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Comment: "Docker Platform" (Score 2) 71

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#48505831) Attached to: CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker

I don't understand the need to inject all the platform bloat into Docker. Why not just fold docker functionality into an existing platform such as OpenStack to handle all those "extras" that are being contemplated? The work to integrate the two is already in progress:



Comment: Re:Oracle (Score 1) 99

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#48316361) Attached to: LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year

OpenStack is simply a cloud framework. What does any of that have to do with Oracle? In any case, this would be a great test case for a ginormous ceph cluster. I use ceph in conjunction with approximately 10PB of storage and am looking to increase that by at least an order of magnitude over the next year or two.

More info on ceph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Comment: Re:Lucky for Stripe (Score 2, Insightful) 353

At the end of the day, the guy is selling a tool...a basic CNC milling machine. Those are available all over the place and serve many more purposes than allowing the owner to mill gun parts. I guess the next step is to prohibit people from selling files and drill bits because they can also be utilized for gunsmithing purposes. Where does it end?

I'm sure he can find another payment processor that doesn't have a political agenda.

Comment: Chinese government complicity (Score 3, Insightful) 63

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#48265773) Attached to: Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

Why don't they come out and call a spade a spade...the Chinese government aids, at worst, or allows, at best, this activity. Ask anyone who has spent any time living in China. It's pretty difficult to do anything that they don't like and if when you do manage to circumvent the rules, it's only because you're greasing the palms of someone inside the government. "Hacking group".....riiiiiiiiiight. (rolling eyes)

Comment: Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (Score 4, Insightful) 294

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#48164757) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

I love all the chatter about how Tesla is "harming the industry" by selling direct. **rolling eyes**

Directly selling cars to the public is only harmful to the middlemen in the dealerships that ARE indeed greasing their state legislators with fat political contributions. Why should auto manufacturers be forced to deal with middlemen to sell to the public? How in the world does direct sales "harm the industry"? Are large home builders forbidden to sell houses directly to consumers? The whole concept of protecting a parasitic middleman is just ridiculous. It results in inefficiency and higher prices.

Comment: Re:A Strategic Delay (Score 1) 132

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#48070103) Attached to: FCC Puts Comcast and Time Warner Merger On Hold

Far more likely that the folks in the White House would rather this issue goes away until AFTER the election...and then they'll continue cashing those checks from the monopolists and let the merger happen while they throw up their hands and claim they used that extra time to "really stick it to the man"....

Comment: bitcoin (and altcoins) are circling the drain (Score 2, Insightful) 56

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#47979515) Attached to: PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Look at the drop in the value of bitcoin (in dollar terms) over the last year. The same goes for any of the alt coins, at least the ones with enough volume in the market to be remotely useful.

It's all over but the shouting. The pump and dumpers are making some money, but as a currency it's just too risky to hold since the value is tanking.

Comment: About a year late (Score 2) 215

by Ritz_Just_Ritz (#47704445) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

I picked up an Acer C720 about a year ago that was good enough that I don't even carry around the Mac Air that my company gave me. 2GB RAM, Celeron 2955U haswell processor, 8-9 hour battery life, hdmi/USB3, SD slot, 16GB storage, same video resolution as the HP above. All for US$199 and in a 2lb package.

I thought I'd need more storage, but it's a year later and I haven't used more than about 10GB of the internal storage. One of these days, I'll upgrade it to 32GB or 64GB, but I've just been storing my personal files on either a 64GB SD card or 64GB USB 3.0 fob.

Having something this thinly provisioned running the bloat that is Win 8.1 wouldn't be attractive for me at all, regardless of the price point. However, it's great for ChromeOS and Ubuntu Trusty.

Comment: laying off...but needs more H-1B's (Score 5, Insightful) 282

For those needing another reason not to purchase Microsoft products...they just fired 18,000 people but are lobbying the government for an ever increasing number of wage slaves from India and other countries. They can hire these poor saps at lower salaries, bully them into working long hours for no additional pay (it's that bad 'ol offshore middleman that's blamed for the sweatshop hours) while backhanding profits to cronies in these offshore companies. Meanwhile, they whine that they can't find any qualified local staff. Actually, they just can't find local staff willing to work for third world salaries while living with first world expenses and taxes. Just say no.

No one gets sick on Wednesdays.