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Red Hat CEO: Open Source Goes Mainstream In 2014

ashshy Mainstream ain't what it used to be (65 comments)

Some commenters say that Linux and Open Source have been mainstream tools for a while. That's true -- in the tech world. Whitehurst mentions this, then goes on to explain that more traditional industries are accepting FOSS now. Things like railroads and power utilities, where open source remained a scary, newfangled, and unproven security hole as recently as last year.

RTFA, please.

about three weeks ago

Average latency to

ashshy Someone needs to mash up a Google Map tool here (558 comments)

This was fun! Starting with my little router here in Tampa, the signal bounces to Washington DC, New Jersey, Atlanta, back up to Virginia, across to California. back to New York, before finally landing in Slashdot's native Illinois. Either that, or my IP geolocator is lying to me about the California piece. Ping times don't seem to increase enough to make it all plausible.

  1 router ( 0.415 ms 0.658 ms 0.731 ms
  2 ( 10.180 ms 10.310 ms 10.368 ms
  3 ( 13.401 ms 17.740 ms 18.155 ms
  4 ( 17.794 ms 17.863 ms 17.921 ms
  5 0.xe-11-1-0.BR2.ATL4.ALTER.NET ( 30.529 ms 33.033 ms 33.157 ms
  6 ( 35.762 ms 35.573 ms 35.569 ms
  7 ( 36.872 ms 25.998 ms 61.362 ms
  8 ( 54.209 ms 56.239 ms 56.389 ms
  9 ( 56.506 ms 56.580 ms 56.730 ms
10 ( 59.489 ms 59.562 ms 59.623 ms
11 ( 58.696 ms 58.770 ms 58.846 ms
12 ( 58.912 ms 58.976 ms 58.970 ms

about a year ago

Updated Model Puts Earth On the Edge of the Habitable Zone

ashshy No way, Jose (264 comments)

Way too close. I call gerrymandering.

about a year and a half ago

Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

ashshy Name Discrimination (483 comments)

Sounds great... but what if my name isn't Dieter?

about a year and a half ago

Team Aims To Build Robot Toddler In Nine Months

ashshy 9 Months? No way. (114 comments)

Give me nine female robotic engineers -- I need that baby in a month!

about a year and a half ago

Legislators Call On Twitter To Ban Hamas

ashshy Need. More. Coffee. (486 comments)

I'm sorry, but I clicked through here because I was wondering what the government wanted Twitter to do with Bahamas. I smell a trademark/copyright lawsuit coming somewhere.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

ashshy Debian this, Debian that (867 comments)

1. Debian Rex (cover disk on some computer magazine looong ago -- it was a single floppy)
2. Other early Debian releases, downloaded to Zip disks at college computer lab
3. More Debian, Slink onwards, from burned ISO images
4. Knoppix for a while, then back to
5. Debian Sarge, Etch, Lenny. Still use Squeeze on one virtual Rackspace server. But main squeeze now is,
6. Ubuntu, "current" release since Feisty Fawn.

Yeah, they're all flavors of Debian at heart. I don't really do .rpm packages or Portage compiling.

about 2 years ago

The Futility of the Ongoing Piracy War

ashshy Re:What's interesting to me (232 comments)

Take that thought just a bit further to arrive at this even starker conclusion: The associations seem to assume that everyone wants every last little bit of their content -- it's just that some are willing to pay for it and others aren't.

about 2 years ago

Forget 6-Minute Abs: Learn To Code In a Day

ashshy Mandatory Code Monkey quote (306 comments)

Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud

about 2 years ago

Netflix Suing Blockbuster for Patent Infringement

ashshy Re:Broken beyond repair (410 comments)

The first patent, granted in 2003, covers the method by which Netflix customers select and receive a certain number of movies at a time, and return them for more titles.

So a common-sense business method is patentable?

Uh, Reuters has it wrong. The other patent is for the design of the DVD mailer envelopes; the one approved yesterday covers basically all of the Netflix business model, not just the stupid queues. .html

more than 8 years ago



How Argonne National Lab Will Make Tesla Cars Cheaper

ashshy ashshy writes  |  about a week ago

ashshy (40594) writes "Argonne National Lab is leading the charge on next-generation battery research. In an interview with The Motley Fool, Argonne spokesman Jeff Chamberlain explains how new lithium ion chemistries will drive down the cost of electric cars over the next few years. Tesla Motors picked a terrific time to get into battery manufacturing."

Red Hat CEO: Open Source Goes Mainstream In 2014

ashshy ashshy writes  |  about three weeks ago

ashshy (40594) writes "Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst likes to post "state of the union" addresses at the end of every year. Last December, he said that open source innovation is going mainstream in 2014. In an interview with The Motley Fool, Whitehurst matches up his expectations against mid-year progress. Spoiler alert: It's mostly good news."

What's the Next Smartphone Killer Feature?

ashshy ashshy writes  |  about 2 years ago

ashshy writes "We've seen voice commands, 4G networking, (ridiculously) large and hi-res screens, and 41-megapixel cameras. But progress will inevitably march on. What's the next killer feature for smartphones? This article posits 5 ideas; Slashdot readers will surely add 500 more."
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