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[#] Wed Nov 09 2022 13:29:26 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Twitter is a cesspool still. 

But it is one where you can increasingly fire back without a moderator shutting you down when you destroy their narrative. 

And that is a movement in the right direction. 

 



[#] Mon Nov 14 2022 18:20:15 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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We'll see about that. I'm still perma-banned and had an appeal denied that I submitted the day after Elon took over. I've submitted another one but I'll probably have to keep doing so until they fire enought purple-haired twats and soy boys.

[#] Tue Nov 15 2022 09:00:13 EST from nonservator

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The latest way to tell people you're literally worse than Hitler: Tell them you don't have any social media accounts.



[#] Tue Nov 29 2022 14:06:21 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I guess since we pick on Facebook here we can pick on Amazon as well. I'm at AWS re:Invent this week, and it's a bit overstimulating. When I see the size and scale of everything, all I can think of is ... this company is way too big and needs to be broken up into a hundred Baby Bezos.

Not my speed!

[#] Tue Nov 29 2022 15:06:14 EST from Nurb432

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It makes the inevitable crash even more fun to watch.

Tue Nov 29 2022 02:06:21 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
I guess since we pick on Facebook here we can pick on Amazon as well. I'm at AWS re:Invent this week, and it's a bit overstimulating. When I see the size and scale of everything, all I can think of is ... this company is way too big and needs to be broken up into a hundred Baby Bezos.

Not my speed!

 



[#] Tue Nov 29 2022 19:59:43 EST from fandarel

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I was tasked at one point to figure out why our AWS bill is so high. Part of it was relatively straightforward - I get virtual machines, I understand $x for so many bytes out, etc. That was probably the 10% I figured out. The rest was a deployment of a containerized application for a multitude of customers. But of course not just containers. There's orchestration, elastic load balancer gizmo, block storage, Route53, this gizmo, that tweak, some weird ass billing for MongoDB. The application is a simple self-serve kiosk thing. It has about 3 functions. But golly it takes a lot of huff to make it puff. The only good news is that revenue > AWS bill. For now, at least.
It left me feeling that the world was better off when we just bought a dang mainframe and there it was.

[#] Wed Nov 30 2022 07:22:09 EST from Nurb432

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Cloud has its place. But its not a solution for everything.

Personally, i think its good for disaster recovery/availability and having some room for temporary on the fly expansion of resources in case of emergency.  But not a lot more.

I would have it ready to use, but be mostly shut down.   Of course shared storage, that is a bit hard not to have copy 'up three in case of local data center vanishing' , but that is just the cost of insurance. 



[#] Wed Nov 30 2022 21:00:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Look into private cloud (and if you think it'd work for you, pm me because I work for a company that does them). Public cloud makes sense when you're just starting out and don't have the budget for infrastructure. It makes sense when you're big and have huge spikes and dips in usage. For everyone in between, it's overpriced.

Remember "IBM and the Seven Dwarfs"? Now it's "Amazon and the 7,000 Dwarfs."

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