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* Posts by Korev

1887 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing

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Re: To brew American beer.....

Whatever you say bud...

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Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

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Re: You got the chainsaw! Find some meat...

Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun.

Not one to besmirch the Great Man's memory; but didn't the double barrelled shotgun only appear in Doom 2?

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Re: It was great fun

I liked Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon for that reason. They got rid of most of the annoying stuff and just made it fun.

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Remember Misco? Staff win protective award at employment tribunal

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£1500ish would probably come in very useful if you've just lost your job.

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Boffins build blazing battery bonfire

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Re: Sun?

I remember the "datacentre in a container" idea.

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Re: Lots of choices

El Reg did a rather nice Geek's Guide to Dinorwig Power Station

. A great read if you haven't seen it.

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HCL picks up Notes, spanks total of $1.8bn at Honest John's IBM software sale

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Missed headline?

Wouldn't "Lotus Notes dissolved by HCL" have been a good headline?

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Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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Re: People are suffocating...

People are suffocating...

O2 deprivation.

Ahh the Oxygen of publicity

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Re: Not just O2

>If you want a laugh though there's a chap on there claiming to be "Nigel from O2" who is doing some expert trolling of the outraged masses...

I liked

"Hi Matt, This is Nigel from O2.

How does the gift of christmas cheer sound! This is the season for forgiveness and we at O2 would like nothing more! :)"

One for Nigel -->

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How the mighty have fallen: Anglian Water knocks Google off perch as UK's best workplace

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We should tap into their expertise...

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OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor

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Re: 5G skeptics

anti-science nutjobs will be out claiming 5G is somehow far more deadly than LTE, wifi, bluetooth and all the other terrible radiation we are bathing in daily.

I heard that 400-700nm is the worst radiation wavelength...

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If you ever felt like you needed to carry 4TB of data around, Toshiba's got you covered

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The PREMIUM and ADVANCE models have free downloadable Toshiba Storage Backup Software and Storage Security Software for password protection and automated backup.

For a drive that's designed to be portable (and therefore more susceptible to theft / loss), that's rather poor.

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Naked women cleaning biz smashes patriarchy by introducing naked bloke gardening service

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Re: Not gonna trim the hedges in the buff

>All those flying pieces of bush and whatnot?

If there are pubes flying around then things are going pretty wrong

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Schedule?

Client: What are you going to clean next?

Cleaner: I’m just going to muff the floor

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Re: Let the comments begin...

Well as long as he’s got a helmet then what’s the problem?

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US Department of Defense to sling an estimated $3.17bn at Microsoft resellers

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Resellers?

Why are they using resellers? Surely an organisation the size of the DoD gains nothing from them and could save money by negotiating direct?

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Intel eggheads put bits in a spin to try to revive Moore's law

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Moore's law being revived? Thank goodness for that, I was worried I'd have to learn to programme efficiently...

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Customers baffled as Citrix forces password changes for document-slinging Sharefile outfit

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Re: Lets just hope...

Since you metaframe it like that...

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Re: Quick, more boiling oil!

There are similar junk "surveys" doing the rounds of Facebook etc. these days too

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Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231

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Re: Norfolk

Fortunately for the commentards here Norfolk residents do not constitute a racial group as otherwise I think we'd have a potential hate crime on out hands

Interestingly, a former MP for Norwich got in a lot of trouble for suggesting inbreeding caused a lot of health problems. He was actually a former professional biologist so arguably knew what he was talking about!

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I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods

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He is a twat, yes. But easily the most unlikable? I guess you have forgotten about such glorious sportsmen as John Terry, Joey Barton, and of course Ched Evans and other criminals.

Not forgetting Andy Murray or Chris Frome

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Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate and vendors don't call back when asked for evidence

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Re: So no buyers...

For my Artificial block, intelligence-chain that underpins the 52nd Industrial revolution running on WEB 3.1415926536?

I'd like a bit of that Pi

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What now, Larry? AWS boss insists Amazon will have dumped Oracle database by end of 2019

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Re: In Ten Years Oracle Will Be Wanged...

I was going to post that too -->

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Tape vendors feel the cold, clammy hand of AWS on their shoulders. Behind them grins the Glacier Deep Archive

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Re: Retrieval time

Expedited retrievals cost $0.03 per GB and $0.01 per request.

Standard retrievals cost $0.01 per GB and $0.05 per 1,000 requests.

Bulk retrievals cost $0.0025 per GB and $0.025 per 1,000 requests.

Looks like ~256USD to bring back 100TB; however what counts as a "request"? Is each file one request?

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Oh my chord! Sennheiser hits bum note with major HTTPS certificate cock-up

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Re: Sennheiser does other stuff too

Thanks for the Headsetup

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AI snaps business titan jaywalking

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Re: Actually it's nowhere near as harmless an error as you might think

It's like they regarded Nosedive (Black Mirror episode) as a blue print and not as a warning...

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Re: Jaywalking

>I'm always been a bit bemused by the fact that zebra crossing markings on roads seem to be universally ignored by drivers.

That depends on the country. Here in Switzerland they stop for you; in France drivers are supposed to stop but often don't. Living in a border area I'm always wary of French drivers for that reason.

