* Posts by nullacritter

14 posts • joined 4 Jun 2012

Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos


Re: What about wombats

Drop bears - if you see one it is already too late.

Federal Police toss nbn™ under a bus over leaks to Senator


Re: nbn

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.

BOFH: The Hypochondriac Boss and the non-random sample


Re: Culling the herd...

Gawd - Vclass , that is not something I have heard of for a long while. The mob who used it at Woolies took a dim view when I suggested we could use it as a heated lunch table. No sense of humour.

US military CANCELS US$1.6 BEEELLION VMware deal

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@AMFM is the light

All genuflect to accept his gospel, and bathe in his wisdom. You know it's good for you.

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AMFM is the light

All genuflect to accept his gospel, and bathe in his wisdom. You know it's good for you.

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AMFM is the light.

All genuflect to accept his gospel, and bathe in his wisdom. You know it's good for you.

Hairy situation? Blade servers can reach where others can't


I used to like blades......

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.

Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet



You seem a little touchy about the name calling, maybe an extra 15mins at the therapist next time might help to get over some of the issues from your childhood?

Customs cops shutter 700+ domains in global anti-piracy blitz


I wondered why ebay didn't work anymore!

More knock offs than you can jump over there!

Apple sucking triple the phone switchers as Samsung – report


doesn't surprise me

Posters experience is almost completely my own, except for frying a memory card. I also got the S3 for the bigger screen, but I still can't read pdfs easily!

I detest the whole iCult thing, but I do miss the simplicity of my old iphone 4.

Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama


Sounds more like sensible firearm owners - a couple of warning shots, before realizing the guy is a nutter and not likely to hurt them.

Hence the 911 call stating what the perp was doing, and not carving him a new arsehole with the 12.

Take the heat from data centres’ PUE pitch


Re: PUE can be less than 1

PUE less than 1?

Why, you could sell power back to the grid!!

The term PUE I'm afraid is thrown about with the Uptime scam / cartel's tier ratings, that is, handy to talk to CEO's and PHB's over golf, but actually useless unless the measurements are quantified.

Dreaded redback spider's NEMESIS: Forgotten Captain Cook wasps


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.

How to get a job in Australia


Just have to be careful of the dropbears.


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