* Posts by HmmmYes

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Oracle's cloud strategy is simple – woo and win the latecomers

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Nope. Oracle's strategy is to gouge as much money from latecomers, who are going to run and sing anything put in front of them without grasping the contract.

Shame, as Solaris 11 containers is technically the *best* cloud platform going.

Watch as Docker realises 1) It needs ZFS 2) It re-invents Solaris contaners.

VCs will throw money at Docker when they should be throwing money at Open Solaris/BSD. Linux is nogo.

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Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

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Wierdly, have neighbors bricked Windows 10 (updates from Windows 7) laptop in the front room.

Second time Ive had to fix it.

First time some nuts craps was slowing down the login.

This time an update has fcked the bookmgr.

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Virgin Media costs balloon by MEEELLIONS in wake of Brexit

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I get about 4-5 very large bits of junk mail from Virgin. Every month!

Assuming everyone else receives a similar amount then the extra money is down to postage + print.

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WTF is OpenResty? The world's fifth-most-used Web server, that's what!

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LUA is great.

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JDK 9 release delayed another four months

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Is not that a problem specific to Java, its a problem that occurs when you're deploying a heap hammering application to a cloud. Each VM goes through an MMU mapping, which goes through a physcial MMU mapping. It all adds up.

More and more stuff is being run on VMs/clouds. Memory hogging apps really perform badly.

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Re: Is Oracle really serious about Java?

Define serious.

Oracle have a lot of Java dependent software.

Its certainly useful for them and they'd not like to see it go elsewhere.

Are Oracle serious in the 'spending money' on it way? Dont know.

java is relatively mature now. I dont see the JVM or language attracting much in the way of new features. Id guess the whole sue Google has put offer Google investing much in Dalvik.

One thing Java is *terrible* for is running on cloudy platforms. Java gets its performance by throwing memory at the JVM. Memory hungry/mallocing apps running on VM are shit. Java is memory hungery therefore Jave based apps are shit on the VMs.

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Java9 codenamed Godot

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Google tries to lure .NET devs with PowerShell cloud bait

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Re: I like to imagine Powershell

Powershell - copy and paste code hell.

I've tried to bootstrap stuff over to Powershell.

Its not as easy as i should be.

Problem #1 - Different OSes have different Powershell versions, some of which are missing some features that I consider core. Lots of swearing getting an not so old box updated with consistent powershell version.

Problem#2 - Its more a wordy basic programming language than interactive shell. Its really slow to do cmdlines that are easy on Unix.

Problem#3 - Its slow. Really slooooooow. Several seconds to complete some command lines ffrom the interactive shell. I press TAB and wait ..........

Problem#4 - Its needs an editor of benevolent dictator in charge. Too many people shoving in too many commands.

There's some really good things about powershell. Its obvious that WIndows is going to fully adminned by PS and the Azure stack - But it needs a lot of coordination from MS which apperas to be missing.

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Linode fends off multiple DDOS attacks

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Why Linode?

Are they being picked out?

Are hey crap?

Or are they just being more honest?

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'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'

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Re: Linux BSOD on Aircraft?

My reply would depend it the person seated next to me was busty starlet type.

If so - Yes I work in the movies. Im casting for my next picture. Would you care to accompnay me to the plane toilet ....

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WhatsApp, Apple and a hidden source code F-bomb: THE TRUTH

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OK, A problem has occurred. Ive replaced the production executable with a debug version - all debug remain unstripped.

I run the system up and - wow! - no problem.

so why does the production version not work but the debug does?

Again, a very naive and limited version on what can go wrong.

No imagine we talking about a system running many 100s or 1000s of binaries. NOw you'll see why application logging becomes essential.

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No. Not in this case. Not in a lot of cases.

This application needs to run on a number of similar but not identical platforms.

At a guess, its also working its way through a FSM against some sort of remote entity which may or may implement a protocol. Maybe that protocol has been 'optimised' by a 3rd party.

There's a world of difference writing a single application that runs on one or two platforms, to writing a very large - think telecom switch - that has to interface to a large number of 3rd parties which may or may not implement a protocol correctly. Then there's different version of protocols.

Large system live and die by their logging. Tools like Dtrace give you some help for free.

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HPE crams unloved software down Brits' throats – then charges them $9bn to swallow it

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In short, HPE have flipped their mistakes to MicroFocus and taken a majority stake in the new company.

