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+ - DMTF's Scalable Platforms Management Forum releases first WIP for new server API

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: The Distributed Management Task Force's Scalable Platforms Management Forum has released the first Work In Progress of its new Open Server/Data Centre API for comment. It includes two technical submissions one based on the Redfish Proposal covered many times and a modified proposal from Microsoft aligning it with OData 4.0. They are looking for community feedback to help shape the API.

+ - Dell, Emerson, HP and Intel propose Redfish; an open and RESTful replacement for

Submitted by Phelan
Phelan writes: (Full disclosure: I work for one of these companies) As presented at last weeks Intel Developer Forum the Redfish Specification proposal aims to replace the much older and sometimes criticized IPMI over LAN interface. It offers significant improvements in scalability, ease of development and security by utilizing well understood JSON Schema, data model and secure web services.
A preliminary version of the specification proposal is available for review and feedback at (registration required for deep dive) and is being submitted as an open proposal to the Distributed Management Task Force's Scaleable Platform Management Forum.

Portland Edges Closer To Google Fiber 106

Posted by timothy
from the bridge-and-router-city dept.
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes Portland, Oregon has taken another step toward finalizing a franchise agreement with Google Fiber. In a unanimous vote, the city council has approved the prospective contract. While existing Internet Service Providers fume, Mary Beth Henry, manager of Portland's Office for Community Technology, pointed out that Google is prepared to make a major investment in the city's infrastructure, while the other firms are not. Ms. Henry also indicated that Google was not receiving any special treatment. Google spokesperson, Jenna Wandres, responded to events in an email, saying, "There's still a lot of work to do beyond this one agreement, but we hope to provide an update about whether we can bring Fiber here later this year."

Comment: Re:If the man were as dumb as /. thinks... (Score 1) 240

by Tony (#44267403) Attached to: Maybe Steve Ballmer Doesn't Deserve the Hate

What do you mean? Corporate America isn't generally run by the best and the brightest. But in spite of that, considering that Microsoft was once so dominant there was no second place, I think Microsoft is imploding. It certainly hasn't done anything terribly innovative in a long time, and all it's done lately is to hand over the mobile market to Apple and Android, and manage to piss off the one set of insanely loyal customers it has left -- XBox fans.

So, yeah. I think the man is about as dumb as /. thinks he is.

Comment: Loaded words and misfired analysis (Score 1) 376

by Tony (#43882613) Attached to: Too Many Smart People Chasing Too Many Dumb Ideas?

His entire rant is a string of strawmen, ad hominems, non sequiturs, and question-begging. The problems he mentioned are all either social or political in nature. Otherwise, he's piling a lot of abuse and loaded words on people doing what they want to do: write programs.

The weird thing is, he identified the sources of the problems right in his rant. Single mothers living at or below the poverty line? The jobs they have don't pay well, are inflexible, and provide no relief for raising kids while trying to earn a living. Veterans waiting 8 months for medical attention? A processing system that is out-of-date and understaffed, and a health care system that has been gutted of funding.

What bright ideas are young software entrepreneurs are going to solve this? The software exist to make the VA more efficient, and it's not like you can just write a new piece of software and expect the government to make use of it (just like you can't do that for a big company).

These Big Problems don't have a software solution. He certainly didn't provide any ideas on how software might solve these Big Problems -- he just insisted on judging the career decisions of a group of people based on his preferences.

Fuck. That.

Comment: Re:I agree with Barbara Cargill (Score 1) 763

by Tony (#42839131) Attached to: Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory

Exactly. Epigenetics means the offspring inherits the factory as well as the blueprints. (Okay, DNA isn't really a blueprint per se, but it's not nearly as pithy to say "as well as the DNA templates which create RNA templates which are used to construct specific proteins.")

Comment: Re:Well ... (Score 0) 763

by Tony (#42839103) Attached to: Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory

Fortunately, science works by correlating the predictions of hypotheses with observed reality. Also fortunately, the theory of evolution via natural selection doesn't predict evolving an intelligent life-form in a lab. It predicts many, many things that correlate strongly with observed reality, but that is not one of them.

If I'd said something as monumentally ignorant as your post, I'd be red in the face too.

Weekend, where are you?