* Posts by hittitezombie

135 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Feb 2019

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Microsoft to offer unlimited time off for US staff

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How would you notice?

Third-party Twitter apps stopped dead with no explanation from El Musko

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Re: Not Musk

> Twitter had decided that each API call had to be authenticated,

All you need to do is get an auth token and feed that back to the API with every request until the token is about to expire, then renew token. It's not rocket science and not a thing for Twitter to resolve...

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Re: Twitter is a pretty small ‘app’

Tell me you've never met an average Twitter user w/o telling me...

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Re: Twitter is a pretty small ‘app’

The complexity in Twitter code would come from scalability to hundreds of millions of users and making sure those people get their feed within the second someone they follow post a message.

That's no small feat, and Musk is too stupid to understand this.

Going around randomly shutting down server racks works for a while due to redundancy and fault tolerance of the current Twitter design but as he continues to cut people and servers down, Twitter's reliability will get a lot worse.

This is one of the reasons why he's also cutting down on functionality, to spare server capacity.

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Re: Too big to fail?

People have been able to deal with more complicated stuff. All you need to know to use Mastodon is "pick a server and create an account". Accounts are transferrable between servers and even that's quite easy to do.

How Fediverse will solve fake users is an unknown, I expect that to be a problem for a long time, but most people already understand john.wick@google.com and john.wick@yahoo.com can be different people.

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Re: Is this news ?`

> Musk publicly goes on a rampage while transferring debt from Tesla and SpaceX to Twitter.

That's fraud and would end up with a prison sentence.

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Re: Not all broken

Come to Mastodon. It's significantly more civilised and no rich guy can manage to take it over...

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Re: For NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTivated Forces and Alienating Sources

I'm sure my hamster running on top of my keyboard can generate content more coherent and meaningful than the Musky.

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Re: who pays for the API

You can write software to interact with the front web page as if a web user and create as many accounts or content. It's now just a bit harder.

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Re: who pays for the API

Bots were pretty much allowed, and encouraged to create automated content.

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Re: who pays for the API

About 0.01% of the Twitter users create over 90% of the content that actually matters. Super-users tend to use more specific applications to manage their online presence. The API cull basically killed all of these tools.

What will happen is the content creators will eventually show the finger and move onto better platforms, and people will eventually follow. What will be remaining is the 'absolute free speech' far-right American nutters shouting to each other and Trump Social and Parler etc. shows that is not a winning plan since the amount of angry far-right American nutters is even smaller than the super content creators...

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Re: The meltdown continues

Unless you're on the right of Mr. Genghis Khan, it doesn't count.

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Re: When you’re in a hole

Good news! He's got a company for that!

Twitter starts auction to flip the bird, furniture, pizza ovens, gadgets galore

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Re: the neon light might be a good investment

Not sure, what's the market for MySpace tat these days?

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Smells of shit and never stops flowing with more.

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Re: How shit is your grasp of value....

Sales maintenance and governance will cost more than its worth. They could have just junked the lot.

Sysadmin infected bank with 'alien virus' that sucked CPUs dry

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Sometimes the boss also cooperates

Early 2000s I was working on a satellite office of a corporation. We had plenty of lab servers and PCs only used approx 10 mins a day each, each having a particular version of our software being tested.

So, Me and my boss ran Seti@Home on all servers and workstations overnight. No one cared about heating/electricity costs. We ranked up rapidly in the UK lists at least, definitely into the first 100, but we didn't expend it to the whole company... I even had an SSI cluster of Seti@Home at some point, the PCs would reboot to the CD overnight and at 8AM they would reboot back to WinNT / Win2k / Linux.

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Re: SETI go home

Your config must have been weird, Seti@Home only kicked in when the CPUs were idle, so if your simulator was running then the Seti would have been throttled down to zero.

Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO: Help us pick his replacement

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Re: “After that, I will just run the software & servers teams."

Getting the blame, instead of Musk is one of the job descriptions.

IBM and Maersk to shut down TradeLens supply chain platform

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Re: Third wheel

None of that is fixed by a blockchain. All you need is one big player to control the whole process, and that was what Maersk and IBM were going for. No wonder everyone else said 'naaah thxbye!'

There's no place like GNOME: Project hits 25, going on 43

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Re: Gnomes true purpose

de Icaza. FUD against KDE, creates GNOME. Then creates Mono. Prefers a Mac for a desktop. I have no words...

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Re: JavaScript?

I get you, but consider this.

At least it's not Mono.

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Vote for KDE. I have been using it over 20y now.

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Re: Plus ca change - lentement

Latest version of GTK will tidy up the UI significantly.

You'll be allowed one button on the whole screen, one mouse button that works, and if you click on it it will tell you not to do it again.

And then the GNOME project will have had achieved their usability target.

BOFH: Where do you think you are going with that toner cartridge?

