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Comment: Re:Everyone forgets VMware server (Score 1) 289

by Anomylous Howard (#30485548) Attached to: VMware Workstation vs. VirtualBox vs. Parallels
So what's the diff between VMware server and Player? All of VMware's shifting products confuse me. VirtualBox won't let me start a VM from the GUI and close the the GUI while the VM continues to run in the background. I can't come back later and reconnect to the console. That sucks!

Comment: Re:huh.. (Score 1) 405

by Anomylous Howard (#30005430) Attached to: Home Phone System That Syncs To Computer?
I assume assume that running one's own Exchange server at home provides to a professional Exchange administrator the opportunity to tinker with and hack at an Exchange server at home rather than at work where bosses tend to frown upon such activities.


I found it very hard to type "professional Exchange administrator"

Comment: Re:They could lure more people into buying their b (Score 1) 66

by Anomylous Howard (#28781661) Attached to: Roku Set-Top Box Gets A/V Aggregation Service
The biggest apparent hole in the Roku's featureset is the inability to play the content you already own.

True. They are not likely to add that capability either. :( Their box costs $100 and has only a very simple remote. They don't want the support costs involved in supporting anything as complicated as CIFS and codec issues. They want to sell an idiot proof black box that requires no after sale support.

That said, I'd love to be able to stream my music collection through it...

Comment: Re:mac != unix (Score 1) 699

by Anomylous Howard (#27446935) Attached to: IBM About To Buy Sun For $7 Billion
Yes, is a GUI app and so is xterm. Isn't the whole purpose of a graphical display to let you have a whole bunch of xterms open at the same time?
At the moment I have 4 iTerms open with a combined total of 11 tabs. That's pretty much how I've used Unix since my first SparcStation was plopped on my desk. "Lot's o' xterms"

Google's Prediction Market 94

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-predict-nothing dept.
Googling Yourself writes "Employees at Google are encouraged to place bets on Google's prediction market — an exchange that tries to forecast events based on the money wagered on a particular outcome. Employees have made wagers with play money (Goobles, as in rubles) on questions like: will Google open a Russia office? will Apple release an Intel-based Mac? how many users will Gmail have at the end of the quarter? One tangible benefit to the company is that the market allows Google to track how information disseminates in the company. A paper called "Using Prediction Markets to Track Information Flows: Evidence From Google" discusses information flows in the company based on the prediction market data and contains many other interesting observations of Google culture. (pdf)"

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