* Posts by Rich464

5 posts • joined 20 May 2008

So, what IS the worst film ever made?


Re: every

Batman, Scarface, The Thing, Man on Fire? I quite liked those.

When tuning the server, don't forget the network


1 size fits all?

It still make's me cringe and cry a little when I encounter customers using 1 big flat VLAN that complain about poor performance with hundreds of machines in 1 VLAN. Flattening a network would only work in certain circumstances. Flattening an enterprise sized network under the guise of 'improving latency' will have the opposite effect as multicasts and broadcasts take their toll. Small network, maybe but large ones? I think not.

if you want better control over your tiered network then use FLEX links. Think of it as manual STP with the option of load balancing VLAN's upstream over the redundant interconnects.

Cisco has been pushing us towards their idea of a tiered network for years now, I find it very odd they now want us to flatten them....

Meh, each to their own I guess?

Japanese nuke meltdown may be underway


Take a step back and think for a second

Nuclear power IS safe if the reactor design is a modern one. the problem is with all these anti-nuclear groups and campaigners that mean countries are prevented from advancing their nuclear power generation programs. the TMI incident in the US set things back by nearly 30 years after that event. As a result were stuck with old reactors that are not being replaced or upgraded due to anti nuclear treaties and reactors that are incredibly valuable in countries with ever increasing power requirements and simply cannot afford to take the older plants off-line.

The issue is much more complicated than your making out.

CERN declares Large Hadron Collider perfectly safe


A bit of excitement

So what if it creates a black hole that swallows the earth. The chances are equally as good we'll just come out the other side, but with messy hair and a lot of sweeping up to do as a voice fades into the distance 'goddamn that was cool! let's do it again...."

If we can't put our faith in some of the best scientific minds of the 20th and 21st century, we're pretty much buggered anyway.

I'll get my coat, its cold in them there black holes :)

'Experimental' Linux distro Exherbo eyes serious developers


Gripe list

Apart from the 'developers' working on this sounding so up their own ass their is little information of value known about this project. It strikes me as more of a gripe list of whats wrong with Gentoo and what they'd like in the real world. A quick read of their site and they really do sound stuck up, almost arrogant.

It will probably fade out and die when they realise that saying other mainstream distros 'do everything badly' isn't a popular notion and that this kind of thing takes an incredible amount of time to create from scratch, not just fix the apparent problems with distros such as gentoo.


I'll get my coat, the one with the install discs for my 'bad' version of linux...

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