[CentOS] C7, encryption, and clevis

Fri Jun 8 20:45:55 UTC 2018
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On 06/08/18 15:26, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> On a similar note: one of the companies whose software scientists here
>>> were using a lot (IDL is a product) changed hand several times, and
>>> last owner changed licensing terms and stopped signing perpetual
>>> With perpetual license you were able to keep upgrading software during
>>> support period, usually 1 year, and keep using last version later
>>> forever only you are locked to that older version. They stopped signing
>>> perpetual licenses, and made it "software for rent" with 1 year rent
>>> term. When that happened I recommended all our people to avoid using
>>> IDL in new projects (python was my recommendation as fair replacement -
>>> just what I know, not that I consider it better than other
alternatives). As
>>> a programmer (former I should say, as I don't put my dirty hands into
>>> code lately, almost not) I wouldn't invest my time into mastering
>>> something that I not necessarily will have access to at some point in a
>>> future...
>> Yeah. We have a number of folks here using R, and fewer still using
>> Matlab.
> Sounds like your former matlab users are happy with R (bad name, BTW,
> try to search...). Thanks, I will know now what to mention as
> alternative if it will be about matlab!
And it has heavy hooks for python. And it's open source. Matlab may have
more sophisticated tools, but....

       mark "now, there is the guy who runs R jobs on a server with
               a ton of memory *and* to Tesla cards that run for,
               literally, 2-3 *weeks*. Lotta data...."