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Comment: 2.5ms from Rackspace Cloud (Score 1) 558

by donnyspi (#43546459) Attached to: Average latency to Slashdot.org?
2.5ms from my Rackspace Cloud server: ping slashdot.org PING slashdot.org ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=246 time=2.56 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=246 time=3.05 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=246 time=2.90 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=246 time=2.52 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=246 time=3.79 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=6 ttl=246 time=2.63 ms 64 bytes from slashdot.org ( icmp_seq=7 ttl=246 time=2.75 ms ^C --- slashdot.org ping statistics --- 7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6008ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 2.524/2.890/3.791/0.408 ms

Comment: Re:Am I the only one? (Score 2) 42

by donnyspi (#36426356) Attached to: Inside Amazon's Data Centers
Yeah, the thing is it already has taken off. They can hardly add additional capacity fast enough. AWS is a very profitable business for Amazon. Our company switched from a traditional data center setup to running fully on AWS and it did reduce our costs and increase our agility and scalability. That said, like anything it's not a fit for everybody.

Comment: price (Score 1) 314

by donnyspi (#34332612) Attached to: Verizon Speeds Up FiOS To 150Mbps
I was an early adopter of FiOS in 2006. Had the 5/2 plan for $29.99. Since then the price has slowly increased. Last year they doubled by download speed and started charging me $49.99 for 10/2. If I had it to do over again, I'd have stuck with DSL. I don't need anything faster than 5/2. Now I'm stuck with a minimum price of $50/month. Lame.

Comment: Re:Why should a tolerant society care? (Score 1) 1695

by donnyspi (#33523828) Attached to: Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites
Most Muslims will ignore it and call them "retards". It's the extremists that everyone is scared of. Those crying out against the burning are scared that this will provoke another 9/11. You know how there was this one quiet strange kid in school that no one would pick on? This is kinda the same thing.

"Say yur prayers, yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" -- Yosemite Sam