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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Danathar Re:Still will cost around $100 for an OEM license (570 comments)

Oh I don't disagree with your analysis, it's just that from a revenue perspective MS really does not NEED to charge $100 to home builders. It's a pittance to their bottom line and would generate some nice karma from the home enthusiast build your own PC crowd.

Yes, my home rig runs Linux, but if I could get Windows for cheap or free I'd load it and use it on occasion when the need appears (some specific game or whatever).

Right now though, between browser and Steam I can't think of WHY I need to shell out $100 for Windows. I'm not a heavy shooter gamer and the longer time goes on the games I do like (Like wasteland 2) are available.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Danathar Still will cost around $100 for an OEM license (570 comments)

If you are building a home PC, it's still going to cost you around $100 for the software. Big OEM producers, current license holders get to upgrade or install for free.

But screw you home builders. Pay the tax to join the club. No free OS for you. Once you are "in" THEN you can upgrade for free.

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Danathar live-action? (148 comments)

What exactly does "live-action" mean anyway? I read that to mean the broadcast was "live". That would invalidate all options except C-Span since the other shows are recorded.

about three weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Danathar Re:We deserve this guy (496 comments)

Note: I'm concerned about Cruz being the chair as well...

But..

He is NOT in charge of the program. He is the CHAIR of the committee. That gives him more power but he still only has one vote on the committee.

about three weeks ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

Danathar Re:Those backwards Ruskies (290 comments)

Don't forget the recent deployment of low cost laser defense weapons. That could be a game changer as it's easy to quickly destroy targets and has virtually limitless ammo.

about a month ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

Danathar Also Boosts laser defense weapons (290 comments)

I would imagine that the development of Hypersonic weapons would also necessitate increased development and deployment of laser defense weapons since they might be the ONLY way you can target and destroy them before they reach their targets.

about a month ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Danathar Another possibility.... (391 comments)

Is that the Super Intelligent Aliens seeded earth and watching the planet like we watch a Petri Dish.

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Danathar Umm.."No Through Traffic" signs? (611 comments)

Get with your local government to put a "no through traffic" sign and have fines for violating it

about a month and a half ago
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The GPLv2 Goes To Court

Danathar Does GPLv2 Grant a Patent license (173 comments)

From the Article:

"3. Does the GPLv2 include a patent license?"

No. And THAT is why we have the GPLv3, to head off patent problems (among other things)

about a month and a half ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

Danathar Why program in Python (277 comments)

You should program in Python because it's a great language.

about 2 months ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Danathar Helmets with Sensors (233 comments)

I know it's being tried at some colleges and high schools, but it would not surprise me if mandatory sensors that communicate to central monitoring station at games and practices are required in the future.

I'd imagine that a threshold of G's and number of times during play time or practice will require the player to sit out for a period of time or for the game/practice.

Only a matter of time.

about 2 months ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Danathar Would this apply to Paid peering? (706 comments)

Would this apply to Paid peering agreements? Or Just settlement free connections?

What is the "core" of the internet (as he described)?

Not that I'm against the idea, but I want to know what exactly it means? It seems incredibly hard to find specific definitions of how and where rules would be applied.

about 3 months ago
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LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year

Danathar Re:Compared to Facebook (99 comments)

Very true, but consider the sources and what is generating it.

Facebook is a large percentage of the Internet.

Cern is ONE project (with multiple experiments).

Also, this data has to be ARCHIVED and ACCESSIBLE for all time so that scientists can go back and compare/research past experiments.

Although I'm sure facebook is archiving a large portion of data, I doubt they archive ALL of it for all time.

about 3 months ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

Danathar Yea...nuclear power (695 comments)

Like green peace is going to support ANY nuclear power options....

about 3 months ago
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Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds

Danathar NSF Abstract (provides a little more info) (45 comments)

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch...

"Many of the ideas that drive modern cloud computing, such as server virtualization, network slicing, and robust distributed storage, arose from the research community. But because today's clouds have particular, non-malleable implementations of these ideas "baked in," they are unsuitable as facilities in which to conduct research on future cloud architectures. This project creates CloudLab, a facility that will enable fundamental advances in cloud architecture. CloudLab will not be a cloud; CloudLab will be large-scale, distributed scientific infrastructure on top of which many different clouds can be built. It will support thousands of researchers and run hundreds of different, experimental clouds simultaneously. The Phase I CloudLab deployment will provide data centers at Clemson (with Dell equipment), Utah (HP), and Wisconsin (Cisco), with each industrial partner collaborating to explore next-generation ideas for cloud architectures

CloudLab will be a place where researchers can try out ideas using any cloud software stack they can imagine. It will accomplish this by running at a layer below cloud infrastructure: it will provide isolated, bare-metal access to a set of resources that researchers can use to bring up their own clouds. These clouds may run instances of today's popular stacks, modest modifications to them, or something entirely new. CloudLab will not be tied to any particular particular cloud stack, and will support experimentation on multiple in parallel.

The impact of cloud computing outside the field of computer science has been substantial: it has enabled a new generation of applications and services with direct impacts on society at large. CloudLab is positioned to have an immediate and substantial impact on the research community by providing access to the resources it needs to shape the future of clouds. Cloud architecture research, enabled by CloudLab, will empower a new generation of applications and services which will bring direct benefit to the public in areas of national priority such as medicine, smart grids, and natural disaster early warning and response."

about 3 months ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Danathar Not for Federal Customers (150 comments)

If Amazon closed shop I GUARANTEE you the Federal Government will be able to get it's data regardless of what happens.

about 4 months ago

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Google and CISCO face off at the IETF over video codecs in WebRTC

Danathar Danathar writes  |  about a year ago

Danathar (267989) writes "Last week's RTCweb working group meeting at IETF 88 in Vancouver failed to reach agreement on a Mandatory to Implement (MTI) video codec for WebRTC. As Eric Krapf noted, the debate has been between Google's royalty free codec (VP8) and H.264, use of which can require royalty payment for use to MPEG-LA."
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Should IPv6 have NAT?

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Danathar (267989) writes "Recently the IETF held a BOF (Birds of Feather) meeting to decide if they should proceed with creating a published standard for network address translation (NAT) in IPv6. Here are the minutes of the meeting http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/09mar/minutes/6ai.txt. NAT breaks the end to end nature of the internet and MANY applications. Organizations are demanding NAT in IPv6 before they deploy it so they can hide their network topology and have independence from ISP's when designing and addressing their networks. What do Slashdotter's think? Is NAT inherently BAD? Should the IETF proceed with putting together a standard? This single decision could have far reaching consequences on for internet applications for decades."
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Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Danathar writes "I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.

What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?"

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Is this a blog? What exactly is it for

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.

What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?

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