Re: The power of suggestion
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170 posts • joined 1 Sep 2009
While most of what you've said is true, dockers are not containers, they are completely different things that appear on the outside to look similar. containers allow resource limitation on a scale that dockers don't ...
And while systemd works, I recall (I can't find the references) that there was a linux guy who reviewed the code from OpenSolaris and referred to it as a "battleship" compared to our "rowing boat" ... (he went on to say that he didn't think that Linux needed or wanted a battleship)
Oracle were porting Dtrace to their Oracle Solaris, but I don't believe they have / certain that they haven't released it to the wider community.
That said, Linux USB support is much better and more resilient, and support for hardware means that I can run it on this laptop ...
almost every transaction I have had with them went along the lines of:
Me) I have a problem, here is the problem.
Them) I don't think you have a problem, are you sure?
Me) yes, here is even more supporting information
Them) yes you do seem to have a problem
Me) Hmm ... I've just been checking and I've found this work around
Them) that's good
Me) Okay you may as well close this ticket, as it's been 3 months already, and you've not provided me with any more information.
Absolutely, low hanging fruit and all that.
It's the same reason you shred all your financial documents (and letters from school, and Virgin, etc) so that it's hard to get information from them ... you can't stop a really determined person getting data back from shredded paper, but if someone else has non-shredded paper with all the details you want on it they will go there first.
1 month to transfer to Unix just won't cut it, and certain applications and protocols cannot be replaced by Linux counterparts.
Our accounts department uses windows software (does anyone know an accounts department that uses non windows software? Seriously if we can find a good package to work with I'll suggest it to the board!) We replaced their desktop computers with "SunRays" using RDP to connect to a windows server (2008 R2) running the Windows software for the TAS system. We have ripped apart the TAS system so that it works on a Linux server with a PervasiveDB Linux installation ...
anyway I'm not sure where I was going with this, but suffice it to say, we're a big unix/linux house and even then there are applications that we cannot get off of Windows, even with all the time available to us.
It isn't licensed for product evaluation, and it's valid to run it inside a company.
their terms for the extension pack are pretty good, in this case it's personal use if it wasn't installed by an administrator, or installed by default on lots of machines.
So if you run it at a company, get the users to install it themselves and you're quite legit.
If you're a big company then you can afford the small price for it if you need it :)
It wouldn't surprise me if the figures were related to how much/how often the systems were patched.
I know for myself that in general we don't patch the Solaris systems we're using, we firewall the f*ck out of them, and only start services we know are going to be used. We have Solaris systems that have been untouched for over 10 years, but they're still doing the job they were supposed to, and aren't facing the outside world.
If a system is inherently more secure, with very low visibility and very low attack vectors, on an operating system that few use, is it not unexpected that the hackers will be going for the lower hanging fruit?
I remember the time when my boss was running Windows 98 (windows xp had recently come out), and there was a virus/security warning put out that Microsoft released a "test" for.
We downloaded the test and ran it ... it said something like "Congratulations you are not susceptible to the threat, have you considered upgrading to one that is?"
Agreed ... When I can get the source, compile it, run it on my own trusted systems, develop on it and run my apps from it then I will consider moving them to the AWS if I don't want to worry about them running in the future, and have no concerns over the information stored in them.
I won't be happy using this system for anything enterprise until I can do all of that.
History and Evolution seem to point to the fact that it's not the animals/objects that are ideally suited to their environment that improve ... you need to take a step back and look at it from a different angle, from a small branch of the tree/code and look at making it better, while leaving the original intact ...
If there is no champion of the Labs, it will not succeed, if they bring labs in house it might be quicker at reacting, but it will not be able to produce things that are not seen as core to the browser, at least not core at the time that they are thought up ...
just my 2cents.
In the days long ago when we used to use "Pegasus Mail" almost all of the icons in our company were labelled "Horsey" ...
