* Posts by vgrig_us

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Apple strips clips of WWDC devs booing that $999 monitor stand from the web using copyright claims. Fear not, you can listen again here...

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Re: common, fanbois!

Yep, that's what I thought fanbois would argue, but - it's news and as such an obvious "fair use": no way apple didn't know that, yet still sent the notice...

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common, fanbois!

I want to know how you would justify apple taking down the video with false (yes, very false) copyright claim.

Common! Tell me how they were right to abuse dmca.

Still sniggering at that $999 monitor stand? Apple just got serious about the enterprise

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Re: yeah, right...

Given how much money each fiasco cost - CFOs are the unlikely allies to IT in this...

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yeah, right...

As someone working for company bitten by xserve fiasco, then final cut pro fiasco, then Mac pro fiasco, not to mention macos smb client mess - the kind of resistance apple gonna see from IT cannot be underestimated.

What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs

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Re: Legality

Ah, my bad - somehow read wrong... Blame the sleepy early morning commute, i guess.

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Re: Legality

Yes - a POS called cfaa, which is so badly written that you can be criminally prosecuted for even braking ters of use. That the law FBI used to drive Aaron Swartz to suicide.

It was passed after Regan saw "war games" and panicked.

New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

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Cisco SD-WAN? Huh?

When it comes to firewalls and SD-WAN (basically firewalls with traffic intelligence) it is absolutely essential to completely disregard everything Cisco is saying/claiming.

Stick with NSS labs recommended, like fortinet and forcepoint (I know, I know - there are some questions about the NSS, but not when it comes to this)

Net neutrality freaks furious over lack of fury at FCC hearing

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Re: Karl Bode is a waste of time

@ Richard Bennett

1. read carefully - i suggested to read techdirt in general, not just Bode.

2. no matter how repetitive Bode is - doesn't mean he's not right.

3. the point was more about Kieran trying to twist reality a bit (well, a lot).

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With Kieran channeling his inner Orlovsky more and more often nowadays, I suggest anyone really interested in the subject read techdirt articles instead (including ones by Karl Bode).

Cisco shift to recurring revenue gives 3.8 billion signs that it's working

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Yep, pretty much. We are Cisco shop, but moving away from it. New core is not going to be Cisco, firewalls we're never Cisco (Asa sucks!), WiFi is not Cisco already, slowly replacing all wan routers (ASRs are expensive and licensing sucks).

In a past decade Cisco managed to screw up at every single thing they do.

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complete bs

Those numbers are high for two reasons:

- replacement cycle for workhorse 4500 switches bumps the revenue a lot

- recurring revenues get a bump because Cisco forces customers to by 3 year DNA license with 9400 switches (4500 replacements) and licences features (basic ones, like hsrp) separately and on sucsribtion basis.

We are going through replacement for 4500s: it's he'll, can't get any answers - last time we're buying any Cisco. Already going with Arista for our core...

So, don't buy Cisco stock based on these numbers.

No 'Pai-day' for India: nation to adopt strict network neutrality

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Re: Good. Probably.

No, you can still do QoS. You can say prioritize SIP, but only all of SIP, not just yours or provider's that paid for it.

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systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

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Re: Integration dammit

"Can we please differentiate between systemd the init replacement and systemd the project to replace many of the critical subsystems in Linux (login, logging, etc). "

Nope - because it's impossible to tell where init part end and other begins.

Cisco denies restraint of trade in Arista-spat, asks court to dismiss case

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Huh?

"back to the IP infringement case Arista lost"

Huh? Which case is that? The jury case in proper court Arista actually won (one has to read arstechnica to know that - theregister didn't bother to cover it as far as i know)? Or the one in front of clown, always on the side of incumbent big company International Trade Commission joke of a court? Do, please, specify, will you?

Oracle loses (again) in battle to get Google Java case retried (again)

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Re: A Comedy of Errors

@ Andrew Orlowski "judges who take IP seriously" - oh, ye, wouldn't you love that, Andrew: i can almost see you drooling. Unfortunately for you, you're talking about CAFC - same appeals court that has been spank by SCOTUS repeatedly on IP issues (with very harsh language in decisions).

