Re: Been four years
Ive seen all these features on the internal Microsoft dogfood version for at least 6 months. So they were always coming, they've just been pushed ahead of schedule
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You CAN keep a strain of pure yeasts. What do you think all brewers do?
Years ago when I used to make beer every weekend in 100L lots, I was right into yeast cultivation. Using some fairly basic gear (a magnetic stirrer, some flasks, agar plates, innoculation loops) it's pretty simple to isolate a single yeast strain, grow it, and grow it in a starter. It was a "thing" to isolate yeast from well known beers.
I went out to visit a new client to get an overview of their infrastructure, and to perform a quick health check. This was a largish architecture firm, I think they had about 200 architects, designers etc.
Their "backup" system comprised of the owner pulling out 1/2 of a mirrored set of disks each night. He'd take it home, then bring it back in the morning and let it re-sync.
I spent a month trying to convince him that that this was a recipe for disaster and that he needed to spend a relatively small amount ($5k or so) on a backup system. He refused, and we pretty much parted ways.
Fast forward 3 months, he calls us in tears. All his data was gone. Every client drawing ever produced had gone "poof" one morning when he plugged the disk back in and things didn't go well.
I didn't give him much time, asked him how expensive that $5k backup system sounded now, and told him to go try ring someone else. I have zero regret in refusing to help him.
Lots of options in that space
These run pfsense or similar with ease. I'm pushing 100mbit over an Opensec VPN with the CPU barely moving. My internet connection is the limit.
Back in the early naughties, one of our cusotmers was a name-brand diamond reseller, who was at the time setting up an early B2B diamond marketplace, hosted on our kit.
Given the size of any potential fraud, they sent in a set of security auditors to check out our setup. All good, I spent the day with them in our datacenter which was at the time pretty advanced. Think guards behind bullet proof doors, multiple man traps etc.
Problem was, on the second day, I was badly delayed due to a car accident (mine!) and turned up around 3 hours late. At this point I found the auditors had
a) convinced the guard to let them in seeing as "they were here yesterday"
b) used a boot disk and snagged a copy of the SAM DB from the NT4 severs
c) scampered with that file to try their hand with l0phtcrack to try to break any weak passwords
Needless to say, we failed the audit.
Have you ever tried to contact Uber support to lodge a complain against a driver?
Despite what they "advertise" they make it almost impossible, and generally always side with the driver. They are a nightmare. I can totally believe that they would have ignored prior complaints.
One time in the early 2000's we screwed up the BGP config on our edge routers. We'd just installed a bunch of 155MB/s links to various ISP's for redundancy. At the time in the wonderful land down under, flat rate links were pretty much impossible to buy, so we were on metered connections.
Unfortunately due to our screw up, we became a peer between the ISP's and started paying for the privilege of shuffling packets between the ISP's. We ran up $40k in traffic charges before someone noticed that the traffic seemed pretty heavy for a couple of routers with nothing behind them yet...
I assumed the Bizjet engine choice was one of cost and practicality. They'd be cheaper (remember, sending into harms way where they wouldn't risk a pilot may = higher losses), easier to service, have much faster turn-around times, and much longer work cycles before overhaul. It may not pull the G's and be able to maneuver like a proper fighter, but I assume the thinking is more along the lines of "the clone war army" than the small handful of jedi.
Oracle's just upset that nobody want to use their shit cloud that can only provide 2012 level basic IaaS services. I think Gartner recently rated it as having "minimum viable features".
I fact I just found it and I quote:
"Oracle's second-generation product, named Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), was launched in November 2016. A year-and-a-half later, however, Gartner says it "remains a bare-bones 'minimum viable product,' and it is arguably too minimal to be viable for a broad range of common cloud IaaS use cases.""
Is this another reason for countries to look more seriously at shifting to transactional taxes?
Tax the transaction, in the country it's made, at the time the transaction is made. The ability to funnel transactions to low-tax jurisdictions could be severely curtailed if not stopped entirely.
I once had to complete an AD and Exchange migration for a company. I don't recall the reason why exactly, but they needed to move to a new AD so a full migration was necessary.
When I configured the new Exchange environment, I set up some basic policies - you know, like remove all mail from the Deleted Items folder after 30 days etc.
A week or so after the migration was completed, I got an urgent "please explain" email from the CIO, he wanted to know why I was so incompetent that I had managed to lose all his emails.
Naturally I went straight to the logs to see that yes all X number of items had copied across, so I went to question him as to what emails he was referring to. At which point I learnt that he, no shit, stored every single email he wanted to come back to in the 'Deleted Items' folder. On their previous server they had no policies so they stayed there until he deleted them a second time. I never could get my head around his logic that this was a good place to store them..
