* Posts by K

997 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007

Page:

Someone in Australia wants server sales hidden from view

K
Devil

Re: I dunno

Given the licensing model, you must be referring to Oracle...

(Posted from 30k feet above the Med)

0
0

Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

K

Re: Smartphones are horrible phones

" Recent smartphones are potent computers,"

I have a 95% internet/reading to 5% calls ratio.. I suspect its the same for most people, so I don't see that as an issue (aside from when you actually make a call!)

15
1

Dell confirms price rise post Brexit vote as UK pound stumbles

K
WTF?

@Tezfair.. you talk b*ll*cks!

Got nothing to do with building.. It has to do with component costs and profit reporting, both of which are done in US dollars.. so a lower pound, means cost of components increases and when converting BGP to USD they lose more money!

4
0

Fear and Brexit in Tech City: Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown

K

Re: Freedom of movement

Mike 140 - Is Rilly your name? Or did you mean really?

No, any country that operates within the single market is subject to free movement of money, people, goods and service! You don't have one without the other three. Since so much of the UK economy relies upon the single market (inc. our banking and finance sector which employs over 2m people) we'd be insane to leave it!

So for this alone, his friend is sorted, as freedom of movement is a condition of being part of the single market.

16
10

Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

K
Holmes

Anti-democratic?

Farage himself made the point that a 52% to 48% should lead to a 2nd referendum.

41
6

Confirmed: Dell software sell-off

K

Francisco Partners has been done...

Most of the products are out of date and suffering from years of underinvestment and underdevelopment, most have not seen new features, whilst also being ludicrous-speed slow at maintaining compatibility with the systems they're meant to work with (for example, vRanger support newer VMWare releases).

It's not surprising Dell stashed the cash whilst exiting stage left!

5
0

Hand the security cookbook to your robot butler: Time to automate

K

Devil is in the detail..

"Kat McIvor is Principal Technologist for DevOps at QA, the sole UK partner for Chef training delivery, "

So being the the sole partner, gives you an indicator of how big (or little rather) the Chef and Puppet market really is..

0
0

UK plastic beats cash in 2021

K
Devil

I pay for 99% of my purchases with card... when I need cash, my partner pays!

1
0

Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

K

I'm torn between..

I do love the XB-70, looks like somebody stole the blue print from Thunderbirds..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_XB-70_Valkyrie

I'm doing a US road trip with the missus later this year, and I'm trying to find some excuse to stop over in Ohio to see it lol..

14
0

Experian Audience Engine knows almost as much about you as Google

K
Happy

Re: "you are bombarded with motorbike insurance advertising on every platform you go to"

"So no f*** voice service from BT in my house. Ever."

I've not received a nuisance call for more than 10 years.. amazing what unplugging the handset can do..

5
0

Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

K

Re: Clouds - Just waiting to piss all over you

I've recently interviewed at 3 different companies in London, bizarrely all of them outsourced their infrastructure to a single provider (different providers for each of them), all because they didn't want the hassle of doing it internally - all of these companies have realised it was a short-term gain and long-term pain, now they are scrambling to either distribute the risk or bring it back in-house (hence reason for the interviews)..

10
0

BOFH: If you liked it then you should've put the internet in it

K
Devil

Re: Tracking

As one of those executives who reads el-reg whilst skiving in the crapper, I distinctly reject this idea as unworkable.

2
0

DevOps, huh? Show me the money. Show me the MONAY!

K

Its amazing..

A common response when asked "What would you do if you had a time machine?" is "travel back and assassinate hitler!"

Not me.. My hit list is as follows

1) The person who coined the term "DevOps"

2) The person who coined the term "Cloud"

3) The person who thought "Flash" was a good idea

4) The person who coined the term "-as-a-Service"

12
0

VMware hikes vSphere prices, shrinks licence options

K

+1 Great response.

0
0
K

Digging their own grave..

Not much more to say really.

Will be interesting to see what they do with Essentials and Essentials Plus.

4
1

Big Brother's pet unicorn Palantir closes the Kimono

K
Facepalm

Re: Copyright

Sheesh... Consider the implications of that, effectively what your saying is every search engine or spider that visits, downloads and indexes the BBC site is causing copyright infringement.

1
0
K
Facepalm

Re: Copyright

That is ridiculous..

First he was not selling BBC content for monetary gain, just demonstrating the product, Second, by that logic, you should not allow any developer libraries or extensions that perform HTTP requests and they could perform the same function!

