* Posts by Lorribot

94 posts • joined 13 Jul 2017


Pure Storage's would-be Data Domain killer out in March – but it's still shy about the internals


With the likes of Veeam the initial target should generally be a undeduped (immediate copies, say a weeks worth), with a secondary target as deduped (the long term stuff, for some that may be 7, 10 or more years, but i have never understood why they do that, good luck with the restores and support costs on the old software.... just ask yourself what the backups are actually for, do you actually need a seven year old copy of that DB and if you only keep the end of year backups what chance is it that the data is actually there?).

Not sure where flash based deduped storage fits in to that, it could be quite quick compared to DataDomain which is eyewateringly slow to rehydrate stuff. It will be one to watch

Microsoft sends a raft of Windows 10 patches out into the Windows Update ocean


Re: Jet

Its very unliely you would do an inplace upgrade of Exchange as the versions are generally tied to an OS, 2010 for example only works on 2008r2, 2013 on 2012r2 and 2016 on 2016.

The chances of something not working after an OS upgrade and Exchange upgrade is so large it would fall in to the category of seeing how much of a mess you could make of it and possibly AD as well. Apocolypse springs to mind.

Far better to just have good backups and migrate mailboxes to a shiny new server, no down time and nothing will break. Honest.

Start trek, the next generation: PCie 4 flash controller demo flaunts speedy peripheral vision


For reference an 8 lane card on PCI v3 would have c8 GB/s of bandwidth, however M2 only comes in 4 lane so is maxed at 3.8GB/s.

As previously mention, the paltry number of channels providded by CPUs manufactourers is teh real bottle neck, i just don't understand why Intel specifically is so mean in this area, especially on their top end processors.


Re: Err ... by my maths

From Wikipedia

For single-lane (×1) and 16-lane (×16) links, in each direction:

v. 3.x (8 GT/s): 985 MB/s (×1) 15.75 GB/s (×16)

v. 4.x (16 GT/s): 1.969 GB/s (×1) 31.51 GB/s (×16)

v. 5.x (32 GT/s): 3.938 GB/s (×1) 63 GB/s (×16)

GT/s is gigatransfers per second, these are informal language that refer to the number of operations transferring data that occur in each second in some given data-transfer channel. So only a bit meaningless.

PCI-E v5 has only just started to be worked on, I would imagine it will 3 or 4 years before it turns up.

On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE


It's about time...

...there was an option to uninstall it.

OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor


5G? what about the back hauL?

Having multi Gig download is all well and good but what will the telcos put in as their backhaul from the towers? Bet they generally only do 1 GB, shared between all those cell phones.......

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location


A new line from Amazon

Foil gloves anyone?

PortSmash attack blasts hole in Intel's Hyper-Threading CPUs, leaves with secret crypto keys


Is this just a non event?

So I might be missing something, but...

The PoC is running on a bare server and not a VM so is this exploitable on a VM that typically does not see hyperthreading? It will just have vCPUs not hyperthreaded cores.

Could a rogue VM spy on other VMs using this technique? Say a bad person could create a VM in AWS and just sniff out all the crypto stuff? But what use would it be as they would not know what system the key related to?

Bear in mind that VMware prevents VMs from sharing a core so this would not work on that platform, I suspect other Hypervisors do much the same.

So is this just a concern for those that run servers directly on hardware and install all sort of junk software on them?

This research needs much more work to be of any use to anyone in the real world.

It's wall-to-wall Huawei: Chinese behemoth hogs five of six top spots in SPC-1 array benchmark


EMC have not come up with a proper new product for ages (VNX is just a rebadge Clariion) and still rely on decades old designs that have been patched and bent to fit with market expectations but are hobbled shams, with artifical limitations that that allow them upsell you, they have even killed of the good stuff they bought from elsewhere.

NetApp are not much better, though they at least admit they are a software company that does hardware.

HP are the same as EMC except they killed theyhardware and sell the bought in stuff.

The rest are just pitching to HCI market where the big money is.

From today, it's OK in the US to thwart DRM to repair your stuff – if you keep the tools a secret


Do screwdrivers fall under this ruling? They would be tools used for opening the cases which would be illegal to sell.

Wonder when they will start censoring websites in other countries that tell you how to do this stuff.

Openreach hacks full-fibre broadband prices for developers... Property developers, that is


Why isn't every council making FTTP a condition of every housing development and any existing house that is affected by the development.

