* Posts by mhoneywell

101 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Nov 2012


Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be coders, Jensen Huang warns



I much prefer a world where people can look under the covers and understand what's going on, rather than leaving it to AI. That's what a healthy relationship with AI would look like.

OpenAI meltdown: How could Microsoft have let this happen after betting so many billions?


Can we agree?

That this episode will be the most interesting thing that happens in the realm of AI for the next 25yrs?

Buyer's remorse haunts 3 in 5 business software purchases


Only 3 in 5

Who are they asking? It's got to be higher than that.

India's – and Infosys's – favorite son-in-law Rishi Sunak is next UK PM


Who fucking cares

PC shipments fall at fastest rate ever as businesses slam wallets shut


My desktop is A5 sized and my monitor is roughly 30 inch. What's not to like?

I have a laptop too.

Feds slay dark-web souk Hydra: Servers and $25m in crypto-coins seized


Re: Hydra hosting provider

Well, apart from the other stuff, yes.

Want to feel old? Aussie cyclist draws Nirvana baby in Strava on streets of Adelaide because Nevermind is 30


Re: Pay

"... network-level blocking for the most egregious ad networks." Such as?

Mensa data spillage was due to 'unauthorised internal download'


Re: Wow

No. It really shouldn't.

AWS Frankfurt experiences major breakdown that staff couldn’t fix for hours due to ‘environmental conditions’ on data centre floor


Re: European Alternatives to Oligopoly

OVH Cloud - have you missed something?


To be fair, they are now probably a step ahead of AWS in terms of understanding the implications of DR.

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access


People used to say that about seatbelts

Turns out they're pretty good.

Guy who wrote women are 'soft, weak, cosseted, naive' lasted about a month at Apple until internal revolt



If ycombinator has got your back, you must be a total ******* ****

Terror of the adtech industry iOS 14.5 has landed, and Siri can answer your calls ... though she/he can't hang up


Apple = The New Google

But with nicer hardware. It may stop -ad tech- tracking you. But Apple will track you.

SAP exec reminds the world that Microsoft is a customer


As you note...

This is nothing new. There are many - quite possibly most - tech firms that not only don't use their own software. But also can barely cobble together a functional solution for their own needs whilst selling consulting services that promise to do just that for you.

Back to the office with you: 'Perhaps 5 days is too much family time' – Workday CEO


He's right

It might take a little while but everyone will be back in the office if and when this mess clears up. WFH is unsustainable.

Storage consolidation: Why different flavors of database need different types of storage



But there's nothing to stop you combing and consolidating lots of databases that are the same onto storage pools.

Even with a 49% uplift in sales and a 46% drop in expenses, Slack still can't turn a profit


Slack by name....

You know the rest.

This market is too crowded and too easy for a company like this to leave a lasting mark.

AI in the enterprise: Prepare to be disappointed – oversold but under appreciated, it can help... just not too much


Yes. Volume is part of it, agreed. But equally the accessibility through the language, the tooling, the hardware/cloud/chip support.

TeamViewer is going to turn around and ignore what you're doing with its freebie licence to help new remote workers


Times like these, the good will be remembered

Well done Teamviewer.

Brands that show heart will be remembered for their support in these times.

The ones that hide will be forgotten.

After 16 years of hype, graphene finally delivers on its promise – with a cosmetic face mask


Graphene Soles

Where have you people been.....these guys put it in their sneakers / trainers!


Love T-shirts, but can't be bothered to wash them? We've seen just the thing!



I think someone already invented this, it's called wool

LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'


LinkedIn is like a really shit X Factor....

It just seems to be full of sob / hero / hard work / against all odds stories.

It's like somebody got everything that's good in the world, turned it to shit and sold it Microsoft.

An echo chamber full of fake news? Blame Google and Facebook, says Murdoch chief


Re: Hillarious

The point you raise is valid, but your stupidity is truly bedazzling. It's people like you that give the 'general public' a bad name.

How Google.org stole the Christmas Spirit


F**k Google

Really. Hard and often.

Continuous Lifecycle: Bursting with DevOps and CD goodness


Re: So that explains...

Enjoy the conference!

BlackBerry Priv: Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package



But across 5 pages?

1 page really would do and would make a much nicer reading experience.

Voice, data, help desk: Meet the Syrian refugees' IT infrastructure chief



What a great piece. More of this shizzle please.

Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn


Re: The UK hasn't had Margaret Thatcher Mk 2 at all.

I vote for "fat northerner"

W is for WTF: Google CEO quits, new biz Alphabet takes over


Picture Caption

I thought that was fucking fabulous, "Mr Charisma."

PLUTO FLYBY: Here's your IT angle, all you stargazing pedants


Reading on Mobile

It's so much better. None of your forced unnecessary page breaks.

Rackspace to resell and support Microsoft's Azure



Focus? Strategy? Rackspace shows signs of a company with no identity.

Rogue IT is shadow of its former self


Re: "rogue IT carries on as per usual"

Brilliant. I really hope that's true

'It’s irrelevant whether Elon Musk is a dick or not. At least he’s trying to make things'


good work


Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews


Re: You also cannot take it over Marlow Bridge (even if you're a Yummy Mummy)

"The pictures were obviously shot at the very trendy Compleat Angler in Marlow by the wier."

Presumably by someone whose never used a camera before..they are awful - manage to make an extremely expensive, luxurious car look like a second hand car-boot-fair runner.

Uh oh, it's Mobilegeddon! Your site may lose, well, pennies


No ads - oh dear

I know it feels really clever to run ad blocker but remember, the less ads you see the more content you will read that has been paid for by advertisers.

How you feeling now?

Why weasel words might not work for Whisper



Very good piece.

Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report


Re: Ballmer's MIcrosoft legacy...

Most successful people only have one good idea, and it usually only succeeds by accident.

I don't think you can criticize people for that.

Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3


Re: One inconvenient design flaw...

Dare I say, it's got 99 problems, but the pitch ain't one?

Supercomputing speed growth hits 'historical low' in new TOP500 list



Wasn't this announced last week?

Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats


Excellent sub-head

I definitely didn't forget anything about Dre. But I'm jolly impressed with your Dre based knowledge.

Oracle releases 'lite' virtual Big Data appliance


Re: Oracle

You get used to that after a while.

I like the shift into componentized systems generally though. Seems to make the whole world an easier place and I really need that right now. Just wish I could find someone to agree with me....

And yes, I know eggs in one basket etc. But again, you get used to that after a while.

Security guru Bruce Schneier to leave employer BT


writing for you

He's the best, you should sign him up at all costs.

We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert data tomb. This is what he saw



I love a nice datacentre. And I very much like the ideas around power consumption, I've got some tough targets to hit.

Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high


Re: @Mephistro (Like? (@ Justicesays))

Or the silent 'w' in anchor.

Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6


Re: Why can't I register for this?

You don't really need to register, just add your email and it'll give you a reminder.

Microsoft defends Azure with two-factor auth security



I'm not sure why everyone is downplaying this, it's good news - apart from the extra charge. 2FA should be standard.