* Posts by The Average Joe

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Icahn smell money! Corporate raider grabs $1.2bn of HP stock to push for Xerox merger

The Average Joe

Icahn is a D!ck

when he owned a lot of chrysler he said to put more bump in his pocket they needed to chop the company up into little pieces and throw it out of the boat like chum.... That guy should become a fisherman and get out of the financial industry. We do want our beloved crysler/dodge/jeep cars and trucks to continue because we love them, investors, not so much

Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it?

The Average Joe

Re: Remember OpenMesh?!

OpenMESH, same here several local businesses use it, I have it at home and at my parents and in-laws and now I have to rip-and-replace as I do not have the funds to pay per month for this clown wifi controller, when it was free for 30 days it was good enough. I do not want to pay full price for the access point and then pay every month. the access points never fail and datto is not cisco and I am not using cisco features or have the cisco staff to run the WLC/WCS - Cisco Prime.

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark

The Average Joe

Windows XP! DOH! they should have upgraded to a newer OS!

so the Windows XP is out of support, better send a helpdesk guy up there to repair the OS. It is always cheaper to use windows for mission critical processes, just look at the factory floor...

Come on, you can't be serious: Now Australia mulls face-recog tech for p0rno site age checks

The Average Joe

Kids never get into trouble, now no porn till your 21!

so how would they stop them from reading a used playboy? Are you really going to stop kids from getting into trouble? Will you make it so they can't smoke a cigarette because all new cigarettes have facial recognition and the box won't open if your too young???

Microsoft welcomes ancient Project app to the 365 family, meaning bleak future for on-prem

The Average Joe

SAS = Software As A Service or Sex As a Service

some don't get married

some have a gf

some have multiple gf's

some get a new gf every year

some just hookup

some just pay a hooker

some get married

So SAS you can compare to getting married or not. In the long run the marriage to one woman is the least expensive. Microsoft is the hooker, a new one show up every 6 months and you have no idea if she is going to drink all your beer, do drugs when your gone and pee in your house. YMMV...

Yay, Intel chip shortages should be over soon! Nope. Strap in, at least another quarter or two to go, say PC execs

The Average Joe

Awwww... Dell still can't sell you an AMD system for some reason....

Still getting those partner bucks so they don't sell the competition's CPU's....

Windows 10 update panic: Older VMware Workstation Pro app broken

The Average Joe

Re: "Win XP only seemed good because they finally built a desktop OS on the NT kernel"

In engineering we had a lot that ran the CAD software. I still have some of the disc's

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Re: And they say Win10 is stable?

Windows updates on Windows 7 are made to be painful, windows updates on Server 2008r2 are fast... Hmmmmm. Windows 10 updates are fast. We are in an abusive relationship where we get pushed down the stairs every so often so we do not talk back. We tell everyone else that it was our mistake we fell down the stairs again... Call it what you want but this is a hostile relationship and we have no way out, nowhere to go.

The Average Joe

Re: @Boris - And they say Win10 is stable?

Henry Ford had that for a while, you could buy any color of Model T you wanted as long as it was black. If users could switch from Windows to something else like they switch from a Ford to a Dodge I think we would see a different Microsoft or they would go under doing stupid sh!t!

The Average Joe

Re: And they say Win10 is stable?

Windows 10 is our only choice in corporate America. Our apps are win32/64 and only work on Windows. Windows 7 will no longer get security updates in January 2020.

Pick your poison.

Google needs to fund Wine to run everything and allow us to use Linux, chromebooks or Mac computers to run win32/64 apps.

Back in the day IBM had a source code license of Windows 3.1 so that OS/2 could run all win 3.1 apps. Maybe it is time someone gets a source code license and delivers IBM Windows 10.1....

Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020

The Average Joe

Same old Microsoft... playing games bait - wait - switch

Yes, release you have something but make them wait 12-24 months... I wonder if anyone will stand up to this kind of corporate stupidity from marketing. It would be like Ford saying don't buy the Tesla because in 2 years we have one that will be faster, lighter and cheaper.... LOL

Adobe results show it is still creaming those subscriptions but its share price fell – why?

The Average Joe

Only the honest Americans are paying the SaS game...

In India and China combined they have 10 licenses of CC or CS. The piracy rate is over 95% because the cost of the software is too high. Americans are funding Adobe software so that other countries can steal it. The criminals will always have a way to steal it.

Trump needs to have the BSA audit India, China and Russia for stolen software. If you can't afford commercial software use open source and quit stealing. You want proof? India has like 70,000 newspapers and the publishing is done on Windows XP with old Adobe software....

Dear Planet Earth: Patch Webmin now – zero-day exploit emerges for potential hijack hole in server control panel

The Average Joe

At one time my windows computer got a worm on the internet...

so now I am not going to use the internet or windows again! Take that!

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General

The Average Joe

Re: Juniper and Cisco spyware

white box junk, some of the OSes are never updated, they run a buggy version of Linux, a SNMP mib walk can make them lock up, when the vendor quits patching you have to jump to a newer kit in the same week. At least with Cisco you get support and know when the kit gets abandon.

TOR switches have missing features that we have been using for a long time and make provisioning a pain. Lots of moving targets so pick your poison.

It's a facial-recognition bonanza: Oakland bans it, activists track it, and pics taken from dating-site OkCupid feed it

The Average Joe

Microsoft says...

your facial recognition password on windows 10 is so much more secure than keyboard passwords that they want all web sites to support windows hello... Microsoft the same company that has trustworthy computing as a project and buzzword.

Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

The Average Joe

Re: Eh?




Pick only 2

Windows has never been particularly good or fast, but it is CHEAP! It has never been a secure OS

The Average Joe

Re: Eh?

FreeNAS has no AV software, if MS made a NAS it would have a virus EVERY time your laptops at work got one... Good job Microsoft!

The Average Joe

Re: Eh?

I don't see BSD or FreeBSD on there. I think the buggy distro's make linux look bad and for sure Microsoft is winning on that chart! woo hoo!

Microsoft tells resellers: 'We listened to you, and we have acted' (PS: Plz keep making us money)

The Average Joe

Re: Maybe

for students it is hands down better to use G Suite, anyone else doing the MS thing is just a 100% idiot. Chromebooks do not get stolen, are cheap and do not get kooties... Windows is great if you like to have an entire army to support your users and poorly written software that in some cases runs on someone else's computer. Do you get WAN bandwidth for free? Microsoft says everyone now has a 1 gig connection...

The Average Joe

Can we squeeze some more blood from this rock....

lets try a new twist and squeeze in a different way, as long as we don't kill them we are ok.

Red Cross blood drives should do this and start taking a minimum of 8 pints of blood per donor...

Liz Warren: I'll smash up Amazon, Google, and Facebook – if you elect me to the White House

The Average Joe

So the US Government's investigation of Microsoft has had what measurable impact?

Microsoft has stifled competition for decades. The US Government tried to see how to level the playing field and failed.

Microsoft still abuses it's monopoly on the desktop space.

There is NO competitor that can run Win32 binaries. The US Government should have forced Microsoft to have 2 other source code partners that distributed the same platform to launch applications. I would have been the guy to buy IBM Windows over Microsoft Windows, like in the days of OS/2 running win16 applications.

The market has moved away from Microsoft as we see over 2 billion Android mobile devices and 1 billion IOS devices. The corporate users are confined to desktop apps are still hostage to the legacy desktop applications...

Surface Studio 2: The Vulture rakes a talon over Microsoft's latest box of desktop delight

The Average Joe

Re: Hmmmmm!

Windows 10 with 1gb? The 32 bit version is dead, the 64 bit one will NOT do what your saying. You should have issues with software on 32 bit, I would not waste my time on 32 bit apps if I were selling a product. It is a dead end street.

