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The Case Against Gmail

donnyspi cya (435 comments)

kbai!

about 10 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

donnyspi works fine for me (258 comments)

How about we not turn one sentence, unverified, anonymous reports of stuff not working on websites into Slashdot stories. Might as well pipe our corporate helpdesk ticketing system into the Slashdot story submitter. "MY MONITAR WIL NOT TURN ON!!11!!"

about 10 months ago
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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

donnyspi 2.5ms from Rackspace Cloud (558 comments)

2.5ms from my Rackspace Cloud server: ping slashdot.org PING slashdot.org (216.34.181.45) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=1 ttl=246 time=2.56 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=2 ttl=246 time=3.05 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=3 ttl=246 time=2.90 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=4 ttl=246 time=2.52 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=5 ttl=246 time=3.79 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=6 ttl=246 time=2.63 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=7 ttl=246 time=2.75 ms ^C --- slashdot.org ping statistics --- 7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6008ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 2.524/2.890/3.791/0.408 ms

about a year ago
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Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

donnyspi Re:It's not just playgrounds. (493 comments)

Peanut allergies are a very real thing. That said, I don't agree with schools banning PB&J from the cafeteria because 1 kid has an allergy. There are other ways to handle that kind of thing, like teach the kid to stay away from peanuts.

more than 3 years ago
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Inside Amazon's Data Centers

donnyspi Re:Am I the only one? (42 comments)

Yeah, the thing is it already has taken off. They can hardly add additional capacity fast enough. AWS is a very profitable business for Amazon. Our company switched from a traditional data center setup to running fully on AWS and it did reduce our costs and increase our agility and scalability. That said, like anything it's not a fit for everybody.

more than 3 years ago
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Watch IBM's Watson On Jeopardy Tonight

donnyspi Re:Streaming video? (293 comments)

Jeopardy doesn't stream online -- heck, they don't even make past episodes available online. Best bet is www.channelsurf.eu

more than 3 years ago
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Mail Service Costs Netflix 20x More Than Streaming

donnyspi Re:Margins (473 comments)

wouldn't they still need some special license to rent out the DVDs?

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Speeds Up FiOS To 150Mbps

donnyspi Re:Nice, now why (314 comments)

With a connection like that it's about latency, not just pure speed. Also you usually get an SLA. Not so with residential FiOS.

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Speeds Up FiOS To 150Mbps

donnyspi price (314 comments)

I was an early adopter of FiOS in 2006. Had the 5/2 plan for $29.99. Since then the price has slowly increased. Last year they doubled by download speed and started charging me $49.99 for 10/2. If I had it to do over again, I'd have stuck with DSL. I don't need anything faster than 5/2. Now I'm stuck with a minimum price of $50/month. Lame.

more than 3 years ago
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JooJoo Tablet Dies, Fusion Garage Continues On

donnyspi Re:Kin-like (91 comments)

Our company was one of those preorders. We were testing our product on lots of different tablets. We received the JooJoo, saw what a piece of garbage it was, and returned it for a full refund.

more than 3 years ago
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The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech

donnyspi biotch? (206 comments)

Am I the only one who read this headline as "The Spread of Do-It-Yourself, Biotch!"

more than 3 years ago
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Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites

donnyspi Re:Why should a tolerant society care? (1695 comments)

Most Muslims will ignore it and call them "retards". It's the extremists that everyone is scared of. Those crying out against the burning are scared that this will provoke another 9/11. You know how there was this one quiet strange kid in school that no one would pick on? This is kinda the same thing.

more than 3 years ago
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Machining a TI-89 Out of Aluminum

donnyspi cost (148 comments)

I can't begin to understand why these calculators, which have been around for many years and still have the same features and functions, cost the same as they did when I was in school about 15 years ago. http://xkcd.com/768/

about 4 years ago
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State of Virginia Technology Centers Down

donnyspi Re:HA fail (190 comments)

Yeah really. Before we got away from traditional hardware (NAS, SAN, etc.) we had piece of crap Dot Hill arrays and they had redundant power supplies and redundant controllers. There must be more to this story.

about 4 years ago
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Medieval Copy Protection

donnyspi FBI warning (226 comments)

They should put message at the beginning of movies instead of the stupid FBI warning thing.

about 4 years ago
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Drunk Driver Mugshots Featured On Facebook

donnyspi Re:Don't think this can be stopped (321 comments)

You could probably get off on some sort of technicality even if you were actually driving drunk.

about 4 years ago
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Measuring LAMP Competency?

donnyspi Re:Certification (453 comments)

I can attest to this. Years ago I took a bunch of BrainBench tests (for fun) and got a lot of computer-related certs. Then just for kicks I took the phlebotomy test, and guess what, I passed and got a cert. I have no medical background at all, but was able to pass. Lame.

more than 4 years ago
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Avoiding GM Foods? Monsanto Says You're Overly Fussy

donnyspi Re:GM (835 comments)

>> Well, the seed they sell you is sterile. Terminator crops will not reproduce so you can't save seed from last year for this year's planting.

I hate Monsanto too, but let's get the facts straight. They don't sell sterile seeds. No one sells terminator seeds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_use_restriction_technology

more than 4 years ago

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JooJoo maker exposes entire customer list

donnyspi donnyspi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

donnyspi writes "This morning Fusion Garage, maker of the JooJoo tablet computer, sent a non-BCC email to all 64 of us who bought one asking for feedback. Here is their poorly-worded email and a few humorous reply-alls."

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