142 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010
Re: "Merely...make money"
The issue was more subtle:
the message shown on top of the page was made to look exactly like a warning from within the browser, screenshots here:
...which is what was bemoaned.
Same thing happened to Birgenair 301 back in ´96 on the trip back from the Dom Rep. Was a 757 back then, autopilot got confused, then the pilots messed it up and... fireball.
"Imagine a random, infinite sequence of numbers containing nothing but +1s and -1s."
Yes, I do that quite often. Usually when SWMBO starts one of her ... characteristics.
Re: Shame about the nasty front cover.
Judgeing by your username, I´d exepected you to suggest pirates.
"a "simple thing" – a light-up "do not remove" indicator – that warns admins not to yank out a drive while it is reading, writing, or being rebuilt,"
like an activity led? Now thats smart, why hasn´t somebody else... oh, wait.
This kind of error usually occours if the system owner saves on human ressources (either through lack of sleep or lack of education)
"8 or 16GB of NVRAM, with persistent write logs, to accelerate and optimise writes;"
2 PB capacity and 16 GB cache? Or is this something different and the cache sizes are yet to be announced?
Re: Stating the bleeding obvious
otoh, FCoE capable hardware is not exactly for free, either.
This is excellent news, now the HBA will no longer be relevant for certification, significantly reducing the amount of "niche" knowledge needed for your BCFA/BCFP.
Must sell car. Wife. Kids.
Re: Digital Rights Management
> of which you have neither
Re: What's the 128G FC?
QSFP, that is. Exists already for the ICL on DCX platform.
Getting bought is not an option as neither IBM nor HP would tolerate this - relabeled Brocade hardware is central to both companies.
Buying Mellanox -albeit cool- would just give them another niche unless the could add mellanox IB technology to their etherstuff. otoh, the ethernet market is corned by cisco, so it would not make sense.
They might concentrate on "anything but ethernet" with mellanox, but.. dunno, is this worth it? Mellanox would not come cheap.
42 Wallaby Way
Soooo this is why the arm themselves
The Supreme Court is the supreme judical institution within the US, now isn´t it?
So this is why the US citizens arm themselves. At last I understand. Unfortunately, guns won´t help them poor slobs.
How save I feel with the uk being part of this :(
Volcanos? Hardly. Teutonic activity very much:
These tremors are the result from the constant fighting the Nazis have to do against the last remaining dinosaurs, both of whom had chosen the same refuge.
Re: seven of five What kind of idiot/numptie ...
Of course they advise to secure the admin port. Which helps exactly zilch if: "Administrative access to the system via the IP interface may be obtained without authentication".
Apart from this, you seem to have the same customers as me, more often than not security is run over by convenience. It is all sad.
Re: What kind of idiot/numptie ...
Unfortunately, said webserver is not optional. IBM is so exceptionally proud of their "special"  XIV interface they now force it upon everything they have. Persistent rumor claims the TSM server will be the next lucky one.
 personally, I´d say "special" as in "special school"
To (very loosely) cite Franklin
Those who sacrifice precision to gain a little cost saving deserve neither.
...users and beancounters, BAH!
Re: home tape solution = external hard disk
apart from the cost issue, with a single client you will usually not be able to keep the drive fed for streaming. Disks are much more forgiving, getting the minimum 40 MB/s for a LTO4 over several hours can be challenging.
Re: home tape solution
No, use a couple of external drives and treat them like tapes with a bundled drive (always have two on two different sites, never overwrite your current, etc....). Tape does not scale below some ten TB anymore.
Re: No judgement until I've tried it
They did not lose WWII, they switched sides.
Re: Something not quite right..
Nope, different house - this one is a proper gas explosion. (with a 59 year old in critical condition).
Re: Something not quite right..
150k Eur should buy you a quite nice house in something as remote as Diepholz.. He must have taken apart an apartment block. (HA!)
The "source" is Bild (like the sun, but worse), so it is most probably a blatant lie.
Re: Don´t mess with the Reinheitsgebot.
Oh, how I f.... love when I mess up the orthography in the subjectline.
Don´t mess with the Reiheitsgebot.
Water, barley, hops.
If you can´t cope with it there is always Pepsi for you.
Re: Psssst - wanna buy a Surface?
Or rather "swat a second fly on the same surface" ... <- Ha, see what I did there...
sorry, wheres me coat?
Re: "You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings,"
Yes, nothing says "offline" like a wirecutter.
...or a pulled plug, due to investment protectional reasons.
Re: Too Little, Too Late
Thinkpad 860 - 166MHz PPC 603e
more of a white elephant, though...
Worked as designed:
I´d suspect it worked as designed: transmitter failed, so the beacon reverted to optical signalization.
