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* Posts by RudeBuoy

18 posts • joined 23 Sep 2009

Unite: HP 'addicted to culture of job cuts' as axe raised again

RudeBuoy

I had to down vote you because the view you expressed is the prevailing short term view that is f---ing everything up. Laying your employees off and 'reorganizing' just to appease short term investors and gain the CEO his bonus, then re-employing the workers back within 2 or 3 years does not create value for anyone. My mistake it only creates value for the CEO and a few upper level executives who have their remuneration tied to these actions.

Since the proper planning horizon for companies of HP size should be medium or long term, 7 - 10 years, the fact that they have to reorganize so often means that their board and senior management team is incompetent.

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The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

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Re: Debian...

I cant understand why we get so analytical about unity. IT IS JUST PLAIN SHIT. Yes, if you boot into a modern windows manager and it is not obvious how to do the most simple task like launch an application it should not be treated otherwise. we just spend too much time explaining it.

Booted into it from a CD on a server to get some hardware info. Needed to look at some files such as cpuinfo and others under /proc and to save a few screen shot and then email them to myself.

After 20 minutes of wrestling with how to start a terminal and Firefox I gave up and have been dismayed at the amount of discussion we have been having about it since. That 20 minutes and the time it took to type this message is more time than it is worth. I wish we could all treat most of the UI "advances" we have seen over the past year or so in the same way.

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Goldman Sachs: Windows' true market share is just 20%

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Re: Khaptain Re: @Trevor

I agree with you 100% here. I cant stand to use any device with less than DUAL Monitor with 1920x1200 each for serious work. Have two different setup at home two at work one in the warehouse and one set in the office. I also have a couple 47 inch sony FWD-S47H1 that I am waiting for the stands for to add to one of my setup.

I cant imagine anyone getting serious work done on a TABLET. The question for me is "tool or toy?"When I walk through Sears appliance section and see the sales reps with their tablets I understand their use for that purpose but not for anyone doing serious computing whether it is administration, word processing or development. Makes no sense to me.

So the big question to Trevor is .. " Is he the exception or the norm?" I suspect that he is the exception. Will he become the norm. That depends on the intensity of the tasks being performed and the frequency. From the amount of comments he has posed on this topic I suspect that it is more a case of him having too much time on his hand and him being more than a little obsessed with tablets.

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Apple to drop chip-baking partnership with Samsung?

RudeBuoy

Something Does Not Add UP

A few months back Samsung plunked down a few Billions for either New or Expanded facilities in Texas. We were told that this was to build Apple chips. Are we now saying that they did this without guarantees from Apply and that Apply will just pull the plug and move elsewhere.

Someone enlighten me please. One plus One is not giving me two on this one.

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Apple lobs pocket change to Proview, ending Chinese IPAD name row

RudeBuoy

Re: Don't understand

The case was quite straight forward. Apply bought the rights from the company that had the right ot the make everywhere else but China. Everything suggests taht this was the case. So yes, they should have settled earlier.

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'Kill yourself now' - Torvalds throws openSUSE security tantrum

RudeBuoy

Since 11.4 OpenSuse Is Random and Buggy

I am frustrated with this distro. I invested the last 7 years of my time using it and I have not found the time to look elsewhere.

I was forced to upgrade a number of machines after update and upgrades for 11.2 ended. We have 6 machines running OpenSuse with various hardware. All act randomly and crazy since upgrades.

We first upgraded a few machines to 11.4. Nuff problems. KDE4 would hang when we USE Gimp, or LibreOffice in a random way with no keyboard function or SSH access and requires a hard reboot. Various other application had problems if DUAL display was enabled. Switched display adapters from NVIDIA to ATI, the problems persisted. Appeared to be problems with KDE4 that kills the entire system and WERE VERY RANDOM.

Other problems included memory leaks by akonadi_contact. Imagine your system crawling and you do ps -A and see 50 plus instances of s process running. Other problems related to NEPOMUK. Apparently KDE4 requires so many of these unnecessary systems to be running that they are difficult if not impossible to disable.

The worst of the offending application was knotify4. This application that controls desktop and was consistently using 99% of our CPU. KDE4 or OpenSuse own built DOS attacker. Of course this problem could easily be solved by turning off Audio Output in System Notification Configuration. But why do these application and KDE4 generally have to be so intrusive. After using Linux only for the better part of the last 11 years and SuSe for the past 7 or so it is like using MS Windows all over again except it is like Windows ME.

Too many changes for changes sake. I have been using KDE4 for the past two years and it is now a bit more manageable. But what about it just working. What about the old Linux that just works. What about the old Linux that does not just consume all your system resources.

OpenSuse 11.4. and 12.1 feels like I am using Windows ME or 98 all over again. This is not what I expect from a Linux distro

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Re: Re: Re: Yeah, Mr Torvalds Should Not Be Called A Moron

Not exactly true. The default in NetworkManager is the require the root password for new networks. In fact it may even prompt you for the root password each time you log in. 12.1 also had a bug whereby it would not accept the password the first time you type it and prompt you for it a second time.

Another bug would prevent NetworkManager from connecting to any wireless network and require you to log out and back in if the last time you shut down Firefox or Chrome were not closed first and then opened as soon as you logged back into the machine.

I cant complain about Linus having a problem with the current insanity that is OpenSuse. If his experience is anything like mine,the root password issue might have been just the straw that broke the camels back.

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Re: I have a certain amount of sympathy with Linus

Agreed

This was the case with all major distro a few years back when the consultants did not know what we needed.

