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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

naris Re:Expense (444 comments)

90% of people care about the environment, but not enough can afford to pay 25% more for transportation

FTFY

about three weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

naris Re:How quickly will they run back to Oracle? (198 comments)

So, when you have an operation and they wind up performing a sex reassignment surgery instead of an appendectomy due to the lack of atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability in their database, you would be OK with it?

about three weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

naris Re:Holy shit! (198 comments)

No one has claimed it actually worked, just that it has "gone live".

about three weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

naris Re:How quickly will they run back to Oracle? (198 comments)

They are expecting cost savings due to not paying Oracle licenses, so that strongly implies that there will no longer have any data to be queried in Oracle. The NoSQL solution they are moving to, Riak, is a key-value store that can to full text searches. It is very unlikely to scale when performing full text searches of millions of very long text documents. I do not see this ending well

about three weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

naris Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

You are confused. No commercial entity took GPL code. What happened is that a GPL Project took commercial code. The GPL code is a derivative of the commercial code, the commercial code contains absolutely no GPL code. The GPL code is the mod.

about three weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

naris Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

Using that logic, and the logic of the complainant, then Microsoft will surely have to release Windows source code because GPL software has been written to run on it and now must comply with the GPL.

about three weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

naris Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

Somebody, Wesley Wolfe (Wolvereness), contributed code to an Open Source, GPLed project that plugs into (links to) to a proprietary game. He is now claiming that since there is a GPLed plugin that links to the Proprietary code, that the author of said code now has to release it to the Public Domain.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

naris Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (441 comments)

I agree that foreign worker are not inherently worse. However most of my recent experience with off-shore and H1B workers have been from low-cost providers *cough*Infosys*cough*IBM*cough*Perficient*Cough* that are selected strictly on cost, to "save money". Since these are low cost providers placing people in a really cheap account, they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find workers at the lowest cost possible. Therefore, most of those particular workers are not very good and the code they write can be really strange and it usually doesn't work. Sometimes someone really good happens to come along, but they usually don't stay very long. I would guess they find a better paying gig fairly rapidly...

about a month ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

naris Re:Read that statement as follows: (441 comments)

That's not what I hear from the H1B workers from the various offshoring providers that I have worked with.

about a month ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:Barak Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System? (256 comments)

No, just that "Barak Obama" is not personally responsible for the list, as the headline of the article seems to imply. He did not personally add all those names to the list. This is yet another case of the Intelligence community running amock and whoever happens to be the president at the time of the discovery should not shoulder all the blame.

about 2 months ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

naris Re:Great idea (149 comments)

Cause now that the capitalist west has offshored the production of those billions of transistors, integrated circuits and computers to his countrymen, we need to be able to e-mail them.

about 2 months ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

naris Re:Great idea (149 comments)

The same what they email you when they don't even have a key that corresponds to a letter in your email address.

about 2 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

She should of of ordered High Explosives and Timing devices instead and she would of avoided getting on the list!

about 2 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

Hey! At least 1% is provable in a court of law!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

naris Use separate machines for development and testing. (183 comments)

I am developing a system targeted to run on a wandboard (www.wandboard.org), which is a really good "embedded" system similar to the BeagleBoard, but uses a Freescale iMX6 A9 Arm processor and is available in single, dual & quad core CPUs with 512MB to 2 GB RAM.

However, even with the quad core 2GB ram version, builds take a really long time, so I use a regular PC that I built using a new Haswell CPU, 16GB ram and a 240GB SSD to do development and even unit testing. I can make several changes, build everything 6 or more times and do some more testing in the time it takes the wandboard to complete 1 build. I also perfrom cross compiles on the "PC" to target the wandboard and scp the resulting binaries over after the build completes.

Both the wandboard and the PC run ubuntu 14.04 and the system in question is being developed in C++ with Boost, rabbitmq and ODB to run on the wandboard and also "regular" x86-64 linux and windows. You should also look into using Yocto, which looks very interesting for cross platform development. However, I am currently just using eclipse on both the wandboard and the linux PC (and MS Visual Studio on the windows machine).

about 3 months ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

naris Re:Not new (253 comments)

Quitting school to found a startup might make sense; at least it's honest gambling.

Bill Gates agrees with you...

about 3 months ago
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Australian Police Use Telcos For Cell "Tower Dump" of All Connected Users' Data

naris postal zone dump (60 comments)

I wonder if anyone would notice a postal zone dump, would it even be relevant anymore? It would probably only turn up pizza ads....

about 3 months ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

naris Re:Sure... (255 comments)

ONLY if the cab driver has a stated/posted policy of "I'll pick up anyone, anywhere and not ask any questions." So he doesn't pay attention

Actually, that sounds like a lot of cab drivers...

about 3 months ago

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