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Comment: Re:Please forgive my likely stupidity (Score 1) 108

If you're talking to a senior exec about database replication, you're doing it wrong. They don't care. They just want the text link to be green, and don't understand why these crazy-haired people underneath them keep banging on about unimportant things like database replication.

Comment: Re:Repeat after me: (Score 1) 320

by growse (#37912818) Attached to: Which OSS Clustered Filesystem Should I Use?
I'm thinking along this line, I've got a Nexenta box, but planning on migrating to Solaris 11 / OpenIndiana and running crashplan on it.

My issue is how to approach the ZFS block devices exposed as LUNs on FC. Solaris can't peek inside these (they're formatted as either VMFS-5 or NTFS), so crashplan can't do file-based backup on them. Short of getting a subscription for every client and the NAS as well, I can't see a better solution :(
Microsoft

Skype Goes After Reverse-Engineering 207

Posted by Soulskill
from the trade-secret-my-son dept.
An anonymous reader writes "It appears Microsoft's Skype Division is cracking down on reverse-engineering of the Skype client. Skype recently rolled out a new set of APIs for integration into other desktop applications, but they have issued multiple DMCA takedown notices to a researcher publishing open-source code to send Skype messages."

Comment: Re:going open to closed (Score 1) 270

by growse (#37802950) Attached to: OS X Notifier App Growl Goes Closed Source

"Gnu.org don't get to own the definition of 'software freedom'"

Yes, they do, since it was RMS who has coined this term.

Richard Stallman invented neither freedom nor software. Both are widely used generic Engliah words. You might like to think he owns the concept of 'freedoms as they pertain to software', but wishing it doesn't maker it so.

And now, in the spirit of this, I'm going to redefine 'conflake cake' to mean 'Richard Stallman'.

Android

+ - Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' Android->

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growse
growse writes "The Associated Press has obtained excerpts from Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of Steve Jobs in which Jobs threatened to "destroy Android, because it's a stolen product.". Jobs went on to say "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.". Do Apple hope to destroy Android by persuing Samsung (and others) in court?"
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