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Youve just confirmed my gripes.
ANSI->C99 - is about 2 sides of changes. It would take about 1 day to go thru and understand each update.
'Major version 3 of .NET Core. The .NET Framework is at 4.7. CLR is at version 4. '
Some, the basic platform bundle is at 3. The larger framework 4, the CLR at 4
You have 3 differently evolving packages. Then there's the combinations you might find out in the wild.
There's not static linking, everything will be dynamically linked.
Theres too many interconnections and changes for me to think that .net is a stable, long term platform.
See, the thing is, I *like* ANSI C/C99.
Specced in 1988. Minor update in 2000 - ooh 64bit!
30 years ago.
30 years of being able to assume what available on a C platform. OK, its limited but thets not a problem.
I do the value add, he bells whistlses, and Ive got a reliable , proven, as a good as bug free SDK youll ever find in software.
Yes, its not perfect but it works.
WHat the fuck do I get with .net?
Well, for one, we are at major version3, after just 10 years of exitense.
Is the new stuff usefull, add vlaue, something Ill ever use? Probably not.
Is it bug free. No.
Can I rely on it to be around in 30 years time. Can I fuck.
Does the new stuff break the old stuff? Probably.
Re: All stuff that has been seen in *any* number of buyouts.
But thats all well known, both by auditors and companies.
Any basic due dilligence would be looking for cash and contracts.
I doubt Autonomy had that many customers - a few 1000? Would nit take long to review a few years orders and costs.
Re: how clueless
If I was bilionaire shave headed interweb billlonaire, sitting in my old volcano HQ, thinking out a CPU for my cloud farm then I would be looking at the following:
- How well the chipset/ISA plays with VM.
- Big caches.
- IO permfromance.
Compilerer performace is a no brainer. I can hire LLVMers to tweak that.
This will be some sort of indirect lobbying by one of the many NHS self interst groups.
The survey would do better by asking Joe Pleb where the NHS spends its money and seeign how that correlates to acutal spend.
I think Joe Pleb will be surpised that most NHS goes on privding a talkign shop for OAPS whinging about whatever, mainly being old. And providing a midwifery service to the rst fo the world.
What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs
When Ive found myself cursing at a useless/crooked 'professional' business - lawyers, EAs amainly - Ive sat here brooding about ways I could fuck roaylly fuck them over.
It used to be stink bombs/hidden sardines.
These days, a small wireless ARM device deve - those gur plug things, or smething hanging off a USB dongle for power would do.
IT security? Why have expensive consultants when you a payd an agency cleaner NMW and they work out of office hours.
Number of things.
Now bear in mind the NHS is one of he biggest orgs in the world. The fact that these are an issue is dammning for the people working in the NHS. No excuses.
Ome there are import technicla aspects that need looking at, namely interoperation./standards. The NHS centre should not be stipulating which application of what not to use. It *mus* be saying yo they interwork.
A lot of the problems with the boave have been mainly fixed with HL7. How Labours digital NHS failed when the bulk of the stuff was available, which the NHS pays money for is damming of the NHS as an organisation.
The other one problem, which is less technivcal and more orgnaisation - there's no point trying to automate a dysfunctional org where people ignore or are unwilling to use prcedures. No ammount of IT will fix that.
And before people star syaing 'O hhe Drs n Nurses are there to help pepole get better ..' They are. The bulk falls on the non clinician staff, which make up 50%+ of the NS employees. And the clinican staff have their part to play - NHS operates like a wierd ,expensive feudal system.
Consultnats are not Kings. They are paid employees of the NHS.
Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales
Bloomberg needs at least one of these servers wit hthe magic spy chips stored in its lawyers safes.
If it hasnt than it can expect to sued out of business.
a far as the Supermicro needing to prove the other side a leir. Simple - MI Lud, does Bloomberg have one of these hacked machines it can provide to a 3rd party for insopection and analysis?
Tumble weeds rolls across the court ...
Having a jounro in court saying 'A big boy told me it was posbile' doesnt cut it.
Mikey spends way too much time with Wall street types.
