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Comment: Re:Finally ... (Score 1) 95

by saleenS281 (#49440959) Attached to: Microsoft Creates a Docker-Like Container For Windows
That's great if you're either:
A. doing startup type work where you don't necessarily care about an enterprise support agreement so you can use one of the illumos derivatives. And when I say enterprise support agreement, I mean things like having the OS on your storage vendor support matrix/application support matrix/HBA support matrix/etc.

B. you can tolerate dealing with the devil and using Solaris proper with *shudder* Oracle "support".

For everyone else, while I agree this is a sad, sad imitation of Zones - at least it's a start.

Comment: Re:and what will happen to people automated out of (Score 1) 341

How are you planning on acquiring those raw materials when they're all owned by a select few who have absolutely no incentive to share them? If they've already got all the money they could ever want, why would they bother selling it to you? In their ideal world you die, and they buy whatever pittance you own for pennies on the dollar.

Comment: Re:Bollocks. (Score 1) 138

by saleenS281 (#49069045) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series
If that were the case they'd limit it on everything, not just mobile GPUs. Clock speed is just one of the ways Nvidia differentiates cards, and is usually the one with the least overall effect. It's far easier and more effective to disable pipelines in the card's firmware. Plus it gives the added benefit of binning parts that have faulty hardware (you just turn off the faulty parts instead of throwing out the whole GPU). This isn't about "making people buy the most expensive card".

Comment: Re:One fiber to rule them... (Score 4, Insightful) 221

by saleenS281 (#48714889) Attached to: Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life
Funny you mention street lights and potholes. I've found anytime I've called to report a street light out, it gets replaced within 48 hours max. Potholes are generally a little slower, but within a week. The reason they generally go untouched is because people don't actually report it. They bitch and moan about it on their commute, but by the time they get home they can't be bothered to pick up the phone and let someone know.

Comment: It's all about Taxes (Score 1) 706

by saleenS281 (#48356741) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
If I get competition in the ISP space, tax away. Speakeasy DSL over Qwest lines was one of the greatest services I ever had, and it was competitive at the time. I remember how crestfallen I was when the government decided that next gen fiber and cable internet services wouldn't be title II, and as such, ISP's didn't have to lease their lines. If that hadn't been the case, we wouldn't even have to discuss whether or not it's OK for Comcast to double charge. The second they tried to do that, everyone would just switch to a different ISP.

"Life sucks, but it's better than the alternative." -- Peter da Silva