* Posts by K

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Amid all the fanfare and cheerleading, Amazon's AWS growth is slowing

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Trollface

customers migrated more than 23,000 databases

What he forgot to is that 22,500 were migration tests and dry runs.

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Huawei P10 Plus: The bigger brother is the real contender

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Re: Request for spec checklist

Definitely agree here, a standard table that outline the following would be useful:

Screen Size and Resolution

Handset Dimensions:

Battery Size, Is Removeable:

Onboard Storage:

RAM Size:

Android Version:

SIM (Single or Dual):

SD Card (Seperate, or secondary SIM slot):

VAB ("Value" Added Bloat):

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Forget it...

Not sure what Huawei is thinking of here.. You can get the Honor 6x for 1/3 of the price, which is a brilliant phone (got my partner one a couple of months ago, couldn't believe the quality of it).

I just see no value in spending > £500 on a phone these days, the pace of development simply does not match the cost.

The only phone that has made me go "wow" recently in the Xiaomi Mi Mix, which has probably has the best design I've seen in a long time. But only reason I'd consider this is cause you can get it online for about £400-450,

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Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files

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Re: They're running Norton Antivirus too...

For home use?

I recommend Sophos, they offer the full product (AV, Web Protection etc) for free to home users, including Cloud-based managed.

As the "family's PC repair man", I have the whole family on this, so I can manage everything from 1 console, including the kids and grand parents!

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Ofcom chisels away at BT Openreach's cold, dead hands

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Re: Stupid

@Doctor Syntax, have an upvote..

I'd also extend your point and say, how do you reduce latency?

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Intel loses its Lustre – Chipzilla bins own-brand HPC file system

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Re: I agree - somethings up

PC sales may not be doing as well as they were several years ago, but Intel has over sources of income - they have nearly 100% of the server market.. including all those fluffy cloud SaaS/IaaS offering from AWS, Azure, Google, Apple, Rackspace and every other server you have in your Data Center.

In addition, they supply 90% of CPU's to every laptop and desktop supplier, including Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS....

So in a nutshell, Intel are not going anywhere!

My take is, the PC market is not shrinking - It has just matured and/or stabalised...

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Re: Intel bailing on programs

"may still be in use in 2030"

while SSD can breathe new life into a PC, it's an inherent part of electrinics that the efficiency wanes over (usage) time - in other words, just like people they age, and get slower!

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Barracuda looks more like a flatfish in face of renewal period volatility

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Re: Bottom feeder

Couldn't have said it better..

Once they have a "product" don't expect new features to be added, the only thing your subscription pays for is the occasional fix - As a customer you are simply a cash-cow. Worst products on the market.

A couple of years ago, I ripped and replaced everything Baracuda for a Fortinet stack (Firewalls, WAF and Email).. best thing I ever did. They're a bit more expensive, but they're very well integrated and you constantly get the new features which improve security and useability.

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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Re: The real surprising news:

Lots of companies used it as a framework to build internal applications on, as it provides a lot of core features pre-baked into it (Authentication, plugins etc, database).

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Cloud computing is bigger than AWS and Azure

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Re: Re:cloud computing

"The critical differentiator of cloud is its elasticity."

My Bullshit Detector (TM) just went into the red...

Every Hosted service works on this assumption. If it was not "scalable" then a company would not use it, as it would not suit growth plans!

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Re: Re:cloud computing

Cloud == (Mist && Vapour)

Whether its a single or plural, you are still simply referring to a hosted service!

Using the term "Cloud" is simply giving an excuse for people failing to understand the technology and services which they are employing, they simply see as "magic".

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Virtualization twisted devs, cloud and SaaS made them monsters

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"The internet of things (IoT) might also offer ops teams another way to win back respect from developers and line of business folks."

I don't need their respect, all I need is their compliance!

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British biz Imagination Technologies admits Apple may dump its IP

K
Trollface

Next up..

They'll be buildings the phone themselves and ditching Foxconn..

Great news all round, as they will be fitting with Trumps message about "Merica furst!", whilst also getting all the children off the streets and providing their families with additional incomes.

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Is that a Veeam in HPE's eye? IT giant may gobble backup biz

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Meh

My dislike of them comes down to attitude towards customers - Which mainly includes arrogance.. But thats from my personal dealings with them.. your experience may differ.

As @AC above said, its a competent product. But I'd highly recommend taking a look at others including Nakivo and Unitrends..

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K
Unhappy

So the future looks something like this:

1) Aquire Veeam

2) Rebadge it as HP Veeam Supreme Cream Backup for Virtualisation

3) Sell it for 2-3 years, but bury it amongst the other 10 back-up products

4) Let the innovation stagnate due to corporate interference and fear of product cross-over

4) Realise the mistake, find new target for acquisition

5) Rinse and repeat..

I'm not a fan of Veeam, but even I recognise the impact they had on modernising the backup market.. this is just a bad idea.

