159 posts • joined Friday 7th March 2008 21:10 GMT
"Home NAS has flourished after Microsoft decided to kneecap its very useful Home Server product, an option which gave new life to an old PC or laptop." Crap.
The NAS market was mature before MS failed with one of their embrace, extent & extinguish moves. The biggest failure being they couldn't get their storages services to work properly, a key feature for a storage device.
Upstreams should _always_ filter announcements.
Re: video adverts
What ads? Block just 5 hostnames and 97% of ads disappear.
Les time, less money, less code, same result.
99.12% of apple ipad users haven't bought their ipad in the last 3 days!
My biggest bug-bear with windows, you can't guarantee it will do the same thing twice.
Re: British Silk Road
"As much as I like the idea that Bitcoins remove the banks from the equation, I also understand that it quickly becomes a parallel system for anything illegal."
As nothing illegal is done with folding money!
Re: About the cost.
"Even if a family already have a crappy PC just for Facebook, if that's their only PC they aren't likely to let little Jonny install Linux onto it and start messing around "doing programming" on it."
No, but he could install the Arduino IDE and learn programming on an even cheaper micro-controller that can do all the IO he would need to make his own part of the IOT.
Chicken meet egg
Mines the one with the /32 of IPV6 in the pocket.
Re: What would be the point of Sailfish?
More mediocre product from microsoft
Re: Reality sinks in perhaps?
"Microsoft has built an attractive and easy-to-use UI that will appeal to Windows administrators and developers."
Now we know you're a shill.
Re: Sent to Prison for Growing Plants
"period of time in the clink both to serve as a deterr[e]nt" works too, it's why prisons are so empty.
3D printed DMLS chamber march 2012
I just dug out my old HP Vectra XW workstation dual 200Mhx Pentium Pro, plugged it in and pressed the switch, booted first time, not even a BOIS reset from a dead battery.
Wow, SCSI hard disks are noisy and the fans sound like a hover craft, but it's got Win2000 on it!!!
I can remember my old 14 char password, event log has the last entry at 13 Dec 2003 @ 13:01:03 Event Log Stopped.
The old NT box and disks are some where around so I might re-install.
All in Oracle's locked-in basket.
Re: Software Assurance
"I would of thought very nearly all of the people who will want/need Datacenter R2 will be SA subscribers anyway so I can't see how this is going to make them all that much cash."
Well, I suggest you open your eyes then.
Having SA for 3 years means, on average 33% will be renewing each year. Also don't forget this is on top of the 20-34% rise we had to "harmonise" pricing across the EU last year.
The web edition of the 'OS' disappeared with the 2012 version release, after MS had hooked people on to the "cheap" hosting edition, the only upgrade path is to standard.
I guess that the web edition of SQL server will go the same way too once they decide they have hooked enough lemmings.
If the CPU in your fridge has to service AVG, will it have time to check if the temperature is correct or that the compressor is even running? Sounds like you're going to have lumpy yogurt one way or another.
"I turned the last NT box (running a mail server and FTP) off about two years ago - never hacked even once."
FTP on NT4, how we laughed (not) when users with bad passwords got hacked, the anons created directory names like com0 and filled them up with warez that you couldn't see or access with file manger.
AC @ 07:07
"Sports people have a limited shelf life, they have to ensure they are comfortably off before they are 30-40 years old."
Then get another job if you're too old, just like everyone else.
"As for the stones, well there's not much money in music these days."
Then get another job like everyone else.
Useless whining here.
Do everyone a favor, email@example.com is the place to complain.
The last MS relevant case "Tying of Internet Explorer to Windows" is being repeated almost exactly with "Tying of Windows storage to SkyDrive" email them at say you want to complain about market dominance and restricting consumer choice.
"Exactly. Why not just run on a hosted platform? What's the point of owning iron at all? In most cases it just seems to be resistance to change and people protecting their jobs."
Short memory Conan.
Because when your multi-million pound trusted partner goes bust, you either get held to ransom by the administrator working on behalf of the creditors or, at worst case, loose your data and your business.
"Not in a shared nothing cluster they don't!"
Oh yes, the type of "Cluster" where when you have a failure you _loose some data_, the amount of data depending on the state of the replication. It's just marketing speak, has a place, but it's not a high availability cluster.
Sounds like a project for a really open phone platform, luckily one is available now and more due soon.
0Virt, KVM & Spice
POC will look like a win7 desktop, but it will be server 2008 dressed up as a desktop because you can't license a hosted desktop VDI. Also it's at the end of your ADSL so subject to downtime, has ongoing costs, Govt's will be sniffing your traffic and if a third party host were to fail, how do you get your data? We've seen even large organisations almost held ransom by administrators keen to bring in funds for creditors.
Do you have charity pricing from MS, very similar to edu licensing, priced to _buy users_ when they move out into the business world. You needs software assurance, win enterprise and several different types of cal, but it is probably the cheapest paid VDI if your get the special pricing. Look at thinsoftinc.com and similar as alternatives.
