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Comment: Missing the Obvious... (Score 1) 193

by jerquiaga (#47309497) Attached to: First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

Clearly, this was a phone that was developed and ready before the merger, probably already in production. Microsoft is deciding that rather than dump whatever inventory was produced, they'll sell it. Smart move. It would be more telling if they released another Android phone in six to nine months.

Comment: Re:Currency vs. bank (Score 2) 357

by jerquiaga (#46561285) Attached to: Cryptocurrency Exchange Vircurex To Freeze Customer Accounts

This argument is completely flawed. Using a currency like dollars is inherently safer because it is backed by the government of the United States. Consumer protections exist (in the form of the FDIC) that ensure that if you choose an institution that fails, your deposits are insured and will be returned to you. There is no such protection for Bitcoin, or any other crypto currency that lacks any form of backing. The reason that banks don't deal with crypto currency is that it's too risky. An asset that can gain/lose 30% of it's value in a given day isn't very worthwhile to a bank.

Comment: Re:Hyper-V or vSphere. (Score 3, Informative) 191

As such, Hyper-V and SystemCenter would provide you with a fairly good experience that is easy to manage and automatically deploy based off of Active Directory. It is a solution that will likely meet all of your stated requirements and your other likely needs and wants in a package that is "good enough".

As long as your definition of "good enough" includes endless problems with Linux guests.

A couple of years ago, you would have been right. Anything with a 3.0 or above kernel has all of the Hyper-V modules in the kernel. For CentOS or RHEL, you can use the integration tools. I run about a dozen Linux machines on our Hyper-V cluster without any issues.

Comment: Re: Uh, I get this with lacp (Score 1) 150

by jerquiaga (#43254113) Attached to: A 50 Gbps Connection With Multipath TCP

No need for expensive Cisco equipment. I have cheap Net gear switches that are completely LACP capable, and some cheap Realtor adapters support teaming now. It's more a driver issue than anything. If cell manufacturers designed their equipment and built the right drivers, you could easily dynamically team a cell and wifi connection.

Comment: Re:Not possible any more (Score 2) 368

by jerquiaga (#42253309) Attached to: Degree Hack: Cobbling Together Credit Hours For Cheap

Alright. I took between two and three classes a quarter, worked full time as the Information Systems Director for a non-profit, and have a one year old (he was one when I started). I was able to do it, with the required study time, papers, projects, etc. I also volunteer with a non-profit that takes me out of the country for a couple weeks at a time every six months or so.

Was I tired most of the time? Yep. Was it hard to balance everything sometimes? Yep. Was I able to do it? Yep. Maybe I'm getting old, but I'm tired of all the kids out there that whine about having to work hard. Nobody owes you anything. Get out there and work hard for the things you want in life.

Comment: Re:Not possible any more (Score 1) 368

by jerquiaga (#42252547) Attached to: Degree Hack: Cobbling Together Credit Hours For Cheap

I just finished my Master's (graduated last Saturday), and I don't have any debt. It's entirely possible to do, you just have to be willing to work and go to school at the same time (most kids aren't, or can't get a job because they don't have any experience because they weren't willing to work during their undergrad).

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