* Posts by Dave Hilling

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US House to vote on whether poor people need mobile phones

Dave Hilling

Re: Same

Where did I say I was a Trump or Cruz supporter? I hated them both. I would much prefer someone like Allen West or a libertarian such as Gary Johnson. I cant believe that these idiots are the best we can find to run our country but then again...WE don't find them really they are chosen for us for the most part.

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Dave Hilling

Re: Same

Ah yes insults, tools of the weak minded would you like to dispute half of what I said or just throw stupid attacks.

Ill just leave this here as proof that welfare pays too well. I honestly believe these figures are low as I looked into it and I did not see any mention of free daycare for children etc.

http://downtrend.com/robertgehl/welfare-payouts-top-20-per-hour-in-eight-states

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Dave Hilling

I dont believe I said let me keep all I earn, but I would happily take back 30-40 cents of every dollar they take for waste...its always an all or nothing approach with people...most people would be completely happy with a middle ground.

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Dave Hilling

Or how about something completely crazy and strange.....Let me keep what I earned!!!!!

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Dave Hilling

Re: Same

Im not differentiating here welfare and disability are both hugely abused and sadly the abuse hurts the legitimately disabled etc.. I am from one of those poor purple states (WV) and I used to see it all the time. People using an EBT card for food with a brand new iphone in their hand, and a fifth of Jack Daniels and cigs paid for with cash.. freaking disgusting.

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Dave Hilling

Same

You know how I paid for college gave the US Govt a blank check on my life. Then then repaid me with money for school sooo you know I worked for it.

I have no empathy for people to lazy to work hard for their own well being and life. If you look at some studies people on government assistance in the US actually get more than many middle class people in benefits when you take in everything. Why the F should someone on welfare get over 60K in benefits to survive. Our idea of poor in the US is so jacked, I have lived/travelled all over the world and in many countries they would beg to be as poor as a person on welfare in the US with new shoes, a cell phone, 60 inch tv, free daycare, and an XBOX...yes I have seen all of those in family members houses on "Assistance" at the same time have 3 young children literally buying a gallon of milk a day, spending every single penny trying to pay medical bills for their births etc while they tooo had similar medical bills all paid for by the govt. I bet if I took the amount of money I spend on things they got for free and too got it for free, I would have been living great too and not contemplating bankruptcy. Now that was a few years ago my hard work has paid off and I do quite well, while many of those family members still get assistance and still have nicer things than me....one of my relatives just bought a new tv and PS4 all while on assistance and I am all over here like hey I just bought my first new pair of running shoes in over a year cause my feet hurt when I ran for my PT test the National Guard. But Hey at least I got a BS, and MS degree for a greatly reduced price.... so year I dont feel all that sorry for the poor many of which live better than my middle class family, and they have no intention of changing their situation.

I am not heartless unemployment is a great thing because you get money after you have been working and run into hard times, but generational welfare where the "Poor" get to live on my back has to STOP!

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Pure swats away EMC patent punch, mulls $14m verdict appeal

Dave Hilling

Yeah but

Since there is almost a zero percent chance the source code is the same one could argue that just because it operates in vaguely the same way that the design is obvious and common sense for the field and get EMC's patent invalidated or argue that since it is not implemented in exactly the way that is described a more friendly court may also dismiss the claim.

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Feds tell court: Apple 'deliberately raised technological barriers' to thwart iPhone warrant

Dave Hilling

Re: We've seen that already

Except most native Americans were killed by small pox and other disease not guns.

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Dave Hilling

Thats how it used to be

Except when I was a kid thats pretty much how it was. We all had bb guns, real guns, nerf guns and we knew which ones we could point at each other and which ones got your ass beat. If you removed the gang violence in like 4 cities, and suicides the USA would have one of the lowest gun violence rates in the world...pretty amazing for a land with over 300 million guns.

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Amazon cloud increasingly powered by hot air

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I dont know the exact loss rate of lines running from Indiana to Virginia, but I would bet if thats where the power was really going you would be losing over 50%...the real answer is its fed into the grid, and they are offset for what the farm they own generates.

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Comcast 'rolls out' 'world's first' DOCSIS 3.1 modem, pumping 1Gbps over existing cable

Dave Hilling

Considering I know tons of people that would just be happy to get 100Mb I am wondering why they are pushing 1Gb so hard.... work on getting all your networks up to at least a minimum speed of say 50Mb before shooting for the sky. I am not sure how far comcast is in that goal since I was a TW customer by force but considering the amount of time I couldnt hit 10Mb while paying for 30, I wouldn't imagine the Comcast is much better.

