Re: Lovely, lovely DevOps
More like KY jelly :-)
119 posts • joined 9 Apr 2007
More like KY jelly :-)
True "devops" is something very few engineers could aspire to, and if they could, they'd be selling a product that other people could use. What *is* actually required is some automation, and here you're largely going to be reusing other people's scripts: you'd be silly to do otherwise.
My fellow commenters have said all the other stuff I wanted to say....
"When an insurer looks at the liability profile of an autonomous vehicle - versus a human who can be tired, distracted, drunk, or just plain angry - it’s looking quite likely that autonomous vehicles will cost next to nothing to insure, while the cost of insuring human drivers will skyrocket."
Have you tried buying car insurance lately? Third party insurance is basically the same cost as fully comp, which says to me until the entire world goes autonomous, the insurance for a Google car will be basically the same as any other.
Clearly he needs a revenue stream for his retirement, so the same disaster scenario warmed over with another cause will suit nicely :-)
More to the point, why are acedemics like this still in employment?
...is the availability of diesel gensets. Usually they have to be mounted on the roof, and once the space for them is full, you either run n-x and accept the risk, or call a halt to expansion.
I saw Google's install in a Global Crossing DC in Sunnyvale back in 2000. Only three small rows, but two mini servers per U and desk fans sitting on the floor between the rows. Oh, and empty cages all around since Google had all the power :-)
There's been leaps forward with the DC mechanicals in the last decade. But once PUE gets to values like 1.07, there's really not much else to be done. Server utilisation is where the future gains are going to be made, but that's more a function of the code you run....
Back nearly 20 years ago while working for Motorola, I chanced upon an internal noticeboard advertising for RF engineers asking for people wanting to work on "3G" at "60GHz"....
If that's the frequency range 5G is one, I think LTE has a very long lifetime, as does Wifi :-)
I did the tour with Geo last year: it's a interesting thing to do, and the state of our 150 year old sewers is really remarkably good :-)
Couple of points you might want to add: I asked about most common failure modes, and they told me that "ragging" where rubbish catches on the conduits and then the flow pulls them off the wall can be an issue (but a small one, overall). Secondly, they also made the point that they run the fibers down secondary sewers as much as possible as getting permission to block off the main ones to install or maintain takes an awful long time!
Surely a better guide to the adoption of IPv6 would be the prevalence of dual stacked sites, where queries for $site have both V4 and V6 addresses returned? That's certainly how World IPv6 Day's participants saw it, and to avoid unfortunate timeouts caused by incomplete V6 paths, they are incentivized to fix the latter.
Not even slightly. A more accurate description is:-
- SEAL recce team landed deliberately, but foolishly, on top of Takur Ghar. They were badly shot up in the process, but managed to take off again, during which one SEAL fell off the helicopter. While attempting a second landing to pick up this SEAL, the aircraft hydraulics failed it crash landed several miles away.
- after being picked up by a second helicopter, the SEAL team went back to search for their comrade on Takur Ghar, who, unknown to them had already been wounded and then executed by Chechen Al-Qaeda. They landed successfully, and mounted an attack in which several of the latter were killed, but were forced to withdraw. One Air Force combat controller was killed and two other SEAL's wounded. The SEAL's call for the Quick Reaction Force from a Ranger battalion.
- This Ranger unit landed on top of Takur Ghar after a breakdown in communications. This helicopter was shot down, and in the ensuing firefight over an entire day, 4 Rangers and an air force Para-recueman were killed
The Soviet name for this sort of thing was "criticize, not generalize", and you saw stuff in Soviet papers from the 70's onwards how there were problems in this factory/collective farm/office due to some specific official who was, of course, unrepresentative of our glorious communist nation. For the current Chinese leadership of course, it's a great way of getting rid of the power base of the previous leaders :-)
Serves me right for not doing the sanity check first then :-)
Yeah, it would be great to see methane produced using technologies unsuitable for electricity generation (eg, wind, solar). We already have the distribution networks to store and pipe this stuff around, and no dangerous or expensive batteries or exotic slush hydrogen required :-)
Last time I was there was 1999: you could take the train from Hung Hom in HK to Guangzhou and see plenty of empty fields. Not anymore!
