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Comment Online Learning (Score 4, Funny) 393

I admit, I attended a brick and mortar school, but there are simply some things that you learn online that aren't covered in college:

- Cats have horrible spelling and grammar skills
- There are hot and lonely singles in my area that I wasn't even aware of
- My great grandfather was a wealthy Nigerian businessman
- Acai berries cure everything
- Baby Pandas sneeze, and yes, it's amazing
- People that I thought had few friends, actually have many, many hundreds (per Facebook)
- Clock spiders are the scariest ones

Comment 34 - Way more than I thought (Score 1) 394

Using my desktop's antenna I can see 34, only 1 of which is unprotected. Plus I suspect there are more that aren't broadcasting the SSID. On my laptop I'm only seeing around 15.

Some of the best names are "*Infected*", "TonyShaloub", "Morning Calm", and "Room 1230 Ask 4 Password". I guess the resident in 1230 is trying to meet people. Maybe I'll go ask for the password.

Comment Re:And who's going to buy the pansy version? (Score 1) 219

Holy crap, is Chainsaw Arena Football 2009 out already?? I totally missed it!

In all seriousness though, my favorite sports games were the old "Mutant League" series for the Sega Genesis. There was something very fulfilling about having the option for your team to kill the referee

Comment Re:Only a few considerations (Score 1) 58

I certainly agree with you when it comes to small and midsize companies.

However, where I really see a potential advantage to cloud computing is very large companies that operate multiple data centers for their own business use. If these companies were able to start using cloud computing for their internal needs, I could see a huge potential for hardware, software, and energy savings. I have seen large companies run tons of servers, all far under their capacity out of a reluctance to run multiple applications on a single box. Virtualization helps with this a lot, yes, but operating with all of the company's computing load balanced across an entire data center would certainly improve the overall utilization of resources.

I think the larger companies would certainly have more trouble getting their infrastructure to a point where this idea would be feasible though.

Comment What!?!? (Score 1) 206

I found this part of the article to be scariest:

The regulations, written by the Ministry of Information and Communications, encourage bloggers to use "clean, healthy Vietnamese language."

So no more Vietnamese 1337 5P34K? Now nobody will know who is the most 1337!

What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!