* Posts by TheVogon

3524 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

In Northern Ireland at least, more of the population speak Polish than speak Irish. Some of these niche historical legacies already in decline should just be left to die naturally.

UK MPs to off-payroll workers: Delay IR35 reforms until 2023? You wish

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Both contractors and Ltd companies have a significantly higher level of risk and lower level of guaranteed benefits than employees hence why the relative tax and NI rates reflect this.

If you're going to spend $3tn, what's another billion? Congress urged to inject taxpayer dollars into open anti-Huawei 5G radio tech

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Re: Only themselves to blame

Viruses dont contain DNA.

Intelsat orbital comms satellite is back online after first robo-recovery mounting and tug job gets it back into position

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Re: @ Caustic Soda

Or Nation Shall Peak Six Unto Nation if you are at the BBC..

German taxpayers faced with €800k Windows 7 support bill due to Deutschland dithering

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Re: Maybe worth the wait?

But if you need to support legacy apps it has full Linux integration and you can actually install user mode Linux to run under Windows 10?

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Re: So much for German efficiency

Leasing ships is the norm. That they didn't have any ferries doesn't mean that they couldn't get any ferries.

WindiLeaks: 250 million Microsoft customer support records dating back to 2005 exposed to open internet

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Re: Microsoft support calls

Just forward the call to the Lenny bot.

EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again™. You hear that, Apple?

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No, that's not correct. Qualcomm's Quick Charge has a number of technical advantages such as support for multipath charging, Qi wireless charging interoperability, and 20 Volt charging support amongst others.

Say GDP-aaaR: UK's Information Commissioner pours £275k fine into London pharmacy's teaspoon

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Re: Unknown number of people?

Going insolvent without paying it like all the rest?

LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

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Its like using Microsoft Office from over a decade ago. You get what you pay for.

Want to live long and prosper? Avoid pirated, malware-laden Star Wars free vid streams – and pay to watch instead

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No malware in the BitTorrent releases..

Xbox Series X: Gee thanks, Microsoft! Just what we wanted for Xmas 2020 – a Gateway tower PC

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Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

Not sure what you mean by "release Windows 10 for it". The Xbox One X already runs on the Windows 10 kernel.

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Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

No You won't find any of that. Microsoft integrate GPU and CPU on the silicon so you will have a much faster bus speed than PCI for instance. This is why for instance the Xbox One X can significantly outperform a comparatively speced PC.

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Re: It looks like a PC...

No, not just a PC. Different and much faster bus architecture for instance.

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Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

Steam developers that want their games to run on the Xbox need only to submit them via the Xbox store.

Pentagon's $10bn JEDI decision 'risky for the country and democracy,' says AWS CEO Jassy

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Re: AWS vs Microsoft

Azure and almost all its infrastructure is based an an OS / Hypervisor image from a single manufacturer.

AWS is a bolt together of many many tool and systems - both in house and external.

Guess which is way way simpler to user and generally performs better? Clue - it isn't AWS.

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But less risky than choosing AWS.

PowerPoint! Word! Excel! Lens! By your powers combined, I am Captain Mobile Office

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Re: PowerPoint! Word! Excel!

You mean that you don't travel only in paid time?! Other than commuting to and from a base office anything else is on the pay clock.

BBC tells Conservative Party to remove edited Facebook ad featuring its reporters

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BBC World Service has a TV news channel too.

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Perhaps you are not aware of the BBC world service.

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Because he is a party leader.

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Lol @ the BBC being impartial. Don't they only advertise their jobs in that socialist newspaper "The Guardian"?

That's Microsoft price: Now you can enjoy a BSOD from the comfort of your driving seat

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Re: Why on earth...

Typically they woukd use Windows embedded due to: Loeer total cost of ownershio. zillions more applications. Far easier to manage, lockdown and update in an enterprise. Way more developers. Lower power usage. Better performance. etc.

Absolutely smashing: Musk shows off Tesla's 'bulletproof' low-poly pickup, hilarity ensues

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Re: Stainless?

Its bulletproof. So the autonomous mode is clearly designed for school runs to replace those awful yellow buses that you see everywhere in the US.

And lets not forget that in America people so lazy that they drive from one shop to the one next door. They all have car parks and often you cant actually get between neighbouring stores on foot without walking back to the street!

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They already sold 300,000 of them so they will build it. Electric vehicles can easily generate vast torque and power outputs - so the performance claims are unlikely to be inaccurate. If it has a 500 miile range the weight of the batteries alone is probably enough to allow it to tow a 6 tonne trailer.