So, you're IP minimalism will have to be fed for a while by whatever stupid IP laws EU passes.

if someone is interested in just how many time CAFC been overturned lately - go to techdirt and search for "CAFC".

Arista-scat! Possible import ban looms after US ITC decision

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Well, it's not like i needed another reason not to buy cisco anyway.

Space Data dudes say Google lifted Loon balloon tune

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Re: Patent for living in universe supporting Archimedes's principle

"Amazingly, this article has not been penned by O'rly"

That was my first reaction: i usually can tell O'rly articles just by headline, but got fooled this time.

Also no mention of Google pulling out of the deal because SDC had blabbed about it to the Wall Street Journal - according to some other articles on the net.

Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

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Wow-wow-wow - are you saying that if i make and Red Book compliant audio CD, but never claim it to be one, never call it that, or even "CD" or "Compact Disc" - i'll call it, say, COpD instead - that i still have to pay them? that sounds very wrong - i mean legally: any lawyers want to chime in?

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Re: Could be interesting....

"They do have another choice of course: Windows."

LOLZ

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I don't need "The Red Book" if i'm not calling it "The Red Book CD" or "CD" at all, so - thanks for making my point for me...

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Complete fantasy, none of the arguments make sense, not even a little - the one with copyrighted APIs is downright stupid.

Revealed: The revolving door between Google and the US govt – in pictures

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Re: former Google staff occupy key posts in areas essential to Google’s

@ toughluck

and downright lying about EFF? and comment about Wales is not beside the point - goes to credibility (or lack of) of the author...

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Re: former Google staff occupy key posts in areas essential to Google’s

@toughluck - yeah, just wait for it: someone a Reg is asleep... here is the example of posts taken down...

"yep - my post got deleted to... strange - happens only to my comments to Orlowski stories. :-P"

"so, that's your excuse for removing my post? "particularly sticky legal story" - you mean the part where Orlowski implied Google and EFF support under-age prostitution?"

yep - those two were taken down... as was this one...

"Another day - another 2 Orlowski FUD articles : the other one is so bad it has comments turned off...

BTW - if you want to read something useful on freedom of panorama or moron Mississippi AG: read techdirt... or ars... Don't read Orlowski: he hasn't yet met a copyright he doesn't love...

Seriously - what does it take to get kicked out of theregister staff?"

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Re: Microsoft? Apple?

@paulc - "Why pick on Google?" - because this is Orlowski article. Want more balanced view? Look elsewhere.

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Re: former Google staff occupy key posts in areas essential to Google’s

@Cuddles - i stopped trying to fight Orlowski's FUD, i suggest you stop wasting your time too...

Look, again: " Electronic Frontier Foundation ... as receiving Google cash"! It's been pointed out to him repeatedly that EFF got that cash as part of settlement in Google Buzz privacy class action suit.

His gems also include: "How can you tell Jimbo is lying? His lips are moving", that's Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia Foundation...

Doubt this comment will make it through - my last 5 comments to Orlowski story were taken down.

How's this guy still employed by Reg?

Shares down?! But, but, but ... Apple just made $50bn – that's the way the Cookie grumbles

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Re: Interesting

@paulf

Ah, forgot about that - our photog was complaining about it.

To tell you the truth, i wasn't that surprised about all this - i remember 10+ years ago Apple buying, what was that audio app, Logic Pro (?), making it OSX only and loosing that market completely to Sennheiser (i think - it was long time ago).

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Re: Interesting

Oh, it's much more than that, so much more...

1. Final Cut Pro / Final Cut X debacle - almost all install base lost to Adobe on Windows because of that.

2. No more Xserves - what's a company with proper racks to do?

2. Mac Pro trash cans - no more upgrades, no more Black Magic card, etc., etc. So once old towers were not supported by new versions of OSX - guess what happened?

But, there it's even more - every shop that depended on anything Apple (software, hardware) got screwed, so they're not gonna put themselves into that position again.

Sure, there is a gorgeous 30 inch iMac on CEOs and graphic designers' desks - but that's about it.

Live by the iPhone, die by the iPhone...

