CIA - Crime Inventing Agency
Is anyone else thinking this is a Stitch-up job? Maybe by the bloke that threatened to kill him?
Tin-Foil hats everyone!
54 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009
What an utter BS comment. Maybe they decided to have a career change? Maybe they've left the Armed Services and are embarking on a career in Civi-street? Perhaps they were a stay-at-home parent or caregiver and are now looking to join he workforce. There are a 100 different reasons why someone may need to seek an entry-level position.
"Back in July, Joburg electricity company City Power was infected with ransomware that prevented pre-paid meter customers from topping up online, potentially leaving locals in the dark."
To be fair, I don't think the residents of Joburg would notice they were being left in the dark, given the amount of load shedding they're subjected to on a nightly basis, thankfully they're all expert level Braaiers! (Braai = BBQ on Steroids, no flesh was charred in the preparing of their food)
•Did not include available, automated technical resilience and data/system recovery features (such as 3PAR Recovery Manager and Peer Persistence)
These are licensable options, if they didn't want to pay for it, they weren't going to get it.
•Did not define or test “recovery procedures for applications in the event of a complete SAN outage”
It's not for the Vendor to define these, that's down to the Business to sort out.
•Did not define or verify “Processes for data reconciliation in the event of an outage of this nature”
Again, not for the Vendor to define.
To be frank, the whole "Report" smacks of an ATO arse-covering exercise. There's only slightly less fiction coming out of the Trump Administration.
(10 Year 3PAR Customer)
HPE now state that all critical volumes on SAS should be either R1 or R6 due to larger Disk Capacities (it has always been the case for NL 7k Drives.)
All RAID calculations, regardless of level are performed using the ASICS.
RAID-6 calculation uses the XOR engine in the ASIC but must calculate two distinct parities (R5 only needs one parity) and need to compute parities over more data since RAID sets are larger.
Most writes require only two parities. However, a fraction (1/3 for step size 8), of the data blocks are used to compute 3 parities, so updating those blocks requires reading/updating 3 parities, hence the odd number 6 2/3 back end IOs for RAID-6.
The trick is to make sure you deal with original pre-HP(E) 3PAR Techs.
I've been running 3PAR Arrays since 2007 through 5 Generations of the product and have never had any issues with them (in part due to having the right people available to field my calls and make sure they get escalated to the correct team on the rare occasions there has been a problem.)
... instead I worked my way up starting as a PC Builder, learned pretty much everything on the job with additional study at home and am doing very nicely some 24 years later thank you very much.
As a potential employer, I would much rather employ a school leaver with a few relevant GCSEs and a couple of A Levels, who is keen and inquisitive, train them up with a solid career path and then see them go forth and pay it forward when they're recruiting for their next PFY, rather than hire a recent graduate who thinks because he has a piece of paper saying he attended University and passed, is entitled to earn £xK per year more than me.
I bought one of these for the bedroom telly when it was £19 (Amazon Prime Offer), just because it has a flixster app for my Ultraviolet collection where the AppleTV doesn't (come on Apple, it's about freaking time already!)
Works fantastically well, so now I stream Amazon Prime and Flixster. Works amazingly well, even when it's not plugged into a mains outlet (I power it from one my TV's USB ports)
I do still buy physical content (BluRay etc) that usually have a Digital Copy code for use in iTunes and/or with UltraViolet using Flixter/BlinkBox. It really pisses me off that I can't stream media that I am entitled to view when on my jolly hols on the continent. Sure I can download to my tablet before I leave, but that's not the point!
Hmmmm, so, 4 additional years in prison on room and board and whatever else convicted crims get these days, then get released and have a nice little sum to live on for the rest of his days (assuming he hasn't spent it all) OR, hand it all back and get out in 3ish years for good behaviour.
Hmmmm, let me think...
Just take a look at the HBO Now offering that was announced, that won't be available in the UK, nor will the others I suspect.
They love to jump on the piracy=bad bandwagon, but they don't help themselves.
If they offered the content globally, for the same cost, at the same release time, for say 50p\cents per episode, that would be a whole ton of revenue per episode they don't get at the moment.