I would try oVirt, windows desktops run well on KVM, Connect using spice or rdp, I've seen 30 running on a dual proc host fine. It's free, so give it a whirl.
Re: If I'm reading this correctly.....
Verizon has lots of eyeballs, the eyeballs _pay_ Verizon to see things on the Internet.
Verizon has two choices, peer with the content so their eyeballs can see it cheaply, pay a higher rate for transit or transit themselves.
Peers usually want a reciprocal agreement, the same amount of traffic both ways or sometimes cheaper than normal asymmetrical connections because it can make good business sense on a case by case basis.
However in this case Verizon has another desire to sell they're own content to their captive eyeballs and make more cash, so if Netflix service is poor, it means more churn and more eyeballs will go with their offering making them more money.
This is classic net neutrality. ISPs are becoming content providers and they want to sell you their content as it is cheap to provide, therefore, making competitors offering look bad with latency or bursty traffic, means they sell more of their own.
Cogent has always been content heavy, selling cheaper connections to web hosting companies for instance, where as the networks providing the transit to ISPs, such as L3 have balanced traffic which has resulted in peering "issues" between Cogent and big transit providers. This means Cogent will most likely have free or low rates for peers with lots of eyeballs as; it makes it easy for them; they won't have to negotiate with transit providers; it saves the other party money too.
Verizon seems to be forgetting that this is not a normal settlement free peering issue as they're not transiting the traffic, the eyeballs are their customers.
Art, my rse, it's not even good engineering
This is good art/engineering by Matt Denton.
That's not high availability
What happens with a fatal node crash, how do you migrate when you can't get at the VM image?
It's a slow method of keeping your VMs up when you have to do monthly windows updates on the nodes, except, of course, your VMs will need to be downed for updates too.
So, I've built out my OpenStack cloud saving money using on commodity hardware and open source software and EMC thinks I'm going to buy ViPR poison with vendor lock-in?
Watch the first 10 mins
Put the candidates on the "throw CV in bin" list.
Re: New name for SkyDrive
How about NSADrive
Fine them high enough so they have to repatriate their profits, then you can get the tax that they are avoiding too.
Expect over the next 12 months a widening price difference between trade-able disks and one user only downloads.
Don't use one myself, buy can't you change icons/colour scheme on an iphone?
re: This is what happens when you use Linux.
FastHosts run Hyper-V.
Pott, this is the other kettle calling
Migrated all your office365 clients yet?
Second question, is this the end of the MS eulogising?
Sounds like most of you guys live in Utopia.
But on the subject of children; try, as a single man, taking a camera to a playground and start taking photos of other peoples children. You can post your experiences on Monday.
Agency agreements and most favored nation clauses?
Re: Cor!! I got a lot of hate - and rightly so i guess...
You seemed to have missed "I don't want to sit with me kids while they surf the Internet, I have more important things to do that teach my kids about the Internet and how to use it. I also can't be bothered with explaining to them the sides of the Internet designed for older people and what to do if they stumble across those areas."
Take responsibility for your children. I assume you receive a child allowance, but your self some good filtering software to help you control your child's access to the Internet while you sit and guide them.
My guess is that you can drive a car. You probably had a series of lessons from a professional. I suggest you do the same concerning the use of your connected devices and go so far as to learn a programming language and developing your desired system. I would expect there to be plenty of open source developers out there that would help you to learn new skills.
The current systems don't work well and "stuff" will get through whatever you do. I was responsible for a system put in place at a dyslexic school; unfortunately, when the teacher asked the children to search for "big clocks", gaping holes appeared [sic].
Young children probably need a walled garden, as children do in the physical world when young, all software, free and purchased offers this facility.
If BT have have to ditch the kit, I'll give them a tenner for it.
Ignoring a rise is in readership
Prices should be falling, there are more people reading books that ever due to the convenience and ease of purchase of e-books.
Media types fail again
When will they realise that limiting content to one platform means people will not sign up to streaming services and BUY/RENT their content, because it can't be got from one place.
People do not want to have to sign up to several platforms to get their media, they end up being pushed to the platform that provides everything they need. That platform is currently known under various names, to ordinary people, like torrents, pirate bay, peer-to-peer or just 'downloading'. That one platform happens to be 'free' too, which makes it even more attractive.
I didn't get past the first para.
"TechEd The battle in the data center a few years back was VMware's ESXi hypervisor and its vCenter console versus Microsoft's Hyper-V and cloudy add-ons to its System Center control freak. And now, the battle is moving out into the cloud."
What a load of carp. Hyper-V was nowhere "a few years back" and probably has traction similar to windows 8 now. I'll leave others to argue about xen, zones, kvm et al.
Re: "You can even use more than two apps at once – three, to be precise."
Let me get my cut throat out to see if I can split the hair.
Re: "You can even use more than two apps at once – three, to be precise."
21 here across two 24" panels.
"It's a legal thing. If you make an Internet service available to the public then you become an ISP and need to be registered as such." What a load of guf, no such thing as being registered as an ISP.