* Posts by HmmmYes

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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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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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