Running Linux on top of Windows hypervisor ...
... is like pouring milk before hot water when making a tea. Getting there, but in the wrong order.
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... is like pouring milk before hot water when making a tea. Getting there, but in the wrong order.
@billat29 I would recommend A&A as they provide bare connection service, but since you seem to be price sensitive I am not so sure you will like it. The service is top notch, though.
Also in the light of the fact that 4.8 is now officially EOL, it makes little sense to upgrade to it. It is not as if 4.4 will not run on newest intel CPUs; it may be simply less optimal e.g. using more battery power than it should.
@Paul Smith please be careful where you use the words "as an industry", because El Reg as a web publication had no reason to promote self-regulation of paper publications such as The Sun etc. It is the lawmakers who chose to put them all in the same basket.
NGMN is nothing else but a large group of network operators, trying to tap into internet of shit hype. They have no ITU affiliation and do not actually set standards.
Well at least that's what it looks like from the sidelines, happy to be corrected.
"You need to catch up." with what exactly? The only one which matter is ITU and they have nothing to say about 5G. The link you provided does not mention Qualcomm, which is heading towards different standard, from the same organization which developed LTE. But then again, since ITU keeps schtum there is nothing to talk about, anything to do with 5G is at this time purely speculation (or marketing talk, which is the same).
It is really embarrassing that government gets involved into this whole hype and someone needs to talk them out of it - just shows how clueless they are.
EDIT: on second thought - if someone explained that 5G is expected to be nothing else but incremental improvement on 4G, that would be lovely.
5g promises lower latency, lower power usage for iot, and higher concurrent throughput.
Downvote for making things up. Technically there is no such thing as "5G mobile network specification", so it can not promise nor deliver anything.
Well, what a surprise.
Yup, that's why I love El Reg. Two different authors, two different points of view. One might say that state media should learn from this example, but of course state media would never learn from private enterprise because it must be "inherently flawed".
Analysis of all the software's functions?
Well, since reverse engineering of malware is exactly what outfits such as ESET do all day long ...
Yes, thought about this too, then checked the write speeds here. No microSD (or regular size SD) will match 4Gbps (or 400MB/s). Still, I wonder if this speed is really useful in this case?
@Voland's right hand, while I share your sentiment about social function of eating, I am also offended by the suggestion that eating alone might be a sign of a troubled mind. Some of us simply do not have a company to eat with, nor appropriate place to seek such company. Or simply prefer eating alone for whatever reason. While such preference might be justifiably called "unsocial", I feel you have crossed the line here.
From personal experience, F-Secure seems fine.
The volatility of Bitcoin, or any minor currency, is mostly down to the volume of real-economic transaction conducted in it; the greater volume, the more stable the currency. Bitcoin is in it's infancy here.
and, quite likely, it will stay in infancy until some other cryptocurrency replaces it (or alternatively, it simply dies out) . This is because number of transactions per second is limited by block size, and there is no consensus to increase the block size.
Yes, but if they do I bet the new ones to replace these which John Deere put on "planned obsolescence" will be a different brand. It is a marvelous way of removing oneself from the market.
Oh wow, some of these searches were very "interesting". I wonder what my ISP (A&A) will make with ICR requests it is bound to receive soon :D
Frankly, I do not think the lack of reporting in "mainstream media" has anything to do with agendas etc. I think the reason is more prosaic : the right to privacy does not rank very high in media. It is perceived as something too technical or too mundane to talk about.
PFS is most useful for data in transmit, but it won't help data at rest and this is what authorities are also interested in.
I think it is the natural progression of small closed-source software: original developer gets bored and wants to move to new things, but not before monetizing on the old success.
You mean, rather large angle grinder? That does not scale to well-made safes.
It's the same old story: expect housing without actually building anywhere, expect jobs without transport etc. infrastructure, expect electricity without power plants ... and expect logical thinking rooted in facts, without education.
... merge window for Linux 4.10 will be shorter than usual., not longer as "predicted" in the article
Oh my ... that's why we need proper ISP like A&A, who not only generate the password just for your broadband modem, but also go out of their wait to help you set up a better one, if you happen to have one.
120,000 vs 150,000 .... this is very depressing. Or alternatively, it may serve to demonstrate the power of mainstream media.
