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Comment: ITT idiots who are not sysadmins (Score 1) 305

by Nicolas MONNET (#46303953) Attached to: Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't

I'm a sysadmin with a background in security.

I don't want over the air firmware updates for my car. Scratch that, I don't want to drive a car with OTA updates. Actually, I don't want to be ANYWHERE near any car with OTA updates.

I update complex software for a living. Trust me, you don't want your car, any car to do that.

Comment: That's typical HP behaviour (Score 1) 385

They do the same shit for server remote admin cards. The hardware's in there, but you can't use it until you shell out the $. Premium plus deluxe HP resellers often have a tendency to forget about those, and you find out the hard way when you have to troubleshoot a server on a saturday and nobody's available with the god damn license key.

Comment: Dells does crap too, SuperMicro is where it's at (Score 1) 385

SuperMicro doesn't have platinum support contracts, but for the price difference, you can buy a lot of spares in case shit breaks down. Plus they don't charge you an arm for disk trays: if you buy a server with room for 24 host swap disks, you get 24 empty disk trays you can fill with whatever you want!

Additionally they have the cleanest remote management interface. No annoying pop ups, no artificial browser requirements, no frames, no mandatory Java applets.

Comment: Mining and processing is negligible (Score 1) 432

by Nicolas MONNET (#40774345) Attached to: The Nuclear Approach To Climate Change

Saying that mining and enriching nuclear fuel produces greenhouse gases is a really pointless thing to focus on, considering that other fossil fuels also require mining and processing. Even if a given quantity of nuclear fuel required 100x the processing of oil, you'd still be ahead by several orders of magnitude because it contains so much more usable energy.

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