* Posts by pyrasanth

11 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Jan 2014

iPhone X Face ID fooled again by 'evil twin' mask



Nicholas Cage would be appalled. These people just don't do it like the old days...

IBM offloads Notes and Domino to India's HCL Technologies


Notes is just horrible.

U wot M8? Oracle chip designers quietly work on new SPARC CPU


Re: Scale

Mainframes based on Power?

IBM man goes deep on why they're all shiny OpenCAPI people


Re: Is there something amiss ...

Ha generally yes. It may start later I guess!

OpenCAPI and the whole OpenPower stuff is actually a good initiative. Been a little while since I worked in the area but the issue was always ISV adoption. Might have changed recently.

IBM CEO Ginni flouts £75 travel crackdown, rides Big Blue chopper


In fairness...

I haven't seen the adds as I am not in the US. I also realise I could probably find them on Youtube but I am typing this so meh!

Anyway Watson as a security product or as an assistant working with something like QRadar can only really work on what it's given. Even if it has feeds from round the world and customers report what they can (and have the appropriate logging on) if the attack is triggered roughly the same time on already infected devices there is little it can do.

You are left blaming various other factors like out of date operating systems, poorly implemented controls, un-patched systems and lack of training etc. Which to be honest are probably more to blame.

From your point of view I can see why it would rankle as you are led to believe it would prevent this type of thing. I would notch it up to its marketing. You always have to weigh where the truth is in what they say. It is actually quite good tech and they certainly need it to start making money.

It's 30 years ago: IBM's final battle with reality


Re: Perspective of the PC developers?

May get lost here but there are lots if IBM clubs in the U.K. Google IBM Hursley Club for example. You'll find them wherever there was a large IBM presence. North Harbour, Warwick, Basingstoke, Southbank and Greenock are likely.

Ex-Greenock employees worked on PC support as well as manufacturing a load of stuff.

Also you may find someone on the watchingibm page on Facebook. It's mainly a follow in from the endicott alliance but a lot of IBM and ex-IBM read it.

Hope that helps!

Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC up M12 big iron


Re: SpecCPU claims with nothing to back them up

I read them. He sounds quite reasonable whereas you soon do sound like a loon.

Honor phone for paupers goes upmarket, assails flagships


Re: Worst.strapline.ever

I think he's right! I want a triangular phone with shiny levers...

ALIENS ARE COMING: Chief NASA boffin in shock warning


When we find out they are already here...

I think we are all missing the point which is what do we call ourselves when we find out they are already here? I propose "The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society."...

Will IBM System x sink without trace before Lenovo can grab the helm?


Re: I'm also recruiting staff

Want another?? lol

Fairfax shovels another $250m into buying BlackBerry debt


Don't think this is a good idea. Sounds like someone has a bit of nostalgia about the 'good ol days'. You shouldn't base a business plan or for that matter attempt to by a business based on that.

I plumped for a Blackberry 9900 just over two years ago and its been a royal pain in the behind from day 1. I thought I had got lucky and lost it the other day but someone phoned my house and told my wife where it was! Never been so disappointed.

Ship has sailed, stable door shut after the horse has bolted etc etc