Re: I'm very sorry for them...
Yes, verrrry, verrry sorry. Almost as sad as being not allowed to ram glowing pokers up their collective arses until they see the light.
350 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010
> I am old enough to remember that Quality used to be something positive.
Actually, "Quality used to *mean* something positive"
Unfortunetaly, MS is rather more old school, back to the roots here and refers to "quality" as in its original, latin form "qualitas". Which translates to "(the) state (of sth)".
And no one cany deny Windows 10 does indeed have a lot of state.
Depends. A small(ish), usable one (single socket Linux, 1 TB memory, some adapters and maybe local storage will be around 10k (EUR|USD|CAD|GBP).
A proper server with a hundred cores, 8T Memory, a load of adapters and filled with licenses, maybe the same amount of on demand capacities already installed and five years of maintenance... around a million. YMMV.
IBM pricing is *very* flexible. Back in the days when we bought three fully loaded z990 mainframes on launch, we were given "as many (2105) ESS as we wanted for "free""
We took 22 :)
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.
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.
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.
THEM, all the way. *spittle*
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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