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HP Claims Their Moonshot System is a 'New Style of IT' (Video)

Pegasus AMD SeaMicro is a better choice (68 comments)

It's 10U with 64 almost real servers (haswell xeons) and has integrated storage and networking. You only need to hook up some power and a beffy uplink to it and you're done. And did I mention a rest api to controll it? Works even with openstack baremetal if you want that. Last I heard (two weeks ago) Moonshot is still only at cli.
Apollos on the other side, those are worth considering. But Moonshot ... too little, too late.

about 2 months ago

Iran Claims New Cyberattacks On Industrial Sites

Pegasus I thought they would learn by now (75 comments)

Seriously, if I were Iran, I'd be installing OpenBSD on all critical infrastructure from day one when it became obvious that stuxnet damaged Natanz. As much as I like country and people of Iran, I have serious doubts of the mental capabilities of their leadership.

about a year and a half ago

100GbE To Slash the Cost of Producing Live Television

Pegasus Forget ethernet, get Infiniband (180 comments)

It's cheaper, faster and available today. Check out - newest dual fdr cards are especially nice.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

Pegasus Or maybe (350 comments)

I think they have much better photo albums.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

Pegasus check out (350 comments)

Fetches your online photo collection, offers you some options on layout and you get high quality (profesional printing) picture books delivered to your door.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With University Firewalls?

Pegasus You have web? So you have DNS. (582 comments)

Which means you can setup a dns proxy for IP traffic and use it. It's not fast but is very handy to have ready when you're for example on a wifi that wants you to pay for using it via some kind of web page.

more than 2 years ago

Engelbart's Keyboard Available For Touchscreens

Pegasus Space Cadet (160 comments)

Woah, it even has the facebook Like button on the right! Really visioanry development for the time ...

more than 2 years ago

MIT Creates Chip to Model Synapses

Pegasus But what about efficiency? (220 comments)

It may be faster, but what about performance per watt? You know, the whole brain does everything on only 40-50 watts. How does this MIT product compare to brains in this area?

more than 2 years ago

3TB Hard Drive Round Up

Pegasus Re:750,000 hours MTBF. (238 comments)

I've never had two drives fail in the same array. Ever.

Wow, you must be one lucky storage admin. After having whole batches of drives fail within hours of eachother, I'm also assembling all my raids that hold even slightly important data strictly with different disks from different manufacturers. Afterall, having fast access to data is less important than having an access at all.

about 3 years ago

Interviews: Ask Technologist Kevin Kelly About Everything

Pegasus How about 20w xeons? (135 comments)

I wonder how would latest sandy bridge based xeons compare to these ... E3-1220L has two cores and 20W tdp, I'm trying to find it for my home server for the next 5 years or so.

more than 3 years ago

First Photos of Asteroid 2011 MD

Pegasus Almost Second Impact (26 comments)

If it would hit the antarctic, then the angels would surely come!

more than 3 years ago

Spammers Establish Fake URL-Shortening Services

Pegasus It was to be expcted (99 comments)

I always found url shortening to be a weird and potentially dangerous practice. Trading some comfort to squeeze your link into a tweet for the comfort to actually predict where this link will take you? No thanks. If url does not fit into a tweet, then it's a tweeter problem that tweeter should fix. That's also why I don't use tweeter. I find IRC superior :)

more than 3 years ago

Usage Based Billing In Canada To Be Rescinded

Pegasus Combine it with a stirling engine (364 comments)

I'm wondering how useful would these things be when combined with a stirling engine, with the cold part of it sticking into a local stream or lake or someting. Stirling would then power an electric generator and I'm sure the combined efficiency of it would be higher than best photovoltaics available today.

more than 3 years ago

Google Logo Changes Again, Hinting RT Search?

Pegasus who cares (212 comments)

As an Opera user I haven't been on google front page for years - I just use g in url bar to search for whatever I'm searching for

about 4 years ago

Dual-Core CPU Opens Door To 1080p On Smartphones

Pegasus HD? bah. (314 comments)

Wake me up when smart "phones" do 1080p 3D (two CCDs) @ 60fps, for 8h on one battery.

about 4 years ago

Self-Assembling Photovoltaic Tech From MIT

Pegasus Just plant some trees (128 comments)

The best growing "solar panels", freely available! :)

Or maybe some vegatables in a garden?

about 4 years ago

Building Prisons Without Walls Using GPS Devices

Pegasus Battle Royale! (545 comments)

Even better example :D

about 4 years ago

Modern Day Equivalent of Byte/Compute! Magazine?

Pegasus Re:Circuit Cellar (327 comments)

That's interesting. I learned basic on Spectrum when I was 6 but unfortunately I had no one to help me advance to assembly on zx80. Also I was too lazy (even back then) to save my programs to tape, so I focused on shortest programs that would give me interesting result and that I could type from memory in a few minutes. Things like exploring behaviour of x=rx(1-x) function etc. Consequently, now I'm a sysadmin ;)

more than 4 years ago

Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall

Pegasus Re:What I want (375 comments)

Just use Opera. It does what you want for some time now.

more than 4 years ago

Ex-NSA Official Indicted For Leaks To Newspaper

Pegasus real anonymous network (115 comments)

Just use Freenet. It has both BBS style message exchange and the beginnings of something like smtp.

more than 4 years ago


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