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752 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013

NetApp gives its FAS range a 4 MILLION IOPS dose of spit'n'polish

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Re: Why would anyone go with cash burning startup

"There doesnt seem to be that much reason to go with a startup vs an incumbent vendor"

Proven reliability and feature set spring to mind. If money was no object and I needed enterprise class storage then I would almost always buy EMC V-Max because it is hands down the most capable, powerful and flexible product. There are niche capabilities that you sometimes need other products for but V-Max does the most in one package imo. However in the real world you need to consider what you are getting for your money too, and then other vendors come into the picture.

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Re: Software

And you would replace RAID DP with ?

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Cisco promises Lync link for its UC kit and collaborationware

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Re: Anecdote

"One of my corporate customers has had some kind of Cisco plugin for Lync on it from the word go. AFAIK, this is already tied into the Cisco sets on the desk."

That would be 'CUCI Lync' - one of the IT world's worst integration bodge jobs - and really only suitable for a temporary transition period. Tell them to dump it at the next refresh and move completely to Lync ASAP. They wont look back...

Worth noting that Lync is already used by more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100.

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

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Re: Ice ages

"Why is the end of this ice age blamed on human production of carbon dioxide when none of the other ice ages could have been ended this way?"

Because natural Ice Age cycles take tens of thousands of years. Not a few decades.

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Re: Climate Scientist. . . hahahahaha. . . good one!

"Yes like the RSS temperature record that shows no significant warming for the last seventeen and a half years"

So how come the ten warmest years on record are all since 1998?

http://earthsky.org/earth/may-2014-was-the-warmest-may-on-record

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Re: Mathematician vs. a "Real" Scientist...

"Who do you think makes the models that run all day and night in those shiny supercomputers?"

Bitcoin and Dogecoin.

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Re: Boffins disagreeing with each other?

Whereas back here in reality, it continues to get hotter:

http://earthsky.org/earth/may-2014-was-the-warmest-may-on-record

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Re: Climate Scientist. . . hahahahaha. . . good one!

"I suppose you are concerned about the "Balance of Nature" having been disrupted."

Nope. I am concerned that man has in a few decades raised CO2 levels to the highest that they have been in likely at least the last 20 million years - and that even conservative predictions of what that means for the climate don't look too good. The Earth no doubt will right itself in a few ten of thousands of years. The concern is that will man and much of the biosphere survive to see it....

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Re: "if correct"

"What do you expect?"

I am of the opinion that AGW is likely to get pretty bad and pretty fast - so - I tend to agree that probably our current models are too conservative. I expect significant impact by 2050 and a global catastrophe by 2100 if nothing changes. And even if we did reduce CO2 emissions, etc. I suspect that it might already be too late to do anything but delay the above. But even delay is vastly preferable to doing nothing.

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Re: Climate Scientist. . . hahahahaha. . . good one!

"Do date there has been no truly independent research done into climate change, rapid or otherwise"

You provide no proof of your claim. Regardless of if it is true or not, there is plenty of verifiable and observable evidence that global warming is happening, that it is mostly anthropomorphic in nature, and that the impact is accelerating.

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Yawn. 2 people have different views of the possible impact, but both agree that Global Warming is happening. How is this even news?

This is of rather more significance imo - if correct: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html

It is of course largely just another informed opinion. We know the ongoing impact of global warming is going to be bad. We just don't really know exactly how bad......

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VMware puts a price on NSX and tells partners to open fire

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Re: Hyper-V is free & MS SDN

I didn't actually say that, but sure it's important - SDN is vital to Azure for a start. And Microsoft have at least a 2 year head start on VMWare in this space.

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Re: Hyper-V is free & MS SDN

"you have to by the management tools to make it useful"

No you don't - its fully locally and remotely manageable by Powershell and you can access ALL capabilities without paying anything - or use any other solution you want such as OpenStack, etc.

"and you have to by the support to make it useful"

Most companies will already be paying for Microsoft support. As Hyper-V server is totally free, there is no additional cost for maintenance. There are free support forums, etc too.

"and you have to support it!""

Quite - and with Hyper-V that's generally far simpler and with a lower TCO than with say vSphere.

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Re: SDN by MSFT! Really?!

Yes there is. You have to buy lots of proprietary hardware and software licenses to implement NSX, but not with Microsoft's SDN. Other than that the capabilities are very similar.

