* Posts by Korev

3362 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

With Alphabet's legendary commitment to products, we can't wait to see what its robotics biz Intrinsic achieves

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Terminator

Re: "the AI can work out the best way to achieve its goal"

Intrinsic might be an interesting experiment in applied computing science, but I doubt companies will want their expensive equipment "finding out" how to do the one thing they were bought for.

I guess the vendor of the robots might be more interested though

Northern Train's ticketing system out to lunch as ransomware attack shuts down servers

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Re: witless overcomplication

Even some of the smaller lines here which are owned by small companies have integrated ticketing with the rest of the network (and other forms of public transport). Whenever I go back to the UK the lack of integration really irritates me.

In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

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Boffin

> Be honest; did you actually use FTP in a web browser?

Yes, a lot of scientific datasets are available using FTP, and it was more convenient to look at the directories in a browser than firing up an FTP client. If downloading more than a couple of files then I'd usually find the path in a browser and then automate with LFTP though.

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Re: fond ftp memories

The funny thing is that Bittorrent is actually better as all the chunks are checksummed. Good luck trying to get the authorisation to actually do it though...

How to keep your enterprise up to date by deploying the very latest malware

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Childcatcher

> Maybe because some users keep shutting down their computer when they end their day

Maybe because they want to conserve power which saves the company money and is better for the planet

Restoring your privacy costs money, which makes it a marker of class

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Mushroom

Re: Why is this a "middle class thing" ?

We had them at Uni too:

Unwashed: I voted for change in 1997

Me trolling: Yeah, I voted LibDem

Unwashed: -->

BOFH: But soft! What light through yonder filing cabinet breaks?

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Pirate

> The BOFH is an expert . I'm sure he won't leave any detritus from his physical operations.

That's what quicklime is for...

United, Mesa airlines order 200 electric 19-seater planes for short-hop flights

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Re: Do electric aircraft have regenerative braking?

> It looks like we have another of those humourless perpetual motion deniers in our midst.

Nothing Newton there...

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Re: Why 19?

I've got that song going through my head now :)

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Re: 250 mile range/19 passengers

> 250 miles is basically my "might as well drive" range.

On the other hand, how long would London to Amsterdam take to drive?

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Re: I wonder

> Conventional aircraft only fuel up with enough for the trip plus some spare to save weight.

Well usually...

Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death

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Re: iAge

iSee

Revealed: Perfect timings for creation of exemplary full English breakfast

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Mushroom

Re: Inglish bacon...

Hello Your Majesty, may I borrow a couple of the Royal Navy's finest nukes?

America needs "warming up"...

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Re: abbreviated, with substitutes

One word for you....

Blutwurst

I just wish that getting hold of decent bacon in mainland Europe wasn't so hard...

Suck on this: El Reg forces dog hair, biscuit crumbs, and disconcertingly sticky stains down two mini vacuums

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Joke

Re: Why an app for the upright?

> user input on any app is universally poor.

Shiv you mean?

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Re: Robovac without an app

> Xiaomi on the other hand has been caught uploading 11.5 gigs of data in a month to the mothership.

Looks like Xiaomi are really vacuuming the data up...

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Re: Roidmi

Sounds like you'd need to use Mr Muscle detergents with it...

BOFH: Here in my car I feel safest of all. I can listen to you ... It keeps me stable for days

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Pint

Re: BOFH O'clock

Have your day's Onion Bhaji and associated drink to keep you going until the end of the day

Smuggler caught with 256 Intel Core processors wrapped around him in cling film

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One seller is peddling second-hand GeForce RTX 3060s, for example, for just 1,760 yuan or $270; that’s nearly 60 bucks off its retail price of $329

You mean they're cheap as chips?

IBM insiders say CEO Arvind Krishna downplayed impact of email troubles, asked for a week to sort things out

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> Is brand damage to IBM even possible anymore?

The Ginis already out of the bottle

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs break out of nuclear hellscape home and into people's hearts

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Re: Entertainment

They sound set the pigs Freeman

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> An Attack Of The Mutant Camels would be devastating.

Yeah those things are dangerous when they get the hump

The wheels come off Formula 1's notification service as fans plied with attacker's messages

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Re: Given the opportunity, what would you have said?

Foo-el perhaps?

Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline – unless it learns to migrate itself

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Boffin

Re: not an IT company any more

Every so often I get to see some of the IBM Research team based at Zurich present; they seem very smart, on the ball and have interesting things to talk about. I always wonder what made them join (and then stay at) IBM though.

One good deed leads to a storm in an Exchange Server

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Re: Probably a bit silly but....

I'll POP3 by and sort it if you like...

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Re: Probably a bit silly but....

Yeah, that'd improve his Outlook...

