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What's the Future of Corporate IT and ITSM? (Video)

wampus Re:What's ITSM? (50 comments)

So make sure you're the one designing the process. Keep bullshit out of it. I do ITSM-based infrastructure change management. On paper my job is to bust the admins' balls. In reality I ask them what they're trying to do, make sure they write up a rollback plan (even if it is just 'restore from backup'), and make sure the server guys aren't planning to do something that needs the network on the same day that the network team is planning an outage. That generally takes about a half hour of everyone's time once a week at my mid-sized shop. Oh yeah, then I send an email to the people that are going to care if something goes down. This isn't even my full-time job - we don't need someone making work for everyone else because they're bored.

It doesn't need to be a bureaucratic nightmare, it just needs to show what the hell you're doing and that you thought about how and why you're doing it (or undoing it when shit blows up.)

about a month ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

wampus Bullshit (246 comments)

This place reads like a combination of Penthouse Letters, Soldier of Fortune, and Byte magazine.

about a month ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

wampus Re:Probably not (197 comments)

They learned that the design was sound for the mission they simulated. It seems like a good idea to get one of those under your belt and then STOP DESIGNING.

about 1 month ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

wampus Re:This is the voice of world control. (106 comments)

Well, since this is slashdot we may as well assume that the people who designed the things completely overlooked the obvious.

about 2 months ago
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PowerVR To Make Mobile Graphics, GPU Compute a Three-Way Race Again

wampus Re:I hope they can do better on drivers (74 comments)

AMD sucks butt on Linux despite them releasing specs, whereas nVidia is as close to "just works" as is practicable using their binaries. You know, the exact opposite of what you are claiming.

more than 2 years ago
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After Trip to ISS, SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Returns Safely To Earth

wampus Re:Safely? in the waters of the Pacific Ocean (150 comments)

Cheese would have either melted or been mashed to bits if the landing was all that bad. It really is just delicious ballistics gelatin.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: DIY NAS For a Variety of Legacy Drives?

wampus Re:Not worth it. (260 comments)

Or you could buy a new disk the size of everything you're going to connect to this IDE controller for $10 more, use less juice, and be less prone to failure.

more than 2 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:That was some goood corn! (321 comments)

Nah, no worries. They've developed a petrochemical-derived replacement tamale wrapper that should be on the market in a few months.

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:How about glass (321 comments)

Possibly. But they'll be the same plasticizers that are in PET already. Different source of hydrocarbons, same plastic.

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:Thank Dr. Sherry Rogers (321 comments)

Does she pay you to search for "plastic" and related terms and then sing her praises?

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:Just one problem... (321 comments)

Wouldn't it be great to make plastic after we run out of oil?

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:That was some goood corn! (321 comments)

The article specifically says they use corn husks. Do you eat the husk?

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:One tiny little flaw (321 comments)

And? Instead of letting the agricultural byproducts go to waste or composting them or whatever, they are recycling them as packaging that they were going to use oil for. Now that oil can stay safely tucked away under the sand... or get burned by a bitchin Camero.

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

wampus Re:How about glass (321 comments)

Glass is heavy and fragile and bulky and I would bet uses more energy to produce and to recycle than PET. Nothing is going to leach that isn't already. PET is PET. It's the same chemical produced from a different feedstock.

more than 3 years ago
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Investigating the Performance of Firefox 4 and IE9

wampus Re:Does the average user even notice? (105 comments)

My benchmark is pretty simple: Can I plan Entanglement without the fan spinning up? IE9 and Chrome don't spin the fan up, FF4 does.

more than 3 years ago
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Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate

wampus Re:Thank goodness for NOAA (135 comments)

I'm sure they will if trends continue the way they have been. No more socialized oceanography! No more Marxist weather!

more than 3 years ago
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Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate

wampus That's great... (135 comments)

Until some stupid fucker uses them as an AWESOME PHOTO EARLY WARNING SYSTEM!1!!!1

more than 3 years ago

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