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28 posts • joined 20 Dec 2007

Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

Mick Russom
Terminator

Perfect for the police state to lay the beat down and disappear pesky citizens that believe in liberty and freedom.

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Mick Russom

Perfect for the police state to lay the beat down and disappear pesky citizens that believe in liberty and freedom.

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Climate-cooling effect 'stronger than volcanoes' is looking solid

Mick Russom
FAIL

Venus is cloudy.

Venus is cloudy and 800 degrees. The problem with clouds is they blanket in heat. Venus is a good example, 800 degree surface.

The best thing to do is to have good albedo (non cloud reflectivity) and a lot of greenery, eg, planting grass on the roofs of buildings and homes. That would help.

But putting H2SO4 in the atmosphere? sounds like acid rain.

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BOSS Bang boffins: DARK ENERGY spreading across the Universe

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FAIL

And they cant even make a fusion reactor.

These pseudo-intelligent clowns like deGrasse Tyson and his ilk are useless parrots squawking rubbish.

Make a fusion reactor or s dark energy reactor or make something practical, and then bray about your doofus theories.

Im tired of these people babbling horse patootie without accomplishing a single useful thing.

Dark matter and dark energy, give me a break. Just call it ether or a fudge and get on with it.

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New nuclear fuel source would power human race until 5000AD

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WTF?

Huh? we know that nuclear power is safe

" we know that nuclear power is safe"

Yeah, the world is black and white. Give me a break. Everyone sleep tight, Lewis Page says nuclear power is safe, and the exclusion zone in the chernobyl area is safe to grow food in now.

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Yes, you can be sacked for making dodgy Facebook posts

Mick Russom
Unhappy

And when these workers are government

When they become government workers, they will have abusive fantasies and be unfireable!

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Global warming much less serious than thought - new science

Mick Russom
Big Brother

Cult of the Church of Climatology

The Cult of the Church of Climatology has yet again failed. Their lies. The academics pursuit of monies from corrupt globalist politicians trying to prove that AGW exists (when it doesn't) to collect taxes from all the world under suppressive police state rule for SIMPLY BREATHING. We have time and time again proven the fraud that is AGW, but the cult of the Church of Climatology is well funded by Soros and other globalist wackos. They are the enemy within and are the enemies of Family, Truth, Freedom, Liberty. These enemies are working tirelessly to bring about a new world order of the globalist police state where individual liberty is dead.

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Future Firefox to slurp updates silently

Mick Russom
FAIL

FIREFOX - now a bad attempt to copy chrome.

FIREFOX - now a bad attempt to copy chrome.

Im migrating away from Firefox. They are taking out all the powerful features that used to separate them from Chrome.

HP fired Apotheker, how to we fire the losers destroying firefox?

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Cisco CEO: The future of communications is video

Mick Russom
FAIL

chambers is a loser has been.

Cisco is embarrassing. After purposely injecting and fostering complexity for YEARS to protect VARs and CCIEs, the world is moving beyond their expensive, under performing proprietary trash.

Chambers, cram it up your craw, loser.

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Oracle rushes out emergency Apache DoS patch

Mick Russom

Are they charging for this too?

Are the oracle-scum charging for this as usual, got to buy a MOS account and pay the fine for this criminal negligence?

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Sexy eco-bulb wins Design of the Year

Mick Russom
Stop

Made in China with Murdercury / Mercury

With the entire world's fish supply tainted with methyl mercury due to murdercury usage in products like this, promoting CFLs against normal light bulbs is murderous. People promoting and selling mercury containing products are accessories to murder. They are killing us all. Toxicity in the modern worlds with mercury, PDBE, PCBs, BPA, etc, are out of control, and these people are low lives claiming being green while poisoning us.

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openSUSE 11.4 rocks despite missing GNOME

Mick Russom
Stop

SuSE low quality.

Like Mandriva, SuSE chooses to release often and broken. This massive myriad of Linux distros in general is not improving quality. I stick to the RHEL dervied distros, its not perfect, but its way more stable - doesnt crash, and the ABI/kABI remain stable over time.

SuSE and Ubuntu LTS and most other distros are like the wild-west bazaar paradigm - chaos.

SuSE 11.3 actually BRICKED on of the motherboards I ran it on.

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EMC blows benchmark away - again

Mick Russom

Days are numbered

EMC's days of charging too much for storage are nearing an end.

