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I'm not too worried until they can also print 3D bullets. Or have I just not found that aisle in Tesco yet?
As Chris Rock once said, you don't need gun control; you just need bullet control. Make bullets cost £5k each and people will really thing before shooting you!
Re: Is that core IPv6 ready?
The trouble is, most consumer level ISPs don't see the point; a large proportion of their customer base couldn't give a flyer what type of IP they get, as long as it 'just works™'. And if you phone and ask a service droid about IPv6, this is unlikely to be in their vocabulary and return a not found error. And until this lack of address-space starts costing the ISP money (either in support costs, pre-sales leads not joining, or customers walking away) then they're not likely to invest in getting their infrastructure setup for v6.
For the foreseeable future, I think if you want a proper 'traditional' IP address, plus the modern IPv6 address, you're going to have to pay a premium for it. This is why I subscribe to AAISP. Damn its expensive, but its got the technical bells and whistles that I need to get the most out of my internet connection. I suppose its the difference between a standard Ford Focus and a Mercedes S-Class. Both do a similar thing, but one comes with extra toys for those that want it, but you pay a fair bit extra for it.
Don't forget the network providers who also get phone manufacturers to do custom images with their crapware also installed. Such a shame that unless you use a Nexus device, its pretty difficult to get an unabused image.
Re: Forgot Microsoft?
Don't forget if you want to get clients connecting to servers that you'll need CALs of a particularly appropriate flavour, for both the OS and the application they're connecting to. Add in something like Citrix and you're in a whole world of pain.
I think people who are "licencing experts" are either bullpoopers or wizards trained in the dark arts.
Available in all good shops?
So, is any of this open compute kit available to the general public or even Enterprises at all? I've not found anything available from our usual vendors; maybe I need to find an unusual vendor?
Re: Debian Flavours
I use the Deb SID (unstable) on my machine without too much issue. The only major problem tends to be with packages from the Debian Multimedia repository and dependent libs confusing the hell out of aptitude. Generally, a manual read of the error message and taking the appropriate action resolves the issue. And this is specific use case; if I didn't use those libraries, I expect there would be no problem.
End of the Road
I'm reaching my own end of the road with Tweetdeck with them fazing out the Facebook support. Time to investigate other options. Any suggestions?
The Hamster Wheel
"Adobe is offering "hundreds" of improvement to its Creative Cloud applications, with more introduced on a weekly basis by the company beginning June 17." And also no doubt in the small print reserve the right to taketh away any of those features, and any others at any point in the permanent "upgrade" cycle.
More Research Required
I'd like to know the results for the 'ZZ Top'
No one would have believed that in the early years of the 21st century that martian affairs where being watched from the timeless worlds of space.
No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of ice.
Few martians even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet across the gulf of space minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded Mars with envious eyes;
and slowly and surely they drew their giant penises on our planet.
Whilst Microsoft talk the FRAND talk, I do wonder if its more of a FRAM agreement; Fair and Reasonably Mafiosa. "Give us your money or bad things might happen".
Netflow meets Application Aware DPI
So, this is Netflow meets Deep Packet Inspection with a bit of application aware filtering built in?
Evolution, not revolution. And you will need sensors at every ingress and egress point., otherwise you won't get the full picture.
Network Connected PDU's
A few years ago, we had a linux box that would occasionally lock tighter than a nuns c....hurch donation safe.
It was in a distant far flung place called London, and rather than someone driving up there to give it a quick kick in the PSU, we bought a PDU with a web-server built in. If the box fell over, one of the support techs could dial in remotely and flick the power off and on. 5 mins later, you could be back in bed, rest assured that your "hour" of billable time would get signed off as a job well done.
Then they bought proper appliances and servers and the problem went away.
Oh the good old days.
So, when will the FBI be seizing the servers used for S3? Its almost certainly being used to store data incompatible with US legal views, and therefore, if that is the approach they take with others, then shirley that is the correct approach to be taken with harbingers of criminality, Amazon.
