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Comment Re:Sorry - whose car is this? (Score 1) 174

VMWare used to (and maybe still does?) have a license that said you couldn't use their hypervisor in a hosting environment, at least with the conventional end-user license. This was long enough ago that that at the time the business hosting really meant either multi-tenant http hosting on a single box, or dedicated physical server hosting and there was no openstack or similar competing virtualization system like there is now.

I'm guessing that it was meant to allow VMware to "capture" the added revenue potential that would exist if a hosting company at the time had been able to sell VMware VMs at dedicated hardware pricing. They'd sell you the license to do it, but it wouldn't be the normal end user licensing rate.

Comment Re:OMG that's a dodgy check (Score 2) 263

You'll have to get them to have it penned by someone even slightly more credible than Dinesh D'Souza, the poor little rich Indian kid who's grown up to excel at blaming the American Left for the misdeeds of the global Rich--er, Right.

Maybe you missed how full of praise D'Souza was for the 9/11 terrorists--I *saw and heard him myself* on Politically Incorrect talking about what brave warriors they were. Maybe you've missed his suggestion that American conservatives to join forces with conservative Muslims to combat "moral degeneracy".

*Other conservatives* even take him to task for his poorly-thought-out ideas and dismiss as preposterous his attempts to tie fundamentalist Islam together with American liberalism. Not to mention his terrible book and film about Obama, which even conservatives have recognised as character assassination based on half-truths, selective omissions, outright lies, and obvious projection.

Oh, and he's been convicted of campaign finance fraud, too.

Comment Write interleaving? (Score 2) 150

I wonder how the flash is organized. Is it just a question of a single flash chip of varying size, or is it possible that the 128GB model is somehow comprised of 4x 32GB segments which allow write interleaving to happen?

The only other explanation that I can think of would be that 128GB represents a level of density that requires superior flash chips which really are faster, and that 32GB uses older parts that are just plain slower.

Comment Re:Election of 1968 (Score 1) 263

Once in office he escalated the war into Laos and Cambodia, with the loss of an additional 22,000 American lives, before finally settling for a peace agreement in 1973 that was within grasp in 1968

1968, the year of the Tet Offensive and the siege at Khe Sanh, which Johnson insisted the US win? The same Johnson who decided not to run for re-election in 1968?

I just don't see a peace agreement in 1968 as being something that would have actually happened, especially after Johnson had stopped the bombing in the north as well.

Maybe if Johnson had *increased* bombing in the north to Linebacker II levels and allowed Westmoreland to go after the Ho Chi Minh trail and NVA bases in Cambodia and Laos he could have negotiated a peace treaty in 1968. But along with all the other political intervention in Viet Nam, Johnson himself seemed to prolong the war in Viet Nam instead of winning it.

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