Re: Common Lego !!
Terrible how people discriminate against BDSM preferences these days....I hope she is ashamed of herself!
1103 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013
Terrible how people discriminate against BDSM preferences these days....I hope she is ashamed of herself!
"Speaking heuristically, it might be because you drive like a selfish prick and your other half doesn't."
So you are that twat that sits in the outside lane at 70.0 MPH with a long queue behind you?
"I've only had one sexual relationship in the last 32 years (I should point out that it has lasted 32 years)"
That will teach you not to play with Superglue whilst watching porn!
"a pint weighs a pound, the whole world round."
They might want to compare the weight of a pint of air and a pint of mercury.....
"the Surface Book looks more modern with its sharp edges, and dramatic wedge design, compared to the softer curves on Apple's notebook." and "The Surface Book also has a more pronounced hinge design, which Microsoft is dubbing the Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge. While the hinge adds to the tech-inspired design of the Surface Book, it's not an entirely new design"
Sounds like they like it to me....
"I'd consider a Surface Book if...
...it ran OSX."
So would I - the hardware is awesome enough even if you had extra the hassle of formatting and installing Windows...
"How about telling us which, in your opinion, are the makers of the most-wanted high-end laptops?"
Historically Dell (XPS and Alienware), but now Microsoft too.
That's the plastic on the keyboard cover - which is cosmetic and nothing to do with the connector itself. And that was fixed long ago.
"A Windows 10 automatic update trashed my dual-boot Windows 10 "
You mean that you are on the Windows Insider Program - by choice - and it installed a complete new version of Windows 10 from scratch - which will indeed update the boot loader....
"It beggars belief to suggest that Snowden, with his knowledge of electronic surveillance, didn't know that taking the data into China and Russia is functionally equivalent to handing them a copy"
Watch Citizenfour. Snowden was extremely careful of precisely that sort of situation - and left it up to the journalists to assess what could be released.
"And if they lose their case against the DoJ, they can *still* be forced to hand over all that data to pretty much any US official that wants a gander. Think about that for a moment."
No they can't. Office 365 DRM encryption and key management is specifically designed to enable you to prevent such data being taking directly from the US, and anyone doing it in Ireland would be breaking European law and could be locked up if appropriate. I think you will find that local Microsoft employees care somewhat more about a potential stay in a prison cell that an annoyed email from Redmond...
"he sold other stuff to the Russians and Chinese"
I think you are confused. Snowden never sold anything. He gave it to two journalists for free. All of it.
"Goodbye office 365"
Office 365 is one of the few such services that you can set to retain your data only within the EU - which can be enforced by DRM (secured by Thales hardware HSM systems) that is specifically designed not accessible from the US if that's what you want...
Anyone who doesn't think this is a big deal needs to watch Citizenfour.....
"Only very few, and seriously broken or design-flawed software will send the same longterm secret several million times in a rapid fashion."
"I can make an Exchange server get an A+ with HAProxy on the front."
No need for HAProxy to do that. IIS is perfectly capable by itself.
"Unfortunately MS can't make Outlook Anywhere understand TLS 1.2 (Outlook 2013 and earlier)"
Microsoft are aware and a solution is apparently coming soon.
"the fact there is no killer "app" on W10 to make upgrading worth it."
There is - Direct-X 12.
"The pair point out that OWA server admins are owners of an organisation's domain credentials, making it a juicy attack vector."
No they are not. Email admins would not normally have domain admin rights in a properly setup environment. Also no admin should be using admin credentials to access their normal account / email via OWA.
That they got remote access to an OWA server - which are pretty secure by default - smells of a larger problem in the environment.
""We have 235 patent claims on your software but won't tell you what they are until you pony up the cash and sign a gagging order""
Of course Microsoft have to tell you what they are - they have to for you to be able to judge if you infringed! They just stop you telling others because otherwise they might workaround the patents and ship anyway - and Microsoft won't make any money out of it.
Anyway, that's now pretty irrelevant as Microsoft's 200+ primary claims are widely documented on the internet.
"So why not fix up DX13 Microsoft, and make it AWESOME for PC gaming"
I thought they already did a pretty good job with DX12.
DX13+ will presumably integrate HAVOC support in a two fingers salute to Nvidia / Open GL.
"Cloud Gaming is just a euphemism DRM. Other than actual multiplayer games, there's no other purpose for it."
It isn't on Xbox - the actually do use cloud resources to assist with gaming performance and offload functions.
"when you can simply use containers and get full performance."
They are limited in scope at the moment - with say Docker only supporting Linux, and App-V only supporting Windows. Microsoft / Docker are working on a universal format that can potentially contain any OS / platform binaries. Expect that late this year.
"I fail to see why you need to run just one the afore mentioned hypervisors."
Running a zoo costs money - in skills, time and toolsets.
"Broadly these days they are comparable and if you're a greenfield site then it's likely to come down to costs"
I would frame it as VMware has more features / is more mature, but Hyper-V Server is usually significantly cheaper and is good enough for many.
"Windows 2016 will have SDN a la NSX for example"
Windows Server has had that since Server 2012. Azure runs on it now. See http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/08/22/software-defined-networking-enabled-in-windows-server-2012-and-system-center-2012-sp1-virtual-machine-manager.aspx
" it trying to catch up with Azure via "vCloud Air"."
This is one of Microsoft's major Azure benefits versus say AWS - full Hybrid Cloud out of the box.
"I was planning on using FT for ay DHCP server "
There is an easier option these days. See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd296672(v=ws.10).aspx
"If anybody is using Hyper-V in the real world they will almost certainly be managing it with SCVMM"
VMware DRS is included only with VMware vSphere Enterprise and VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus Editions, so even with the SCVMM management tools included to provide an equivalent service as DRS, Hyper-V Server is still far cheaper.
