* Posts by seven of five

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UK names Russia as source of NotPetya, USA follows suit

seven of five

Traitor!

Proof by claim.

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If you haven't already killed Lotus Notes, IBM just gave you the perfect reason to do it now, fast

seven of five

Re: CVE-2018-1383 @Seven

Unfortunately I have not seen internal documentation, otherwise I wouldn´t be working here[tm]. I do have quite some experience with IBM though.

CAA is always with AIX, though hacmp these days uses it for topology services. If it would affect only hacmp I would have been unable to pin it down to caa, hacmp pobably has enough holes on its own.

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seven of five

CVE-2018-1383

affected fileset is bos.cluster.rte, so this should be within the CAA subsystem. Probably something with guessing cluster and node id and then impersonating another node. The kind of "exploit" which only works if you already have extensive knowledge, priviledge and time within the network on your hand.

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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

seven of five

Re: My device - I'll jail break it if I want to ...

Yes, if you break it, you get to keep the pieces. Or something along these lines.

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NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

seven of five

Re: Ahh...the old 'drain the power...

Actually, it is quite easy to get something up there and give the switch a good, percussive maintenance. The really hard part is having the sat in one piece afterwards.

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Dinosaurs gathered at NASA Goddard site for fatal feeding frenzy

seven of five
Black Helicopters

tinfoil hat time!

Of course there are diosaur tracks at this "NASA" facility! It was THEM who put disosaurs onto earth in first place from their secret time-travel centre. And when the dinoaurs disembarked they left the tracks. For their "sientissts" to find them.

See?

SEE?!?

THEM, all the way. *spittle*

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Job ad for designer proves its point with MS Paint shocker

seven of five

Actually...

I quite like the ad, bit of tongue in cheek humor.

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Jocks in shock as Irn-Bru set to slash sugar and girder content

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Blasphemy.

If you can´t cope with the BRU, get out!

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Brazil says it has bagged Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean for £84m

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Re: Basic arthimetic

Nah, no hooks on hms ocean. Neither on lizzie, bein part of the problem... scnr.

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seven of five

Re: Basic arthimetic

Yes, but just imagine what an F-35 can do instead: it FLIES! (sometimes, if the wind on the runway doesn´t extinguish its engine (speaking of which, it isn´t included in said 50 meeelion quid)), and it is STEALTHY (somehow "stealth" is wrong in caps, so: *whisper* "stealthy") - oh so *whisper* stealthy, most of the time it it will be completely undetectable in the air. And its DEADLY (caps allright here), it is sooo deadly it KILLS (even its own pilots due to malfunctioning oxygen supply, but hey, kill is kill...).

I might be wrong on the last point, though, could have been the F22...

As an evildoing (cia installed) dictator, I´d be trembling all day and crying in bed should HMS fat lady cruise up and threaten me with two dozen bombs per day. Much worse than this old (newer than my car, though), sold rustbucket which is more a glorified cruise shi*knockknock* whos there? ROYAL MARINES DAKKADAKKADAKKA....

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All the AIs NVMe, says IBM: Claims POWER9s + InfiniBand brainier than COTS

seven of five

Probably: They got there first, so they have the bragging rights.

otoh: yes, new is quicker than old. Big deal.

Oh well, who understands marketing anyway?

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

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Joke

"With no planes to fly off her, we might as well sink her"?

A natural reef will make you popular with the greens.

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Signing up for the RAF? Don't bother – you've been Capita'd

seven of five
Mushroom

RAF?

Well, unlike the RN, RAF still has planes... so it might be a good^H^H^H^H^Hbetter idea. *grumble, grumble...*

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Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE!

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Joke

Re: Prestwick??

"Fiery Death and Destruction would rain down on Southern Scotland, Denmark, Germany and points East."

You make that sound like it is a bad thing.

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Facebook bends to pressure, opens German center to löschen abuse, gets yelled at by spies

seven of five

you owe me a thousand quid.

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scnr

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Possible cut to British F-35 order considered before Parliament

seven of five

sans starboard landing gear.

Given the past record on this order, we´ll probably end up with 50 jets, each lacking the starboard wheel or maybe a stabilizer...

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HPE straps AMD chip into 2P/2U server box with Epyc results

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the other six 2.5" go into the back

instead of the expansion cards

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'Sticky runway' closes Canadian airport

seven of five

Re: Self interest?

