203 posts • joined Saturday 20th October 2007 12:31 GMT
Re: What it boils down to...
Well, it supposedly deters terrorists. In the good ol' United States of the Americas the Department of Homeland Security is entrusted with the same task, they stop terrorists, therefor "pirating" copyrighted material is a terrorist action.
I am happy they are now actively stopping these dreadful terrorists in the U.K. too. I feel safer already.
Re: Glad they are getting shut down
Wish I could do that too, but nowadays to vote you need a Google Minus account "so it's easier to see opinions from people you care about".
Thankfully, I do have LBE Privacy Guard to prevent applications like this from running amok.
That's already being done actually, with water: Pumped-storage hydroelectricity.
I suppose this saves costs
As the data doesn't have to be sent to America over a separate line anymore. Smart thinking.
Nice to see the Microsoft ad campaigns getting more and more pathetic every time. Not surprising as they haven't made anything useful for a long time and it's hard to advertise if you don't have anything nice to advertise.
My suggestion is to try out LXC, which is short for Linux Containers. It's not a VM in the strictest sense of the word, but more of a glorified chroot. It is, however, pretty easy to administer and blazingly fast (practically zero overhead). If you are scared of command lines you could look into libvirt, which can manage LXC in a graphical environment (only with very limited functionality).
Compensating for something?
Apparantly even women do that nowadays.
Perhaps the criminals hacked their systems to store this info.
So get on with your nuclear fusion reactor. It has been made on a small scale, it works and no danger of meltdown. If it's so important, why is nobody funding this?
Netherlands has this since forever and it's not even specific to mobile contracts. Of course it only applies if the new terms can be negative for the customer. Lowering the prices will not allow the customer to immediately terminate the contract.
So here we have a problem we created (antibiotic-resistence). How do we propose to solve it? Use a more aggressive alternative to antibiotics.
How about we just let our immune system work and only use antibiotics in life-threatening situations. Or does that cut to deep into the pockets of Big Pharma? We can't have that, of course!
We know what this means
Just as they used the 8.04 LTS as their testing ground for Pulseaudio, so will they use 14.04 as testing ground for Mir. Brilliant!
At work we now use containers for nearly everything. For web server instances, a single container manages to handle about twice the sessions per second as it would do on a KVM instance with the same number of cores and RAM.
The overhead is so minimal that we now also run our MariaDB instances in containers and make many more, smaller database servers.
Did you forget to use the "Joke Alert" icon?
Telling people they're "on their own" after making the switch is not going to motivate them to change. Especially the computer literate ones that still believe the blue E "is the internet".
I wouldn't use it
Let them get their regular product right first before moving into other markets. Couchbase as it is now is just too unstable, crashes, refuses connections, data loss, you name it!
And downhill it goes
Perhaps they think they are now big enough to warrant behaving like something so different it warrants separate code to be written for it.
Personally, I don't see it happening.
Ramp up hydrogen creation
Germany already does this on a smaller scale. They create hydrogen when there is an energy surplus. This hydrogen is mixed in with the gas fed into peoples homes so they use it to cook and heat their homes.
If they just ramp it up, they can use the energy surplus created by the fossil plants for this, keeping them profitable and while they do create pollution they also help reduce the consumption of natural gas, which largely offsets this pollution.
I can tell you that we are currently phasing out our DELL EqualLogic arrays. We used to use them to handle all our database volumes, however, anything above a total of 2.5K IOPS seems to make it unbearably slow.
We bought large 15K SAS discs for all our database servers and currently only run replication servers on the SAN, so that we can quickly restore a volume should be necessary.
I honestly find it unbelievable that a single simple consumer SSD can easily handle 40K IOPS, while our SAN array (in excess of 100K quid) has trouble handling 4K IOPS.
Well, at least they're not trying to block LibreOffice. Maybe this can be a good thing and get the last three OpenOffice users to switch to LibreOffice as well.
It is there, but only in the alphas. So starting from 10.0 this functionality is available.
Re: Single login?
I see both up- and downsides to this. The downside is as you already described, the single point of failure. The upside is that if somebody figures out your password, it is easily changed at a single place. Many people use a single password for everything and do not even remember all the sites they have an account at, leaving them vulnerable to attack.
Re: Termination of Operations?
His service was secure. Stored email was encrypted in a way that without the password it was not readable. He could not just give them the information. They asked him to build in a tap, to monitor somebody. He then shut down business before that could happen.
Because it contains no copyrighted material
And is thus not a threat to be stopped by the Department of Homeland Security.
ARM king in the datacentre?
No wonder. It's impossible to buy decent ARM-based blades. According to our supplier, they are in development. But then, they have been for over a year now. We are still buying x86 because that's available.
Can it run linux?
Can it run a full linux distribution? Then it suddenly becomes a sound buy!
Re: I love W3C
Right, that's what I used to think. Until they started their HTML5 DRM nonsense.
And that is why closed-source is a bad idea
One does not simply recompile an application to a new target platform. One has to wait for the company/person that wrote the application and hope they will do it.
Linux has a rich ecosystem on apps on every platform it runs on because most applications can be compiled easily, with little or no modification.
So Fanny burned her fanny?
Fighter jets not required
I suspect the plane will have a mysterious malfunction forcing it to make an emergency landing after which it'll quickly take off again, one passenger lighter.
It would be most welcome if a cloud contract could guarantee freedom from unnecessary government spying. Too bad we're not seeing her making *that* argument.
Interesting, giving that the greatest threat to cyber security lies in the hand of the government. Their data gobbling, combined with lacking security makes them a juicy target for many a hacker.
The only one that should be charged with espionage here is the U.S. itself.
10k rpm? You're kidding right? If you're going for performance adding a quick cache is nice, but there will be cache misses (and plenty so, with only 126 megs) which will just be terribly slow.
This will be completely useless except in those circumstances where there are small bursts of data-changes.
Wouldn't it be better to just admin defeat and stop OpenOffice.org? The two remaining developers can join LibreOffice.
Reminds me an episode of The Big Bang Theory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bIoeBpSeU4
This could be a solution to a problem presented by sustainable energy sources, namely that their output does not correspond with our energy consumption. If these batteries are really so cheap, energy could be stored and used later without too much cost or pollution.
The war on privacy
Taking it to the next level. Don't worry, it will be over soon. Just agree to implant this tracking chip in your head and you are free to go!
I don't think a new "decoder", as you call it, would even have to be made.
The difference between, say ODF and DOC are that the former has many working, open-source implementations for it, while the latter only has the Microsoft implementation which also just works on their Windows platform.
If Microsoft were to go out of business or people stop using Windows, it gets hard to read these files. This will not happen to ODF. Even if we move to an entirely new platform it would just be a matter of cross-compiling an existing interpreter.
And that's why we should be storing documents using an open standard, like ODF. This guarantees that new generations will know how the file should be interpreted.
Give the guy a break
Isn't being married punishment enough?
If it is already actively being exploited about in the wild it seems the only ones who do *not* know about the problem are the users. The vendor is in the know, the script-kiddies are in the know.
Seems like a sensible thing to inform the users too. They can avoid using the software in question, or use an alternative, or take whatever steps are needed.
What's with all the articles about Hyper-V? I don't know anybody using it. Most people seem to be using VMWare or KVM.
Re: Puzzled. What's wrong with Live Chat....?
What I don't understand
Is why people bother with a product like Lync. The alternatives, like asterisk, are much easier to administer through a simple CLI. If one wants, it is very easy to also have people call you for free, by, for example, putting a simple SIP client on your website.
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