* Posts by mhoneywell

85 posts • joined 10 Nov 2012


Storage consolidation: Why different flavors of database need different types of storage



But there's nothing to stop you combing and consolidating lots of databases that are the same onto storage pools.

Even with a 49% uplift in sales and a 46% drop in expenses, Slack still can't turn a profit


Slack by name....

You know the rest.

This market is too crowded and too easy for a company like this to leave a lasting mark.

AI in the enterprise: Prepare to be disappointed – oversold but under appreciated, it can help... just not too much


Yes. Volume is part of it, agreed. But equally the accessibility through the language, the tooling, the hardware/cloud/chip support.

TeamViewer is going to turn around and ignore what you're doing with its freebie licence to help new remote workers


Times like these, the good will be remembered

Well done Teamviewer.

Brands that show heart will be remembered for their support in these times.

The ones that hide will be forgotten.

After 16 years of hype, graphene finally delivers on its promise – with a cosmetic face mask


Graphene Soles

Where have you people been.....these guys put it in their sneakers / trainers!


Love T-shirts, but can't be bothered to wash them? We've seen just the thing!



I think someone already invented this, it's called wool

LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'


LinkedIn is like a really shit X Factor....

It just seems to be full of sob / hero / hard work / against all odds stories.

It's like somebody got everything that's good in the world, turned it to shit and sold it Microsoft.

An echo chamber full of fake news? Blame Google and Facebook, says Murdoch chief


Re: Hillarious

The point you raise is valid, but your stupidity is truly bedazzling. It's people like you that give the 'general public' a bad name.

How Google.org stole the Christmas Spirit


F**k Google

Really. Hard and often.

Continuous Lifecycle: Bursting with DevOps and CD goodness


Re: So that explains...

Enjoy the conference!

BlackBerry Priv: Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package



But across 5 pages?

1 page really would do and would make a much nicer reading experience.

Voice, data, help desk: Meet the Syrian refugees' IT infrastructure chief



What a great piece. More of this shizzle please.

Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn


Re: The UK hasn't had Margaret Thatcher Mk 2 at all.

I vote for "fat northerner"

W is for WTF: Google CEO quits, new biz Alphabet takes over


Picture Caption

I thought that was fucking fabulous, "Mr Charisma."

PLUTO FLYBY: Here's your IT angle, all you stargazing pedants


Reading on Mobile

It's so much better. None of your forced unnecessary page breaks.

Rackspace to resell and support Microsoft's Azure



Focus? Strategy? Rackspace shows signs of a company with no identity.

Rogue IT is shadow of its former self


Re: "rogue IT carries on as per usual"

Brilliant. I really hope that's true

'It’s irrelevant whether Elon Musk is a dick or not. At least he’s trying to make things'


good work


Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews


Re: You also cannot take it over Marlow Bridge (even if you're a Yummy Mummy)

"The pictures were obviously shot at the very trendy Compleat Angler in Marlow by the wier."

Presumably by someone whose never used a camera before..they are awful - manage to make an extremely expensive, luxurious car look like a second hand car-boot-fair runner.

Uh oh, it's Mobilegeddon! Your site may lose, well, pennies


No ads - oh dear

I know it feels really clever to run ad blocker but remember, the less ads you see the more content you will read that has been paid for by advertisers.

How you feeling now?

WHY are GoDaddy and Verisign stockpiling patents? Do I smell war?

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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m


Re: Wikipedia RULES

Don't fuck with The Big Dog (Westwood). He brought hiphop to the mainstream in the UK. He might talk like a prick, but I bumped into him, literally, in a Starbucks and he was charming. Respect is very due.

Why weasel words might not work for Whisper



Very good piece.

Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report


Re: Ballmer's MIcrosoft legacy...

Most successful people only have one good idea, and it usually only succeeds by accident.

I don't think you can criticize people for that.

Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3


Re: One inconvenient design flaw...

Dare I say, it's got 99 problems, but the pitch ain't one?

Supercomputing speed growth hits 'historical low' in new TOP500 list



Wasn't this announced last week?

Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats


Excellent sub-head

I definitely didn't forget anything about Dre. But I'm jolly impressed with your Dre based knowledge.

Oracle releases 'lite' virtual Big Data appliance


Re: Oracle

You get used to that after a while.

I like the shift into componentized systems generally though. Seems to make the whole world an easier place and I really need that right now. Just wish I could find someone to agree with me....

And yes, I know eggs in one basket etc. But again, you get used to that after a while.

Security guru Bruce Schneier to leave employer BT


writing for you

He's the best, you should sign him up at all costs.

We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert data tomb. This is what he saw



I love a nice datacentre. And I very much like the ideas around power consumption, I've got some tough targets to hit.

Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high


Re: @Mephistro (Like? (@ Justicesays))

Or the silent 'w' in anchor.

Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6


Re: Why can't I register for this?

You don't really need to register, just add your email and it'll give you a reminder.

Microsoft defends Azure with two-factor auth security



I'm not sure why everyone is downplaying this, it's good news - apart from the extra charge. 2FA should be standard.

London schoolboy cuffed for BIGGEST DDOS ATTACK IN HISTORY


24hrs later

Why do you keep getting stories so long after everyone else. This was on the BBC last night and in every newspaper this morning. I can see you have an office in London, so its not like you're not exposed to this.

Nasty Flash advert


Yes, a miserly effort

From O2, you'd think they'd know better.

Compact Cassette supremo Lou Ottens talks to El Reg


Great stuff

I'm loving that, feeling all nostalgic now. Good work.

Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in months!


Re: Twin blades shave you better?


Jokes of no more than 2 lines


How does Bob Marley like his donuts?

With jam in.

LEO, the British computer that roared


How splendid

I'm really looking forward to this. Well done.

Time to get your hands on Hyper-V 3.0: Let's do this



I've got 10 of my team watching this, I hope it's good!

Does a cloud have to be public, or can it be private?


Re: 4.6 hours for heavy users

Comments like this are fine if you explain your creds for making them. Otherwise they're just noise.

Oracle, SAP under attack: How cloud upstarts steal their lunch

Thumb Up

Re: Race to the crappiest GUI

I too will second the salesforce comments, I'm told Dynamics is lovely but haven't got the time to explore.

Attention large Linux workloads


Re: Shouldn't this be.......

You should watch it before criticising, I tend to find The Registers webcasts very useful, for either me or my staff.

CIOs: Are you your CEO's business partner or their gimp?



I hope this is the first of many.

Rackspace gobbles Exceptional Cloud Services for Redis smarts


What is Rackspace going to look like....

In just 3yrs? They're clearly gunning to be some sort of supercharged service provider. But I'll be fascinated to see if they make it, where its aspirations take it and who might speculate a buy-out en route.

Swedish linguists nix new word after row with Google


Re: what's swedish for bollocks ?

I don't think it's acceptable under any circumstances to thank Hale and Pace for anything.

TransLattice 3.0 dreams of multi-cloud nirvana



Might I ask why Oracle declined to comment?

Virty giant VMware drags upstart Hortonworks to court over 'unfair practices'


Nice piece

Typically bad headline. What is 'Virty'?

200 million office workers gagging for a... Microsoft Surface?


I'm pretty sure The Register used to do this years ago, top 5 comments as a headline. Then they moved them all off the page.

Nice to have them back in my view. A blast from the past, and a welcome one.



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