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LSE calls crisis meeting with market data vendors

E5Rebel Why didn't they do this before (2 comments)

Big implemenation, complex processes, why weren't they having meetings with their customers daily after teh switch over? Why weren't they running the new platform and the old one in tandem to have a fall back in case of problems. No doubt there will be fault on all sides, but one thing is certain. London's reputation as a financial powerhosue has taken another beating.

more than 3 years ago
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Clinton calls for "ground rules" protecting intern

E5Rebel Protection of interns (1 comments)

Love the way the headline was cut short - or was it a Freudian slip...?

more than 3 years ago
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London Stock Exchange Was 'Under Major Cyberattack' During Linux Switch

E5Rebel Re:article omits very important point. (98 comments)

No, the London Stock Exchange and the UK police are the ones who have clamped down on the info. They believe the LSE was under cyber attack and this occured during the shift from the .Net platform to the new LInux platform. The London Stock Exchange issued a set of contradictory statements at the time of the attack and about what was going on with migration to the new Linux platform. The LSE said the attack was suspicious and that they had called in the police. Every appropriate police force contacted by ComputerworldUK denied any knowledge of an investigation or of having been contacted by the Exchange. This sort of blanket denial usually only happens if the authorities believe there may be some terrorist aspect to the incident. ConputerworldUK tried to report what was happening and bring people up to speed with the attack and with the delayed move to the Linux-based platform. The story is not FUD, it is incomplete, but that is because answers to CWUK questions are being withheld. Mike Simons, CWUK editor

more than 3 years ago
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LSE 'under cyberattack' during Linux switch

E5Rebel Linux not to blame then... (1 comments)

Surprise, surpirse, Linux was not to blame it seems. It is also likley that the much maligned deveklopers weren't responsible either. Good to know, but quite predictable....

more than 3 years ago
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UK government chooses new head of IT

E5Rebel E5rebel (1 comments)

No matter how good the government CIO is, they have no real power. Who would believe that in 2011 people who can barely send an email have more control over billions of pounds worth of spending than people who understand business and IT...

more than 3 years ago
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BP inquiry stranded as IT supplier refuses access

E5Rebel e5rebel (1 comments)

How can this be? Isn't it time the adminsitration siezed the code? This is not some arguemtn over intellectual property, it is an effort to find out what happened and why, in one of the worst envirnmental disasters the US has seen. I don't know who owns National Oilwell Varco, but the less they cooperate, the more I think they should be put on the stand. If the company doesn't like the investiogators' approach, they should make all the software avaiable and then take issue with the way the investigators use it and interpret the results. They weren't in the firing line until they refused to cooperate...

more than 3 years ago
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Hospital CIOs Confused About eHealth Records

E5Rebel E5Rebel (1 comments)

Look at Britain's health IT debacle and learn...

more than 3 years ago
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Grumpy People Think Better

E5Rebel E5Rebel (2 comments)

Couldn't agree more

more than 3 years ago
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European Commission Betrays Open Standards

E5Rebel E5 Rebel (2 comments)

They are knaves

more than 3 years ago
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EU Piracy estimates: Just how inaccurate?

E5Rebel E5rebel (2 comments)

Start raising the right demands, get enough momentum going behind them and an organisation will come forward to take responsbility and try and coordinate the other side's approach. Stay silent and you get walked all over.

about 4 years ago
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Linux struggles to make a dent in desktop

E5Rebel E5Rebel (2 comments)

Don't be so sure. As the price of hardware tumbles the price of the Microsoft tax rises proportionatly. Many of us don't pay now and more won't pay in the future. The popualtion is getting more tech savie not less. Linux desktops are getting better and so are people's skills. This article pervaricates too much. We need to keep on camapigning for the future.

more than 4 years ago
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Twitter ditches MySQL for open source database

E5Rebel Re:Pack of underdogs (2 comments)

The resistance will always rise again... Going against the stream is the prerequisite for innovation in IT as well as life more generally.

more than 4 years ago
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Saatchi, BBDO go on virtual strike

E5Rebel E5Rebel (1 comments)

Not your usual form of resistance, but a start...

more than 4 years ago
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HP ordered to pay BSkyB £200m interim paymen

E5Rebel E5Rebel (1 comments)