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Re: HP Laserjet 5

No more. They abandoned it, Matthew Sweet resigned and finally Apple gave all of the development work back to him. Now, finally, they're doing some great development work once more.

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Can I join in?

I have some fancy HP printer cartridge right in my hands.

When the expert speaker at an NFT tech panel goes rogue

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Grifters all the way down

All these years I have not seen a single problem that required blockchain as a solution, apart from how to scam gullibles.

Blockchain powered stock market rebuild started in 2017 delayed again

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Re: CHESS replacement delay

Interviewer: "We see that there's a gap in your CV for three years, can you explain this?"

Programmer: "I was.. I was.... I WAS IN PRISON! Yes! I definitely wasn't working on a blockchain project, no no no, whoever saw me committing code to that repository is a liar and I'm ready to protect my honour to the death!"

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Still looking for a problem to solve?

Looks like blockchain shills are still trying to find a single problem that they can solve, apart from money laundering and Ponzi schemes...

Good luck to them!

SAP continues to support Russian customers

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No worries

I am already seeing various ways of punching through these sanctions. Legal minds are busy at work.

One thing I've noticed is increasing count of UK subsidies so the contracts can be shifted.

Former Oracle execs warn that Big Red's auditing process is also a 'sales enablement tool'

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Re: Everyone knew this

> you have to pay at that point if you were stupid enough to download/install a version you didn't have a license for.

The lack of DBAs with a clue contributed to this. Your DB is running slow, the 'DBA' googles, and runs AWR report. Bang, now you're liable for a pair of licenses for diagnostic and tuning packs per CPU which are not exactly cheap.

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Re: I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

> Oracle DB (or at least our DBAs) still insist on using X being available for the installer.

Your DBA needs to read the installation manual. Silent install w/o X being available is a thing for decades. You might require the libraries but not have it running.

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Oracle as the to-go big DB supplier is over. The ease of management and paying for a cloud DBs is winning.

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Hello Captain Hindsight!

Tell us something we don't know already.

Munich mk2? Germany's Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

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> The Register contacted Microsoft for its take on the plans and will update should the Windows maker respond.

The MS is busy bribing the officials so the reply might be a bit delayed.

31-year-old piece of hardware not working very well: Hubble telescope back in safe mode over 'synchronization issues'

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Re: Don't forget Voyager

Also commercial aircraft fly much more often than military aircraft and accumulate a lot more flying hours, leave alone the number of landings.

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That was 50 years ago, it's not the same company anymore.

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Re: It’s going to L2?

Optical scopes are OK with QRM, as long as no one is pointing a laser pointer to it.

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Re: "servicing the HST is no longer viable"...

Perfect for 5th of November.

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Re: "servicing the HST is no longer viable"...

For the price of the maintenance trips we could have built a new Hubble each time and launch it with a cheaper launch vehicle.A Three-letter-agency gifted NASA a bunch of mirrors perfectly sized for a Hubble and Hubble itself (size and build details) comes from NRO's optical earth observation satellites.

James Webb telescope is not a replacement for Hubble, wrong frequency and will not live as long as Hubble.

30 years of Linux: OS was successful because of how it was licensed, says Red Hat

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Re: Linux on the desktop

Not sure what your apps are butt I'm 100% on Linux desktop and very rarely have had issues.

OK, I don't use iTunes but then I don't use Apple products either so its a win-win.

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Re: Linux on the desktop

Will they finally deliver on "One app, one screen, one button to click and that's it" promise? I hope so!

Google's newest cloud region taken out by 'transient voltage' that rebooted network kit

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Re: Harden the F up

New Zealand, on the other hand...

Just watch Black Sheep.

Scalpel! Superglue! This mouse won't fix its own ball

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Shit, flashbacks to mouse cleaning days..

Actually it hasn't gone fully away since I'm a trackball user but LED+motion sensors made the cleaning a much easier thing.

Subcontractors working on CityFibre's £45m Derby rollout threaten to 'rip up tarmac' in dispute over payments

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"You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons."

Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

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Good riddance but the sentence should have been longer.

Engineers' Laurel and Hardy moment caused British Airways 787 to take an accidental knee

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RTFA: "The 787, G-ZBJB, was scheduled to operate a cargo flight on 18 June."...

Twitter U-turns after conferring society's highest honor – a blue check mark – on very obvious bot accounts

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Re: World Bollard Association

This is truly a crime.

I was fired for telling ICO of Serco track and trace data breach, claims sacked worker

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Re: Jackpotcomics Ltd to work on Serco’s national NHS Test and Trace scheme

It is very much legal.

See File on 4 expose here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57021128

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Re: A stench more pungent than the odour of any stink bomb a comics shop might sell

Good luck getting the director registered in Philippines sued.

Interestingly mods here blocked my comment about the same tax dodge being used elsewhere for NHS.

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