306 posts • joined 1 Oct 2009
It was a misunderstanding
They were sending out the smut, they just forgot to include the policy....
With thefts from telco facilities increasing, the ability for a replacement unit to boot fast and update quickly allows the telco to restore services faster.
Sarcasm? No - it's all true....
I'll start off by being a pedant - isn't it Treadstone?
As for expelling the local CIA station chief - didn't this happen every few months between the US and USSR during the Cold War? The station chief may have a role, but seems to be a disposable pawn in the spying game.
Re: PUE of 1.25??
I believe that the figure is 1.25 - it's just not comparable to a conventional data centre PUE.
Google/FB data centres PUE will generally include all power usage at the facility including all usage due to power transmission/moving coolant to the appropriate locations.
With the pod, I suspect the power usage is just for the pod - any power used to get services to the pod are excluded from PUE calculations as they are outside the vendors control.
Comparing Apples, Oranges, Bananas and Lemons...
This type of secrecy makes me suspect that Mr Blair is hiding WMD's.
I think we should send in a UN team and if Mr Blair fails to comply, get the UN Security Council to vote on action.
Tempting though it is to recommend a tactical strike, I think freezing all assets should be enough to make him squeal....
"And I've been to a number of concerts where hearing something different from what was coming from the musicians would have been an immense relief ;o)"
Well stop going to see Justin Bieber then....
Re: BAe. Always trusted
Not sure they're shorting stock - think they were just banging their drum for a bit of business and banged a bit loud...
If only there was a BOFH story poking fun at mission-critical systems based on Excel and Office macro's...
Re: So what about the auditors?
And take the "blue" accounts folder, not the "red" one....
Re: More data required
Or if there is a queue of female cats waiting to use the lavatories
Re: Why go through all that?
You missed the "provide PR script about how wonderful the new FB de-dupe stack is" to generate a little investor hype and an increase in share price...
The problem with sheep is fitting/changing the grass catcher.
Note: I accept Australian and Welsh customers may find this an added feature.
Hiding the contrails is an added bonus - the longer journeys allow a wider coverage area.
My tin foil hat has a wide brim to protect me from the chemicals....
Music at Glastonbury?
It's much more important to be able to text your mates saying "I've just paid £££ to stay in a real bed at Glastonbury" than listen to music...
Re: No, no, no Cisco!
I'm not sure if FNAR will provide sufficient entropy.
FNAR FNAR on the other hand would meet and exceed the recommendations for childish names in encryption technologies for the foreseeable future.
I don't think there was any application of common sense involved - Gemalto patented a method where all functions were on a single micro controller and Google/Samsung/HTC/Motorola seperate the storage and processing functions.
Common sense would have been for the judge to tell Gemalto that there patents weren't worth the paper they were printed on due to prior art and the broad scope of the patents.
Point 1 is easy to prove, point 2 would take a lot of time and expensive lawyers.
Dear Mr Dabbs
I would like to connect you.
Based on your description of being "sweaty and shouty, slurring my jokes as I swirled my double JDs and leered into my conference colleagues’ faces", I think you would provide the perfect alibi for my public behaviour.
In return, I would be able to provide the same for you.
I look forward to your acceptance
How many people upgrade computers?
I would expect soldered memory to be significantly more reliable than a mechanical connection as any faults should be detected during manufacturing.
It won't be to every bodies taste, but it's a significant saving for someone wanting a cheaper Mac if they are unlikely to ever open the case.
Re: Market prices.
"With IT talent like this, imagine the mess the Aussies could make of FOSS."
I'm sure a kind consultancy could make a FOSS solution reassuringly expensive so that politicians would feel they weren't buying a cheap solution....
Re: I want a high speed version of 10base2
You want DOCSIS?
Each to their own I suppose...
Re: Reality bites (HDX)
Given the choice between blowing £600+ on a TV that is marginally better than the one I have to be able to see more detail of my team losing or blowing it (or a small portion anyway - it doesn't take much these days...) on alcohol to dull the pain of watching my team lose, I know which I'll choose...
Re: Why aren't Vodafone running end to end encryption to prevent this kind of thing?
IANAL but the monitoring appears to be a legal requirement for operating in some (all?) of these countries.
While end-to-end encryption sounds nice, I can understand Vodafone's reluctance to ignore the law in case they were shut down. Or is that just my pragmatic streak?
