Re: Industry Standard
I miss docs.hp.com. HP has changed its documentation strategy so much, and its domain as well, that I rarely create hyperlinks to their documentation or white papers anymore.
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For those of you saying you'll keep your AirPort going for the next 5 years, Apple probably won't be pushing security patches during that time.
Instead, you might consider wifi produced by a former Apple engineer. Ubiquiti Networks makes some fine hardware. (Its stock hasn't done that poorly either.)
I'd say all their business class systems are second to none. I have an elitedesk 705 G1 desktop mini. It has been great so far. (coming up on four years old.) It came with a 3yr warranty, with next day onsite service. Pretty good for something that cost $800. I've used that warranty once.
As an additional bonus, I'm still able to download firmware updates for the system. These occur automatically at boot time. Had this been an HPE system, I'd have lost access to system firmware updates after the warranty ran out.
Yes, my next desktop system will be a business class HP system.
Terrific. Now, as a cyclist on Texas roads, I not only have to avoid texters, weaving old folks driving ancient pickups, DWI folks, and the odd cowboy spitting tobacco juice on me, but now I will also have to avoid driverless cars. Heck, my new car can only handle lane change avoidance on highways with lane markings. How's a driverless vee-hickle going to avoid a cyclist on an old country road (both paved and unpaved) that lacks lane markings?
According to the Washington Post, two of Trump's 282 campaign promises concern H-1b visas:
#87: **expand** the number of H-1b visas.
#88: get rid of the H-1b visa program.
I'm guessing that neither of these promises will be kept.
As a presidential candidate, Trump promised to both eliminate the H-1b program, and he also promised to expand the program.
So, this is a trial run by the Trump administration. If, over the next six months, tech work in the US gets moved out of the country, then Trump will open the floodgates for more H1b visas. If, on the other hand, more US citizens get hired, then he'll tighten up the H-1b visas further.
And I have a brother All In One. It replaced a brother printer. I've been very happy with these brother devices. I used to work for HP. I tried to be a dedicated HP employee who only bought HP products. I ended up buying a sledge hammer to take out my frustrations on HP printers. HP Printer Angst motivated me to buy Brother hardware.
So buy your HP kit at the Microsoft Store. The Microsoft signature edition has no bloatware, no third party (aka HP) software.
The difference between Mac and Apple is that the Mac is running UNIX. Now, if HP wanted to license HP-UX, and resume the port to x86, and then hire some quality software developers to upgrade the CDE interface and the available tools ... but that will never happen.
I find it surprising that ITT Educational Services had 17 requests for H1B visas:
And ITT Technical Services needed H1Bs to hire instructors:
Their own graduates were weren't technically capable of filling ITT Ed's needs?
Given the name, Elite Slice, this is probably a business class system.
I have an EliteDesk 705 G1 desktop mini that developed a power issue. I expected to exchange twenty emails with HP, chat with someone in Hinglish, and then have to swap hardware myself. Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by HP and a repair tech was scheduled to come out to my house to fix my system.
I've never considered warranty when purchasing a desktop system, but I was glad to have it. As a result, I've been recommending Elite class systems to others.
Since my lowly G1 has a PCIe x4 m.2 drive slot, I'd guess that the Elite Slice does as well. This new system could be a speedy little thing.
It is great to see HP moving more into the very small form factor market. I'll probably be taking a closer look at this device, or its successor, in a few years.
Some states, like CA and TX, have a USE tax. Eg, if no sales tax is applied to the purchase by the company, then the individual making the purchase must pay a 'use' tax at the same rate as a sales tax. In Texas, the way to pay the 'use' tax is quite antiquated: print off a form, fill it out, attach a check, and mail it in. It is so onerous that I go out of my way to find a company with a presence in TX so I don't have to pay the use tax.
But lots of my friends to out of their way to find a company that doesn't pay the sales tax. Of course, they are all tax dodging Repubicans.
The following make for interesting reading:
This is the first thrust by the FCC to get rid of all ham radio bands above HF. If this FCC proposal takes effect, we can kiss broadband hamnet goodbye. Goodbye to all the HSMM links between hospitals in Texas; time to downgrade your speeds to winlink speeds. No more self training of hams with new technologies. (The US government really doesn't want any more local STEM graduates.) If US hams want to play with hardware, they'll just have to dust off their soldering irons and create a tried and true superhet transceiver (coming up on a century old).
I think I'm gonna go buy some Ubiquiti hardware to supplement the hardware that I already own, and use after modification, which runs openWRT. Anyone want a FUFCC t-shirt?
I wonder when we'll start to see companies, that have class A networks, listing the value of their class A networks on their balance sheets.
I also gotta wonder why a company that sells printers, computers, servers, enterprise services, and networking equipment is incapable of converting over to IPv6, thus permitting it to sell its two class A networks.
In 2011, the value of this unnamed company's two class A networks was placed at $378M. Surely their value has risen since then. That'd certainly make some fine executive bonuses, particularly for a company that is soon to double the number of its executives ... :(
Time's running out, though, as more folks switch over to IPv6...
Last time Texas had a bill approved to ban texting while driving, Rick Perry killed it.
If you wanna see how prevalent texting while driving is, just watch people driving by at night; many have a phone glow on their faces.
It has gotten so bad that I've begun thinking of converting my Subaru (with a big wide sunroof) into a technical so that I can mount a howitzer and blow those effing morons off the road ...
Don't forget about the L-1B visa. Obama recently said "And this could benefit hundreds of thousands of non-immigrant workers and their employers, that in turn, will benefit our entire economy and spur additional investment."
200k workers trumps 65k workers any day ...
Last I heard there were still thousands of houses in foreclosure. 200k new workers could fix that problem pretty easily...
You forget that HP has two PC arms: there's the commodity PCs sold to consumers: HP Pavilion and the like. And then there's the business class PCs, which include the Z class workstations, the EliteDesk systems and some other lower grade systems, sold to corporations. As far as I know, the latter is staying with HPE. So, if desktop systems ever rise again, HPE will be there to provide you with what you want.
What I want to know is, where will the corporate headquarters of each company be? EDS's headquarters building is still available in Texas. And are there still a number of Compaq buildings available in Houston for the PC arm? Opportunity to move both corporate headquarters out of California to Texas? Or is there a possibility for an inversion here and move HP (both arms) out of the US?
And who gets all of the IPv4 IP addresses? HP has two class A network blocks. (won't that be a fun split....)
The fault lies with the accounting firms who vetted Autonomy. According to this:
there were 15 companies that said that the Autonomy deal was copacetic. If you can't trust accounting firms, then audited financial statements in an annual report are just garbage.
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