* Posts by Troy Tempest

15 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Oct 2017

Never Knowingly Underborked: Double trouble at Southampton's John Lewis

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Not a good sign

Using American Megatrends BIOS is a sure sign someone is cutting corners (& costs).

The hour grows late, the enemy are at the gates... but could Intel's exiled heir apparent ride to the rescue?

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Remind me ?

Remind me what successes Pat delivered exactly at VMware, I forgotten ?

I remember well him diss-ing cloud vendors - "book sellers" he called them.

Sounds like exactly the blinkered guy such a blinded company needs for the journey ever downwards.

US Air Force shows off latest all-electric flying car, says it 'might seem straight out of a Hollywood movie'

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Re: The FAA might have some feedback

To me they look like spice jars ....

This PDP-11/70 was due to predict an election outcome – but no one could predict it falling over

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Re: The elevator did it

As late as 2004 we had a "computer room" located next to the lift motor room.

People began to accept "random server reboots" 0800-0915, 1200-1400 and 1700-1800.

I guess people accepted the need for lunch and to go home ...

India connects submarine cable to islands where some still live in the stone age

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Re: Speck of land....

Definition of a Wigan “balanced diet” - a pie in each hand.

Credit: Ken Dodd

We've reached the endgame: Bezos 'in talks' to turn shuttered department stores into Amazon warehouses

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Re: Coming soon

As a recipient of many HP spates I readily lsugh and vote that comment up

VMware's flagship vSphere now in never-ending beta, if you're up for it

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Agreed mate, VMWare upgrades were/are shithouse.

THE main driver to the cloud for me

Rackspace changes name to – drum-roll please – ‘Rackspace Technology’

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On Fail, re-brand

As Windscale became Sellafield, a name change can give extra milage for a while at least.

However, “Fanatical support” mantra still equates to “we’ll bend-over backwards” and thus needs some re-work.

US prez Trump's administration reportedly nears new rules banning 'dual-use' tech sales to China

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Re: @Coward.

Huawei can’t resist, it’s in their blood to steal - how about recent “tappy”?

Hong Kong swells tech-buying subsidies for local businesses that buy from local businesses

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Re: Well, if he is worried about mingle with others....

... using only Huawei technology (stolen or otherwise) - see how far you get ...

What did turbonerds do before the internet? 41 years ago, a load of BBS

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Sorry, slightly drifting off topic .....

- does anyone remember (1990s) a great west of England BBS run by SysOp under the name of ALT-MAN? I forget the name - details please !!!

As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong

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Everyone hyping - slow down a little

I tested the "problem" on my Mac (High Sierra) and .... NO root access using blank password.

Again, trying to elevate my privileges (as described) from System Preferences - again NO root access.

Granted Apple has rapidly pushed out a patch means it was a problem but ... not everywhere.

Not denying it hasn't been witnessed - just not on EVERY machine.

So relax from RANTING and foaming - please test your sources BEFORE jumping on the gloat / hate wagon.

KVM? Us? Amazon erases new hypervisor from AWS EC2 FAQ

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You're kidding me, right? Hyper-V better than what?

- pretending to be "free"? Certainly not performance.

Oh, Lenovo! 1,000 staff strapped to redundancy cannon

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One job to do

Lenovo you only had one job to do - a clean safe boot of a PC - instead you gave us Superfish.

Lost the trust and the mojo .....

IT at sea makes data too easy to see: Ships are basically big floating security nightmares

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Re: How current is this?

Ark Royal was not involved in the Falklands war, being commissioned +3 years after the conflict.