However SCVMM is not the only / lowest cost choice for managing Hyper-V - See for instance http://www.5nine.com/5nine-manager-for-hyper-v-product.aspx#features
"this is probably the reason that "IT" managers don't choose it"
The main reasons that I wouldn't choose it as an IT manager is that is that for a commercially supported option like RedHat, it tends to cost just as much as or more than the other flavours, but with likely a higher overall TCO, and also that pretty much no one supports their software explicitly running under KVM, but they usually do on Hyper-V and / or VMware.
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"Don't you already pay that when you pay for the server software, need a bigger one for more users, server OS costs more... and when you purchase workstation OS licenses ?"
Sometimes, but CALs lets you balance that by another usage measure. Windows desktops include a client CAL. Many of Microsoft's (and many other vendors) options let you choose a with or without CALs model - for instance you can choose to license SQL Server for a straight feature based price + CALs, or per CPU.
You have obviously never dealt with Oracle licensing!
"CALs must be the biggest rip-off in the history of IT"
CALs let vendors price by actual use of a system - so can be a much more equitable approach than binary licensing charges...
"Don't they realise that they are pricing themselves out of the market? Many Enterprises are reigning back on expenditure."
Microsoft is usually the lowest TCO option. And say for Windows Phone which now has a ~ 28% enterprise sales market share in the UK - the devices and MDM software are priced far lower than the competition.
"There are alternatives to many of their products now."
Always have been, however, they mostly suck in comparison.
"the $135 per device/year MS Tax will make a lot of companies think again."
It's still cheaper than most of the competition.
"The systemrescuecd can also help recover a Windows box when the MS provided tools fail"
Not if you use BitLocker.
"often have 10-100Gbps "
No they don't. 10Gbits maybe, 40 rarely, 100Gbps - pretty much never.
"SPF obviously isn't easy to implement !"
It's really easy, See:
"And massively more complex to manage"
Actually it's somewhat easier to install and manage than this solution - it pretty much just works and is ready to go once installed.
"- and more expensive if you aren't on Technet."
That is true, it's about £900 with 5 CALS. TechNet no longer exists by the way - it's MSDN only now.
"Exchange Server 2012, unlike previous versions doesn't contain a SPAM and virus filter"
There is no such product.
If you mean Exchange 2013 then that's not correct:
Microsoft do recommend that you use a cloud based service for more advanced protection though.
"Anyone using Truecrypt on windows obviously doesn't care about security that much anyway."
Yep, hence why enterprises tend to use BitLocker configured to best practices with a TPM and Secure Boot. No one that cared about security would want to use a product without commercial support.
"since OFCOM does most of its administration in Excel spreadsheets "
Most financial traders and most businesses rely on Excel spreadsheets too, so not clear what your point is.
"I believe to "do cloud right" you need to be able to exit from your vender and you need to have a DR capability hosted by another vender. It's not easy and I haven't seen it done (or managed to convince any customer it's worth doing) but I'll keep expressing the opinion."
It's relatively easy these days: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/10/microsoft_tries_to_paint_vmware_azure_with_disaster_recover_detour/
"Clearly you need a BOFH"
In telecoms, they are all employed answering customer support calls...
"That is what you actually pay for when buying cloud. You pay for the assumption that you have paid for the mainframe of the 21st century - an infrastructure that does not fail"
Not in public cloud you don't. Availability is stated at 99.9% if you are lucky.
You should design your applications to be resilient. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn251004.aspx for some guidelines.
"Who on earth thought naming a project after a city that is slowly sinking?"
An organisation that is slowly sinking.
"all the children on my morning bus had Blackberries"
That was due to BBM. It's available on other mobile OSs now.
Who is going to buy Blackberrys that are based on Android?
A major reason people historically bought Blackberrys was security and whilst Blackberry 10 hasn't been great (over 80 vulnerabilities so far), Android is probably the most insecure of the current generation mobile OSs, well behind IOS and Windows Phone - which is the clear security leader by vulnerability count.
This is the one of the last few bubbles from Blackberry as they sink towards the bottom of the ocean imo.
At least this ensures that The Pirate Bay's primary CDN service will be bullet proof for a while longer....
"If Volkswagen alters the engine management software to make the cars run cleaner, then fuel economy and the cars' speed will be affected, and owners aren't going to be happy about that."
So everyone will ignore the recall. Happy days for VW....
"Urea, which is injected into the car exhaust to dispel harmful NOx emissions, is stored in a small bottle."
Well, they are really taking the piss now....
You are obviously not aware that we were simply acting on behalf of a consortium of psychiatrists and the Imperial Galactic Government in order to prevent the discovery of the Ultimate Question...
"Does nobody understand how to configure Sendmail anymore?"
Pretty much no company uses Sendmail. Exchange / Office 365 is used by most and Lotus Notes by a few.
"If you feel that the problems don't start until people are scouring rubbish tips for food, then you are part of the problem."
The welfare state should be a safety net, not a hammock. If you cant be bothered to support yourself, I don't see why tax payers should have to subsidise your lifestyle any more than the bare minimum to keep you housed and fed - not necessarily in comfort. Don't like not being able to afford Sky TV, trips to the pub and 40 fags a day? Not my problem.
"Very easy to find a cursory google search revealed that in 2013-14 3.7 million children were living in poverty:"
Only if you go by the measure introduced by Labour in 2010 - which defines a child as being poor when it lives in a household with an income below 60% of the UK's average. That's hardly starvation level when you look at incomes globally.
Ian Duncan Smith has already pointed out that this Labour invention is deeply flawed and plans to scrap it.