161 posts • joined 12 Apr 2007
There is some really big tin being shipped these days
Got a couple of these at work http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/enterprise/x3850x5/specs.html
Apparently there is an interconnect that allows you to single image two chassis together (I assume NUMA)
So that is 4TB of ram & 160cpu threads
Well that explains
I wonder when
The bastards will give up all pretence and just chain their bloody workers to their desk like the boss wants
Re: Vyatta and open source
Dunno ... but I'll be doing a vyatta --> VyOS migration in my home network shortly :)
vyatta was an ok product, I just hope VyOS does what it says on the tin (Kinda like vyatta did); and yes, I realise VyOS is a fork of the vyatta code base
Re: Mirrors, Reflectors
Never argue with idiots
They will drag you down to their level & beat you with experience
Re: Nowadays it's just targeted to the glorious new ADHD squirrel-brain generation...
I've seen a lot of to and fro about van vs drone and the problems of each
How about using the van as the refuel/docking station?
No issues with long loiter times in a given location, no more problems with range
Just my 2bits
Re: Came back down under after 11 years in England
As a kiwi who spent 10 wonderful/horrible years in London your post seems very familiar
It's odd how many of us come home to OZ/NZ & buy a lifestyle block (a mate did the very same thing)
I had a very love/hate relationship with London. I will miss the pubs, restaurants etc, I won't miss the bloody tourists who suddenly stop in the middle of Victoria station & gawk mindlessly about themselves. I used to get pedestrian rage :(
The oddest thing about working in IT shops round London was that the pom's seemed to be a bit on an endangered species... More often than not there were only a few token poms (usually manglement), I loved the united nations aspect my co-workers presented. Oddly enough now that I'm back in godsown country the workforce is much more diverse than when I left.
May I humbly suggest
"vSphere 6 fixes all this."
As does Citrix XenServer
Re: While a few men may think this is a good idea
... Next morning the spider has hacked the tracked dyson M1A1, using it as a mount, it begins to prowl the living room looking for fleshy mammalian prey
Another happy ownCloud user here
Been very very surprised how slick it is...
Being able to "mount" up SMB/CIFS shares or NFS is great
Hooked up DropBox & GoogleDrive to it as well
Wasn't the existence of the Pak Protectors one of the reason Niven gave for the distinct lack of numbers of alien species ... IE: They hunted em down & killed most of them?
I saw an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He floated the idea during the last financial crash, that instead of bailing out the banks etc ... The govt should have guaranteed everyone's savings & bought up any debt & just let the institutions fail. I suspect they would have spent the same amount of cash.
If the manglement & share holders get burned by bad business practices they will start demanding better ones.
As for oil ... Been reading lately about molten salt thorium reactors; If the hype is to be believed, they may supply the energy our technological & mobile society requires. An interesting idea is to look at the amount of energy available per head of population, historically as that energy supply has gotten larger & cheaper societies flourish
There seems to be a large amount of Armageddonism going around lately (might just be my perspective) not sure it's entirely warranted. We have problems to be sure, but nothing that we shouldn't be able to solve. We are the thinking ape after all :)
In the dark ages
When dinosaurs ruled the earth, most companies couldn't afford computers or the tech priests who ran them.
So they went to what (in this part of the world) they called "consultancies" who would run a couple of big iron dinosaurs & a flock of smaller "mini-computers" (A minicomputer fitted into a single rack, disks were a separate rack) you could buy time of the gear to run payroll, or stock control or whatever, the consultancy operation would be a one stop shop for all your computing needs.
Then as the costs came down and tech priests were more abundant, more & more companies started to run their own gear. They especially liked the fact that the consultancies would no longer have them by the short & curly's ... they would be masters of their own destinies :)
The PC revolution (as stated earlier in the thread) then the networked PC fad of the 90's meant the death of the consultancy model, queue a round or two of in-sourcing & outsourcing and now the trend is cloud computing & managed services, which I'm having a hard time differentiating between and the older "consultancy" model (other than the truly VAST scale of these operations)
So the answer to your cyclical change/structural change question is yes, it's both
Re: Misuse of Word
Hacking is the process of making ANY system(computer or otherwise) do something interesting/novel that it was not intended to do. A hacker is someone who works such magic.
Cracking is the bypassing/breaking of security.
Thus a hacker may well crack the security on a door, safe or computer system
A hacker also invented the steam, petrol, diesel engine, hackers invent lots of things
A hacker that makes a lot of money is sometimes called an entrepreneur or when in the company of less monied hackers, a wanker
Re: You may not want to read this
If I read that right you looking to run a VNC server on your Linux box?
If so this is what I use http://guac-dev.org/
The only gotcha I found was that I had to use kdm instead of gdm(v3) as gdm broke xdcmp :(
Client can be any html5 (canvas) enabled web browser, which also means you can expose your desktop via https if you feel so inclined
> The app store model that Apple pioneered has yet to really take off in the Linux world
Ummm apt-get and it's kin has been around way longer than any of these so called app stores
Apples only "innovation" was to hook a payment system up to the repo manager, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone else beat em that that idea too.
Re: Does a lack of search=lack of interest?
Agreed ... A far better metric would the bandwidth stats of the various distribution repo server + mirrors
Re: You've got to give them a little credit
they were found out & had to write a report to central govt explaining what went worng
Obviously junior bureaucrats, they didn't try to pass the buck or blame someone else
They'll do better next time, don't you worry
Some people are dicks
> so as he could shove a photo of a penis in front of my face
It even says so on their business cards
Re: No thanks
Have a +1 for KSP
Personally I'd love to see the SPB PixHawke renamed MechJeb
Re: Can't say I blame them
If you really felt you had to re-install the OS for a graphics card change; then son you doing it wrong
Have fun is MS land, don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out
Re: Personally I use Kontact + Citadel
To be fair, I've never set it up & run it in that large an org. Most outfits are heavily invested in Outlook+Exchange.
