Performance impact when using VMware snapshots It is certainly not unheared of – “When I delete a snapshot from a VM, the thing totally freezes!“. The strange thing is, some customers have these issues, others don’t (or are not aware of it). So what really DOES happen when you clean out a snapshot? Time to investigate! Test Setup So how do we test performance impact on storage while ruling out external factors? Windows 2003-R2-SP2 VM (32 bit);Single vCPU;2048 MB memory;5 Gbyte boot drive as an independent disk on a SAN LUN;VM configuration and 4 GByte performance-measurement-disk on local storage (10K disks RAID1);IOmeter (version 2006.07.27) installed;Configure perfmon to measure both reads and writes per second from PhysicalDisk with a 20 second interval;Build these VMs on both an ESX3.5 and vSphere server to see any differences. Note that the VM configs were also placed on local storage. IOmeter was setup for a total of two tests. Table 1: IOmeter setup How VMware snapshotting works But who ever reverts snapshots on a regular basis?
Generation Alive > Programs > Defend Free > Fight Slavery Resources Fight Slavery Resources Slavery is still happening today! International Facts The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year 95% of victims experienced physical or sexual violence during trafficking (based on data from selected European countries) 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation, of whom 98 per cent are women and girls 32% of victims are used for forced economic exploitation, of whom 56 per cent are women and girls Many trafficking victims have at least middle-level education National Facts Estimated between 14,500-17,500 human beings trafficked into the U.S. annually. Spokane Area Estimated that there are 415-460 sex slaves in Spokane. (2007 study) Spokane is considered an entry point for underage prostitution due to the homeless population. (2007 study) Victims are cycled from city to city to keep them disorientated. (2007 study) Here is the extended printable version
2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation More and more, technology will help in the fight against corruption. The Internet is making it easier for citizens to know what their government should be delivering—like how much money their health clinic should get—so they can hold officials accountable. As public knowledge goes up, corruption goes down, and more money goes where it’s supposed to. Aid Dependence Another argument from critics is that aid holds back normal economic development, keeping countries dependent on generosity from outsiders. This argument makes several mistakes. Second, the “aid breeds dependency” argument misses all the countries that have graduated from being aid recipients, and focuses only on the most difficult remaining cases. Even in sub-Saharan Africa, the share of the economy that comes from aid is a third lower now than it was 20 years ago, while the total amount of aid to the region has doubled. Critics are right to say there is no definitive proof that aid drives economic growth.
Child slavery and chocolate: All too easy to find In "Chocolate's Child Slaves," CNN's David McKenzie travels into the heart of the Ivory Coast to investigate children working in the cocoa fields. (More information and air times on CNN International.) By David McKenzie and Brent Swails, CNN Daloa, Ivory Coast (CNN) - Chocolate’s billion-dollar industry starts with workers like Abdul. He squats with a gang of a dozen harvesters on an Ivory Coast farm. Abdul holds the yellow cocoa pod lengthwise and gives it two quick cracks, snapping it open to reveal milky white cocoa beans. Abdul is 10 years old, a three-year veteran of the job. He has never tasted chocolate. During the course of an investigation for CNN’s Freedom Project initiative - an investigation that went deep into the cocoa fields of Ivory Coast - a team of CNN journalists found that child labor, trafficking and slavery are rife in an industry that produces some of the world’s best-known brands. It was not supposed to be this way. More about the Harkin-Engel Protocol It didn’t.
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Beyond the Talking Points: The Current Refugee Crisis | Go-Before Grace Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be the judge of a high school debate competition. Not surprisingly one of the debate topics centered around “the current refugee crisis.” Unfortunately I only got to listen to one such debate. Those arguing in favor of accepting refugees did an okay job at listing out several economists, historians and anthropologists who all argue that accepting refugees will most likely improve a country’s living standards over a long term period of time (up to 1oo years!). Those arguing against it did a fascinating job of listing out everything that is happening today. They had current and relevant data on the spread of disease, the increase of poverty among nationals and the outbreak of violence. They won the debate. Yet I remain in absolute favor of open borders worldwide, starting with our own. The narrative of Scripture leaves little room for gray when it comes to feeding, clothing and accepting foreigners, even dangerous ones. Like this:
Child Labor in U.S. History - The Child Labor Education Project Breaker Boys Hughestown Borough Pa. Coal Co. Pittston, Pa. Photo: Lewis Hine Forms of child labor, including indentured servitude and child slavery, have existed throughout American history. Spinning Room Cornell Mill Fall River, Mass. In the early decades of the twentieth century, the numbers of child laborers in the U.S. peaked. Child Labor Reform and the U.S. 1832 New England unions condemn child labor The New England Association of Farmers, Mechanics and Other Workingmen resolve that “Children should not be allowed to labor in the factories from morning till night, without any time for healthy recreation and mental culture,” for it “endangers their . . . well-being and health” Women’s Trade Union League of New York 1836 Early trade unions propose state minimum age laws Union members at the National Trades’ Union Convention make the first formal, public proposal recommending that states establish minimum ages for factory work 1836 First state child labor law 1883 New York unions win state reform