* Posts by boatsman

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Google: 'Here to stay on business cloud... but a long way to go'

boatsman
Pint

revenue is not profit and has nothing to do with it.

amazon does NOT, I repeat, NOT make a reasonable profit, compared to their revenue.

they do (and have to) invest most of their earnings into staying ahead.

it does have, however, billions from investors. as long as these investors are happy with the shareprice, amazon will survive.

10 yrs ago they started at 34 USD, today they are at almost 700 USD (source: yahoo)

that share price is based on turnover (revenue) and gutfeeling.

what the balance is between the two, is anyone's guess...

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Microsoft headhunters seek Linux folk for secret open source unit

boatsman

if you cant beat them.....

join them.

Already had the interview experience :-)

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Google broke its own cloud AGAIN, with TWO software bugs

boatsman

Re: Lightning in clouds

there's no lightning in clouds.

lighting is outgoing traffic when we are talking clouds.... normally, anyway........

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Google to end updates, security bug fixes for Chrome on 32-bit Linux

boatsman

S3 ...... you got to be kidding..... Re: I always kept hearing...

sadly S3 is one of the worst pieces of hardware ever produced, which ever version,

and that was when it was new. which is 10+ years ago, if I care to remember.

dump that stuff. it never worked properly then (on windows) and it wont now.....

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WANdisco boss: 'We're seeing a humongous movement to the cloud'

boatsman

27 usd for a gbyte / year ?

I advice you to change vendor.

you're making a direct comparison with cloud storage.

must mean that fte cost is not in there, apart from the 0,1 fte for handling all the hardware stuff around storage. assuming the avg company has let us say 100 tbyte, with 10% of a 30K guy, the FTE cost is meaningless. ( 3 cts per GB, per year)

databases, documents, vm storage, they still need to be managed and secured, so that cost sits on both sides.

really. buy something else.

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Enterprise revenues power Red Hat past $2bn barrier

boatsman
Alert

2.5 % profit margin.

is not much, for a software company.

their cost is growing almost as fast as their turnover.

normally in the case of a software business, we would speak of a business in trouble.

In that case, 2 bln only makes it a bigger failure if they ever go tits up.

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Azure lost some virtual machine backups for eleven hours

boatsman

Re: Permutation Datacentre: Very Virtual Servers on Other People's Hardware

sorry. it is not technology.

code is written by people. even if you make it HFDCT (c), we will keep seeing failures.

cuz it is us, not the machine. the machine does what we *actually* told it to do.

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boatsman

there is no patch tuesday for carbon entities

hence, this will keep happening.

just like it always did. we moved the issue, we did not solve it. and we never will.

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UK IT pros love OpenStack. Who says so? SUSE says so

boatsman

Re: The problem with Suse

the problem with your post is that you are accusing without substantiating.

which leads me to believe you are just a b***ter

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Private clouds kinda suck, you know?

boatsman
Mushroom

trevor needs a vacation. a long one. because......

he has a ton of reading and surfing to do. and maybe even trying out stuff, just to make sure it does what it promises.

e.g, openstack has had working installers from several sources for 2 or more years now.

examples:

ansible and chef runbooks / recipees

Fuel, a openstack.org tool, originating from Mirantis

Redhat and Suse openstack implementations. ( guaranteed to work .... etc ..... )

all of them 100% OSS and guaranteed to work within the same afternoon.

since Kilo you can upgrade openstack, too, and some of the above even support it.

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Alleged Silk Road architect arrested in Thailand

boatsman

while money laundering conspiracy does NOT carry a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

If you are a bank, and fork a couple of hundred mln / a billion or 1 or 2 perhaps......

then you dont even have to acknowledge wrongdoing.....

funny world.

making money on poisoning (young) people gets you ten years, money crimes 20,

unless you are a bank......

then you have the free out of jail card as long as you pay....

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What the Investigatory Powers Bill will mean for your internet use

boatsman

all of this assumes you can trust verisign, thawte etc. DO YOU ? REALLY ??

if you dont understand it, then start educating yourself :-)

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Dell buys out EMC in mega-super-duper $67 BEEELLLION deal

boatsman

Re: RIP Compellent/EqualLogic === I dont think so....

" Dell will stop making its own sh*te brands and no one buys and adopt EMC across the board instead."

in fact, everybody buys it. in volume, Dell is the biggest. But margin is much lower.

I think the plan is to take over EMC's customer base, make them happy with software defined storage at much lower prices. running on cheap sh**te from DELL.

High end storage is a shrinking niche, which explains why EMC has a problem, not Dell.

The margins that EMC has, are going to melt away very quickly in the next 5 years, because nobody wants to buy their sh**te again unless they have to for this or that niche purpose, you see.

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UK.gov wants a cloud wizard at £1,000 a DAY. That's more than the prime minister's salary

boatsman

got a phone number ?

"An IT director who is directing operations for infrastructure and also overseeing development and design, with detailed technical knowledge of a whole series of platforms from Microsoft to non-Microsoft? I would pay £1,000/day for someone who could do all of that,"

easy. done that, still do it. give me a ring :-)

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

boatsman
Linux

upgrade to windows 10 or better. I did.

opensuse 42

the answer to all questions, I suppose :-)

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Microsoft starts to fix Start Menu in new Windows 10 preview

boatsman

you can have your productivity back:

1) surrender and learn the new

2) switch over to a linux distro with KDE.

