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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

teknopurge Re:Marketing Scam (440 comments)

Shakeology from beachbody has been that for years now.

1 year,16 days
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

teknopurge Re:Marketing Scam (440 comments)

Oh, a "balanced" substance? That's never, ever, been thought of before in the food/dietary/fitness/supplement industry. The more I read the more it's just social marketing.

1 year,16 days
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

teknopurge Re:Marketing Scam (440 comments)

You missed my point: there are literally thousands of powdered supplement mixes out there that contain all different types of blends/mixtures of various compounds, minerals, vitamins, amino, etc. there are even some that have whey, soy, casein, etc. as part of the blend.

1 year,16 days
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

teknopurge Marketing Scam (440 comments)

How is this different from any of the thousands of MRPs(Whey shakes, post workout shakes, etc.) already on the market? Sounds like a gimmicky marketing strategy.

1 year,16 days
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Facebook Deletes Social Fixer Community Page Without Explanation

teknopurge It's pretty simple actually - Do Some Evil. (192 comments)

As a company providing APIs and encouraging development on your platform is great as long as you maintain control. The problem with APIs is apps can, provided the APIs provide enough of the right data, totally remove your influence in favor of the developer using your APIs. I first saw this Social Fixer app a few weeks back and I immediately thought "finally, someone that will remind us who owns facebook: the users." Facebook will have no revenue if they cannot monetize the marketing of their site, and with free APIs they can't do that. Paid APIs? Devs want free access, so you'll kill your dev community if you start charging.

about a year ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

teknopurge Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

That's expensive. "Cloud" hosting services cost about 1.5x traditional hosting. When you want multiple locations("regions" in aws) you need to pay for resources in each additional region, then pay another cost to provide that failover. Cloud hosting is great, but it's nothing it does is new or cheaper than hosting 10 years ago.

about a year ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

teknopurge Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

In Soviet Russia, company's customers go down on YOU!

so dirty...

about a year ago
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New, Privacy-Oriented, FOSS Web-mail: Mailpile

teknopurge Re:antiquated system (116 comments)

we've actually had a lot of new mail-only hosting customers for over the past 2 years. The consolidation of email to the freemail providers is overrated.

about a year ago
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Using Java In Low Latency Environments

teknopurge Re:Troll much, slashdot? (371 comments)

mod parent troll, or just -1 ignorant.

about a year ago
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Java Vs. C#: Which Performs Better In the 'Real World'?

teknopurge Re:They are both as good (437 comments)

Netbeans - Eclipse sucks.


So does emacs. (vi!!!!)


something something something LAWN!

about 2 years ago
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Timothy Lord Discovers the Good Night Lamp at CES (Video)

teknopurge Re:The first online appliance that non-geeks disco (236 comments)

I don't buy that argument - we've had IP appliances(Fridges, home security systems) for the better part of a decade. We've had alarm clocks that get global time information sync'd for decades. Connected appliances, and recently on-line appliances are not innovative.

about 2 years ago
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Timothy Lord Discovers the Good Night Lamp at CES (Video)

teknopurge Bubble Tracking (236 comments)

More than anything I was interested to figure out what the leading indicators of the next industry bubble would be(after being in college during the 90s.com fun). My takeaway from this is while it's a fun gimmick, it's a solution looking for a problem. The fact it's getting traction in conversation is fascinating and provides greater insight than the concept itself.

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Tests the Waters With Paid Perks

teknopurge Re:Freemium at its best (204 comments)

You get what you pay for. Facebook has no SLA and has no obligation to provide you service at any level.

more than 2 years ago
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Bug Busters! OpenBSD 5.1 Released

teknopurge Re:YAY! (135 comments)

it's probably the most relevant OSS OS project out there. How many other projects have cultivated as much new software? Hell, most of the new shit in the Linux Kernel came from OpenBSD....

more than 2 years ago
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Video: Paul "Froggy" Schneider's Hard-Won Wisdom For Conference Organizers

teknopurge Rubicon (35 comments)

I miss RubiCon....

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatens To Shut Off Service of Customer Who Won Throttling Case

teknopurge Re:Duh? (327 comments)

AT&T isn't really advertising falsely, the data is unlimited. The speeds are limited.

They should be ordered to clarify their advertising and say "3G speed up to 2GB" or similar.

It's misleading at-best.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatens To Shut Off Service of Customer Who Won Throttling Case

teknopurge Re:Duh? (327 comments)

I have no love for AT&T and I'm glad the guy won, but if one of my customers sued me, I'd drop them in a heartbeat!

