* Posts by Oneman2Many

36 posts • joined 15 Aug 2013

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

Oneman2Many

I pretty certain that the whole 'can read data that has been overwritten' has been debunked now.

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Welcome to the Rise of the Machine-to-Machine. Isn't it time to 'block off' some data ducts?

Oneman2Many

Re: Web 1, 2, 3

You getting something in return for being tracked, all those 'free' services, you are not having to part with money just your information.

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Really – 80% FTTP in UK by 2026? Woah, ambitious!

Oneman2Many

Re: The same goes for Solar Panels (PV arrays)

You can retro fit a 16 panel system for around 4 grand. If you did it at build time and in bulk the cost should be around 2 grand or so. In addition you could actually design houses to maximise benefits of solar panels (both power and heating) instead of trying to find good cases where to retro fit them.

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

Oneman2Many

Bigger change is Moffat leaving and Chris "Broadchurch" Chibnall taking over the reins. I thought Broadchurch had a cracking first season but season 2 and definitely 3 were a bit so and so. Be interesting to see what he does with DW. Rumors are that it will be more mass appeal rather than sci-fi geek.

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Burglary in mind? Easy, just pwn the home alarm

Oneman2Many

Re: That implies targeted burglary

Having been the victim of a break in myself at the end of last year, I've since spoken to CID, security companies and shall we just say 'others'. Yes there are crimes of opportunity but the majority of break ins actually have a bit more thought behind them. Police think we were targeted because of my ethnic background and the increased chance of having a lot of jewellery at home (we didn't). They almost certainly knew our patterns of work / school and when the house was empty. We got broken into during the late afternoon rather than nighttime. My neighbour works from home and his office overlooks our house. Still didn't put them off.

Everyone I have spoken to said the same thing, an alarm will increase the chances of them just moving onto somebody else and sorry neighbours but that is what you want. CID said in over 500 cases he had dealt with, only a handful had an armed alarm. There is little doubt they do work.

In terms of notifying people, the bell unit is effective. not because your neighbours may poke their head round the corner (ours probably would) but because burglaries know that the chances are that somebody has been remotely notified. That gives them a few minutes to get in and out and less chance of finding 'the good stuff'. Saying that, according to my neighbours CCTV my place was turned over in less that 10 minutes by a gang of 4, including going into the loft.

Anyway, if it takes say 2 minutes to notify you via cloud app or text or whatever, then another 2 to check your internal CCTV and then a couple more to call the police (avg 10 minute response time) or a neighbour (I don't want my neighbour to risk their safety to confront some tooled up twats who are trying to get away) and time for them to respond they will have been in and out by then.

In all this, its no surprise that alarms are vulnerable. Software doesn't make money and who questions how secure their systems are as long as the function work, even security companies who sell this stuff for a living don't.

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VMware-Dell integration kicks off with on-prem VDI-and-PC-as-a-service

Oneman2Many

There are many reason for VDI including keeping clients close to data to reduce latency, controlling data access, allowing access for off-shore development, and plenty more. Its not all about reducing desktops. The three year commitment and no option for machine pooled licences as opposed to user based is a bit of a pain.

Looking at the prices, its unlikely to include desktop licenses, but as MS have such widely varies pricing models its hard to include those. And to be honest, on prem hosting costs is likely to exceed hardware and license costs.

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Microsoft offers cloud to Baidu, gets autonomous car in return

Oneman2Many

They may do for infomatics but they are on the Apollo list. And it looks like Fords own connected car platform Ford Pass runs on guess what..... Azure

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Hyperconverged infrastructure. It's all about the services

Oneman2Many

Re: HCI is more expensive than traditional SAN + servers

To be honest SAN has been relegated to specialist workloads like super clusters, mainframe, etc. All flash NAS has enough performance and flexibility for a majority of workloads and is a fraction of the overall price.

As per usual, IT moves in circles. For high transaction patterns where you want low latency, I see a move back to software managed DASD and get the data off the network. We could even give it a buzz word like composable.