New mystery AWS product 'Infinidash' goes viral — despite being entirely fictional

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Childcatcher

Re: So lame

Any fule kno that you never run anything lower than version 3

IBM email fiasco complicates sales deals, is worse than biz is letting on – sources

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Terminator

Re: The best email migration is…

>Keep the legacy system around for a period of time, read only, and migrate users to the new solution.

That's how my company got rid of Lotus Notes (and moved to O365)

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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Re: Three words:

Just wait until they boar some holes and wait underground for their prey...

You, robo-car maker, any serious accidents, I want to know about them, stat – US watchdog

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Black Helicopters

Re: automate reporting

They could have a "black box" like aeroplanes do

Maybe helicopters too? -->

Data collected to promote public health must never be surrendered to police

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Childcatcher

Re: observation

We've even got an icon for it on here -->

Seoul adopts AI for suicide prevention on Han Bridge: Uni boffins train machine learning model on rescue teams' data

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WTF?

Unfortunately, only counting suicide attempts from Seoul bridges, researchers said there are an average of 486 people trying to end their lives in the Han's waters every year, translating to a large amount of required rescue resources.

You make it sound like people going through the worst anguish possible is only a bad thing because it requires rescuers

UK arm of international charity the Salvation Army hit by ransomware attack

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Re: BibleSEC

Does it have daemons too?

Lockdown-induced gadgetry rush sent Dixons Carphone's online sales skywards – and repaid £73m of furlough wages

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Childcatcher

shutter its small standalone Carphone Warehouse UK

What's wrong with the word "shut"?

Fujitsu wins £9m contract hike for Oracle HR system running nearly 3 years late at Northern Ireland Education Authority

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Re: Ireland

NI also "benefited" from Horzion, for example these two "happy customers".

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Re: A Big Kick

Except when it's public sector then it's the taxpayer who's out of pocket. If it's the private sector that screws up then you always have the choice to move your business elsewhere...

AMD opens wallet to lure scientific computing boffins away from Nvidia's CUDA onto its Instinct accelerators

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Good news: Google no longer requires publishers to use the AMP format. Bad news: What replaces it might be worse

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Gimp

Re: Use Bing!

And reuses Bing's results in case you have a wield fetish like PERL...

Hubble memory errors persist despite NASA booting long-idle backup payload computer

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Yeah, it’s in a lot of Hubble…

Serco bags £322m contract extension for Test and Trace, is still struggling to share data with local authorities

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Well, it shouldn’t be too Harding to see what’s going to happen here…

Hmmmmm, how to cool that overheating CPU, if only there was a solution...

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Re: They wanted to play W:ET!

Sounds like the Mainframe was hosed...

Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU

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Re: What gen?

my main Windows desktop has an i5-3570. That's 3rd gen, I think. It works with Win 10.device. I also have a GT 710 video card. Needless to say, I don't play Call of Duty or Crisis on this machine.

I have the same CPU, I upgraded the GPU to a GTX2060 when Corona kicked off (in case I needed to spend a lot of time indoors) and it's good for games like Far Cry 5.

The only time I wish it was more powerful is when I run Lightroom. If I could actually buy an AMD Ryzen 9 I'd probably upgrade though.

BOFH: Oh for Pete’s sake. Don’t make a spectacle of yourself

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Re: Great stuff!

I didn't see that one coming, it came as a bit of a shock...

Russia spoofed AIS data to fake British warship's course days before Crimea guns showdown

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Re: Diplomacy

> Especially a ship which could take out 40 odd aircraft in one go.

The RN has so few destroyers that the losing one[0] would be a massive blow to the Navy and would have all sorts of bad impacts on operations. I don't think they'd seriously want to put one in harm's way.

[0] by which I mean being blow up, not breaking down again...

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Joke

Hang on, Paris is in France not Russia...

UK urged to choo-choo-choose hydrogen-powered trains in pursuit of carbon-neutral economic growth

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Joke

Re: Huh

The problem is that it is very expensive to retrofit the required electrical infrastructure, and on some lines, like the one through to Aberystwyth, the volume of traffic doesn't come close to justifying that that investment.

To be fair they've only just accepted those horseless carriage things there, so this electrickery stuff might be a step too far...

US Navy starts an earthquake to see how its newest carrier withstands combat conditions

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Pirate

Re: Russian's provide stress test for Royal Navy ship

The RN is so short of destroyers[0] that I can imagine them not being put anywhere near harm's way for a long time in order to have more than zero with the aircraft carriers[1]

[0] Especially ones that haven't broken down.

[1] Probably one of the reasons why the QE has American and Dutch escorts too

Intel data center boss Navin Shenoy exits as CEO takes sledgehammer to group

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Re: If you want to succeed in data centre and AI hardware...

The Force to be reckoned with?

Pub landlords on notice as 'Internet of Beer' firm not only pulls pints, but can also clean the lines

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More to the point, will they sell to any blockchains of pubs?

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Mushroom

Re: There is something to be said for dirty lines

But the hangovers from NBA though!

My head the next day -->

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