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New Study Shows Universe Still Expanding On Schedule

RegTooLate Re:Units (173 comments)

whatever my ship can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

about 2 years ago

WD Builds High-Capacity, Helium-Filled HDDs

RegTooLate Magic Smoke (356 comments)

Goodness people, tag it magic smoke.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft To Support CentOS Linux In Hyper-V

RegTooLate Missing the point... (291 comments)

Most are missing the point of MS supporting this. It's all about the $ in licensing fees of VMware vs. Microsoft. Windows shops pay for windows licenses and always will have to if they want/have to use the OS. Microsoft recognizes that a lot of shops are probably mixed and are attempting to reverse the pay for VMware and drop Windows path that a lot of people are taking. They are offering the MS alternative, use Hyper-V and get Linux support without a VMware tax. Of course, others would say, its like pay MS and VMware tax and yes that is true as well. But in the end, for a business time is money. Being able to have an army of technical people motivated by real money supporting a product versus all us wonderful /. users telling them how they are doing it wrong in the world on Linux is what makes the world go round.

more than 3 years ago

If You Think You Can Ignore IPv6, Think Again

RegTooLate IPV4 = Walled Internet (551 comments)

How long until the classic IPV4 internet is looked upon with the likes of AOL or Compuserv? All the control, gatekeepers will force freedom to migrate to V6. It'll be the wild west of the internet all over again.

more than 3 years ago

Carbon Trading Halted After EU Exchange Is Hacked

RegTooLate Re:Wait, carbon trading wasn't a scam to BEGIN wit (228 comments)

So, this is how I roughly understand the whole carbon credits thing is supposed to work. Am I right here? And does the real-world application work like this model, or is it rife with corruption, bureaucracy, and an inability to accomplish its stated goals like every other government project? Have their been any studies on the effectiveness of such a system?

The certification of carbon credits is taken very seriously and there are, according to the UNFCCC Parties & Observers, "Over 1,297 NGOs and 83 IGOs are admitted as observers." Further, carbon emissions especially from manufactures is fairly standard science. Fuel input + burn rate = carbon emission rate. The statistics are held not only on the scrubbers but the input valves as well. Also, it is reported by the fuel companies how much fuel they are selling and where it is being passed off. All this put together, along with thousands of NGO interests, allows the market to have enough watchdogs to prevent serious abuse. The key to carbon credits in the US is that you need a verification and certification process behind the carbon creditors. Again, NGO and even government regulation can go a long way towards certifying and making the market more transparent.

more than 3 years ago

New York Times Reports US and Israel Behind Stuxnet

RegTooLate Re:Still Speculative. (406 comments)

You act like they actually pay for their copies of Windows. Iran is reported to state encouraged piracy.

more than 3 years ago

Tomcat 7 Finalized

RegTooLate Key 7.0 feature (103 comments)

I for one welcome our non-crashing on redeploy overlord. Lots of memory leaks due to deploying and removing individual webapps are now fixed.

more than 3 years ago

Rushkoff Proposes We Fork the Internet

RegTooLate fork the internet (487 comments)

this is like saying the universe is broken, lets fork it.

more than 3 years ago

Digging Into the WikiLeaks Cables

RegTooLate Re:Conservatives against Wikileaks.. (810 comments)

Another thought here is that the local populace would be up in arms if our state was secretly communicating or making deals with others without the voters knowledge. Transparency is very important to people on a local level is seems but make it national and it's, "oh I don't have time to worry or they know what they are doing." Put it in a local scene and people would be demanding resignation.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Starts Mass Mirroring Effort

RegTooLate Re:As a US Citizen, (586 comments)

You run the risk of the ones you do business with disassociating themselves with you. Perhaps a little FBI file will open up. Either way, until they find you doing something else wrong you are fine. Only those who are allowed access to classified documents can know what true classified documents are and only they can leak illegally obtain the documents. If documents are found on a street and someone finds them, it is not they who have broken the law but those who left the documents there. If they are given to you, it is not your fault but it of that person that gave them to you. IANAL but having wikileaks isn't going to end you up in court. I saw a editorial cartoon today with santa looking at the computer, fuming. The caption said, "Wikileaks released his entire 'naught and nice' list..." R. MeKee.

more than 3 years ago

Aging Reversed In Mice

RegTooLate Re:Quality, not quantity (554 comments)

Only on Slashdot would this be modded insightful instead of funny.

more than 3 years ago

Prosecutors Request Closed Courtroom For Goldman HFT Programmer's Trial

RegTooLate Re:Here is a Google analogy...(sorry no cars) (250 comments)

Umm, I think they already told us, search for The anatomy of a large-scale hypertextual Web search engine

more than 3 years ago

AOL Spends $1M On Solid State Memory SAN

RegTooLate $/IOPS (158 comments)

If you compare their IOPS price to a Fibre drive you will find that AOL got quite the bargain. 250,000 IOPS / 180 IOPS = 1388 10kRPM Fibre drives * $2,000 a pop - $1M = $1.7M savings.

more than 3 years ago

How Cornell Plans To Purge Campus Computers of Personal Data

RegTooLate Good Idea (164 comments)

Get that data out of there! If it isn't your system and the data shouldn't be there, no problem scanning for the bad stuff.

more than 3 years ago

BlackBerry's Encryption Hacked; Backups Now a Risk

RegTooLate In other news (120 comments)

The NSA announced today that they are offering secured online backup for all Blackberry users. RIMM responded saying they were surprised how quickly the DNS poison spread but wish the NSA well in their user friendly backup service. Many Middle East governments are also now offering the easy secure backup service as well.

more than 3 years ago

Micro-Transactions Coming To Team Fortress 2 Via Steam Wallet

RegTooLate Re:Ya sorry Valve (161 comments)

I've experienced these issues and it isn't the game, it's your PC. Run Autoruns and see what is interrupting your game. Kill off those extra services. Then experience TF2 smoothly as everyone else does.

more than 3 years ago

The Coming Onslaught of iPad Competitors

RegTooLate Business Success (497 comments)

The iPad and alike competitors should bet on business communication suites. One which has video conferencing, document presentation and sharing collaboration tools will be the most successful. I would like it if I could do an impromptu video conference meeting with anyone remotely as face to face interaction leads to better understanding and communication. Take the meeting collaboration space, have the pads chirp to each other forming a meeting share where they can present documents live and collaborate in the editing. Combine the video conference and meeting function together so remote operations are included just like person to person. You could make a remote desktop viewer that shares to everyone else. Give us a headphone and mic jack for privacy as well. Make a scrum board that has tasks that are passed seamlessly through the pads and updated live remote and interoffice. That is a sweet pad.

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Discover Biggest Star

RegTooLate Oh noes, 265! (202 comments)

256 solar masses should be enough for anyone.

more than 4 years ago


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