* Posts by Ben Liddicott

254 posts • joined 24 Mar 2010

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How do you copy 60m files?

Ben Liddicott
Grenade

robocopy or NTbackup

Robocopy to do it over the network - can copy or move.

NTBACKUP if you need to roll it all up then unroll it at the other end.

IBM punts first z196 mainframes

Ben Liddicott
Pint

ACTUARY goddamit!

"and you don't need an actuarial to figure that out"

Actuary. ACTUARY!!!!!

IPv6 uptake still slow despite looming address crunch

Ben Liddicott
Pint

IPv4 will be with us for a while

"IPv4 exhaustion problem has become a reality."

Erm, no it hasn't.

What's needed is to stop handing out "real" ip addresses to dial-up/adsl home users. They don't need them. Mobile phones generally don't get them anyway - they get something in the 10s.

Carrier grade NAT will arrive before anyone gets around to rewriting the gazillion line-of-business applications which assume IPV4.

Police reject Tory plans for elected chiefs

Ben Liddicott
WTF?

As opposed to the UK-Style, ACPO centrally enforced politicisation we love so much?

"The source of greatest controversy is likely to lie in Conservative plans for the direct election of police chiefs. Sir Hugh sees this as a seriously bad idea, running the risk of introducing inappropriate US-style politicised police."

As opposed to the UK-Style, ACPO centrally enforced politicisation we love so much?

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