* Posts by Korev

2971 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

British Army does not Excel at spreadsheets: Soldiers' newly announced promotions are revoked after sorting snafu

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Re: Perhaps the person

>who made the cock-up should be demoted to office cleaner

Or maybe they should get corporal punishment...

That's how we roll: OWC savagely undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with bargain $199 alternative

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Re: Brace yourselves for some wheely bad puns in the comments

Wheel bet there will be a few more of these...

University of Cambridge to decommission its homegrown email service Hermes in favour of Microsoft Exchange Online

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Re: Why ?

Look at Alan J. Wylie's link at the top, you can see Hermes' setup from fifteen years ago with exactly that setup.

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In case you don't see it, at the bottom of the page there is a link to a page with some nice pictures of a "Thermal event" on one of the Solaris boxes that used to run Hermes. The system was well designed so there was zero impact to the end users.

Green with NVMe: AWS adds more Arm-powered instance types

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Re: A Stone that Shatters Windows

Windows can run on ARM too...

In the past it ran on Alpha etc. too.

Garmin staggers back to its feet: Aviation systems seem to be lagging, though. Here's why

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Ransom paid?

This article suggests that Garmin paid up, I really hope that wasn’t the case as it’ll just lead to other places being hacked. If that happened then Garmin may have broken American law which could be “fun” for the Company.

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Re: Still no sync

My Forerunner 945 isn't syncing, but has synced some stuff from earlier on though...

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Re: My weekend rides synced to Strava this morning

>It will make interesting reading as to how they got out of this.

I really, really hope they didn't pay the (rumoured) ransom demand...

Intel couldn't shrink to 7nm on time – but it was able to reduce one thing: Its chief engineer's employment

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Re: Ummm...

Yippie for the Old Boys Girls club, it must be great to be a member...

What the duck? Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post – and Amazon won't say who's responsible

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These puns have beaked...

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Re: I haven't a funny quip to add to all these.

Oh come on, just wing it...

UK govt finds £200,000 under sofa to kick off research into improving mobile connectivity on nation's crap railways

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Pirate

Mobile signal is atrocious on the line Paddington to Penzance line too

Penzance's Pirates -->

Fitness freaks flummoxed as massive global Garmin outage leaves them high and dry for hours

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Re: First World Problems

I have a friend with ME, if she does too much one day then she's dead the next. She tracks her activity using a Garmin watch to help with this. Her watch has now given up tracking*, so she can't estimate her activity very well

* I guess there's a very small buffer on her watch

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Well, according to the Garmin Connect app I don't have a pulse this afternoon - should I be worried?

If Garmin's not watching then I'll sneak a few of these in... -->

Intel's 7nm is busted, chips delayed, may have to use rival foundries to get GPUs out for US govt exascale super

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Re: Eggs/basket

100% agree, I was thinking the same

VMware to stop describing hardware as ‘male’ and ‘female’ in new terminology guide

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Re: Last time I checked ...

How about euthanize[sic], unless the Germans have a longer word for it. (let me google that) yep: einschläfern

good luck typing that new command on a non-german keyboard you fucking fuckers.

It's easy on a Mac, you just press the key down for a bit and then you can press the number matching the àçčêñt you want...

Nvidia may be mulling lopping Arm off Softbank: GPU goliath said to have shown interest in acquiring CPU design house

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Re: What is the point ?

Yeah, they have a chip on their shoulder...

Microsoft quietly extends Azure reserved instances to five-year term

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Re: Ms is acting more and more like a [redacted] [redacted]

A typical HPC dataset will be waaay too big for OneDrive etc.

AMD pushes 64-core 4.2GHz Ryzen Threadripper Pro workstation processors

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Re: Wrong

A quick looks at Tom's Hardware's CPU hierarchy's "bins" will show that 5+ year CPUs are still perfectly fast and you won't get a noticeable increase in speed for many workloads...

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on

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Re: I get it...

Mind you, the 50% jump in applicants in 2016-17 needs some explanation as well. Particularly effective adverts? Young people suddenly becoming more bloodthirsty? Counting error?

Maybe some people* felt more patriotic because of the Brexit vote?

* Not me personally though

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Re: I get it...

Also, the current generation of recruits probably won't remember Iraq & Afghanistan very much

It's July 2020, and your PC or Mac can be pwned by a dodgy Photoshop file – Adobe emits critical patch batch

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Re: Arbitrary code execution? In Adobe software?

> More seriously, does anybody actually use adobe code for anything anymore? If so, why?

It'll be over in a Flash...

Apple was the only Fortune 50 company to foresee COVID-19 pandemic risk and properly insure against it – Forrester

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Re: Will any of this affect house prices

If Tenerife goes then you can say goodbye to Swansea, Cardiff and a lot more.

You make that sound like a bad thing...

