* Posts by spunkypete

17 posts • joined 21 Dec 2017

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words


I'm triggered

Well that's binary fucked then. CPUs will have to be based on a more fluid, diverse and inclusive logic

Go fourth and multi-Pi: Raspberry Pi 4 lands today with quad 1.5GHz Arm Cortex-A72 CPU cores, up to 4GB RAM...


Re: Security

> Comments?


The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows


Yeah well Bill Gates named "Microsoft" after his weewee, no wonder linux fanboys want to run windows

.NET Core 3 Preview 3 takes a bow, but best not hold your breath for the final release


Re: They need to either port Web Forms to .NET Core or make it open source

In your deeply flawed opinion, that is. ASP.NET web forms are slow, inefficient, non IoC friendly, hard to unit test and are essentially obsolete. Time to move over to MVC of SPA designs.


Re: Yeah...

bombastic bob, MFC? are you fucking kidding me? Clearly you talk out your arse all the time. .NET Core is absolutely magnificent

Moneybags Buffett on ditching Oracle stake: I don't think I understand where the cloud is going


Utter Cobblers

That is all cobblers. Buffet, like many around in the 50's, understands the cloud very well - in many cases better than us young'uns. Mainframes, billing for shared resources... conceptually, none of this is all new.

He's also got form on talking the smelly bovine patter in that folksy Omaha style. He's always tried to make you think exactly what he wants you to think. And in this case, he wants you to think that the lovable befuddled old codger has got a bit confused, made a mistake - but it's OK, he's now rectified it. I call BS. Buffet's way too smart for that.

Buffet didn't make himself one of the wealthiest men on the planet by spending the likes of two billion dollars on an investments he didn't understand.

In much the same way as there was one victor in the 50's (IBM) and maybe an also-ran (DEC perhaps), he also knows that the spoils will go to at most two victors, and that Amazon and Microsoft are so far ahead of the pack as to make the rest of the players look very niche indeed.

Holding an investment for a few months is VERY rare for Buffet. He's the absolute epitome of the long-term buy-and-hold investor. It suggests to me that he's gotten wind of a SERIOUS problem at Oracle. At least, that's how big institutional investors will see this. And they will sell too, just in case, to avoid being the last schmuck in the house. Expect Oracle stock to drop like a lead balloon. When you're personally worth fifty billion dollars and own the world's most successful investment fund, you can move markets with your words and your actions. So Buffet will continue to look like a genius anyway; selling before the stock tanked And the legend goes on...

EU will have agreed a tech tax by March, says French finance minister


Re: That could plug the EU's brexit budget gap.

I am reliably informed that the EU's main exports are German cars and German hard-core pornography.

Most of us British should be able to cope for a while without a BMW

Microsoft's .NET Core 3 is almost here, which means time to move on from .NET Framework


Re: "it is .NET Core 3.0 which will get devs excited." really?

Why do non-developers seem to be the most vociferous ignoramuses out there?

Intel beefs up low-end line with Gemini Lake CPUs


Good job on getting the new processors out, I'm looking to upgrade all hardware since the invention of the Meltdown / Spectre hacks. This will help customers replace vulnerable kit economically.

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature


On the bright side, re-engineered context switching could itself yield a really significant performance boost on the same manufacturing process for modern software (the number of cycles required per switch is non-optimal in my view). It might actually be worth splashing out on new hardware in a couple of years.

Winner winner chicken dinner and all that

Google Chrome ad-blocking to begin in February – but what is it going to block?


Re: Is this censorship?



That's called nit-picking. You show disdain at "reach out" but I'm sure you're quite happy with "reach around"


Re: ad lock

That's called being a DIRTY COMMIE. You want everything for free



These people are DIRTY COMMIES and should be STOPPED


Take out the trash

So.... we want services like search and social media but we don't want to pay a subscription fee and we either don't want adverts or we'll only accept adverts if they're so unobtrusive as to be ineffectual.

Which dirty commies are driving this filth?


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