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'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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 5 months ago

Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

h8sg8s politics != science (494 comments)

Proving once again (as if proof were needed) that science and politics are the worst possible companions. Read the Feynman Report on the Challenger disaster ( http://www.ralentz.com/old/space/feynman-report.html [among many others]) where he lambasts NASA decision makers for using politics-inspired wishful thinking instead of science to decide to launch over strenuous objections by staff scientists and engineers. This meme is seen throughout history as the politics of wishful thinking crash onto the iceberg of reality time and again.

about 5 months ago

FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

h8sg8s "We're from the government.. (371 comments)

..and want to help" Frequently the last words a great idea ever hears.

about 5 months ago

Sen. Chuck Schumer Seeks To Extend Ban On 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns

h8sg8s Total recall (550 comments)

In an related announcement, Sen Schumer's office also wants a new law recalling the 'F word' and all sticks and stones in the US. "People could get hurt" a spokesman for Schumer was quoted as saying.

about 5 months ago

Why Amazon Is Profitless Only By Choice

h8sg8s Who's on first? (258 comments)

Not sure that Obama really appreciated what he hat in this surveillance by 2010, but I guarantee Hillary did.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Language To Learn For Scientific Computing?

h8sg8s Don't be silly.. (465 comments)

Don't be silly, you can write FORTRAN in any language..

about 6 months ago

Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised

h8sg8s Safe? (256 comments)

Thank God I've never actually purchased any Adobe products. Phew, that was a close one.

about 6 months ago

Saudi Cleric Pummeled On Twitter For Claiming Driving Damages Women's Ovaries

h8sg8s So? (408 comments)

So does beating your wives, but that doesn't stop it from being a widespread Saudi tradition..

about 7 months ago

Apple Now the World's Most Valuable Brand, Knocks Off Coca-Cola

h8sg8s Beginning of the en.. (208 comments)

This usually happens right before the company tanks. Also, huge edifices as home office/campus are another deadly sign. poof! It'll be over before you know it Apple.

about 7 months ago

Another Climate-Change Retraction

h8sg8s Progress? I think not.. (479 comments)

Quoting ThinkProgress as a source of facts exposes your latent bias against facts. Go find a reputable source and get back to us.

about 7 months ago

Oracle Quietly Switches BerkeleyDB To AGPL

h8sg8s Serial killer.. (219 comments)

Larry kills another one. The ultimate bait-and-switch operation is Oracle.

about 9 months ago

Windows 8 Passes Vista, Hits 5.1% Market Share

h8sg8s 8 == Vista (285 comments)

Windows 8 is about as functional as Vista as well. Pretty low bar. If folks had a choice Windows 8 would simply die.

about 9 months ago

Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

h8sg8s Mars attacks! (259 comments)

..and in the second year of the invasion, all Internet commerce ground to a halt - stranding most earthlings in their home-offices to starve.

about 10 months ago

Oracle Reinstates Free Time Zone Updates For Java 7

h8sg8s Java, si, Oracle, no.. (61 comments)

Java is (to me) a neutral issue. What's truly alarming is Oracle's treating of every ecosystem it comes upon as gold to be mined. Not *everything* in the world is a Larry Ellison piggy bank.

about 10 months ago

Temporal Cloak Erases Data From History

h8sg8s Primer? (102 comments)

Make one that erases the passage of time then make a movie about it.

about 10 months ago

Ex-Marine Detained Under Operation Vigilant Eagle For His Political Views Sues

h8sg8s Re:"crime"? (279 comments)

That some veterans exhibit a strong sense of morality and liberty is seen as a threat, even a crime by the current administration. Doublespeak has become the lingua franca of our "fundamentally changed" America.

about a year ago



Sun 6000 blade power calculator shows AMD/Intel/Su

h8sg8s h8sg8s writes  |  more than 6 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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