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Government

+ - Is "Open Government" actually possible? 1

Submitted by olyar
olyar (591892) writes "All of the Wikileaks coverage — and their insistence that they are trying to promote "open government" got me to thinking. We take for granted that our government has to have secrets, but do they really? What if made it our policy that what you see is what you get? What if we openly published all of our military capacity and strategies, were blunt about our plans to deal with difficult world leaders, etc? Could that actually work?"
Businesses

+ - How do I put unused servers to work? 1

Submitted by
olyar
olyar writes "I worked for an internet start-up last year and during the "we have plenty of money" phase, a lot of server hardware was purchased. Eight months later, there is very little money, but we're still plugging along — using only a fraction of the hardware. We just cleared out a co-lo and I now have a stack of 17, 1U servers in my garage. Each of those has 2 servers, each of which is a 2-processor, dual-core box with 8 GB of RAM. Add that up and I have 136 processors and 272 GB of RAM with nothing to do.

The IT guy in me thinks that's a waste of FLOPS. The wanna-be businessman in me thinks its probably a waste of money as well.

So I've been brainstorming ways to put all of that power to good use. Any ideas?"

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