Since most Cisco stuff seems to be made in China, presumably the Chinese busily implant bugs before they ship to the US where the NSA does it too. The spying hardware in the average Cisco router probably draws more power than shuffling packets :-)
More realistically, I can't see how more than a tiny percentage of anyone's kit can be "jarked" this way. It's going to be a manual and highly skilled process....
Comcast were not "specifically looking for Netflix IP addresses and blocking/slowing themm", they were just refusing to upgrade their peering links to Cogent, to the degree they were very congested.
Andrew, what about a UK-style LLU campaign for the Bells and Cable?
All very true: Netflix and the like provide the majority of eyeball bound traffic in the US. Why shouldn't they pay carriers for the massive amount of traffic that they are dumping on them?
If the US wants to improve the situation, de-regulating the ISP business in the US is a better solution: make it easier to lay fiber in the street and gain operator licenses.
The current US peering practice of emphasizing private peering links rather than large public fabrics can hardly help either :-(
"Foddering added that in Blighty only a small number of internet service providers, including Virgin Media, were fully committed to enabling IPv6 capability".
Really? That would explain VIrgin's steadfast absence of IPv6 peering addresses then!
Compared to say BT
Those gas masks look (to my untrained eye) like the stuff the Soviets used. Obviously, this place was an equipment dump for a Cold War Spetnaz group. Be careful opening any heavy boxes :-)
I can remember working out of Paul St just down from what is now Silicon Roundabout back in early 2000: "dot scum" graffiti around then :-)
Gosh, having 16 front end servers would be such a waste of money in this half billion plus project! Lets make do with two!
In fairness, given the broken economics here, no number of servers is going to make the ACA work....
I wouldn't go that far. NAT does constrain P2P services to a degree, but it also makes the carrier responsible for compliance: eg, court orders required to sniff for traffic. If you're out on your lonesome with a public IP, hoping that the NSA can't use some built in ZDE on your kit, you might be a little optimistic assuming you are Mr/Ms Average. If you are highly skilled on the other hand, you might be better off. Horses for courses methinks
There seem to be a lot of badly broken consumer gear with regard to v6. One actually insisted on having a /48 assigned, rather than a /64. It's improving of course, but there's a lot of breakage there
As previous commenters have mentioned, this is not necessarily a disadvantage: if everything has a v6 address, everything will need a *monitored* firewall. All those devices won't get that unless they are behind another firewall...which might as well do NAT then.
With regard to our ISP's, having users behind carrier grade NAT makes them the only reliable providers of geolocation data unless you are on a device with GPS and want to send the data direct. Sounds like a money making opportunity to me.
I'm sure v6 will eventually become widespread, and for content providers to be ready *now* is good practice. But for the eyeballs, it really isn't going to be that fast, and ranting nonsense about how we are going to be living in caves if we don't insist of everyone having their own /64 is really getting tired :-(
He's a multimillionaire. Have a private line put in!
This way, during the 15 minutes of waiting behind the two speed governed juggernauts to vainly overtake one another, you can check your mail :-)
Aruba have had "remote AP" functionality for at least 8 years, where an AP can be configured to automatically IPSEC back to a central controller. In fact, if you do one of their training courses, you are sent a cheap disposable AP so you can be plugged into their lab
You might want to reflect on the actual numbers. 2 trillion, if you could somehow magically transform it into cash, would cover the current US deficit for only three years. It would only cover two thirds of the current US federal budget. Given 60% + plus of the budget is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, it's hard to escape two conclusions: one, you cannot fund it by just taxing the "rich", they don't have enough money, and two, the huge majority of federal budget goes on the less well off.
If you travel in China, it's remarkable how Mandarin is known in the north, and incomprehensible to many in the south :-)
On the other hand, all the Chinese I know assume that Mandarin is the future on the basis it's easiest to type on a Western keyboard. Supposedly they attempted to convert the Chinese from using characters to the Roman alphabet in the 50's, but it failed :-)
Who cares about the "gap"? Frankly, I'd be happy to settle for 6mbit provided it's reliable. I'm on Infinity here, but I never use more than that: the only plus point to FTTC for me is greatly increased reliability
As I remember it, I thought one of the first changes committed into what was then the newly Communicator source code was the removal of "blink". Sort of surprised it took another 15 years to take!
