Re: alternative name
Call it the "Albert Einstein" aka used to invent ;)
1086 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Call it the "Albert Einstein" aka used to invent ;)
Doesn't mean they can get at them. A one way hash can confirm you entered (in all probability) an old password without it being reversible. This is quite common and nothing to worry about for most use-cases. Obviously don't ever let Google have the password you use for your bank though...
Your irrational hatred of Windows 10 doesn't make it a poor product. If 100 million people are happy with it then it's doing what most customers want. Perhaps you're not the target market for Windows 10 - did you participate in the customer experience improvement program on Windows 7/8 which was used to shape Windows 10? If not, then perhaps next time you should be less surprised when the product does what other people wanted...
Really, so you no longer confirm writes when they hit memory or local SSD? That used to be a big selling point for the VDI crowd.
I'm also a consultant and find the cDOT transition fairly trivial these days. The "advanced snap features" are all intuitive and straightforward, much more so than a tape based backup product which requires a backup specialist. SnapManager can be managed by the correct admin (DBA for SQL, VM bod for virtualisation etc.) so no new learning necessary after set up. Given that the bundle of software includes unlimited everything I don't see how you think people can't afford it.
NetApp doesn't need a good option to compete against Nutanix - Nutanix need something to compete with NetApp. Nutanix is not capable of performing at the same time as maintaining data consistency it's one or the other. If you didn't know that then it explains why you like Nutanix - their fans usually lack storage experience.
isn't that what IBM already did when they put flash on DIMMs in their servers?
"Assuming that the current hype that is IoT becomes a thing"
IoT is already a thing and is already in widespread use. What's new is that marketing has made people like you partially aware of it. IoT is all around you in sensors on the Tube, automated electronic bus stop signs, smart thermostats, smart meters, cameras, pro sport recording/monitoring devices and many, many more. It's certainly set to grow as skills improve and more people are aware of the technology but it's most definitely already a thing.
Not the actual meter just the reading from the remote wireless screen. I'll be honest it bothers me that you read the same tech site I do if you don't get that.
Normally it's specifically not allowed to come from customers. I forget how but they take it from profits and prevent that profit from being clawed back in the future to ensure it is impacting the business not the consumer.
But can you see both meters from the kitchen and do they give readings using your current tariff in pounds and pence? Normally they are in a cupboard which would require making an effort to read, and to most the numbers are meaningless because most don't know the cost of 1 unit, or even what units the number on the meter are in.
The difference with smart meters is not that you can read it, but that you're aware of usage. We all know we're using electric, but being directly aware tends to drive behaviour which is what they are trying to achieve.
In a business setting I'm often told by IT people that they don't care how much power the data centre is using because the business just pays the bill. A power meter connected to the finance people will certainly change this behaviour in a lot of businesses and we'll probably start to see more efficient data centre designs appearing. Ambient cooling for instance makes a huge difference to the bill.
It does electric and gas - hence the reference to heating :) Just on electric though, I have an appreciation of how much the cooker uses, the kettle, and I'm sure electric showers would too. The dishwasher also goes briefly bananas and the tumble drier likes its juice. These things are all obvious to anyone with a small understanding of electricity, but when a machine actually points out the specifics it's more likely to change behaviour. This is for the same reason single people have messier houses than married ones. Us single people know our houses are messy and we know why, we just don't have a partner telling us every single day that it's messy.
Although I didn't ask for it (came with the house) I quite like mine. Between that and the Hive I've worked out I can save £2 a day on heating by changing a few things without becoming appreciably less comfortable. For me that's worth while, your mileage may vary.
The Hive is especially good since it caters to people like me who have no routine and often work from home, often travel for work, and often go away at weekends. Previously the heating would stay on if I forgot, now I can switch it off and know the cost difference due to the smart meter. Knowing the cost is the part that motivates me to change and if I can save a beer's worth a day then I get an extra beer a day. No downside!
"We all just need to appreciate the others needs."
Perhaps this is the core of the issue. It's not people "on the spectrum" that have an issue, they are just normal people with differing attributes. We should instead try to diagnose those who are intolerant and incapable of dealing with people of a more...ordered...nature. Those people could then be treated for being on the...ass-hat scale?
