* Posts by DavidCarter

15 posts • joined 25 Nov 2015

Too hot to handle? Raspberry Pi 4 fans left wondering if kit should come with a heatsink

DavidCarter

The fan shim seems to be better at cooling obviously compared to the heatsink, with or without FLIRC. Adding both a heatsink and fan shim makes it worse... https://blog.pimoroni.com/raspberry-pi-4-thermals-and-fan-shim/ - FLIRC doesn't eem to make any difference (https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=raspberrypi-4-cooling&num=1), depends on your aesthetic needs. I use just a Pibow Coupé 4 with the Fan shim myself, it's totally silent

Summer's here, where's Windows 10 19H2? For Microsoft, spring ends whenever the heck it says so stop asking

DavidCarter

It'll be September anyway, named 1909?

Microsoft admits: Yes, miscreants leafed through some Hotmail, MSN, Outlook inboxes after support rep pwned

DavidCarter

Is there any decent reason why they don't have a customer lockbox requirement to allow access to see inside the mailbox, or a requirement in terms of line manager approval?

Centrica: Server fault on Wednesday caused Hive to crash on the Tuesday. Yes, yes, that's what we said

DavidCarter

Re: Redundancy

Hive is owned by British Gas. British Gas is owned by Centrica

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off

DavidCarter

Re: Windows

Not anymore no

Cloud hardware spend edges ahead of traditional setups for the first time

DavidCarter

What on earth does cloud hardware really mean to consumers (read: businesses) vs on-premise kit?

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

DavidCarter

Separately, still no sign of Server 2019 again though on VLSC

Oracle sued over claims of shoddy service, licensing designed to force adoption of its kit

DavidCarter

Same can be said for Microsoft and lack of Server CALs when using Azure...

Pure now a billion-dollar revenue biz as Dell EMC, HPE take eyes off prize

DavidCarter

Great products, but bad management. Who keeps propping this company up with money if it still makes a loss? Surely someone should sort out the profit margins/R&D spend a bit :P

VMware: Sure, you might run our stuff on bare-metal Azure, but we don't have to like it

DavidCarter

So Microsoft are either lying that they're running it on Azure hardware, being it runs on a Cisco-NetApp Flexpod, or is "Azure hardware" really just Cisco-NetApp Flexpods?

Dell EMC to release Azure Stack in small, medium and Oh My!

DavidCarter

You do realise VSAN Ready Nodes are VMware only, right? If anything, they'd use ScaleIO or Microsoft's Storage Spaces/Pools

HPE buying SimpliVity is like a 'unicorn barbecue' – HCI boss man

DavidCarter

These answers are so biased and wrong they're borderline funny.

First Dell EMC product is a VSAN-in-a-can, aka 'ScaleIO Ready node'

DavidCarter

That's not an on/off switch that's the rail slide button?

EVO:FAIL as VMware quietly shelves its EVO:RAIL recipe

DavidCarter

I saw EMC's presentation t he other day on VxRail. It's still too expensive for SME's or Remote / Branch offices and they won't make small spec'd nodes for it

EMC mess sends New Zealand University TITSUP for two days

DavidCarter

"At a guess, this looks like a major failure of a storage area network, likely including products beyond EMC's given that printing and internet access were also impacted"

I guess who wrote this doesn't realise that Print and Active Directory servers more than likely run from a SAN as well...

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