Not a chance he will get a government job, he can clearly identify problems and create practical solutions quickly and at a very low cost, he will never be allowed through the door. Think my local waste disposal team even have more management than labourers.
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How much would you pay me to develop a COVID tracking app that actually works? Ah, thought so: nothing
I never trust these kinds of guesses, how many times have they claimed something uncrackable only for it to be cracked that same day? *cough* Fairlight *cough*
Mind sure they would of been using code from all over the place, pointless redesigning the wheel unless it needs todo something new.
Re: Hacked or Snacked?
It was through necessity in my case, I was 11-12ish and needed my warez after the first 1k+ phone bill in the early nineties I had to resort to chopping into the phone line, luckily ran right outside my bedroom window :D Got another month before daddy found out, poor bloke didn't know what todo with me, great man.
SolarWinds: Hey, only as many as 18,000 customers installed backdoored software linked to US govt hacks
No secret doors but once went to a job with a server hidden underneath the floor in a old house, Archimedes would of been amazed, tiny little hatch under the stairs giving access with only about 3 foot of head room and a good 5-10m of crawling to get to its home. Needless to say the customer was not very happy nor my boss when they were both told to do one until access was better. Reasons I didn't want to be a sparky or a plumber and crawling under the floors was one of em. Do wonder who they got to sort it out in the end.
Is kind funny mind considering they spend millions ensuring Steam is cut out from new titles, Little tit for tat might be a good thing. The rates these platforms charge is scandalous though, by the time the platform and the taxman has ran of with there share you can be left with less than half what you earned.
Why cloud costs get out of control: Too much lift and shift, and pricing that is 'screwy and broken'
SOMEONE ELSES COMPUTER!
Can we please start calling the cloud what is really is, just old mainframe mentality and yes it has its uses but unless you are forced into leasing/renting most people are much better off just getting a small server in house, But nope all the small businesses seem to think they now need to be in the cloud... Sorry, rant over I just can't take much more of this software as a service stuff.
Chromium devs want the browser to talk to devices, computers directly via TCP, UDP. Obviously, nothing can go wrong
You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'
100% agree its a terrible method and one of the reasons I stopped pursuing my programming career outside of my own enjoyment as it is so competitive and most programmers who do get the jobs just seem to write pure over complicated ego code to show off instead of efficiency, its the same with repair these days as well, interviews who don't have a clue asking idiotic questions, ffs I Can tell if a power cable is working just by the noise it makes when it goes into the psu, and no im not going to fuck around when I know all the beep codes off by heart.
Make sure you've patched your F5 BIG-IP gear. Exploit code for scary bug is so trivial, it fits in a tweet
Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up
Planned obsolescence, Software as a service and now our toys are going into a rental program! How can it be ok for a private company to run these on the roads but a private citizen can't purchase one and maintain it themselves? Not that I think its a good idea, maybe in a different world but in the current one this will just cause havoc.
Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft
Ive been getting this for a couple month, very rarely though its normally a restart or two from the last time I use it when this happens, Really annoying but I havent played SeaofThieves since they started charging for pets and cosmetics so its probably time to reinstall Ubuntu anyway, Doesn't feel right having so a close connection to the marketeers.
"And website owners wonder why more and more people are using ad/script blockers"
Still with all the threats listed the first reason I use a script blocker is so the marketing wankers and arsehole coders who make their software don't feed me ad's or track my activity so i can be turned into a product to sell, security only comes in second, lol my bank is pretty much empty anyway good luck to em :P
Re: Minimum spec?
Trainee developers no, they most certainly should get old kit preferably some dumb terminals and vi and teach them to use what limited resources they have. when they graduate and get that dev hat then they get the well deserved fancy new machine. Linux has certainly graduated, degree or not.
Sure they just change the socket 90% of the time just to force us into that extra upgrade and not because some new chip model actually requires it :( really should be pushed into giving us only model a year, the latest and greatest not planning out product lines 10years in advance. Remember Moore's law isa business model not an actual scientific law. Breakthroughs happen over night.
Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip
Actually it is ideal for home broadband now! as long as the cabling is good probably wont be any need to replace the system for the next 100yr or so. Mind we hate that type of thinking in government projects, why make something to last when we can have lucrative maintenance contracts to put out to tender each year or a system we can upgrade every few year.
Probably all three with bonuses for all involved. The wastage really is scary though, 12bn should of bought a lot of kit and we only have a thousand or so hospitals, on site servers and one big one really big one shouldn't of cost all that much and general staff normally only use EMIS or whatever it is called these days, cheapo thin clients galore, 12bn? Can we have a break down of costing I'm really curious how much went on hardware and IT staff and how much went on management?
You can get a mechanical keyboard for £45. But should you? We pulled an Aukey KM-G6 out of the bargain bin
Resistance is futile: Some Cisco security appliances are ticking time bombs of fail thanks to faulty resistors
Meh more like planned Obsolescence than a faulty product, working as intended I bet. Bit like the Ipod batteries. We really need a better way to work our businesses, we should be making the best, and making it to last. No designing things to fail or crippling hardware so companies can sell a range... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdh7_PA8GZU
Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard
I don't get it I always thought these institutions spent hundreds of thousands on compliance if not millions? Not one person thought to read iso27001? Mind should you even need to read it to know to put a password on an external system. Just got to love these modern "experts" not a clue most of them.
Watch now the three UFO videos uncovered by Blink-182 star – and today officially released by the Pentagon
AMD dials 911, emits DMCA takedowns after miscreant steals a load of GPU hardware blueprints, leaks on GitHub
FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more
If only 3 in 100,000 cyber-crimes are prosecuted, why not train cops to bring these crooks to justice once and for all, suggests think-tank veep
'Trust no one' is good enough for the X Files but not for software devs: How do you use third-party libs and stay secure, experts mull on stage
IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata
IT might be interesting but it normally leads to more temptation, then action, I ruined my career a decade or so ago with what started as a simple curiosity and yes it turns out the cable company do send the exact same tv signal to every ones house regardless how much you pay them, so easy to make your cable modem go faster as well, or it was back then anyway! I also discovered Mr Branson will hire ex MI5 and SAS agents to hunt you down.
If it hadn't of been for a woman playing the lead I would of thought I was watching Return. All in all, enjoyed the movie thought it would of been nice to have seen the ghost of Obiwan for the big final goodbye though. Hope we get a movie where they rebuild everything and make an awesome new society, we never seem to get that part in movies, just the war.
2 consoles and 5 drives in a year or two with the 360, Ill never waste money on a xbox again. Only reason I bothered with the 360 anyway was for Forza and they went and trashed that game as well. Laughed so hard when they added a minute cooldown to start races, what idiot though that was a good idea? Then all the DLC, nope just nope, if Im paying top dolar for a game I expect to get the entire game.
Re: Paranoid, moi?
Yeah Until the water company come along and try and put a charge on your property for a few hundred quid and then try to add interest to that and force you to sell. I shit you not I didn't pay for 2 years due to DWP issues and I nearly lost everything! for the sake of a 900quid bill. About time our water was taken back into government hands. Along with gas and electricity, just for the price hikes alone.
Why build your own cancer-sniffing neural network when this 1.3 exaflop supercomputer can do if for you?
UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions
COBOL: Five little letters that if put on a CV would ensure stable income for many a greybeard coder
Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code as a service – and we get the square root of nothing
Scumbags can program vulnerable MedTronic insulin pumps over the air to murder diabetics – insecure kit recalled
Re: And I thought Smart TVs were bad
Had my Viera up on the wall for well over a decade now only time it will come down is when it no longer turns on. I fear for that day, do they even make Tv's these days without microphones and cameras built in? Mind its only used for watching episodes off the pc anyway.