* Posts by Ensate

8 posts • joined 10 Feb 2011

Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

Ensate

Re: Brexit will never actually happen

Its really easy to be condescending and assert that anyone who votes different to you is racist, stupid, needs their "head examining", or many other negative things. The reality is everyone I know who voted leave did it because of genuine concerns about the EU.

As i have said, I voted remain. However instead of nasty name calling lets look at the facts here. Voting remain was a vote to stay as we are (a known quantity), voting leave was voting for an unknown quantity. Its entirely possible that leaving the EU will work out well..... but that's going to take decades to work out.

In the mean time the process of actually leaving the EU isn't like flicking a light switch, and anyone who has ever worked anywhere near the public sector knows just how slowly government offices work on anything. It doesn't matter whether you voted leave or remain. We will be in for a long while yet, and it is extremely likely that a general election will happen before we leave, meaning all bets are off. In short nothing has changed.

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Ensate

Re: Brexit will never actually happen

I didnt. I voted remain, because I think its the better option.However I dont think on balance the world is going to end going forward.

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Ensate

Re: Brexit will never actually happen

No need to be nasty. How about not hiding behind AC. I know its you're not your. Im tired, and made a typo. Now back to the issue in hand. The majority have voted to leave. Excellent, but what is it they voted to leave? The leave campaign has hardly been straight about what basis they will negotiate with the EU. It will be years before we move forward to leaving, and between now and then is at least one, maybe two general elections. In which case the government will follow the mandate given to them in the manifesto they were elected on. No doubt this whole storm in a teacup will fade into the background and disappear. No everyone calm down, get a cup of tea, and smile. This whole thing isn't worth the nastiness that seems to be spreading.

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Ensate

Re: Brexit will never actually happen

I think your missing the point. Vote in, Vote out. The end result is the same.

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Brexit will never actually happen

Its already started. The brakes are going on. We will have negotiation after negotiation on various treaties, until the voting public cant remember exactly what we voted for anyway. The EU will come to a settlement of some description, which allows us all to keep trading, and everyone to keep moving about freely. We will end up having to abide by EU rules to trade with them. No doubt some money will need to be paid by us as part of the treaty. In short, the politicians can relabel and call it what they like to claim victory, we will be in the EU by proxy. Status quo resumed and the world wont end. In the mean time, the press will be full of hyperbole and bluster. Nigel Farage will rant a lot. Facebook will be full of angry arm chair politicians. Ultimately, different day, same shit. Nothing to see here, move along everyone :-)

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My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

Ensate

Re: Parliamentary Sovereignty

Couldnt agree more. 12 months from now, this "World Changing" crisis will be forgotten about. Anyone remember The Greek Crises that was going to end the world within hours? Ultimately there is too much vested interest on both sides of the channel for a hard exit to happen. People will get round a table in Brussels and an Agreement will happen. Same old story.

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HP rocks Redmond with webOS PC play

Ensate

not relevent... yet

It does ring a bell, and I have tested it. however:

1) Its not finished yet, and as such isn't ready for a production environment.

2) Although I am fine with setting up a samba server (and have done it on may occasions), every other member of my staff is not. Its been surprisingly difficult to get competent Linux staff who are wiling to work in a mixed windows / Linux / Mac environment. this means there are massive training issues, and also business continuity issues should I move on.

3) Samba 4 doesn't support all the higher enterprise functions of AD... yet.

4) If your in an enterprise with multiple sites/departments. The chances are you will have windows server boxes already out there. At which point, the licensing issue is still there, even if you replace some of them with samba.

5) As much as I respect samba for its performance and rock solid abilities. Its just no where near as slick, easy to use, easy to setup, and easy to manage.

believe me, I am watching samba 4 with deep interest and can only hope it turns out as well as I am sure many of us want it to.

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competition is good but....

Is it just me, but the competition seems to be sat squarely in the home user and non business user. While this is an important area. As an IT manager, despite wanting to find decent alternatives to Microsofts OS tax, I find myself returning to it time and again when my professional name is on the line.

Don't get me wrong here. I love linux, and use it wherever possible. IOs, Android, and WebOS are very goof mobile OS's. However, Linux still hasn't got anything to match the slickness and manageability of Active Directory, and non of the new mobile OSs truly have the enterprise ready features I need in my work place.

The same seems to be equally true in other areas such as web browsers. I despise IE, yet a move to firefox and chrome is just a none starter due to the extremely poor manageability tools.

If hp, really want to take over the world, they need to give WEBos some real enterprise credentials to match its great usability.

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