* Posts by The Average Joe

52 posts • joined 22 Oct 2015


Surface Studio 2: The Vulture rakes a talon over Microsoft's latest box of desktop delight

The Average Joe

Re: Hmmmmm!

Windows 10 with 1gb? The 32 bit version is dead, the 64 bit one will NOT do what your saying. You should have issues with software on 32 bit, I would not waste my time on 32 bit apps if I were selling a product. It is a dead end street.

The Average Joe

Re: Hmmmmm!

standard issue corporate laptop/desktop is 4gb of RAM. They all suck so bad I took a Lenovo T420 with 16gb of RAM and a 160gb SSD. It was the right decision. Me with Firefox and Chrome up with 10-20 tabs the thing is using 8gb of RAM. So i think all PC's should have 16gb of RAM and a SSD, if not you suck and the erperince is crap.

That is why users are so happy with iPad's, they do not require 16 gb of RAM to run without swapping. The PC is dead.

This AIO needs to allow me to run older OSes and Linux, or it is rubbish. At least an iMac you can put MacOS back on it and sell it later. A year in and this will be a $500 use PC....

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign

The Average Joe

Firestone tire CEO upset with how long tires are lasting

It seems that people who drive cars and trucks are not wearing out the tires fast enough, this quarter we saw our profits flatline. So we are developing a new tire stategay with Ford, Fiat and General Motors where the tires during the lease are free to replace under normal wear but the person must pay $10 per month to get tire assurance. This will help us get re-offuring income like the iTunes radio subscription, NetFlix or Sirius Satellite radio.

I promise next quarter our profits will not be flat. We will find new and creative ways to get more profit from these profit centers.


Money Hungry CEO #495

That 'Surface will die in 2019' prediction is still a goer, says soothsayer

The Average Joe


Yo, dude, how do you like your 12 month warranty???

With a Mac you can get Apple care for 3 years. Some devices have been current for over 6 years... Have you seen ANY SP1 owners? They all got tossed in the garbage pit when the SP2 or SP3 came out...

Hardware is tricky and on the high end even more so!

Still holding out on Windows 10? Microsoft tempts upgrade with virtual desktop to Azure

The Average Joe

what happend to BING?

well, if you build it they will come...

damn it all, they did not come!

bing is sitting there doing nothing and we have 1 million windows servers now running around the world. hey lets force these schmucks to use VDI so we can use some of those shiny servers we purchased and have running. Still not enough using it to justify the electric bill... wait till the shareholders hear this, heads will roll and I am guessing the stock will plummet. They keep trying to buy cool...

Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick only 2.

SUSE and Microsoft give enterprise Linux an Azure tune-up

The Average Joe

SUSE is dead...

yep, dead I say! every company that has partnered with Satan has had an untimely death.... SUSE was sold from Micro Focus so I could see them digging their own grave.

I do not believe anything from Microsoft, anything.

Can Microsoft change it's identity from a nerdy tech company to a cool one that all the kids want to use their products? Can IBM do the same and be as cool as Apple? You cannot buy cool, just ask some of the rich kids from the school days, they ended up in prison and in car accidents. Cool is not purchased it is like charisma...

Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

The Average Joe

25 years and the clustering is still not as good as VMS...

what a waste. Clustering today sucks compared to VMS. Dave had the chance and he blew it.

The Average Joe

Re: NT4

but they moved print drivers out of the kernel, or the default was out, you could still run old ones and Kill your terminal server with just 1 print preview!

So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

The Average Joe

wrong direction...

you guys need to be thinking about going up. Self driving cars... No we should be asking for flying cars. No roads to repair. no pot holes, no gas tax, no speed limits, no traffic jams, no more zig-zag routes to work, less time in transportation, wont rust, won't get stuck.

Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux

The Average Joe


Don't trust a ho

Never trust a ho

Time to ditch the front door key? Nest's new wireless smart lock is surprisingly convenient

The Average Joe

Nest is riddled with developers that are complete idiots

well, you have to be a raging moron to require IPv6 to register your nest thermostat. After that you can turn it off. How many furnace guys are going to know how to enable or disable IPv6??? I see a TON of hacked networks thanks to Nest!

Too bad we could not ban those developers and designers from ever touching any IOT device ever again...

