Im surprised they tested one that big GE90s are huge, for example the C-5M runs on a detuned CF6 engine that's power is limited from 59K to 50K I believe, but its still 22% more than the original engine providing a 30% shorter takeoff, a 38% higher climb rate, better range, and carries more weight.
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Re: even if its role has changed to a cargo-hauler.
I rode KLM to South Africa on a 747 in business class which was in the lower nose...they brought drinks to my chair i preffered that while watching movies on the like 19 inch screen. I wish I still worked for the company that flew us everywhere international on business class :(.
I hate people
I remember something similar at a company I worked at before....then people started replying like crazy to all saying "I dont think this was meant for me" ....if it wasnt meant for you don't f'ing reply...I swear it went on for 14 hours....I think some did it thinking they were funny but when your on call and your wife is ready to stab you and throw your BB out the windows at 3 am its not funny at all.
Re: poor widdle snowflakes... wait, what?
I definitely see how it could be traumatizing. I have spent 20 years in the Military seen some crazy videos etc, and I even hunt deer and other animals. I personally hate the blood and guts of it sure I survive, but others don't do as well... even with hunting I love eating deer meat etc, but I never NEVER have gotten completely used to the gutting etc from shot to plate, I still often gag. I do the skinning/gutting because it's necessary to turn bambi into a yummy dinner, but putting me in a job such as this filtering through things like kiddy porn...nope no way I quit.
I do wonder though what else they might be searching for, I only use onedrive because my company uses office 365. We do a lot of work for the government and while nothing we do or save on onedrive should be classified, if many items in someone's one drive were aggregated together they could be unknowingly become classified, and that means someone at microsoft potentially has access to aggregate classified data. I am sure many other companies would have at least sensitive data on there they thought was encrypted and private, but may not be.
Apparently, she and her staff forgot or didn't know how our elections actually work....popular vote doesn't mean jack. Its funny to me, the system worked exactly as it was designed and yet they cry foul...after all she had more votes, so obviously its Russians. It wasn't the Russians who called people deplorable, or implied they were all racists, xenophobic, etc, etc.
Nope, it was millions of people who were sick of the nation going toward very vocal fringe groups while forgetting jobs, and middle-class Americans in the middle part of the country who feel like they have been forgotten for years. I find it laughable when it was nearly a 50/50 statistical vote that many feel their 50% should overrule the other 50% who won based on our system as it is. Maybe if Clinton had actually tried to win these 5 or so middle America battleground states instead of catering to the coasts she would have won.
I didn't like either of the major party clowns, I can't believe in a nation of 300 million that's who we came down to were these idiots. Watching the left meltdown in the aftermath though makes me wish I had voted for Trump, they just look pathetic with their arguments and cry baby attitudes. I know a few people in my circle who didn't vote for either of them and most would have went for Trump over Hillary anyday that women was just that hated.
Re: SNL calls it!
Day?? At the rate most of them are going it will be years.....Trump wasn't my choice either (3rd party) but my god what a bunch of babies. They all of a sudden think they can change the laws of america just because they didn't like the outcome....Hence all the petitions and crap like that'll work...lol
Other than that the skit was comedy gold.
Ugh not that debunked thing again
The F-16 vs F-35 thing has been debunked so many times I cant believe it still gets mentioned. How about articles from people who are actually flying it to fight with it? Its a stupid thing to use flight envelope stability tests as the purpose of any comparison.
Or how in training F-35s had no problem waxing F-15E's
Without Seven, I would not watch any sort of "close reboot" unless its zoomed in reallly close on Seven's ummm assets.
Re: Half the schools in the USA
Well my argument to that would be public schools promise the same thing. I worked for a DIV 1 NCAA school as the IT administrator for the Journalism school. I worked there several years, I saw hundreds of students come through there every single one was sure they would be an anchor on CNN, or some other news network.
I have to ask why they thought that, well because the school often led them to believe that and I heard in many times from teachers during lectures "When your working at CNN, etc" its the same hope BS that students are promised at every school. I was only in my 20's at the time and I became friends with quite a few of the students and I can't tell you how many came back and went for a different degree after a few years when they realized their degree was nearly worthless... most seemed to go into Nursing where at least they knew they could find a decent paying job.
No degree is a guarantee of success you have to work, for IT most all of us started in a help desk/phone support role or as a junior programmer. We worked hard, we kept learning, kept clawing, and eventually our hard work is rewarded and we were paid. I have worked with people from all over the world who went to possibly hundreds of different schools and I can tell you for a fact where you graduated from had zero to do with how good you were at your job as in what seems obvious even people graduating from the same school often had very different work ethics and on the job performance.
