* Posts by Jay Lenovo

425 posts • joined 26 Jan 2018


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

Jay Lenovo

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

Jay Lenovo

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

Jay Lenovo

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

Jay Lenovo
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

Jay Lenovo

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

Jay Lenovo

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.

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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

Jay Lenovo

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

Jay Lenovo

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

Jay Lenovo
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.

Microsoft takes ExpressRoute to orbit to sling Azure services at backwaters via satellite

Jay Lenovo

Up-time is relative here

Just the start of the new "Oort" cloud computing model.

Big bang theory: Was mystery explosion over New York caused by a meteor? Dunno. By a military jet? Maybe...

Jay Lenovo

There can be only one

My goodness, how fortunate! You've stumbled upon the "Highlander of Beanz"

...or at least the "Thunderdome" of cans.

Jay Lenovo

NY Fees

The path seems to follow the New York Turnpike.

Maybe the object was just trying to avoid tolls?

Enjoy the holiday weekend, America? Well-rested? Good. Supermicro server boards can be remotely hijacked

Jay Lenovo

You see! Oh.. it wasn't that

Darn it, I thought we'd finally found the work of those Chinese spy chips.

No it's not Russell Brand's new cult, it's Microsoft's Office crew rolling out their Save Experience

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Rube Goldberg UI

Be sure to budget another hour explaining to each user "How to save a document".

It's difficult enough trying to help them find their content in the mish-mash of O365 repositories(Teams, Sharepoint, Onedrive, etc)

Uncle Sam is asking Americans if they could refrain from slapping guns on their drones

Jay Lenovo

Re: Confused...

Drones alone are flying, sharp, and often heavy projectiles.

The crazies have already been empowered.

US soldier cleared of taking armoured vehicle out for joyride – because he's insane, court says

Jay Lenovo

Tweeting on a casual rampage

Makes you wonder about the mental health of people addicted to posting on Twitter... not that anyone comes to mind.

Sueball claims Tesla solar panels are so effective, they started fires at Walmart stores

Jay Lenovo

Solar Panel game of Jarts

Mostly safe, just keep a green fire extinguisher ready.

Now you see them... IBM made over 800 UK jobs vanish in 2018 despite improving fortunes

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Bleed 'em dry

IBM loves the UK, just not employing them.

But don't let that dissuade you from spending. Other, cheaper, countries need the work.

Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

Jay Lenovo

Un-Hollie Contract

Sometimes... All I need is the air that I breathe,

...and to renew my subscription.

An Army Watchkeeper drone tried to land. Then meatbags took over from the computers

Jay Lenovo

Friendly Fubar's

Awe..Game over

-Army pops another quarter (billion) into the machine

Alexa, can you tell me how many Chinese kids were forced into working nights to build this unit?

Jay Lenovo
Black Helicopters

Earning your Degree

Who needs all this bureaucracy? Let international trade go free and unfettered (sarcasm)

Once imports cross the border, their origins are baptized in blissful goodness.

As many as 100,000 IBM staff axed in recent years as Big Blue battles to reinvent itself from IT's 'old fuddy duddy'

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Thumb Down

The longer you stay, the sooner you'll go

Another day at the IBM employment death camp.

Use'em, abuse'em, and train your replacement.

If you could forget the $125 from Equifax and just take the free credit monitoring, that would be great – FTC

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Making it Better'er

"I'll settle your stupid and top it with our own."

* Overheard at FTC/Equifax settlement negotiations

Google becomes third major cloud vendor to tie the knot with VMware

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Oh yeah, I guess this is profitable too.

Google finally wakes-up and gets in the game.

One of the things you can do, when your development of a censored Chinese search engine is abandoned in June.

Google pays out $13m to make Wi-Spy scandal go away: Bung goes to peeps and privacy orgs

Jay Lenovo
Black Helicopters

For every roach you see...

There never seems to be enough pesticide to keep Google out your private business.

Or at least, I wouldn't rely on any type that takes 9 years to work.

You'll never guess what US mad lads Throwflame have strapped to a drone (clue: it does exactly what it says on the tin)

Jay Lenovo

Re: "clear debris from power lines"

Keep in mind, it was catching debris(trees) on fire that caused the great Northeast Power Outage of 2003 (US).

I can't recall the utility companies ever choosing to "burn" things away from their wires.

Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

Jay Lenovo

Fast, Cheap, Good

Doctors use a scalpel, barbarians use a sword.

Choose a tool befitting of your skill level.

Of course for programmers, that should mainly apply to the "other guy".

Microsoft adds Internet Explorer mode to Chromium Edge, announces roadmap

Jay Lenovo

Re: Forcing Microsoft to fix application?

The wise man built his house upon web standards

The foolish man built his house upon MSIE

...And the rain came tumbling down

50 years ago today Apollo 11 slipped the surly bonds of Earth to put peeps on the Moon

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Thumb Up

Re: Back when men were men...

Safety very much was a focused concern. Placing the first dead men on the moon wasn't going to cut it.

There's a calculated bravery when you are the first to believe you can make metal boats float in water, planes rise above air, or have spaceships land on the moon with parts purchased from the lowest bidder.

Scientist, war hero and gay icon Alan Turing is new face of the £50 note

Jay Lenovo

Re: Disappointed with the headline

Alan Turing desired to be a gay martyr as much as Anne Frank wanted to be known as a holocaust number.

Neither, I imagine would have wanted that end to be a climax of accomplishment.

That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well

Jay Lenovo

Re: containing 32,728 particles

A universe not based on a power of 2?

The missing 40 must have been reserved for chaos theory.

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?

Jay Lenovo

New Wisdom Cometh

As part of their first contribution to the "linux distos" list, Microsoft will point out that the the Linux Core is missing an Azure dependent activation code.

Stop us if you've heard this one: US government staff wildly oblivious to basic computer, info security safeguards

Jay Lenovo

Usually the opposite party in power will raise a fire to fix these issues.

But unfortunately neither do it well and the ownership of the issues is largely a collective blame.

Bill G on Microsoft's biggest blunder... Was it Bing, Internet Explorer, Vista, the antitrust row?

Jay Lenovo

Too many heads in the trough

Windows Phone was the first indicator (at least to Bill) that maybe his leadership was getting hopelessly out of touch with customer demand.

It's hard in a large mega company to be innovative, without tripping on the tail of everything and everyone you've been dragging along all those years.

Between Microsoft and the independent phone vendors, the overall mobile solution never seemed to be on the same page for very long..

10 PRINT Memorial in New Hampshire marks the birthplace of BASIC

Jay Lenovo

Re: Today

Why code better, when so-so coding can still be accommodated by hardware "stretchy pants".

Programming is less of an art now than a commodity.

Delicious irony: Hacked medical debt collector AMCA files for bankruptcy protection from debt collectors

Jay Lenovo

Let's call it all even

AMCA: I"m calling about a personal business matter

Debtor: Hmm... Is this regarding the personal information leak for which I should be monetarily compensated?

AMCA: (call drops)



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