1311 posts • joined 30 Jan 2010
Or someone's had *too* much coffee...
AWS revenues for the year are also predicted to reach $10bn
And how much profit did Amazon make on that...?
Why do corporates pay for these celebs to attend their conferences?
I can't believe that Amazon's web pages have shrunk. Scrolling on their website is a shining example of a terrible user experience.
Re: Daily reboot...
Mitel phone systems have a default to reboot once a week at three in the morning.
Re: This points to use of some pretty specialized equipment
Or the FBI were so desperate to get into the phone, they paid the silly amount of money the hacker asked for.
Supply & demand...
Re: Sex Education
Marriage is a long-term commitment that usually ends in misery. Sex is fun and enjoyable
You're right, sex is fun and enjoyable. But what about spending the rest of your life dealing with the unplanned aftermath of those 15 seconds of fun? (i.e. children)
Re: "War on Smut"
Don't forget the War on Terrorism. Look at how that's made the world a much safer place!
Adults seem to forget what it was like during puberty, with hormones raging through their bodies.
pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms
Pornography, in itself, isn't a public health hazard. Not educating teenagers about the realities of sex is the health hazard.
Talking to children in an open, frank, non-confrontational way about sex is the best way to improve sexual health.
Sweeping sex under the carpet and trying to hide porn will only lead to children finding out about sex by trying. And that's precisely what we want to avoid!
Back in the day, Microsoft & Intel combined managed to force regular updates to PCs & servers. With Windows having peaked at Windows 7, and newer CPUs having only moderate performance increases per core, there are far fewer reasons to upgrade.
Re: Units !
If only there was a link to "Send Corrections" to El Reg...
My late 2008 MacBook is still going strong. I've also seen people with even older MacBooks too.
Why on Earth did they roll out a change to multiple zones at once? Surely you should be changing one zone at a time, so that if you do bork a zone, the others carry on working.
Er, according to the article, CVE-2016-0128 is the Windows one. '2118 is the SAMBA one.
The military has since taken unspecified measures to improve the security of its machines
They've patched their servers.
I don't think I could bring myself to work for GCHQ with their current Big Brother "Everyone is a terrorist or paedophile" mentality.
15% increase causes overload?
How can a 15% increase in load overload a system? How hard are they sweating those assets? Surely they should be running a N+1 set up (AT LEAST!) and so should be capable of running with one node down.
From that statistic alone, I'd be blaming Telstra for failing to design their network properly, not their suppliers for supplying shoddy equipment.
3) The wings are far too small
Re: Delivery dates for innovative products that haven't gone into production yet
I hope they've solved the RAM pack wobble problem....
I always thought it was 1.21 Jigawatts...?
Will El Reg consider a paid subscription option for those of us who use ad blockers but still want El Reg to survive?
Am the only person who sees Fredkin and reads Freakin'?
Late to the party?
Cisco must have know about it for a while, as the fixed CUCM 9 came out back in September last year! The current recommended (but not latest) IOS-XE for routers was released in February.
Re: Since users too often click through those warnings.
My home router uses a self-signed SSL certificate. I think Dell DRAC (lights-out module) does too.
And these can be replaced with CA signed certs.
@Golcd Re: Conversely though
I think we need to ask: Exactly what have we been getting in the last few iterations of x86 CPUs?
At first, it was easy to see what you got from a new CPU: Faster clock, more bits (16, 32, 64) and maybe some instructions (Protected memory, virtualisation, floating point maths in hardware). This was easy for most people to understand. Then they hit the thermal wall at around 4Ghz, and had to start being smarter about the architecture.
Now, the focus is more on power efficiency (which is good), but there's less actual speed boost. Sure, more cache and cores helps to a limited degree, but does ten cores verses four cores really help the average person who uses Word, Excel or Internet Explorer?
CPUs are getting lots more baggage around them: integrated I/O, integrated graphics, more niche instructions (anyone remember the VAX CPU?), systems management, etc. But the core of a CPU is the ALU, and none of these features are going to help improve the speed of the ALU. All we're getting is (roughly) the same throughput for less energy.
Intel are being squeezed. At one end, ARM is doing (very) low power for good enough performance. At the high end, GPUs are doing the heavy parallel number crunching. What's left for Intel? They're now looking to integrate FPGAs onto the CPU die. How many people will need that?
Backup Vs Archive
This is where people lean the difference between a backup and an archive.
SMTP STS...uses the certificate authority (CA) system
That system that most people know is broken.
Which is ironic as the thick client isn't exactly responsive and smooth
But it's better than the Flash behemoth...
Re: Next maybe EMC can update Unisphere
Unisphere on my EMC kit requires Flash.
How long until vCentre goes native HTML?
Reminds me of the following joke:
Q - What's the last thing to go through a fly's brain as it hits a car's windscreen?
A - It's arse
Re: Seems to me...
It's almost like that now. O2 & Vodafone have a merged infrastructure under the Cornerstone/Beacon initative. (Something which is complicating the O2/Three merger) I think they outsource this to Aquiva.
So....Three can't survive on their own in the UK mobile arena, but they think someone using cast-offs of 3's infrastructure can.
@Trixr Re: MS Orifice - so aptly named
I think you're missing the point. The problem isn't Excel exporting CSVs, it's when Excel imports a CSV. That's when it "helpfully" removes leading zeros, re-formats dates, etc.
@hplasm Re: How about...
About 22,000 miles high...?
The only surprise for me is that it's SQL Server going to Linux first. I honestly thought they'd port the cash cow that is Office to Linux desktops first.
Linux servers are a much bigger market than linux desktops.
Re: Where can I get a good dumb TV?
Why not just use a computer monitor?
But is that the fault of ATOS or those who created the contract without milestone payments and/or late delivery penalties?
I heard of a public sector contract which had late delivery penalties. Even before the project was complete (it was over running by this stage) the supplied said: "If you invoke the late delivery penalties, we'll go bust".
You'll probably find that, at the start, the public sector says "This IT project isn't like any other IT project, so won't suffer from the same problems."
Then, at the end, they'll 'fess up and say "Actually, it was quite like all the other IT projects. Because we failed to learn from them, we made the same mistakes as everyone else."
Re: Nice to see.
If someone is looking to move from Oracle or IBM (DB2), why would they pick another big proprietary vendor?
Because your third party application only supports commercial databases? Having seen the licensing costs and DBA requirements for Oracle & DB2, maybe SQL comes out the least painful?
Re: I'd have assumed that their test code suite would catch something like that...
I think it's obviously a fairly trivial and straightforward exercise for the Test Dept boffins at AMD to semi-automatically create
This isn't a bug that's caused by "Execute instruction X followed by instruction Y and get the wrong results".
It's a very precise timing bug between an NMI and the processor being in a certain state. These corner cases are *very* hard to find and reproduce.
As several other commentards have noted, CPUs nowadays are *very* complex and testing every state is almost impossible.
@Jimbo in Thailand
In fact, it's already been done successfully by rival space outfit Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos company.
Small point: Jeff's rocket may have gone up and down, but it certainly didn't go high/fast enough to put anything in orbit, let alone a geostationary orbit.
Oh, and Elon's rocket has landed on Terra Firma before too. As has been mentioned several times, this one couldn't reach land due to lack of fuel (due to putting something into a high geostationary orbit)
Been there, done that..
Something similar done by Cambridge students back in 1958:
I believe it took the students one night to put it up there, and the authorities a week to take it down.
Aren't the comments by the port thugs/idiots slander, claiming he was scouting for a terrorist act?
Re: Quite positive really
At least the Falcon can shutdown its engines, unlike some other rockets *cough*Shuttle*cough*