It's begun: 'First' IPv6 denial-of-service attack puts IT bods on notice

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One ISP I know...

one of the tech guys there said he can't wait for IPv6 so that firewalls will be obsolete and we can throw them out... I kid you not. "There's a sucker born every minute"

Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory

The Average Joe

One will succeed and the other will fail

so... You designing a new 1U server and you have to pay a $25 per machine royalty to Intel if you use the Intel ruler or $0 for the Samsung ruler... What do you pick when designing. Will your boss or company be happy about paying Intel more for every server chassis you sell or not???

Think of the licensing for Thunderbolt from Intel. How well did it sell? How well did it get put on every system since 2011 with thunderbolt 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0? Well they had to drop the licensing royalties around 3.0 because nobody was using it but Apple... With USB 3.1 most users do not care about Thunderbolt...

So welcome to the new Itamium of the SSD/NVME world! Lets start arranging the chairs on the deck. ;)

Citrix buys Unidesk for massive Microsoft Windows rollouts

The Average Joe

Re: Shitrix..

Well I had the privilege to be one of the few that purchased South Beach 1.5 Beta and used it in production. We ran a DOS Clipper database app as well as AutoCAD on that OS. It was rough but better than installing Windows on xx physical desktops.

Today I have yet to see any VDI protocol that is better at delivering high performance CAD and Video apps than PCoIP from VMware... scary stuff with a HP Thin Client running Linux. LOL

KVM plans big boosts to storage and nested virtualization

The Average Joe

for real?

I have been using VMware where Windows will not run the VM's and is painful. Not sure but the whole VMware stack works well and is simple. Not perfect but hands down better than anyone else. Amazon, eBay, Google and like providers can do whatever they want as they have a whole army of IT staff and developers to make any OS or application just work. The rest of us use VMware. The SMB market? VMware there with the free hypervisor is just too simple compared to the Hyper-V product.

US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

The Average Joe

Re: Stupid bastards

In Vietnam we were pussies, we had nukes and we used them on Japan. We should have used them on North Korea and Vietnam we would have sent the right message...

The Average Joe

Re: Stupid bastards

Roto Till it via carpet bombing....

The Average Joe

Re: Gather Dust?

I agree, after dropping it they should have carpet bombed the area for 24 hours...

Embrace our cloud, damn you: Microsoft dangles 40% discount on Azure instances

The Average Joe

Wait a minute, without powershell???

well, MS told us that 2 billion IT admins in the world use power shell and that we are going to have to take it or die. Now they find out that those windows admin kids that use a mouse don't like typing in cryptic commands at a black promt??? you mean they like using a GUI and are not stuck on using MS DOS apps? Huh

maybe they all learned UNIX and Linux via MacOS????

Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

The Average Joe

Well after that...

the license will make it illegal to use your d*ck and each time you do you have to pay a $10 royalty because Windows is fun and so is S*x. So now the only way to get off is to have a windows 10 machine as you can get off with no $10 fee. And yes you have to pay in vegas too if you use a prostitute. Just saying...

Consumers go off PCs as global shipments continue their decline

The Average Joe

Consumers are making a choice...

they are not liking the choice of Windows 8/8.1/10

The hardware price for RAM is up because they switched from DDR3 to DDR4. LOL

SSD's for the consumer are about the same.

iPads are the best compute devices for our parents and grand parents, Windows is too complex, and windows has always been too complex. Now that we can choose a complex windows machine or an ipad we pick the easy route, the iPad...

Cisco goes 32 gigging with Fibre Channel and NVMe

The Average Joe

Re: Ugh!

Well when FC16 came out VMware could only run it at 8gig, so much for spending the cash on HBA's and switches when the stupid OS would not support it.

The only reason why this is a good thing is that the FC16 and FC8 gear will be on firesale and us bargain hunters can pick it up for a penny on the dollar when it is just 3 years old. LOL Sometimes less than that!

The Average Joe

Only for those with BIG pockets

yep, big money.

The rest of us are using 10gig ethernet, data center ethernet and multiple sessions on LACP with MLAG switches. I am sure there are businesses that need this but for the rest of us it is more about the software stack and licensing. The migration off Oracle and MS SQL to open source products. The open source stuff is so good that if your not the top 1% your wasting your $ on some of this commercial stuff. Good staff and good hardware make it so that the developers are now the bottleneck.

