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163 posts • joined 1 Sep 2009
Re: Apples & Oranges
Absolutely, low hanging fruit and all that.
It's the same reason you shred all your financial documents (and letters from school, and Virgin, etc) so that it's hard to get information from them ... you can't stop a really determined person getting data back from shredded paper, but if someone else has non-shredded paper with all the details you want on it they will go there first.
As a Unix bod, working for a company that uses Unix as the backend ...
1 month to transfer to Unix just won't cut it, and certain applications and protocols cannot be replaced by Linux counterparts.
Our accounts department uses windows software (does anyone know an accounts department that uses non windows software? Seriously if we can find a good package to work with I'll suggest it to the board!) We replaced their desktop computers with "SunRays" using RDP to connect to a windows server (2008 R2) running the Windows software for the TAS system. We have ripped apart the TAS system so that it works on a Linux server with a PervasiveDB Linux installation ...
anyway I'm not sure where I was going with this, but suffice it to say, we're a big unix/linux house and even then there are applications that we cannot get off of Windows, even with all the time available to us.
Umm, isn't that what a Riverbed is for?
Re: Ah, but...
It isn't licensed for product evaluation, and it's valid to run it inside a company.
their terms for the extension pack are pretty good, in this case it's personal use if it wasn't installed by an administrator, or installed by default on lots of machines.
So if you run it at a company, get the users to install it themselves and you're quite legit.
If you're a big company then you can afford the small price for it if you need it :)
It's been 4 years since you stared this project ...
I know it's great to watch the progress, but others have come along and stolen your thunder a little.
how long till we see the bird fly?
Re: I wonder how they measure vulnerabilities in Gentoo and Solaris.
It wouldn't surprise me if the figures were related to how much/how often the systems were patched.
I know for myself that in general we don't patch the Solaris systems we're using, we firewall the f*ck out of them, and only start services we know are going to be used. We have Solaris systems that have been untouched for over 10 years, but they're still doing the job they were supposed to, and aren't facing the outside world.
If a system is inherently more secure, with very low visibility and very low attack vectors, on an operating system that few use, is it not unexpected that the hackers will be going for the lower hanging fruit?
Good review, told me (almost) everything I needed to know.
Re: OK, I think I've got it...
unfortunately yes :(
Re: "El Reg search" now available in FF36
The "Fedex" website stopped working on some of our machines yesterday ... turns out the main fedex site's certificate was fine, but one of the frames ran on a site with a "bad" certificate.
"Don't be evil"
Yet another reason that Google should abandon that motto ...
We still use solaris ...
But we bought Fujitsu gear from the reseller ... a 1/3 of the cost of the Sun gear and they can provide the hardware support ...
Good job we took the precaution of installing multiple lines at most sites, with different ISP's ...
We've been with Demon a very long time, and although they went through a rough patch, they have been very reliable up until this incident ...
Never mind ...
Re: Domino Effect
I remember the time when my boss was running Windows 98 (windows xp had recently come out), and there was a virus/security warning put out that Microsoft released a "test" for.
We downloaded the test and ran it ... it said something like "Congratulations you are not susceptible to the threat, have you considered upgrading to one that is?"
Re: Cue panic
Actually, from what I've seen our users/my relatives do, the biggest search term will be "google" :)
Q: "Are dangers lurking on your workers' operating systems?"
Re: "They're proprietary. There's a high level of lock-in."
Agreed ... When I can get the source, compile it, run it on my own trusted systems, develop on it and run my apps from it then I will consider moving them to the AWS if I don't want to worry about them running in the future, and have no concerns over the information stored in them.
I won't be happy using this system for anything enterprise until I can do all of that.
Probably Short Sighted ...
History and Evolution seem to point to the fact that it's not the animals/objects that are ideally suited to their environment that improve ... you need to take a step back and look at it from a different angle, from a small branch of the tree/code and look at making it better, while leaving the original intact ...
If there is no champion of the Labs, it will not succeed, if they bring labs in house it might be quicker at reacting, but it will not be able to produce things that are not seen as core to the browser, at least not core at the time that they are thought up ...
just my 2cents.
Perfume and Drugs ... and iPhones?
Products in economics that actually are considered to be better when you pay more money, therefore the price does not affect the supply/demand ratio ...
