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1503 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

Taps running dry for Capita? Southern Water pens 5-year managed service

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Most of the rain falls where there aren't that many people living (eg Scotland, Cornwall) and it doesn't rain much in the South East of England etc where most people live. That's not to say that there hasn't been decades of incompetence and shareholder enrichment though.

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Re: "Capita’s expertise in transforming customer experience across all channels. "

Yep, I was just about to point out that it didn't say improving...

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Elon Musk, his arch nemesis DeepMind swear off AI weapons

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I thought Musk's arch nemeses were divers suggesting his technology wouldn't solve a problem...

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Will this biz be poutine up the cash? Hackers demand dosh to not leak stolen patient records

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Re: Why the fuss?

Maybe if it's "media friendly" like skin or breast cancer; but not if it's something like HIV, mental health, anal cancer etc. It's very sad that it's like this.

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Re: "poutine up the cash?"

But where would be the pun in that?

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Brits whinging less? About ISPs, networks and TV? It's gotta be a glitch in the Matrix

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Re: Flipped back

That's because they're at war with Oceania and always have been - I've read it in the news.

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Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

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Re: D’oh

I reuse envelopes from (mostly) junk mail, means it was used for something useful at least once...

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Code of conduct claims new Texas Instruments CEO after just six weeks

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Re: So..

No... The naughty guy was called Brian

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Good to see that this applies right to the top

It's refreshing to see a code of conduct applying to the people at the top too and not just to little people.

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Sub-Prime: Amazon's big day marred by server crashes, staff strikes

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Re: Seriously snowflake?

>>The employer has the responsibility to provide for the physical and mental well-being of its employees?????

>No it doesn't; you do.

So if you found out that unknown to you your office had broken asbestos pipe lagging then you'd be happy with that?

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Google to build private trans-Atlantic cable from US to France

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Re: Google braced for giant Android fine from EU

A lot do go through the UK, but many also go to France, Spain etc. There's a nice map here.

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Shouting lager, lager... Carlsberg's beer AI can now tell pilsners apart

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Re: The real test

Bass is a British beer thought... It was my staple drink at Uni :)

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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Not forgetting the only work on Netscape signs. A Webring would be nice too.

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Conference grouping?

If we're covering a conference, stories from the event can be grouped together into a handy box on the homepage.

Can we also have a button to turn off the DevOps conference adverts?

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But haven't we always been at war with Eastasia?

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Crooks swipe plutonium, cesium from US govt nuke wranglers' car. And yes, it's still missing

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Re: I work in the field

>Far better to buy up loads of smoke alarms and start your own atomic pile

I had atomic piles once, they itched like hell

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Submarine cables at risk from sea water, boffins warn. Wait, what?

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Re: So New Amsterdam...

I understand he’s still got his finger in some dykes

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Re: re: Submarine cables at risk from sea water, boffins warn. Wait, what?

>He doesn't seem to be too good with divers though.

Very good -->

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'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey

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Re: Is it important?

you can get 1GB or possibly 10GB symmetric speeds

You can get 10Gb connections in Switzerland now. I have no idea how the typical household would be able to consume that bandwidth though.

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Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again

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That sounds pretty scary!

Have a therapeutic pint -->

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Re: Hasn't halon been banned or something in the '90s?

Banned for new installations, not to the point where it has to be ripped out of existing....

So I imagine a fair bit lying around!

Aren't they the BOFH's former colleagues "lying" around? You know, sales reps, beancounters, this week's boss?

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Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

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>I'm more surprised that you found people who liked the user experience - that was what I usually got complaints about!

I was about to make the same point

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AI threatens yet more jobs – now, lab rats: Animal testing could be on the way out, thanks to machine learning

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Re: Only 57%?

Our company did some work for an animal testing lab - and I'd argue they're not terribly logical people. The experiments which used cows were performed on the first floor, requiring a rather large lift - whereas I'd put the rats up there, and just use the stairs.

You're assuming the scientists had choice in the matter. We've all heard of datacentres being built in the basement of buildings next to a river, this is the same.

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Python creator Guido van Rossum sys.exit()s as language overlord

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Re: Here's a PEP

Might want to add GOTO to your listie. All teh kewl h4xors use GOTO.

