Re: happy citrix customer here
Cisco is already re-selling Netscaler, with Elliott looking to divest from Netscaler, it seems logic that Cisco waits as long as possible for the price to go down then picks up Netscaler.
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Cisco is already re-selling Netscaler, with Elliott looking to divest from Netscaler, it seems logic that Cisco waits as long as possible for the price to go down then picks up Netscaler.
Not ALL ISP use network traffic management.
I have 2 providers, one (A&A) clearly state they are not using traffic management and endeavour to buy enough transit traffic to not be the bottleneck and do a really good job at it and I strongly believe my second ISP (gigaclear) not to have any traffic management in place either.
Neither sale argument is ridiculously low price and you get what you pay for. In this case for slightly higher cost I get ISPs not slowing me down and with competent support if/when needed.
17% get their "up to" speed at any time, down to 15% during peak hours.
So only 2% are hit by congestion (at their ISP and/or transit level).
That means that most of the 83% not reaching their "up speed" is due to sync speed being below their expectations.
Switching provider won't help as both will use the same BT Openreach copper pair (except to alternative technology - cable/FTTP if lucky enough to have them available - in which case you would be unlikely to go for low ADSL/FTTC sync speed in the first place).
Appalling customer service? That's a big progress I believed they didn't had any...
Lots of bugs, travelling via not working (ignoring the via about 50% of the time). Each new release removing functionalities from the previous one...
Where TomTom is really good is the Traffic data (thanks to Vodafone data), far better than RDS and competitors but I suspect that lead will quickly disappear with the amount of data Google is picking up from their devices.
Fully agree that they had a great product but poor management.
A newspaper front page with Muhammed complaining that *some* (his most extreme) followers are idiots/nutcases, along with other covers mocking Christian, Jews, politicians, Brits, ....) is freedom of expression (and not racism as they were only targeting idiots/far right independently of any color, race or religion).
A website posting pictures of the authors of the front page specifying wanted "dead or alive", providing homemade terrorist recipes etc is not freedom of speech, is call to crime.
I have no problem with the latest being shut down (or replaced by the first one).
Je suis Charlie.
(not anonymous coward, just by respect to the 12 that gave their life to fight for our freedom of speech).
DWP just burned another £600m in butched universal credit IT job, so let them sell their /8 to cover the cost, then respec the project for its 3rd or 4th reboot with IPv6 (and a delivery date of 2028).
So Ian Ducan Smith could argue that he actually really saved money (from the IP sales), that the project is a stable ground for the future and will be delivered on time (2028 or anytime after Ian Duncan Smith political dead)
Funny coming form a company selling "fibre" internet and delivering you copper... The fact they extend the fibre from the exchange to the cabinet doesn't remove the weakest link which is the copper bit. Realistically if I connect to an US server i'll get about 4000-5000 miles of connections on fibre, so according to BT if I dial up (or have a pigeon delivery me the IP packets on paper) for the last 0,01% it should still be called an "fibre" connection.
I'll call it fibre when I get light entering my house, not electricity
Ban peanuts. Far more deaths caused by them than by breath play (or terrorist) every year...
So Amazon is a company that:
- Make no money but building profiles of everything we read or watch
- Wants to put microphones in our house
- Only chance of profitability is hosting CIA cloud
Call me paranoid...
Actually from a consumer grade ADSL line it makes perfect sense to move most of those service of the carrier side.
Having the firewall on the carrier side would block DoS before it reach the ADSL low bandwidth so that's a massive plus (if you get under attack regularly - at which point you might think about stopping trolling people gaming).
DHCP having 60ms (2x30ms) latency is no big deal.
Management would be as slow as accessing any website.
IT makes perfect sense for the carrier and 99% of the users.
As long as there are specialised ISP available for the 1% (Like Andrews & Arnold) it's fine.
I don't want my provider to turn around and say "You want VLAN? Sorry that's an enterprise feature, you can switch to our £999/month tariff"
How much can I get for an app that just automatically answer "WTF?" to any incoming Yo?
