* Posts by deevee

42 posts • joined 15 Jun 2017

Institute of Directors survey says most bosses expect no mass return to the office if COVID-19 crisis ever ends

deevee

People will never be as productive at home as they will be at the office, where the boss is watching.

Outage: Faulty UPS at data centre housing London Internet Exchange causes grief for ISPs and telcos alike

deevee

Seems UPS's cause more downtime than actual mains power failures do.

Even large global datacentre providers that promote rock solid power, with multiple UPS's, dual supply feeds and automatic static switching, and generator backup are always suffering power outages in their data halls.

More complexity causes more outages, not less.

Australian contact-tracing app leaks telling info and increases chances of third-party tracking, say security folks

deevee

Maybe 2 million people use the app, but that means 20 million don't.

Also the 2 million who did install the app probably have no idea what it really does, and think its going to save them by knowing they walked past someone once in the street who had coronavirus, when in fact 99.9999% of the time it wouldn't have a clue if your paths have crossed with someone with the virus, and it certainly won't be notifying you about that, and the only people its really even likely to match you with is one of your family or close friends.

Curse of Boeing continues: Now a telly satellite it built may explode, will be pushed up to 500km from geo orbit

deevee

batteries in their B787's caught fire, now batteries in their satellites exploding....

Maybe Boeing and Tesla should merge, they can call themselves "the exploders".

AT&T subscribers back in court to crack open telco giant's $60m FTC settlement over limited 'unlimited data' plans

deevee

AT&T just need to die.

Qualcomm to appeal against another antitrust whopper: This time it's $873m courtesy of South Korea

deevee

Bring on 5G where Qualcomm doesn't have the patents to block out competitors and competition.

Just look at the sick state of the US mobile market, where half of the phones still use Qualcomm's 20+ year old incompatible (with the rest of the world) CDMA technology, and half the telco's there are so cheap they won't/wouldn't move to more modern GSM/LTE technologies.

Won't it be great when tourists can roam in America like they can in the rest of the world?

I can't believe you've done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website

deevee

Re: Like rain on your wedding day

Its what happens when you start defining your network in software!

Remember the FBI's promise it wasn’t abusing the NSA’s data on US peeps? Well, guess what…

deevee

AND in typical denial fashion, they declare China is the threat, because US communication gear can spy for the FBI/NSA etc, and Huawei/Chinese gear WILL not.

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

deevee

Windows 10 has all but dropped touch support too, unless you have a tablet, its not used much on desktop or laptops at all.

Tesla owners will be the next ones having more accidents that other drivers, using phones in cars is already banned, due to the distraction they cause.

Can't say I'm surprised, a touch screen is never a proper replacement for a physical control.

Sleeping Tesla driver wonders why his car ploughed into 11 traffic cones on a motorway

deevee

Typical American company, using "agile" to shortcut development and customers to find the bugs.

This Tesla autopiliot is in exactly the same class as Boeing MCAS. Faulty and potentially lethal software that's flaws have been covered up and hidden.

The only thing for it is criminal charges for those at the top.

Hip and modern IBM can't beat legacy kit and services IBM: That's four consecutive quarters of revenue decline now

deevee

Don't worry, IBM will do what it always does. Pump the latest and greatest "strategic" product for 18 months, sell it to who ever is stupid enough to listen, then dump it and pump the next "latest and greatest" strategic product.

Blockchain must have been sold to those silly enough to buy in for 12 months now, so give it another 6 months before its dumped and buried in favour of some Red Hat "strategic" vapourware.

FedEx fed up playing box cop, sues Uncle Sam to make it stop: 'We do transportation, not law enforcement'

deevee

hahahaa, karma, now US citizens need to use an offshore "reshipper" like all the rest of us outside the USA have had to use for years to buy goods from the USA.

This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead

deevee

Maybe Boeing can just sell Virtual Reality planes too, you know, so they don't have to spend money building REAL planes...

US: We'll pull security co-operation if you lot buy from Huawei

deevee

Yeah well, Trump needs to "Make America Great Again" but the US tech world has suffered from many years of cutting costs, cutting staff and cutting R&D and sending jobs offshore so the capitalists can make more profit.

Now Huawei and China are 18 months ahead of the Americans in 5G and they don't like to lose, hense them bullying all their allies to ban Huawei and buy inferior American crap.

As long as the rest of the word uses the inferior US crap too, then they think the US can keep its place in the IT/IoT/5G/communications/always on world, and hold the rest of the world back and stop them getting any more of an advantage in the new world than they already have.

Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

deevee

Just contact the NSA or the FBI, they have built in backdoors to access everything. Lucky it isn't a Chinese/Huawei switch, otherwise it would be totally unhackable!

Santander hands over $700m to IBM in hopes of becoming incredible banking machine

deevee

Re: In a branch? Out on a limb!

Well, about the only thing that could possibly improve, would be if Watson replaces the Indian call centre workers.

Otherwise With cost blowouts, they'll end up paying $2b and still have nothing to show for it.