Half the schools in the USA
Many public schools in the US are guilty of the exact same thing...how many comm majors are there? How many journalism majors? Whats the difference between worthless journalism degrees or worthless criminal justice degrees? The fact is education does not ensure success in anything, hard work does...I have a degree from "a for profit" school there was nothing wrong with the education could it have been a little better sure, but guess what I also went to a state school and the quality of education in some ways was worse. I have received both my associates and Bachelor's from a *gasp* for profit school, I then went to a state school for my Master's that accepted my credits and guess what, there really was no difference. Now are all these schools this way probably not, but I heard classmates say oh the education sucked....funny I make 6 figures with the same education. Stop blaming the school for your failures, school gets you in a door, hard work proves your worth. Oh and I know people who graduated from ITT tech and one is the GLOBAL security director for a fortune 500 company. So again its probably not completely the education so much as personal failings, I am sure if you did a similar survey even for well known schools the percentages of people doing extremely well vs not so well probably would be pretty huge too. I guess all I am saying while the education may have issues too, its probably more a factor of the types of students they pursue and that may be where the issue truly lies.
Where did I say I was a Trump or Cruz supporter? I hated them both. I would much prefer someone like Allen West or a libertarian such as Gary Johnson. I cant believe that these idiots are the best we can find to run our country but then again...WE don't find them really they are chosen for us for the most part.
Ah yes insults, tools of the weak minded would you like to dispute half of what I said or just throw stupid attacks.
Ill just leave this here as proof that welfare pays too well. I honestly believe these figures are low as I looked into it and I did not see any mention of free daycare for children etc.
I dont believe I said let me keep all I earn, but I would happily take back 30-40 cents of every dollar they take for waste...its always an all or nothing approach with people...most people would be completely happy with a middle ground.
Or how about something completely crazy and strange.....Let me keep what I earned!!!!!
Im not differentiating here welfare and disability are both hugely abused and sadly the abuse hurts the legitimately disabled etc.. I am from one of those poor purple states (WV) and I used to see it all the time. People using an EBT card for food with a brand new iphone in their hand, and a fifth of Jack Daniels and cigs paid for with cash.. freaking disgusting.
You know how I paid for college gave the US Govt a blank check on my life. Then then repaid me with money for school sooo you know I worked for it.
I have no empathy for people to lazy to work hard for their own well being and life. If you look at some studies people on government assistance in the US actually get more than many middle class people in benefits when you take in everything. Why the F should someone on welfare get over 60K in benefits to survive. Our idea of poor in the US is so jacked, I have lived/travelled all over the world and in many countries they would beg to be as poor as a person on welfare in the US with new shoes, a cell phone, 60 inch tv, free daycare, and an XBOX...yes I have seen all of those in family members houses on "Assistance" at the same time have 3 young children literally buying a gallon of milk a day, spending every single penny trying to pay medical bills for their births etc while they tooo had similar medical bills all paid for by the govt. I bet if I took the amount of money I spend on things they got for free and too got it for free, I would have been living great too and not contemplating bankruptcy. Now that was a few years ago my hard work has paid off and I do quite well, while many of those family members still get assistance and still have nicer things than me....one of my relatives just bought a new tv and PS4 all while on assistance and I am all over here like hey I just bought my first new pair of running shoes in over a year cause my feet hurt when I ran for my PT test the National Guard. But Hey at least I got a BS, and MS degree for a greatly reduced price.... so year I dont feel all that sorry for the poor many of which live better than my middle class family, and they have no intention of changing their situation.
I am not heartless unemployment is a great thing because you get money after you have been working and run into hard times, but generational welfare where the "Poor" get to live on my back has to STOP!
Since there is almost a zero percent chance the source code is the same one could argue that just because it operates in vaguely the same way that the design is obvious and common sense for the field and get EMC's patent invalidated or argue that since it is not implemented in exactly the way that is described a more friendly court may also dismiss the claim.
Re: We've seen that already
Except most native Americans were killed by small pox and other disease not guns.
Thats how it used to be
Except when I was a kid thats pretty much how it was. We all had bb guns, real guns, nerf guns and we knew which ones we could point at each other and which ones got your ass beat. If you removed the gang violence in like 4 cities, and suicides the USA would have one of the lowest gun violence rates in the world...pretty amazing for a land with over 300 million guns.
I dont know the exact loss rate of lines running from Indiana to Virginia, but I would bet if thats where the power was really going you would be losing over 50%...the real answer is its fed into the grid, and they are offset for what the farm they own generates.
