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+ - Mark Shuttleworth invests $1M in Ceph->

Nite_Hawk writes: "Inktank, a company that develops and supports the open source Ceph distributed storage system, just announced that Mark Shuttleworth has invested $1 million to support the project. Ceph provides distributed object storage, block storage, and initial support for a multi-mds distributed filesystem. Ceph was integrated into the Linux kernel back in 2010 and had it's first long-term support release made by Inktank in July 2012."
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Comment: Re:The Ugly Side of Truth (Score 5, Insightful) 838 838

If we truly believe that democracy is desirable, then we ought to help them, or just STFU.

No, we shouldn't. We should meddle if they cry for help, or if their non-democrat government decides it is time to poke us with a sharp stick; otherwise, we should let the people decide what is best for them and not what we think it may be.

Comment: Re:Allright!! (Score 1) 200 200

I beg to differ. I have to press ALT Gr + 8/9 to use [ and ]. On the other hand, < requires only one key, while > requires the same key and SHIFT.

I'd say they are both inconvinient; I'd rather use ~ and \, one for opening, other for closing, since that would really make sense given my keyboard, and I'd only have to press each key one time without any additional keys.

Comment: Re:I just call them Web Designers (Score 1) 586 586

On the country where I live, my college course is called "Informatics Engineering" (once translated), though I believe it is just plain Computer Science. However, we get to join an Engineers Order once we acquire a MSc, which allow us to act as recognized engineers, though I'm not sure how such association is called in other countries.

Thing is, I also don't really get how can someone in this field of work claim to be an engineer. As one of my teachers once put it, a civil engineer may guarantee that a given bridge won't fall given certain parameters; however, a "software/informatics/computers engineer" can not guarantee the program is free of bugs.

I'm also very uncomfortable bearing the title of "engineer" once I finnish my MSc.

Comment: Re:Everyone focuses on the negative (Score 1) 227 227

Also, Google Latitude works in more places, besides USA, where the governments don't really have the will power (or the funds) to track individuals.

That said, Google Latitude may very well be used by said governments as a cheap(er) way to get the job done and, probably, without the need of a warrant whatsoever.

Comment: Re:Not a bad thing (Score 3, Insightful) 262 262

I guess that's pretty much what is happening with the financial crisis going on:

1. You tax the people.
2. You give the tax to the (almost bankrupt) banks.
3. The banks lend money with high interest to the people who were taxed.

All in all, it's just another day and the world is still spinning.

God helps them that themselves. -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"

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