With no hardware announcement at WWDC, which is a clear indication that the iPhone 6 is not ready, this could be the first time that Apple will be relegated out of the innovator board by a major player (even if it has been ages since they really introduced anything new and "revolutionary")
Amazon is treating its employees probably even worst than Apple and its fiscal optimisation policy doesn't have much to learn from Braeburn Capital (Apple off shore money management arm) but still would be happy to see Tim Cook's company arrogance getting a good kick in the balls.
I would prefer the "Eject" button (or Shift-Delete), not really looking forward to the "IDS Rebooted" sequel....
Most research project won't give a damn about the identity of the samples they use.
The risk is de-anonymising data comes from commercial companies that will be able to buy them from the government, and those by definition are self funded....
And to be perfectly honest I really care far less if Dr. XYZ in a lab trying to find a cure for what ever genetic orphan disease is able to find my name to contact me about is research than insurance ABC knowing I have that gene and more likely to develop a particular disease exclude it from my medical cover or increase the price to reflect the risk.
On top of that to be able to ID anonymised data you need to cross reference them with other databases which are unlikely to be available to researcher but already in hand of commercial structure.
So the real problem is that, in the current form, there is no option to opt-in for research only purpose, so it will be a complete opt-out for me (if I trust the government to respect my choice and not force me down the line in a couple of year....)
I'm personally a big fan of OneNote, easy to cut and paste web pages, screenshots, etc...
Perfect as a sophisticated clipboard and available on iPad too.... I prefer it to Evernote.
Advantageously replace/complement the loose papers on my desk use to quickly take notes.
In the same BBC click, there was a demonstration of an SSL man in the middle attack towards Amazon (but stating they can impersonate any/other sites)
Except for unpatched iOS device not checking that the certificate actually match the URL (but it was demonstrated on Android), how would that attack works without pre-installing a new trusted root cert on the device?
Also the comment at the end, from TrendMicro representative (i believe) that hotel type Wi-Fi requesting a one-off password are far more secure is absolutely BS, nothing prevent to do a fake login page accepting any "password", can't actually believe they diffused that comment!
The device is yours, but your account and all its content are the property of Apple for 25 generation. Don't you remember signing a pact with the devil with your own blood when you opened that bloody iTunes account?
All your privacy and data are belongs to us.
Time to switch ISP. People like A&A have been providing IPv6 on both leased lines and personal ADSL for as long as I can remember (probably 10 years!)
Except there is a major feature missing in Chrome SSL implementation, there is no way to import certificate, which is useful if you have man-in-the-middle protection on corporate firewall/proxy.
You should be able to either import new root certs or trust root pushed by Apple config/MDM solutions.
1) To benefit from the high resolution, you will need a proper screen. Just a "basic" painted screen surface won't be flat enough to reflect the light in an even manner.
You can easily see a huge difference of quality between "on screen" and "on wall" projection at any resolution, but this would be like putting a very good old pure malt wisky in a diet coke....
2) Sony already has "normal" throw 4K projectors (the VPL-VW600, VW1000 and VW1100ES) but crucially lack of support and interest from Sony in Europe.
While the US benefits from a cheap and impressive upgrade path from the VPL-VW1000ES to VPL-VW1100ES: Mainboard upgrade, new bulb, 4K media player, Vaio tablet for $2500, Sony Europe offer the mainboard upgrade only for more than £3000.... and more importantly still has absolutely no plan for any 4K content in Europe (Video Unlimited 4K is available in the US since last summer).
As for the recently announced Playstation Now, also an US exclusive, it seems that Sony is undecided to do any investment in the European market.
Such a shame to see a good brand loosing so much over here by lack of management, vision and/or investment.
You don't really need "unique" MAC addresses, they need to be unique in your subnet (at least for NIC using IP, for other usage you might use the MAC as unique identifier but might not be a good idea - like inventory).
Under IP, you only use the MAC if the destination IP is the current subnet (ARP). Anything else will be forwarded according to the route table.
With 16 millions address per range the risk of conflicting IP while not null is virtually absent.
It's only a small part of feminists that want to block porn, the same feminists that believe that *all* prostitutes are trafficked and abused, while students working at McDonald's have done a career choice, clothing industry and house staffing exploitation of migrants doesn't exist/not worth fighting for.