Thanks for the link to ORG guys, signed up (already A&A customer - the service is absolutely brilliant)
@Nick I upvoted you, but then I thought - what if "powers to be" read your post and interpret the upvotes as endorsement of this plan? You have to admit, that's a possibility too, in which case downvotes would be needed ...
Some shops do not like to have Windows in the datacenter, and yet they are users of ... Oracle. I recon Microsoft is after those. It is a very reasonable strategy of putting your goods in many baskets.
I do not think there would be much of a virtualisation overhead, since the technology does not virtualize a machine, only an OS. As you move up the abstraction layers, the optimization opportunities are more obvious. In other words, it is system calls which are virtualized now, not the CPU. For majority of Windows APIs there is a very simple relation to Linux system calls (especially if you control also the application code, i.e. SQL Server itself). This means a wrapper will add very little overhead. This also includes IO (at least with the most popular options, including asynchronous IO) which is the largest source of virtualization overhead and coincidentally also major source of database performance issues (next to CPU cost of running queries). Also, Microsoft is obviously aiming this as competition to Oracle on Linux, so they cannot really afford large overhead.
1) Visual Studio community edition does all the other versions do - you can even use it for commercial purposes. Not that I care, my favourite text editor starts in milliseconds and does not need Windows.
I found elsewhere these are meant to fly only ~1500km above Earth. This means a radio link would be probably less than 6000km (you will not track fast-moving satellite all the way to horizon, so likely distance will be even less than that - which is exactly the reason why so many satellites are needed). This distance translates to 20ms. Add another 20ms for connection from satellite back to Earth and you have 40ms overhead, at most. This is much better than 35,800km for geostationary orbit with round-trip latency ~240ms.
I think all satellite internet providers are currently using only geostationary orbit. A large number of low-flying satellites is definitely breaking the mould.
There surely are some redeeming qualities in the article.
For example a fleet of 4000 satellites - I heard first time about this from El Reg!
As for the rest of the article - I couldn't care less ...
EDIT: the interesting part about 4000 satellites is not the number, it is the orbit they will be on. Because, if it is low enough, the latency might be much better than the current offering on the market. Of course low orbit implies lots of speed relative to the surface and also more atmospheric friction. Plenty to discuss and learn about actually. And instead the reporter chose to focus on ... oh c'mon. Really, this is embarrassing.
law that has just received Royal Assent
hold your horses. Royal Assent is the only thing that the snoopers charter is missing from becoming the law.
Their lawyers, bankers, lobbyists and all other "contributors". That's where all politicians have a weak spot. Well, except the fabled honest ones.
@alannorthhants the thing with Linux is that there is plenty of cruft on top of the kernel, which upon appropriate notification from udev will update configuration as they seem fit, not necessarily asking the user for permission. Examples here and here. Yes of course these things only do as much as they are setup to do, but under "wrong" circumstances it can be just enough to e.g. make an ad-hoc USB device a default gateway.
VPN Tor and other stuff is going to become the norm
... and perhaps that's a good thing. The only one from this bill.
I might be mistaken, but I suppose Her Majesty is not given a deadline on signing the bill. Which means she could delay until change of government or until someone tabled a proposal to change this law. Assuming I am right on this, it would be still frowned upon and might even trigger constitutional crisis.
... or OpenZFS on FreeBSD
Or the same, tired email address you use for everything else.
Yeah, I know.
The market manipulation took place in Chicago.
Technically spoofing is market abuse, and I am pretty sure is forbidden under English market regulations. Of course the crime took place in Chicago Mercantile Exchange, so was not subject to these exact regulations. But given that if the deed took place on LSE it would have been penalized, I think extradition is only fair.
I have firebrick.
One thing common to both Trump election and Brexit vote is that in both cases, most politicians on both sides of the current system were strongly against them. Nothing speaks more to those who feel ignored that the parties on both sides see a common threat. And as we can see, they will side with that threat. More to come in next year, as AfD is gaining support in Germany and FN in France.
Your attitude is exactly the reason why people voted as radically, both on June 23rd and just now, as they did. The people voted as they did exactly because they feel disenfranchised. And your best advice? "not vote". Sorry, that is not going to help.
PS I am myself rather shocked by Trump win and it is definitely not what I expected - in case someone came to conclusion that disagreeing with your opinion means siding with Trump. It does not, and it is also beside the point.
I guess the justice for spying in Russia is ... well, dispatched more quickly. Which may make potential Chinese spies more careful.
@Phil Ah yes, thanks for the correction