* Posts by Aitor 1

354 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009

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Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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Re: He seems to have failed to understand

exactly,

I would say that is plain highway robbery: "you are crossing my turf, I demand payment or else..."

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Mozilla mulls Superfish torpedo

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Only superfish

They should also remove all the known root certs that are used for MiM attacks, many from important cos, yet they refuse to do so, and delete forum threads about those certs...

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

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I will be retired

So.. why lose company time(money) solving this?

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Five years of Sun software under Oracle: Were the critics right?

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Re: Solaris is long gone.....

It is mostly dead for us and our customers.

With half the money, we can do so much more with RHEL, Jboss, mysql, mongo, etc, or go the IBM route, AIX, DB2, websphere, also cheaper (but not half the cost).

Only the systems that were made for solaris and would be to expensive to test (as they are very complex) are still on Solaris/Oracle, or hosts.

Most of us knew that it was a way better proposition to use linux.. long ago, but as we had to sell the idea, we kept selling Aix/UX/solaris/NT

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Red-spattered Android figures sinkhole Sony's healthy financials

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2100 laid off?

They really havemore than 2100 ppl working on android phones?

I doubt it.

You don't need more than 300ppl to design and test them.. and keep them updated.

I must have jumped into wrong conclusions.

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Spinning rust into gold: WD profit grows ... though sales dip

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Re: NAS effect

I guess they are selling drives to the likes of backblaze, etc.

Me, I used to buy a new drive for my personal computers at least every two years, for each of them, and beofre that, every year.

Not anymore.. I buy spinning rust for capacity, not performance.. and capacity has stagnated.

Now I buy SSDs.

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

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Confidence

I have relative confidence that my HDD will store my data, and I know I will be able to get my data back, as I have a good backuo system in place.

My wife has a couple of Seagate HDDs in Raid 0, and had terrible backup till I took care of it.

So, the thing is: get a drive that is ok and have a good backup system on place.

So you can't use many Seagate drives, or WD green drives (unless you want to tamper them, as you have to stop them from parking every few seconds).

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Seagate

I have one of those terrible seagate 3TB drives, inside a USB3 enclosure.

I am in my second drive as I had to RMA the first one.. and the one I have is marginal at best.. VERY slow access time for small files..

I use it for backups, so really not many problems with it, as I don't have anything there I dont have elsewhere, but still terribly slow, and if you put it at 100% after a few hours it starts to mark sectors as defective, have read errors, etc. I RMAd the first drive, and the new one (really new, I checked the SMART data) has exactly the same issues.

You an recheck all the sectors and they are marked as ok.. but it is very slow.

If you put it inside an enclosure, if they get to 100% load for some time they will be marked as defective for sure.. I don't know if something heats up inside, the firmware is wrong or the head positioning is inaccurate.. but they are, in my opinion, not fit for purpose.

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Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service

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And it will give you problems

As long as they can only READ, it is OK, but if they re going to WRITE then the problems come..

I have been using it for years, and it almost works for us.. now that we are all at least on W7.

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STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided

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Re: Why not have the server automatically shut down

Errr, no, it is way more safe than doing it otherwise. It is a SILENT ALARM.

You would know, but the attackers probably wouldn't.

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servers are unsafe

their firmware might be compromised, or maybe the nics are compromised.

they opened them, therefore they installed something: not safe.

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Crims at vendors could crock kit says ENISA

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This is illegal in Spain

And should be illegal everywhere.

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

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Graphic card

Have one computer with 2GB ram,. and a radeon 4850, 1 GB ram: 100% GPU use on youtube, very slow. Used to be ok.

i5 laptop, 8GB RAM: ok. High GPU use

amd 4350, SSD, 8GB ram, 260x: very low GPU use, fast, crashes a lot, slow javascript.

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Makes sense

Why should I pay money to an artist because I want to have his music (witch I DO pay for) in my cellphone as well ?

They aren't offering any kind of service or good, they just want the money for nothing (and I'm not movind colour tvs..).

We could have discussions about piracy and compensation, but that is different. Here we are talking about charging twice.

I

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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Re: Enterprise perspective

IOPS per thread is waht you get if you go to SSD.

I prefer to have the flash inside the server, way faster, but a pain to manage.

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Re: With you on this

Would you rather pay for cancer treatment in the US or the UK? In the UK NHS will pay it..