I forgot about this for a long time, when one day I was helping someone on a support call and I asked them what email system they were using (we were transitioning to Thunderbird at the time) ... there was a pause at the other end of the line and then a very sheepish "Horsey" was announced ... I have to say that that really made my day :)
I set up a facebook account to see pictures my family uploaded online. I turned off all notifications and all emails, I don't want that stuff
My brother invited me to his sons christening on facebook.
I didn't log in to facebook until the day after the christening, missing the entire event.
He didn't get it when I told him that I have email, 3 phones and a physical address that he could have sent the invite to; why did he have to use facebook as the only medium ...
He's my younger brother, so I guess I'll just have to leave it at that ...
It looks like this is an activate each time type of thing, the power it uses to give out the drug appears to come from the wifi signal ...
The 2 problems I can see with it:
1) if it's manually delivered (or automatically delivered by a specific device) you have the chance of it not being delivered, or not getting the signal from the device, and therefore not activating.
2) You could receive a major dose (problematic?), and then not have any of the drug available in the future ...
"Foolish to compare sw based, all flash, and "select" hybrid arrays"
maybe so, but looking at the Nexenta Blog (that shows the IOPS in it's graph) they appear to be performing at least as well per desktop ... only Violin and Sanbolic scored higher (the Gartner post shows different numbers in the IOPS in which GreenBytes also does well)
As for the Nexenta SW based RAID, I know they're using ZFS, which if placed on systems with enough memory can outperform hardware RAID based systems, especially if they're using SSD ZIL.
I can see all the cr*ppy white computers with no memory or hard drive being bought because they look nice ... And when they don't work they will require _more_ support than the boxes we currently have under our control.
It's easy to see what will happen, since we used to let employees buy their own printers ... everyone buys the cr*ppy HP wifi printers that work on some networks some of the time, and manage to overwrite the networking stack so bad that the computers don't work on corporate networks ...
Our users also believe everything that a droid from PC World/Currys tell them ...
BYOD is bad enough CYOD ... not while I have breath in my body!
We've managed to weed out most of the Applications that require Administrator rights to run (some of them walk over parts of the registry, some of them walk over parts of the disk, some of them should be taken out and shot ... but there are still a couple of programs that will not run unless as administrator.
Those machines have local groups modified to allow specific users to have access, as power users if possible, or administrators if not.
The biggest issue was for some of the laptops that go on site, with no internet access and "I need the ability to install a new printer when you're not available" ... we solved that issue by buying a large stack of USB inkjet printers (20+) of the same type and sticking them in all the offices so that people could pick up a disposable one at any time. without the need for new drivers.
"Orange" is probably the only answer that shouldn't be given, especially when "Green" is present ...
After that, "Is the house untidy?" "do these shoes go?" "when will you stop doing that?" ... there are no good answers.
Seriously, your sister-in-law asked about the colour of a kettle? (Reminds me of the HHGG, where they wanted to know what colour the wheel should be) ... Tell her you're a man, and you just want it to boil water.
My wife has a Digital Radio, and she uses it to listen to "Classic FM" ... (there's no accounting for taste) ... Fortunately it has an FM mode for when they decide that Digital radio is dead in the water, and with luck "Classic FM" already have a channel on that "Low Power Medium" ...
Seriously, if we only had DAB and someone came up with the idea of FM, it would be regarded as a great upgrade on the original system:
1) lower power usage requirements
2) allows for easier management of local radio stations, with a lower cost of entry
3) de-centralised control of transmitting (If the mast goes down, it doesn't take all stations down)
4) ... I don't care I just don't agree that we really need DAB!
" there are the people that use deleted items as some kind of store. But that's for another day."
What is it with those people, every so often during "maintenance" we go into their machines and turn on the "empty trash on exit" ... or when it gets to be over 500Mb my colleague cat's devnull to it :)
"Can you get it back it was full of important stuff" ... what like you keep all your important files in your waste bin next to your desk?
However the "read-receipt" thing doesn't exist at my work, not only do all the clients have it turned off, but the mail server strips the header from the emails.
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