* Posts by G Olson

89 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Mar 2010


Appeals judges toss out FTC win: What Qualcomm did to its rivals was 'hypercompetitive, not anticompetitive'

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Biased court

The Ninth Circuit is the most reversed federal appeals court in the US. Their rulings are consistently contrary to the actual law, biased, and lacking in foundation. One more for the Supreme Court to reverse.

University of Cambridge to decommission its homegrown email service Hermes in favour of Microsoft Exchange Online

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Re: So another one falls

"...a trend where these choices tend to prioritise the needs of the administration over the wider institution.." From inside the institution, this is the mantra and business justification. For the Administration, By the Administration, Of the Administration. Academics and Research have no priority for the Administration.

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Re: Lovely.

I can hear the rant already "You CAN'T deny me the list. I have a right to this list, that list, and every other list you could compile. "

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Re: Reply to Linus Torvalds

Sure, the new terminology provides a better concept of the function of the lists.

But if you change technical terminology just because some mis-educated yatz feels offended, you have given up society to the howler monkeys.

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

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Another biased political article by a biased political hack who thinks he is a technology journalist.

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Re: "The last thing America needs right now is a brain drain"

The Pandemic Response team spent an entire decade trying to decide on the definitions of basic terminology for policy. This same team also depleted the pandemic equipment stockpiles and did not refill the warehouses. What need to keep a team which couldn't perform basic management and operational functions? You seem to have forgotten to do basic research before making accusations.

Working from home on Virgin Media's broadband? Too bad. Outage hits English capital

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Why not a service instead of home sysadmin

Great plan for you, me, and the rest of sysadmin world for whom this is just another exercise. This just beckons for a home ISP provider who provides redundant failover solutions thru partnerships or a bundle provider. Sounds like a glimmer of a business plan.

Microsoft and VMware end ancient grudge with new VM privilege workaround

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Not just for developers

Developers are the only people to use Workstation. The console connection to vCenter has better resolution and responsiveness than the web console in vCenter.

80-characters-per-line limits should be terminal, says Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds

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Re: sequence Numbers on punched cards

You jumped right over the Load Tape request, the poor entry level ops kid who fetched reel to reel tapes; and printed out the code on green and white paper for the software library. So much technology between paper tape and disk drive. Tch, tch, tch

I will not admit to having direct knowledge or experience with these operations modes.

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Re: Trumpetsters Trumpet Drumpfs Lumps

And left wing speech tends toward hateful ranting about the meme du jour. This is generally not tolerated in civilized society

Microsoft announces official Windows package manager. 'Not a package manager' users snap back

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Re: One software manager to rule them all!

Click here click there? What ever happened to math symbols as a two keypress operation. I don't have a third hand for mousing around while typing.

ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry, says it's 'the right thing to do' after months of controversy

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Re: as for ICANN - just get rid of ...

Not as long as the ITU is infested with United Nations bureaucrats

Microsoft decrees that all high-school IT teachers were wrong: Double spaces now flagged as typos in Word

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Re: So what's their position on Oxford commas?

The Devil doesn't need another advocate; he already has Microsoft.

Short of tech talent to deal with novel coronavirus surge? Let us help – with free job ads on The Register

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You're still sending scripts from the scum of the Internet: google-analytics and doubleclick.net. Not hard enough.

Admins beware! Microsoft gives heads-up for 'disruptive' changes to authentication in Office 365 email service

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Re: Hmmmm....

"FairEmail does not support non-standard protocols, like Microsoft Exchange Web Services and Microsoft ActiveSync."

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Re: Hmmmm....

"the use of TypeApp services and software will be governed by the law of the State of New York, NY, USA ".

NO, not happening

Iowa has already won the worst IT rollout award of 2020: Rap for crap caucus app chaps in vote zap flap

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Re: Don't blame the users for the app failure

The person actually sat still long enough to wait for you to complete the instruction?

Space Force is go, go, go! Because we have a child as President of the United States

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Re: Where is the science in this?

I concur. Considering a great number of Kieren's articles are more personal opinion rant than technology, why does the Reg keep publishing this drivel? Considering the comments and voting, appears to provide the subjects of the Monarchy a place to vent their political drivel spleen about the USA. El Reg should pay for Kieren's relocation to London so he can feel less offended.

BOFH: Trying to go after IT's budget again?

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Adjust the inside of the bin for proper fit with a file and leave the shavings in the bin.

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Don't use water or petrol; use hydrogen peroxide. Double the accelerant; double the fun.

Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?

