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AMD, Nvidia Reportedly Tripped Up On Process Shrinks

banbeans bean counters ruin another company (230 comments)

Who didn't see not having their own fabs was going to bite them in the rear?
Only a bunch of bean counters would not have seen this coming.

about three weeks ago

Sierra Nevada Corp. Files Legal Challenge Against NASA Commercial Contracts

banbeans Boeing bought more politicians. (127 comments)

Leaving out Boeing would be budget suicide for NASA.

about 4 months ago

The debate over climate change is..

banbeans is that global cooling or gloabal warming? (278 comments)

I forget which one is hot today....
Oh oh I know its climate change... how stupid can they get.... climate is always changing and will always change.

about 6 months ago

Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

banbeans surprised!!!! (704 comments)

Which one is next?

about a year ago

"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

banbeans Windows 8 (742 comments)

Windows 8 shows MS has not changed one bit.
They still try and stuff crap down the throats of consumers and break stuff for developers and call it great.
Hmm wonder is any ex-Microsoft execs work for Dice.

about a year ago

Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser

banbeans bloatware (181 comments)

It died when it became bloatware just like the rest of the browsers.
Who remembers when it was lean mean small and fast?
I remember a time when surfing with Opera was 3x as fast as ie.
IE got better and Opera got worse and firefox stole the thunder.

1 year,12 hours

Home Server On IPv6-only Internet Connection?

banbeans show or go (164 comments)

If skype works then both showmypc and gotomypc will work.

about 2 years ago

Why Scientists Should Have a Greater Voice On Global Security

banbeans 3 problems (167 comments)

To much politics in science today to trust them with decisions.
There is a lot of junk out there being passed off as science.
Many scientists are available for sale to the highest bidder.

This has caused a loss of trust in the scientific community by the general public and the leadership.

about 2 years ago

Health Care Providers Failing To Adopt e-Records, Says RAND

banbeans Frankly the software stinks (228 comments)

I am involved as a consultant to several practices and frankly the software stinks.
Buggy, incomplete, error prone, and over priced.
If I had a nickel for every time I have been told it will be fixed in the next release I would be a millionaire.
I feel sorry for the medical professionals who have to deal with the garbage software on a day to day basis and the consumers who get sub-par service both medical and billing because of it.

One example is:
If one thing is billed another is automatically added to the bill because they were often used together.
The problem: They are no longer recommended to be used together as a better and cheaper test has replaced one of them.
A year and a half later the problem is still in the software and if someone forgets to manually remove it the insurance rejects payment and the patient gets a bogus bill for several hundred dollars.

about 2 years ago

The U.S. Careens Over the Fiscal Cliff, Reaching Only Half of a Deal

banbeans Who cares... (639 comments)

Who cares...
It is all bread and circus anyway.

more than 2 years ago

Attack Steals Crypto Key From Co-Located Virtual Machines

banbeans Who would have thought...... (73 comments)

That programs running on the same hardware could see what another program was doing.
This one is a great big DUH!

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Joins Linaro Linux-on-ARM Effort

banbeans Re:Downsides to running ARM servers? (60 comments)

It really depends on the load.
I don't see them taking over totally anytime soon but for some tasks they will be good enough.

sql back end of any kind forget about it, not even worth discussing anytime some.
They could need hardware accelerators to even be really useful on anything but the lightest loads.

Even middle-ware processing, not soon.
This is an area where accelerators could shine.

Front end web servers, This is the place they will show up and shine.
A lot of power is wasted waiting to serve a heavy load that only comes a few hours a day.
The small standby power of ARM is a good start. Get the i/o up and add some accelerators.
Hook them up to a fast fabric and go.

File servers are a real possibility many NAS already are running them, but they don't scale yet.
They do have the potential to do so however if the r&d is spent on them.
Many raid controllers are nothing but lower end arm cores running firmware, put 5 or 6 of these on a single chip with some fast 64 bit cores to run the OS and a 10GB network controller on a fast fabric and you would have the basis of a killer server.
Routers, many already are ARM and they will scale farther up the food chain in the future.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Teams To Build Gyroscopes 1,000X More Sensitive Than Current Systems

banbeans maybe amd (91 comments)

Will start making these next year.

more than 2 years ago

Nexus 7 and Android Convertibles Drive Massive Asus Profit

banbeans economics 101 (232 comments)

Build stuff people want to buy, make a profit

more than 2 years ago

48-Core Chips Could Redefine Mobile Devices

banbeans cores are the new Ghz (285 comments)

Want to impress the pointy heads talk about more cores.
Throwing more cores is not the solution to all problems and actually opens up a whole bunch of new ones.
I wish that more attention would be spent to solve real problems rather than trying to be buzzword compliant.

more than 2 years ago

AMD Licenses 64-bit Processor Design From ARM

banbeans This is interesting (213 comments)

x86/AMD64 is overkill for many server functions.
It will be interesting to see if chips appear optimized for different functions.
For example hardware sql accelerators or massive i/o for file serving.
Since many hardware raid controllers are nothing but ARM cores anyway it would be interesting to see multiple cores, some used as RAID controllers and some more advanced cores for the os and file serving with a 10GB lan controller all on one chip.
Add power, drives and Ram and have a killer file server.

more than 2 years ago

Brain Scans Show the Impact of Neglect On a Child's Brain Size

banbeans genetics is a factor (206 comments)

This would only be valid if it was a comparison of identical twins raised in the different environments.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Funding Models For a Free E-book?

banbeans Make up your mind.... (128 comments)

Is it free or for profit? It can not be both.
Either release it for free for the good of mankind and be happy or make it commercial and try and make money.
If you try to make money off a free book you will be sadly disappointed.

more than 2 years ago

Favorite U.S. Political Party

banbeans They all suck (503 comments)

They all suck donkey balls.

more than 2 years ago


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