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Comment Or MirageOS (Score 1) 484

Cloud aware, built in scaling, the cluster is OS. Spin up new instances in a fraction of a second:

MirageOS is a library operating system that constructs unikernels for secure, high-performance network applications across a variety of cloud computing and mobile platforms. Code can be developed on a normal OS such as Linux or MacOS X, and then compiled into a fully-standalone, specialised unikernel that runs under the Xen hypervisor.

Since Xen powers most public cloud computing infrastructure such as Amazon EC2 or Rackspace, this lets your servers run more cheaply, securely and with finer control than with a full software stack.

MirageOS uses the OCaml language, with libraries that provide networking, storage and concurrency support that work under Unix during development, but become operating system drivers when being compiled for production deployment. The framework is fully event-driven, with no support for preemptive threading.

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What is Mirage OS?

Mirage is an exokernel (also called a Cloud Operating System) for constructing secure, high-performance network applications across a variety of cloud computing, embedded and mobile platforms. Mirage OS was initially designed to for cloud use, which is why we call it a Cloud Operating System. Mirage OS applications are developed in a high-level functional programming language (OCaml) on a desktop OS such as Linux or Mac OSX, and is then compiled into a fully-standalone, specialised microkernel. These microkernels run directly on Xen Project hypervisor APIs. Since the Xen Project powers most public clouds such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, and many others, Mirage lets your servers run more cheaply, securely and faster in any Xen Project based cloud or hosting service.

Comment Singularity (Score 2) 484

Built on type safe language, so no buffer overflows. Layered on a type-safe assembly language. Immutable everything. Defined channels between components. No memory sharing anywhere.

Our recent article in Operating Systems Review, Singularity: Rethinking the Software Stack, is a concise introduction to the Singularity project. It summarizes research in the current Singularity releases and highlights ongoing Singularity research.

Singularity is a research project focused on the construction of dependable systems through innovation in the areas of systems, languages, and tools. We are building a research operating system prototype (called Singularity), extending programming languages, and developing new techniques and tools for specifying and verifying program behavior.

Advances in languages, compilers, and tools open the possibility of significantly improving software. For example, Singularity uses type-safe languages and an abstract instruction set to enable what we call Software Isolated Processes (SIPs). SIPs provide the strong isolation guarantees of OS processes (isolated object space, separate GCs, separate runtimes) without the overhead of hardware-enforced protection domains. In the current Singularity prototype SIPs are extremely cheap; they run in ring 0 in the kernel’s address space.

Singularity uses these advances to build more reliable systems and applications. For example, because SIPs are so cheap to create and enforce, Singularity runs each program, device driver, or system extension in its own SIP. SIPs are not allowed to share memory or modify their own code. As a result, we can make strong reliability guarantees about the code running in a SIP. We can verify much broader properties about a SIP at compile or install time than can be done for code running in traditional OS processes. Broader application of static verification is critical to predicting system behavior and providing users with strong guarantees about reliability.

Comment Re:Fiscal cliff - What planet are you from? (Score 1) 639

Bernanke has injected something like 3 trillion into the economy in QE1,2, and 3. Home prices are down to y2k levels, fuel is low too. Where is this inflation hiding? We need more inflation. Perhaps 3% for a few years to let people get debt down to manageable levels.

Bond investors? Those that shorted bonds in the last few years got killed. Further, bond markets show low yields for DECADES into the future. Negative rates on 20 year bonds at the moment. Seems the rest of the world does not agree with you about the hyperinflation.. A weak dollar would be GOOD as it would make exports easier, leading to higher employment.. Bad for those holding piles of cash though. Problems in europe causing a flight to safety though, thus driving up the dollar. Pity.

Why do you view inflation as bad? Debtors benefit, workers benefit (via higher wages), assets appreciate.. The only losers are those sitting on large piles of cash.

Also, depressions are started by deflation, not debt.

"The only way is to pay out" - Might want to read up on the paradox of thrift:

Basically you are about 100% wrong. Your mistake is using a micro economic solution to a macro economic problem. Resonates with Fox news viewers but is directly contradicted by facts and theory.

Comment Barratry is a crime.. (Score 1) 631

But those are the laws. He uses them to his advantage. That he succeeds at the expense of others just magnifies the hypocrisy of it all.

Not really sure if he is seriously believes his wacked shit, or just taking the piss.. Either way, buy some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show! :)

You must admit he has some large diamond hard balls..

Comment Phelps is a hero! (Score 1, Informative) 631

He is a retired lawyer, two of his kids are lawyers too. He has this wonderful way of tying the government in knots. For instance his clan/cult have a big house. This is a church. The swimming pool is a baptismal font. All income is tax free due to being a religion. IRS was not pleased, but he beat them.

His views are totally wacko but playing the govt off against itself is just awesome.

Comment Do not worry.. (Score 1) 403

It is not THAT bad. The whole nation is NAT'ed. You will not have a proper IP address. almost certainly 10.x.x.x. I use the web a lot, and the vast majority of sites work. Groklaw did not work for me, or BBC. But Tor gets around all of that. BitTorrent is slow due to no inbound connections.

To me the bigger problem is dumbass companies trying to 'help' me by detecting my location and localizing.. Just because I am in Whereveristan does not mean I can read the language. My http headers specify us-en. Do not redirect to chinese, or whatever. Annoying.

Time zones are also a PITA because you are awake and they are asleep, or vice versa.

All that aside, screw the internet, and have fun, eat some new foods, meet some locals, wander around aimlessly. Say "Hello", smile. Many do not speak english, but they all studied it from grade school on up. Write it down. But one of those calculator translator things, and have somebody show you the buttons to put it into english mode. Better ones have sound. About $20-30.

Buy a phone with a SIM card. 110 is like 911 in the states. 114 is tourist help. Free. Everywhere. They speak multiple languages. Tell them what you want, hand the phone to the taxi driver, solved.

Backed up the system lately?