* Posts by K

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'Untraceable' VoIP caller ID-spoofing website accepts Bitcoin

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Re: "We pay 0.05ppm for landlines, "

Contact a GAMMA reseller - SIP channels at £15-20pm, depending on reseller, it includes 5000 mins to mobile and 5000 to landline. Best of all they stack, we've got 75 at present. We've ported our SIP in April, cut our bills from £6k per month to about £1500!

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1.3p a minute to UK landlines...

Thats actually fairly expensive. We pay 0.05ppm for landlines, then about 1.2ppm to mobiles..

But who cares, if your using this service then its probably somebody else's money anyway ..

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Invisible app ads slug smartmobes with 2GB of daily downloads

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Ad industry got spit roasted..

Screwed one end by blockers, then shafted the other by scammers.

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VMware sprawls across the data centre to post 'solid' Q2 results

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Whilst Q2 profits might be fat..

Its now so expensive, that its no longer cost effective.. so long term, the only loser is VMWare.

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Cyber-security's dirty little secret: It's not as bad as you think

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Logic is flawed

Rather than number of zero day vulnerabilities, it should be based on number of sites and applications affected by those vulnerabilities. That will give a clearer picture of the potential damage!

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You Musk be joking: Tesla's zero to 60MPH in 2.8 SECONDS is literally 'ludicrous'

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Sold...

As long as it comes with the "We brake for nobody" on the back!

And it includes a free Yoghurt talking doll..

Oh and Spaceballs flamethrower..

Man I've watch that film far too many times!

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS: Family hot-hatch SUV that looks a bit like Darth Vader's hat

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Lamb dressed as mutton

What this should have been is closer to this here.

But typical style, the best concept and prototypes always get watered down.

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China's STILL holding up the full WD-HGST integration. Why?

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"the 3TB failure rate"

Thats a great shame, was considering upgrading. I've been running some of their older 1.5TB 5400RPM green drives in my NAS, all advise said don't do it, but these things have been spinning for 5 years without a failure (touch wood).

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A quarter of public sector IT workers have never used the cloud

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Good! Maybe there is hope after all..

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It's 2015 and VMware tools break VMs if you open two browser tabs

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It would motivate them to fix the dam thing ...

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What Murphy’s law has to teach you about data centres

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Re: Am I the only one

True.. no issues with somebody talking about their day, or rather I do, but since my g/f insists on it, I've no choice but too listen and have grown immune!

Its more they disclose employers names, locations, details of events and at the same publishing photos of relatively sensitive locations.. I wonder how many of these people get dismissed under non-disclosure clauses in their contracts!

meh.. I must be getting old.

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Am I the only one

who has a problem with people broadcasting this stuff?

<rant>

This might stem from social insecurities, or the fact that I've had team members trying to take disputes and grievances into the twattersphere. But I've always believed that its the employers decision to communicate internal issues, not an employees.

</rant>

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Rogue IT is shadow of its former self

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"rogue IT carries on as per usual"

IT Ops and Dev are 95% responsible for defining the software stack where I work.. but then as the senior IT bod, I really don't give a shit, as long as

1) It works

2) It is legal

3) Its secure

4) Its reliable

5) It addresses a need

Just recently a member of the team figured our CPUs were massively under-utilised and our Citrix boxes had excess GPU capacity. so we installed some bitcoin mining.

It works, its legal, its reliable, and its secured our summer junket whilst addressing our beer fund needs!

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Github's 'Atom' text editor hits version 1.0

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Re: Like Sublime

Agreed, Sublime to me is the next-gen Notepad... For IDE, I either use Netbeans, or more recently moving online with C9.io ...

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'Private' biz Xiaomi sets up Communist Party exec committee

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The committees ... including controlling high-level appointments.

So looking after the interests of the State and Employees, who are its primary "investors" and ensure they stay "ethical".... because doing this is simply disgusting and outrageous!

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Yahoo! displaces Ask in Oracle's Java update crapware parade

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Couldn't have put it better!

I've always wonder how the f*ck Ask manages to stay in business, its a relic of a bygone era.