Those people use feminism as an excuse to push their narrow minded view of society, along the average Daily Mail reader/voter.
If you look around the web there are plenty of feminists with a different point of view, I'm thinking about people like Brooke Magnanti (Belle de Jour), Zoe Margolis (Girl with one track mind) and plenty of others.
The government already clearly stated that the next step will be mandatory filtering of "extremist" without any opt-out (and would you really want to be listed on that opt-out list)?
So the current "porn" / think of the children approach serves to
1) Have the infrastructure in place, paid by the ISP/user (not the government - which is great at least those of us on a proper ISP won't pay for nanny state filter - for the moment)
2) Get the mass used to see "Blocked site" web page, and not question it
The next step with the mandatory "extremist" filter will be blocking anything as extremist as people leafleting Mc Donald's (infiltrated by the Met extremist squad) and obviously send a report with your IP address (and probably subscriber details) to the relevant authorities to kick your door at 6am next day....
The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself...
H. L. Mencken, The Smart Set, December 1919
If it's only using DNS, on the base that BT doesn't also block traffic to any non-BT DNS, just point your PC (or whatever device) DNS client to 184.108.40.206 (Google) or 220.127.116.11 (OpenDNS).
I expect the BT filter to be a bit more efficient than that and filter the IP traffic to address hosting a banned site.
I just had a look at the BT filter, it comes with 3 level. Light, med, strict. (http://www.ispreview.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/2013-article-illustrations/bt_filter_table.jpg)
Even the lightest option filter not only porn but also: Obscene and tasteless (that's great as tasteless is such an easy thing to decide.... The government insisting that the NHS and we are better of now, insisting that inequalities have been reduced since they arrived in power is obscene and tasteless to me), Hate and self-harm, Drugs (I suspect that include drug information/education/charities sites not just Silk Road), Dating.
You can add Nudity, Weapons and violence (which obviously is far less harmful/questionable than sex...), Gambling (which should be illegal to <18yo anyway....), Social Networking with the "Moderate" settings.
The strict top up the list with Fashion and beauty, File Sharing, Games and Media streaming.... (WTF?)
Sex education and Search engines blocking are optionals.....
So even the lowest setting is far more restrictive than porn.
On the other hand, a (free) AWS instance, a VPN to it; or just a Usenet client will give you access to all the porn you want.
So glad I'm an AA ISP customer....
It's only the beginning, the government also wants to block "extreme views", which is extremely worrying when you know the Met infiltrated dangerous extremist groups such as those leafleting McDonald's, UK Uncut and other tax protesters, etc...
First they blocked the porn and I did not speak out because I was not a perv.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
AFAIK the filter is at least "opt-in" and not "opt-out" as originally requested by the government, so at least you don't have to fill up the "perv" form :-) Only the "I can't educate / trust / take care of my children and want the state to do it for me and block all sexual education they might want, to align it with the bad one they are offered at school"
But this is the first step, extremist block will be mandatory I'm sure.....
So next step is to block any groups attempting to reduce freedom of thinking and expression, have anti-democratic views, have totalitarian tendencies and are terrorist (as in "using terrorism as political system - governing by fear").... oops getting a 403 from some filtering device when trying to access www.conservatives.com
Waoouw, I'm impressed by Microsoft.
It's the first time I hear advance replacement on mass distribution consumer product, usually this is reserved to premium contract support on enterprise equipment (usually 4hrs or next day but an XBox is hardly business critical). And a free downloadable game to keep you busy in the mean time....
Compare that to Sony (US) sending an empty box, sending a replacement after reception of the damaged unit... turn around nearly 2 weeks. Hope I won't have to test Sony service on Friday but I don't expect it to match MS one.
Plenty of cheap and beautiful office space (think refurbished barns and farms) for probably 1/10th of Hoxton price (or less)
I'm on a £69/month 1Gbps symmetrical link (I suspect your 4Mbps ADSL upload at around 256Kbps). Ok it's a personal connection, but even the business prices are well below the cost of a leased line (250Mbps symmetrical for less than £150/month and £200 installation).
Plenty of lovely pubs, just avoid mentioning the Daily Mail thing, it won't make you popular (and honestly I know you'll have to pay for your leased line but have a minimum of self respect....)
