* Posts by cpm86

16 posts • joined 25 Mar 2019

Document? Library? A new kind of component? Microsoft had a hard time explaining what its Fluid Framework is


Re: Question

My first thought exactly. Google Wave was really neat but nobody ever found a use for it. The SQL Server Edge stuff also revealed by MS looks strangely similar to what Sybase were trying to do with SQL Anywhere not so many years ago.

Coronavirus lockdown forces UK retailers to shut 382 million square feet of floor space


Re: Next? The Mall Owners go bust


Mr Arnold Hagenbach and Mr Dale (Arndale) and their builder Mr Keith Joseph and their architect Mr. Poulson pretty much expected Local Authorities to give them the land in return for regeneration. If one Local Authority wouldn't play ball there was always another just down the road. Mr Stakis had pretty much the same approach builing hotels at the same time and it worked well.

Trello! It is me... you locked the door? User warns of single sign-on risk after barring self from own account


Cloud data is wispy

Yes, cloud is great for flexing capacity or, at a personal level, giving access to devices and friends, but local sync and then proper backup is your friend - rclone, gyb and lots of automated scripts followed by veeam, restic, borg.....

Facebook tells US tax bods: Swear to God, we were only worth $6.5bn in 2010 because we were menaced by... MySpace and smartphones


Complimentary or complementary?

I like the idea of Facebook being a "complimentary offer" to Myspace. Something along the lines of "you look fantastic darling" perhaps?

Don't Flip out or anything, but the 'flexible glass display' on Samsung's latest pholdable doesn't behave like glass


Re: inevitable byproduct of encounters with keys and coins

Perhaps best to avoid hardened woodscrews and capping nails in the same pocket then.

Windows Terminal and Azure Data Studio both get a tickle from the Microsoft update fairy


A fair point but I read this not as WSL possibly becoming independent of Windows, but rather, just of the Windows release cycle/schedule.

Yes, WSL without Windows would just be, well Linux. Maybe it could be called something like Xenix?

Fed-up air safety bods ban A350 pilots from enjoying cockpit coffees


Yes, same question.

Because Monday mornings just aren't annoying enough: Google Drive takes a dive and knocks out G Suite


Re: Hands up...

Rclone is good for drive backup and gyb for gmail. A cron shell script and you sure feel more comfortable about not losing all that consumer or workgroup cloudy stuff.


The $4.3bn trial of the century is over! Now we wait for judgment


El Reg's coverage of this has been fantastic.

Astounding will have been the UK taxes paid by the City lawyers for their well deserved fee income.

The role of UK financial institutions in contributing to our economy is well recognised. We also have a world class legal system in the City that day in, day out settles arguments across the world and pays for much of our public spending.

( Declaration - I am not a lawyer or involved in such matters except for having paid vast sums to such City practitioners in the past.)

Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia


Just a ploy

Just looks like Apple are taking a position so they can access the IP cheap if it turns out useful. Drag the Case out for a while and get a free licence to settle. Only one of Apple's points needs to be slghtly arguable to hold that nuisance position.

Yes, I've been swotting up on court evidence in advance, says Autonomy founder Mike Lynch


Yes, of course. A witness would expect to have access to the daily transcript and the trial bundle*. Coaching would be a different thing, as would contact with lawyers or others associated with the case whilst sworn in as a witness and it may be the cross examining barrister was hinting at this latter to make the witness uncomfortable.

* Enough documents to sink an aircraft carrier in this case.

Medway Council reforms eforms to stop blurting out residents' details


Yes, that new picture looks more Medwayish.


It is a long time since I lived in Kent but is the Maidstone Archbishops Palace in Medway Council's area? It may be on the Medway or Len rivers where they meet. but that would still have been Maidstone Borough Council in my time.

Nice picture of it though. I should have had a look round when I was there rather than driving by on the Hastings Road behind it.

A real head-scratcher: Tech support called in because emails 'aren't showing timestamps'


Re: Justifiable tree homicide

Maybe Silvicide for many trees?

The tech lawsuit of the year: HPE v Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain


Re: Is this going to be a jury trial?

With a case on this scale they will put a sharp judge on it. There are some very good ones - and some others.

At the Court of Appeal the costs are much lower because you are usually arguing a few very narrow points raised by the judgement in the lower court. Quite interesting to a logical IT mind.

Those three judges will be very sharp though things are much less formal -Lord Justices sitting casually without ties or wigs, lolling in chairs with tea towels drying on the bookshelves beside them.

AC because been there, done that, paid the lawyers but certainly a life experience.


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