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Comment: There's a solution: (Score 1) 522

by tyggna (#48170571) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again
Break up systemd into its components and let certain functionality of it be augmented or replaced by sysvinit. The ONLY problem with systemd is that it's rather monolithic and breaks the *nix paradigm of do one thing an do one thing well. We break out the features of systemd, and let each one work in a stand-alone way, then great.
One binary for parallelized boot
One binary for syslog database
One binary for daemon chroot
and in one kernel module for interface!

+ - AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver->

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An anonymous reader writes "AMD is moving forward with their plans to develop a new open-source Linux driver model for their Radeon and FirePro graphics processors. Their unified Linux driver model is moving forward albeit slightly different compared to what was planned early this year as they're now developing a new "AMDGPU" kernel driver to power both the open and closed-source graphics components. This new driver model will also only apply to future generations of AMD GPUs, Catalyst is not being open-source but will be a self-contained user-space blob, and the DRM/libdrm/DDX components will be open-source and shared. This new model is more open-source friendly, places greater emphasis on their mainline kernel driver, and should help Catalyst support Mir and Wayland."
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+ - Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out Against Hackers of Nude Photos

Submitted by (3830033) writes "The NY Daily News reports that Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence on the massive celebrity nude photo leak speaking out about being a victim of hackers who released countless amounts of intimate images of her on the Internet. "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," Lawrence told Vanity Fair. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible.” Lawrence revealed that the selfies were for her ex-boyfriend and "X-Men" co-star Nicholas Hoult's eyes only. "I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you," Lawrence explained voicing her anger toward the Web users who chose to view a very personal side of her life. "Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, 'Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.' I don't want to get mad, but at the same time I'm thinking, ‘I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body.’""

+ - Supercomputing upgrade produces high-resolution storm forecasts->

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dcblogs (1096431) writes "A supercomputer upgrade is paying off for the U.S. National Weather Service, with new high-resolution models that will offer better insight into severe weather. This improvement in modeling detail is a result of a supercomputer upgrade in the summer of 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which runs the weather service, put into production two new IBM supercomputers, each 213 teraflops, running Linux on Intel processors. These systems replaced 74-teraflop, four-year old systems. More computing power means systems can run more mathematics, and increase the resolution or detail on the maps from 8 miles to 2 miles."
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+ - Senators Threaten to Rescind NFL Antitrust Exemption

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "In response to the FCC's discontinuation of rules that support the NFL's blackout policies, the NFL issued a statement indicating that it would nevertheless continue to enforce its blackout policies through its private contract negotiations with local networks. On Wednesday, however, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced a bill that would rescind the antitrust exemption that enables the NFL to demand blackouts in the first place and formally warned the NFL to abandon blackouts altogether. The antitrust exemption gives sports leagues "legal permission to conduct television-broadcast negotiations in a way that otherwise would have been price collusion" and further allowed the formation of the NFL from two separate leagues. Meanwhile, the NFL enjoys a specialized tax status and direct monetary support from taxpayers to build arenas and stadiums."

+ - Scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle->

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An anonymous reader writes "Princeton scientists say they've observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat they argue could eventually enable powerful computers based on quantum mechanics. Using a two-story-tall microscope floating in an ultralow-vibration labl, the physicists captured a glowing image of a particle known as a "Majorana fermion" perched at the end of an atomically thin wire — just where it had been predicted to be after decades of study and calculation dating back to the 1930s."
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Comment: The tipping point (Score 4, Informative) 147

by tyggna (#48002567) Attached to: PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests
I've done research against these database programs, and this is really really old news for anyone who has done testing. If you have a single machine, then Oracle is the best performing database, followed by Postgres. When you need more than 4 dedicated servers hosting a database, then mongo can handle about 180% of the volume that oracle can, and about 220% the volume of postgres, and about 110% the volume of Casandra.
As soon as you need more than one machine to host your database (which usually happens around 1000 active users on your website at any given time, depending on your application), consider switching off of an SQL database.

+ - Nobel Peace laureate Obama spending billions on US nuclear arsenal 2

Submitted by ltorvalds11
ltorvalds11 (3774511) writes "Barack Obama’s vision of a nuclear-free world seems to be unraveling at an alarming rate. In 2009 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment for nuclear disarmament. Five years on, the US’s nuclear arsenal sees a $355 billion investment.
In April 2009, Obama outlined his dream of a planet free from nuclear weapons in a speech in Prague. He claimed it was not just a dream, but a real plan, and said that although the threat of global nuclear war had diminished, the risk of a nuclear attack had gone up.
The plans to upgrade and replace America’s nuclear arsenal are certainly ambitious. Washington is planning to upgrade eight nuclear facilities across the country, which employee 40,000 people, but the costs will run into tens of billions of dollars.
On August 22, veteran Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic party, posted a statement on his party’s website, questioning whether the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner should hand the accolade back. “Usually the Nobel Peace Prize is handed to people who fought for peace for 20, 30, 40 or 50 years, who did prison time. This man has not lifted a finger. And in recent years he has organized wars. Ukraine is in flames, the Mideast is troubled, and there are problems in Afghanistan. Throughout his term in power – not a single peacekeeping operation; we see only death, aggression and refugees. The Peace Prize should be recalled immediately to avoid disgracing the award,” Zhirinovsky said."

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?