Fist of all, with female pilots it is not a cockpit anymore but a box office.

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Who'd a thunk it? IBM has a hyperconverged play – feel the POWER

seven of five

Power 9?

P9 chips, this early in the year?

Named CS821, this sould be a P8, dual socket 1U server.

And while P9 are expected, why do the "launch" them without the usual drama?

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Superdome X gets pumped on Skylake to become Superdome Flex

seven of five

Re: Which technology is used to combine the individual servers?

Found it, it is the ports on the lower front side. With 7x4 ports, this will be point to point for all sockets. Could be really quick, @ElReg: can we please have some more info in this?

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seven of five

Which technology is used to combine the individual servers?

HP won´t tell me, apart from a "scale activation kit" Q2N14A, which interconnect is used.

Schould be PCIe, to enable remote memory, shouldn´t it? Is there more info on this?

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IBM kills Bluemix, a year after killing SoftLayer

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shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic

At least IBM is old enough to have shuffeld deck chairs on said boat. Well CTR, as they called themselves back then.

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WhatsApp? You still don't get EU privacy laws, that's WhatsApp

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Lenovo C2

Stories like this are the reason we keep a "sacrificial Android" - the (dualSIM!) C2 mentioned above. 50 Eur and what is on the prepaid SIMs is all whats is at risk, the adressbook is virtually empty, calls will be made only in dire circumstances. But for facebook, dubious games and apps it is the perfect tool. Airgapped without wifi.

Cuts into the android pretty deep, yes, but we got proper (and now cleaner than ever) phones for that.

downside: second device to drag around.

downside downside: helps zilch against being in other peoples adressbook with a secondary number. It is not the divulging of (some) personal information, it is the aggregation by companies I dislike.

Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome.

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BlackBerry's new Motion will move you neither to tears of joy nor sadness

seven of five

Re: USP

"sacrificial Android". Yes, we have one of these as well. cheap (not actually that bad) Lenovo C2 with a no frills SIM running all the untrusted stuff like whatsapp, games, fuel price monitor...

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seven of five

Re: USP

Oh, I´ve got one these wifes as well.

SHE "I need a new phone"

me: "ok"

SHE "with keyboard"

me "oh"

At least the descision was easy to make - 300 or 600Eur, and you´ve got the choice of black.

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SUSE pledges endless love for btrfs, says Red Hat's dumping irrelevant

seven of five

Re: RHEL is playing silly buggers

By the time RHEL returns to btrfs suse will have a "new bestest ev0r" filesystem choosen as the eternal default... mid 2018 or so. From ext to Reiser to btrfs, they had nearly every filesystem ever written as a default once.

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Obama's intel chief says Russia totally tried to swing it for Trump

seven of five

Clapper

Wasn´t he the guy who lied to the congress? About some surveilance program?

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Windows XP crashed too much to spread WannaCrypt

seven of five

Re: Relativity

> I think XP was considered a very stable version of Windows - when compared to 95/98/ME.

...and running workloads it was (more or less) designed for. Any software running reasonably good on AMD64 W7 most probably does not work well with i386 WXP.

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16 terabytes of RAM should be enough for anyone. Wait. What?

seven of five

Re: *yawn* Meanwhile, in UNIXland...

Yes, thought so Sun has a larger machine, And I completely agree with the scalability issues. This was (one of) the point(s) I was trying to make with the 17 node HANA clusters AWS now offers. Judging by the downvotes this did not go down well with the general audience :)

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seven of five

*yawn* Meanwhile, in UNIXland...

I know for sure IBM can do 32TB in a single system, Sun/Oracle goes at least to 24, HPE - ah, Itanium. Ok, thats sad. But if you really need more than 20T ram you could do better than with one or two dozen nodes. Beancounters might disagree, though as you´re here anyway, so your time is free, right?

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What is dead may never die – how to get a post-BlackBerry BlackBerry

seven of five

Re: Blackberry Logo

A Blackberry can never be mistaken for an iToy: Way too many buttons :)

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Risk-free Friday evenings, thanks to Office 365 license management

seven of five

Re: But

If you can´t convice them - confuse them!

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

seven of five

updates stopped (around december?)

Had the same issue here (gaming, hers and my mother, the three die hards I can not migrate) and it might be related to the silverlight update from december.

