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Microsoft Partners With Docker

thechemic Translation (104 comments)

Docker = Mens apparel company
Open Container = Open and ready-to-drink beer usually found in a moving vehicle
Docker Engine = Something that goes "vrooom" in your pants
Images = pictures
Docker Hub = a place to connect your pants with people
Azure = bright blue color, often associated with a sky

A men’s apparel company is teaming up with Microsoft to bring its ready-to-drink beer technology to the next server in the window. Penises will work with the server and pictures of everything will be available while people share experiences with each other’s pants. The penises and pants will also integrate directly into uh-hem “Blue stuff”. The partnership moves pants n shit away from Linux for the first time. With new multi-ready-to-drink beers technology clouds will consume enterprise developers.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

thechemic The real questions to ask (209 comments)

You could definitely get cheaper UNLIMITED DATA elsewhere. But would you be happy with the COVERAGE? At some point you may want new EQUIPMENT, to which Verizon will tell you that your new phone isn't compatible with the "grandfathered" rate plans. The real questions to ask are "am I happy with the coverage" and "Will I be happy with this phone forever?" If the unlimited data works for you now, keep it for now. But at some point, you'll be forced to make a decision. All the other arguments about "unlimited" data are irrelevant. There are much better UNLIMITED deals elsewhere for the money.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

thechemic Drupal (97 comments)

My vote is for Drupal. Wordpress & Joomla don't seem to be flexible enough for these kinds of deployments (at least for us). We built a procedure/policy/asset/access/resource tracking website with Drupal. It handles procedural documentation, policies, equipment assignments, loaner device checkout program, software license assignments, and much more. We dropped in an LDAP module, and life was good. We used to run a wiki too, but the requirement to hand code special markup was a turn-off for most of our users, so we ditched it.

about three weeks ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

thechemic Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (275 comments)

I'm not totally sold on the "moon landing conspiracies", but I agree that there are numerous other bizarre factors that may point to conspiracy to consider other than just the lighting aspect of the moon landings.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

thechemic 12U Rack (287 comments)

Hardware

  • 12U Rack in the attic enclosed and sealed with Oak panels force cool with a 8inch hydroponic blower from 70deg air in the house.
  • 24TB Dell R510
  • 24TB Dell C2100
  • 4TB Four Cluster Dell C6100
  • 4TB Dell R410
  • Dell iSCSI Certified 48P gigabit switch
  • Dell 1920W UPS
  • Dell 1920W UPS Extended Battery Module

Configuration

  • 4gigabit iSCSI SAN with redundant links
  • 4 node Hyper-V failover cluster with SAN storage
  • Stand alone VMware servers
  • 4 drops to livingroom
  • 4 drops to office
  • 3 drops to bedroom 1
  • 3 drops to bedroom 2
  • 3 drops to bedroom 3
  • 3 drops to bedroom 4
  • Ubiquiti Wifi AC
  • 4 external facing IP cameras
  • 4 internal facing IP camera
  • and one badass pitbull named "buddy" to help run physical security

about a month ago
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New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storm and Nuclear EMPs

thechemic Re:Solar storm EMP vs nuclear weapons (59 comments)

Also detonating a nuke would be a full fledged war

Lets ponder the stupidity of that statement for a moment...

Several different nations have detonated over a combined 2000 nukes throughout history, and none of them resulted in a "full fledged war". Furthermore, only two nukes have been detonated during wartime, however it was a "full fledged war" that resulted in the detonation of the nukes. It was not the detonation of the nukes that resulted in the full fledged war. In fact, throughout history exactly ZERO detonated nukes have ever resulted in a full fledged war. Since there is ZERO evidence to support your claim, I'd say you look pretty stupid right about now.

Before you troll around the interwebs looking for "stupidity" in other people, you should check the mirror first.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

thechemic Endian Firewall (238 comments)

I absolutely love Endian firewall. Put it on an old box, a virtual machine or whatever you want. It has all the firewall features you could want, and has VPN support out of the box.
http://www.endian.com/us/

about a month and a half ago
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Shadowy Tech Brokers Deliver Data To the NSA

thechemic Pondering... (35 comments)

Wouldn't a "New Star" (Neustar) be similar to "New World". So if you place an order with Neustar, is that a New World Order?

about a month and a half ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

thechemic Re:Huge? (108 comments)

Huge != "larger than"

Huge: very large in size, quantity, or extent.
Synonyms: vast, immense, gigantic, very big, great, giant, massive, colossal

You could be correct by saying it's "...larger than the average home." However, the article uses the word "huge". I don't believe that adding a walk-in closet to an average sized home constitutes a "huge" home.

