* Posts by Aitor 1

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Silicon Valley IT biz boss cops to lying about Cisco H-1B jobs

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Re: I think this is the business model of those companies.

disney did it and nothing happened...

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.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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Re: ...or after an electromagnetic pulse event.

irrelevant as the ship engines will be dead anyway...

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Another Brexit cliff edge: UK.gov warned over data flows to EU

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Banking

The main issue here is what services we provide in the uk. And the main bread winner is banking. In order to continue being a leader in banking we must comply with eu rules, or they will take it from us, as simple as that. Now, they probably dont want the repercussions of that, but they can do it and there is little we can do about it.

We just have to deal with that.

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The curious case of a Tesla smash, Autopilot blamed, and the driver's next-day U-turn

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Re: Hmm

Almost for sure stupid, and he probably got a nice call from a lawyer just to keep him honest.

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What did OVH learn from 24-hour outage? Water and servers do not mix

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Re: Pure water isn't so bad...

pure water will cause corrossion.

use car coolant liquid.

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NAO: Customs union IT system may not be ready before Brexit

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Re: Scratching my head on 'benefits' of leaving the EU

A norway solution is better than the alternative, but way worse than our previous agreement. We had an amazing deal.

Now, we ant get the norway second class agreement for obvious political reasons...so out of eu it is...

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Mappy days! Ordnance Survey offers up free map of UK greenery

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mafia

Their practices are close to mafia practices...and because of that they have a monopoly...always a bad thing.

Ask the duxe who wrote who owns scotland, for example.

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Web inventor Sir Tim sizes up handcuffs for his creation – and world has 2 weeks to appeal

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Re: competition

the news induatry tanks for several reasons.

One is that people have realized tbey are beng fed not news, but regurgitated agencies news, and modified for the masters of tbe source you are reading.

Also, global competition.

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Feelin' safe and snug on Linux while the Windows world burns? Stop that

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Re: OS Upgrades and Other Patches

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

vi P45

As your system may need recovery....

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Payroll glitch at DXC leaves former staff in employment limbo

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Re: Good luck finding an employer who can do a P45 right

Nope, it is the company that uses a broken system.

They should pay a lump sum at the end that includes all money, with an explanation.

That is the law in Spain, and it works okish. Not really ok because I have yet to receive the correct ammount (ussually I have received a bit too much).

This is normal in spain when you change jobs (in any way).

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SBU claims Russia was behind NotPetya

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Re: The SBU eh?

I would trust them as much as Hamas. So not at all.

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Re: Just "No"

Err, there is a difference between "the truth" and "a part of the truth"

You are ommiting important parts, as the previous party being ousted in a paid for coup, it being made illegal, dirty ellections, repression, etc. Ukraine is not a democracy right now. Of course the previous administration were proxies too, but does not change my opinion.

As for the invasion of Crimea, I agree with you. The Crimea vote was as clean as the general ukraine election. This is, not at all!

As for 32.000 russian troops dead, no way, I dont know where your are geting your facts from, but just think about it... the numbers are so inflated as to seem to come from the onion or north korea... Russia coulkd not withstand that number of casualties. If they thought they could, they would have gone to full war in Ukraine and Syria, and probably elsewhere.

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US Senators want Kaspersky shut out of military contracts

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Re: Russia 'won't rule out' retaliation

Errr, no, it was catastrophic to some exporters, including spanish ones that went out of business, but asmost big companies associated with the us were ok, then, no problem.

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SAid the Kettle to the Pot

And now you see it confirmed: you cannot trust US software companies, as the US will steal your company secrets. The fact that they take this decission without any kind of proof whatsoever should make people think about US security agencies activity and the gag orders behind those activities.

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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

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Modified distro

A modified distro is a no no.

You DON'T want to do that!!

It would be way better to give 200.000£ o rmore to someone to take care of that.

Just use a "standard" deployment of LTS with specific packages, and call it a day, and learn to live with that.

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London suffers from 'sub-standard' connectivity - report

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Population density

The most expensive part of the network is the last mile.

And the reson for it is mainly population density and complexity of coordinating with the customers/victims.

The higher the density, the cheaper it is to provide each of them with a connection, so high rises are great for telcos benefits.

Now, as for London, the problem is oligopoly and a covert backbone monopoly, some but worse happens in New York, for example.

So why give better options while you can charge a lot for crap DSL?

