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Comment: Unfortunately... (Score 3, Insightful) 190

by dfn5 (#49041125) Attached to: Five Years After the Sun Merger, Oracle Says It's Fully Committed To SPARC
... VMWare is only committed to "commodity processors", namely x86, and I believe this is what doomed SPARC. I was a staunch Solaris admin/advocate and still love the hardware. However, Sun's virtualization does not hold a candle to VMWare. vmotion, storage vmotion, DRS and FT completely changed my life as a sysadmin. So at this point Sun hardware is not very useful to me in a datacenter. It is too bad because it was great.

Comment: Re:Obviously (Score 1) 368

by dfn5 (#48668361) Attached to: Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force

To quote a very stupid cop who was arguing against cameras:

"People react differently when they know they are being watched".

What this cop was too stupid to realize was, the response to his comment is:


I think he meant that cameras will also reduce the level of police engagement within a community.

Comment: virus eradication and the ability to write code (Score 1) 561

by dfn5 (#48426615) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon
I see male software engineers infect their own laptops with viruses and malware and then have to enlist the support of the help desk department to clean it off for them. I don't see how this point is relevant to the ability to write code. Unless, I suppose, if your job is to write malware and viruses.

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