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

Stripe7 Blades (56 comments)

You should have your VM images on some storage system like a NetApp, this lets you transfer the entire VM to another blade if one fails. So you have two blade racks both connected to the NetApp with software set up to fail over all the VM's from a failed blade to a blade on the second blade rack. You would probably run all the blades active on 1/2 load where on failure you transfer to the alternate blade on the 2nd rack and go to a full load on that blade. This protects you from a rack failure as well as an individual blade failure. The router/hub on a blade server is a single point of failure which is why you need 2 racks.

3 days ago

How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Stripe7 Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

The US health care system is a for profit medical system. This has resulted in a darwinian devolution of health care. The hospitals that care too much about treating patients and not their bottom line go out of business and fold. This leaves those that balance on the brink of bankruptcy and those who make a profit at the expense of patients who are uninsured or otherwise cannot pay for their medical services. Some keep their hospitals running by over billing those who are insured and those who can afford to pay, others do it by cutting back on training and equipment that is rarely used, like training for an infectious disease like Ebola or buying the equipment needed to prevent their own workers from being infected. The CDC sends out their protocols to all the hospitals, they cannot force the hospitals to buy the equipment, and train their staffs. Once the hospitals acknowledge they have received the protocols, not that they have implemented them, it seems the CDC marks them as being prepared for Ebola. Thus stands the current US preparedness for Ebola, a hodge podge of hospitals totally prepared and some totally without a clue, with protocols sitting in some filing cabinet somewhere.

4 days ago

3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

Stripe7 Re:Cheaters (132 comments)

I am interested in knowing if the design factors in the effect of using the 3D printed panels in the crumple zones.Will the 3D printed panels have the same effect as normal panels in an accident, in terms of energy absorption?

about a month ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Stripe7 Re:RUDEST PASSENGER EVER (928 comments)

SWA is negligent to their stockholders for not keeping up with the times. They should know all about twitter and the effects 1 annoyed passenger can have. It is a matter of training and putting procedures in place. The Gate attendant was in the right, and could have just made the point that she would be annoying the other priority passengers by giving him priority when he was not due it. SWA management completely mishandled it and blew it out of all proportion by stopping the flight and yanking the passengers thereby making a newsworthy story and giving themselves a very expensive case of bad publicity. It could have been handled by just a tweet explaining the policy and why putting him ahead of others would have been bad for other passengers. Then it would not have been a news story.

about 3 months ago

Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

Stripe7 Re:Motivated rejection of science (661 comments)

What happens to the kids embroiled in this mess? What happens when Universities refuse to accept students who do not meet scientific standards?

about 5 months ago

Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Stripe7 Re:Duh (818 comments)

Not only is the president immune from prosecution given the Nixon example, but none of the bank managers, presidents or CEO's were ever jailed for causing the last financial disaster. That if nothing else proves that the US is an Oligarchy.

about 6 months ago

TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

Stripe7 Re:Who says computers will take over.... (275 comments)

That makes me curious about how they go about putting Chinese names in either the terrorist list or no fly lists. The Chinese name Chan, Chin, Tan, Chun etc... are all the same Chinese character for a last name on a Chinese passport.

about 7 months ago

Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

Stripe7 Re:Something It Isn't (775 comments)

If this has a face recognition system app built into it. See your wife, it brings up anniversaries, birthdays etc.. See a congressman, it brings up a list of all the corporations/organizations that fund him and a list of his voting record. See a random stranger, bring up criminal records if any, etc..

about a year ago

NASA IG Paints Bleak Picture For Agency Projects

Stripe7 Re:Total bullshit assumption (73 comments)

The reason NASA's budget is cannot be cut is Congress. Any time NASA wants to shut down obsolete projects or consolidate projects Congress steps in to stop them. NASA early on spread itself into as many Congressional districts as possible to gain the most political pull, now it has come back to bite them in a major way.

about a year and a half ago

Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

Stripe7 Re:It's a race... (813 comments)

How about teach the Indian cosmology, Chinese creation, African tribal belief's in cosmology? Do they have to teach all of that now too?

about a year and a half ago

Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

Stripe7 Re:Treason (813 comments)

Lawmakers are not scientists, do not understand it and have no idea what science is. These are the same people who would legislate PI. Then again the Republican party has proved throughout the last election that they have their own idea of truth or facts that have no bearing reality.

about a year and a half ago

Interviews: Ask James Randi About Investigating the Truth

Stripe7 Funnybone (386 comments)

What was your funniest encounter with the supernatural believer/perpetrator?

about a year and a half ago

Your iPhone Will Soon Detect Bad Breath

Stripe7 Re:*my* iPhone?? (114 comments)

I can not see such a sensor being too useful. A built in carbon monoxide detector would be of more use to me.

about 2 years ago

Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk

Stripe7 Re:They're stupid (1025 comments)

I would leave it up to the insurance companies, let the insurance companies charge extra or not pay for treatment of people who get sick from diseases they should have been vaccinated for.

more than 2 years ago

California Wants Genetically Modified Foods To Be Labelled

Stripe7 Re:Genetically modified how? (559 comments)

Yes, they should put the GM label on every food we eat that has been genetically modified from its original stock. Just label 100% of every produce in the super market as GM'ed since that is the case. Hmm, what about the GM'ed drugs that we are all taking now do we label those too?

about 2 years ago

Journalist Arrested For Tweet Deported to Saudi Arabia

Stripe7 Re:A second just Justice.... Please (604 comments)

Now here is something for Anonymous to take up. A man being executed as there is no "Freedom of Speech" in that area of the world.

more than 2 years ago

Thanks to DRM, Some Ubisoft Games Won't Work Next Week

Stripe7 Re:I Must Be Missing Something Here (332 comments)

I can see them doing this and then finding out that their db is totally corrupt due to multiple data disk losses. Looking for their last backup tape to find them missing or that someone has spilled coffee all over them etc..

more than 2 years ago

Anne McCaffrey Passes Away At 85

Stripe7 Good bye Anne (181 comments)

She has had a full life doing what she loved. I loved her work, it is a legacy that will live on. The world is a sadder place without her. Thank you for the stories.

more than 2 years ago

Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops

Stripe7 Re:Phone's gone, followed by cops' innocence. (983 comments)

I think I once read a science fiction novel about a character that basically walked around with his life uploaded to the internet. Given the advent of bloggers and low cost high bandwidth wireless communications devices this will be a reality in a few years. We may soon have people who wear internet enabled jewelry that constantly uploaded their lives up to the net. Big brother lives! Except this time instead of just the government monitoring the citizens you would also have citizens monitoring the government.

more than 3 years ago


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