* Posts by boatsman

22 posts • joined 14 Jan 2013

Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

boatsman

and increasing number of color telly's are linked to rising unemployment ?

well, maybe not.

Curious to know what this guy is smoking.....

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Forget Paris: OpenStack is not a cheap alternative to VMware

boatsman

so vmware is not

usable for the way we are going to do application deployments.

at least, that is what I am reading here. wouldnt mind having some rationale for that :-)

no more VMware in 5 years time, then :-)

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Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade

boatsman
Mushroom

more talk, less code

Apparently, RedHat is more and more becoming a PR machine.

Somewhere 3 years ago they already spend 4x more dollars on PR than on R&D. (SEC filling, find it yourself if you must :-) )

coffeemugs, t-shirts, talented PR people.

it works, as we can see. RedHat is becoming a kind of drop-in replacement for Solaris / HP-UX.

here is the catch.

RHEL is a drop-in replacement, yes. but not technology-wise.

RedHat's subscription business model is a drop-in replacement for the old generation of CIO's, who want to have a sales-rep to yell at and to blame when their shop goes titsup.... A billion dollar company, "how could I have known it was not good at <....> ? " is a very good blame-catcher.

It takes a lot more guts to go opensource all the way. running a very expensive proprietary database on a very expensive linux is not much different from what it has replaced........... you won't get fired for that if it goes awry.........

BM

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THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

boatsman
Pint

excellent.

fortunately, the USA economy will collapse next year.

perhaps that will help. (all of europe with a seriously damaged pension perspective or none at all)

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

boatsman

introducing democracy in Iraq (or controlling a lot of oil)

is also quite expensive.

10's of beeeelllions spent, and no result whatsoever......

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SAN-free, NAS-free? Scottish PHDs lift kilt on how they'll pull storage out of the aether

boatsman

link to user manual is not there, it is

here

https://www.aetherstore.com/workspace/media/uploads/support/aetherstore-user-guide-0.99_1.pdf

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OwnCloud: Fiddly but secure host-from-home sync 'n' share

boatsman
Linux

and this might help a little

https://web2.susestudio.com/a/weqHBE/cloud-kit-owncloud

if you have your own ssl provider, replace the private key with your own and you are good to go.....

enjoy.

bm

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Think Amazon is CHEAP? Just take a look at these cloudy graphs...

boatsman

anything you

like to share is welcome, including spreadsheets :-)

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KVM kings unveil 'cloud operating system'

boatsman

a hypervisor

is also a OS, right ?

these guys gave us kvm on top of the os,

and now tell us we can live without kvm on top of the os.

yes.

I know.

Been there, done that, still doing it. without KVM.

:-)

boats float

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IBM CIO's Great Refresh: No, Sales Guy, you can't JUST use DropBox

boatsman
Alert

Re: The hypocrisy of tech companies.

read it carefully. she's saying IBM can't allow employees to put customer data on a service not controlled by IBM. simple compliance, and a good rule this time.

BM

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IBM opens up Power chips, ARM-style, to take on Chipzilla

boatsman
Devil

Re: Power still kicking? imagine the

number of devices that western digital sold like live book. (44x power chips)

or the powerchips in almost every motormanagement system of many car brands

or sat receivers, wifi routets, and so on.

there's millions of those chips.....

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Five bods wrongly cuffed thanks to bungled comms snooping in UK

boatsman

this anti-terrorism is a new form of terrorism. but now from your own government

nuff said

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Dutch banks get nod to inhale Amazon cloud

boatsman

this is "news" from one year ago, and the conclusion of this article is total nonsense.

the link to the documents is in dutch, unfortunately.

However, I can help, because I can read it.

It says simply that cloud services are yet another form of outsourcing.

The rules still apply. In no way there is any suggestion in that document that the rules are relaxed or changed to make outsourcing to a cloud provider possible.

On the contrary, the document seems to be written to make sure everyone understands that moving applications in to the cloud makes no difference to the rules and regulations in effect.

