* Posts by Marc 25

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UK Home Sec wants Minority Report-style policing – using your slurped data

Marc 25

Re: ... clears throat ...

You sir, are bang on point.

Have an upvote

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All-flash array bake-off: Load DynamiX finds six AFAs go into four

Marc 25

NEWS FLASH

Bank in big bang for buck flash shocker!

Translates to:

Someone ran a proof of concept and then chose the cheapest box anyway, Software vendor brags about how their software helped them make this silly decision.

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Flash storage bods at X-IO dare to encrypt

Marc 25

AES-256 Keys... in case anyone was wondering.

It's not mentioned in the artical. I guess the controllers are running Haswell chipsets now.

It's nice that they've caught up with every one else though.

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EE's chief exec Olaf Swantee to step down

Marc 25

Re: Marriage made in (my) heaven

I don't use them at all, either of them.

Of course I don't want to see 1000s of people get made redundant. I fear you missed the point of original post.

and profitable? do me a favour, BT sucked the life blood out of this country for years, why do you think it was broken up and privatised!? It's only marginally profitable now because Openreach own the whole infrastructure. BT retail however should have died years ago, it's woeful inept as a company.

I used to work for BT, I think I'm entitled to want them to burn.

As for the staff at EE? Sorry I don't want to see them get made redundant either, maybe they should blame their marketing team and not me.

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Marc 25
Mushroom

Marriage made in (my) heaven

I couldn't be happier about this merger.

I despise BT with a passion and truly would love to push a pointy object into Kevin Bacon's face, largely as a result of those stupid EE adverts that invade Cinema screens across the land.

BT's golden touch with all things mobile should ensure that, with a bit of luck, this merger will pull both companies into economic free-fall and neither will be seen again! and what a great start to the New Year that will be!

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Death Stars are a waste of time – here's the best way to take over the galaxy

Marc 25

Re: recursive manufacturing

If your infantry rush was thwarted by a few tanks mowing you down, you hadn't trained enough. Sheer numbers of infantry should be effectively "one shotting" any tank within 100 yards and stopping that from happening.

Think of it like a swarm of locusts. A few hungry birds are not going to effect a crop been decimated in hours.

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Marc 25

recursive manufacturing

Back in the day I used to play Command and Conquer Red Alert with my friends.

The quickest and easiest way to win the odd match was to not build a huge base, with walls and turrets. or to build expensive manufacturing plants to make expensive tanks.

You simply spammed the infantry button till you felt you have enough forces to completely overwhelm the enemy A sea of little men with rubbish guns in such vast numbers that they have huge strength.

It nearly worked during the Clone wars. However during the clone wars we learned that a single weakness can effectively ruin the entire strategy and the wars ends.

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Grim-faced cosmonaut in ISS manual docking nail-biter

Marc 25

I'm pretty sure that travelling to space involves many opportunities for instant death.

The first 30 seconds of the launch sequence.

Flying your spaceship (which is travelling a 7.2KM per second) near anything else flying at similar speeds.

Opening Airlocks.

Walking around outside.

Just being there.

Coming home.

All of these strike me as the most obvious way to tempt fate, and there's plenty of others.

I'm pretty sure any seasoned vet might maintain a steely face, knowing that he's just increasing his odds even more by making yet another trip up there.

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Tintri shrinks its all-flash entry-level to $125K door-opener

Marc 25

£82k for 5TB of AFA is a touch on the expensive side isn't it? I guess thats book price but even with 20 points off, thats gonna be hard for people to swallow.

Additionally i don't understand how that capacity table works.

Effective Capacity of 18TB on AFA runs 1500 VMs

however Effective capacity of 23TB on Hybrid runs 750 vms

err...can someone explain?

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Pure Storage flashes post-IPO results: Get a load of our... revenues

Marc 25

Re: NPS

NPS.

As a vendor you have to volunteer to be benchmarked. Once benchmarked, joe public have to be premium members to see the most recent results. Every year there's a new set of benchmarks for those that care to drool over.

It's a bit like the Gartner MQ, you have to believe the hype before they let you see the Kool Aid.

