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Oracle Buys Sun

mbyte Site already slashdotted ... (906 comments)

Seems oracle.com is down :(

Somehow i did hoped IBM would go and buy SUN, if this is really definitive .. how do IBM and Oracle play together ?

more than 5 years ago
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How Web Advertising May Go

mbyte Re:Anyone actually BUY anything because of web ads (229 comments)

Hm,
      I did discover thinkgeek from advertisements on /. and i did buy some stuff from them in the past, so yes, i did purchase something because of a web ad.

(to be honest, it was a while back when ads were more funny/static/interesting and noone was using adblockers ...)

more than 5 years ago
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Optimizing Linux Use On a USB Flash Drive?

mbyte Try out different filesystems (137 comments)

Try out different filesystems, NILFS seems to be optimized for FLASH usage.

Brtfs could also be worth a try.

use the "noop" IO/Scheduler with nilfs:
echo noop > /sys/block/sdX/queue/scheduler

Postmark benchs on an usb-stick (shameless copied from here:
ext3 (mount -o noatime,noadirtime, normale Partition, scheduler cfq): 49 Transactions/s
nilfs2 (Partition aligned 128k, scheduler noop, protection_period 10s): 588 Transactions/s

about 6 years ago

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