All I know about about MicroFocus, from years ago, is it did something with Cobol. I could not comment on how this will pan out.

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Japan's Brexit warning casts shadow over Softbank ARM promises

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Not sure on this. I think its more cars - Nissan and Honda.

Any change to to EU tariffs will but a downer on the UK export model.

Arm? Less so.

Softbank's head office remains in Japan.

There's a world of difference selling IP than there is to heavy lumps of metal with a wheel at each corner.

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Angler's obituary: Super exploit kit was the work of Russia's Lurk group

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Re: Russia is not parading because they will be useful...

They would have had a had choice: Russian jail or work for us.

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Lurk or Smirch?

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Intel fabs to churn out 10nm ARM chips for LG smartphones next year

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Re: No love for servers?

x86 is probably still is.

x86 is an example of how make a pig fly by throwing money at it.

Imagine how a MIPS64 built on the shiniest Intel silicon.

Imagine a 256 MIPs cores on a single chip!

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The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

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Re: "Lightening"

Fuckers!

Im very special, like my spelleng.

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How do you know if a suge protector has failed after a lightening strike?

There's normally burned out bits on it usually.

Lightening is wierd. After one electrical storm I had a single computer where the LCD and graphic card were fcked. Everything else was OK.

Id guess monitors are prone to some sort of surge/inductive charge.

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Thats fine, no problems with that. Support is expensive.

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A cheap good VGA monitor can be had for £60.

If a company is balking at paying than then there's no way they are going to pay ~800/day fees.

Explain the situation. Explain theyve been failing to maintain their systems and they have pushed their luck too far and there's no 100% guarantee of success. Get them to pay after everyday.

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Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'

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Talking to the OPenReach guy who visited work, the org seems a bit of a mess.

I was allowing for some of the usual griping but BT appear to have a major fckup on their hands.

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Crashed and alone in a remote location: When paid help is no help

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Well, it does reiterate what a redundant system is:

One box here, the other box over there. Hopefully on a different network + power supply.

In another building would be good.

Its not a good idea to have a 'redundant' server that can wiped out by a single cup of coffee.

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Silicon Valley's contribution to the US Republican Convention: Gayness

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He could just be a very rich moron.

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Ofcom should push for fibre – Ex BT CTO

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Does he still have his General Jumbo wrist controller?

If so, could he not fly his mini helicopters to the local switch, dragging a line of fibre.

Then his mini-REME's could plug it all in.

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Lily Cole: Profit still looks almost Impossible.com

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Dont forget that Hippo in curtains org- Kids Company.

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5G: Mother of all pipes, or actually useful?

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Will it work if it rains?

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Seagate defrags 14% of workforce: 6,500 axed

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I think that the future of storage is less about whether you have spinning rust or solid state. Its about how you manage your storage - horses for courses.

The drive manufactures have been around a long time. They ought to have guessed where things were heading and use their current profitability to build their business for the next stage.

But they didn't did. Outsource the bulk of business to (cheap) Asia, dumb production, no R+D.

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Oracle says it is 'committed' to Java EE 8 – amid claims it quietly axed future development

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Oh its probably dead.

Unless someone can explain a revenue model for Oracle to extract money from the user base.

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Jury awards US$3 BEEELION to HPE in Oracle/Itanium lawsuit

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Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Why are you sorry?

Are you Larry's MiG valet or something?

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Microsoft releases cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 at Linux event

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To be honest, I wonder if a lot of MS software is ready for the Windows I platforms I use.

Some is good - but expensive.

Some is WTF?

And some is just absent, missing. MS were so good at putting competitors utilities out of business most 3rd party system products dont touch MS.

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Intel mulls sale of Intel Security – reports

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What were they thinking?

That they could convince corp-US + world that crappy virus scanning software (which causes more problems than viruses) is an proper security solution.

Well they manage to sell it - the software bit?

How much will someone pay 1%, 2% of Intel's price?

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McAffee in an ATM!!?!?!?!

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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Re: I wonder when Microsoft is finally going to pull the plug.

Its both - the margin and the management.

Intel needs good chunk of $300 profit/chip to afford its fabs.

A highend ARM SOC costs ~$60

Intel management are so indoctrinated they cannot grasp that Intel are terrible at designing chips.

Intel survive as they can keep chucking money at a design until it works.

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Quiet cryptologist Bill Duane's war with Beijing's best

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Re: Easy fix

No it wont. But Linux will help.

