* Posts by real_alias

14 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Sep 2009

Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You've won '100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext'

Big Brother

wash. rinse. repeat.

Privacy and security (ours not yours) are our top priorities. We are sorry (we got caught again) and we are working hard to do better (to avoid getting caught again) in the future.

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz


I've not been this confused by a tech acquisition since My Little Pony spent $1B on MySQL.

InfiniBand-on-die MIA in Oracle's new 'Sonoma' Sparc S7 processor


Re: Really, nobody was ever fired for buying Intel?

Things Change. Go back far enough and you'll find people were touting slide rules Hollerith cards. Oracle was touting RAC on x86/Linux because they didn't have an option. The Sun acquisition gave Larry the vehicle to blend s/w and h/w engineering and do some really interesting things. Regardless of what anyone thinks of Oracle, they do build some interesting stuff. I'd put the latest SPARC kit in that category.

You also cannot compare SPARC core count with that of an Intel CPU. Very different beasts. Single threaded computation goes to Intel. Low memory latency, in memory analytics goes to SPARC. We've done the tests. SPARC was so good we thought we screwed up the test.

My point is simply that all this stuff has a place. All SPARC isn't the answer, but nor is all Intel or Power or Itanium (ahem...). Workload matters. The trick is matching workload to platform efficiently.

VMware hangs with the cool kids in the Containers gang


Poor VMware lad just can't contain himself...

AWS could 'consider' ARM CPUs, RISC-as-a-service


“The world is no longer processor-dependent,” Vogels said - except when it is, I add.

'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate


High flying irony!

Courtesy legislation? From the US Congress?

Beer - because I need one now...

'Copyrighted' Java APIs deserve same protection as HARRY POTTER, Oracle tells court


Re: The Google lawyer's name...

Errrr - perhaps Bob Van Nested Loop - give me a BREAK! - ducking...

Super-stealth FLYING CAR prototype seen outside GOOGLE HQ

Paris Hilton

Re: hmm

Sir -

I write to inform you of a Trademark violation of the phrase "hmm". I have held the Trademark on the phrase since this morning and demand you cease and desist from further use.


Hudgwell T. Boggs ESQ (tm)

Paris - well because she's flighty.

Oracle Team USA sailors admit breaking America's Cup rules


Re: Yeah, little technical things

Now, now - Let the children play. The AC is no more masturbatory than *ball, tennis, golf or cricket. America as in, the first yacht to win. Not the country.

Oracle's mighty column stuffs databases



I believe it's called competition...

Rumor: HP giving Apotheker Das Boot


Let's try this one...

F&^%ing Carl F$#*ing Bartz is f*&^ing available. WTF was a must...

Utah to honour Browning M1911 semi-automatic


Oh please...

...or people with knives, bats, bottles, chairs, fists, poison, rocks, cars, pens, bombs and various radio active isotopes. If there were no guns, we'd kill each other with something else.

Oracle-Sun merger faces full monopoly probe



I believe the US DOJ has approved already.