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Comment Re:Depends (Score 1) 85

I can't come up with a solid meaning for "as slow". "As fast" seems straightforward; it's a comparison to a value as measured from zero. But "as slow" would seem to need to be a comparison to a value measured from a reference point above the value (like comparing to 60 with a reference value of 100) but of course then the question is "what's the reference point?" So it's not very useful, which makes it not very common, which makes it susceptible to misinterpretation, which makes it even less useful.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 367

I think he's talking about automated food production (most things outside the produce department have some amount of automation involved; much of the aisle stuff is totally automated after harvest and a lot is automated there too). Have you seen those shows about what kind of factory makes food product X? Frequently the human touch is only for shlepping jugs of sauce and boxing a dozen or two of whatever after they've been wrapped/labelled/bottled.

Submission + - Private Cloud Is As Good As Dead, Proponents Just Don't Know It Yet (cio.com)

itwbennett writes: Analyst firm Wikibon 'believes that leading vendors are currently at or below a $100M/yr run-rate for OpenStack-related business (hardware, software, services),' writes John Furrier on LinkedIn. This means, 'the sum total of all [OpenStack] vendors has to be less than $2 billion,' says Bernard Golden, who foretells the death of private cloud in a recent article. Meanwhile, in public cloud land, Amazon Web Services posted $2.88 billion in revenue in Q2 2016, and Azure revenues, which are harder to figure because Microsoft includes services like Office 365 in its 'cloud business' numbers were about $800 million in the quarter ending June 30, writes Golden. The numbers don't tell the whole story, of course, but that's not good news either, because, as Golden puts it, 'While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services.'

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990

good question. While there's a lot of them, I'm not sure what the percentage is. I haven't lived in a FCFS parking apartment in 8 or so years, and even at that one I did have a garage, I just used it for storage instead of parking. (If 90% of the residents wanted garages there wouldn't have been enough, though.)

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