* Posts by DocNo

8 posts • joined 1 Mar 2017

Excel Hell: It's not just blame for pandemic pandemonium being spread between the sheets


Lotus Improv

It's too bad Lotus Improv never really took off - that was some amazing code.

Back when the huge shocking thing that felt like the end of the world was Australia on fire, it turns out telcos held up all right


Re: Will generators help?

Local power generation from reliable power sources is the issue - not local power generation in general. There’s lots of promising work with micro nuclear reactors; it could be progressing a lot more quickly if we weren't so phobic about nuclear power.

Parks and recreation escalate efforts to take back control of field terrorised by thug geese


Geese police

A building I used to work in had geese problems and everyone complained when they brought the dogs in. So the building management found a company that made a dye for the grass that only the geese could see and also didn’t like. They stopped visiting; the parking lot and sidewalks were once again poo free.

Ah, um, let's see. Yup... Fortnite CEO is still mad at Google for revealing security hole early


Re: I learned something



Twitter cries for help to solve existential crisis of whether it's Good


"Seriously some of the abuse you see dished out online people would never dare to say face to face."

Because you'd get punched in the face. That's the natural moderator to normal behavior that is missing when you are a twat (anonymous or not) online :(

This is a great summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HbYScltf1c

Despite high-profile hires, Apple's TV plans are doomed


...how Apple helped to destroy the music business.

Bwhaha - the music business was doing fine self destructing on their own. Napster and file sharing had them by the balls and then some. Being able to buy individual songs literally saved purchased music and the music industry wouldn't have been able to ever settle on that model on their own.

Personally I'd love to see the TV and movie industries carry on and not adapt. Lots of crap would die a lot faster if not artificially propped up by the system.

Whether Apple is the one or not, the models around TV and movies are changing. Whether or not it's a net gain for the consumer is yet to be seen. Net neutrality will have more to do with where things settle then anything else at this point.

How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive


Sounds reasonable

Yeah the guys who can't keep airbags from killing more than they save are getting into IT?

What could go wrong?

Amazon's AWS S3 cloud storage evaporates: Top websites, Docker stung


No surprise

Look, everyone piles everything on AWS East because it's the cheapest (or among the cheapest) of their datacenters.

It's the cheapest because it's the oldest.

It's not hard to do the math. Or it shouldn't be. It just proves that people really do stink at assessing risk.

Also as others have pointed out, it's not Amazons fault that applications fail when they have an eventual outage - it's why Amazon (and other cloud providers) have multiple data centers that are geographically dispersed. It's up to appliction owners/users to design redundancy into their applications. Indeed AWS makes it easier and far more accessable to everyone to build proper geo-diverse disaster recovery into their applications that has ever been possible before. Technology and functionality previously available only to the biggest organizations is now accessable to just about everyone.

People just don't want to pay for it, deluding themselves that it will never happen to them. Surprise!


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