Incredibly embarrassing for HP-EDS. Just two weeks to go before their quarterly earnings report. It is not just the cash but the reputational damage. HP workers will have to pick up the cost. How many management heads will roll?

more than 4 years ago
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London Stock Exchange migrating to Linux platform

E5Rebel E5Rebel (1 comments)

Should have done it long ago

more than 4 years ago
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London Stock Exchange rejects .NET for open source

E5Rebel Re:dupe? (4 comments)

Not dupe, development. Initial reports that Tradelelect was getting dumped appeared in June. London Stock Exchange to dump £40m TradElect - reports Coverage developed with the Exchange's acquisition of a platform technology supplier. platform technology supplier This blog develops the story with a focus on open source. Computerworld in the US also had a good discussion on it http://blogs.computerworld.com/london_stock_exchange_to_abandon_failed_windows_platform

more than 4 years ago
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Mozillians of Europe, Unite

E5Rebel E5Rebel (1 comments)

Good point made by Glyn Moody Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's Director of Firefox, did not see the main competition coming from Internet Explorer or Google Chrome â" although he acknowledged that both of these would be working hard to gain market share. Instead, he made an good point about how these â" and other software companies like Adobe â" take a standards-compliant browser foundation for granted, and then add proprietary lock-in on top (through Silverlight, Flash etc.).

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Embraces AMQP Open Middleware Standard

E5Rebel Re:Embrace, Extend, Extinguish (122 comments)

It is the "Extend" part that we need to be worried about because it is the gateway to making propitiatory additions to standards. There is a useful blog entry by Glyn Moody on Microsoft's tactics over Apache, where they have been 'cleared' to contribute patches. This will effectively fork the code, according to Glyn. Will the same happen here? http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=1407

more than 5 years ago

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Brain Atlas: Scanning, slicing and 3D-mapping brains

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  about 2 years ago

E5Rebel writes "Scientists at Texas A&M University’s Brain Networks Laboratory have developed a revolutionary technology that can create a google map of the brain. Previously, specialists would have to endure hours of slicing brains into sections and manually shooting individual images, before putting them all back together. However, now the role of the slicer and microscope have been combined with the development of The Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM) that will provide much needed aid in the studies of genetic diseases."
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The Automotive Black Box Data Dilemma

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  about 2 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "We all have a right to privacy, but automobile safety systems, which are networked throughout the body of your car, generate a blizzard of data (likely without your knowledge) and store it in a nondescript box the size of a deck of cards. Does the gadget, called an event data recorder (EDR) or Black Box, constitute a threat to privacy. Great article from the IEEE"
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More women in IT believe pay discrimination rising

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel writes "The number of women in technology who believe that their pay package is not comparable to that of their male counterparts has increased over the last two years, according to a new survey by the UK technolgy suppliers' organisation Intellect."
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UK govt gets really serious about open source

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel writes "The move to Open Source is being driven both from the prime minsiter's office, and from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. You will hear the Prime Minister talking about Open Government quite a bit over the next few weeks. Open Government consciously includes Open Source as well as Open Standards and Open Data, and this is being driven directly from the top of the Coalition Government. Good news."
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Met Policarrest five Anonymous Wikileaks defenders

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "The five males, who range in age from 15 to 26, will be charged with offenses under the Computer Misuse Act of 1990. The arrests were carried out by the Metropolitan Police's Police Central e-Crime Unit on Thursday morning. If convicted, each of the five could face up to 10 years in prison and a £5,000 fine."
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The future of Java - Oracle & inventor's dilem

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "Oracle and its close Java partners are in a classic "innovator's dilemma." It may take a decade, but the bottom-up innovation the open source community drives will find expression elsewhere, and smaller companies that Java's high-end capabilities do not serve well will gravitate toward a new "good enough" open platform — likely based on a combination of LAMP and HTML 5 open standards.
Interesting blog post from analyst group Forrester"

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A Patent No-brainer, UK debates software patents

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "The UK prime minster David Cameron has got open source advocates excited by announcing that the government would be looking at copyright law: The trouble is, he could be drawing all the worng conclusions..."
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Open source credit- a new banking concept?

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "The Linux Foundation has gone corporate with Tux credit card.