Anyway, luckily I still had a PST of his old mailbox, so disaster was averted. But what a muppet.
I too have the "curse" of an email address that many people seem to think is theirs. Mostly, it's easy to correct, but memorable is a software company that kept sending me the software license key for their wares. I spent maybe 2 years forwarding it back to their support department before someone with more than one brain-cell picked up the ticket and actually fixed it.
Or even better, learn ratio deco. 10 seconds of mental calcs will tell you if your dive computer is close to the mark or miles off.
Also, anyone who relies on the AI reading for tank pressure and doesn't check their SPG is asking for trouble.
It's a worrying trend in diving. Too many people "ride the computer" and have no idea how to actually calculate their remaining NDL or know what to do if they do enter deco. I blame PADI
I too was unleashed untrained on a Netware 3.11 network. I was given the admin doc and the SYSADMIN password and unleashed. I didn't even know what IPX was for gods sake.
Somehow, I survived, although I do think I had about 6 weekends of major rebuilds due to earlier poor planning decisions. Name everything the same and everything would work just fine come Monday morning.
One of my co-workers had their data slurped via this attack. He had to cancel his card obviously, but luckily BA sent him a nice email with a free offer to a 12 month subscription for a credit monitoring that would look for attempts to leverage the information that was stolen.
Only issue was.. the offer was only valid for UK residents. So basically, if you used BA, got hacked, and were not a UK resident, then they effectively said "screw you".
I know on this site that a large portion of the participants are Microsoft haters. But you have to admit that the founders have been some of the most philanthropic people in history. Compare that to Bezos or Ellison or Zuch who horde their billions like some modern age Scrooge McDuck.
It would be great if MS actually enabled this technology on all their partner portals as well. You know, the ones that let us modify customers products and subscriptions and get into their tenancies.
There's been a few cases of partners credentials being hacked - to date mostly so people can spin up Azure for free crypto, however the fact that most of these portals still cannot enable 2FA is criminal.
From what I understand AAD was a ground up clean sheet modern directory written specifically for multi-tenant web scale identity requirements. Compatibility with Windows AD obhects was added afterwards, and AD services have been slowly bolted on, but again are clean room implementations. I doubt there's much if any code in AAD taken from Windows AD.
I think you forget the arrogant, combatant, pigheaded, monopolistic beast that was Telstra back when NBN was announced. Do you not remember when Telstra submitted a 1 page response to the original NBN tender? NBNCo was constructed in part to FORCE Telstra to separate into infra and retail businesses because Telstra refused to and was totally happy being the vertically integrated communications monopoly provider.
If the NBN is anything to go by, the poor Solomons are Fv(ked for the next 20 years.
The current governments "Faster Cheaper more reliable" NBN re-design has been nothing but an unmitigated disaster that's going to take another $50B and 10 years to re-build once completed.
Maybe i'm misunderstanding the scope, but it appears that this law bans all online prostitution advertisements? Does this mean that Backpage and Craigslist etc can no longer have adult services sections? Doesn't BP make 90% of it's revenues from it's "adult services" sections?
One of my colleagues has a far far far worse story about liquids in a server room.
This server room had been installed in a hospital, and had been in that location for several years. My old mate had just recently installed a couple of new blade centers and storage, and one Monday morning unlocked the door to the room looking forward to a day of playing with shiny new toys.
Unfortunately, over the weekend, there had been a bit of a plumbing leak. What he at the time didn't know, was that in the ceiling above this server room, some bright spark had run a sewerage pipe. From the intensive care unit. Connected to "bed pan disposal unit". This pipe had for some reason popped off. Which meant that for all weekend, all the super disgusting sick person excreta had been dripping through the server room ceiling all over this brand new shiny kit.
Needless to say, while specialists cleaners were called in to clean the room, all the kit was replaced under an insurance claim. Now that's a day you'd never forget.
This is a first step, but the ACCC needs to encode stricter performance targets to prevent crazy over subscription of the CVC.
My mother who can achieve a 32mbit line rate but can't get more than 6mbit down except at 3am in the morning doesn't receive a cent in compo under this plan.
Good question. MS are seeming to indicate that if the Hypervisor is patched, the guest is protected. So will the OS detect that it's running on a patched OS and not "double implement" the memory protection?
If you are getting those speeds, you are not using ADSL. The term "Fibre ADSL" is an oxymoron. I'd suggest it's a marketing term dreamed up by someone at your provider.
The maximum theoretically achievable download speed on ADSL is 24mbits on ADSL2+
Apart from AWS, I'm not sure the other VSPP's out there will be that happy to hear AWS bag Microsoft if this way. Pretty much every other hoster runs an environment that hasn't been "engineered by VMWARE". Are they saying all their other hosters are running piles of shit?
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