* Posts by Korev

3868 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

Microsoft Azure cloud region settles over desert in Doha, Qatar

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Khalaf said the datacenter would create 24,000 new jobs and that Microsoft would train 50,000 people over the next five years.

Aren't most jobs in datacentres like these doing tasks like racking the servers, replacing discs etc? I'm pretty sure that 24k is an overestimate...

Apple tells suppliers to use 'Taiwan, China' or 'Chinese Taipei' to appease Beijing

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Re: Subhead: That's the way the Cook he crumbles

It certainly is, upvoted

More datacenters coming to Ireland, despite energy concerns

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FAIL

with a gross floor area of approximately 12,875 and 1,455 square meters respectively

I'm pretty sure the Irish can spell metre properly. Please could we have proper spelling back.

Keep your cables tidy. You never know when someone might need some wine

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Re: Russia

Isn't that Point Break?

'I wonder what this cable does': How to tell thicknet from a thickhead

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We once had someone decide that they wanted to connect their phone to a network and plugged in a D-Link router. This muppet didn't realise they plugged in the wrong port and the router's DHCP tried spraying out IP addresses; QIP then crapped itself and gave up meaning the whole subnet went down...

Icon 'cos scientists are supposed to know better...

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They were considered quite Compaqt at the time...

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Sounds like the Loose Cannon was a bit too thicknet to be allowed a computer

BOFH: Who us? Sysadmins? Spend time with other departments?

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In a matter of moments the complainers have woken from their slumber and several hands are raised in unison.

I may not need that pillow after all.

Looks like the other attendees did though...

General Motors charging mandatory $1,500 fee for three years of optional car features

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Re: milk the cow

You forgot the icon

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Re: Microtransactions?

>For people who can afford the haberdashery known as "a brand new BMW", 18 bucks per month is probably so low as to be off the radar

But in ten years time when the car is on its third owner, that $216 will be a lot more money.

That's assuming BMW haven't turned off the infrastructure to support the subscriptions on that model....

Facebook hands over chats to cops in post-Roe abortion case

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Re: Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

No, the users are the customers, ie the ones who pay to have their adverts thrust in front of the people the social networks have worked out are most likely to respond

Rescuezilla 2.4 is here: Grab it before you need it

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Re: It's now based on Ubuntu rather than Debian

That's what THEY want you to think...

Microsoft's fix for 'data damage' risk hits PC performance

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Re: Bite the bullet

> What an apt expression.

Well, I'm more of an RPM distro man myself...

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Re: Data damage come again ?????

> in Asia (where English, if available, is British English)

Sounds like quite a civilised place

Mine's a warm, flat one -->

DoE digs up molten salt nuclear reactor tech, taps Los Alamos to lead the way back

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Re: REstart?

True, but the question was about Molten Salt reactors

Polaris supercomputer boots up, paves way for Aurora exascale system

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Re: Naturally?

I dunno, but it'll be Cray-zy fast...

Burger King just sent spam receipts to customers

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Our team has grilled Burger King about the situation to learn how the spam came to be served and, critically, if a security compromise was the cause.

A Whopper of a pun Mr Sharwood

Slack leaked hashed passwords from its servers for years

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Slack lays claim to over 169,000 paid customers and says "millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams."

No Teams, is Microsoft's rival...

UK wants criminal migrants to scan their faces up to five times a day using a watch

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Re: Collapse

> The perception at the time was that he had utterly failed at the first test of holding Tories to account.

Brexit wouldn't have happened with the LibDems in the government.

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Pirate

Re: What has immigration status got to do with criminal punishment?

CAKE is a made up drug

Yeah, we'll just take that first network handshake. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: The guiding principle

> Send the customer the bill!

In this case they sent Bill and the AS/400s fell over

Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk

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Re: Optimus can replace the Russians ....

They'll be robots in disguise, so who knows what they'll look like...

Scientist shares spicy pic of 'James Webb' discovery

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Re: Chorizo

You took all the puns, you swine

Intel close to deal for semiconductor plant in Italy

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Will they make AMD's Milan chips too?

Post-quantum crypto cracked in an hour with one core of an ancient Xeon

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Some of the stuff coming out of Microsoft Research looks pretty fun

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Re: Cheaters!

Bring back the.... ....Moderatrix....

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Re: Ancient?

> Now imagine how quick this would be on an Alder Lake, or even an A14.

Single thread performance hasn't really increased that much in recent times on x86. The Arm chip could be more interesting to see though.

Fights, floods, and fortunes when cloud giants roll into town

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Eggs in one basket

Why on all earth do we[0] allow these cross-cloud single points of failure to happen? It's not hard to imagine a disaster (see icon) or even "just" a hurricane or flood that would take out a lot of civilisation's compute and everything that relies on it.