“As a non-profit organisation funded primarily by member dues, the Linux Foundation provides a variety of important services, not the least of which is supporting Linus Torvalds’ full-time work on the kernel. The Linux credit card allows anyone to contribute to the community by enabling the Foundation to sustain and expand upon its important work,” the organisation said.

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/open-source/3246693/linux-foundation-goes-corporate-with-tux-credit-card/"
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Bredolab botnet taken down. Authorities hit back

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "Armenian authorities arrested a 27-year-old man today on suspicion of running a large botnet that was dismantled after a unique take-down operation by Dutch law enforcement and computer security experts. Botnet is estimated to have infected at least 29 million computers worldwide."
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Traders convicted for outsmarting broker algorithm

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "Men beat machines. Norwegian traders, Svend Egil Larsen and Peder Veiby, were handed suspended prison sentences and fines for market manipulation after outsmarting the trading system of Timber Hill, which is a unit of US-based Interactive Brokers.The two men managed to work out how the computerised system would react to certain trading patterns. This allowed them to influence the price of low-volume stocks and profit from it.Is this a crime or a something to celebrate?

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3244186/norwegian-traders-convicted-for-outsmarting-us-stock-broker-algorithm/"
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Law firm facing legal action over porn data breach

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "A UK law firm which stands accussed of collecting data, including names, home addresses and IP addresses of thousands of porn users has had its site hacked and with the data being repeatedly downloaded. The firm was apparently collecting data on peope it claimed were breaking copyright on the porn. Now it faces legal action from pressure group Provacy International, which has complained to the UK's Information Commissioner. This is going to be fun..."
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Can CodePlex Foundation Free itself from Microsoft

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "One of the most fascinating strands in the free software story has been Microsoft's interactions with it. To begin with, the company simply tried to dismiss it, but when it became clear that free software was not going away, and that more companies were switching to it, Microsoft was forced to take it more seriously. One of the people who knows more about this story than most is Stephen Walli. He not only comes from a deep Unix background, but worked at Microsoft for five years. Now he is at CodePlex and this post looks at what he is doing."
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Why I'Why I'm worried about Java's future

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "Java is not dead. Java technology is alive and vitally important; we all must be concerned if its future direction isn't clear. We need to thrash out what we want and how to get it.
Useful comment from Forrester analyst."

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Life of Brian Played Out In Open Source Community

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes ""The passion of the software freedom communities leads to unnecessary rivalries. It's not just a tension between OSI and FSF — it's a historic tension from before the dawn of digital time." Not sure if Simon Phipps blog post is an attempt to pour oil on troubled waters or pour petrol on the flames. Either way, it needs consideration."
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HP pays BSkyB £318m in final settlement of C

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "More money for Rupert Murdoch, more questions for HP about why tehy bought EDS. Staff and shareholders at HP are paying for an utter debacle. £318m is full and final settlement, but how can a company end up paying out those sort of damages on a £48m CRM contract?"
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Simon Phipps: Software freedom matters...

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "Former Sun Open source leader announces his new project — ForgeRock, building open source enterprise intergration and identity management platform on code liberated by Oracle's takeover of his former employer — and also his new blog."
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Climategate software algorithms flawed UK MPs warn

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  about 4 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "It is not just climate change data that is the subject of controversy, it is the algorithms used to analyse it. That is the finding of UK political representatives and it should be a warning to us all that if you want to make an argument convincing, you have to be transparent..
It would be tragic if the climate change sceptics used this report as more ammunition to deny global warming though, of course, they will."

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Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 4 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "Patent trolls may be gathering strength but free software actually has a secret weapon when it comes to software patents: its community. Everytime we are threatened, we should build a work around. So says Samba creator Andrew Tridgel. It can be done. Look how fast Firefox was fixed this week."
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Beware the king of patent trolls

E5Rebel E5Rebel writes  |  more than 4 years ago

E5Rebel (1103761) writes "If you haven't heard of Intellectual Ventures, you will do. Set up by ex-Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold, with investments from Microsoft among others, it is basically a patenting machine – filing and buying them in huge quantities. Note that it doesn't actually *use* these patents – except to threaten people with. In other words, Intellectual Ventures is a patent troll – or, rather the King of the Patent Trolls.

There is no defence against this sort of thing. This isn't patents being used to protect someone's hard work and insight, it is naked greed."

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