* Posts by Korev

1914 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

Tired sysadmin plugged cable into wrong port, unleashed a 'virus'

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We had someone attempt to get their own smartphones on the network by plugging in a D-link SoHo router which also started generously handing out IP addresses. The corporate DNS servers (QIP?) then stopped doling out IP addresses for that subnet meaning a number of the laboratories went down.

We never found out who did it, but you'd expect scientists to know better -->

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

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Re: Hard to Hear

Sounds like a Stairway to Heaven

At last – a use for AI! Predicting an England World Cup victory

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I think things might get a bit tensor with the AI prediction

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Ikea what you did there...

Brit bank Lloyds carves out role for ex-Microsoft design guy Dan Makoski

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Re: Website

Of of interest when was the last time you saw an IE only site? These days I see Chrome only more often.

'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

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Re: What about the Toyotas that get sold to the Middle East ...

>I thought you said 'pringle-mounted' and wondered if that would extend the range.

"Once you pop you can't stop"

Vodafone drank Facebook's network Kool-Aid … and LIVED!

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> Can someone please explain what backhoe-proofing is

Backhoe is Americanish for the rear digger on a JCB

So woke: Microsoft's face-recog can now ID more people who aren't pasty white blokes

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>Any guesses, what "reducing an error rate by up to 20 times" might mean in English?

They mean a 95% reduction in errors, but trying to make it sound good...

UK Minister of Fun Matt Hancock opens London infosec upstart creche

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Re: Swansea 0 London 13 mil

I'd have thought that near Cheltenham would be better for obvious reasons -->

Lazy parent Intel dumps Lustre assets on HPC storage bods DDN

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A very good point AC

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I think many Grid Engine shops went over to Slurm with the Oracle/Univa takeover.

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Sadly, both the Gridengine forks don't seem to be maintained any more. The mailing list is still active though.

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DDN - maybe a good place for Lustre

I've always liked DDN as a company and also their people and products, hopefully they'll keep Opensource Lustre open and the other providers will be able to continue.

Chrome sends old Macs on permanent Safari: Browser bricks itself

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Re: Speaking of outdated kit

>there wasn't even a Pentium 4 non-desktop CPU

I had one in an IBM T20. It was unfeasibly slow, I'd start the boot process and head over to the canteen to buy a coffee instead of waiting for it...

The next machine work gave me was a Dell D620 with a Core 2 Duo, it felt soooo fast!

The suits helped biz PC makers feed their kids in bumper Q2

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GDPR?

The GDPR deadline was also cited as a reason to upgrade ageing PC stock

My first impression when reading this was "WTF?"; but then I realised there's probably some good quality BOFHery using GDPR to justify raising the toy budget...

GDPR forgive us, it's been one month since you were enforced…

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Re: Don't fret. It is all part of Trumps grand plan

Which is why the figures you quoted are on a per capita basis

The strife of Brian: Why doomed Intel boss's ex86 may not be the real reason for his hasty exit

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Re: I sure hope he is fired for the specified reasons

I agree, upvoted

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HR Policy

But it still happens – and is so commonplace, the biz's HR department has a set of procedures for dealing with such situations.

Surely any organisation the size of Intel would have procedures for this kind of thing*. It'd be much worse to invent policy on the hoof.

*My employer does, you can even enter employee relationships into a system alongside declaring other things like gifts from vendors, interests in other businesses etc.

It's getting more and more Azure'd: For Microsoft, sorry seems to be the hardest word

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We love developers and we also love schools

You mean Developers, Developers, Developers?

Oracle Linux now supported on 64-bit Armv8 processors

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Re: re: So the company that owns SPARC are pushing ARM

Although, they're still happily simultaneously selling Solaris and Linux support

Software changed the world, then died on the first of the month

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Re: @Rich 11

"And the users replied with a laugh and a taunt,

'It's just what we asked for, but not what we want!'"

at $JOB-1 I heard a manager shout across the room "Do what I meant not what I said"!

The state of me when I left -->

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Re: Data format parsing

Starting with a 1 is better than most places seem to manage in the USA, I normally see (123) 456-7890.

Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space

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Re: Gas shortage

Those barrels are "on gravity", not "on tap".

But Cheers anyway -->

Azure North Europe downed by the curse of the Irish – sunshine

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Re: Keep cool man

Or replace doors with Gates?

Visa fingers 'very rare' data centre switch glitch for payment meltdown

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Re: Still not understanding

I've no idea why you were downvoted (apart from "rightshore"), that sounds depressingly plausible.

HPE CEO pledges $4bn Edge R&D splurge

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Re: Another use of the word EDGE

So U2 don't like the Edge much?

Shiny new Capita boss to UK.gov: I know you are but what am I?

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The department today handed Capita yet another contract, this time to run its fire and rescue services – covering 2,200 staff at 78 defence fire stations worldwide

Poor firefighters, after years of putting their lives on the line for their colleagues and country they get dumped into Capita...

