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"install a computer virus via a trojan, someone please explain this one?"
Just a speculation if that was the case here but popular method is something in the line of:
Scammer: Sir/Madame we detected that your computer is infected by viruses and as you are a valued customer we offer you free technical assistance in removing them.
TalkTalk punter: How can i trust you are from TalkTalk
Scammer: Here is your account number and private details that you only shares with TalkTalk (gives leaked details from the TalkTalk hack)
TalkTalk punter: Ok i trust you are from TT, now what?
Scammer: Please go to https://TalkTalkSupport.org/support download and install the remote assistance software that i need in order to get access to your PC and clean the viruses
TalkTalk punter: Ok, I'm installing the tool but my anti-virus warns me it might be a Trojan
Scammer: Not to worry kind sir, this is normal, just ignore the warning, I'm from TalkTalk, you trust me, no?
Scammer proceeds to gain access to the punter PC and instead of cleaning imaginary viruses actually infects it.
If the damaged cable was the passive in an active/passive setup and a failover was triggered for whatever reason (like primary/active controller node failing or being rebooted for firmware upgrade or simply failing etc.)
It's a loooong shot and would expose poor redundancy in the first place but not impossible.
My $$ is on firmware bug(s) though - same thing that brought down KCL's 3PAR
I think that in this case Apple heavy handedness screwed them over, not the lack of trying to get into the game. If the rumors were correct the Apple TV service was largely derailed by content providers refusing to sign up to the deal, because of the massive % Apple wanted to keep for themselves.
Guess in this case Google decided to lowball them and offer the service at cost/with low margin, relying on the ad revenue to cover for it.
That being said i highly doubt Apple will be able to respond in any meaningful way to this step by Google
Like this one: "YouTube may want to write an App for Apple devices, but then it would have to give away 30 per cent of its revenue to Apple."
app makers might have to give up % of their in-app sales to apple, but I doubt it counts subscription costs.
Somehow i don't believe Spotify, Netflix, Amazon prime/music etc. are giving up 30% of their sub to Apple, just because they have iOS app...
> Silly us: it turns out that when the ATO wrote “commissioned” and then announced it had restored services, it had actually started work on the new SAN and left the old one in place.
Silly you, for thinking that migration of TBs of data from a mission critical old storage array that has just been patched up with "spit and duct tape" to new kit can happen in 2-3 months...
>So this move will be directly correlated with a lower job satisfaction, higher absenteeism and turnover costs...
But ultimately a (seemingly) higher bottom line as it will lead to certain proton of the staff quitting, lowering the payroll cost, earning the execs nice bonuses in the process.
You (nor me) don't know what is running on the co-lo kit and how it's secured to make an informed statement whether this is smart or not. there is plenty of insensitive data and applications in a bank that are perfectly suited for co-lo/cloud.
There was an interview with one of the Apple execs, I think it was with Tim Cook while he was still COO where he explained why it's virtually impossible to manufacture the iphone in US regardless of the cost implications.
Basically it boils down to lack of low skilled labour, not high skilled labour. As in the past couple of decades the "Western" culture is driving the youth towards higher and higher education and white collar jobs, while slowly moving production to the "Developing" countries for various reasons like cost and environmental impacts. He came up with some numbers in 10'000s of people needed for the assembly plants alone.
Another factor is the supply chain, where in China/Taiwan the factory that produces the semiconductor components is just "down the road" from the ones producing 90% of the other components like the metal/glass body and the tiny screws.
Another factor is the total "out of touch" of the American sub-contractors/suppliers, that in the case of the Ipnone 4 "revolutionary" glass body quoted 6+ months to come up with a prototype. Their Chinese/Taiwanese counterparts took days to come up with a viable prototype.
I know that this is IT/Techie website, but IT is not the only industry out there that is being outsourced...
My guess is the author is talking about non-IT skill sets, like mechanical and low level low paid engineering tasks that are deemed to be beneath someone living in a first world country in the past couple of decades.
I'm not familiar with the US Education system but i doubt there are many places that teach how to maintain a loom or sewing or metal working
I'm not saying that the future of containers is guaranteed, but given the fact that the majority of the cloud load is from web services, the ability to just dump containerised applications on top of he hypervisor without having to muck about with VMs/Servers and guest OSes is definitely something to look for in the future.
Your logic is false. If the driver less cars prove much safer record their premiums will be lower than the meatbag models indeed. But that doesn't mean the meatbag premiums will get more expensive than meatbag premiums now, only than driverless cars in the future.
Not to mention that it will take years if not decades to correctly establish driverless cars safety records to match a driver with say 20 years of experience and 5+ years of NC bonus, So I wouldn't hold my breath for this to be the selling point of driverless cars
"but once the insurance premium of a normal car skyrockets above what you can afford (it won't take long) that will be that."
Why would the insurance premium skyrocket? There is no monopoly, the premium is largely based on the risk and free market. For the premiums to skyrocket the risk has to skyrocket, If introducing self driving cars on the roads increases the risk of collision, noone will do it in the first place. Nor the prices of cars will skyrocket, so the risk stays roughly the same, hence the insurance premiums.
Is this an ad or a sarcasm? What is the PC Busting part?
Performance - unimpressive
Size - nothing new, 1TB SSDs has been around for a while
Price - not even mentioned
Manufacturing process - TLC, is nothing revolutionary and it's not even 3D NAND, 15nm or lower is already in use by competitiors
All in all an average looking SSD, what's with all the fuss
It's where the management decides they don't need to pay the computer people in operations, when they already have computer people in Development, that know computers right....
I get the idea of SysOps and Devs working closely together.
I don't get the idea of the same person writing code, managing hypervisors, storage, network, AD you name it. Yes there are a limited number of people out there who are capable of doing all this on a professional level, but certainly not to amount that is in demand according to the job ads. So everyone ends up with subpar Developers and subpar Sys admins for 20% higher price, go figure...
Carefully outsourcing parts of your IT to Indian outfits is somewhat OK there are some decent ones out there.
But I have yet to encounter a big Indian outsourcer capable of handling enterprise size business without making a complete mess of it.
Who keeps voting for this, are the shareholders mad, stupid or both?
"On a laptop, I really don't care about performance per watt."
Unfortunately for AMD, most people actually do care about performance per watt on a laptop as it's tied to the battery life. And where 2h battery wife might be acceptable to some, nowadays people tend to expect full working day of 8+ hours on battery charge for office load.
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