I have cable... but only because it is less oversubscribed than DSL, I would be happy with 12/4 Mb DSL line IF it was not oversubscribed.

Of course, that would mean paying more than a 100Mb Docsis connection.. and that makes absolute no sense.

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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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Re: The real blame goes to..

Same as child porn.

People who pay for child porn create the incintives for kids to be exploited.

So the intelligence services provide exactly the same incentives as child porn buyers.

All of this damages the population, and creates thousands of millions in damages. That economic damage translates into lack of money for hospitals, improving roads, etc. That means people die because of this.

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Blighty's first aircraft carrier in six years is set to take to the seas

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I don't know

How would you meter the differences? ;)

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Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have nasty hyper-threading bug

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Re: Microcode is hard

Been there, done that. Too hard for me, race conditions are crazy.. I would rather have somebody else do that job... I mean, I can do it, but it is REALLY hard.

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Re: Not good news for the new iMac...

It will be great.

The screen is the same as my iMac 5k, so very nice.

My iMac does have some cooling issues.. if I compile for 5 minutes, it will get quite warm and the fam will spin madly, I wonder how much noise/heat issues will de Xeons have.. will they throttle while rendering?

As for rendering, etc.. well, I would rather have a threadripper, much faster and cheaper. But sure not as pretty, and if you like Mac OS...

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Crap quality

Intel seems really interested in pushing bad quality parts to their customers, are the Managers short on Intel?

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Algorithmic pricing raises concerns for EU competition law enforcement

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Percentile 95

That is why if you have half a brain you use percentile 95 prices, and discard garbage.

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In the Epyc center: More Zen server CPU specs, prices sneak out of AMD

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virtual servers

I see a big market for them in "ultrasecure virtual servers"

A box with 2 32 cores could be rented assuring the customers total privacy.. so if the new xeons are not that good they might sell them a lot.

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Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck

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Re: Right, $50 of bars will stop a 4000lb car going 74mph.

It is mandatory in Europe. And has saved many lives.

It is not in the US, I guess it will if someone who is really loaded dies or has a loved one die and sues both the owner of the semi and the manufacturer, or a class action is started.

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Re: Bleh

And that is exactly the reason it should be mandatory.

With or without autodriving, semis are too dangerous without proper safety devices like these.

Also, the guard rails are just stupid!! PLenty of better designs from the usual ones have been done, yet states and countries continue to put the unsafe ones, even if they are not always cheaper.

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Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

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Re: '34 years of development - Windows 10 is the result'

Oh, so you dont use cinnamon, and certainly you dont use USB devices heavily...

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Cloud may be the future, but it ain't all sunshine and rainbows

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Re: Another excellent heads-up

Cloud is nice.

It allows you to not deal with most of the plumbing... but, of course, some DR scenarios are just impossible to solve at a rational cost.

That is the proce you pay for convinience...

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Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

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almost useless

The reason being any navy dangerous enough to have real chances of sinking your carrier locating it by radio will know (sound, satellites) its location.

So this is either for interoperability with the us (that makes kind of sense.. but how much are we going to pay them for their benefit?) or it makes no sense at all.

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Migrating to Microsoft's cloud: What they won't tell you, what you need to know

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Re: One way trip

Of course, and then the prices can increase as much aas they want..

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Banking websites are 'littered with trackers' ogling your credit risk

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Re: Are there any legitimate uses for client side scripts on a banking website?

Same website for gods sake, this is 2017!!

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Operators and vendors agree that Europe is falling behind in 5G

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Re: 5G?

The thing is.. the problem is mostly to get the data in and out of the base stations, and route it afterwards, not between the mobile phones and the base stations.

So while yes, it would be more efficient, it will only solve a minor problem in specific parts of the network.. so it is NOT worth spending so much money.

And cmon, most people have had 4g only for the las 3 years.. with many 800band deployments in 2016, for example... so now, no 5G in europe for quite some time unless the spectrum gets cheaper or they do not require population coverage.

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Internet hygiene still stinks despite botnet and ransomware flood

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Governments

They just pass legislation banning security, and then use their resources to pwn you, but not to go after the criminals. It is stupid, and the problem only got this bad because governments are not only doing nothing, but contributing to the problem themselves.

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Firefox 54 delivers sandboxes Mozilla's wanted since 2009

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Re: @Circadian

You should tell that to her voters, not to her.

