Re: Neat, must remember to put bugs into code so it has to be continuously revised
Unfortunately code that doesn't get updated gets seen as abandon ware, even if it's feature complete and has no known bugs.. Its part of the throw away culture.
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Several days ago a report was published called for the banning of facial recognition and biometric profiling...
Yet, all these self-sanctimonious assholes sat in Westminster, who are meant to be dealing with our own problems, they spew this bullshit, and completely ignore the fact that the same shit is now happening in this country.
MP's I suspect this site above your IQ level (quite an achievement), but if you read this... stop looking abroad for amusement, I assure, we have enough issues in the UK to do that... Now ask the Civil Service to give you dumbed down version of events, and do what your paid for!
Got to agree here.. I use VSCode as a general text editor, Python IDE, Docker IDE and K8S IDE... and I rarely ever use the command palette, it's like look for a needle in a haystack... I'd rather have a yucky tabbed ribbon bar, than I can at least put short cuts in...
And whilst hot keys are great... They also suck when you have large volumes of them!
They're getting little interest directly from DevOps teams, they will also lean to GCP and AWS as they have control over the core environment, no pesky IT, Network or Server teams to answer, and outside of that, general IT teams are yet to discover Kubernetes (it's CNCF own fault, they market it as "For Devs").
VMWare may find a small market amongst small shops and hobbyists with their community edition, but they are competing with Rancher, who pretty much own that.
VMWare could do something drastic, like give some of that NSX and security to Open Source, along with with good management tools.
That'll increase their street cred and live-in, as L3 network security is notoriously time consuming, difficult and hard to implement in K8S.. tools for these seem to keep getting hoovered up by PA and Cisco et al - I'm just waiting for them to buy Calico and Cilium, that will effectively drain the OSS offerings.
Does my head in... I've used USB to boot dozens of ESXi for 10+ years... I've never had a single problem. I even have 5 at home running ESXi 7 with zero issues!
Rather dictating they should simply ask, and suggest it has limited support. This all stems from "Two customers had problems, so we're going to screw you all over."
I may look to see if PXE is feasible... I ain't wasting any more money on storage.
I know several places this has happened... One place let go most of their network team, cause they were acquired and thought the parent company would let their network team take over - they were forced them back in ad contractors.. within a couple of months those folk went from driving banged-uo VW Golfs tand Focus's to top of the range shiny Aldo's and BMW.
What goes around comes around.
The more people will want it!
Government is missing 1 key thing here, people are sick of all the privacy scandals, being tracked and where X has been hacked and data leaked .. it's not only private or commercial website, it government as well...
So let them keep making it high profile, cause in the end, all they're is raising awareness - and as the famous saying goes, there is no such thing as bad publicity.
Honestly - His parents or carers should be held partially accountable for this. Instead, they buy a PC or laptop for the little shit(s), and as long as they're not seen or making a nuisance, everything is good - I see this all the time!
Teaching kids right from wrong, it's part of the price for dipping the wick!
As a deciple of the BoFH philosophy, I can't believe I'm about to admit to knowing this, it makes me physically queesy:
This only happens if you actually forward the database port... If both DB and Frontend are containerised, then there is zero need to do that..
So it's not a fault of docker, more a poorly configured container...
Years ago when I got made rendundant and ended up moving to London, I quickly learnt
1) When recruiters says salary is not set yet, it means the company has not set aside budget - there is no position, they are using you to reaserch the market, so walk away.
2) When you are told, salary is "flexible", it means they are offering below market rate, so walk away.
3) When companies do play games like this, it often originates from their "culture", i.e. if they are shitty to potential recruits, they will be shitty to those working there..
I only have 1 rule when talking with a company - An interview is a 2 way street, I'm also evaluating them.. so they best be prepared to disclose projects, salaries and benefits on the first call.
>> I'm struggling thinking real people would actually believe the CCP is amazing. These threads must be started by torolls. The US, Japan, Korea, are democracies, for a little bit longer hopefully anyway.
Not the case - I'm 40 and from the UK, I've been posting on El Reg for almost 20 years (You can check my history), thats a hell of a long time to be a troll.
The CCCP is not "amazing", neither is China. But then again, it's also not "dastardly evil", it's just different... a different political system, different ethics, different motivators.
