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  1. Thread: Cloud Computing

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    Re: Cloud Computing

    IF they can get a solid central team to implement it, and IF they can get decent content into it, having centrally managed and delivered shit wouldn't be a bad thing - it'd remove the technophobes at...
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    Finally, your identity is out, Craig David.

    Finally, your identity is out, Craig David.
  3. Re: I'm a super late upgrade (January '13) Any advice?

    That's only because I only ever invite you, you smelly half-midget.

    OP, I mean that it can be easy to fall into the trap of making a comfortable life there, and just retreating to home, etc... but...
  4. Re: I'm a super late upgrade (January '13) Any advice?

    You'll be fine. Just be adaptable and don't let your freakout moments get too out of control. (But they will happen, so y'know, just go with it) Also, don't say 'no' to any invitation - it's tempting...
  5. Thread: RCS

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    I feel dirty and stupider for having read all...

    I feel dirty and stupider for having read all this.



    I dunno, I know a few people who've moved somewhere on a tourist visa, then found employment with someone who sponsors a proper work visa....
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    Balabuskah is a sports bar. It's not bad, and...

    Balabuskah is a sports bar. It's not bad, and they have lots of events, but just a sports bar.

    L&L isn't bad, but no DJ. Osaka has a taste for stylish yet wanky places though - Amemura and...
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    It's hard to tell, Scrotty, it's so vaguely...

    It's hard to tell, Scrotty, it's so vaguely referenced.



    ... until a controller or a fibre channel switch dies. ;) Fair cop that a SAN is inherently fault-tolerant to a certain extent, but it...
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    The problem is that the "cloud" is a very unfixed...

    The problem is that the "cloud" is a very unfixed term, which can mean many things to many people. BWF's 'Cloud' product description says: "the system gives High Availability and in the event of...
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    Re: Downtime 14/08/11

    If the SAN failed, why didn't the server migrate over to a second cluster? The whole point of 'high availability' in a virtual environment is for exactly this kind of situation.
  10. Re: Is "eigo kyoushi" an appropriate term to use to describe yourself as a JET ALT?

    Sorry, but what does a Japanese teaching licence have to do with anything? Would you whip it out if you're asked what you do in a bar?

    If your co-workers introduce you as "sensei", use that. If...
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    Re: Where to find cheap rain boots?

    Tokyu Hands will have them, any hardware store, as well as sporting goods places. Fishing shops will have them too. get the extra inner-sole thing, the bottoms of them are rubbish.
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    Re: Buying Computer Parts in Japan

    My favourite two places were:
    Faith
    Twotop

    Two top always seemed cheaper, but Faith seems to have a bigger range. Both are generally cheaper than the Yamada Denki's, etc.
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    Re: So what are you doing for last minute prep?

    When I gave gifts on my first day, my new coworkers looked at me funny. Don't feel that gifts are expected - they're not. Bring stuff for the kids if you're really keen... I brought a couple of...
  14. Thread: Dani sprays

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    Re: Dani sprays

    Don't bother trying to find plastic covers, just get tight cotton covers from here: 【楽天市場】いつもの眠りに快適+プラス+♪寝具・生活雑貨のお店。【sleep+】:スリーププラス[トップページ]

    Idunno about the bug bombs, I only covered stuff like...
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    Re: Do ALTs have to pay for NHK?

    Gold, Rondo.

    I refuse to pay. I don't watch J-tv because it's just high def drivel. Had a few run-ins with the NHK guy in my old place and he was a prick. I told him I refused to pay, that I...
  16. Thread: Dani sprays

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    Just to throw in my two cents (although...

    Just to throw in my two cents (although considering i still have my mite infestation, maybe I'm not the best person to offer advice)



    Sounds like dani. You can see bed bugs, dani are just too...
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    Re: DS games in private lessons

    This might help if you've never played Scribblenauts. Yes, this is where my sig quote is from. :)

    The Escapist : Video Galleries : Zero Punctuation : Scribblenauts
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    Re: Quitting JET, how do I find a job?

    Just to clarify, there's no opportunities if you dont have *some* Japanese ability, correct?

    I was thinking about trying to find a job after JET, and I've been informed by some folk in the...
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    Sticky: I will stab both of you. I should get a stab...

    I will stab both of you. I should get a stab medal.
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    Sticky: Re: Requesting Medals

    I humbly put forward that I be awarded the Superman award because I helped with ITIL when Paul took a break and Trivial peed in all the corners. The Youtube tags and the member-map were my doing!...
  21. very few insects are human, so I should be okay....

    very few insects are human, so I should be okay. ;)

    I'm dealing with an ongoing infestation of bird and cannibal mites - I've got a dehumidifier and aircon running 24/7 so humidity isn't really...
  22. Re: Diatomaceous earth in Japan - some help needed.

    Oh, that reminds me. I'm also going to need 50kg of ammonia and 30 of quik-lime, plus the nitroglycerine. cheers.

    (diatomaceous earth is also used as an insectide, you can buy it off the US...
  23. Diatomaceous earth in Japan - some help needed.

    So I'm trying to find this "diatomaceous earth" stuff high and low, both locally and on the net in Japan, but I'm still coming up empty. I found one place, http://www.organic-one.jp but the couple of...
  24. Thread: New Osaka JETs!

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    Re: New Osaka JETs!

    It kinda sucks that they haven't given you much info... but in their defence, most of the jet's leaving are in Insane Mode right now, trying to sell stuff, saying goodbyes, getting stuff...
  25. Thread: New Osaka JETs!

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    Might want to edit that email link - some spam...

    Might want to edit that email link - some spam email page scrapers just look at the source for the mailto: link.
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