121 posts • joined 16 Sep 2009
Re: Yeah that's what Linux was missing!
WIndows DIsk Management may look easy, but its underying support for raid and volume management are /awful/.
NONE of the existing mainstream linux partition managers are 'good enough'. fdisk and most of its ilk can't handle devices over 2GB due to the limitations of MBR. parted can, but its UI and functionality is *awful*. gparted is just a gui over parted, and has a lot of problems caused by the underpinnings.
really, storage management as a whole under linux is awful. mdraid capabilities should be folded into LVM, so you don't have to deal with all these different layers. look at the way IBM does LVM+JFS in AIX for a big clue.
aww, and after reading the headline, I was thinking, ok, 1.6TB/day, triple redundancy, thats like 8 4TB disks/week, no problem!
tape? really? tape is for stuff you never want to have to read again. presumably all this science data will want to be read many times over.
wait. Dairy Queen serves nothing remotely resembling actual ice cream. its soft-serve synth crap.
paris, cuz she's fake, too.
I've never used a WiPho (heck I don't even use an Android or iPhone, although I do have an android tablet), adn being a staunch desktop user, I can say that the entire 'metro' experience of win8 has done NOTHING for me. I find Win8 quite usable as a desktop system when augumented with Classic Start Menu, but there's absolutely zero of interest to me in that Playskool/Fisher-Price world of lavender and teal blocks and full screen 'apps' that do nothing useful.
I get my beans from a local wholesale roaster for US$10/lb for the likes of Kenya AA or Tanzania Peaberry (two favorites, both medium roast), as its half the price of the only slightly better beans from either of the two local boutique roasters. We grind them in a Capresso Infinity burr mill to fairly fine, and usually brew in a Bonavita electric drip maker, with a goldfilter. makes a near perfect cup of drip, and the bonavita's thermal carafe keeps it hot for hours without burning it.
the Capresso grinder works surprisingly well for a circa $100 grinder, especially for drip grinds. and its lasted us for many years of daily use.
the aeropress rocks, but we find we use 2-3X more coffee and I end up SO wired I don't sleep well, so its mostly used for camping trips and such. We also have a rather nice little Olympia MaxiMatic espresso maker but that doesn't get much use as its just more work, and I usually drink 2-3 mugs of strong black a day.
15k disks aren't 3.5" platters anyways, they are 2.5", thats why all the new enterprise stuff is 2.5" form factor.
raspberry pi is so last year. the beaglebone black is much cooler.
if he did any photoshoppery (even sharpening, color balance, contrast), thats a piece of work, which shoudl be copyrightable, even if the original image may not be. so all he has to do is not release the original, just the 'derivative work' he produced, voila, fully copyrightable.
no 'serious' photographer ever releases his negatives.
Re: URLs are Content
URL's CAN be the address of static content.. but they also can be an API, passing data as POST or GET arguments.
Paris, cuz even SHE knows that.
yikes, the speed drop off from 1 to 5 meters away on even the best of these is awful. and 30m is even worse, nearly unusable on many of these, and presumably thats not with any walls.
in the 1-5m range, I'll stick with ethernet cables, I do believe. gigE is always 1gb, full duplex, no matter what. and in the 30m range you'd BETTER use ethernet if you want anything done. I've had to run ethernet to both the back bedroom/office rooms in my house as the wifi couldn't possibly reach them through the 5-6 intervening walls and 20m or so distances.
there's only so much radio bandwidth possible in a cellular system. if you have 10000 users in an area all streaming 5Mbit/sec videos, thats 50 gigabits/second sustained. there's no way the cellular architecture can cope with that.
they should never have sold "unlimited" service, and encouraged that expectation, it should have been metered from the get-go... use more, pay more. if too many people are using more than you can deliver, jack the prices til the usage drops to manageble levels. use a tiered pricing system so moderate/occasionalusers pay significantly less per unit than data hogs.
me thinks we shoudl take up a bitcoin collection and put a old fashion pain contract out on whoever is originating these sorts of virus. some thugs need to break some fingers. repeat until the wannabes decide to take up another career.
the real reason AT&T has been pushing UVerse is to get out from under public utility regulations.
guess what? uverse is a digital service, it has no service level guarantees, and its down when the power goes out.
Re: You have misidentified the customer
bingo... remember, we are NOT the customer, we are the PRODUCT.
"Econometric analysis confirms that, even before efficiencies are considered, the combination of AT&T and DirecTV will create a pro-competitive, integrated bundle of video and broadband services that provokes a beneficial competitive reaction from cable and results in a demonstrable overall net benefit to consumers," AT&T argues.
omg, how could they say that with a straight face??
ZFS works much the same way.
Re: Maybe more wiring-related than protocol-related
thats difficult for single computers in an internet colocation environment.
the big advantage of containers is much less overhead per VM. with a hypervisor, each VM is running on its own kernel, all of which are talking to virtualized IO devices. with a container (solaris zone, etc), each container is a virtual userspace under the same OS kernel
40 years ago I knew the IBM 1130 inside and out, down to the bits and bytes, IO devices and all.
Today? not so much so.
Would I want to dredge all that back up? not for any sane amount of money such a museum job could possibly pay.
