* Posts by 2much2young

12 posts • joined 22 Nov 2012

ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1: Workhorse that does the business – and dares you to push that red button


Re: What, no Ethernet?

Judging by the comments elsewhere the lack of ethernet is only on the T14s, the T14 has it.

I imagine a lot of people who are interested in wired ethernet also have a dock but I certainly would feel uncomfortable buying a machine without an ethernet port.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes


Agreed it's surprising. I'm not joking but I just wonder what line Fox was running on this up until, say two weeks ago ? It might have lulled him into a false sense of security ?

I was pretty amazed that the US financial industry only seemed to sit up and take notice when cases began to appear in places they might have been on holiday to (eg Venice) rather than four weeks previously when hundreds of thousands of workers in the "worlds factory" were sitting at home by government order.

White House turns to Big Tech to fix coronavirus blunders while classifying previous conversations


I don't have much faith that this crew are using the standard systems for anything so while I like the idea the cupboard might be bare.

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash


What's the "playing a game" evidence ?

How much evidence is there that the driver was playing a game on his phone ?

I ask because it seems to me there are at least two parties, Tesla and the highway patrol, who would like to distract interest from their part in the incident and painting the victim as clueless seems like a handy way to do it, it certainly seems to be working for a lot of people in this thread.

The quote from the report is "likely from a cellphone game application" but there's no information, in the Register report, about how the NTSB came to that conclusion. Logs on the mobile ? If that were so I would have thought the quote would have been a bit stronger than "... likely ...".

Hey, you. App dev. You like secure software? Let's learn from Tinder, Facebook's blunders


Those bug bounties really are taking the piss aren't they ?

USD6,250 for information that would have cost them at least ten times to acquire if they'd even thought to look.

Once he'd explained the problem to them I wonder what was the cost of the various meetings which determined whether :

- Anand Prakash knew what he was talking about ;

- what the legal implications were;

- what the comms spin should be on it ?

A lot more than what they paid him I'm sure.

Blame Canada? $5.7m IBM IT deal balloons to $185m thanks to 'an open bag of money'


Re: Put the blame where it's deserved: The Harper Government

Has there ever been a problem that wasn't magically Harper's fault?

Well let's see .

The change programme was started three years after Mr Harper became PM and six years before he finished being PM (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/remuneration-compensation/projets-projects/tpai-itap/index-eng.html).

It was switched on some months after Mr Trudeau became PM.

Why, oh why do people place the blame for this at poor Mr Harper's door ?

Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped


Re: This behaviour

<i>However shareholders etc, may begin to question the vast rip-off of Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, SAP, IBM licensing.</i>

This is an interesting idea but I'm not sure I'll live long enough to see it.

Across the world large orgs have implicitly admitted that they have no idea how to manage IT development. This is an amusing idea - imagine if , say, Ford confessed they weren't really sure how to manage and track money within their business ? Nevertheless that is the status quo with respect to large orgs and IT. If you're willing to accept that is the case then what would the shareholders have the management do ? The smarter management types know they're getting screwed but they look at in-house IT (or even non-ERP acquisitions) and it's like you're asking them to tight rope walk across Niagra falls.

It's a massive condemnation of this generation of managers but, as far as I can see, paying lots to ERP merchants is actually the best option ... even if that is a very bad option indeed.

Bloke gets six years in slammer after fessing up to £4.75m tax scam

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax


Ronny had done two terms as Governor of California by the time he got the stage of suggesting he should be prez . Didn't stop people suggesting that he wasn't the sharpest knife in the box but all the same light years ahead of Donald in terms of political experience.

Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed


Re: Not just Canada

> Actually - you have government in NZ?

It's more a sort of answering service. When the blue phone rings they pick it and say "Hello Washington?, .... , yes .... yes ... yes ... oh yes that will be fine, we'll get that passed through the house next week".

Dotcom's Mega looks for a backdoor onto NZ stock exchange


Re: And now he is confirmed as a Hitler Sympathiser

Point 1: He "owns" a copy of "Mein Kampf". I mean so what ? If you owned, say, a collection of Stalins letters would that make you a Stalin sympathiser ?

Point 2: WhaleOil = National Party PR Office so I won't be taking too much away from the WhaleOil story.

When/if the Mega float happens there's a significant chance its investors will make a better return than that seen by the Mighty River et al government sell offs. This is probably why Mr Dotcom is doing it in the first place and it's certainly one reason it's necessary to find new ways to slag him off. Other reasons include stuff he's got in the cupboard from the days when the Nats were all matey with him (John Banks, assistance with residency etc). The Nats don't have many threats between here and the election in September but Mr Dotcom is one of them.

All of this could have been avoided if the current government could curb its tendency to shout "how high" when someone from Washington is on the line.

Texan schoolgirl expelled for refusing to wear RFID tag


Re: You know that saying about Facebook?

The last time I checked the govt budget I *was* paying for that particular product - maybe you've worked out how not to ?


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