In the past 5 years, I've seen the West turn China into the Bogeyman of the 21st century.. It drives me nuts that it doesn't concern others like yourself, I see politicians sleep-walking us back to the 1960-80's and living in a shitty world with another cold war... thanks, but no thanks..
I'd rather voice my opinion and call bullshit where I see it.
> No idea why people repeat CCP propaganda about China being brilliant and will overcome sanctions.
First off, there are no "sanctions" on China, you may be confusing them with Iran or Russia, or the fact there are export restrictions to some Chinese "entities". Given 50%+ of the tech in your home is either built in China, or has significant components that are built-in China.. No western government would dare for fear of pissing off their voters, since they can't get the latest and great iPhone.
Second, I take it you've never been to China? Over the past 30 years, they've gone from a third-world back-water, to challenging the US for "biggest economy".. They've effectively done what the USSR could not.. So even if the CCCP are pumping smug "we're frikkin awesome", they may have a point.
Third, you are assuming Chinese citizens want a "western way of life", sure some Chinese want "freedom of expression", but most don't give a shit, what they want is a comfortable life - Which the CCCP has delivered in droves (as mentioned in point #2)... As far as they are concerned, this is a golden-age. So why would they want to over throw?
I agree with the part about steeling and copycatting, but to be honest, thats a problem of western making - China had no concept of "owning an idea". Every company that outsourced to China is part of that problem, they saw an opportunity to improve their margins and offload costs associated with manufacturing. it was extremely shortsighted (hindsight is a wonderful thing) and now our own capacity is minuscule and the West is reliant upon them... But likewise, they are reliant upon us to buy their products....
Welcome to Globalisation!
@CheesyTheClown You've nailed the hell out of that ... 100% spot-on.
Trump was a shorted-sighted moron, by stripping away Chinese access to US licensed tech, they'll simply roll their own - The only loser here is the US, including current and future income from licensing, the political capital and bargaining power it offered.
Protectionism will work in the short-term, but once China has established manufacturing, selling kit for 30-40% the cost that Western companies offer it for, over time more and more $$$ will be heading east, rather than west..
Don't get me wrong, competition between companies is a good thing ... But competition between countries is dangerous, collaboration is far more productive and beneficial. Also much of this is China's very own doing, and they do have a "victim complex"..
There is some merit, but I'd 100% be against this, purely for philosophical reasons.
The "woke" brigade on Reddit and elsewhere deem the usage of "GIMP", "gimp" and "gimped" to be extremely offensive, and should never be used under any circumstances. I refuse to give any ammo that those sanctimonious-vegan-hippies can proclaim as "success" to prove their righteousness.
I will obviously now crawl back into my cesspit, until the next opportunity arises!
> As opposed to the traditional: turn up, rename the place, take all the stuff, kill the locals model ?
No - As opposed to "Here is a few hundred million", spend it wisely... Then only £500k makes it way to the intended use, as there are 20 middle-men skimming a few million each to cover "handling and administration costs.
Foreign Aid into places like Africa is a huge profitable business... Why do you think after the hundreds of billions the West has ploughed into Africa (via Foreign Aid and Charity) had done so little - Yet the few countries that have managed to stamp out most of the corruption, now have semi-decent economies.
I travelled around parts of the middle-east and south-east Asia over the past few years, and the Chinese were operating huge infrastructure everywhere I went, 2 particularly stood of note, a huge land-reclamation project in Sri Lanka, and also a massive extension of the airport in the Maldives (I can't wait to head back there).
The Chinese are extremely shrewd when it comes to these types of projects, rather than giving money, they provide the plans, materials and man-power - Which feeds backs into the Chinese economy, whilst leaving those countries in-debt to the CCCP... Honestly, the UK and the West in general, should learn from this model. It might not generate as many local-jobs, but at least we can control exactly how money is spent and reduce fraud.
It will be interesting to see how the Chinese try to apply influence in these type of locations in the coming years.
Frikkin Amen... lets give a "hallelujah" for brother A/C....
I mainly consider AWS the culprit, they profit the most and do the least - what an age we live in, Microsoft does more for Open Source!
