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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

kjs3 Re:Crusty Hardware (189 comments)

I've probably had ~1000 EISA machines pass new through my hands in the old days, but almost exclusively servers, and mostly Pentium. There were also a number of Alpha-based machines that used EISA, and the HP 9000 HP-PA-based machines used it. I *think* I've seen a MIPS-based EISA machine from back when we thought we'd be running WinNT on MIPS. Good times. For a relatively short period of time, it was extremely popular at the high end. It was never really direct competition for VL-Bus, which was more "we need more bandwidth for consumer level video and PCI isn't here yet" than "new bus arch for high performance computing". I don't have one now, but did within the last 5 years. FWIW...EISA is why PCI isn't as closed and license heavy as MCA.

about a week ago
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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

kjs3 Re:FDDI? (189 comments)

I've still got a little bit of FDDI, as it's the only 100Mb tech for things VAXen and older Sun. But I suppose that kinda proves the point of "leave old crusty tech behind".

about two weeks ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

kjs3 What's old is new... (342 comments)

We have an ex-KGB Cold War nostalgist on the other side of the table. Is it suprising that we're reacting with "what the fuck do we do with an ex-kgb douche jerking off over the cold war to stop being a global fuckwit?"?

about 4 months ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

kjs3 Re:What about BSD derivatives (221 comments)

As with most things like this, the answer is "yes, but...". BSD can do it, but it isn't the same as how Linux does it, so if you're world is Linux, BSD is a trip to a foriegn land. BSD makes it straightforward to build minimal, fixed-function systems (and has for a very long time). There isn't, however, a point-n-click or other easy interfaces to do it. It requires somewhat more intimacy with how BSD systems are put together at a macro level. I think the investment is worthwhile; BSD makes it easy to understand the dependencies required and what can be left out. But I'm obviously in the minority. And if you think Docker is cool as a mechanism to deploy these minimalist environments, check out what Jails in FreeBSD brings to the table with (since 2000, btw).

about 4 months ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

kjs3 Spies get shot (623 comments)

Russian military operating on foreign soil out of uniform? Last time I checked, that was called a "spy". Treat them like what they are.

about 10 months ago
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Transhumanist Children's Book Argues, "Death Is Wrong"

kjs3 Conclusion before evidence (334 comments)

I like how it's "if we don't live forever in 2045, it's because we didn't take it serious enough" without the possibility that it should be "by 2045 we know it's not possible to live wildly longer than we did in 2014 and these guys whole schtick has been a fools errand".

about 10 months ago
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Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

kjs3 Industry shill writes article. (361 comments)

He's not talking about a "two-sided market", he's talking about an industry that is trying to double bill. The end user pays for the delivery infrastructure, and if they need to build more capacity, it should come out of the huge profits these companies are realizing. *That's* how Economics 101 works. Saying "I'd really hate something bad to happen to your bits on the way to your customer...maybe you should pay me a little something to make sure that doesn't happen" and then claiming "I need the money because bandwidth" is simply extortion. Utter bullshit, every word of it.

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Why that name? (88 comments)

Must not name collide with anything related to computers, no matter how tenuously related. Gotcha. Redefine the issue enough times, you get to be right, I suppose.

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

If you go to the Drupal page, you get a lot about how great Drupal is, and one line about "and we use one of these databases". So I think my analogy is spot on. Further, if you do more than read the linked Docker announcement, the fact they are layered on LXC is pretty much all over the docs. Or do you suggest we have to start referring to it as "LXC/Docker" to make sure noone could possibly not know there's a connection.

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

I'm not sure what the point is here. I mean, I suppose your right in the same sense as Drupal is a front end for a database and PHP is a front end for a web server. I just don't get the derisive tone.

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

ACs are so cute.

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

Docker is indeed hot right now, for some pretty good reasons.

  • - (Relatively) easy to use management wrapper around LCX, in particular quick deployment and a templating mechanism to describe container contents and deal with dependencies
  • - Uses a union filesystem to thiny provision containers, with development work to use other filesystem mechanisms to achieve the same goal
  • - There's a ecosystem to share containers similar to ecosystems around sharing pre-built virtual machines
  • - Backed by a commercial company

Sure...done before. Evolution, not revolution. Very useful if you fit it's use case.

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

As far as I can tell it's a chroot jail with different limitations. FTFY

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Why that name? (88 comments)

If you had to guess what a piece of software called "Apache" did, what would you think? If you had to guess what a piece of software called "Hadoop" did, what would you think? If you had to guess what a piece of software called "C" did, what would you think? If you had to guess what a piece of software called "Postgres" did, what would you think? If you had to guess....blah, blah, blah...

about a year ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

kjs3 Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

Yes...I hate it when people don't explain what that whole "linux" and "java" thing is when they post. If I don't know what it is, noone does.

about a year ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

kjs3 Re:Let me guess.... (730 comments)

Whoa...looks like they're trying to get a head start on that whole royal inbreeding thing.

about a year ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

kjs3 Let me guess.... (730 comments)

Let me guess...overwhelmingly male, overwhelmingly white, angry that women and swarthy people are horning in on their privileges. Folks for whom the Tea Party didn't work out. Fun bunch, to be sure.

about a year ago
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Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Has Restarted Small Nuclear Reactor

kjs3 Re:News For Nerds (121 comments)

Let me guess, you're a holocaust and climate change denialist too. Same hyper-selective use of facts to "prove" your point, while pretending the huge number of facts you excluded don't completely destroy your argument.

Point of fact, a nuclear war in Sagans era wouldn't have been about cooking off 500 devices over two decades or so, it would have been about slinging 50,000 devices over a day or two.

It's really maddening, because it's not possible to know if you're trolling or you really believe your steaming pile of shit.

about a year ago

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