But you're ignoring the central issue that containers are not a replacement for virtualisation in most scenarios and therefore cost comparison is utterly pointless. A biro is cheaper than a laptop, but most of the use cases for a laptop are not met by a biro so regardless of TCO and marketing I can't always choose a biro. This is the same with containers, they are excellent for certain workloads and use cases but they suck at quite a lot of infrastructure scenarios.
That's what I was saying above, but then a bunch of people who don't know the difference downvoted me :( Always the same around here though.
What a pointless thing to say. In other news lorries use more diesel than bicycles.
These technologies do very different things. The only benefit here is that those people presently using virtual machines for something containers could do better might finally decide to make the change. It's unlikely, as most of those to whom power is a concern will already have made the move where relevant.
Agreed. There wasn't any crime committed other than asking for a hacker, therefore in this instance that could be the only crime punished. If I post asking for someone to take me to the moon it doesn't mean they or I have been to the moon just that I wanted to go there. Surely a civilised society shouldn't punish people for thinking about things or wanting things - therapy perhaps, but not gaol.
That's not the crime he was charged with though. He was charged with doing the hacking (according to the article), which he clearly didn't do. I don't disagree that it's a crime to get someone else to commit the crime, but it's not the same crime
What a strange legal system the American people have. This man appears to have been charged with crimes he didn't commit based on the fact that he wanted someone else to commit them.
This is exactly the same scenario that led to SQL injection attacks. This sort of thing will never change unfortunately because there is a massive skill discrepancy between those creating the technology and the hordes needed to implement it a million times.
One answer might be to go the extra mile on demo code so that it's secure, but then would people actually understand it enough to develop products?
For some reason they keep saying sausages in their message yet most British sausages don't actually meet their criteria for "processed meat". The fact that they are also suggesting things on a list containing plutonium are OK to consume "occasionally" kind of leaves me ignoring all of their jibber jabber. Perhaps we need more than 2 threat levels chaps? Deadly and safe seem to be confusing the issue, maybe we need at least Deadly, not good for you, safe? Although the same common sense which led me to suggest these three categories can be easily used to identify objects to place in each. Bombs - deadly. Bacon, not good for you but won't actually kill you. Breathing, really rather safe. Simples.
My main bugbear is when I have to be over 8 characters, have to have a number, but for some reason best known to the amateur nobber in charge of the system am not allowed a special character. Normally this is in an attempt to use Pa5$w0rd as a last resort when signing up to see cat pictures on some trivial website. Obviously cat pictures need to be very secure.
In the UK at least, the recommendation is to not actually delete accounts fully because marking the account is the only way to comply with the legal obligation to let someone opt out of mailings etc. Granted they shouldn't have been mailing you, but don't expect them to 100% remove your info from the database if the law there is like it is here.
In theory, this means that when you opt out of something you should never, ever hear from the company again until you opt in or sign up again. In practice this is rarely the case - I've opted out of Argos mailings about 1000 times and every time I buy something the buggers opt me back in despite my obvious choice to the contrary. If I could be arsed I'd ask them more forcefully with a reference to the DPA but I'm way too lazy and not as bothered as I probably seem :)
All the other AAD services seem to be federated these days.
turns out they do integrate with AAD, so this wouldn't have affected those users who had integrated accounts.
Why don't they just add AAD authentication? That way the SaaS vendor never gets your password and the user gets single sign on. Good to see another SaaS vendor kicking the incumbents ass too. Won't be too much longer before startups rewrite the whole data centre :)
Containers don't do what you think they do there are all sorts of compatibility issues you're ignoring in the real world.
MS have oodles of customers in the cloud too, no idea where you got that from?
Or just use AAD Connect DirSync whatever it's called today. Or replication? AD was designed around links going down from the word go - we used to be able to sync with SMTP for this reason. Flaky Internet is really not a problem unless you don't know what you're doing.
If you take the time to learn about the services in Azure you'd find out it can be internal to your network, and it can be in a country of your choosing. Admittedly none of the countries in the United Kingdom, but your choosing nonetheless. Many companies already had domain controllers in other people's premises - we used to call that colo so it's nothing new. The main difference here is that a proper qualified Active Directory team is administering it and so it's infinitely more secure than the one Bob from Accounts configured in his lunch break. That, my friend, was an accident waiting to happen.
No this doesn't suit everyone, of course it doesn't. What you need to remember when working in IT is that there is more than one use-case; other people's requirements are not the same as your requirements.
You can look, but you can't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste...
