* Posts by Zub

5 publicly visible posts • joined 14 May 2009

Porn found in Osama bin Laden compound

Zub
Happy

Not so different...

We're not so different after all.

Oracle will cut half of Sun workers, analyst predicts

Zub
Stop

You're forgetting..

You're forgetting that (I believe) Oracle are buying Sun for the IP and the PEOPLE. While Sun's backoffice may be 'expendable' you cannot simply cut the thousands of technical workers they have amassed over the years. I expect this is a long term investment and Oracle would be mad to cut the engineers that made Sun.

AT&T blocks 4chan, home of weird smut

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Stop

Hackers

Since when are 4chan kiddies considered "hackers"? I don't mind television news using it in this context but this is an IT website...

IBM launching American-only software support

Zub
Alert

This isn't so new...

I don't mean to seem blunt but this isnt so new. Many large companies have the concept of "ONSHORE", "BOARDED" or "LOCALIZED" customers and have done for years. Some help desks I have worked on use these terms so the customers are never routed offshore.

Some may see this as racism but it is merely to ensure no other country is aware of issues a customer (ie government ) is having. Not many countries would want citizens of another country knowing that their systems are weakened or their capacities. Any race of people are able to work on the helpdesk, as long as they are citizens of that country.

Massed x86 ranks 'blowing away' supercomputer monoliths

Zub
Unhappy

Sun Bashing

I thought it was interesting that you say how much better things are running on the Dell hardware after it replaced Sun systems. You then miss the fact that the Lustre file system was designed, developed and supported by Sun.

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