* Posts by Gothmog

13 posts • joined 26 Nov 2018

IBM's outgoing boss Rometty awarded $20m+ in 2019 for growing revenue 0.1%


Gina Rometty looks disturbingly like EDI from Mass Effect 3.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: HP Inc rejects Xerox's $36.5bn buyout plan as takeover saga drags on


Re: friendly merger necessary

Are you Donald Trump?

In the E in HPE stands for Eroding revenues... Intel chip shortage, hardware supplies, coronavirus punish IT titan


Re: Still waiting

That's HP Inc. Different company entirely to HPE. Not that HP Inc don't have their own issues of course - mostly Xerox related.

HP Ink: No way, Xerox. We're not accepting your takeover. Well, we'd never say never. Maybe even maybe? Hello, you still there? Please?


New entity called....


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


Re: Forgive my ignorance

However, the machine itself does have the pleasing benefit of looking somewhat like a steampunk victoriana chandelier.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament


Agreed and seconded. There's no IT angle to this article. And... it's biased. Surely as a responsible news site you need to be impartial - or you need to publish it under 'Comment' rather than 'Policy' and make it clear it represents the view of the writer?

PS. I happen to fully agree with your bias from a personal point of view. I'd also have been equally annoyed if the slant had been Pro-Brexit. I expect you to be neutral as a News website and let the commentators commence the flame wars which I'm sure we'll all do.

Jodrell Bank goes full UNESCO while Dundee awaits the decomissioners


Re: crowdfunding

Well, I just donated. Would like to think the publicity from El Reg might lead to a spike in donations...

Another disappointing quarter for Pure Storage as expanded sales team fails to close large deals


Re: Slowing Down

Infosight is absolutely the reason HPE bought Nimble, and the fact it is a pretty decent platform in it's own right is more in the way of a bonus. HPE can't roll Infosight out to their other platforms quick enough, and are pretty open about Infosight being the main reason for the acquisition.

Pure have the Evergreen concept which was absolutely compelling back in the day when no-one else was offering it, but now pretty much everyone else is offering the same it has become less of a factor. Not sure who could actually acquire Pure now and have a sensible reason for doing so (and who could afford it). Fujitsu-Siemens maybe....? HPE - no, DellEMC - no, IBM - no, Cisco - no... the list grows thin.

Europe's home PC buyers reach for their collective smartphone, sigh: We don't need a new desktop. This is a computer, right?


HP Vectra

Me and the Mrs recently had cause to go along to a private hospital. In the reception there was an unattended booth (open door), in which there was a desk, a chair, miscellaneous boxes... all manner of general clutter. And on the desk was a HP Vectra attached to a huge CRT, on which impenetrable data was scrolling. I estimate the Vectra to be at least 20 years old. Leaving aside the issue of security, I was genuinely fascinated to try and understand what the hell it was doing, but we got called for our appointment so didn't have a chance to penetrate their security properly; we went there several times and the booth was always open to anyone to just wander in.

Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled


Re: Ransom

Don't mention this to Norsk Hydro, it's a very Thor point.

Found yet another plastic nostalgia knock-off under the tree? You, sir, need an emulator


Re: CD32

My entire future career as a turn-based strategy/God-game addict was 100% down to the hundreds of hours spent crouched over an Amiga in 1989/1990 playing Populous. When I should have been studying for my degree.

Mystery sign-poster pities the fool who would litter the UK's West Midlands



I always said 'Mom', and indeed to still do to my...er, Mom; and yes, I was brought up in the West Midlands. I was always a little bit confused as to why all these weirdoes down in the South East said Mum, rather than the obviously far superior nomenclature Mom. And now I find out that it's actually a 'thing', and related to being originally from Brum. Why so?

Great Scott! Is nothing sacred? US movie-goers vote Back To The Future as most-wanted reboot


Why not go the whole hog....

....and remake some of those oh-so dated films that could really benefit from extensive CGI and green-screening. And more appropriate actors/actresses too.

The Shawshank Redemption (Adam Sandler and Jamie Foxx)

The Princess Bride (Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Sandra Bullock)

The Godfather (Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Meryl Streep)


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