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Re: Already happening

Dairy road was.. a bit "rowdy".

Right now it has improved a lot, and tearing down the distillery and making flats has improved the zone a lot.

I have some friends living there and it is very nice.

Also, if you go a bit towrds the coop and not in front of the cemetery, most shops are still open.

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Forget Paris: OpenStack is not a cheap alternative to VMware

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Re: VMware versus Hyper V.

Look here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12601

Live migration from one server to another. Windows Server 2008.

As a server side VM I think it is ok.. the only problem I see is licensing.

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FIFTEEN whole dollars on offer for cranky Pentium 4 buyers

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Disagree

It means the consumers can fine badly behaved companies.

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Re: Pentium 4 didn't suck. @Gordan

¿Are you serious?

That would be VERY expensive, as you would have to test all the binaries.. and support them.

When I still made C++ and VB programs, we just compiled for the minimum processor we expected as target. That would be a 486, but with Pentium div bug "fixed". And I'm talking up to 2001, compiling for 486 or Pentium.

This is also the reason why now, at the end of 2014, many programs are still compiled in 32bit: It will work in both 32 and 64 bit worlds, and you just haver to check one of them.

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Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?

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Price?

Maybe the price of your beloved 32TB server is a bit steep... and if it crashes, you lose the info...

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Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8

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Fundamental disagreement

I disagree with Firefox. They think that marking as invalid root certificates from CAs that are known to provide bogus certificates for MIM attacks is not ok.. and have tried to erase that discussion.

Therefore, I just don't trust them, and I prefer my data to be stolen by google...

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Samsung turns off lights on LEDs worldwide – except in South Korea

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Disagree

It's just that CREE has eaten them...

There is money in making leds.. you just have to produce at low cost with good quality.

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Microsoft: Cloud-o-bile still only small slice of softening revenue pie

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Re: Consumer

So now 9,9" chinese windows tablets are THE thing...

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DOUBLE BONK: Fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets

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Re: Not Apple's faust

It is their fault.

It is fundamental to check for duplicates before charging, and to lock the account before charging.

After that, you have to check for duplicates.

The reason is many systems can guarantee that the transaction will happen AT LEAST ONCE (tibco, I'm looking at you), it is your responsability to check that only one is valid.

Happened to me once, years ago, won't happen again.

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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I agree (mostly)

If we are listening to a broadcast, instead of a ipv4 broadcast we could have ipv6 multicast.

Examples:

http://unfix.org/projects/radio/

Or, you could use a mix of multicast and unicast.

Anyway, using high compression, the problem is (mostly) solved today... the only benefit of using DAB is that you bandwidth.. and it is going to be less important with time..

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China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE

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Re: Because thats what sea life wants!

Talk is cheap.

Please provide a link for a radar than can track AND attack (lock) hundreds of high speed targets.

There are NONE.

Therefore, if you can't track and lock on them, exactly how are you going to intercept them?

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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$100 phones.

wrong.. for 90$ I can get a quad core, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash, Sd card, 5" IPS screen, scratch resistant mobile. android 4.4

That is more than good enough, and even cheaper.

If you need good quality GPS/Glonass and 8 cores, and 64GB internal flash, you can get that for 300$.

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Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

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Re: Mastering for iTunes

Problem is, formats like FLAC o Apple LossLess (ALAC) require a lot of space.

1378KB/s is what a CD has.. FLAC (and ALAC, monkey audio etc) can compress to about 670KB/s

Apple offers just 256KB/s bitrate... this means capacity would be reduced by a factor of 8.

A we know that Apple memory is 2.5x more expensive than regular one.. so... no FLAC.

As for SACD, 96 Khz 24 bit.. well, they can't even bother offering decent quality!!

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THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

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Re: Android versions 4.4 and below = 100% of Android devices

And I am un 4.4.2.

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Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

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Similar to mine

I just got a chinese phone.. same Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, bigger & higher resolution screen, and cheaper.

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Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

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Re: I want a Mac and iPad without OSX/iOS preinstalled... and an Android without Google software

They aren't a monopoly.

With 90% marketshare, Microsoft IS a monopoly in desktops and laptops.

the trick was gaining a big market share and then charging oems per system delivered.. even if it has linux.

therefore, you rest assured thet they will offer Windows, as it is "free".

