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Comment: Confused: 2 Big bangs ? (Score 1) 131

by goarilla (#49499453) Attached to: The Origin of the First Light In the Universe

Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, shortly before the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with light.

I thought spacetime started with the big bang and we had no insight into what came before ?
The article says that the fabric of space was expanding and the big bang was an event that got its energy from spots of crumbling spacefabric (bad analogy) ?

This process, of inflation ending and giving rise to the hot Big Bang, is known as cosmic reheating, and as the Universe then cools as it expands, the particle/antiparticle pairs annihilate, creating even more photons and leaving just a tiny bit of matter left over.

Were there 2 big bangs: The one that inflated space and the other one (recombination) that decoupled matter from photons ?
Have you just created an extra "big bang" to be able to explain the question and don't you regress now to the question: Where did spacetime get the energy to begin with ?

Comment: Re:We all need to realize... (Score 1) 129

by goarilla (#49493295) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

People forget that Intel is not only in heavy competition with ARM, but Intel is in perpetual competition with its own parts from last year and if Intel really jacks up prices they will simply lose business from people who don't upgrade.

Nah, you just invent some new feature and makes sure marketing plants it into everybody's head that they need it (hyperthreading).

AMD isn't some angel, it just doesn't have the opportunity to be the big dog very often. Additionally, even when AMD isn't the top dog they've charged whackjob insane prices for chips... $900 FX-9590 launched in 2013 as some sort of bad-joke, I'm looking at you.

True that was disgusting even more so because the next best thing (9370) was only around 400 $.
They tried to extract money from the gamer-fanboys. Their most loyal customers.
They did something similar recently with their AMD SSD and AMD Memory bullshit.

Comment: Re:Yay (Score 2) 72

by goarilla (#49477961) Attached to: New Samsung SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Fix Coming Later This Month
Their first fix came out as a windows program and later as a live cd. The Windows program used free ntfs space to shuffle data around.
The live cd did not need a NTFS system and it did not eat my data. (ext4 + LVM2 + md-raid)
I suspect this fix will get a corresponding live cd as well, so we'll just have to wait a little bit longer.

Comment: Re:Too late; already sold my EVO's on eBay (Score 1) 72

by goarilla (#49477899) Attached to: New Samsung SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Fix Coming Later This Month

This whole EVO performance problem is a crock of shit. People only noticed the problem running synthetic benchmarks. For normal usage, there'll be no perceptible performance issue with these drives. And yes, I have a couple of EVO drives, and yes, they are also hit with the performance issue. I just don't notice because it's such a non-issue outside of synthetic benchmarks.

Bullshit I have 2 EVO's and I did notice. Some regions were very very slow (50-60 MB/s).
When your VM copy suddenly takes 5-10 times as long as expected, you do notice.

Comment: Re:That's nice (Score 2) 84

by goarilla (#49457997) Attached to: First Alpha of Public Sector Linux Deployment System

My guess is that every argument you just said will be met with a shrug and "It seems to work just fine for us, don't know what you're talking about. So how do we push a group policy to all clients in Linux?" and if your best answer is to write a script to ssh into each box and patch a configuration file they'll just roll their eyes and say "Linux does not have the necessary management features we need" and you've got one more group added to the list of migration opponents.

You use a configuration management system (puppet,chef,cfengine,ansible). But yes AD is a very comprehensive suite of pre-selected tools known to work together.

Comment: Re:It's the cloud (Score 1) 146

by goarilla (#49420595) Attached to: The New Struggles Facing Open Source

"And I know there's a lot of MS hate from IT people, and sure, I hear you, they could do a lot more to make it better for all you tech wizards that know networking like the back of your hand. It's probably that which is clouding your judgment of their system

We don't like the office stack because it's a huge opaque application suite that is horrible to troubleshoot and fix when it breaks.

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_