Network wide global filesystems implemented in a redundant distributed way on Direct Attached SSDs will make these relics a thing of the past.

EMC's gear is irritatingly unreliable for the price and shamefully expensive with a byzantine software implementation.

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AMD claims 'fastest graphics card in the world'

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Thumb Down

Beautiful hardware, terrible software

AMD/ATI makes great hardware, but sadly the drivers are terrible for legacy games, terrible in general and while NVIDIA makes a fair bit of junk drivers, I have consistently returned 5 generations of ATI cards, even a 6950, simply due to all the legacy games and issues with the drivers.

Its too bad they dont work hard to make the ATI drivers work in all games, not the ones released in the last few years.

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Mozilla ices Firefox 4 beta 12 release to nail final bugs

Mick Russom

Firefox 3 is sad.

I wonder if 4 will be usable. Chrome, Opera and Safari seem light years ahead of the fat bloated crashy memory consuming slow Firefox. The Firefox foundation is full of argumentative programmers that tweak stuff rather than address core issues.

Its too bad, the interface is my favorite, but its a fat bloated mess.

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Oracle debuts carrier-grade Sparc T3 servers

Mick Russom
Unhappy

Lol, Oracle.

Like anyone is even interested in this overpriced crap. Oracle's support is draconian, they charge to fix bugs, and they are ruthless and nasty to customers, VARs and partners. Everyone hates Oracle now and fear only that they will buy more useful and cool companies and makes life miserable for all the VARs and Customers.

Oracle's success is the death of innovation.

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Sun rolls out OpenSolaris 2009.06 release

Mick Russom

As a Solaris admin...

This new wave of OpenSolaris is real crap. Happy with Solaris 10u5, 10u6 and 10u7.

Disgusted with "Nevada" and Opensolaris.

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Ballmer disses Oracle's decision to buy Sun

Mick Russom

Java, Solaris, not a dumb move at all.

Java, Solaris. Microsoft better get its head out of its butt if it wants to better compete with Oracle. Also, Oracle now has a complete vertical and this leaves HP, IBM, even Cisco, clamoring to find complete solutions while Oracle can be 100% Oracle. Hardly foolish. Foolish would be underestimating this.

Now Oracle doesn't have to deal with IBM's pet Redhat on what happens to Linux, nor Linus Torvalds. And they now own a perm. seat on the JCP, which will allow them to make sure they get the most out of Java.

Ballmer is reacting poorly to this. Better get his head on straight. Vista and Windows 7 and Office 2007 DO NOT bode well for Microsoft inability to shift from making most of the money off of rapidly commoditizing B2C business.

I guess Ballmer's butt is still sore from loss-leadership in XBOX along with the lovely ring-of-death, he doesn't "get" hardware, Microsoft never has outside of the Mouse department.

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NetApp virtualises third-party SSD

Mick Russom
Thumb Down

Next gen storage, plagued by rip-offery.

RAM SAN is a rip off. In fact, most "storage plays" are a total rip off. I can't wait for this to get just slightly more commoditized so all this asinine over charging for commodities can stop.

A texax computing RAM SAN is a simply computer that takes a crap-load of cheap-ass DRAM and hooks it to an exide or optima (gel dielectric ) battery and a huge capacitor.

SSDs are overrated over-trusted (particularly MLC) junky chips that cost too much.

And the gouging. This isn't the price/size gouge of SCSI, FC or SAS, no no no. We've introduced several orders of magnitude in price increases per GB.

All the while cheap-crap unreliable NAND has made the rounds into everything, and the industry is being chained to ground-zero by corporate greed. The industry leaders in flash are determined to gogue and try and overcharge for things and in doing so they shoot this industry in the foot.

I can't wait until that rumored 20,000 RPM WD disk comes out. Should kick this loser-laden industry in the ass.

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25 years of Mac - the good, the bad, and the cheese grater

Mick Russom

Mega-corp loving fools who fall to marketing never go away.

Innovative? No stolen from Xerox.

Made anything but plastic and packaging? Nah, Motorola, IBM, Intel, you name it, they never did it as an original.

When afford ably copied? Starmac? Sued into oblivion.

OS X , MacOS Classics ? Easy to use? Nope. Not at all, just sold that way and marketed through education, whose purchasing departments are corrupt and schools are full of low paid idiot teachers with skills irrelevant to the fast paced workforces.