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Re: Forget the risk of fire spreading through the holes in the wall

With some modest carpentry skills and a router, you can add/modify baseboard trim, crown molding, and door trim with backside channels. To make cable installation easier, install smooth wall tubing in the channel. Run cable everywhere. Might increase the value of your dwelling if you add wood trim, wainscot, and such throughout the house.

Tech CEO thrown in the clink for seven years for H-1B gang-master role: Crim farmed out foreign staff as cheap labor

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Re: Prison seems a bit unfair...

What type of bankrupt -- fiscal or moral?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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Re: So, to sum up. . .

It's been 400 years since the applecart was turned over, the dross cleaned out, and some long term maintenance done to the working parts. From the other side of the pond, I can smell the stench of rot at the bottom of the apple cart. Yes, stopping the cart cleaning it out, and looking at the broken parts is disheartening. But it needs doing. Thus is why such mechanisms exist.

Yes, we have our own problems and The Outsider is tilting our applecart. Not undemocratic...just not operating according to the normalcy bias.

The past 400 years have been a good run. But, time to reasses and rebuild.

The shifting SANs of enterprise IT: You may have been burned in the past, but live migration is and will be your friend

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How old is this article?

Someone out there is not using live migrations for SAN? Someone actually transfers all data to a new storage array from backups?

'Not productive for our business'... Michael Dell urges end to US-China tariff tit-for-tat spat

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The US has been on the losing side of a trade war with China for decades. USA politicians have gratefully laid down and walked away all the while pocketing huge sums of money from the US Chamber of Commerce.

The world can take care of itself; tired of propping you up. Get to work -- if your government will let you.

Watch as 10 cops with guns and military camo storm suspected Capital One hacker's house…

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Re: A little sensationalism?

And "assault rifle" only applies to select fire firearms which can fire more than one bullet with a single pull of the trigger. Did such a rifle exist; or is this more inaccurate hysterical reporting? Previous arrest for possessing an automatic weapon does not imply any rifles in the house were "assault rifles". Stick to reporting the technology you know something about.

In the US? Using Medicaid? There's a good chance DXC is about to boot your data into the AWS cloud

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Re: The countdown to disaster has started

Incorrect, not just poor people. Almost every medical insurance policy in the USA requires all policy holders which are of Medicaid age to file all claims with Medicaid FIRST. Then the private insurance pays the leftover. Thus, except for the fabulously rich 1%, every other person in the USA over 65 years of age will have their data in DXC.

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?

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The problem is not what Microsoft will learn; but how they will react to that knowledge. Instead of solving the security problem, Microsoft will argue the problem is negligible, will encourage a 3rd party to develop to develop the fix, then later buy the 3rd party for pennies on the dollar and much later (after the damage is done) present their fix to a problem which should have been fixed long ago.

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Re: The public good

What Microsoft wants to do is change the discussion about security issues with Linux. And they will beat everyone to fatigued submission with an army of know-nothings just like the people who create "security" in Windows products.

"That's not a security problem in the kernel, it's an opportunity to sell a different product which enhances Linux". No, just no.

Stop us if you've heard this one: US government staff wildly oblivious to basic computer, info security safeguards

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Simple solution, remove the source

This problem is easily solved: get rid of half of those departments. The creation of the Department of Education, HUD, HHS, Homeland Security, and a couple others has only degraded those areas. So, delete the Departments, the security problems disappear, more funding available for the remaining departments.

Tech jocks tell Trump: Tariff tiff with China will not achieve what you think it will achieve

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Petard hoisting.

The cost of regulatory burden was implemented by the very same Presidents/administrations the Silly Valley people provided campaign contributions. The last example of this circle jerk was extremely burdening. Perhaps they be hoisted by their own, eh?

Tech lobbyists turn on Trump over Mexican tariffs, then quickly try to smooth the waters

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The article author makes an irrelevant back-handed swipe at the steel industry as the source of tariff implementation. If the author had experience outside of the San Francisco monotheistic society, and a more effective understanding of base economics, we could avoid this type of inane comment.

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Re: Trump is right

Perhaps Europe should provide the agreed upon 2% funding of NATO as required. Then perhaps the USA could spend less time trying to clean up your backyard.

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Re: Trump is right

Using a Wikipedia page as a reference? If you had researched the authors of this page you would notice some definitive astroturfers, blocked IP addresses, and non-existent user accounts. Fail.

So unless you have something more solid than a political hack playground, it is clear you don't know how to assert facts.

US elections watchdog says it's OK to spend surplus campaign cash on cybersecurity gear

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Re: Whaaaaaaaaaat?

Shouldn't all government data, especially candidate for office, be completely open and accessible to the public? This security thing is going way too far.

