* Posts by lime

4 posts • joined 25 Jan 2015

IBM kills Bluemix, a year after killing SoftLayer


"...but the symbolism is pretty obvious: a butt with the sun rising behind it..."

The Day Netflix Blocked My VPN is the world's new most-hated show


Re: I wonder how

I believe they just block the IP ranges of known VPNs. If you have your own OpenVPN/other connection, you are probably fine. They may block IP ranges of VM hosts as well if it becomes noisy enough.

From the looks of it, Netflix themselves don't really care. They're still getting your money. It's more that they have to be seen to be doing something.

Australia finds $1 BEELLION to replace No-SQL DATABASE


Re: Hmm...

Their comment was that it is currently working nicely, but it's getting difficult to make meaningful changes. What I assume this means is the code is complex, fragile and full of 30 years of hacks and workarounds.

The brief will not be "provide us a new system that does exactly the same as our current system", but "provide us a new system that fits a new, different, simpler process."

Whatever change they wanted to make to the welfare model could probably be done to the current system, but it would cost $xm and you'd still have the current system at the end of it.

Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav


Re: So, just how big is this car?

Banana for scale

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