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Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

0xG Re:at least they have 4 and 8 core models as well (105 comments)

Well, in the "real world" we run numerous applications because we have numerous LOBs.
And when the developers of the software (that the LOB wants) says "we only support db 'x'"...
...you get on with it.
We're not big enough to "force" the developers to port their applications, just for us.
We're not rich enough to develop all of our own apps.

So, like many (most) IT organizations, you have to ignore the idealists and Utopian views, and just serve the business.

Comments like "real SQL server" are unconstructive at best.

about a week ago
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Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

0xG Re:at least they have 4 and 8 core models as well (105 comments)

Yes, this is a real concern - I am worried that 4 & 6 core servers will not be available much longer.
And I am pretty sure that in a db environment, 2 sockets with 6 cores each will handily outperform a single socket with 12 cores...

about a week ago
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Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

0xG Re:F**k Everything! We're Doing Nineteen Cores! (105 comments)

An oldie, but one of the greats...http://www.theonion.com/articles/fuck-everything-were-doing-five-blades,11056/

about a week ago
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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

0xG Re:Mass media takeover and destruction of 'net (253 comments)

mass distribution of corporate created, centrally distributed content to an ignorant, consumption only masses which are treated with disdain and objects of manipulation by the elite...[blah blah blah]...psychologically manipulate and control a feeble and dim witted public

As opposed to the current state?

about two weeks ago
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Transparent Fish Lead to Stem Cell Research Breakthrough

0xG Bright! Shiny! Future! (33 comments)

(Still) Only ten years away.

about a month ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

0xG Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

HAHAHA

OK, the only country dumb enough to be caught?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information?

0xG Just Don't (208 comments)

but is there any way to share this sort of information electronically

Write it by hand.
Photocopy it on an analog copier, or if you can't find one, use carbon paper.
Send it by post.

Safer than any encrypted email.

about 3 months ago
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First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

0xG Ever So Much Closer... (44 comments)

...to understanding women!

about 3 months ago
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The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call In the Bahamas

0xG Re:the question is...Bullshit! (205 comments)

And yes, many (most?) other countries work the same way

So, you are saying that the Bahamas records every cell phone call made in the US?

about 4 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

0xG I'm Sorry To Say... (818 comments)

A lot of bitching here about politics and the political system.

In my view, the problem is cultural, not political.

about 5 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

0xG Re:Revolt? (818 comments)

Does this give us a free pass to revolt now?

You need a pass????

about 5 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

0xG Re:Are you kidding (818 comments)

I'll tell you where to start.

Years back, teen pregnancy was very rare. A handful in a state.

Bullshit. It was prolific. Were you born last year?

I know, I was poor. I was unemployed and the 'case workers' at the unemployment office actually told me NOT to look for work and they would 'take care of me.

This stinks as much as the rest of your story. Again, I call bullshit.

about 5 months ago
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

0xG Re:Where does Facebook say that? (218 comments)

Facebook explicitly says they do not allow you to delete your account.

"If you don't think you'll use Facebook again, you can request to have your account permanently deleted. Please keep in mind that you won't be able to reactivate your account or retrieve anything you've added."

Deactivation != Deletion

about 5 months ago
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

0xG Re:Because you think Google is any better? (218 comments)

Why a lack of anonymity is a nightmare to you? Is it because you don't live in a free country and the only way you can express your ideas without going to jail afterward is with anonymity?

Because the idea of someone *else* making money by selling *my* personal data is abhorrent?
If I'm going to sell my emails (etc) at least I should get the money.

about 5 months ago
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

0xG Re:Because you think Google is any better? (218 comments)

This happens all of the time nowadays. No surprise at all.
Web site owners pour through their logs, and can subscribe to a service that identifies the owner of that IP.
So, they know who has looked at what web pages.

From there, it's pretty easy stuff.

about 5 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

0xG Re:Why? (491 comments)

According to NASA at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap08... there were about 19,000 planes in the air over the USA (daily maximum, 2008 statistic).

Worldwide, make that (guesstimate) 60,000 planes.
That's a lot of telemetry.

about 6 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

0xG Re:US Intel Said this on Day 1 (491 comments)

You see, boys and girls?

Continuous surveillance of the planet with high-resolution satellites is good!

about 6 months ago
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Sony & Panasonic Next-Gen Optical Discs Moving Forward

0xG Nothing about shelf-life. (250 comments)

Bitrot is the enemy, especially when you call it "Archival".

about 6 months ago

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