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West Nile Virus Outbreak Puts Dallas In State of Emergency

BrentH Re:I'm in VA... (167 comments)

Contrary to car accidents or lightning strikes, the West Nile virus is contagious and its spread may accelerate.

more than 2 years ago
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JAXA Creates Camera That Can See Radiation

BrentH Re:Not a surprise (49 comments)

Property of these crystal detectors is that they give you zero directional information, essential in a device named 'camera' I'd say. The geometry of the casing helps you slightly, but I suppose the JAXA folks figured out an altogether new way of imaging.

more than 2 years ago
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New Programming Languages Come From Designers

BrentH Re:Wrong premise (435 comments)

And now get off my premises!

more than 2 years ago
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Could Curiosity Rover Moonlight As Part of a Sample Return Mission?

BrentH Re:Why? (65 comments)

We have one here the size of a wallet. Sure, it's the price of a big car, but that's nothing NASA will flinch at.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook's Oregon Data Center Uses As Much Power As Entire County

BrentH Re:Go the Apple way (208 comments)

Actually, that makes a lot of sense.As long as they have a fat pipe to the internet, who cares where the datacenter is. Costs will be lower in Africa, and solar panels make a lot more sense there.

more than 2 years ago
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Of all my locally stored data, I encrypt ...

BrentH Re:Dropbox (261 comments)

Thing is, you can take any file as a keyfile. Why not a certain version of a certain sourcefile of the Linux kernel for example? You're always going to be able to retrieve it without actually carrying it with you, but no one will find out. Another option is to use a personal photo from your camera. How will anyone ever know which one it is?

more than 2 years ago
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World's Biggest Gold Coin Minted In Australia

BrentH Re:Currency (171 comments)

O look, a libertard who's read an article on currency. Gold is as much fiat as government bills. Only food has intrinsic value, all other things have value based on the fact that others accept it in exchange for food.

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites

BrentH Re:Vigilances (481 comments)

Wild guess: you are against vigilantes like these, but pro-guns, amirite?

about 3 years ago
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The Kindle is Getting Support For HTML5

BrentH Re:DRM (123 comments)

Do what I did: purchasefrom a third party and never register the thing with Amazon. I can put any (DRM-free) ebook on it when mounted as USB drive, I can surf the web, and Amazon will never know. Perfect.

about 3 years ago
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AMD 'Bulldozer' FX CPU Reviews Arrive

BrentH Re:AMD isn't about performance anymore (271 comments)

If you are comparing systems with the same amount of memory, the AMD is still only $35 more expensive. In your example the Intel has 8GB versus the AMD with 16GB, which is clearly not similar. I only suggested that if the $35 extra is a problem, getting the A6 with 'only' 8GB makes sense.

about 3 years ago
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AMD 'Bulldozer' FX CPU Reviews Arrive

BrentH Re:AMD isn't about performance anymore (271 comments)

I don't think that card is only $30? But yeah, you could get a decent separate card that beats the Intel for that price, but still, I doubt that you get much more performance than the A6 though.

about 3 years ago
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AMD 'Bulldozer' FX CPU Reviews Arrive

BrentH Re:AMD isn't about performance anymore (271 comments)

I think going down to 8GB and putting that money towards the A6 is by far the best option. The 6530 smokes any Intel graphics, and be honest: the 6530 is even for nongamers much preffered over the HD2000. Casual games like the Sims3 will thank you for it, as well as gpu-assisted computer which is increasingly common.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?

BrentH Re:Bargain (735 comments)

I guess bargaining is a US thing then, because here in Europe such things are very rare exceptions. Labour isn't a market in but a very few highly competitive industries.

about 3 years ago
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OCZ Wants To Cache Your HDD With an SSD

BrentH Re:Not a novelty (189 comments)

So what do you think of eBoostr? I've been thinking of expanding my (5400rpm) system with a 16/32GB SSD as some sort of cache. Readyboost has its downsides, but I understand that eBoostr makes the cache persistent. Apart from a few forum posts, I cant find any proper benchmarks of it from the big hardware sites.

more than 2 years ago
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OCZ Wants To Cache Your HDD With an SSD

BrentH Re:Not a novelty (189 comments)

I agree it makes for sense for an operating system (filesystem perhaps) to do this job. Unfortunately, Windows does not do it. Readyboost is merely an extra space for Superfetch to cache files, but this isnt persistent over reboots. So every time I boot, I have to retrain the cache, which is about as undesirable as a filesystem cache could be. If not sure if software like eBoostr solves this, but if anyone has a Windows alternative, much obliged.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Roundup

BrentH Re:The cloud... (474 comments)

Well, he uploaded his comment to the cloud, didnt he?

more than 3 years ago
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Thunderbird Unseats Evolution In Ubuntu 11.10

BrentH Re:Evolution (283 comments)

I don't know of any place where I tow my laptop too which has less than 10mbit, and some are even 1 gbit. Why would I even think about that, while I rarely need to browse far into my history? And I bet google optimizes common usage patterns by for example downloading the last 100 messages when logging in.

more than 3 years ago
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Fedora 16 To Use Btrfs Filesystem By Default

BrentH Re:Rollback system changes (198 comments)

The fact that you don't see how a filesystem integrated snapshot function could make a difference tells me that you've never used anything like that. And your alternative of managing partitions and 'backups' tell me that you certainly have never tried to manage anything like this on a scale beyond your own machines.

Let me tell you, ZFS-like snapshots are the best improvement to computing since proper multi-user systems. It makes managing file security and integrity so, so much easier, and at almost no cost. (and by ZFS-like I mean with the ease and speed of ZFS, I've not yet seen much numbers on BTRFS performance)

more than 3 years ago
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Could the US Phase Out Nuclear Power?

BrentH Re:Longer Answer: (657 comments)

They banned the lightbulb pretty succesfully I'd say.

more than 3 years ago

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Linux BIOS will have Virtualization.

BrentH BrentH writes  |  more than 6 years ago

BrentH (1154987) writes "SplashTop, the technology of having a lightweight Linux distro in the BIOS allowing you to do basic tasks, like checking email, will have virtualization. You can boot up into Splashtop, have Splashtop start your 'real' OS in the background in a Virtual Machine, and check your email or play solitaire while your OS is booted up."
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