* Posts by RantyDave

7 posts • joined 2 Nov 2010

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...


"Be Excellent to each other...

and Party On, Dudes!

The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs


So SSD's get another quanta cheaper; consumers are starting to keep stuff in "the cloud" as a matter of course; and 100mbit fibre to the home is a reality. I'd say it's over for spinny rust except, maybe, as a nearline backup.

Apple succeeds in failing wearables


Now they have LTE couldn't it be retooled to a sort of pico-iPhone?

Oracle's systems boss bails amid deafening silence over Solaris fate


Re: Not the repo you're looking for

I've recently been using OmniOS (http://www.omniosce.org) and, thus far, has been awesome. A significantly less 'opinionated' SmartOS.

BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'


The ol' corrupted backup

My money's on "oh smeg, the backup's broken". Somehow incorrect data has been being written to the backup for the past six months - and you can replicate incorrect data as much as you like, it's still wrong. Hence the enormous delay while they pick through the wreckage and fix tables one by one until the damn thing is working again.

Rise of the Machines at Sea: The British firm building robot boats


Re: Submarine tracker

"So I'd guess the mass of a large ICBM submarine even at say a kilometre would still be quite detectable."

Au contraire, Rodney. The submarine, by definition, weighs exactly the same as an equivalent volume of water.

Fans roast Microsoft for Silverlight demotion



What, Microsoft, ditch a technology three years after telling everyone else to bet the house on it?

Yeah, that's their thing, and silverlight was an obvious punt on only maybe killing flash from the outset. They've done much worse than this to larger numbers of developers and will do it again. Ditch 'em. Go develop for something/someone else.

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