* Posts by Hooky

11 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jul 2019

MongoDB to terminate Russian SaaS accounts


Denial of SaaS

Excellent decision.

I would really like to see MS, SAS, Salesforce and Oracle do the same.

Shutdown all access from Russia and see what happens when some of their industry just stops working.

I'd be prepared to use Windows Update to change all the admin credentials and then set the default language to Ukrainian.

We should be doing everything possible to undermine the Russian state and their industry.

UK Space Agency wants primary school kids to design a logo for first Brit launches


Re: You can guarantee

Naughty McAstronaut

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request


Re: Worth ?

I'll have 2 with points, 2 flat ones and a packet of gravel...

BMA and Royal College of GPs refuse to endorse NHS Digital's data grab from surgeries in England

Big Brother

Data grab postponed unti September

BBC report today says the data store is postponed until September


Now is the time to get people to opt out and hopefully kill this thing.

Water's wet, the Pope's Catholic, and iOS is designed to stop folk switching to Android, Epic trial judge told


Your argument is flawed.

I had Audible for quite some time (pre Amazon buying them) and all the titles I purchased are available on my phone, my pc, my tablet, etc. regardless of OS - EXCEPT the 2 titles I mistakenly purchased through the Apple store.

I watch my Disney+ subscription on any of my devices - including my Sky Q box, even though I didn't buy the subscription through Sky. Ditto Prime video.

IMHO Epic has a point - this is not a hardware specific application, don't let the h/w vendor lock you in and rip you off.

Planespotters’ weekends turn traumatic as engine pieces fall from the sky in the Netherlands and the US



Loved the comment

immediately reminded me of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM

Have a pint

We regret to inform you the professor teaching your online course is already dead


Kipper ties

I did my OU degree in the 80s and was amazed to find out one of the lecturers at the Maths Summer School was the host of many of the early morning lectures delivered on BBC2.

Gone were the kipper tie and flares and present was a smartly dressed prof in his 40s.

But with maths, the subject matter hadn't changed, so all the lectures were still perfectly valid (and in many cases, probably still are)

What's that you got there, AMD? More Ryzen chips? Yeah, OK, we could do with some of those


Re: Am I the only one who is confused ...

Thank you for that. Have a pint.

Some of it I sort of knew, but I haven't seen it laid out that clearly before.

Google Mail outage: Did you see that error message last night? Why the 'account does not exist' response is a worry


I question the given timings.

The article says the outage started at 21:30 UTC, I received a number of rejections from known good accounts at 20:40.

Mandatory electronic prescriptions was the easy bit in NHS paperless plans


EPS went live in 2005 not 2009

Its funny because there were several Doctors that wanted to issue the first electronic prescription. For the NHS team at the time they really had to find someone else because the poor guy that was most keen was the spitting image of one Harold Shipman. Not a good advert for new ways to get your drugs.

The surgery that issued the first electronic prescription was in the same building as the pharmacy - yet the patient took it somewhere else.

The idea of tokens was all built in to that system, as was the concept of pre-authorised repeats allowing 1 token to cover up to 6 months of repeats.

I find it hard to believe that so much of what we built in has yet to be implemented nearly 15 years later.

Loose tongues and oily seamen: Lost in machine translation yet again

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Re: Prior art


The first thing I ever typed in to Google translate