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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

goarilla Reminds me of (372 comments)

Richard Doug Wilson's The Spin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... Which was excellent.
Too bad, he had to ruin it by following it up with predictable long winded sequels.

2 days ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

goarilla Re:"cloud" = "someone else's computer" (241 comments)

I measure security as "is my shizz secure??" If yes, then it's secure. if no, then it's not secure. security is like death. you can't be mostly dead or somewhat dead.

Jezus, nothing is perfectly secure. It's a process.
That adage gets repeated all the time because it's absolutely true.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

goarilla Re:YES !! (241 comments)

(BTW these days you'd be looking at a 6800 not a 6500 unless buying used, and the Nexus only if you've got some majorly complex things going on in the server room. Also we gave up on paying the cisco premium on the edge a while back, and have never looked back. While Cisco has been fiddling with SLA, other folks have made much cheaper alternate edge switches with fully adequate feature sets.)

You are mixing network gear vendors (HP Procurves, Netgear ?).

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

goarilla Re:Is it more difficult? (241 comments)

The one most important factor is reacting to change. Flexibility is crucial. For example, even though individual machines with drive arrays work well, moving to a SAN in the data center [2] is a necessary move for most applications. Similar with moving from racks of physical hardware to a VM infrastructure [3]. Network-wise, the future will be about dealing with edge devices (IoT stuff), and perhaps even having a separate WAN that is shared among companies that uses leased lines so that business transactions run on a separate network than the Internet.

Doesn't this require a decent sized company to begin with (+1000 users) or one with a specific need.
A SAN and virtual infrastructure isn't exactly cheap.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

goarilla Re:Is it more difficult? (241 comments)

I see ... you hate YAMMER too :D.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

goarilla Re:Cloud (241 comments)

True most companies hide behind their obscurity.

about a week ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

goarilla Re:But ... (241 comments)

This is just another post for us to vent our increasing frustations with the way IT is being more and more undervalued.
We used to be called experts. Now we're virtual janitors.

about a week ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

goarilla Re:class act (171 comments)

I suffer from some mental issues (agorafobia, social anxiety). And I do consider myself a little bit insane !

about a week ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

goarilla Re:class act (171 comments)

Of course, that notwithstanding, even a horse probably wouldn't want a statue of their ass made and sent on a world tour.

I guess you haven't met many horses then.
They are totally asspeople !
Twerking all the time, subscribing to the Kim Kardashian mailinglists, reading popular proctologist media, etc ...

about two weeks ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

goarilla Re:class act (171 comments)

Or do you consider everyone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as insane?

Yes, they have a mental disorder and thus are classified insane.
Just because you take offence of the word doesn't mean it has changed or should change its meaning.

about two weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re: A joke? (647 comments)

You can't buy Windows 7 RETAIL anymore.
Yes you can still get some OEM licenses or try to find retailers which still hold sine stock.
But Microsoft has stopped selling W7 retail since 31/10/2013 IIRC.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re: A joke? (647 comments)

Dude seriously WTF? I'm serious...WTF are you doing man? those "utilities" are about as useful as tits on a boar hog, worse because at least the tits ain't slowing down the boar!

Yeah they do suck, but some of them control things like the Wireless hotkey which the clients do expect to work.
And yes Ninite is fantastic, I've been using it for 3 years now myself. Will check out driver-booster. Thanks !

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re: A joke? (647 comments)

BS as I've used WinXP drivers in Windows 7 and Windows 8 drivers in 7 as well, that's the nice thing about Windows they don't crap on drivers all the time. In fact the only caveat is that if you are using 32bit XP drivers you have to use Win 7 32bit but Linux AFAIK won't let you mix 32bit and 64bit drivers either so no difference there.

I thought the new improved driver model of Windows Vista and up made Windows XP drivers necessarily incompatible ?
Maybe it works now but I tried that back when Windows 7 was new and that never worked.

I had to downgrade a new Toshiba laptop last week and some toshiba utilities/drivers wouldn't run on Windows 7 or didn't exist at all.
And I'm not gonna put a Preview release on a client's worklaptop even though it usually is pretty stable, that's just silly.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re:A joke? (647 comments)

Out of curiousity how far do you exactly go:
Software policy restrictions, EMET, strict lgpo's, different admin user, software with good configurations (ff+adblock), tighter ACL's, ...

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re: A joke? (647 comments)

You can't buy Windows 7 retail anymore. Yes you can use the downgrade rights if you bought the appropriate (expensive) Windows version.
But it won't be long until you won't find Windows 7 drivers for that new sony laptop you got.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re:A joke? (647 comments)

Since you run a PC repair shop ... you should be grateful for these booger picking morons, they are your clients !

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re:A joke? (647 comments)

Quit repeating BS that was last true under Windows 98. Windows 2000 was rock solid over a decade ago and infections since Windows 7 came out over 5 years ago are mostly down to user stupidity than the operating system, see the number of Android device infections. Even my mom, who can't program a VCR, would see your bullshiat.

Malware has changed but it's not dead.
Nowadays it's browser addons like toolbars and their virulent reinstall utilities that get into the systems.

Antivirus programs are still playing catch-up to this threat because for long they
didn't consider these advertising, browser hijacking programs to be malware.
Nowadays they have created an entire new category for this crapware (Potentially Unwanted Programs) but
mostly you still need to opt-in most AVG software to clean this garbage.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

goarilla Re:A joke? (647 comments)

So your Laptops' custom function keys don't work on Linux out of the box.
They usually don't work on a vanilla Windows without the 3rd party hotkey/function utilities neither !

about three weeks ago
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Windows Kernel Version Bumped To 10.0

goarilla Re:It's the API (171 comments)

bIsWindowsXPorLater = (osvi.dwMajorVersion >= 5 && osvi.dwMajorVersion >= 1);

bIsWindowsXPorLater = (osvi.dwMajorVersion >= 5 && osvi.dwMinorVersion >= 1);

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

goarilla Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

The fear isn't strictly "oh god i have to install 500 servers to make systemd work" the fear is that systemd will drop NSS support in favor of their own kdbus communication protocol that won't be supported by any non-systemd-aware application hoping to get an answer from gethostname().

That wouldn't just wreak havoc to non systemd-aware applications that would break the system.
The systemd guys are not gonna break a POSIX call !

about a month ago

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