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Comment: Maybe (Score 4, Interesting) 39

by sexconker (#49754425) Attached to: A Conversation with Druva Co-Founder Jaspreet Singh (Video)

Robin Miller for Slashdot: This is Jaspreet Singh, he is the CEO and founder of Druva, and Druva is working on... describe it... the edge of what?’

Jaspreet Singh : Druva, the way I would say it is that, without putting too much marketing into it, is a convergence of data production right, we’re trying to converge backup DR availability governance into a single solution in the cloud. Today cloud is synonymous with endpoints, a solution predominantly works on endpoints and being at the edge but the idea, the vision is to take it towards a core, eventually towards a big mainstream or mainframe servers, internet to data centers eventually, but it’s a convergence of backup archival, e-discovery, availability for data at the edge.

Maybe the reason you've laid off your entire staff twice is because you don't know what it is you're doing. I've heard more coherent answers from the Obama Administration.

Comment: Re:Almost? (Score 1) 51

by sexconker (#49753645) Attached to: Chrome For Android Is Now Almost Entirely Open Source

It means it's closed source!

Missing codecs: AAC, H.264, MP3
Missing plug-in: flash

So either patents or not their code, if you got a good solution for that I'm sure Google would like to hear it.

Exclude that shit, and Google's other "service features" shit.
Allow users to install those as plugins if they wish.


Comment: Re:None of these solutions "work" (Score 1) 384

by sexconker (#49737775) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

OP said "day to day" activities. He's updating one pump at a time. What are the other pumps doing? Dispensing gasoline. To update all 16 pumps at once would render all 16 pumps out of service for half an hour. That is simply unacceptable for the station. They would not want to just shut everything down and eliminate a half-hour's worth of revenue from 15 pumps just so OP is not inconvenienced.

This is a typical IT viewpoint. We have a technical problem to solve, and to hell with the users. They're just in the way of our supreme elegance anyway.

Not to mention the lawsuit when a customer trips over the cat5 obstacle course.

Comment: Re:Installation problem? (Score 1) 120

It does mean it's designed wrong.
If each critical component isn't checking and reporting its own status, and if there isn't a way for the operator to see the status of all components, and if the plane lets you fucking fly it with bad or unknown component status, then you've fucking fucked up your fucking design.

Nothing's foolproof, but that doesn't excuse basic sanity checks for critical components. This fuck up worse than NASA/Lockheed losing the Mars orbiter in 1999 due to metric/imperial units.

"For the man who has everything... Penicillin." -- F. Borquin