* Posts by Throatwarbler Mangrove

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GitLab gets it, grabs $100m to become $1bn firm

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Re: private gitlab servers

Gitlab does provide a free on-premise deployment as well as a licensed ("Enterprise Edition") version of their software which offers additional features and support.

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FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal

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I love Weiner

(Sorry, I had to go there.) In any case, I'm increasingly a fan of Scott Weiner's no-nonsense practical policy-making efforts, and I hope he goes far.

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So Brave: Browser biz sics Brit watchdogs on Google's info slurpage

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Re: That's not nearly enough defences!

I'll be honest, I don't care enough to do all these things. For my part, I am willing to trade a measure of privacy for a measure of convenience, but I think it's worthwhile to consider all these options and to at least be mindful about what data sharing is happening, which also requires the advertisers and other service providers to be transparent about what they're doing with our data. For Android users, you may also want to consider Blokada and anyone at all tech-savvy may want to run a Pi-Hole at home.

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Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

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Re: Musk the weed smoker

"Do you really want the CEO of your company smoking weed, dropping acid and taking ambien."

Quite right, he should stick to more conventional CEO substances like cocaine, martinis, and expensive hookers.

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Re: Musk the weed smoker

Shock! Horror! Was he also listening to jazz and associating with Negroes?

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Cloudera and MongoDB execs: Time is running out for legacy vendors

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Re: The SQL Empire Strikes Back

Dun dun dun!

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Re: The SQL Empire Strikes Back

On the downside, it means dealing with One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison, which is a deal-breaker for many of us.

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Meh

Based on the revenue numbers, these guys are still small fry. Also, the vast bulk of businesses don't give a shit about IoT. I will agree, however, that the conventional database vendors are a bunch of bar stewards when it comes to licensing and support models, so the market is ripe for some decent competition. Conversely, the licensing costs for NoSQL-based DBs are risible in their own right, so I'm not sure the newcomers are an improvement in that regard.

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NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies

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Re: what is wrong with the good old porn?

One word: power.

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The Register's 2018 homepage redesign: What's going on now?

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Nope

Add me to the list of people who dislike the new layout. I like the simplicity of the current design, whereas I find the new design cluttered and confusing. I do navigate from the front page instead of using RSS, but I think I would spend less time on The Register if the new layout goes live--good for my work habits, less good for keeping my eyeballs stuck on El Reg.

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5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov

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Re: Preparations for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN continue

It's all fun and games until there's an anime convention in town . . .

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DDN day approaches for Tintri: Storage-flinger finalising rescue buy

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Re: Acquisition price?

Tintri was delisted from the NASDAQ. Perhaps that changes the rules.

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Toshiba crams 14TB into another helium drive, this time with SAS boost

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Bah!

In addition to throughput, where are the rotational speed, IOPS, and seek latency numbers?

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Black hats are baddie hackers, white hats are goodies, grey hats will sell IP to kids in hoodies

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Re: It's not all bad

I can think of a number of former colleagues who did plenty of damage just by being employees!

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Event management kit can take a hammering these days: Use it well and it'll save your ass

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Re: Has it got DevoPS ?

As luck would have it, I hired Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh to do some extensive Powershell scripting for our company, and did a fantastic job. The code structure was a little avant garde and not to everyone's taste, but it definitely worked for us. It really whipped us into shape and made us realize we weren't men.

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Everyone screams patch ASAP – but it takes most organizations a month to update their networks

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DUUUUUH

This is not just a sysadmin problem. Let's say you push a patch to a commonly used development framework such as .Net or (ptui) Java. Suddenly a business-critical application falls over, so you roll the patch back and report the issue to the developers, who say they can't possibly get to testing against the new version, so you go and badger their managers, who eventually come around, if you're lucky, to realizing that having a security breach is Bad, so they repurpose the developers to update their code. Might take a week, might take longer. Obviously, the breakage should have been caught in QA, but--bad luck--the entire QA department was let go/offshored/never existed because it was not clear to the PHPTB (pointy-haired powers that be) that they added any value. Some amount of time later, the vulnerability is fully patched. Rinse, repeat as needed for every motherfucking patch that comes down the pipe across your entire estate, but if your environment gets pwned it's the fault of the sysadmin team.

