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US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

Yohahn No... their stats suck (357 comments)

Think for yourself, but have a look here.

Their statistics suck, even if their principles are sound.

about 6 months ago
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1.21 PetaFLOPS (RPeak) Supercomputer Created With EC2

Yohahn Re:High Throughput Computing not HPC (54 comments)

I was stating that in a number of cases, you don't need HPC, you need the high memory instead of the interconnect, because basically researchers write programs that just use the interconnect to provide a large memory.

about 9 months ago
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1.21 PetaFLOPS (RPeak) Supercomputer Created With EC2

Yohahn Re:High Throughput Computing not HPC (54 comments)

The problem is that in a number of cases a researcher could easily use HTC, but they follow the fashion of HPC, using more specialized resources than necessary.
Don't get me wrong, there are a number of cases where HPC makes sense, but usually what you need is a large amount of memory, or a large amount of processors.
HPC only makes sense where you need both.

about 9 months ago
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UK Government Backs Three-Person IVF

Yohahn easy non-controversial fix (132 comments)

If it's so controversial, why not just get the mitochondrial dna from the father?

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released

Yohahn Re:Well done guys! (191 comments)

Too bad it comes with built in regressions: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=658896

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

Yohahn Re:Will they ship without a sudo that works with l (226 comments)

sudo-ldap is kind of an out-lier; I've set up NSS LDAP I don't know how many times, against both OpenLDAP and Active Directory, and I've never bothered with sudo-ldap. I can see why people would but it is entirely possible (and IMHO just as easy) to not use it.

One thing that does bug me is that nslcd doesn't understand nested Groups in AD.

How do you authenticate to do sudo then?
The only think I can think is that you are authenticating locally instead of against ldap.

about a year ago
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The Mythical Tunnel Between CERN and Central Italy

Yohahn Re:Future tunnel (303 comments)

Bartender "We do not serve neutrinos in here"

A neutrino walks in to a bar.

and the last line:

Have you heard the joke about the faster than light neutrino?

more than 2 years ago
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Wisconsin Public Internet Struggles Against Telecom, Legislature

Yohahn Obviosuly the UW sports teams are a problem too! (259 comments)

You know, the football team at UW Madison might compete with the NFL for ratings.
Also the basketball team may compete with the NBA for ratings.
Obviously there is MUCH more to privatize.

(Or maybe there is a role for publicly owned things?)

It gets even more crazy. On the UW, Madison campus the UW hospital is a public authority (basically a separate entity from the UW) Can the university provide LAN access to that building? Not the way things are written now.

Craziness.

more than 3 years ago
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California County Bans SmartMeter Installations

Yohahn Re:Grow Ops in Marin? (494 comments)

Actually there are generally not many low-skilled jobs out there.. they slowly dissappear.
There was a research project in the 90's called "The midwest Job Gap". It's basic conclusion was there were 2-4 low-skill workers (for various reasons, these people aren't going to learn their way up to high skill jobs) for every 1 low skill job.

Here's an old reference to it: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4404804.html

The premise that there is enough work to go around for low skill workers is generally false.

more than 3 years ago
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Django: Python's Rapid Web Development Framework

Yohahn Re:for the grammer nazi's (75 comments)

I never challenge the spelling nazi's. There, I simply admit defeat.

That said, how do you pronounce "grammar"? My spelling "mistake" (languages evolve, right?) is due to my spelling it as I say it.

Anyway, either I spelled it wrong, or I was referring to nazis from grammer, IN.

about 9 years ago

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