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Comment: Re:It doesn't matter (Score 1) 147

by Lennie (#48004609) Attached to: PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

Probably Windows uses a Windows equivalent of sendfile() to send the file over SMB.

Without sendfile () you'll be context-switching between kernel and userspace and probably copying data between them as well.

With sendfile () you have an open socket and you tell the kernel to send a file over that socket. No more copying of data and no context-switches.

That is probably why it uses very little CPU.

Comment: Re:Maybe he can fix that hot mess called "peopleso (Score 1) 142

by Lennie (#47940927) Attached to: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Why do you think he cares about people like employees or customers or even products ?

He likes to quote Genghis Khan who said, “It’s not sufficient I succeed. Everyone else must fail.”

He has also been called a lawn mower:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

His most popular and _authorised_ biography is entitled: The difference between God and Larry Ellison: God doesn’t think he’s Larry Ellison.

Comment: Re:Slight difference (Score 2) 112

by Lennie (#47939011) Attached to: An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

Mozilla Labs projects is for experiments.

Things they've started which seemed like good ideas always moved on to be their own projects.

For example the Rust language:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Now almost at 1.0:
http://blog.rust-lang.org/2014...

If there is a problem, it might be that they haven't started any new projects.

Comment: Re:The Microsoft Tax can buy you... (Score 1) 249

by Lennie (#47900915) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Well, I know of at least one reason:
- uploading lots the data unencrypted to US-based company might not be such a great thing ? (yes, I'm sure they use encryption in transport, but it isn't encrypted before upload and thus Google has access to the data)

I do think, making most of the applications web-application is actually the solution to all these silly problems.

Running on their own websites on a local network or at a datacenter of choice (so you know where your data is) is probably the best way to handle this.

It will make them platform independent if they stick with standards.

It also means you'll only have to upgrade software in one place. On the servers.

Comment: Re:nail in W3C coffin (Score 3, Informative) 94

by Lennie (#47791183) Attached to: Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Most of the HTML5 specifications gets developed here first:

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/we...

Then eventually after a long process will end up here:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/

However Picture-tag actually came from the community first, not the W3C or the vendors directly:
http://responsiveimages.org/ only later did it become http://www.w3.org/community/re... and later became part of the HTML5-specification.

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