The boilers haven't gone cold, we're at the start of the server refresh cycle following the global financial crisis. IT has only just had budget increased in many instances which means Intel is about to have a record few years in the server market. Not to mention Amazon and Microsoft buying every chip they can lay their hands on for the next few years.
To be fair power usage has dropped significantly, and clock speed has risen to pre-multicore levels on some chips again with Turboboost. If you look at the market clock speed they don't appear faster, but often they are.
Normally we just call that distributed computing. It's not a white hat bot-net because there are no "bots" involved, it's all voluntary people running software and there are no hackers, white or black with absolutely no hats. The only bit that really applies is the network, and that's just the Internet.
Never mind - I just realised it's all within one data centre and it makes sense.
I'm confused, why are the images showing the servers connecting direct to other servers in different sites? That seems like a really odd way to connect but clearly I'm missing something. Are the servers actually switches and the image creator no good at Visio? Is this some weird SDN shenanigans I've not come across? Did I fail to read the article properly?
Genuinely would like to know - please don't downvote thinking I'm trolling because I'm really not.
I've never read Playboy, but if their articles can still justify a print magazine without nudity I may try it out. I especially like their quote that the "Internet has made nudity outdated" which I kind of agree with - if you're going to have arty shots of scantily clad women they don't really need to be naked these days as naked is so easy to get hold of. It's now the whole image that's important and that's often better with some clothing.
The only question remains - do they have good enough articles?
Ah "cloud bursting" my favourite marketecture term. Sounds so easy in the blurb until you realise how big your data and small your pipes are. It works in some specific scenarios, but most of those are not infrastructure, they are usually web services.
If you can see a strategy here care to share it? Looks like a drunk spending spree/ego trip to me! It's definitely the wrong time to buy VMware given the cloud is about to kill them. Seems an odd time to buy storage given the cloud is about to make them as good as obsolete. Of course these will take a decade to work through the system, but 67Bn would take longer than that to make surely, especially given what will become declining revenues in that decade.
Only one of those you mention is actually real competition to AWS. Most of them don't even offer a real cloud service (seriously, look up NIST). Hybrid cloud is almost pure marketecture and doesn't work at all in the real world as you'd expect or hope. You have used a cloud service I hope and not just commenting based on marketing blurbs you've read (which is how your post reads to someone with experience)?
"And really, how many Apple fanboys would still be using a phone that's 2 1/2 generations old?"
My iPhone 4S battery is still as good as my 5S battery. Both easily last a day with normal use, and usually two days if I forget to charge. That said I don't have that nervous twitch a lot of people have these days where I keep lighting up the screen to check the time/messages/facebook every 4 seconds so YMMV :)
"If Linus and this dev met face to face, their interactions would be considered, mild and polite, even if they disagreed strongly. "
LOL Linus just isn't like that. He may not act aggressively but his language isn't necessarily much different in person from what I've seen.
"That would be very bad for Linux."
@bazza the vast majority of Intel's business these days is only there because of Linux. Many of the devices we see couldn't exist with a non free software stack or with internally developed full stacks and so it's really in Intel's interests to fully support Linux with driver code. If they don't Linux won't suffer at all, everyone will simply use AMD or ARM or some other chip that does support their software stack.
A Byte has 8 bits, not 8 values. It's nearly a Nibble though which is 4 bits.
I thought it was quite clear. It's per 2 x 1MHz block for that region. Given this is for the whole of the 28GHz band that's a fair chunk of change. Not sure what the licence period is to be fair but it would seem like 15 years as they said based on the existing rates. I'd say we just need a flat rate tax on spectrum with the government falling in line with global standards. It's not like the UK would operate different frequencies than elsewhere any more because nobody would make hardware to suit it.
The point was that uplift isn't an option yet, and buying a spare is rewarding them for not putting proper support in place.
Now I've no idea what you're talking about. ALL hardware in the EU is subject to 2 years warranty regardless. It's the 10 day replacement that concerns me - if my network is down for 10 days it's slower than a postal service.
10 days?! And there I was thinking it was a serious product because it had an HP badge. I've bought bananas with a better support policy than that!
Ah the irony, the British will be the most upset about English becoming the global standard language due to the Internet. Comically the Germans are OK with it and several of them recently told me not to bother trying to learn German because they now all speak English since the Internet caught on :)
We, like them, will have to learn to speak "English (United States)" :/