Re: While THE PATRIOT Act is in force so what?
The e-mail content is encrypted, but the SMTP header will still provide useful metadata about who you are talking to and how frequently.
Add that most of the people will probably use the same password for their encryption keys as for Google or users won't properly secure their tinfoil hats allowing state agencies to read their minds and the encryption doesn't really address the privacy concerns raised about the US based clouds.
Re: "possibly vulnerable"
So any RADIUS servers using a flawed released of OpenSSL are vulnerable, assuming they haven't already been updated, for TLS-based EAP authentication such as EAP-TLS/EAP-TTLS/EAP-PEAP.
I would imagine that the affected install base for this would be tiny (an OpenSSL 1.x release that hadn't been patched) with most installs either using OpenSSL 0.9.x or earlier for old systems or a patched release for current systems.
WEP/WPA/WPA2 pre-shared key aren't affected - they aren't that secure, but not because of Heartbleed.
All model's will be re-branded but will continue to use the same OS and offer the same features.
Marketing's magic wand will be used to sprinkle special dust over everything to make it better, If you are really lucky, the units will now support larger drives that were previously usable not not on the "validated component" list.
Disclaimer: this is pessimism - any resemblance to reality is coincidental.
Re: This Just In Re:Nick Ryan
Isn't it obvious who paid for the Gartner report based on the winners?
I like when Garter split a market into pieces when different customers are paying :-)
Wasn't this an attempt to compete with Sky (and to a lesser extent Virgin)? Sky moving into triple play meant more revenue which meant more premium content moving to the platform.
Mid-2000's it wasn't clear where the competition would come from and I think the BBC saw an opportunity to compete and move from being a broadcaster to a broadcaster/content provider.
As we approach 10 years later, there is competition (Virgin and BT), I don't see anyway the BBC would be allowed to enter the ISP/telecom's space to compete on 3G and one of their partners (BT) looks like being a serious contender in that space.
So what are the BBC's plan's now?
Re: Such as the "use ROT26 encryption instead of AES-256" option?
I read "proprietary" to mean they developed ROT12 or ROT14 instead of ROT13.....
Unfortunately, reality is likely to be even worse :-(
The moral is...
Setup as many server instances as possible and mine bitcoin/litecoin/whatever....
Whatever the question...
If the answer is another Adobe plug-in and the corresponding weekly update cycle to address security bugs, then surely the question is the problem that needs to be addressed.
Re: RE: Coming soon Stock Bubble Burst Saga...
If I spend some money on more shares will that allow me to keep winning?
I just need one more share....
Re: hardware engineers suck at software security
Most hardware engineers have a fairly good idea of how to secure hardware.
A carefully applied hammer can secure most hardware - maybe using cable cutters and a selection of screwdrivers for the more subtle alterations....
The Ancient Fear isn't that bad
Particularly if the final release becomes known as "The Disney Disaster".
Re: This just might be the first nail in x86-64
As no one else is being pessimistic about this, let me jump in....
We have bandwidth numbers and some fluff about how the CPUs can talk but no real world details about performance/power usage/chip size/cost. The cache, memory bandwidth and I/O require die space and power.
There will be a market for this type of processor (i.e. mobile telco's) but that doesn't mean it will replace x86's or even the SPARC's that seem very similar in design philosophy (high core count on a fast interconnect).
Re: "Besides, my kids start complaining after being without food for more than three days in a row."
Point them to Mr Haines nosh challenge - you could easily get them up to a month....
And I won't even charge you for that....
Re: Using someone else's hardware and electricity?
Quoting from Slashdot [http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/04/01/029249/dvrs-used-to-attack-synology-disk-stations-and-mine-bitcoin]:
"If memory serves, most of Synology's non-intel NASes are Marvell based. Marvell's fastest device, in terms of general compute, is the MV78460. 4 cores, ARMv7, up to 1.6GHz. As documented here [http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/What_kind_of_CPU_does_my_NAS_have] most Synology NASes ship with something slower than that."
For reference, a 1.6GHz 'Kirkwood' Marvell core is good for slightly under .2 meghashes/s. About half as fast as an Atom CPU, less than 1/4000th as fast as an AMD7970, and just plain embarassing compared to the ASICs that do most of the work these days. With devices that run on USB power alone pulling north of 1gighash/s, you could probably own every Synology ARM NAS in the first world and barely pay yourself for your time."
