* Posts by boatsman

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No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court

boatsman
Pint

lazy cops make for free card out of jail.

cops only had to ask for a warrant on grounds of a reasonable suspicion, and limit it to the devices owned by the individual.

then they would have gotten away with it.

so the judge was right. " do your job" , is basically what is he is saying to the cops, "or

I will have to do mine"

and that's what he had to do.

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GoDaddy gives white supremacist site its marching orders after Charlottesville slur

boatsman

Re: RE : Brexit

You don't have to.

Or make it your place again.

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Kaspersky repeats offer: America can see my source code

boatsman

a country that has an active policy to destabilize ???? let us see about the USA.....

- salvador allende: murdered, with the help of the CIA

- mossadegh, democratically elected prime minister of persia : ousted

- every head of state in europe : ( merkel, berlusconi, <-.....-> ) : spied on their conversations with anyone

- nicaragua : dead squads and the works, supported by the usa

- el salvador : same thing

- guatemala : same thing

- panama : noriega, known dictator, murderer and drug dealer. henchman of the CIA, until he got too greedy

- argentinian generals in the seventies: cia backed, murdered thousands of people

- greece military coup in the seventies: murdered thousands, backed by the CIA

the list gets on , it is boring. but please DO FORGET about the USA being a benevolent state. it is not.

- it murderes, conspires, bribes, eliminates, keeps people imprisoned without due process,

- it TORTURES with presidential approval

- it murders by proxy.

thank you for your attention.

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Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future

boatsman

3000-3500 bln is a bit more than 20-30 bln

the first number is the average number mentioned as the IT spent of the world.

the 20-30 bln is what is spent on amazon and similar.

1% of the IT spend = cloud, sort off.

so, what does the cloud not have what the not-cloud does have ?

the spending.

the cloud idea has seen huge adoption. the cloud as a off the shelf product not so much when it comes to the big spenders: facebook, google, amazon itself. they run their own......

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Amazing new boffinry breakthrough: Robots are eating our brains

boatsman

finally we dont need to work 40 a week anymore.... if we can get rid of the

greedy couple of 3 or 4 -thousand billionaires who are hellbent on dominating the human race in it's entirety.....

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Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

boatsman

welcome to the United Soviet of England + Wales. Stalin would've loved it.

One more reason for Ulster to reunite and Scotland to become independent.

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British government has bought a £200m 5G 'academic wet dream'

boatsman
Coat

What FC Utrecht has to do with 5G ?

Is a mystery to me.

the Reg can explain ? ( there is plenty of empty football stadiums all over the planet, especially during weekdays, no need to pick one that had and has a rather fanatic supporter tribe for the past 50 yrs or so )

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Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware

boatsman

these people are not hackers

they are criminals.

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boatsman

indeed. nobody

is using it.

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Wi-Fi sex toy with built-in camera fails penetration test

boatsman
Holmes

B

the answer is B

;-)

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

boatsman

if you cant fix it, you change the spec, right ??

including 17 documented failures to meet specification requirements

for which the program acknowledges and intends to seek

contract specification changes in order to close out SDD.

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boatsman

and then some...... need to have 2 helmets with you.....

Part of the weight reduction to the Gen III Lite HMDS

involved removing one of the two installed visors (one

dark, one clear). As a result, pilots that will need to use

both visors during a mission (e.g., during transitions from

daytime to nighttime) will have to store the second visor in

the cockpit. However, there currently is not enough storage

space in the cockpit for the spare visor

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boatsman

Because of the risk, the Services decided to restrict pilots weighing less than

136 pounds from flying the F-35.

uh...... 4 ft 3 inch midgets only ?

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Redmond's on fire, your 365 is terrified: Microsoft email outage en masse

boatsman
Pint

they fixed it, indeed. azure works, logged in via live.com

no text

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

boatsman

Re: "I wish for world peace" ---- of course, we all do, but not necessary

this sys admin is not going to get away with his "damaging actions"

because that is what counts here.

We are all empowered to do things like updating and deleting and so on.