Considering I know tons of people that would just be happy to get 100Mb I am wondering why they are pushing 1Gb so hard.... work on getting all your networks up to at least a minimum speed of say 50Mb before shooting for the sky. I am not sure how far comcast is in that goal since I was a TW customer by force but considering the amount of time I couldnt hit 10Mb while paying for 30, I wouldn't imagine the Comcast is much better.
I hate predictions
Tell me how tape is dead, and SANs will disappear. There will always be use cases for SAN just like TAPE and any other technology thats been declared dead multiple times. Like someone mentioned above if I need TBs/PBs of storage why would I want to add more cpu/ram etc just to get it. Sure in some scenarios server san will pick up but in many places it will probably be barely used at all.
Until someone invents jam proof technology, and ai that makes better decisions than people all front line aircraft will be manned. Drones only are safe when the airspace is relatively safe or uncontested and you can afford the latency of transmitting signals back and forth to an operating location. I think the next "revolution" will be drones controlled by other front line manned aircraft. Say one or two manned b3s managing 5-10 others flying in front of them. Gets rid of the latency and probably makes jamming tougher if they could use some sort of combo AI/manned control method.
well I know your being sarcastic but thats exactly why they are in the arizona desert because they dont rust nearly as fast so they can use them for parts or use them in case of an emergency large war.
Re: More pork for the taking
In many ways an unfair comparison when you consider the total amount of airframes being built. Lockheed has already delivered over 150 F-35s and the number over its life could go well over 2000 vs the 100ish B-3s
Re: "...packed with the latest technology..."
They have a lot more standards than people realize. They commonly have civilian equipment buses that are very similar to airline comm buses called ARINC-429, and many military airplanes even use many of the same radios etc between planes. Aircraft are most definitely moving to a more open standard even between models because believe it or not these companies do understand how cost conscious the government is getting with these designs, sadly much of the cost craziness these programs incur is government created IE the 3 models of F-35, or cutting B-2 production to 21 airframes, or cutting the F-22 to 140 airframes vs the 700+ original order. R&D especially for advanced aircraft is expensive, supposedly much of the LRS-B tech is already created and there are rumors in the industry that both Boeing and Northrop flew demonstrators during the competition and personally I wouldnt be surprised if thats true as most of the tech needed this time around already exists or is very far in development.
20 Years Air Force F-16, C-130, C-5, and C-17 avionics technician.
Re: VW's fines and costs...
Natural gas container ships.
Re: Young stupid kids with a company issued credit card.
Actually no everyone gets a card if you travel. I agree its stupid, but its to cover hotel rooms and food when traveling. I always felt it should be handled by higher ranking people etc but the logistics of it would be a nightmare. I for example went to Japan for a month my card didnt even have enough of a limit to cover my hotel room (on base) for the whole time we were there. So I bought my food personally which your not supposed to have to do, but whatever I had the money. The whole purpose though is so guys making a whopping 1200 a month do not spend all their money and more on hotels etc when traveling for the military same idea as any company you work for when you are traveling for them.
OK these articles are always misleading...first the government didnt pay for strippers and gambling most likely unless the soldiers commited fraud. Every soldier is required to get a government credit card to cover travel expenses. There are STRICT limits on what you can charge back to the government. Anything they do not cover you are responsible for personally. They tell you over and over not to put anything that cant be charged back onto your card if possible.
Now that said a bunch of 20 somethings in vegas probably dont listen when drunk and horned up. I never did any such thing but I knew others who did. In fact I know one guy who got kicked out for using his gov card to buy his engagement ring for his fiance...the government did not pay for that ring but it was a violation of the acceptable use of the card there is a clear distinction in that he violated the rules but the government did not pay for the item purchased and he was still responsible personally for paying it.
Re: Jets - pah, that's for softies
I hear you. I worked on C-130s and I have taken tons of international flights on commercial planes.... Ill take the commercial plane any day. Loud, either ice cold or burning hot and your best hope is a litter to lay on along the way either that or its jump seats.
I flew to Japan from the US east coast and back on a c-130. WV>edmonton>anchorage>sheyma (middle of bearing strait)>japan. I wanted to kill myself and thank god for benadryl or I probably would have. Then on the way back japan>marshall islands> hawaii> vegas>wv... the way back was much more tolerable :).
I have taken many to the middle east too..bad but not too bad.
