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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

seven of five
Headmaster

Re: Where are the values?

Five. It is five horsemen (or rather four and one chariot, granted. Still makes five, though.).

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seven of five

Aren´t Monster Fighters discontinued since two years?

I´ll have to check the brickipedia, can´t remember, never was much into them.

I´m busy building spaceships, spaceships, SPACESHIPS!

Greetings

Benny

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Amazon wants me to WEAR NAPPIES?! But I'm a 40-something MAN

seven of five

The really important question here:

were "within the ruins" any good?

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German freemail firms defend AdBlock-nobbling campaign

seven of five

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:

http://heise.de/-2125592

...which is what was bemoaned.

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Passenger jet grounded by two-hour insect attack

seven of five

btdtnt

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.

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Mathematicians spark debate with 13 GB proof for Erdős problem

seven of five

"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.

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HP busts out new ProLiant rack mount based on Intel's new top o' line server chippery

seven of five

Re: Shame about the nasty front cover.

Judgeing by your username, I´d exepected you to suggest pirates.

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"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)

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NetApp shows off tech specs of FAS array BIZ BEAST

seven of five

cache?

err:

"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?

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Brocade-funded study says Fibre Channel faster than FCoE

seven of five

Re: Stating the bleeding obvious

otoh, FCoE capable hardware is not exactly for free, either.

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Brocade flogs adapter biz to QLogic: Are they cutting losses or pleasing investors?

seven of five

very good:

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.

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Sony seeks mojo reboot with 147-inch 'honey-you-can't-afford-me' 4K home projector

seven of five

Want

Must sell car. Wife. Kids.

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Code-busters lift RSA keys simply by listening to the noises a computer makes

seven of five

Re: Digital Rights Management

> of which you have neither

yet.

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32 Gig Fibre Channel takes another step towards reality

seven of five

Re: What's the 128G FC?

QSFP, that is. Exists already for the ICL on DCX platform.

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Cloud storage rains on '800lb Fibre Channel gorilla' Brocade

seven of five

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.

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First 3D map of Great Barrier Reef created – still can't find Nemo

seven of five

Nemo?

easy:

P Sherman

42 Wallaby Way

Sydney

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Supreme Court can't find barge pole long enough to touch NSA lawsuit

seven of five

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 :(

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Deep beneath MELTING ANTARCTIC ice: A huge active VOLCANO

seven of five
Alien

Volcanos?

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.

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IBM warns Storwize arrays can DELETE ALL DATA

seven of five

Re: seven of five What kind of idiot/numptie ...

Hi Matt,

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.

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seven of five

Re: What kind of idiot/numptie ...

Unfortunately, said webserver is not optional. IBM is so exceptionally proud of their "special" [1] XIV interface they now force it upon everything they have. Persistent rumor claims the TSM server will be the next lucky one.

Oh joy.

[1] personally, I´d say "special" as in "special school"

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Boffins debate killing leap seconds to help sysadmins

seven of five

To (very loosely) cite Franklin

Those who sacrifice precision to gain a little cost saving deserve neither.

...users and beancounters, BAH!

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Tape's NOT dead. WHOMP: This 8.5TB Oracle drive proves it

seven of five

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.

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seven of five

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.

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

seven of five

Re: No judgement until I've tried it

They did not lose WWII, they switched sides.

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Air mattress blast blows German man across room

seven of five

Re: Something not quite right..

Nope, different house - this one is a proper gas explosion. (with a 59 year old in critical condition).

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seven of five

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.

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Boffin blends benevolent beer

seven of five
Headmaster

Re: Don´t mess with the Reinheitsgebot.

Oh, how I f.... love when I mess up the orthography in the subjectline.

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seven of five
Stop

Don´t mess with the Reiheitsgebot.

Water, barley, hops.

If you can´t cope with it there is always Pepsi for you.

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Microsoft cuts number of countries that will have Xbox One by Christmas

seven of five
Coat

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?

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Xbox 180: Microsoft scraps mandatory Kinect policy

seven of five

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.

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IBM opens up Power chips, ARM-style, to take on Chipzilla

seven of five

Re: Too Little, Too Late

Thinkpad 860 - 166MHz PPC 603e

more of a white elephant, though...

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UK investigators finger emergency beacon for 787 Heathrow fire

seven of five
Joke

Worked as designed:

I´d suspect it worked as designed: transmitter failed, so the beacon reverted to optical signalization.

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Admen's suggested tweaks to Do Not Track filed straight into the bin

seven of five

*cough*lawyers*cough*

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Bungled Hitachi SAN upgrade halts Oregon benefit payments

seven of five

At least over here they claim 100% data integrity, which is very much different from uptime or availability.

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Big Blue storage supremo Andy Monshaw quits IBM

seven of five

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.

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seven of five

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.

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Oracle cranks up SuperCluster with Sparc T5 engines

seven of five

Re: DS8850?

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.

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PRISM leaker strands hacks on booze-free flight

seven of five

Re: International law?

Maybe just now was the time Russia remembered what the US did to Vicor Bout...

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Tosh puts slim model on a single-plate diet to create new 7mm mutant

seven of five

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"

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Amazon faces its third strike in Germany

seven of five
Stop

Re: Also...

Godwins law, you´re out.

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IBM pours $1 BEELLION into flash SSDs

seven of five

Re: Funny

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?

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Provider of FIFA goal line tech chosen, tracks ball in space and time

seven of five
Joke

Re: Pfft

Exaktly, England, for euch ze football is ofer! (And Holland as well).

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Just what is Oracle going to plop out as its golden storage egg?

seven of five
Joke

Re: ZFSSA

Might be, but COMSTAR ain´t what it used to be since they lost terra to Word of Blake...

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ASA says 'unlimited' broadband can have 'moderate' limits on it

seven of five

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.

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seven of five

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...

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Ellison aims his first Oracle 'mainframe' at Big Blue

seven of five

Re: Ibm marketing...

As long as oracle software is licensed per core, Mr Nelsons argument is valid. Unlike yours.

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Brocade's fat pipes a-singin' the Fibre Channel song

seven of five

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.

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German boffins turn ALCOHOL into hydrogen at low temp

seven of five
Joke

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...)

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HP cranks up bandwidth on BladeSystem sheaths, adds pretty platinum stripe

seven of five

Good stuff

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.

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Quantum backs up 156TB backup box over EMC's back lawn

seven of five

so how is the i6000

with 2500 slots and 48 drives?

Just asking, if they really want to mess with the big guys.

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