We are now in the phase of supporting Android and IOS as the major platforms so all the legacy Microsoft products are not even considered anymore. Some have moved on and others are stuck in the past. LOL

IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest

The Average Joe

Cisco and Charter internet have it done

It is NOT IPv6, it is double NATed IPv4 and then carrier grade nat as it exits the charter network in Detroit. Each static subnet cable modem has 2 paths, one paths is the static address pool and the other goes out the double NATed carrier network. Prolly using Cisco FabricPath

If Cisco was smart they would come out with IPv7 that fixes all the complexity of IPv6 but allows the use of IPv4. Dual stack OSes suck, remember Windows NT - IP and Netware - NCP?

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

The Average Joe

since 2005...

I have started using Apple computers in 2005

Mac Mini PowerPC 1.4GHz

MacBook 2006

PowerMac PowerPC tower


MacBook Pro 2010

Macbook Pro 2012

All have NEVER had sleep, wake, hibernate issues. All have had AWESOME Bluetooth support.

Apple makes a great product, Microsoft products are a waste of time and money.

Surface Hub: A Howard Hughes folly, or a cunning Post It Note killer?

The Average Joe

I am buying two for the garage...

I missed out on the Brown Zune, kin, Surface table, MSN watch, Plays for sure Music library, MS Bob, MS Bing, Windows Phone 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Damn it I am not going to miss this one...


HP Inc Elite X3: Windows 10 phablet for enterprise-y types

The Average Joe

.NET in the Enterprise...

He forgot to say that in those places where they have 3.500 .NET apps they have Java apps that run the business. The .NET are just for reporting or specific use cases where we could not do it with Java. Some places told the developers to focus on Java as a .NET app could be a career limiting move.

All the CIO's and CEO's I know are asking the developers how to get app XYZ on their damn Apple Watch! LOL so here we go again... No CEO or CIO asked for .NET on a watch!

Reg readers speak out on Thin Client technology

The Average Joe

You need the staff and good software...

Most IT staff are just barely able to handle supporting the Microsoft stack. Any additional complexity and they just tell the users "You will have to just deal with it because that is the way it is" and they walk away. I have seen this.

VMware VDI with Nvidia video cards are VERY good, you need Gig networking and a peppy thin client, not the junk $99 ones. I am talking about dual screen video and CAD. It can be done and that pool is separate from the general purpose users.

You have to give users access to multiple pools with different view servers so if one view cluster is down there are alternatives, i.e. another non persistent pool. Yes you need multiple DNS servers, if you have 1 you have no right complaining. DHCP is the same thing.

You also need documentation on software used on site as well as how to install it. yes some vendors need a kick in the nuts, i.e. the ones that still break rules that require administrator to get the thin to run or things that fail running on terminal server. We should be past junk win95 software that fails to run on terminal server.

Your mileage may vary if you use the substandard VDI vendors like Citrix or Microsoft. LOL

Microsoft releases major PowerShell update after long preview

The Average Joe

Custom software for Microsoft Internal use...

Azure Cloud servers need a VERY robust scripting language.

So this trick is just to manage the mess they have created. If they would have integrated BASH or used Linux or BSD as the core OS 10-20 years ago we would just use UNIUX shell experts to manage the hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Azure servers.

Hint if MS Azure had to pay for every server and SQL license they would have switched to UNIX a long time ago... Hint if MS Azure ran BSD or Linux they could cut the number of bare metal servers in 1/2 and save on space, electricity and cooling as well as UPS capacity...

Microsoft in 2015: Mobile disasters, Windows 10 and heads in the clouds

The Average Joe

Cloud gains are misrepresenting actual use...

Well, this is a game to show the stock market Microsoft is making money and to tell all the users look jump over here for the new defacto standard.

Well I for one will not be jumping over the cliff just because Microsoft says there are Billions of Dollars spend on Azure Cloud resources.

In reality the use is close to 5% what they are reporting because they give the cloud credits to the enterprise and count every Office license as a cloud license and use of the cloud. I bet those sneaky scammers are even counting the trial versions as a unit of sale...

Microsoft is a company that has gained the reputation as deceitful and un-trustworthy...

2015: The year storage was rocked to its foundations

The Average Joe

Missed at least one major...

Well, one major is missing the Samsung 950 Pro SSD M.2

We now have a single SSD that can almost bury the PCIe bus, two for sure. How many thousands of mechanical disks in a SAN will it take to make this IOPS and thru-put matchup??? Way too many.

Surface Pro 4: Will you go the F**K to SLEEP?

The Average Joe

Happy with what I have now...

