* Posts by seven of five

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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

seven of five

Re: And remove USA software?

Of course not: These are THE GOOD GUYS!

Don´t be silly.

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BlackBerry Key2: Clickier, nippier, but how many people still want a QWERTY?

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Joke

pre-owned soul, barely used

"a pre-owned soul but I swear it's barely used"

Are you sure this isn´t "a conscience" you are talking about?

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seven of five

"but how many people still want a QWERTY?"

I, here, ME! *hops, waves*

I don´t *want* a qwerty phone, I NEED one.

and jftr: wives Priv yesterday got an OS update from Blackberry. Yes, we were surprised as well.

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Kaspersky Lab's move from Russia to Switzerland fails to save it from Dutch oven

seven of five

Re: Kasperspanic!

barechested.

riding a bear.

with a rifle.

at least.

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Honey, I shrunk the mainframe: Fujitsu freshens up GS21 kit

seven of five

Re: It's all about the base

They (mainframe users) have started to siphon off the midrange guys doing hpux/solaris/aix et al. Which are only 10 to 15 years younger, but still. After us? No idea. Armageddon, probably.

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Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

seven of five

to say it with that nice song from the South Park movie

Shut your *beep*ing face, Uncle *beep*a

You're a *beep* sucking, *beep* licking Uncle *beep*a

You're an Uncle *beep*a, yes, it's true

Nobody *beep*s uncles quite like you

no script all the way, it really _is_ worth the inconvenience.

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He He He: Seagate's gasbag Exos spinner surges up to 14TB

seven of five

Re: 1PB of capacity in a rack

The 60 drive enclosures are hotswap as well, you just have to pull out an entire shelf and open the lid. No fun on U36-40. btdt and didn´t tip the rack.

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seven of five

1PB of capacity in a rack

make that 6PB:

60 drives interface down per 4U, times 10 for a 42U rack= 600 drives, 6+2 raid6, 8 hot spare, 74 sets of 84TB base 10, 6.2 PByte.

Weight might be an issue, though...

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Boeing ships its 10,000th 737

seven of five

only 7000 A320

Well, one could mention the A320 is fron 1987, so it had 20 years (40%) less to sell 70% of the 737s market share. otoh, the pace only picked up in the last 15 years.

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WhatsApp agrees not to share user info with the Zuckerborg… for now

seven of five

The exact wording will be:

"We promise not to share you data until you catch us doing it."

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BlackBerry unveils bold new strategy: Suing the c**p out of Facebook

seven of five

Re: Whatsapp

Just because they do not charge currency for their messenger does not (for the greatest possible meaning of "not") mean you do not pay for using it. And don´t be mistaken, facebook does very, very well know how to "monetize" their app.

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Bitcoin heist with a twist: This time it's servers that were stolen

seven of five

Ohhhh, volcano.

Magma. I like the sound of that word :)

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Spectre haunts Intel's SGX defense: CPU flaws can be exploited to snoop on enclaves

seven of five

big news:

Who owns the tin, owns the data.

The way it has always been, the way it will always be.

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Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped

seven of five

Re: So testing before deploying isn't a "thing" anymore?

While I would gladly strike another blow against agile devoppers with you, occams razor dictates this is just another case of "Idiots being idiots doing idiot things".

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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

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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

seven of five

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

seven of five

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

seven of five

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

seven of five

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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