* Posts by Nutria

14 posts • joined 4 Jun 2014

PC printer problems and enraged execs: When the answer to 'Hand over that floppy disk' is 'No'

Nutria

Re: Ah IT 'managers'

Windows 8.1 desktops in 2020??

Bigger than big: Linux kernel colonel Torvalds claims 5.8 is 'one of our biggest releases of all time'

Nutria

Re: Less Is Sometimes More ?

Apparently you didn't read Greg Kroah-Hartman's quote about what a small fraction of the kernel that any one system actually uses (because the kernel has a REALLY modular design).

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

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The x (and a 0) go *before* the 10, being 0x10.

Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!

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Re: Indeed

Back in 1990, I learned that the price US government contracts was based of the height of the RFP in inches.

New twist in underworld of alleged code, data theft: Two, er, boffins accused of trying to steal, uh, a river model

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Re: "If the Old River Control Structure Fails: A Catastrophe With Global Impact"

A big-enough levee that's well-enough maintained, along with big gates to relieve the pressure when the water gets too high, will do it's job. (The river also wanted to run down Bayou Lafourche before it was dammed at the levee.)

Uh-oh .io: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover

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Re: Those who do not learn history...

Would North Africa revert to the Ottoman Empire? Would they then revert it to the Romans? Would they revert it to the Egytians and Carthaginians? Who would revert it to???

Oh 4G, I'm speechless: EE network outage smacks rare breed of customer that talks into their mobile phone

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EE is right.

After all, Britain is pretty small...

Self-taught Belgian bloke cracks crypto conundrum that was supposed to be uncrackable until 2034

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You'd hope that he added checkpoints into his code to facilitate restarts.

Sysadmin's three-line 'annoyance-buster' busts painstakingly crafted, crucial policy

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Re: suggest improvement to DB

"Simple" changes breaking Prod is why the hell that is ISO/IEC 20000 were foisted upon poor IT sods.

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Re: Putting dates in names

alias mv='mv -iv'

alias cp='cp-iv'

Did you test that? No, I thought you tested it. Now customers have it and it doesn't work

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Re: What about Windows?

<i>Average Linux security update: ~100KB</i>

LOL no.

The latest kernel update Ubuntu wants to install on 16.04 is 112MB.

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

Nutria

Re: IPv6 in the DMZ

The 10/8 block has 16 million addresses. Sure, there are companies which need more... but not many.

Oracle's systems boss bails amid deafening silence over Solaris fate

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Re: This makes me sad

On the plus side, they're still rolling out updates to Rdb (the OpenVMS database server which they bought from DEC back in 1994).

Entering the Dragon: A little data from Big China

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Re: you mean, you're English

They had to fight a war to get in, why shouldn't you have to fight a war to push them out?

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