* Posts by PaulusTheGrey

15 posts • joined 15 Jul 2013

US Navy starts an earthquake to see how its newest carrier withstands combat conditions

PaulusTheGrey

Good choice.

I’m glad they did the explosive tests off the Florida coast. There’s bound to have been some accountant wha said it would be cheaper to do it off the west, you know near that big base close to San Francisco.

Fancy trying to explain Microsoft Teams to your parents? They may ask about the new Personal version

PaulusTheGrey
Unhappy

House of Technophobes

But I *am* the parent!

Pickaxe chops cable, KOs UKFast data centre

PaulusTheGrey
Facepalm

What's a Socomec? Can we sell it as a service?

Bad maintenance or most likely insufficient maintenance due to lack of investment. This shouldn't be a thing these days but it still happens where someone in the organisation can't see what this piece of switchgear does so can't see the point of having a PMA. OK, you save the company maybe a grand a year and then get hot by service credits (or worse) and lose a six or seven digit sum as a fine or compensation claim.

DXC Technologies mails another corp message (gulp)

PaulusTheGrey

Re: "you'll probably be made redundant "...

Ah, the "not in scope" ploy.

Mars water discovery is a liberal-muslim plot, cry moist conspiracy theorists

PaulusTheGrey

Re: Such great interest in The Waters of Mars!

Whovian references notwithstanding we have to remember that the presence of water doesn't necessarily mean the presence of life, only that it *could* exist.

PaulusTheGrey
FAIL

Publicity notwithstanding....

Are you sure the conspiracy theorists weren't watching a trailer for XCOM 2?

Oz carriers to Attorney General Brandis: get OUT of our networks

PaulusTheGrey
Big Brother

Political Asylum

At one time a British comedian and author of Irish descent (familiar to Australians of a certain age as well) said that the Houses of Parliament was the best political asylum in the world. From what my relatives in Oz have been saying - coupled with these stories - Canberra seems to be putting in a bid for this title. As the evidence mounts it looks as if they might succeed.

How a Cali court ruling could force a complete rethink of search results

PaulusTheGrey

Has any one considered that....

....the "fuzzyness" of their search could originally have been down to sloppy programming and it was when they realised they were on to amoney-spinner they kept it?

I have bemoaned Amazon's search engine for an awfully long time and this court ruling backs up what I have thought for ages - they now have deliberately programmed in irrelevance.

Get yourself connected: GrovePi+ Starter Kit

PaulusTheGrey
Pint

Re: argh!

"Admitted this is 20 years ago but when I was there calculating using Ohm's law was at level 9 on the curriculum"

As someone who still has kids in school I can say nothing has changed... they still don't even teach the fundamentals of AC theory either.

Fujitsu: Slide your fingertip through our ring piece and show mice the finger

PaulusTheGrey

RE: Second raters.

Looks better too - not as clunky... or pink!

Microsoft's Azure goes TITSUP PLANET-WIDE AGAIN in cloud FAIL

PaulusTheGrey

Whether the weather is to blame for the storm or not.....

Any meteorologist will tell your that clouds evaporate.

Vodafone pay-by-bonk launch may signal iPhone 6 NFC plans

PaulusTheGrey

A Cynic writes:-

The number of possible ways to get your credit card and/or bank account getting ripped off just keeps getting bigger and bigger. With NFC it's now possible to get your card skimmed without it leaving your wallet, now you won't even need your wallet!

"Hence the Ident-i-Eeze. This encodes every every single piece of information about you: your body and your life into one all-purpose machine-readable card that you can then carry round in your wallet, thereby representing technology's greatest triumph to date over both itself and plain common sense." Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

IoT: Industry snakeoil or one-way ticket to fame and riches?

PaulusTheGrey

Re: Help me sell security of the IoT

Seconded. Not one mainstream OS is completely "un-hackable", and I would hazard a guess that a few of the "bespoke" ones aren't entirely secure.

Sad to say, but I suspect greatly that it will take a fairly minor security hole that affects someone like John Chambers (boiled freezer anyone?) to wake up the industry to the fact that just because it isn't just someone's "personal device" no-one will want to abuse it.

It's not just the general security angle of being hacked, think about the privacy angle... just how much junk mail could you get if Walmart (other bad employers are also available) can get into your fridge and work out what your eating? There's already anecdotal reports of fridges sending spam around the internet. (surely that's tinned and lives in a cupboard?)

BBC: Hey, Atos, old buddy. Here's a cheque for £285m, fill your boots

PaulusTheGrey

Re: Can I just check

It is all part of the same outfit. I speak from experience.

Swollen cloud could burst at any time, splatter us with FAIL – anxious tech biz

PaulusTheGrey
IT Angle

Nice concept, shame about the tech.

The "Cloud" as a concept is good: even an old Luddite like yours truly thinks this is the way to go. I'm even OK with all the security concerns, governments will hack and that includes your own. Legally, well the judiciary has no option but to trail behind the industry as it's always trying to cope with yet another new way of mangling - sorry managing data.

My trust issue is with the technology itself. Managing any virtual system has it's problems - believe me, I know.... personally. The main problem is when the supervising "system" fails, as at least one high profile supplier has found. Whilst no-one's data actually disappeared, where it actually was became a bit of a mystery. Until they can get that 99.999999999% solid I'll still be keeping an off-line backup.

As any good meteorologist will tell you, clouds evaporated.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021