I believe 88 was Nutanix score last year and there's "new and improved" Kool aid on the shelves now.

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BOFH: We're miracle workers. But you want us to fix THAT in 10 minutes?

Marc 25

Invoke Excuse of the day Flipchart

<flipchart>

<echo> immutable.. configuration sequencer

</echo>

</flipchart>

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Facebook brings creepy ’Minority Report’-style ads one step closer

Marc 25

So we can now take Fraping our mates to a new level.

Jump on their Amazon account and view a hundred pages of "adult toys" and then laugh hysterically as they walk through shopping centres surrounded by adverts for butt plugs and pineapple flavoured sex lube.

YAY!

The future is now!

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Mutant space germs threaten International Space Station

Marc 25

Re: Opportunistic pathogens

So what happens if you're planning to spend a long time in space, I dunno, lets say 6 years? Your immune system could become pretty suppressed by then, and that insignificant cold could be come a killer.

If you're going to spend billions of dollars sending a manned ship to another planet, you kinda want the crew to arrive in top health and not crawling for the lemsip.

I don't understand though, why does the immune system get suppressed in spaaaaace?

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NASA announcement of MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY imminent: WHAT can it be?

Marc 25

You're all wrong. Mars is going to collide with the Earth on a week next Tuesday (Matt Damon told me). It's gonna be one big game of intergalactic snooker.

Cue the Doug Wood Band

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Webcast: How to prevent data loss and theft

Marc 25

I just forwarded this to Tim Cook.

I reckon he might have a passing interest in it.

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iPhone 6 gives bloke 'painful, lumpy' skin condition in trouser storage

Marc 25
Facepalm

Leaves the phone at a home?!

He says he now "doesn't take the phone with him when he's out and about for a long time".

Err kinda defeats the point of having a mobile phone! Switch it for a plastic Android POS and get on with your life.

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Third time lucky? Plucky upstart Infinidat plonks down monolithic array

Marc 25

hyper-parallel continuum architecture

flipping heck it's a bloody time machine!?

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Oh snap! Yap app WhatsApp chaps zap .BAT trap in hack flap

Marc 25

I'm guessing I-Fruit owners will be unaffected as batch files don't work in IOS?

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

Marc 25

Sergei has also invented load parking, behind ramp technology, simples!

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Pure Storage's 'disingenuous' financial figures still out there

Marc 25

So what is your comment here Chris?

All this artical states is what's happening. Yes Gartner got it wrong (AGAIN), and yes Pure can't talk numbers because they're gearing for IPO (last time it was because they're a private company) but the artical is labelled as comment and you didn't offer an opinion.

What are your thoughts on this? Should Pure have breached the Law and fessed up or should Gartner realise they need to get their house in order and stop touting fairtales as fact?

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Marc 25

Why has no one mentioned Short Stroking!?

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Pure as the driven IPO: Upstart tells SEC it's go for stock market debut

Marc 25

we bake the cost of the controllers into your new maintenance bill. Well played, but just another sign of the deceit and misleading practices of the firm.

How is that deceitful?

That's like saying contracted mobile phones are "free" and that it's deceitful for the phone company to "hide" the cost in the contract!

Any IT manager worth his salt knows that paying for ongoing support (including hardware) is way easier to get past the beancounters than 3 years forklift upgrades.

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Fresh flashery from the NANDsters

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New Toys!

Thanks for sharing Chris. The new array from Bitmicro is an interesting one. Solid and reliable drives, lets see what their arrays are like.

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Nutanix digs itself into a hole ... and refuses to drop the shovel

Marc 25

What I make of it, is that there's never ever been such a thing as an independent reviewer in any marketplace (not just IT).

Until the reviewer buys the product for themselves they are bound by the wishes of the vendor and have to agree to vendor approval of any article written about them. I suggest anyone wishing to be recognised as an independent reviewer should have a fairly sizable budget, unless of course, you're reviewing USB keys and hardrives.

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Marc 25

Two vendors in a p*ssing competition about how to test their products to make them look the best. And shock, horror, shock, they don't agree! Who'd have thunk it!