A Wyse Move?
Couldn't Dell already do this with their subsidiary, Wyse?
They've been shipping Embedded Windows for donkey's years?
Atom, saviour of Intel.
So Chipzilla made a big song and dance about how Atom would be their knight in shining silicone. With netbooks fading and nettops never really gaining much momentum, where next for the Atom other than an occasional NAS box or the odd phone? They don't seem to be taking the fight to ARM in the mobile space, and from what I read, Windows 8 is a bit of a lame duck. Will the high-end x64 stuff keep them afloat until they do think of something new?
Who cares, its only monopoly money! If we spend it, they'll just print us some more.
.I wonder if this is the cause of my laptop knifing itself. Consuming most of the CPU resources with nothing running. I was going to blame McAfee, but it seems like it may be Microsoft.
Were they not able to recover data off the flash memory in the phone? Whilst I realize the device may have been smashed up, I've never seen a microchip shatter in a dropped device. Yes, it may become separated from the board its mounted to, but Id imagine it wouldn't be beyond the whit of experts to find the data sheet, wire it back up correctly and extract the info?
It really is, but I'm not sure El Reg has the tone of this article right; A bit light hearted and flippant for my liking. Or maybe I'm just a bit sensitive in my old age?
Re: Knew It Was Coming
@Pepper - See 'D.B Cooper'.
Also that Channel 4 programme a few months ago where they intentionally crashed a 727 a) for TV ratings and b) sheets and giggles. Oh, and some science too.
As much as I have apathy for Apple's software, the design of their computers since the late 90's has been something to behold. I love the G4 Cube, its a shame there's no x86 based version (other than some unofficial hack jobs).
Id like to see what Dyson could come up with if they set their mind to computer design.
Two steps too far...
I could go with the pink paint, the chrome wheels, even (at a strech) the eyelashes. But really, the batlogo and batwings just don't make sense. Is Brin the new equivalent of Homer Simpson at car design? Or has he taken on Jobs "think different" approach and had some kind of brain-fart?
Jobs for the Boys
Blimey, and I thought our government was into Cronyism.
Re: Good effort
Yeah - i've seen worse 'shops from Beauty magazines. That's quite a good effort considering the lack of US technology* they have at their disposal.
*except that which may have been smuggled in from friendly nations.
I have reason to use Stock Libraries to get media for various projects on an occasional basis, and even those don't really help the creator of the works. The same item can often be found in multiple media libraries with seemingly different creators attributed in the information. And its quite usual to loose all that metadata at the point of purchase. I now make efforts to embed whatever necessary information is required to trace the original sale in the media as well as tracking that information 'offline' in order to track the custody of that image and that we as an organisation have made every effort to act responsibly.
Most others don't bother, but I think its very important to credit the creators of this media; I don't have the skills to make some of the great content we use. but I do benefit from their hard work.
The greatest thing with Fleabay is being able to pick up ex corporate stock that would have cost four or five digits five years ago for sometimes less than three digits. And a lot of stuff still has a lot of grunt for the money. Where it does fall down is the power consumption and heat output. I managed to reduce several HP G3 and G4 servers to a single AMD 6100 based VM Server saving over 500 watts for no noticeable performance loss. So you have to be careful with your purchases and compare old with new.
But good to see I'm not the only one with a bad habit for ex-corp electronics.
I'm going to make my own Google Reader, with Blackjack, and Hookers.
Ahh, forget the reader.
Re: Any coicidence here that yesterday was patch tuesday
I've had several Debian boxes go bat-shit crazy on me when its APT/aptitude got all confused.
Still, easy enough to fix, provided its not nuked the NIC or you've still got some other remote access.
So, its not impossibru, but I still reckon a 1-2% failure rate.
I'll say it then...
I hope they know their AaaS from their elbows.
