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Comment Re: Ads are not acceptable. (Score 1) 523

You don't seem to get it. Time itself is a currency, I SPENT my time with the wife and it was worth it. But in addition to that, a movie production company thinks it is also worth my money, which is where I disagree, unless it is included in a subscription service I pay $7 a month for or part of a cable subscription etc. Im not going to pay $5 for every movie i watch because they just are not worth the money. I see you're making this argument about how much your time is worth elsewhere, but I don't like it. When we watch a movie or consume web content we are spending some of our time yes, but we are not necessarily in agreement that an additional monetary fee on top of our time spent is justified.

Comment Re: Ads are not acceptable. (Score 1) 523

Its the same concept though.. Can also apply to music, software, anything that can be pirated really. I think people won't pay the asking price if the value isn't there to do so. The only other option is to pirate or use an ad blocker in the case of web ads. It works well to drive down the price to a level which is more inline with the value, such as has happened in the music industry and what is happening now to the video industry. The only reason we have been paying so much prior to this is because the distribution channels have been controlled, but now that there are other options the true value of the product is realized.

Comment Re: Ads are not acceptable. (Score 2) 523

I think that's the point. People don't agree that the price is really what its worth. Hence the real value is much lower. People still go to the movies when there is a movie they actually like, but for most of the drivel that is produced it is simply not worth paying for and if it didn't exist people would find something else to do. Essentially but refusing to pay, we are saying it is worth $0.

Comment Re: Meh (Score 1) 149

Fair enough, but RHEL w/Satellite is what works for us, and we have a good support agreement (i.e. not as expensive as you might think). Also we're not using RHEL/KVM as the hypervisor, but VMware.. you're probably going to go ballistic now lol. Either way, I'm all for trailblazing but when it comes to what we do, well established is an imperative. Perhaps we'll look into SmartOS if it can manage to gather some traction in the future, and btw thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try one day soon.

Comment Re: Meh (Score 1) 149

Maybe its the right choice for what you are running.. I respect that. But I like simplicity and reliability as well as wide support for apps and virtualization. RH Satellite is a nice management tool as well. Its just easier for us to run with the sheep because everyone is familiar with it and it works. We are app driven, the OS is just an u derlying layer so we need it to be easy. Go ahead and trailblaze though.. That's how things end up getting included in mainstream Linux - albeit eventually.

Comment Re: Meh (Score 1) 149

Don't get me wrong, Solaris is better than AIX or HPUX but it still feels archaic compared to Linux. Dtrace - OK if you are debugging badly coded apps, or you could just open a support case with your vendor who wrote it; ZFS - I prefer to let the array handle all that stuff and use 'normal' filesystem like ext4; Zones - why bother, just run another VM. In my experience the tools provided by RHEL are sufficient and the apps we are running are more widely supported on RHEL. Because it is the more common choice in Enterprise envirinments makes it carry a lot of weight as well.

Comment Re: How racism? (Score 1) 578

I disagree, if you're speaking about immigration vs tourism that is. Nationalism is closely tied to societal customs, and if you like your society the way it is then you have to protect it from groups of people who would seek to change it. This is exactly the concern of the naysayers. To be fair I think most people don't oppose immigration so long as the immigrant groups allowed in have a history of integrating well with their current society. In other words, they don't like Muslim/Islamic culture. Go figure.

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