* Posts by Jon Massey

131 posts • joined 13 May 2010

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Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

Jon Massey
FAIL

RAID10

It doesn't. Two of the ports are M.2, two are vanilla SATA so you can only have two NVMe drives.

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Come on kids, let's go play in the abandoned nuclear power station

Jon Massey

Re: Missed the visitor centre

You didn't miss much to be honest, it's a bit old, sad and disappointing. Maybe I'm spoiled by childhood memories of regular trips to Sellafield Visitors' Centre but it really is quite crap.

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Tintri shrinks its all-flash entry-level to $125K door-opener

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$125k

Would buy you a hell of a lot more than 5.76TB of whitebox flash storage (couple of 2U boxes stuffed with NVMe flash and plenty of RAM, easily) - is their sauce really special enough to justify that cost?

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The HPE-Scality hookup is a full-on reselling deal

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youtube links

you know you can link to a specific time, right? https://youtu.be/SYsJVOU22-4?t=1783

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Here are the graphics processors cloud giants will use to crunch your voices, videos and data

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WTF?

Who the hell uses PCI anymore?

288GB/s bandwidth but only connecting to the host at 133MB/s!

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HPE trots out benchmark blaster flash array as PCs become distant memory

Jon Massey
Paris Hilton

HPE?

Is that what we're calling them now? Good job they didn't spin off Hewlett-Packard Virtual...

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Sennheiser announces €50,000 headphones (we checked, no typos)

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Re: shit music

2001? More like 1896!

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Samsung S6 Edge has 11 nasties, says Google Project Zero team

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Nasty bitmap

Hard-crashes windows photo viewer, too!

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Make room, Cisco's punters flocking to ACI ... yep, all 150 of them

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Herdwicks are back!

Nice to see them here again.

Has el reg considered expanding their sheep photo repertoire? Maybe give some of the rarer breeds a look in - you can't beat a nice Soay or even a Jacob (cracking horns)!

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Did you bet the farm on Amazon's cloud? Time to wean yourself off

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Re: Ovine diversity

Most common breed of sheep in the UK - what else could I have been on about?

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Ovine diversity

Nice to see some blackfaces as opposed to the usual Herdwick pic.

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Court battle date set for £300m BT Cornwall termination dispute

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FAIL

Cornwall?

Them's is Cumbrian sheep!

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Presenting Mangstor's NVMe superfast flash storage pocket rocket

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Looks... Delly

Some SSDs, a couple of fancy NICs and a tin of blue spray paint?

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Sorry, Californians, you can't have this: Asus to build WATER COOLED notebook

Jon Massey

Re: California?

Yeah, but it's almost certainly going to be a closed loop system so won't require filling by the user.

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WTF?

California?

Am I missing the joke?

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Tegile looking at some really flashy fabric

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Infiniband

If they're already using Infiniband, and it offers loads of bandwidth with very small latency, it seems mad to adopt a new fabric.

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HGST sets hearts aflutter with second sexy PCM demo

Jon Massey
Trollface

Fast Ethernet?

Going to need a bit more bandwidth than that, my old mucker...

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German railways upgrade their comms tech from 2G to 4G

Jon Massey

Interesting... that image is CC-BY-SA licensed and it appears El Reg hasn't respected the BY or the SA clauses!

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Internet, schminternet: Boffins propose private 100Gbps HYPERNET

Jon Massey
Headmaster

That's...

not how you couple ST connectors!

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Google gives away 100 PETABYTES of storage to irritate AWS

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Re: Wot no Oracle?

that and it's only available in North America

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Microsoft sets end date on Windows 10 support. Hey, wait, WHAT?

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Thekla!

Bristol lad, are we Gavin?

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Samsung to launch a Snapdragon 808-based clamshell smartphone

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Facepalm

What a time to live in

When 4.6" is consider a "relatively small" phone screen size...

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Chinese takeaway, hold the Google: Xiaomi Mi4 LTE Android

Jon Massey
FAIL

USB

I can see that type-A connector annoying the tits of anyone who buys this phone. I've got tens of micro-B chargers and cable scattered around the home and office and almost every other device uses them - what could have possibly been the advantage of using a nonstandard one?!

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Samsung, Oppo collared in smartphone bloatware probe

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WTF?

Commendable but...

I'm all for the relevant authorities taking action on this issue, but I fail to see how it falls under the remit of the World Health Organisation

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China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie

Jon Massey
Meh

£200 more than a OnePlus One?