GitHub is just like all of us: The week has just started but it needed 4 whole hours of downtime

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Re: Get your ******* act together

If you're a small organisation then paying someone like GitHub or Bitbucket to host your code is probably easier than managing your own server(s).

UK's University of Manchester has its head in all the clouds as it rains £50m on integrators

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Re: Integrate cloud services?

Some of the best Linux/HPC admins I've met have worked at universities

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Re: So far results with HCL are ...

Do they pass the acid test?

Microsoft to pull support for PHP: Version 8? Exterminate, more like...

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Re: What???

>Dude... IIS was never and has never been ahead of Apache, why does the article make it sound that way?

The Netcraft survey shows that IIS had more hosts than any other platform until recently.

.NET Core: Still a Microsoft platform thing despite more than five years open source

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In January, some members of that community reflected on issues like: "In its current form .NET is for 40-year-old white men," and ".NET doesn't get much love from younger devs."

That's rather ageist and racist, why did El Reg chose to use that quote?

MariaDB inhales $25m. 'People tried to get away with simpler' but now there's a 'relational renaissance,' says open-source biz chief

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Lovely new dongles and lusciously lengthy cables are Intel's new offerings

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Re: TB4 is kindof Fake.

Where will you Parker?

Shopped recently in a small online store? Check this list to see if it was one of 570 websites infected with card-skimming Magecart

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Re: I won't shop at a small site

It would be cool if they set up something like having the site show a QR code you could show to your phone and it would do the authentication and send the OK that would be pushed to the website.

This is how Twint works here in Switzerland. Twint for shop payments is a PITA (the crappy beacons never work), but it's OK for online.

Cereal Killer Cafe enters hipster heaven, heads online: Coronavirus blamed for shutters being pulled down

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I never went, shame it's bowling over before I could laugh at it

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So, could Coronavirus now be considered a cereal killer?

Detroit cops employed facial recognition algos that only misidentifies suspects 96 per cent of the time

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Dumb question

How accurate is this technology compared to the Mk1 eyeball?

Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

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Re: I'm smarter...

Retro Games will release a revamped Vic20 in October, so you won't have long to wait...

When a deleted primary device file only takes 20 mins out of your maintenance window, but a whole year off your lifespan

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Good creative thinking, I know it's only Monday morning but have one on me -->

Microsoft sees the world has moved on, cranks OneDrive file size upload limit from 15GB to more useful 100GB

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Re: "Where can I find that file?"

Bring back winfile.exe

One map to rule them all: UK's Ordnance Survey rolls out its Data Hub and the juicy API goodness that lies therein

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Re: re: proprietary product

> OS already has a decent coordinate system, AAnnnnnn which gives you a 100x100m box. Maybe we shoud see if there is some way of adding a couple of numbers to a postcode to make it more precise?

You can already pop the house number on and Postman Pat can deliver to it.

Having moved to a country with a much less granular postcode system, I kind of miss the UK's postcodes for navigating.

Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro

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Re: That will be 244 people looking for a job very soon

> He came back a month later as a contractor for 18 months to train up a replacement!

Hopefully at an eye watering rate

Finding SAP hard to swallow? ERP giant says it's working on something more bite-sized

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Re: It's ERP all the way down

And the time stamps are in European standard time.

Don't get us started on American dates used as standard...

Yes from orbit -->

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Seems crazy that they haven't already tried to eradicate them

I know, they get rid of a load each year and then stupidly let a load of Freshers in every autumn...

Korean boffins build COVID-bot to shove a swab right up your hooter

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Re: Any ideas...

There are already robots doing surgery for prostate cancer, although the full picture isn't clear yet the men seem to do better.

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Re: Slightly overengineered

I was thinking exactly the same, surely the head rest and other bits would be very contaminated by SARS-COV-19 (or whatever other respiratory infection prompted the test).

CERN puts two new atom-smashers on its shopping list. One to make Higgs Bosons, then a next-gen model six times more energetic than the LHC

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Alien

"Do you have a friend or relative who would make a valuable addition to the Black Mesa team?"

'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans

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Re: Always been a bit...

Good Geek Skills Sir -->

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?

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Re: I wouldn't buy insurance then

I'd also be interested

Airline-chasing lawyers leap on Easyjet for £18bn after 9m folks' data, itineraries nicked

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Virgin on insolvency any way...

Capture the horrors of war in razor-sharp quality with this ruggedised Samsung phone – or just lob it at enemy forces

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Coffee/keyboard

Since then, the only explosive device it's produced has been the disastrous Galaxy Note S7.

New keyboard please...

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Vocab

I have a new word, "chaebol".

Ta -->

Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods, warns Bellingcat

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Re: For any one in a sensitive job.

>Is that you Donald Korev Trump?

Yes and it's going to be YUGE!

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