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Sorry Google, it's boring old workloads that are pumping up AWS and Azure, not sexy AI

Oneman2Many

Went to the Google Next event a couple of weeks ago and Google really are no where in the enterprise environment. LOTS of focus on ML but that would involve putting your core data in Googles hands and as far as I can see most enterprises are not interested in doing that. Spoke to a couple their guys and they are not looking at providing their tools for on-prem hosting whereas MS are quite happy to sell you a on-prem Azure, Dynamics and other tools even if it affects their cloud hosted profits.

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Openreach hints at fibre network strategy rethink

Oneman2Many

I bet the 10m FTTP premises will be premises that VM already serve.

Also I think VM annual report shows that 80% of people don't want to pay for top tier, I am guessing there isn't demand at the moment for FTTP. Good that they are doing it but it is going to take decades to payback. VM have realised this and have scaled back project lightning.

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Virgin Media scales back Project Lightning target in first quarter results

Oneman2Many

They actually made quite a few changes to their customer relations department and billing system while under VM brand. Apparently more changes coming now they are owned by LG

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Oneman2Many

Are the figures the take up or availability ?

Also anybody heard how DOCSIS 3.1 testing is going ?

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Debenhams Flowers shoppers stung by bank card-stealing tech pest

Oneman2Many

Especially when companies begin to realise that under GDPR they can be fined for breaches upstream or downstream so best start looking at all those 3rd parties who are collecting data on your behalf and those you are supplying data to.

Regardless as Debenhams are finding out, its their brand that is going to hit regardless of where the breach occurred.

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Cloud computing is bigger than AWS and Azure

Oneman2Many

You seem to be confused about what cloud computing is. While its 5 years old, NIST has a pretty definition and its a lot more then a remote hosted VM server.

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf

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Ford to build own data centre to store connected car data

Oneman2Many

Re: 200PB by 2021..

"Where have you been data" is peanuts compared to rest. I did read that a smart vehicle (not autonomous) generates about a 1 TB an hour of data. I am going to assume that the vast majority is aggregated but that is still a lot of data to manage.

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Google after six-year tax foot-drag: No they're fine about the fine. We're fine. No fine

Oneman2Many

Re: split up Google

You do realise that they have just done that themselves recently ?

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Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

Oneman2Many

Re: Netbooks had one good use

Speaking of education, the school I support had 50 odd Asus EeePC not doing much. When the school converted to Google Apps for education I had a look at what we could do with the netbooks. Thought about putting linux on there but too much support hassle, so ended up installing ChromeOS on there. The only issue with the conversion was the wifi cards were not compatible but managed to source 50 cards on alibaba for less that hundred quid delivered. My 10 year spent the summer swapping the cards out and reloading the netbooks which was a nice little earner for him. been a year and a half and aside from 2 of the netbook suffering HDD failures the rest are doing fine without any support calls.

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Supplier promises to nudge UK schools towards secure webmail

Oneman2Many

RM are a heap of donkey poo

Got rid of RM at my kids school years ago when they wanted 2 years worth of ICT budget to 'upgrade' to CC4. Used the money instead to buy 60 chromebooks and move everything to the google apps for education. Haven't look back since, virtually zero support calls, far more flexibility and much easier to use. Last year the ICT support person retired, didn't even need to replace them.

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Vodafone exceeds own upper broadband speed limit to hit 80Mbps

Oneman2Many

Re: Ah but wait a moment...

AFAIK the only throttling is to usenet and P2P traffic ?

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All right, who guessed 'street mapping' for those mystery Apple vans? Congratulations

Oneman2Many

Re: Bah humbug

navteq have been driving around for sometime gathering information using lidar equipped cars. This is better than google street view, don't know how if compares to what apple is doing.

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Midlife crisis, suck ingenuity? Microsoft turns 40; does the dad dance

Oneman2Many

Why is nobody talking about backoffice SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint, SCCM, Azura, and MS Office, the real cash cows of the business. There aren't many business not using both of them.

And somebody did touch on it but one of the reason for the wide scale adoption of their products was ease of administration. NT could be administered with just point and click and was a hell of lot cheaper to hire MS developers and support staff than other platforms.

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Hacker catches Apple's Lightning in a jailbroken bottle

Oneman2Many

Re: "I wish I knew how they worked"

The Belkin cable is MFi certified which explains the price and it will have the chip so will be future proofed.

