* Posts by seven of five

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At LAST: RC4 gets the stake through the heart

seven of five

Re: Good luck, with some devices embedded management servers...

> and start complaining to manufacturers that their firmware is shit

Most of the affected systems are just plain old and EOL. Many vendors will gladly sell you the successor which does not use RC4 anymore.

But quite often there is a very good reason to still use the old product - dependent software releases (or worse, dependent hardware), inability to get migration downtime and of course: money.

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US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018

seven of five

Re: At the end of the day...

not very, but the AK and (especially) rusty Toyota trucks are know to be near indestructable.

In the end of the day we will do multi-million dollar sorties against some speck in the desert worth less than 10k and call it "a victory".

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Coat

versus?

F-35 vs A10? Obviously not head on, as the F-35 does not have enough firepower to bring a hog down - you need the navy for this :)

yes, I know. Its just I am a tad sad to see the hogs finally leaving. But loitering above a battlefield to pick off tanks has become pretty dangerous these days. (really) last of the gunfighters[1].

[1] originally awarded to the Crusader.

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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

seven of five

Re: Not sure about that

> [...] to be fighting individual but parallel battles against upper management.

are there others? Everything else is just ... clashes.

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Oracle to certify its database v.12c for Windows 10

seven of five

Re: Hold on a sec: "the 32-bit [...] versions of Windows 10"

Yes, but we did not exactly run version12 on this kind of hardware. Ah, back in the days when 32GB disk still required eight drives. Eleven, actually, as you needed two raid groups (6+1 was the largest allowed on the controller) and you DEFINITLY wanted a hot spare.

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seven of five

Hold on a sec: "the 32-bit [...] versions of Windows 10"

This must have escaped me until now.

a 32 Bit version of windows 10?

Honestly: why? The AMD64 extensions are like 10 years old and more than 3GB ram are cheap since forever. What purpose could a dedicated 32Bit OS in the year 2015 possibly fullfill?

Yes, I know, wrong thread an all that...

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Comet-invader Philae goes silent, mothership Rosetta forced to retreat

seven of five

Obvious solution:

Obviously, there is only one possible course of action: We´ll have to send another lander which picks Philae up and returns it to earth so we can fetch the drive.

Simples.

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IBM GATE-CRASHES chip world, boldly exclaims: 'We've cracked the 7nm barrier'

seven of five

Boy, this would be a great time...

Boy, this would be a great time to own a chip facto - Ah, nevermind.

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Florida cops cuff open-carry, balls-out pirate packing 'operational' flintlocks

seven of five

Re: $328 Bail?

Probably converted from a piece of eight...

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Reddit meltdown: Top chat boards hidden as rebellion breaks out

seven of five

> Assuming you're not being sarcastic

That is a valid assumption, yes (I do work in IT, after all), but in this case my confusion was genuine.

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seven of five

Ok, I read the article, wondered, then I read the wikipedia entry and now I am still wondering:

In plain english please: What is reddit good for?

THX

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World+dog will soon watch 'at least 200 pr0n vids a year'

seven of five
Coat

200 vids average?

Looks like the situation is getting out of hand...

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Crowdfunded beg-a-thon to bail out Greece raises 0.003% of target

seven of five
Joke

Re: Ignorance of the issue

> Yes let's just blame Germany for everything

And don´t forget to mention ze war.

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Oracle confirms David Donatelli hired to head hardware unit

seven of five

unique position?

> Big Red is, of course, in a unique position because its enormous application portfolio means it

> engages with customers like no other infrastructure or cloud vendor.

Except, of course, that other company. You know, that big, three letter, blue one... The only one they really need to compete against if they finally got off their ar- seats.

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US Air Force drone pilots in mass burn out, robo-flights canceled

seven of five

> Sure they would need more pilots, but the results would be drastically better.

And they should care about this why?

Drones are cheap, losing one does not produce those nasty black bags and when they hit the wrong tent it is not an issue either. Why bother?

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Huawei humps up its DS8000 heavyweight array range

seven of five

Re: FICON?

I am with you on this, though I was under the impression there was some kind of gentlemans agreement gizmos need mainframe compatibility in order to be called enterprise and everything else being "just midrange". No matter how quick, smart oder big said midrange thingy is...

Alas, seems like them olden days are gone.

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seven of five

Re: FICON?

We were, yes. Maybe I should have said "mainfraime connectivity" instead of "FICON".

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seven of five

FICON?

yes, it is quick, and has many nines but... I was under the impression FICON is neccessary to justify the "enterprise" label.

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

seven of five

> IT is thankless, the pay is bad, the stress is intense, the demands to work 24/7 are incessant...

otoh, this is exactly like raising children.

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Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane

seven of five

Re: Engine ground runs?

This model is flying since 6 years and since at least two years operational for the French army - they have around a dozen operational, iirc. It was Spains first, though.

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seven of five

Re: "Partly filled with wrong"

No, actually is was only partly filled with wrong. :)

As the plane afterwards was completely fubared the must be some rounding issue...

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Airbus warns of software bug in A400M transport planes

seven of five

"The project ran late and over budget. "

Of course it is "late and over budget". It is a project, after all. And not only a governmental, multinational, but a military one.

As if there would have been another option.