What exactly do these councillors actually do that benefits us?

Fritter away the money and plead poverty and never take the opportunity to actually make our lives better.

Our brave El Reg vulture sat through four days of Oracle OpenWorld to write this cracking summary just for you


Oracle is doing everything it can to wring as much money out of companies as it can. The latest is Java.

As a business you will need to start licencing Java. Yest that freebie security black hole is chargeable if you want updates. If you ran an app like SAP you will not have any choice. If you run it on VMware or Hyper=v you will have to licence it for every core in your estate that runs a hypervisor, because you could run it on anyone of them. Now if you just migrated to Oracle VM there is a way round it, but then thts more Oracle licencing.

How much? Around $22 per 2 cores per month.

10 hosts, with 2 sockets and 16 cores is $3250 per month or £42K for something that was free.

'We broke a few things and will continue to do so... in a careful way' – Oracle's Reinhold on Java renovation work


And how much will this all cost?

Remember this is Oracle so even if you have only one server running Java you will have to pay for every server in your entire company and those next door as well.

But Java is free, er... not if you want support and those patches they deliver every 6 months. If you thought MS licensing was unclear, murky and eye wateringly expensive wait till you try and deal with Oracle. Terms that are clear as mud, product names and numbers that make no sense and costs that are ridiculous. You want to run Java RE on a desktop PC because EMC were too lazy to move away from a browser based Java GUI, that will be $2 per user per month, plus a chunk for every core in your Virtualisation estate as you running Java on a server and that could run on any core so you have to licence them all.

Java should be dumped for the bad thing it has always been, a triumph of developers over users, like flash.

Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy


Re: Ha

MS fell because it was regulated by governments and stopped from squashing the likes of Android before it could threaten their position.

Nokia fell because it didn't control anything and made poor business decissions (it believed everything Steve Balmer told them).

Google is in the same posiition MS was in in the 1990s and early 2000s.

You look at Google now and it is Microsoft all over again, an OS built in hast to dominate and not to be maintained, built in features designed to stifle competition.

The EU is going through the motions to try and reign them in to let the next one through the door, as they did with MS.

They are as ineffectual as they were then, Google's raise was based on a new platform that the old beamoth of MS was not agile enough to see or cover off.

What is the next platform that could unseat Google as they unseated Micorsoft?

Chrome 70 flips switch on Progressive Web Apps in Windows 10 – with janky results


MS spend a lot of time on their UIs and compared to the amount of time most Web designers spend it shows.

You only have to look at The Registers web site to see the problems with PWA. I like the vast majority of users have a widescreen monitor and yet the web designers only allow the web site to fil the central third of the screen .Why? Nobody remebers, maybe because someones great aunt had a 640x480 CRT monitor once. Why not go out on a limb and offer a widescreen version of web site? Or even let html flow the text to the width of the browser...just saying.

Web designers are generally rather rubbish at UIs. and when you throw in Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS backdrops anything they come up with will be jarring on most at best.

What is needed is a system CSS thingy that designers can call that styles these PWAs in a way that emulates the narritive of the OS. However that would require a standards body to oversee and all OS providers to implement and given the still patchy implementation of HTML and web designers that know better i feel it is unlikely to ever take off.

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD


Even when you force updates on people they find ways not to reboot their machines.

Auto updating is generally a good thing, Windows suffers because there is a massive range of hardware from a endless stream of manufactures all of which may not quite do things properly so there will always be issues. As for testing, how do test on an infinite range of device combinations?

They have a million odd people running in the insider program and there still issue (perhaps because a big chunk are running VMs and not primary devices).

Botnets have moved to the current big unpatched groups of device, the IoT, becuse Windows is not as easy as it was.

Personally autopatching does not bother me, there is enough ways to secure your data out there it wreally isn't difficult, however I realise some are so IT illiterate they can't do it so some data loss will be enevitable. However it far better than seeing your data encrypted and paying a ransome only for the key never to turn up.

Its your choice, the world is a crap place to live made worse by humans. Live with it.

Pentagon's JEDI mind tricks at odds with our 'values' says Google: Ad giant evaporates from $10bn cloud contract bid


Googles principles are to datamine your data and sell your life back to you.

The department of Defense's priciples are keeping all it's information to itself and not leting anyone else use it.

Seems to me for once Google are right. Different principles.