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Server storage slips on robes, grabs scythe, stalks legacy SANs

Dave Hilling

I hate predictions

Tell me how tape is dead, and SANs will disappear. There will always be use cases for SAN just like TAPE and any other technology thats been declared dead multiple times. Like someone mentioned above if I need TBs/PBs of storage why would I want to add more cpu/ram etc just to get it. Sure in some scenarios server san will pick up but in many places it will probably be barely used at all.

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Northrop wins $55bn contract for next-gen bomber – as America says bye-bye to B-52

Dave Hilling

Until someone invents jam proof technology, and ai that makes better decisions than people all front line aircraft will be manned. Drones only are safe when the airspace is relatively safe or uncontested and you can afford the latency of transmitting signals back and forth to an operating location. I think the next "revolution" will be drones controlled by other front line manned aircraft. Say one or two manned b3s managing 5-10 others flying in front of them. Gets rid of the latency and probably makes jamming tougher if they could use some sort of combo AI/manned control method.

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Dave Hilling

Re: B2

well I know your being sarcastic but thats exactly why they are in the arizona desert because they dont rust nearly as fast so they can use them for parts or use them in case of an emergency large war.

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Dave Hilling

Re: More pork for the taking

In many ways an unfair comparison when you consider the total amount of airframes being built. Lockheed has already delivered over 150 F-35s and the number over its life could go well over 2000 vs the 100ish B-3s

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Dave Hilling

Re: "...packed with the latest technology..."

They have a lot more standards than people realize. They commonly have civilian equipment buses that are very similar to airline comm buses called ARINC-429, and many military airplanes even use many of the same radios etc between planes. Aircraft are most definitely moving to a more open standard even between models because believe it or not these companies do understand how cost conscious the government is getting with these designs, sadly much of the cost craziness these programs incur is government created IE the 3 models of F-35, or cutting B-2 production to 21 airframes, or cutting the F-22 to 140 airframes vs the 700+ original order. R&D especially for advanced aircraft is expensive, supposedly much of the LRS-B tech is already created and there are rumors in the industry that both Boeing and Northrop flew demonstrators during the competition and personally I wouldnt be surprised if thats true as most of the tech needed this time around already exists or is very far in development.

20 Years Air Force F-16, C-130, C-5, and C-17 avionics technician.

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VW: Just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Who's to blame? Hippies

Dave Hilling

Re: VW's fines and costs...

Natural gas container ships.

http://thinkaboutit.org/charting-a-cleaner-course-with-natural-gas

http://thinkaboutit.org/the-world-s-largest-moving-object

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US military personnel investigated for splashing $96,576 on strippers

Dave Hilling

Re: Young stupid kids with a company issued credit card.

Actually no everyone gets a card if you travel. I agree its stupid, but its to cover hotel rooms and food when traveling. I always felt it should be handled by higher ranking people etc but the logistics of it would be a nightmare. I for example went to Japan for a month my card didnt even have enough of a limit to cover my hotel room (on base) for the whole time we were there. So I bought my food personally which your not supposed to have to do, but whatever I had the money. The whole purpose though is so guys making a whopping 1200 a month do not spend all their money and more on hotels etc when traveling for the military same idea as any company you work for when you are traveling for them.

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Dave Hilling

Misleading

OK these articles are always misleading...first the government didnt pay for strippers and gambling most likely unless the soldiers commited fraud. Every soldier is required to get a government credit card to cover travel expenses. There are STRICT limits on what you can charge back to the government. Anything they do not cover you are responsible for personally. They tell you over and over not to put anything that cant be charged back onto your card if possible.

Now that said a bunch of 20 somethings in vegas probably dont listen when drunk and horned up. I never did any such thing but I knew others who did. In fact I know one guy who got kicked out for using his gov card to buy his engagement ring for his fiance...the government did not pay for that ring but it was a violation of the acceptable use of the card there is a clear distinction in that he violated the rules but the government did not pay for the item purchased and he was still responsible personally for paying it.

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Reg hack survives world's longest commercial flight

Dave Hilling

Re: Jets - pah, that's for softies

I hear you. I worked on C-130s and I have taken tons of international flights on commercial planes.... Ill take the commercial plane any day. Loud, either ice cold or burning hot and your best hope is a litter to lay on along the way either that or its jump seats.

