* Posts by Lou 2

79 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

Lou 2

Quote "The attacker's work was so effective that the application server was totally borked and the company ended up having to buy a new one and reinstall all the software on it"

Wow! He ruined the hardware on a server by loggin in from outside and deleted files. Yeah right. And that is why this company needs outside help. From a shrink.

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Samsung Galaxy S8: Slimmer bezels, a desktop mode – and yet another me-too AI pal

Lou 2
Facepalm

Re: Vanilla Android?

Easy! Buy a stock phone.

Your are not the target demographic. Stick with your Nokia.

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How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive

Lou 2
Pint

Re: ... start your vehicle and warm it up from inside the house on a cold day...

So I hope the officer got fired - not for leaving his vehicle unattended but not having fuel in it for more than 8 miles. I mean which officer goes on patrol with a empty vehicle?

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Lou 2

Re: ... start your vehicle and warm it up from inside the house on a cold day...

At what point does this efficient engine stall due to a lack of oxygen? Before or after you die of a lack of oxygen?

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Airplane bomb fears spark America's laptop, tablet carry-on ban

Lou 2
Black Helicopters

Re: Dont fly Emirates/Etihad/Turkish/etc...

It will probably be for a flight that was initiated from one of these countries. So if you change airlines midway in some or other hub, does the rules still apply?

Someone did not think this through.

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Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

Lou 2
Happy

Re: Bit confused - yes you are

Like Apple, Microsoft has the image of selling stuff that works. Even when it don't and they are just emulating others. Its all about the image and what decision makers (aka sheep) follows.

Just look at the uptake for Azure, As a techo you don't trust it and understand the complexities they must overcome before they can be AWS, but because your desktops and servers run windows, it must be the direction to go according to the decision makers.

Like a bad rash, Microsoft will be back.

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Finally, a use for your mobile phone: Snapping ALIEN signal blurts

Lou 2
Facepalm

"[Since] the size of the Milky Way is a million times smaller than the size of the Universe"

- wait the Universe is finite? Someone has been lying to me!

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Oracle reveals more rounded Australian *aas

Lou 2
Meh

Nothing to see here - move along.

No comments - OK move along then - so much for pent up interest.

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Lovely. Now someone's ported IoT-menacing Mirai to Windows boxes

Lou 2
Mushroom

Re: Yawn

Nothing like a snobby geek - most people who plug their video recorder or cameras into their router have no idea what you are talking about. But they are still going to provide the devices that is going to assist in the DDoS attack that will remove your ability to use the internet effectively.

And "properly designed" devices are expensive - so guess which one will be purchased and rolled out in their thousands.

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2009 IBM: Teleworking will save the WORLD! 2017 IBM: Get back to the office or else

Lou 2
Coat

Devil's advocate

Lets be honest - people working from home use work time to look after the kids, water the plants, take the car for a service and meet with friends for lunch. Unless you are really motivated - it is a productivity death spiral given all the distractions.

When working on projects, having to deal with fellow team members with crying kids, barking dogs and lawn mowers in the background, their inability to stay current with recent trends and lack of team work is infinitely irritating. Try and be agile with a dispersed team sitting in different time zones.

The idiots who came up with the home office for team workers had one target, to remove employee costs from the bottom line - none had productivity improvements on their minds.

Ok - Ill get my coat - its the one with the bus and train tickets in the pockets,

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Totally not-crazy billionaire Elon Musk: All of us – yes, even you – must become cyborgs

Lou 2

Re: LOL

AI's will have friggin lasers - who cares about motivated opposition then.

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Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

Lou 2
Mushroom

Apparently the Putin factor has no influence.

Had a look at the Doomsday clock and it seems the increased power of Putin and the ratcheting up of tension in his little playground does not influence the clock? He is going to be ticked off!

The Arab spring - ditto. Syria? ISIS?

China extending its island in the South China sea ... nothing?

But

Global Warming

Trump - one week after his inauguration - BOOM!

Really?

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Lou 2
Facepalm

Re: @Lost all faith... Bollocks ...since when did 'global [warm|cool|change]ing' get added?

Hint of the day - If you do not know anything about a subject either google the whatchamakalit out of it or just stay silent. At the time " Iraq was a relatively socially moderate Arabic state" is just not true - UAE, Jordan, Lebanon was moderate Arabic states at the time, Sigh.

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Oracle sues its own star sales rep after she wins back $200k in pay fight

Lou 2
Mushroom

Welcome to SALES!

That's the way of a sales person - that Contract you sign at the start of each year is improved each year to assure the company pay you as little as possible and tightens the thumb screws everytime you sell something. Be thankful - because next year when you miss that target - doesn't matter how much they screwed you over this year - you are toast.

