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Comment: Instead of money, how about hardware? (Score 1) 245

by grilled-cheese (#48196489) Attached to: Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime
Single threaded processes don't necessarily need the latest generation processors because they just keep adding cores. Instead of trying to buy a new server, why not just accept a donation of a 3ish year old dell/hp/supermicro server. Lots of businesses & universities have a hardware rotation cycle for really good hardware. I've bought perfectly good poweredge servers that were a few years old for under $50 before at a university computer auction.

Comment: Consider your stakeholders (Score 3, Insightful) 57

So how many of these countries have already sharded the internet behind their government firewalls, i.e. China/Russia? And we believe that all other governments are less corrupt and self serving than the US? I'm not a fan of the US Panopticon and stranglehold on critical infrastructure, but honestly, it's worked for several decades now why break it up? At least the US influence that conforms with the military influence we already have. It would be great if a multinational panacea existed to control it, but the closest thing we have to that today is the UN. It doesn't have a strong track record for being the most effective governing body out there. Corruption and government go hand-in-hand; one feeds the other.

Comment: Re:more than I can technically achieve over wirele (Score 1) 279

Good luck getting all your devices on a stable connection over 600mb. It is technically possible, but the topology and composition of your home coupled with the quality of your device adapters/antenna may prevent sufficient signal for those speeds. It's hard to beat CAT5e+ when it comes to Gb connectivity. You can get all the parts and tools you need to wire and terminate it all at your local big box hardware store (i.e. Lowes, Home Depot, etc).

Comment: Organization (Score 1) 52

by grilled-cheese (#48086093) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Designing a Telecom Configuration Center?
Put plywood up on your walls for surface mount things like 110 or 66 blocks and any surface mount equipment. From a product standpoint, I've found the b-line flextray cable management system to be very nice and easy to install. I'd also invest in any kind of vertical flange cable management for your 2 post racks just to help keep from waterfalling your cables over the equipment.

Comment: Organization (Score 1) 52

by grilled-cheese (#48086025) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Designing a Telecom Configuration Center?
For telecom, the best things we did was to put plywood up on the walls so we could mount any 110 or 66 blocks there as well as any surface mount equipment. I've also highly enjoyed the b-line flextray cable management system to move cables from point A to B within a room. Likewise, put a good cable management flange down the sides of your 2 post racks to reduce the temptation to just waterfall all your cables over the rest of you equipment. If you're dealing with servers, I recommend a mobile crash cart like you find in a hospital that you can just keep an UPS, computer, & 2-port KVM with all your tools ready to go and just wheel it between racks & servers.

Comment: It's for DaaS / VDI (Score 1) 554

Another component to consider is that bumping the specs for the OS can have a significant impact on DaaS/VDI offerings. Just increasing the RAM requirements by 1-2GB can be significant when you're running 50-250 guest OS on a single piece of hardware. Microsoft has a vested interest in keeping those specs as low as possible to make greater consolidation happen at a lower price point.

Comment: And they will read them when? (Score 1) 81

At what point does the number of comments become so large that the FCC can't possibly read them all? It's not going to be one person going through everything, so what is the likelihood that an intermediate person is going to get applying metadata or ranking the responses 100% correctly and without external influences?

Comment: Consider diversifying networking gear (Score 1) 427

by grilled-cheese (#47633481) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
One thing I've started doing is trying to diversify my networking gear. Instead of trying to lump a single piece of hardware for modem+router+wifi, or just router+wifi, completely shutting off the wireless parts of my WRT54gl then just buying a good wireless AP. This allows me to keep OpenWRT running on the WRT54gl just fine since I can't push more than 100Mb traffic through my ISP and keep all the nice routing, DNS, etc features working. It also means that when hunting for a wireless AP, I don't necessarily have to include open firmware compatibility as a requirement. It's also nice because if one piece bites the dust, I don't have to sink large amounts of cash into replacing the whole thing or if I need more hardline ports I can just change out the switch/bolt-on another one.

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