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Comment Re:Expecting honesty from politicians?!???!?!! (Score 1) 630

The main difference here is military spending. Military spending during WWII was around 42% of GDP.. Recent military spending has risen from 3.6% in 1999 to 6% in 2010 (% of GDP). Spending has gotten out of control, and only part of it can be blamed on military spending.

Comment Re:VMWare needs no luck (Score 1) 417

I agree with you on VMWare, but don't knock NFS, especially on NetApp.. Our VMs running on NetApp NFS regularly outperform VMs on our monster Fiber-based arrays. My group manages over 200 ESX/ESXi servers and over 2500 VMs. Welcome to 2011 where fiber is on the decline in favor of enterprise ethernet-based solutions.

Comment If someone gets your hashed password, you're done (Score 4, Insightful) 615

It is well known that if someone gets your hashed password, it is as good as cracked. 17 minutes vs 4 minutes is irrelevant.

On a live system, it is quite another story. You can't just remotely try 3.3 Billion passwords per second.. You'll be locked out after 10 attempts or so.

Comment Re:Don't do it... (Score 5, Interesting) 427

I'm a *nix guy, and I do have to say Powershell is pretty sweet.

Here's an example of something extending Powershell. VMWare released a module for PowerShell that allows for control of VMWare env using Powershell.

#Load VMWare snap-in for powershell
LoadSnapin -PSSnapinName "VMware.VimAutomation.Core"

#Create VM from template and then start it
$myNewVMName = "NewVM_01"
$myTemplate = Get-Template "TemplateName"
$strDestinationHost = "ESX01"
$myNewVM = New-VM -Name $myNewVMName -Template $myTemplate -VMHost (Get-VMHost $strDestinationHost)
Start-VM $myNewVM

VMWare created a really awesome extension to Powershell, that allows for all sorts of inheritance and piping. Microsoft created a rather poorly implemented Active Directory extension for Powershell (can't pipe or inherit on things I would expect to be able to)... MS could have used the VMWare example to make a better AD extension.

Comment Just songwriters? (Score 1) 407

Obviously we need to add $10/mo to satisfy the songwriters...

We'll also need:
$10/mo for the music artists
$10/mo for the record label
$10/mo for movie script writers
$10/mo for actors
$10/mo for movie publishers
$10/mo for software developers
$10/mo for software companies

Did I miss anything?

Comment Re:Today's word..."Cloud" (Score 3, Informative) 187

Everyone is confused about the "cloud" because everyone over-uses the term.

Essentially, the "Cloud" has three main points:
It is a set of infrastructure resources.
It is dynamically provisioned.
It is self-service.

Note that it has nothing to do with whether the resources are internal or external. I run an "internal" cloud at my company.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. -- Josh Billings