With major terrorists not trusting their phone or internet, I suspect diamonds (or drug) will stay their currency of choice.
Diamonds are really useful if you want to transport a very large amount of money, in your pocket and passing airport security undetected....
That really makes me sound old (and unfortunately I'm getting to that stage)...
When I was a kid, computers were too expensive so you could rent "computer/processing" time out of data center, so the only thing that really evolve is that you don't ship performed cards any more but hard disks (if you got massive data amount, too much to upload)...
Why do you want to limit yourself to IPv6?
Except if this is tailored to a specific target using IPv6, 99.9% of (UK/Non Asian) ISPs and businesses are not using IP6, so it will be trivial to detect and block (especially on non Windows boxes, without tunnelling enabled by default). Any enterprise firewall has IPv6 disabled by default.
Most corporate desktops won't have mic installed.
BIOS compatibility (and the capacity to block overwrite on BIOS flasher) seems once again to point to a particular target
All that contradict the any OS any system claims.
So doable for highly targeted system, not much so on generic. Probably Sci-Fi to me.
Kiss goodbye to Summer time (or Daylight saving) on Sunday, so the bets are open how iOS 7 / 7.03 will react.
Since iOS 4, not a single major release has been able to cope with the change, usually affecting alarms that are either duplicate, skipped, delayed by 1 or 12 hrs, .... So what do you think will happen this time :-)
QA testing at Apple seems to go down (or marketing/finance pushing harder to release an unpolished product), we are at third minor revision, and we can start to see regression bugs appearing (like the font size control not working in some applications incl. Apple's own "Music" (stuck with giant font size)
Revolution in the industry???
I overcharge you $2000 for $1000 value of hardware and bundle it with lifetime (ie 2 to 3 hardware generations) of free software upgrade for another $1000... Now please high-5 / kiss my arse as I just revolutionised the industry.
Basically: We are an hardware vendor, giving "free" software that only run on our hardware allow us to point fingers to the competition who is either a software company that obviously has no other economical choice than selling software and software upgrades to generate revenue (and Microsoft is nowhere near able to generate income on hardware) or a ad selling business who has already been giving away software for years (isn't Goggle docs free since it's launch?).
If Apple was able to prevent any Google Ad to be displayed on its devices, Google will probably "revolutionise" the market by giving away hardware at cost or below just to get access to a bit of what brain you have left....
The real comparison should be the TCO over the life of a device and I don't believe that Mac and free Maverick iWork would look favourably against generic PC with Windows and Office... But TCO is probably of no interest to average fanboy.
Golden iPhone with "free" software target demographics (what we call Chavs this side of the Atlantic) are probably more familiar with GTi than TCO.
Apparently one of the main reason phages therapy has not been developed that much in the West is under current IP law you can't patent phages.
So who care if it can treat 90% of super-bug and solve the long term antibiotics resistance problem, if pharma company can't patent it, they won't develop it.
Remember their main (and only) objective is profit for their shareholders. Most of them being pension funds, there might even be a slight conflict of interests... are they really that interested in seeing you living long after retirement age?
Plastic ipad.... that's so exciting :-)
Seriously, when was the last time an Apple event had any element of surprise, any big announcement, or anything remotely interesting (I'm not talking worth even 1/10th of the excitement)? Probably the iPad launch (and even that was more than leaked...)
A non event that should attract no coverage... I don't see any car vendor getting 2 minutes in TV news because this year blue is a bit lighter or darker than last year blue model...
So basically Starbucks did some market research to see at which point they will see less public support for the campaign against them and picked up the most profitable amount?
"We listened to our customers in December and so decided to forgo certain deductions", really sounds to me, we decide how much we are ready to pay, it's nothing about stopping using tax optimisation tactics but balancing it with PR.
Amazing how large corporation just decide how much they are going to pay.. ummm I'll give your £10m this year if you promise to shut up and stop moaning.
Still well below what tax should be on their pseudo-non existent profit is (ie: Total of sales - Cost (minimum wages, rent, cost of coffee)), not license (etc...) fees from Irish/Virgin Island/Cayman Island subsidiaries.
