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Comment: I shouldn't expect Slashdot to post correct info (Score 1) 293

by Squeezer (#46929753) Attached to: The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

Microsoft moved the drop dead installation date until August.

Corporate Windows admins roared, and Microsoft backed off, pulling the patch from the WSUS update server regimen, fixing the WSUS-specific problems, and reinstating it eight days later all while simultaneously extending the drop-dead patching deadline for WSUS (and Intune and System Center Configuration Manager) corporate customers to August.

Comment: Hipocracy? (Score 1, Flamebait) 215

by Squeezer (#46003777) Attached to: Accenture Faces Mid-March Deadline Or 'Disaster'

Remember when Bush 43 awarded no-bid contracts to Haliburton and other companies in the LOGCAP program to provide services, supplies, and logistics to troops in iraq and afghanistan in the mid-2000's? There was a lot of outrage by the media and the left about it. Now, Obama awards no-bid contracts to companies to fix and there isn't a single peep of outrage.

Comment: What about greenhouse gases over the entire planet (Score 0) 210

by Squeezer (#42843137) Attached to: In 2011, Fracking Was #2 In Causing Greenhouse Gas In US

I think what is more important are the release of greenhouse gases worldwide versus just the USA. Worldwide volcanoes, undersea fractures in the ocean floor, and underwater magma displacements put more greenhouse gases into the air in a year than man can in a year. I also recall an article that says that methane releases from cows contribute more greenhouse gases than man does as well.

Comment: Tape is still here because its cheap (Score 1) 312

by Squeezer (#39515275) Attached to: After 60 Years, Tape Reinserts Itself

An enterprise quality LTO-5 tape drive is $1000, and tapes are $100 each. Compare that to an enterprise disk-to-disk backup solution that is $15000 for the hardware and another $5000 for the software. If you are in a business that is only open 8-5, meaning you have a large window to do backups on nights/weekends, which do you think your boss will make you go with?

Dreams are free, but you get soaked on the connect time.