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Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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Re: Who wants to bet...

"we saw a gigantic church sharing the parking lot with an adult bookstore."

Reminds me of the first time I flew into Venice whilst heading to the ski slopes - I saw a church with a titty / lapdance bar beside it... real contradiction, guess the locals commit the "sin" then head next door to repent!

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DevOps hype? Sometimes a pizza really is just a pizza

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Re: So... really... you want it plain and simple.

Four friends sitting round a table, one pips up and says "I want to work in DevOps"... The other three are seasoned IT professionals reply:

  • So you want to be a UI developer?
  • So you want to be a back-end developer?
  • So you want to be a infrastructure administrator?
  • So you want to be a network engineer?
  • So you want to to be a security engineer?
  • So you want to to be a database administrator?
  • So you want to to be a support administrator?

Suddenly a consultant barges through the door and says: No, that's old-school and obsolete. Methods of continuous delivery means in-depth expertise in specific fields is no longer required, convergence is order of the day. He wants a role that synergies and leverages these, to deliver a paradigm shift. (Then proceeds to submit an invoice, followed by a quick exit stage left)!

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Web smut seekers take resurgent Ramnit malware from behind

K
Pint

Agreed,,

Ad firms should be forced to reverse proxy all ads and ensure content is scanned..

This would make them much more careful, as not only would they be held accountable, the cost of bandwidth will force them to be more selective.

Another benefit is it would be easier to block the ad distribution network..

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What 2017 holds for AI: Will you fear or embrace our machine overlords?

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Facepalm

Is it me..

Or does this article read like a horoscope?

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DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German boffin

K

But there is a key ingredient missing..

The "spy" would have to know the content and links from each page to pattern match your request and identify if you visited it.

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Cheap calls gateway operator has been on bail for 7 years

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Are you undermining your web security by checking on it with the wrong tools?

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Pint

Re: So, uhm...

I've no issue with roll-your-own, but the benefit of using a commercial solution is they have far more resource and capacity to implement broad IPS/DPS and vulnerability protection.. If you (or your team) have done this, I'd be really interested to know how you manage this process etc :)

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K
Terminator

Re: Bit disappointed

I'd be curious to know if you work in security?

Out of all the incidents I've been involved with, 90% of them are internal, so visibility is by far the most important tool in any security/awareness situation - normally people doing something stupid rather than malicious, but still! Whilst the issues raised in this report must not be ignored (and will hopefully encourage vendors to up their game) the benefits of what their systems do outweigh the risks they impose - Of course, one a exploit starts attacking these boxes, I will change my mind!

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AWS's Kubernetes dilemma: It's a burden and a pleasure

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Re: Would be interested to see the reader stats on these "DevOps" articles!

@AC - STFU? Wow thats a complex abbreviation for a 5 year old!

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K

Would be interested to see the reader stats on these "DevOps" articles!

Everytime I see an article about docker, this is what I imagine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIIuR-HjFho

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Up close with the 'New Psion' Gemini: Specs, pics, and genesis of this QWERTY pocketbook

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Pint

Re: 18:9?

Upvote for you sir.. lol I've never seen anybody else point that out

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LG, Huawei unwrap 'Samsung Galaxy-killers'

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Re: Gimmicks

100% agreed :)

I brought my partner an Huawei Honor 6x for her birthday, its does 99.99% what their new phone does at 1/3 the price (Will need to check it again, but think that Includes having dual camera's and finger print reader!)

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K

Too bad about the Huawei

The best feature on the 6P and other models was the rear finger print scanner.

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You're Donald Trump's sysadmin. You've got data leaks coming out the *ss. What to do

K
Holmes

This is a good article..

But honestly, I think the first point needs to be training and awareness - specifically for senior managers, who don't understand their corporation is effectively a sieve and you can't plug every hole, or the fact that any tool implemented is at most a hurdle to deter or stop people doing something stupid. But a determined person will eventually get through it...

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Brit cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on file

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Holmes

Re: What a spectacularly questionable argument..

Simple - its acceptable for the "Establishment" to feign misinterpretation.. Yet joe-public is tarred as a public enemy/rebel/etc if they do the same!

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Virgin Media swallows 215,000 new fibre customers in Blighty

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Re: Well I've had to go BACK to them

On the deals, Virgin have been quite good on this and will offer them to existing customers! I actually just got the full package with 200Mb/s internet for a bargain price.

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Microsoft ups Surface slab prices for Brits. Darn weak pound, eh?

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"pipping VMWare"

Nah, you just have a short term memory.. VMWare raised their prices by something like 30% about 12-18 months ago.

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Deafening silence as Smart Hosting support tickets keep piling up

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Re: Interesting

Its company's like this that keep me employed - Until last year, I was paying £1500 for half rack (Power and 1GB connectivity), all supplied with hardware on my choosing which included 3 ESXi hosts (16 Cores, 128GB RAM in each) and Hybrid Dell EQL SSD/HDD SAN, Palo Alto Firewalls (Small models)..

