* Posts by astounded1

22 posts • joined 27 Mar 2017

Cisco and AWS hop into bed for steamy hybrid Kubernetes action

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Or You Can Use The Cloud To Entirely Ditch Cisco...

I'm weighing all this heavy Cisco kit. Did I mention, it's heavy? I moved a wagonload of work to Azure and, guess what, I don't need so much heavy Cisco iron anymore. Should I call them and tell them I want some more, anyway? You know, just to help out?

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Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes

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Re: If you don't like those prices El Reg...

Crazy Eddie resurrected!!!

His prices are insane!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rer9W58-qQQ

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These Operate With Actual Clouds

Delish! Let's get 100. We can connect them to the Dell cloud. Wait, what? Dell doesn't have a cloud?

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F5: Don't panic but folks can slip past vulnerable firewall servers, thanks to libssh's credentials-optional 'security'

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Yesterday's Fabric Needs Yesterday's Machines

Isn't that why you have conversations over drinks, whispering in the corner, about how much longer you can milk the current gig?

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New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

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Re: Fuck them all (Five Eyes)

Speaking on behalf of all the aforementioned countries in your post, so glad you've decided to fuck off. Cheers!

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Do Not Underestimate The Power Of Sheep and Kiwi Fruit

I had reason to recently travel to NZ for business. They were more interested in my footwear and where it had been than any electronic devices I had (three of them).

They were so interested in my footwear, in fact, that I was diverted into an agricultural inspection queue so that an agent could inspect my brand new, as yet never worn, tramping boots to insure they were not infected with some type of nasty little bug.

Be advised, you don't want to be diverted into the agri queue, as it added an additional 60 minutes for me to clear into the country. I would gladly give them all my passwords in exchange for avoiding the boot inspector. By the way, whereas you face a fine if you don't hand over passwords when demanded, if you were to try to sneak past the agri inspection with any questionable item(s) and you are caught, you face jail, a fine and deportation with no prospect of ever getting back into the country again.

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Citrix snuffs Xen and NetScaler brands

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Rebranding The Titanic

Citrix's New "Immersive North Atlantic Experience"

In other words - Aw, shucks, most of the stuff we make is going to be obsolete.

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BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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When You Don't Test And Train And Your Setup Sucks...

Active:active without estrangement between the two is a flying farce. In other words, your secondary live site must be autonomous, not interlinked. You move to it with no electrical interplay. What kind of collective ignorance is at play here?

Nobody loves the smell of fried computers in the morning. Or do they?

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HPE sales slide, profits evaporate... but think of the future, CEO urges

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Bruce Springsteen put it best in the anthem, "Your Hometown."

"Foreman said these jobs are going boys

and they ain't coming back

to your hometown..."

When will we stop hearing the BS about how "the cloud" is a great opportunity for these dinosaur legacy companies like HPE, Dell/EMC/VMWare, IBM.

Take every reference to "the cloud" uttered by every company except Amazon, Microsoft and Google and, when the word "cloud" comes out of an executive's mouth, substitute it with the term "dotcom."

So, it would read like this:

"We look forward to the unlimited growth opportunity awaiting us and our new products in the dotcom (cloud) world."

Get the picture?

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We're 'heartbroken' we got caught selling your email records to Uber, says Unroll.me boss

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In A World Full Of Twits...

Don't be one anymore!!! Stop using this sort of shite and pare down your own e mail heap.

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Uber engineer's widow: Stress and racism killed my husband ... Uber: Let's make flying cars!

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Imagine How Many More...

are living in hell over at Uber trying to figure out what to do about it and they can't say anything. I'd rather starve on the street before going through that. Oh, wait, I practically already am because I refuse to go through that. Run for your lives! It's not worth it.

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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And, If You Don't Like Dirty Air...

This guy - look at him - won't be around much longer and I mean literally. That said, his logic can be extended to a variety of issues:

If you don't like dirty air, don't breathe.

If you want to combat global warming, build more air conditioning.

If you want to be left behind in this modern world, don't use the Internet.

It makes total sense coming from a real visionary.

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It gets worse – now WD says Toshiba memory business sale breaches joint venture terms

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Krashzilla

NVM pricing already on way to bottom race. Toshy types thinking they will reap billions for this? Buy my Yugo, please!

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Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans

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Top Notch Prison Training

Using fragnets to build a think boxes: first rate

Using think boxes to hack into prison net: crafty

Using prison net to commit financial crimes: ironic

Defeating moron prison IT admins: simple

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Jailed biz coach accused of $17.5m HPE fraud writes to fans saying 'join me'

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He Got Money For The Servers?

Instead of suing him, HPE ought to pay him to find out how he was able to sell-on the boxes. Have you seen HPE's year-over-year networking sales figures?

On the other hand, this twit should remain in Pentonville on sheer principle alone.

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Rackspace launches cloud consultancy service while firing staff

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After Fleecing Shareholders...

Remember when Rackspace WAS the cloud? No? That claim, among many others, was touted by endless analysts - to the detriment of dumb shareholders whose hard earned 401k cash went down the Rackspace rat hole.

Now - this latest play?

Next up - Rackspace To Open First Mars Data Center.

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Surprise! British phone wins Best Product at Mobile World Congress

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Re: Looks good

It's not. I own one.

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My Cat Phone

Caught in a torrential downpour three weeks ago on the Devil's Ladder, County Kerry, Ireland, I soaked this unit. I banged it on rocks whilst scrambling to the ridge top. I took spectacular photos out over the Irish coast from the summit of Ireland's highest peak, Carrauntoohil, during a glorious sun break that featured several rainbows.

I paid $629 USD for it directly from Cat's website. Best investment yet in a mobile device.

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Ford to build own data centre to store connected car data

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Nine people per shift to run this building - max

Another edition of the robot data center controlling everyone but producing squat for jobs. Bully!

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Nokia blasts 250 Gbps across Atlantic in optical test for Facebook

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Re: BT would probably stick a piece of Copper on it either end, give results as "up to" 250Gbps

It does not have to go to copper if engineering at the landing stations allows it to move onward to responsible network operators who understand they have no option but to go O-O-O as far to the edge as possible.

Oh, sorry. You were talking about BT...Never mind.

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This easy one cloud trick is in DANGER. Why?

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Mushroom

Courting Disaster Is The Best Way To Avoid It

It's simply too tempting to not ask:

Suppose EVERYTHING you've built and those before you built suddenly went dark and you had to re-start from scratch - what would the affect be and what would you do about it?

Simulate it. Your rebuild roadmap will emerge. Stretch that brain, one-two-three. One-two-three.

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Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo

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If it's below 83 feet and your daughter is sunbathing in the yard, here's a far better strategy, especially if your daughter is under 18: report the drone's owner to police as a serial sex predator and then, on top of that, sue for 1. invasion of privacy. 2. reckless endangerment. 3. criminal trespass.

In most states in the USA, you can file for damages on $10,000 per count and get it into small claims court where a judge would be very likely to rule against the drone owner.

The big hurdle is finding out who owns the drone.

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