings a whole new meaning to the Blue screen of Death....

Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?


Re: Fury



Re: Fury

so as someone who also dumped Linux (Ubuntu in my case) as a desktop and also uses the command line extensively (fancy an awk competition?) I'm down voting this as it's unfair to say Linux has many Kernel panics -it doesn't on decent hardware. In fact my Macbook Pro (which has died very infrequently) is still probably less stable than my Centos/Ubntu VMs....


Punter strikes back at cold callers - by charging THEM to call HIM



4G hobonet stunt was riddled with flaws, doomed to ridicule



"The heavy demand on the mobile network is more than normal infrastructure is designed to cope with, and Homeless Hotspots adds a useful temporary mobile infrastructure."

So how does that work given the homeless hotspots are sharing the same overloaded mobile infrastructure?


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