The Average Joe

Re: Hmmmmm!

standard issue corporate laptop/desktop is 4gb of RAM. They all suck so bad I took a Lenovo T420 with 16gb of RAM and a 160gb SSD. It was the right decision. Me with Firefox and Chrome up with 10-20 tabs the thing is using 8gb of RAM. So i think all PC's should have 16gb of RAM and a SSD, if not you suck and the erperince is crap.

That is why users are so happy with iPad's, they do not require 16 gb of RAM to run without swapping. The PC is dead.

This AIO needs to allow me to run older OSes and Linux, or it is rubbish. At least an iMac you can put MacOS back on it and sell it later. A year in and this will be a $500 use PC....

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign

The Average Joe

Firestone tire CEO upset with how long tires are lasting

It seems that people who drive cars and trucks are not wearing out the tires fast enough, this quarter we saw our profits flatline. So we are developing a new tire stategay with Ford, Fiat and General Motors where the tires during the lease are free to replace under normal wear but the person must pay $10 per month to get tire assurance. This will help us get re-offuring income like the iTunes radio subscription, NetFlix or Sirius Satellite radio.

I promise next quarter our profits will not be flat. We will find new and creative ways to get more profit from these profit centers.


Money Hungry CEO #495

That 'Surface will die in 2019' prediction is still a goer, says soothsayer

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Yo, dude, how do you like your 12 month warranty???

With a Mac you can get Apple care for 3 years. Some devices have been current for over 6 years... Have you seen ANY SP1 owners? They all got tossed in the garbage pit when the SP2 or SP3 came out...

Hardware is tricky and on the high end even more so!

Still holding out on Windows 10? Microsoft tempts upgrade with virtual desktop to Azure

The Average Joe

what happend to BING?

well, if you build it they will come...

damn it all, they did not come!

bing is sitting there doing nothing and we have 1 million windows servers now running around the world. hey lets force these schmucks to use VDI so we can use some of those shiny servers we purchased and have running. Still not enough using it to justify the electric bill... wait till the shareholders hear this, heads will roll and I am guessing the stock will plummet. They keep trying to buy cool...

Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick only 2.

SUSE and Microsoft give enterprise Linux an Azure tune-up

The Average Joe

SUSE is dead...

yep, dead I say! every company that has partnered with Satan has had an untimely death.... SUSE was sold from Micro Focus so I could see them digging their own grave.

I do not believe anything from Microsoft, anything.

Can Microsoft change it's identity from a nerdy tech company to a cool one that all the kids want to use their products? Can IBM do the same and be as cool as Apple? You cannot buy cool, just ask some of the rich kids from the school days, they ended up in prison and in car accidents. Cool is not purchased it is like charisma...

Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

The Average Joe

25 years and the clustering is still not as good as VMS...

what a waste. Clustering today sucks compared to VMS. Dave had the chance and he blew it.

The Average Joe

Re: NT4

but they moved print drivers out of the kernel, or the default was out, you could still run old ones and Kill your terminal server with just 1 print preview!

So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

The Average Joe

wrong direction...

you guys need to be thinking about going up. Self driving cars... No we should be asking for flying cars. No roads to repair. no pot holes, no gas tax, no speed limits, no traffic jams, no more zig-zag routes to work, less time in transportation, wont rust, won't get stuck.

Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux

The Average Joe


Don't trust a ho

Never trust a ho

Time to ditch the front door key? Nest's new wireless smart lock is surprisingly convenient

The Average Joe

Nest is riddled with developers that are complete idiots

well, you have to be a raging moron to require IPv6 to register your nest thermostat. After that you can turn it off. How many furnace guys are going to know how to enable or disable IPv6??? I see a TON of hacked networks thanks to Nest!

Too bad we could not ban those developers and designers from ever touching any IOT device ever again...