We are NOT empowered to do that with harmfull intent.

No authority given to any sysadmin (or cop, or pharmacist, or hairdresser (with the scissors...) was intended to allow anyone to do damage.

period.

this guy is going to cough up the 130K usd and his sentence will be upheld.

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

boatsman

Re: You see comrade... there is a U in gUlag and in Usa

nuff said... :-)

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

boatsman

end of java from larry. openJDK taking over. which it already did, sort off...

obviously, no one is going to accept this crap:

"cannot install separately, have to remove bits and parts manually."

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UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor

boatsman
Coat

it is time to start using the secure pub/private key exchange network.

and that's all it takes to make this law ineffective, null and laughable. especially if we, the people, start using it *always*, producing an insurmountable money-black_hole of encrypted communication.

perhaps a good idea for firefox / thunderbird & all other open source software to build it in by default.

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Democralypse Now? US election first battle in new age of cyberwarfare

boatsman
Big Brother

blame russia ? what is in it for them ?

this blaming russia is getting absurd.

but very helpfull to turn the attention away from yourself, of course.

there is not a single government in this world who is interested in a USA that's terrified by paranoia of the general public and government in unison.

there are however always folks that like to show us what they can do with a couple of million of unsecured frontdoor webcams that have been hacked through upnp because it is so handy for the home owner to see who is at his frontdoor. Secured with stdard immutable password and userid, if any at all....

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Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

boatsman

it's all fiction

money is something we believe in. until we stop doing that.

so is having to work, or having to work to earn a living.

there will simply not be work for all of us, we say.

wrong.

there is no need to keep working 40 hours or a 100 in some places.........

unless we find it necessary to fill the virtual coffers with virtual money in the not so virtual hands of maybe 3 or 4 -thousand people, who where not elected to rule us, but actually do.

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RAF Reaper drone was involved in botched US Syria airstrike

boatsman

there was 1 Gadaffi. now we've got 50 or so. we've got one Assad....

we didn't kill him, but the US gave half a billion of weapons to his enemies.

These enemies didn't turn on Assad, since he has a quite effective and resilient army (fighting for the past 6 years, and still not defeated....... ) , but on the unemployment benefit consumers in the east, better known as the Iraqi army.

Since then we see IS driving around in humvee's......

if we kill Assad, we'll get another 50 versions of him, plus Turkey trying to grow back it's territory to Ottoman sizes

and so on, and so on...

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Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

boatsman
Mushroom

apple got a sweet deal, that is not available to

others. nothing to do with sovereignity, but with fair competition, as was the idea of free enterprise, capitalism et all, a long time ago.

it doesnt work, but the EU is trying to fix it a little ......

but mr Cook is not in favour of free enterprise, he is in favour of Apple enterprise.

and he is used to a government that does as he wishes, on his beg and call...

wake up, TIm. in Europe, you need to work for your money.

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Lenovo: Our gear will be 10% more pricey from 1 August

boatsman

when? if...

the UK currency recovers. Not very likely to happen anytime soon....

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Docker and storage – solving the problem of data persistence

boatsman

the perpetual problem: how do we keep data + meta-data available, and separate from the code

that was an issue in 1960, and it still is. mainframes, mini's, pc's, vm's, containers, serverless code, the cloud:

all presented as the philosopher's stone that was going to solve all your problems.

all to good to be true, and that's exactly what they all are.

all ignoring the same issue: how do we keep the data and meta data available, even when

the engine blows a fuse... or even blows up....

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London Stock Exchange's German mega-merger: It's a go, despite Brexit

boatsman
Pint

evenly ? what for ?

everyone ought to have a job. that's an ideal. a wish.

the hard reality is that IF the UK does leave the EU, it will have to live with that.

that means it doesnt want to share, and should expect to be treated in that way.

anyway, evenly is 50 mln brits vs 330 mln EU.

so even evenly is not going to be a very pleasant experience, especially not for London.

on the bright site,

- David C refuses to do a 50, leaving it up to the triumphant brexiters to do the dirty work of hurting Britain's economy even more than they already did.