Its easy to run a stripped down version of a Linux system - less software running then the less attack space.

And its easy to audit all files on a machine.

Christ, you could recompile the system and use your own ELF ID if you must.

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Id like so more detail on this too.

I found:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/02/the-rsa-hack-how-they-did-it/?_r=0

The lines:

'In the attack on RSA, the attacker sent “phishing” e-mails with the subject line “2011 Recruitment Plan” to two small groups of employees over the course of two days. Unfortunately, one was interested enough to retrieve one of these messages from his or her junk mail and open the attached Excel file. The spreadsheet contained malware that used a previously unknown, or “zero-day,” flaw in Adobe’s Flash software to install a backdoor. RSA said that Adobe had since released a patch to fix that hole.'

Im truley boggled that a secutiry company would have a network that is open to a dumb user opening a dodgy email and running Flash. I mean, FFS.

Sure, have a network connected to the internet for your employees to watch cacts on FB. But FFS dont connect the secret stuff to it FFS.

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$10bn Oracle v Google copyright jury verdict: Google wins, Java APIs in Android are Fair Use

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Re: I haven't downvoted a post in a long time...

Java on the server is pretty good - CLI + socket - Great.

Its the rest of the garbage that comes lumbered with Java and the problem that so many poeple and companies have been burned by Java incompatibilities and securities snafus in the past make Java a very hard sell these days.

Java's problem has and always - wheres the revenue model to maintain it?

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Re: Hoooray! The death of the GPL!!

No. ZFS on Linux is fine from a legal/un-sueable point.

Its the GPLer getting uppity about CDL or whatever license open ZFS flies under.

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That naked picture on my PC? Not mine. The IT guy put it there

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Re: When I was in a similar position...

Ahh yes. I can see IT - Things called 'Women' exist. And they have boobs - bigger than our moobs!

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World goes SIM-free, leaving Sony and HTC trailing behind

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Re: I just bought a £45 phone...

'shockingly, some Android phones are still sold with less than 1GB of RAM which is just asking for frustration'

1Gb RAM!

Wierd isn't. Times change and all that.

30 years ago I started learning C on a Prime minicomputer, shared by ~40 people, which had 16M of RAM.

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Inter-bank system SWIFT on security? User manual needs 'revamp’

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Re: ~8 months ago, I interviewed with SWIFT. . . .

Ah ... what could go wrong with an organisation where, over time, the management start recruiting to top up heir rugby or golf club membership with other, non-skilled, minor public school boys.

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Sysadmin paid a month's salary for one day of nothing

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How did he carry it all?

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Re: Yep, we got that too!

rm -rf / ?

You could have got another few months out of it.

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BT to splash £550m integrating EE. Firm shrugs: Cheap!

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Re: Sod the pensioners

Err, teachers - be they public sector or private - tend to join the TPS, which is independent of any school.

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'Feature-complete' Windows Server 2016 preview 5 lands

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I'll have a bash with my MSDN subs version.

I was quite liking Windows Server. Peaked with WS2008R2.

Just confusing GUI now.

Still not sure about Powershell.

You know the French joke about managing a country with 1000s of cheeses?

I seem to have the same problem - admining WS with a 1000 versions of powershell.

Look,s its shell FFS. Get the first version right and dont change the bastard.

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Carly and Ted?

Im going to build wall. A fucking reallt big, high wall - this high.

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Why has Microsoft stopped being beastly to Google?

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Because MS is a little bitch now?

Its a bigger, badder world than when MS started swing its dick around in the early 90s.

Also, MS see to be really struggle of employing SW bodies. As far as I can work out its seriously down on heads. Yes, its not short of employees but it does seem sort of the SW bodies who make a difference and get things done + shipped.

Or maybe its become a nice ,respectable company?

Yeah, I dont believe the last one either.

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30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe

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Have they though about twinning with Norfolk?

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Docker hired private detectives to pursue woman engineer's rape, death threat trolls

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What a sad bunch of cunts.

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A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

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I want ZFS because its great and it works.

Yes, it eats memory but when 16G costs me ~£100 - who cares FFS.

When I was young I spent £100 (~£250 in todays money) 512K - yes thats K, not M, not G!

I want Dtrace as its fantastic for debugging.

I want it on Linux as I use Dtrace on FreeBSD and Solaris - open + larrys versions.

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