The problem is not "content distribution," and the Kollective can fuck right off. I'll go lie down now.

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I wish I could quit you, but cookies find a way: How to sidestep browser tracking protections

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Re: If I'd sold out my nation's future, I'd probably turn to drink too!

Are you okay? Do you smell burning toast? Blink if you need help!

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Rimini Street slapped with ban in Oracle copyright dispute

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Re: Irreperable damage to Oracle's Rep

Came here to say this. We have one remaining Oracle DB left in house, and I dream of the day when we no longer need it.

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Google bod wants cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure

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Re: Beware those bearing Gifts esp Banksters & Techsters

Yep. True story: Facebook suspended my account for not conforming to their "real name" policy. I didn't fully care whether they perma-banned me, so I sent a scan of my photo ID crudely altered with MS Paint to reflect my pseudonym, under the assumption that the ID would be vetted by OCR rather than a human. If I was wrong, it would have cost me nothing of value. My scan passed muster, however, and my account was reinstated with my pseudonym intact.

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Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum

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Re: Safe until ...

I. Your momma sits on the tape safe and crushes it like a bug.

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Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer

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Re: Stuff Like This Should Be Illegal

The funny part is that you believe your government institutions and corporations are somehow better.

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Oracle-botherer Rimini Street throws off credit shackles, plans 'aggressive' sales drive

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No such thing as bad publicity

The good thing about the lawsuit is that it's brought Rimini Street into the public eye as a provider of support services for Oracle products, so perhaps they can write off the cost of the suit as marketing expenses.

"Rimini Street: So Good That Oracle Sued Us!"

"Oracle Hates This One Weird Trick To Lower Your Support Costs!"

Etc.

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The last phablet? 6.4in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaves you $1k lighter, needs 'water cooling'

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Re: The Bixby assistant, helping Share & Enjoy Your Life (TM)

Go stick your head in a pig.

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Second-hand connected car data drama could be a GDPR minefield

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Re: Just a Random Thought

I had a 1997 vehicle that developed an issue where the Check Engine light would not go off, resulting in me being unable to get the car to pass the smog inspection. I took it to the dealer, who spent multiple days and over 8 hours of actual mechanic time trying to find and fix the problem, to no avail. Ultimately, they gave me a list of four different recalibration steps for the onboard computer, each of which involved driving the car in various unnatural ways, including driving the car for at least 40 miles at exactly 45 MPH, IIRC. The steps worked and reset the Check Engine light, but it highlights the fact that the scenario you envision already existed 20 years ago!

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Surprise, surprise. Here comes Big Cable to slay another rule that helps small ISPs compete

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I, for one, look forward to Big John's tortured defense of the incumbent monopoly.

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Hard to imagine Google, Facebook building AI without (checks notes) Dell EMC's Data Science Provisioning Portal

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Give us all your money

At a guess, this will cost you approximately $infinite to buy and then an additional $infinite to license plus ongoing $infinity/5 support costs until your fifth year, at which point you can either renew support for $inifinity*2 or buy the latest version for $infinite. Sounds like a great deal.

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Dear alt-right morons and other miscreants: Disrupt DEF CON, and the goons will 'ave you

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Re: Trolls choose politics

I disagree. I think there may be "natural born" sociopaths out there, but I think there are plenty of people who have been conditioned to see the world through a particular lens. If you can get those people to perceive others with empathy and compassion instead of judgement and hate, then it's possible to undo that conditioning. The misfortune of meeting them with anger is that it simply feeds their perspective; meeting them with compassion and understanding instead is more challenging and less viscerally satisfying, but it's just about the only thing that might work.

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Re: A taste of their own medicine

Ugh, there's a difference between commenting on a message board and standing in the aisle of a conference and shouting down the speakers or getting up in someone's face and yelling at them. Do you understand that difference?

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Linux kernel 4.18 delayed: Bug ate my rc7, says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Linus should really learn from Microsoft

Linux is not Unix.

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The American dilemma: Competition, or fast broadband? Pick one

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Re: Light Speed

Communism!