The triumphant brexiters ?? we are a little short on these, recently

- Boris is not going to do a 50 either

- Nigel....ditto He just keeps collecting his 100K GBP from the EU parliament until they throw him out.

- Gove --- won't do it either. He never did/does what he promised/promises

- Mrs May was and is a remainer.

So, for anyone watching the show,

there is not going to be a Brexit.

just let it sink in.

there is not going to be a Brexit.

cheers, and welcome back. It will cost the British people, of course. as usual....

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

boatsman

Re: servers many purposes.... == whatsapp already did

that :

your phonebook is whatsapp's, and thus the USA government agencies already have

the social fabric of 700 million ppl PLUS their phonebook connections:

practically, that is everyone.......

wether you use whatsapp or not, does not matter. someone else has you in their phonebook who does.....

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boatsman

naturally, criminals / terrorists are not

going to get caught by their own admission.

the sole purpose of the questions on admission / visa requests is to force the criminal/terrorist to tell lies. Lying is not allowed, and thus the USA has a legal ground to deport or arrest the person.

the social media handle is just another addition: we do or do not like you, but we certainly do not like your facebook friends....

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Google: 'Here to stay on business cloud... but a long way to go'

boatsman
Pint

revenue is not profit and has nothing to do with it.

amazon does NOT, I repeat, NOT make a reasonable profit, compared to their revenue.

they do (and have to) invest most of their earnings into staying ahead.

it does have, however, billions from investors. as long as these investors are happy with the shareprice, amazon will survive.

10 yrs ago they started at 34 USD, today they are at almost 700 USD (source: yahoo)

that share price is based on turnover (revenue) and gutfeeling.

what the balance is between the two, is anyone's guess...

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Microsoft headhunters seek Linux folk for secret open source unit

boatsman

if you cant beat them.....

join them.

Already had the interview experience :-)

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Google broke its own cloud AGAIN, with TWO software bugs

boatsman

Re: Lightning in clouds

there's no lightning in clouds.

lighting is outgoing traffic when we are talking clouds.... normally, anyway........

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Google to end updates, security bug fixes for Chrome on 32-bit Linux

boatsman

S3 ...... you got to be kidding..... Re: I always kept hearing...

sadly S3 is one of the worst pieces of hardware ever produced, which ever version,

and that was when it was new. which is 10+ years ago, if I care to remember.

dump that stuff. it never worked properly then (on windows) and it wont now.....

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WANdisco boss: 'We're seeing a humongous movement to the cloud'

boatsman

27 usd for a gbyte / year ?

I advice you to change vendor.

you're making a direct comparison with cloud storage.

must mean that fte cost is not in there, apart from the 0,1 fte for handling all the hardware stuff around storage. assuming the avg company has let us say 100 tbyte, with 10% of a 30K guy, the FTE cost is meaningless. ( 3 cts per GB, per year)

databases, documents, vm storage, they still need to be managed and secured, so that cost sits on both sides.

really. buy something else.

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Enterprise revenues power Red Hat past $2bn barrier

boatsman
Alert

2.5 % profit margin.

is not much, for a software company.

their cost is growing almost as fast as their turnover.

normally in the case of a software business, we would speak of a business in trouble.

In that case, 2 bln only makes it a bigger failure if they ever go tits up.

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Azure lost some virtual machine backups for eleven hours

boatsman

Re: Permutation Datacentre: Very Virtual Servers on Other People's Hardware

sorry. it is not technology.

code is written by people. even if you make it HFDCT (c), we will keep seeing failures.

cuz it is us, not the machine. the machine does what we *actually* told it to do.

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boatsman

there is no patch tuesday for carbon entities

hence, this will keep happening.

just like it always did. we moved the issue, we did not solve it. and we never will.