Now it appears that pretty and shiny is the only thing that matters in Desktop evolution

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PayPal dispute ends in 'violin destruction'

RudeBuoy

They Actually do NOt Make the Call on Counterfeit.

Unless their policies changed over the past two years since eBay took over their dispute process, you are required to get the manufacturer to certify that the item is counterfeit before a dispute is resolved in your favor. I don't know how this would work with an old violin. In fact I don't know how it would work for anything. With the amount of fake gear floating around one would expect them to just facilitate a return and issue a full refund.

I filed a few disputes in the past when I was shipped counterfeit Cisco gear. Most f the time I was stuck with it because it was too much of a hassle to get Cisco to verify that the items were counterfeit.

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High-frequency traders attract regulator’s interest

RudeBuoy

Actual constant growth is the correct definition of price stability.

The idea of price stability is also not relevant. What I am sure the person means in reduced volatility. Also, more relevant is the idea that stock prices are expected to reflect the discount value of the business in the future, that is the investment value of it underlying future assets and earning. It is difficult to support the view of the market as a sustainable investment vehicle if over 60% of the trades are from HFT.

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Air traffic control data found on eBayed network gear

RudeBuoy

Nothing NEW

We buy and resell network gear. This is a regular occurrence with almost every piece of router or switch we purchase, regardless of the source.

Most recyclers focus on data destruction from hard drives and other media. Very few invest in the quality staff you would need to research and perform factory reset or data erasure from the disparate network gear they get from public sector and private sector sources. The result is that almost every piece of network gear purchased from eBay or directly from recyclers will have the config info for the company they were removed from intact.

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Netflix whisks DreamWorks deal from under HBO's nose

RudeBuoy

Troubled NO.. Embattled YES

If you can increase your price by 60% and only lose 4% of your subscribers, it is the right business move. How is that enough to describe NETFLIX as troubled.

I suspect that this is the reason the CEO apologized but stated that the changes will remain in place.

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No more tiers for flatter networks

RudeBuoy

Makes No Sense

You level your critisism at the Heirarchical Model which Cisco stopped promoting almost 6 years ago and then outlined solutions which are only relevant to the core not the entire model from end nodes (access layer) to core.

I am no longer active in Network design but I remember the three Level hierarchical Model from my CCNA about 14 years ago. The last time I looked at the Cisco literature about 5 years ago Cisco had moved to what they call the Enterprise Composite Network Model which was a bit more functional and a think a bit similar to the flat model you defined.

Your top of the rack switch scenario sounds like it would fit into what Cisco calls the Server Farm Block in it current enterprise model.

I am sure the Hierarchical Model was never meant to be the solution for every circumstances. I am also sure that if it was relevant to network design in most enterprise over the past few decades it is still as relevant in all but a few today. Also being just a conceptual framework I am sure that it can be used in the scenatio you described, since all you describe is what should happen at the Core. In a sense you are saying that at the core we need to implement the a specific design for today unpredictable and data hungry vitalization and other application.

All from memory because I have not lifted a finger to do any networking for almost five years, but answer these question because it was not answered by your model. Where in your model will you aggregate access devices, where will you implement ACLs, QOS and security. Where will you converge VLANs and broadcast domains.

Cisco moved to a more Functional enterprise model a while back. Your article would be more useful if it truly critiqued the Hierarchical Model in some coherent way rather than just being focused on networking within a Server Rack or data center.

Since the critique was leveled at Cisco generally it would have been useful if it was leveled at the Enterprise Composite Network Model which Cisco currently promotes ( Or was promoting FIVE YEARS AGO) rather than the older Three Layer Model.

Cisco has seen better times but I am sure there misfortune of late has more to do with the fact that we got tired of buying their overpriced kits that offer worst performance than their competitors than with network design models.

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HP's new relationship makes Oracle 'very furious'

RudeBuoy

You Hit the Nail on THe Head

The same happened with HP relationship with Cisco when Cisco entered the server market a few years back

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Open source: a savvy bet, even in tough times

RudeBuoy

You missed the point completely.

Title said it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RudeBuoy

50% of Nothing is Nothing

I am a big advocate of Open Source software. But without actual sales figures your article makes no sense. Just quoting percentage growth figures is just plain useless. A relatively small company with a few million or a few hundred million in revenue can experience high percentage growth, even 100% over an extended period. But this cannot be considered significant if their share of the industry revenue is minimal.

Just quoting percentages without mention the actual revenue figures is just plain misuse of statistics.

Reminds me of a quote from one of my former bosses. "Statistics is like a bikini. What it shows is interesting but what it does not show is desirable..."

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Dell's order status website wobbles at knees

RudeBuoy

Old problem new news

I placed multiple orders on November 26 and 27. They were finally delivered in the last week of December. I got the same screen shown whenever I tried to view the order status then. Non of the orders showed up in my account even today.

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Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

RudeBuoy

IT JUST NEEDS TO WORK AS IT DOES

Linux desktop does not need to be popular. It just need to work as well as it does.

I have been using a Linux desktop since 1999. I like the fact the fact that once configured it works as I need it to. And for the past 5 or so years it has been much easier to configure any of the mainstream distro that it is to install any Windows box. As a desktop Linux will never be popular. Thats not a result of any deficiency with Linux but an issue of marketing.

When I can spend 30 minutes installing and updating a Windows Desktop and installing all peripherals and drivers, and have a box that is not a sitting duck for virus and Trojans then I would start considering using windows again.

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