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Comment: Re:One of life's great mysteries (Score 1) 251

by XPhiNermal (#46240693) Attached to: 'CandySwipe' Crushed: When Game Development Turns Nasty

Which studies are these?

This New York Times blog from 2011 clearly shows the opposite: Americans in higher income brackets give away a larger percentage of their income to charities than those in lower income brackets.

Comment: VMware not going anywhere anytime soon (Score 1) 417

by XPhiNermal (#37950090) Attached to: VMware, a Falling Giant?

I'm glad Hyper-V, Xen, and to a lesser extent, RHEV are providing some legitimate competition to VMware--and typically at lower software licensing costs. But, the hurdles to adopting these competitors are high: sparse ISV support, less rich ecosystem of 3rd party tools (backup & recovery, capacity planning, etc.), and existing investment in VMware licenses, training, SOPs, etc.

VMware is no longer the only game in town for enterprise virtualization, but their position is firmly entrenched for at least the next 3 years. Switching costs for environments of any substantial size are just too high compared to the licensing cost premium VMware demands.


Spirit Stuck In Soft Soil On Mars 160

Posted by timothy
from the it's-covered-in-jam dept.
cheros writes "NASA reports that the Spirit Mars lander is presently stuck in soft soil. The lander's wheels are halfway sunk into the soil and they are planning simulation tests to see if they can get it out again. I hope they can get it out of there because it's picking up enough new energy to operate; however, it only has 5 wheels left to get around on — one of the wheels hasn't been working for years. Fingers crossed."

Life's the same, except for the shoes. - The Cars