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Comment: Docker description (Score 2) 88

by GrahamJ (#47208449) Attached to: Docker 1.0 Released
From the Docker site:

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

I think of it as something like a version controlled Make or Grunt script with the output being a jail. Setting up your cloud stack as a series of Docker containers makes it much easier to create, upgrade, scale and relocate your services such as web servers, databases, caches, app servers etc.

Comment: Re:It.. can't be true! (Score 1) 49

by GrahamJ (#47082543) Attached to: Report: Samsung Building VR Headset For Its Phones & Tablets
I think that's the problem we're seeing in this thread - there are people who see the value in creating a new market by integrating and iterating on existing technologies, and those who don't. Some see the iPod, iPhone, iPad, OR etc. as game changers and others merely as inevitable integrations.

Rather than labels I prefer to focus on the outcome. The iPhone DID drastically change the industry, for example, and even though bits of VR tech have been around for decades, I'm pretty sure OR will do the same.

Comment: Re:Timothy McVeigh (Score 1) 449

I assure you I am the furthest thing from religious.

In suicide they usually have the perception that life is an insurmountable obstacle, that ending it is much easier than carrying on. Whatever the cause of that perception (mental illness, deep depression etc) it's not a matter of having balls.

Comment: Re:Timothy McVeigh (Score 1) 449

There is no worship involved.

From Wikipedia:

A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice

Sounds about right. Again I'm leaving aside the suicide part so even if you look at his inevitably being busted as self-sacrifice (and certainly adversity) the shoe fits pretty well.

I'm not condoning what he did you but you have to admire his conviction.

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