[0] Trying to work out who's responsible here is quite an effort. Maybe the UN should compel governments to ensure large spaces between the companies' bitbarns.

Lockheed Martin wins $213m contract to update F-35 datacenter

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The UK Ministry of Defence has also confirmed plans to replace a British F-35B that fell into the Mediterranean following a failed take-off from the deck of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth last year, according to the UK Defence Journal.

The fast that it's newsworthy for the UK to replace a single aeroplane says a lot about how under-resourced the UK forces have become....

Google asks workers for ideas on being 'more focused and efficient' in internal survey

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Re: They don't even know how to support their products

I still miss Picassa. It was fast and did just enough of what you wanted. Sadly it couldn't cope with Fuji raw files so I had to stop using it.

Boffins put supercomputer on the scent of a perfect landfill deodorizer

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Re: Waste to energy

In Switzerland they incinerate waste and claim it's recycling... A lot of the stuff I chuck away here would have been properly recycled back in the UK...

Apple ends corporate COVID mask mandate

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Re: Can't they just tweak one of the employee phone apps...

There's a gap missing in the table, maybe we can have a competition to work out what to fill it with

We'll get you that Wi-Fi 7 laptop by 2024, Intel says

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Re: Make Ethernet obsolete.

I was going to say, can the newfangled WFi get through the deadspot in Korev Towers caused by my bathroom and a radiator?

Why the end of Optane is bad news for all IT

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Childcatcher

Not to mention every single application known to man deciding to fire up a daemon/process and then update itself and/or spam you with alerts...

Bad news, older tech workers: Job advert language works against you

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Re: We don't get to chose the language...

I had this ongoing battle with a German-educated recruiter. He was obsessed that you needed a Master's in order to get out of bed this morning. I kept pointing out that in many other countries (like the UK) most people don't bother with a Master's as an Honours degree is considered good enough.

After much tooing and froing, we managed to get the words "or equivalent experience" in which is better than before...

Google: We had to shut down a datacenter to save it during London’s heatwave

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Mushroom

Re: Heat island

But what happens if the friendly bombs finally fall?

Apple plays the supply-chain card to explain Mac, iPad revenue shrink

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“Bank of America is providing iPhones to all of its financial advisers so they can instantly access client information and provide timely wealth management advice from anywhere.

Although Wealth Management is a problem I‘d love to have, I can see that you‘d like the expensive person to put more thought into something that may cost you zillions than just a half arsed response on their phone…

It's on: Twitter vs Elon Musk trial to start October 17

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Re: I don’t have a dog in this fight

Yeah, it'll be a tweet to watch...

BOFH: Selling the boss on a crypto startup

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I was going to upvote and then saw you enjoyed the peanut butter one...

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We'll find out how non-fungible they are...

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"You're not proposing to murder someone just to stop spell-check defaulting to US English are you?!?!" the Boss splutters.

Seems a bit lenient...

Psst … Want to buy a used IBM Selectric? No questions asked

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Re: Sarah? Is the Moderatrix back again?

Or fear...

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Re: Sarah? Is the Moderatrix back again?

That article just reminded me how good The Register used to be

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Didn't Sarah try to paper over where the typewriters came from?

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Re: Hot stuff

> Touched a hot laptop once, never again.

Was the fan broken?

Surprise! The metaverse is going to suck for privacy

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Big Brother

Re: Cognitive Acuity ?

They could very easily work out how you respond to a product (pupil dilation, heart changes) and it's easy to see how they could monetise that

Why Intel killed its Optane memory business

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Thank you Mr Mann for a nice in-depth and well-researched article.

As it's Friday -->

Nearly all protein structures known to science predicted by AlphaFold AI

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Re: DeepMind (aka Google) Hard At Work!

I'm 99.9999% certain that the records from the Royal Free Trust would not have been useful to this project. There's a huge difference between "patient X visited and we diagnosed Y" records from the RFT and the protein sequences and structures that you'd use to make models like these.

I'm not defending the slurping BTW just pointing out the difference.

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Re: AI

But this is what AI does superbly. While big pharma may gripe that DeepMind and AlphaFold AI didn't spit out a list of drugs that they could exploit, the value to researchers seems immense, on the order of the full sequencing of the human genome.

If these public models "spat out molecules" in public then we* couldn't patent them and therefore sell them! This in turn means that they wouldn't get developed as why would any company spend millions on trials and getting approvals for drugs that they couldn't sell.

* I work for a big pharma

UK immigration systems delayed by extra Ukraine visa work

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Re: began in 2013 and was expected to be completed in 2017

I still find it very funny that Kent was one of the highest regions voting* for "taking back control of our borders" and now they've got it they're finding it completely sucks for them.

* Apologies to the 41% of Kent voters who saw this coming....

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