One Project to rule them all: Microsoft plots end to Project Online while nervous Server looks on


Main issue I have is when PMs have to share Project stuff, you need project to interact with it or you get a PDF or they stick stuff in Sharepoint as the biz couldn't afford Project server or to license everything correctly.

What MS need to do is make Project part of O365 and let everyone have at it and do it properly.

IT without limits or restrictions...........

As one Microsoft Windows product hauls itself out of the grave, others tumble in


Re: Wait until the last sentence

Print screen and Alt-Print screen do the full screen and current window snapping. Those with OneNote installed also had the Win+Shift+S to get a box to draw on the screen, there was also the the OS clipping tool, these have been around for as long as I can remember. A bit disparate but all there.

Now the OneNote clip tool has been replaced by a new Windows tool that is launched with the Win+Shift+S combo and offers both box, freeform (to draw around something on screen) and full screen clips, Alt+Print Screen is still there.

Unfortunately the default setting at first was free form and it wasn't obvious how to change it which was immensely annoying for someone who does a lot of screen clipping of both desktop and RDP sessions.

The clipboard now stores multiple clips as well rather than just the last thing.

Also OneNote also has built OCR which is handy....

Is the Collectables? Constipation? Cauliflowers? I give up.

You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?


Notepad has its uses where it is better than Notpad++, Its latest iteration which includes text zooming is useful additions that actually add stuff with out taking anything away.

The OOB Apps that came with Windows 8 like News, Video, Films and TV, Mesaginging (on a PC?), Connect (My device does not support miracast apparently), Camera (my PC does not have one) and some of the more recent additions like Mixed Reality just need a way to remove them so you don't have to look at them ever again as they are just MS not checking capabilities before installing stuff and generally throwing stuff at a wall and seeing what sticks.

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


What causes delays? Systems designed to finish a project and not to be managed. websites that fall over when their database server reboots. Having servers in the hundreds or thousands so only option is patch automatically, but applications need to be shut down gracefully before patching and that can't be scripted. Applications that need to be logged on as a specific account and run a specific application on start up (yes really in 2018 they still exist) SQL server that have multiple databases on and patching the apps in the right order and sorting it all out is beyond 5 minutes work. There is much more.

What's holding you back from Google Cloud? Oh, OK... it was hoping you'd say 'lack of hardware security modules'


Re: What's holding you back from Google Cloud?

Lack of trust, it's Google. Will use my data for something to benefit them. Google doesn't understand the concept of privacy.

Is that enough?

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


Privacy? Get over it.

"if people really wanted Google not to know where they are every second of every day, they would of course" never use anything made, owned, designed or in anyway interact with google, if you do its all your fault for being stupid and relying on governments to stop this happening and safeguard your privacy, because in Googles world you have no privacy so get over it.

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


I would be very surprised if this was only JLR, I have an old car and not affected by any of this nonesense but have seen Peugeots that will automatically install and app on your phone when you connect to to teh car and that also records all your journeys and stuff.

One thing to bear in mind is when you last bought a second hand car did you get all the keys? I know of one casde where premium cars were sold and stolen back cloned and sold again several times using this method.

Personally the whole car connected thing comes under "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".

Openreach annual review: Eat fibre and be merry, we fixed the faults before you called


That's 10Mb down and fuck all up with a side salad of a shit load of latency on your piss poor aluminium cables.

But hay in 2100 they may actually FTTP your house.

Mate is in a new house in town served by Virgin and OR and gets 2Mb as Virgin wont cabel them up and OR won't or can't be bothered to fibre their cabinet. Estate has 170 houses, built 2 years ago so OR have had 3 years to get something sorted.

Thats the reality.

'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey


"with the last few hundred yards being served over a copper phone line" if only that were true, reality in the UK is that like me you could easily be 1.5km from your green cab "as the cable runs" or even more even if you live in an urban environment even if google say you are only 800m, then on top of that you may actually be on Aluminium rather than copper or worse a mix of both with many dodgy joins.

OpenBreach need to invest in the "last mile" and get everyone within 400M of their cabinet or better still fibre from the cabinet to a mini cab on the pole that means just the drop wire to yours and your neighbours houses. Still that may be too much inovation and customer service for them.

Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual


Sounds about where car manufacturers are right now with security

If your don't know your history employ someone who does, or you are bound to relearn the mistakes of the past.

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying


There are two types of adverts

Yes really, there are only two. Don't listen to all those advertisers people because they are selling you something.

Type One, advertise something new that you dont know about, a new way to do something that is better or a new version of something that is less irritating than the previous version but may still look a bit crap.