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boatsman

in 1995 Delphi v 3 or so one could have 10240 items in a list, @ 16Mbyte RAM

I wonder what stops microsoft in 2015 to have only 2048.

1995: my pc had 16 mbyte

2015: my pc has 8196 mbyte.

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‘Dumb pipe’ Twitter should sell up and quit, says tech banking chap

boatsman

should cut its losses and find a buyer

buyer as in ignorant investor / n**b ??

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Fugitive UK hacker turned ISIS recruiter killed in Syria

boatsman

a #3 on the kill list I'd be expecting them to take the kid alive

That means risking to give him a fair trial and perhaps he walks because of lack of evidence.

That is precisely the reason why Osama bin Laden was "removed" instead of trialled....

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Blueprints revealed: Oracle crams Sparc M7 and InfiniBand into cheaper 'Sonoma' chips

boatsman

Re: Phil 4 == last time I checked

solaris on x86 was pretty much very dead, by design, decisions, policy and strategy of Oracle itself.

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boatsman

404 --- most of oracle's software

does NOT run on sparc.

yes, one can do it. but most shops do not.

Anyway, these chips are not about volume. it is about many of sockets, hundreds of cores in a single system.

typically what you do not see in x86 based systems, and the ones that do, do not scale.

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EU data protection tsar spams lawmakers with his unwanted opinions

boatsman

Re: Why no official involvement? because they cannot tell him to. he is independent, yes ?

some letters here....

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boatsman

101

downloads. as of this moment

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Dell: Good servers and PCs, but for storage ... oh dear

boatsman

Enstratius.... ever heard about it ??

Mr author, you should at least have spent 5 minutes on Dell's website to check your facts.

your article is full of bold statements, without rationale or even basic fact checking.

you ought to be a little red in the face now. for a while to come.

better pull this article, if I were you.....

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Kaspersky claims to have found NSA's 'space station malware'

boatsman
Linux

have a hard time believing it is only/mostly windows that is targeted........

where are the linux hacks / spook code & tools ?

is it only SE linux they did ? I do not believe it.... :-)

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Hawk like an Egyptian: Google is HOPPING MAD over fake SSL certs

boatsman
FAIL

excuse me ??? not malicious.????

"There is no suggestion at this stage that the certificates were used for malicious purposes."

Egypt locks up journalists for no reason, and so does china.

Think before you write???

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Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?

boatsman
Pint

1 percent used to own half the world 10 yrs ago. now they own 60+ percent

thats what this Morozov guy is talking about. obviously, he doesnt quite get to the point like I can.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth

quote from that:

A study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research at United Nations University reports that the richest 1% of adults alone owned 40% of global assets in the year 2000, and that the richest 10% of adults accounted for 85% of the world total. The bottom half of the world adult population owned 1% of global wealth.[15] Moreover, another study found that the richest 2% own more than half of global household assets.[16]

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

boatsman

tv ads, internet ads, zapped they will be.

no one wants them, no one clicks them out of fear for viruses etc.

the only non intrusive ads are printed on paper.

unsolicited email advertisement is punishable by law in some jurisdictions. (3500 euro per item ?)

unsolicited online advertisement is not punishable in the same jurisdictions.

time to unify the law and thus the experience. Apparently, we the people, do not want ads, so get rid of it......

and btw, our internet connection is being paid by us, so that is not an excuse for advertising.

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Win Sun, lose Sun: How Larry's bet on old-world systems hurt Oracle

boatsman
Coat

Amazon makes NO profit.

that's it and that's that. lots of sales, no profit.

no cigar for this story.

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Texas T Rex Dell: Terabytes shipped. Count 'em and weep...

boatsman

the profit topdog is the one

that is going to loose market share fast. Dell is simply trying to commoditize storage.

Period.

Having high margins like EMC simply means EMC is ripping it's customers.

but then again, that is not really a new fact, is it ?

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SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS that 2014 was record HOTTEST year? NO

boatsman

really ? check this

simple picture. that shows that the coldest places on earth were (in 2014) quite a bit more warm than normal.

upto 4 degrees.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/80328000/png/_80328072_2014_annual_w-colorbar.png

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

boatsman
Coat

encrypt stuff yourself with your own tool was possible all the time

pgp for android is not exactly yesterday's invention........

Apple/Google just wanted to get rid of authorities wanting for-free-as-in-beer assistance to catch stupid criminals.

The smart ones encrypted their stuff already by themselves with encryption of their own......

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Facebook privacy policy change leaves Dutch stomping feet

boatsman

nothing to do with the UN. or the EU.

or the USA.

companies, and american companies are no exception, will do whatever they can get away with.

monsanto is a nice example: now trying to poison us all with round-up,

before that with agent orage (ask vietnam vets what that does) and before that with DDT.

so it needs regulating, if we do not want to die collectively.

same goes for zuck's little business, or google's or huawei's or <fill in your favourite>

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GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

boatsman
WTF?

first they break the law, got caught redhanded and now we have to blame the one who exposed them ?

get a life. behind bars preferably, because that is where these GCHQ gits belong.

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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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