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Comment Re:Not the real thing? (Score 4, Informative) 365

I think they should absolutely be free to market/etc the terms "natural/mined" diamond vs "man made/lab grown" diamond, but "real" vs "fake" is incorrect and should be hammered on by agencies who regulate advertising and commerce.

Cubic zirconia is a "fake" diamond if it's sold as such. Man made diamonds are real, end of story.

Comment Re:fun fact (Score 5, Insightful) 136

Is it still a fun fact if it's neither fun nor a fact?

For the 9 months ending Sep 30 2016, they made $1,150,984,000 (1.1 billion) in revenue selling cars, of which $195,592,000 (0.1 billion) was from ZEV carbon credits.

In fact, they take OUT the carbon credits from their GAAP reporting numbers (what this article refers to) so that their results aren't skewed.

It's right there in black and white in the results: http://files.shareholder.com/d...

Comment Docker (Score 3, Interesting) 127

A re-paste of a comment I posted as a reply:

My belief is that the 99% use case of this is for running docker images.

Before this you could run docker on windows, but you had to create a "bizarre" tiny linux distro VM (100mb or so storage), and the docker on windows launcher would leverage that to provision and run the docker images. You had to dedicate ram to that VM to run your docker pool.

With this you can run docker images "natively", without a separate VM memory space, and due to the elf loader support they actually are running on windows itself.

I do not see this as a good alternative to traditional VMs.

Comment Re:why just why (Score 2) 127

My belief is that the 99% use case of this is for running docker images.

Before this you could run docker on windows, but you had to create a "bizarre" tiny linux distro VM (100mb or so storage), and the docker on windows launcher would leverage that to provision and run the docker images. You had to dedicate ram to that VM to run your docker pool.

With this you can run docker images "natively", without a separate VM memory space, and due to the elf loader support they actually are running on windows itself.

I do not see this as a good alternative to traditional VMs.

Comment Re:Too much catch up (Score 1) 33

Which services are behind?

The only one that I've had come up is RDS. Azure SQL is great if your application supports SQL 2016, but if it's mysql/etc you have to spin up your own linux server and run mysql on it (Azure DOES have a template for that at least) whereas on AWS it's a pure PaaS offering.

The cost calculator on AWS is years ahead of the Azure one, but that's not a day by day use thing.

Azure's CDN capabilities are more flexible than AWS, and I'd argue HDInsight is better than EMR.

AWS kinesis beats Azure's event hubs right now.

The inbuilt user management is much easier in AWS, being PKI based instead of Azure AD based.

There's other pieces I've missed I'm sure, hence wondering what services you've used in AWS which are lacking in Azure?

Comment Re:Given the reviews (Score 2) 467

The problem isn't what it was, it's what it was promised to be. If you look at every public comment by the creator/team, the game doesn't do any of the interesting things that were promised.

http://press-start.com.au/news...

Even key core features are broken, such as naming undiscovered planets getting "lost" by the server.

Comment Re:development environment? (Score 2) 74

I think you have the terminology 100% backwards.

You are not really a LOW level programmer if you freak out with no IDE or libraries. If you're writing the sort of code presented here I'd say you can easily call yourself a Systems Engineer or Software Engineer (unlike 99% of the people who call themselves a Software Engineer).

However, if you feel the need to write assembly, use code quirks to eek out 1% more performance, and write your own libraries then you have no place in modern high level software development, excepting if you're writing drivers, video games, or embedded code. Anyone doing that sort of BS is likely very smart, but is also a liability to any non-toy project.

Comment Re:Supported/ Fuck "Supported." (Score 1) 230

Please never use Microsoft as a recommended licensing model. It's never the lesser evil, but I digress...

What specific issues do you have with MS's corporate licensing model?

-if you own a software license bought outright at any time you own it in perpetuity
-CALs are bought yearly (typically) but are "essentially" the same no matter the platform or age. There are exceptions for this (dynamics CRM end user vs admin licenses, etc) but in general it works this way
-Licenses are separate from support contracts, so you can opt for zero support for zero fee, or have MS premier support on-site 24/7 for a HUGE fee
-You can optionally pay an annuity to get free upgrades for any software you use, but again not required
-they offer bespoke support contracts when needed. An entity I was working with required security and break-fix updates for win2k3, which is out of ANY sort of support lifecycle, but MS was willing to provide them for $XXXX per server (it wasn't cheap, but at least it was available....)

Comment Re:If they pay the license fee (Score 1) 230

Support contracts and usage licenses are completely different things.

For example, if you bought windows 95 you still have a license and can legally use it, it is just that MS provides NO support for it. Part of my job recently has been doing windows server 2k3 migrations due to extended support EOL, and about 50% of the software on it is out of support contract as well, but is still legally licensed.

No one is trying to force them to support it, but if they will not accept money for the licenses then it's easy to argue that the current license cost is de-facto zero.

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