* Posts by nullacritter

8 posts • joined 4 Jun 2012

Hairy situation? Blade servers can reach where others can't

nullacritter

I used to like blades......

Until I had to manage a room half full of them. Vendor lock in a described above is annoying, but not the worst trait. Wait until you have to manage firmware versions of all the chassis components, and the blades themselves. Then you discover there are firmware compatibility issues that cause a chassis to power cycle when a blade of particular version is inserted.

Or that you need to power cycle a chassis to perform an upgrade. Oh the joy of managing the contents of the chassis to do this.

I love the density and the theory of blades, but reality for those tasked with availability is not quite as rosy.

The biggest warning flag from a vendor lock in standpoint is when Cisco started selling servers. They recognise an opportunity to cup / squeeze testicles when they see it.

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Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet

nullacritter
Trollface

ouch!

You seem a little touchy about the name calling, maybe an extra 15mins at the therapist next time might help to get over some of the issues from your childhood?

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Customs cops shutter 700+ domains in global anti-piracy blitz

nullacritter

I wondered why ebay didn't work anymore!

More knock offs than you can jump over there!

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Apple sucking triple the phone switchers as Samsung – report

nullacritter
Gimp

doesn't surprise me

Posters experience is almost completely my own, except for frying a memory card. I also got the S3 for the bigger screen, but I still can't read pdfs easily!

I detest the whole iCult thing, but I do miss the simplicity of my old iphone 4.

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

nullacritter

Sounds more like sensible firearm owners - a couple of warning shots, before realizing the guy is a nutter and not likely to hurt them.

Hence the 911 call stating what the perp was doing, and not carving him a new arsehole with the 12.

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Take the heat from data centres’ PUE pitch

nullacritter

Re: PUE can be less than 1

PUE less than 1?

Why, you could sell power back to the grid!!

The term PUE I'm afraid is thrown about with the Uptime scam / cartel's tier ratings, that is, handy to talk to CEO's and PHB's over golf, but actually useless unless the measurements are quantified.

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Dreaded redback spider's NEMESIS: Forgotten Captain Cook wasps

nullacritter
Linux

A redback bite is unlikely to kill you, but you will wish you were dead. It makes you rather I'll.

The wonderful paper wasp will attack for merely walking by, one of my pommie mates had a number of orrible stings when mowing the lawn. I asked if he was sure it wasn't a dropbear attack, as thats what it looked like to me.

And MOST sheep are not dangerous if you buy them a drink first.

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How to get a job in Australia

nullacritter

Just have to be careful of the dropbears.

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