At least over here they claim 100% data integrity, which is very much different from uptime or availability.
Re: This is good news for IBM, isn´t it?
V7 and SVC are not his, aren´t they? He left Storage by 2009 and did something to blades. SVC was on code v3x back then, iirc.
And on a personal note: The SVC is ok, but it can be hard to work with as it is reluctant to tell you whats wrong (not *that* somethings wrong, just what exactly and if it is still broken might be hard to find out) and the GUI still has some serious flaws especially with object renaming, sometimes it is just quicker to log out and in again to see the changes.
But *fscking* quick it is, bloody hell.
This is good news for IBM, isn´t it?
So he is not only guilty of that XIV abomination, but for the Dilligent AND the NSeries debacle as well. Sounds about time.
And before all the "But I really like the GUI" people click downvote please let me explain:
While all the products are quite ok and seem to make sense at first glance, they share a common flaw:
Each of them soaked up either a tremendous amount of PR (especially the XIV) which could easily have been spent on other, existing products, bound ressources which hindered inhouse solutions (NSeries) or outright killed existing products (DR550 and TS Gateway).
In every field Mr Monshaw was "successful" there already was a proper IBM product which did not survive his reign (DS6000, DR 550), or -especially in case of XIV- cannibalized other products.
Given that XIV was highly controversial (and, imho, not very good) in its first two iterations, it created a lot of dragging against the Flagship and killed the smaller DS6. The latter being especially bad, as it was a (relatively) cheap way to mainframe storage, and with its demise the even more expensive DS8 took System Z sales further down.
The archiving tree is completely dry by now, leaving the exisiting customer base (as small as it always was) without a followup solution - quite a few of them are rather upset with IBM, to say the least.
Does not really matter, it is not like Oracle would really like to make an apple (HA!) for apple comparison. The question is: can IBM be bothered? They have been quite busy gutting themselves for the past years.
Re: International law?
Maybe just now was the time Russia remembered what the US did to Vicor Bout...
Re: Something I've never understood
You know, the good thing about standards is we have so many of them. And as soon as thiner drives are available a standard for Mediumultraprotablepaneltabletbooks will emerge, using only these drives - since the´rs "standard"
Godwins law, you´re out.
The wording was along "[We] do not believe the Hard disk drive to continue to be a strategic product within the near future". And as -even- you know, IBM never went out of selling storage, they just stopped selling disk drives - which never stopped them from selling other peoples drives.
But never to cheap to throw some dirt at IBM, now aren´t we?
Exaktly, England, for euch ze football is ofer! (And Holland as well).
Might be, but COMSTAR ain´t what it used to be since they lost terra to Word of Blake...
Re: Meanwhile in Germany...
iirc the term they use is flat. Which has become a bit of a warning sign lately. In terms of telephony, flat actually means flat -> 24/7 use. In terms of data - not so much.
The do mention it in the contract details. Interestingly, the "up to" 50Mbit VDSL is throttled much less devastatingly to a more usable 6Mbit after hitting the traffic cap.
Meanwhile in Germany...
Deutsche Telekom limits their 100Mbit ftth to 300GB/month, should you dare to exceed this your bandwidth will be cut by 99,7% (that is 384kBit/s).
Given a 100MBit connection, how hard do you expect it to be above 10Gbyte a day? HD video anyone? For more than one person in the household?
...of course you may pay for additional traffic allowance...
Re: Ibm marketing...
As long as oracle software is licensed per core, Mr Nelsons argument is valid. Unlike yours.
Whats the trouble with pointing a slow drain device? Unless your fabric is REALLY complex someone familliar with the prevalent traffic flow should be able to pin it within a few hours.
If you are allowed to send the data to a stranger, even I might do it for you, though it might take me a few moments more than someone from your site/side ;).
Apart from that, yes, Network Advisor (or dcfm, as it used to be called) could be better.
Meanwhile in russia...
...boffins found a way to turn hydrogen into alcohol.
Everyone lived happy ever after :)
(Yes, I know, methanol is the evil twin which came before...)
If blades float your boat, the c Series is about as good as it gets. And as you´ll usually get a good deal on the maintenance it is worth considering the c instead of rack servers even if space is not a premium at your site.
so how is the i6000
with 2500 slots and 48 drives?
Just asking, if they really want to mess with the big guys.
energy in a roundhouse kick
I would have expected the energy in one of his roundhouse kicks to be a little more than "infinite", not just a few Newton.
Helpful advice from El Reg:
"...and his air miles balance is sky high."
Thanks for the warning, will stay clear.
Re: still guilty
He actually is innocent of this, McAffee these days is owned by INTeL - which explains quite a bit...
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