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Comment: Maybe (Score 4, Interesting) 39

by sexconker (#49754425) Attached to: A Conversation with Druva Co-Founder Jaspreet Singh (Video)

Robin Miller for Slashdot: This is Jaspreet Singh, he is the CEO and founder of Druva, and Druva is working on... describe it... the edge of what?’

Jaspreet Singh : Druva, the way I would say it is that, without putting too much marketing into it, is a convergence of data production right, we’re trying to converge backup DR availability governance into a single solution in the cloud. Today cloud is synonymous with endpoints, a solution predominantly works on endpoints and being at the edge but the idea, the vision is to take it towards a core, eventually towards a big mainstream or mainframe servers, internet to data centers eventually, but it’s a convergence of backup archival, e-discovery, availability for data at the edge.

Maybe the reason you've laid off your entire staff twice is because you don't know what it is you're doing. I've heard more coherent answers from the Obama Administration.

Comment: Re:Almost? (Score 1) 51

by sexconker (#49753645) Attached to: Chrome For Android Is Now Almost Entirely Open Source

It means it's closed source!

Missing codecs: AAC, H.264, MP3
Missing plug-in: flash

So either patents or not their code, if you got a good solution for that I'm sure Google would like to hear it.

Exclude that shit, and Google's other "service features" shit.
Allow users to install those as plugins if they wish.


Comment: Re:None of these solutions "work" (Score 1) 382

by sexconker (#49737775) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

OP said "day to day" activities. He's updating one pump at a time. What are the other pumps doing? Dispensing gasoline. To update all 16 pumps at once would render all 16 pumps out of service for half an hour. That is simply unacceptable for the station. They would not want to just shut everything down and eliminate a half-hour's worth of revenue from 15 pumps just so OP is not inconvenienced.

This is a typical IT viewpoint. We have a technical problem to solve, and to hell with the users. They're just in the way of our supreme elegance anyway.

Not to mention the lawsuit when a customer trips over the cat5 obstacle course.

Comment: Re:Installation problem? (Score 1) 120

It does mean it's designed wrong.
If each critical component isn't checking and reporting its own status, and if there isn't a way for the operator to see the status of all components, and if the plane lets you fucking fly it with bad or unknown component status, then you've fucking fucked up your fucking design.

Nothing's foolproof, but that doesn't excuse basic sanity checks for critical components. This fuck up worse than NASA/Lockheed losing the Mars orbiter in 1999 due to metric/imperial units.

Comment: Re:Installation problem? (Score 1) 120

Your an idiot. You can put fuel in any aircraft that may have small amounts of water and it would potentially cause a fatal crash. In fact it has done so. You can install breaks wrong, but just forgetting to install them at all, you can get tire pressure wrong, ..etc. You cannot make a thing that is impossible to somehow use, install incorrectly or otherwise break.

You're an idiot. Just because you can fuck something up doesn't mean that things should be designed to allow it, allow it silently, and allow it while allowing the thing to run as if it were done correctly.

Life-critical systems should be as resistant to user error as possible.
Life-critical systems should prevent improper installation, warn/alert/make lots of noise when installed improperly, and avoid catastrophic failure at all costs.

In this case, they shouldn't have been able to install shit incorrectly, the shit should have told them it was installed incorrectly, and the plane should have refused to fucking move because it should have known shit was installed incorrectly.

Comment: Re:Why did they ditch the TV? (Score 1) 243

by sexconker (#49737413) Attached to: Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

LG and Sharp are the two big panel makers. Samsung make some for their own hardware but aren't big on supplying others. All Apple's current products use LG and Sharp screens.

Samsung is the biggest player in the high end consumer display market.
Why do you think Apple is trying so hard to avoid buying parts from Samsung?

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