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Btrfs Is Getting There, But Not Quite Ready For Production

Tony Hoyle Re:ZFS (268 comments)

You don't install outside the supported distro you paid support for. Anything outside that isn't production ready. Unless zfs ships as a supported addon with RHEL it's not production ready in any meaningful sense of the word - stability has nothing to do with it.

about a year ago
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Btrfs Is Getting There, But Not Quite Ready For Production

Tony Hoyle Re: Ooooh Flamey (268 comments)

If you get a client with your network, it comes preconfigured.. so that's not a difference.

There *are* a lot of sucky sip clients. There are also some excellent ones.

about a year ago
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Btrfs Is Getting There, But Not Quite Ready For Production

Tony Hoyle Re:Happy with XFS (268 comments)

zfs doesn't support volume reshaping, which is fine for large datacentres with huge budgets but no use for smaller setups.. even at work if I were to say 'to add an extra Tb to the array we're going to have to spend $5000 to buy a duplicate one and recreate it' I'd be laughed at. So it's a nonstarter.

btrfs does, but it's not ready yet.. so like Urban Garlic, I'm still waiting, since things like dedup will make a huge difference.

about a year ago
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Smartphone Used To Scan Data From Chip-Enabled Credit Cards

Tony Hoyle Need a better source than some hack reporter (236 comments)

I'd be intrigued to know what app they're using that's returning the code and expiry date.. that information is encrypted on the card and none of the free nfc tag readers I've tried even attempt to decrypt it (I don't trust the banking system to use half decent encryption so not discounting the possibility entirely).

Of course it could just be the typical bullshit scare story that newspapers come out with..

about a year ago
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Smartphones More Dangerous Than Alcohol, When Driving

Tony Hoyle Re:On the cusp of a sea change (358 comments)

Gives a whole new meaning to 'my computer crashed' though...

more than 2 years ago
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Protect Your Pre-1997 IP Address

Tony Hoyle Re:Seriously? (275 comments)

The world is consuming a /8 - 16 million addresses - roughly every 3 weeks.

Your piddling 65k addresses for a class B? 2 hours, tops.

more than 3 years ago
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Protect Your Pre-1997 IP Address

Tony Hoyle Re:Never! (275 comments)

Here, have a ::1

more than 3 years ago
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Protect Your Pre-1997 IP Address

Tony Hoyle Re:I got one (275 comments)

"But what's going to happen? Will IANA stop giving out numbers and say, "sorry, nothing we can do. No more numbers."

Yes. Quite possibly in less than a month.

When we're down to 5 /8's they're distributed to the RIRs automatically and IANA shuts down its ipv4 operations forever.

The RIRs then have until their v4 pool runs dry - they won't get any more - which may be quite quick for some (like apnic) and slower for others.

After that it's down to what ISPs have - they'll probably ramp up their prices for v4 an instigate such horrors as carrier grade NAT, just to stretch it out, but it's just postponing the inevitable.

And yeah, potentially this is bigger than y2k and the great unwashe don't even know it's happening - even though it *will* affect them.

more than 3 years ago
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Sound As the New Illegal Narcotic?

Tony Hoyle Re:Seriously? (561 comments)

Damn those entertainers...

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISP Spots a File-Sharing Loophole, Implements It

Tony Hoyle Re:I can't believe..... (179 comments)

It was voted in by about 200 pissed up MPs who had been dragged out of the pub to make sure it passed. Only about 40 actually attended the debate.

Watching it happen was an eye opener to say the least. Any illusions that we have actual representation died that day.

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISP Spots a File-Sharing Loophole, Implements It

Tony Hoyle Re:That'll work (179 comments)

2*[branches of the ISP]*[Family members/friends/dog]

Also the act says nothing about keeping a count for *ex* subscribers.. so pingponging between two may be enough.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Accepts Chinese CNNIC Root CA Certificate

Tony Hoyle Re:Why bother, there's always opera (256 comments)

As does OSX, and by extension Safari.

It's not really news.. Mozilla is even late to the party.

more than 4 years ago
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"Doomsday Clock" Moves Away From Midnight

Tony Hoyle Re:Science? (287 comments)

They're just a bunch of fear-mongering wackos with an agenda.

That'll be why it's listed under science :p

I miss the days when science as about the scientific method and discovering stuff.. now it's about what gets the biggest headline and the biggest research grants.

more than 4 years ago
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"Doomsday Clock" Moves Away From Midnight

Tony Hoyle Re:The value of an education. (287 comments)

No, because even bums know about news management. Bad news sells. Keep quiet about the good stuff.

more than 4 years ago
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"Doomsday Clock" Moves Away From Midnight

Tony Hoyle Re:First thought... (287 comments)

Someone hasn't been taking their medication.

more than 4 years ago
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"Doomsday Clock" Moves Away From Midnight

Tony Hoyle Re:First thought... (287 comments)

Nuclear winter has been pretty much debunked now. It was a nice scare story 20 years ago but we have better scare stories now :p

more than 4 years ago
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An Android Developer's Top 10 Gripes

Tony Hoyle Re:why Java? (272 comments)

That's going to mean you have to produce a different app every time a new phone comes out with a slightly different CPU. Or you'll force the platform onto a single CPU model which would in the long term kill it.

more than 4 years ago
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An Android Developer's Top 10 Gripes

Tony Hoyle Re:Unix way (272 comments)

Android has had push email for years.. 2.1 even has a little desktop widget to turn the syncing on and off.

The exchange features are somewhat lacking (although you can buy some very nice apps to make up for that). I don't think that's android's market though.. RIM have the business market sewn up.

I reckon they're looking to usurp Nokia, who are very vulnerable either now, especially now their marketshare has dropped below 50% for the first time.. they've put out a series of smart phones that quite frankly suck (Symbian is beyond help and it's about time they ditched it)... they keep putting shitty resistive touch screens on everything.

more than 4 years ago
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Avatar Soars Into $1-Billion Territory

Tony Hoyle Re:Awful Story + great effects = Blockbuster (782 comments)

No you're not alone. The story was too generic to carry the movie.. it's all about the graphics.

Tie that quality of rendering to a decent story then you've got a winner - possibly next year.

more than 4 years ago

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