* Posts by Morten

25 posts • joined 16 Sep 2009

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)


Java displaced one letter is Kbwb, basically pronounced Kebab.

This has the added bonus of being tasty, and also to give room for related projects... Sish-kebab, Kebab Pita, Kebab Hot Stuff, Kebab Sauce, Kebab AOMS (all-over-my-suit, as in walking home from the night club and chugging a kebab on the way)

Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read YOUR MIND at 100 words a minute


Great! We need wetware to hardware interfaces as the first step of fully blending man and machine.

This is just the first step towards sublimation.

Can nothing stop the Veeam tank? We hate to save you a click but: No


Re: Not surprised here...

Veeam didn't support all our requirements, so it could not be used.

So kind of bad experience, but ymmv :)

This many standards is dumb: Decoding 25Gb Ethernet and beyond


Re: cat-8?

Oh, Cat7 is very much a real thing, but they do not use RJ45 and as a result was shunned all over.

They used a connector that looked kind of like a mini Token Ring balun...

Samsung now pushing Marshmallows into the Galaxy S6, Edge


My Galaxy SIII i9300 runs CM13 with Android 6.0.1 just nicely. Snappy and with UI responsiveness pretty close to the S5 and it can even multitask a little. The official JB 4.3 release for it basically bricks it, as the low memory available and RAMGUZZLING TouchWiz and Samsung "value add" apps leaves no free memory.

But Samsung do not want to make old phones perfectly usable.

WD stirs green and blue into pot, comes out with Blue HDDs


The Reds and Purples have totally different performance characteristics. Purples are 24/7 for sequential I/O. Reds are 24/7 for random I/O. Purples will be better for streaming than even the Blacks or Golds.

China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie


Re: Sadly it doesn't run iOS.

So the question is if enough people will buy it to make it common enough to have a good xda community with custom firmware. CyanogenMod, SlimROM or some other option would be nice. Then nobody would care about that fuggly interface and android version it comes with. Android 5.1.x is starting to be pretty nice and a lot better than the disastrous 5.0 release.

This phone and a mainstream custom ROM could be a very good budget option.

Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1


Re: I'm confused

BCE, before Common Era. "BC" and "AD" has been deprecated.

If you remember your bible, Jesus was born when there was a census. And this census was about 6 BCE.


Re: I'm confused

He was born in year 6 BCE, if you really want to be pedantic...

Fibre Channel over Ethernet is dead. Woah, contain yourselves


Re: As far as UCS goes...

Lack of ratification of BB-6 that will give us proper flow-control all the way to NPIV targets is a killer for many environments for FCoE...

Elon Musk snowed under with Googley dollars for Space Internet


Re: Sat Comms.

That is sat in geosync orbit, 36k clicks out. This will be just 1.2k clicks out. Big difference and will cut your ping latency with hundreds of ms.

Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin


Re: freeware?

The definition of freeware was always just "free as in beer".

FSF is trying to make this "free as in speech", but that is their problem.

Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars


Re: CP/M was better than DOS too...

If DOS/Windows had failed, we would all be running OS/2. Then who would need Linux? :)

Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

Black Helicopters

Re: Not Engineering

Nobody can double-blind test the difference from CD-audio (16bit, 44Khz) and higher "quality" sounds, like 24bit/44Khz, 24bit/48Khz, 24bit/96Khz or 128bit/500Mhz or whatever... It is snake oil!

True, for mixing and working with audio streams, choosing 24bit/96Khz will give you some headroom to work in. But for the finished product, anything above CD-audio levels is simply not needed.

What would be nice in a "bluray" audio disk, would be to get FLACs with correct metadata and album art. Saves me some work ripping new disks into my main music repository. I could pay a premium for that.

Everything's going to be all white: Google Nexus 5 mobe expected Friday


Why LG?

I would probably enjoy a Nexus phone, with its minimalistic android approach and fast and timely updates and upgrades... but, I just can't bring myself to buy a Goldstar made mobile...

Chrome, Firefox blab your passwords in a just few clicks: Shrug, wary or kill?

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Go to lastpass.com, use it in your browser and smartphones and that is it. Safe, secure, fast and flexible.

Data centre networks are getting flatter and fitter


802.1Qbg allows link-aggregation across separate switches too...

Don't believe the IT hype: Ye cannae change the laws of physics


No problem with DB2 ...

Use DB2 Spacial Extender.. http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/spatial/db2spatial/


REVEALED: IBM's new DS3000-killing Storwise storage beast


Re: Why do we actually still need a SAN?

You never managed a few hundred servers, did you? SAN is cost effective in larger scale, it is faster than direct attached in most cases because of the Storage you put on your SAN generally has hundreds of spindles and tiered storage with SDD. SAN can easily be made redundant. Storage inside every server? Are you mad? How to you propose to manage that with thousands of servers?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love IPv6


IPv6 less secure because of lack of NAT?

Are you insane? NAT does not provide security. Please move on ...

Secret's out: Small 15K disk drive market is 'growing'

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Obvious ...

..as 15k disks are faster than SSD in many workloads, in the numbers and mix of them you will typically see in high end enterprise storage. E.g. datawarehouse loads can be faster on spinning disks than SDD.

Why is virtualisation important?



Real hypervisors, like PowerVM, doesn't give that much penalty to I/O ops and you can easily virtualize even heavy I/O workloads.

Toshiba BDX2000


Video CD?

I have only seen VCD used in the eastern European countries. In the rest of the world, DVD is more or less universal, with Bluray on the move into use. VCD is pretty poor quality, especially when you try to run it on HDMI and upscaling on a largish TV.

I'm afraid the VCD is truly on the way out now... just keep an old dvd player around to play it.

Samsung YP-R1 16GB PMP



That is why my Rio Karma still rocks... it is unbelievable that an old player like that still have unique features.

Warning: Showers can seriously damage your health



What? You need 120C temp water to kill 80% of germs? That is not true. You have to keep the water under pressure to even get it to that temperature.

Most bacterias dies between 70 and 80C, only a few can survive in close to boiling temperatures.


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