I wonder how the licencing works with Citrix? Do the five 'device' licences count for each server you log into, or on a farm basis. And if its the former, can you scriptamagically bin the licences off when the session ends. Because I'm not sure the other way works either, especially if you have a dynamically spawning virtual farm based on load.
MS licencing blows.
A really interesting look, behind the scenes of what we don't normally get to see. I knew it was a complex operation, but never realised quite how complicated.
Something popular in not taken up by refuseniks shock!
Well well, something that is quite popular with a large proportion of the population isn't something that appeals to another percentage of the popular. Whatever next, people not owning televisions or motor vehicles. They must be freaks or something...
Seems like a good way to become a target for a Low Orbit Ion Cannon attack and bring your main business to its needs.
Not that I would condone such activity. I will just avoid doing business with them.
Glitch in the Matrix
Funnily enough, this only seems to be affecting my Asian friends and colleagues, and they've all said that they've ended up hearing a quite upset lady speaking Hindi. I was blaming their iPhone 5's (because that's what they all own) but now it appears to be more indepth than that.
My thoughts on the matter?
My thoughts on the matter? Well, that would be an ecumenical matter.
I'm desperately looking for the * for the further terms and conditions attached to this 'unlimited' allowance. Have they put it in 1pt white font somewhere?
Pay for a premium ISP and you shouldn't experience this fluctuating throughput. Not so much anyway. AAISP gives me a stable 7.5 Mb/s all day and all night because they try and keep the backhaul capacity above that which is being used.
I could switch to SkyTalknet2 et al and save 50% on my bill, but then I may end up with 50% service degradation and that's not something I prepared to put up with. Ye' pays ya money....
The Trans-warp conduits emit different signals based upon if something is passing into, or out of, the aperture.
I also share the same sentiments as those above - Intel Desktop boards are brilliant and 'just work' as expected. They may not have fancy lights or unique colour schemes, but like a battleship - pretty reliable.
I have always been reassured by how many desktop boards found their way into network appliances. I guess the smaller form factors and SoCs mean the ATX market is collapsing for all but hard-core gamers, and this was never a target market for Intel. Whilst I like the ITX form factor, I've yet to find a supplier that offers four memory slots which kind of knackers it for me using it in my builds.
Re: What a bit scary is
You could argue that what they're doing isn't illegal, even if they facilitate criminal activities by selling their tools. You would struggle to get much traction in the argument of prosecuting Stanley Tools for selling various methods for gaining entry to places that you are normally prevented from accessing.
Still, a nice pot of money to pay for lawyers to argue that when the authorities eventually catch up with you.
FAO Sales Road Warriers...
Pitch up with one of these at our offices, wanting to borrow a capable screen, bluetooth mouse/keyboard, wifi that can connect to your portal and anything else required to get your computer working will be laughed all the way to the car park.
Don't quite get why video card drivers need to have access to any networking capability what-so ever.
Its amazing how cheap second hand, high-end computing equipment is on the fleabay, but when it makes as much noise, kicks out the same amount of heat, and costs almost as much to run as a kettle, it's difficult to get that passed by the home office for personal use.
Re: Offline maps?
If the offline functionality works the same way as the current Android Google Maps app, then for every day use it shouldn't be an issue. I've not seen an 'out of data' error for at least 2 years, and that includes trips to deepest darkest Wales and Ireland. Even in rural England on GPRS I've been able to calculate a route and the phone will do its stuff, grabbing the full route info when it comes into decent coverage.
The other advantage of downloading map data is it should be fairly upto date; I've got Google to correct a map error and it was done within 6 weeks. AFAIK, the same error still exists on TomTom/Teleatlas, despite reporting it at the same time. At least it was on an upto date map circa 18months later.
Finally, regarding map errors, on my Dad's Ford Mfr sat-nav, the M6 ends somewhere in Cheshire, and restarts immediately. However, the two road elements don't seem to be joined, and causes the sat-nav to get itself all confused and upset.
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