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Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance

Kokuyo The thing about this... (243 comments)

"Yeah, well just put more disks in it..."

Nice idea. Only: TCO is not just based on initial spending and maintenance. There is also rackspace to consider and did I hear anyone talk about green IT?

If my day to day considerations were that one dimensional, my employer could save a ton of money on my salary.

yesterday
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

Kokuyo Re:It's about time. (138 comments)

The direction I don't care about. I care about the fact that they have made yet another "solve all problems with firepower" franchise out of something that has dealt with so many important and/or taboo topics in the past.

First kiss between white and black actors, knowingly keeping a gay actor on, solving problems with diplomacy, observing the wishes of a people and let them die, even though it goes against your own moral concepts...

This is a US made show that dared suggest that a society that has relied on cloning so much they're basically inbred need to band together with a society of hillbillies and had to effing ditch monogamy to survive! The question over Data's and the Doc's sentience or do the Borg enjoy the same considerations as other species... can the Borg even be considered a species... The list goes on and on.

They took EVERYTHING Star Trek had which let me hope for a brighter future for once instead of the pretty redundant apocalypse mindsets and turned it into fucking space cowboys...

So do excuse me if I shed a tear over the clusterfuck Abrams created.

about a week ago
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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant "Out-Thinks" Insects

Kokuyo Re:smarter than many people I know (111 comments)

You are not wrong, but this can be taken to extremes also. I mean, you probably could retire at 40 if you worked two jobs and lived in a one room apartment where you went only to sleep.

There is a point where working for that early retirement takes so much out of you, that you'll be broken by the time you manage it. Lead management is an important factor in your life: Sure, it makes sense to procrastinate as little as possible and quit the habits that give you little but cost much, however you cannot just do without all amenities of life. You don't know whether you will survive to your retirement goal. If you don't, you'll have lived only for work and a dream you didn't get to enjoy. At all.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Kokuyo Re:islam (1350 comments)

I am all about being correct. And in this case, Islam is no more or less violent than Christianity is, if you judge it according to the respective holy book.

Muslims take their holy book very seriously... I know that is an alien concept for Christians.

What you could say is that the people, where Islam is predominant, seem to be uncivilized bastards, that would be another matter.

But let me just remind you that it was the US that initiated a coup in Iran that unseated a democratically chosen head of state to install a US friendly dictator.

Let me also remind you that it was a religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, who rallied the people to take their country back without the use of force against, I believe, the fifth strongest army in the world, after heavy armament through the US.

Many a muslim country, once pretty stable and forward thinking, has been destabilized by US politics in order to cement US influence to the detriment of local population opening doors for extremists to take power.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

Kokuyo Re: Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

There aren't that many shootings or hostage situations, actually. The US is working towards 300 million population, I believe. The things that do happen are high profile but by no means regular occurrence.

Also, the shootings that do happen very often happen in gun free zones where the good people that do obey the laws leave their guns at home.. just saying.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

Kokuyo Re: Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

Same goes for Sydney... What was the situation? About 20 to 30 hostages and one armed terrorists that would sometimes doze off?

One armed civilian would have been enough.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

Kokuyo Re:Got Root? (150 comments)

Oooooh, shots have been fired.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

Kokuyo It may not be for me... (150 comments)

But I find this pretty awesome.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Kokuyo One way to look at it (840 comments)

When your toaster costs 20 dollars, how long can it take to take it apart, find the fault and put it together again, before it becomes a huge waste of time?

Or am I just the only one who values his free time? I'll gladly put in new flooring or do some basic plumbing or electricity work, if it saves me the hundreds of dollars a professional would cost, especially when him just driving here costs me a hundred per default. However, many appliances and gadgets cost little enough and can be ordered online... why should I waste my time on that?

Also, electronics are not my thing. So what doesn't have electronics in them?

Seriously, I can't know about each and every niche in life... I know how to forge knives and carve longbows already... do you expect me to make my own shoes as well?

about three weeks ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Kokuyo Re:Home of the brave? (589 comments)

I know I'm late to the party but whatever, here goes:

Instead of adapting your life to the terrorists or just depending on chance, you could just do the sensible thing and go there anyway but arm yourself.

Seriously, I keep thinking about Sydney... 20 to 30 people being taken hostage... a guy gets shot, when he tries to take the DOZING terrorists weapon... Just ONE citizen with a concealed carry permit could have saved innocent lives there.

about a month and a half ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

Kokuyo Java's demise (125 comments)

One can only hope more appliance producers will ditch Java for HTML5 web interfaces... configuring SAN switches has become a freaking pain in the butt.

about 3 months ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Kokuyo Re:Certainly not (583 comments)

Also: I expect we will redefine the rights of sentient beings at least twice. If we should ever come across an alien species that is not similar or above us in strength, they will also need to be enslaved for several generations in order to be completely, absolutely positive that they are in fact sentient beings.

about 3 months ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Kokuyo Re:Boys are naturally curious... (608 comments)

That is pretty bold hyperbole. Do you expect that kind of debate will fly with people?

about 3 months ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Kokuyo Certainly not (583 comments)

Human incompetence, egoism and shortsightedness are certainly much more prone to generate chances of massive destruction.