StorageReview.com should be doing their own benchmarking, irrespective of what VMWare and Nutanix think, surely that the definition of "Independent"?

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Gartner, Gartner, on the wall? Who is the fairest IT backup biz of all?

Marc 25

Haha who makes this sh*t up?

Or more importantly, who's paying for it? EMC has the best backup product on the market? You're having a laugh Gartner. How much did EMC pay to put them at the top of this, and that silly storage quadrant?

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My Passport Grip Pack blooms with new colours … and more storage

Marc 25

Re: Bumper cable

What if it was an iGrip Bumper? Surely then it would be 50 quid?

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NatWest and RBS' mobile banking apps go TITSUP

Marc 25

Email, Website, <insert name of online service here> goes offline for 0.04 seconds and some people's reactions are like we've been thrown back into the dark ages or their civil liberties are being ripped from them. I have a roof over my head and clean drinking water, which is more than can be said for the other 95% of the population of this planet. End users need some "life perspective" however we "sysadmins" know that sometimes sh*t breaks and we have to pick up the pieces so why is it a shock when this stuff happens?

Dear L0rd!... mine's the one with the flowers in the pocket.

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Veeam lobs backup bombs, with Cisco lighting the fuse

Marc 25
Alien

I disagree with you Lee D

There are good reasons a Veeam B&R customer may want this product knocking around.

Our environment is 99% virtualised but not every system suits being virtualized in everyone's environment.

For example, best practice suggests that you should keep one AD/DNS server (with the vSphere Client installed) as a physical box in case of Sh*t-fan moments. Additionally some business have systems that they're afraid the virtualise yet, and probably for good reason. You can only really virtualise MS SQL if you have the IOPS in you SAN to cope with that load. Budget isn't always there for that.

However, whacking those backups (of the physical boxes) into the Veeam repo means you perform file level restores, recover to a VM (whilst you wait for new hardware) or even run up "demo" clones of system for testing virtualisation, software updates etc, etc.

What this product does is provide Sysadmin's with a lot of extra options. Personally however, I'd prefer centralised management via the Veeam B&R console then installing it manually, I'm sure that will come in Veeam 9 though.

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All Mac owners should migrate to OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 ASAP

Marc 25

Re: ...you're out of luck.

Apple: Can't upgrade any further your OS any further? awww thats a shame. I guess it's time for an updated bit of kit? Here let me help you with that!

Do you see how this consumerism thing works now?

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Backup Exec worships VMware's spanking new ESXi appeal

Marc 25

BE15

I'd rather p!ss on my own shoes then let BUE back into my infrastructure.

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Star probe Kepler finds many multi-world alien suns

Marc 25
Flame

I have a question

There's one question I have about the way this program works.

Kepler works bit detecting slight variations in the light from the offending star dimming as an object passes between the star and Kepler.

So how do they know that it's a planet passing thru and not a bit lump of ice/debris/alien spaceship etc?

There could be millions of objects passing between the star and kepler. So to filter out the dross you would need to see regular transitions?

Would it take circa one earth year (or thereabouts) to see meaningful results? An object that orbits a star in around 2-3 months is likely to be extremely close to the host planet and scorched to buggery. IE not life sustaining.

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Google cools data center with bottom of Baltic Sea

Marc 25
FAIL

Did you watch the video?

I don't know if you watched the video or not, but the guy who voluenteers to "explain" how the sea water cooling system works, clearly didn't have a frickin clue what he was talking about..

Cringeworthy to watch!

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How do you copy 60m files?

Marc 25

XCopy FTW

I've done circa 10m files with xcopy on Server 2003...no bother at all.

I went off and had lunch...

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Apple to reveal musical something on September 1

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no new(ish) software released for a while...

garageband overhaul or garageband on ios4.

boring.com

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Apple patches 13 bugs in OS X

Marc 25

easy

hold down X key at the boot up chime or do it via the startup panel in Sys Prefs.

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Futurologist defends 'malevolent dust' warning

Marc 25
Flame

does he have shares in Tin Foil?

if i cover everything in Tin Foil will that stop the dust from eavesdropping in on my browsing habits!?

