825 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009
So standard it's not available to the AC above? Really seems standard...
Having said that, 4g is pretty damn good. You can actually use the internet when you're not in WIFI range without getting bored and giving up waiting.
If you can actually find an area that is covered.
It would not be hard for them to create Openreach Copper and Openreach Fibre as two seperate companies.
I thought they were putting in new "cabinets" at the exchange for exchange only lines? They have done here.
When did StarCraft become turn based? Not played that version before.
If it was 100% equal it does not mean the AIs would do equal things. If one got ahead of the other (assuming they are doing the exact same thing at the exact same time or very close to. What I assume you mean by turn based) then the AI that is behind would alter it's strategy would it not?
AI is not pre-programmed software that will only do A if B occurs. It is trying to look for the best scenario with the inputs it is given. If those inputs change (as they would if one got ahead) then so should the AI output.
Yea I would have thought WSUS would still pull the whole update but would be updated with the mechanism to push only what is needed or at least the OS will pull only what is needed.
(Thinking I always get told the cost of Office 365 is cheaper, compared to 2016)*.
I get this too, until you point out that 3 years at £8.50 = £306. To buy a copy outright is < £200. (yes I know you don't get publisher but come on how many people need publisher?)
Also bear in mind that for most uses the version you buy will last a lot longer than the 3 years. I have users still using 2010 and you have saved a lot of money.
You can buy a standalone version of 2016 too you know.
Where did the technically astute bit come in? Never heard that myself.
Sorry needed a sarcasm icon. :)
Containers mean everything is separated right? Nothing can escape is what we were told.
Isn't Linux Open Source? Write your own drivers? Wasn't this part of the whole point with Linux that you can write what is not supplied?
It feels like the new users of Linux want everything handed to them on a plate, you know like Windows and MacOS do.
It feels like a protest vote at times from people, rather than using the software that fits your need. Yes your need not what others tell you is bad because it is from X company.
Rant off, I'll get my coat.
Or good news for a totally separate infrastructure company(ies) from the users of said infrastructure. And by users I mean ISP's telcos and the such.
I think what is trying to be intimated is that although yes they are pests to the crop, they may also have a beneficial side like that is being overlooked.
Or get in the car and go and get it*. I know it means coming out of the house but hey, we all have to sacrifice something.
*Yes I know some people do not have cars and some are disabled and may have had the route of getting said shopping in person or proxy removed.
Of course it was, and it is all the fault of man made global warming that we now cannot.
They call that AI I think :)
I agree. In all honesty if this is about accessing government websites then there is still not much more need than a 56k modem (can you still get a dial up service?) as the pages will still load.
Separately, security software firm ESET warned today that in a test of more than 12,000 home routers, 15 per cent (a little under one in seven) use weak passwords, with “admin” left as the username in most cases
So this security by obscurity thing is now back in vogue then? I remember being told that it was pointless changing the administrator name on Windows it was the password that counted. Changing the name was only obscuring it.
Is this different now for routers?
Short scale yes. Long scale no :)
This has been going on for so long. End users always want to run X in Y way because they have used X and Y elsewhere and it is so much better than everything else. This even when it does not work well with other stuff.
As said by Bill M above. Put as much as you can in a browser interface as it is the only true universal language that I have seen appear over my years in IT.
There will still be use cases for other more niche software and it will always be thus unless you can get the big software makers (AKA the makers of the OS's) to make a universal run time.
Yay, an AC that complains about downvotes whilst assuming that his or hers anecdotal evidence is fact.
Indexing/Search yes they are the same where as you list them as separate, a very useful tool and on my supported machines configured as OOB never had an issue. There were issues with the older indexing service but the last time I saw issues with that was many years ago.
Notifications, really? I've never had an issue with this. Are you sure there is no 3rd party tool causing this.
Windows Defender - way better than most AV/Malware scanners at using resources.
Superfetch - yea turn this off never liked it. If you are using an SSD it is superfluous anyway.
From reading the rest of your post I assume you are just a Linux evangelist and thus don't know how to properly support different OSs. An OS is a tool. Linux has it's place so does Windows they are both good at certain things.
And if you think Linux is immune from malware, good luck with that. The fact that you talk about viruses means you do not understand the attack vectors now-a-days. I can't remember the last time I had to deal with a virus. Infections are now social engineering or trojan horses. That is a program run by the user. This can happen no matter your OS.
If you rely on someone else's hardware and the cloud disperses you might need something more tangible to hold on to.
But who has the access to give the access? Always with computer systems there has to be someone responsible for being able to sort out problems. That person needs full access. If they did not then when things go wrong there would be no one to fix them as no one would have access.
This is why the people with this access must be trusted. In small IT operations it is usually a single person with the keys to all and they need to have the integrity needed for that role.
