* Posts by HmmmYes

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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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ZFS. Ace.

Now DTRACE please.

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Stop using USB sticks to move kids' data, auditor tells Education Dept

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Re: Stop leaving spare USB ports active on machines that handle sensitive data.

Er a 'professional' does not copy personal data on a USB stick esp. after being told not to.

What you're describing is an unprofessional environment.

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Easy fix.

If someone is found with personal dat on a USB then sack them and fine them 50k.

What is sort hard about that FFS?

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Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 growth slows

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Re: Office 365 stinks.

All the crap + trouble of Office, running on MS's cloud, with all its crap and trouble.

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BlackBerry is pivoting from phones to enterprise software

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Thats a good strategy. A little late but better than never.

Phone software is a fcking multi-headed security risk.

Anyone that gets a secure environment on a phone is going to do well.

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Red Hat bets on RHEL to sell its OpenStack elastic enterprise

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I genuinely do not understand why MS is top on that list.

I mean, plannign for cloud stuff, MS just does not appear.

At the mo. its looking like Docker and why in fuck sake do I want to run that on Windows server?

Ill give them AWS - it can still piss money away giving away stuff for free.

Have JP Morgan not heard of a scrappy little company called Google FFS?

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Intel literally decimates workforce: 12,000 will be axed, CFO shifts to sales

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Re: here we go again

Thats very true.

Bought in a 80k headcount. Let go at 110K headcount.

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Re: Makes one wonder...

True I have to go out of my way to get PCs with Win 7 on them - normally 2nd hand.

No prpbmes buying new. I have a problem with buying new, taking Win8 upwards off, and then buying a Win7 OEM as well.

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Re: What was the Plan

Israeli - Yes. Super duper impressed with the core arch.

Indian? Nope. Ill be on the web somewhere but Intel did try and start an Indian silicon development centre quite a few years ago. A proper one bot just a pretend one to get government sales.

Staffed it with loads of Indians from the States. Big plans. Big ambitions.

(The following is hearsay from other employees and leaks)

After a year of so they went native (return to their naitve state??)

Fraud everywhere. People were charging everything against Intel - houses, cars, dumb nephews et etc.

Intel were royally ripped off, from the top to the bottom of the Indian site.

It was all shut down and everyone sacked. Big dark cloud.

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Re: Profits over a billion and they cut staff?

Depsite being caught up in a (shortish) 'bought by Intel, booted out by Intel' period, it is down to Intel to call the shots. Thats how companies work.

Saying all that ... Intel are their own worse enemy. The company was - and probably still is - stuffed to the gills with seat warmers. You have the fabrication people/site which, whatever you think about Intel, are very very good at what they do - them and TSMC best in world. However the cost of fabs is almost getting exponential and Intel no longer have $$$$$ from operating at 80% margins to keep those fabs in capital.

Im never sure whether Intel chip designers (who they buy in) or Intel chip tester are crap. One or both is. Intel fckup a lot of designs. You'll never hear of that as they either tell the person to foff or stuff them with money.

Which then leads me to ask - what do 60% of Intel employees actually do? I know bits and bos of what happened in Swindon but Id be fcked if knew what 80% did. Go to meetings, check their diversity and such like.

Cringely reckoned big techs companies vastly overemploy to keep te government off their backs and to have some meat to throw to the Wall street EPS lions. I think hes right.

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Did he use MS Access?

All CEOs nephews use MS Access!

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Universal Credit at high risk of cyber-attack, fraud from the outset

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Re: Why this does not surprise me

Just a thick ex-Army Captain.

Forces are full of then. Bunch of morons.

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Bundling ZFS and Linux is impossible says Richard Stallman

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Re: Simpler solution.

No, dont split effort doing the same thing for multiple implementations.

ZFS is all the (enterprise/large) file system you need - bar a simple one for small RAM devices.

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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I always thought this stuff was going to get shoved down Boulby mine after they finished mining Potash.

Borrowing waste in the UK only earthquake zone is a bit daft. Mind you, so was building a nuckeur power station.

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Linux is so grown up, it's ready for marriage with containers

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Re: Out of passing interest

Or poured all the money going into Docker and the like into OpenIndianna and getting a good, solid, cmdline-only version of Solaris-11 (x86) going.

The Solaris zone tools do need a better cmdline. PITA to do somestuff.

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Re: Out of passing interest

Yes. Anyhting can be emulated. Wether someone can be arsed to do it is another thing.

Yes. Have a go at running containers.

Have a go at Docker.

Also have a go at installing OpenInidanna and giving Zones and the network spoofing a spin.

Docker will get more like (Solaris) Zones and crossfire as it evolves.

Daft really. They should have just ported ZFS, Zones + Crossfire.

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Windows server really?

Corps do seem to have clustered around VMware for virtualisation. VMware were first, good and have delivered execellent products.

But Windows Server? Our corp server is all Windows. None host VMs.

Hyper-V does look promising but the need to run WS20xx is a hurdle.

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Inside Nvidia's Pascal-powered Tesla P100: What's the big deal?

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Re: Great if you've got a suitable problem

Yeah but ... what happens when you need 1024 strong oxen?

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I remember when graphics cards with just dual-port RAM framebuffers with a blitter shoved on top ....

Stunning isnt it.

Who knows, give it 20 years and there'll be one in your toaster.

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FreeBSD 10.3 lands

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Re: Who uses FreeBSD in preference to Linux and why?

You forgot DTRACE.

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Microsoft cracks open Visual Studio to Linux C++ coders

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I checked on MSBuild. Its been out since 2006.

The code I maintain was started around 1998.

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Oh and MSBuild uses XML.

I have a 'not with a barge pole' policy for XML.

