* Posts by Paul 33

19 posts • joined 24 Jul 2017

One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway

Paul 33

Re: Bloody Good Idea

I'm sorry, at what point was "precise" in the specification for the Gammon Positioning System. Vague is the word you are looking for; the vaguer the better.

Paul 33

Bloody Good Idea

Everyone seems to be completely missing the point.

You do not need centimetre (I mean half-inch, bloody French measurements) levels of accuracy, you simply need to know whether you are in Blighty and safe, or Not In Blighty and likely to encounter potential immigrants.

That is the Gammon Positioning System - GPS, also known as Farage (named after the modern day visionary, not after some foreign bean counter from before the Empire).

'Beyond stupid': Linus Torvalds trashes 5.8 Linux kernel patch over opt-in Intel CPU bug mitigation

Paul 33

Re: funny security

Not just TLA's requiring airgapping between physical networks.

Vendor-bender LibreOffice kicks out 6.4: Community project feel, though now with added auto-█████ tool

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Is adding a page / section break an advanced feature??? Really?

I feel much better about myself now....Advanced Word User.

Paul 33

Re: LibreOffice Draw

You obviously don't have it integrated with Sharepoint properly then.

Word and PowerPoint crash constantly when plugged into SP.

I think that's why they added versioning to SP, to allow you to recover from corruptions caused by crashes caused by SP.

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All roads in US cable biz GTT's Brit network seem to lead to Menwith Hill

Paul 33

Re: I Remember the Early Days of Menwith Hill

It's the NSA,

I suspect they are only passing what they want the 5 eyes partners to know, so about 5GB a month.

Full sharing only goes one way.

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Re: Except Politicians

Nope, they are most certainly not listening to the tax-payers.

Oh, you mean the brown paper bag left on the table after the meeting, well, no-one needs to know about that, certainly not those pesky types that work for No. 11.

DXC Technology warns techies that all travel MUST now be authorised

Paul 33

Re: Paperclip counting jobs

Current rumours doing the rounds are exactly this.

Split down the middle, new cloudy stuff going to a big 3 consultancy; legacy old stuff going to the likes of IBM or someone.

So, so glad I was fortunate enough to get VR a couple of years ago.

DXC Technology exec: What should our brand be known for?

Paul 33

Re: Don't eXpect Competence

Delivering eXtreme Cuts

Do Xpect Custard Creams? DXC buys cosy New Jersey data centre, moves in with Credit Suisse

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So many questions...…

I was under the impression DXC were on a Data Centre closure and consolidation path, not an acquisition path. So, that's interesting.

I was also under the impression that DXC wanted to move into the Digital Transformation space, not the Tin Hosting space. So, that is also interesting.

Ahhh, well, what do I care, I binned that place a couple of years ago, still love reading articles on them on El Reg though :)


DXC Technology bids $2bn for Swiss big cheese Luxoft

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Timer started....

"Dmitry Loschinin will continue to run the business" for as long as is stated in the purchase agreement. After that he will gladly walk out the door citing "new opportunities", whilst rueing the day he listened to Mike's bullshit and chose to work for such a toxic person.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

Paul 33

Re: RE: onefang

Can't believe nobody picked up on this but, Wolverine's claws came out from between his knuckles and were not nails.

Sabretooth on the other hand, his claws were nails.

</comic geek mode>

Happy 10th birthday, Evernote: You have survived Google and Microsoft. For your next challenge...

Paul 33

Re: Oh shit!

Whoa, spooky, are you me?

I went through exactly the same process with Evernote. Finally canned it in favour of OneNote late last year.

Now I find out MS are Nerfing OneNote.....*sigh*...looks like I'm going to have to buy back in again.

Nadella tells worried GitHub devs: Judge us by our actions

Paul 33

Re: Opportunities

"Houston, we have an opportunity!"

Mobe reception grief turns LTE Apple Watch 3 into – er, a dull watch

Paul 33

1oz Gold = 967 GBP.

iPhone X = 6oz.

Give it a couple of years and new iPhones will be worth their weight in gold.

Sacre bleu! Apple's high price, marginal gain iPhone strategy leaves it stuck in the mud

Paul 33

Re: Leave your password everywhere, or just tattoo it on your face

That only works because the Xbox Kinect Sensor is positioned at the focal point of the room.

You mobile is lay flat on the desk or counter looking up. Unless it's touched by the AllSpark and grows limbs to enable it to stand up and look around, nobody is going to want to walk up to the charge point and look down at the phone to register their presence.

systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

Paul 33

Re: underscore illegal dns character

As someone considering a move to BSD away from Arch, can you elaborate on what you don't like about the BSD userland stuff?


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