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Madoff's Programmers Indicted

chez69 Re:Servers? (147 comments)

Uh, so it's not a server because it does more then one thing?

more than 4 years ago
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Sneak Peak At Sun's SPARC Server Roadmap

chez69 Re:Sun's track record for chip delivery... (113 comments)

The big power boxes are really nice for a set of problems. we have a couple of big ass ones for oracle servers for very large databases and they work great. They do cost big $, as somebody said in a thread long ago when your data matters you get what you pay for. IBM makes a killing on these and the 'frames because for a lot of businesses it's easier to pay some big bucks now then later when your data is fucked. It's not as hard as you think to sell these guys, plus the virtualization is top noch, and done at the hardware level (I know you get that on wintel, I'm not sure if VMWARE the most popular solution uses it. I think sun also provides hardware assist for virtualization.)

That being said, for a lot of bulk work, I prefer linux/windows. Lots of speed on the cheap, perfect for a farm of app servers.

more than 5 years ago
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Deposit Checks By iPhone

chez69 Re:Oh God Make It Stop (293 comments)

The largest credit card issuers make more money on transactional fees volume then on interest income, it's not even close. Not only does the issuing bank get a cut, but VISA/mastercard/etc and merchant bank get a cut.

more than 5 years ago
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Deposit Checks By iPhone

chez69 Re:Neat idea, but... (293 comments)

new OCR engines can easily read amount and the other 6 MICR fields. The tech has been around for a while now and works really well.

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Create Database-Hadoop Hybrid

chez69 Re:The SQL language is also an issue (122 comments)

Not to be a troll, but this sure sounds a lot like IMS. Write a program to analyze the data.

some mainframers would be laughing their asses off.

more than 5 years ago
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Developer Stigma After a Bad Or Catastrophic Release?

chez69 Re:What I'd do (223 comments)

I've had my share of hell projects. Be part of the solution, folks that suck it up and fix it instead of pouting/quitting are the folks you want working with you. I'm stuck in an large organization of suck, we've pulled off stuff people said couldn't be done by working hard and staying focused.

more than 5 years ago
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Developer Stigma After a Bad Or Catastrophic Release?

chez69 Re:What I'd do (223 comments)

of course there must be balance. However, If I was a hiring manager, I'd have a lot of tough questions for somebody who quit because it was 'too hard'. Being able to handle pressure is so important, especially when your fixing files by hand at 3am in the morning before a 4am deadlnie.

Anyways job pain is very subjective. I've had a lot of situations in my career that folks probably would say the pain was at 11. I worked thought it and was part of the solution instead of quitting.

more than 5 years ago
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Developer Stigma After a Bad Or Catastrophic Release?

chez69 Re:What I'd do (223 comments)

Folks that quit in the middle of things are quitters. I wouldn't hire somebody who didn't want to be part of the solution, they'd bail on me as soon as things where boring.

Why would I want to work with somebody who can't stand adversity?

more than 5 years ago
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Sun Kills Rock CPU, Says NYT Report

chez69 Re:What are these architectures good for... (190 comments)

actually java fanbois like myself like faster CPUs, and educated ones know that threading and preloading craptons of shit into memory can't rescue bad code.

more than 5 years ago
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When VMware Performance Fails, Try BSD Jails

chez69 Re:Virtualization doesn't make sense (361 comments)

isolation? Ring 0 bugs would kill all the jails in that kernel, right?

Don't think of VMware as the right model, think about VM (maiframe OS) instead.

more than 5 years ago
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When VMware Performance Fails, Try BSD Jails

chez69 Re:Virtualization doesn't make sense (361 comments)

Right now your looking at it from a completely x86 view. Look at it from teh point of view from a hardware based system that's been doing it for years. A lot of these problems have been solved already.

Let's say you have a lot of servers at big corp. Each runs a specialized application, and each application is required to be isolated from the rest. A good VM system like zVM can help you a ton. You get a hardware platform that has tons of mature disaster recovery solutions, and a hypervisor that can dynamically allocate resorces between different VMs to the point where you don't even see it.

I mention zVM a lot because I know a lot of folks that are involved with large scale rollouts of it, in production, with great results.

The downside is that you need people who know what they're doing, and the hardware is expensive as hell.

more than 5 years ago
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When VMware Performance Fails, Try BSD Jails

chez69 Re:Well, duh! (361 comments)

Everything has some overhead, sure. However, when you have hardware level virtualization (where the logic is in the firmware like the IBM mainframe systems), and not in some software hypervisor, the overhead is very minimal. On mainframes they where running LPARs with native performance over 20 years ago.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:What about MySQL? (906 comments)

if submitting 20 small queries instead of 1 join is faster, that app must really suck. Doing network fetches isn't free, most simple joins are fine if your tables are indexed correctly (assuming your DB doesn't suck). I do joins on tables with > 100 million rows in oracle and they are very fast.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:What about MySQL? (906 comments)

Not any more. the last of that code is gone.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:Wow. Just Wow. (906 comments)

as a user of oracle on AIX, I must agree.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:Should I feed the troll? (906 comments)

If you want to see the best virtualization, don't look at power. Look at the zVM systems. I know a couple of very large sites that run it and it's very impressive.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:Java is safe, mysql is safe... (906 comments)

Sparcs get spanked in most workloads. Stuff like price/performance matters, performace/watt doesn't matter at all when you have real work to do, unless your work involves sitting idle.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:Java 8 Preview (906 comments)

I use the IBM JVMs under AIX in a high volume production environment. It works pretty good except the headless AWT is broken. Otherwise, it does pretty well.

more than 5 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

chez69 Re:IBM Java Contribution (906 comments)

Webturd runs on the IBM JVM. IBM has it's own JVM that runs on mainframes, AIX, linux, and windows.

more than 5 years ago

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chez69 chez69 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

check out this thread:

http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=169256&cid=14107664

anybody else seen this?

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