Ten years in the clink, file-sharing monsters! (If UK govt gets its way)

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Re: Actually, no @ amanfromMars 1

"Personally speaking, I have never suffered censorship from AO but can imagine the rantings of many be fully deserving of it because of gratuitously offensive inappropriate content/comment."

And you're wrong - any comment that questioned his point of view, no matter how polite and to the point, was taken down. Even pointing out actual inaccuracies - like Orlowski keep claiming EFF is a Google because Google give it million bucks (payment was actually part of the settlement in court case AGAINST Google). Yeah, he's that bad...

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Re: His (her) Master's Voice

Every comment i had taken down on Reg was to Orlowski's article.

In general, if you read comments to his articles, you can see how one sided they are and also how few votes they have - pretty much one or two votes each, despite articles covering hot topics...

It's really shameful and reflects badly on Reg.

Now for fun part - just in case Orlowski read this, let's make him foam at the mouth:

"Google!"

Is tech monitoring software still worth talking about?

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Re: All that needed is...

There maybe no way to check SSL certificate with SNMP, but pretty much any monitoring software can to it - Nagios has a plugin. Templating is needed for devices (phisycal of virtual) - SSL certificate check is generic and device independent, no need to involve SNMP.

Log file problem is not actual SNMP - that's content not and event... Though again - nagios has plenty of plugins for that (yes, client install is probably required).

As for Windows, well - MS just had to do it their own way: no surprise here.

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All that needed is...

All that needed is - common templating system and automated template builds from mib files... Common interface for sharing between different monitoring systems won't hurt either.

Looks like a good project for Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative to take on, no?

PS and for all of you singing praises to proprietary solutions - no way in hell i'm paying per monitor: i'd rather learn xml and write templates for OSS monitoring myself.

While we weren't looking, the WAN changed

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second that - networking is what's exciting: being both sys and netadmin for all of my career, i cannot imagine taking purely sysadmin position...

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Yeah, Trevor - all that you mentioned my firewall can do... Along with IDS, IPS, etc., etc. Why? Because we choose our firewalls well (no Cisco ASs-A). The revolution in WAN is actually next-gen firewalls - pick well and you don't have to rely on bunch of crew-ups otherwise known as "service providers".

Simple policy worked for us - get the minimal, most generic service ISP (inet with ethernet hand-off, p2p ethernet, etc.), then integrate it into your infrastructure properly.

And any time we got away from it - SP finger pointing every time there is a problem.

Oracle waves fist, claims even new Android devices infringe its Java copyrights

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You know, whatever money (including future money) Oracle gets out of this...

...they'll pay tenfold back in salaries to pissed off coders. :-P

It's like working for spammers, or patent trolls, or copyright maximalists, or law enforcement and intelligence agencies: they'll have to be sh*&^(load more money in it for hackers to take the job. 30 pieces of silver...

FBI is already having problem filling IT positions.

EFF's Privacy Badger will block snooping ads and invisible trackers

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Would you stop with...

@Alexander J Martin: Would you stop with "Google-backed" BS? You're just repeating a lie...

Here, reposting this for you:

"In 2011, the EFF received $1 million from Google as part of a settlement of a class action related to privacy issues involving Google Buzz" - is this the backing you're talking about? :-P

Another donation as a result of the settlement: "3taps and its founder, Greg Kidd, have agreed to pay craigslist $1 million, all of which must then be paid by craigslist to the EFF"

Doesn't matter - In 2012, the EFF received $250,000 from Mark Cuban and $250,000 from Markus Persson. The list of corporate members is on EFF website btw.

I cannae dae it, cap'n! Why I had to quit the madness of frontline IT

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Re: I also agree, but...

@ Hollerith 1

"Do you not think that science and technology are just are riddled with politics as any other place?"

Sure they are - in universities and research centres - but that's why i don't work there...

University grant system is perfect to shady pseudo scientists and promotes the importance of "who can get funding?" instead of "who can do science?"

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Re: I also agree, but...

Completely disagree - i paid attention in science class, graduated with science degree, choose the technical field of work all so I CAN AVOID PLAYING THOSE games!

Might have as well gotten liberal arts degree if i have to bullshit for living!

