* Posts by deevee

58 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jun 2017


US bans Chinese telecoms imports – won't even consider authorizing them


Re: Coincidentally…

While the guy is correct about the intent, his definition of a backdoor is totally wrong. Backdoor's ARE created deliberately, and the US government demand US suppliers put them in US equipment so the US government can spy on everyone.

The Chinese equipment had "bugs" (not backdoors) that allowed remote access to anyone who knew how to exploit them. But as he says, the interface still needs to be exposed to the internet to be accessed remotely, and this is extremely unlikely to occur in normal use anyway.

Two totally different things.

The US policy is purely and simply designed to allow them to keep spying with "approved" US sanctioned equipment, using the backdoors THEY demanded exist.

Bad luck for the US consumers, who now end up with expensive, old tech, with US spy agency sanctioned backdoors.

Intel sued over historic DEC chip site's future


Looks like a commercial facility, in the immediate vicilnity of a large retail area and highway, can't see the issue repurposing it, other than NIMBYs...

I have to wonder how the locals reacted to the adjacent Seventh Day Adventist facility next door...

The trade ban that wasn't: US allows 94% of restricted tech exports to China anyway


America couldn''t survive unless China manufactures its electronics.

If they don't hand over the tech, they don't get their goodies.

Imagine the uproar, if suddenly Americans couldn't buy an iphone, because they are all made in China!

Even if they started making them in America again, the "don't care" US workforce would mean they fall apart in your hands, and cost 10 times as much!

IBM board probes claims of fudged sales figures that led to big bonuses for execs


Nothing new here, IBM has been redirecting lots of revenue to "cloud", even mainframes. Along with increased executive bonuses, it was so the execs could say their cloud "imperatives" were working and IBM was a nimble company moving with the trend, when it was nothing of the sort.

Definitely misleading shareholders...

FBI and MI5 bosses: China cheats and steals at massive scale


The USA spy agencies hate competition, same as the US navy & Military do.

So hypocritical that the USA whinges when China says it might establish some bases in the Pacific, when the USA has HUNDREDS of bases already scattered around the Pacific!

To cut off all nearby phones with these Chinese chips, this is the bug to exploit


Won't be long til the Chinese equivalent of Check Point reveals similar or worse flaws in US made/designed chip sets.

Australian digital driving licenses can be defaced in minutes


NSW government in denial again. Its not only police who use the license for identification...

Just another poor (agile) implementation rushed out to meet a deadline and get some pollie or bureaucrat a big bonus.

Beijing needs the ability to 'destroy' Starlink, say Chinese researchers


Makes sense that they can shoot down or disable any satellite that crosses above Chinese territory.

The US would want to have exactly the same ability.

Toyota cuts vehicle production over global chip shortage


I guess Toyota's much vaunted "Just in Time" parts delivery isn't such a good idea after all...

Sealed, confidential IBM files in age-discrimination case now public to all


How does IBM get to "decline to verify the authenticity of the documents" in a court case?

US imposes sanctions as Russia invades Ukraine


Pull the other one.

Russia could get far better and cheaper electronics and tech from China, than anything the USA can provide.

IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say


Asking for a friend.

Did IBM outsource their mail system to Kyndryl?


Re: Bean counters?

IBM, the "Boeing" of Computers.

Australian government fights Facebook news ban by threatening 0.01% of Zuck's ad revenue


Just goes to show how out of touch our politicians are

Do they really think we go to facebook to get our news?

We are perfectly happy NOT to be getting spammed with click-bait sensationalist headlines by newspapers that do little more than promote government propaganda.

Google's Alphabet sticks a pin in its Loon internet broadband service


Re: Well done...

a totally predictable entry to the "Google Graveyard"

IBM still spending its way to cloud relevance with Taos purchase


IBM doesn't have a clue about cloud or datacenter, it has bought SOO MANY cloud leaders and just subsumed them into the IBM collective and destroyed them and their value.

India slashes red tape to make life much easier for outsourcers and outsourcing


Got to love the way India gets rid of red tape when it benefits their economy, but look out any business that wants to start up in India and take the profits or jobs away from India, they get locked out real quick!

So two faced, hopefully this covid crisis will mean businesses stop off-shoring/outsourcing to India!

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


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


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


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


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


AT&T just need to die.

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


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


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…


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


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


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


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'


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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!


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


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


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


“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.


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!


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


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"



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.