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Comment: Hooked too... (Score 2) 110

by PseudoThink (#49471117) Attached to: First 26 Pages of Neal Stephenson's New Novel "Seveneves" Online
Loved Snow Crash, liked Crypto and Reamde, but the Baroque Cycle was a bit too dense for me, and I bought Anathema without ever opening it. I hadn't planned on getting into Seveneves unless the reviews were glowing, but the first 26 pages were a quick and compelling tease, enough to sell me. I'll get this on Audible, too. Smart move, making the first hit free, Neal!

Comment: Re:My wife has a gen 1 Surface Pro ... (Score 2) 136

by SpryGuy (#47085885) Attached to: TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

How did the metro interface get in the way? With Windows 8.1.1, desktop stays in desktop. Did your wife only ever use 8.0? (if so that would explain a lot).

I find Win8.1.1 to be quite functional, usable, stable, and productive. I freely admit that 8.0 was kind of annoying unless you wanted to spend a fair amount of time tweaking and climbing a learning curve. But Win8.1.1 (without any Start8 crutches required) works pretty well.

Comment: Re:Quick conclusion (Score 1) 136

by SpryGuy (#47085865) Attached to: TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

OSX has no touch screen, no touch capabilities at all, and no direct pen-on-screen support either. For artists that want to sketch on the go, or for students who want to take notes in classes like math where hand-writing is far superior to keyboard, the Mac Air just isn't nearly as good as the SP3. SP3 is lighter and thinner with extra capabilities, and costs about the same. The main drawbacks are the "lapability" (ugh) and keyboard quality... Air definitely wins there. I'd say a writer/blogger would be better off with an Air. But there are definitely niches where the SP3 is just a no-brainer... a great device.

Comment: It's not there. (Score 1) 293

by crhylove (#45288653) Attached to: Most Sensitive Detector Yet Fails To Find Any Signs of Dark Matter


A. There is a fundamental aspect of space/time we don't understand. (Maybe there is some type of Aether?)
B. We don't understand gravity over long distances. (Maybe it has a different effect over longer distances than we are aware)
C. We are not measuring something else properly. Light, time, distance....?

This whole "dark matter" thing has been unreasonably preposterous from the word go.

Comment: Hilarious! I read RT frequently. (Score 1) 254

by crhylove (#44559773) Attached to: Russia Today: Vladimir Putin's Weapon In 'The War of Images'

While the RT agenda is fairly obvious and I don't question that some of the info is skewed in some way, I find it a much more reliable outlet than CNN, MSNBC, FOX, or the plethora of other vacuous and blatantly false media outlets available here in the US.

I can find some decent reporting on the RT, and almost none of it is about Honey Boo Boo and Kim Kardashian, so..... .... It's a much better news source than most of the gheystream media.

+ - Colocation Bartering. Does it exist?

Submitted by crhylove
crhylove writes: I work for a small data center in a rural part of the US. We have a few solid and redundant Internet connections, a bunch of rack space and triple fail-safe power (including a generator if both of our power contracts simultaneously fail). While this is a great solution for our hosting and mail clients, it's not the stability and up-time that multiple international data centers would provide.

There's got to be some other small data centers like us who are looking for a distant location to have a few racks in. Is there currently a website or online meet up that provides a good forum for partnering with other small data centers and trading rack space/bandwidth straight across?

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