* Posts by Jon Massey

177 posts • joined 13 May 2010

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Guessing valid credit card numbers in six seconds? Priceless

Jon Massey
WTF?

Card not present?

I thought the whole point of the CVV number was that is **was** required for CNP transactions?

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Virgin Media is so rustic and artisan you get to hand-sort your own spam

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WTF?

Well bugger me...

People still use the email services of their ISP?

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SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why?

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Re: Interesting

" ported Microsoft Office and Visual Studio (full version) to Linux as well (using the cross-platform ability of .NET)"

There are significant portions of native code in Office and VS

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Fancy a wee quasi-DRAM? Supermicro bulks up server memory

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If you look at the PR piece Chris has regurgitated - http://www.diablo-technologies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Supermicro-Solution-Guide.pdf - you'll see the blanks

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FAIL

Read more carefully, Chris

1028U-TR4T+ is the server, X10DRU-i+ is just the board. It's also not a Fat-Twin server as those are the 2/4/8-node in 4U boxes

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HPE tape library permits unauthorised remote access

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Facepalm

Wait a minute...

An "enterprise" tape library runs PHP?!?!!

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Gotta speed up HPC arrays. Flash or disk, flash or disk. Let's do both – Seagate

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Paris Hilton

NVMe?

Interesting that that Supermicro enclosure has the red-tabbed drive trays (SAS/SATA), not the yellow-tabbed ones (NVMe)

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CERN also has a particle decelerator – and it’s trying to break physics

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Headmaster

Absolute zero

Really now?

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Brexit judgment could be hit for six by those crazy Supreme Court judges, says barrister

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FAIL

UK judges

do not use gavels

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Microsoft open-sources half-baked Azure servers to boost OCP innovation

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Trollface

Alphas?

I thought that processor architecture was long dead and gone!

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Getting your tongue around foreign tech-talk is easier than you think

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Shampoo for my real friends, real poo..

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Facepalm

No poo

Big fad over here as well. Got right confused when a bunch of the ex-lady's friends were posting triumphantly about how they'd gone "no poo" for a week and it turned out they were just being mucky buggers and didn't have chronic constipation.

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Intel punches out data centre flash cardlet

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I think NVME with the U.2 connector in 2.5" format is establishing itself moreso as the backplaned PCIE-connected flash format of choice.

There's a couple of M.2-to-AIC adapters out there but HP is pitching these more as a workstation product rather than a server one. There's compatibility questions over lane division/pcie switching as well.

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In its current state, Ubiquiti's EdgeSwitch won't have much of an edge on anyone

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STH community Edgeswitch SFP+ transceiver/DAC compatibility list here: https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/ubiquiti-edgeswitch-es-16-xg-sfp-compatibility-thread.11129/

Also worth a read on STH is the shocking QC issues found by Patrick https://www.servethehome.com/ubiquiti-edgeswitch-es-16-xg-review-quality-control-absent/

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100Gbit/s Mangstor array blows interconnect cobwebs right away

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FAIL

Proliant?

You've put a picture of the older Dell Poweredge based one at the top

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Swisscom claims world's first G.fast broadband service

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Re: What is G.fast?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=G.FAST&l=1

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No shoes for little Timmy, Mama needs a new 10TB hard drive

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Re: tech?

PMR, not SMR apparently. Certainly makes the 5TB 2.5 inchers an attractive proposition

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Pivot3 produces ROBO Edge Office

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Facepalm

1U?

Looks awfully like 2U to me!

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Store flaw? Naw! The hyper-converged vendor and the 'bug'-bash

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Re: Firmware

An HBA can still have firmware issues that will ruin your day

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Open-source storage that doesn't suck? Our man tries to break TrueNAS

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WTF?

300GB 10k?

Eeesh, what year is it?

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Want a Dell printer? Unlucky – they've just stopped selling them

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Thumb Down

Then just buy a Xerox

any of the decent Dell ones are just rebadges

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EU ends anonymity and rules open Wi-Fi hotspots need passwords

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FAIL

Those who use FAILboat memes

Should check their layout first

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Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

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Re: Water to 30 meters, but what about SALT water??

Then how do you do your deco calcs?

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Re: Water to 30 meters, but what about SALT water??

You wouldn't take an apple watch diving, it'd be no use. I take my tmx-upgraded luna and an old Vytec DS as a backup bottom timer with the plan on a slate. Never got the point of "diving watches" other than for posing. Get a computer, get a backup.

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Galaxy S7 Active can't swim, claims site. But it can, vendor retorts

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Re: Metric converstion

6.56 x 10^-6 Norrises per nanowales by my reckoning

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98.1 million CLEARTEXT passwords pasted as Rambler.ru rumbled

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Headmaster

Yaussian

Where's Yaussia to, then?

