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Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation

Monoman Re:Blade servers blow (56 comments)

Blade severs should only be considered when you have space, power, or cooling constraints. They are more expensive and create their own specific issues like you said.

As far as scaling up vs scaling out in a VM cluster. I prefer more smaller nodes over fewer larger nodes. In a two node VM cluster you can't exceed 50% of any resource unless you are willing to deal with oversubscribed resources during a node failure. Well that isn't a very efficient use of equipment. As you add nodes there you can increase the usable percentage of a resources.

4 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Monoman Re:Meaning (179 comments)

Probably. Breaking a business model and breaking the Internet are two very different things but they probably mean the same to him.

about two weeks ago
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Supercomputing Upgrade Produces High-Resolution Storm Forecasts

Monoman Think of the weathermen! (77 comments)

This thing is going to put all of the local weathermen out of jobs. I mean how can they predict the weather better than this thing? ;-)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

Monoman Dokuwiki if you must (97 comments)

I'm not sure using a wiki is really the answer but if you insist then try Dokuwiki. It doesn't get much simpler on the end user side when it comes to using a Wiki.
https://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuw...

about three weeks ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Monoman Re:Third option (421 comments)

Perhaps magnesium

about a month ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Monoman Re:Third option (421 comments)

Titanium will bend but has better memory to return to the original shape. Carbon fiber should be stiffer to resist the flexing in the first place.

about a month ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Monoman Re:Does HFCS count? (294 comments)

That may be true. However, I find that for me avoiding HFCS leads to eating healthier foods.

about a month ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Monoman Re:Nope they are clever (336 comments)

Exactly what strategic cleverness does it take to release something that many other people already have, where your success is based on you being the biggest company in the room?

It's just enough to keep their loyal customers and make more money from them. They know most of their customers prefer new things simplified before being added. That's how Apple does it. It isn't for everyone (including me) but it works for them.

about a month ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Monoman Supply IS GREATER THAN Demand (270 comments)

Shocker. Economics 101. As the the pool of COBOL programmers is reduced the shops still needing them are going to have to pay more.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:Whiners (610 comments)

I wasn't lying. I was mistaken based on what I had been reading about the issue. I refuse to use iTunes. It is absolutely one of the worst applications I have ever used.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:Whiners (610 comments)

Spoken like a loyal subject.

The issue isn't how easy it is to undo it. The issue is that you have to take action at all. Apple is taking advantage of a default setting in a way the user never thought it was intended.

You sound just like some of the people in the early days of the spam wars "just delete it". Everyone knows that doesn't work and the problem only gets worse in the long run.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:911 was down for us Friday night (610 comments)

"More importantly everybody knows Mac OS X needs multiple gigabytes free as memory swap space on it's startup disk. The general recommendation is 15% of the drive"

Emphasis mine

They may be lying but you are also being dishonest claiming that EVERYONE knows OS X needs 15% free space. I'm sure the number of people that know it is much closer to "No one" than "Everyone"

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:911 was down for us Friday night (610 comments)

No, it actually becomes one of your biggest problems. Apple is showing a complete lack of respect for its customers ... uh I mean subjects.

about a month ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Monoman Re:Worst annoucment ever.... (730 comments)

and their aging customers who are having trouble reading the smaller screen .. .even with font sizes bumped up.

Follow the money.

about a month and a half ago
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Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

Monoman Slime loss / long term survival (147 comments)

I would think they need to do more testing. Sure it looks cool and they appear to survive because we see them swimming afterwards. However, not all fish can tolerate a lot of handling and if they lose too much of their slimy outer coating they don't do so well.

about a month and a half ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Monoman Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

Exactly. Even if someone dies it doesn't matter as long as it doesn't hurt the bottom line.

about 2 months ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Monoman Re:multi-drive RV tolerance?? (316 comments)

One of the SAN vendors we met with a while back was arranging their drives within each drawer in such a way that it supposedly minimized/neutralized the RV effect.

about 2 months ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Monoman Re:Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

Outsourcing to the lowest bidder and then not adequately sampling items to verify they were made to spec.

about 2 months ago

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US cord cutters getting snubbed from broadcaster's olympic coverage online

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 8 months ago

Monoman (8745) writes "The Washingtonpost.com is reporting: "The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year." ... "That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers."

Is this money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a stream of their OTA content?"

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Looking for a cancer cure the open source way

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 2 years ago

Monoman (8745) writes "When Salvatore Iaconesi found out he had brain cancer he decided he would put all of his medical records online and ask the world for help. Salvatore Iaconesi is a 39-year-old TED fellow and the artist and technologist behind Art is Open Source. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome. His medical records are publicly available at artisopensource.net/cure."
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