The difference between alpha and beta testing:
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The difference between alpha and beta testing:
My thoughts exactly.
(I explicitly browsed through all comments to see if this remark was made, yet
In reality, there is of course only a percentual difference between having everything be nothing or 'nearly' nothing if you look at atoms as being mostly empty anyway.
My 'Whoa. Déjà vu" was actually a smart ass reference to The Matrix because if everything is essentially non-existant, then what is the difference between our reality and a virtual reality simulation.
"The entire world is made of nothing, of moving twists in space. 100% empty."
I wasn't aware that this is an implication of finding the Higgs. If that is true... Whoa. Déjà vu.
I'd mod you to +6, if only I could. So we'll just leave it at heart felt: if only Timothy would be running on Debian (the person, not his computer.)
I had the exact same association with GEM, but the link you provided really made me relive moments from over 25 odd years ago in college where I first saw that beast called GEM. Seeing your #id, I guess our lawns are in the same street.
negating failed mod
... is pretty cheap (5$ is for a family account). But as BB itself says, you can only upload 2 to 4 GB per day.
They should be making a mint on that service! They use home-brew storage pods and are very open about it, too!
Anyway, be careful to read all the gotchas:
http://www.backblaze.com/remote-backup-everything.html (hint: 'everything' for a certain definition of everything. No virtual machines, ISO's and NAS storage by default.)
http://www.backblaze.com/internet-backup.html (hint: not all OSes are treated equally.)
(Full disclosure: I work for a storage manufacturer that sells de-duping storage so I think I understand their cost model a bit better than most.)
Good to hear you've your arrangements in place.
Thanks for those links, I know people wanting to take a look at that MFLB
Again, all the best to you and your loved ones.
Please make sure you get a vaporizer? No need to cough your lungs up during the other... 'discomforts'.
There are several options to choose between. This one I know to be good: http://www.de-verdamper.nl/uk
All the best to you in these difficult times.
Let's convince the bean counter's boss that Somali accounting methods and bookkeeping practices
- require less staff
- require fewer resources
- are much easier to use
It would amount to a great cost reduction and the boss would have to deal with less of those pesky bean counters!
What's more, the bean counters can hardly protest such a smart business measure...
It was around the year 2000 I heard a long speech by a short American woman in the Kürhaus in Scheveningen (The Netherlands.) This freshly arrived UUNet manager proclaimed that the Internet would double in traffic every 9 months.
I preferred to listen the two (very tall, Dutch) senior networkadminstrators that looked at each other in disbelief while muttering "Where did she get her figures from?"
Contrary to what some might expect, I believe Cisco is akin to the very short American UUNet manager, not the very tall networkadmins.
I haven't even bothered to read other replies before posting my own so forgive any redundancy. I think it important to respond on my own.
First of all, no you're probably no devil. Your bossess may be devils, but they're irrelevant for the moment.
I would like you to read back your own statement and, after reading the next part, decide for yourself if you're morally responsible.
Now I'd like you to try and imagine that the problems you're solving are in military biotech instead of mathematical finance. I can imagine it's very interesting and even fulfilling to create new and innovative bio-weapons for the company or governement you're working for. Yet, if you think about the consequences of the deployment of your inventions, would you still feel the same way about your work? Proud of being influential, responsible?
You can decide for yourself if you're evil. Other people, like me, can have an opinion on your ethics, but we're just 'us'. You're you and you have to live with yourself.
In other words, because land becomes uninhabitable, a nuclear disaster is worse than a hydro-dam failure? Do you understand that for comparable loss of life to that dam failing in China, there would have to be 40 chernobyl style accidents? As to your comments on Chinese geography being responsible instead of human failure, perhaps this example will make you think again: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajont_Dam
Besides, the area of habitable land made inhabitable by hydro dams
Chernobyl was an older, less safe style reactor that was badly designed, built and operated than those in Japan.
A modern style reactor would not suffer from cooling failure and a pebblebed reactor would even go on without any consequences if all people would suddenly disappear from the face of the planet. (Hmmm. Not the best example as there would be no humans to 'inconvenience' with relocation anyway
The amount of lives lost, financial and other consequences, over the lifetime of this way of energy production are all well below those for other types of energy production. This is just like a large aircraft accident: the sheer number of casualties makes people
In other words: if this accident makes you feel 'Nuclear energy lost its gloss' then I wonder how you would feel if you informed yourself properly of the consequences of the alternatives. To me, nuclear energy has proven itself beyond a shadow of a doubt in the Japan disaster and I think we should use nuclear energy more, not less, because of this.
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?