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Re: Jaywalking

>Being from the UK the concept of jaywalking is bizarre.

Having grown up in Cornwall, I found it odd to have to stop doing it when I started at university...

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Openreach names 81 lucky locations to be plugged into its super-zippy Gfast pipe

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Re: G.fail - Try getting that on Alu

Anyway, all Liberty Virign Media need to do is firmware upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and 250Mbps becomes 2Gbps and no body wants to pay OpenBreach for G.not so fast

This suggests that Liberty Global should be nearly complete with rolling out Docsis 3.1 by the end of the year. No sign of it here in Switzerland yet though.

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Re: 81?

I'm about 150m from the cabinet. I'm in!

Hopefully someone will come and let you out soon

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A rumble in Amazon's jungle: AWS now rents out homegrown 64-bit Arm server processors

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It appears Epyc, Graviton, Cavium's ThunderX2, and other competitors, are, here and there, chipping away at that Intel market share. Pun intended. ®

I didn't think that joke was armful, core puns please...

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Great Scott! Is nothing sacred? US movie-goers vote Back To The Future as most-wanted reboot

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Office 365 Exchange enjoys a less than manic Monday. Users? Not so much

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Available to your Office365 admin

End users probably won't have access to this; and it's not like their admins can send them an email...

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Everyone's all like 'stick it in the cloud!' What of the mad lads pushing data closer to compute?

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Re: If true,

I'd recommend rm -rf for considerable storage savings

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'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine

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As well as acknowledging Knuddels' cooperation, the authority's State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Stefan Brink, said it was avoiding the temptation to enter a "competition for the highest possible fines".

The watchdog also wanted to avoid bankrupting the company. "The overall financial burden on the company was taken into account in addition to other circumstances," the authority noted. ®

Shame, a colossal fine that threatens a company's existence is exactly the thing that would make organisations take security seriously.

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Lush scrubs its card-processing servers squeaky clean

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I work in IT, what's soap?

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Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget

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Re: Smart meters do not save energy

The only thing smart meters do is make it more visible to the consumer how much energy they are using

There is a depressing number of people in the UK who have to chose between food and heating in the winter; some people have even died of cold because of this. I can see how having a readout quickly available to them may make things worse.

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Re: smart meter != reduction in energy consumption

A Dutch system was found to give incorrect high readings for devices with dimmer controls.

The EWB (Basel utilities) company had to change a load of electricity meters a few years ago because all meters fitted in a certain time period were faulty.

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Pasta-covered cat leads to kid night operator taking apart the mainframe

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Re: Got to love undocumented fixes

A simple sticker pointing out how the jam detection had been disabled could have saved the poor lad from the massive tear-down/rebuild,

Baring mind the topic of the article, wouldn't a CAT scan have worked better?

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Re: Click bait

I'm feline a bit let down too

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Re: Click bait

It was a nice tail though...

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Well now you node: They're not known for speed, but Ceph storage systems can fly

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Re: 6ms+ w NVMe

Maybe Ceph is short for Cephalopod

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Re: 6ms+ w NVMe

You mean rfc1149?

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Western Digital bought Upthere, and just sent its software out there

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Re: Shock

Have you seen BeeONC (BeeGFS On Demand)? It pretty much what you describe but it uses local storage on compute nodes.

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1,700 lucky Brit kids to visit Apple Stores for 'Year of Engineering'

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Re: So really they're preparing the next generation for life in retail?

>I notice Currys still sell a £50 goldplated optical audio cable.

"Directional ethernet cables" are still a thing in some Audiophile circles...

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Analogue radio is the tech that just won't die

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Poorer households in the DE socioeconomic groups are keener to go online with their smartphones rather than PCs, possibly indicating lack of broadband penetration (as Ofcom speculates) or a simpler user experience (as your reporter speculates).

Or maybe because mobile phones appear "free" to people who take out contracts; as opposed to computers which "cost money (ie you pay upfront).

Also, the number of people who don't realise that it's cheaper to buy a mobile phone upfront and then go "contract free" is astounding.

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Malware scum want to build a Linux botnet using Mirai

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The "VPNFilter" variant "still tries to brute-force factory default usernames and passwords via telnet",

if a Hadoop system has a publicly exposed YARN service, "it is not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN your service will be compromised and abused".

Why would any even partially competent sysadmin still do these things?

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In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit

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Re: Lame duck.

I rather suspect the current administration will no longer be an issue come 2020.

I fear you're wrong

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Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK

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LastPass? More like lost pass. Or where the fsck has it gone pass. Five-hour outage drives netizens bonkers

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Re: Keepass + Dropbox

This was the reason I created a Dropbox account (many years ago). Keep the updated keepass file on Dropbox for convenient access. For those moments without internet, you'll have the last local copy on your device.

I have a similar setup. I have a pair of KeepassX databases; one for work, t'other for home stuff. The work one (keepassx is the approved standard) gets backed up to OneDrive for Business (again approved). The home stuff lives on a NAS and also gets backed up to a cloud.

The only downsides are the potential for $CLOUD to get hacked and then the encryption cracked; the other is manually entering >20 character random passwords onto an IOS device manually soon gets old...

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