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Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

funwithBSD Re:Only 23,000? (94 comments)

I was really surprised that Oracle did not build database optimization right into the M series SPARC chipset like SUN did for the T series and Java.

DB/2 on IBM hardware definitely gets a boost from software/hardware integration.

2 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

funwithBSD Re:300 on board, 23 US citizens (752 comments)

Are you saying ordering a cheeseburger and going to fund raisers is appropriate reaction to a tragedy?

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

funwithBSD Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I can see it now...

"You Have MAAAAIL!"

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

funwithBSD Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I dunno.

Think a "Wonderman" would have any attraction?

I don't.

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

funwithBSD Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

It is as bad as having Archie be killed by a gun nut while protecting a gay character...

because pandering.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

funwithBSD You are not talking about a career... (509 comments)

you are talking about something bigger.

You use your college focus to get the toolsets you need to be a generally competent employee. What you do with it, that is what is important.

My degree is in Humanities, but I have a current career in IT, and the tools transfer to other careers.

So should hers, whatever she decides. (Don't do Humanities, it is a crock now, all touchy feelly and not the critical thinking I got 30 years ago)

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

funwithBSD Re:666 (753 comments)

It pretty much is, for values above $10K. as the banks report such large withdraws anyway.

And crossing the border with large sums of cash will get you a special invitation as well, so there is no relief there.

about two weeks ago
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IBM Tries To Forecast and Control Beijing's Air Pollution

funwithBSD Re:IBM.... (63 comments)

They used a machine for census taking and made under license by a German company.

That is like blaming IBM for all the things that people did with IBM PCs.

 

about three weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

funwithBSD Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

Look, it is just a big aluminum tube in the air...

stick a pull tab on it for emergencies and call it good.

about three weeks ago
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IBM Tries To Forecast and Control Beijing's Air Pollution

funwithBSD IBM.... (63 comments)

is protecting it's future employees, customers, and H1B visa holders.

about three weeks ago
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California Property Tax Exemptions For Solar Energy Systems Extended To 2025

funwithBSD Re:Why do we permit "property tax" at all? (76 comments)

Simple to fix: unimproved land is taxed, land with improvements is not taxed.

You could go one further, and this would make sense much like not taxing food, that land which sole purpose is to provide housing to the property owners is not taxed, commercial land and unimproved land is taxed.

about a month ago
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30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology

funwithBSD Re:Funny (191 comments)

Well, and take Slashdot as an example, specifically AGW discussions.

Pro AGW posters post pro AGW posts... non-AGW mods mod them down.

AGW skeptics post skeptical AGW posts... AGW mods mod them down.

Posters need to decide if they are willing to take the Karma hit of posting their contribution, especially if they are in the minority view

In the end, the filtering is imposed to bring a hegemony to the subject, rather than open discussion.
 

about a month ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

funwithBSD Re:Executive Branch (228 comments)

It is legal proof of wrong doing, not a logical or scientific proof. By those standards, it is an assumption.
But if Spoliation is in evidence, then the alleged wrongdoing is "proved" too have happened and a jury can be instructed to consider it proved.

AS for the emails, the IRS has a requirement to keep them for 7 years, and that is done on the servers, they use exchange.

ALso, they are required to make hard copy prints of critical emails. Not having those printed files is proof of not following the email retention standards.

about a month ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

funwithBSD Re:Careful (116 comments)

Not to mention any environmental benefit.

about a month ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

funwithBSD Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

I am familiar with Sous-vide, but don't like the texture it produces. Unless it is Filet Mignon, then that jelly like texture is desirable... although it is not my choice of cut. (Del Monaco, Rib eye, something with a bone in it like T-Bone, or aStanding Rib Roast for special occasions)

I generally use a slow indirect heat to get to the desired done-ness, then hit it with high heat.

about a month ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

funwithBSD Re:Careful (116 comments)

I would like to see your numbers.

Despite half of my system being tax credits, it is still taking 7 years to earn back the investment.

If I still lived in Milpitas, with PG&E gouging me, it would take 4 or 5 years.

Of course, I did not need an air conditioner there, so I used a lot less power.

about a month ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

funwithBSD Re:Careful (116 comments)

I work for one of the companies named, I know it was a publicity stunt and for the tax savings.

about a month ago

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Whedon on the Election, SPAM, Zombies, Ayn Rand and so much more.

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  about a year ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "In a stunning Trifecta of Geekdom, Joss Whedon expounds on the outcome of the election and how it will bring about the Zombie Apocolypse, why to avoid fans of Ayn Rand, and how to allocate your shelves in the canned goods cabinet.

So far, this is the most coherent argument I have heard so far from either campaign."
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Climate Scientist Refutes AGW

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  more than 3 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "Scientist David Evans exposes the false assumption in the current models. Current model assumes increases in CO2 will increase the depth of the "moist air" layer.

Weather balloon evidence available since the mid 1990's has show that the increase never happened and yet the assumption remains in the models."

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