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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Lennie Re:What's the point? (507 comments)

Well, there is a whole lot of Java in the enterprise and other organisations like banks.

Obviously they are always last to move, because they have a lot of legacy applications anyway.

5 days ago
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Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

Lennie Re:still slow (61 comments)

No, dynamically is definitely the wrong approach. It just won't work.

Shippping LLVM byte code could still be possible yes.

Does any distribution have some kind of package that can be installed ? llvm-runtime. Like you can install Python or Java.

Shouldn't be to hard to make a package for Linux for that, right ?

Maybe someone could even add it to the kernel so it can recognise the bytecode.

5 days ago
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Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

Lennie Re:still slow (61 comments)

Maybe it is just me but when I see these things, I sometimes get crazy ideas. And I think:

Might as well translate into LLVM bitcode and recompile the code:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.p...

Hell, maybe it's even faster if you compile the LLVM bitcode with emscripten and use asm.js to run into the browser. :-)

about a week ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

Lennie Re:The US does not have an IT talent monopoly (441 comments)

We are not disposable blue collar idiots. We are white collar professionals and we just want the same damn respect accountants, other dept managers, other educated employees and even secretaries get within the same organization.

If you are not in the 1%, then you are one of the rest.

Some might get a bit more, some might get a bit less.

That's all there is to it.

about a week ago
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Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Lennie Re:Google don't be evil (155 comments)

The problem is context.

On one site the same content is illegal on an other it is legal.

about a week ago
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National Science Foundation Awards $20 Million For Cloud Computing Experiments

Lennie Re:What do they mean by cloud? (25 comments)

Why do people think "virtualized computing" is cloud ? It isn't. Because a VMWare cluster isn't cloud.

Cloud has characteristics like:
- pay per use
- API to control it, so it can be automated
- a failure model, like availability zones. So you know that things are 100 % seperated so if one AZ goes down an other AZ does not depend on it.
- etc.

Nobody says it has to be virtual either, you can get physical machines from Rackspace or Softlayer.

about a week ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Lennie Re:god dammit. (518 comments)

Number of birds killed for human consumption ?

about two weeks ago
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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

Lennie Re:People seem to be forgetting what a server is (129 comments)

one way or the other this is going to solve it self, right ?

Or pipes, etc. get a lot bigger (things like silicon photonics in the data center and NVRAM will help) or people with more knowledge of the problem will find a better job.

about two weeks ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

Lennie Re:The power of the future... (305 comments)

I'm starting to think it would be easier to solve the energy storage problem than get a working fusion power.

Because it looks like solar is on a similar exponential improvement cycle as Moore's law:

https://www.google.com/search?...

about two weeks ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

Lennie Re:They Don't Get It? (63 comments)

DNS is still pretty centralized though.

about two weeks ago
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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

Lennie Re:In other words (101 comments)

But that actually has a fix without having to change everything (!):
set up your search path correctly.

about two weeks ago
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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

Lennie Re:In other words (101 comments)

I should probably add:

most businesses probably have a public website.

Don't make the internal domainname the same as your website.

If you want to re-use the same domain, use:
office.domain.tld

about two weeks ago
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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

Lennie Re:In other words (101 comments)

As a business you register a domain from a TLD of your choice for US $10 or more a year.

Then you use that domain internally.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Lennie Re:The easiest way is to not participate. (267 comments)

The reason start up and VC-investors put money into Bitcoin is because the blockchain is actually a novel and useful technology.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Lennie Re:Do people confuse them? (267 comments)

If you think PayPal is the cause of the problem, you haven't looked close enough.

The whole system is a total mess.

First of all there are, far and far to many regulations and a lot of countries has some of their own unique regulations as well.

The second problem is: SWIFT is from the 70s it's a rigid protocol that isn't going to change any time soon:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

It usually takes days before a transaction is confirmed. Bitcoin takes about 10 minutes, a lot altcoins take minutes.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Lennie Re:ASICs drive out CPUs and GPUs ... (267 comments)

ASIC proof could also mean: it not is profitable to create an ASIC to compete with the large factories building GPUs.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Lennie Re: Self Serving Story? (267 comments)

national and transnational economies ?

Really ? you are kidding right ? It's clearly not backed by gold anymore. So what's it backed by ?

There is only one thing: the amount of money people have invested in a currency.

They have 2 levers. Change the Interest rate or print more money. Both influence the economy, always in a way which has pros and cons.

The rest of the time, they can only do the same thing everyone else does: create dept.

But only up to a point.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Lennie Re:Self Serving Story? (267 comments)

I'm surprised Bitcoin doesn't adopt some or more of the ideas from the altcoins.

Are they to busy cleaning up their code ? Are they to busy doing small changes ? Are they to careful not to make big changes ?

Are they watching to see if what other altcoins have done really works as they grow instead of what it currently looks like to work.

For example if you want to change the proof-of-work you don't let people invest years into ASICs. Then again, changing the proof-of-work doesn't seem like a popular idea with at least 1 or more of the Bitcoin developers.

The longer they wait, the harder it is going to be to make certain changes, right ? Or maybe they think they need a good update process first ?

about two weeks ago
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Email Is Not Going Anywhere

Lennie Re:E-mail is the foundation of identity online (235 comments)

Email is federated (it has a standard protocol and a domainname).

All those other solutions are silos that can't talk to each other.

Facebook to Twitter ? Twitter to Whatsapp ? Nope.

about two weeks ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

Lennie Re:Horseshit (145 comments)

I guess it depends on the type of foundation you mean.

Things like fiber have been there for many, many, many years now. I hardly see it as anything new. Or anything part of this quiet, they talk about it.

There are some big changes coming in fiber optics though. Silicon photinics.

about two weeks ago

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Mozilla announces Enterprise User Working Group

Lennie Lennie writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lennie (16154) writes "On the blog.mozilla.org announced: Recently there has been a lot of discussion about enterprises and rapid releases. Online life is evolving faster than ever and it's imperative that Mozilla deliver improvements to the Web and to Firefox more quickly to reflect this. This has created challenges for IT departments that have to deliver lots of mission-critical applications through Firefox. Mozilla is fundamentally about people and we care about our users wherever they are. To this end, we are re-establishing a Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group as a place for enterprise developers, IT staff and Firefox developers to discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for deploying Firefox in the enterprise."
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