The same for some subscription services. AppleTV has Netflix but not Amazon Prime. Why not?
I buy BD releases with Digital Copies in Ultraviolet (I used to get them into Apple but the content providers stopped doing that meaning I now have 2 separate "cloud" libraries), yet there is no Ultraviolet compatible app (Flixster or BlinkBox) available on AppleTV.
I updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 8 and it was noticeable faster over iOS7, and battery seemed to last longer as well. (My phone is in constant use, web, messaging, facebook, music etc)
My iPad 2 not so much, after upgrading to iOS 8 the battery doesn't seem to last as long, it takes longer to charge, but other than that no real overall difference in performance.
SA has the best mobile coverage anywhere. The battery on my old iPhone 5 used to last be the whole day without getting below 40%, as opposed to lasting 5 hours for the same amount of usage.
Get back to London, get to Waterloo station, no chance of a data connection despite having 4 dots and a 3G signal unless I turn flight mode on and off a couple of times, the same for roaming around the city, especially on weekends.
Switched to Three a week ago when I upgraded my phone. Not had a single problem since.
for the NAS solution, run a raided OS on the Proliant Microserver.
I run Windows 7 because I use Media Center Master to catalogue, name and manage my media library.
Then use a raspberry pi solution to stream to your TVs using something like XBMC. It can all be booted off sd disks.
I used to buy The Triple Play Media, BluRay, DVD and an iTunes Digital Copy. Brilliant!
Then some studios refused to provide iTunes copies in favour of UltraViolet, requiring that I sign up to Flixster and UV, inconvenient because I now have to manage 2 seperate Digital Libraries.
Then they stopped releasing Triple Play Media and provide Blu Ray with a UV Digital Copy, no big deal, just disappointing
Now they've starting releasing BluRays with no Digital Copies.
And they wonder why people download!!!
I download copies of the Titles I buy, with the Audio encoding so I can play them through XBMC in whichever room I'm in.
I want my media through 1 provider, in 1 Library, downloadable\streamable with full audio encoding (7.1 or 5.1) and released the same time as the US. (TV Shows as soon as the episode has aired)
... the "Artist" was actually booed back on stage. He was on for about 60 minutes before going off, people had paid upwards of £60 for a ticket, and started booing and his support act had to come back on until he could be brought back out. (O2 Docklands).
Seriously, it's a bootleg of a gig that won't be released for commercial availability. No harm has been done, he's just peeved he didn't think to release a CD or DVD of the gig himself.
There's a wide field of stuff to learn. Personally, I wouldn't focus on a particular certification but instead learn as much techie avenues as you can.
I'd start with virtualisation (VMware, Citrix...) You can then get a small Virtual Server Farm up and running at home with which to build on. From there you can further build your skillset. Microsoft, Linux, Solaris, MAC OS all run happily of virtuals.
http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-610840.html - teach yourself. Once you get really comfortable, then try and get the basic certs in whichever techs you are interested in.
VMware, in order to get a cert you have to have attended an approved training course and take the exam. Others it can be as simple as learning the stuff and taking for the exam.
There is also a risk that some of the big players will simply shift their operations out of the UK altogether and run them entirely from a "tax friendly" location.
I'm not agreeing with their practices, but there is a reason why they structured their books that way. Perhaps if the UK were to lower the rate of corp tax to something a little more competitive with the rest of Europe where google etc base their operations, it would be a win win? Businesses that do pay their due get a break in the current economic climate, and the big players have an incentive to simplify their tax books. I'm no economist, but doesn't that make a vague amount of sense?
Now talk to me about the level of latency and how they handle that, tell me how they handle caching when they have a failed node in a 4 node or greater active-active cluster? How do they get around the issues of space reclaimation on their SSD drives?
They can have all the iops in the world, if the latency is so great that your systems are slowing to a crawl then it don't mean a damn.
Actually you are mistaken. I battled with my Council last financial year because they weren't charging me the correct amount of council tax and passed the matter on to a certain DCA who then tried unsuccessfully to use a baliff to enforce payment (through a Baliff company they owned and operated). The debt was not sold to the DCA.
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