Tape vendors feel the cold, clammy hand of AWS on their shoulders. Behind them grins the Glacier Deep Archive

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Blah, blah, blah...these cost comparisons are always so shallow. I just created a cost comparison of LTO7 tape to AWS for the seven year life span of the tape array. Even with the new Deep Ice, local tape is still cheaper. And the bonus which is never included -- those tape drives will last for 15 years. I can move the primary tape array into a secondary role for another 7 years and be more cost effective. And I won't have to worry about API Of The Month Club changing my access method.

Non-profits push back against Big Cable's bumpkin broadband blueprint for America

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Re: Easy Answers

It's only a difficult problem when the carrier insists on front-loading the profit on the installation. Thus why a co-op is a better solution as they tend to agree to long term financial success instead of short term profits.

Dear alt-right morons and other miscreants: Disrupt DEF CON, and the goons will 'ave you

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Re: "Alt-right moron"

that's obviously the opposite of "Oxymoron".

I would define them as orthogonal in a self referential non-isometric topology.

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

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Get rid of that old thing

You are leaving your replacement with "dodgy segues"? It's spelled Segway. And yes it is a dodgy piece of equipment -- especially for the other pedestrians. Save the shipping from down under to up over; buy Beki a new piece of dodgy equipment to commute to work.

Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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More of the same

" that consumers – and especially Californians who tend to be more tech-savvy than the rest of the country given the concentration of tech companies in the state – understand the issues around data privacy rules..." More arrogant, self-centered posturing from the Reg's blatant ego on the US west coast. I'd like to see your data which supports your assertion. Otherwise, stop the self superiority labeling.

Highway to the auto-zone: Cisco is catching up to Brocade in Fibre Channel speed race

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Re: Buying Cisco gear for FC...

And for many in the SMB market, #2 (if that assertion is true) is just fine. I have been evaluating MDS vs multiple other FC switches thru 4/8/16 Gb for a decade. And IOS makes more sense and is more akin to other networking OS configurations than the Brocade dialect. Whoever thought that Brocade dialect up is still living in 640K memory land.

Supremes asked to mull legality of Silicon Valley privacy 'slush funds'

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Re: Eh?

In the article it specifically states this problem is created by the 9th Circuit Appeals Court in San Francisco. All other Appeals Courts routinely throw these cases out. The 9th Circuit is the most reversed federal appeals court in the USA. Once again corruption, lawlessness, and ignorance from the San Francisco government mafia.

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

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Fantasy land

This article and the previous article on Net Neutrality are so biased they stop being reporting, or even Biting the Hand, to pure personal drivel. I suggest you leave the fantasyland of San Francisco and the Bay Area and actually talk to people who work for a living. Really work for a living, not sitting in a cube or office staring at a monitor rearranging bits all day. Until then, your opinion is just a Shi'ite.

Drones thrown a bone: Americans can ask nicely to go where FAA says they can't roam

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Re: Stop it!

I assume the range is private property? Then do what you want, crash your drone into your cattle, start a stampede, whatever. These laws are about what you can do in public.

404 - Product Not Found. Micron's SolidScale storage disappears

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More technical specifications; less jibber jabber.

WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

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Re: Conspiracy is the key

From the indictment, Marcus Hutchins is listed not as primary but subordinate to the other "conspirator". This tells me the Feds really want the guy who marketed and sold the malware. They want to pressure Marcus to identify the other "conspirator".

Marcus has something they want. Looks like leverage to me for a release.

Cisco goes 32 gigging with Fibre Channel and NVMe

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Re: Ugh!

Not everyone needs massive scale with Faster Than Light storage. In small focused compute environments, SAN and FC continue, and witih NVMe will continue, to provide value. iSCSI?! No thanks, I don't want to negotiate with network admins and InfoSecurity madness.

Massive scale, tight security – what's not to love about Kubernetes 1.6? Well...

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Moving up the stack

Instead of shared multi-user systems you get shared multi-system users! Well, OK, not quite. The shared part of the computing system is moving from the compute environment to the infrastructure. The infrastructure hands out storage, network, and compute to mulitple compute nodes for your work. And you don't share your nodes with anyone else -- unless you really want to but I don't recommend it.

Cattle that fail, not pets that purr – the future of servers

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Making a small fortune from a large fortune

Stop thinking about cows and instead become a cattle investor...

Sounds like Apple without Steve Jobs. Sounds like General Motors when all the "car guys" were replaced with "automotive business executives". I could go on.

Any company which does not deeply understand and functionally work on the base elements of their business operation is a pattern trending towards zero. You don't make money by not sweating the small stuff.