* Posts by peeberry

7 posts • joined 17 Mar 2015

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

peeberry

Germany's contact tracing app is freely available on a public Github repo already:

https://github.com/corona-warn-app

Not sure what more help would be required?

cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode'

peeberry

Bash

Looks like Windows subsystem for Linux arrived just in time so I can go straight to bash.

Taxi for Uber: Ride-hailing app giant stripped of licence to operate in London

peeberry

The safety excuse is bunk

BBC more or less investigated this two years ago, Uber drivers were responsible for 1/3 of trips in London yet only 1/5 of sexual assaults.

Uber report start about 1.5 minutes in:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hm6fr

Hipster horror! Slack has gone TITSUP: Total inability to support user procrastination

peeberry

And I can't even post this on Slack!

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Bloody robots! 860k public sector jobs to be automated by 2030, say researchers

peeberry

Nothing new here

The computerisation(automation) of accounting/production planning etc has removed huge numbers of staff from those functions, I saw a factor of ten reduction in head count in many cases when that happened.

The scope of automation has naturally moved on to other areas.

How to build a server room: Back to basics

peeberry

Why would you bother?

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Convenience trumps 'open' in clouds and data centers

peeberry

It's not just about speed and agility, by implementing a private cloud one of the key benefits of IaaS is lost namely the management of the physical hardware which is very labour intensive.

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