Today in 1868, 155 years ago: at the mouth of the Avaí stream (in the current town of Villeta, 40 km southeast of Asunción (Paraguay) -within the framework of the War of the Triple Alliance- the Brazilian army defeats the Paraguayan army in the battle of Abaí.
Today in 1994, 29 years ago: First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
The question isn't if it's needed but why it is not already a thing.
I have never understood the way some people use their computers, but starting in the days when Windows needed booting into a particular config to run some games probably inculcated those habits.
Also on the occasions I've played around with the budget to find money for such things, when I approach departments for a buy-in they're not interested unless it's for their sole use.
Absolutely infuriates me ever since I became 'management'.
I am told, repeatedly, we are the most expensive department in the organization. Any yet they STILL live in a world where resources and the staff to run them cost nothing. "AWS is too expensive" they cry. Funny that. You don't want to pay the Bezos tax? Dig into your pockets.
"Hello, we're trying to recruit ML/DL faculty and wondering what GPU compute resources you could dedicate?"
It's funny, just this morning I was wondering what to do with the brand new GPU server we have in the basement doing nothing. Yes, that's right, the imaginary basement. Imaginary server, too, because SHIT COSTS MONEY AND YOU NEED TO FUCKING BUY IT
Some greatest hits on shithead driver charts today. Honked at by some ballbag in a white Camry, who then honked at me again because I wouldn't pass a stopped bus at an intersection (forbidden unless it is controlled by a light). Then another guy honked at me when he pulled out in front of me and I had to brake hard.
One of our NAS boxes has a delegated DNS entry, using simple round robin node balancing. "Great" thought I, "I can use the DNS name for SSH work" Alas it causes host key alarm because there's multiple hosts...I don't like to switch that off so I guess I'll just stick to the IP I've had stuck in my head forever. #sysadmin
#F1 this is a bit annoying. Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds said that they would monitor aero exploitation carefully. If allowed to progress, teams will spend a fortune on these concepts, many CFD and wind-tunnel hours, only for them to be binned overnight.
FOSS, motorbikes, and photography.
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