* Posts by Noonoot

124 posts • joined 6 Nov 2015

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Supply, demand and a scary mountain of debt: The challenges facing IT as COVID-19 grips the global economy

Noonoot

Re: Just wait 2 weeks, Bob

I'm in Italy. With everyone at home, the surge in internet access over broadband is off the scales.

As for the health situation, China sent over 1000 ventilators and hundreds of thousands of masks and other supplies. Furthermore, Italy has done very well in converting public and private medical units to be able to house the ill. In Lazio alone, 1500 places have been created, all equipped with pre-intensive facilities and ONLY for Covid19. Indeed, they are called Covid19 Hospitals 1, 2, and 3. Lombardy has added another 400 beds to the ones it already has.How many ICU beds there are, I'm not sure.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes

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Trump should just....?

The fact that the Americans have been travelling from EU to USA before now doesn't affect them at all. of course not, it's just the EU countries' own travellers that have brought the Covid19 to USA since numbers have been growing.

Questionable. I'd like to see the Covid19 strains that they analyse to see what the origins are. For example, in Italy the strain comes from the German one found mid January before this all broke out in Italy a few weeks later.

IBM's outgoing boss Rometty awarded $20m+ in 2019 for growing revenue 0.1%

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I am in the wrong job

My dad always said not to do an Art degree.

Pope tells his followers to log off for Lent

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Re: Dear Francis

Anyone knocking the Pope should be ashamed. All of you. If there's any pope that connects with the digital citizens of today it's Bergoglio. A man who prefers the simple things in life, the man next door. A kind man with a young spirit.

Google product boss cuffed on suspicion of murder after his Microsoft manager wife goes missing, woman's body found, during Hawaii trip

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Well done The Register for not ignoring the question of feminicide in the world

It might not be there core mission but.......

http://femicide-watch.org/products/2019-study-global-homicide-gender-related-killings-women-and-girls-unodc

"Killings by intimate partners or family members 2017: A total of 87,000 women were intentionally killed in 2017. More than half of them (58 per cent) ̶ 50,000 ̶ were killed by intimate partners or family members. This means that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know."

Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge

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Re: in Euros

ok, keep your fur on Elpuss!

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Re: in Euros

i admit I wasn't looking at amazon(.it) but local store pricing.

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in Euros

At approximately 137 Euros, that's at least 100 less than the Apple Airpods (depending on where you buy them)

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LOL what was it again?

Better for listening Lady Gaga ma ma ma ma my poker face

EU tells UK: Cut the BS, sign here, and you can have access to Galileo sat's secure service

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Yes, the Bull Shit system, because that's what Brexit is - a load of it.

Like with all the other things that still need negotiating, these mumbling elites had better get their skates on. They have until the end of the year. CHOP CHOP!!!!!!

Very little helps: Tesco flashes ancient Windows desktop on Scan-As-You-Shop device

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Who is their CTO?

It beggars belief.

Whoever is in charge of their infrastructure seriously needs to attend a refresher's course or similar of what NOT to do.

Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president

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CEO or scammers

It's either the first or the latter (irony folks, irony)

Thunderbird is go: Mozilla's email client lands in a new nest

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What happens to our data?

Who is sponsoring them? That's the question to ask

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program

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Re: Controlling immigration was never that easy...

They've never excercised any of these rules or control it is all much too difficult for them. Much easier to pick names (of a specific group) out of a hat and then send threatening letters to them.

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Re: I know, I know....

or they could just get the golden buzzer

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Exceptional talent?

But only endorsed by a select few organizations (on the gov list)

I foresee endorsements for sale..... I fear.

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Indeed. Why do Brits suck "Boris and co's" crap up?

You can take your effing visas and shove them up you know where.

Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data

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Re: NHS bosses are tories

Make of my comment what you will, but the fact of the matter is that they are capitalising on the sick.

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Re: Election day reporting restrictions?

Reg Journos should have published this days ago and left at the top of the website as a bloody reminder!

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NHS bosses are tories

'nuff said

Tearoff of Nottingham: University to lose chunk of IT dept to outsourcing

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RE: And this means

"We are at least a year away from making any changes, so it is too early to speculate on their impact, and staff at all levels will continue to be involved in the final design of the model."

So you work on making yourself redundant. Great!

Boris Brexit bluff binds .eu domains to time-bending itinerary

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Re: Jennifer Arcuri, Tech Innovator

She is also not denying that there was an affair or not.

It's becoming a good way to earn some a few bucks - just admit or don't admit that you had a shag with some politician and wait to be interviewed by Piers Morgan.

Noonoot

Re: Yes, EU Minister

"despite it being the lingua franca of the EU." - talking of which, what happened to Esperanto. I remember spending the two hours on the plane journey to some holiday location with parents learning this.

Multitasking is a myth: It means doing lots of things equally badly

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the opposite sex

Women are already slashers since god knows how long, except failure is not permitted.

Tech CEO thrown in the clink for seven years for H-1B gang-master role: Crim farmed out foreign staff as cheap labor

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it's all the guru's fault

"He was arrested at Seattle’s international airport when he returned in August 2018 – on the advice of his spiritual advisor who told him it would be safe."

LOL you're kidding me. This says it all.

What's that got to do with the colour of your face?

Cloud, internet biz will take a Yellowhammer to the head in 'worst case' no-deal Brexit

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Re: Made your bed, now lie in it

"What's the way forward? Dunno."

Sadly, we all drink the same water. I am hoping that we will all wake up from this nasty nightmare.

Noonoot

Made your bed, now lie in it

As much as I am a remainer, think that Cameron was stupid, that this whole Brexit nonsense has taken on a sickly corrupt tinge, many of us on the continent are looking at Brits thinking what the fuck have they been putting in the water. It's like you're in a daze. Rise up, revolt, did Huxley teach you nothing (hoping you've read Brave New World)?! Do you all want to lie in the bed the Tories have created for you?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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Re: So, to sum up. . .

Not so much lying down, the Brits have basically bent over, and we all know in which direction.

Hate your IT job? Sick of computers? Good news: An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'

Noonoot

Re: Yeah let's frrrryyyyyyy

"How are you going to bake that cake?

If you have an electric oven,"

Erm, let's have a BBQ instead?

Noonoot

Yeah let's frrrryyyyyyy

Bring it on - we don't need cell phones, computers, the internet or anything. Good ol' hand written letters, talking over the fence to your neighbour rather than whatsapping and going round to your friend's to show them that cake you baked.

Taylor drift: Finally, a use for AI emerges? Cyber-smut star films fsck-flick in Tesla with Autopilot, warns: 'I wouldn't recommend it'

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What on earth is in the photo?

You've used a photo that looks like someone's crusty balding head?

Yuk - one reason NOT to watch the video

Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for 'defective' cyber-revamp

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Cheap hire fobbed off as experienced managers

We all know that Accenture pay pittance for "just out of college" juniors. Their policy is "new hires for 6-month 'stage' " who are then used on such projects like this Hertz account. How could Hertz be so thick to start off with?

Now you've read about the bonkers world of Elizabeth Holmes, own some Theranos history: Upstart's IT gear for sale

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Cold-hearted cowh and weird

Let's not forget how cold-hearted she was when Theranos UK scientist Ian Gibbons killed himself.

Data flows post-Brexit: 'Leave it to government to make sure you've got a smooth run in.' Er, OK

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Swap him for an AI virtual Raab

Like they recently did in China (reading theReg's news today), they could send an AI virtual bot instead of these nincumpoops of politicians who don't even seem to have a GCSE in anything, let alone Geography, to let them do all the talking.

Even my Alexa Echo could do better. She sings ring ring a roses really well!!

Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

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When you have the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

You can make what you want when your pocket is deep.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea

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Isn't this just another name for Bovril?

Who still drinks that stuff?

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Are Brits that gullible?

That really is taking the biscuit.

UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either

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Chaos and more chaos

If anyone can be bothered to read all the documentation just recently published here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal

you'll notice that every single page starts with:

"A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome.

Negotiations are progressing well and both we and the EU continue to work hard to seek a positive deal. "

Going well, going wrong, going disaster???

UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

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#PeoplesVote for space race

You brexiteers that voted for this, you can relish in old episodes of Blakes' Seven and Doctor Who because that's about as close as UK is going to anything intergalactically spatial get if the gov doesn't get its head out of its arse and start dealing with this mistake of exiting the EU.

How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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Happy Friday yay!!!!

It's always refreshing to read about your antics à la pisse Alistair. Sorry to hear about your fruits secs escapade. Maybe you should just have held it in your hand. The gadget I mean. No, no, the electronic device....

Ms Dabbs seems a very patient lady. Regards!!

Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

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Seriously?

Why hasn't anyone written that he's a twat yet because that's what he is? Sorry, but you can have all the money in the world and think you have a good business, but when you are a twat, that's what you are.

Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

Noonoot

Re: Stop breaking stuff

"After much head scratching and blaming NoMachine, it turned out that a new (or newly enabled-by-default) Connected Devices Platform Service was now hogging the port that NoMachine uses. Thanks Microsoft."

Microsoft does that on purpose when they see that a great software is doing something better than theirs.

Nah, it won't install: The return of the ad-blocker-blocker

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Anonymous apparel

We could all simply wear sheets on the streets and no longer brand anything. Then you wouldn't need ads on websites making you buy the latest whatever. What a dismal state of affairs. Just like North Korea.

How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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Cameron's ugly head

Why is he rearing it? I'm surprised he has the courage after the mess of the referendum, so Cisco must be paying him a lot.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Brexsiht braindead

Given the majority who voted for Brexshit are those clueless members of society that don't know how to read and are easily goaded into acting irresponsibly because they aren't even capable of thinking before mouthing of a load of nonsense from the sewers they have for mouths, civil unrest could well be likely.

It's time to start shitting bricks.

'It's legacy stuff brute-forced in': Not everyone is happy with Citrix's cloud

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Good ol'terminal services stuff

What happened to the days of terminal services, whether MS, Linux or other? Soon companies will be wanting to take back control completely and everyone will be dusting off the cobwebs from their mega servers they always meant to get rid of but actually got shoved in a room somewhere

RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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Niet niet niet niet

The cynical woodpecker - the mice always proved him wrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9beAp3TG2E

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