* Posts by devlinse

9 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Jul 2011

HPE has only gone full Kubernetes, pops open new Container Platform


Re: "not to go through the motions of annual appraisals"

> everything they've touched has died

In this fast paced world, there's something to be said for consistency.

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on


My aunt hasn't got to grips with key pairs yet but she can manage Flickr :)


Re: "not to go through the motions of annual appraisals"

> A large proportion of DSL networks in the UK don't offer IPv6 and have nothing in the pipeline (and that includes LLU providers, not just the old BT resellers).

Sky does. I'm not trying to invalidate your statement, but they are presumably one of the "big boys"

You're the IT worker in charge of securing the cloud for your company. Welcome to Hell


Sure, why not!?

According to the scope statements and budget submissions and delivery plans that's exactly what we do.

In unrelated news see this video of fish flapping around out of water, gasping for air.

Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update


On a laptop it's fine. Scrolling up and down documents works very naturally, pinch to zoom and rotate in graphics apps.

As a use case, touch isn't applicable to everything but where it does, I find it works well.

Home lab operators: Ditch your servers ... now!


Re: Partially a great article

> wiping your ass with 100 euro bills

That's not true. I run a PowerEdge T610 at home with a load of disk and I'm seriously considering moving to this model. The MS licenses are all via a TechNet (as was) subscription which was extremely good value at a couple of hundred quid a year.

So speaking personally, I am concerned about power and even more so given the confined space, heat output.

It's big, it's expensive and it's an audiophile's dream: The Sonos Sub


I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting that Sonos gear is the tip of the Audiophile iceberg. That said the Play's do sound good (I've a 5 and a 1), and the main room feeds into Arcam and B&W's.

Yes I could probably get better sound quality by rooting around in a drawer for an old CD and playing that, but frankly that's a pain. I like the integration with Spotify or whatever of my now almost consigned to the cupboard CD's I've ripped. And I like that the same music plays in the bedroom and bathroom when I want it to. I like that it's bullet proof, the software is updated regularly and I can control the whole lot from my phone. Sometimes the sum of the parts are more important.

So no, it's not going to win a like for like competition with the highest end kit out there (possibly not even some mid range kit), but I listen to a damn sight more music using Sonos than I ever did before.

Would I buy the Sub? No, can't see the need for it. If Sonos did a product that could help with my mild tinnitus, I'd be all over that in a shot though.

Dell PowerEdgies built like Marilyn Monroe


Id favour quiet over performance

I've a T610 at home and boy is it loud. While it's nice that the Dell tech is robust, I'd actually prefer quieter operation at the expense of performance. Guess you can't please all the people all the time though.