So every 10000 compromised DVR's gives you equivalent performance (at best) to a BitFury Red Fury (http://www.amazon.co.uk/BitFury-Red-Fury-Bitcoin-Miner/dp/B00HNR1HW8). Given that the compromise doesn't affect all devices in Synology range, I wouldn't expect more than 1 million devices were usable.
It is "free" once your compromise is in the wild, but I'm not sure you'll be retiring to your favourite tropical island any time soon. If you're prepared to settle for the occasional pint or two in Swindon then you maybe happy....
I agree HP has a god given right...
If you keep employing execs who fail to see why the company is becoming irrelevant, you have a god given right to fail.
Or a market given right for all you atheists....
Re: I've just...
I'd be more concerned about the translation performed from the letter to the forum comments by an unhappy Reg hack than spooks.....
Re: It's all rather illogical
I think you're mixing things up.
"Call-me-Dave" doesn't want to put too much pressure on Putin over the Crimea in case he needs to take similar action with a misbehaving neighbour. The Scots won't need an EU seat when they're all British again.....
Re: By definition
But not as stupid as HP.
Unless you have a few billion to spend on this software company that I have....
Re: It's obvious!
While John Travolta may have been involved, the truth will be revealed when the Malaysian government requests that everybody checks behind their couches and at the back of cupboards and the 777 turns up covered in dust....
Re: Why ...
Why the personal details?
It's a PR/Marketing exercise that was done as a last minute panic, the domain name was registered by some graduate in a PR/marketing company with the help of an IT person who has never registered a domain name. When they realise that they didn't want them there, another panic will start to remove them...
Yup - the boot note was fascinating and has crossed off my "one thing I need to learn today" task.
What? You think I manage to tell boring stories without any research?
Re: Crap Map App
The good news is that it will be referred to as the "Not Crap Map App" if it does improve.
Although ideally it would still be crap and need further development by a Japanese company named Zap....
Re: Meanwhile, outside hobbyville....
Or you have so much kit that if device X breaks, the system recovers and keeps going via automated processes. Manual intervention should only be required to fix the broken device and restore that device to service - the fix may involve replacing a few parts or replacing the unit with the current model.
Maybe a new definition is needed for "cloud services" - a service consisting of clusters of data centres where losing any physical service up to and including a data centre does not result in a loss of service. Not all cloud service providers will meet this, but they should get somewhere close.
Re: Obvious troll is obvious
I think Intel are trying to address the proposed ARM servers where a lot of separate CPU's are bundled together (i.e. Calxeda and AMD/SeaMicro). VM's already provide an easy way to utilise this setup and the large data centre operators know how to manage large node count environments.
SeaMicro are in a particularly interesting position as they have a product that scales and supports x86 and ARM on a cheap interconnect.
The real question about ARM servers is whether providing more performance hurts their power consumption significantly. A big chunk of x86 power consumption is down to cache and IO - most ARM cores reduce both to keep power down and nether is hard for Intel to reproduce if required.
Intel did invest in this and still are to my knowledge, but it doesn't change the nature of the problems being solved. Parallel programming is harder than single thread programming.
Note that this is looking at doing an existing task faster rather than doing more more tasks (that may have no dependencies) in the same time. More cores doesn't necessarily make the first faster if they sit idle.
This answers it far better than I could:
Re: Much as I dislike Facebook, I wish...
Facebook business plan: make money from advertising
Assuming FB's plan's for personal e-mail world dominance had worked, guess what would have been used to "monetise" their new empire?
Re: Free, free, free...
MS buying Skype was about providing a reason for enterprises to move away from their costly PBX's onto Lync (why just have voice when you can have IM/voice/video). MS aren't silly enough to directly attack the telco's at this point. Maybe in the future but they are playing very nicely at present.
Google seems happy to have client devices that send all the data back to the cloud and leave the voice/data side to the telco's. Again, playing nicely.
I'm not entirely sure there is a lot of money to be had in voice - the telco's know how to squeeze out new player's in markets. I suspect Facebook would be looking at the markets that haven't been deregulated to make money. Sure voice over consumer Internet may not be great but if it only costs a Facebook account then who cares about the quality.
Re: Begs the question...
Adobe tried to spell "security" but it didn't look that great so they re-did it in Flash....
I can't work out how to add a "bad" to the icon....
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