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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

h8sg8s Confused (212 comments)

Larry was heard laughing and saying "Oregon confused selling with delivering.."

about a month ago

Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

h8sg8s Blue death (126 comments)

IBM has morphed into a shell company with more emphasis on selling contracts than crafting solutions. They've sold or are selling off anything resembling their traditional HW offerings. IBM's value-add is what, exactly?

about 2 months ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

h8sg8s Blah blah blah.. (382 comments)

Seeking leadership from Obama? More likely to get blood from a stone..

about 2 months ago

How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

h8sg8s Violins on TV (305 comments)

Economists, as a whole, make climate science seem precise by comparison. What other field can give a Nobel Prize to someone who's never had a single correct prediction? Other than Climate Science.. and, well, there's that whole Nobel Peace Prize thing.. Never mind.

about 3 months ago

Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

h8sg8s Welcome back.. (131 comments)

Welcome back Ambassador Spock..

about 3 months ago

Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

h8sg8s Political Science != Science (567 comments)

I'm old enough to remember the Food Pyramid and the groupthink 'science' that led to it. To say I'm suspicious of the current AGW craze is an understatement. Anytime contrarian scientific findings and theories are discounted out of hand, my BS detector blows a fuse. Take the politics out of current Climate Science and let's look at *all* the data and theories.

about 3 months ago

If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

h8sg8s Re:R's support lower H1B caps? (341 comments)

Gutierrez and his fellow Democrats seem only interested in Hispanic illegal immigration, not those H1-B legal immigrants from Asia. I suspect the roots of this are simply that Asians are a mixed bag politically while latinos tend to vote Democratic as a bloc. The one time I asked the question of my local (D) Congress critter, they gave me the deer in the headlights look in return. I don't think they have a dog in that paricular fight, but they should.

about 3 months ago

After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?

h8sg8s Get out of jail free (170 comments)

Expiring key cryptography in reverse is a bizarre application. "This data not available until the statute of limitations has expired" - I can see it being very popular on Wall street.

about 3 months ago

Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

h8sg8s Not in the USA.. (378 comments)

Wouldn't our bizarre laws here in the good old USA have charged these kids with a 'crime' and put them away for 5 years in the slammer? This is what happens when you let luddites write laws affecting technology. We need to elect more engineers and fewer lawyers.

about 3 months ago

Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

h8sg8s When is a tech shortage.. not? (234 comments)

IBM repeatedly claims there's a tech shortage so they can import cheaper H1-B and offshore labor to boost their bottom line. This has been going on for over a decade and no one's called them on it. About freaking time.

about 4 months ago

No, Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code

h8sg8s $1.2B/3.7m = (142 comments)

Approaching $325 per line of code. Great work if you can get it. Wonder what it would have looked like had it been outsourced to some high-volume web service like Google or FB?

about 4 months ago

Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

h8sg8s Innovation? No, marketing.. (198 comments)

Innovative marketing move. Expect a set of Apple-branded cans with builtin iPod/WiFi and voice control. Not rocket science.

about 4 months ago

L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

h8sg8s Hey kids! (253 comments)

By all means, let's keep kids from exploring science in an interesting way. I made a Van DeGraff generator in HS for a science project that would draw a one foot spark and light up flourescent tubes in the ceiling in the 70's as a way of exploring static electricity. I'm sure today it wouldn't be allowed in a science fair. Safety culture has become so oppressive that many kids just avoid science and technology altogether. If you haven't shocked yourself silly messing around by High School, you're a wimp.

about 5 months ago

'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

h8sg8s Henhouse locks (606 comments)

Henhouse locks are bad for foxes, says a leading fox union spokesman. There's a shocker..

about 7 months ago

Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

h8sg8s Re:Amazing (304 comments)

Usually an attitude held by those who've not lived there. It's a bit different, but given their population mix, about what you'd expect.

about 7 months ago

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

h8sg8s minimum.. (712 comments)

How about minimum wage for professional athletes and actors? Sound crazy? So does trying to cap CEO pay. The market works, but many who are unwilling or unable to participate in it are unhappy with it. Human condition and all that..

about 7 months ago

Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers

h8sg8s IT futures, according to me. (287 comments)

SW: infinite margins on shrinking marketshare. Expensive to compete with 'free'..
PC's: smaller, faster, so cheap they're disposable.
Tablets: as above, but more so.
Servers: smaller, faster, cheaper.
Storage: ever larger, ever faster, nobody deletes anything.

I think I'll work in storage - for now.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

h8sg8s This interview is over.. (465 comments)

Went for a job interview a few years back and they wanted someone with "10 years experience with Solaris 11." I pointed out to the HR screening guy that Solaris 11 wasn't released till 2010 or so, and that asking for anyone with that experience was unlikely to get any honest responses. His reply was astonishing - he said "well, I guess you don't meet the qualifications, this interview is over." Lazy HR folks are not doing their companies any favors.

about 10 months ago



Sun 6000 blade power calculator shows AMD/Intel/Su

h8sg8s h8sg8s writes  |  more than 7 years ago

h8sg8s writes "Sun has released a power calculator for the new 6000 blade series servers. These allow you to directly compare the AMD, Intel and Sparc blades for power consumption. Very low power consumption on the Niagara blades compared to both AMD and Intel. Nice to finally have a blade chassis that allows AMD/Intel/Sparc as well as Solaris, Linux and Windows."


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