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Episode 83 – France Throws off the Cyber Gloves!!!

I love the idea that we that they want to switch from defense to offense. Good on ya France! https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/france_cyber_war/

“Netflix has won and I don’t think anyone can catch them.” ….And other dumb quotes people say. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/18/i-dont-think-anyone-can-catch-them-former-nbc-executive-on-netflix.html *

Huawei launches a charm offensive — but PR execs say it may face a ‘literally impossible’ task. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/21/huawei-goes-on-the-pr-push-to-fix-its-damaged-reputation.html

The other dumb stuff…This from Marriott. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/22/marriott-ceo-were-not-in-a-business-that-is-super-sensitive-from-a-national-security-perspective.html

This IBM story just won’t go away. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/18/ibm_government_lying_claims/

Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel’s spinning of Spectre “fix” as a security feature. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/22/intel_spectre_fix_linux/

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Episode 73 – The Thanksgiving Show

Published a couple of years ago in Apple , AWS , Bezos , IBM , Red Hat - 0 Comments

What would it be like if Enterprise IT Suppliers had Black Friday deals?  Who would get trampled….and for what?

iPhone select trick
https://www.dummies.com/consumer-electronics/smartphones/iphone/how-to-edit-text-on-your-iphone/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/19/bitcoin-skids-to-a-13-month-low-nearing-5000.html
  • The world’s largest cryptocurrency is now down 22 percent in the past week, falling as much as 12 percent Monday to its lowest level in more than a year.
  • Other major cryptocurrencies ethereum and XRP dropped 13 and 5 percent respectively.
  • Bitcoin is now down more than 30 percent since last Thanksgiving, when it gained household-name status and became a common topic around dinner tables.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/19/vpn_app_investigation/

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/439wbw/patching-is-failing-as-a-security-paradigm
This article pisses me off….so long…no answers
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/19/tech-stocks-like-facebook-and-apple-got-crushed-once-again.html
  • Facebook shares fell after a WSJ report that CEO Mark Zuckerberg is becoming much more aggressive in how he manages the tech giant.
  • Apple shares dropped following a report the company has cut production for its newest iPhones.
  • Bitcoin also continued a year-long slide, hitting its lowest level of the year.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/15/bezos-tells-employees-one-day-amazon-will-fail-and-to-stay-hungry.html
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told employees, in response to a question at an all-hands meeting last week, that the company is not “too big to fail.”
  • Bezos was asked a similar question at an internal meeting in March about Amazon’s size and the potential for government regulation.
  • Bezos is addressing the concerns as Amazon prepares to expand into two new headquarters locations in New York and Virginia.
  • Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire an Austin-based software product design and development studio called XOXCO.
  • XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
  • Microsoft has acquired several other AI startups this year, including Semantic Machines, Bonsai, and Lobe.
  • Microsoft also announced updates to its AI platform, including a new technology called Cognitive Services Containers.
CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey referred to as Frankenstein Jenkins or, more snappily, “Jenkinsteins” as teams add plug-ins to create a “gigantic, fragile master that falls apart”.
Dealing with these “Jenkinsteins” is therefore important.
This is perhaps the most aggressive analysis of what IBM must do…. I like it!!!
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Episode 68 – Red Hat’s Impact on IBM Enterprise Storage Business

Published a couple of years ago in China , Cybercrime , Fujitsu , Google , IBM , Sexual Misconduct , Storage - 0 Comments

