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Certificate Expiry Leads to Total Outage For Microsoft Azure Secured Storage

DeathFromSomewhere Re:When you depend on other people ... (176 comments)

You seem to have only read the first 2 sentences of my post. I'm going to go ahead and let you read that again because it's relevant to your post.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Unreal (437 comments)

There's nothing separating a bitcoin, a US dollar or a napkin that says $10000 1337 D0ll@rz on it.

One of these I can exchange for goods and services in the real world and have a reasonable expectation the other person will want it. I'll let you figure out which one it is. And no I don't care that your shitty blog takes donations in bitcoin.

Historically, there's been a 100% failure rate for fiat currencies.

And historically 100% of people have died. Who gives a shit.

conveniences of bitcoin

Don't make me laugh.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

DeathFromSomewhere Unreal (437 comments)

You just gave them real money and got nothing back in exchange. Stupid beyond belief.

about a year and a half ago
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Certificate Expiry Leads to Total Outage For Microsoft Azure Secured Storage

DeathFromSomewhere Re:When you depend on other people ... (176 comments)

It's just that someone else is buying all that hardware to have sitting around idle until you need it.

That's no longer my problem. It's now an operating expense for me instead of a massive up front capital expense.

What makes it work is that they have so many customers that when one needs more capacity they can take a bit away from everybody else and each customer's share will be so small they won't notice.

Nooo... when you reserve a VM that VM is yours whether you use it or not. You are paying for it after all. I have a very tough time buying that any of the major cloud platforms are oversubscribed. You will have to back up that claim.

It doesn't matter anyways. If you have grown to such a monstrous scale that you start to outgrow the capabilities of these cloud platforms, the capital cost of rolling out your own data center is likely no longer an issue. Operations on that scale are few and far between.

about a year and a half ago
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Certificate Expiry Leads to Total Outage For Microsoft Azure Secured Storage

DeathFromSomewhere Re:When you depend on other people ... (176 comments)

Yes and it was done by buying a shit ton of hardware and all the complexities and expenses that come with it. The problem is that 90% of the time that hardware was sitting around idle. Or that you would have to purchase a bunch of hardware for a one time project and then hope and pray that someone would buy that hardware from you when you were done. It doesn't take a tech website genius to realize how incredibly inefficient that is.

about a year and a half ago
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Carmakers Oppose Opening Up 5GHZ Spectrum Space For Unlicensed Wi-Fi

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Why is there a wi-fi crisis? (186 comments)

And you have never copied files from one device to the other. Amazing. Allow me to repeat myself:

Remember kids, "I can't use this" is not the same thing as "nobody can use this".

about a year and a half ago
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Carmakers Oppose Opening Up 5GHZ Spectrum Space For Unlicensed Wi-Fi

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Why is there a wi-fi crisis? (186 comments)

Do you only have one device in your house? Because I'm pretty sure a lot of us have multiple.

Remember kids, "I can't use this" is not the same thing as "nobody can use this".

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 7 RTM Support Ending Soon

DeathFromSomewhere Re:I think I can make it (173 comments)

The good news is you won't have to wait long. Windows is moving to an annual release cadence.

There's no way I'm every going to buy the mobile operating system they've released for my desktop.

The bad news for you is the desktop is dead. The writing has been on the wall for years.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 7 RTM Support Ending Soon

DeathFromSomewhere Re:you are an idiot (173 comments)

bloat

Can we please all agree to stop using this lame weasel word. Thanks.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 7 RTM Support Ending Soon

DeathFromSomewhere Re:you are an idiot (173 comments)

Win 98 to Win 7

WTF. How did you expect that to work at all.

about a year and a half ago
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Xbox Originator: "Stupid, Stupid Xbox!!"

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Daily Microsoft bitch-fest (245 comments)

You must be new here. We have a Microsoft bitch-fest everyday even if they don't make anything newsworthy. It's either a Windows 8 post, or some rumour about DRM on the xbox, or Stallman saying something dumb, or something about UEFI, and if all those fail then we find some random guy that quit a decade ago and writes a butthurt blog post.

about a year and a half ago
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Xbox Originator: "Stupid, Stupid Xbox!!"

DeathFromSomewhere Daily Microsoft bitch-fest (245 comments)

Daily Microsoft bitch-fest in 5...4...3...2...1... GO!

about a year and a half ago
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Bill Gates Answers Questions From Redditors

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Does he not know... (154 comments)

Python... our ultra underground language that only the super secret priesthood of unix admins knows about?? You are letting our divine truth out to the unthinking public! You better believe you are going to get shunned at the next invocation.

about a year and a half ago
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Bill Gates Answers Questions From Redditors

DeathFromSomewhere Looking forward (154 comments)

Looking forward to watching the usual mental gymnastics from you guys trying to make him out to be evil or something. Bonus points for not reading a word he says.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Co-operate with Microsoft? (257 comments)

You guys making this argument really need to start picking better examples.

IBM (with MS-DOS

They defined the PC as we know it including a lot of standards that persist to this day. It was immensely successful and allowed for IBM to dominate the personal computing space for years.

and OS/2)

Was doomed from the start. IBM is equally to blame for its demise, despite the haterade that people on slashdot are drinking.

Sun (with Java)

I seem to remember that involving more lawsuits than any sort of cooperation. In any case Java is currently a very popular language in the enterprise.

about a year and a half ago
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Hard Drive Revenue About To Take a Double-Digit Dip

DeathFromSomewhere Re:store the images on a separate HDD/NAS (269 comments)

I've done it several times. It's much faster than dragging out a piece of hardware I'm never going to use again to burn a disc I'm never going to use again.

Don't know and don't care if this works for your bizarro OS of choice.

about a year and a half ago
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Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5

DeathFromSomewhere Re:iPhone 5 is faster.. for a few minutes maybe. (256 comments)

Cosmic rays go straight through the earths atmosphere. So an iphone on earth gets hit with the same amount of cosmic rays as one in space. Off the shelf computer hardware does indeed work just fine in space. You can watch people on the ISS using normal laptops and cameras all the time.

about a year and a half ago
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How Many Text Messages Do You Send a Day?

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Zero! (217 comments)

Ouch, pretty well every phone plan here comes with unlimited texting. Good luck with your third world phone plans.

about a year and a half ago
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Office 2013: Microsoft Cloud Era Begins In Earnest

DeathFromSomewhere Re:What about security-paranoid companies? (241 comments)

There is a boxed copy, but interestingly there is no DVD in the box. There is a key and a URL to go download the software.

about a year and a half ago
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Does Microsoft Have the Best App Store For Open Source Developers?

DeathFromSomewhere Re:Microsoft and Open Source don't mix (339 comments)

If you know they exist you maybe shouldn't say shit like this:

Next, try to find a PC without a Windows License forced on you. Building it yourself from pieces doesn't count (thank goodness as that's how I do all mine). Have fun.

That Windows license wasn't forced on you. You made that choice with full knowledge of your options. Pretending otherwise is basically lying.

Of course the Linux version of the same hardware is more expensive. Windows PCs come with the bundled crapware that subsidizes the cost of the operating system. Linux PCs don't have the bundled crapware and therefore cost the OEM more money. Not to mention most people who buy the Linux version did so by mistake and end up returning it.

about a year and a half ago

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