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Comment Re:Why would Disney do this? (Score 1) 248

"The corporations that operate in this country have an obligation to the society that makes it possible for them to successfully conduct business."

I see this bogus argument a lot. It always ignores the benefits society has for the people.

The roads don't just exist so corporations can make money -- they bring food in so that people can eat.
Laws and enforcement agencies don't just exist to protect corporations money -- they protect the people trying to work and live.

How long would society last if the food is cut off? Or water? Or random bands of raiders attacking and stealing resources? People in general and not corporations see far more of a benefit from these things.

A corporation has absolutely no obligation to any society other than to follow it's laws. And when those laws become harmful to corporations, what do they do? They move away or go out of business. And then where does that leave the (former) employees? Repeat that enough and you'll have ghost towns falling apart as people move to towns that aren't scary to businesses.

Comment Re:Why would Disney do this? (Score 1) 248

"The current corporate belief is that they have no duty or obligation to their employees."

Rightly so. And employees have no duty or obligation to their employer. There is an exchange of labor for money -- period.

No, why not make a good argument as to why it's a bad idea for HB1s to drive down the cost of labor and displace native workers? THAT is an easy and good argument to make. But suggesting an employer has any obligation other than to exchange money for labor to any employee willing to exchange labor for money is just a bogus argument.

Comment Re: Instant Run sounds nice (Score 1) 40

Productivity doesn't always mean how much faster you get something done, sometimes productivity is whether or not you actually do something.

I learned this lesson almost 20 years ago. And there are some people who view Man Hours as a sunk cost (no value). They don't see the value in upgrading / speeding up a process. They don't see it, because to them whatever it is costing to get the improvement isn't worth it, even if it would be worth in in spades. They just don't see man hours as anything other than static cost.

But sometimes, the efficiency is such that it makes the difference

Comment Re:Hopefully this is temporary (Score 1) 191

It's about licensing enforcement most assuredly. They're trying to deprecate existing installations of Windows 7 via a physical over-write with Windows 10. They DO NOT want you using the same key to keep both installations of Windows 7 and Windows 10 at the same time. So they force the issue by insuring you can't just do a clean install without first upgrading the key within the existing installation of Windows 7 first. Microsoft released a newer ISO, found out it broke this licensing enforcement model, and now are pulling it ASAP out of realization. That's the only thing I can conclude from all this.

Comment Re:Channel Bonding (Score 1) 91

NIC Teaming and NIC bonding are two different things. What you're talking about is NIC Teaming. What's needed is Bonding. But that has to be supported all the way from the NIC, to the modem, and everything else in between (switch, router, etc)

What is the difference between NIC Teaming and Bonding

>NIC Teaming uses one of two methods, failover, and load-balancing with fail over. With a team you do not get a single 2gb connection (with two 1 gb NICs). You get two pipes that act as one, but merely are load balancing the traffic over each NIC, and each NIC acts as a fail over to the other. If you transfer a 100 gb file, you are not going to get 2gb of throughputyou still only get 1 gb, but you will not kill the network performance because the second NIC is still available to service other traffic.

True bonding would be taking two NICs and bonding them together to get a single fat pipe. This requires the switch to support this as well. I have not seen much bonding in the server worldmore done at the network level.

VMWare acts the same way. It is purely load balancing and fail over. Since VMWare is done at the OS level, you can mix and match different vendor NICs in a team. I have done this without issue. Just make sure they are on the HCL.

Comment Re:Is China involved in this project? (Score 1) 193

Yeah, on the cheap. You really don't want to know how badly they cut corners in civil engineering. It has nothing to do with capability; it has everything to due with corruption in materials and last minute change-outs. In some cases, omission of materials entirely. For example, no rebar in concrete when it was specifically called for and certified as having been used when in fact it wasn't.

Comment Re:But do we still need fusion? (Score 1) 193

*while fusion has the potential to provide more energy than harvestable insolation, this would represent a massive injection of heat into the biosphere and I doubt that would have good implications for climate change. It is also hard to imagine what we could possibly do with that much energy without causing serious issues."

Geothermal produces a LOT of energy. The planet expels this energy out into space as IR radiation, as do the oceans that have all that thermal momentum. So unless you're talking about humanity covering the Earth into a Borg-like mechasphere (opposed to a biosphere) plotted with fusion reactors, we won't have fuck-all impact on the planet.

Comment Re:A joke? (Score 1) 91

Next step up form 1gbps ethernet is 10gbps; and that hardware is very expensive. I've only seen 10gbps in iSCSI configuration, and I"m sure they exist in router backbones and whatnot. Point is, NONE of the consumer class hardware contains 10gbps NICs. And then there's the whole consumer class routers and the hardware needed to sustain throughput with basic firewall support.

Basically, give it another 10 years before the 10gig ethernet becomes mainstream. Until then, everyone will be capped at 1gig per device.

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