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Twitter Gets Major Funding, Adds New Data Center

ferrocene Wow (125 comments)

I'm still blown away that a company such a simple idea, run on such a simple site, requires a CEO.

He's like the CEO of txt messages.

more than 3 years ago
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New Device Puts SSD In a DIMM Slot

ferrocene Useless with virtualization? (169 comments)

This device seems backwards with today's trends. With virtualizaion gaining ground fast, the ideal setup is to have as much RAM as possible with a SAN back end for storage - iSCSI, FC, whatever. Most local disks on servers today are RAID1 mirrors for the small hypervisor.

So, yes, this device wastes a valuable DIMM slot to give you a less-valuable SATA drive?

I can't think of any scenario where this would be useful unless you're talking about handheld devices - a MacBook Air or tablet of some sort.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Asks Users To Complain Against Facebook

ferrocene Re:Can I just say... (218 comments)

Just for perspective, back in the day, TV advertisements for medium/large companies used to have AOL keywords before they listed their web address.

Now they're saying "find us on Facebook!"

A lot can change in a few years, IT moves fast.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Asks Users To Complain Against Facebook

ferrocene Re:Can I just say... (218 comments)

Yeah, it's pretty much a fad, just like YouTube, Slashdot, Firefox, Ubuntu, Flickr, Blogger, Wordpress, Twitter and pretty much any other website that has 500 million active users.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Says Offshoring Fears Are Unwarranted

ferrocene Re:Apparently Obama knows not Grigsby & Cohen (763 comments)

Of course, their people are mostly 40 - 50+ Americans, who are no doubt more expensive than 20-something Indians. But they also know what they're doing.

Knowing what you're doing is SO 20th century. Next you'll be telling us the 50-year-olds don't spend 70% of their day on AIM and Facebook...

You know how I know you're old?

more than 3 years ago
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Wireless HDMI At 1080p, Lag-Free WHDI Tested

ferrocene Re:Huh? (171 comments)

Hi, welcome to technology. I see you're new here. Feel free to go over our pamphlets while you wait for one of our representatives.

"iSCSI and You"
"PCMCIA? In my laptop?"
"So you're going to be a FCPGA ZIF CPU"

more than 3 years ago
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Gigabit Speeds At Home In the US

ferrocene Re:Yet the price isn't bad (249 comments)

WiFi, my friend! We just put repeaters every 5 miles... :)

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Unleashes JaegerMonkey Enabled Firefox 4

ferrocene Why oh why (279 comments)

Why oh why did they move the refresh button to the right side of the address bar? That's so many pixels away...

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Unleashes JaegerMonkey Enabled Firefox 4

ferrocene Re:Wrong versions in summary (279 comments)

Yeah I'm running Minefield 64bit 4.0 b6pre. It's super fast...

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Unleashes JaegerMonkey Enabled Firefox 4

ferrocene Re:4.0b5 on Snow Leopard (279 comments)

Sweet, I get 100 FPS, which looks like the max. CPU never goes over 8%. Server 2008 R2, FF4 b6pre (Minefield), 1920X1200, i5-750 @ 4.0Ghz (170x24), Nvidia 8800GT.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Fork Brings Froyo To 12 Smartphones

ferrocene Re:What will it take to end this fragmentation? (193 comments)

At least you'll have 2.2 eventually. For those of us with a Hero or Eris, this is the only way we get FroYo. A semi-working build was available within hours of the FroYo source code release, and now stable versions abound. But the Eris is already end-of-life. One day your incredible will be, too.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Fork Brings Froyo To 12 Smartphones

ferrocene Runs on the Eris already (193 comments)

I'm running CM6 RC3 on the Eris, and the phone has never felt snappier. It has revived (by today's standards) a dated platform. The fine folks at XDA developers have put together a ROM with WiFi tether, over/underclocking for improved battery life with increased speed, etc. Great stuff.

more than 3 years ago
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I Wish My Car Had A...

ferrocene Re:I wish slashdot had... (789 comments)

The grammar nazi in me must speak out. If you have a countable number of anything, the correct word is fewer.

As in, I wish I had fewer compilation errors. If the object is indivisible, like my body, than it would be less. As in, I wish I weighed less.

This is why we can't have nice things. We have fewer things.

about 4 years ago
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I Wish My Car Had A...

ferrocene anti-ding (789 comments)

Ding protector. Seriously, anyone who is careless enough to ding other people's cars with their doors should be drug out into the street and shot.

about 4 years ago
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HP and Yahoo To Spam Your Printer

ferrocene Re:donotwant! (397 comments)

Nigro, please.

more than 4 years ago
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Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

ferrocene If Google... (699 comments)

If Google told her to jump off of a bridge, would she have done it?

more than 4 years ago
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At Issue In a Massachusetts Town, the Value of Two-Thirds

ferrocene Re:Fractions (449 comments)

um... /. stripped my decimal points...yeah, that's it...

more than 3 years ago
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At Issue In a Massachusetts Town, the Value of Two-Thirds

ferrocene Re:Counting people? Round up! (449 comments)

pft, clearly you've been taught wrong. 2/3 is really .666666. Duh.

more than 3 years ago
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At Issue In a Massachusetts Town, the Value of Two-Thirds

ferrocene Re:Fractions (449 comments)

137 votes does not give you 2/3rds. It is less than 2/3rds. If the law requires 2/3rds, in what situation would 137/206 be sufficient?

Put it this way - put the equation into C++ and compile and see how it comes out.

if( 137/206 >= 2/3 )
        votepass;

You need 138 for that equation to be true.

more than 3 years ago
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Balloon and Duct Tape Deliver Great Space Photos

ferrocene This seems to get attention every few months (238 comments)

Slashdot has

http://science.slashdot.org/story/07/10/24/1813205/Huge-Balloon-Lofts-New-Telescope

reported on this

http://science.slashdot.org/story/06/12/21/1328206/BLAST-Telescope-About-To-Launch-From-Antarctica

several times

http://science.slashdot.org/story/06/09/19/2312240/Space-On-a-Shoestring

over the past

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/05/05/16/1845220/DIY-High-Altitude-Ballooning

few years.

http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/03/18/1645216/DIY-Space-Photography

And each time

http://www.sbszoo.com/bear/sable/sable3.htm

people are surprised. Maybe I read Slashdot too much. Yeah, that's the problem...

more than 4 years ago

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