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Comcast staffers join walkout over Trump's immigration crackdown

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"'Mericans will literally stop working & "protest", for any excuse."

Umm did you confuse the "Mericans" with the french?

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Pure unsheathes the FlashBlade, cuts out NetApp legacy system

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Thumb Up

Re: _

Just realised, I meant 42u, doh!

Thumbs up :) thanks for the breakdown..

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K
Facepalm

Am I mis-reading this?

"1,008 rack units, was fitted with 1,300 disk drives"

So 1008 rack units, assuming they were mounted in standard 48u racks, this would amount to 21 seperate racks.. In addition if there were only 1300 drives, that would be less 2 drives were unit..

WTF were they running, 5.25 drives from the 80's???

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Well-rested women in danger of bouncing their men into early grave

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Windows

Re: Eight hours sleep a night!

Way to go PFY... make us BOFH's feel old, only 35 years for me!

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MEEELLIONs of Brits stick with current broadband provider rather than risk no Netflix

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Re: I hope

I got stitched up previously by BT with FTTC... With VM, I now get a solid 100Mb down, pings are ok and TV rolled into it.. I won't be switching any time soon.

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ClusterHQ? More like Clusterfscked: Cluster bombs, says it came to market too early

K

Cluster bollocks..

"... the company came to market too early."

Nope, fact is containers are overhyped, oversold. Cult of DevOps would have you believe that every company needs them, but fact is, just like Cloud, its only real benefit is scalability, which let face it, 90% of average online businesses don't need!

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IT ops doesn't matter. Really?

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DevOps, Cloud and Microservices..

A House of Cards, just waiting to collapse..

I work for a company who develops its own platforms, the demand level we operate at is small, yet the development team are trying to utilise every buzz-tool you've heard of such as Docker, ElasticSearch,Kubernetes etc so they can scale..

Ironically this take longer to develop, costs significantly more to operate and is more prone to breaking, additionally since the implementations are completely bespoke, its a much higher risk to the company!

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Race for wireless VR headset heats up

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Re: Still "ten years away"?

They said that 20 years ago when I played my first VR arcade game (some kind of flight sim)!

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Iguazio: Made from Kia parts but faster than a Ferrari with 1,000 drivers

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Re: @AC

The idea of Big Data is not a farce, but less face it, the term "Big Data" definitely is - its a non-discriptive term thought up by marketing bods to target business execs who want to record a large volume of data, but have no clue what the data is, where it is stored or how it was gathered.

Its like the term "Cloud", being used to describe Virtualisation, Hosted Service, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, IaaC, Shit-aaS.. its so broad and generic, it means nothing.

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Protected? Cosy? Pffft, Reduxio prefer 'daring stupidity'

K

Sounds great..

You've told us about the pro's, now how about the con's?

I love this type of technology, but as with all start-ups, its too much of a gamble because

a) they can't deliver an SLA to is acceptable to business

b) they target top of the market and set an unrealistic price for the medium market

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Living with the Pixel XL – Google's attempt at a high-end phone

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Re: fast charging...

Screen is to small - I love large screens, I took a gamble going from the Experia Z Ultra (6.7 inch) to the 6P, it worked well, but I think Google has made a mistake going smaller than this.

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Openreach split could damage broadband investment, says BT's chief exec

K

I call BS...

If this was split, you would likely find 3rd party ISP's (Think Sky, Vodaphone, TalkTalk etc) would invest in OpenReach (this would obviously have to be regulated), as well as more cooperation on ducting (Thinking virgin here) as OpenReach is not a direct service-competitor, yet Virgin rely's upon OpenReach copper to delivery broadband to areas that don't have cable.

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Google 'screwed over' its non-millennials – now they can all fight back

K

"We believe the allegations here are without merit.."

After which the dummy was reinserted and he cried for his bottle!

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Psst. Need some spy-on-employees tech? Ask Oriium

K

Re: The usual "credit card" string

"installs a virtual machine running, say OpenBSD"

If a company is following a good "whitelisting" based practise, this wouldn't be possible. As not only would you be restricted from creating the VM, but also all outbound traffic filtered, so VPN tunnels are only allowed from approved sources..

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Source: nbn™'s fibre-to-the-kerb will be VDSL at 100/40Mbps

K

Take heart..

100/40Mb is decent, and whilst your late to the party, its still comparable or even better than a lot of other countries.

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Smartphone lost on QANTAS 'began hissing, emitting smoke and making orange glow'

K

Hmmm

Did they ever think of calling an exorcist? Phone looks like it possessed!

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What a time to be alive: Nissan reveals self-driving chair

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Flame

"rapid climate change"

But these chairs will help... As my ass will be pointing downwards so all toxic emissions will be absorbed by the material, there is an additional benefit that nobody would want to steal it afterwards - I call that win-win.

Flame because those emissions are very combustible!

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