It's begun: 'First' IPv6 denial-of-service attack puts IT bods on notice

The Average Joe

One ISP I know...

one of the tech guys there said he can't wait for IPv6 so that firewalls will be obsolete and we can throw them out... I kid you not. "There's a sucker born every minute"

Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory

The Average Joe

One will succeed and the other will fail

so... You designing a new 1U server and you have to pay a $25 per machine royalty to Intel if you use the Intel ruler or $0 for the Samsung ruler... What do you pick when designing. Will your boss or company be happy about paying Intel more for every server chassis you sell or not???

Think of the licensing for Thunderbolt from Intel. How well did it sell? How well did it get put on every system since 2011 with thunderbolt 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0? Well they had to drop the licensing royalties around 3.0 because nobody was using it but Apple... With USB 3.1 most users do not care about Thunderbolt...

So welcome to the new Itamium of the SSD/NVME world! Lets start arranging the chairs on the deck. ;)

Citrix buys Unidesk for massive Microsoft Windows rollouts

The Average Joe

Re: Shitrix..

Well I had the privilege to be one of the few that purchased South Beach 1.5 Beta and used it in production. We ran a DOS Clipper database app as well as AutoCAD on that OS. It was rough but better than installing Windows on xx physical desktops.

Today I have yet to see any VDI protocol that is better at delivering high performance CAD and Video apps than PCoIP from VMware... scary stuff with a HP Thin Client running Linux. LOL

KVM plans big boosts to storage and nested virtualization

The Average Joe

for real?

I have been using VMware where Windows will not run the VM's and is painful. Not sure but the whole VMware stack works well and is simple. Not perfect but hands down better than anyone else. Amazon, eBay, Google and like providers can do whatever they want as they have a whole army of IT staff and developers to make any OS or application just work. The rest of us use VMware. The SMB market? VMware there with the free hypervisor is just too simple compared to the Hyper-V product.

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

The Average Joe

Re: Stupid bastards

In Vietnam we were pussies, we had nukes and we used them on Japan. We should have used them on North Korea and Vietnam we would have sent the right message...

The Average Joe

Re: Stupid bastards

Roto Till it via carpet bombing....

The Average Joe

Re: Gather Dust?

I agree, after dropping it they should have carpet bombed the area for 24 hours...

Embrace our cloud, damn you: Microsoft dangles 40% discount on Azure instances

The Average Joe

Wait a minute, without powershell???

well, MS told us that 2 billion IT admins in the world use power shell and that we are going to have to take it or die. Now they find out that those windows admin kids that use a mouse don't like typing in cryptic commands at a black promt??? you mean they like using a GUI and are not stuck on using MS DOS apps? Huh

maybe they all learned UNIX and Linux via MacOS????

Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

The Average Joe

Well after that...

the license will make it illegal to use your d*ck and each time you do you have to pay a $10 royalty because Windows is fun and so is S*x. So now the only way to get off is to have a windows 10 machine as you can get off with no $10 fee. And yes you have to pay in vegas too if you use a prostitute. Just saying...

Consumers go off PCs as global shipments continue their decline

The Average Joe

Consumers are making a choice...

they are not liking the choice of Windows 8/8.1/10

The hardware price for RAM is up because they switched from DDR3 to DDR4. LOL

SSD's for the consumer are about the same.

iPads are the best compute devices for our parents and grand parents, Windows is too complex, and windows has always been too complex. Now that we can choose a complex windows machine or an ipad we pick the easy route, the iPad...

Cisco goes 32 gigging with Fibre Channel and NVMe

The Average Joe

Re: Ugh!

Well when FC16 came out VMware could only run it at 8gig, so much for spending the cash on HBA's and switches when the stupid OS would not support it.

The only reason why this is a good thing is that the FC16 and FC8 gear will be on firesale and us bargain hunters can pick it up for a penny on the dollar when it is just 3 years old. LOL Sometimes less than that!

