And why there is never one of these normal individuals around to put a quick stop to the idiot?
It should be either forbidden for everybody to own guns, or mandatory for everybody to carry it, nothing in between is ok.
Missing points today
We have replaced a few 8x 15K RPM RAID5 with OCZ PCI cards of 0.5TB and 1TB. They were serving databases with high update frequency (~500Hz average in the long run). At first they were fantastic, iowait was gone, great performance, just as expected, enough to get us hooked on them and order more
However in a few months the performance has deteriorated dramatically, to the point where they were much worse than the disks they were replacing. Writing
Sure, you can even run it under Wine and do an online check of your / . It's amazingly fast in fixing your disk, much more so than even rm -rf. Then you can upgrade your Wine to a bottle and wonder wth you just did.
How about they concentrate on performance? I mean, it's not that they render PDFs any quicker now on an i7 and 500-core GPU than, say, on a P2. If you want to give yourself a task that would make a difference, do that, you will be spared by a lot of curses coming your way every time somebody presses DOWN ! And waits
... or keep being ignorant, as you prefer
But is it truly?
Oh, but then what does the mighty IT department do? Actually many devices support the Exchange-only servers, but enabling IMAP+SSL would probably cover all devices currently on the market (even my 2y old HTCs). And it's not a single user usually, once enable many could profit. And updates come automatically these days. So, dear admins, do the magic of checking the box and then you can get back to reading
A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program in than some that do. -- Dennis M. Ritchie