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Comment Ksplice really is not new (Score 5, Informative) 52

I would probably be an Oracle "fan boy". Ksplice is not new. They "bought" it a few years ago, one of the main reasons it took so long forTorvald's kernel to get hot kernel patching.

Ksplice will only update the OS, it cannot update drivers or firmware of any kind (Storage arrays, NICs, etc...) you still need to bounce for that. Learned the unfortunate way when we needed to update drivers for a buggy as be damned big blue flash array. (Very recent history...)

Also as I RTFA, SELinux does not yet work with an Oracle DB. When it does it will be amazing, but it has not happened yet...

Comment Apathy (Score 1) 287

By any chance is anybody else beginning to, against their own better judgement, stop caring about this type of thing because there seems to be nothing we can do about it?

There is no justifiable excuse for this or prism etc.. etc.. but we are clearly powerless to do anything and I think my mind needs a defence mechanism.

Comment Re: Case Study: Why the Cloud and Freeium do not w (Score 2) 192

I do not want to sound like I agree with what is happening, but I don't see how anybody could trust for anything else to happen.

Google's core business is advertising through the 'best' data gathering and best data indexing. That's what they do. Everything else is tertiary and transitory.

Comment Case Study: Why the Cloud and Freeium do not work (Score 4, Insightful) 192

While I fully understand the anger and frustration of bloggers and users a like at this change in Terms and Conditions, I do not really have any sympathy either.

The bloggers in question were using a free platform to derive an income from arguably questionable sources. What do they believe their actual entitlement is here?

Anybody who gives control of their "business" to a third party is probably foolish.
Anybody who gives control of their "business" to a third party and has no claim of ownership to it is probably foolish.
Anybody who gives control of their "business" to a third party and has no claim of ownership to it and was not even paying the third party is probably foolish.

Do you see where I am coming from here...?

Submission + - Woz compares the cloud and PRISM to communist Russia ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Some journalists run into Steve Wozniak at the airport and asked him about iOS 7 and PRISM, where he made an interesting comparison about how the US is becoming what it once feared most.

In communist Russia "you couldn't own anything, and now in the digital world you hardly own anything anymore. You've got subscritpions and you already said ok, ok, agree and you agree that every right in the world belongs to them and you got no rights and anything you put in the cloud, you don't even know", says Woz. "Ownership was what made America different than Russia".

Comment Irish Fella (Score 1) 94


This really just PR nonsense. The majority of people will not notice and will continue to pirate anyway.

There is only one solution to piracy and it's a bloody easy one.

Stop with walled gardens and make everything available everywhere at the same time for a reasonable price. It's that fupping simple.
I can fully understand why Hollywood's complete and utter lack of imagination and inability to consider anything new or original has resulted in them missing that memo.

I pay for netflix. It's reasonably priced and with a little effort I can access, on a very rare occasion, the American version if there is a specific need.

Shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and Breaking bad would get a far higher viewership and make far more ad and product placement revenue if they went out on on their own websites at the same time as they were televised. It's the future one way or another why go to so much hassle and expense to try and stop what will not be stopped until you simply give people what the want?

Comment More Warehouses (Score 3, Interesting) 184

more centralised management of everything.

Why have three DBAs managing a single database when you can have 10 managing a 1,000?

Managed print services, Office online, more or less disposable laptops, cloud email, cloud active directory services etc.. etc...

There are too many people doing the jobs only a few are really needed for.
I think this centralisation will be bloody unfortunate for most of us.

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