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I honestly do not know how you could really work that out J, or even if it would be relevant any way.

 

Data centres are indeed very high power consumers and therefore by extension far from carbon neutral but break it back to percentage produced by individual consumers in the DC space and the picture changes, very dramatically.

 

The reason, or at least a part of the reason, why DCs aka "the cloud" are popular is because they make efficient use of resources, individual computer facilities by comparison do not.

 

I'd guess a part of the reason, and I'm not a particular fan of Amazon at all, is because a savvy competitor could get a reasonable idea of just how many customers AWS has, which is in the arcane business world, the first step to determining how to whittle away at their market share.

 

AWS does very well by having a pay for usage model, I could think of a few ways I could develop an appealing counter model and at the same time build a strategy that demonstrated how my way was more carbon friendly - which might push a few hot buttons  🙂

 

Cheers

 

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The fact they use every legal trick to hide it means they have measured it and it's horrendous.

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🙂

 

Very possibly true.

 

It really does depend upon how efficiently they have designed their data centres, it is very, very easy to have lousy PUEs if you do not pay almost obsessive attention to DC design detail.

 

Cheers

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Not sure any of you would have watched the Aussie show Offspring, but I did, and got sucked in hook line and sinker 🙂 a far superior soapy imo.

Anyway I'm just gonna name drop a bit ...have just had a conversation with Kat Stewart, husband, and her rl offspring.

Ms Stewart made me laugh and cry with abandon. A hell of a good actor.

 

Edit: her character in the show  made me laugh and cry that is, not this morning

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Short answer Jeruselem is no. 🙂

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7 hours ago, Jeruselem said:

You been watching 5 bedrooms too?

Unless iView or Netflix / Stan take it up I won't see it.

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1 hour ago, eveln said:

Unless iView or Netflix / Stan take it up I won't see it.


You don't get Channel 10?

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1 hour ago, JediKnight said:


You don't get Channel 10?

lost count of how many years without watching commercial tv. can't say I miss it tbh. life is quieter, calmer ;)

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There's some channels I haven't even bothered to rescan to get.

There's some channels that I might hit up a couple of times a year, Channel 10 seems to be one of those.

 

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we gave up fta tv when we got cable (foxtel, in the early 21st century, when it had no ads and was pretty interesting compared to fta)

 

gave up foxtel once the ads got fierce, and used the cable for receiving abc and sbs, whose reception here is pretty crap

 

then turned to iview and sbs on demand and gave foxtel the total flick (had been $10 per month to get those channels, plus all the other fta which we never watched)

 

i be guessing it's been at least 5 years since we could "get" fta, but haven't watched it except in waiting rooms since probably 2003 or so... and every time i am unfortunate enough to endure it where i can't escape, i am reminded how totally i don't miss it, and what a pathetic bunch of drivel interspersed with appalling advertising it comprises

 

 

how can people endure that shit voluntarily ?

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I watch their sport and news, little else.

 

Anything else they have worthwhile I've likely already seen anything from 6-30 months beforehand and without commercials.

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I don't watch it, end of story, pretty certain I'm missing nothing.

 

Cheers

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7 hours ago, Rybags said:

watch their sport and news, little else.

See, if your in the crowd or a player of the game you be viewing then likely the hype and commentation won't annoy you. Me ? I find the commentators painful and the general hype unnecessary. Sport is more about the gambling and the extended drama these days than the actual game << yep I know that's because of media betrayal but there you have it. It's all just too fucking loud and stupid, more's the pity.

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4 hours ago, eveln said:

 Sport is more about the gambling and the extended drama these days than the actual game << yep I know that's because of media betrayal but there you have it.

Not sure if deliberate, or accidental gold

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I'm glad most of workstations are Windows 10, we have the few residual Windows 7 machines with the BlueKeep RDP thingy.

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* looks taken aback, even a little affronted *

Edit:  Of course it's deliberate Gold.

Whatchu talkin' 'bout @Nich... ??

I do my best work early before first coffee kicks in !

 

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Bloody necessary!

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10, although not trivial was always going to be a winner at workstation level because it was FREE.. no brainer for the bean counters.

 

In real terms today it simply does not matter, any OS that runs a browser and do things in there - sad but true - maybe not sad, most people don't really care at all.

 

Cheers

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Linux will not work here because we use highly specialised industrial software which uses weird device drivers.

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Hmm.

 

I'd dispute that, but without knowing what you specifically do can't comment - out of the box I've always had more trouble finding Windows  drivers than I have Linux.

 

It's the nature of open source, there's always some one in  the community with time on their hands to write a driver.

 

Drivers are never exactly difficult just the hardware side designers seem to neglect to give the necessary info on a routine basis so it becomes a puzzle, but geeks love puzzles 🙂

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, chrisg said:

Hmm.

 

I'd dispute that, but without knowing what you specifically do can't comment - out of the box I've always had more trouble finding Windows  drivers than I have Linux.

 

It's the nature of open source, there's always some one in  the community with time on their hands to write a driver.

 

Drivers are never exactly difficult just the hardware side designers seem to neglect to give the necessary info on a routine basis so it becomes a puzzle, but geeks love puzzles 🙂

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

The software I'm dealing it attached to expensive electrical hardware made by companies like Reliable Controls and Rockwell. The actual hardware itself can be pretty expensive and well, uses a lot of proprietary technology. Yes bit of the software do use open standards but the tricky stuff like actually get data out of the devices is not.

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🙂

 

The moment you said Rockwell I knew it was going to get complicated 🙂

 

They amaze me how they make things difficult.

 

Cheers

 

 

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16 hours ago, chrisg said:

🙂

 

The moment you said Rockwell I knew it was going to get complicated 🙂

 

They amaze me how they make things difficult.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

There's other hardware we deal with which is even more obscure. Some only with Windows XP over a RS232 port so ... that's the crap we have deal with.

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