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Comment: Re:Home USE !=Business Use (Score 1) 175

by msim (#48994643) Attached to: Greg KH Favors Rolling Release Distros

r.e. falling behind, yes that sucks.

My old employer fell so far behind on cisco call manager that the version they had were out of support and cisco would only touch their issues when billed at a T&M rate (i.e. it ran on windows). Their system was so big complex and unwieldy that it took the better part of 18 months planning to even update to a version of ccm that was even remotely current. I left shortly before that mess went live, that would have been a shitty teething period.

Comment: Re:So much for stability and uptimes... (Score 1) 175

by msim (#48994391) Attached to: Greg KH Favors Rolling Release Distros

The magic words here are "accountability" and "Support contracts". Some people are willing to either do things with open source software and wing it with the potentially marginal support they get. Others do things in-house and have support agreements with their support teams, with virtual money flowing in between groups to provide the support. Others are happiest with support contracts so that they can lever the supporting groups to MAKE them find a solution if they have to.

I'm not saying "linux isn't for the big boys", there are versions of linux that are at the enterprise level (i.e. RHEL), but there are significant differences between those willing to fly by the seat of their pants, and those whom take these risks seriously.

Comment: Re:So much for stability and uptimes... (Score 1) 175

by msim (#48994289) Attached to: Greg KH Favors Rolling Release Distros

This isn't just in business, most political decisions made don't consider looking past the next election, let alone looking into how it will impact ten let alone thirty years down the line. Smart decisions like that require someone to be brave, and brave doesn't win more votes than "shiny thing, here's money" that most political promises seem to have.

Comment: Re:So much for stability and uptimes... (Score 1) 175

by msim (#48994245) Attached to: Greg KH Favors Rolling Release Distros

It makes the product sound like a steam "early release" rather than a production system and totally impractical for a live business environment. Some of this stuff is just too "seat of the pants" material.

I remember working in system admin and the product testing hoops that had to be jumped through by the testers was phenominal. They'd have products in test for three or more months before they'd even start raising notions of sending it out to get approval/review for sending to a live system. Hell I treat my mythtv system at home like a production environment as it isn't worth the wrath of my wife and two year old if it breaks and he cannot watch Peppa Pig.

Comment: Re:my mother and my father (Score 1) 790

by msim (#48795681) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

This just reminded me.

I've got a two and a half year old kid and he sounds so much more grown up now than he did when he first started trying to throw words together, he laughs differently now as well.

Record that shit. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and regret it. I ran across some recordings of our kid just yesterday that I'd forgotten I'd made, and he was babbling and trying to talk and laughing and I felt so happy that I had recorded it. I'm going to do it again shortly so that I've got him as he progresses.

Comment: Re:The whine of the flyback transformer (Score 1) 790

by msim (#48795629) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

When i was growing up our study was behind the living room and the tv & my computer sat on opposite sides of the same wall. If I degaussed my screen when someone was watching something I'd get yelled at as the tv image would shake a little.

Thusly this happened quite frequently when my sister was watching tv.

Comment: Re:*drool* (Score 2) 181

by msim (#47797727) Attached to: Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

When I had a Dual Processor Power Mac I could turn the heaters in my house down a couple of notches as the G5 would act like a space heater. Heck that was its nickname in a number of forums.

I decided enough was enough when the temperature in front of the computer in summer was rivaling sitting out on the bitumen on the road. Almost immediately after turning the G5 off permenantly, my power bills went down $70 per quarter.

Comment: Re:Not a barrier (Score 1) 183

by msim (#47666693) Attached to: Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

The fourminute mile was a barrier that athletes had as a psychological barrier for years.

Then oger Bannister broke the record after training with the mentality that he could go faster, not that he had reached his peak and couldn't go any better. Record after record after record tumbled as people realised that it wasn't a limit and trained with the mindset that they COULD get better and run faster than a mile in four minutes

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