* Posts by Jon Massey

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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FAIL

Lil' Sparky

Has the author ever even seen a coaxial cable?

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