* Posts by seven of five

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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*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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?'

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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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Macbook seized or stolen? But you've set a FileVault password, right? Ha, it's useless

seven of five

Re: Firmware Password

As I read the article, having the Thunderbolt device connected at boot time suffices to enable DMA access, to boot from it does not seem neccessary. I wonder whether delaying startup continuation (and therefore, memory overwrite) by using a EFI password would actually worsen the situation.

But from the article or its links a really can not tell.

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Meet Hyper.is – the terminal written in HTML, JS and CSS

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Bingo time!

software startup

JavaScript

HTML

CSS

based on Electron

open source framework

cross-platform

desktop applications

using HTML and JS

Developed by GitHub

Atom

...and that is just the first three lines. Wow!

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Here's how the missile-free Royal Navy can sink enemy ships after 2018

seven of five

Could carry the SLAM-ER

ironically, the Swordfish would be able to carry around a SLAM-ER, which is the air launched version of said, just abolished, Harpoon...

Can we have the Missle controleable by a tablet? So the rear gunner might make uso of it? How hard can it be? (and what could *possibly* go wrong?)

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Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

seven of five

> Vote thumbs down if you have a pony tail!

Well, it is not a "tail" as such. And I also have long hair...

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seven of five

Not the whole story:

This is not a "find a linux box, press enter and access everything" kind of exploit.

Said root shell is the emergency shell launched after 93 failed attempts to decrypt the filesystems and continue booting.

It requires a linux system with encrypted boot filesystems you have terminal (not ssh) access to after a forced reboot of said system (powerfail, usually).

As we specifically talk about systems which will never restart on their own due to the password neccessary finding one of your systems crashed for whatever reasons now requires extra-extra caution as you may well find a keylogger or trojan present.

quick fix: adding panic=5 to your grub config.

good fix: as per CVE-2016-4484 (effectively stop offering the rescue shell and enter a boot loop).

hth

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IBM: Why our Power9 CPU is going to make data centers great again

seven of five

At least, with most of these boxes you can license as many (or little) cores as you need. Doesn´t make each one cheaper, but you do not have to pay for twelve when all you want is five...

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Bungling ATM thieves blow up bank statement machine

seven of five

Re: It's "Kontoauszugsdrucker"

Apart from the statement printer nothing is a "proper" word used. And these are dying out as well (usually more quiet, though).

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seven of five

Re: It's "Kontoauszugsdrucker"

Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftkontoauszugsdruckerwartungsbevollmaechtigter.

> Do I win?

No.

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European F-35 avionics to be overhauled at Sealand, says UK.gov

seven of five

Re: ...landed in a very very short fashion...

Like the pilots say: Any landing you walk away from was a good one. Bonus if you can re-use the aircraft afterwards...

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seven of five

> No it will not. You will need a BIG blowtorch to free it from the melted tarmac after that.

>

> While the Harrier and the Yak-38 could land nearly anywhere, that is no longer the case

> for the F35 because of its exhaust temperature. If it is landing on tarmac it will melt it, if it

> is landing on grass it is pretty much guaranteed to be set on fire.

This "aircraft" is getting better and better. Wasn´t the engine an extra-cost option anyway? My truck idea gets more attractive by the second...

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seven of five
Joke

> I doubt there will be any such animal. RAF Sealand no longer has a runway, and is used to repair avionics

> that have been removed from aircraft.

In theory the F35B, as a stovl, wound not really need a runway - some straight bit of road should do the trick.

> Any aircraft shipped there will arrive by truck.

Ah, excellent idea: sell HMS Sitting Duck and HMS White Elephant to india and use a RO-RO freigther laden with trucks laden with F35 as a replacement.

...given this, one might save even more money and use the F35A instead :)

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'Trust it': Results of Signal's first formal crypto analysis are in

seven of five

Google play

Signal would be much more cool if it would not require Google play (or its push services). Though I completely understand rolling out your own push infrastructure is no small feat. I´d gladly pay for it, though.

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