RE: Internet Exploder
In the days long ago when we used to use "Pegasus Mail" almost all of the icons in our company were labelled "Horsey" ...
I forgot about this for a long time, when one day I was helping someone on a support call and I asked them what email system they were using (we were transitioning to Thunderbird at the time) ... there was a pause at the other end of the line and then a very sheepish "Horsey" was announced ... I have to say that that really made my day :)
New browser names:
In no particular order (names I've heard it called):
1) "Internet thingy"
2) "the world icon that opens the internet"
3) "Windows Internet"
5) "the internet"
Emails and Announcements
I set up a facebook account to see pictures my family uploaded online. I turned off all notifications and all emails, I don't want that stuff
My brother invited me to his sons christening on facebook.
I didn't log in to facebook until the day after the christening, missing the entire event.
He didn't get it when I told him that I have email, 3 phones and a physical address that he could have sent the invite to; why did he have to use facebook as the only medium ...
He's my younger brother, so I guess I'll just have to leave it at that ...
RE: switch off the contraceptive implant?
It looks like this is an activate each time type of thing, the power it uses to give out the drug appears to come from the wifi signal ...
The 2 problems I can see with it:
1) if it's manually delivered (or automatically delivered by a specific device) you have the chance of it not being delivered, or not getting the signal from the device, and therefore not activating.
2) You could receive a major dose (problematic?), and then not have any of the drug available in the future ...
Shut up and take my money already!
Tell me when I can get it commercially, and I will have it in my computers that day! :)
"Foolish to compare sw based, all flash, and "select" hybrid arrays"
maybe so, but looking at the Nexenta Blog (that shows the IOPS in it's graph) they appear to be performing at least as well per desktop ... only Violin and Sanbolic scored higher (the Gartner post shows different numbers in the IOPS in which GreenBytes also does well)
As for the Nexenta SW based RAID, I know they're using ZFS, which if placed on systems with enough memory can outperform hardware RAID based systems, especially if they're using SSD ZIL.
Oh God no!
I can see all the cr*ppy white computers with no memory or hard drive being bought because they look nice ... And when they don't work they will require _more_ support than the boxes we currently have under our control.
It's easy to see what will happen, since we used to let employees buy their own printers ... everyone buys the cr*ppy HP wifi printers that work on some networks some of the time, and manage to overwrite the networking stack so bad that the computers don't work on corporate networks ...
Our users also believe everything that a droid from PC World/Currys tell them ...
BYOD is bad enough CYOD ... not while I have breath in my body!
Re: Serious point
IIRC they did call the project Gubuntu (or Gnome Ubuntu or gnubuntu, or similar), but either the Gnome org or the Ubuntu org told them off for using their name incorrectly ...
Re: Far too close to the bone,
We've managed to weed out most of the Applications that require Administrator rights to run (some of them walk over parts of the registry, some of them walk over parts of the disk, some of them should be taken out and shot ... but there are still a couple of programs that will not run unless as administrator.
Those machines have local groups modified to allow specific users to have access, as power users if possible, or administrators if not.
The biggest issue was for some of the laptops that go on site, with no internet access and "I need the ability to install a new printer when you're not available" ... we solved that issue by buying a large stack of USB inkjet printers (20+) of the same type and sticking them in all the offices so that people could pick up a disposable one at any time. without the need for new drivers.
"Cross selling opportunities" means "We've sold some stuff to them, so they might be gullible enough to buy this other stuff that isn't related", surely?
Re: Other interesting 'experiments' to try at home...
4) get 10 4k TV's and place in front of a toddler with a bowl of Weetabix (other brands available) to test for childproof
5) get 10,000 houses in somerset and pour 2 months of rain on them ...
"Orange" is probably the only answer that shouldn't be given, especially when "Green" is present ...
After that, "Is the house untidy?" "do these shoes go?" "when will you stop doing that?" ... there are no good answers.
Seriously, your sister-in-law asked about the colour of a kettle? (Reminds me of the HHGG, where they wanted to know what colour the wheel should be) ... Tell her you're a man, and you just want it to boil water.
Re: Shame - Win8 needs a good virtual memory stress testing tool
According to the Ghostery Website, this is available for IE ...
