One important task of operations is understanding the cost trade-offs between public clouds like Amazon’s, private clouds, traditional colocation, and building their own infrastructure. It’s hard to beat Amazon if you’re a startup trying to conserve cash and need to allocate or deallocate hardware to respond to fluctuations in load. You don’t want to own a huge cluster to handle your peak capacity but leave it idle most of the time. But Amazon isn’t inexpensive, and a larger company can probably get a better deal taking its infrastructure to a colocation facility. A few of the largest companies will build their own datacenters. What is DevOps? - O’Reilly Radar
The problem, however, remains: Without lies, what does the right wing media have? Not much. One thing that continues to nag at me is how the vast majority of conservatives who come at me online are simply wrong. Not in their opinion, but in their facts. And that when you inform them of the facts, they either retreat or insist their lies are truth. That’s because if they accept the facts, their entire worldview dissipates. Is All the Lying Backfiring? | The Raw Story
Sound government policy must always be based on evidence, not opinion; especially when that opinion can be shown to be inaccurate. To pursue any other path is to turn away from rational thought — which should be anathema for the leaders of any modern society. Pyne won’t retract false 100Mbps NBN claim | Delimiter
the simple fact is that after decades of both laboratory (experiments to see if this stuff is bad) and real world (billions of people and animals eating billions of tons of GMO’s) results, there has been no data to show this stuff is bad for us. Science…well sort of: Science, well sort of….my dog ate my GMO’s!
I’d say we have a fairly serious situation if the Shadow Treasurer cannot tell the difference between a capital investment and an expense. Wouldn’t you? I’m only a small business owner who almost failed Accounting 1A at university, but even I know the difference between the two. I am tired of writing about this issue. When even Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged that the Government’s accounting treatment of the NBN is correct, why does Joe Hockey continue to make factually incorrect statements on this issue? Now Hockey contradicts Turnbull on NBN costs | Delimiter
AAPT has recently been hacked, Telstra has recently been hacked (in a very similar breach to the 3FL attack), and now we know iiNet has recently been hacked. Most of these hacks have been fairly trivial. But does anyone really believe at this point that these ISPs would absolutely, 100 percent, be able to guarantee the security of the massive stores of Australians’ telecommunications records which the Federal Attorney-General’s Department wants them to start holding? I certainly don’t. And that’s the bigger issue here. iiNet hid game forum hack from customers | Delimiter
it’s the perfect place to file those sensitive internal documents which you can’t find any space elsewhere for, especially if they’re marked ‘not to be distributed to the media’. We love those. IT glitch takes down CityLink tunnels | Delimiter