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Chrome, Debian Linux, and the secret binary blob download riddle

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"should be considered compromised"

Love the principle, but unless the person compiling the binaries combs through every line of code, this is a false sense of security, even the most innocuous looking code could have some underlying purpose.

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VMware buddies with Bitnami to hybridise cloud app templates

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Re: Now integrate it into vCenter

I'm an avid user of the Bitnami tools, just downloaded Redmine a couple of days ago, so thanks for all your hard work. (I'd really like to know when the c9 ide will be available?)

My point above was laser-beam focused on VMWare, as a paying VMWare customer, I'd prefer them to get their head out of the cloud, so to speak, and concentrate on delivering better value for the money that I'm having to cough up annually.

Not seen a feature in 2 years that has made me drool and look forward to an ESXi refresh.. I've even toyed with the idea of jumping ship ( Hyper-V doesn't appeal!)

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Now integrate it into vCenter

to allow local and private deployment, then I might actually give a sh*t.

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git commit -m 'Add $200m to GitHub, tweak valuation to $2bn'

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Not too shabby for something built off the back of other peoples hard work

Can't deny, it has led to some very impressive projects..

Unlike SF which these days seems limited hosting binaries and code that is so old even the bugs are packing up and leaving! (Baaaa dum tss!!)

Now where did I put my slippers and pipe!

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The insidious danger of the lone wolf control freak sysadmin

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Re: We recently had this..

Its a fine pricinple, and i completely agree..

but SME's rarely have the budget to do everything as "best practise". I mean, Change Management? is that just another term for nappy changing?

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Renault Kadjar: La Regie's new full-sized, inexplicably named SUV

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Final product compared to the design art-work

Is always a disappointment... I've yet to see a car that comes supplied with the actual wheels that the either the design-artwork or concept car actually had.

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Entertaining prospect: Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Re: Its all about the SP Factor (Shiny and Pointless)

I never mentioned Roku :) Nothing against such a box that will allow you to stream from a local NAS or streaming server. Used to use one myself til I put a gaming PC in the lounge.

I also know people who love things like the Amazon stick for their simplicity and convenience, but its a niche product. Also if you've got the time and know how, then a Raspberry Pie or Intel Stick will give nearly everything the Amazon stick does, and a whole lot more besides and your not tied to Amazon with it...

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Its all about the SP Factor (Shiny and Pointless)

I brought a Chromecast a few months ago, plugged into my TV, thought it was quite cool... but never used it again! Save your money..

These type of products always make me thing of Impossible Mission on the C64

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Confusion reigns as Bundestag malware clean-up staggers on

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throw away whole IT system and start again

My hats off to the German BoFH.

Used this particular trick myself to get some new infrastructure, but they have set the bar very high indeed.

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Condoleezza to China: 'The rules' mean cyber-spying isn't allowed

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To keep the world safe for democracy

Team America, F*ck yeah!

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Open source? HP Enterprise will be all-in, post split, says CTO

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HP Enterprise will be all-in..

Prove it.. Open source ArcSight!

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Google blames Flash for hobbling Chrome, says it sucks (too much power)

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Unfortunately, and I really hate this fact - I beg to differ.

Many applications used by Sysadmin utilise Flash to provide a WebUI... sucks, but it would be noticed!

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Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

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Bit like the World Series...

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Lonely Pirate cheers on Big Copyright-bashing EU commissars

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Re: It's pretty obvious

I wasn't backing Sky's position geo-blocking, but rather offering why a customer should be free to sign up for any deal they want..

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Re: It's pretty obvious

I can sum that up in 2 words: Free Trade

There is also the competition aspect, why should you pay more when the content is available elsewhere for cheaper.

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Spoiling staff with toys could turn against your business

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Re: If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more @AC

@James

Companies end up in this situation not because its what the IT team, but because the company will not cover the cost to manage all the various equipment. Its easy to bash the the IT team and lay blame at their door, but they have to work with the tools they are given.

Likewise, IT teams should deliver what the business needs, not what what the Users deem they need.

