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Comment Re:Showing its age (Score 1) 148

It's 3 years old, but it's going to be supported in that configuration for 10 years.

To be honest your software sounds cutting edge and uses features that haven't made it into the mainstream long term supported server market that RHEL is in. Some future version of RHEL might have all the features you are looking for, or are you continually chasing the latest greatest glibc and gcc?

It all seems to become a moot point a little bit, I'm running RHEL5 as my Xen machine and virtualizing from there now, so creating virtual machines with newer software configurations is becoming less of a hassle than it once was.

Comment Blogs don't lead for news... (Score 1) 186

For the stories that the newspapers are actually reporting.

What about stories that they aren't reporting on, putting on page 57, or just getting the facts wrong.

I've almost given up on local media, probably because not a lot of it interests me beyond fires, murders, local government. The rest I get off the internet. Although they have adapted a bit here in my city, posting their top news stories to twitter from their websites.

And for things like science reporting, I think the specialty reporting is doing a better job, like science bloggers, podcasts, radio and tv (Science Friday, Quirks and Quarks, Daily Planet).

Comment Vaporware (Score 1) 1089

I'm sorry if I can't get too excited about what is essentially vaporware at the moment.

Wake me up when they actually ship some code or product, in the meantime it's just some sort of marketing drivel probably designed to take the wind out of Windows 7 or Cloud OS's sails.

But until I see an actual product, I'm not going to get overly excited.

The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Christmas Is Bad For Us.

herbal_rub writes: An interesting discussion, Is Christmas Bad For Us , has developed on Member MagicMushroom proposes, "Is it immoral that so much money is spent by those who arent in need, while so many of our brothers and sisters are starving to death." And in great conspiracy style, annestacey responds, "I feel it's all part of the grand plan to make society completely in debt and dependent on the government in order to maintain control over all of us." The exchanges are interesting and timely, and begs the question, is Christmas really bad for us?
Technology (Apple)

Submission + - SPECULATION: 5 Predictions for Apple in 2007

Michael writes: "2006 is coming to a close, and all anyone can think about (in regards to Apple, at least) is the upcoming Apple Phone...but what happens next? What are we going to be salivating over and speculating about after Macworld? What changes are in store for Apple in 2007? No one knows for sure...but it sure is fun to take a guess...Click Here to read the full article"
User Journal

Journal Journal: Apple pwns other manufacturers on Amazon

Apple pwned other manufacturers in several Amazon categories garnering the top spot in categories including MP3 plyaers, laptops and desktops over the holiday season. There were actually six different iPod models in the top ten for MP3 players, three MacBooks in the top ten and four different Apple systems in the desktop category.


Submission + - Windows Live Mail (beta) snubs Linux users

tuxtattoo writes: "So it would seem that Microsoft is once again snubbing Linux users. Using Firefox to use the beta version of Microsoft's Live Mail seems to work just fine in OSX or Windows. But, it seems the same version of Firefox on Linux only warrants the "Lite" (ie — stripped down and super lame) version. See this message when logging in using Firefox in Linux:

"This version works better with your browser. The full version of Mail runs on Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher (make sure you check the system requirements before you install it). The full version also works on Firefox 1.5."

Further tests verify this is indeed the case. By changing your Firefox user agent to say your OS is OSX or Windows the full functionality becomes available to you in Linux. Going the other way, making your user agent say you are using Linux even though you are in Windows or OSX will give you the lite version.

I know, I'm lame for even having a hotmail account. I guess I deserve it."

Submission + - What happened to Armadillo Aerospace?

Space cowboy wannabe writes: It seems like one of John Carmacs hover tests went horribly wrong!!

Warning: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'armadillo' (10061) in c:\web\k2\system\ext\phplib\php\ on line 77 Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in c:\web\k2\system\lib\ on line 2328

...The website has been dow for quite some time. Does anybody know how the project is doing?

Journal Journal: AMD Announces Transition to 65nm Technology

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 dual-core desktop processors marks AMD's transition to 65nm process technology . "This move will enable AMD to produce more processors on a 300mm wafer, for increased production capacity and also scale performance and reduce power consumption. By mid-2007, AMD expects to be fully converted to 65nm production at Fab36. With the rapid conversion to 65nm process technology

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