* Posts by PermissionToSpeakPlease

8 posts • joined 15 Aug 2017

The point of containers is they aren't VMs, yet Microsoft licenses SQL Server in containers as if they were VMs


Per core makes much more sense than per instance.

It's about paying for for the software to get through a certain workload in a certain time.

In your model of per-instance pricing, if I only had machines with limited amounts of cores and needed say 4 instances to get through that workload in a certain time, I would be paying 4 times as much than if I had bigger machine with more cores to throw at it. To run the same workload in the same time, with roughly equal amounts of hardware (except some motherboards etc).

You pay more if you use more cores because the software you license gets to do more.

Like a Virgin, hacked for the very first time... UK broadband ISP spills 900,000 punters' records into wrong hands from insecure database


How to be vigilant...

Got their email, and was struck by the advise on "How to be vigilant by not providing your personal information to anyone suspicious".

Bit late for that now, right?

Register Lecture: Can portable atomic clocks end UK dependence on GNSS?


first lecture of the decade

Will surely be in 2021, not 2020...

Azure certifications are awful, Microsoft admits, so it has made new ones


experience vs certs

"readers opine that hard-earned experience is a far better indicator of skill than vendors’ exams" (...) "Microsoft night be onto something this time with its mantra that “certs = credibility with employers = fatter paycheques”. "

As employers tend to not know how to test real skills, both can be (and too often are) true at the same time

Shhh! DropBox 'quietly files' for IPO


I'd go for storage through Pied Piper

Equifax UK admits: 400,000 Brits caught up in mega-breach


Re: equifax stock price still ~$90

"Since sep8 it has only dropped around $50. I would have expected much worse"

They haven't lost any customer data. They've only lost some data that they were selling anyway, nothing for their customers to be overly worried about. There's just a one-off cost involved to be seen to be doing something now, but other than that there shouldn't be too much impact on long-term proffitablity from this. (sadly).

Vodafone won't pay employee expenses for cups of coffee


Re: FFS. Vodafone, it's a stupid policy.

where did they say that the employee isn't allowed to have a break?

RBS sharpens axe again: 900 IT jobs to go by 2020


Comparing your cornershop with a multinational makes sense how?


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