* Posts by From the States

31 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jul 2015

OpenText completes Micro Focus buy, CEO says bye to 8% of workforce

From the States

They bought MF for the Novell IP. LOL

Micro Focus has dropped the hatchet plenty of times with its acquisitions. Now, the tables are turned.

When civilisation ends, a Xenix box will be running a long-forgotten job somewhere

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Re: At Grace, re: temp solutions...

Good Lord, I haven't thought of Procomm Plus in over 10 years.

Think your VMware snapshots are all good? Guess again if you're on Windows Server 2019

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Bad link?

The link to the workaround article doesn't work.

You're an admin! You're an admin! You're all admins, thanks to this Microsoft Exchange zero-day and exploit

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Re: Possible quick fix

SMB signing is not a free transaction. It does require CPU cycles and for systems that are already constrained, it's a non-starter.

City of Atlanta's IT gear thoroughly pwned by ransomware nasty

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How comes there's never time to do it right the first time but there's always time to fix it?

WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI

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Or else he was trying to throw the dogs off the track.

He could have done that to make it look like it wasn't him or to see if others had figured it out.

Whatever the case, one hopes if he is truly innocent, he is found not guilty and vice-versa.

US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

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The entire project was $314 million to develop with a unit cost of $16 million.

They built 20 of those things within that project.

See http://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-much-mother-bombs-costs-173900074.html or http://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2017/04/13/thinkprogress-hack-gets-his-moab-math-wrong-and-gets-his-butt-handed-to-him/.

AWS's S3 outage was so bad Amazon couldn't get into its own dashboard to warn the world

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Major irony alert

"Ironically, outage monitoring sites DownDetector and isitdownrightnow.com were also offline, thanks to the issue."

Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

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Missing item in the series?

"Debian, Fedora and are confirmed as suffering from this problem." We breathlessly await the Linux distribution that should be following "and".

Dyn dinged by DDoS: US DNS firm gives web a bad hair day

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Amazon Web Services also affected.

The WSJ story at http://www.wsj.com/articles/denial-of-service-web-attack-affects-amazon-twitter-others-1477056080?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f mentioned that AWS has affected for 90 minutes, so I wonder how many of the affected sites run out of AWS.

Google has unleashed Factivism to smite the untruthy

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What Juvenal said centuries ago still applies today.

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

You're fired (into space)! Trump tops Martian ejaculation poll

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Boris Johson?

Get the editor an extra cup of coffee - stat!

Surprise! Leading 4-socket server vendor isn’t Dell or HPE

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And the Chinese are known for being truthful, of course.

No reason to doubt their numbers, right?

Dear sysadmin: This is how you stay relevant

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Re: The Cloud....

The Google for Work email outage this week only helps make this point.

Is VMware starting to mean 'legacy'? Down and out in Las Vegas

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Re: VMware can have and eat well off of legacy

I'd like to get feedback from admins who have administered large VMware environments and large Hyper-V environments to see which is better.

POS malware stings 20 US hotels

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Re: How could you and Reuters not mention the guy who broke the story and has a lot more

Got it. I jumped to the wrong conclusion. Then I will simply ask the question of Reuters.

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How could you and Reuters not mention the guy who broke the story and has a lot more

information on it?


Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

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Microsoft support will get buried tonight...

...by all the people who super-procrastinated on the upgrade offer.

I can't say I'm surprised if a home-grown system can't be upgraded. If it's an older system, Microsoft is still supporting Windows 7 with security updates through the end of 2019.

FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

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You can now call her O.J. Clinton.

Just wait until Vlad starts blackmailing her.

Windows 7, Server 2008 'Convenience' update is anything but – it breaks VMware networking

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Specifically, it was "DOS Ain't Done til Lotus Won't Run"

Some have debunked that story.


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Yes, but they also borked App-V to remove them from suspicion.

What irks me about the Microsoft KB article is *nowhere* does it say what type of NICs get borked. We had to wait until VMware made a posting to find out it was VMXNET3 (we still use E1000 a lot).

The EU wants you to log into YouTube using your state-issued ID card

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1984, anyone?

Stuff like this would make me vote for BREXIT in a heartbeat (but I don't live in the UK).. That business of the United Nations hinting that they might want to control the oceans is along these same lines.

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

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GWX Control Panel might help here

I have not used GWX Control Panel but have heard it recommended for stopping this behavior.


IT's Holy Grail, but is DevOps a Poisoned Chalice for sysadmins?

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“If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t taking enough risks.”

I get that, but in a financial services environment, mistakes don't go over well, or at least repeated mistakes don't, especially if gain/loss is involved.

What’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016?

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Is Hyper-V Server "free" or actually "no extra cost"? There is a difference.

IBM's $16bn software supremo Mills reportedly exits

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"...reportedly exists"

For the sake of his family and Mr. Mills himself, I hope so!

2015 wasn't about AWS. It was about everybody getting ready to try to beat AWS

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Do I need a cup of coffee?

"The inaugural figures, in April, saw net sales of $1.5m versus $1.05m in 2014. Two quarters later that number was $2m versus $1.1m – a change of 42 and 181 per cent respectively."

$1.5m? Sounds like chump change but maybe I need coffee (and I don't drink it).

'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

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I wonder if he has ever changed a TV channel

Ask the Ad Age guy if he has ever changed the channel on this TV. So that's not stealing? I fail to see the difference.

He also completely absolves his industry of any responsibility for malvertising networks, with no concern about infecting people's machines. All we need is a bowl of clean, warm water and a fluffy towel so he can wash his hands of everything.

The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

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Any chance that those addresses belonging to regular blokes were really frame jobs done by someone else?

Feel like you're being herded onto Windows 10? Well, you should

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IE6 just died on Tuesday.

Though XP died last year, IE6 lived on in Server 2003 until Black Tuesday of this week. You guys should be devoting a separate filler article on the death of IE6. Grab a screenshot from any movie where the bad guy dies due to arrows, etc.

Why the USS NetApp is a doomed ship

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The US Navy may have been bruised, even battered, but this is the first time I have ever seen it listed as "beaten" in August, 1945.