Either way, all the cloud-providers are making-bank off the time, sweat and overtime of others. The companies such as Elastic who develop open-source products need support, whether this is the contribution of developers, financial donations, or purchase of commercial-support... or perhaps something else.
Between 2017-19, I worked for a huge AWS client and had access to their devs. They do occasionally feed fixes back into projects, but it's done extremely low-key, there is pressure with-in to keep distance between AWS's brand and their "SaaS" offering, and the open-source products that power them. They also have a reputation for using JIT-forking, i.e. they'd rather see the main product developer go to the wall, they then fork, and offer a modicum of support.
Its useful ... But it is extremely subjective.
For example, consider a dangerous exploit in RDP that impacts Windows 10:
1) A corporate IT team would would rate it high.
2) A SaaS service IT team, would shrug and rate it low-medium
3) A Russian IT team, would rate it as vokda or even champagne .
Its generally this way the world over at the moment, I sum it up in 3 words:
Preach - About about how everybody is hard-done by, and its not their personal responsibility
Point - The finger at somebody convenient, who can be target easily
Promise - To make naughty and nasty targets pay
I'm all for a bit of politician bashing etc - But I find this rhetoric rather unbecoming of El Reg.
Whilst Iran might not be the nicest place on earth, and they constantly want to "burn the west", most countries in the Middle East have far more distasteful governments and draconian policies (SA for example)...
Councils rarely understand the commercial world, and the few employees who do, are not in positions that participate in the "negotiations"... instead, they rely upon bureaucracy to get things done - Which is the exact weakness a commercial supplier will "exploit".
It would be a changed world if these morons were held to the same standards as commercial entities, and legally accountable for the taxpayer's money they waste..
Yep.... Best one I had was from the MD: can you order some air freshener for the toilets (Admittedly I was the last in there, and it smelled like a corpse had shat itself).
The good ole days.. These days it feels like I'm a frickin post-office, organising delivery of shit to people working from home.
What's your point?
Virtually all Apple products are designed for "consumers", this is clear from the fact, they don't offer a suite of remote management tools (Which is a missed revenue oportunity), and every new release seems to focus on individual security, and tighten/reduce the ability to manage them in a corporate environment.
As an IT Manager, I initially refused to allow Mac's on the network because of this. But times are changing and we have to adapt. Companies are competing for "Talent" and one of the enticements for attracting talent is to give the new employee the choice of devices, i.e. Android or Apple phone and Windows Ultrabook or Macbook Pro computer.
I will say this, I've recently experienced this from an end-user perspective. I started a new role as a NetSec Manager, and was issued a top-end Lenovo Laptop (i7, 32GB RAM etc). But the base-image had been loaded up with 15+ different agents that made it unusable (CPU averaging 52% utilisation, fans blaring).
Then they offered me a Macbook Pro - Which I'm ashamed to say, runs like a dream, simply because the ability to "lock it down" is extremely limited even with JAMF, and the number of agents available for it, is also limited. Personally, I'd preferred a Linux based laptop, but I'll stick with this for now.
To be fair to my employer, the user-device team recognise things are out of control, and they are trying to strip it back to basics..
> Or it's all about revenue and the "reliability" thing is your anti-trust defence.
Predominantly the latter, and whilst I despise Apple's model, you can't deny this "choke-hold" has ensured the iPhone remains relatively secure, especially when compared to the thousands of malware/adware/harvester apps that have appeared Google's Play Store.
Just when I was thinking, lots of amazing new games coming along (CyberPunk, Mass Effect Remastered), so time for a CPU and GPU upgrade - But jeez, those power figures scare the crap out of me.
I run a small home-lab with 5 i7 based ESXi servers, and 2 NAS boxes with 12 drives between.. and total they draw less than that the requirements for just 1 of them cards!
All victims count, but typically a law is broken in the jurisdiction where the instigator is located, obviously online crimes murky this somewhat, but he is a UK citizen, and should answer for his crimes in the UK. His victims can still give evidence and see justice done - I do wonder if the UK is such as pushover, just to get rid of the problem and associated costs!
My issue with the US's use of extradition is they try to apply their laws internationally, I recall a few years ago, they went after European (aka offshore) based gambling websites, as US citizens were placing bets on them - How is that the website operators problem?
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