Type Two, advertise a supply of something generic, you already own and don't need to replace, have no need for, (this may or may not have individual branding to distinguish, think paracetamol) which may be cheaper than current supply route but is likely to save pennies or ahve delivery costs and be of dubious quality. Often refered to as spam.

Both of these will come via any medium at any time.

The first may be useful and is around 5% of adverts, the second is 95% of adverts and is irritating.

UK.gov lobs £25m at self-driving, self-parking, self-selling auto autos


How do self driving cars deal with potholes?

And speed bumps. The one in the picture looks like it has bodywork so low that it would get stuck in some of the pot holes where i live or beach on top of some the speed bumps, it would need special pot hole/speed bump detection equipment, perhaps it could ask Alexa how to fix the pot hole as well.

Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption



IPv6 has no business benefit. It won't increase sales or drive a business forward, so the bean counters won't fund it's implementation.

They would rather role out SAP for 100x the cost as there is a business case that accountants can understand, something IT infrastructure projects never have. IT is just a cost like Facilities, but least with Facilities you can see and feel it and it looks good when you repaint it..

You know what your problem is, Apple? Complacency


if they are bored....

Since they are doing diddly squat with the iPhone and there is all those engineers sitting around, perhaps they could finally implement a dark theme for those who have preference such a beast or requirement for their visual impairment (my most missed feature of my Windows phone, no wait that was the active tiles, no wait it was a mail client that worked, no wait it was...).

Or they could just come out with a phone with two notches to be better than all those Android wannabes.

Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6


See a lot of this on a much smaller scale with IT projects where the disjoint between user requirements and reality is piped through project management, system archtects and business analysts and is spewed out on unsuspecting IT dogsbodies, that make stuff actually work in the real world, who just look, shake their heads and either laugh or cry at yet another unrealistic solution to a problem that didn't exist.

You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened


Saw great thing on TV...

.......where someone hacked a router using teh default password. Then Managed to connect to the Android TV, hacked that and then got it to speak to Alexa and start ording stuff from Amazon. They also started the smart kettle boiling, turned on the lights and opened the curtains, all whilst sitting outside the house.

You should have seen the home owners faces when all this was going on in the lovely smart home.

Amazon smart door lock anyone?

1.5m Brits pay too much for mobile and crappy broadband – Ofcom


Ofcom broadband speed checker (https://checker.ofcom.org.uk/broadband-coverage, enter postcode and select explanation) defines broadband speeds as

Standard, superfast and ultrafast denote different broadband speed categories:

Standard broadband has download speeds of less than 30Mbps;

Superfast broadband has download speeds between 30Mbps and 300Mbps;

Ultrafast broadband has download speeds of greater than 300Mbps;

So 24Mbps is below their defined standard fro superfast.

What we need is for Ofcom to make ISPs charge only for teh speed delivered to the house. Then maybe Openreach would have an incentive to improve the shoddy service in some places as they would be able to make a business case for it where at the moment none exists as they get paid for delivering a type service not a standard of service.

Project Lightning, you say? Virgin Media's fibre rollout is pretty glacial


Maybe i know nothing abput business, but....

Surely if you want to expand your business reach you should aim for your competitors weakspots.

BT has two, existing customers who have a piss poor service, there are plenty of these in some quite densely populated areas, i live in one, i get a measly 13Mbps on a FTTC connection and no hope of any improvement, if Virgin went past my door I woudl be first to sign up.

Second target should be doing deals with all the house builders to cable up their new estates because it takes Openrach about 6 months to a year to get its act together and in the mean time new house owners either have to wait for spare capacity at the exchange or wait for fibre to reach them and have 2-4Mbps ADSL connection in the meantime. Colchester up the road from me has existing Virgin Media infrastructure yet none of the new housing estates (around 3,000 new houses and growing massively) have Virgin.

But no they cable up areas that are densely pouplated in cities where the speed is just as good as they will offer with poor service and high prices and no hope.

My way they could easily get 80% just for the speed, their way they have to justify it on price and service and they are bit crap at both so are lucky to get 10%.

But what do i know about these things.

BOFH: But I did log in to the portal, Dave


Been there!

Dell, EMC, HPE, Cisco (and their value added resellers), SAP and any number of software vendors you could care to mention or not heard of.

Find a local (within 100 miles) support company and talk to them it is the only way.

