* Posts by Elwell

9 posts • joined 18 Aug 2009

Who wants to work on a 264-Core, 6TB RAM supercomputer?

Elwell

The difference with Zythos (and other UV2000s) is that all the CPUs/memory is addressable as a single machine, not a cluster spread over multiple racks. It all depends what codes you need to run, and how they scale

(disclosure of interest: $dayjob)

Bank card-slurp nasty 'infects tills, ATMs', corrupt staff fingered

Elwell
Facepalm

Why no whitelist firewall

Given that these are all apparently tills and ATMs why the monkeys do they have full internet access?

> then uses FTP to upload the account numbers, names, card expiry dates and other details to a server under the control of unidentified swindlers.

Surely they should only have access to whitelisted hosts - Bank gateway, Stock control (internal?) and vendor software updates (could be mirrored internally)

Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

Elwell
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Re: Programmer's File Editor

Dammit, beaten to it. I was just about to post and extoll its virtues, especially when it comes to TADREP (F12 ftw)

Microwaves thrash fibre on speed... if you like two-nines uptime

Elwell
Black Helicopters

Re: Run for the hills

> And you are stuffed if someone builds something in your line of sight.

Cue your competitors building a 'capenhurst tower' between the endpoints ...

(go see Richard Lamont's pages if you've not come across it before)

Boffins: SOPA breaks DNSSEC, and won’t work anyway

Elwell
Headmaster

use the 'reserved for Documentation' addresses then

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5737 lists them

Lancs shale to yield '15 years' of gas for UK

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wellcount

It also says that there'll be 800 wells to extract the stuff. That's going to scar the landscape

Google vanishes Android apps from citizen phones

Elwell
Boffin

Jon Oberheide

.. has all the details on his blog about it

http://jon.oberheide.org/blog/2010/06/25/remote-kill-and-install-on-google-android/

Second ISS spacewalk done and dusted

Elwell
FAIL

Windows Fail

Listening to them this morning (via somafm.com/missioncontrol/) and they were having trouble with one of the laptops on board - wasn't booting into windows and kept giving the 'do you want to start in safe mode' prompt. Nice to see some things are consistent even in space...

Virgin hijacks empty pages

Elwell
Boffin

dnsmasq

If you're using dnsmasq then you should be able to fix this by using the bogus-nxdomain flag,

ie, for those of you using opendns but don't want their search page you can get away with: bogus-nxdomain=208.69.34.132 in your config file.

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