10 print "Great idea"

20 goto 10

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Es are good, Es are good. Xeon Es are good, says Intel: Entry-level workstation CPUs touted

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Love the title

Has anybody got any Veras? Loaaaavely

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AI augments humans to lead them through the (protein) crystal maze

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Re: Techno-pomp?

This does mean that they can throw more "conditions" at the problem using lab automation as the crystal assessment will be much faster.

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Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics

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Re: cooling is for wimps!

I used to work somewhere with a similar system called Clive. No matter what we did to enhance alerting we still weren't as fast as him.

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Re: Never mind the H&S of attaching fans with cables

But they need to err 9 pin it on someone

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Re: Have you hit upon an interesting way to cool your tech systems?

>Do you vote conservative?

Sounds like he's found an artory

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Re: That last picture

Tying it to some wood also works well. I believe they call that a "Spanning Tree" in network circles

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You just activated my battlecard: How IBM sales droids plan to whack flash array rivals

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Battlecards?

Battlecards? I thought IBM used punchcards?

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Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

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Re: Outrageous!

>A weak pound worth $1.32?

It was only a decade ago that each pound bought over $2.

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Re: Outrageous!

A combination of fuel duty and the weak pound...

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An $18m supercomputer to simulate brains of mice in the land of Swiss cheese. How apt, HPE

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Re: White mice or brown mice?

That's just taking the mickey

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I saw a presentation from them a few years ago, they're completely different things. They were stimulating the neurons in a mouse brain and had integrated data from "wet labs" into their model. They showed a video of the simulated neurons firing.

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Re: $18M for something that looks like a wardrobe?

>Yes but at least Cray made them octagonal and provided built in seating

EPFL has one in one of their buildings that's used for seating!

They also have some other Cray and other HPC goodness in the Musée Bolo which is free to enter and worth a trip if you're in the area.

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Freshly baked storage: Take a pinch of Intel Skylake silicon, some flash powder, sprinkle into IBM's FlashSystem

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Power?

Any idea why they're not using their own Power CPUs?

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Absolutely... fabless: Marvell swallows a large dose of Cavium

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Re: Brilliant Heading

Yes sweetie, darling

Mine's the Armani -->

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Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

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The trains on the New Guildford Line* to London are like that too.

*opened in 1885

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Tired sysadmin plugged cable into wrong port, unleashed a 'virus'

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We had someone attempt to get their own smartphones on the network by plugging in a D-link SoHo router which also started generously handing out IP addresses. The corporate DNS servers (QIP?) then stopped doling out IP addresses for that subnet meaning a number of the laboratories went down.

We never found out who did it, but you'd expect scientists to know better -->

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Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

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Re: Hard to Hear

Sounds like a Stairway to Heaven

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At last – a use for AI! Predicting an England World Cup victory

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I think things might get a bit tensor with the AI prediction

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Ikea what you did there...

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Brit bank Lloyds carves out role for ex-Microsoft design guy Dan Makoski

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Re: Website

Of of interest when was the last time you saw an IE only site? These days I see Chrome only more often.

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'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

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Re: What about the Toyotas that get sold to the Middle East ...

>I thought you said 'pringle-mounted' and wondered if that would extend the range.

"Once you pop you can't stop"

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Vodafone drank Facebook's network Kool-Aid … and LIVED!

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> Can someone please explain what backhoe-proofing is

Backhoe is Americanish for the rear digger on a JCB

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So woke: Microsoft's face-recog can now ID more people who aren't pasty white blokes

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>Any guesses, what "reducing an error rate by up to 20 times" might mean in English?

They mean a 95% reduction in errors, but trying to make it sound good...

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UK Minister of Fun Matt Hancock opens London infosec upstart creche

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Re: Swansea 0 London 13 mil

I'd have thought that near Cheltenham would be better for obvious reasons -->

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Lazy parent Intel dumps Lustre assets on HPC storage bods DDN

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A very good point AC

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Chrome sends old Macs on permanent Safari: Browser bricks itself

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Re: Speaking of outdated kit

>there wasn't even a Pentium 4 non-desktop CPU

I had one in an IBM T20. It was unfeasibly slow, I'd start the boot process and head over to the canteen to buy a coffee instead of waiting for it...

The next machine work gave me was a Dell D620 with a Core 2 Duo, it felt soooo fast!

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