Re: What about wombats
Drop bears - if you see one it is already too late.
14 posts • joined 4 Jun 2012
Not bloody needed.
Make-work for petty public servants is right, and more money into the coffers of corporations contracting to it. Orgs who needs fibre already have it, and the speed from mobile connections these days is fine for streaming Netflix etc or whatever time waster you have in mind.
Worst of all, the plan is to have one entity with overall control of the internet in Oz.
We have such shit elected representatives in this country, and it is our own damn fault.
Until I had to manage a room half full of them. Vendor lock in a described above is annoying, but not the worst trait. Wait until you have to manage firmware versions of all the chassis components, and the blades themselves. Then you discover there are firmware compatibility issues that cause a chassis to power cycle when a blade of particular version is inserted.
Or that you need to power cycle a chassis to perform an upgrade. Oh the joy of managing the contents of the chassis to do this.
I love the density and the theory of blades, but reality for those tasked with availability is not quite as rosy.
The biggest warning flag from a vendor lock in standpoint is when Cisco started selling servers. They recognise an opportunity to cup / squeeze testicles when they see it.
A redback bite is unlikely to kill you, but you will wish you were dead. It makes you rather I'll.
The wonderful paper wasp will attack for merely walking by, one of my pommie mates had a number of orrible stings when mowing the lawn. I asked if he was sure it wasn't a dropbear attack, as thats what it looked like to me.
And MOST sheep are not dangerous if you buy them a drink first.
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