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Trump signs 'no privacy for non-Americans' order – what does that mean for rest of us?

Lou 2
Facepalm

Re: Yet ANOTHER Trump story?

IF you understand that it was not guaranteed under the previous administration either, then it is just noise that drowns out the real issues.

Standard disclaimer - I am not a trump supporter.

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Solaris 12 disappears from Oracle's roadmap

Lou 2
Meh

Adios Solaris

Like all great OS'es - when the IQ level of the people using it has diluted to sub 80 the needs for functionally rich software isn't required.

Off to Windows 10 you go - Linux is just a step down on your way.

Your jobs will soon be done by robots anyway.

Famous Quote "Sun is alone too but IT still shines"

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Did somebody say object storage? 9 ways to tell if there's a point

Lou 2
Coat

Metadata is where its at.

Storing Petabytes of data is no longer the issue - its all about the metadata. Otherwise you will have a warehouse full of objects and if you haven't classified them very well - no way find them. It would be interesting once you start analyzing the data if the objects will lose some of its value fairly quickly.

You will need a separate database - non of the vendors I have seen have given enough thought to this and using a CMS with proprietary classification methods is a sure way of painting yourself into a corner. Having to change horses with Petabytes of objects in tow will be a nightmare.

Object life cycle management is also something that needs addressing - some objects have a limited rack life - how do we approach that and what metadata do we keep once the object is destroyed.

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Devs reverse-engineer 16,000 Android apps, find secrets and keys to AWS accounts

Lou 2
Happy

... back to Cobol ...

.. and that scare mongering is just what any Dev doesn't want his management to see. Because next day - "Stop doing those API thingy ma-jig things - they are very unsecure. Start using COBOL again."

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Dell EMC lifts the post-acquisition axe, swings

Lou 2

Re: Santa Clara

As in we have less space snd too many people is unrelated.

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Galaxy Note 7 flameout: 2 in 5 Samsung fans say they'll never buy from the Korean giant again

Lou 2

Re: Highly Unlikely

Unfortunately the Samsung phones are superior to other phones, including the Apple copycats.

Is the size of the company that makes your phone that matters, any other company except Apple can't afford to have a massive recall like that.

People have short memories - we wil be queuing up for the next Galaxy soon enough.

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Lou 2
Facepalm

Re: I respect Samsung more now

Burnt smell? That is probably your apple crumble.

Given the massive impact to their bottom line this is as important a recall as I can recall. Owning the problem and calling back ALL phones is not something any other vendor has done.

You does not deserve to respect Samsung.

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The exploding Note 7 is no surprise – leaked Samsung doc highlights toxic internal culture

Lou 2

Re: Much nicer here in Cupertino...

LOL - and the company in Cupertino will lay you off in a flash if it suits their business plans.

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Lou 2
Holmes

Drawing a VERY long bow associating exploding phones with company culture. But then - put the boot in while they are down makes you just another gutter article media company. This article was probably loitering in your editors - "keep for a slow day" file to use when the company becomes topical.

By the way - just because Western culture behave in a certain way does not mean the majority of the world will follow. That's why lots of manufacturing is outsourced to Asia because Westerns companies can turn a blind eye to less favorable labor practices - cue a number of world leading technology companies.

Don't tell me most Western companies do not have strategies to minimize Union influence in their workforce? Are you at all surprised. And the yearly "lets make the employees feel good" questionnaire - smoke and bloody mirrors.

By the way - this would have been in Korean - putting up a translated ppt and PDF proves very little.

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Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Lou 2

Re: Greedy corporates OR Conspiracy !

Try not to show your ignorance - the Apple is not the only phone without removable batteries.

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Lou 2

Re: Waterproof

Boom! We want to sell you our brand new headphones next. And because we are the Dark Force - it will have to be our interpretation of Blue Tooth.

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Actually, yes, Samsung, you do have to pay Apple $120m

Lou 2
Boffin

Re: Rounded corners?

Math is not on your side - do yourself a favour and check up on the sales of Apple vs Samsung phones.

May somebody patent the swipe to wipe your bum and sue you.

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Lou 2
FAIL

Re: Charles Dickens posted:

The Apple car will have dedicated service stations, fuel stations and you will need a specialized license to drive it. If you open the bonnet the car will brick itself forthwith.

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Brace yourself, Samsung: Activist investor Elliot's in an arm-twisting mood

Lou 2
Pint

You liked the company so much you bought a minuscule share

Lets understand this - he owns "Singer has his hooks into Samsung, with a $1.2bn, 0.62 per cent holding" and he wants to tell them where to take their company.

