* Posts by ghp

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When red flags are just office decoration: Edinburgh Uni's Oracle IT disaster

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Re: Good software is invisible.

But that sounds like "made for measure", how oldskool. Is it still done, nowadays?

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Well, if that is all the justification they needed, no wonder. We run a starship, so we'll boldly go ...

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Can someone tell me why a university or town council would choose an ERP for its administration?

Cutting kids off from the dark web – the solution can only ever be social

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Who needs the dark web when you can watch Gaza, or earlier Ukraine, on TV or clear web? Found anything that beats those via Tor?

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Re: The law is not everything

The proportions have changed drastically recently, with the "deepnudes" which are criminal offences and "en vogue" with, but not only, the kids.

Israel to plow $3.2B into $25B Intel fab project

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Re: The rhetoric of the wife beater rings loudly

Are you writing this fiction yourself or do you have a ChatGPT account? I do hope your "we" is pluralis majestatis, lest I'd feel insulted, your Highness! You're certainly high on something. Horse, perhaps?

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Re: The rhetoric of the wife beater rings loudly

"It's beyond dispute that Russia appears to be doing the former". If "the former" == "to protect non-combatants", then my dispute-range is larger than yours and you have different sources of information than I do.

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Earth System Governance? But I don't see the relation.

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"about 12 miles from the Gaza border". So what, almost 20km? That's enough for Intel not to be bothered by what's happening inside that border?

New York Times sues OpenAI, Microsoft over 'millions of articles' used to train ChatGPT

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"Sue is so proper" (c. The Telegraph cryptic crosswords 8, no.59, 10 across)

Iranian cyberspies target US defense orgs with a brand new backdoor

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It says clearly "$550,000 rubles in cryptocurrency".

Meta sued by privacy group over pay up or click OK model

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Why y'all picking on little faecesbook? Ain't goegel just as bad? Check this here page's references to doubleclick. Why do all website designers add links to G,FB, Twatter and consorts on every page? Someone holding a gun to their head? Or because their readers wouldn't pay otherwise?

Beijing slaps Foxconn with a tax audit

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"Google also announced it will make its Pixel 8 handsets in India"

Its workforce will be able to make a low microloan repayment installment, monthly.

Largest local government body in Europe goes under amid Oracle disaster

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new book

Next from O'REALLY: Oracle Fusion, how to run the largest local authority in Europe into the ground.

There's no such thing as bad publicity, eh? Never knew a bigger leech when I saw them busy at EU headquarters. My job was immediately finished when I opened my big mouth.

Meteorite is 4.6 billion years old and still rocking the solar system dating scene

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Re: I love science!

It was wonderful until "our life's creation and evolution", no?

Moscow makes a mess on the Moon as Luna 25 probe misses orbit, lands with a thud

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'T was probably a ukranian drone that intercepted Lunar XXV. Of course, the ukranians won't admit this.

Asahi Linux developer warns the one true way is Wayland

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Re: Nope

I thought that was Wayland - systemd's version of X11 - as the name ends in "d".

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Re: Nope

Let me say it: it's a disaster when developing client-server applications.

Europol warns ChatGPT already helping folks commit crimes

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Re: s/ChatGPT/Librarys/g

Found the bootnote rather insulting until I read your title.

Virgin Orbit doesn't

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They combined a renowned snuffware company (see bottom right of the virgin orbit carrier plane path, link below) and a Boing 747 to make a Brexit. What did they expect?

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/006A/production/_127560100_virgin_orbit_rocket_launch_path_map_640-nc.png.webp

SystemRescue 9.06 is here with the shiny new Xfce 4.18

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Re: dd

Windows is much harder to install than Linux. I recently had to install W, and failed to create an installation medium, since I only had Linux systems running. Only when I found a running W, I managed to create an installation medium. FYI: I am not new to IT.

World's richest man posts memes as $44b Twitter acquisition veers off course

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Re: I'm shocked...

There's rumour that Bezos wants to distribute all his wealth to charity. Treating his workforce fairly is furthest of his mind.

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I'm quite sure his tongue is lodged in some other of his body's parts.

OpenPrinting keeps old printers working – even on Windows

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Re: My God break down and buy a new printer...

They're quite expensive when compared to the price of a printer you have.

Elon Musk shows what being Chief Twit is all about across weird weekend

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Even Melon calling himself "Chief Twit" is "a" letter shy of the truth.

No, I will not pay the bill. Why? Because we pay you to fix things, not break them

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We have the 1st november as a holy day: All Saints. "halloween" is the evening before, the holy evening, imported from the (less and less) USA. Just as we imported "santa claus" for Christmas, since the cowboys couldn't keep Sint Nicolaos' feast from the 6th of december apart from Xmas. With Sint Niklaas our children get presents as he would have resuccitated three kids that were butchered. But that was a secret known only in France and the low countries.

20 years on, physicists are still figuring out anomaly in proton experiment

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Sorry for misspelling, haven't been to Britain since it drifted further away from Europe. I was referring to the one along which there was/is a well-known brewery, if I could only remember the name.

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But it is, although very slowly, since they hop from one atom to the next, slower than a slug IIRC, aa bit like the river Ouze.

