* Posts by mhoneywell

95 posts • joined 10 Nov 2012

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Want to feel old? Aussie cyclist draws Nirvana baby in Strava on streets of Adelaide because Nevermind is 30

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Re: Pay

"... network-level blocking for the most egregious ad networks." Such as?

VMs were a fad fit for the Great Recession. Containers’ time has finally come

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Re: No more managing operating systems and monolithic apps

The entire premise of TPMs article can't be summarized as Buzzword soup.

It can, however, be very neatly summarized with this statement:

"And containers show us that running a big fat operating system on every compute element is far from efficient. "

I'd argue that this is correct and that expanding from that point - which is really all that containers do - takes us to a much more efficient place in computing.

That is not to say that there aren't deficiencies in containerization, its management or the current implmentations across this spectrum. But, for me - 18yrs experience successfully building, managing and architecting large scale data center infrastructure - these are mere bumps on the road, fractures that will be fixed in due course.

We are riding the first (maybe second) wave of containerization and, I'd argue, the time for containers has indeed come. (apply your own caveats, do your own research etc)

(Also, the timeline is correct)

Mensa data spillage was due to 'unauthorised internal download'

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Re: Wow

No. It really shouldn't.

AWS Frankfurt experiences major breakdown that staff couldn’t fix for hours due to ‘environmental conditions’ on data centre floor

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Re: European Alternatives to Oligopoly

OVH Cloud - have you missed something?

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/10/ovh_strasbourg_fire/

To be fair, they are now probably a step ahead of AWS in terms of understanding the implications of DR.

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access

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People used to say that about seatbelts

Turns out they're pretty good.

Guy who wrote women are 'soft, weak, cosseted, naive' lasted about a month at Apple until internal revolt

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Ycombinator

If ycombinator has got your back, you must be a total ******* ****

Terror of the adtech industry iOS 14.5 has landed, and Siri can answer your calls ... though she/he can't hang up

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Apple = The New Google

But with nicer hardware. It may stop -ad tech- tracking you. But Apple will track you.

SAP exec reminds the world that Microsoft is a customer

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As you note...

This is nothing new. There are many - quite possibly most - tech firms that not only don't use their own software. But also can barely cobble together a functional solution for their own needs whilst selling consulting services that promise to do just that for you.

Back to the office with you: 'Perhaps 5 days is too much family time' – Workday CEO

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He's right

It might take a little while but everyone will be back in the office if and when this mess clears up. WFH is unsustainable.

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

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Sure

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

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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

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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

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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

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Graphene Soles

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

https://www.inov-8.com/f-lite-g-300-mens

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

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Wool

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

LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'

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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

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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

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F**k Google

Really. Hard and often.

Continuous Lifecycle: Bursting with DevOps and CD goodness

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Re: So that explains...

Enjoy the conference!

BlackBerry Priv: Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package

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Agreed.

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

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Brilliant

What a great piece. More of this shizzle please.

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

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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

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Picture Caption

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

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

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Reading on Mobile

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

Rackspace to resell and support Microsoft's Azure

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Finished

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

Rogue IT is shadow of its former self

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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'

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good work

excellent

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

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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

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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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Why weasel words might not work for Whisper

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Excellent

Very good piece.

Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report

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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

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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

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Old

Wasn't this announced last week?

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

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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

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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

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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

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Mmm

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

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

Or the silent 'w' in anchor.

Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6

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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

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Good

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

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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

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Yes, a miserly effort

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

Compact Cassette supremo Lou Ottens talks to El Reg

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Great stuff

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

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

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Re: Twin blades shave you better?

Brilliant.

Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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How does Bob Marley like his donuts?

With jam in.

LEO, the British computer that roared

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How splendid

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

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