Ok - that is going to work.

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Uber's dud private dick given a hard time by judge in stiff surge case

Lou 2
Happy

The judge's name is Rakoff

Hand me my coat - I'm leaving.

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Apple Watch craze over before it started: Wrist-puter drags market screaming off a cliff

Lou 2
Trollface

Samsung more than doubles Digital watch Market share - Apple Tanks

Samsung more than doubled their market share. Apple lost nearly 50%.

Depends what side you are looking at?

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Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

Lou 2
Happy

Re: Helmets

So that our soon to be established robot overlords can read it at a glance. And decide to replace you with one of their robot mates.

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Lou 2
Alien

Re: Cheques???

What are these cheque things you speak off? They are a replacement for electronic cash? It is something made from paper your write on with a pen? And you can buy a cow or sheep with that?

Magical stuff hey? Amazing that people are allowed these newly fangled trading methods in their villages.What happened to good old gold coins?

Welcome to the real world mate where cash and cheques are things in museums

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Microsoft's paid $60 per LinkedIn user – and it's a bargain, because we're mugs

Lou 2
Alert

Re: Gone now. (never there)

Actually - you do not exist. Good luck with been a digital native. And careful while ploughing the back yard with your horse.

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Google's head in the clouds: Cut, cut as fast as you can. You can't match us, AWS plan

Lou 2
Alert

Race to the bottom

It comes to who reaches bottom first - its a race that nobody wins - supplier, user or share holder. But as long as the figures look good an the KPI's are something unrelated to the real core service as dreamt up by some accounting droid, great example number of new licenses sold - here we go - WHEEEEEEE!

And then a few years down the line - we start all over again.

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Lettuce-nibbling veggies menace Mother Earth

Lou 2
Megaphone

Its about The Bacon and The Bacon won!

Typical we have some organic, vegetable munching weirdos trying to hijack the news that the Baconators just pulverized the vegemunchers. We do not want to hear about the latest organic produce you have, or if slow grown lettuce is better tasting than fast growing! Naysayers we are coming for your vegetable patches, your organic worm farms, the mulches and seaweed extract you are spraying and we are replacing it with pigs! Yes PIGS!

Do the best you can to overwhelm the News of this famous Bacon victory with some flora related claptrap - but we will not let the news of this famous victory be stifled! It will go down in the history taking its rightful place alongside famous battles including the Battle of Waterloo, Battle of Mursa Major, Battle of 'Ayn Ubagh or the very famous Battle of Großbeeren!

Its about The Bacon and The Bacon won!

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

Lou 2
Facepalm

PS:

PS: Thanks for nothing Dad! That feel good feeling you had when you squandered my billions - yes mine, all mine - si going to wear off in the next twenty years. Just around the time when I would need to buy my first super car - or jet or whatever.

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Rack servers drive $120bn data centre infrastructure market

Lou 2
Childcatcher

But but .. splutter ... won't somebody think about the clouds!

Proves the point - doesn't matter how much the cloud advocates promise the brave new world - it still has to run on something.

Lets chuck some more VM's, Docker instances and SDN and ADN into the mix. Lets face it - the compiler writers have gone lazy, the programmers are all MS drones and everything is "fixed in software".

But need to run an app - here I'll spin up a VM, need some more storage - sprinkle some cloud storage pixie dust, running out of Vm licenses - ooh lets spin a a few Dockers! Bandwidth - what is that - I'll just copy the whole DB back and forth, But at the bottom - bare metal - silicon and storage, network cables connected network routers and switches, UPS'es and air conditioning - racks of flickering money eaters.

Fundamentally doesn't matter how well we eat - we still need to go to the toilet at the end of the day. So plan well young Grasshopper - despite all the sleight of hand, mist and clouds, it still need to fundamentally run on something.

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Part of the world's IT brought down by Azure Active Directory issue

Lou 2
Alert

Be prepared to be assimilated!

Such fun

My application servers are running on Amazon, my database in Azure, my directory services on Microsoft, my Network is outsourced, System Integrators from Asia are developing my apps and I use service providers to deliver the in house services. All my users are using Windows365, (except for the ones on Google and its Drive), using mobiles supported by three different comms companies.

- my JIT suppliers have executed a similarly brilliant IT strategy

- - their JIT suppliers have executed a similarly brilliant IT strategy

- - - their JIT suppliers have executed a similarly brilliant IT strategy

- - - - recurring

And you wonder why we do not sleep at night!!!! <swallow some more sleeping pills with energy drinks>

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Lou 2
Boffin

Re: In-house solution

Can I suggest you read the BOFH blogs?

