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Everything posted by fm7

  1. Facebook stops paying publishers to stream live video Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free? :)
  2. " Content can only be consistently good if its creators can make a living from it. It's an illusion that creating a platform and inviting everyone to it will eventually reveal enough free, or nearly free, pearls to make the platform's owners fabulously rich. " https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-05/why-medium-failed-to-disrupt-the-media
  3. Like Youtube Red? :-) Medium is a sort of blog. Anyone can post articles. Bloomberg's point is "Content can only be consistently good if its creators can make a living from it. It's an illusion that creating a platform and inviting everyone to it will eventually reveal enough free, or nearly free, pearls to make the platform's owners fabulously rich." The same could be said about Youtube.
  4. https://blog.medium.com/renewing-mediums-focus-98f374a960be#.mfj24le7n
  5. Hi, Great offers! I would like to ask you a few questions:about these servers: Please: 1. Is IPV6 available? 2. How much time to expect (SLA 0) waiting for server hard reset requests? 3. Do you offer temporary KVMoIP? Rescue Mode? Thank you very much.
  6. Atlantic.net charges for compute capacity by the second $0.0205 /hour $15 /month 1GB RAM 1 vCPU 40GB SSD 3 TB Transfer $0.0411 /hour $30 /month 2GB RAM 2 vCPU 80GB SSD 4 TB Transfer $0.0822 /hour $60 /month 4GB RAM 2 vCPU 100GB SSD 5 TB Transfer $0.1644 /hour $120 /month 8GB RAM 4 vCPU 160GB SSD 6 TB Transfer ...
  7. What we found is that the cloud was not meant to provide the level of IOPS performance we needed to run an agressive system like CephFS. ... The problem with CephFS is that in order to work, it needs to have a really performant underlaying infrastructure because it needs to read and write a lot of things really fast. If one of the hosts delays writing to the journal, then the rest of the fleet is waiting for that operation alone, and the whole file system is blocked. When this happens, all of the hosts halt, and you have a locked file system; no one can read or write anything and that basically takes everything down. ... Recap: What We Learned CephFS gives us more scalability and ostensibly performance but did not work well in the cloud on shared resources, despite tweaking and tuning it to try to make it work. There is a threshold of performance on the cloud and if you need more, you will have to pay a lot more, be punished with latencies, or leave the cloud. Moving to dedicated hardware is more economical and reliable for the scale and performance of our application. Building an observable system by pulling and aggregating performance data into understandable dashboards helps us spot non-obvious trends and correlations, leading to addressing issues faster. Monitoring some things can be really application specific which is why we are building our own gitlab-monitor Prometheus exporter. We plan to ship this with GitLab CE soon. https://about.gitlab.com/2016/11/10/why-choose-bare-metal/
  8. 1. Dedicated + Cloudlinux + control panel (E.g. cPanel, Vesta) 2. Just a Bunch of VPS + automation (E.g. Puppet)
  9. "The beta period taught us that the requirements of a large object storage cluster and a cloud computing storage cluster were quite different. ... "The racks have two 60-amp, 3-phase, 208-volt power strips installed. To give you an idea how much power that is, we can redundantly power about 250 60W bulbs (or 3,000 LED bulbs) per rack " https://www.dreamhost.com/blog/2016/09/12/dreamhost-builds-cloud/
  10. The story behind ScaleWay "We underestimated the lack of upstream kernel support with our new hardware. The SoC we were using, was usually employed in NAS servers and mobile phones, which only need stability and performance, so they don’t care about having a closed-source patched kernel, but our users do." https://medium.com/scaleway-cloud/thank-you-scaleway-9dc5ba30b9a5#.jy9ubokpu In fact, those 3€ ARM servers are near useless, and slow at best, if you want to develop systems..
  11. /22 costs ~$400 USD / month :) BTW lots of .com domains used by spammers are registered via Godaddy. :)
  12. http://www.wsj.com/articles/softbank-agrees-to-buy-arm-holdings-for-more-than-32-billion-1468808434
  13. ... ... ... https://99designs.com.au/tech-blog/blog/2016/07/14/real-world-http-2-400gb-of-images-per-day/
  14. ASN-Blocklist

    One could say the same about free services. I guess AWS a network full of nothing but absolute crap. :) IMO it is not a question of price but (simple) controls. E.g.serious spammers need lots of IPs and there is no interest in cheap VMs if they can't create dozens of instances.
  15. vpsBoard - Future Discussion

    Tech hiring is down 40% and nobody’s talking about it — Medium
  16. Backup Software

    I'm very happy with GoodSync 10.
  17. Full article: http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/
  18. "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken
  19. (Irony, I know) Would be a solution that won't work to a problem that doesn't exist. MaxMind makes available data not information and, of course, you can't control how applications use data or how people interpret data. Popular applications of MaxMind data (*): 1) Poor man's CDNs - usually country code data but some implementations use geographic distance as proxy to network proximity (route miles), a huge mistake when used in Asia, Africa, South America locations. 2) Visitor blocking -- a.k.a. How to Make Enemies and Irritate People 3) Log analyzers 4) Part of fraud screening processes 5) Default language and others (stupid) redirections 6) To decorate BS sites com flags, BS maps and BS location. None of these applications require precise location and data not being accurate doesn't cause harm to third parties. The problems mentioned in the article were caused by irresponsible use of data and here I quote drmike: "The law enforcement relationship, people in government jobs should be fired for gross incompetence and violating the rights of citizens." (*) Maxmind's free GeoLite databases are less accurate. United States - 50 km ratio: Correctly Resolved Incorrectly Resolved Unresolved GeoLite2 City 67% 15% 19% GeoIP2 City 84% 13% 3% GeoIP2 Precision City 84% 12% 3% Basically the paid version corrects for AOL; Google, OpenDNS and others public nameservers; some anonymous proxies / satellite providers. For the free version, all AOL users show up in the US; Google PDNS in California; etc.
  20. First paragraph: "An hour’s drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin, there is a 360-acre piece of land with a very big problem." BTW ...
  21. The law of unintended consequences is at work always and everywhere. :) IMO blaming MaxMind promotes "IP location" to "Supreme Truth" and arises the question how should MaxMind proceed with dynamic IPs? Drown them too? :) Time to Google Rat (Beta) and its massive database of MAC addresses and locations.
  22. Sell me a VPS

    2GB RAM $0 USD Unlimited uptime Unlimited downtime Unlimited packet loss