And when you want to plug your snazzy (non-apple) headphones into another non-apple device, you are saying you can do that with the lightning adaptor still attached are you?
I take it you don't have one of these then ;)
Does the MacBook work as a tablet? No I thought not. On your bike
sir Apple Fan.
But surely the truck is Automated also and will stop dead too (that 40+ Ton won't affect it at all)
Think of this more in this scenario.
Your employees have certain access to the system. One of them has had something happen they did not like and decide they want revenge. They use this process escalation attack to give them access they should not have.
(I've not had time to read the actual process yet but I assume this is what is meant. By compromised they mean access is available.)
SAP are idiots then. You can easily make a piece of software run on a single core of a multi core CPU. Also if they were doing their job right it would be an option in their software. It should even do it automatically based on the license.
I've just had Wessex installed too, down here in Dorset. Even though BT were supposed to have upgraded us 4 years ago to fibre.
Given up waiting. Pay a little more but service so far has been excellent.
Haven't we got an extra £350million a week sloshing around somewhere now...? Ahem.
No yet, we have to leave first, see icon.
Email's an obvious one (let someone like Microsoft look after it rather than giving me a pile of loud kit and temperamental software, thanks very much)
Email is interesting, especially if your in the camp with the below statement of yours.
The other category of system I'd put in the private cloud is systems whose security you really care about. If you're doing highly confidential legal work for a client, the chances are that you feel a lot safer with it in your secure data centre than in a cloud installation.
Internal email that is confidential should never touch outside servers in my opinion. And this can go for every size business that has email that should remain confidential.
Apart from that I agree with your view and it is similar to how I implement things here.
Wow just wow.
There is nothing wrong with outsourcing and cloud use. There is also still a huge advantage of having in house kit and edge devices. Darn, I wish you good luck protecting all you small devices that do not have the capacity or grunt to defend themselves when connected to the internet and not behind an edge device.
Legislation also comes into this but is not mentioned in your post. You using PostCodeAnywhere is you using a service from a third party not you using a third party to host all your information. If their service is bad (giving you the wrong info) you change to someone else. Not a problem. If a cloud service is bad, they have all your data. Even if you take it out, they have all your data. Where is this stored? Have they archived it?
Your post comes across as too rosy and that cloud can't be wrong. I have several systems here that will never go cloud based because of the information contained in them. There is no chance in hell they would go outside my edge devices. On the other hand there are systems that can and have gone. It is a balance.
You've seen the Walking Dead right?
This is how it all began ;)
We've always called it Worcester Sauce, even though it is officially Worcestershire. We live down south too.
My Wife purchased me a "No I Will Not Fix Your Computer" Tee.
When I wore it everyone was really put off asking for help anymore :)
Yes I know it is, but an Uber driver doesn't have to do any fares. So are you (and the GMB) suggesting that they want Uber drivers to be paid minimum wage directly by Uber even if they don't pick up any actual fares? They just get paid for sitting in a cafe? Of course not. They would then have to start setting out performance targets and restrictions on which fares they had to choose, restrictions on doing other jobs etc - the drivers would lose their flexibility.
I think you are confusing waiting for work as working. When you are waiting for work you are not employed. When you pick a fare from Uber that is when you are employed from until the drop-off surely?
So BT's network got you to a VPN via Sweden. Seems like it's working for you ;)
Hosted PBX's are great and I am looking at them the sites I support. These are only small sites and so can easily go talk to one another.
For big sites what issue would there be if you lost connection?
Yes, I do. It's almost enough to get satellite broadband.....
Depending on your usage I would do that as a last resort. First see if there are any WISPs in the area.
FTTC is still fibre in some manner. FTTP is a rarity outside of main English cities.
So was fibre to the Exchange before this. Still, this does not detract from the fact that you still have a DSL connection for the final leg. Copper, not fibre, now you just have a closer run of fibre. It is still not a fibre service.
"80mb fibre in Scotland"
Fibre? No, copper. They just moved the exchange closer to you. If you had fibre you could be offered far more than that 80mbps.
Ah, the cloud, wonderful, until it's not.
I've just moved our webserver to "The Cloud" will be interesting.
Looking forward to a future when every single atom will have its own IP-address,
They already do, we just cannot read them yet, although quantum science seems to be getting there from a few things I have read (and think I understand a little?)
A great read for the idea of this is Greg Bears 'Moving Mars' look it up.
How long is the life-cycle on the BI edition? Do you really need to upgrade?
I was going to say the same thing. The PC is not an obsolete concept, the idea of people buying new ones so often is due to the fact that there are no massive advances happening.
He did not say it had to be the government running it but that the network basically be separate from the mobile companies.
Ahh, not been on El'Reg for a few days and come back to this sad news.
RIP Lester, we will miss you and your articles.