* Posts by knarf

388 posts • joined 8 Mar 2013


Tech spec experts seek allies to tear down ISO standards paywall


It's a racket

Move org to Switzerland because its neutral

Swiss rub their grubby mitts and milk it for every penny.

Just look at all the corrupt sporting bodies.

What is GitOps? This is the technical introduction you've been looking for


Re: But wasn't the cloud supposed to simplify things?

There is a script for that....

South Korea’s top telco launches 'metaverse'


Ready Player One and a Half

was wondering when someone was going to try this.

Although no Doom World or sadly Dune

Google fined €500m for not paying French publishers after using their words on web


If you can't tax 'em fine 'em

French like any excuse to fine the big tech.

Lenovo says it’s crammed a workstation into a litre of space – less than three cans of beer


Re: Might get a little warm in there

Yes the thermals will be terrible so will get a i5/i7 as it throttles

Audacity fork maintainer quits after alleged harassment by 4chan losers who took issue with 'Tenacity' name


The Audacity of them!!!

Don't think they'd do this in Texas or other stand your ground states.

Kaspersky Password Manager's random password generator was about as random as your wall clock


Get s bag of D20s and Scrabble set

Would be an improvement this rubbish

Richard Branson plans to trump Jeff Bezos by 9 days in billionaires' space race


Re: Are one-way tickets

more like sub-optimal then


Do we have to let them back in ?

Sure we could drum up a no return policy for mother earth.

Bitcoin doomed as a payment system and its novelty will fade, says Federal Reserve Board of Governors member


IIts Gambling... mostly

or fools gold, get rich quick, ponzi schemes, money laundering and a novelty.... take you pick.

What it is not is a currency. 1 BTC does not have a defined value in a geographic location. And there are the transaction fees for every transfer who would really put up with that with really money.

We already have digital currency be it USD, EURO, GBP, AUD etc..... I rarely use cash and rarely actually have any on me from month to month.

What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps


Except you can't upgrade most devices running current Win10

Need a 8th Gen intel or more, tpm.

My top end surface book 1 i7 16Gb can't be upgraded.

The community is going nuts already.


I still remember VISTA, went out and bought MACs for the whole family.

Except Apple is less viable than before moving to Mx.

Mensa data spillage was due to 'unauthorised internal download'


As Forest says “Stupid is as stupid does”

I suspect they are trying to be too clever.

Pre-orders open for the Mini PET 40/80, the closest thing to Commodore's classic around


Re: 8k is enough for anyone

We had a ZX81.

Games were blocks moving past blocks and firing blocks at the blocks. Same principle of games today except the blocks are a lot smaller, have colour and there a lot more of them.


I'd be prepared for the power supply caps to pop (explode). Recapping is advised.

FBI paid renegade developer $180k for backdoored AN0M chat app that brought down drug underworld


Re: FBI paid renegade developer $180k

Not sure they had much of a choice.

Steve Wozniak to take stand: $1m suit claiming Woz stole idea for branded tech boot camp goes to trial


Woz all the fuss about

$1M do doing naff all except pay lawyers now.

Woz woz an electrical engineer not software, ok he likely did a fair bit of 6502 on AppleII.

Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died


As a motorcyclist....

I ride in fear of auto-pilot cars, jes if they are dumber than car drivers I'm in big trouble,

Another platform on which Java will not run – platform 1 of Newcastle's Central Station


Java runs on 3 Billions devices ... .sometimes

Happy path coding and no recovery... bork bork bork

File this next to Mars bars under 'things that should not be deep-fried': Marks & Spencer's Colin the Caterpillar


Pizza Crunch... anyone

Have these in Glasgow not sure where else.

1. Take one really cheap pizza... no 1970s cheap pizza.

2. Dip in batter

3. Deep fry

4. Consume while wiping the grease from your face.

There is no escape: Atlassian to send Jira into places only Excel dares to tread


Its as buggy as hell

All my time logs disappeared yesterday for 2-3 hours. This happens every 6 months or so then they all come back.

No thanks I'd rather use real office apps.

Traffic lights, who needs 'em? Lucky Kentucky residents up in arms over first roundabout



That vid will become a classic, its terrifying.

Maybe a couple or a lot of keep right signs are required.

UK Court of Appeal rules Tiny Computers' legal remains can sue Micron and Infineon over 2002 DRAM price-fixing cartel


Bought a few Tiny Computers

They were mail order only for a longtime and my mates and I used to buy their bare bones machines and add bits as we scrounged up more cash.

Now what IRQ did I set that card too.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 now includes AMD options for biz customers, boasts up to 19 hours of battery life


Re: Runs Windows.

Opposed to the ever increasing walled garden MacOS is becoming.


Re: 19 hours battery life

Thinkpads are great, Yoga are rubbish, all the Yogas in my work have had issues.

Retro Microlympics concludes with possible reopening dates for UK computer museums


What lockdown has done to me

Now have two C64 and a BBC Master. Never had some much fun since the 1980s

I never knew the strength of old 8 bit computer community, there is even new games getting published.

Weird how it easier to get kit from the 1980s than it is getting a new xbox x, ps5 or even a new Ryzen 5 series chip.

BBC Micro:bit with boosted specs and onboard mic to go on sale from next month


Why BBC ?

