* Posts by Throatwarbler Mangrove

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Tintri shares reformatted by investors: 85 per cent plunge in mere weeks

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BUY NOW!

Sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get bargain shares!

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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What's the revenue angle?

Top of mind for any business will be to ask how adopting IPv6 will drive revenue or reduce cost. So far, there's no universal answer to either question.

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US border cops told not to search seized devices just for the hell of it

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Re: But mah gunzzzz!

Really, Big John, you're going to pick George Zimmerman's murder of an unarmed man as the example you want to use? I swear you actually must be a walking false flag operation.

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But mah gunzzzz!

I'm assuming the NRA will now step in to defend his right to export weapons parts out of the country, out of their deep commitment to a well-regulated militia.

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Consent, datasets and avoiding a visit from the information commissioner

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Seems clear

Based on the contents of this comment thread alone, it seems pretty evident that the requirements, implications, and implementation of GDPR are all quite clear and well-understood, so I expect there to be no issues whatsoever when it goes into effect.

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Yes, people see straight through male displays of bling (they're only after a fling)

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"...definitely does NOT repel the opposite sex."

But then you start talking ...

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Measure for measure: Why network surveys don't count what counts

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Real life experiences

Say it with me now: "The plural of anecdote is not 'data.'"

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New Monty Python movie to turn old jokes into new royalties

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You know Trump would never be able to wield Excalibur with those tiny hands of his . . .

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The world is becoming a computer, says CEO of worldwide computer company Microsoft

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No flying cars

Instead you get your promised grim cyberpunk dystopia ruled by unaccountable multinational corporations. Enjoy.

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LLVM contributor hits breakpoint, quits citing inclusivity intolerance

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FAIL

Nobody does identity politics like white males.

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"Why am in not getting preferential treatment because of my sex and skin color?"

You are, and you don't even realize it. That's pretty much the point of promoting diversity.

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Whoa, Gartner drops a truth bomb: Blockchain is overhyped and top IT bods don't want it

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A new paradigm

Totally new, in fact.

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UK Parliament roars: Oi! Zuck! Get in here for a grilling – or you'll get a Tower of London tour

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Why bother?

He's already appeared in front of Congress; why bother to appear in front of some piddling state government?

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

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To the downvoter: you're quite right. Most likely, they'll buy EMC, just because they can. Not that Pure would have any use for that lumbering dinosaur, mind you ...

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*cough*Tintri*cough*

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Need a needle in an artery? Move over, doc, there's an app for that

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Re: "our study highlights the potential for smartphone-based diagnostics"

Yes, by all means, let us deny clinicians more effective tools because you don't like them.

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Block blocked: Google to banish cryptominers from Chrome Web Store

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Blame Jim Morrison

5 to 1, baby,

One in five

No one here

Gets out alive

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Super Cali goes ballistic, Starbucks is on notice: Expensive milky coffee is something quite cancerous

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Re: Another "Super Cali" headline?

It annoys you, so I'm all for it.

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Get the message, PHBs: New York City mulls ban on after-hours biz email

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Good luck with that

No, seriously. Unfortunately, I suspect the business leaders of New York will explain how they could just as easily pack up and move their businesses to New Jersey, and that will put an end to this plan.

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Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he’s sticking to that … for now

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Re: It's almost impossible to restrain my apathy...

Yet you cared enough to a) read the article and b) comment. How hard would it have been to read the headline, say, "Nope, don't care," and move on?

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Good news: The only thing standing between NASA and $20bn is...

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Re: Boomers and Entitlements

Who's up for a cross between Old Man's War and Battle Royale?

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WekaIO pulls some Matrix kung fu on SPEC file system benchmark

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Re: Marketing Bull

Yes, well . . .

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Troubled Watchkeeper drones miss crucial UK flight safety certificate

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So paint a mustache on the nose of each aircraft. Problem solved!

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None of my flash rivals NVMe: Analyst spills tea on who's who in fabric-access NVMe arrays

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So, like Violin Memory, then? Let's just see how they're doing ... oh.

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So well that Dell EMC killed it!

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Anyone fancy testing the 'unlimited' drive writes claim on Nimbus Data's 100TB whopper SSD?

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Where's your bottleneck?

Here's the thing about these ultra high-speed drives . . . what are you putting them in? If it's a standard controller-based array, the controller will run out of performance before your drives do, so an array of lower-speed drives will actually serve most workloads just fine. If you're using NVMeOF, that may be a different story, but for a lot of workloads, this drive will be perfectly adequate and massively superior to old-school spinning rust.

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Airbus CIO: We dumped Microsoft Office not over cost but because Google G Suite looks sweet

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In this thread ...

Microsoft fanboys vs. Google fanboys. I can't even . . . and I don't say that lightly.

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Beleaguered all-flash flinger Tintri appoints new CEO

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Probably a good thing

Tintri has seemed rudderless, pouring a lot of resources into Tintri Global Center and not putting enough effort into sales, in my opinion. The core product, the VMstore, is absolutely top-notch, and I think Tintri would really benefit from expanding upon its strengths and improving integration with vCenter and Hyper-V. TGC doesn't solve a problem that I have, although other customers may disagree.

Also, with the "all flash" designation, hopefully they'll quit being lumped erroneously into the same product category as Nimble and Tegile.

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IBM thinks Notes and Domino can rise again

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Re: Language

Ah yes, agile development!

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Uni IT man stole £22k of Macs to pay for smack

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Damn you, nominative determinism!

n/t

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Ex-staffers slam Microsoft's 'lackluster' response to stacks of internal complaints

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Re: Ooh, who do you hate more?

Agreed, this is the thread where commentards' heads explode from cognitive dissonance. "Women! Microsoft! Women! Microsoft! For whom do I have more contempt?!"

