* Posts by highdiver_2000

33 posts • joined 25 May 2016

The chips are down: Now Microsoft blames Intel CPU supply shortages for dips in Windows, Office sales

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I have observed that lots of companies are moving to Office 365 for their email functions. This sadly translates to a decline in system administrator jobs.

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

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Re: Meet our CSO, Mr. Hindsight

The hdd could have been replaced and the employee did not activate the hdd encryption, as it slows down the machine.

The great Dell EMC storage slimdown: Giant to trim off product bloat

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So will Equalogic and Compellent still be around?

Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history

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Why not XMPP? Unless you want to de throne Whatsapp, then good luck.

Why Facebook messaging?

The key is the content, good, bad, inane, horrible content. These drive the user interactions and messages. Be it individual posts or Group pages. But the article says it is not about content, so WTF?

Sysadmin held a rack of servers off the ground for 15 mins, crashed ISP when he put them down

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How did you slide the equipment into the new racks without losing power or connection? Don't tell me you move one power cord at a time?

Sysadmin left finger on power button for an hour to avert SAP outage

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Why didn't you eject the CD player using Windows Explorer before touching the server?

IT 'heroes' saved Maersk from NotPetya with ten-day reinstallation bliz

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This is a ransomware, so it is a massive quarantine, wipe, reinstall and safezone effort.

Big shock: $700 Internet-of-Things door lock not a success

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Re: Bah!

If the existing holes are too big, you can use toothpicks to help the wood screw to bite.

My government build flat comes with steel door frames. Everywhere! Including the freaking bathrooms!

We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

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AMD not vulnerable

What did AMD do, that got it right? Enquiring minds wants to know.

'I knew the company was doomed after managers brawled in a biker bar'

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Remember to keep the windows and doors open!

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

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Is there a real market for this type of devices? Note if this is executed really well, it goes against Chromebooks.

Lenovo thought PC salesfolk could sell servers and was wrong by about $500m

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Pay me $10 million

I can tell you PC sales can't do server sales. The options are so different.

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

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Your portable hdd

Hi,

Sorry for the terminology and OT. The portable HDD used for off disk backup.

Are you using spinning media or flash?

regards

HD

Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk

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Re: Hold on a second....

Their pay checks have not cleared. Yet

Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

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Looking at some of the apps that uses Flash and Java, ahem looking at you Cisco, I suppose this initiative.

Some of these apps will be running for years.

Just don't add new features, fix the bugs.

OnePlus cash equals 5: Rebel flagship joins upmarket Android crew

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Honor 9, non Snapdraon SOC. Lineage support is iffy.

Open and shut case, OP 5 is a winner.

BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour

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Re: Halon?

CO2 with a perfume tracer.

Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual

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Re: No issues visiting India

>"You're from a fellow Commonwealth country, you will be most welcome in Singapore"

This is incorrect. Visitors from India requires a Visa. That is easy to get. The list of visa required countries are listed below.

https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96

WhatsApp app in flap over chap's snap of URL mishap

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What about closed networks?

What happens if I were to type in the URL of a website on a closed network?

HPE ignored SAN failure warnings at Australian Taxation Office, had no recovery plan

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RMA the controllers?

Not much detail here. First thing that comes to mind, is with so many errors, why ATO did not RMA the controllers when the errors started popping up?

The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

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Possible, but 200 is still too big

Once upon a time, I had the pleasure of ensuring compliance to an IT audit comments at a medical charity. There were plenty, nothing special to talk about. What is really shocking is how the application works.

As each patient is processed, records were transferred server to server in a daisy chain. I can't do anything about the architecture, since there are massive workflows and replacement is in the pipeline.

So I did the next best thing. I virtualized the 10 year old servers into a couple of ESXi on new hardware and told HOD to get their act into gear.

BA CEO blames messaging and networks for grounding

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Re: Ethernet

I don't think it is as simple as a dead switch, even a humongous one.

Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln

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Cisco uses Linux in their products. I can't think of a Cisco product that uses embedded Windows.

Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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Doesn't like humidity

"But the limitations of EOTS, including image degradation with humidity, force pilots to fly in closer to a target than they had to when using earlier systems just to get a clear enough picture to launch a missile or take a shot."

Nice! There goes the sales Australia and Singapore

HPE storage meltdown at Australian Tax Office lost no taxpayer data

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Re: so many eggs and only one basket?

Paragraph 1 makes some sense if the SAN rig has been running for years with lots of shuffling of the SAN. Not in this case. This is at most a year old.

http://www.crn.com.au/news/ato-ripping-out-emc-storage-and-moving-to-hpe-441262

Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel

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Now this is stupid. Fuel and airframe costs didn't kill the supersonic travel, Noise restrictions did.

GSMA: 5G at risk if governments don't get their acts together

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Nothing new

What is a standard without someone to ruin the show?

High rear end winds cause F-35A ground engine fire

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The unasked question

Does this happen for other models of F-35? What about other models of aircraft?

Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink

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What happened to ACS?

10 core routers config deleted. I guess they don't have ACS and TACACS? Or the controls on the ACS was just an after thought.

Supermicro's macro Microblade: That chassis is... huge

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Power!

What are the power options? If it exceeds the 16/32A C form, you will get a very unhappy datacenter manager

Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

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Re: Fighting back

A bit old school

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HPE staff letter revealed!

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What does this leave HPE with? Server and storage business?

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