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Posted on 2009.11.06 at 08:30
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So look what happened when I tried to install VMWare Workstation on Windows 2008 Server IA64. Guess what I think will? VirtualBox! (Which, given Sun Microsystem's control of it, makes my plan especially nefarious...) So now I'm going to install Ubuntu 8.04 IA64 and see about compiling it on that architecture.

Ultimately, I'll end up using IntegrityVM (think ESX hypervisor vs Workstation, or better yet, Solaris Containers [big] Zones) providing my rx2600 does that - but knowing what I now know, I bet I can coax it into working.

And sadly once again, Google is only filled with simple answers to common questions. Nothing (and I mean nothing) I search for regarding any of this returns an answer. The good news is I will make my own answers - the bad news is once I submit this post, within three minutes Google will start displaying my own post to me as a valid return.

Such a burden I carry.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-06 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
I know how you're going to react, but I'm going to suggest it anyway because it might come in handy down the road even if you can't turn it into money: we have a guy here that is VM Ware certified to cover exactly the kinds of things that you are discussing. You don't need a cert for what you're doing, but it might be worth finding out where you can get the study material to increase your knowledge in this area which may make future tasks more efficient as you will have more insider knowledge.
ehowton at 2009-11-06 16:17 (UTC) (Link)
You know how I'm going to react? Did you know that I was going to very carefully explain to you how being certified on an application doesn't magically make that application work on an architecture it wasn't designed for? Hell, I bet that guy doesn't even know what IA64 is. And really, why would he? There's no reason for him to.

My partner-in-crime at work is VMware certified. Know what he knows about IA64 architecture or linux in general? Not much.

Furthermore, not everything I do is intended to "turn it into money." That's so short-sighted it hurts my molars and makes me overall generally angry at not you specifically, but your entire generation, the generation which spawned you, and your children (and let's be fair, probably your children's children.) In fact, Seven generations of your seed will I despise because of that statement.

I'm curious - did you know I was going to say that too?

Edited at 2009-11-06 04:19 pm (UTC)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-06 16:31 (UTC) (Link)
No, I knew you were going to respond and call me stupid because that's your M.O.

You make very brash assumptions about what my co-worker knows or what his need for knowledge is.

And you have no moral authority to stand on accusing my generation (which would include your kids, ironically) of wanting to turn everything into money. I merely made the point that I could see how it wouldn't be worth your time to pursue given your responsibilities, particularly because pursuing this course of action may not directly affect your bottom line.

But of course, you see this as materialism. So I have a challenge for you you hypocritical prick: why don't you sell everything that you have, give to the poor and live off the land? You won't do it because you're a hypocritical materialistic prick.

There's nothing wrong with this of course. The greatest generation that ever lived went through the Great Depression and then were asked to make the ultimate sacrifice to stop a genocide of 6 million civilians. They made damn sure that you and I never had to endure what they endured. It's because of them that you have the ability to sit on your fat ass all day and mock me--because someone else paid the price. You're reaping the benefit of their hard work, so I don't want to hear this phony self-righteousness spewed forth from your lips (or fingertips) ever again.
ehowton at 2009-11-06 17:10 (UTC) (Link)
So I have a challenge for you you hypocritical prick: why don't you sell everything that you have, give to the poor and live off the land? You won't do it because you're a hypocritical materialistic prick.

This is a textbook example of a strawman. If you like, I can supply you with the definition. Again.

A better 'challenge' would've started without the assumption that I was referring to materialism (when in fact I was referring to a sort of sub-set of greed, that being, gain without the willingness to work for it - but that's irrelevant at this point) and focused instead on the real question, "If not for money, why do it?" (Or anything, for that matter).

But then you know the answer to that, as we've had this discussion many, many times before. I shout the secret of success and happiness from the rooftops, and you dismiss me, thinking I'm lying to you while you wither away in frustration and I live the American Dream.

I really don't know what more to say.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-06 17:18 (UTC) (Link)
I never once in this thread advocated getting paid without working. What I said was that because you might not get paid more for pursuing this course of action, that could be seen as a mark for the CON column which has nothing to do with greed.

In fact, that was a tangent that came up as a subset of this discussion.
ehowton at 2009-11-06 18:15 (UTC) (Link)
What a fucking nihilist. Yeah, you should do that. "Nothing." At least you could finally find something you excel at.

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-06 18:18 (UTC) (Link)
You missed the point of the discussion. Furthermore, that is a successful, published author you're bashing. Here's a clue: he's published and you're not. I take his advice over yours any day.
ehowton at 2009-11-06 18:43 (UTC) (Link)
Just because he's published does not mean he's rich, or happy, or successful - all the things you seek. I don't know that to be the case, I'm simply begging you to not confuse the two. But then again you've already made up your own mind. My advice is on how to be happy, not how to be rich, and your sincere belief that one requires the other makes the baby Jesus cry.

I weep with him.

We've also learned that if given enough rope, you'll eventually hang yourself, as we're back to pursuit of the almighty dollar. It would appear that I do have, if not the moral authority, than at least the foresight, to accuse an entire generation of greed.

And I think we all know that you would automatically take anyone's advice of "do as little as possible" over mine, which requires not only strength of character, but hard work and a positive attitude (you're really not kidding anyone with the but he's published defense, you're just really, really lazy.)

Godspeed my young friend. May all your hopes and dreams and aspirations someday fall into your lap by sheer force of will, and when they do, I pray that you understand how to appreciate something you didn't have to work for.

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-06 19:05 (UTC) (Link)
I don't see how owning one's own house, car, clothing, etc. (or put another way, obtaining financial stability) is considered greed, but then again, it's people from your generation that is on Capitol Hill right now attempting to legalize theft in the name of redistributing wealth under the phony guise of "Affordable Healthcare for All."

That whole argument stems from "Insurance companies charge too much. Doctors charge too much. Hospitals charge too much." And who's raising the hue and cry? The people who haven't worked and saved for time of need. It's because of their greed that we're having this phony debate on so-called healthcare reform. Yet no one is telling the real story here.

Milton Freeman said, The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits. Why? Because businesses are designed to make money for their shareholders. The ancillary benefit to increasing profits is that production is increased as demand increases, ergo more workers need to be hired and the quality of living is raised because of the business seeking to make a profit. This is indeed why you have a job which enabled you to buy the house, cars, clothing, entertainment, etc. that you have purchased.

So again, I exhort you to be the bigger man here and sell all your worldly possessions if you really are decrying greed. But you won't do it because you are the greedy bastard that you so despise.
ehowton at 2009-11-06 21:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to go out on a limb here and pretend you know what modus operandi is since you used it properly in a sentence, but I did want to apologize for making you feel stupid. I don't think that was my intention (I'd have to go back and re-read) (unless you say something *really* stupid) but I'm really not in the habit of making "brass assumptions." I'm fairly confident that your certified VMWare guy isn't familiar with IA64 architecture.

Remember - just because you accuse me of something, doesn't necessarily make it true! Thanks dude.
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-09 14:42 (UTC) (Link)
I'm still here for ya.
ehowton at 2009-11-09 14:48 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you ma'am.
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