I flew to Japan from the US east coast and back on a c-130. WV>edmonton>anchorage>sheyma (middle of bearing strait)>japan. I wanted to kill myself and thank god for benadryl or I probably would have. Then on the way back japan>marshall islands> hawaii> vegas>wv... the way back was much more tolerable :).

I have taken many to the middle east too..bad but not too bad.

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Oracle gets ZFS filer array spun up to near-AFA speeds

Dave Hilling

20K

I know WD talked about them a few years ago...I hadn't heard anything since just assuming they gave up because the reality is even 20K can't keep up with flash. I would love to see some data/benchmarks on these thing...but alas I see none.

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NetApp veep: 'We've shifted 750,000 all-flash arrays'. Er, really?

Dave Hilling

Re: Allow me to clarify...

Ill respond to a few of Dimitris comments... under what circumstances did the EF win?? We tested the first models out it was the slowest of any of the all flash arrays we tried in most of our tests(not that it was really slow). Now the new ones may be better, but in every test we threw at it it was usually close to the bottom other than some of the sequential tests where IBM lost out at the time due to only having 4 FC ports (new IBM ones have 8 I believe)

I like the E-Series I really do we have at over 10 of them all running 2TB drives, but we didnt buy them for flash arrays. Too expensive, support costs were too high and they were fast but others were faster, cheaper, and easier to setup and maintain(not that the e series are bad either compared to others).

FAS we got rid of all those too for pretty much the same reasons found faster cheaper systems.

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Our 4King benders are so ace we're going full OLED, says LG

Dave Hilling

Until I have broadband capable of delivering 4K content without it buffering 20x during a show forget it. I cant even get 1080p content to do that but maybe 20% of the time.... :( american internet is sad for so many.

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Another day, another load of benchmarketing, this time from HDS

Dave Hilling

The rules for SPC-1 actually prevent many of them from even trying. For example If I remember right you cant use deduplication or compression for some units such as pure you can't turn it off.

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Hitachi smashes SPC-1 benchmark, boasts: We HAF ways of crushing 2 million IOPs

Dave Hilling

Re: Nice and slow!

Unless you don't need 7M iops then buy the system that meets your needs. We hit up to about 200,000 iops out of our storage and we only every actually need or hit that when we purposefully run benchmarks. 95% of the rest of the time its abysmally underutilized but its dead simple to use and meets our needs serve 400+ VMs mostly under 1ms latency and even if we had 1M iops we would pretty much never hit it. Yes I know some places can and do need insane performance, but that isn't say 95%+ of work loads.

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Nutanix to release 'community version' of its secret software sauce

Dave Hilling

Re: Desperate Move

which means vmware or someone else will probably buy them soon.

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PlayStation outage: Sony asks 'have you tried turning it off and on again?'

Dave Hilling

Have you tried?

Come 'on I cant be the first who thought of this???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

Dave Hilling

I dont get it

I don't get why the iphones are so awesome to their users and I prefer my android s4 over her iphone 4 but I dont care because I own stock in apple and I will happily take my small chunk of your money :)

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Not so ESXi? Open sourcery could help VMware win... virtually

Dave Hilling

Re: VMware is probably screwed

I dunno we run almost all of ours on blades, we have 256GB in our semi-new blades and in the blades we are looking at for tech refresh I think they hold 768. Usually we run out of memory before anything else in our blade farm... but then gain for us 2x10Gb NICs are fine. I can see where some places having 2 or 4 may not be enough but here it is.

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We're not on the Gartner Magic Quadrant? Just imagine our concern, says HDS

Dave Hilling

I usually buy something in spite of where it is on Gartner's stuff, not because of it. Our needs and our requirements dictate our purchases.

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Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline

Dave Hilling

Re: Thanks El Reg

mine wasnt listed as being out on that map though.... and it was.

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How much disruptive innovation does your flash storage rig really need?

Dave Hilling

Reasons why you dont see some of these vendors on SPECFS

Vendors who use compression as part of their system which cannot be turned of violate SPECFS rules if I remember right which is why you wont see many of them on there.

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32,000 motherboards spit passwords in CLEARTEXT!

Dave Hilling

I have never used supermicro servers but if its running on port 49152 that their firewalls arent blocking it or there is no firewall at all or am I missing something? Either way if its those too yeah sackings were already required.

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FCC boss says he'll SHAME broadband firms for fibbing on speeds

Dave Hilling

I get 3Mb on TWC a lot of the time

Too bad I pay for 20.....

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Top dog EMC’s dilemma: Seasonal dip or long-term problem?

Dave Hilling

Is this right?