2
1

See that fist punching through the clouds? That's Veeam's, that is

K

Lusty, Your right cloud does have some advantages.. but also a lot disadvantages, if that makes me negative, then I'll take that badge with pride - Us negative nerds as act as a counter-balance too morons like you.

0
0
K

Your assuming public cloud will overtake onsite infrastructure.. If you have any experience of SME infrastructure or networking, you'd know that this will never happen. Available bandwidth, latency and security concerns basically make this impossible.

3
1

It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

K
Holmes

123456.. Who is more of an idiot?

The idiot who uses 123456?... or the idiot companies who have not worked out their customers are idiots and allow them to use it?!

0
0

Cisco decides that to save the cloud, it must hunt it with prejudice

K

Its rather pointless...

Hosted Services are a fact of life, always have been. Whilst we block a lot of them on our Firewalls, my CEO alone suggests a dozen new services each month, so trying monitor and control every service it pointless unless this adopted as best practise through the company.

0
0

American cable giants go bananas after FCC slams broadband rollout

K
Pint

Please can we borrow him

I'd like to nominate Tom Wheeler as the next head of OFCOM (the UK telecom regulator)

7
0

Hyper-converged infrastructure? Pop open some 'Azure in a can'

K
Trollface

Lets correct 1 fact..

Scale have been established for at least 6 or 7 years, therefore they are not a startup, but an established business! I first had dealing with them in the UK in 2009/10 and they had already been going in the US for several years before that.

Sorry if thats being pedantic.

2
0

Longing to bin Photoshop? Rock-solid GIMP a major leap forward

K

Re: More than three colour channels?

Have 1 up vote for the useful info, and second theoretical one for the moron who downvoted you!

Have to agree on the UI in most open-source software, though its not the projects own fault, open-source projects rarely have enough resources and contributors to keep the UI with the "times". I've often pestered my employer(s) to contribute back with time or contributions, we are profiting, so its right to give something in return to help the cycle.

9
0

Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

K

compared to the two to three year.. for.. IoT products

Hence why the IoT is another marketing hypergasm, thats going end in a premature nut bust!

3 years ago I replaced all the lightbulbs in my house with LED ones, so that I could save money, they have a life expectancy of 9-10 years and I expect to get full usage out of them!

1
0

Chinese cyber chief plays down censorship concerns

K

Re: "Freedom is our goal. Order is our means."

In many respects, the Chinese are more free that we are - As long as you don't undermine the state's authority, you can pretty much do what the f*ck you want.

0
0
K
Big Brother

I hate the fact the internet is censored in China..

Living in the UK we get access to everythi... oh wait, sh*t why is that Torrent site blocked, ah and that website to make home-made "fireworks" not available. WTF?

...

11
0

Can DevOps and Agile save the planet? US.gov thinks so

K
Facepalm

DevOps Man...

Neither Developer, nor Operator..his superpower is being mediocre is all fields!

2
0

PHP 7.0 arrives, so go forth and upgrade if you dare

K

Re: just my 2 cents...

@LosD - Hosting companies should not even be offering this, it encourages a viscious circle - Customers pay to have a script developed/installed for them and fail to keep it maintained, never being updated or patched.

How can this be a good thing? All if does is help maintain the cycle is security issues, obsolete scripts and outdated versions of PHP.

0
0
K

Re: just my 2 cents...

Breaking compatibility will do everybody a favour - it'll help get all the crap and unmaintained scripts out of circulation. I was recently dealing with a vendor who website still ran scripts with .php3..

2
0

Splunk, Rocana trade blows in blog 'libel' spat

K

Re: @K Upvote for you

You can DIY it with enough time - but these products work on the basis of they make it easy and quick, which is essential if you have hundreds of servers and different log formats.

1
0
K

They're systems for parsing logs and other data, it normalises and indexes this so that it can quickly be search and aggregated, with the results visualised or alerts set up for them. For example, it could suck in all the logs from your Firewalls, you can then aggregate this data to see what the top 10 threats are, or search where those threats came from and display them on a map.

Splunk has enjoyed a monopoly on this for the past several years and their pricing model reflects this, charging by the GB of data is processes. For example, if your collecting 10GB of data per-day, cost if about £7500 per annum - Lets face it, who knows how much log data their servers and firewalls are going to generate on a day-2-day basis.

Personally I hope Rocana wins this one, as I think the per-GB model is a relic.. its actually one of the reason ELK is being so successful... Also for anybody looking for another alternative, I highly recommend checking out Logscape, licensing is based upon number of indexers, and since 1 indexer (which costs less that a 10GB Splunk licence) can parse 75-100GB per day, its not bad value for money.