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They kept that quiet: Toshiba unsheathes FlashBlade rival

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Not /that/ out of the blue...

StorageReview covered it two days ago! They've got hardware pics and corrects specs, too

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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IT Angle

IT Angle?

C'mon guys, you could have tried a bit harder to shoehorn one in

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EMC insiders say Salesforce has ordered $75m of its kit

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SSDs

If they're not SAS are we to assume they're NVME?

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No, the VCR is not about to die. It died years ago. Now it's VHS/DVD combo boxes' turn

Jon Massey

Re: Stop making me feel old

That and ADAT tapes which were (IIRC) basically just S-VHS

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We ain't in 1996 anymore, Dorothy: SQL Server 2016 proves it

Jon Massey
WTF?

Re: Shame it's all in Enterprise Edition

What features in this article are only in EE?

Stretch Database - in all editions, even express

Row-level security, Data masking - Standard, Enterprise, Web, Developer

SQL Server R Services - all editions

Datazen - remains to be seen

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Behold the ROBOT RECTUM... medics' relief

Jon Massey
Meh

Took em a while

I remember having a play with an early version of the Haptic Cow http://www.live.ac.uk/haptic-cow at Glasgow over a decade ago!

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Worth reading

David Allen Green aka Jack of Kent on this http://jackofkent.com/2016/07/the-mishcon-de-reya-legal-challenge-on-article-50-some-thoughts/ - it's unclear what Mishcon de Reya actually want from this action

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Mushroom farm PC left in the dark and fed … you know the rest

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UPS in the box

Is a *very* smart idea on farm. We rapidly discovered that the big ol' spike caused by the vacuum pumps kicking in on the milking machine was not at all healthy for our cow imaging systems

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP* in South London due to painful piles

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FAIL

Pipe

Those guys are pipe welders, nowt to do with pile driving nor cabling. You need to sack your photo editor

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UK digital minister denies legal right to 10Mbps is 'damp squib'

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I'd kill for 10Mbps at some sites

I work in animal health/agri tech R&D and trying to run our cattle imaging systems when they're on the end of a 1.8D/0.06U ADSL bit-of-wet-string connection is... challenging

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UK needs comp sci grads, so why isn't it hiring them?

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Science?

Does the UK /really/ need more computer scientists or does it need more software engineers?

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Toshiba notebook disk drive slims down. You like that, gamers?

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I fail to see the point

Unless you're monumentally cheap, I don't know why anyone wouldn't stump up the extra £64 to get, for example, a 480GB Crucial BX200 SSD. No spinny bits to get damaged and significantly better performance. The days of the mobile HDD are done.

Even then, 500GB is a joke, WD has a 1TB 7mm Blue drive and Seagate has a 2TB two-platter drive that's still only 7mm.

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?

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Mushroom

Re: So long as it sends the internet into meltdown...

Once all those Tumblr users find their beloved platform is owned by the Faily then there's sure to be many toy-pram ejection events

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Nvidia's supercomputer-in-a-box needs 3.2kW of juice

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WTF?

16-bit floats?

Odd that they've given the 170TFlops figure for 16-bit rather than the standard 32-bit single-precision float figure. Shenanigans?

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HPE adds power-fail-protected NVDIMM tech to servers

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WTF?

96-watt-what?

That's a decent amount of power but for how long?

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Water treatment plant hacked, chemical mix changed for tap supplies

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FAIL

The.. just.. I don't even

" login credentials for the AS/400 were stored on the front-end web server."

pardon?!

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Quick as a flash: ATTO joins 32Gbit/s Fibre Channel bandwagon

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32Gb or GB?

How can 32 Gb/s provide 3200MB/s throughput or am I missing something?

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Bell done: Nokia delivers super-speedy 100Gbps links fresh from the Labs

Jon Massey

Re: What is

Wide Division Wibble Multiplexing, the wibbles are further apart

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Comcast now touts unlimited gigabit service (that you can't get)

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Re: Not the first to enjoy gigabit

But only if it's 99.9999% OFC with an odd number of strands in an anticlockwise twist?

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10 Gbps fibre-to-the-home signed off, ITU eyes 100 Gbps future

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Re: Router throughput...

You're paying a premium for HP-compatibility. Generic GBICS are much cheaper http://www.fs.com/10gbase-er-sfp-1550nm-40km-dom-transceiver-p-11592.html . Hell you can get ZR lamps for under £300 http://www.fs.com/10gbase-zr-sfp-1550nm-80km-dom-transceiver-p-11595.html

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

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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

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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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