* Posts by NE-bot

11 posts • joined 19 Dec 2014

Only EU can help us, pleads Slack as it slings competition complaint against Microsoft Teams


Re: "Slack threatened Microsoft's hold on business email"

I find EM Client is pretty close - enough like Outlook that it could be an ugprade. It's also paid-for which should assure it's continuity.

German ministry hellbent on taking back control of 'digital sovereignty', cutting dependency on Microsoft


The lack of OSS money has been noticed for a while

This article brings to mind some collected research by the excellent Nadia Edhbal who has an extensive tech life including VCs.

She collated some stuff on this here: https://nadiaeghbal.com/research/

But yes, it looks like the dominant tech model for sustainable OSS is develop the software, sell the support + ready made cloud options. It works BUT a) is never going to be massive money and b) as this article points out, is vulnerable to being bought out by more unscrupulous companies with large cash piles like MS/Goog.

Technically speaking, OSS should be more sustainable, better for the world etc, but current real world conditions are against it.

NHS needs to pull its finger out and prep staff for future robotics, genomics, data-led healthcare


We're all dead

Did anyone spot that at the end of the article, it's DIDO HARDING in charge. Dido Harding is the Chair of NHS Improvement.

We're all dead. This person, whom even non-techies describe as 'naive' in her response to TalkTalk's breaches.

This is why our system is fucked up. Some people fail upwards when they should be banned from keeping pets, let alone businesses. We'll see no improvements from this, just a further waste of money.

So despite all the cash ploughed into big data, no one knows how to make it profitable


Data speculation

ARGH! Big data is basically data speculation. Capture all the data-pokemon! You never know when you combine this with that or a fucking outside data set to magically make everything make sense. Big Data and IoT are basically money sink holes for anyone who doesn't have a direct data to cash flow (mostly ad sellers and merchants). Even those looking for efficeincy savings are only going to get returns if they are at some serious scale. Everyone else is just trying to perform some kind of data alchemy. Buy lead! Lots of it! Turn it into gold with our magic algorithm/sorcerers stone.

As the events with terrorists recently have proven, it's what you do with the data that counts, not the current mindless focus on hovering it up.

Fk sake.

Microsoft adds new 'Enterprise Products' section to privacy policy


Re: I am sick and tired of this shit!

This. SO much this.

Don’t let the Barmy Brexiteers wreck #digital #europe



Oh no. I was actually for remaining, but if Bong is for it too..

It's almost as bad as having to support something the Government are doing.. see icon

Dropbox gets all up in your kernel with Project Infinite. Cue uproar


Re: Why kernel driver?

FUSE was too slow according to the post

Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows


Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Pinky?

Is anyone else thinking this is part of the drive to make containers a real thing on windows?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


IT Support jub, I mean, job applications up 250%


Tech preview strangely popular of new bra

Boffins line up to watch first 'install' of tech bra

UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail



Surely a classic case for computing in the cloud?


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