646 posts • joined Thursday 5th April 2007 12:42 GMT
Re: Want to know what the entertainment industry will do in the next decade?
Great - Can't wait for "YouFilm", where all the latest movies are legally free and I can use a ad-blocker to remove all the crap... but I can live with the occasional unblockable pop-up.
joking aside, your right, the issue is TV companies are monolithic monsters who hate change..
They should be forced to use
Chromebooks, then maybe they'd appreciate Apples position..
But realistically, there is only 1 suitable solution - Viva la Tux :D
"but those servers wouldn't fit into the overhead on a plane"
I'd get close.. just bought myself a 1U server with 192GB RAM, 2x10C Xeons, would fit just nicely in my travel back pack. Unfortunately though, the battery is 3U and weights about 60Kg..
Shame :( one of the better music players, even on Android.
Perhap they could be convinced to open source it?
But when ..
Will we get the Cherry 2000... can't wait to show my g/f the door!
"Currently unavailable" with a "NEXT ->" button
Re: Have they updated Truecrypt.....
You raise good questions. but it comes down to time and resources to fix it. Even Linux until recently had big concerns over this and they have backing from companies with deep pockets and fairly vast resources :)
Re: Maybe he did a "stack ranking" on himself!!
"and pass blame to underlings"
So what you're saying is, it leads to Windows 8?!
Re: 30GB of RAM, 320GB of SSD, and 16vCPUs for $1.20 ..
Outsourced IT dept? Somebody still needs to manage the VMs and OS configurations, software, database and even the network linking the VMs. All your doing is moving the hardware off premise - but then you loose complete control to have any impact on outages.
This type of operation is beneficial for some companies who need to scale up and down constantly, but given the clouds selling point of providing an economical platform, this won't cut the mustard for most companies that I work with.
Off topic, has anybody else noticed the barrage of "Cloud is everything" ad's and articles are decreasing? TFFT!
30GB of RAM, 320GB of SSD, and 16vCPUs for $1.20 ..
Based upon a calendar month (24 * 30 * 1.20) usage that would cost $864 per month, or $10368 per year ..
Makes me piss myself with laughter when cloud-tards call this "economical" - Let me enlighten you, why not consider a server with 2x 10 Core Xeon CPU's, 192Gb RAM and SSD for about the same money..
I'm no encryption expert, but there certain flaws with this
1) Many of the encryption methods are openly available as open source.
2) Even when a provider "enforces" these conditions, the most I have ever seen is "What country are you from" and "do you agree to export limitations"..
Thats a majorly effective export ban going on there!
"This could end up hurting Cisco"
No could about it - its already pushed Cisco further down my "sh*t list"... which I did not believe possible, as Cisco were already last. Theres is now 200 empty spaces between them at the next contender!
Won't be much good for "Real Men"..
Cause real men only shave once a week!
In all seriousness, this is an interesting and awesome idea.. but it won't for for me, just to much stubble :)
We now have an autumn festivity, and I declare it "Sergey Fools Day" ...
Re: Bit weird...and by no means out of the woods
Whilst this is good news, there is probably some ulterior motive, nothing really sinister but do expect to see a lot of "we're inter-compatible with .." press releases from them in the near future.
The stink is obviously
coming from Windows 8...
Now I know where to go get my DVD's from!
Prison barge - http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=254676
be cheaper to give them away
Microsoft has already lost a substantial amount of money, allowing the older models to just collect dust serves no purpose, sell them at a ridiculously discounted price would be a good way to build interest, a heathly user base and an eco-system (Just look what happened when HP had their fire sale for the WebOS tablets).
Re: Consistency, above all
This has the trimming of a well thought out project. Not only using open source systems, the proposed
1) Takes into account the cost off the software
2) Uses a tried and tested infrastructure that can be support by a vast number of Sysadmins, rather that overpaid consultants
3) Be easily integrated with by 3rd parties.
But for some reason, I very much doubt it will stay that way, especially after it has been kicked through the Bureaucracy of 10-15 differents committees, just so they can decide on the background color!
Re: But does it clean itself?
That things sounds worse that 125cc hair dryer engine... I would not consider that quiet ;)
Re: National holiday?
heres a thought, RTFM.. or in this case a dictionary -
"relating to or characteristic of a nation; common to a whole nation"
Since that is clearly not the f*cking case (as the article author clearly states), then it cannot be "national"..
holy shed.. pass me an inhaler..
Especially if means he can stay in his position and earn billions.
That because they only made 11,001..
11,000 for Delta Airlines, and 1 for Steve as a leaving gift..
Additionally expect the CTO of Delta Airlines to be named as a new VP at Microsoft at some point in the next 6 months.
Re: National holiday?
Have +1, help counter the idiot who downvoted a valid point
Re: Looks like a nice bit of kit..
