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ICANN Might Pre-Register gTLDs To Placate Critics

Duncan3 Re:What is the point? (70 comments)

All this has EVER been is a way to extort more yearly fees from every corporation on the planet.

That's what our economy is based on now. It is well known to be the best way to make money, since you don't have to do anything in return. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_seeking

Think of it as Mafia 2.0.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Two Years Into Overhaul of the Google File System

Duncan3 Re:Google is IT done right... (217 comments)

You're right about one thing, the systems in 1998 didn't look like GoolgeFS. They looked like what GoogleFS is becoming now that they are actually learning how to do it. Google very clearly did not know which constraints mattered, but now they seem to be aimed towards the right track now.

Oh, and you'll find the commercial world is vastly less impressed by a PhD then you think. Skills are all that matter. A PhD is like a shortwave radio - only other people with a shortwave care, and everyone else thinks you're a little nuts :)

more than 5 years ago
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Google Two Years Into Overhaul of the Google File System

Duncan3 Re:Google is IT done right... (217 comments)

Not really, it's IT done by not letting anyone over 30 or with any experience into the room. Every single issue they had to learn and fix mentioned in the article is quite literally standard textbook stuff in distributed systems, and has been for over 40 years. The failure model, the huge chunk sized, the single master problems... etc. Nobody who had taken even one decent class would have ever considered the original design viable.

They really should just stick to buying their tech pre-made like everything else Google is known for - acquisitions. Other companies are willing to hire experienced people. You know, those old lazy bastards that only work 40 hours a week because they have families, cost way too much to provide health insurance to, but get things done 5x as fast because they have done it before :)

more than 5 years ago
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Google Acquiring VP3 Developer On2 Technologies

Duncan3 Re:Cisco anyone? (133 comments)

Which is why I used the term "in-house". The companies are not people thread is down the hall.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Acquiring VP3 Developer On2 Technologies

Duncan3 Re:Cisco anyone? (133 comments)

Webmail has been around a lot longer then Google.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Acquiring VP3 Developer On2 Technologies

Duncan3 Re:Cisco anyone? (133 comments)

Sadly, your statement was never true. Everything you think of as from Google was bought except the original Pagerank (obsoleted about a week after they started using it), which is licensed from Stanford. And AdSense, responsible for 99.9999% of their revenues, feeding the rest of the company, was bought and started from work at Brown University.

Please provide evidence for anything you think Google invented in-house.

more than 5 years ago
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Open Source Languages Rumble At OSCON

Duncan3 Odd... (197 comments)

Why are people listed by where they work their day job, as if that has anything to do with it?

more than 5 years ago
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The Pirate Bay to Become a Distributed Storage Cloud?

Duncan3 Re:Let me get this straight.. (131 comments)

Oh, so you've seen the other 100 .com startups that tried EXACTLY this business plan then :)

more than 5 years ago
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The Pirate Bay to Become a Distributed Storage Cloud?

Duncan3 Re:Liability (131 comments)

It's touchy now.

But the second you take money from them, you're screwed.

more than 5 years ago
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Can "Page's Law" Be Broken?

Duncan3 Re:Page's Law. (255 comments)

Is there anything in history safe from Google claiming credit for it?

Pretty soon it will be Google Wheel(tm) and Google Fire(tm)

more than 5 years ago
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Google Reveals "Secret" Server Designs

Duncan3 Re:Onboard UPS not new (386 comments)

It's Google! They invented everything, air, fire, water, they even created people! All hail the Google overlords!

(but seriously, that idea is old, almost as old as map-reduce, which means patentable in the US)

more than 5 years ago
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eBay Describes the Scale of Its Counterfeit Goods Problem

Duncan3 Re:Sure... (124 comments)

It's known as the 3rd shift, and it's not 100 of 500, it's more like 1/3 (absolute minimum if you have something made in China) to 2/3 of all production.

Perfectly legal (there) and perfectly "real" goods. Welcome to China.

more than 5 years ago
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EPIC Urges FTC To Investigate Google Services

Duncan3 Re:It is way too dangerous to use Google's product (111 comments)

Even funnier, they think FTC > CIA and NSA, the government agencies working with Google (that's their job, we the taxpayers pay them to watch Google)

more than 5 years ago
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Massive Open Collaboration In Math Declared a Success

Duncan3 Re:Massive? (60 comments)

To be fair, this is much more then "somewhat remarkable" for any academic discipline.

more than 5 years ago
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Narcissistic College Graduates In the Workplace?

Duncan3 Re:Precious Snowflakes (1316 comments)

And it NEVER will. Grade matter only to those _in_ school. Even if you go to grad school, getting in will be the last time anyone cares.

After that, it's about what you have done and know about the real world.

more than 5 years ago
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Apps That Rely On Ext3's Commit Interval May Lose Data In Ext4

Duncan3 Bull... (830 comments)

The file system isn't writing data it claims to have written, that means it's deliberately lying, which is different then a bug.

The "web 2.0" idea that being right most of the time doesn't cut it in the real world. People may put something more important then a tweet on a file system.

Optimize the reads all you want, but those writes better damn well happen before the calls that say data is written return.

more than 5 years ago
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AMD Plans 1,000-GPU Supercomputer For Games, Cloud

Duncan3 Only 1.000? (148 comments)

Folding@home is at 1.007 PFLOPS of just ATI GPUs :)

(which is an entirely different sort of "computer", but still)

more than 5 years ago
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Bjarne Stroustrup On Educating Software Developers

Duncan3 Not here, no way, not ever. (538 comments)

There will never be any Software Engineering taught in a CS dept. No way would a Computer Science professor EVER teach such a base, primitive, and unrefined subject such as those dregs in engineering do. Let the $10/hr guys in India do that. Writing code, how insulting!

So... that about sums that up doesn't it. Here anyway, the Software Engineering course is out of I think the Mechanical Engineering department. No CS major would be caught dead taking it tho - it involves teams ;)

Modern Software engineering has NOTHING to do with CS. Once you realize that, you're 99% of the way there. Some colleges now have Software Engineering departments. Hire those students or just an engineer that knows the problem domain, and teach them to code.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Foundation Says All Major Distros Are IPv6 Compliant

Duncan3 Great, but... (241 comments)

Now, just make a certain highly corrupt organization charge less then several years revenue for a IPv6 address block.

Wait, you though just because there are 2^64 blocks they aren't trying to make 2^128 dollars off of them?

It's about the money, your ISP cannot possibly afford an address allocation, so you're not getting IPv6.

more than 5 years ago

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