* Posts by jonha

107 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Jul 2014


Thank Souq for that! Jeff Bezos now world's second richest


"None, however, touches Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, with a net worth of $86bn."

Wait and see. On current trends there'll be a switch sometime in the early 2020s. And if the MS people succeed with their plans to make us all Happy Fans Of Windows, it'll be sooner still.

Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)


11 April... that's ten days too late.

Confused by crypto? Here's what that password hashing stuff means in English


512 bit ... 32 byte ... TGIF

Met police commissioner: Fraud victims should not be refunded by banks


I'll wager a bet...

that more of my personal data floats around the interwebs through the security incompetence (or often sheer we-cant-be-botheredness) of banks, telecoms companies, online retailers... you name it, than through my own incompetence. I've had a few talks to security people in banks and the results have consistently been disappointing. I never had the feeling that security enjoys the priority it should have.

So before BHH lambast the general public he should perhaps look into the way supposed "professionals" go about their IT security.

Self-regulation can address issues that arise in the digital economy, says Airbnb


AirBnB and trust?

"trust is the essential currency of the collaborative economy"

Certainly true, but hearing this from an outfit like AirBnB whose customer service is non-existent and who is not able or willing to clear up its own listings (I know, I've tried more than once but have now completely given up on the company and its offerings) is particularly irritating.

PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users


I 'm amazed you resisted the obvious Sinofsky Hybridisation IT.

SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany


"Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik"

Folks, if you really think you must dabble in German compounds, please ask your resident German (you do have one, don't you?) before putting such risible nonsense into a sub header.