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David Wimsey
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Not entirely abandon, they were my shoes!  What you can't see is that someone else had already deposited a chair and a 55 gallon drum cut in half, one side for fires, the other as a small table next to the chair ... holds drinks ...
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How the hell do you sell 'avionics boards'  wtf ever that is, probably an ArduPilot, for space flight ... and don't notice the bug that crashes it when it creates a ... 32 MB file ... it only took 2 days ...

What this tells me is that the jackasses who made the board and software are so incompetent that they didn't even bother to RUN a give version of their software ... THAT GOES TO SPACE ... for a couple days to find out.

Whoever makes that 'avionics board' should be banned from doing business ever again due to shear incompetence.
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I was just discussing setting up a share on an Netapp that used compression on the backend to compress a bunch of CSV files that are ALMOST write-only, but are obnoxious to have to read when we have to decompress a bunch of ZIP or RAR files ...  And the only point of contention was the cost of CPU power on the Netapp for doing the compression/decompression.  As we discussed alternatives the thought occurred to me ... why does NFS or CIFS not do compression to the client.

I.E.  Just like disk compression done on the host, send it over the wire compressed, so the host still does the compression/decompression load and the backend just stores the compressed data, older versions of NFS and CIFS clients could get uncompressed data by the backend doing the work.

Keeps our Netapp load down, but takes full advantage of compression.

Okay Sun ... update NFS, MS will surely take this into their next CIFS design!   ... sigh ...
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The lure used was bigger than the fish it caught.
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:( Damnit.  No genesis planet to fix this problem this time.

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One of my co-workers introduced me to this nifty programming technique thats sure to save your job once or twice if you implement it properly.

The Speed-up loop.

Greatest coding practice ever.
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You know, we could use a developer like you here at Bandwidth.  Why don't you move the family back to Raleigh? :)
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Downloading Steam games over LTE while at the lake ... 1 MB/s ... not bad.
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The USA Freedom Act ... its like looking at the constitution ... then pissing on it ... then lighting it on fire ... then pissing on the ashes.

Congress needs to be completely replaced and the president thrown in prison for crimes against the country.

You don't have to do anything wrong at all and anyone of thousands of people who deem themselves special and worthy of being judge and executioner can do whatever they want to spy on you.

This is bullshit people, wake up and do something about it.  Stop voting for these morons.

Whats worse is that by making this post, I'm now a terrorist!  God forbid you don't worship the president like a god.
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First time water skiing in literally 20 years.
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In this case, I couldn't say it better than Cafe Press ... so ... here it is ...
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The link below is a comparison between my laptop CPU and the current MacBook Air CPUs, can anyone explain how the benchmark speed for the processor on the whole is higher than the (single threaded benchmark) X (number of cores) ... especially on the i7 where it gets to 4 cores via hyper-threading rather than 4 actual cores.

Am I just misunderstanding what the PassMark numbers mean or is there some trick here I'm not aware of?  In my mind, more cores have always been slightly slower than the combined total of the (single core speed) X (number of cores)
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I suspect their single and multi-threaded benchmarks aren't running through an identical code path, or the multi-threaded benchmark is overly biased toward CPU's with larger caches. The i7 has a monster cache setup  (128K/1M/6M) vs the more typical config of the i5 (64K/256K/3M).

Browsing around http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3, I see the i5 gets single=2459, multi=4661 (1.9X). The i7 gets single=2802, multi=10682 (3.81X). If the tests are sharing the code path, this result seems more reasonable due to the usual resource contention. Hopefully someone with more clue will comment.
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+Republic Wireless gets a mention on the front page of slashdot, w00t. Worth a couple of geek points for Bandwidth
HughPickens.com writes Brian Chen writes in the NYT that two companies, Republic Wireless and FreedomPop, that reduce cellphone costs by relying on strategically placed Wi-Fi routers are at the forefront of a tantalizing communications concept that has proved hard to produce on a big scale, The conc...
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  • Bandwidth
    Software Developer, 2014 - present
  • Research Triangle Software Inc.
    Chief Technical Officer, 2004 - 2014
  • State of Georgia
    Network Administrator, 2002 - 2003
  • Research Triangle Consultants Inc.
    Senior Network Engineer, 1997 - 2001
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Former network engineer turned developer.
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Succefully routed major ISP in North West US through a puny T1 on the East coast due to bad BGP filtering
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Awesome staff, always friendly and helpful. Has ethanol free gas at all pumps and sell fishing licenses on site, which boaters should appreciate. Lots of snacks and drinks, a few of the essential camping and boating supplies. Plenty of pre-made foods like small pizza, sausage biscuits, hot boiled peanuts. A few toys for younger kids. Live minnows and night crawlers, all the essential fishing supplies if you're in a hurry and forget to bring something. Not a large selection of options, but the basics are covered well enough to save you a trip to Cary 99% of the time. Kiddie rods/reel combos as well as a small selection for adults. I've been visiting Jordan Lake for about 10 years now, last 5 with my boat and they've always been friendly and helpful though admittedly at this point they also recognize me coming in the door so that might help :) The only bad thing I can say is that this station is the most popular one as its the most convenient when coming from the East side of the lake (i.e from Cary and Raleigh) so it can get a bit crowded, but I've never waited more than just a few minutes for a gas pump to open up, even on a summer weekend. This is the only station I will go to on the lake at this point, I've never gone wrong by stopping here.
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If you forgot some fishing gear and don't want to run home or into town, then its okay to go here, otherwise, go across the street to Cruizers. The staff is very rarely friendly. I've spent a lot of time on Jordan Lake over the past 5 years or so, and these guys always seem like its a chore to have me buy from them. They do have live minnows, and a good stock of fishing supplies and the few bits of camping and boating gear that I always end up forgetting on my first few trips for the season. I don't buy gas here so I'm not sure if its Ethanol free or not, station across the street is ethanol free for certain. The staff just makes me want to avoid stopping here often enough to buy gas.
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Excellent service! I placed a late night order via paypal ... and messed it up horribly in my sleep deprived state, sent them an email about it as soon as I realized what I had done. Within 30 minutes of them opening the next morning I had an email with what steps to take, basically make another order with the missing parts and proper shipping selection and they'd straighten it all out and refund me what was due. Placed the order, including additional parts I wasn't sure I needed ... with a note that I didn't really want those parts if I didn't need them. Within a couple hours I got confirmation of what I was intending to order, and the order shipped that day, with the right parts and a refund for the bits I shouldn't have ordered. Got my package the next morning (I ordered on Thursday and wanted to fly on Saturday) via FedEx over night, everything was well packed and more or less perfect. I tried Hobby Wireless because I was having issues with another company who claimed to have things in stock but didn't and couldn't fix their website to show the correct stock status, and nearly missed the weekend flights because of it; Hobby Wireless saved my Saturday (this morning!) flights and gave me a great FPV system. Excellent customer service and fast shipping.
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Good food, friendly service. The menu is a mix of the typical favorites, but with a non-traditional twist such as the bison chili, its all great food. I've never liked catfish in my life, but this place has good clean catfish. Everyone loved the catfish bites appetizer, even me! Indoor and outdoor seating in the shade. The staff was very friendly towards us both times I've visited with an infant or two in toe both times, always made sure the kids had what we needed. The menu changes every so often to keep things mixed up. If you're going to be looking for food west of Jordan Lake after a good day on the lake, this is where I would go.
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