* Posts by fredesmite

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Ivan to be left alone: Russia preps to turn its internet into an intranet if West opens cyber-fire

fredesmite

Bone Spurs is wishing for the same thing

That damn free press is a pain in the orange asshole

Scaling up Azure Service Fabric Linux Clusters using Ubuntu Xenial? Not so fast, friend

fredesmite

Ubuntu -- PURE GARBAGE

It's stench is horrible

IBM insists it's not deliberately axing older staff. Internal secret docs state otherwise...

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Mushroom

HP has been doing the same thing

HP has driven off anyone over 45+ ; After they laid off my 60 yo director , I was demoted and moved to a group to produce paper work for vendors even though I was a principle SW engineer ; my next review has 2 sentences : "Does not meet expectations " after 24 years of excellent reviews ; I was gone 2 months later.

Wells Fargo? Well fscked at the moment: Data center up in smoke, bank website, app down

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EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN THE SMOKE LEAKS OUT

of those little black chips they stop working !

smoke makes them work !

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Facepalm

A simple software upgrade to the UPS controllers !!!

Don't worry

It's just a 1 line bug fix

The solid state of storage in 2018: Latencies, they are dwindling. On-premises, the kit is glistening...

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nvme off the shelf

Every vendor is offering servers with nvme and FC or 20gE+ commodity hardware - I bet they have better performance over NFS v4 than existing spinning disk .. Cheap ; use chef as data blob raid.

why bother ?

RIP, RDP... nearly: Security house Check Point punches holes in remote desktop tools

fredesmite

VNC is your friend

And works everywhere

Techie finds himself telling caller there is no safe depth of water for operating computers

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Remember -- It's not the VOLTAGE that KILLS YOU

It's the CURRENT

As little as 5milliamps . cross the heart if I recall

fredesmite

What is worse ?

Water getting into those little black IC chips ?

or

Letting the smoke out of those little black IC chips ?

I've had my share of seeing what happens when the smoke escapes

The Six Billion Dollar LAN: Intel hopes to gobble network kit biz Mellanox 'for $6bn'

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Monopoly is just

A GAME

Not to be confused with real life corporations . Who is going to complain ? There are no other competitors to Mellanox Infiniband. Mellanox went looking for a buyer . It's not like Intel in doing a forced take over.

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Maybe they will then have compatible products

Mellanox doesn't play well with other infiniband or GeB offerings and they have no reason to want to - 100 % vendor lock in.

What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

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What are the costs of these machines ?

The IBM Power9 likely requires a pile of gold bars

When you play the game of storage arrays, you win or you – where are the visionaries?

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Re: HPE slipping away

That is exactly why HPE removed the "INVENT" . logo years ago ! It should be " BOUGHT AND OUTSOURCE "

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No Violin ?

They claim to be back in the game

DXC share price tumbles on El Reg bombshell of Americas boss ejection

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Just another cesspool

customers who use this garbage basically get what they deserve; half-baked implementations and no idea how to keep it running

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

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Re: If only he got so passionate about Linux freezing when it runs out of memory...

Libc malloc should never return NULL until you have exceeded the heap size of your process. This could happen in x86 32bit world where the malloc/process space is around 3GB ; libc malloc should sleep infinitely until a memory page is made available via virtual memory reclaim steps. An 64b process would behave the same, although the process address space is match larger. What really causes system hangs in the kernel's inability to alloc vmalloc space; that is when system calls start failing and Out of Memory process starts killing off random memory hogs.

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I've dealt with assholes and bullies in software dev for decades

Torvalds is no different ; people think their shit don't stink until you smear it in their faces

Supermicro breathes in, shimmies a PB of Intel flash into one rack unit

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Re: hardware RAID controllers?

does it cure the write hole ( multi block rewrite ) problem ?

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Re: @Colonel Claw

Stack three together using Ceph and you have self healing storage needs .

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Are these ssd simply block storage ? Any SDS component to them ?

Four-year switch: Two Cisco veeps pack bags and go for a wander

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two more penheads bailed out with a golden parachute for their next grifter positions.. line forms in the rear .

Franken-firm DXC Technology is born today, the fun begins...

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Lawrie will no doubt be in exuberant mood, he could make up to $44m from the spin merger.

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FAIL

mass layouts to follow

"The company expects to achieve $1 billion of cost savings in its first year, with 70 percent of that coming from workforce optimization measures and finding supply chain efficiencies. "

"optimization" ... translates to mass layoffs and huge bonus to CEO's for their mgr skills .

DXC will be damned if it lets cloud cannibalise the IT outsourcing biz before DXC does

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Re: DXC Speak

Hi tech has become a cesspool. There was a time employee / employer loyalty .. that all came to an end with it staffing firms and Indian offshore in the 1990s.

Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Re: Americans need to alter the criteria for being allowed to be president.

An IQ test would be the 1st

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Mushroom

More welfare spending for military conplex

US military already gets $740b welfare now ..they were chased out of Iraq and Afghanistan by goat herders and cave dwellers using 1980 used Russian equipment.

Tintri rescued by DDN just hours after filing for Chapter 11

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Happy

Re: The flash storage gold rush is over...

DDN is looking at the inventory of CUSTOMER INSTALLED BASE they can immediately grab for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR

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Mushroom

Violin Systems - REDUX

Almost as bad as Violin !! They survived for how much longer ?

Tintri terminates 200 staff, cash set to run dry in a couple of days

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Happy

Servers all come with NVE drives now

Every 2U HP/Dell/IBM server comes with Flash drives now ; Put on Linux 7 and you have a moderately fast file server over 20/40GG NICS; Add some RDMA and you have even a higher performance Flash array ; You don't need Pure , Nimble , or Tintri ;

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Mushroom

Violin Systems - REDUX

They are copying the same plot / story as Violin !!! Mass layoffs , no one to answer the phones , the CEO keep the corner office window view

Slow-mo Tintri train-crash continues: Firm shuts up shop across Europe

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Re: https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your-employer-is-insolvent

How do you get money out of a rock ?

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Mushroom

Violin Systems - REDUX

Those bastards are stealing the same plot and story line !

Pure is still bleeding to death too

Stop us if you've heard this one: Job cuts at IBM

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Re: Attn IBM'ers

You will need truck loads of lobbyists to get the any EEOC data released.

fredesmite

Re: RA = Untouchable

When you on RA/WFR list you are essentially treated with a terminal case of cancer AND head lice. No one will touch you. It happened to me twice at HP and Oracle.

fredesmite
Meh

A way of life at Blue

I was at IBM for a number of years in 1990/2000 in Austin and saw massive cuts after they scrapped the retirement plan; They laid off scores of non-exempt employees to save vacation and benefits costs and offered them the same positions as contractors. This shit runs rampant ; "hi tech" careers are really becoming sweat shop type of work environments; Hurry , hurry hurry , we always have time to do it oiver as long as it is on time the 1st time. Oracle; Dell; HP all do the same shit.

AWSome, S3 storage literally costs pennies

fredesmite

Your data is OUR DATA

Thank you for the deposit

Donald Trump whines and dines Oracle co-CEO Catz – reports

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Pure Storage is to raise HALF a BEEELLLION DOLLARS for mystery corporate slurp

fredesmite

Have they made a profit yet ??

In the past they haven't made a cent and were millions in debt

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Mushroom

name a single electronic company that doesn't use parts made in a rice paddy hut in Chinese !

everything is outsourced to China !

SuperMicro, IBM hook up

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Pathetic

I use to work on RS6000 series - Power PC / AIX ; It's a shame IBM can't even manufacture their own HW anymore .

Big blues: IBM's remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers

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Re: Coffee coffee ... no coffee

No free coffee at IBM sites !

Looking for an Ubuntu Unity close cousin? Elementary, my dear...

fredesmite

Fedora or die

Ubuntu is a horrible distro

Your roadmap to the Google vs Oracle Java wars

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Mushroom

To be perfectly CLEAR

Google stole existing code for their implementation without granted permission or paying for it. All this lawyer double speak is bullshit .

Rackspace goes TITSUP in global outage outrage

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Re: Terrible design

Business is business to make money - it is not a charity ; even in high tech - there are no freebies . I would like to know if RS is liable for these outages and what it will cost them due to their neglect .

Does Microsoft have what it takes to topple Google Docs?

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Mushroom

Is this a promotion for WinTurd Office ?

WTF

Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

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Canional produces the biggest peice of dog-shitte

They essentially steal open source and repackage it . they do little development .. all issues are pushed upstream . I worked with Canonical on a product with ffreescale and it was horrible results . I will never again touch such a turd

They have yet to make a cent in profit

#Fedora

Sweet AFA: Pure sees flash of Big Blue as it drops to fifth behind IBM

fredesmite

neither Pure or Nimble are profitable ..

so this is a pointless point.

Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Re: serious question

I suspect there are ways for windows to detect if it is a VM simply by seeing what dmidecode reports or what drivers are loaded

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Mushroom

windows failure is not an option

It is included in the purchase price

If they had a platform that worked they wouldn't need to mine data for system crashes

Microsoft is cooking virtual storage in Azure

fredesmite

big deal

SoftNAS is a Linux cloud VM that offers file services - NFS and Samba to other VM's . It should run anywhere .

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