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Comment: Re:Fly Economy - tragic! (Score 1) 146

by ZeroConcept (#46761459) Attached to: How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

For certain services, commoditization makes it very unlikely that your internal organization will be able to compete in cost/quality ratios with specialized service providers. Example: Banks used to manage all aspects of their networking due to downtime impact, nowadays redundant providers can deliver networking with adequate SLAs (contractual, penalised) at lower cost than their internal staff, are there any banks that still lay their own fiber?

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+ - WoW: Wrath of the Lich King launches at midnight!->

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erickhill writes "The World of Warcraft gets a little bigger tonight. Players of Blizzard's massively popular MMORPG will line up at midnight tonight to pick up Wrath of the Lich King, the second pay-to-play expansion of the game. The expansion will add a brand new continent, likenew quests and items and give seasoned heroes a brand new type of character to play, the Death Knight. In an informal survey of a dozen or so WoW players that I know, all of them were planning on picking up Wrath within a week of its introduction — with a number of them (including myself) — picking it up at midnight."
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Comment: Re:A friendly warning from an American (Score 3, Insightful) 516

by ZeroConcept (#25493397) Attached to: Australian Government Censorship 'Worse Than Iran'

You assume the plan was to benefit Americans by invading Irak. It was quite the opposite, the plan was to use tax money to finance operations while profits went to private companies, this is not a new concept.

Understand that modern warfare is ultimately governed by profit of the few at the expense of the masses, the economy was artificially inflated to mask the cost of the war.

Sadly, it is only when personal pockets of comfort are affected that the public at large start to question their government, when is too late.

And even then excuses will be made to defend the mental image that the exploited cling to, it was not my country that did this to me, it was something else.

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