They still do booths. They had one at SCALE at the end of February.
Yeah, it's not like anyone has posted this story to Slashdot today.
Power and heat. In a large server farm, those are king.
2.5s are less power hungry and generate less heat than 3.5s or 5.25s.
Hell, back around 1990 or so, I was working on a touchscreen interface for the Army, and we had to test with arctic gloves.
For POC on the algorithms, I brought in some ski gloves, then we used the real arctic gloves for QA.
Mod parent up.
George Mallory knew it. Hell, Robert Burns knew it back in the 1700s. "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"
The problem with living in Austin is that you're subject to the Texas Legislature.
Just like the problem with Silicon Valley and LA (Disclaimer: I live in LA) is that you are subject to the California Legislature.
Here.... I've got evidence for you.
If I take a picture, and a woman's bikini covered boobs happen to be in it, am I guilty?
Believe it or not, juries sometimes actually DO the right thing, even when sexual predators are involved.
WARNING: Anecdotal evidence follows:
About 15 years ago, I was the jury foreman on a particularly disgusting case... the guy was accused of doing his daughters. We were only able to convict him of one count: "Contributing to the delinquency", because we all agreed that he showed his daughters porn.
We hung on 4 other charges, oddly enough with 4 different splits. On one of the charges, I was one of those voting to acquit.
Except that in the oriignal novel, the message is. "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE."
Of course, in the novel, there was no stupid Cold War subplot, either.
My point was that you're paying for maybe 10Mbps downstream.
So $RANDOM_USER uses you as a hotspot, and downloads, oh, let's say the latest Fedora DVD. Over Http.
How do you think that will affect the remaining bandwidth available to *YOU*?
And in addiiton, what about the fact that they're eating up your bandwidth?
Sure they had such. Well, Iraq certainly did.
We invaded. The "alliance" was a creature we created for our own purpose.
You can't impose a democracy on an invaded people; they get cranky about the invasion and will call anyone who cooperates with the invader a quisling, and justifiably so. They aren't angry because they are illiterate. They are angry because they are living in an occupied country. They have an excellent grasp of current events.
If the US had been invaded by the Taliban because Canada, Mexico and Grenada said it was fine by them, Americans would not cooperate either. People in foreign cultures are no less proud and no more willing to be conquered than we are. The US went insane because 40-odd people scattered around the world (not Afghanistan - they were almost all Saudi) set up 4 plane attacks (they couldn't get manpower to crash the planned 12) and killed 3000 Americans on our home soil. Can you imagine what the US response would be if the Taliban bombed us, conquered us, and tried to install a Muslim government and sneered at our ignorance when we refused?
The Taliban rose to power because the mountain tribal thugs we elevated to power after we used them to fight off the Soviet invaders (who were worried themselves of fundamentalist revolutionaries on their border) were such murderous raping hillbillies that the Taliban was welcomed as a less oppressive solution.
The Taliban never attacked us - they weren't suicidal. Some of the people in the loose thing called the Taliban apparently had granted Al Qaida a place to train fighters - but that wasn't ALL the Taliban, just as the Michigan Militia ain't the United States of America. We bombed the country because they wouldn't give up the AQ boys without proof of guilt - somewhat reasonable, granted their culture and common sense. Bush said no proof - give over or die. They chose pride and we blew them up. AQ - all forty of them - mostly got away for awhile, because we were chasing oil in Iraq, but the people of Afghanistan - and Iraq - were annihilated by our blind rage and need to lash out at ANYthing. Thing is, we blew any goals we had - the bad guy got away, and turned the damned planet against us.
I don't see how it was justified. AQ wasn't the Taliban. We conflated, and still conflate, all Muslims who defy us as AQ. We blew up a country - two countries - that had nothing to do with the attack against the US. This is the cognitive dissonance that Americans won't confront, because then we wouldn't be good guys. We needed their cooperation, and instead turned them into enemies. and once again, the bad guy got clean away.