* Posts by Radon

7 posts • joined 29 Mar 2011

Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts


First question to ask the complainants

What is the monkey's name?

Uhhhh...... Naruto......

No, not the name some human gave him. What is the monkey's name?


Team Microsoft: Device Police... 'Are you pumped? I'm pumped'


Bonus quiz

Bonus quiz.... has to be

"Be productive, like the boss"



Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data


Reaction to this is the funniest and saddest

I typically don't read comments, but this is one of the few exceptions. The article is funny, as is the outrage to this information being made public. It is also sad, as it's showing sheer ignorance of how the internet works.

Two things that immediately sprang to mind when I first read about this.

1. You've made your bed, now lie in it. (pun thoroughly intended)

2. The truth will out.

It doesn't take the internet for these to be true, this AM episode has just brought things forward a little bit for some people.


Australian volcano starts to blow


You're all wrong

Didn't you all know these islands are just Australia's nuclear test sites? One for nukes, the other for nuclear reactors. I guess if both are blowing smoke......


For Australian small biz, NBN retail prices look fabulous


Good for business, not necessarily for residential.

The prices given are for residential. So checking Internode's business packages, I expect business are the big winners here. Many people I know (residential) will be the losers in the NBN pricing. That's assuming the copper is going to be removed to allow an NBN monopoly.

If I were running a business, I would be very happy if these are the kind of prices to be expected.

Happy for someone to clarify this if I'm wrong.

It will be very interesting to see other companies put out NBN residential pricing, also to see full business pricing.


HP price tag could nix Marrickville council's 'Israel boycott'


Yes, Hypocrites

For centuries, Palestine (a territory) was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. From 1948 to 1967, what is now called the West Bank was occupied by Jordan. Palestine is not a nation, which means that Israel is not 'occupying' Palestinian territory. The West Bank is a disputed territory at best, about which there are parties trying to negotiate, and in which a group of people are trying to set up a nation.

The attempt to associate Israel with the former apartheid state of South Africa is reprehensible, as any person who is aware of the makeup of Israel should know. In Israel there are numerous ethnic groups that have a vote, have representation in parliament (eg parliamentarians from that particular ethnic group), serve in the Israeli army, own land, do business, ie, they are citizens like the majority ethnic group, the Jews.

As far as western media reporting goes, it's like this.

"Rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip".

"Look at those horrible Israelis, look at them killing all those people, nasty, evil, blah, blah, blah".

Essentially, much of the western media spends lots of time on what they consider a disproportionate action by Israel, glossing over what it is a response to.

I just wish people would get their facts straight, learn to use English (or adopted words) correctly, and stop being abusive. Ridicule and abuse are generally tools of people who have no argument to make, or have no ability to counter arguments made.


Beyond $1bn: Why Red Hat is a one off



The Company I work for uses a lot of RedHat products, and I have regular contact with representatives from RedHat. They have said more than once that CentOS is viewed quite favourably, and I would say why not? Small companies might go for CentOS, as there are no immediate costs apart from employees to support it, but if said company grows, so will their server infrastructure, and then things start getting more complicated. At this point, they will seriously consider proper support for their servers.

CentOS is RedHat re-packaged, and a transition from CentOS to RedHat as a company grows would be very easy. Any staff dealing with CentOS will have no problems dealing with RedHat and vice versa. They essentially feed into each other, and as noted in the article, RedHat is much more interested in large companies than they are in small ones or individuals.

RedHat view Oracle as both good and bad (they call Oracle a frenemy). Many companies use RHEL with Oracle databases, and so RedHat provides support for this in a big way. However, Oracle has also made very hostile statements toward RedHat and followed through on those statements. They re-package RHEL and sell its support for 1/2 of what RedHat does. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Oracle support is not know for being good. Oracle is actively trying to get people away from RedHat support onto Oracle support with their take on RHEL.

This, I believe, is the background for making things harder for competitors like Oracle and SuSE, but more specifically Oracle. SuSE at least puts source code back into the community.



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