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Sluggish corporates ill-prepared for death of Win XP SP2 support

Marc 25

@Defensive much?

re-read my post...

"only testing now" i didn't say that. You assumed that.

The testing was done months ago..waiting for the 3rd parties input took time however we still moved on and my orginal point about the artical stands.

.

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Marc 25
Paris Hilton

progress...?

I work for a very large corporate in the UK (poosibly the largest employer in the UK) and we've already instigated the upgrade to SP3. So your artical is partically incorrect, however you didn't say all corps so I'll refrain from flaming.

You mentioned that many large corps involved 3rd party companies to help with support and this can both muddy the water, and create longer gaps between roll outs. However this can also be affected by the IT staff ensuring that everything still works after the update (in the test enviroment) and not just rolling out a patch and waiting to see what breaks. Many corps don't go for the suck it and see approach. We tend to test shit before we break it!

It's worth noting though that the last major IT related headache we had ONLY affected SP3 machines and SP2 machines carried on regardless.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/22/mcafee_false_positive_analysis/

So much for SP3 being progress?

I thought it was a little unfair to say we're "ill-prepared". Had you concidered that we might have more complex systems to test and work through compared to your average 10-20 employ company?

Paris cos Sp3 as secure as her underwear

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Patch Tuesday sounds death knell for Win XP SP2

Marc 25

no problems here

rolled SP3 out on to just 25 machines this week as a test...everyone completed successfully.

if you're getting BSOD's there was a problem before you started the update tbh.

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Apple MacBook mid-2010

Marc 25
FAIL

so...

so... now that apple allow you (the consumer) to pop the bottom case off... you didn't think to take a screwdriver to it and take a picture of the inside for us?

damn it

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BT settles pay row with union

Marc 25
Troll

BT announes...

BT announes...4% increase in the cost of it products and services to cover "inflation and rising costs of operating in the UK"

BT profits...

mines to one with the crystal ball in the pocket

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Hayabusa in fiery return to Earth

Marc 25
Stop

highly irresponsible

did these people never watch the creep show movies?!

So we've sent a probe to an asteroid and are now bringing back smaples? Did anyone not think this might possibly be a little bit dangerous? Did anyone even consider that there may be life/virii on that asteroid?

Maybe even the kind of virus that could possibly wipe out off life on earth?

Just saying...

mines the one with the tin foil hat in the pocket.

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Google mocks Steve Jobs with Chrome-Flash merger

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@flashing

[quote]"look, at the end of the day, Flash is needed because HTTP5 is based on the Flash engine. Without TCP/IP, Flash is basically useless anyway, unless you only use Email, and in that case you don't really need the Internet because Email goes over a separate protocol to web traffic. I only ever use the Email protocol to browse the web, meaning I don't use the Flash engine."[/quote]

I nonimate this for FOTW

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Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps

Marc 25

RE: So...

Stated on the Apple site there's a 10 hour battery life. This is probably at lowest use. So i should imagine that once you turn on your wireless and start actually using it...like any device... the battery life is going to decrease.

My real world expectations are around 6-7 hours of light use...which lets be honest... is what this is designed for.

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BT hijacks business browsers

Marc 25

help for numpties is help for numpties...

If you can't install a router on your own then you most likely run the install CD...

This hijack only comes to you if you install via the CDs...

Bottom line...working as intended

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Apple revises iPad ship date

Marc 25
Flame

price

in line with previous Apple currence conversion rates...$499 in US means £499 sterling...

that is all.

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Apple yanks Wi-Fi detectors from iTunes

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re: Whiny Little Maggots Hit With Cluebat

i like you...my kida sysadmin:)

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Brits blame Apple, Nokia, RIM et al for smartphone woes

Marc 25
FAIL

news?

HOLY SHIT STOP PRESS!!!

Computer software has glitches/security issues! this like NEVER happened before in 40+ years of computing. And to top it all off the lusers are whining...what should we do!

cDc come back all is forgiven

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Welcome to the out-of-control decade

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