And even after losing the PPC rules! and AltiVec is "teh best," these fan boys are still around.

Apple stores, greedy consumerism at its worst. Apple and Jobs are not generous companies, not philanthropic in the least. They give nothing notable to science in both software and hardware design, all scientific research could be done without them and not a blip would be registered. Greedy marketeers making average or sub-standard products and charging more than top-dollar for this stuff. And the "think different" aka "think stupid" crown buys this stuff up. Consistently Mac obsessed people I have known range from a guy who just likes them but the bulk of these zealots are religious idiots that suck at their jobs, suck as people and are obsessed with this cult of people who surround themselves with - the saddest of all things - computer terminals and a modern version of the Sony Walkman.

Its like people who congregate around a certain brand of gas pump or obsess about sewer and drain grates. Its really stupid. And its not about getting anything done,like the gas pump one likes is faster, or the grates when made from a certain alloy hold more weight, cost less and are lighter, No no no. Its about style. Its about looking good. Its about showing off.

I've spent time with OS X, with the very first Macs, many models over the years. I would say one of the coolest Apple products I remember was the Apple IIgs. But macs. slow,stupid and irrelevant.

Now that none of this actually matters, and lately I've become more ambivalent about what it is in front of me, Windows, Linux, Solaris, and even OS X, I can use them all. In fact, they all , even OS X, have a place, but the OS X factions are the worst. They are the most annoying to be around.

One of the worst offenses I have seen with Apple is the "old days" Macs and Apple products were always SCSI, always Parity memory and the stuff they used was expensive and generally built well. Today, most of the crap is sub-Dell quality and a number of the "Server" models were offered without ECC memory, which is just offensive and stupid.

Enjoy the Crapintosh, suckers, and making Steve Jobs rich. Enjoy. But the record stands, and most of the apple fan boi arguments were all wrong and have been proven wrong over time, and the only thing that has been proven right is that Steve Jobs knows how to take money from the zealots who call themselves Mac fans.

I've fixed and recovered data for Mac users using Linux bootable/LiveCDs, and just have to snicker and laugh at how bad HFS/HFS+ is. Lol. Linux has to bail you punks out all the time. The real killer is the Darwin bootable CDs can't even do the recovery that Linux can.

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Red Hat: Go support yourselves, Fedora users

Mick Russom
Alert

The reson RedHat wont support Fedora, THEY CANT.

I have RHEL licenses. I have always found a solution faster via google and the centos forums over the redhat ticket systems. In fact, I have a single RHEL license (the premium / 24/7 one), and I retain this for last resort help on difficult problems, but the service is basically horrible. So Redhat will simply say fedora is out because they cant help.

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Memo to US Secret Service: Net proxy may pinpoint Palin email hackers

Mick Russom
Alert

If he helps turn "anonymous" in I consider him a traitor

If he helps turn "anonymous" in I consider him a traitor.

If someone offed him and I was on the jury I would hang it. This is simply a public figure who isn't above it all or above the law being exposed to the public. Persecuting "anonymous" proves that this is much to be embarrassed about it seems.

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OpenSolaris still has some Linux copying to do

Mick Russom
Alert

reply to Chavdar Ivanov

"You're right about this being fatal to Sun if they can't take on the Linux distributions because those distributions are eating Sun's lunch. And a lot of the credit belongs to Murdoch and friends. Yes, welcome to the 21st century!:"

Ian cant save Sun. Nothing can save Sun at this point unless is focuses on Solaris 10 and make a Solaris 11 that is an incremental improvement of Solaris 10 without this radical crap designed to chase things it can never be. It is a 5th class 'desktop,'

Studio might be proprietary, but last I checked it was required to make kernel drivers. Also, GCC is not the right way to go per se, but now that gcc-extensions have infected everything, its the only way to compile certain stuff now. The gcc-antistandard causes standard compilers to choke.

"the best thing since sliced bread"

I can break it. And UFS stands up to the tests that break ZFS. I'm glad you didn't test it, but I did.

Sun is in sunset. I thought Schwartz, Bechtolsim and the portion of the engineers that are first rate can save the company.

They cant. I give it 4 years.

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Mick Russom
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2008.05 - the wrong direction.

SXDE 1/08 was a lot better than this.

Solaris admins the world over are scratching their heads at this one. Developers are great, but steering Solaris in this direction will ultimately anger admins.

Why no DVD? Why bother with the pkg crap when you can stuff a DVD? Annoying.