For example, I currently have 2 users screaming they want Mac's. I'd personally love to provide them some, but every tool they need is available on Windows which the company is already licensed for, additionally Mac's introduce new complexities for support, security and licensing all which come at a cost - so this is a business decision.

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Re: If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more

@AC - "Perhaps things will swing back in house over time"

Your way behind the trend, this has already started happening for core business applications and servers. For the short-to-medium term the only increase in cloud I foresee is back up and DR.

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Re: Linux root user

2-3 years ago we swapped to Ubuntu for this very reason, but at the time most RPM based distro's asked for a root password to be set - yes it allowed an normal user to be configured, but I still see this as encouraging usage of root. Not sure if this has changed as I've pretty much stuck with Ubuntu and Debian.

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Agreed the articles has some holes...

But overall, its nice to see an article without the pandering to the BYoD crowd..

Power to the BoFH's!!

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Docker death blow to PaaS? The fat lady isn’t singing just yet folks

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I think the author is saying is a roundabout way that people choose PaaS for the low maintenance and small footprint, where containers provide much the same but at an OS level.

Not the biggest lover of PaaS myself because of the lock-in, but I think the article is comparing 2 different stack layers. Like comparing a Layer 2 switch with a Layer 3 router..

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NSA dragnet domestic phone records slurp halted after key spying powers lapse

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Re: But the bit they didn't mention

Because that is the beauty of bureaucracy ...

  • Congress has to notify the DoD (30 days)
  • DoD requests confirmation from Congress (30 days)
  • Congress confirm to DoD (15 days)
  • DoD inform NSA of requirement to shutdown (15 days)
  • NSA raise question about shutdown and refer it back to DoD (15 days)
  • DoD return to congress for answer to questions (30 days)
  • Congress reply to DoD with answers (30 days)
  • DoD forward answers to NSA (15 days)
  • NSA not happy with and refer it back to DoD
  • ..... and the beat goes on!

Welcome to the way western governments work!

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But the bit they didn't mention

Its going to take 12-18 months to "shut it down",

Which just happens to be enough time to have another dozen attempts to get it re-instated. The politicians will get so fed up with it constantly on their "discussion" list that they'll pass it through just to get rid of it!

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It's not over 'til Saturn's spongy moon sings: Cassini probe set for final Hyperion fly-by

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Re: Altogether now...

Bizarre.. Looked like tooth decay to me. Perhaps they've discovered a new Rorschach Test.

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The oracle knows all. Not THAT Oracle, of course

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Re: Quick Questions are better than

OMG I am that person! I've lost count the number of times I wrote "One more quick question ..." to a supplier this week... why do I suddenly feel awkward.

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What scares you most about ‘the cloud’?

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Re: nilfs2 has nailed it.

Sorry, did I say Cloud was like Herpes? What I meant to say was people who preach it are like Herpes, flare up ever now and again.

As for viewpoint, I tend to follow "best tool for the job" and I'm open minded, so if this was PaaS, then I'd use it, but unlike you, I recognise a tool when I see one, I mean I recognise PaaS as a tool in a very large toolbox.

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Re: nilfs2 has nailed it.

Cloud is like herpes, ever few months it flares up a little. But its easily treated with some common sense and patience.

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Re: 2 thumbs down in just a few minutes!

Your about as bright as a dull light bulb..

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Re: They don't want their toys taken away

"If you want to sell cloud services, get the CFO or equivalent bean counter involved."

Congratulations, in that single sentence you have managed to captured everything that is wrong with Cloud, and the reason that most fail.

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Fortinet rides to troubled Meru's rescue

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Not surprised at the failure

The market is saturated, and the big players are chucking free WAP's at potential-customers like there is no tomorrow in the hope they make traction into the infrastructure. All my team now have enterprise-class WIFI at home, just for attending a Meraki and Aerohive webinar...

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Beware Red Hat interviews: You'll pay for coffee, lunch and fuel

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"It sounds like a retard zone."

Shouted out the person whilst licking the Windows (MS)..

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