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Comment: It's simple (Score 1) 532

Perl was used by programmers who wanted to spit out web pages or create back-end scripts to do things like send emails or file forms to a database. Non-programmers weren't invited.

Then PHP came along and could be used by web content creators who wanted parts of their page to be dynamic. This is just a better, easier to understand paradigm that allows people to collaborate much more easily.

Comment: What is the use case? (Score 2) 99

If I want to host my own, I get VMware in my own datacenter. If I want to host in the cloud, I buy storage+compute from AWS. I see no reason to deploy OpenStack at a small to medium sized business. Am I just looking to get myself fired for insisting on a solution that is not VMware?

Comment: Re:Not that impressive! (Score 1) 96

by Orestesx (#46827813) Attached to: The $5,600 Tablet
Considering that a .50 caliber round can be fired into an engine block to disable a vehicle, I can't imagine what type of ruggedization a computer could have to prevent that mode of failure while remaining practical. Sure, you would want the data center walls to be able to withstand such a shot, but the computer itself?

Comment: Re:Bullshit... (Score 1) 121

by Orestesx (#46204473) Attached to: On the Practicalities of Counterfeit-Proof Physical Bitcoins
Please explain to me how it is at all counterfeit resistant. The thing that makes the US dollar counterfeit resistant is not so much the technological countermeasures but the fact that the full weight of US law enforcement will rain a shitstorm down on you if you try to replicate it. Without a government behind the physical bitcoins, there is nothing from stopping a well-funded entity from creating coins physically identical to the real thing.

Them as has, gets.