I know WD talked about them a few years ago...I hadn't heard anything since just assuming they gave up because the reality is even 20K can't keep up with flash. I would love to see some data/benchmarks on these thing...but alas I see none.
Re: Allow me to clarify...
Ill respond to a few of Dimitris comments... under what circumstances did the EF win?? We tested the first models out it was the slowest of any of the all flash arrays we tried in most of our tests(not that it was really slow). Now the new ones may be better, but in every test we threw at it it was usually close to the bottom other than some of the sequential tests where IBM lost out at the time due to only having 4 FC ports (new IBM ones have 8 I believe)
I like the E-Series I really do we have at over 10 of them all running 2TB drives, but we didnt buy them for flash arrays. Too expensive, support costs were too high and they were fast but others were faster, cheaper, and easier to setup and maintain(not that the e series are bad either compared to others).
FAS we got rid of all those too for pretty much the same reasons found faster cheaper systems.
Until I have broadband capable of delivering 4K content without it buffering 20x during a show forget it. I cant even get 1080p content to do that but maybe 20% of the time.... :( american internet is sad for so many.
The rules for SPC-1 actually prevent many of them from even trying. For example If I remember right you cant use deduplication or compression for some units such as pure you can't turn it off.
Re: Nice and slow!
Unless you don't need 7M iops then buy the system that meets your needs. We hit up to about 200,000 iops out of our storage and we only every actually need or hit that when we purposefully run benchmarks. 95% of the rest of the time its abysmally underutilized but its dead simple to use and meets our needs serve 400+ VMs mostly under 1ms latency and even if we had 1M iops we would pretty much never hit it. Yes I know some places can and do need insane performance, but that isn't say 95%+ of work loads.
Re: Desperate Move
which means vmware or someone else will probably buy them soon.
Have you tried?
Come 'on I cant be the first who thought of this???
I dont get it
I don't get why the iphones are so awesome to their users and I prefer my android s4 over her iphone 4 but I dont care because I own stock in apple and I will happily take my small chunk of your money :)
Re: VMware is probably screwed
I dunno we run almost all of ours on blades, we have 256GB in our semi-new blades and in the blades we are looking at for tech refresh I think they hold 768. Usually we run out of memory before anything else in our blade farm... but then gain for us 2x10Gb NICs are fine. I can see where some places having 2 or 4 may not be enough but here it is.
I usually buy something in spite of where it is on Gartner's stuff, not because of it. Our needs and our requirements dictate our purchases.
Re: Thanks El Reg
mine wasnt listed as being out on that map though.... and it was.
Reasons why you dont see some of these vendors on SPECFS
Vendors who use compression as part of their system which cannot be turned of violate SPECFS rules if I remember right which is why you wont see many of them on there.
I have never used supermicro servers but if its running on port 49152 that their firewalls arent blocking it or there is no firewall at all or am I missing something? Either way if its those too yeah sackings were already required.
I get 3Mb on TWC a lot of the time
Too bad I pay for 20.....
Is this right?
"Over 70 per cent of VMAX and VNX2 systems shipped with some flash capacity EMC sold more than 17 terabytes of flash in Q1 alone"
I bought 17TB of flash in Q1 (from a different vendor) thats really all they sold that almost has to be a mistake.
Re: Partly stating the obvious - SANs are I/O bound
I get over 5GB/s max with an average of about 1ms latency on reads right now from an all flash array. Writes are a bit slower with an average of about 5ms ..... I can live with that considering its only going to get better over time.
Why replace what works?
I have an older Toshiba 52inch DLP 1080i TV its about 9 years old. I may just now have to replace it after it is making an audible electric arcing sound. I managed to keep it alive an extra two years by just swapping in some 50 cent resistors when it fried. If I am lucky maybe I can resurrect it again with some more cheap parts and if I can it will stay as long as I can keep it running.
I could be wrong but I am pretty sure some of those systems above it are quite a bit cheaper as well.
Re: Can be the most intense game ever.
I remember when my corp decided to leave our wormhole, Real life got in the way and we were not active enough to stay and make it work so we evacuated our POS, it was a several day effort for 3 or 4 of us scanning for low or high sec wormhole exits all while trying not to get in a fight and blown up. We did have some hairy moments trying to get the POS out but it was also exciting. We did manage to get everything out from months of being in there with minimal loss but when we finally took down the tower and had to hide out to get it out it was down right frightening.
Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...
Thats what I remember of EVE as well I wish I still played it but real life has kept me from it. I used to love the late night wormhole fights or doing incursions sadly none of the guys I used to play with still do it but I would love to get back to it eventually and start to build back up a small corp.