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CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:"Docker Platform" (71 comments)

A way to avoid bloat in docker. :)

about two weeks ago
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CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker

Ritz_Just_Ritz "Docker Platform" (71 comments)

I don't understand the need to inject all the platform bloat into Docker. Why not just fold docker functionality into an existing platform such as OpenStack to handle all those "extras" that are being contemplated? The work to integrate the two is already in progress:

https://wiki.openstack.org/wik...

Best,

about two weeks ago
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LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:Oracle (99 comments)

OpenStack is simply a cloud framework. What does any of that have to do with Oracle? In any case, this would be a great test case for a ginormous ceph cluster. I use ceph in conjunction with approximately 10PB of storage and am looking to increase that by at least an order of magnitude over the next year or two.

More info on ceph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

about a month and a half ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:Lucky for Stripe (353 comments)

At the end of the day, the guy is selling a tool...a basic CNC milling machine. Those are available all over the place and serve many more purposes than allowing the owner to mill gun parts. I guess the next step is to prohibit people from selling files and drill bits because they can also be utilized for gunsmithing purposes. Where does it end?

I'm sure he can find another payment processor that doesn't have a political agenda.

about a month and a half ago
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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

Ritz_Just_Ritz Chinese government complicity (63 comments)

Why don't they come out and call a spade a spade...the Chinese government aids, at worst, or allows, at best, this activity. Ask anyone who has spent any time living in China. It's pretty difficult to do anything that they don't like and if when you do manage to circumvent the rules, it's only because you're greasing the palms of someone inside the government. "Hacking group".....riiiiiiiiiight. (rolling eyes)

about 1 month ago
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Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

Ritz_Just_Ritz Switch carriers (206 comments)

Just another reason not to spend your money with Verizon.

about 2 months ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (294 comments)

I love all the chatter about how Tesla is "harming the industry" by selling direct. **rolling eyes**

Directly selling cars to the public is only harmful to the middlemen in the dealerships that ARE indeed greasing their state legislators with fat political contributions. Why should auto manufacturers be forced to deal with middlemen to sell to the public? How in the world does direct sales "harm the industry"? Are large home builders forbidden to sell houses directly to consumers? The whole concept of protecting a parasitic middleman is just ridiculous. It results in inefficiency and higher prices.

about 2 months ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

When Obama got the peace prize for pretty much just showing up, I ceased thinking of the Nobel prize as a meritocracy and haven't even kept track of the winners since then. It's become a bit of a joke.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Puts Comcast and Time Warner Merger On Hold

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:A Strategic Delay (132 comments)

Far more likely that the folks in the White House would rather this issue goes away until AFTER the election...and then they'll continue cashing those checks from the monopolists and let the merger happen while they throw up their hands and claim they used that extra time to "really stick it to the man"....

about 2 months ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:bitcoin (and altcoins) are circling the drain (56 comments)

Last time I checked, I didn't see any store fronts that were talking about accepting biotech stocks as currency.

about 3 months ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:bitcoin (and altcoins) are circling the drain (56 comments)

And it was over $1000 in November 2013 and just a few days ago it was in the 300's. It's whipsawing up and down at the whim of the Russian and Chinese mob. Way too unstable to be used as a currency. No thanks.

about 3 months ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Ritz_Just_Ritz bitcoin (and altcoins) are circling the drain (56 comments)

Look at the drop in the value of bitcoin (in dollar terms) over the last year. The same goes for any of the alt coins, at least the ones with enough volume in the market to be remotely useful.

It's all over but the shouting. The pump and dumpers are making some money, but as a currency it's just too risky to hold since the value is tanking.

about 3 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

Ritz_Just_Ritz About a year late (215 comments)

I picked up an Acer C720 about a year ago that was good enough that I don't even carry around the Mac Air that my company gave me. 2GB RAM, Celeron 2955U haswell processor, 8-9 hour battery life, hdmi/USB3, SD slot, 16GB storage, same video resolution as the HP above. All for US$199 and in a 2lb package.

I thought I'd need more storage, but it's a year later and I haven't used more than about 10GB of the internal storage. One of these days, I'll upgrade it to 32GB or 64GB, but I've just been storing my personal files on either a 64GB SD card or 64GB USB 3.0 fob.

Having something this thinly provisioned running the bloat that is Win 8.1 wouldn't be attractive for me at all, regardless of the price point. However, it's great for ChromeOS and Ubuntu Trusty.

about 4 months ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

Ritz_Just_Ritz laying off...but needs more H-1B's (282 comments)

For those needing another reason not to purchase Microsoft products...they just fired 18,000 people but are lobbying the government for an ever increasing number of wage slaves from India and other countries. They can hire these poor saps at lower salaries, bully them into working long hours for no additional pay (it's that bad 'ol offshore middleman that's blamed for the sweatshop hours) while backhanding profits to cronies in these offshore companies. Meanwhile, they whine that they can't find any qualified local staff. Actually, they just can't find local staff willing to work for third world salaries while living with first world expenses and taxes. Just say no.

about 5 months ago
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NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

Ritz_Just_Ritz Folks do this to themselves (136 comments)

The flip side of posting the most innocuous details of your life online for all to see. What did you THINK would happen?

about 7 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:polymer AR lower recievers... (490 comments)

Actually, the law is ambiguous. You ARE permitted to sell your handiwork, but you can't do it with the "intent" of being a business. So passing down that milled 80% receiver that you used to roll your own AR-15 to your heirs or selling a one-off seems to be within the law. Milling one a week and selling them on ebay...that's likely to lead to your arrest.

about 7 months ago
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China May Build an Undersea Train To America

Ritz_Just_Ritz No Thanks (348 comments)

I rather like the status quo where they need a usable navy to get to resources that they will eventually want to take by force. They're about out of fresh water and other key resources aren't far behind.

about 7 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re:What the police have (664 comments)

A few years ago, I had a car stolen right out of my gated/locked driveway in NJ (cue the Jersey jokes). It wasn't an expensive car, but still worth about US$10k. When I reported it stolen and informed the police where they could ask for surveillance video that would likely show the crime and culprit, they treated me like a nuisance and never investigated the crime. I know they never investigated because the owner of the surveillance cam was never even contacted, even when I followed up with the cops a couple of times. The insurance company just paid out immediately and the adjuster said the odds of ever seeing the car again when stolen from northern NJ was almost zero.

So I can only chuckle when I'm told that the cops will show even a cursory interest in helping someone recover a phone, even if the EXACT location is known.

about 7 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Ritz_Just_Ritz Re: Americans don't have guns? Or jackets? (664 comments)

You're joking, right? Just try to get a pistol permit in NYC. While technically, it's possible, it is neither cheap nor easy. Long guns are only slightly easier (permit still required). Meanwhile, anyone who is cheeky enough to steal and then use your phone is probably not going to be disinclined to buy any of the easily available illegal firearms that can be purchased from a local street thug for a song.

about 7 months ago

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