264 posts • joined 24 Sep 2012
Qualcomm axes staff, winds down data center processor efforts ... while China takes the blueprints and runs
The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview
Re: This is unfortunately a common Silicon Valley trick
"I had a very large and well known British company steal my idea a few decades ago when I presented it by way of impressing them at a job interview."
Sounds familiar. I interviewed at everyone's favourite UK Defence company for a networking role in an Aussie office. They asked how I could migrate the network from a mix of hybrid/redistributed EIGRP and OSPF to ISIS. I described in detail how to do such a thing with the "expert" feverishly taking notes.
I didnt get the job, and someone with much less experience and cheaper got the job (I found this out through a friend who worked there). I left out a few details deliberately (namely how to see if anything is still using the old protocols before turning them off) and my friend told me the whole network went down during the cutover because some sites (ie data centres) were not migrated properly. Naturally I laughed to myself when I heard this.
Hope their cheap option was worth it.
Tape vendors feel the cold, clammy hand of AWS on their shoulders. Behind them grins the Glacier Deep Archive
The most important thing with a managed backup solution isnt it?
Of course bean counters like the cost, but I want to know can I get my data back (does your DR system actually achieve this?), and how long will it take?
Glacier does what it says on the pamphlet of course, and Im a fan of how you can move stuff there from standard S3 automatically after a certain time.
My PoS iPhone 6 (which I got secondhand) still does what I need it to do. Just because I have ~$1500 AU in the bank does not mean I need to give it up for a new phone that does not really offer that much more.
Don't get me wrong, I "like Appple stuff" (yes, you may not and that's ok) but if it cost half as much I'd get one, and probably a new one next year or two too. Others in the office feel the same way and I'm sure we aren't alone.
I'm a pilot - a shit one compared to these guys and their ilk who can fly 737s nonetheless, but anyway.
Some systems will happily fly the aircraft into a stall (I realise that is not what happened here, I am just using this as an example) if the pilot does not intervene or uses said system incorrectly. It will even scream the words, "STALL! STALL! STALL!" etc into the headsets whilst doing so. Part of the training in my particular aircraft is to recognise this and disable the autopilot and recover if this occurs.
This sounds well and good, but if these fellows had thousands of hours (it would appear 6k for the captain and 5k for the FO) of experience and muscle memory then a new system, which may not even be able to be disabled, and possibly not have had an emergency checklist associated with it may (may being operative term) have contributed.
What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs
"Put up a mast"
This reminds me of some protest that happened in Aussie once.
A telco was going to install a tower in an area due to coverage reasons, so all these locals protested about how bad it was to have a tower etc at the site. Needless to say, just about all of them took their mobiles out at some stage to check something/text/call etc. Probably will also complain to the telco about lack of coverage too.
Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim
"And thanks to the land on which the factory is being built being redesignated, the company will be exempted from environmental restrictions and won't be required to get a permit to dump waste into the surrounding wetlands."
Can't say how much I dislike this. Regardless of how benign the waste would be claimed to be.
Bad news: Juniper to pass Trump's China tariffs onto customers. Er, good news? It'll be about 4%, says CEO
All through the house, not a creature was stirring... especially Samsung smartwatches: Batteries empty at 3AM
All of these companies (I include Apple. Samsung and just about any other personal tech manufacturer) crap on about reducing greenhouse gasses, renewable energy, efficient data centres etc and how wonderful for the environment they are.
There is no way all that will make up for these disposable products which would be difficult to recycle and going into landfill with all the glue and muck in them, Green my arse.
Re: this is just the start of a very ugly battle for your home
1984 - Indeed.
"As to the details of Google's Home Hub. It is cheaper that its competitors: $149 where the new Amazon Echo Show is $229 and Facebook's Portal is $199/$349 depending on the size of the screen."
As to the details of Google's Home Hub. It is cheaper that its competitors: $149 where the new Amazon Echo Show is $229 and Facebook's Portal is $199/$349 depending on the size of the telescreen.
Pentagon's JEDI mind tricks at odds with our 'values' says Google: Ad giant evaporates from $10bn cloud contract bid
Re: The bad news...
Why would Northrop Grumman (Northrup apparently) or General Dynamics bid for this? Where is their cloud capability? Same goes for Leidos or whoever else you wish to include on that list.
All of those players are capable of private cloud deployments but none of them are a cloud provider per se.
It's simple really. A risk assessment - on the provider that is.
"We can sell a contract with $x profit after overheads, SLA breach is $z, if it breaks and we can't fix it within SLA and z < y% of x then we're in front".
It's got nothing to do with uptime or reliability at all.
Nevertheless, it's the tech guy on the ground who gets shat on/KPI/performance managed if the SLA is breached, not the BDM who sold the unserviceable contract.
I can see how she feels, kind of.
I am friends with someone who works in a "law enforcement" field. I wont go into too much detail what the agency or their role is.
One of their jobs is to view criminal content such as this and child abuse to assess so they can pursue, arrest and gather information for assessment and refer to the courts. They have told me it is rather harrowing to say the least. They manage semi-ok. As well as one can I suppose. They told me that at work after they view this material they are told to play Tetris because that helps activate other areas of the brain to get their mind off it (don't ask me, I'm not a psychologist). More aggressive "relief" such a first person shooter just makes them more angry and fuels the anxiety, so Tetris it is.
I'm glad that people like my friend and Selena do this work so we don't have to deal with it and can maybe stop/reduce it occurring but they really need all the help and support they can get.