If you're not falsely-advertising your services, then you have nothing to worry about.

We run a hosting company and have been putting up with this for years. We provide underloaded servers that have packages with hard limits to prevent abuse and to ensure people get what they pay for. All these "unlimited" hosting plans have been scams from day-1 and we're glad someone is finally getting held to task for the dumbing down of the market.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Blackjack King Takes SMTP Public

teknopurge Re:+696% so far? (108 comments)

Their market cap right now is $50k - I have more in my 401k.....

more than 3 years ago
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RIM Collapse Beginning?

teknopurge Re:RIMM Put Contracts (305 comments)

A whole 67 contracts? Are you kidding me?

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon EC2 Failure Post-Mortem

teknopurge Re:Won't touch the cloud now. (117 comments)

Cloud computing is a marketing architecture, not a technical architecture.


Cloud computing is a form of shared hosting, just with more encapsulation; Clouds fall over the same way a server can fall over. It's hard to blame "The Cloud" when the reality is the people that were suckered in by obtuse, non-specific marketing are the ones at fault. The argument can even be made that Clouds are worse becuase instead of many discreet isolated servers you start sharing more single points of failure, which lead to IO bottlenecks, etc.

more than 2 years ago

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Microsoft is hiring again: at $0.52/hr

teknopurge teknopurge writes  |  more than 4 years ago

teknopurge (199509) writes "I actually like most MS products, which is why I was shocked to stumble across this story. 'KYE recruits hundreds-even up to 1,000-"work study students" 16 and 17 years of age, who work 15-hour shifts, six and seven days a week. In 2007 and 2008, dozens of the work study students were reported to be just 14 and 15 years old. A typical shift is from 7:45 a.m. to 10:55 p.m. ....Along with the work study students-most of whom stay at the factory three months, though some remain six months or longer-KYE prefers to hire women 18 to 25 years of age, since they are easier to discipline and control' Now I'm all for a global economy and the re-balancing of markets that comes with it, but it seems that there is some serious normalization that needs to be done in these economic cycles. The trend has been to move toward cheap-labor centers for the past 10 years or so. When is the backlash in the markets going to take place?(wages increases abroad, better working conditions, near-shoring becuase the off-shore costs are rising, etc...)"
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Company Sells Open-Source Software As Its Own

teknopurge teknopurge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

teknopurge writes "After using the software for years I was shocked to find that one of my favorite open-source projects, Zabbix, had its code stolen, rebranded and sold for profit as Firescope. Touting thier product as "revolutionary", Firescope has apparently copied the Zabbix repository and themed the interface without adhering to the GPL that Zabbix is distributed with. Is this not the worst fear of every open source project?"
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Firescope Software Really Just Stolen from Zabbix

teknopurge teknopurge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

teknopurge writes "We've all seen those Firescope ads, even here on slashdot, for their great monitoring software. they just skinned the Zabbix GPL'd codebase, and are refusing to release the code. As valuable an asset as the Zabbix platform has been, should companies be allowed to profit form the work of others without credit?"
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Consumer JRE coming to production...

teknopurge teknopurge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

teknopurge writes "I have been spending a lot of time looking at the Java Kernel.(Formerly the Consumer JRE) It looks like during the past 10 years while Java has made huge inroads within larger businesses and web applications a small team has been working on a JRE that solves the largest issue with client Java uptake: speed. The new Java Kernel is much smaller and built for speed.(no joke, think native load times.) The tricks they are doing with memory mapping the class files reminds me of the utter brilliance and ingenuity of the Amiga graphics pipeline design. Could this be the final piece of the huge end-around the Java platform has take the past 15 years? With all the enterprise services already available to Java clients, will the Java Kernel crush rich .NET clients and Flash proliferation?"
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Hushmail giving 'The Man' your private PGP keys

teknopurge teknopurge writes  |  about 7 years ago

teknopurge writes "Apparently Hushmail has been providing information to law enforcement behind the backs of their clients. Billed as secure email because of their use of PGP, Hushmail has been turning over private keys of users to the authorities on request. Yet another reason to use private hosting."
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teknopurge teknopurge writes  |  more than 7 years ago

teknopurge writes "Vertical computer has filed suit against Bill & Co. alleging that the whole of the .NET framework uses one of their patents. The article is light on details, but what would the damage be to MS if the fundamental design of .NET, the CLR, was in violation of this very specific patent?"

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