The speed at which your problems are fixed is the logarithmic inverse of the number of times you call to enquire when it will be fixed.

In other words - DON"T CALL THE HELPDESK! EVER!

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Lou 2
Childcatcher

YOLO!

Meanwhile in Redmond the Christmas party is in full swing, all the executives dressed as Santa, the PA's dressed in cute costumes and even the servs dressed as elves, allowed out of the dark dungeons are allowed to partake in a little bit of mulled wine.

Oh wait, the real fun is about to start - somebody just took out a violin.

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Microsoft whips out PowerApps – now your Pointy Haired Boss can write software, too!

Lou 2
Holmes

Back in the day we called it 4GLs

Back in the day - <voice shaking> - we used to call these things 4GLs - (Fourth Generation Languages for those who grew up on Microsoft) - they just created crap code and added very little value. Anyone that could code in C could generate much better code and results.

Can't see these new fangled code generators been much better. Of course if it uses up lots of CPU cycles, network traffic and storage, your average Very Large Cloud Vendor is not going to be displeased to send you a large bill or as they call it "Creating demand"

C'mon Lancelot - time to search for the Holy Grail again

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Surprise! No wonder Oracle doesn't 'see' IBM or SAP in the cloud

Lou 2
Thumb Up

Re: Not quite accurate

Truly ingenious - the real deal Trojan horse. Masterful strategy - nothing beats savings on maintenance to confuse and lead the customer up the garden path. And all legal - well played but just shuffling discounts - its all in the wrist .

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Lou 2
Happy

Re: I see Oracles ploy..

Quite a few vendors have done that (MS$ included). Now if they just remember to act on the strategy, steer the customer to start using it and keep the wolves from the door - lock in and upsell! Hard to compete with "free" if you are trying to get a real product in because procurement will always refuse to sign off the purchase of a new product if it is already in house.

Of course they trust Sales to remember they have the hooks in and execute the strategy as they have already been paid on the free sale - there should be a KPI that the customer actually deploys Oh wait Oooooo - shimmy stuff ...

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Aircraft laser strikes hit new record with 20 incidents in one night

Lou 2
Mushroom

Can I suggest they get a few drones to fly into those airports - one or two well placed missiles should sort that nonsense right out. Or maybe a fifty cal loaded with tracers - would look quite pretty?

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Microsoft's OneDrive price hike has wrecked its cloud strategy

Lou 2
Facepalm

Ok who did not see that coming?

Hands up those who did not see that coming?

Really - please send me your email addresses as I can also think of a few "as much as you can eat for free (until its not longer for free)" swindles to get you signed up on. Did you really expect not to have to pay the ferryman eventually.

My forecast - cloud is next - it just haven't yet reached the critical mass for the shaving of the sheep to begin.

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Whitman's split: The end of Fiorina's HP grand expansion era

Lou 2
Holmes

And the Magic is still missing

Fiorina - gambled big with the company and its employees lives when she bought Compaq - unfortunately it just ruined two brands in one fell swoop. Just a step in a career ...

Apotheker - didn't get the IT thing. Its about the innovation ....

Hurd - its all about services ain't it? Money bonfire ensued ...

They all diluted the HP Way motto that its about the employees and the business would follow - instead the employee got waved off and they tried to buy innovation. The Exec's future careers were more important than the organisation and they gambled with our futures - but then most large silicon valley companies don't care about their slave armies - they are all dispensable.

Whitman - good luck - remember its about how people feel working for the company that will reflect on the quality of you products and services that THEY ultimately build and support. Forget about them (again) and you will go the way of the dinosaurs - second rate cartoons and godzilla movies.

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Bill Gates's barbed comments pop Google's broadband balloons

Lou 2
Holmes

And he doesn't get it ...

If you can uplift the general community, give them and the people helping them access to information you have taken a major step forward.

Not a good view Bill - you are doing great work, not need to denigrate other people working towards the same thing.

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VMware weaves Oracle databases into vFabric Data Director

Lou 2
Facepalm

But does Oracle support it?

Nice - the problem is does Oracle support this?

If not - IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!!

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Cloud data fiasco forces bosses to break out the whiteboards

Lou 2
Alert

Re: Again I'm amazed

Basically - and this will burn cloud users more and more - a chain of clouds (you heard it used here first) is going to cause this to happen more and more. The SaaS is only as reliable as the weakest cloud in the chain ;) - and as the end-user you have no idea where or control over that weakspot.

Welcome to XaaS - and you yhought your internal IT was bad ...

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Cloud startup's business model defies laws of physics

Lou 2

Because you do not have free internet?

Because you do not have free internet? Just an example - streaming full-time is going to cost money - unless you have an all you can eat plan.

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