We discuss the potential of disruption to the IBM Storage Portfolio… AND….Mark gets worked up over male dumbness… Kyle throws cold water.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-construction-workers-find-roughly-1000-human-teeth-hidden-inside-wall
https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/negative-ions-create-positive-vibes#1
Columbia University studies of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants. “The best part is that there are relatively no side effects, but we still need to figure out appropriate doses and which people it works best on,” he says.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/apple_launch_kill_laptop/
It’s so good that you just don’t need that musty old laptop. And here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook to make it real clear. Here’s a chart showing the past four quarters – and there’s the iPad alongside… other companies’ notebooks: Dell, HP, Lenovo.
“What you might not know is we’ve sold more iPads in the last year than the entire notebook lineup of all of the biggest notebook manufacturers,” he said. The Macs were also in the list – down there in the middle of the chart.
Half of the 90-minute launch was dedicated to the iPad Pro – with every effort made to point out that it is just as good, if not better, than a laptop.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18051186/ios-12-1-exploit-lockscreen-bypass-security
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/31/us-charges-10-chinese-spies-hacking-aerospace-firms-steal-engineering/
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-walkout-live-pictures-of-protesting-google-workers-2018-11
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/google-employees-walk-out-in-protest-of-sexual-misconduct-handling.html
  • Hundreds of Google employees will walk out of more than 20 offices around the world to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report.
  • The protest is meant to send a message that the company needs more transparency around its handling of sexual harassment as well as more employee empowerment overall.
  • This is the latest in a string of employee activism events at Google.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/microsoft-ceo-tech-companies-need-to-defend-privacy-as-a-human-right.html
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called privacy a “human right” in a keynote speech Thursday in London.
  • Nadella said Europe’s new data laws set a worldwide standard for protecting privacy.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook also praised Europe’s data privacy rules last week and called for similar laws in the U.S.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/29/fujitsu_upgrade_dx8900_array/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/big_blue_and_big_red_storage/
There are the two big ones, Red Hat Ceph (object storage with file and block access) and Red Hat Gluster (Scale-out NAS).
  • IBM Spectrum Control™
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize™
  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate™
  • IBM Spectrum Protect™
  • IBM Spectrum Archive™
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
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Episode 58 – Storage Containers…Should there be a Store for that?

Published a couple of years ago in AI , Autonomous Cars , BGP , Bitcoin , Censorship , Containers , IBM , Storage - 0 Comments
Storage Containers…Sounds cool, but will they perform?
Also, Mark LOVES the Bitcoin carnage and catching some Bad Guys!!!
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/04/ibm_blesses_containerised_storage_with_cloud_private_nod/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-plunges-goldman-sachs-scraps-161700126.html
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/24/17778736/facial-recognition-washington-airport-immigration-biometric-exit
We also discuss:
21st Century Stories
https://vimeo.com/268917014
NIST makes BGP Great again…by securing it.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/06/nist_bgp_rpki/
Looking at Big Tech Censorship
https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-sessions-to-examine-trump-theory-big-tech-censors-conservatives-2018-
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Episode 53 – Crypto Crash. Who Knew? The Tech Fugitives Knew

Published a couple of years ago in 5G , AI , Bitcoin , China , Chipsets , Hack , HPE , IBM , IoT , Network , Security , Storage - 0 Comments

In addition to some crazy crypto news, China threatens to enforce their cybersecurity standards amid trade war disputes.  By “cybersecurity standards” they mean…hand over your source code.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/15/us-china-trade-war-chinese-cybersecurity-standards-could-be-employed.html
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crypto-market-crash-prompts-suicide-concerns-135248250.html 
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/15/att_sued_cryptocurrency
We also discuss:
HPE COTS in Space
Tesla goes it alone on AI chiptech
IBM’s Storage Menu
IoT WAN Tech

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Episode 48 – Amazon Wiped out Billions

Published 3 years ago in AWS , Azure , Google , IBM - 0 Comments

Amazon wipes out billions in value while Cisco and Azure wipe out their platforms.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/amazon-wiped-out-billions-from-drug-stocks-and-package-carriers.html?recirc=taboolainternal

We also discuss:
Azure Shuts down the data center…to save it.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/19/microsoft_azure_outage_north_europe/
IBM Slashes cloud prices…. 3 times in ONE week.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/03/ibm_cloud_services_price_cuts/
Dell Maneuvers
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/02/dell-will-soon-be-a-public-company-again/
Google Browser warning
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/03/google_chrome_http/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/29/azure_storage_adds_static_html_website_hosting/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/02/cisco_ucs_hyperflex_disk_firmware_problem_could_kill_clusters/

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Episode 43 – Interview with IBM’s Charles Henderson, Global Managing Partner of X-Force Red

Published 3 years ago in IBM , Security , X-Force Red - 0 Comments

X-Force Red.  Sure, they will break thru building security AND your code, but it’s cool…They get PAID to do it.

Listen to Charles Henderson weave thru the human nature components of security exploits.

We learned about “cover stories”, how to “counter accuse” and why having a “good” corporate culture can actually be a threat vector!

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Episode 39 – Interview With Dr. Hillery Hunter & Dr. Stefanie Chiras from the IBM Cognitive Space

Published 3 years ago in AI , IBM , Power 9 - 0 Comments

You simply will not find two people smarter and more interesting to listen to regarding hardware, software and the competition in today’s AI marketplace.

We spoke with:

Dr. Hillery Hunter – IBM Fellow & Director, Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure

Dr. Stefanie Chrias – IBM Vice President, Offering Management for IBM Cognitive Systems

Their passion for what’s happening in AI was so captivating!

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