London Stock Exchange Price Errors 'Emerged At Linux Launch'
its a hot potato alright and as someone who worked on a project related to millenium IT i can say that sometimes i dont get their logic. definitely not straightforward.
so i see 3 parties to blame here
2. the vendors
3. millenium it
i know the mentality of a stock exchange. they definitely do no not want to be in the wrong and scare investors away. having said that there is no humanly possible way (to my knowledge) of testing that replicates real live production use. during mock sessions you will find some vendors and or brokers would say they "already tested" and do not need the mock session thus removing several necessary variables from the testing (and also giving a pass on the updated api). and the data packets could be dropped any where along the route. (if something is wrong and you cant trace it - blame it on the firewall!) did anybody check if the backbone can support all the data that now comes with the increased speed?
the vendors would probably underestimate the level of complexity involved in programming a brand new api. which comes up to a very useful and important question: did ANYBODY at the vendor read the api before they even began the programming? and i already mentioned the updated api testing issue. and when i say vendors i also lump the exchange's own data vendor in the pot which by virtue of their relationship should actually have a leg up but human psychology being what it is ...
millenium it - in an effort to speed up their performance they use their own in house proprietary db before or after the data hits the oracle servers. what the.. ? oh and the db software is called nORA for "NOT oracle."
and finally, a project this big - heh - give me a million dollars if you can find somebody who understands the entire infrastructure, IT or business side of the project! why coz its not just one project, they probably rolled out their in house surveillance software at the same time.
i wont even talk about level of involvement of the government regulators ..
phew - years of pent up frustration coming out. but i pity the little guys there. yes they worked so hard and diligently and they did their part but because someone in some other team decided to take the easy route out .. well .. its get plastered all over the front pages dont it?
ps. dont bother with nda infringements as i am in no way related to the lse or millenium it or any of those vendors ;)
Novell Changes Enterprise Linux Kernel Mid-Stream
did novell lose their kernel guru or something?
SCO Asks Judge To Give Them the Unix Copyright
oh! for crying out loud!
how many times do i have to say this:
now that (TWICE) novell owns the UNIX copyright what is it going to do?
in my opinion it should open source the damn thing!
that will end this farce and any future possibility of the grandson of sco or something other entity claiming ownership
Chuck Norris Attacks Linux-Based Routers, Modems
Amazing how posts get modded insightful even though they take no time to explain their possition.
Given the track record of Slashdot recently I could probably put this on every article and get modded up.
Why Top Linux Distros Are For Different Users
some troll s trying to rewrite history by saying that an error in PackageKit was the default behaviour for years
Is Linux Documentation Lacking?
honestly speaking, how many people are going to read the manual?
i bought a hifi system and ditn read the manual.
i bought a microwave and dint read the manual.
i bought a television and dint read the manual
hell, way back when i was using windows, i dint read the manual.
i only use the documentation to solve problems i have with the software that is running or that i am installing. i dont read to learn, i read to implement a function. if the documentation is not sufficient i turn to google and the millions of linux users on the net. someone, somewhere out there has succesfully solved my problem previously
so whats the matter with the documentation?
Solar Roadways Get DoT Funding
and how does it keep itself clean from road kill, grime and just plain dirt, rain and dust?
Google Two Years Into Overhaul of the Google File System
funny funny funny -
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hey check it out .. you dont have to worry about that coz slashdot wont let you repeat it too many times!
Microsoft Acknowledges Linux Threat To Windows
this is a very interesting list.
it states the major operating systems targeted to the consumer are mac os, windows and linux. it also shows that 2 out of 3 consumer based operating systems are variants of unix.
20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death
umm.. you dint use latex for your master's thesis? what school did you graduate from ?
Apple Tries To Gag Owner of Exploding iPod
and that was funny .. how?
being from the middle east .. i dont see the joke
Tomorrow's Science Heroes?
Ignorance is NOT bliss
Microsoft Changing Users' Default Search Engine
you are correct the phrase "google it" has forced upon us a new word into our dictionary. however, the word bing is not new. microsoft is NOT forcing us to use something new eg.
"oh! just bing it in the trash"
DARPA Wants a 19" Super-Efficient Supercomputer
19 inch box
they dint say if this was 19 inches wide or 19 inches high.
so i presume this could be 19 inches high and 500 feet wide and still meet those requirements ;)
Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?
but what are you looking for?
your objective is some one with similar interests so that you two do stuff together. eg. write a program. open a software company. dance, wait .. you dont dance but she does? oh so you are going to sit and watch her dance with that hot flamingo dance?
i dint think so.
what i normally hear are things like: the local mosque or the library if you want brainy
Central Anti-Virus For Small Business?
legitimate? and here all these years i thought linux was legitimate! uhhh .. my apologies to mcbride
Statistical Suspicions In Iran's Election
so... in short, the election was democratic
Microsoft Sets Record With Monster Patch Tuesday
i wonder if this is just coincidence that they released such a large number on the same day that Leonidas was released upon the world?
Making a Child Locating System
i take it you are not a parent then?