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Comment Re:My thoughts (Score 1) 150

>Having resources when you need it. Lets say you have some seasonal tasks that needs extra horse power (Quarterly Reports, Christmas Rush, Back To School, Exam Time...) so you can request short term extra power to keep up

oh yeah?
What about when all the other folks have exactly the same idea?
Cloud provider sez: "Err, sorry buddy, no space in the cloud right now... but we might find a little bit you can have for, um, 3 times the price... ah, no, that's just gone to your competitor for 4x but I'm sure we can get it for you at 5x"

Comment Re:Party "Animal" (Score 2) 202

Cave paintings [...] may have been an early form of advertising of your goods and services

Hardly - the caves that were decorated are all deep, deep underground and very hard to get to. I think the art was a plea to the gods to send more animals because, between them, the Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons had wiped them out, especially the mega-fauna.

Submission + - Should Slashdot Implement Stupid JS Tricks? ( 1

morkk writes: Slashdot has recently developed an annoying trait of scrolling to the top of the page when you return to it after following a link. Switching off javascript prevents this behavior — which indicates that some idiot has *deliberately* implemented this Stupid JS Trick (tm). WTF guys?

Comment So don't fscking read the Dice articles then (Score 1) 246

Ignore everything posted by Yvonne - how hard is that? The "Slashdot Staff" will soon get the message when there are NO replies to their adverticles [sic].

The fact is that all you posters WANT to be outraged. It's like a sexual thrill (at least that's what Andrew Denton said on the (Oz) ABC show "Shock Horror Aunty").

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.