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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

jamesdood Two words (354 comments)

Red box

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Tell a Compelling Story About IT Infrastructure?

jamesdood Re:The only way to get noticed is cost... (192 comments)

Agreed, just do the metrics of what it costs to run your workload on Amazon, when the Amazon price becomes cheaper then look for another job... This is the way it will go as IT infrastructure is a utility, nothing more. Now if you are doing specialized IT (HPC, healthcare, R&D) that can't be easily moved to the "cloud" it will be staved off a few more years, but in the end I would expect 90%+ of all computing to be done at large data centers that sell cycles... After all it is the bean counters who tend to run everything and unless there is competitive advantage to doing it yourself then why would you want to?

about 4 months ago

IT Positions Some of the Toughest Jobs To Fill In US

jamesdood Re:Or find someone to slave for low wages (886 comments)

Can you send some of these well experienced 20 year olds over to me? I don't know if I would be willing to bet the security and integrity of my company's data on somebody who ran the servers for LAN parties in the dorms.... There is a big difference between someone who can install and run these apps and someone who can do so in a safe, secure, repeatable manner. If you don't care about things like PCI, HIPPA or SOX then no problem, the minute you are held accountable for what is happening in the IT environment I suspect the calculus changes dramatically. Cowboys and script kiddies need not apply...

more than 2 years ago

Cisco Linksys Routers Still Don't Support IPv6

jamesdood Duh just run Linux... (380 comments)

Just run a Linux Distro on it like DD-WRT

The firmware it comes with is crappy anyway...

more than 3 years ago

Robots Guarding US Nuclear Stockpiles In Nevada

jamesdood What could possibly go wrong? (128 comments)

I mean they are robots, guarding nuclear weapons....

more than 3 years ago

Verizon Confirms Plan To Switch Away From Unlimited Data Plans

jamesdood Re:Come on... (207 comments)

Electric companies already do this, its called Time of Use

more than 3 years ago

Apple Mines App Store Submissions For Patent Ideas

jamesdood Re:RTFA (307 comments)

Since there were like 5 articles linked perhaps being more explicit next time will help those of us who are less wizened than yourself.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Mines App Store Submissions For Patent Ideas

jamesdood Re:RTFA (307 comments)

Hmmm did RTFA, and didn't see any kind of update about this.. nice try though..

more than 4 years ago

Apple Mines App Store Submissions For Patent Ideas

jamesdood Re:It'll be fun seeing (307 comments)

Well for one thing, once it has been "applefied" it will be safe and warm and fuzzy, not scary like those crazy open source things or locked down in a corporate way like those evil microsoft things.. Taste the soylent green ... mmmmmm.....

more than 4 years ago

Where To Start With DIY Home Security?

jamesdood It seems obvious... (825 comments)

A moat of course. A water barrier is quite effective keeping out the vandals and goths, not to mention pesky viking raiders.

more than 4 years ago

1000 Genomes Project Releases Pilot Genome Data

jamesdood Re:Stupid question (55 comments)

Aspera actually works quite well for transferring large data-sets such as these, it can fully saturate a 100Mb internet connection without a problem, it is only limited by connectivity and disk speed, and not troubled by things such as latency as opposed to TCP based transfer tools.

more than 3 years ago

Pfizer and Microsoft go after Viagra Spammers

jamesdood With "LongHorn" coming out.... (205 comments)

This should be no suprise. After all the name
"Short-limp horn" is not nearly as compelling!

more than 9 years ago


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