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Ahhh but ....

I have a large number of products, which use a large number of nmake makefiles from 10+ years ago.

MSbuild is (relatively) new. The Windows stuff I have is in sustaining and Im looking to spend as little time as possible on maintaining them.

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I wish they'd sort out the Visual studio build tools first.

One - update nmake so itll work with powershell.

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Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows

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Re: Stealing VMS

I did have an early version of NT - pre 4.0 - and I did go through the Inside NT books as they evolved.

The NT kernel is pretty well designed.

Its a bit slow on spawning processes but Id guess thats due to where it comes from.

I just have a problem with the services that run on top of he kernel.

I know it was possible to strip stuff away but these days I cannot be arsed.

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Oracle v Google: Big Red wants $9.3bn in Java copyright damages

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As I backed away, I did not keep the license.

However, a quick googles comes up with:

Java can be freely used for General Purpose Desktop Computers and Servers.

Thats what I stumbled on. I was looking to do something on a specific lights out box. I did not want to enter the Sun (at the time) legal vortex to work out General Purpose meant.

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One of the non-technical reasons I have for not using Java is that I could never work out the revenue model.

I did dig thru the license and found some weasel words about 'only being free on desktop computer'.

The fact that I had to wade thru a large license document and sill not come away with a clear idea what or who Id be paying put me off totally.

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Gov to take axe to big IT contracts soon, will hand chunks to SMEs

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Why do people always assume that the Civil service/public sector are only crap at IT?

I'm sure they are just as bad at any other of their supposed core skills - legal, operations, facilities management, planning.

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Microsoft sets date for SQL Server on Linux

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Re: This is actually largely irrelevant

PostGresql offer pretty good replication.

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Yep.

Dont roll out that FreeBSD/PostGreql box yet. We've got a Linux/SQLServer ofering just round the corner .... wait a bit.. a bit more ... keep waiting .... we can offer you a cheap WS2012/SQLserver in the meantime .... nearly there ..... almost done ......

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Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

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Reporter: Would you feel scared is the drone had a machine gun on it and was being flown by ISIS? Only a commie would not be scared. Are you a Commie?

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Western Digital spins up a USB disk just for the Raspberry Pi

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Hmm, bitch bitch.

The first hard disk I ever came across was in 1987, when I was roped into moving a 200MB winchester disk (I think). Size and weight of a large fridge.

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Microsoft SQL Server for Linux is a brilliant and logical idea

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I think MS thinks that the there is a very large market for DBs operating in the cloud.

I think the cloud will be dominated by Docker - or something like Docker - i.e. cluster of disconnected apps. Each cluster needs a DB.

At the moment, MS is nowhere to be found.

MS has 0% of doing something Docker-like. You may not have noticed, but MS struggle to recruit and maintain SW bodies. Just like everyone else.

Port SQLserver to Linux is a relatively pragmatic idea.

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Why I'm regulating the 'sharing economy': An Italian MP explains

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Not sure.

I have some experience of how italian business operates - are all cliques and scams.

If an italian business man does not like something then itll be good for the consumer.

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Staff 'fury' as penny pinching IBM offers legal minimum redundo payoffs

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Re: Owners matter too

Was there a time limit on not slagging them off?

IBM used to be a good a employee, at least up until the 80s.

It paid slightly above average. Benefits were good - providing you jump through the hoops. And if you did jump through the hoops they would make sure you were not out of pocket or uncomfortable.

Those days are long gone.

Its just one embarrassing episode after another.

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Re: Owners matter too

It does look strange.

However, is it a case of management being greedy, or have IBM accounts become so 'finacialised' and leveraged that they cannot afford to take a large cash hit at the moment.

Don't discount the second!

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'Microsoft Office has been the bane of my life, while simultaneously keeping me employed'

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Fucking VBA.

Fucking Office.

Cant some kickstart an pyhton automated Lubre Office bundle - Uno and all that?

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SQL Server for Linux: A sign of Microsoft's weakness. Sort of

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I guess there's a bit of pragmatism involved here.

MS cannot get a lot of people to fork for both the WSOS, which no-one is that fussed about as a service, and the DB, which people are - DB run enterprises. So, they just go for selling the DB as the $1 kiddy bag with the hope of the OS business later.

It will also tie in with running Linux on Azure, hosted on WSOS.

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Software dev 101: 'The best time to understand how your system works is when it is dying'

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Re: Basic testing really

Youd think that but you'd been wrong.

One, systems are getting bigger and more complex. Test complexity is shooting off the scale. Its s very hard to verify large systems. Chuck in working on a system thats been kicking around for 20 odd years and has been passed around more contractors than a fat ginger girl at a party ...

Two, testing/QA can become political. Worked on a new system in the early ISO9000 days. Some iditio had staked his large salary on it being a quality product. Problem was the device caught fire after 4 hours. All tests were desgiend to finish and the machine turned off at 2hours. VW appear to have a similar thing 15 years down the line.

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Dont walk away from Java, run!

Erlang/OTP is designed for massive, in-connected networked applications.

Java is designed for running an animated tooth.

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Backup bods at Microsoft lose CA audit data after server crash

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What sort of system is setup so that a CRM system is capable of overwriting a backup?

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How in fucksake is this possible? Seriously?

Shut them down as rogue company.

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Nearly a million retail jobs will be destroyed by the march of tech, warns trade body

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There's more to go than that.

For starters, the 5 people at PC world who were chatting and ignoring me when I popped into buy a HDD.

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Canonical accused of violating GPL with ZFS-in-Ubuntu 16.04 plan

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Re: @HCV - I don't quite get your point

Oh, I agree on DTRACE.

Linux attempts have been woeful.

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