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Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:15 am 
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josehill wrote:
Is Solaris 11 worth the hassle?


It's ok. I have it on a few servers now. The initial shock is pretty bad though, I think on average it takes a solaris veteran a half a day just to figure out how to static an ip on solaris 11. My biggest gripe is that now VirtualBox uses a virtual switch with Crossbow. This breaks so many of my VMs that rely on multicasting (symantec ghost etc). That and general VM performance is half of what it used to be in S11x or S10.

The big shock is that S11 isn't even the same as the pre-release which wasn't the same as S11x. Day 1 sucked.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:57 pm 
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The modern world seems to be such a scary place to some of you... :roll:

I realize that was meant to be snotty but ... well ... "why is your revenue flat ?"
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Yes. Another way to think about this is in many quarters, we would have a bunch of them that would actually move down the CPC, a bunch of them that would have moved up in click. It just happens that in the latter part of this year, they kind of all moved one way, which is not neither good nor bad. It just happens that the quality team and the advertising teams actually have kind of unearthed these type of opportunities. So it’s a bit of circumstantial as well.

... in case that wasn't clear enough ..
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I can take, say, a little bit about CPC from my perspective. I think — and I don’t have the detail here, quarter or whatever, but I do think that CPCs — do vary a fair amount, and we’re not surprised by that. There are lots of product changes that we can make that can increase CPCs or decrease CPCs and kind of have a — or an inverse effect on the number of clicks and sort of not change the actual dollars spent, for example. And that’s not that surprising because we can do things that — in product changes that affect people’s attention to ads that Susan mentioned or that affect the quality of the conversions that advertises receive. They might receive better quality clicks, or they’re — or those — each CPC that they got that’s more likely to convert into what they care about. And so we are constantly optimizing all those things across a number of different product areas and ad placements and everything else. And our advertisers are doing the same, and the algorithms are also doing all that. So I think in any healthy economic — economy, like we have of advertising, we’re going to see variation in the different factors we use to measure it. And I’m not surprised by that.

These are direct quotes from the people running your biggest, bestest, most famous companies. These are the people the United States looks up to to create the "service economy" and "create jobs." These are the people who couldn't speak a simple, complete sentence in English if their fucking lives depended on it. These are the buffoons you put your faith in. This is the best the United States has to offer.

Yeah. When you come right down to it, the modern world is a scary place for some of us. If the best you can find to run your country is only slightly less retarded than a chimpanzee with Down's syndrome, I'm scared. I admit it.


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To get the thread back on track. Unless you need some very specific ZFS features, I have found FreeBSD to be a great replacement plus you get some of the Solaris goodies like Dtrace too, and the BSD jails can do a lot of what Solaris zones accomplish. Unless of course one is interested in solaris from a professional or production stand point. There is always illumos or nexenta which are carrying on the development of OpenSolaris.

Here is a good video from Bryan Cantrill (one of the Dtrace guys) that relates some of the drama from the Oracle take over from the perspective of some of the developers of Solaris.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Yeah. When you come right down to it, the modern world is a scary place for some of us. If the best you can find to run your country is only slightly less retarded than a chimpanzee with Down's syndrome, I'm scared. I admit it.


This is just the Peter Principle in action. Hasn't it always been that way?

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Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:11 am 
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This is just the Peter Principle in action. Hasn't it always been that way?

No, it has not. This is something that younger people are probably not aware of, but it used to be that people at the head end of companies actually knew what they were doing. People who ran furniture companies or car companies or mining companies or whatever had actually worked in that field all their lives. They could go out in the shop and make what they needed, if necessary. Or at the very least, they knew how. They knew what they were doing. They could walk through a facility and tell you what was going on. You couldn't fool them with a little green floor paint and a pretty receptionist (altho Nguyen Cao Ky once said, "The Americans are like big children. Give them a glass of scotch and tell them what they want to hear and they go away happy.")

Nowadays, it's all fools running retail and marketing and IP scams. The number of total fucking morons that I've escorted on plant tours in China would astound you. It astounds me, that they can be in positions of power yet be so fucking stupid about their own business.

The US is everloving toast. You've got morons - okay, morons is not the correct term. Thieves and shysters and crooks would be the correct term. They aren't morons because they are very clever about diverting every penny possible into their own pockets. But about knowing their own business ? Utter fools. Braindead blithering idiots. Drooling imbeciles. Useless pieces of scumsucking shit.

This is a US thing, since the Germans and French and Italians I run across here are nowhere near as fucked up. You guys got big troubles right there in River City.

Damned if I know what you can do about it. Looks like time to brush up on your Gibbon. But playing "I can't hear you !" with your fingers stuck in your ears (hi R10 ! How's life down there in Fantasyland ?) isn't going to help when the poop hits the fanblades.

You heard it right here on Nekochan ... 2012 might very well be "the end" - for the US, anyway. There's nothing left there. It's a flashy exterior with no foundation. How's that "financial services" thing working out ?


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Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Hi hamei, since you are so frank about the future, and my visa is going to expire soon anyways - not long after I graduate - where would you recommend a young man settle down in this day and age?

I have Canadian and Dutch citizenship; family, work prospects, etc in both countries. Practically speaking, If you or I could go anywhere, where would it be? You seem happy in China...

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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:49 pm 
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I received a few PMs. Presumably this guy wants to remain anonymous:
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Indonesia, Some very select parts of Africa (yes really), Australia (mining and resources areas only) and the booming parts of Latin America like Brazil. China is a bit hostile to non chinese, and Chinese is very difficult to learn, not as bad as Thai but anyway.. If you knew the history of China and the last (puppet) emporer... the opium wars, etc..


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I'm not ignoring you ... but that's a really difficult question. I'm still thinking :)


For the time being, I have two options for the summer:
1. undergrad research at university (with eye-popping stipend)
2. internship at (particular sporting organization) It's unpaid, but all travel and food expenses are covered (there would be a lot of travelling)

I'm leaning towards #2.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:55 pm 
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guardian452 wrote:
Hi hamei, since you are so frank about the future, and my visa is going to expire soon anyways - not long after I graduate - where would you recommend a young man settle down in this day and age?

Any specific career/professional interests?


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