This is a vanity project, they should have backed Raspberry Pi instead

Was he sent on a spool's errand or something? Library staffer accused of stealing, reselling $1.3m of printer toner


Re: "repeatedly convicted of theft and burglary of a building"

Every crim has the right to come clean and be a productive member of society. Not giving people a break after past crimes effectively creates a criminal class which has no choice but to eh... turn to crime.

Now Nvidia's monster GeForce RTX 3090 cards snaffled up by bots, scalpers – if only there had been a warning


New Xbox sold of as quick as

Hmmm maybe there is a pattern here.

NVidia should drop the price and take preorders.

Everything's falling apart. The Moon is slowly rusting up – and it's probably Earth's fault


Earth Needs a Mask

unless its an antimasker and needs a good Maskdebate

Google bans stalkerware apps from Android store. Which is cool but... why were they allowed in the first place?


Only Google is allowed to Stalk you

Unless you turn off all the tracking...... hhahahahahahaha its never turned off.

Apple takes another swing at Epic, says Unreal Engine could be a 'trojan horse' threatening security


Weird down vote on everything Not Pro Apple

Ever notice ever when Reg runs a story and anytime anyone say anything negative against apple it weirdly get an unfair share of downvotes.

So who is this

1) FanBios

2) Bad Actors

Would be good to see the stats for vote and see how they vote on other apple posts or non apple posts.

Downvote away you sad little critters.

960 LinkedIn employees will be let go... If only there was some kind of 'social network for suits' to assist job hunts


Wonder if they'll get a month free of LinkedIn Premium

Got to assume they'll need it.

Raytheon techie who took home radar secrets gets 18 months in the clink in surprise time fraud probe twist


Re: "he had downloaded documents to an external drive against company policy"

Like to see how their ISO27001 networks controls and mobile audit coped with that

AR flop Magic Leap's 'pivot' spins CEO right off his throne


Throw shit, hit in face with said shit keep throwing more hoping it will stick

What madman gave them an extra £350m

Resistance is futile: Some Cisco security appliances are ticking time bombs of fail thanks to faulty resistors


OMG ... Ohm My God

Watt a bad joke...

Astroboffin gets magnets stuck up his schnozz trying and failing to invent anti-face-touching coronavirus gizmo


A fool and his magnets are seldom parted

I've some neodymium magnets at home and they are powerful things.

AI startup accuses Facebook of stealing code designed to speed up machine learning models on ordinary CPUs


Re: "nifty software tricks to achieve similar speeds on CPUs"

Your missing the point, if your a cloud company (or cloud user) with lots of cheap CPUs (spot pricing) then using this is better and more flexible option than having racks of GPUs.

As Australia is gripped by bog roll shortage, tabloid says: Here, fill your dunny with us


Whole world gone to shit

Can't Oz's just use Sand and pretend their on Dune.

In-depth: Deloitte and accounts expert both cleared what HPE described as 'contrived' Autonomy sales


Side deals and VARs

VARs are used by HP, Oracle, IBM and loads of others so any VAR deal is a side deal.

You also can't sell into Middle East without a local bri.... VAR merchant and loads of other places make it really hard if you don't have a local agent (bribe agent).

Looking at his particular deal, it looks like the customer wanted it in before they could get the money signed off (via board meeting) so VAR stepped in to take the risk and maybe make sales look at little nice; this is more likely to be hitting bonus targets than actually pumping up the value of the company.

It's Terpin time: Bloke who was SIM jacked twice by Bitcoin thieves gets green light to sue telco for millions


He'll win or lose then an appeal

He'll be chasing this money for at least 10 years.

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police


I told my Dad I use Kali

He's in his 70s and after an hour explaining what Linux was he call the doctor instead for some better tablets.

Stiff upper lip time, Brits: After bullying France to drop its digital tax on Silicon Valley, Trump's coming for you next


Goverments have two options

1. Raise VAT (Sales Tax) so the people pay

2. Have a turnover tax so the companies pay,

Guess what one will be used going forward.

Den Automation raised millions to 'reinvent' the light switch. Now it's lights out for startup


Next Project is a reboot Spetrum

How hard can it be........

You live where you live ... and ex-SAP boss Bill McDermott lives in a house like this


Re: Invite Meg Whitman round?

She'd sue you for that... not for pushing her, but for showing her the stairs

Fancy renting your developer environment? Visual Studio goes online


Bet it doesn't have Resharper on it

Unless it offers 32 cores and 64Gb of memory.

Just say the 'magic password': Boffins turn up potential backdoor in SQL Server 2012, 2014


Damm handy for folk who forget their SA password

And this does happen, surprised it not be sold as a "Tool for Tools"

Lenovo unfolds time frame for bendy ThinkPad: Pricey Windows PC out in summer '20


Exec toy or handy travelling thing

Look ok and prices will drop, Lenovo touch screen are very flaky in my experience so time will tell. Will skip first few variants before I even think about getting one.

Belgian F-16 pilot rescued from power line after emergency ejection


Pilot now shorter and one chance left

You only get two ejections before your eh... retired or fired. It compresses your spine and its not recommended

Astroboffins baffled as black hole at center of Milky Way suddenly a lot hungrier than before


My God its full of Stars

and it really is.

Just what we all needed, lactose-free 'beer' from northern hipsters – it's the Vegan Sorbet Sour


Hmmmm.... I've a forest of Rubarb ..

Its a monster 4 feet high and sure it makes a clicking sound. Might give this brew a try, Sure it will be Triffic



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