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Dell results: Well done, ice cream for everyone! Er, not you, storage

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Traditional storage

"It will be interesting to see how Dell can ignite momentum in traditional storage in fiscal 2019."

Spoiler alert: they can't. Traditional storage is dead; it's all-flash, all the way.

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Bots don't spread fake news on Twitter, people do, say MIT eggheads

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Re: Twitter spreads fake news on Twitter.

[citation needed]

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BlackBerry unveils bold new strategy: Suing the c**p out of Facebook

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Enough, already

Can we just have an end to software patents?

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Dell EMC in bid to clap trade secrets injunction on staff now at Rubrik

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EMC trade secrets

1) Over promise

2) Under deliver

3) Charge usurious license fees to use the hardware

4) Ramp up support costs as the hardware ages, driving up cost of ownership exponentially

5) Slander competitors with FUD during sales presentations

I'm sure I've missed some; help me out here, guys.

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Spotify wants to go public but can't find Ed Sheeran (to pay him)

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Because in Orlowskiville, the record and movie companies are poor, innocent salt-of-the-earth types who keep somehow getting taken for a ride by those slick kids from Silicon Valley. Envision Los Angeles as Springfield and Silicon Valley as the Monorail Huckster, and you've pretty much summed up Andrew Orlowski's view of this relationship. It's inconceivable that music industry execs have decided to get in bed with other middle men to extend their perpetual shafting of the artists.

Not that any of this lets Spotify, et al. off the hook for paying royalties, mind you . . .

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Hey girl, move a little closer. 'Cause you're too gun shy. Hush, hush, bye says Pai

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Re: Just as well

s/foot/head

He shoots himself in the foot constantly, sadly with no apparent ill effects.

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Alexa muted, Twilio taps out, and Bitbucket kicks the, er, bucket amid AWS data center hiccup

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Re: availability zones

Like, er, Amazon itself, apparently! (At least the Alexa team.)

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Organic battery tech could work better than a woolly hat in the cold

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Re: Naphthalenetetracarboxylic

I Googled for "globally unique" and got 12.3 million results, so it's obviously not that uncommon.

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Ethics? Yeah, that's great, but do they scale?

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Re: Thank you for sharing.

Oh, jakie, are people once again having fun in a manner of which you disapprove? Tsk, tsk, how dare they?

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We need baby Googles, say search specialists… and one surprising VC

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"The letter to Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition regulator, comes from search and travel sites, and the Open Internet Project, which is backed by publisher Axel Springer and Getty Images."

So, what you're saying is that companies which compete with Google would like Google to be broken up so they don't have to compete with Google.

"Google has pushed the pendulum of technology to the absolute limit of commoditisation," he said, "to the point where people who spent their whole lives developing really valuable compelling entertainment, and really valuable compelling journalism, and really valuable compelling novels can't make money doing it any more."

[citation needed]

From my perspective, we're in a golden age of television, where we're getting "really compelling entertainment." "Really valuable compelling journalism" has largely been killed by the Internet generally, specifically by the expectation that you can get content for free (or paid for by advertising), but that trend began well before Google came on the scene. As for the novels, if anyone is to blame for shafting novelists, it's a combination of Amazon and the publishers.

As an anti-Google hit piece, I give this article 2/10. Must try harder.

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Top tip: Don't bother with Facebook's two-factor SMS auth – unless you love phone spam

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I hate to be that guy . . .

I haven't deleted my Facebook account, but I committed to being on Facebook as little as possible (less than once a week), and I have to say, its absence from my life opens a lot more space for useful thought and focus. If Facebook is doing things to drive users away, that can only be good for the users.

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Game of Thrones showrunners to make Star Wars flicks

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Re: the spacecow milking continunes

Right, Disney has sure butchered the franchise that had otherwise reached its apotheosis with the delightful and engaging Episodes I - III and Lucas's endless reworking of the original trilogy.

</sarcasm>

Jesus, has everyone forgotten that there were basically no good Star Wars movies between Return of the Jedi and Rogue One?

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Bruce Perens wants to anti-SLAPP Grsecurity's Brad Spengler with $670,000 in legal bills

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You mess with the GNU ...

... you get the horns.

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From July, Chrome will name and shame insecure HTTP websites

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Meh

I'm not sure I see the value in creating a bunch more aggregate traffic and load for essentially trivial traffic (e.g. reading tech news sites) as opposed to protecting critical information such as login info and credit card details. Maybe I'm not paranoid enough.

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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

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@boltar

At first, I thought, "This is almost certainly a rickroll. How droll." Reading the comments proved me right, but then I read your replies and now I'm genuinely amused. Who knew that a simple YouTube video could cause such aggravation?

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Boffins crack smartphone location tracking – even if you've turned off the GPS

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@Francis Re: Great!

You should also turn off Location History in Google Maps. I will spare you my rant about how Google have tied this feature pointlessly into location tracking, but it seems to be necessary in order to prevent the sort of prompts you've received.

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Here's why online social networks are bad for humanity, the nerds who helped build them tut-tut

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Re: It was ever thus

obXKCD

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Tower ProLiants on the warpath: HPE takes on Dell 'n' white-box gang in SMB space

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Rapid shipping

"HPE told us this simplification means "special low pricing "- customers can buy or subscribe - and quick shipping as the products are always in stock and ready to ship from its partners. That means next day or maybe even the same day if the order gets in early enough, it claimed."

Great, can those of us in the non-SMB space get the same deal? I just put in a server order, and I expect to see them in three months or so, assuming that HPE can be arsed to ship them to the right location.

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Super Cali's unrealistic net neutrality process – even though the sound of it is something quite... ferocious

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In fairness, you're using something called "Frontier Communications." Consider yourself lucky your packets aren't carried by pony!

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