Have a pint to say thanks for all your work and lives saved -->

UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties

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Re: Seems to have affected Zen Internet too

Also from the link you gave ... "Fibre spicing engineers have arrived at the site and will begin work shortly."

Hopefully they have brought the correct mix of spices. Curry usually provides a very fast throughput.

LOL, a virtual pint to go with your curry

Cray slaps an all-flash makeover on its L300 array to do HPC stuff

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Cray is marketing the L300F to the leadership class of supercomputing environments. With its performance numbers, it wouldn't stand much chance in business data centres compared to NVMe drive arrays and NVMe-oF-accessed arrays.

Modern large HPC shops have many PB of disc in use; the cost of migrating that to NVMe would presumably be massive.

Um, excuse me. Do you have clearance to patch that MRI scanner?

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Re: Computerised medical devices need TWO computers

For something as large and critical as an MRI scanner, you'd think having a third computer as a warm spare would be a good idea too.

End-to-end NVMe arrays poised to resurrect external storage

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Re: Genomics 100X?

I tried sending E8 a message to ask about the above, but their webform just shows a spinny icon once I'd successfully got past the reCaptcha...

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Genomics 100X?

A UK customer found E8’s storage, used with Spectrum Scale (GPFS), enabled it to accelerate its genomics processing 100X, from 10 hours per genome to 10 genomes per hour. The E8 array was used as a fast storage tier and scratch space.

An 100X increase in throughput sounds too good to be true. Are there any details on what they actually did? I checked E8's website, but nothing leapt out.

How to stealthily poison neural network chips in the supply chain

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Re: You can call me Mr Thickie here, but ...

The designer might be persuaded to put some "custom" functionality by a government on behalf of $SPOOK_AGENCY. In fact I'd be surprised if this hasn't already happened.

Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

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Re: Question

How do the Swiss feel about rugby?

There are a few teams around, but is a minority sport. It seems more common in the French-speaking areas though.

'No, we are not rewriting Office in JavaScript' and other Microsoft tales

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Could be worse....

It could have been rewritten in VBA...

Tintri teeters on the edge of oblivion

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Re: Storage - The promise of riches tomorrow

Yep, many are a flash in the pan...

Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

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We'll most likely pick France or Germany

Me, I'd go for Ireland. Cheap, an economy more likely to succeed than strike-ridden France, and a much nicer place to work than Germany.

Ireland offers what Britain did up until recently: EU membership, native English speaking, a timezone that kind of works for the America and Asia.

Ex-Rolls-Royce engineer nicked on suspicion of giving F-35 info to China

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In other news, Rolls-Royce announced this morning it is shedding 4,600 jobs. The company has been struggling with faults in its Trent 1000 engines, which power certain models of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Clicking through to the Reuters article, the RR share price has shot up after the news came out :(

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Re: Stupid... Just stupid...

My reaction -->

If we were allowed two icons you'd get a virtual pint too

Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

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Why did they leave?

Because they felt that the British people told them to go back home.

Because, 2 years after the vote, they still don't have any assurance about the rights they will have once Brexit is in effect.

Anecdotally, the last two people we've had start work here were EU citizens working in Cambridge before and said the above. They didn't mention salaries, but they're probably happy they're earning more than the poor pay for technical people in the UK.

Intel chip flaw: Math unit may spill crypto secrets from apps to malware

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Re: Performance on maths code?

Thanks for the explanations Peter.

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Performance on maths code?

The previous Spectre/meltdown patches didn't really impact performance on maths-intensive code, as this is patching the FPU, I guess this might change things. Does anyone know?

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Shares?

Have any Intel C suite people sold any shares recently? I'm sure if there were any sales then they were preplaned

Cloud-in-a-box? Bo-ring! How about cloud-in-a-tank?

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Hypervisor?

If it's offline, why use Azure and not just HyperV (or VMWare) and avoid some added complexity?

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Re: I'm likely being highly ignorant....

Which shell do you think they'd use?

Microsoft loves Linux so much its R Open install script rm'd /bin/sh

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Re: EEE play

R language is extended atm with incompatible M$-only features, that work only on SQL Server and Azure.

Rstudio has open source bits and paid for bits too. It's not a MS-only trait.

Da rude sand storm seizes the Opportunity, threatens to KO rover

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Re: centigrade

My mate Kelvin says no...

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Re: A place in history

"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract." Alan Shepherd

Scammers use Google Maps to skirt link-shortener crackdown

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Re: cut out the middleman

That's easy to work around, just set them to 127.0.01

Intel confirms it’ll release GPUs in 2020

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People (read: gamers) are much more likely to upgrade their GPUs than their CPUs (which will usually involve new motherboard and RAM too

Also, "home" CPUs haven't really got much faster in the past half decade or so; GPU speed has increased massively.

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