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8 posts • joined 6 Nov 2008

Bitcoin or bust: MtGox files for bankruptcy protection

Bill Gates

Ya know what the real interesting thing is, and what scares governments and bankers?

The fact that even all of this.....people are STILL WILLING to go with bitcoin because the huge positives about being able to get out from under their control are worth even more risk than this.

The ability to not be slaves and subservient to the masters with your wealth is worth a HUGE amount of potential risk of not being 'regulated'.

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SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

Bill Gates

Want to make more money to fund BBC? Allow me in america and other countries to subscribe so I can use iPlayer just like someone in the UK.

You would add millions to the funding of BBC.

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Study: Arctic warming at 'stunning' rate – highest temps in 44,000 years

Bill Gates

Unprecedented?!??!?!

Then how the fark did these plants grow in the first place?

Stupid global warming nuts can't even see the obvious.

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Red Hat parachutes into crowded PaaS market

Bill Gates

>great opportunity for PaaS companies to lock-in developers.

That's why you use only Open Source in your PaaS development. Then you can go to whichever one you want with your code. Sure the interface for deployments etc might be a little different, but your app will run the same.

A Rails app on OpenShift is the same as a Rails app on Heroku is the same as a Rails app on Rackspace is the same as a Rails app on Stackao.

What you don't want to do is go down any vendor specific languages, or databases etc route..then your actually locked in. That is what you get with Microsoft Azure, or Amazon, or Google. You are not locked in if you go with Redhat, Heroku, Rackspace, Stackato etc..

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Pure Storage attacks EMC heartland

Bill Gates
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>array which outperforms VMAX/VNX and costs less

Setting the bar kinda low there.

Nearly every other storage system in the world outperforms EMC and costs about 1000x less.

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Fukushima's toxic legacy: Ignorance and fear

Bill Gates

They worked!

1) The plants withstood a 9.0 Earthquake with apparent ease. These are 40 year old reactors, and held up well. Newer reactors like those in the USA, are built on "rollers" to help them withstand even MORE severe of an earthquke as this was.

2) The reactors were shut-down in an orderly manner and the nuclear reaction was stopped.

3) A while later the Tsunami occurred, and we see where the major flaw was, having the diesel generators susceptible to the tsunami, not with a flaw in the reactor design.

4) The storage of the spent fuel pools at the top of the reactor was a big mistake. Although the nuclear hysteria is causing problems with spent fuel storage and probably has some blame.

5) The officials where slow to react and call in external assets(fire truck pumps) to help, which is probably a cultural thing.

If they would have put some more thought into the location of their generators and their spent fuel storage units, we would have had a zero incident.

Most likely we will have a few bannana's worth of radiation, a shit load of media hysteria, and 4 reactors that actually worked very well for being in a 9.0 earthquake and a massive tsunami.

And people will still be afraid of the cleanest and lowest cost energy source known to man.

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EMC new storage federation box named V-Plex?

Bill Gates
Gates Horns

Missed...

I could have sworn they were going to call it...

EMSVC.

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HP apes IBM's SVC

Bill Gates

Invista is just as in-band as SVC

Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that Invista is 'out of band'.

Invista traffic is all going through the linux box on the director blade... the only difference between Invista and SVC is that the linux inline appliance in Invista is connected directly to the backplane(25Gbits), instead of via physical switch ports like each SVC(16Gbits).

Example, if a server on blade 1 wants to access storage connected to blade 3, the traffic will go in blade 1, across the backplane, into blade 8(Invista), back on the backplane, out to request from the storage on blade 3, back in the storage port on blade 3, back on the backplace to Invista on blade 8, back out the backplace to blade 1, and out to the server.

Draw it out...its the same number of hops just replace the fibre channel cables in SVC with backplane connections on the Invista blade.

And with SVC I can scale to 8 using cheap intel servers, I can't scale any more Invista nodes without having additional DIRECTORS and expensive proprietary intel blades for them (OUCH $$$).

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