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+ - OpenStack Icehouse Debuts with Database-as-a-Service in the Open-Source Cloud->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "The OpenStack Foundation is set to officially release its Icehouse release on April 17, providing a long list of new features including: live compute node updates, object storage replication improvements and federated cloud identity options. In terms of new projects, only one new effort is being directly integrated with Icehouse and that's the Trove Database-as-a-Service project that originally was known as Project Red Dwarf.

"Pretty much every application today has a database," Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, told eWEEK. "Creating a standard way to provision and manage the lifecycle of those databases is a really useful and important feature to have in OpenStack."

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Comment: Re:Burned once (Score 1) 182

by Curunir_wolf (#46762891) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

The 30-pin connector was in use for about a decade, and you can get an adapter to use Lighting connector devices with 30-pin connector accessories. This is a non-issue.

The adapter, when used with the car head units designed for 5 - 6 gen iPods, does not supply power, and that IS a MAJOR issue!

The solution is NOT a $30 adapter, it's a $250 iPod classic!!

Comment: Re:Burned once (Score 1) 182

by Curunir_wolf (#46762829) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

Uh, Apple does make an adapter for it... I know it's $30, but it's at least a solution. (Our car has a USB port, so it's just a matter of changing the cable for us.)

Except that unlike the old cable, with the adapter it doesn't provide a charge, only the connection. So it drains the battery as it's used, then I have to charge it by connecting it to the car charger. There doesn't seem to be a way to connect it to the stereo and charger at the same time, at least with the adapter.

Really renders the whole thing useless. The cheapest fix is to return this iPod, and buy an iPod classic for about $250. Way more capacity than I need, and more money than I wanted to spend, but it does have the 30-pin connector like my old (!!) 5th gen, so hopefully it would work the same...

Comment: Burned once (Score 1) 182

by Curunir_wolf (#46762443) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry.

Well, it could have, but after investing in a head unit with the expensive licensed connector for my iPod, then finding when my out-of-warranty iPod died that my new one would not work with the very expensive head unit any more because they changed the connector ... well.

As the saying goes: "Screw me once, shame on me, screw me twice, Fuck you Apple - NEVER AGAIN!!"

Comment: Re:is this seriously (Score 1) 279

by Cyberax (#46760707) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers
It was a verified online poll, i.e. only Venice citizens could vote and only once. They got 75% of participation - I remember reading it on some Italian blog, but I might be wrong.

Anyway, there are plenty of other examples: Kosovo independence was unanimously passed by its parliament, very own Ukrainian independence referendum in 1991 passed with 90% of approval and 80% turnover, South Sudanese referendum passed with 98% approval and so on. Wikipedia has a helpful list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I... In short, it's not unusual for independence referenda to get near-anonimous votes.

Comment: Re:is this seriously (Score 1) 279

by Cyberax (#46760171) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers
Incorrect. You get "landslides" with 55% of votes only when people have to chose between Giant Douche and Shit Sandwich.

Referenda, especially independence referenda, often get 90%+ participation. For example, just last month Putin has obviously orchestrated a non-binding independence referendum in Venice: 89% of participants voted for independence with 75% turnover ( http://rt.com/news/venice-vote... ).

Comment: Re:It kind of makes sense...but it doesn't (Score 1) 619

by Curunir_wolf (#46759695) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Or is this one of those cases where some judges have already decided that their preferences and policies are more important than what the Constitution says?

Oh, judges decided long ago that due process does not mean "having your day in court." A bureaucracy simply has to publish their administrative procedure, which includes some provision where they are supposed to read any letter sent in by the defendant, and the administrative procedure is automatically considered to be all the "due process" required.

Comment: Re:Ex Post Facto Law (Score 1) 619

by Curunir_wolf (#46759651) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

BTW, can you be jailed for failing to pay the IRS? Makes me wonder how 'civil' that infraction is then...

Actually, no you can't. They can seize all of your bank accounts and assets (including your home, if you owe more than $5,000), but they cannot jail you.

But, they can jail you for tax evasion and tax fraud. Those are both felonies.

From Title 26:

  1. Willful failure to file a tax return is a misdemeanor pursuant to IRC 7203. In cases where an overt act of evasion occurred, willful failure to file may be elevated to a felony under IRC 7201, Tax Evasion.
  2. If failure to file a return is fraudulent, a civil penalty known as the "fraudulent failure to file (FFTF) penalty" may apply under IRC 6651(f). This penalty may apply to all returns due after 12/31/1989 (determined without regard to extensions).
  3. The civil fraud penalty may be applied to all returns required to be filed on or before 12/31/1989.

Comment: Re:Bush Vetoed this, apparently (Score 1) 619

by Curunir_wolf (#46759541) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

It does not really make any more difference whether a candidate is a Democrat or Republican. What is really important in the next election is to vote against whoever is in office currently and vote for their opponent most likely to throw them out.

Hear, hear! This is always my default position - vote for the non-incumbent. There are over a dozen senators and more congressmen that have held office for at least 30 years! Way past time for a clean up.

Comment: Re:Over 18 (Score 1) 619

by Cyberax (#46759391) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
No, it doesn't require any co-signatures on loans. I know from experience.

The slate is then wiped clean.

Nope, it's not wiped clean. Estate simply goes bankrupt - all the usual rules apply. Of course, inheritors don't HAVE to acquire a bankrupt estate - from their point of view it might as well not exist.

Here situation is more complex - inheritors acquired an estate that didn't appear to have debts only to find out about them later. It's an unfortunate situation, but it happens.

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