Seems like submissions from certain accounts (MojoKid is one of them) get approved, regardless of the value to the community. I'd speculate that sites like hothardware do advertorials which they then promote through various "social networks".
I seriously recommend this blog from Rackspace to those who are so caught up in cloudy-cluster-off-premises-corporate talk.
This rising complexity and cost on the multi-tenant cloud is hitting customers in four main ways:
- They spend more on engineering time and talent to architect for failure on the multi-tenant cloud, which is complex and hard.
- They also spend more on engineering to deal with inconsistent performance, which is even harder.
- They spend more on infrastructure, because over-provisioning is one of the major ways to compensate for inconsistent performance.
- They spend more through the virtualization tax, which can diminish disk and network performance by 5 percent to 20 percent.
KEEP your existing hardware as a live back up for when it starts raining in the cloud. Better yet, build in cost for new hardware on your rack over the next year to lower costs / maintenance and get some experience in building and operating your own in-house cloudy thing.
To be technically correct, the character would be called, "Wonder Peroffspring"
Thank you. Now that summary would have given me a lot more incentive to read the linked article. Was a bit put of by the nail polish bit -- simply because as much as I know that IBM maintains a very diverse range of research teams, nail polish would not have been something their geeks or PR department would have highlighted.
Starting off with
But the real application is
Most people are consumers of tweets. They follow people, click through their links / updates etc. If you look at forums and other community media, you'll see that getting >10% of users to contribute is actually VERY good.
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The analogy is incorrect. The builder is often the business owner and it is the business that is paying to remedy the defects. If the mechanic at a car dealer got something wrong, it would be the car dealership's problem, not the employee's problem (he could get fired
Costs of bugs / fixes etc are built into the product development cycle.
Would be another story if you came into office drunk and added a whole lot of code that then needed to get fixed. i.e. You were personally negligent and should be held liable for your actions (in my opinion).
>> Slashdot has many faults, but editing and deleting posts that don't agree with the editors doesn't seem to be one of them.
And this discussion is a testament to that.
What i meant was, you own the resources / IP, bring together a few volunteers.
Developing a community will take time. It is a percentages game
So do the math and see if it is worth it.
You've got the star power to pull together a few hundred people. That is a better starting point than most people would have.
Quite happy to help with the stack and hosting, and other issues you may have, although I suspect you will not need help.
>> I may not have a 4 digit id, but I have a 5 digit one. Please listen to the voices of experience here.
4 or 5 does not matter. What matters is that there is a core group of contributors ("Audience") that does not like what they see.
Something just does not feel right with the new site
I'm not saying design for Lynx or Amiga
WP should be fairly easy to modify to look like
Could be done very easily with Wordpress and moderated submissions. Comment ratings plugins exist
The problem is getting users to submit content. Trust me, the crowd that is so willing to go "Fuck Beta", is not the people submitting / moderating. Atleast thats what I think... .