Seems a bit pricey to me!

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Facebook dunks Instagram in new search filter sheep dip

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Not sure I get the sheep metaphor

but I ain't going to complain about some gratuitous herdwick action

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The insidious danger of the lone wolf control freak sysadmin

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A true sysadmin

Has no truck with buses metaphorical

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Intel adopts 40Gb per SECOND USB-C plug for Thunderbolt 3.0

Jon Massey
Trollface

Over 4000?!

So many pixels! Golly, the hi-def 4K image on my 74x55 display looks super sharp!

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

Jon Massey
Headmaster

Milking?

I think you'll find that's a beef breed

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Borg boosts future cable broadband biz with DOCSIS 3.1 boxen

Jon Massey
FAIL

Lil' Sparky

Has the author ever even seen a coaxial cable?

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Welcome, stranger: Inside Microsoft's command line shell

Jon Massey
Trollface

That's awkward...

<tab;&gt, is a bit of a complicated completion command sequence to remember - by the time you'd typed all that you could have written the whole command out instead!

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The data centre design that lets you cool down – and save electrons

Jon Massey
Meh

Three pages

It took three pages to describe hot aisle/cold aisle separation?

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It's not you, it's EE ... again! Mobe network hit by 'PDP authentication failure' snafu

Jon Massey
Trollface

You'd have thought...

they'd have upgraded to a VAX by now...

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The internet IS a series of tubes. Kinda: A Reg 101 guide to cabling

Jon Massey
Meh

A bit embarrassing on the whole...

Another one for your corrections list: Ethernet <> Infiniband 10GBase-CX4 uses the same connector commonly used for Infiniband but they are totally different both electrically and protocol-wise.

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That's a big 4Ker of a cosmos: 3D planetarium to open in Bristol

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Gorgeous George?

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

Jon Massey

Re: I Wonder

You've gone down a couple of ranges there, alas. Unfortunately they're now releasing less-than-tanklike laptops under the ThinkPad brand (such as your Edge). The modern T and W series are still bomber

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This optical disc will keep your gumble safe for 2,000 YEARS

Jon Massey
Facepalm

That graph...

What a load of guff! No units on the y-axis, arbitrary threshold - FAIL indeed!

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APT devs are LOUSY coders, says Sophos

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Not about packaging formats

Disappointed...

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Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water

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...and not a single tear was shed. The slimiest scumbags in the business engaging in the worst of pressure sales tactics. Good riddance!

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Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS

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Choice?

"Database admins may be relieved to hear that Ubuntu is offering choice here..." all three variants of MySQL. Ah yes, it's so nice to have a choice of three flavours of sh*t!

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Pwn all the Androids, part II: Flaw in Java, hidden Trojan

Jon Massey
FAIL

Re: how much code is needed to write something nasty?

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1

Incorrect syntax near '*'.

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Review: Sony Xperia SP

Jon Massey
Meh

Nexus 4

Why bother when an N4 is twenty quid cheaper?

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Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS

Jon Massey
Headmaster

I think you'll find...

That Yate is in South Gloucestershire, not Bristol. Hpmph

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Think enterprise software is complex? Check out the licences

Jon Massey
FAIL

Re: Forgot Microsoft?

Sorry, but that's a flat-out lie that you have to get DCE to use Hyper-V. Enterprise and Standard come with fully-functional Hyper-V (albeit with different number of guest OS licenses included depending on the version).

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Brit adventurer all set to assault ex-Reg haunt Rockall

Jon Massey
Mushroom

Cheating

It looks like that route's been bolted - that's cheating in my book!

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Micron brandishes sharp new flash blade, lunges at Fusion-io

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WTF?

OLTP?

People run OLTP workloads on MySQL?! *shudders*

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TREELLION DOLLAR mobe bonk-bank alliance goes for barcodes

Jon Massey
Facepalm

Hmm..

Not so much pay-by-bonk as pay-by-boop

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Ofcom fines TalkTalk AGAIN - a whopping £750k over 'abandoned calls' gaffe

Jon Massey
Trollface

Well

They should've used Intel!

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Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4

Jon Massey
Headmaster

Re: so expect

Since when is 1280x1920 a 16:9 ratio? Learn to maths

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Egyptian navy captures divers trying to cut undersea internet cables

Jon Massey
Headmaster

Those cylinders don't look like they're in test...

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