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Comment: Re:I don't understand the problem here. (Score 1) 221

by Archangel Michael (#47515239) Attached to: Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

Just design it to be 64.1 times more dense. I'm not an electrical engineer, but i would think a little advanced materials application should move the ball at least half way towards to goal, and I'm sure that there is already non-commercially viable means to do just that. Applying engineering to get the rest of the way should push the cost of the first half down further.

Unless someone is pushing the ball, progress may stall. I see this as Google pushing the ball, and that by itself might be worth it.

Comment: Re:Wait, wait... (Score 1) 129

Business is neither moral, nor immoral but AMORAL. People are either moral, or immoral, they are not amoral. Everyone is a hypocrite, at some point will violate their own moral code. This is called situational ethics, and is popular in politics.

If your personal code of ethics prevents you from doing business with people who are hypocritical(evil, bad, immoral etc), then you'll be doing business with nobody, The best you can do is do business with people who support your ideals more often that the other guys.

Comment: Re:Mission creep. (Score 1) 266

by Archangel Michael (#47507955) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Personally, I would say buying iOS devices is a mistake generally, but not necessarily in every case. I'm in Educational IT (K-12), and have seen quite a number of pilots in our district trying to decide what is "best" option. The answer is, "it depends".

Personally, I see much more value in Chromebooks in education, especially when tied to Google Apps For Education (GAFE). Have you heard of Google Classroom? Having taken a look at the promo videos (yes, I understand) but if it is half as easy as it looks, it is going to change how we do education.

Add in things like Khan Academy, and other "online" educational material, the world is our oyster field. I see, in the future, customized education for every student, where we break free from the industrial model of Education.

Comment: Re:Yeah, students will use bandwidth (Score 1) 266

by Archangel Michael (#47507885) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Actually, most teaching is done between K-8 schools, is simply basics. And some of it is really basic, even in 8th Grade. You don't start getting interesting until High School. Then again, Math and science is "hard", and therefore isn't really promoted. Higher level math and science (Calculus, Physics, Chemistry etc.) are so hard, that most teachers don't know the subject well enough to actually teach it.

But then again, I remember my college roommate's girlfriend going for her teaching credential, and couldn't do basic math in her head, and used a calculator and still got the wrong answer. Teaching seems to be the last resort for certain people, after all, you don't need a PhD to teach kindergarteners?

But when you pay a K-6 teacher the same as a HS Math and Physics teacher, you start to see the real problem.

Comment: Re:PCI-DSS (Score 2) 203

Remember that PCI-DSS is a fairly new standard. A quick search got me a VISA document that listed january 1, 2008 as the date for phasing out old payment systems that didn't manage card numbers securely.

The plain text credit card number was apparently used in a transaction from 2005. Still a bad idea to use a plain text card number. But ompanies doing stupid stuff like kind of the reason why PCI-DSS became mandatory in the first place.

Comment: Re:rfc1925.11 proves true, yet again (Score 1) 83

While it is possible to fill your Data pathways up. Aggregate data is not the same as Edge Server data. In the case described above, s/he is running 300 x 10GB on 50 Servers. Okay, lets assume those are 50 Blades, maxed out on RAM and whatnot. The Only way to fill that bandwidth is to do RAM to RAM copying, and then you'll start running into issues along the pipelines in the actual Physical Server.

To be honest, I've see this, but only when migrating VMs off host for host Maintenance, or a boot Storm on our VDI.

Comment: Re:Crazy (Score 1) 770

by Wildclaw (#47498707) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

My issue is that you dont want a free market

The very core of free market theory is consensual trade. Without mutual consent you can't have a free market. And that is why the low end labor market is in no way a free market. The worker is not consenting to work, he is figuratively forced at gunpoint.

So the only negative impact the minimum wage has on the free market is imaginary as there wasn't a free market to begin with. Well, unless you had some kind of basic income to remove the figurative gun from the picture.

Comment: Re:Free market economy (Score 1) 525

Anyone calling the current economy a free market is spouting bullshit. The core of free market theory is consent between seller (employee) and consumer (employer). But you can't have proper consent when the seller is under duress.

Unions are kind of a solution, but that is essentially fighting duress with duress which is a negative cold war strategy. Not what I would call a free market.

The better solution in my opinion is an unconditional basic income, that directly tries to solve the problem of sellers being under duress to begin with. All without having the government doing any extra regulations of the market. In fact, with a proper basic income you can even remove regulations such as the minimum wage.

Comment: Re:rfc1925.11 proves true, yet again (Score 5, Interesting) 83

Your 300 x 10GB ports on 50 Servers is ... not efficient. Additionally, you're not likely saturating your 60GB off a single server, and you're running those six 10GB connections per server to try to eliminate other issues you have, without understanding them. You're speed issues are elsewhere (likely SAN or Database .. or both), and not in the 50 servers. In fact, you might be exasperating the problem.

BTW, our data center core is running twin 40GB connections for 80 GB total network load, but were not really seeing anything using 10GB off a single node yet, except the SAN. Our Metro Area Network links are is being upgraded to 10GB as we speak. The "network is slow" is not really an option.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.