China dumps dud chips on Russia, Moscow media moans

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Plenty of good chips inside those iranian drones! Why not take those before launch? Otherwise they'll explode and be of no use to anyone!

Removing an obsolete AMD fix makes Linux kernel 6 quicker

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Let me get this straight: doing nothing on an AMD will now be faster?

I applied the patch to 5.19.11 kernel and built it before and after (using 8 of the 16 available "processors"). Time reported a very small improvement which I didn't notice.

Perhaps this was meant to be an october's foolsday joke?

Please react the way young Linus would have done and show me the error of my ways.

PS. I've got nothing but AMD in the house, be it lap-, desk- or over the top.

Boeing wants autonomous flying cabs in US airspace by 2030

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How hard can it be to learn not to pull back if you want to go up?

Flightgear has a number of boeings (boo-ings?), I'll give them a try to see if they replicated that property.

Solana, Phantom blame Slope after millions in crypto-coins stolen from 8,000 wallets

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These people were trusting their mobiles to handle their finances??

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

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Re: Next level

Probably the people working for that company were older than the company. I guess.

Version 251 of systemd coming soon to a Linux distro near you

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Re: "you can expect it to feature in the next version of your preferred distro."

Keep Belgium out of your f*cking mouth!

Beware the fury of a database developer torn from tables and SQL

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Re: Oops

I'm not getting this one. Mind explaining?

Repairability champ Framework's modular laptop gets a speed boost

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Re: The machines have 13.5-inch (8.89cm) screens

Computer that got me started in IT had a screen that size, 8 x 32 characters, two cassette readers (one spool cassettes), a keyboard, coax connector and a whopping 8k of which 4k was usable. Rara?

Infusion of $3.5bn not enough to revive Terra's 'stablecoin'

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That's the trouble with English. Apart from stablecoins, there are also stabledoors, which don't need closing once the horse has bolted. If a door was stable, it would be hard to open in the first place.

AI helps scientists design novel plastic-eating enzyme

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alchohol?

Of which you already hhad one too many?

Elon Musk set to buy Twitter in $44b deal, promises stuff

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Now all twats will be able to call each other pedo freely.

Kaspersky cracks Yanluowang ransomware, offers free decryptor

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Re: As Kaspersky has been deemed persona non grata in the USA

Compared to what was before him, Biden's mind is rock solid.

China's top e-tailer sends sacked staff a 'graduation certificate'

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What a heartless way to go about sacking people. They should've used video, as P&O did.

Hackers remotely start, unlock Honda Civics with $300 tech

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They may be types of ARM processors, the M3 being more "expensive" and capable.

Huawei UK board members resign over silence on Ukraine invasion

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Re: Thank you for your service. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

But I was wrong singling out the Brits! Search the French, Belgian, German ex prime-ministers or Bundeskanzler here: http://www.eforum21.com/2022/02/western-elites-are-selling-out-our.html

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Re: Must be quite a sight, these "Sirs" kowtowing to the chinese.

Thanks for correctly understanding what I meant. Sometimes I don't care about the un-sensible readers.

We have a saying: "a good understander needs but half a word", "een goed verstaander heeft maar een half woord nodig".

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Re: Thank you for your service. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Must be quite a sight, these "Sirs" kowtowing to the chinese.

UK science stuck in 'holding pattern' on EU funding by Brexit, says minister

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Re: One sub postmaster's story

Thanks, @Lars, but I'd already translated the Flemish version, and it's the same in all the EU, whatever Justthefarts may say.

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Re: One sub postmaster's story

You were wondering if I was a troll, while you're not afraid of writing lies, based on facts you get from your "tame German". And I doubt even that, since I had nothing but alsatians for forty years, and they are smarter than that.

"Fußgänger haben mit und ohne Fußgängerüberweg Vorrang gegenüber aus dem Kreisverkehr ausfahrenden Fahrzeugen.". Also: https://www.stvo2go.de/kreisverkehr-fussgaengerueberweg/

"Justthefacts", eh? TBH with the H from "high".

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Re: "Where does it say that's happening?"

Perhaps Google doesn't bother with the law of a specific country?

I quote from our "road code" (https://wegcode.be/wetteksten/secties/kb/wegcode/177-art19):

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Artikel 19. Richtingverandering

Het verlaten van een rotonde is een richtingsverandering waarbij de richtingaanwijzers wel gebruikt moeten worden.

19.5. De bestuurder die van richting verandert moet voorrang verlenen aan de voetgangers die de rijbaan oversteken die hij gaat oprijden.".

I try to translate.

Article 19. Changing direction.

Leaving a roundabout is a change of direction where indicators need to be used.

19.5. A driver changing direction has to give right of way to pedestrians crossing the road he intends to take".

Did you know that you are part of the larger group? 80% of drivers with a driver's license fail in a road code test.

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Re: "Where does it say that's happening?"

My first reaction was "that will depend on the size of the placards", but then I realized that in Poland, an the other countries he drove through before getting to Perfidious Albion, when you leave a roundabout (magic ones excepted), pedestrians have right of way.

Hardware boffin starts work on simulation of an entire IBM S/360 Model 50 mainframe

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Re: BRings back memories...

42311 disk drives ???

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