Given half the chnace, theyll piss every cent away on fees for 'clever' schemes that blow up at a later date.
VMware is a high margin, high growth business.
Dell - the hardware bit - is mainly low margin low growth.
If I wa a VM sahre holder Id fucked oof that Mikey was taking my equity and pumping into a low margin busienss like Dell. And paying millions in fee to Wall street for this.
MIkey and Wall street spent a fortune taking Dell private.
Trun that into a high margin, high grwoth business and I might cosnider merging VMware.
This is nothing more that the biggest idiot being able to leverage up o ruin two businesses.
A comptuer scientist will just keep rewtiing algothims, in MX.
Intel needs to be run by a bunch of people who write software.
Thats what there chip is used for.
No point having chemists or ltihographics. Yes, they are very important for production but not stragegy.
Intel are now beyond hte point of small die/economic pay off.
There's no more bail outs if they fuck up like they did with P4.
I know what you're thinking: Outsource or in-source IT security? I've worked both sides, so here's my advice...
Re: As long as you don't offshore security
Well, at its base, business is about money.
Saying outsurcing/offshoring is about money is not enough.
If you make a casr that outsourcing/offhsoring exposes the business to operational risk or, worse, large fianncial costs, then you are on the right line.
Me peroanlly, utsorucing/offhsoring would need to save me a lot of money and cost save me 50% before Id consider it worthwhile.
As it stands, each time Ie gone thru the initial figures, the saving from outsroucing have been pretty marginal - less than 20%. And the riskspretty high.
Whne I've gone thru actual figures, Ive found the outsourcing of my kinda work is actually more expensive.
Hey kids! Lets put a record o nthe jukebox and dance on the table ...
Total waste of time.
What you need is a stripped down webgui front end, customed to whatever service, an encryped trasnports and a tranactional backend.
And then those services have to be released, tested and updated in a controlled, managed way.
The bulk of the that work - the tranport and the tranaactional backend - are mind numbingly hard and skills you are unlikey to find in a shoreditch cereal bar. Or a bunch of Guardian reading HTML under 25yo bullshitters.
'We broke a few things and will continue to do so... in a careful way' – Oracle's Reinhold on Java renovation work
Slightly more complex.
Official java will bleed you dry.
Theres the open java thang - icedtea or whatever.
But you are on your own. Last time i looked oracle did not ship the regression test.
If youve made a sigificant investment in java then youve 3 choices
1- Be bled dry by oracle. Youll pay each time larry has a shit.
2 - Invest in your own java development team - produce your own regression tests for jdk and your apps. A massive commitment because if java is anything its a complex mess.
3- port everything away.
Pick one now.
Theres a lesson here.
Java was always a solution lookign or a problem, so the ammoutn of code that went into it was shocking - 4-5 guis, various means of networking, god knows how mnyn 'Wouldnt it be nice ...'
All over a 20 years period. And the they were reluctant to deprecate and delete the old crap.
*IF* Java was a small, itght VM with support for sockets and decent built in integer then it would rule business and web stuff. No brainer.
Instead is a bloated monster which requires a lot of money to just get the basica changes QA in place.
Any compnay that bet on jave - and a lot did, internally - are o nthe hook for ongoing support costs. And, to put the cherry on the shit cake, that person is Oracle.
Me? I stick C99 and its standard runtime. Nice n small, with lots of competing suppliers.
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Oh that £9m is mine.
Maintain a list of people: NHS trust CEO, heath secretary and handul of MoH senior servants.
Sack them all if there's a data breach.
This prize bullsht is annoyig. It works well for moonshot stuff -reuable rockets where there's various billionaires funding the development.
It doesnt work for the everyday, should be doing this default stuff.
I smell a bright young PPE/Ecomomics Oxbridgey civil servant's hand in this.
Id hate to be holding equity in a bank thats has mesed up after, say, 2016.
Just as well as all the UK banks are totally robust and haven't spent he last 6 months in various states of fuckup.
~32m, reduced to 16m for cooperating.
Id be putting those number int othe outsourcing cost saving spreadsheet.