* Posts by hittitezombie

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Red Hat middleware takes a back seat in strategic shuffle

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Re: Still sad about this

IBM cannot look stuffy and old, over 50? You are history.

Microsoft dusts off ancient MS-DOS 4.0 code for release on GitHub

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MIT license they used is extremely liberal and more flexible than the GPL one.

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Re: Dos Versions that were significant or useful

4OS2 was fantastic.

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Re: Dos Versions that were significant or useful

3.1 and 3.2 were definitely useful, and were used by this particular PFY in his middle-school years...

Musk moves Tesla's goalposts, investors happily move shares higher

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Did he forgot to mention AI for the buzzword bingo?

Fancy building a replacement for Post Office's disastrous Horizon system?

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Re: EPOS - not Tesco

Royal Mail indeed charged me £5 to receive a legit stamp that was bought from a Post Office.

My complaints ended up nowhere.

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Re: EPOS

Was a SAP project ever delivered on time or on budget?!?

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Re: EPOS

It's not that hard to do such customizations on a proper EPOS system. Modularity has always been the game.

How to run an LLM on your PC, not in the cloud, in less than 10 minutes

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Re: ... and ...

Running it on a 10y old Dell with an incompatible GPU. It's not fast, prompt rates are like talking to a not-very-intelligent person but it's OKish.

Also found that it lies to me very easily. Simply makes shit up.

Linux for older phones postmarketOS changes its init system

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Needed like a STD.

Who did Poettering fuck this time to get this?

What a mess.

'We had to educate Oracle about our contract,' CIO says after Big Red audit

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Re: Audit checks

Even if you install the cheapest Oracle SE, if you run an AWR report suddenly you have to pay for additional packs which come per cpu core.

The biggest problem I have had in the past is ignorant DBAs. If something is bundled in, waiting for you to use, it doesn't mean that your license covers it. AWR reports and partitioning are two very simple examples of this.

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At this point in 2024 if you haven't already migrated into an Open JDK implementation *cough*like OpenJDK *cough*, you deserve what you're about to get from Oracle.

Drowning in code: The ever-growing problem of ever-growing codebases

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Re: 10ms

Once you're past 200ms, you start experiencing 'slowness in response'. That' s why you want the response time as close to 100ms as possible.

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Re: Spot on.

One estimate for cost of the A4 progarmme compared it to the Manhattan project, and all they got out of it was an untargettable mess which wasn't even good at delivering (conventional) bombs. For the cost of a rocket, they could have built a fighter plane.

Just attempting to bomb Belgium (Antwerp - 1,610 - rockets), they could have made a difference in defending the country and slow down the bombers, but hey, von Braun got to fire some rockets!

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Re: Remember 'The Last One'?

I don't have to write a bare-bone OS to make a successful 'problem solving contribution'. Most of the problems don't require this, and a bunch of copy-pasta can fix the problem and be good enough.

Most of the code is written for a once-only requirement, with minimum re-usability, and that's quite OK. I keep writing 100-200 line Python programs that fixes my problems, and which then get forgotten quickly.

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Re: Remember 'The Last One'?

The MPs are played by the big companies via lobbying. It's not a conspiracy, it's the way big companies work and maintain their dominancy.

X's 2024 plans include peer-to-peer payments in app push

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Insert poop emoji

It's ok, there's a way to automate that.

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The Space Karen is the last person I would trust with a £1 coin.

NASA engineers scratch heads as Voyager 1 starts spouting cosmic gibberish

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Re: Have they tried

Have you migrated it to another K8 node?

Branson's wallet snaps shut for Virgin Galactic

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You might as well spend a bit more and book a flight on one of Space Karen's equipment, and actually get to orbit.

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No profit in the future

Flying to space for a fun ride isn't something that's profitable.

They need to figure out how they can actually use this for something meaningful. So far this has been the equivalent of barnstorming flights of the very early aviation and the interest won't last long, especially when Space Karen offers actual flights to space station or the orbit.

The beardie and his company need to find their niche first.

Tech renders iconic rockers Kiss genuinely immortal

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There are a lot of real young musicians, but they are not only competing against their age group, they are also competing against a bunch of very famous and rich 70-year old grandpas who have cornered their own market for a long, long time.

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Re: Immortality until...

BBC Domesday project says hello.

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Age does not matter in 2025s!

Judas Priest just dropped a new video a couple of days ago - they're going since mid-1970s too!

As I commented upon watching the video, the grandpas have escaped from the retirement home for the last time!

Seriously, when Iron Maiden had hit their first 10th year anniversary I was thinking "wow, that's a long time for a band". They're still around, still headlining. This is not right. Where are the new bands we need, more importantly, the young need? They shouldn't have to identify with some 70 year old grandpas...

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Money for nothing

Do the world really need a digital Kiss?

DevTernity conference collapses amid claims women speakers were faked

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Re: What for?

~$600 per seat, discounted to ~$300 isn't very cheap. If you have zero budget for your FOSS event, you're not going to shell that out either.