Benchmark bandit: Numascale unveils 10TB/sec monster

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NUMA

"Numascale's non-universal memory architecture"

And i thought NUMA stands for "Non-uniform memory access" - silly me...

Backpage child sex trafficking lawsuit nixed thanks to 'internet freedoms'

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Re: Love that last paragraph

"Apparently some folks do not understand that ALL speech is not free"

1. and you don't seem to understand that this is not even about free speech.

2. "editorial discretion" is not a legal concept - you cannot legally punish a publisher for not exercising it.

3. almost ALL speech is free speech - including hate speech. fascism, racial hate - it's all covered.

4. you seem to confuse law and morals as well.

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New Reg mobile site - feedback here!

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Re: http://m.theregister.co.uk point release live on April 17

One more thing - date and time for stories.

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Re: http://m.theregister.co.uk point release live on April 17

If visited links are done properly and and you add "switch to desktop version" link at the top of mobile site, that would bring functionality on par with old mobile site - you can start from there with additional improvements.

One more thing - back button should bring back the previous page even if internet access is lost for a moment - it seems like i'm pulling the page reload with new mobile site when i press "back". That means i'll get "no internet connection" error instead of cached listing of stories.

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Re: mobile vs desktop

What? You "don't see why we would need to accommodate this in our thinking"?

You have to - both sites should be usable on both mobile and desktop devices.

Or, if you don't want to do all the work, you can subscirbe to very popular opinion that separate mobile sites are stupid - see the link below.

http://www.artlebedev.com/mandership/177/

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Re: http://m.theregister.co.uk point release live on April 17

Still same problem (more like idiotic design) - when are you gonna fire the mororn responsible for:

- visited link don't change color - can't find last port i read easily;

And i can't even begin to understand why you want to "switch to auto-detect for phones" - you audience is people who (mostly) know to TCP in TCP/IP stands for - we're perfectly capable of adding "m" to url.

And if you scew up with mobile site design (which looks like your well on your waying doing) switch auto-detect on will mean i personally won't be reading Reg anymore - cause i ain't playing with god damn agent strings on mobile browaser!

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Re: New Reg mobile site sucks.

These are not bugs - at least visited links one - that was a choice someone made, since it's not a default behevior. As far as i know you still have to specify a:link and a:visited colors - otherwise it's whatever browser considers default.

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New Reg mobile site sucks.

Thank you Register for making m.theregister.co.uk completely unusable!

What were you thinking!

1. visited link don't change color - can't find last port i read easily;

2. going back in the browser doen't takes you to the same place in the page you you ;eft it from;

3. links are broken.

All for what? So you can annoy me with few more ads?

I've been Reg reader for over 10 years and one of the reasons why - you treated your readers right.

Now - fire the marketing and design morons who f*(&^ked up the mobile site and maybe you won't lose your core readers.

New Reg mobile site.

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New Reg mobile site.

Thank you Register for making m.theregister.co.uk completely unusable!

What were you thinking!

1. visited link don't change color - can't find last port i read easily;

2. going back in the browser doen't takes you to the same place in the page you you ;eft it from;

3. links are broken.

All for what? So you can annoy me with few more ads?

I've been Reg reader for over 10 years and one of the reasons why - you treated your readers right.

Now - fire the marketing and design morons who f*(&^ked up the mobile site and maybe you won't lose your core readers.

Dear Linus, STOP SHOUTING and play nice - says Linux kernel dev

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Let me see if i got it right...

Let me see if i got it right - someone committed marked for stable code to one of the most important kernel subsystems without test-compiling it?! And people responsible got yelled at? And some of them didn't like it? In the project with boss having no other mean (reprimand, cut the bonus, fire, etc.) way of punishing but publicly humiliate them in front of their peers? F*ck, yeah he should do it! Linux is everywhere! Your buggy code may hold someones life hostage - compare to that your feelings mean f*ck-all to me.

Torygraph and Currant Bun stand by to repel freeloaders

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Re: iPad app

@Don Jefe

As pointed out by pretty much anyone who had to deal with "work only with IE" b.s. and knows about user-agent - it's NOT up to you to decide who's looking at your public website.

Hold a private viewing in your basement if you want control.

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