Which I think makes it pretty much obvious that you cannot move a core banking application into the cloud:

simply because the cloud providers at this moment cannot and are not interested in delivering such a service, that would comply with EU regulations. Mostly because they couldnt make money with it.....

bootsman

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Obama-Chinese premier summit achieves little on cyber-security

boatsman
Pint

two guys who *are* the problem, are talking about the problem

PRISM, echelon, and the unknown ones we didnt hear about yet.

these are all government built invasions of our privacy, funded by us, to subsidize techfirms to develop chip technology and software that has no other market than governments that build $ 3 bln datacenters.

they are all in it, and we are the sheep, paying for our own demise.

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NSA whistleblower to tech firms, Obama: 'Grow a pair!'

boatsman
Pint

who do we trust Huawei ? or Cisco ?

these same types like that Clapper with his semantic blindspot are blackpainting company's like Huawei.

but 90% of the internet runs through Cisco gear.

Oh right, that's only foreigners private data, not from uebermenschen from the USA. I should have remembered that.

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Surprise! Intel smartphone trounces ARM in power trials

boatsman
FAIL

W = V x I

since the V is not known, we do not know the watts, so the article is meaningless.

basic physics, did you guys forget ?

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Review: Western Digital Sentinel DX4000

boatsman
Pint

Re: "ganging up a bunch of swallows to carry the thing off".

redmondian.......

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Cloud storage & legacy storage supplier vertical disintegration

boatsman
Pint

two things at work here..... nothing to do with cloud.....

I think you are glueing together "cheap/ commodity" and cloud.

it is not.

you can build a (ceph, e.g.) storage cloud in-house or out-house.

so cheap has nothing to do with cloud onsite or offsite.

if it is terabytes that go in there, you cant have it in the offsite cloud. because you cannot change cloudvendor anymore once you reach the 10's of terabytes. which effectively locks you in until network speed goes up a factor 100 the least. please note that there is not a single cloudprovider that enables you to offload your stuff from their "service".

offloading it to offsite cloud will present you with cost far beyond what you will spend onsite.

only problem is that one needs to convince storage administrators that you can build a reliable storage service based on cheap commodity technology and proper storage software like ceph and others. which are free as in speech and beer.

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Virty market share race reaches the bend and heeeeere comes Oracle

boatsman
Pint

well, without amazon, rackspace, nasa, NSA ......

and a few others vmware is indeed quite big.

but the main x86 virtualisation technology when it comes to serious, commercial cloud / massive datacenters, where businesses small and large are going, is still Xen.

Look for ubuntu to fill a lot of space. they've been chosen by the chinese government...........

Look for citrix/xen to steal from vmware, as a logical next step for those who are afraid of simply going

the full opensource monty do-it-yourself to cut some cost.......

now, where s my boat....?

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'Million-strong' zombie army devours Raspberry Pi's crunchy base

boatsman
Pint

blame it on the gun, not on the gunner ?

"The explosion of inexpensive and readily-accessible attack tools is enabling almost anybody to carry out DDoS attacks."

I dont think so. It's the hijacking of a million PC's that makes this possible.

BM

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IBM runs OLTP benchmark atop KVM hypervisor

boatsman
Pint

alas,

the reason for most of us to employ virtualization is multiple workloads with a mix of charcteristics on a single box. Which causes strain on cache efficiency of the cpu, memory - cpu transfer, etc.

tpc does not reflect that situation very much... the ibm benchmark is imho thus interesting, in that it proofs you do not *have* to go for bare metal for proper performance......

however, the list price tag of vmware ( KVM being almost non-existent in enterprise use)

and to a lesser extent Xen-from-citrix, might still be a good reason to not virtualize such a tpc oltp workload...

I wonder (didnt check) what stops vendors from doing the tpc vm benchmark or cook one themselves, that properly reflects mixed workloads in a slightly realistic setting :-)

a beer is in order, I think :-)

bm

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Oracle patches Java 0-day, goes to Defcon 2

boatsman
Coat

happens 3 times a month with IE .....

so why so much excitement over once in a 3 months with java applets, which is risky IF you are cruising on warez and crackz sites ?

Java in the browser is almost never used anymore anyway.....

?? Surely no one turned off the IE browser because MS will fix it once more at 14th january (today) ?

my coat, plz.....

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