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WTF ?!?
Why is my PC "not a PC" ?
(A PC is a PC, regardless of what OS is running on it, isn't it ?!?)
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Yup, its might be called a windows PC or a Linux PC but it still a PC.
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It's going to take me a while to understand this... If ever !
A lot of companies "making a living" off Linux manage to release their products and services primarily (if not only) on other platforms than Linux.
And pretending this happens for practical, economic reasons (size of market) is absolute BS (if I may).
I have a hard time visualising a group of serious Linux developers installing on their workstations some other OS just to be able to check  some server-side functionality...
I'm sure that's just me, though...
It's happens (heavily) to VMware, who cannot, even now, provide a Windows-free installation.
It happens - surprise - with Google Drive. Google, of all places ?!?
And, I'm not even mentioning all those that think having a release for Ubuntu means they covered Linux.
(Hint: Ubuntu != Linux. Not even close !)
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Time well spent - (food for thought, as always).
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Who would have thought ?!?
I don't know about everyone in the Linux world... But I'm sure I'm not the only one who knows that their vmkernel started up as a Linux kernel.
So, a few years ago (about 6) I asked, specifically, about their GPL compliance and was assured - in writing - that the present ESX/ESXi are completely rewritten and no GPL code was included in the kernel space.
Go figure...
 
VMware sued in Hamburg, Germany court for failure to comply with the GPL on Linux - http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/ whoa
The Software Freedom Conservancy provides a non-profit home and services to Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects.
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Leonard Nimoy:
“Given the choice, if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”
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The hills were alive at the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22. Lady Gaga wowed us with a stellar performance of 'The Sound Of Music,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Edelweiss,' and more while commemorating the 50th a...
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I don't know...
Or, rather, I pretend not to know !
Of course it is...
Not only IT, but everything that relates to "high order automation".
Unfortunately, this determines the "bottom" segment of the job market participants to get dangerously close to having nothing left to lose, and the social chain-reaction implications this has.
This has been obvious for so long and nobody wants to, even, consider the "phenomenon".
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The stubbornness we experienced for so many years to keep things (Ops vs Dev) separated looks weird, now... Frankly, I always thought it was unnatural...
Could it be a reminiscence of the traditional approach to  "plant engineering" ?
The recent EnterpriseTech article, DevOps Emerges in the Enterprise, examines industry analyst Gartner's assertion that DevOps is not a market. Instead, th
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I hope everyone realizes that the speed of light in a vacuum is 1,080 million kilometres per hour.
So, we are moving through the universe at a speed (along with our Sun, at 792,000 km/hr) damn' close to the speed of light ?!?
 
How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still?

1.) For the Earth to make one complete rotation in 24 hours, a point near the equator of the Earth must move at close to 1000 miles per hour (1600 km/hr).
- http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102009042?q=faster+than+bullet&p=par

(2.) In addition to spinning on its axis, the Earth also revolves around the Sun. To go around this immense circle in one year takes a speed of 18.5 miles a second or 66,000 miles per hour (107,000 km/hr). - http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102009042?q=faster+than+bullet&p=par

(3.) Our Sun is just one star among several hundred billion others that together make up the Milky Way Galaxy. Relative to the local standard of rest, our Sun and the Earth are moving at about 43,000 miles per hour (70,000 km/hr) roughly in the direction of the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra.
- http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html

(4.) In addition to the individual motions of the stars within it, the entire Galaxy is in spinning motion like an enormous pinwheel. It takes our Sun approximately 225 million years to make the trip around our Galaxy and the speed with which the Sun has to move is an astounding 483,000 miles per hour (792,000 km/hr)! The Earth, anchored to the Sun by gravity, follows along at the same fantastic speed.
- http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html

What would a control panel look like if one were to track some of Earth's movements through space?

Eleanor Lutz gives us an idea by creating an amazing infographic called, "Planet Earth Control Deck."

Read more about this infographic at the source: http://tabletopwhale.com/2015/01/26/planet-earth-control-deck.html
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("Caused" by +Robert Cooper's post:
https://plus.google.com/103251096729854405456/posts/4p9RVWEB2kd)

"We" are not getting anywhere as long as we keep tying work and employment together !
"Work" is not what we do to get a wage.
Work is what we do when we don't sleep !
(and, yes, I may be exaggerating a bit here)
Let's get over this "work as means of subsistence" (=employment) thing and get on with LIFE...

Education is the one factor that will allow us, not only to live better, but to live, period.

Paul Krugman's "Rip Van Skillsgap"  "opinion page" (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/rip-van-skillsgap/?_r=1) ends with:
_"...
Why on earth are we still hearing the same rhetoric about education as the solution to inequality and unemployment?
The answer, I’m sorry to say, is surely that it sounds serious. But, you know, it isn’t."_

And the "framing paper" of the Hamilton Project Conference includes (towards the very end) the paragraphs:

_"...
The pessimistic view predicts that in the long run
only a small fraction of the population will have the talent
and education necessary to work alongside machines.
The optimistic view predicts that advances in artificial
intelligence and broad technological development will
create employment possibilities that we cannot yet begin
to imagine."_

(hmmm... work = employment = work = ...)
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Sorry, I need to ask this... and, probably, not get any answer or comment - something I am getting used to...
How come VDI is completely out of focus for Red Hat ?
Just try to install RHEL 7 or, worse, Fedora 21 and see if your "spice-vdagentd" is working the way it should... Actually, the situation is somewhat better for RHEL than Fedora.
What's the point of all the virtualization options available if the best behaviour the agent has is in Windows ?!?
(If anyone is interested, I can provide details)
Oh, almost forgot... why does Gnome 3 try to make my Linux look more and more like Mac OS ? No, it's not better, it's just different!
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Sorry, I need to ask this... and, probably, not get any answer or comment - something I am getting used to...
How come VDI is completely out of focus for Red Hat ?
Just try to install RHEL 7 or, worse, Fedora 21 and see if your "spice-vdagentd" is working the way it should... Actually, the situation is somewhat better for RHEL than Fedora.
What's the point of all the virtualization options available if the best behaviour the agent has is in Windows ?!?
(If anyone is interested, I can provide details)
Oh, almost forgot... why does Gnome 3 try to make my Linux look more and more like Mac OS ? No, it's not better, it's just different!
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Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love": - - - - A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
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Fiddling with computers - anything from (computer) system engineering, software engineering, cloud... stuff, to less mundane "artificial consciousness/life/intelligence" (not necessarily in the common sense of AI, more towards "converged intelligence")
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Very opinionated (is that, even, something to brag about ?)
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    Cloud Systems Architect, 2013 - present
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