This is actually quite useful, speaking as a victim of podiatrists :-)
Currently you can either run across a pad or be filmed running on a treadmill: this sort of data could help a lot of people diagnose issues.
You expected a pol from Chicago to behave in any other way? :-)
Don't worry. By the time 2016 rolls around, doubtless we'll have another Democrat whom all the great and good will declare to be utterly fantastic...with a remarkably poor track record, which will be studiously ignored and excused in extremis. Obama got away with refusing to release his university grades, got tenure as a law professor despite having never written a peer reviewed paper, hung out with the likes of Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, and had the most partisan voting record in the Senate...and was still apparently a genius who believed in reconciliation and bi partisanship.
Meanwhile, the Republican will be a "dumb", "tool of the upper class who doesn't pay their taxes"...kind of like Obama's Treasury Secretary :-)
You're only dumb if you go along with it :-)
If it wasn't for the cost of keeping Julian in, this situation can go on as long as he wants IMHO. Hell is a very small place :-)
If your worldview doesn't appear to be trusted even by it's self professed adherents to deliver the level of safety that they promise, it's time to reconsider your worldview. Duh!
There's a reason why the Obama administration prefers to blow up it's enemies rather than capture them for their intelligence value: they declared Gitmo was a yuman rites abomination, so there is nowhere to keep them.
The TSA searches everyone, and the NSA monitors all traffic, because profiling is "racist".
Reconciling reality with the liberal worldview is hard, isn't it?
Back at the tail end of the dot com era, Loudcloud, who had previously specialized in running big managed websites for third parties, decide to move downmarket by offering a "10K a month" option...just before EDS bought them :-)
The primary reason companies like Google pay so little tax is that in the EU, companies only need to incorporate once, and it can be whereever in the EU it wants.
Has she says she wants to change this? No? Then shut up, you cowardly troll!
I suspect an e-car might actually stack up very well against a bus for short journey's, and look really rubbish for longer ones, for two reasons. Firstly, because the longer the journey the greater the road use, impacting congestion (unless it's piled high with sharers), and secondly because the shorter the journey, the the wait to access public transport becomes as a proportion of the journey becomes "wasted time". E-Cars won't have the petrol/diesel issue of being less efficient while warming up either. In the long run, you could perhaps go the route of reducing bus frequency to take account of this.
I agree as to your idea of the target market. Again, not seeing much of a market yet, and until range improves to at least 150 miles, combined with a recharge possible in say 10-15 mins, I can't see anyone other than those with more money than sense wanting to buy one. E-car's fuel is cheap, but that puts an incentive on using them a lot...which is impractical. And the greenies will hate you anyway; their idea is more about insisting on enforcing their wishes as to how you live than "being green". If we're all on public transport, they have us where they want us :-(
PS I cycle. But that's because I like the exercise, plus it's still faster than the train :-)
So, like all electric cars, this is only good for shortish journeys, round trips of say 60-70 miles, commuting and all that. But aren't all the greenies insistent we should use public transport for those? I'll bet a diesel bus produces less CO2 than a fleet of commuters driving Zoe's, and even a train is probably superior.
Ran into it by accident during a cycling trip around the Norfolk Broads. I spent 4 hours there, but an entire day is probably required to do it justice. The experience is enhanced by some of the curators having worked there during it's operational use
Speaking as a cyclist, I think he's perfectly correct. If it's right to tax cars for emitting 271g /km, then it's just as reasonable to tax us cyclists too for emitting 21g. Of course, what the guys really doing is, as an earlier commenter mentioned, is bringing out how hypocritical the average greenie is :-)
I might want to watch ITV, Sky, or all those other channels that don't insist on charging me the poll tax :-)
Cobblers. Businesses can make very good money out of climate change, and there are plenty around that do just that; how do you think Al Gore made a third of a billion dollars in the last 15 years? It's consumers who are stiffed if we impose a regulatory and tax environment which penalizes fossil fuels
Well, as a "non-government agency", it appears to have the power to send me to jail if I refuse to pay its poll tax. That makes it "government enough", since the right to levy taxes is a key attribute of a government.
If they aren't sure how much fuel they have left, how can they predict how much delta V they will generate, and decide when and how fast they are going to crash? Or did the Mayans forsee this in advance?