* Posts by Raffbone

10 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jun 2012

That upgrade from Java 8 to 11 you've been putting off? UK fintech types at Revolut 'quite happy' after a year in production


Modern Problems require Modern Solutions.

"JDK 11 is licensed differently than JDK 8, with Oracle requiring a commercial licence for its distribution. "We went away from Oracle JDK. There is a licence that is very complicated. I find it tiresome," said Grzesik."

"tiresome" - Delicately put.

Everyone I've spoken to is moving or has moved to OpenJDK; and obviously I have not spoken to everyone, I have other things to do.

But, IMHO, whoever came up with the idea to commercialise JDK11, actually came up with the "Mass Exodus" initiative.

Super Cali optimistic right-to-repair's negotious, even though Apple thought it was something quite atrocious


Don't forget that this headline was done once before...


Capita: We are seeking staff to join our board. Just two please


Probably an upopular opinion.

...but actually, I don't think this is a bad idea.

You can understand why they would want to hear the actual opinion of someone suffering under poor decision making, rather than "Yes" men hiding the real issues.

Yeah, there's going to be some awkward conversations when they talk about downsizing departments and the foreknowledge that that might bring to the unlucky buggers and their colleagues, and that will need to be handled properly/delicately.

And yes, I will enjoy my downvotes in hell.

Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy


We've seen this from big tech before...

Q. What happens when you have a much smarter sales person, when faced with a public sector procurement jobsworth...?

A. Far more expensive, unnecessary and difficult to untangle multi-year purchases. (We've all seen it.)

Soooo, this feels like the same thing IMO when the best Lawyers that Google can find (and can easily pay for) and are instructed to enforce a market protecting strategy, to then simply face off against comparatively naval-gazing regulators...

Billionaire bros Bezos, Buffett become bonkers bio brokers: Swap W in AWS for H for healthcare


Re: America Fuck Yeah

I do realise that this was writtent in semi-jest:

"can you really see a scenario where all that juicy personal health care information doesn't somehow trickle its way back to your Amazon account?"

But PHI and ePHI is covered by HIPAA, which is generally known not to fuck about.

Customers cheesed off after card details nicked in Pizza Hut data breach


Do we know how much dough they'll be fined in the US?

That pun is going to take some Topping...


Splunk hits Oracle's Larry where it hurts: His failure to win America's Cup boat race


"Exec's have spat"

Money fight!

More Azzurri execs run for the hills, turnover keeps sliding


Living Obituary

Having read this, made me think that I too would quite like to see my obituary just before I die.

Cloud company foraged for hard drives to stay afloat


I bloody love solutions like this...

That is all.

Cabinet Office: We've cut taxpayers' SAP and Microsoft bills


Microsoft Recouping the loss elsewhere

Funny how a Microsoft saving coincides with the July raising of prices in UK.... http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2012/05/08/microsoft_spla/

Almost feels like the 33% rise for the private sector customers will more than cover this gap created by the public sector.