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Comment: Re:I don't understand the problem here. (Score 1) 248

by Archangel Michael (#47515239) Attached to: Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

Just design it to be 64.1 times more dense. I'm not an electrical engineer, but i would think a little advanced materials application should move the ball at least half way towards to goal, and I'm sure that there is already non-commercially viable means to do just that. Applying engineering to get the rest of the way should push the cost of the first half down further.

Unless someone is pushing the ball, progress may stall. I see this as Google pushing the ball, and that by itself might be worth it.

Comment: Re:Wait, wait... (Score 1) 130

Business is neither moral, nor immoral but AMORAL. People are either moral, or immoral, they are not amoral. Everyone is a hypocrite, at some point will violate their own moral code. This is called situational ethics, and is popular in politics.

If your personal code of ethics prevents you from doing business with people who are hypocritical(evil, bad, immoral etc), then you'll be doing business with nobody, The best you can do is do business with people who support your ideals more often that the other guys.

Comment: Re:Mission creep. (Score 1) 281

by Archangel Michael (#47507955) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Personally, I would say buying iOS devices is a mistake generally, but not necessarily in every case. I'm in Educational IT (K-12), and have seen quite a number of pilots in our district trying to decide what is "best" option. The answer is, "it depends".

Personally, I see much more value in Chromebooks in education, especially when tied to Google Apps For Education (GAFE). Have you heard of Google Classroom? https://classroom.google.com/s... Having taken a look at the promo videos (yes, I understand) but if it is half as easy as it looks, it is going to change how we do education.

Add in things like Khan Academy, and other "online" educational material, the world is our oyster field. I see, in the future, customized education for every student, where we break free from the industrial model of Education.

Comment: Re:Yeah, students will use bandwidth (Score 1) 281

by Archangel Michael (#47507885) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Actually, most teaching is done between K-8 schools, is simply basics. And some of it is really basic, even in 8th Grade. You don't start getting interesting until High School. Then again, Math and science is "hard", and therefore isn't really promoted. Higher level math and science (Calculus, Physics, Chemistry etc.) are so hard, that most teachers don't know the subject well enough to actually teach it.

But then again, I remember my college roommate's girlfriend going for her teaching credential, and couldn't do basic math in her head, and used a calculator and still got the wrong answer. Teaching seems to be the last resort for certain people, after all, you don't need a PhD to teach kindergarteners?

But when you pay a K-6 teacher the same as a HS Math and Physics teacher, you start to see the real problem.

Comment: Re:rfc1925.11 proves true, yet again (Score 1) 83

While it is possible to fill your Data pathways up. Aggregate data is not the same as Edge Server data. In the case described above, s/he is running 300 x 10GB on 50 Servers. Okay, lets assume those are 50 Blades, maxed out on RAM and whatnot. The Only way to fill that bandwidth is to do RAM to RAM copying, and then you'll start running into issues along the pipelines in the actual Physical Server.

To be honest, I've see this, but only when migrating VMs off host for host Maintenance, or a boot Storm on our VDI.

Comment: Re:rfc1925.11 proves true, yet again (Score 5, Interesting) 83

Your 300 x 10GB ports on 50 Servers is ... not efficient. Additionally, you're not likely saturating your 60GB off a single server, and you're running those six 10GB connections per server to try to eliminate other issues you have, without understanding them. You're speed issues are elsewhere (likely SAN or Database .. or both), and not in the 50 servers. In fact, you might be exasperating the problem.

BTW, our data center core is running twin 40GB connections for 80 GB total network load, but were not really seeing anything using 10GB off a single node yet, except the SAN. Our Metro Area Network links are is being upgraded to 10GB as we speak. The "network is slow" is not really an option.

Comment: Re:More Like Subsidized (Score 1) 528

by Archangel Michael (#47474835) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Company Stores and scripts are an abuse of power. Here is what I said about abuses of power ...

" Libertarianism oppose to abuses of power, and only want a government big enough to stop abuses of power. "

The fact that these types of "company towns" operated, with impunity was simply because government was NOT doing its job properly.

However, I would suggest to you that the Government taxes and fees and whatnot amount to the same " no longer free, and it's just ugly and messy." you complain about in Libertarianism. We are serfs to the Government masters.

Comment: Re:More Like Subsidized (Score 1) 528

by Archangel Michael (#47474801) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

"Why don't you move to all those countries with tiny national governments that barely reach outside of the capital?"

Because

"Libertarianism oppose to abuses of power, and only want a government big enough to stop abuses of power. "

Again, I love how idiots claim to know Libertarianism, don't actually know anything. In your Strawman, you fail to take into account the primary purpose of Government which is to prosecute Crimes (you know abuses of power). However, when the Government abuses its power (Hitler), how does one stop it? This is why Government should be restricted in scope.

Unrestricted Government is tyranny.

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