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Re: Hyper-V is free & MS SDN

LOL - we know how little you know about Hyper-V from your laughable 'training' where you didn't even understand the difference between Hyper-V Server and Hyper-V running under Windows Server.

Hyper-V SDN does everything that most people need in the SDN space (and is fully extensible if you need more - for instance there are various Open vSwitch options are available). Not to mention that it's been in production use for over 2 years now.

The big differences are that Hyper-V Server SDN is FREE and is STANDARDS BASED (It will run over your current network infrastructure)

NSX COSTS LOTS, and is PROPRIETARY - You have to run specific hardware!

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Re: Hyper-V is free & MS SDN

"I'm sure you have to buy a massive MS EA full of shelfware to get that for free and yes we are talking about the version that is actually useful for a Enterprise"

Wrong. The complete fully featured Hyper-V Server product is totally free:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/dn205299.aspx

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Bring your own device – as long as it's Microsoft

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Re: Poor email attachment support = corporate device?

Works fine for me to send PDFs. Are you sure you are running WP 8.1 ?

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Virtual Africa is the logical target for IP address colonists

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Re: Not surprised

I will gladly pay $30 Billion Ugandan Dollars for them. All I require are their bank account details...

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LEAKED: Redmond not allowed to sell 'Nokia' smartphones after 2015

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Psst. We've got 400Gb/s Ethernet working - but don't tell anyone

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Re: Reg's standard for this?

So with this bandwidth likely we now need a new standard - Mo3DMAP.

Minutes of 3D Multi Angle Porn!

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Freeview's rumoured '£100m YouView killer' is real – and it's yet another digital TV thing

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But if we push this crap all onto the Internet then the valuable radio bandwidth that it currently occupies can indeed be used for - high bandwidth internet access!

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High power computing and awesome Chinese food? Sign me up!

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Re: Video made me laugh

"and awesome Chinese food?"

Presumably you are confusing what passes for Chinese food in UK restaurants versus the very different "anything that moves, and most things that don't" dietary approach of the native Chinese.

I think this photo sums it up quite well: http://poetry.rotten.com/shavedpussy/

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Office, IE and Windows in line for critical fixes from Redmond

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Re: After all this time ...

"And then add up the bugs. How many will you find, I wonder?"

Jeff Jones did a number of those comparisons. On a feature matched Linux distribution compared to Windows - Windows has a lower vulnerability count and a faster average fix time (less days at risk).

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"Patch managements and updates have to be factored into uptime."

Not normally - Uptime measurements usually exclude planned outages.

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Re: Nothing to see here...

"it shouldn't be riddled with gaping failures"

Current versions of Windows have fewer security holes that are on average fixed faster than mainstream competitors like OS-X, SUSE or Red Hat - so they are not doing so badly!

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US citizens want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one – Yale poll

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Re: Begging the question

"I cannot find any credible evidence that increased levels of CO2, in and of itself, would negatively impact human health"

You didn't look very hard then!

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2008/january9/co-010908.html

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Still watching DVDs? You're a PLANET-KILLING CARBON HOG!

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Re: What a load of left wing crap

"A DVD sits on my shelf for decades and does, err, nothing and uses bugger all electricity to decode."

But it took a whole lot of energy and hydrocarbons to make and transport....

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MH370 'pings' dismissed as false positives

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Nothing natural makes Pings on the frequency these things use. Seems rather unlikely that it wasn't the crashed jet.

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Fat-fingered admin downs entire Joyent data center

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Re: How fat was the finger?

"How fat is his finger?"

Fat enough to press a big red button labelled 'EPO' - and stupid enough to confuse it with the light switch!

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Skype to become 'Star Trek' style real-time translator, says Redmond

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Re: My hovercraft is full of eels

Is it going to be able to understand all of the technical terms like 'Double Header' required to translate your typical Skype conversation?

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Watch this: IPv4 must die! So let's beef up on IPv6

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Re: IPv7 is a National Security Risk!

Nothing needs doing to enable IPv6 on the vast majority of PCs - it's turned on by default in recent Windows versions.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: just not interested...

"If you do want legacy windows apps, you don't need a touchscreen or windows 8."

But if you want a fully featured touch screen OS, Windows 8 is your only choice. Touch and guesture based control is clearly the future. For instance: http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/those-giant-fox-news-touchscreens-are-microsoft-perceptive-pixel-displays-running-windows-8/

"If you want fancy touchscreen apps, they are being written on iOS and android."

