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Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation

Connie_Lingus Re:Blade servers blow (56 comments)

that was awesome...thanks.

about a month and a half ago

As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Connie_Lingus great news. (407 comments)

as a "casualty" of the US's insane and poorly thought out War on Drugs...I find this news wonderful.

the idea that people like me, whom got caught up in the drug game due to low self-esteem, need to goto state prisons and waste away with child-rapists, murderers, and "lifers" is not only totally ridiculous, but utterly dangerous.

i spent 22.5 months in Florida prison's, all because I got caught with some MDMA and weed at a rave in Orlando, FL in 2001.

i am basically serving a life-sentence for this crime, as corporate BG checks prevents me for getting hired.

hopefully, now others won't be subjected to the things I've been through.

about a month and a half ago

White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

Connie_Lingus Re:Get real (352 comments)

Unless you have a few trillion dollar coins stashed away somewhere that'll fund thousands upon thousands of chemical rockets, it's just not possible to do this

this is, of course, 100% true.

but, in light of this administrations total incompetence on so many issues, i think the plan is just...

"hey, dream whatever ideas, we will get funding and then make announcements and speeches about how smart we are, and it doesn't even matter if they ideas succeed or not, we will just say they did!

it's our intentions that count, not results."

about a month and a half ago

Commerce Secretary: US Wants Multi-Stakeholder Process To Preserve Internet

Connie_Lingus Re:Consider your stakeholders (57 comments)

what makes you think the US hasn't done it too?

perhaps someone out there can technically prove to me that absolutely no foreign IPs are blocked by our US government, but aside from that, I am inclined to believe that mucky-mucks in the current (and past) administration actively block certain content.

and yes, my tin-foil hat is firmly in place.

about a month and a half ago

Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests

Connie_Lingus those twitter geniuses... (57 comments)

imagine the achievement of suing the Fed in 160 chars.

about 1 month ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Connie_Lingus Re:Let me be the first to say (575 comments)

you are a tool of the political machine...a "useful idiot" in Marx's terms.

there is no difference between the two parties...our system is a Plutocracy.

the two party system is nothing but a circle jerk keep people distracted from understanding the true nature of it all.

about 2 months ago

Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

Connie_Lingus Re: Oh dear - money grows on trees... (517 comments)

exactly, because market competition 99 times outta 100 increases efficiencies, and all that energy chasing capital, in the end, keeps your monthly bills down.

where are those incentives when government takes over? that a bunch of nameless faceless bureaucrats who have no skin in the game are concerned about costs?

how does that work?


about 2 months ago

Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

Connie_Lingus Re:the new (224 comments)

good question.

what I was trying to abstract is the instant "rush-to-judgement-and-sentence" mentality that I see creeping into all nooks and crannies of society where people just react to something on a screen in an instant, pass judgement and move on.

in both the ray rice and this case, you have a group or individual in power to affect someone else's life looking at something on a screen, instantly finding it distasteful, and relegating the person to a professional junkyard and a life of struggle without really ANY facts about the situation, the history, etc etc.

there is a very valid reason why jurisprudence does not adopt this model...ill leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out why.

this is really disturbing to me because it reeks of a form of totally societal control that may someday lead to everyone having to be robots in order to *never* do anything that is recorded (which is quickly becoming everything we do) that may offend someone who controls levers of power.

about 2 months ago

Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

Connie_Lingus email from ec2... (94 comments)

"we will be re-booting the cloud today,,,in order to protect your 3,2 petabytes of data, you should download it to local storage in case of a fail event. thanks for using cloud storage on computing. have a great day."

about 2 months ago

Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Connie_Lingus Re:Fine! (365 comments)

its a problem with ANY group or individual that want to decide what's "best for you."

what's best for you never seems to be very good for them.

about 2 months ago

Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

Connie_Lingus Re:They are doing it wrong ... (224 comments)

anonymous tips are almost worthless.

do you have any idea how many of those authorities receive daily?

without someone willing to testify and be "the face" of the situation, prosecutors have no real case.

about 2 months ago

Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

Connie_Lingus the new (224 comments)

yeah...i feel for this guy. i can relate.

in this day and age, pretty much anything you do that could potentially show that you are not a good little robot that sits up and says "more, please" when corporations and law enforcement slap you around goes on your record and eliminates you from enjoying that sort of upper middle-class life. how wonderful for the law-n-order types...no so much for independant souls.

it's happening all around us in real time...the Goodell story, Ray Rice...hashtag mobs become judge and jury for a few days and completely destroy lives.

  now I get it...in this case it's different but corporate HR departments are just hashtag mobs of 1.

about 2 months ago

Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

Connie_Lingus ahhh yes.... (149 comments)

I love the smell of American plutocracy first thing in the morning!

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

Connie_Lingus Re:ASM (637 comments)

lol...and even the machine is abstracted away with VMs and such.

turtles all the way down.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

Connie_Lingus memory management circa 2014 (637 comments)

go out and buy another gig or two of ram for a few bucks.

seriously...its hard enough to find professionals to build software without getting bogged down with mallocs and leaks for god's sake.

when java first hit in the 90's, prettty much the #1 feature was its automated garbage collection...why now are we debating this now?

oh...i know why...its same group of old folks who live in the past and think anything not invented or produced 20 years ago is shit.

about 4 months ago

MIT Considers Whether Courses Are Outdated

Connie_Lingus Re:Idiots (205 comments)

For about 80% of the courses, being there physically was worthwhile.

sounds suspiciously like life in general.

"80% of life is just showing up" - woody allen

about 4 months ago

Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

Connie_Lingus Re:Devices (151 comments)

I hope he doesn't do away with their best product, the Microsoft mouse.


microsoft bob...FTFY

about 4 months ago

Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

Connie_Lingus Re:"mobile first" strategy (151 comments)

uhhh...hate to say it but almost always employees who are "scared of losing their job" work harder and become, at least short-term measurably more productive.

nothing motivates like fear.

about 4 months ago

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Connie_Lingus buy used (291 comments)

these type of comments are beginning to mystify me.

used, powerful android phones on swappa.com, ebay, or even you local pawn shop are plentiful.

in fact, i just bought a google nexus (verizon) for $80 at a local pawn shop...the same store was selling a almost new galaxy note 3 for $200...which i plan today to go buy and resell on swappa for a tidy profit.

life is too damn short to fuck around with a worthless handset.

about 4 months ago



Tired Of Traffic? Jetpacks Make A Comeback.

Connie_Lingus Connie_Lingus writes  |  about a year ago

Connie_Lingus (317691) writes "Even though there seems to be several reasons why we don't have jetpacks ala the Jetson's yet, despite Wendell Moore's heroic efforts with the Bell Jet Flying Belt back in the 60's, it seems that a team in New Zealand has been successfully working on the problem and could have one ready by next year for sale.

With a seemingly renewed interested in these flying deathtraps, and even the obligatory Kickstarter project, is the world finally ready for these gizmos?"

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