Re: I want to know the equipment...
Or run a SIP client on your mobile
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It's the "only" bit that's the problem. The pump to put local water tower apparently tripped out regularly, and most of the village lost their water once the water towe drained.
And then got dirty water for a few hours once it returned.
"Apparently" because I only know this from the village FB group, being on a nice reliable well-filtered and chemical-free (once the leached nitrates are removed) private water supply.....
Some of us were in the Dartford/Bexleyheath area when some scrotes set fire to the 132KV line on a cable bridge across the Darent. It was never determined whether it was a suicidal cable theft attempt or just vandalism.
Took best part of 3 days to repair, the DNO were shipping gennies from all across the UK to install in the substations.
The best part was the number of underground cables that popped over the following year or so because they'd got cold and the moisture wasn't being evaporated over that period....
And in a classic horse/stable door event, Proper Security and CCTV were subsequently installed on the cable bridge.
And Hyperflex is actually "multivendor", like so much Cisco stuff (I'm looking at you too, Firepower) with a central and critical component coming from M&A activity - in this case, Springpath.
I'm screwed by it's use of NFSv3 which leads to VMs stalling if a snapshot is removed from a different host from the running one. Somewhat screwing Druva backups. Apparently fixed by NFSv4, but the Springpath VMs don't do that.
Won't mourn it's passing
Nope, you weren't. 1984, negotiated a feed from IST (Imperial Software Technology). ukc was the main Janet hub. v22 modem, contemplated "midnight line" - a BT thing where you paid a massive line rental but calls were not charged from midnight to 6am, but given it was a local call it didn't make sense. The feed we got fitted on a 60MB drive on the 3b2.
I learnt so much from comp.arch.
Any ISP considering running a news service would, hopefully, visit demon.service where again, hopefully, the history of news.demon.co.uk can still be found
Probably the most "amusing" bit of it's disastrous early years was when the entire news spool got trashed thanks to a firmware bug on every drive in the RAID array, rendering it not at all R.
Exams, in general, test the ability to pass exams above an understanding of the subject in question.
In my academic career, up to first degree, in the 60's and early 70's, I sat one open-book exam - one of my final year modules, Electronic Circuit Design.
It was the one and only exam I ever sat that I felt tested my understanding of the subject over my ability to regurgitate facts. I've been boring on about this for the subsequent 50 years, predating the Internet by a little bit.
Of course, to set an exam that does this, the exam setter needs to be highly skilled, but you'd hope that was the case. OK, in this case, it was (then) Dr. (now Prof) Bob Spence, so that definitely applies.
As for vendor quals, don't get me started on them......
Oh, and multiple choice questions. You can game multi-choice far too easily with just a little knowledge - again, unless they're set with a high degree of skill.
I could, but why should I?
ls should have consistent display across versions. If you want colour, have a flag to turn that on, then expectations don't have to change.
Yep, I know that ship's well and truly sailed.
PS I've been using.*nix so long that grep having grown a -R flag was a comparatively recent discovery.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Microsoft, push authentication via Microsoft Authenticator has been enhanced to...... improve its defence to.... social engineering attacks.
Whilst this bit of MS blames users for being vulnerable to them.
What's bunch of d**ks
But my back's broken.
Moving 10 feet? Not the brightest idea in the world.
See, every suggestion that someone comes up with to "fix" W3W is worse than the obvious solution of not using it, but using a proper, pre-existing, geolocation system with a public location code generation algorithm
I'm old enough (and in this case that's not a sarcastic phrase) to remember GCHQ demonstrating an analogue multi-channel HF Comms system they'd developed called "Piccolo". This was at the annual RSGB show In the late 1960s. Damn clever it was, and pretty much entirely analogue.
I also recommend reading RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) reports.
In this case, though, you will see a recurring theme of "we've already discovered what the industry should do, but they STILL haven't done it" (e.g. zero hours contracts for staff working for contractors so they inevitably have multiple jobs and are fatigued when working on safety-critical tasks) or, even worse, the lessons learnt after the Clapham disaster being forgotten so another one is on the cards.
"We take data security very seriously ..."
It's the same sort of terminological inexactitude as
"Your call is important to us"
when you've been told that 50 times after being on hold for 25 minutes.
It clearly isn't the least bit important to you, otherwise you'd have, you know, actually answered the call by now.
This is your regular pointer to the strategy Peter Cochrane advocated when BT's CTO, which would have seen FTTP to every premise decades ago.
But instead, because Public bad, Private and Competition good, we had the cable companies, lots of little local franchises until the inevitable consolidation into one national operator came about.
Oh yes, the blinkenlights were a joy to behold. Getting the DEC engineer to replace all the faulty ones was always a challenge.
But.... when we had to take the slave off maintenance 'coz of budget cuts (late 70's UK IMF rescue days....) I got to recognise the logic state when we got SSP (Stop Second Processor) crashes. Apparently random series stabilisers (per row of TTL logic) tripping out on overcurrent. Finally (after 4 pints of Directors one lunchtime) tracked it down to an O/C end winding on the PSU transformer, so the unregulated DC feed was a volt or so down. Dropped it down a tap each side of the halfwave, all was good, and DEC none the wiser when it went back on contract.
We used TOPS-10's brilliant ability to do both timesharing and realtime for the data capture from an HPD flying spot digitiser for bubble chamber film. Although timesharing did stop for a couple of seconds while a frame scan took place.
I remember the joy when our systems programmers finally got SMP going, that was the time the second processor started earning its keep.
Interesting you mention IBM peripherals on DEC 10 there. We had the Systems Concept SC10 on our dual-proc KI10 in Imperial's HENP (as then was) group. Only had tape on it, but it got us 6250bpi well before DEC managed to deliver, which was the main goal. That, and reliable tape drives.
Confused the hell out of the IBM FS guys when they asked to run OnLine Tests...
The PSTN has generators as well as batteries. Certainly in the larger "exchange" buildings in urban and sub-urban areas, tho I'm not so sure about the small rural ones.
Mobile base stations and Fibre exchanges housing OLTs and associated IP kit generally don't.... And lack of aircon on power failure can mean extended battery operation isn't viable anyway.
The solution for most operators is driving a mobile genny to site. Not scaleable to a wide-area extended outage.
i) You've got the functional specification right
ii) Each machine has a separately coded implementation
This is, after all, how safety-critical fly-by-wire systems were supposed to be implemented.
I have no idea:
a) If that is still the case
b) If cryptobros have heard of this