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Record number of non-EU techies coming to Blighty

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Re: T.May - Net Migration less than 100,000 p/a

You forgot to add that we should ban importing electricity, so we should be demothballing those lovely coal operated power stations, using local coal.

As cuts will demand that one day a week schools close, we could use that underused child working force to shovel coal, and therefore get cheap coal. It will also help with long term costs, as these children will pay their retirement but will probably die before from silicosis. You see, short and long term covered with a single well thought decision.

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Intel to Qualcomm and Microsoft: Nice x86 emulation you've got there, shame if it got sued into oblivion

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Re: Tough Times at Santa Clara

In my microelectronics experience, a custom/task specific micro es 10-30x as efficient as a non specific part.

Of course this is only for the processor.. then you have memory, fabric connectors, etc.. I still believe you could pull a 5x efficiency on a HTTP or mariadb or whatever task specific task you can give the micro.

It is a question of determining the instructions being executed by the micros, and optimizing as much as possible the platform for those.

It does not make sense for the kind of operations I run, but it certainly would for google, amazon, etc.

Of course, this creates additional problems.. as then changing your stack becomes slow and expensive... your processors are custom made for your stack!!

I would prefer we dont go that route, as those are benefits we the non titanic size operations, would not benefit from.

We currently benefit from the investments these companies do: we can also buy these processors and put them in our servers, or rent them.. but if they all go custom, we would be left to run "legacy" platforms, and unable to compete.

And if the cost of entering the market and exiting is huge, there would be no free market, but and oligopoly of internet companies.

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The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

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Re: It's about saving money

Yes, but it is a risk a manager/director can take to go up the ladder..."look at me, I saved 10/100 million"

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BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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Re: Isn't restore 101

From my experience 1 and 3.

Lying, plus incompetent PHBs messed

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Good one

They can´t pass the buck without recognizing the problem was outsourcing....

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It is the same

You should have qualified electricians for your DCs. If you don't you will have problems.

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BA CEO blames messaging and networks for grounding

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Backup and DR is not sexy

Nobody wants to sink money in that!! And it is a dead end career decision to go that way...

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Re: No more?

Or maybe expend some quality time with the family, while crying over the unfair treatment and using bills to heat the mansion.

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BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

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Re: Maintain your generators

Seen that more than once.

Also, people expect 3 year old fuel not to clog the filters.

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Re: Very Old IT Person

They see IT as they see plumbing: a cost centre with almost no repercussion in their main gig.

The fact that they whould be a SW powerhouse escapes them.

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Re: Ho hum

But two identical systems capable of taking over each other is not 2x the expense, but 4x the expense.

So the intelligent thing here would be to have systems as light as possible (jo Java, please, PLEASE), and have them replicated in three places.

Now, knowing this type of company, I can imagine many fat servers with complicated setups.. the 90s on steroids.

The solution, of course, is to have critical systems that are LIGHT. It saves a ton of money, and they could be working right now, just a small hiccup.

Note: you would need 4x identical systems, + 4 smaller ones for being "bomb proof"

2x identical systems on production. Different locations

2x the above, for preproduction tests, as you cant test with your clients.

4x for developing and integration. They can be smaller, but have to retain the architecture.

At best, you can get rid of integration and be the same as preproduction.

These days, almost nobody does this.. too expensive.

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Uber pays hacker US$9,000 for partner firm's bug

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Re: Crashplan

Backblaze, go there. Still not perfect, but decent.

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‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers

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Re: More to the point

Thet would tell you at best that the ip is from china, yet tells you nothing about the people behind them... same for note being automatically translated from chinese.

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UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election

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Re: Clueless govt...

They are not clueles, and these laws are obviously not for terrorists, but to control and manipulate the general population..and it works. The poor vote the tories...

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Intel pitches a Thunderbolt 3-for-all

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Re: Dare I ask

I use it everyday on my iMac

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Dodge this: Fiat-Chrysler gets diesel-fuelled sueball from DoJ

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Re: All this just to avoid using ad-blu

500-1000e cost to install, plus the inconvinience to your customers.. therefore, to be avoided...

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The eternal battle for OpenStack's soul will conclude in three years. Again

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Re: Dead in Water

AWS cheap and fast? It is quite expensive, compared to running your own kit, and not fast at all.

It makes sense if you want to run your stuff in other peoples systems, as you can then focus on your core, but cheap and fast it is not.

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