* Posts by json

182 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Nov 2010


Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.11, says it's so good your significant other wants you to test it on Valentine's Day


I see no comments

.. I guess most people had the good sense to give appropriate attention to cooking valentines dinner. It's already the 15th where I'm at so..

It's always DNS, especially when a sysadmin makes a hash of their semicolons


What validation?

validation is for cowards!

Your web browser running remotely in Cloudflare's cloud. That's it. That's the story


well.. well.. well...

theyre tired of monitoring the cat video's (and 'others') terminal-side?! lazy b@stards.

Finding SAP hard to swallow? ERP giant says it's working on something more bite-sized


I wouldnt be surprised

after Amazon is done with infra.. it'll dive into business apps.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you


In emails or pm..I've almost always referred to it in shorthand ie M$.

You won't guess where European mobile data was rerouted for two hours. Oh. You can. Yes, it was China Telecom


Re: from where I'm sitting

No that's not how peering works.. peering is reciprocal traffic either party can max out the peering bandwidth without thinking about "charges".

Ethiopian Airlines boss confirms suspect flight software was in use as Boeing 737 Max crashed


Suffice it to say, this will push back further the idea of a pilot-less commercial aircraft.

Forget snowmageddon, it's dropageddon in Azure SQL world: Microsoft accidentally deletes customer DBs


Paranoia will never go out of style..

That's why I'm hesitant to go with any cloud hosted, high-availability, high-performance database (or at least thats what the marketing blurb says).. perfectly happy configuring and clustering our own in cloud hosted instances.

Oh snap: AWS has only gone and brought out its own Backup


A more expensive alternative is EFS, its replicated across the region so you're better off with that for backups.

Whoa, AWS, don't slip off your cloudy perch. Google and Microsoft are coming up to help


Spot on!

Unlike instances, theres no way to get discounted pricing for storage for production servers.. nothing like “reserved” storage fees. storage overhead is becoming a real pain point.

Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider


Re: Seriously??

The last time I checked they're clocking in at 50+ AWS and 70+ for Azure... but really at those levels I doubt an extra 20+ certification for an esoteric certification or jurisdiction (or even obscure certification body!) will be a game changer.

Just when you thought it was safe to go ahead with microservices... along comes serverless


Serverless is a misnomer

..its just another fancy term for distributed computing, granted with zero OS admin requirements.

Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break


Does not matter..

Musk just got the green light for a china plant.. and china govt is aggressively pushing for EVs.

Uncle Sam sues Oracle for 'screwing over Asian, black and women staff'


..not to mention..

..screwed Java and MySQL.

IPv4 is OVER. Really. So quit relying on it in new protocols, sheesh


Re: Meanwhile

Novell has that trademark me thinks.

Lester Haines: RIP


Raising my LOHAN mug...

RIP Lester..

So, what's happening with LOHAN? Sweet FAA, that's what


Thanks for the Update Les!

in the meantime my lohan mug will remain a pen holder, never to hold any liquid until we see her bottom in the stratosphere!

Facebook privacy policy change leaves Dutch stomping feet

Thumb Up

The zuck has blinked..

.. looks like messenger is back on the mobile FB apps. I never did like (and never installed) the standalone I-want-access-to-everything-on-your-mobile FB messenger.

El Reg's mighty rocket spaceplane Vulture 2 arrives in US of A


Cant wait! I have the official Mug!

.. so far used as pen holder.. will put replace that with beer (sans the pen!) and offer an online toast once that thing flies!

Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap


As the saying goes..

...a nose heavy plane flies poorly, a tail heavy plane flies once.

Google's 'Captain Moonshot': I will BOMB you with DELIVERIES


Pretty cool!

.. I wonder when this will be available in hobbyking?

Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness


+1 on initial vulture analysis...

..if its a routing issue.. everything gets affected.

Boffins untangle why your software builds fail


Re Java Builds...

IDE's already show you if you're missing some packages.. so why press that build key?

Facebook exec: I HATE the INTERNET and I REALLY hate journalism


Overflowing with irony here and then some...

considering about a quarter of the 'feed' I see on my FB account are either ads or click baits!

Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance

Big Brother

The difference is in the face..

Putin can tell a lie with a straight face.. while the Americans.. well they get fidgety...

Indonesia turns Twitter into very leaky diplomatic bag


Job Good Translation eh?

..very sounding authentic!

Robot WildCat slips its leash and bounds around parking lot


Re: OK

..yep looked like that scene in the movie where upon hitting the accelerator, the car goes in reverse.. very funny looking.. but otherwise.. great job dudes!