Re: da da da dum da da da dum
Glad I wasn't the only one who would have been much more interested if it had been http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simm
Re: Yes, make Radio 1 DAB
My wife has a Digital Radio, and she uses it to listen to "Classic FM" ... (there's no accounting for taste) ... Fortunately it has an FM mode for when they decide that Digital radio is dead in the water, and with luck "Classic FM" already have a channel on that "Low Power Medium" ...
Seriously, if we only had DAB and someone came up with the idea of FM, it would be regarded as a great upgrade on the original system:
1) lower power usage requirements
2) allows for easier management of local radio stations, with a lower cost of entry
3) de-centralised control of transmitting (If the mast goes down, it doesn't take all stations down)
4) ... I don't care I just don't agree that we really need DAB!
"You can see why Christopher Ecclestone got the role, and see why it’s a such shame he didn’t want to take the character further."
I'll raise a Pint to that!
Re: Heh heh
TBH, if you're looking to "upload" yourself to a running autonomous copy, you can probably live without your arm ... hell If you're squeamish you can just make a copy of yourself locally with a new "fixed" arm.
Re: phrase of the day
Agreed ... a good end to a 4 day week :)
Re: Never received it....
" there are the people that use deleted items as some kind of store. But that's for another day."
What is it with those people, every so often during "maintenance" we go into their machines and turn on the "empty trash on exit" ... or when it gets to be over 500Mb my colleague cat's devnull to it :)
"Can you get it back it was full of important stuff" ... what like you keep all your important files in your waste bin next to your desk?
However the "read-receipt" thing doesn't exist at my work, not only do all the clients have it turned off, but the mail server strips the header from the emails.
RE: Latvian style
Looks more like a "break in" to me!
RE: Russia looks very good
The roads could be better though, pot holes, random overtaking (watch the little blue car that follows the camera) ...
I still call possible fake though, because going away from them they walk off, but towards them and they "appear" from nowhere.
Article title Win!
Re: No comment
Oracle's "SQLDeveloper" requires Java 6 to be installed to work ... (most recent version Nov 2012)
I still find it funny that I have to manipulate their scripts to get it to work with :)
Good article ... Stuff I didn't know about, with a little of the stuff I did.
Any investment into Nexenta is only going to be good in the long run for the Illumos Community, one would hope, and the bigger the firm the greater the possibility for investment into the other "distributions" of Illumos.
My son got it for the Wii this Christmas, and I have to say I've not seen the bugs of the PC port, although it lags a little when there is loads of action (as is the want of the Wii) it seems to do it less than Lego Harry Potter (5-7), or Lego Starwars 3, or even for the matter Lego Pirates of the Caribbean ... not that I play too many of these games (or indeed have a higher % done than my son on all of them) :)
I like the fact that to complete the "quests" you can't just buy your way there with cash, you have to use up the mithril bricks you gain from completing levels, getting "true adventurer" or find lying around the plain ...
I don't like having to sit through huge, unskippable, cut-scenes, especially since I've seen them already, and know how the story goes ...
My thoughts exactly.
Most people want to be legit about downloading music and books, but the higher you price them the more people will look elsewhere and the more "potential" profits you would lose (not discounting the people who wouldn't pay under any circumstances)
If you keep the price low then people have a legitimate way of getting access to the books they want.
I buy books (as in paper) from Amazon because with free delivery they cost less than the e-books from the same shop ... yes I have to wait a few days, and they take up space, but I get them cheaper and can pass them on to other people to read.
If they can finally discount them then I might actually start buying e-books from them.
To our (deceased) intrepid playmonaut!
May this ship fly in your honour!
Re: Now I get it!!
not necessarily, but it does explain why they don't want to visit this planet since by their standards it probably wouldn't be hospitable/habitable.
Phones 4 U ?
We're getting a new phone contract for the company, with a credit for phones and calls ...
You can tell that the IT department means so much to the company when they decide not to buy shiny phones and opt to buy us all Nokia C2's ...
Apparently we're "all in the same boat", except of course for the fact that we have to set up everyone else's smart phones because they don't seem to be able to do it themselves, and we are obviously blind to the fact.
I keep seeing "optional extras" (e.g. "Nokia WH-930 Purity HD Wired On-Ear Stereo Headset By Monster") for my C2 that I believe I might just have to purchase. Anyone got any better/more expensive options?