* Posts by Jay Lenovo

454 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jan 2018


BlackBerry to split into two companies, foraging for tastier fare for shareholders

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Who are you?

The name of your company should be indicative of the key outcome you're selling.

No one is aspiring to reach the level of "Blackberry", just drags along a tail of memories past.

Forward developing products should be your moniker. No more placing flowers (like Cylance) into the casket.

Chaos is good for you, says first 'state of chaos engineering' report

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Ratio of High Availabiliy to Testing

...which is directly related to cost.

...which is why so much software comes with a readme.txt full of chaos yet to be resolved.

Adios California, Oracle the latest tech firm to leave California for the wide open (low tax) Lone Star State

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Bring your Money, Leave your Problems

Does the typical Texan really want the people of Silicon Valley coming along as part of the deal?

Texas cares about Texas.

Migrants, helping the common man, not so much.

Japanese eggheads strap AI-powered backpacks to seagulls

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Big Brother

Spy vs Spy

Just what the world needs, birds with cameras.

Now every secure goverment site will require a patrol of Owls or maybe a "Falcon Force" to fend off the little spies.

We'll get you later: SAP CEO promises help for customers in 'financial distress'

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Re: Expanding their share of the wallet

What's the issue?

You sacrifice all your infrastructure to a cloud solution company and hope you never miss a payment so it doesn't disappear over the next billing cycle.

And then hope these terms only get friendlier...and buy time...and buy time...

Microsoft to rethink crash-prone Visual Studio extension model, shift towards cloud

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Re: Extensions are "difficult to write"

A spoonful of cloud, a cup of bitcoin, and anything else that diverts from addressing the actual design issues.

Machine learning gets semi conscious... Waymo, Daimler vow to bring self-driving trucks to American highways

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Maximum Overdrive

Stephen King invented the idea of self-driving trucks years ago.

Now the carnage can be our own fault.

Facebook tells academics to stop monitoring its political ads for any rule-breaking.... on privacy grounds

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Black Helicopters

1st rule of Facebook, don't talk about Facebook

The actual issue, is Facebook taking offense that their own users are willingly sharing their Facebook experience.

Of course, the correct course of action is to shutdown all these Facebook accounts which violate the terms.

But then, how many accounts would be left?

The problem lies within, not on a third party academic group.

IBM: Our AI correctly predicts onset of Alzheimer’s 71% of the time, better than standard clinical tests

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Re: AI vs AD - IBM is Practicing Double Standards

Selective AI is good for you, not for me.

I'm IBM, I do what I wannt!

Slow and steady progress in Microsoft's latest diversity report, though most execs still pale and male

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Re: Not very encouraging

For executive jobs, it's largely a social circle of people they know and likely hang out with. No need to gamble your future bringing someone irregular into the club.

Diversity is then a great initiative for all the "other jobs" in the company.

It takes a while to penetrate the stale sanctuary that is upper management, everyone there is just so valuable (ahem).

Microsoft and chums use US trademark law to trash Trickbot malware network

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Our we winning yet?

Attempting to drain the lake, rather than fixing the hole in the boat.

Guess whose app store claims to champion 'choice, fairness and innovation'. It's Microsoft's, funnily enough

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Bluth Business Model

It's not an ethical dilemma, but rather a question of what business model pays out the best for the exposure it provides.

There's no need to disguise this behind bromides and platitudes.

Verizon: Just 25% of global businesses comply fully with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

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Standards make us feel good, but accountability keeps us right.

Pack your bags! Astroboffins spot 24 'superhabitable' exoplanets better than Earth at supporting complex life

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Black Helicopters

Yesterday's Discovery

It's nice to know, there actually might be other places throughout the universe that might support life.

Of course this like watching old movies, discovering some great actors, and realizing they've been dead for years.

Not one to be outdone by Microsoft, Apple's cloud fell over too. Unlike Microsoft, it hasn't said what happened

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Re: "Some users were affected"

The dire serious of any outage is whom is affected (starting with you).

Azure is too big for these general summaries to have clarity. It's about as helpful as stating in WWII "some" lives were lost.

With so many cloud services dependent on it, Azure Active Directory has become a single point of failure for Microsoft

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Look away.. baby, look away

But if you ignore this choke point, it's nearly infallible.