Foxconn: 11 hurt in 'personal' fights between workers


Let me guess..

. the party's theme was "Enter the dragon".

Hypersonic 'scramjet' aims for Mach 8 test flight


Sounds cool..

I hope my plane with the new APM2.6 wont attempt the same this weekend!

Reports: NSA has compromised most internet encryption

Black Helicopters

Which begs the question..

we cant really be anonymous even with comments here right?

Amazon cloud threatens entire IT ecosystem – report


Thank you AWS!

Awsome.. we are an ISP and we've offloaded all but a couple of servers to AWS (and some with Linode).. these providers are the next evolution in IT... I for one think its now a full fledged revolution as it upends the status quo. AWS allows me to save on electricity, real estate (from a 30sqm data center to a couple of racks), server purchases, manpower and bandwidth. Allowing me to focus on the software side of our business instead of having to think and spend for hardware and stuff.

Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers


AS they say...

.. if it itches.. it will be scratched!

Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor


good thing..

..if it was traveling at the same direction as earth.

Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe


At least..

..its doesnt have a blue background =)

John McAfee goes Hollywood with Warner Bros. movie deal


Will Ferrell is the man..

.. he'll make a good leading man.. hiding by burying himself in the sand with cops and (possibly) K9? could be a very Will Ferrell classic.

IETF bakes Google's SPDY protocol into HTTP 2.0


...adopted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for "us"?

..typo but very telling... I suppose "we" wont be sued by Larry et al a few years down the road eh?

HP: Autonomy had us believing in a false IDOL


So is PWC washing their hands on this?

.. multi million dollar contract to do the audit and this? awkward...

Russia restores comms with space station after roadworks cut cable


Good thing stalin is long dead otherwise..

.. heads will literally roll!

Windows 8 early-bird users still love Windows 7 more - poll


Windows 8 is Windows 7 without the windows

been using Win8 eval version for a week now, I like the splash and the clean look which I understand is for tablets really. But what I'm missing is the 'Windows' (ie tiled look), so Win8 is basically a windowless Windows.. unless you fall back to the PC mode which for all practical purposes is Win7.

So Windows 8 is really Win 7 + the tablet interface (and as I understand crippled API to the chagrin of developers).

Obviously this, now-its-a-table-now-its-a-pc OS is targeted for its new tablet+keyboard devices. I see where they are coming from, I just think the strategy is wrong.. I think they should have focused on improving the 'windows' philosophy and interface which can work in both PC and tablet modes and which is lacking in tablets instead of a totally different interface for both.

Philippines pinches nose, averts eyes, bans cybersex


It's a stupid law...

... people will just happily use proxy servers. If you criticize, be ready for be sued!

Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it


Re: OMG They are talking to el'reg?

over at cnet.. its the perverse inverse.. 80% are accolades!

Apple scrambled to hire iOS 6 maps engineers DAYS before launch


Re: Lies....

...they found out that the touted "best mobile map app" is a pile of lies...hence the job postings =)

Apple slip-up slows iOS 6 upgrades


The Real DEBACLE is THE MAPS!!!!

... Google engineers are laughing their asses off on this one.. I cant understand how Apple insists on putting out a quarter baked product.

Can't wait for google maps to become available again as an app.

‘Pre-bionic’ eye implanted in blind patient


Retina Display?

.. better make sure rotten Apple hasnt patented this yet.

Outlook.com launch a gold rush for jokers, spammers


I agree with one of those interviewed..

.. my only motivation for trying it out was the email address. Since mine was taken, even my alias, then hummphh dont care.

Cisco backs down on cloud control of routers


It's too late..

.. seriously, how do you know that your router is not secretly monitoring you anyway? sure we can sniff packets within our network but the serial interface? the only way to do that is to grab packets going to the upstream but not from within the router itself.

Bad generator and bugs take out Amazon cloud


I've learned my lesson.. from last year and the year before that..

.. still with AWS -- nothing compares really with the maturity of the offer and price so far -- but we dont have any illusions.. we've backed up all our critical files in another side of the planet. We'd still be down if the worse happened but at least we have another set of really remote backup. Google Compute will probably take another 2-3 years to be 'good enough' to be even considered.

Japan and Vietnam push on with rare earth mining plans


Re: Plan "B"

.. or set up a naval blockade.. they've been flexing their naval muscles there lately.

Voyager ticks one box for interstellar arrival


Re: Interesting Background Reading

.. they're nuclear powered arent they? should be plenty of warmth for the electronics.