I have a friend who spent a good amount of her time in academy organising conferences where the school would pay for the seat & the travel costs, and you'd just have to turn up and present a paper. It serves just as you mentioned, 100 people sleep, 10 people pay attention, 1 person hi-jacks the question to talk about their own work, and 111 people spend the time in the bar talking to each other.

Datacenter architect creates bonkers designs to illustrate the craft, and quirks, of building bit barns

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Is it 1st of April down under, already?

Hardware hacker: Walling off China from RISC-V ain't such a great idea, Mr President

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Re: So is it 'open' or mot?

The thing is, rest of the world will move on eventually. With Americans, or without. The US of A is a big market now, but compared to what India and China has to offer as their people get richer, it could be a small niche 'protected' market or can try to be a part of it.

The UK is learning that hard lesson fast thanks to Brexshit.

Revamped Raspberry Pi OS boasts Wayland desktop and improved imager tool

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Moved all of my 1B and 2Bs across to Bookworm w/o a problem and w/o requiring a new installation, also had it on Zero 2W w/o a problem.

My only Pi4 runs Ubuntu, and Pi5 only arrived today, so haven't decided how I'm going to use the new hardware, yet.

It's been 25 years since NASA astronaut John Glenn's geriatric jaunt around Earth

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I'm happy to send Trump into space, and have an accident in his space suit.

Where do people feel most at risk of being pwned? The pub

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Re: Kindle

"as far as you are aware", yes.

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Re: Leading questions or a fair and balanced enquiry?

It might be an advertisement, but being an ad doesn't make it completely wrong.

Always use a VPN when using a network you don't own or trust, and never trust a public network, with or without a password. This is just common sense lacking from most of people outside El Reg's readers circle.

X looks back at year of so-called 'engineering excellence' under Musk

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Re: Banking, dating, video chat

Trusting your whole banking details and finances to an app where malicious trolls and bots are rampant is a good idea. What can go wrong?

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Re: He's hopeful

Well, Trump did the same and managed to become a president somehow.

Space Karen has bigger ideas, like being the Prophet Emperor King of Mars.

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Re: I'll give the engineers a pat

You also have to honour the fascist techbros who love working with an actual Nazi.

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Going the way of Dodo bird

Who remembers Myspace?

Ahh, it will be a good day when they finally go bankrupt and disappear to irrelevance.

Russia hustles to fill impending void left by the ISS

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I don't believe all of the Soyuz launches they had are from 1990s, they can build the same stuff again and again, but that's not good enough.

Designing any new launcher with better workload capacity appears to be not feasible. Angara rocket tests aren't going great and the pace of the tests are glacial.

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Re: Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a project to build an Orbital Station

So are Ukrainian tractors, but somehow they managed to beat Russian tanks.

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Air leaks will be a feature

They can't even build a Soyuz that won't leak, and they have been building those since 1960s, I have zero confidence they will be able to do any new main modules.

Lost know-how is lost forever and they don't have the budget to experiment and re-learn.

Infosys co-founder calls for youth to work 70-hour weeks

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You would be surpised but hey, we know Tories are cnuts.

Yes, they are planning to remove the EU Working Time Directive. The UK already had an opt out which is widely abused in the IT sector, and now they are planning to scratch it completely.

As far as these people are concerned, it's not real work if it's not 80h/week in a workhouse with no real earnings.

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Re: Let's put it that way....

> and if reading ElReg is not part of your job you got the wrong job.

Especially reading the BOFH every Friday must be a part of your role description.

Larry Ale-ison institute invests in Oxford pub linked to Tolkien, CS Lewis

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Re: Licensing authorities should regularly inspect it

Licensing terms and audits might be very different compared to what Licensing Authorities are used to.

Biotech exec sentenced to eight years for COVID-19 testing finger-stick fraud

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Finally

It's nice to read a heartwarming good outcome story on a rainy and cold Friday morning!

First Brexit, now X-it: Musk 'considering' pulling platform from EU over probe

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Don't threaten me with a good time, Space Karen.

X marks the bot: Musk thinks spammers won't pay $1 a year

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Re: Failure inherent to the idea

More a ruse to get your credit card details for further usage.

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He's really bad at this

Why does he have to prove again and again, what a fucking stupid businessman he is?

Cisco zero-day bug allows router hijacking and is being actively exploited

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Sigh...

What kind of idiot runs a Cisco with a public facing management web front-end?

VR headsets to shift 30 million units a year by 2027, vastly behind wearables

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Re: Gimme what they're smoking!

You can't get cheaper than a Google Cardboard, and that was a flop too.

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So 30 million vs 2.9 BILLION Facebook users?

Looks like the word Meta is a metaphor for failure.

We'd pay good money to see... oh dear, Elon Musk 'needs an MRI scan'

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That's the lamest excuse for a drug addiction I've seen

The "context" is that Musk "hurt his back sumo wrestling on his bday years ago and has been in chronic pain since."

Yeah, right.

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