I'll stick with smugmug. I tried the various free services, didn't like their albums and/or spamminess. smugmug isn't free, but its cheap enough, offers unlimited storage for a annual fee, and has good looking albums without any restrictions on embedding. Combined with Adobe Lightroom as the photo editing/management tool, it totally rocks, a couple clicks to publish an album, fix a few pics in it later, one click republish.
Re: What about CacheCade Pro 2.0 SW
cachecade is part of LSI's megaraid line, which I don't believe was involved in this.
more likely, marketing and executives get the fancy new Fruit Loop, actual product engineers get sent to outer suburbia.
yup. all 7 of the AOL subscribers on one of my email lists got shut out the other day by dmarc policy p=reject.
so now, yahoo and its clients (att, and all the former babybell legacy domains), hotmail, AND AOL have effectively banned email list servers. "Why, fewer than 2% of our 300 million email users post to mail lists, who cares about those 5 million people!"
Re: What is he saying?
nah, it just requires using clever smart products like Ubiquiti UniFi AP's that autocoordinate, instead of dodgy SOHO 'routers' or overpriced traditional Cisco enterprise kit.
Re: The Barge is...
except, offshore of California, the open pacific ocean is some of the gnarliest seas in the world. the 200 mile limit puts you WAY out past the end of the continental shelf, where the ocean floor is several miles deep.
I hope it DOES brick ATMs'. anyone building embedded systems using consumer desktop software deserves everything they get.
the primary attribute of a cloud is being nebulous and wet.
why is this even news?
'crazy cult leaders issue stupid edict about something that likely will never happen anyways' ?!? seriously ?
paris, cuz she digs crazy
those hyper-hyperthreaded sparc T series chips also perform rather poorly when you load down all cores and threads... lots of threads but slow CPU performance of each individual thread... and they are only available in insanely expensive Oracle brand servers.
or the Dell U2410's we use at work, they have touch sensitive controls on the bezel.
how the heck can someone buying a patent invalidate an existing license agreement? that makes a mockery of the whole system.
Re: A possible explanation
I dunno. my employer physically scraps surplus machines, its too expensive to wipe them securely for resale or donation. the disk drives go into a metal shreader
I doubt its SAS vs SATA. however, SAS disks in a data center are far more likely to be 2.5" 10k or 15k rpm, while SATA disks are much more likely to be 7200 rpm 3.5".
omg, what fun you could have broadcasting erroneous telemetry. "BIGASS TRUCK IS COMING AT YOU FROM BEHIND AT 150kph!!!" muahaahah, that should wake up some slow left lane clowns.
no, you're the product.
Re: Garbage In Garbage Out
the suns energy output is remarkably steady regardless of solar flares, sunspot cycles and such.
sure, in a few dozen more billion years, it will change, the sun will eventually swell up into a red giant, then collapse to be a white dwarf. but on a year to year, decade to decade, century to century basis, the suns output is a smooth flat line.
so, find a new red herring, k?
no, no, when its all VOIP, its becomes a DATA SERVICE and not a PUBLIC UTILITY. no more common carrier, no more line sharing. AT&T's wetdream comes true, they can revert to the closed proprietary network monopoly of the 1960s.
ABC and NBC have been broadcast on the same HDTV 'channel' for a couple years now in the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz , NBC on 8.1, ABC on 8.2
I don't see how this is news.
how about... Deutscheinfraubetrunkenluder
how does 'open source' pay the electric bill and such ? I don't think the power company is particularlly interested in C code.
face it, 50% of the american population is effectively worthless.
I'm amazed this has taken so long. I drove to Mojave Spaceport for the launch of the X2 flight, october 2004. nearly 10 years ago. at the time it seemed like they were just a couple years from scaling it up.
btw, the X2 flight reached nearly 112000km (69000 miles). afaik that was the last and highest flight of SpaceShipOne.
Re: Microsoft change CPUs???
NT was originally developed on MIPS. It has run on MIPS, X86, Alpha, Itanium, and even Sparc although that was never released.
Re: Dinosaur MS
the basic ARM instruction set has been around a long time but there is a lot more to a server than just the instruction set, the total infrastructure for a full blown ARM server is quite new. Windows needs a whole new HAL to support its memory management, DMA, IO bus enumeration, bootstrap sequence.
no, no, you can't pay for firefox or chrome. youtube and google and netflix will have to pay AT&T to let you access them without a data cap.
how did the HP 65 from 1974 not make this list? it was the gold standard for programmable calculators for years and years.
====> because you needed kinda big pockets.
Shades of the original version of Starship Troopers....
or every Gundam giant robot manga and anime out of Asia, hah.
and this was their capabilties in 2007, 5 years ago. thats before the utah data center etc have come online with their zetabyte storage (assuming they've sorted out the power problems they were having this summer)
it doesn't. original USB was 2.5 watts, the enhanced USB 'power' version used by ipad's and such is 10 watts. even a superslim ultrabook is about 40 watts.
Re: Yet another failure?
really? I've had to replace or repair dozens of those coaxial connectors, all different and proprietary on various laptops over the last 10-15 years.
beer, because a job well done deserves one!
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