Cheers Bodhi - Thats good to know, the last experience I had was with the Arc S, which never got updated. This might be just the phablet I'm after :D
Looks like a nice bit of kit..
But its made by Sony.. So its high quality, but just forget about get any of the latest Firmware updates.
About damn time
I would agree - but I see 1 major pitfall.. the unintended consequences of this will be local protectionism, vendors will milk this for every penny, my guess is they will make the HDD hikes a couple of years ago seem reasonable (after the asian flood, some drives doubled in price!).
"made in Germany"
Give it a few years, that will change to "made in the Fatherland"..
Re: The problem here is
Naive - Sure you can ruffle feathers and get the IT project approved over a marketing campaign, but what if a company cannot function without both and there simply is not budget to completely fund them - it requires a compromise.
Also, I make the decisions on what we spend - but at the end of the day the Finance team balance the books, as such have a major say on what budget is available.
Re: Oracle shouldn't care about the switchers
Some interesting points.
We're at a crossroads of potentially ditching MySQL for MariaDB or TokuDB because on the face of it, they appear to have better replication facilities.. but this still needs testing, so we'll see!
The problem here is
Showing the Finance dept. the price tag of a backup solution the usual response is - "how much?! fugging' ell!". What they fail to appreciate is its about the only software you need to be 100% effective.. hence its worth investing in.
I recently ran into a problem, I had £12k to buy enough licensing to backup 10 ESX hosts at 2 different sites (with 2way replication for DR) and 8TB of backup storage at each.. Upon speaking to Veeam, they wanted £10k-12k alone for just the software - I was pretty much screwed as there was no way I could deliver a workable backup solution. Fortunately Dell and Unitrends came to the rescue, I can't disclose actual costs, but suffice to say it was their end of year and I got 2xDR4100's each with 9TB, and Unitrends licensing to cover all the servers and it came within budget..
presumably because if people die..
this will includes Larry and Sergey, and what they really need is 2-3 lifetimes to spend all that money!
I for 1 salute our death-defying overlords and hope they will extend the courtesy to their subjects..
Never had a BB, but
I could be tempted.. looks pretty sharp.
Re: private clouds offered the same benefits as AWS
Jon - As I said, Cloud has benefit for some. I am not pro or anti-cloud, it all comes down to cost, circumstances and requirements. But I found the complete opposite with costs, purchasing and hosting our own kit in a datacenter cost a 1/4 less..
I work for a small Financial Services business, our IT is our life blood and I demand a reliable 5 9's uptime. Any amount of downtime can cost us a lot of money in profit. and I can't see Amazon reimbursing us the thousands of pounds in lost sales that any outage would cost. Nor can it repair our reputation with the customers..
I would also take exception with Andy Jassy's calling people old-guards... He's the "daddy" who can't deliver the necessary uptime like its 2001.. so berating people because they want a better service or alternative, well it does absolutely nothing to convince me or others that Amazon is capable of respecting requirements or the ability to deliver them..
private clouds offered the same benefits as AWS
Andy.. I completely agree with you, AWS just rocks, its gives
Constant and high profile outages
Really shit support and communication
Overpriced and underwhelming performance
Yep, AWS is truly amazing..
On a serious note though, Cloud does have some really big benefits for some - but please spare me this old-guard bullshit, its about choosing the right tool for the right job. My job is to keep our IT systems up and running so the company can continue to function, AWS simply cannot deliver this level of service and support at a reasonable cost.. As your average hobbyist already knows, DIY is cheaper!
Can't Cook.. Stupid Cook..
This would be the most stupendous act of stupidity ever..
Apple moved to Intel was for reliability and compatibility... this would be akin to moving back to PowerPC.
comprehensive, flexible and cost effective .. built specifically for government.
to provide the following quality services
1) REDACTED UPON REQUEST OF NSA
2) REDACTED UPON REQUEST OF CIA
3) REDACTED UPON REQUEST OF FBI
4) REDACTED UPON REQUEST OF DFT
5) REDACTED UPON REQUEST OF IRS
6) REDACTED UPON REQUEST OF FEMA
7) Make american citizens feel safe (emphasised at request of The White House)
Definitely comment of the week
"MS, enjoy your dwindlling client base. Your ship is sinking and your turning off the pumps."
I've seen a lot of people expressing their frustrations with Microsoft, I've done my fair share, but this beautifully sums it up!
Re: Hardware raid obsolete
Holy shit, I thought you were being serious for a minute!
with AppAssure and Quest
Both of which suck..
All of the Quest software is in desperate need of a facelift, whilst AppAssure tries to put it self as a suitable backup product for a virtualised enviroment..
Re: As the old saying goes...
I'm a Linux admin and the only reason as a company we use anything Microsoft is cause the MAPs gave me enough licensing to keep 10 staff happy when we first started up. We're now 80+ staff, so MAPs is not so important these days.
Have an up vote.. whoever down voted you is obviously a moron!