* Posts by Martin Hargreaves

13 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Oct 2007

The terabyte iPad is coming

Martin Hargreaves

It didn't say that...

"The cloud is the place to backup our personal and home flash stores" doesn't say that flash doesn't need backup does it?

It would be lovely - I use Time Machine and cloud backup at the moment (Mozy) and it works OK.

In the terabyte iPad era, I imagine you'd be choosing your device based on ergonmic use / HID use cases, but then again maybe not with the right peripherals.

WTF is... DLNA?

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I'm glad it's not just me

I quite quite excited about it when I read about it on the specs of my new wifi enabled Sony TV. Elgato EyeConnect works fine as a DLNA service on MacOS, but same, pretty much no files could be decoded by the TV.

The way forward is possibly some FOSS thing that can transcode in realtime on the server side and understands various client profiles.

This shit is what sells Apple products really, stay in the walled garden and you don't lose hours and hours trying to finding a compatible set of stuff. I honestly can't be arsed any more (I'm even selling the NetApp Filers that live in the garage....)

So, yes, IMHO, DLNA = toss. Back to Apple to keep sanity intact.

Mozilla 'cloud' code editor breaks with Lando Calrissian

Martin Hargreaves


Anyone else remember the old SGI system with that name?

Oracle: Storage trouble in store

Martin Hargreaves

That would be DataGuard

Welcome to Oracle - the database does the clever stuff.

Linux at 17 - What Windows promised to be

Martin Hargreaves

Wow. Now I feel old...

I first installed Linux at Uni in late 1992, umpteen floppies and a 386.

16 out of 17 years on and off. Ouch.

My fave niche Unix is still Concentrix though, on an Alliant FX/2800.

Salesforce.com pulls plug on Sun's flagship Unix servers

Martin Hargreaves

Hi Jonathan

Sounds like some kind of falling out, with Benioff talking Dell up publicly, moving off E25's very shortly after getting them, and Sun having SugarCRM on its home page.

I suspect the toys might be scattered around the pram somewhere...



You don't know disk about storage failures

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@Boris H.

NetApp ones.

Their data source is the NetApp AutoSupport database.

Developer heads are in the cloud, Andreessen says

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@Steve Browne

"Andreesen is just trying to talk himself into another job after losing Netscape."

After Netscape, he started LoudCloud, which became Opsware, which HP bought last year for $1,600,000,000

He's OK for a job...

Carphone slated over iPhone porkies claim

Martin Hargreaves

CPW in Slough do it

That's the exact line they spun me, then I asked how much the insurance costs over the 18 month term and it's almost exactly the cost of a new handset.

They were also telling customers nearby that it comes with no headphones and selling them some for £25 (there's a headphones in the box, of course...)

Still, you know where you stand with CPW, you're not going to accidentally mistake them for honest.

Vodafone responds to iPhone rip-off

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How do you spell it again?

Macs seized by porn Trojan

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@Steven Knox

"So where's the completely unwarranted crowing from Windows fans and the equally invalid "it doesn't really count because (fill in specious reasoning here)" replies from the Mac cult?"

There it is...

Jamie "Having Mac fanbois crow..." Davis

Allan "usual fanboi comments... ...jobsy porn" Rutland

Obvisouly "Webster "We all know..." Phreaky

and on the other hand

J "Windiot"

Magilla "Vista IS a piece of crap"

Actually it seems relatively sensible for a story mentioning Apple, by El Reg commenter standards.

Jailed terror student 'hid' files in the wrong Windows folder

Martin Hargreaves

That key disclosure story...

The Act: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukpga_20000023_en_8

The Article:


Schoolkid chipping trial 'a success'

Martin Hargreaves

Do they work after they've been microwaved?

That's what I'd have to check, without telling the offspring of course, for plausible deniability.

How long can you microwave clothes for without it showing/cooking?