Installer sucks, you get no options. Its easy because it offers little/no choice.

The long bootup is not true, both Solaris 10 and 11 boot nearly instantly, must be a hardware issue.

ZFS is great, but is 90% baked. There are still issues when ZFS is under heavy load from SunVTS + other disk thrashing tests. Almost there, but not quite.

I was at JavaONE and they more or less misrepresented this release as supportable, you can buy support, but this release can't go anywhere fast.

Taking on Ubuntu, Mandrive, openSuSE, Fedora and CentOS with this will be fatal to Sun if it doesnt knock it off. Sun lost the workstation market. Its gone forever, sorry Sun, I miss my Ultra 80 in the days when the Ultra 80 was bad-ass, but its over.

Lots of legacy applications dont run on openSolaris, and there is a heavy bias towards GNU/Crap - why does sun constantly not co-package studio with releases? Thats retarded. GCC is there, studio cc isnt? What the hell?

Frankly, Ian Murdoch is a lucky-idiot. Im not being mean, but here is the deal. Ian did the right thing at the right time and the right people got involved.

Sun hiring him and thinking he is a hero to save the day is sad. Its sad. He was lucky. And now he is leading Solaris down a deadly road to perdition.

After loadtesting with opensolaris 2008.05, and inventorying what breaks in legacy terms, I quickly long for SXDE 1/08 in terms of development releases and I have no plans to replace solaris 10 ANYTIME soon, despite Sun constantly checking fixes to opensolaris before solaris 10. I really, really hate that Solaris 10 is backported to, and opensolaris is top of the tree. I think that all checkins for fixes and new drivers and enhancements that are minor enough not to disrupt solaris 10 should be checked in at the same time, none of this indiana/nevada first mentality, its wrong, and the admins know its going within sun.

The average age of the sun engineer is scary low these days, and it shows. Lots of asian-style jingoism.

Lets hope the big account managers can talk the young-engineers that are trying to make solaris into the next ubuntu inform them where the money comes from.

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'We could wake up smarter' - Ballmer hints at Win XP reprieve

Mick Russom

Windows XP or Windows 2003 as a workstation FOREVER.

Microsoft, please work on XP SP4, and please make a 32 bit version of Windows XP "64-bit" Which is simply Windows 2003 rebadged Windows XP.

Microsoft, your Vista and 2008 products suck so bad, its utterly pathetic and embarrassing and you are risking longtime customers to simply defect to something better.

Solaris: opensource, Linux: opensource, Darwin:opensource, OS X, you name it, we are getting more choices. Stop trying to make them easier to make.

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Naked old pilot executes unauthorised barrel roll

Mick Russom

Tex Johnston did this with the first 707 (Dash-80)

http://www.aviationexplorer.com/707_roll_video.htm

See it. This is how you sell aircraft, and the plane doesn't recognize the inverted attitude as long as 1G is maintained through the roll.

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US switches off the incandescent lightbulb

Mick Russom

Edison = piece of crap.

We all know that Edison was an intellectual property thief and was responsible for the suppression of ideas.

He should be dug up and his bones and remains fed to a pig pen.

Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse had to suffer early defeats and progress in America was greatly slowed down by idiot Edison. While Edison got all the recognition, Nikola Tesla was being driven insane probably because he had all the answers and only a select few would listen to him while everyone licked Edison's boots.

Edison's grave should be defecated upon.

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Mick Russom
Alert

CF bulbs are full of Hg/Murcury/Murdercury

CF bulbs are filled with Murdercury. It is state sponsored murder to us CF bulbs over LED. No one will dispose of them correctly, and if they break the can cause mercury toxicity to children.

Children get lead from PVC/plastics, arsenic is found in rice and chicken, and now you want to add Mercury to the environment around kids? And you wonder why autism is skyrocketing? We are killing ourselves with a toxic environment that effects things like epigenetic gene expression and the etiologies of the new sinister brain disorders murdering our children's personalities and causing life long behavioral disorders is from our toxic environment.

The sponsors of CF bulbs are mega-murderers and are part of the cabal of the military industrial complex.

LED bulbs are fine, use less power, and contain no mercury, and if the US would just build nuclear power instead of burning coal for power, the energy use wouldn't be such a huge concern .

DO NOT be fooled in the years to come with companies trying to use the environment to get you to ignore huge issues with what hey are proposing!

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