Tesla fingers former Gigafactory hand as alleged blueprint-leaking sabotage mastermind

deevee

looking forward to see Tripp counter-suing Tesla for defamation :)

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

deevee

Apple idiots

They could invite you, but then they would have to "arrest" you!

Australia's new insta-pay scheme has insta-lookup of any user's phone number

deevee

Reverse phone number lookup, NO PROBLEM!

We decline to tell you something you can easily find out yourself, but give us a random phone number and we will tell you who owns it.

Nothing ironic about that!

Move along now, nothing to see here, we know best.

IBM's chief diversity officer knows too much and must be stopped!

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deevee

Re: Chief Diversity Officer?

She's obviously failed, when I go to the kitchen there is no diversity, in fact there is nothing@!

All our coffee, tea, milk stirrers are gone!

India signals ban on cryptocurrencies, embraces blockchain

deevee

such hypocrites, they sell their labour service cheap to foreign countries undercutting local workers who lose their jobs, under the guise of free trade and globalisation, but if you try and import anything INTO India, they slap an import tax on it.

Time to whack a tax on outsourced labour from India, I think a 1000% tax on all services procured from India is a good start, and will help the government balance their budget, and promote growth of jobs in our own country.

NHS OKs offshoring patient data to cloud providers stateside

deevee

In the end, regardless what the government says about privacy, it always boil's down to the dollar.

Your only defence, is not to give the government any information in the first place.

Are we taking bets on how long before all these details are hacked and placed on the internet?

IBM kills Global Technology and Global Business Services: It's all ‘IBM Services’ now

deevee

“increase client awareness of the powerful talent that GBS and GTS bring to our engagements.”

I'm, pretty sure IBM clients know exactly what IBM isn't bringing to the table, this won't change a thing.

“puts a name to what we as IBMers have always known: that GBS and GTS practitioners are"

I'm pretty sure IBM staff know they are just lowly unrecognised "servants" - "IBM Services" is a good name.

All it tells us is the PWC buyout has finally been totally subsumed by IBM, and they have got rid of so many former PWC staff, they no longer need to pander to them with a different reporting line.

This would also explain why they are using Bain consultants for further RA's, as there is no one left from PWC.

deevee

It was "IBM Global Services" a few years ago, then split into GTS/GBS, now back together as "IBM Services"

I guess its just not Global any more!

deevee

Re: In the great IBM tradition

Sounds reasonable, what is IBM's cloud offering called this week?

Smartcloud? Softlayer? Bluemix? IBM Cloud?

Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

deevee

yeah, he's right, he will make a windfall in the settlement, he was fired by a feminist HR manager who had been specifically put into google to promote females and gender equality and diversity, and been put too far up in the tree, who took her role far too seriously and started doing exactly the opposite to what she was hired for, in some Political Correctness "brain fart"

ALPHABET TOTALLY LOSES ITS SCHMIDT: Exec chairman Eric quits

deevee

This is EXCELLENT news, and can only be made better by getting rid of him entirely. Google went from a "do no evil" company to a "greed is good" company under Schmidt's rule.

Jingle bells, IBM tells more staff it is D-day ♫

deevee

Re: Psychopath bosses 101

Its probably in their latest "Checkpoint" goals, "must certify at something" and "Must blast it all over social media to promote IBM"

Otherwise you'll get the now non existent (officially, but not in reality) PBC 3 rating.

BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

deevee

and the race to the bottom continues....

Google Drive ate our homework! Doc block blamed on code blunder

deevee

And the car has been confiscated, it was never really yours anyway, the T&C's made it ours the moment you clicked "ok".. Good luck getting to work, and home again!

Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'

deevee

Re: The whole thing's stupid

how true, many top level domains like (dot)sydney have been spruiked by registrars who paid stupid money to grab them.

I've still never seen them in common use, and would certainly never buy one myself.

deevee

oh PLEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEE

if you want it Brazil (dot)amazonjungle is still there for you.

(dot)amazon never referred to your wilderness.

Google routing blunder sent Japan's Internet dark on Friday

deevee

What has happened to the internet? The original design meant any link that was down was automatically bypassed and another route found. This is "supposed" to be the benefit of BGP.

We have seen similar things happen a number of times over the years. Is it poor design, or poor implementation, or is it just organisations deciding to override the automatic healing functionality for commercial benefit?

Gone daddy gone: GoDaddy offloads its cloud businesses

deevee

Re: AWS

wow, $1.8b down the tube.

No wonder my domain registrations went up 100% (and no surprise, I dumped godaddy as a result).

IBM will soon become sole gatekeepers to the realm of tape – report

deevee

have to agree, IBM will soon be purchased by Apple or google and disappear into the history books as yet another enterprise that thought selling "fluff" (i.e. anything that costs nothing to produce) and offshoring anything physical to the cheapest, dumbest, illiterate monkey they can find in India, was the "way of the future"

I'd be betting on Oracle/Storagetek for a future in tapes.

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