If they insist on linux, you just have to cut them from "marketing expenses share", etc, and they will pay 15/30$ more per laptop.. effectively halving their benefit on cheap computers.

Intel did even worse things, but all of this is history, you can check it.

Note; I do like windows 8.1, and paid for it...

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SAN-free, NAS-free? Scottish PHDs lift kilt on how they'll pull storage out of the aether

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Re: Anonymous Celt

Let's be fair.

If Scotland doen't get the pound and 10% of the bank of England, etc, you can't blame them for not accepting the debt: you get both or none!!

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

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No SQL?

Terrible.

It has its advantages: speed, reliability, etc.

But, if you have functional problems in your system and you have to repair some "non expected use cases".. it is a real pain.

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Mozilla certification revocation: 107,000 websites sunk by untrusted torpedo

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Re: No Excuse

CAs are also known to to provide false keys to "law enforcement and similar clients".. so statesalready have the keys for MiM attacks..

As for Mozilla... well, they decided not to ban CAs that participate in MiM attacks by security forces, delete posts in forums about it, etc.

While I agree that at some point they should all be 2048 bits.. they are trying to fix something that is NOT the problems. The CAs are the problem.

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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Illegal sites?

The thing is... they are illegal where?

If a judge has determined that they are illegal, I agree with them: they should be removed in that country.

If they complain that a website is illegal because it allegedly contains illegal material and/or links to such material.. no way... a judge has to decide.

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Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K

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Re: Fine should be much smaller

It shoud be 5-10K per person.

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

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Re: Sir

I can tell you that driving over a cyclist on a straight road is cheaper...

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Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

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Re: A new definition of 'trusted'

Waht they are saying, is that they have no idea how they got the user/password, but they do know that they patched the systems for heartbleed on JUNE.

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Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?

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Problem?

He have to dump current certs.

Have 3-4 of them, on an independent country (swiss ppl maybe?), and if they leak the certs, dump them.

Otherwise, this "https" shit is that, shit.

Many big cos spy on their employees because they have systems that use bogus certs for MiM attacks. Law enforcement? They also have that. Some crooks also have it, as it really is in the wild.

So, me can't rely on todays CERTs. Fix that, and use certs for everything, and it is a done thing.

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Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Re: No problem at all.

Is it worth 300 quid?

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Re: 1000 quid!

I will weight more.

The base model has an OK pricing. I would say maybe even good.

The problem comes with the "upgrades".. it is plain stealing...

My missus dropped water on her laptop, and I was able to repair it buying a new (all integrated) keyboard on amazon.. 18 quid as it is an OEM part (the "equivalent" was just 8). Good luck with that problem and an Apple laptop.

Also, my mother in law has had many problems with her iToys.. apple refuses to honour US battery recalls in europe, for example.

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Nuke regulator hacked three times in three years

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Bullshit

If you get into their computers, the very least you can get is how they operate.

Then, you can also infect their computers so their systems place nasty targeted malware into sticks, etc etc.

It WILL get to the systems.. just ask the Iranians..

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Easy

thunderbird+ldap+mozilla lightning.

As you say, there are a TON of solutions.

Either complete incompetence, or someone decided to get a little money on the side.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: 20th century

I would say that automated testing (including regression) is not working ok for them... and that makes you wonder what else is slipping...

It is very difficult AND expensive to corectly test everything.. and if it is for me (an we have limited interfaces and SW collisions) the OS is even more difficult...

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

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Self promoting?

Anyway, you are just proving what I guessed. Thank you for it!

The AAs and AAAs I use today are all low discharge rechargeables,

Not only they a rechargeable, but last double with low discharge currents and 4x or more in high discharge.

They cost about 2 pounds each.. and if you have a good charger, that is the way to go.

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Dead Steve Jobs sued by own shareholders in no-poach pact brouhaha

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Re: "widely respected businessmen"

But he had the gut to say himself that he was a bad person.

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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Please refrain from NAT66

If you must, please read this lively discussion we have some years ago:

http://networkingnerd.net/2011/12/01/whats-the-point-of-nat66/

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NAT 66?

This discussion should be DEAD years ago.

NAT66 provides NOTHING.

Just give an IP and block incoming internet traffic, there, solved it for you.

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Fifteen countries KO'd in malware one-two punch

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Re: UTC +4

I would say it came from Georgia.. but not the Georgian government.

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