"Over 70 per cent of VMAX and VNX2 systems shipped with some flash capacity EMC sold more than 17 terabytes of flash in Q1 alone"

I bought 17TB of flash in Q1 (from a different vendor) thats really all they sold that almost has to be a mistake.

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Enterprise storage will die just like tape did, say chaps with graphs

Dave Hilling

Re: Partly stating the obvious - SANs are I/O bound

I get over 5GB/s max with an average of about 1ms latency on reads right now from an all flash array. Writes are a bit slower with an average of about 5ms ..... I can live with that considering its only going to get better over time.

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

Dave Hilling

Why replace what works?

I have an older Toshiba 52inch DLP 1080i TV its about 9 years old. I may just now have to replace it after it is making an audible electric arcing sound. I managed to keep it alive an extra two years by just swapping in some 50 cent resistors when it fried. If I am lucky maybe I can resurrect it again with some more cheap parts and if I can it will stay as long as I can keep it running.

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Just how much bang does a FAS8040 box give you for 500,000 bucks

Dave Hilling

wow

I could be wrong but I am pretty sure some of those systems above it are quite a bit cheaper as well.

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

Dave Hilling

Re: Can be the most intense game ever.

I remember when my corp decided to leave our wormhole, Real life got in the way and we were not active enough to stay and make it work so we evacuated our POS, it was a several day effort for 3 or 4 of us scanning for low or high sec wormhole exits all while trying not to get in a fight and blown up. We did have some hairy moments trying to get the POS out but it was also exciting. We did manage to get everything out from months of being in there with minimal loss but when we finally took down the tower and had to hide out to get it out it was down right frightening.

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Dave Hilling

Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...

Thats what I remember of EVE as well I wish I still played it but real life has kept me from it. I used to love the late night wormhole fights or doing incursions sadly none of the guys I used to play with still do it but I would love to get back to it eventually and start to build back up a small corp.

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Never mind software-defined HYPE, 2014 will be the year of REALLY WEIRD storage boxen

Dave Hilling

Long from dead

May I remind el reg of this monster

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/02/spectralogic_t_finity/

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Amazon CIA cloud row: US judge slaps down IBM as 'manipulative', inferior

Dave Hilling

Re: Nothing short of amazing

True, but you must consider Amazon too is now considered a VLC with over 100K employees granted much of them in sales fulfillment etc but quite large as well.

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DRAM whammed, thank you ma'am: Kaminario K2 flash bests sib at SPC-1

Dave Hilling

Re: Is this the future?

Tape is not on the way out either. I can still store TB after TB on tape that I dont have disk for. LTO 8 is planned for 12.8 TB a tape uncompressed. 2.5x compressed. Also remember many people cannot nor will not save their data in someone elses DC which could one day randomly shutdown.

People have been calling tape dead for 10 years and it just keeps goin.

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

Dave Hilling

Re: Squid to the rescue?

Sure you can. We adjust ours to cache things of up to 1GB since often we download the same updates etc many many times. Its nice when you look at your reports and see you had like 50GB of traffic in a day and only like 30-40% was not from cache.

Also you can use squid with one nic long as it can handle the traffic no need to have two or more if you dont need it.

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Mellanox targets Fibre Channel with 56 Gbps FDR InfiniBand

Dave Hilling

Re: interesting, but ...

Infiniband already has extremely low latency so it will still be much better than fiber channel. Course we are expanding our fiber channel kit not reducing it here. Talked about doing infiniband just never given time to really look into it.

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Brew me up, bro: 11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPACE

Dave Hilling

They forgot to mention the reason the water was purer in beer in the middle ages was the BOILING of it.

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US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?

Dave Hilling

"A pox on both your houses."

Its the fault of all the retards in government. You have two sides unwilling to negotiate on anything. One side claims they are negotiating by demanding they get only what they want.... and the other the exact same thing. Its all their faults and anyone who refuses to see it is just a blind partisan unwilling to look deeper than the news headline on their favorite news channel.

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Dedupe-dedupe, dedupe-dedupe-dedupe: Flashy clients crowd around Permabit diamond

Dave Hilling

Re: claim != evidence

http://gigaom.com/2013/05/29/pure-storage-nets-new-cash-from-in-q-tel-to-fund-flash-for-all/

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Dave Hilling

Re: claim != evidence

Considering they are used by the DOD and other 3 letter agencies I would count that it is as its a requirement in many instances.

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Dave Hilling

Re: Dedupe

Pure claims to do 256 AES and heavy de-dupe so you appear to be wrong.

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