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PayPal To Replace VMware With OpenStack

MikeB0Lton Re:Lesson: Licensing costs suck (286 comments)

LOL. Apparently I missed a reply somewhere, but that is irrelevant. I politely disagree with your position, but I do agree that this is not worth further debate.

about a year and a half ago
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PayPal To Replace VMware With OpenStack

MikeB0Lton Re:Lesson: Licensing costs suck (286 comments)

I happen to work in telecom and we do virtualize many elements of our system.

about a year and a half ago
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PayPal To Replace VMware With OpenStack

MikeB0Lton Re:Lesson: Licensing costs suck (286 comments)

The "vizor" is responsible for providing the hardware virtualization to the guest. This does not perform 100% the same as the physical host. Even if the host is empty save for this one guest VM, it will still not perform equally to an identical install on the same hardware. You'll get great results for simple shit like file servers, but your stance is simply not true for all enterprise applications.

about a year and a half ago
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PayPal To Replace VMware With OpenStack

MikeB0Lton Re:Lesson: Licensing costs suck (286 comments)

The source is me. I work with one such enterprise product (IP telephony) and know for a fact that some software will not work properly. It has nothing to do with sysprep and everything to do with how the software is designed.

about a year and a half ago
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PayPal To Replace VMware With OpenStack

MikeB0Lton Re:Lesson: Licensing costs suck (286 comments)

You assume too much. Support for RedHat or Windows Server is not a 100% guarantee that a product will work fine when the OS is virtualized. There are many products out there that are not supported when virtualized, or that have support for specific virtualization platforms. Typically the compatibility issues surface when a product is extremely sensitive to time or where performance has been a problem in the test lab. This extends into desktop virtualization as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Glasses That Hack Around Colorblindness

MikeB0Lton Re:Survival of the fittest, not planned improvemen (97 comments)

I'm just curious why this guy thinks humans started without color vision. Does he have proof of this change or is he just assuming that it is right purely because he cannot disprove it? Sometimes it is better to just admit we don't know why something is the way it is and do real science to figure it out, rather than spouting off nonsense.

about a year and a half ago
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Meet "Ophelia," Dell's Plan To Reinvent Itself

MikeB0Lton Re:well, this article's lost it (280 comments)

If it is anything like Teradici PCoIP, it'll be great. A great many PC users out there just get one so they can browse the web, check Facebook, and use MS Office. None of these require extensive bandwidth to present to a thin client.

about a year and a half ago
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'Magic Carpet' Could Help Prevent Falls Among the Elderly

MikeB0Lton Re:How do you keep it clean? (87 comments)

Not to mention they are usually staffed with physical therapists who can do this gait detection along with a long list of other healthcare related tasks. I see this being more useful in video games and not so much in healthcare, but we all know which one will rake in the government research grants.

about 2 years ago
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Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

MikeB0Lton Re:Difference between stated intent and real inten (828 comments)

...and highly misleading. Chavez is dying of cancer and I'd be willing to bet that they are trying to prevent a revolution following the death of their dictator.

more than 2 years ago
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UN Takeover of Internet Must Be Stopped, US Warns

MikeB0Lton Re:UN takeover must be stopped? (454 comments)

Stop using US owned registrars and you'll be fine. If you buy a .com, don't cry if your alleged criminal activity gets your site taken down.

more than 2 years ago
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UN Takeover of Internet Must Be Stopped, US Warns

MikeB0Lton Re:UN takeover must be stopped? (454 comments)

It was the same government that created it. Get over it.

more than 2 years ago
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Your Next TV Interface Will Be a Tablet

MikeB0Lton the missing feature (210 comments)

Remotes today all miss the big feature we want: two-way communication. If the state of the devices can be reported back to the controls, it opens the door for better interfaces. Until that happens across the industry, we'll be stuck with cluttered and confusing designs. Apple AirPlay is promising, but it requires a compatible device and expensive hardware (Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, etc).

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung Spins Off Its Display Business

MikeB0Lton Re:Anything to do with Apple? (60 comments)

I was thinking along the same line as you. This is probably just risk management in the event that they lose the legal battle with Apple. Then again, maybe it is a way to prepare for sale of the division.

more than 2 years ago
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Aderall Or Nothing: Anatomy of the Great Amphetamine Drought

MikeB0Lton Re:Considering how often Adderall is abused... (611 comments)

Careful. You are setting up a nice straw man fallacy. Want milk straight from the cow? "Down with the war on drugs!" That isn't a valid argument.

As to the topic, we've just forgotten the history here. These federal departments and regulations exist because there were serious problems to solve at the time. Milk needs to be consistently safe at the grocery. Kids shouldn't die from measles. We should be able to trust that toys sold to our youth won't give them lead poisoning. And so on...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a Tablet Run Only One Application?

MikeB0Lton Fixated on tablets? (260 comments)

Put your video on DVD and hand out portable DVD players. It'll be cheaper and more secure than a tablet+server solution.

more than 2 years ago
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The Zuckerberg Tax

MikeB0Lton Re:No it is not. (1065 comments)

While correct, this explanation doesn't account for corporate taxes.

more than 2 years ago
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The Zuckerberg Tax

MikeB0Lton Re:Wrong. (1065 comments)

Capital gains tax is effectively a double-dip, hence the lower rate.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows Admins Need To Prepare For GUI-Less Server

MikeB0Lton Re:It would be good to have optional GUI (780 comments)

I kind of agree with you. My guess is that Microsoft has just simply lost their way. They don't have the foothold in businesses that they once enjoyed, and now they are second-guessing the design of their main products. The key flaw I see is that by losing the GUI, they lose what sets them apart from other server operating systems which is to say they become as difficult to learn and manage as their competitors. There is a market for an easy to manage system and they are about to lose it if they keep pushing PowerShell for everything. Apple could step into this niche and blow them away, but they don't offer anything beyond Mac Mini and a mini-tower workstation for their server OS to run on (deal breaker for many).

more than 2 years ago
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Businesses Now Driving "Bring Your Own Device" Trend

MikeB0Lton Re:Offloading IT cost onto employees (232 comments)

Have you forgotten about virtualization and SaaS? Why would your computer have to be on a corporate domain to connect to a VMware View session or load an app through Citrix? This comes down to corporations controlling data, not devices, which was their primary concern all along.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Comments On Recent Decisions

MikeB0Lton Re:convenience over quality (360 comments)

I live in rural Indiana, so I couldn't give two shits about LA and NYC broadband. I'm sure what they have still beats what we do. Eight minutes up the road is my in-law's farm. They don't have access to cable or DSL and only recently got access to a wireless option due to Omnicity cutting a deal with them to place equipment on the top of their grain elevator. It was barely usable above their previous Earthlink dialup. I live in a small town with about 2,000 people and have access to DSL and cable, but the offering is comparable to what Comcast et al were offering about 6-10 years ago in the nearby suburbs. I'm thankful to have 3Mb DSL and landline for ~$70/mo. I wish I could have >10Mb and VoIP instead but it isn't available to me. It sort of sucks. Everyone has complaints about the current state of broadband in the US, but what is the solution?

more than 2 years ago

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