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(Everyone will want one for the school run!)

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Bulletproof vehicle in the colonies for $40K? Should be a massive success.

Googlers fired after tracking colleagues working on US border cop projects. Now, if they had monetized that stalking...

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Re: Perhaps more to the story...

Somehow i doubt that's going to audible through corporate double glazing.

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Re: Simple...

In O365 if you set events to private then they are private unless you or a sysadmin decide otherwise.

Use the courts, Jeff: Amazon to contest Microsoft scooping $10bn JEDI contract

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Lol @ Amazon complaining about bias when they have been schmoozing for years. What goes around comes arphnd.

And Azure is a fundamentally better and easier to use product any way.

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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Re: "Labor is pro-remain, right?"

We are all looking forward to laughing at the remoaners again when Boris wins and they have another loosers stomp through London.

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Re: "Labor is pro-remain, right?"

The will of the majority.of voters.

Microsoft's first build of Armium Edge now lurks in Canary channel – go have a play if you dare

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Re: Windows 10 1909

1. Open Regedit

2. Go to HKLM\Components

3. Delete or rename REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1"

20% of UK businesses would rather axe their contractors than deal with IR35 – survey

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They had better start paying the going salary + bonus for skilled permanent staff then.

They terrrk err jerrrbs! Vodafone replaces 2,600 roles with '600 bots' in bid to shrink €48bn debt

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Anyone is in a service industry role that doesn't actually produce or do something physical - this will be you soon.

Ditto many industrial working class roles.

Fancy renting your developer environment? Visual Studio goes online

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Here, Git Pod refers to the up-rated cubes than management types reside in.

UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

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Re: Sounds like a job for...

This is clearly a sensible attempt to avoid wasting our money on an EU regulation that isn't needed here.

Beardy biologist's withering takedown of creationism fetches $564,500 at auction

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Did you know that they had to chamge the title of "Harry potter and the philosopher's stone" for the American market because the average American was too poorly educated to know what a philosopher was?!

Surveillance kit slinger accused of slapping 'Made in America' on Chinese gear, selling it to the US government

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Re: Made In

So what's the issue? Chinese made kit is bound to be better quality than anything made in the US.

Come on, you can't be serious: Now Australia mulls face-recog tech for p0rno site age checks

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Isn't there an old saying? Something like one in a bush is worth ten in the hand?

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Re: Hmmmm...

I imagine many that are officially too young would simply print out a picture of their favourite pornnstar and hold that up to the camera.

Pentagon beams down $10bn JEDI contract to Microsoft: Windows giant beats off Bezos

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Re: What advantage does AWS have

You mean AWS DNS being down globally this week?

Google warns devs as it tightens Chrome cookie security: Stuff will break if you're not clued up

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Re: Finger Printing and The DMCA

We already do. It's called GDPR.

Her Majesty opens UK Parliament with fantastic tales of gigabit-capable broadband for everyone

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Re: It's no problem...

From this week's FT"

"Hundreds of German companies call for EU help as Brexit fears bite"

Remember the Democratic National Committee email leak? Same hackers now targeting EU countries, say malware boffins

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The Russians busy stuffing up the EU now that the remoaners lost their battle against democracy presumably?

"EU's Jean-Claude Juncker rules out fresh Article 50 extension".

We're free in 3... 2... 1! Amazon unhooks its last Oracle database, nothing breaks and life goes on

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Re: More Unicorn Poop

"Still uses Oracle". Yes for third party software only. You can bet that it's on the disinvest list.

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Re: Unlike Aurora

Quite. At least if you migrate to SQL Server in Azure you can always bring it back on prem. If you migrate to GCS or AWS databases you are stuck there.

Sudo? More like Su-doh: There's a fun bug that gives restricted sudoers root access (if your config is non-standard)

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Re: As a ex sys-admin....

The whole concept of root is a broken model though. You should be able to assign administration accounts only the rights actually needed in a "JEA security" type model.

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"seeing as Sudo runs as root "

SUDO always was a broken security model. We should adopt a proper constrained delegation model where accounts never have to run a user mode process with more rights than actually needed. The Windows security model does this well for instance

Oh dear... AI models used to flag hate speech online are, er, racist against black people

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Re: Is anyone surprised ? Really ?

Erm, but last time I checked much of the civilised world spoke English?

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