The Average Joe

Only for those with BIG pockets

yep, big money.

The rest of us are using 10gig ethernet, data center ethernet and multiple sessions on LACP with MLAG switches. I am sure there are businesses that need this but for the rest of us it is more about the software stack and licensing. The migration off Oracle and MS SQL to open source products. The open source stuff is so good that if your not the top 1% your wasting your $ on some of this commercial stuff. Good staff and good hardware make it so that the developers are now the bottleneck.

We are now in the phase of supporting Android and IOS as the major platforms so all the legacy Microsoft products are not even considered anymore. Some have moved on and others are stuck in the past. LOL

IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest

The Average Joe

Cisco and Charter internet have it done

It is NOT IPv6, it is double NATed IPv4 and then carrier grade nat as it exits the charter network in Detroit. Each static subnet cable modem has 2 paths, one paths is the static address pool and the other goes out the double NATed carrier network. Prolly using Cisco FabricPath

If Cisco was smart they would come out with IPv7 that fixes all the complexity of IPv6 but allows the use of IPv4. Dual stack OSes suck, remember Windows NT - IP and Netware - NCP?

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

The Average Joe

since 2005...

I have started using Apple computers in 2005

Mac Mini PowerPC 1.4GHz

MacBook 2006

PowerMac PowerPC tower


MacBook Pro 2010

Macbook Pro 2012

All have NEVER had sleep, wake, hibernate issues. All have had AWESOME Bluetooth support.

Apple makes a great product, Microsoft products are a waste of time and money.

Surface Hub: A Howard Hughes folly, or a cunning Post It Note killer?

The Average Joe

I am buying two for the garage...

I missed out on the Brown Zune, kin, Surface table, MSN watch, Plays for sure Music library, MS Bob, MS Bing, Windows Phone 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Damn it I am not going to miss this one...


HP Inc Elite X3: Windows 10 phablet for enterprise-y types

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.NET in the Enterprise...

He forgot to say that in those places where they have 3.500 .NET apps they have Java apps that run the business. The .NET are just for reporting or specific use cases where we could not do it with Java. Some places told the developers to focus on Java as a .NET app could be a career limiting move.

All the CIO's and CEO's I know are asking the developers how to get app XYZ on their damn Apple Watch! LOL so here we go again... No CEO or CIO asked for .NET on a watch!

Reg readers speak out on Thin Client technology

The Average Joe

You need the staff and good software...

Most IT staff are just barely able to handle supporting the Microsoft stack. Any additional complexity and they just tell the users "You will have to just deal with it because that is the way it is" and they walk away. I have seen this.

VMware VDI with Nvidia video cards are VERY good, you need Gig networking and a peppy thin client, not the junk $99 ones. I am talking about dual screen video and CAD. It can be done and that pool is separate from the general purpose users.

You have to give users access to multiple pools with different view servers so if one view cluster is down there are alternatives, i.e. another non persistent pool. Yes you need multiple DNS servers, if you have 1 you have no right complaining. DHCP is the same thing.

You also need documentation on software used on site as well as how to install it. yes some vendors need a kick in the nuts, i.e. the ones that still break rules that require administrator to get the thin to run or things that fail running on terminal server. We should be past junk win95 software that fails to run on terminal server.

Your mileage may vary if you use the substandard VDI vendors like Citrix or Microsoft. LOL

Microsoft releases major PowerShell update after long preview

The Average Joe

Custom software for Microsoft Internal use...

Azure Cloud servers need a VERY robust scripting language.

So this trick is just to manage the mess they have created. If they would have integrated BASH or used Linux or BSD as the core OS 10-20 years ago we would just use UNIUX shell experts to manage the hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Azure servers.

Hint if MS Azure had to pay for every server and SQL license they would have switched to UNIX a long time ago... Hint if MS Azure ran BSD or Linux they could cut the number of bare metal servers in 1/2 and save on space, electricity and cooling as well as UPS capacity...