I have a MacBookPro and an iPad. Both work GREAT! They do EXACTLY what I ask! They sleep, wake, WIFI works right, Bluetooth works right, no loud fans or hot surfaces. Both have great battery life. Updates have not created any issues...

The SP4 is a business product and just for the rabid Microsoft supporters. It is expensive and we have a LOT of installed iPad's and Apple computers for the high level execs.

Iranian hackers targeted New York dam, had a quick nosy around

The Average Joe

incompetent managers...

They are everywhere... I am sure there are no network admins or not enough and someone higher up gets a bonus for cost control and cost reductions...

VMware, Xen issue urgent patches

The Average Joe

internal network protection

well if you protect your infrastructure and servers you can keep running VMware. Those VMware services are ones we use inside and do not publish that as an external accessible resource.

Xen on the other hand, this would allow your system to be pawned! LOL

Pixel C: Google has a crack at the fondleslab-with-keyboard game

The Average Joe

Nice display and a real tablet OS

Well, something a little less than the iPad but with high end specs. I like the looks of this. You really have to get a more expensive SP3 to get close to this and you have the risk of a dead end product(like Zune or Kin Phone)

I love competition, so we will see next year how well these devices compete in the next 12 months.

The Average Joe

Re: Cheaper? Really?

Surface 3, shitty display and the lovely Atom processor, 2 gigs or RAM for Windows... you must be an idiot.

Rack servers drive $120bn data centre infrastructure market

The Average Joe

Pay up and go bankrupt...

LOL too funny!

If the Azure group had to pay for the SQL and Windows Server licenses they would go broke. 500,000 Windows Data center licenses...

None of those kits are worth a damn when they are EOLed. Who is going to run a Google motherboard with 1 - 10 gig port, no PCIe slots, 1 SATA port and 32 memory slots...

Will those custom CPU's from Intel work in your HP DL380... How about that goofy timing specific RAM?

Volkswagen blames emissions cheating on 'chain of errors'

The Average Joe

My dog ate my homework...

They lied and knew all along what was going on and who was doing it.

I would want my VW Diesel car to keep the same mileage and power. I would not want any sacrifices.

You know all the rage is for heavy duty trucks is for the mechanics to turn off the DEF and SCR as they reduce power and increase costs per mile... Same thing and same game just a different person doing it.

Microsoft beats Apple's tablet sales, apologises for Surface 4 flaws

The Average Joe

Mission impossible...

How did they get the numbers from Apple's retail stores?

I say this is FUD.

Two different price points, one for consumers and one for high end enterprise shops that trust Microsoft over HP, Dell or Lenovo. In the enterprise once you can image and update vendor X products you never want to introduce something different as you have to hand install or use a second management tool. The PC has BIOS/UEFI that each vendor manages and updates differently.

I would rather have the executives keep buying iPads or Apple computers as we already have a handle on those in some shape or form.

Home users will NEVER buy the Microsoft kit as it costs more. iPads for the premium home users and Android for the low end home users. There is no place for any Microsoft tablets...

Kaspersky, McAfee, and AVG all vulnerable to major flaw

The Average Joe

New McAfee software

Enterprise users can install a newer version of 8.8, if they use EPO to remove the old and install the new

Microsoft drops internal PowerShell tests on GitHub

The Average Joe

What are they trying to prove... they are better than bash?

Well if you ask me, why dream up another shell environment when several good ones exist on UNIX already?


If you have UNIX guys they could contribute or just run code on Windows. Windows admins could get snippets from the UNIX guys. Good Windows guys could write good scripts for UNIX servers too. I guess most decisions at Microsoft are made because they cannot see the forrest for the trees...

Is ATM security threatened by Windows XP support cutoff? Well, yes, but …

The Average Joe

Re: Could they just do?

No it will not work.

XPE is a slimmed down OS, no windows updates or if you do you fill up the flash.

I had a young developer helping in IT when we tried to deploy Neoware XPE thin clients to do RDP to a terminal server farm. He said it was locked down so they could ONLY run RDP. 6 months later they are connecting to the un-encrypted city WIFI, surfing porn and have a fake AV trojan running on it.

LOL as soon as I seen that they got a HP running ThinPro(Linux) for RDP and the issue was solved.

The same intern tried to get the Cisco VPN client, McAfee Enterprise client, Sun JRE for our ERP system and Sprint 3G modem to work and found out XPE looks like windows but is really missing too much windows to get windows apps to work.