Disable automatic updates and stop the wuaserv service (the one running under svchost control and staying up at an entire core), then rescan for updates manually. Should show up with three to four important patches, ~300Mb.

Afterwards reboot and reenable automatic updates.

hth

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seven of five

Oh, the irony

Now you need open source code to run Windows.

Actually quite funny...

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In case you had forgotten, broadband body warns of risks Brexit poses to sector

seven of five

Re: No matter the outcome

Tremendously sorry. Your country, your government, your vote. The majority of those who bothered to actually vote wanted to leave - well, that is democracy for you.

Now cut up the bitching and whining about how bloody expensive and difficult this all is going to be. Schould have moaned before the vote.

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seven of five

No matter the outcome

I´m so sick of it, Brexit here, brexit there, prancing round like a fat lady. Whatever will be the result will be the result, now get bloody lost (or rich oder poor or whatever, just get over it.).

Sorry lads.

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I've Been Moved: IBMers in same division slapped with 2nd redundo scheme in 2 months

seven of five

ISD?

Is that Imperial Star Destroyer?

Or Interdiction Strike Deployment?

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BOAR-ZILLA stalks Fukushima's dead zone

seven of five

and lasers!

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seven of five

Which is essentially the same thing which happened to (not only) bavarian boars since chernobyl[1]. Since they prefer eat mushroom (which are more contaminated than other plants) the boars became inedible, were hunted less and are now more numerous than before 1986. Unfortunately, they don´t glow in the dark and are therefore still difficult to hunt, causing a lot of damage to the countryside.

[1] which is taken over by radioactive wolves - who still are regular size. It is a disappointment all around.

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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

seven of five

Stryker?

Str_y_ker? With a "y" Since when are the Army fucking Hipsters? Pardon me, Hypsters, obviously...

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Did Oracle just sign tape's death warrant? Depends what 'no comment' means

seven of five

Re: Obituary

> You can always *try* to pry that tape from my cold, dead fingers.

and even then someone will be able to restore. Tapes cost next to nothing, can sit in a vault for years, will be filled at impressive rates (as long as they can stream) and can stand a lot of physical damage.

No one buys disks to store them cold and offline, no matter how much they beat that VTL drum.

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Dead cockroaches make excellent magnets – now what are we supposed to do with this info?

seven of five

Re: Seems legit

I see this coming to a farmhouse in Kentucky.

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HPE blames solid state drive failure for outages at Australian Tax Office

seven of five

Re: I'm guessing....

certain high capacity batches from another, well known vendor have been observed to fail within days. End of last year, right here in Germany.

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Big blues: IBM's remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers

seven of five

Re: IBM

8 hours to invoke goodwin´s law? Pretty quick for a thread about working from home...

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

seven of five

Re: Can't be a single movie

It is not terrorism if the good guys do it. Ask your local CIA for details...

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Power Systems running IBM's VIOS virtualisation need a patch and reboot

seven of five

"So IBM's guidance guidance that will not go down well with users."

Uh... why not?

patch and boot the secondary, patch and boot the primary. Extra points if you are nice enough to disable the vscsi and vfcs of the corresponding vios first (rmdev -pl $adaptername). Ethernet fails over automatically, though you could add extra grace there as well.

Hardly a big deal. And in order to run into iv91339s bug, you´d have to have a failing lpm in first place.

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Asteroid nearly gave Earth a new feature, two days after its discovery

seven of five

Re: What if it had hit?

If I remember correctly, Buenos Aires was the first city the bugs took out. At least in the movie...

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TCL vows to keep BlackBerry alive

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Thumb Up

Finally:

Finally a device running Android with which I can reply to an email in utter comfort and precision - without even having to look at the keyboard due to tactile feedback of proper keys -, at the same time allowing me to use the very same device to split a users skull for commenting "Blackberry? Didn´t know they still exist!", without interrupting my typing.

The Q10 just isn´t up to this due to its plastic case.

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Russia to convicted criminal hackers: 'Work with us or jail?'

seven of five

Re: so far not reported

I would be pretty disappointed if "our" services would not do the same. Given how the US siphoned off the German (not only) rocket engineers after WW2, this is hardly a new idea.

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US voting machine certification agency probes potential hack

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Black Helicopters

Re: Not state sponsered but

Actually, I´d recommend not to remember this.

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