In an era where Apple can patent a fucking rectangle with rounded corners
Explains the sharp corners of Microsoft...
For most people, wordpad is more then enough.
Nobody uses WordPad. In fact non geek people don't even know its existence.
In what way is their 'social retardedness' their own fault? Does it matter they have Aspergers or not? What's the difference of a person having Aspergers and a person showing the symptoms of Aspergers? How can you tell the difference?
Only logon information about accounts that have logged on onto that device are being cached. Not all accounts, that would too resource intensive. Also that information is not obtained from a domain controller, but from user input.
So you can only compromise accounts that are used on that computer. However if you could steal a domain controller than you are correct. But the same goes for authentication servers from any other vendor.
You are correct.
If you read the article closely, you will notice it is not about the productions systems, but the testing systems of the Quality Assurance Division.
It makes sense to use VM's for Q & A just for flexibility. If your production storage is about a few hunderd PB, 100 TB for testing seems obvious. When you run production on the scale of eBay, Doing Q & A work on just a server or 2 doesn't work out.
I suspect they need 4000 VM's for Q & A, for more than just simulating the production system. For instance they are likely to test on multiple EBay instances for multiple projects or versions of their own software. They might also need a lot of systems to test data replication. And of course they need to simulate a lot of simultaneous clients for performance and reliability test, you need systems for that too. When Q & A work is done on that scale you need to collect, store, and analyze huge amounts of testing data.
Of course when this works out fine, eventually the production storage will likely be equipped with SSD technology as well.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]