Hyper-V sets VM created date to 1601, in the reign of Good Queen Bess

The Average Joe

But can we still use the Touch Metro interface on 2016 via the KVM???

I want to know if the kids with Windows Touch 10 can setup the Server via a KVM with Server 2016. I really gotta know as this is mission critical that the desktop/laptop/tablet/fablet/phone/XBox interface make it so we can use those same apps on our servers too.

Research: Microsoft the fastest growing maker of tablet OSs ... by 2019

The Average Joe

2019.... bye bye Microsoft! LOL

Will normal users even care about a Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet/Covetable?

99% of the computers used at home are just for tasks that an iPad or Android tablet can do.

Before tablets I was always suggesting that home users pick an OS that was easy to manage and one that was not complex. I told them to buy a Mac...

Now that ChromeBooks, ChromeBoxes, iPads and Android tablets exist there is NO reason for ANYONE to buy a PC anymore. Sure businesses can because they have a LARGE amount of commercial software, in house custom software and PC management tools purchased to herd all those cats(PC's).

So what can PC do? Nothing but get replaced by something less complex and less expensive.

You could say Microsoft will die a death by 1,000 cuts, none of us who experienced the abuse from them will shed a tear....

Android on Windows is disruptive because neither Microsoft nor Google can stop it

The Average Joe

Why... Just buy that nice new Android tablet and turn off PC!

PC can't do android, so why buy another stodgy old PC? Some android tablets are $50... The days of Windows devices having no competition is over, A surface Pro Mini for $50, maybe but for the Android device at least I have apps...

The Titanic is sinking...

128GB DDR4 DIMMs have landed so double your RAM cram plan

The Average Joe

Intel says you only need up to 64TB of RAM on x64...

no need to follow AMD and support 256TB, Intel knows better and can make it cheaper.

From WIKI:

Early Intel 64 implementations (Prescott and Cedar Mill) only allowed access to 64 GB of physical memory while original AMD64 implementations allowed access to 1 TB of physical memory. Recent AMD64 implementations provide 256 TB of physical address space (and AMD plans an expansion to 4 PB),[citation needed] while some Intel 64 implementations could address up to 64 TB.[47] Physical memory capacities of this size are appropriate for large-scale applications (such as large databases), and high-performance computing (centrally oriented applications and scientific computing).

Downloads for Windows 10 November big-bang build axed by Microsoft

The Average Joe

We need more home computers borked!

I really want to see those computers borked!

Well if your computer is more that 3 years old and you install win10 and it corrupts the hard drive do NOT reinstall win10 or win7. Tell the user the poor little computer was on it's last leg and now you need to by a new desktop or laptop.

What should happen is they go get an iPad or Android tablet and forget this steaming pile called Microsoft Windows.

Time to upgrade...

Juniper hardware and software to sleep in separate beds

The Average Joe

I love the concept..

I love the idea of JunoOS and how it relates to what I know about BSD. What I hate is the decades of using Cisco IOS and all the cool things that can be done on the Cisco stack and ecosystem.

I equate it to a Chevy Camaro when you have been working on Porsche cars for 20 years and Porsche had unlimited lifetime warranty on any part for the life of the original owner. It would be hard to get a mechanic to switch to working on the Camaro and the Porsche owners who have NEVER had issues that were not fixed for free on the Porsche.

They simply have no reason to switch.

The bean counter can say look you can have 2 Camaro's for the price of the one Porsche, so when one is in the shop getting fixed you have another one to drive with the same problem! LOL

Red Hat Enterprise Linux lands on Microsoft Azure cloud – no, we're not pulling your leg

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well, I hope that containers make it so that devs start to focus on using Linux for scale out and cloud workloads. MS products are the things that you show your children and when they grow up they get to use big boy tools and drink beer, i.e. use Linux/UNIX/FreeBSD.

We are tired of the churn from Microsoft and the complexity.

Containers are one of the 1,000 cuts....

iPhone, Windows 10, lonely nights – sound like you? Dump Siri and have a date with Cortana

The Average Joe

Will the boobs attract us????

Will the cleavage get us to try out Cortana and keep using her?

Not sure that Microsoft is so cool that normal people will know they can get Cortana on the iPhone. Heck I bet those people don't even know Siri is built in and how to use it. I think the marketing at MS thinks all the users of smart phones are Computer Science PHD's...


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