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Dev gives HBO free math tips to nail Game of Thrones pirate leakers

seven of five

multiple sources

so if the leakers have multiple sources and multiplex their release from these on a five minute timeslot basis we get a completely new "watermark" worthless to the copyright holders.

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AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

seven of five

Re: You'll be perfectly safe

Actually, I don´t, as I spent the evening in this cool bar/disco called "Tech Noir" and couldn´t leave all night as there was some kind of mugging or something...

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IBM sued for talking up semiconductor business it couldn't give away

seven of five

This money did not go somewhere as it never really existed. Hmm, so somehow it went where it came from: nowhere...

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SAP unveils its biggest thing for 20 YEARS: Core suite with HANA

seven of five

> SAP is about to release a version of HANA on IBM Power so P795 with 16TB and above

Do you have a timeframe for this? Or other non-NDAed info? Our basis guys are running around beating that HANA drum all day and I would really prefer not to be responsible for some rackloads of redhat stuff doing the work of my 9117s. But it looks like they will start to make facts rather soon and then I´m in for the pound...

pretty, pretty please?

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Enough is ENOUGH: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

seven of five

Re: Legos going pop in the night

Yes, but unlike flash, Lego is the best thing in the world.

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Drunk on Friday night? Then YOU probably DIDN'T spot Facebook's privacy tweak

seven of five

> "Hamburg's privacy regulator "

> Not Germany's, Hamburg's. A privacy regulator per city! That's more like it!

Hamburg is one of the states which constitute the "Federal Repuplic"

Hamburg and Bremen draw this right from the old Hanse days, Berlin from... uh, somewhere else.

So it is one regulator per state.

iirc they only have consulting function anyway, so...

btw: this results in Hamburg using "HH" as a citycode on the numberplate ("Hansestadt Hamburg") while H went to the much smaller Hanover.

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Passing asteroid MOONS the HUMAN RACE

seven of five

No, it is too far out for a fighter of its size...

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Official: Whiteboxer Super Micro is a $2bn server company

seven of five

a mere 20 years...

wow, I still remember them as two smiling guys behind a desk in the "asian market" hall at CeBit.

Impressive. Very impressive.

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

seven of five

This makes you realise:

Just how great the F-4 and the F-16 really were. I do not expect another design ever to be this good again. F/A 18 might come close.

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Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

seven of five

And why was it impossible to him to keep quiet until Version 2.2.0-rc2 went live?

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RBS's Ulster Bank whacked with enormous IT cock-up fine

seven of five

Re: So...

yeah, but you won´t have to pull in them conslutants if being inaccessible is part of you business model... -> more profit.

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seven of five
Devil

So...

around 100k a day for incompetence above and beyond all deemed possible? Sounds like a bargain.

...otoh, thats a mere 40m per year, how about shutting down all customer facing services and use their assets in speculation, paying off the fine from the proceedings?

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Hey small biz: You know what you need? A tape library – Overland

seven of five

Quite a few small businesses run "easy" backup solution, doing a full GFS rotation for every server they have.

6 per week, 5 per month and another 13 for the year times three servers and all your tapes are used up. Or rather allocated.

And being able to take something in your hand and say "that´s the filemailserver from the 66th of maycember" gives the poor slob which does "that computer stuff" some confidence.

Yes, that is rather inefficient, but a single drive from an array is more difficult to bring offsite. and its not all eggs in one basket (array) as well.

I can see the point.

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Heistmeisters crack cost of safecrackers with $150 widget

seven of five

*sigh*

"high-security environments"

"have about 10 default combinations which never ever get changed"

another sad day in the asylum.

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Keep that consumer browser tat away from our software says Oracle

seven of five

Is this the same Oracle corp?

Is this the same Oracle like the one trying to slip McAffee with all my java updates?

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WD punts cash at ... no, it couldn't be... another 'tape library killer'?

seven of five

I´ve always asked myself:

Is tape as dead as mainframes? :)

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

seven of five

Re: MY EYES!!

They look worse in real. Like an Hippo in a pink tutu.

Granted though, they drive rather well.

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FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker

seven of five

Re: How the...

Two more downvotes to a legitimate question... yeah, you too.

edit: Thx to Dave for a theory.

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seven of five

Re: I am amazed

"harder than expected"

read:

Pa$$w0rd

seen it all... always worse than expected - or even believed to be possible.

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HGST's tiny whopper: Just 2.5 inches, but we've packed in 1.8TB

seven of five

Re: Am I the only one...

These woud be too big for their own good, rebuild time is far too long already.

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Austrian Tor exit relay operator guilty of ferrying child porn

seven of five
Joke

Re: Nice move

Austria, Australia, whats the difference? :)

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seven of five

How convenient...

...for the NSA.

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Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

seven of five

Re: -- anyone?

most UNIX systems do not support --, but on linux (and most probably, BSD) this should do the trick.

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seven of five

directory write access?

Wouldn´t you need write access to the directory in order to use this exploit?

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You are ALL Americans now: Europeans offered same rights as US folks in data slurp leaks

seven of five

Re: I am not an American!

Ahhahaha... we want information.

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Shine on you crazy diamond: Distant dwarf may hide space jewel

seven of five
Coat

Whats the fuss, over here I just have to look around to see several massive, dim objects.

scnr

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