This was vSphere.
This was vSphere.
My development team came to a VMWare solution from the opposite direction. We do software customization for multiple customers who are using different and incompatible sets of middleware. Our development machines were struggling to handle the multiple databases, app servers, and IDEs as our customer base grew. Now we have a VMWare cluster with massive processing, memory, and storage where we can carve out many virtual machines for each project and recycle them back into the pool after a development cycle. One developer can setup a development environment for a customer, and then the other developers clone it, saving repeated setup time that we used to need. Security is enhanced as developers generally don't need code on their laptops.
We have worked this way for about 15 months. There have been major growing pains and lessons learned as we needed more resources and had to learn to use the system efficiently, but used properly it can be a very useful tool.
This ignores how hard it is to start a new business and grow it to a footprint that can compete with a giant like Walmart, and how long most of us would be stuck with no serious alternative while we wait for that to happen. Besides, at the rate our businesses and government are going, Walmart would be granted a legal monopoly after they wipe everyone else out.
The leak can get to multiple journalists and NGOs. If the story is a human rights abuse in the US and the New York Times refuses to publish it, the story will still get told if it's revealed to Der Spiegel, the Guardian, the Red Cross, and the UN Human Rights Committee.
Of those willing to look at leaks, journalists are more likely to have the connections to properly redact sensitive documents.
Journalists are typically the ones that sift through large accounts such as the 250,000 cables in CableGate to disseminate the interesting information. Historians and political scientists tend to be the others, but they lack the ability to publish as widely as journalists.
Journalists in most countries already have legal protections.
My vote is Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" using actors from Laurence Olivier's version of "Hamlet".
...and if the capsule breaks, where do we get the air from? Sure, the capsule can have a gas mask, but where is it going to get the air from? For how long?
Even if the capsule doesn't break, how long can its air supply last?
I'm generally not claustrophobic or anything, but the idea of being stuck in a 2 meter capsule that's surrounded by a vacuum doesn't appeal to me at all.
No, they fought for what they thought was a better life and were misled and betrayed by their leaders.
What is the difference between a sale and a license? I think applying a license to most cases where the seller has little or no ability to revoke usage results in absurdities. The seller must at minimum be reasonably able to detect most abuses to be able to take it to the courts. If the seller has no control, it has forfeited ownership.
"Let the dead bury the dead."
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I work on a Java development team, and our environment consists of XP machines (IT mandated) running various VMs. The VMs come in handy for us because we support multiple OS (mostly XP and Linux) and middleware stacks for our customers. Another advantage that would be even more notable at the school is that a damaged VM is easily blown away and replaced with little harm.
"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." -- Montaigne