More Brits have access to 1Gbps speeds than those failing to muster 10Mbps – Ofcom report


Stop using Superfast

We need to stop counting connections by the type of connection or the misleading names the retailers give them.

Superfast is a definitive tern, how evre I have a superfast connection (FTTC) and is neither super or fast.

It is faster (a comparitive term) than standard ADSL but is not superfast (a definitve term).

Standard (ADSL 2+) has a top speed of 20Mb/s so I would expect any "Superfast" connection to be in excess of that, say atleast 35-70Mb/s.

My own faster connetion is 13Mb/s down and 500kb/s up and has some big latency numbers,on standard i was 2Mb/s.

If you bought a superfast Porsche and got it home and found it only went as as fast as a standard Fiesta you would onto trading standards pretty quick, and yet, we all accept this misuse of words to sell the snake oil that is broadband in the UK.

Broadband retailers should only be able to charge for the speed they supply not the technology used to deliver it, nor the or the marketing rubbish they use to peddle it.

We may then actual see Openreach et al get off their sorry arses and start rolling out new green cabinets so people can get decent speeds as advertised.

Why do the new houseing estates being built not have at least new FTTC cabinets in the middle or evenn FTTP. Why is not a planning regulation? Why people on new estates waiting for spare capacity at exchenges a year after the houses have been built.

This is the moronic reality that governmant and planning department allow to continue and is within their remit to fix.

Leave it to Beaver: Unity is long gone and you're on your GNOME


Change is Good...but beware the feedback

If you want rile some users just change the interface.

Linux with its many flavours of interface supposedly has this covered but even then these interfaces are changed for the better/worse. and if your favourite flavour of Linux decides to switch allegiences it is bound to start a riot.

Windows fell down this rabbit hole with Vista and again with Windows 8 and continues to this day with subtle changes and general moving of stuff around in Windows 10.

Constant tinkering with the user interface will lead to user disatisfaction. ser want all the nice new whizzy stuff but woe be tide anyone who actually changes something.

Reg writer Richard went to the cupboard, seeking a Windows Phone...


Re: I use windows phones (because no one else will)

"Even rudimentary apps such as those from banks and newspapers are unavailable on Windows mobile... which kind of defeats the purpose of having a SMARTphone."

Two things here, first not everyone needs a phone for the 10 billion Apps because they may be one or two worth having.

Second what muppet does all their finacial stuff on their phone? Especially one that never or rarely gets patched and probably runs an out date OS and whose patching model relies of third parties whose that only interest is selling you more hardware?

Your phone would be gold dust to a small section of society.

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse


Typical US centric company that struggles to understand there is a world of 7 bilion other people out there and their opinion does actually matter and their laws do affect you if you want to take their money.

Exposed: Lazy Android mobe makers couldn't care less about security


Google gave the Mobe OEMs what they wanted, a fully customisable OS they could use free of charge and left them to support the OS and apply any patches. Google's only aim was to sell as many apps and stuff it could through the Play store, steal as much user info as possible and if possible destroy MS along the way. The manufactures only interest was/is selling as many Phones as possible.

Android was never designed to be patched, it is basically similar in design to Windows 95 in this respect and here in lies the problem and the difference to the way Windows 10 works now, which is supported for patching on a much larger range of hardware than Android runs on.

The big thing that is ignored here is that drivers are provided by the component manufactures not the seller of the kit, this is the main blocker for OS upgrades (always has been for Windows as well, go on the Dell website and try and find some Windows 10 drivers for kit that was sold with XP ro even 7, some of their specialist hardware be missing).

With XP, to a certain extent, and Windows 8 and 10, to quite a large extent, MS wrote drivers for a lot of kit that the component and peripheral manufactures could not be bothered with, to ease the migration of users. No one wants to upgrade an OS only to find they need to buy a new printer (remember Windows 2000?).

MS spent most of the 90s and 00s being battered into putting effort in to supporting end users and looking after them, they are not perfect, and let down by the big OEMs, but are a damn sight better than Google who no one seems to care about how bad they really are towards their customers and how they abuse their dominant position in the market.

GDPR will could have an interesting effect on this relationship as Google could find its core business badly hampered and subject to much litgation.

Small UK firms laying fibre put BT's Openreach to shame – report



FTTP to the premises is all well and good but a decent TTC would be. What is missing is more green cabinets closer to peoples houses. as in less 100m rather 1000m or more that way FTTC could easily provide 300-400Mbps services.

