* Posts by FrenchFries!

8 posts • joined 12 Sep 2019

HPE goes on the warpath, attacks AWS over vendor lock-in


It's called the Hotel California...

Cos it's inexpensive to get your data in (ingress costs), and very expensive to get your data out (egress).

AWS, Azure, etc., give you so, so, so many tools to get your data (unstructured, semi-structured, structured) IN but only a few to get your data OUT.

HPE is just crying along with every other vendor because they are losing business to traditional CapEx revenue to the new norm of IT, OpEx. That's why we're seeing these vendors either attempt to beat 'em (better have a lot of cash on hand), or join 'em (because, eh, now that we're in the new Rome...).

Internet Society's Vint 'father of the 'net' Cerf dodges dot-org sell-off during public Q&A



John Postel was the real Father of the Internet. Vinton is just the face (and businessman) of the Internet. I think Vint is nothing but a crook these days.

PSA: You are now in the timeline where Facebook and pals are torn a new one by, er, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen


Fear not...

AI will fix all of this and save humanity.

Gospel according to HPE: And lo, on the 32,768th hour did thy SSD give up the ghost


The good news

Thank goodness that the HPE 3PAR frame is not affected by this. It has enough issues to deal with.

Pentagon beams down $10bn JEDI contract to Microsoft: Windows giant beats off Bezos


"The base period for the contract is two years and just a $1m guarantee..."

Just enough coin to drop anchor with Azure infrastructure tied into Office 365.

Nothing's certain except death and patches – so that 'final' Windows 10 19H2 build isn't really



I installed 18363.418 update since I'm in the "insider ring" or whatever you want to call it. After the install, a couple important apps stopped functioning (VMware Workstation fully borked, and Hyper-V isn't able to boot some of my VMs). I found the specific KB to fix it but I can't uninstall it unless I uninstall a whole dependency chain of KBs). Long story short, I rolled back to my last known "good".

Steve Bannon-backed flick attempts to expose evil lurking at heart of Huawei *cough* Huaxing


Not newsworthy

I read enough USA news -- never came across this until now. Bannon's perpetually drunk and bored, so this "masterpiece" makes perfect sense. I'd bet one of the late show hosts will take this to the air. Betting on Stephen Colbert. The trailer made me shi*t my pants in hilarity.

Incoming... Trump! Notebook makers ramp production to avoid next tidal wave of US trade tariffs



A rush to build electronics. Oy vey, I'm not buying anything new from China. I'd imagine there will be more corner-cutting and less quality assurance.

And economically, consumer confidence is going to take a nose dive in the USA.

Trump is a scallywag.


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