* Posts by BoomHauer

7 posts • joined 5 Feb 2018

Google's stunning plan to avoid apps slurping Gmail inboxes: Charge devs for security audits

BoomHauer

Re: When will using GMail (or any Google Service...)...

Simply adding any type of paywall immediately dumps 90% of the dodgy characters.

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

BoomHauer

Re: Not really a license story, but...

Surprised they didn't just give you $100 to get some more disks off Ebay.

Amazon's homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU

BoomHauer

Dipping their Toes..

Laugh now, but consider this their first entry into the market. It's a swing and miss overall, except for a few very narrow use cases. They'll learn and get better as AWS marches further into full vertical integration. In 10 years, lookout!

It liiives! Sorta. Gentle azure glow of Windows XP clocked in Tesco's self-checkouts, no less

BoomHauer

Re: Local Optician

Could be BIOS blocked, or simpler, they just pulled the internal cable. Then again, I'm probably giving them way to much credit.

Microsoft reinvents Massive Arrays of Idle Disks for Azure, 'cos IBM tape ain't enough

BoomHauer

Will the archival nature of tape ever make it obsolete though? Isn't there still demand for a simple, locked snapshot in time? The worry is that if it's on disk and on-the-ready, can it be altered? We all hate tape for the reliability and other assorted PITA reasons, but it's great for evidentiary reasons. Ask the bobbies.. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20556330

Dell goes on Epyc server journey with AMD

BoomHauer

2TB vs 1TB is typically a difference in what's available at launch vs. 6 months in and greater density.

Long haul flights on a one-aisle plane? Airbus thinks you’re up for it

BoomHauer

There will be appetite for smaller planes as they can place cheaper pilots with lower benefits, and cheaper landing & parking fees. The other factor is that there are a limited number of routes (IE: only so many flights per day), forcing the equation in the other direction - higher seat density.

UN Aviation study on airline Opex & Productivity

https://www.icao.int/MID/Documents/2017/Aviation%20Data%20and%20Analysis%20Seminar/PPT3%20-%20Airlines%20Operating%20costs%20and%20productivity.pdf

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