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Comment: Re:Milk that cow! (Score 1) 179

by Kalriath (#46820991) Attached to: Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

You don't understand the industry at all. Customer symmetry is irrelevant - at the peering points, data is meant to be equal and symmetrical. Basically, (example) Comcast and Verizon connect at peering point A. Comcast's customers download X from Verizon's customers, and Verizon's customers download Y from Comcast's customers. It evens out. But, when Cogent routes 90% of their traffic via Asia in order to benefit from cheap transit (which they do) it jeopardises the whole thing. It also means Cogent's traffic is cheap and nasty - there's a reason high grade hosting providers make a big deal of "No Cogent!" as a selling point.

Comment: Re:Theo has been critical? (Score 1) 304

by Kalriath (#46820245) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Are you even aware of the post I was responding to? (Hint: the answer is clearly no. I suggest reading up before shooting off).

Assertion from post I replied to: "Theo has ultimate responsibility for everything that happens with OpenSSL, including Heartbleed"
Response from my post: "OpenBSD has nothing to do with OpenSSL, and [Theo] de Raadt has no responsibility for whatever happens with the OpenSSL base tree"

Comment: Re:Servers are for applications... (Score 1) 293

by Kalriath (#46793979) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

You would literally not last 30 minutes where I work - you'd be fired by the end of the day.

The application is the important part of the puzzle, not the OS. The OS is an easily replaceable cog that can be spun up on another VM in 30 seconds flat if there's an issue, the application is a behemoth that requires deployment, configuration, and all manner of babysitting.

Your "update the OS, fuck the application" approach is patently dangerous to business continuity, and is the sort of thing that results in pretty rapid disciplinary action in a real enterprise environment (where it's clear you've never worked).

Comment: Re:Now I Know... (Score 1) 575

by Kalriath (#46775017) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Well in that case it's a good thing they're not giving money to a company founded by Hitler or anything. (Hint: companies are not evil. No company in existence can actually have that moniker applied to them - they are at best amoral, probably even ethically impaired. But evil most definitely is far too hyperbolic).

Comment: Re:Theo has been critical? (Score 1) 304

by Kalriath (#46761127) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

What are you rambling about? OpenSSL is not produced by the OpenBSD Foundation, it's produced by the OpenSSL foundation, a completely separate entity for which OpenBSD has no involvement at all. Sounds like you just saw the word "Open" and assumed they were connected... hint: they're not - an de Raadt has precisely no responsibility for whatever happens with the OpenSSL base tree.

Comment: Re:Why do people listen to her? (Score 2) 588

by Kalriath (#46751641) Attached to: Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

You have first-hand experience of having an autistic child. You do not have first-hand experience of vaccines causing autism, because there is no scientific evidence proving that this is possible, and there is literally an entire planet of evidence that it is not.

Hence it is, and remains, irrelevant that you have an autistic child - unfortunate though that may be.

You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat. -- The First Law Of Thermodynamics