* Posts by notfred

5 posts • joined 21 Nov 2019

ICANN's founding CEO and chair accuse biz of abandoning principles in push for billion-dollar .org sale


Incredibly shady...

by claiming 'the request “exceeded the permissible scope” of the mechanism', when, by definition the deal itself is huge, is basically saying "we can get away with anything, so long as it's big enough".

United Nations reportedly tears up Tencent's invite to its big 75th birthday bash


Actually what you said is not always true...

Many Chinese low-end cellphones come riddled with spyware; they don't have access to Google Play and so use Chinese app markets that really shouldn't be trusted for the most part.

UK govt probes Brit chip biz Imagination after growing Chinese ownership sparks national security fears


"base" is not a legally defined term, I suspect.

So "keeping the base in ..." means nothing.

Need 32-bit Linux to run past 2038? When version 5.6 of the kernel pops, you're in for a treat


The Cloud...

When you're running 10k instances in a cloud, 32 bit becomes an easy way to pay a little less to AWS.

Mysterious IT snafu at British Airways causes bunch of inbound flight delays and cancellations


Air Canada had a botched software rollout a day or two ago (my AC002 flight was delayed a half hour due to manifest reconciliation issues, it was obvious that counter staff were having problems checking people in, and before that the mobile app was down for 12 hours).



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