Personally I use Kontact + Citadel
works a treat
Even has a web interface for when I'm away from my desktop
Re: No trust
I am "The Man" and I also stick with the Rasberry PI, and Linux
yes, yes .... I'm going
Re: Well, but in this case HTTPS wouldn't help
If a session is encrypted via a given CA-Chain, will that allow another CA chain into the encrypted stream?
EvilGovt CA --> PKI --> TargetSiteCert --> Session
Other CA --> PKI -- Read SiteCert --> Session
Don't see how you would be able to insert malware into the Real Site session
When I bought my sony eBook reader a few years back; It came with a bunch of preloaded ebooks, all public domain, out of copyright kinda stuff
All had a brand spanking new Sony copyright on em. From what I understand they altered the text just enough to allow them to legally put a new copyright on it. They splattered around a bunch of "th e", "hte" type change plus random punctuation changes.
If it's a crime to misuse other peoples copyrighted works, then it should a crime to re-copyright works that has matured into the public domain
Black space craft? Whatever could go wrong
"It's the weird color-scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate one of these weird black controls, which are labeled in black on a black background, a small black light lights up in black to let you know you've done it!" -Zaphod/Mark Wing-Davey (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Ugly, but well hung
Re: Use a sword
> since to get in melee range, you have to MOVE into melee range -- by that point you'll have been raked several times over
Which is why the rule is; kill the Mage FIRST! Kill it now! Focus fire, kill it, kill it, kill it
Cheap, Fast, Reliable
Pick any two.
I was taught this many years ago, by a very smart & very grizzled SysAdmin/Mentor.
He was also the guy who pointed out that you can hire any cheap monkey to baby-sit multi million dollar systems; But when it hits the fan you really do need someone who knows his/her shit.
I've been in meetings with bosses & vendors, and calling the vendors out when they start to spin bullshit. "Yes we can move your entire estate in 6 weeks". <expletive deleted>. I was asked by my manglement no to turn up to any further meetings as I was too negative.
I get why companies want cloud/outsource/snakeoil vendors to white knight in and save them from IT. Tech is hard and most don't want to be tech companies, they want to focus on "core business"; problem is when IT goes away so does their core business. How many clerks, typists etc would it take to run even small businesses today?
Grumble, mutter, get off my damned lawn
US patent court? Shabby??
Umm Mr Pott please meet Mr Kettle
Re: A positivist pragamatic view on the epistemology of boffins.
No ... quacks are the anti-boffin
I want one
No, make that two; Yup Two dual socket machines stuffed to the gills with that sweet sweet DDR3/4
Would you like to upsize your future for only 50c more?
Hmmm, If were going to go large, then ...
Holodeck, Replicator, Cure for death & Antimatter energy pack
Cybernetically enhanced monkey butler
Personal Battle Mech
I'd much prefer the future to be Culture rather than Star Trek
Where's my cherry2000 damnit
Re: It is not russians which you need to be afraid of
"Well, I try to be a considerate-ish neighbour, plus there's the property value aspect to a house being surrounded by smoking craters"
No no no ... property value goes up ... house has multiple swimming pools :)
Underage twatter swatter mounted
Yeah ... I know ... I'll get my coat
Whats the bet
That lucky sod(s) that ran the unified batch system; will now get to run all 4 or 5.
Hope they updated the tick sheets these guys work from :)
Re: It cannot be the point of x86 to run Android
My x86 desktop will too .... SIMH for the win!
It would be funny to see
An extradition order for the Microsoft(US) board members to Ireland
The yanks like to extradite people; Turn about is fair play no?
Re: "From the country that gave you"...
Remember how we gave up the space race as a species so we could work on 3rd world poverty? That ended well didn't it. It was an argument I heard again and again as a kid. We shouldn't be going to the moon etc when people are starving down here on earth.
~40 years on we still have poverty, war disease and no damned Moon/Mars base.
Dammit where is my fly car and get off my lawn :)
Non-disruptive microcode upgrades are completed without affecting application quality of service
HDS have been do that for a while... back in 2000 HDS delivered a new array where I was working; I asked them to do a FW upgrade while we ran a test load on the data warehouse that it was backing.
Damn thing didn't miss a beat. I realise it's pretty much par for the course these days. But I do like the HDS kit; calm, steady, reliable is what you want in back-end storage
Just give me a ...
My wish list would be a mini/micro ATX board with
Power CPU say 8 core single socket would be fine but dual socket would be most sexy
Ummm .. say a max 64-128GiB Ram, standard allotment of PCI, USB, network and usual toys
But ... Please please please bring back a on board (not USB) serial port
I realise I'm a minority in that I run a Linux shop at home so I don't care one way or another WRT x86(-64). I'd love a 64bit ARM variant of the above too :)
Hmmm ... If they ever add New Zealand to their "feel at home"
Then it would in fact be cheaper to get Cell+Net access from them than from NZ providers
You'd get more data too
13GPB ~= 26NZD
Re: @ Belardi -- Who at Microsoft is making up the names... and why do they still have a job?
It was then known as Microsoft OS/2 V1 & V2
Then MS & IBM has a spat & went their different ways
NT 3 was next out the door in that OS line
So NT 1.x & 2.x were called OS/2 v1 & v2; I might be wrong but I believe OS/2 warp was OS/2 v3
Re: Sad episisode in this saga that's ruined it for me
>...re, but this just looks desperate and tacky.
Better desperate and tacky than desperate and sticky; no?
To be fair; the thought of Mr Kim.com facing off to our beloved prime minister across the floor of the house, fills me with a certain sense of delight.
And then there was three
We're breeding like Mogwai :)
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