* Posts by sammystag

11 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Oct 2020

Twitter engineer calls out Elon Musk for technical BS in unusual career move


Re: Bit klunky, but...

Martin, it's all very complicated which is perhaps why you don't know what you are talking about here.

Twitter layoffs were bad but Meta's mass ejections could take the cake


Re: Well, you're working for the Evil Empire, you deserve it

I think that's a bit unfair tbh. Aren't the Empire grunts conscripts?

How important are tech and other contractors to UK? PM candidate promises tax review if elected


Another shitty policy unless she's going to also look into Yorkie bars

Sony Interactive Entertainment pulls PlayStation from Russia


Re: In a word....PR!

Do they make money from selling the consoles? Certainly back in the day Sega as Nintendo didn't. Would expect most of the profits come from selling games to existing owners with a bit from expensive controllers and so on

Sweden asks EU to ban Bitcoin mining because while hydroelectric power is cheap, they need it for other stuff


Re: I second that request.

That's the stupidest shit I've ever read on a Reg forum, which is no mean feat

Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service


Re: "and in a few short years we were liberated."

> Try finding an Android that doesn't have Google Play, Gmail and a variety of other Google apps bundled in

Kindle Fire

Fastly 'fesses up to breaking the internet with an 'an undiscovered software bug' triggered by a customer


Re: Credit where it's due

To answer your answer in one single word - bollocks

While it has its risks, cloud providers have massive advantages of scalability, expertise, etc. An in-house team of sys admins is unlikely to be able to keep up in the same way, be available around the clock, not be ill, not go on holiday, not be a bit shit at their jobs, be up to date on every patch and new feature. I've had far less trouble on AWS than I used to frequently had with teams of incompetent DBAs, Unix admins stuck in the eighties, etc - all blaming the devs of course and putting up roadblocks to getting to the bottom of things

The killing of CentOS Linux: 'The CentOS board doesn't get to decide what Red Hat engineering teams do'


On the bright side

The bewildering number of choices for my next desktop or production distro just got smaller now that I can ignore CentOS, Fedora and RHEL

Watchdog urges Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S, X cars to fix knackered NAND flash that borks safety features


Re: Great

This article is quite interesting in explaining the problem https://insideevs.com/news/376037/tesla-mcu-emmc-memory-issue/

Tesla's response has been woeful - eventually owning up to the issue but only agreeing to fix it once the car is broken and if it's done less than 100k miles. https://electrek.co/2020/11/09/tesla-emmc-failure-touchscreen-offers-extended-warranty/


Re: Great

Because the screen blacks out and the audio fails. Camera is on the screen, chimes are audio, defoggers are operated via the touchscreen

Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US


Re: Team America: World Police

The UK doesn't extradite its citizens if they face the death penalty. Having said that I seem to remember May and Javid bending the rules on that