9
0

'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

K

'Dear Daddy...'

You did WHAT??? ... that was my f*cking inheritance!

58
1

Getting a little flashy! Funds are in place, and Kaminario targets growth

K
Headmaster

Simplicity..

Its actually SimpliVity.. only reason I know that is case I spoke to them a few days ago!

0
0

Telecity's engineers to spend SECOND night fixing web hub power outage

K

This took us out for a period yesterday..

We've resilient leased lines with BT and Virgin (routed through Timico), this initially affected our internet traffic about 1pm, for a brief period, then struck with vengeance about 2:30pm. Fortunately we've not epxerienced any problems today.

0
0

Child abuse image hash list shared with major web firms

K

Re: So a hash matches, then what?

More Quango's, NGO's and charities that suck up money, with huge chunks of it going on bureaucracy and administration..

0
0

Virgin Media daddy Liberty Global swoops on Cable & Wireless Communications

K
FAIL

"So which Cable & Wireless was it that sold their cable bit to NTL .."

Fail for not reading paulf's comments above posted 20 minutes earlier lol!

1
0

Surprise! No wonder Oracle doesn't 'see' IBM or SAP in the cloud

K

I see Oracles ploy..

Give it away free, customer don't even know its there and don't use it.

1 year later, they invoice the customers Finance team which is located in another country, doesn't have a clue about it, just sees "Oracle" and assumes its a utilised service and proceeds to make payment.

11
1

Open to the core: MongoDB's enterprise push in 'joins' U-turn

K

Re: we'd pay $100

For $100 I would only expect community support.

0
0

GCHQ goes all Cool Dad and tags the streets of Shoreditch with job ads

K

$100k fine.. thats a bargain

Even if they only managed to recruit a few people, thats still a darn site cheaper that the usual recruitment agency fees.

Then chuck in the free publicity.. IBM's marketing, HR and Finance teams must have laughed all the way to the bank.

0
0

UN privacy head slams 'worse than scary' UK surveillance bill

K

I like this guy...

How can I put him forward as the next Information Commissioner?

24
0

Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

K

Re: Quite

There is no such thing as good or bad music, its purely a matter of personal taste!

27
2

Warm your fingers by the bonfire of vanity on-premises storage

K

Re: what he fails to mention

Agreed,,, I'd also add like all this type of systems, they're too expensive for the functionality they deliver.

Recently we had a need for a FS (not block) level system that could offer a local cache, but store to S3 and then archive to Glacier or Nearline, the price of these systems was jaw dropping.

In the end I just brought another SAN with a couple of dozen NLSAS drives for local storage, then purchased Cloudberry to run on top of it.. works pretty well, cost me a fraction of the money!

0
0

The art of Rapid Recovery: Dell begins rebranding AppAssure

K

Wouldnt touch it with a fart..

let alone a barge pole.

I brought vRanger about 3 years ago, then quickly got told there would be no major updates for a few months as Dell would be merging AppSure and vRanger! 6 months later I switched to Unitrends, and never looked back.

The fact this integration has taken 3 years says it all, Dell are crap at software...

Don't even get me started on Foglight, cause thats even worse.

0
0

Big Blue lets Chinese government eyeball source code – report

K

Just because you've seen some source code..

Doesn't mean you can trust the compiled code, as it would be incredibly easy to sneak an exploit or backdoor in at compile time. The only way to avoid this is to also have complete control over the whole build process.

So as usual, another government wasting time and money!

0
0

Reg reader escapes four-month lightning-struck Windows Vista farm nightmare

K
Pint

Suggestion for next time

Build a DIY lightning rod then earth it to the MD's chair...

28
0

Dell buys out EMC in mega-super-duper $67 BEEELLLION deal

K

Re: Another one bites the dust

Amen... they practically destroyed Quest, 4 years on things like vRanger and Foglight need taking out the back and shot. Personally I like their hardware, but Dell just don't get software.

0
0

A thousand mile Atom merci mission: Driving from Monaco to London in an open-topped motor

K
Devil

"Duck Tape and zip ties are of course essential too!"

100% agree.

Though I see you forgot to mention the other essentials, balaclava and a gag.

21
0

Hyundai i30 Turbo: Softly, softly, catchee Audi

K

It would be fairer

To compare it to a Fiesta ST and Clio RS rather than a Focus ST etc.

On a cost front I paid < £20k for my Focus ST3 with most of the trimmings (trick is to find a garage who had one the exact spec your looking for either on display or a demonstrator, and you will instantly save 20%).

3
0

Page:

Forums