You may also want to look closer at the document you referenced. The average sized home for the NORTH EAST (where this supposedly huge house is located) is 2613 square feet.

2400 is less than 2613

According to your reference material, a 2400 square foot home is neither huge nor larger than the average home based on its location.

about 2 months ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

thechemic Re:Time Shifting? (317 comments)

I'm amazed that somebody hasn't recognized all the COPYRIGHT INFRINGING animated GIFs on that website.

about 3 months ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

thechemic Re:Can I play Descent on it? (133 comments)

Nostalgic for sure. I miss that and Command & Conquer. I just may use your tips here and give it a go.

about 4 months ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

thechemic Re:Can I play Descent on it? (133 comments)

No reason at all. I'm definitely open to suggestions, and I'll check out your suggestion for sure!

about 4 months ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

thechemic Can I play Descent on it? (133 comments)

I wonder if FreeDOS can run in virtual machine. Oh Google...

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

thechemic In Other News... An Idiot with His Cell Phone (321 comments)

How is this even news? AT&T clearly publishes their international roaming rates, their international calling rates, and their international data roaming rates. Cell phones have been in existence for 40+ years. If you can't read your own calling plan nor your own contract details, and if you can't afford the roaming rates, please turn your cell phone off, and while you're at it, please turn off your tendency to flame technology news sites when you pull a dipshit maneuver. Thank you, and please... don't come again. Have a nice day.

about 5 months ago
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Astronomers Calculate How To Spot Life On an Alien Earth

thechemic Would it? (46 comments)

If a 500LB spacecraft was flying at the speed of light, could it penetrate Uranus?

about 6 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

thechemic We already have a unit of measure for billing (347 comments)

We already have a unit of measure for billing which is referred to as "mega bits per second". Now they want to bill us by "screen size per viewing"? Every @#$%'ing time I try to go legit, they force me back to illegal downloads with their senseless bullshit.

about 6 months ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

thechemic Re:Easy fix (322 comments)

According to this, they have one of the HIGHEST MISCONDUCT rates in the nation. With "excessive force" being the primary misconduct being reported. http://www.targetmap.com/viewe... If you believe in correlations, I suppose we could assume that beating up citizens, abusing the public, and ignoring your own laws is good for the crime rate. As you pointed out, this method seems to be working for LA.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

thechemic Check Out ownCloud (146 comments)

ownCloud is a cloud solution that you have control over yourself. It can sync across multiple platforms: windows, Linux, mac, mobile, etc.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

thechemic Re:Google Plus (146 comments)

I would recommend ownCloud (ownCloud.org). It works on multiple platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile. It also syncs, slices, dices, and it's easy to use!

about 8 months ago
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Gone are the days when somebody could learn to be a sys admin at home!

thechemic If the days are gone, then you gave up. (3 comments)

The days aren't gone at all. 6 years ago, I purchased a Dell PowerEdge 2900 off of ebay, stuffed it with eight 1TB drives, and installed VMware ESXi (FREE). I used it to run a domain controller, exchange server, file serer, and media server all from my home and 100% virtualized. More recently, I wanted to get more proficient with SANs, so I purchased a PowerEdge C2100 as a SAN head using Server 2012 R2 (has iSCSI targets built in). I stuffed it with twelve 2TB drives. I also purchased a PowerEdge C6200 cluster server with 4 server nodes from ebay. I stuffed it with twelve 1TB drives, 96GB of RAM, and 32 cores. With my new setup at home, I am able to run VMware ESXi on one of the cluster nodes, and I also setup a HYPER-V triple node failover cluster with the other 3 nodes. I have enough hardware horsepower to completely emulate my work environment at home. As a college student, I enrolled in the DreamSpark program, giving me licenses to any Microsoft product I could ever want or need (FREE). I also started my own consulting firm. As a result, I was illegible for the Microsoft BizSpark program which also gave me licenses to any Microsoft product I could ever want or need (FREE). I also use CentOS (Free redhat clone) to learn enterprise class Linux environments.

If you think "the days are gone", then I would suggest that you look at things differently. The hardware is out there, free lab environments are out there, and even the software you need is out there whether it be 180 evaluation licenses or licenses made available through other programs. It's all within your limits; all you have to do is reach for it.

about 9 months ago

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