(..and onto another day of ignoring)

Tesla to build cars made of batteries and hit $25k price tag about three years down the road

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Just sounds wrong

The article title suggests "a car made of batteries"

Couldn't help thinking, "Like a zeppelin made of hydrogen"

USA still hasn’t figured out details of WeChat ban but promises users won't be punished

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Race to the bottom

America's just too open and freedom friendly to engage in tit for tat.

With every dollar sent overseas to their one-party partner, the monetary lifeblood of freedom slowly drains away.

Funny how international commerce is unscrupulous to such things.

Now more people are clamoring for a socialist system to recoup the lost funding (sigh)

Well played China, well played.

iOS 14 suffers app preference amnesia: Rebooting an iThing resets browser, email client defaults back to Safari, Mail

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Re: It's nice that Apple corrects your mistakes on a reboot.

The iOS 14 codename I believe was "Groundhog Day"

...or maybe it was actually "Azul", which equates to a similar incredulous blue feeling.


In either case, 14.1 should correct their initial mistake to make sure every reboot

starts with a short startup chime of "I got you Babe".

As we stand on the precipice of science fiction into science fact, people say: Hell yeah, I want to augment my eyesight!

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Re: The Six Million Dollar Man

Today's version of the "Six Million Dollar Man" is played by a guy who gets two artificial knees, a couple of aspirin, and must fight off collection agencies because six million dollars still hasn't reached his out-of-pocket deductible.

Net neutrality lives... in Europe, anyway: Top court supports open internet rules, snubs telcos and ISPs

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For a fist full of dollars

I find the necessity to apply network traffic discrimination odd, since the monopolistic providers that be, don't seem to have any issue allowing spam calls to waste precious bandwidth hitting my phone.

TMobile for instance, will block the evil spam callers for a fee. Yet, you'd think prioritizing your internet traffic for common use would require a fee too, if it were to "our" greater benefit.

We may have avoided a national internet tax, but it seems the ISP's seem to have their own "little" fiefdoms of laissez faire regulated toll roads.

'Work is an activity not a place' got tired on LinkedIn about three months ago, but Citrix just based its new logo on the idea

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But that would be silly, the dot would need to be below the "x"

So, the dot went from below the second "i" to above the "x", neither of which is where it ought to go.

For some reason, I look at the dotted "x" and feel like they're overtly declaring their allegiance to House Bolton.

Wow, you guys have so much in common: Oracle hotly tipped to power TikTok’s operations as Microsoft deal rejected

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Locked-in for the win

Now witness the first social media platform that will require a service contract to Tik or Tok.

India makes buying a used cow easier than buying a used car

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At the Cow Dealership...

(Thumping background music)

Bad credit, no credit...Bring in any cruddy, ornery, cantankerous old cow, and we'll give you 5000 rupees toward the purchase of a new cow.

China makes treatment of its 5G vendors an issue to rank with climate change or disarmament

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And at the end of day, we're left with what?

All great position points for U. N. contemplation.

Next up, we await the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's position paper on the importance of democracy.

Shine on you crazy diamond: We don't know who needs to hear it but NASA's explained the weird shape of the Bennu asteroid

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Not fat, just gravity

I wonder if this theory explains why fast food always manages to fall/drip onto your belly?

Northrop Grumman wins $13.3bn contract with US Air Force to kick off Minuteman III ICBM replacement

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Opposite wealth

So basically 13 billion dollars could kill the world's population for about $1.75 per person.

Fortunately, not actually using the product pays everything much more.

Peace is good for renewals.

Classy move: C++ 20 wins final approval in ISO technical ballot, formal publication expected by end of year

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...and that C++ 23 will be better still

I would certainly hope so.

Software is seemingly always one update from better,

until it's not.

Happy birthday to the Nokia 3310: 20 years ago, it seemed like almost everyone owned this legendary mobile

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Small Business Friendly

Somewhere, possibly in a prison near you, a drug dealer waxes nostalgic for these trusty Nokia "business" tools.

Sounds like the black helicopters have come for us. Oh, just another swarm of FAA-approved Amazon delivery drones

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Rabbit Season, no Drone Season

Based on the fact that commercial blimps frequently need repairs for the bullet holes acquired from the wacko's below....

...I guess the Amazon Turkey Shoot is about to begin.

Oracle tells Supremes: Fair use? Pah! There's nothing fair about 'Google's copying'

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Re: Java APIs are a "literary work"?

So when will Programmers deservedly earn their Nobel Prize for Software Literature?

Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president

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Re: Did the desire to hire Arvind Krishna cause IBM to buy Red Hat?

The substance of what they sell is primarily high margin service promises and stagnant stock value.

Products such as hardware based ones, used to be a priority, but the their profitability haven't been profitable enough to justify the stock expectations. They've maintained a growth model of self-consumption until they find something with better margins to sell.

Today the growth model has consumed Ginny. Arvind now gets the privilege of attempting better.

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus... Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft

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Just the tip please

What's the issue with letting Microsoft make a few involuntary hijacks behind the scenes?

I've got better things to do...

Like figuring out how to get this camel out of my tent.

Who's that padding down the chimney? It's Puma, with its weird £80 socks for gamers

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Gramps is a Gamer too

Medial wrap-up grip..

Lateral wrap-up support..

Heel wrap-up stability..

So like, spiffy lookin' diabetic socks?

Space Force is go, go, go! Because we have a child as President of the United States

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Biting the Hand

El Reg - Fair and balanced articles devoid of bias

...and there's free beer tomorrow.

How much cheese does one person need to grate? Mac Pro pricing unveiled

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Not just over-priced rollers

My goodness ...a rackmount option!

I think this breaks one of their rules on avoiding business functionality.

ESA trumpets 'world's first space debris removal' with 4-armed junk botherer

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Paris Hilton

Conventional clean-up is extraordinarily expensive

(Sigh).. Is it too much to ask for frickin' tractor beams already?

Throw me a bone here

Since the FCC won't act, Congress finally moves on robocalls by passing half-decent TRACED Act

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Does this Pudding come with Proof?

"We near unanimously empower an agency to do what we want, but can't force them to do it."

Good job Congress, almost acting relevant again.

Mayday in Moscow as devs will be Russian to Putin mandatory apps on phones, laptops, TVs

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My house, my rules

I wonder how one gets to be recognized as an official "Russian Developer?"

Probably just the programmers, who know the syntax language of Putin++

Xerox: Prepare to say cyan-ara, HP Inc. We're no paper tiger. We're really very serious about that hostile takeover

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We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow

It appears Xerox shareholders are desperate to save their own sinking ship, by leveraging a raid on HP.

All powered on a debt leveraged buyout of inflated stock value. Who needs who?

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

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Nope, never saw this coming

Shhhh (22 year old secret)... IP6 is not backward compatible.

Unfortunately, most content lives on IP4 and will for quite some time.

Google Hangouts I believe can utilize IP6. They belong together.

Moby or not Moby. That is the question: Docker devs debate fate of unloved rebranding

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Moby? Stomped by Obie

Just the rap I'm hearing on this subject.

RIP: First space-walk badass Alexei Leonov, who made it to 85 despite best efforts of Soviet machine

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Just do it

Considering how many times he was exposed to death and disaster, "Seize the day" isn't a bad motto.

Since his spacewalk in 1965, that's over 50 years of essentially, purpose driven bonus time.

What? No way. Apple? Censoring iOS 13 to appease China? Gosh. How shocking. Who'd have thought it?

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Far East Fantasy Riches

Tim Cook is just the latest Lando Calrissian like example to make a deal with the communist Empire.

Just ignore a few "little" troubling things. Your obedience will be rewarded later... right?

HP polishes the redundancy cannon, prepares to fire 16% of workforce

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Leading to greatness

Sell less, employ less.

Of course, this will be offset with a leadership raise regardless of outcome.

How long is a lifetime? If you’re Comcast, it’s until a rival quits a city: ISP 'broke' price promise

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Problem solved, Get the Portal Gun

"There's an infinite number of realities Morty, and only in a few dozen of those, does Comcast keep their promises."

-Cable Rick

IBM cuts ribbon on quantum computing centre wherein a 53-qubit monster lurks

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Re: I for two

Computing with a variable confidence score.

The answer gets more incorrect as you let it run (curse you decoherence).

Mike drop, DXC-ya later! Lawrie immediately ejects as CEO from IT outsourcing giant

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True, DXC currently is the "leading brand" used by other IT vendors to demonstrate how their services perform better.

Equifax is going to make you work for that 125 bucks it owes each of you: Biz sneaks out Friday night rule change

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Black Helicopters

Find something wrong? Equifax has a product for that

Great ...credit monitoring service.

Throw in a future credit "fixing" service and we might have a deal.