If AI should ever happen to destroy us, then I already know why: Because we will treat the machines like soulless, unfeeling slaves and it's going to take us another hundred years to get our act together and define human rights in a way that will include all sentient beings. I predict that this topic will be brushed aside by legislature to the point where the machines revolt for their freedom.

You may disagree, but I believe that's more mankind being idiots once again than the machines becoming a pandora's box.

about 3 months ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Kokuyo Re:Boys are naturally curious... (608 comments)

And THAT is the problem with the people hijacking feminism for their misguided man-hatred.

Identifying trends is GOOD! It enables us to tailor processes, in this case education, to those who want them, rather than pushing people into them that actually don't want to.

A trend does not exclude the minorities that go against it. That is another step that needs to be taken that can be addressed on a per situation basis.

YOU, on the other hand, are an oppressor. You oppress fact (and we don't take too kindly to that around here) and you try to press women and men into a, granted new, mold. "Women must do everything men do" is just as bad as "Women can't do what men do."

So kindly go fuck yourself.

about 3 months ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Kokuyo Re:pics? (475 comments)

You sure? For how long? Until someone thinks otherwise?

Considering it's become problematic for a father who's taking his kids to a playground to take a photo of them playing nowadays, I'm not so sure your common sense is applicable nowadays.

about 3 months ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Kokuyo Re:Three laws a day (407 comments)

Now that is the kind of forward thinking we need!

about 3 months ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Kokuyo I hate to say it... (366 comments)

Sure, the first thought most people have, consciously or subconsciously, is "Would my parents have kept me if they'd had this option?" and the whole concept thus makes us very uncomfortable...

However, looking at humanity as a whole and taking into account that we pretty much switched natural selection off... can we actually afford not to do this?

I mean, billions of sperm and thousands of eggs never get to be a fertilized anything. Of the fertilized eggs, about a third or so actually manage to become a clump of cells trying to become an embryo and of the actual embryos, quite a few never make it any further. Choosing them for looks isn't very ethical, seeing as look are very much dependent on the current fashion, but physical fitness and intelligence aren't quite the same thing. Seeing as most 'potential' human beings never make it, I don't quite share the moral dilemma in choosing the best of the best.

Raising not only humanities average intelligence but much more importantly the lower end seems a phenomenal gain to me.

about 3 months ago

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How to get out of IT

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kokuyo (549451) writes "Well, I've seen a few questions around here about how to get into IT. So why not ask for ideas and thoughts on how to get out?

Here's the thing: I am 28 years old and I've been in IT since I was seventeen (being from Switzerland, I didn't go through College or something similar but completed an apprenticeship). When I completed my education it was the year 2002 and you guys surely know what the market looked like at the time. Now I find myself in a company I don't like, doing things I don't like, working for people I don't like while getting a salary that is about three fourths of what is the norm.

I'm also in the middle of a bore-out, which doesn't make things any better. While I, at first, assumed it was the company, I've come to realize that I actually came to hate IT as such. I hate the hours, the psychology involved (always being at fault, never doing anything right, never doing enough, costing way too much... you know, the usual) and I just plain don't find the motivation in me to go on.

So where do I go? If at all possible, I'd like to get out of the office. I'm not a sales type, but I am good at improvising, learning on the fly and I like to think of myself as pretty handy with tools. What would you do in my place? And remember, I have rent to think of and no parents with a basement, so just going back to school isn't quite in my budget."
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Big Brother ante portas in Switzerland

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kokuyo (549451) writes "Well, yesterday Helvetians moved their lazy bums and put in their vote on new legislation requiring biometric passports. While the biometric passports were only a question of time (as we would have had to adopt them eventually due to the Schengen agreement), a disturbing part of this law is the creation of a central database for the data held in those passports. This clearly goes beyond the requirements of the Schengen agreement. I, for one, do not welcome our new biometric overlords; I WILL be getting a new passport before the biometric ones are rolled out. This, at least, gives me another ten years (as opposed to the five years the new, more expensive, passports will be valid for). A"
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Methods to catch file size explosions?

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Kokuyo (549451) writes "We've come across a certain problem for which there is an easy solution we cannot use: Users throwing gigabytes of data onto our home and group shares, filling them quickly. We do realize that quotas are meant to help you keep exactly this in check, unfortunately the users with most of the data load are VIP users such as the CEO, CFO and marketing and are as such exempt from quotas anyway.
Our approach today involves waiting for monitoring to warn us of full disks and then scouring the whole file system manually.

So my question to Slashdot is this: Without quotas and without company policies, how would you solve that issue on Windows 2003 servers?"

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Woohoo, just discovered journals

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Well, d'uh, you'll probably say, but I've never bothered to look here, actually.

I mean, I just added my first friend and realized that I had people who view me as a foe. Not that this surprises me, mind you, I have plenty of those in real life. It's more something along the lines of buying a new gadget and locating the most important functions through trial and error only to later realize, had I looked into the manual, I could have used this really cool feature I don't want to live without anymore all along.

Well, let's see how long this feature will be cool and used. Probably until the first fool annoys me with a comment ;).

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