Anybody knows a good EU based alternative to gmail? I don't really believe in the "if you have nothing to hide you don't have to worry"... and more in
First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
Or the only safe solution is to have my own mail server hosted somewhere?
I have invented THE solution to the world energy problem.
1) Patent my solution, being sure that I will sell it to world+dog and probably climb in the top 100 richest man on earth very quickly and probably grab a Nobel price in the process
2) Declare it a "trade secret", hide it in a box and let no one get close
Really difficult choice... let me tease everyone, choose the second option and see if I look very serious.
WTF? just because... WTF!
Not really as this would be 114 batteries, so 114 x the MTBF.
If you car is build to last 5 years, it shouldn't explode after 1 minute on the base that there are 5 millions cars on the road.
The fact that 2 or 3 batteries failed after each others just makes it less of a statistical incident (or a one off).
Exactly my opinion, when can I play? at work, I shouldn't, at home, have no time/better things to do.
That leaves me with trains/planes (no internet connectivity) and hotel rooms (with patchy connections - how many time an hour do you usually loose AP connection/need to re-authenticate? Probably far too if you loose your town at any small glitch).
Isn't not having a working product and not anywhere close to the capacity required (which can have been anticipated) malicious?
I'm sorry but isn't capacity planning relatively easy? You know you are going to have a urge surge of demand in the first 30 days that will go down without time (depending on how quickly the game is boring - which without save and reload, sandbox feature is probably going to be pretty quick).
In the (good) old time you would have to factor the investment cost to cope at the peak (but could recycle it for next game launch) vs the alienation of the user base but now with IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) like AWS, Azure and other clouds the investment is virtually null, you just pay for the capacity you are using. So invest (buy) server farm to cope for use at D+30 and rent capacity for the rest. Build software able to scale up and launch new instances quickly. Not rocket science.
Ordered the game on DVD, been dispatched but will return it as soon as it gets thru the door. Send a clear signal to EA: Yes I was interested and happy to get a newer SimCity but not in those conditions.
No brute force in next to no time if you get an account (permanently) locked after 3 attempts (like any debit/credit card) or temporary locked out like AD authentication.
The idea is good, better protection than 4 digit, not as good as 2 factors but as mentioned with 3 try, thieves will try first line, first row and top left to bottom right diag and will probably get throu half of the time.
If you enforce no-easy guess option, idiots will block their card 3 times a week...
The only way around it is to improve/upgrade the user :-(
Not sure if it's an isolated incident or not, upgraded iPhone 4 from 6.1 to 6.1.2 and now looping in recovery mode (bricked).
Sounds like a trip to Apple Store soon to get it replaced :-(
Probably the only way Cameron could keep his promise for UK to have one of the best broadband infrastructure in Europe.
If you can't deliver any more than >24Mbits/s to 90% of the population and 2M-to-24Mbits/s for the unlucky 10% of us, instead of pushing BT (or others if they were allowed to bid...) to provide FTTH, what do you do? Kill the budget so no one can invest in better broadband.
Sounds like a very good long term strategy. Well done!
iOS upgrades are not free they are a marketing tool to promote/force you to upgrade to newer device.
You remember when Siri rolled out it was only supported by iPhone 4S and iPad3, the older platform allegedly not being powerful enough. In reality they were as the iPad mini is an iPad 2 in a smaller form factor and yet suddenly powerful enough to run Siri (which is mainly datacenter based anyway).
Try A&A (Andrews and Arnold), they offer ipv6 and ipv4 blocks on FTTC.
Not with BT anyway....
No need to go to every ISP.... just shutdown a few main pairing nodes (Telehouse should be enough, Telecity too if needed), and the net will crumble.
I made it, I moved from the 99% to the 1.1% :-)
Glad I'm not using iCloud email and it's just a side effect of my iTunes account... down since at least yesterday 1pm (was the first time I wanted to use it in months).
So if the company got a Skybox or a TiVo and pause the signal for 5 seconds, it's technically not live any more and then completely legal?
Such a shame I can't just fast forward a few weeks, get over it and back to normal life without Boris scenic road buses, G4S "management" fees, brand police and just have to pay for it for the next 20 years.....