However none of the 20,000 new home being built within 20 miles of me in north Essex has had a new green cabinet installed, most new housing developments either have no service as there is no capacity or are so far from teh cabinet that they get only 10bps if they get fibre at all.

Make all new builds have FTTP or atleast put a new FTTC cabinet in. If only local planning departments actually thought about making peoples lives a little better for all teh pain new developments cause they may get more local buy in.

Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience


"We are not about making money, we are really very concerned we are making record profits and feel really truly sorry for our gamers who we need to support against those very naughty coin miners who we will give a good telling off and send to bed early."

Hmmm, might be me but I think Nvidia may not care all that much about the plight of poor gamers.

Now if AMD sold a Ryzen 5 or 7 with a built in 580, vega 64.....

Apple, if you want to win in education, look at what sucks about iPads


Re: Just nonsense from teachers that are too dumb to do anything...

Also an iPAD has no concept of the 300 different users that might logon so can't save to a specific childs area.

Apple iOS products are designed for single users which makes sense when you are talking a phone, but an iPad in education is a a much more complicated thing and the concept of an Apple server is something that could tie it all together is something Apple gave up on about 10 years ago.

Apple are learning that when you jump on a bandwagon you had better put your full effort behind it or you will end up looking a bit pathetic.

Wow, machine learning, what a snoozefest... less so if you strap a bunch of GPUs to your storage


Unless AMD and Nvidia signifcantly increase production I doubt I will ever be able to buy a decent graphics card again.

Coin mining and now machine learning/AI have managed to do what all the game companies and console makers failed to do and killed gaming on the PC.

NAND chips are going to stay too pricey for flash to slit disk's throat...


I have many interesting conversations with non tech people about storage costs, "I can go to PC World and buy a 1TB disk for £30 why dou you charge me £4200 pper year?"

Good question. Weel there is teh primary storage, that cost £1500, then there is backups, that is £600, then there is the DR and the offsite copy of teh backups which doubles it.

"But why does it cost £1500 for 1TB of primary?"

Ah, software and all teh controllers and stuff to move all the bits around......Software to manage it......

Cost per GB of individual disks is quite different, but no one buying storage buys a disk, they buy a storage system and the cost of flash become a small componetnt of the overall cost. Software, replication funtionality, support costs etc all make the small difference in cost of SSD around 10-20% of teh total, which tips the balance in favour of SSD given it responsivenes and generally speed improvements.

Storage is due another disruptor, Nutanix is trying its hardest and Pure, Tintri and Viloin (amongst others) have all had go with varying degrees of success and impending doom, but it is all been different form factors which the big boys don't feel comfortable with and dont work for every scenario (unstructured data anyone?). Ultimately it needs something to break the monopoly of the big boys (EMC, HP, IBM, Netapp, Hitachi) with their "value added/should be standard" extras which may actually see spinning disk regain ground on a cost basis as other components are comoditised included as standard, but no one has really gone after them in their own space with a proper purpose built SSD based system against their stick some SSDs in an old Clariion mentallity.

World celebrates, cyber-snoops cry as TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved


At which point the IETF will start on TLS 1.4.

Err if it takes 4 years to get to a standard they should start now. Or get a better project manager whos not on a day rate.

BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....


Re: cellphone, mobile, handy

Pantaloons comes from a French word Pantalon and refers to typically baggy leg coverings,

Trousers is an English (possible Irish origin) word that refers to a more close fitting garment.

Underpants originally were loose fitting undergamment for the legs somewhere between long johns and boxer shorts.

Over trousers are common in Motorcycling and refer to, often waterproof. trousers that may also ofer some element of protection from surface impact and abrasion.

Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser


Google have been doing this kind of stuff for years.

If, like me you are forced to use Hangouts for work, not only are you forced to install Chrome but any links in Hangouts automatically open in Chrome not your choosen default browser because Google knows best.

But hey, Google do no evil (like store your every move on the internet) so all is good.

Airbus CIO: We dumped Microsoft Office not over cost but because Google G Suite looks sweet


So they bought it because it looks good, just as well because it's likely to cost them more to support it and manage their relationship with Google which as everyone knows when it come to negotiation, comprimise or anything it is a one way street than just sticking Office on a users desktop.

I know this from experience. I ahve also seen service interupions and random glitches on Google servers that sees one user ok and the person next to them suffering extreme latency, but have no way to have a conversation with Google about it.

Good luck, they are brave.


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