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Consumers start feeling the love as Chromebook sales surge

Oneman2Many

Re: No stats

Indeed, no real data unless you want to pay for it,

however this report shows total Q2 2014 shipments to be around 1.8m units globally.

http://press.trendforce.com/press/20140721-1494.html

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You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad

Oneman2Many

while that may be true for the Fire, have you seen the hudl ?

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Microsoft not good enough for you, eh? 'Next Steve Ballmer' drives to Google

Oneman2Many

Not working in car division

Various reports all said that he will be working in an internal audit role on the board. Probably more financial related rather then cars as he did wonders turning around Ford's balance sheet.

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Honey, the satnav app says you're to leave at 6am... Yup. I'll have that coffee off you

Oneman2Many

Google already gives you the quickest route based on live traffic. Its also pretty good at learning regular alternate routes though it buggered when everyone else is taking the same detour.

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Why Flash storage will be fast and furious in 2014

Oneman2Many

Enterprise drives are quicker then consumer drives. As well as how they deal with non-compressible files, encryption, monitoring / report and other enterprise features and of course warranty.

In terms of write cycles techreport has been running a long term test on consumer drives,

http://techreport.com/review/25681/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-testing-data-retention-at-300tb

You can see that TLC is starting to get increased failures past the 200TB of writes to a 250GB drive. MLC still going strong past 300TB of writes. And as long as wear leveling is working then you can 4x these figures for a 1TB drive so expect at least 800TB of writes for a 1TB drive.

As for the 840 EVO, the software is interesting. RAPID driver uses RAM for caching potentially giving some PCIe SSD level performance depending on what apps you are using. I'm running a MySQL app on a development PC and experiencing some pretty decent performance improvement. Also potentially reduces writes to the drive. Shame the driver doesn't work with linux or Windows Server.

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Even 'Your computer has a virus' cold-call gits are migrating off XP

Oneman2Many

Things aren't different. People fall for 'the your roof needs repairing, I can do it cheap today as I am on another job in the area' type scams all the time. Or you have a gas leak, fake ID and they are in.

Unfortunately most of the time it the people that can least afford it that are the victims.

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Now THAT'S a sunroof: Solar-powered family car emerges from Ford labs

Oneman2Many

Re: Would like to see this tried on a train

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_vehicle#Series_hybrid

I believe the existing issue is powerful enough electric motors that can completely replace mechanical drive train. I believe in the current generation of cars, combustion engine cuts in above a certain speed.

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We go joyriding in the Google Maps-killer's ROBO-CAR

Oneman2Many

Just as a comparison, in 2012 google has 1,100 people working full time in maps division and a further 6,000 contractors working on updates and processing the new and existing data. Add to that 7 year lead time in gathering the data plus one of the worlds most powerful AI processing the data it might be a while before anything close to detail that google maps can supply. Don't forget that google maps is also linked into their search engine so you only need to say the name of a business or POI and it will search the address and direct you there.

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Google preps Chrome password-blab bug fix

Oneman2Many

As mentioned, how is this a bug. if you want to share accounts with somebody on your device then make sure you select the option not to save password, common sense really.

Also as already mentioned, firefox is exactly the same.

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Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it

Oneman2Many

Re: Hangouts for SMS

I think there has been a change in KitKat that it only allows one SMS client. In JB viber would try and manage SMS messaging even though I told it not to. had to get rid of it in the end. KitKat should fix issues like this.

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Microsoft Xbox One to be powered by ginormous system-on-chip

Oneman2Many

They may have similar hardware, but they are running completely different O/S

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Eco, economy and diesel power

Oneman2Many

Re: How Much?

Battery capacity is 11.2KWh,

Assume 12p per KWh electricity costs & 80% charging efficency

So to charge from flat is approximately £1.68.

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Virgin Media signs 3-year telly deal with BT Sport

Oneman2Many

nobody mentioned ufc ?

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OWN GOAL! 100s of websites blocked after UK Premier League drops ball

Oneman2Many

Re: Blocking isn't easy

All major ISP's are already using DPI, its been well documented. How do you think they are apply traffic shaping ?

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