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Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?

z3r0w8 Nagios with NSCA? (137 comments)

I would write a wrapper though to make the whole thing bit more robust. Groundwork does this with their GDMA agent and it allows you centrally configure and have the client pick up its configuration.

about 5 months ago

Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

z3r0w8 Walk in another person's shoes (1746 comments)

I can only imagine the out-cry if someone from the LGBT community had been chosen as CEO and people complained about it enough to get them to resign. But I doubt that would happen. Would it be ok for the supporters of Prop 8 to drive out an opponent of the bill?

If a CEO is hurting the face of the company he should resign but the only reason that happened in this case is because the opponents of Prop 8 made it untenable. I find it odd the opposition people were so threatened by his views with little other evidence.

I don't agree with the man but we are talking about a technology company, not a legislative body. I despise my CEO but I would never fight for his resignation unless he was killing the company.

about 10 months ago

US War Machine Downsizing?

z3r0w8 Re:80000 more layoffs (506 comments)

yeah. At least these guys were getting paid for doing SOMETHING.

about a year ago

An Iowa ISP's Metered Pricing: What Will the Market Bear?

z3r0w8 welcome to the 80s. (479 comments)

Or maybe the 90s. These are rates I paid to have a ISDN in the early 90s from an ISP. Actually, my rates were better.:)

1 year,11 days

Is Ruby Dying?

z3r0w8 Re:not dying in DevOps (400 comments)

And it's sad that DevOps tools like this are tied to a specific language, Puppet especially. I suppose the engine has to be written in something, and the use of classes I guess lends itself to CM somewhat, but I think the learning curve cost is high. When you start wanting to do complex things with Puppet, it starts to degenerate quickly if you are not careful with the manifests->templates->heira to dereferencing variables in the correct context and yadda, yadda, yadda. Although it's simple to write puppet modules with barely any Ruby knowledge at all, it's dependence on Ruby a steep price of entry. Python's whitespace syntax is just irritating at any level. I thought that shit was left behind in COBOL. And yes, I'm a neckbeard.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

z3r0w8 Re: It's the global warming (506 comments)

In Seattle all they seemed to care about was big O notation.

It's funny because it's true...

about a year ago

How To Better Verify Scientific Research

z3r0w8 Re:Peer review isn't about validation (197 comments)

So, scientific papers shouldn't try to do the best work they can before publication? The article(to me) seems to insinuate that just like "news", paper publishing is rushing to get out regardless of the claims. True, this sample size is no where near what it needs to be to imply anything factual, but a 10% verification rate seems a little bit more than "a few slipping through." I guessing if you did a follow-up study of how many of the unverified papers had follow-on studies, the rate would be alarmingly low. So, we end up with a lot of published scientific papers that people can point to that are inaccurate and kicking the verification can down the road. The just seems bad all around.

about a year ago

How To Better Verify Scientific Research

z3r0w8 Infected to (197 comments)

So, this information source is infected the same as any other information source today. No one cares if they are right or true anymore, just if it gets views. I think we all know most science isn't sexy...

about a year ago

Gates Mocks MIT's $100 Laptop

z3r0w8 Re:Throwing Stones (816 comments)

backwaters with shite infrastructure some electricity, running water and telecommunications. Then maybe the destabilizing wars will settle down, I guarantee that you give people access to unlimited Pr0n, all the wars will stop....

more than 8 years ago


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