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Comment Re: 'There's no substitute for cubic inches' (Score 1) 345

The A380 isn't being dropped, there will be a new engine version of it launched later this year at the Dubai Air Show, with its production life extended well into the 2020s.

That is true only if someone will buy them. The order book has been flat for some time. Any new orders have been offset by cancellations.

The same economic factors that work against the 747 work against the 380.

Submission The data center as Docker host

jean-guy69 writes: Joyent just announced a new platform for docker deployment, where Docker containers are deployed into containers running directly on the hypervisor. They call it Triton.

They are using their own Illumos-derived distribution, SmartOS, which combines greatest features inherited from Solaris: ZFS, Zones, Dtrace, crossbow...

It run SmartOS containers and Linux containers (via ABI translation), alongside VMs (using their port of KVM), everything being encapsulated into Solaris Zones..

They claim to offer better performance by removing some virtualization layer (and because of the supposed superior performance of their SmartOS hypervisor), and better security because they use solaris Zones, crossbow network virtualization..

You can even use use Dtrace inside Linux Containers..

They implemented Docker API at the datacenter level (via their SmartDatacenter software they opensourced in 2014), the data center is seen as a single, elastic Docker host. Everything is opensource

A preview is available, on-premises or as an hosted service.

Are SmartOS and the solutions built on top of it hidden gems, wrongfully ignored because not being Linux ? A better platform to run Linux than Linux ?

Is this a breakthrough Docker-Wise ? Or an attempt of a niche-player to grab some attention ?

What are the comparable offers running on Linux ?

Comment Re:Do I understand this correctly? (Score 1) 1089

doesn't it seem odd that the 2 parties in the US are now so similar, they differ only on highly emotional polarizing topics?

It's not a bug. It's a feature.

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies... is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.

  -Carroll Quigley

Submission Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB-> 1

Nerval's Lobster writes: For the past ten years, developers and tech pros have made a game of comparing MySQL and PostgreSQL, with the latter seen by many as technically superior. Those who support PostgreSQL argue that its standards support and ACID compliance outweighs MySQL’s speed. But MySQL remains popular thanks to its inclusion in every Linux Web hosting package, meaning that a mind-boggling number of Web developers have used it. In a new article, developer David Bolton compares MySQL/MariaDB 5.7.6 (released March 9, 2015) with PostgreSQL 9.4.1 and thinks the latter remains superior on several fronts, including subqueries, JSON support, and better licensing and data integrity: "I think MySQL has done a great job of improving itself to keep relevant, but I have to confess to favoring PostgreSQL." Which do you prefer?
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Submission Unity Releases Full-Featured Free Edition->

fsagx writes: On the heels of Epic's announcement of a free-to-download version, Unity releases Unity 5, the latest version of its popular multiplatform engine. Unity 5 Personal is completely free to developers with revenue or funding less than $100,000 a year, and includes the full engine (but no advanced services package.)
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Comment Re:Pandora's Box (Score 1) 467

I wonder if Schilling understands the "Streisand effect." The story probably increased the number of internet pervs checking out his daughter by orders of magnitude. Though internet pervs are mostly harmless, handling it quietly, with the schools and employers, might have been the most prudent course.

How many more stalkers know what she looks like and where she will be in the fall (a small school -- she'll be easy to find)?

Comment Re:From the grave... (Score 5, Informative) 132

A flexible endoscope is cleaned in a machine more like a kitchen dishwasher than an autoclave. The scope has internal channels for shooting air and water out of a nozzle on the tip. It has a large channel to pass instruments into the patient (biopsy forceps, cauterizers, even other more narrow endoscopes). An ERCP scope has an additional channel that carries a stiff wire that is used to deflect instruments coming out the end. This channel and wire is a very tight fit, so it is more difficult to clean.

Attachments to the channel ports should circulate the sterilizing fluids through all the channels. It's not difficult to imagine a clog preventing the fluid from circulating. Testing for leaks and clogs is part of the cleaning procedure, but in practice, of course, errors happen often:

Similar story from just last month:

A biggy at the VA a few years ago:

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe