1352 posts • joined 7 Oct 2014
Re: Microsoft: 9 myths about moving to the cloud
"Fact: Office 365 cuts down hardware and upgrades your headaches"
Re: Magic Rituals
Engineers addressed the temperature issue, and performed a structured recovery of the affected devices and the affected downstream services.
"We unfortunately re-arranged the server stacks into a pattern which very closely resembled the dread sigil Odegra. After realising this and and recording temperatures of extreme cold and heat at the same time we made a decision to switch off the power. Unfortunately every website hosted in the North Europe zone will now be displaying 'Hail the Great Beast, destroyer of worlds!'.
Microsoft apologise for any inconvenience caused"
But you are aware, I trust, that the Home Office already has sufficient information about you to be able to produce your ID card without your approval?
Re: Their Business Model
Lewis, meanwhile, emphasised that the firm had invested £125m in the work, which with added loss margins would be closer to £140m – money it did not expect to make back.
How about this response from a PAC member, "Thank you Mr Lewis for taking such a loss. Can you please now provide audited accounts to prove that you have invested £125m in the work?"
“Last month, IBM Watson Health had to lay off employees from Explorys, Phytel and Truven,“
I wonder how soon it will be before IBM move into the beer business and then try to hold an annual employee party in one of their breweries.
Re: Oh my!
Haha! Tapplock have now ‘adjusted’ their website to include:
“Share smartphone access remotely with unlimited users. Set permanent access or limited access with flexible dates and times, and feel free to revoke access whenever you want. Track and monitor access history with time and location from the Tapplock app.”
Stable door ... bolting horse...
Just bloody lazy. I found the windows one just now - a box I set up 2 years ago as a home media server but never used and the Ubuntu minis are in the garage. One was a TeamPass I set up and the other is a Zabbix monitor I used to use. None important, so all now unplugged.
Know the feeling. I am pretty sure I have 3 computers networked into my house somewhere that I am unable to physically locate. I can ping them, ssh into 2 of them and RDP into the third. I’m just buggered if I know where they actually are.
Must start pulling every cable out of the core router and see what happens.
while Japan (a nation with no real rugby reputation in the northern hemisphere)
That is most unfair. The Japanese have a long tradition of rugby, almost as old as Britain’s, and are pretty good at it. IIRC the Brave Blossoms thrashed Wales a few years ago (2013) 23-8 and even beat South Africa.
(Looking forward to one day seeing EELO iPhone as well)
"These are not deserted factories, formerly occupied by Mercedes, Peugeot or BMW: these are thriving technology incubators simply waiting for the occupants to arrive."
Re: George Lusty - talking about dating?
Surely all Venntro Media Group has to do is to stick any promise or claim on the side of a bus .. seems to work for politicians ok.
Isn't locating your offspring the whole point of "find my iphone"?
To my certain knowledge I don't need 'Find my iPhone' inside my own home. An app called "Find and Tell my Teenager to do the effing washing up" might be different.
My 3 are always online. The difference is that they understand where not to go, who not to speak to and when in any doubt to call mum or dad who will drop everything and help them. Oh, and they all have iPhones as all they have to do is call/text and say “please get me home”.
Children tend to have far more common sense than adults these days in matters internet, especially it would seem ‘digital ministers’.
As I recall Lloyds did not change from a punch card-based system until 1990. There used to be a saying that there were 3 visible man-made things from space, The Great Wall of China, the Hole at Kimberley and the Lloyds of London paper mountain.
The excuse was always that due to the sheer volume of trade there would never be the opportunity to switch off one system and switch over to a new system.
Re: Ah FUBAR
In the Civil Service we used to classify as Khaleef, Keep Him Away: Likely to Erase Every Fing.
Re: More FUD
You are Nigel Farage obo Vladimir Putin and I claim my free subscription to Russia Toady [sic]
Re: World Gin Day
Monday 11th is World Rosé Wine day.
I shall partake.
Re: "A social media platform isn't just for college, it's for life."
Dunno if its the fringe or not, but there is definitely something of the Teletubby about Zuck. I think he might be slowly metamorphosing into Tinky Winky.
So is anyone from Fishguard automatically a friend of PETA (Pristiophoridae Eating Tasty Anthropoids)?
Re: Truly Shambolic Bank
And it has IT in it.
Which is more than TSB seems to have. Didn't they used to be known as, "The Bank That Likes To Say Yes"?
Paris has a better record at crossing the Atlantic and lowering her undercarriage than an F-35
Re: Looks like Facebook's AI attempts need some improvement...
Wait for it: “Steve Jobs did not die. Unfortunately his condition is such that he must remain incommunicado (not a Mexican town btw) but he will attend next years WWDC via video link.”
This is MSFT. If they were called Dyson we could at least say they make a product that does not suck.
Added support with Skype? A way to actually link a proper CI process to Azure?
The possibilities are endless ..
Re: NYC medallions
I once got an Uber with a driver called Chris Dibbler. I did not ask him how he managed to make ends meat.