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Pentagon 'do not buy' list says нет to Russia, 不要 to Chinese code

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Protectionism vs. security

"[S]ome are going to question if this latest list is really a security issue or just protectionism in the defense industry."

Why not both? I know a lot of commentards will jump on the bandwagon of directing hate towards the US for apparent hypocrisy, but there is no hypocrisy in attempting to protect oneself. Necessary, the desire for self-protection involves both arming oneself and disarming one's enemies.

"Do you like getting handjobs?"

"Yes."

"Do you like giving handjobs?"

"No."

"See, it's not hypocritical."

George W. Bush to Harold and Kumar in "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"

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Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound

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Well, if you want a GMC Yukon, it sounds like you have pretty ready access to one.

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Hey you smart, well-paid devs. Stop clicking on those phishing links and bringing in malware muck on your shoes

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Good Times

n/t

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: At the risk of being accused of trolling...

It's due to the increased participation of Brexiters in the thread.

Now that's trolling!

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Reduxio turns inward and, er, sales off for the channel

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Good call

Amazing-looking technology; shame their sales staff couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery.

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Techie sues ex-bosses, claims their AI avatar tech was faked – and he was allegedly beaten up after crying foul

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Re: Disappointed in the headline

Doesn't quite scan. Try: "Super Cali puglistic tech bros found to be litigious."

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Micron-Intel 3D XPoint split: It's not you, it's m... nah, it is totally you

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Re: NAND tech is unreliable and it does matter a lot!

I wondered if you'd poke your head in. I've been running SSDs in all classes of hardware from the datacenter to the desktop, and I haven't seen the reliability issues you allude to. Care to back your FUD up with some statistics and citations?

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It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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Ironically, fake.news would presumably carry impeccably vetted, accurate, and impartial news articles.

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Adtech-for-sex biz tells blockchain consent app firm, 'hold my beer'

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A cunning ploy . . .

. . . but I'm still not turning off my Pi Hole.

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Shouldn't you be working?

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NAND the beat goes on: Samsung to fling out 96-layer 3D NAND chip

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Ugh, I went shopping last year on Newegg for new system components, and they were selling a 4TB Samsung flash drive for around $600. A 4TB hybrid drive was only a quarter the price, so I bought that instead; looking at the prices now, I wish I'd just coughed up for the flash drive!

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Google offers to leave robocallers hanging on the telephone

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Figures . . .

. . . that AO would twist this feature into something sinister on the part of Google. I mean, I'm divesting myself from Google services as quickly as I can, but I also can basically never answer my phone at this point because incoming calls are almost guaranteed to be spammers and scammers. The right thing to do is choke off the callers at the source in some fashion but, failing that, having some kind of logic at the endpoint seems like the best we can do, and if Google is making it easier, GOOD FOR THEM!

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Thanks for the happy memories, Micron – now beat it, says China: Court bans chip sales

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Re: oxymoron

Definitely. Definitely time to watch Wapner.

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Feds charge Man after FCC boss Ajit Pai's kids get death threat over net neutrality axe vote

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Move over, Florida Man . . .

. . . here comes Markara Man.

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Re: He commited a Felony

Not to me personally . . . YMMV.

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When Google's robots give your business the death sentence – who you gonna call?

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"complicated, historic resons" (sic)

As in, the company won't compensate the IT staff for being on call.

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BlackBerry KEY2: Remember buttons? Boy, does this phone sure have them

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Finally . . .

. . . an Andrew Orlowski article I can get behind!

Seriously, though, this looks like a great business-grade phone. I miss the hell out of my old BlackBerry for responding to work emails and other messages. I would think that TCL could make a mint by marketing these in bulk to large corporations.

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Air Force Won: Nutanix lands $45m deal to ply US flyboys with hyperconverged kit

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Re: Of course

How are things over at Simplivity these days? Hurting a bit since the HPE acquisition, I'm guessing?

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Amazon, eBay and pals agree to Europe's other GDPR: Generally Dangerous Products Removed from websites

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Re: Define Dangerous Please

It's based on a complex algorithm related to how often the product appears in Google searches alongside "Hold my beer and watch this."

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