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Comment: Re:From Experience (Score 1) 227 227

I want to echo this, as it's my situation, too. I was a software guy for 5 years, then went off to learn networking and security stuff, because I thought I'd be a better programmer. Got stuck in networking because it was easy, and my eye for detail made me valuable. But, networking, unless you're doing something really complex, gets boring. I'm now taking advantage of my networking/operations skills by automating operations tasks. It's a heck of a lot more fun than daily care-and-feeding of routers and switches (or even network design).

People seem to like to call this "DevOps", but it's really operations automation engineering. If networking interests you, I'd find the networking guys at your company, and get to know where their process is painful, and help them figure out how to get rid of the pain. Working closely with another team should make you less likely to be outsourceable.

Comment: Re:Not RAID-0 (Score 1) 80 80

Actually, the analogy is quite apt.

As TFS talked about configuring it (load sharing with no monitoring), they would be getting twice the bandwidth, with the same drawbacks as RAID0: If either connection goes down, you have a (mostly) unusable system (because with no monitoring , half your packets are still going out the broken link).

Comment: Re:I guess that means ... (Score 1) 340 340

A 'perfect' poker system would need to be able to decide ... the right amounts to bid.

The system/article is about LIMIT (heads up) poker, so the options are merely CHECK/FOLD, CALL, BET/RAISE. There's no bet sizing. This is why they can use a lookup table.

Comment: Re:..and we need this technology why exactly? (Score 2) 176 176

There are studies showing declining sleep quality with blue light after sunset. I want my lights to cycle into the ambers and reds after dark, but to be bright and white in the middle of the day (the same way my computer does with f.lux). For now, I get around by wearing dorky orange safety glasses after 9pm, but would prefer my home not expose me to the blue parts of the spectrum. I'm still not sure HUE is the solution, because the wall switches are useless. But it at least gives me the possibility of having the spectrum shift with time via IFTT.

Comment: Re:so besides all that (Score 1) 161 161

Electric motors operate at max torque at all RPMs.

RPMs - is that Revolutions Per Minutes?

Actually, yes. (Revolutions Per Minute)s.

If you're talking about a single angular velocity, use RPM. (The tach reads 'RPM', not 'RPMs'.)

But the GP used the phrase "at *all* RPMs", so he was clearly talking about multiple angular velocities.

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