As well as for Windows 8. Microsoft are now monetising key apps like Office on lower end platforms like IOS and Android too though.

"I can see no way back in for Microsoft. I am amazed their earnings have held up so far."

Microsoft are ahead of the competition here - no one else has the touch and gesture technology across the whole stack - it's just taking a while for the world to catch up - but it will. Microsoft sell far more than just desktop OSs by the way.

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Windows Phone Live: Microsoft's plans for enterprise on mobile

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Re: Enterprise functionallity

"* As long as you upgrade to the latest version of Exchange server running on Windows 2012R2 or switch to Office 365."

Windows Phone works just fine with any current version of Exchange - no need to upgrade at all.

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"It's probably that Cortana can read your emails (while seeding "anonymous" "statistics" to MS)."

That sounds more like what The Borg does with Android than anything from Microsoft!

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'Microsoft Research slides' show touch-enabled Office - report

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Re: and also

"it will be on a tiny screen. good luck with excel"

It will support pinch to zoom, etc.

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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Re: Peckham Spring

"Didn't Coca Cola try selling it?"

Sure, but only the Americans were gullible enough to buy it. It's called Dasani.

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Re: only poor people drink tap water

Just in case anyone didn't realise that was a joke:

Is it true that tap water contains hormones?

No. Analysis of water abstracted from rivers, in storage reservoirs and in tap water has shown no detectable levels of hormones. Laboratory studies have shown that current water treatment processes would be very effective at removing hormones - if they were present.

http://www.tapwater.org/faqs

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No need to invent a new word. 'The Colonies' is the colloquial term that you were looking for!

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Re: Some one else needs to be charged ...(@ Evil Auditor)

"by transforming it into salts, chlorides and stuff"

You mean like the exact sort of things that people think they have to pay for mineral water to get?

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Re: Urine is sterile

From Peckham Spring, surely?

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Re: No way near Homeopathic standards..

All this talk of diluted piss rather reminds me of the consistency of American beer...

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So you reckon Nokia-wielding Microsoft can't beat off Apple?

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What drives this is likely the soon to be implemented EU rules about standard charger connections.

Apple need to invent a new lock in method. A proprietary audio interface sounds like just the thing...

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Dogevault praying backups work after confirming attack

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Re: Cryptocurrency: How does it even work?

"Doge"

Presumably pronounced as 'Dodgy'

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Latest IE flaw being actively exploited

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Re: Tell me it ain't true!

"Can't software write MicroSoft. Rearrange."

'Wow A Certificate Fronts Storm' ?

Nice of you to remind us of that Open SSL issue....

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Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

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I guess you didnt bother reading fully. It's not the air temperature that is causing the melting. It is the sea.

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Re: Hard to cope with?

"a massive 4 feet over 2 centuries is considered hard to cope with"

Yes, very - lots of inhabited costal areas will be below sea level. And this is from just one glacier.

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Or we could of course try and stop emitting so much CO2 and making the problem worse....

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Microsoft blinks, extends Windows 8.1 Update deadline for consumers

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Re: The amusing part?

"how a simple single user operating system upgrade got to be a 2GB download"

Because it replaces pretty much every binary and driver on the system.

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Powershell terminal sucks. Is there a better choice?

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Re: Questionable reason to use powershell over bash. Part II

Not even worth replying to most of these - for many of the points you clearly don't fully understand the concepts and for the others your comments are laughably weak. Here are just a few worth noting:

"An ad-hoc MS-only , non-portable stuff, it won't work with PostgreSQL server for me, "

Highly structured - very portable (for instance vSphere) and it WILL work with PostgreSQL - for instance see https://github.com/palpha/Simple-PostgreSQL-module-for-PowerShell

""kill -STOP process_pid" or "killall -STOP cmd_name" and then "killall -CONT pid" to resume it."

Won't survive a reboot....

"You can also automate it by writing an easy bash function to check for a signature"

So how do you check the signature checking function is not compromised AT RUNTIME before it runs?

"with parallel and some ad-hoc tools you can parallelize tasks inside your scripts with Bash as well."

With Bash you can only execute multiple things at once on a specific script task / line - by using third party tools. Powershell supports true multipath branching and parallel running WITHIN the script

"So, again, no Nginx, nor Apache....Sounds very fishy and insecure to me.

Both of those have had recent security vulnerabilities patched. IIS hasn't had a single hole in at least the last year, and has a much lower total vulnerability count over the last decade than Apache.

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