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* Posts by Dr. Bob

20 posts • joined 1 Jan 2010

How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up

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but isn't using AWS a form of outsourcing by Netflix ?

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love IPv6

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Re: Redistribution

James, if they obtained their IP address space in compliance with the rules set down by ARIN, RIPE, which do not state that allocated IP's must be internet reachable they are entitled to hold onto them....

that aside reclaiming address space will at best delay slightly IPv4 exhaustion and not address the real issue.

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Re: finguered by your MAC

@ AC, MAC based identification (which is the ultimate cookie in some regards) is only an issue if you use SLAAC, if you are using DHCPv6 or offerings such as MS's privacy addressing which generate pseudo random portions of the IPv6 address (i.e. the last 64 bits) then this can be mitigated...

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Brocade brags about EASILY bedding campus LAN biz

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bragging is easy, delivering not so...

can they deliver and convince SMB's / enterprises to use their gear is a much bigger question. personally don't see them as a serious long term player in the networking arena. esp as they've been trying to sell themselves off for a while now with no serious interest. The fact that Dell pumped for Force10 over Brocade speaks volumes

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Grooveshark blocked in Denmark by copyright warriors

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DNS blocking

If it's just simple dns blocking by the ISPs then changing dns settings to something like googles public dns is a super simple bypass is it not? Or are ISPs required to block at a URL level via dpi inspection?

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Ten... IPTV set-top boxes

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add to that the fact you can install xmbc on a AppleTV and you have a pretty compelling platform, iTunes, NetFlix and USB / NAS streaming in a $99 device

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Adobe axes 750 jobs to focus on HTML5, cloud

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FAIL

looks like Steve called this one right then.....

flash for mobiles and tablets suck and HTML5 is a far better approach, pity it took adobe so long to see it ....

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Key internet address server sees spike in traffic

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seriously.........

ultimately everyone does..... even with caching and extending TTL's there needs to be an authoritative source to start with

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iPad's biggest rival? Microsoft's dead Courier

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first gen - apple iphone 5???

whatever about the ipad, waiting until the fifth iteration of the iphone before considering it stable / mature enough to merit your approval means you must be getting ready to purchase one of Henry Fords more recent variants of the Model T any century now

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Dell and Compellent are exclusive

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logical move for Dell

though one wonders if HP will go down the 3PAR route again? more of a peventative / denial play than an actual need / desire to acquire.

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IPv6 uptake still slow despite looming address crunch

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IPv6 is a luxury many enterprises cannot afford at present

i think the economic circumstances of the past couple of years have also contributed to the lack of IPv6 deployments, IT managers with limited headcount and reduced budgets have been focusing on either "keep the lights on" activities or prioritizing what ever development / infrastructure dollars they may have to other needs.

simply put for the vast majority of enterprises (large or small) IPv6 is simply not a priority in the current environment. thats not to say its the right longer term strategic decision but for most at present its about survival and essential services, that does not include IPv6

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HP bids $2.4bn for 3PAR

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HP win's (or does it?)

so it seems that Dell will not better HPs current 2.4Bn offer, makes me wonder here who the real winner in this is (apart from the 3PAR share holders).....

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Riverbed removes steel from WAN juicing Steelhead

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and the relevance of that is ?

kinda stretching the relevance of a virtual version of Steelhead arn't we ? unless there was a problem (or suspected one) with the local h/w why would it impact on the frequency of the IT contractors visit ? :)

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Dell to release first MID on 7 June

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the streak

is pretty nice device actually i've used one for a few minutes, its got a good feel to it and the OS skin is pretty good, pity its 1.6 and not 2.2 out of the box but thats to come also i believe....

key thing will be price, with or without data plan......

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yep

its also a phone, can be used in the normal fashion or via blue tooth....

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and the answer is......

that would be acces to the battery, sim, memory card, location

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El Reg insults 'millions of Irish Catholics'

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FAIL

another o'irish yank i suspect

i'm going to guess that your a troll / idiot or have never actually bee to Ireland and have some Darby O'Gill and the little people perception of Ireland

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Heathrow 777 crash: Ice to blame

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lovely smells....

thats only on RyanAir AFAIK....

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Swedish Weight Watchers bring down the house

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funny with whats the relevance

to a IT / tech site ?.......http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_down_32.png

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Dell crowned Bad Santa computer maker by angry customers

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factory location matters ?

of course in Limerick they only assembled the systems so unless they had the parts automagically appear there i fail to see how assembly in Poland would be any different

of course now that they've sold the Polish Factory to an outsource partner they can blame them for future delays also :)

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