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UK IT pros love OpenStack. Who says so? SUSE says so

boatsman

Re: The problem with Suse

the problem with your post is that you are accusing without substantiating.

which leads me to believe you are just a b***ter

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Private clouds kinda suck, you know?

boatsman
Mushroom

trevor needs a vacation. a long one. because......

he has a ton of reading and surfing to do. and maybe even trying out stuff, just to make sure it does what it promises.

e.g, openstack has had working installers from several sources for 2 or more years now.

examples:

ansible and chef runbooks / recipees

Fuel, a openstack.org tool, originating from Mirantis

Redhat and Suse openstack implementations. ( guaranteed to work .... etc ..... )

all of them 100% OSS and guaranteed to work within the same afternoon.

since Kilo you can upgrade openstack, too, and some of the above even support it.

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Alleged Silk Road architect arrested in Thailand

boatsman

while money laundering conspiracy does NOT carry a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

If you are a bank, and fork a couple of hundred mln / a billion or 1 or 2 perhaps......

then you dont even have to acknowledge wrongdoing.....

funny world.

making money on poisoning (young) people gets you ten years, money crimes 20,

unless you are a bank......

then you have the free out of jail card as long as you pay....

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What the Investigatory Powers Bill will mean for your internet use

boatsman

all of this assumes you can trust verisign, thawte etc. DO YOU ? REALLY ??

if you dont understand it, then start educating yourself :-)

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Dell buys out EMC in mega-super-duper $67 BEEELLLION deal

boatsman

Re: RIP Compellent/EqualLogic === I dont think so....

" Dell will stop making its own sh*te brands and no one buys and adopt EMC across the board instead."

in fact, everybody buys it. in volume, Dell is the biggest. But margin is much lower.

I think the plan is to take over EMC's customer base, make them happy with software defined storage at much lower prices. running on cheap sh**te from DELL.

High end storage is a shrinking niche, which explains why EMC has a problem, not Dell.

The margins that EMC has, are going to melt away very quickly in the next 5 years, because nobody wants to buy their sh**te again unless they have to for this or that niche purpose, you see.

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UK.gov wants a cloud wizard at £1,000 a DAY. That's more than the prime minister's salary

boatsman

got a phone number ?

"An IT director who is directing operations for infrastructure and also overseeing development and design, with detailed technical knowledge of a whole series of platforms from Microsoft to non-Microsoft? I would pay £1,000/day for someone who could do all of that,"

easy. done that, still do it. give me a ring :-)

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

boatsman
Linux

upgrade to windows 10 or better. I did.

opensuse 42

the answer to all questions, I suppose :-)

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Microsoft starts to fix Start Menu in new Windows 10 preview

boatsman

you can have your productivity back:

1) surrender and learn the new

2) switch over to a linux distro with KDE.

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boatsman

in 1995 Delphi v 3 or so one could have 10240 items in a list, @ 16Mbyte RAM

I wonder what stops microsoft in 2015 to have only 2048.

1995: my pc had 16 mbyte

2015: my pc has 8196 mbyte.

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‘Dumb pipe’ Twitter should sell up and quit, says tech banking chap

boatsman

should cut its losses and find a buyer

buyer as in ignorant investor / n**b ??

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Fugitive UK hacker turned ISIS recruiter killed in Syria

boatsman

a #3 on the kill list I'd be expecting them to take the kid alive

That means risking to give him a fair trial and perhaps he walks because of lack of evidence.

That is precisely the reason why Osama bin Laden was "removed" instead of trialled....

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Blueprints revealed: Oracle crams Sparc M7 and InfiniBand into cheaper 'Sonoma' chips

boatsman

Re: Phil 4 == last time I checked

solaris on x86 was pretty much very dead, by design, decisions, policy and strategy of Oracle itself.

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boatsman

404 --- most of oracle's software

does NOT run on sparc.

yes, one can do it. but most shops do not.

Anyway, these chips are not about volume. it is about many of sockets, hundreds of cores in a single system.

typically what you do not see in x86 based systems, and the ones that do, do not scale.

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EU data protection tsar spams lawmakers with his unwanted opinions

boatsman

Re: Why no official involvement? because they cannot tell him to. he is independent, yes ?

some letters here....

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