Clown Computing?



  • Continuing the discussion from So... I am no longer blind about performance here ...:

    @codinghorror said:

    Clown computing!

    Yeah, these people are going to be amazed when I introduce them to the concept of a modern bank.

    Where is my money stored?


  • sockdevs

    Why is this in Sidebar?



  • Side Bar: Because more things make us ask WTF than just code.

    I don't know.

    Can you point me to the category etiquette doc?



  • @xaade said:

    Where is my money stored?

    Duh, in the cloud. where else will it be?



  • I don't even know what this is about. A bank? Huh?



  • Point being that they complain about the cloud being a bad place to store data, so I'm guessing they stuff their mattresses with their cash, because banks are not trustworthy either?

    Look, I'm not "It's the Cloud!"TM, but at least I'm not against using third party data storage solutions.



  • What point? There's two sentences and none of them have anything to do with the cloud.

    Is this one of those telepaths-only topics? Or what's going on here?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Is this one of those telepaths-only topics?

    Close: OP is @xaade



  • Fixed it.

    For some reason the quote got stripped.



  • Yeah it still doesn't make any sense, and now it has Coding Whore's name on it, so. Bye.


  • sockdevs

    Yep; still not Sidebar; Jeffed


  • mod

    ...best I can tell, Xaade is on a rampage against his shoulder aliens, who are feeding him a bunch of crap about the cloud being in some way bad.



  • @Yamikuronue said:

    Xaade is on a rampage against his shoulder aliens

    Wouldn't call it a rampage. By now it's a long-term, positional war.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @xaade said:

    I don't know.

    Can you point me to the category etiquette doc?

    Sidebar provides content for the main site, one of the panels on the left.

    Seems some don't think this fits...



  • @PJH said:

    Sidebar provides content for the main site

    Really? I don't see any content, clicking on it does nothing...



  • Did you check the article?

    The Archive Scott built, while a worthy initiative, tells people that essentially you can’t trust a third party to store your data, only to create an archive that is stored…. with a third party... [and] seemed to take the view that storing files on one’s own server is far safer than to store with some evil voodoo-doll corporate.



  • For the longest time this thread was the last one on the page before new ones got loaded, which loading would cause my phone to jump around like a mad man and send me off to some other thread that I would have ended up tapping on. Now that I'm actually in it, it's kind of a disappointment.



  • Anyway, I figure if there's anything to be alarmist about over cloud computing, it's that Amazon's—as I understand it—basically a monopoly. I was at an aws conference, and all the speakers were crowing about these Gartner quotes that cloud computing is not a commodity “you wouldn't want to put a round peg in a square home now, would you” and that Amazon has more cloud than the next six major competitors “and we pass the savings on to you!” and I got to thinking about how amazon has been running a razor thin profit margin for so long, expanding so rapidly, and what are they going to do when there's no room left to grow?



  • Hey, if I could play Dwarf Fortress in the clown, I'd do it without a second thought. Clown-based storage is the future. Just think of Google Photos, which allows you to store 16 megapixel images in the Clown for free. Heck, I'd store my passwords in the Clown (encrypted, of course).

    The Steam Clown stores all my game configuration and save data and screenshots.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @NedFodder said:

    Really? I don't see any content, clicking on it does nothing...

    No repro:


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