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Facebook Switching To HTTPS By Default

Unknown Relic Re:I have a slight problem with this... (92 comments)

Facebook used to allow apps/games to optionally provide a secure URL to be used when a user was logged in via https but it was up to the developer to determine if https was supported or not. Because SSL = the need to purchase a certificate many did not, but it's now required that a secure URL be provided.

more than 2 years ago

Apple To Add 3600 Jobs At New $304 Million Campus In Austin

Unknown Relic Re:whats a (113 comments)

The Cupertino, California, customer device huge already... Looks like auto correct is at it again!

more than 2 years ago

Oracle Acquires K-splice For an Undisclosed Amount

Unknown Relic Re:Contempt (226 comments)

For starters, Oracle has restricted access to download firmware for Sun servers as discussed in this old Slashdot story. Loved Sun's x86 server line, but will no longer considering buying it. Just do not trust Oracle not to screw us.

more than 3 years ago

Woman Filming Sister's Birthday Party Gets Charged With Felony Movie Piracy

Unknown Relic Re:Theater manager (705 comments)

The MPAA gives a $500 reward to theater employees who assist in the arrest/charging of someone who is caught recording a film. So yes, a jerk, but because he wanted his blood money. It's the same situation as that girl who recorded a few seconds of Transformers a couple years back.

more than 5 years ago

Why Cloud Storage Is Lousy For Enterprises (and Individuals)

Unknown Relic Amazon already addressed ths problem (183 comments)

For a while now they've had their AWS Import/Export service. It's still in beta and only available to people in the US, but it won't stay that way forever.


Need to transfer 1TB of data? Mail Amazon the data on a drive, they load it, send you the device back. Sure beats uploading for 3 month with a cable modem. Have more data than that? You can send them up to an 8U drive enclosure, and more than that if you make special arrangements.

more than 5 years ago

Crowdsourcing Big Brother In Lancaster, PA

Unknown Relic Re:An example of cameras in our town (440 comments)

While I don't advocate the approach they used to get the cameras in place, surely catching drunk drivers as they're leaving the pub isn't a bad thing? Hell, given all the press on just how useless cameras are at preventing crime, it seems using them to catch drunk drivers is probably just about all they're actually good for.

more than 5 years ago

Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

Unknown Relic Re:Mix Fun and Fair (262 comments)

Uh... he did say: "hey, if I invented it, I can brag about it". Seems pretty clear what his relationship is to me.

about 6 years ago

Prototype Scanner Detects Cancer In Under 1 Hour

Unknown Relic One hour compared to what? (53 comments)

How does this compare to traditional tests? One hour is great and all, but how long to today's tests take to return results?

more than 6 years ago

On the State of Linux File Systems

Unknown Relic Re:ZFS!! (319 comments)

Another feature would be automatically copying of frequently accessed files -- if a certain bunch of files on a website becomes popular, they would be transparently copied across the spindles to increase access time.

Doesn't Sun's new ZFS-based "open storage" hardware do this already to some extent? It automatically moves the most accessed files onto the solid state drives to speed things up.

more than 6 years ago

Sun Unveils RAID-Less Storage Appliance

Unknown Relic Re:Looks great.. but (249 comments)

While that may be true, you're hardly comparing apples to apples. The entry level 2TB model has 14 146GB 10K RPM SAS drives.

You'd still be able to whitebox it for a lot cheaper, but not 4x1TB SATA cheap.

It was also mentioned on the pre-announcement discussion that some people at Sun wanted to price it lower, but internally the powers that be didn't want their hardware to look "cheap". As such, prices went up. The good news is that supposedly the VARs will have some room to play with on the pricing. Not the most straight forward way to go on Sun's part, but the actual prices may be a fair bit lower at the end of the day. Hell, you can get it at 20% off from Sun directly through their try and buy program.

more than 6 years ago


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