Re: "chips in general are now cheap"
Thank God. I thought they might be talking about the revenge of Michael Moore.
Re: Have you sent a dud product or program into the world?
I used to work in government. I think the question should be "Have you sent a product or program into the world that wasn't a dud?
Re: Unintended consequences
Actually the questions I have are
What is the nighttime picture quality like?
How far can you site the solar panel from the camera, for security reasons?
Is there a way to share the live feed to the police, for example?
Re: I'm So Pleased That Brits Recognize Adam Sandler Has Not Talent
Ouch. Including Uwe Boll references is way below the belt. Poor Adam, I am sure he has never made a film based upon a B-rated computer game (but I did like the first Bloodrayne though).
Re: Start it off with an easier challenge
Yes, but re-runs of Monty Python might work for the UK and the USA markets and (surprisingly) for the Germans, but it is almost completely lost on much of the rest of the planet.
Then again, I am not at all sure what constitutes humour in Japan.
Re: We don' need no F-35
Well, the thing about money-laundering is that sooner or later you have so much freshly-laundered money that you are now a completely respectable, legal businessman and not at all someone who used to sell rubber ducks and retreaded tyres with a sideline in diverting large diesel shipments. When that happens you no longer need a football team in order to help wash your wealth.
We don' need no F-35
Given that we have most of the former Soviet Union's money in our
corrupt money-laundering banks fine traditional banking institutions I doubt that the UK needs much of a defence force - we just have to suspend Mr Putin's debit card for a while.
Re: Still waiting
Just give every cop an iPhone X. Cost comes in at £1000 per unit. Saves poor bloody taxpayer £300 per annum. Apple is happy. Police are happy (until the screens break). Home Secretary [insert name here] is happy.
Oh and by the way, what happens when you need to switch off the entire 4G network because of another 7/7 incident?
And worse ..
Use BriefYourMarket.com’s database of 20 million+ UK households to digitally filter through streets, postcodes and areas to find more of the same. Slice and dice by gender, tax band or lifestyle – and then when you’ve found the perfect list - send them personalised marketing collateral to their door in a few clicks. The data is yours to keep and because it’s all part of BriefYourMarket.com, when they make that sale, you already know all you need to keep your relationship going. Meet BriefYourMarket.com data – the secret to hot prospects.
Once a client registers a mailing list with BYM they then use the customer data in that list to extend their own database. Unsubscribing from one, for example Dauntons "GDPR compliance" (yeeaaah, riiight) only serves to act as a positive for BYM.
This is pretty much as good an example of GDPR breach as I have seen so far.
Re: must be an error
Have an upvote.
"The biggest amount of work we do at GCHQ is to make sure we operate within the law, The second biggest amount of work we do at GCHQ is to make sure we never get caught breaking the law."
Has to be said ..
Virgin on the ridiculous.
More likely, "he failed to pay a share of the proceeds of his crime over to President V Putin"
Re: So we're back to worship...
Wonder what happens when you say "Alexa, ask the Church of England about Jeremy Dowling"
Re: Better Option
Why on earth do you need an IoT device to track your girlfriend's/wife's monthly cycle?
Am I the only one who knows 1) to keep head down, 2) do not respond to shouting and swearing with "Is it your time dear?" and 3) make sure that the loo seat is always closed and clean?
Slightly odd for us as we are currently engaged on a project for Los Angeles Times, but now we are getting the same message. Nice to see that they have left the X-Clacks-Overhead in their response headers though :)
Re: There are no more jokes
You just have to say, "Home Office, Capita and Tata". We know that means "contract cost overrun, failure to deliver, TITSUP and chronic incompetence".
Home Office should just be thankful that TCS didn't publish their AWS PEM keys on GitHub.
Great, fine the government 4% of taxpayers money, give it ICO who pass it to where?
Almost like a VAT Carousel scam to get bonuses for ICO wonks
Re: I'm shocked.
Terrible news indeed.
The money is paid into the Treasury's Consolidated Fund (it does not feather the ICO's nest).
Yes it does. Unless the rules have changed, they get end of year bonuses based upon recovery and fines, in-line with HMRC guidelines.
It was good to see Farage turn up and do his job for once.
Just amazed that he and his wretched party managed to get into the parliament building without fighting each other.
Re: Adobe and eCommerce...
My initial thought as well. Magento-powered AIR and Flash applications will undoubtedly be the next big thing.
Drupal Commerce could make a comeback ...
Ah, but that is totally irrelevant if:
1) You are living on the dark side of the moon
2) You are living in a life-extending bunker in the middle of the Amazon rain forest, subsisting on life-extending secret fruit that is only eaten by immortal pygmies (© 2016/7 History Channel - The Hunt for Adolf Hitler)
3) Your plans for world domination under Project Covefe are now well under way.
Luckily we have GDPR where hospitals are now financially liable for breaches of patient data.
I managed to write that with a straight face ..