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Data Storage Pioneer Wins Millennium Technology Prize

CurryCamel Radical expansion (40 comments)


The first use of spin-valve sensors in hard disk drive read heads was in the IBM ® Deskstar 16GP Titan, which was released in late 1997 with 16.8 GB of storage.

1997. That's why I was scratching my head and wondering what radical expansion. In my view, HDDs have expanded on a steady exponential curve in size since ... forever.

about two weeks ago

How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

CurryCamel Re:Never spent one cent (240 comments)

All? Not true. I have about a dozen proof of the opposite installed on my phone. Many, yes. Most, perhaps. For some epsilon defining "most".

about two weeks ago

How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

CurryCamel Spot on (1037 comments)

The internet is destroying my faith - not my faith in God, but in humanity.

about three weeks ago

Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

CurryCamel Re:Dump kernel to serial printer (175 comments)

Ok, then.
Then all we need is a printer to hook up to that serial port.

about three weeks ago

Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

CurryCamel Re:tl;dr (273 comments)

Thankyou for that.
Now I know SxSW is not a pop concert (because an anonymous person on the internet told me so). If I only got ten thousand replies like yours, I could start guessing what it actually is, by process of elimination.

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

CurryCamel Re:Not on board with Linus' management style here (641 comments)

Well, here goes:

if Linus had an on going issue with this guy he should have addressed it directly

As I read TFAs, he didn't have an ongoing issue. Just a repeating one, which -knowing Linus- I'd wager he had already addressed.

instead of the starting with the sweeping generalization "By their you mean ".

That is not a generalization. Quite the opposite. Steven, who Linus replied to, did the generalization to protect the guilty.

Waiting for something to break and then throwing a tantrum

It doesn't seem anyone was waitng for stuff to break. Borislav just noticed an issue that systemd parses kernel command line in a sub-optimal manner.

and saying "its my ball I'm not letting you play with it now", is as childish as it seems.

If Linus feels Kay's contributes persistently are sub par not due to code quality but coder attitude, what else can he do?

A good manager should have pulled this guy up a long time ago and said "Don't try any of that shit any more. If you do here is what is going to happen..". A bad manager blows up about it in public.

But Linus is not Kay's manager. This is an open source project.

Perhaps you now see gweihir's point? Not that gweihir expressed it as elegantly as Linus expressed his...

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

CurryCamel Re:Bullshit Summary (641 comments)

Not quite:

Key, I'm f*cking tired of the fact that you don't fix problems in the
code *you* write, so that the kernel then has to work around the
problems you cause.
Greg - just for your information, I will *not* be merging any code
from Kay into the kernel until this constant pattern is fixed.

I read it that what needs fixing here is the attitude, not just the bug.

about three weeks ago

Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

CurryCamel Re:tl;dr (273 comments)

I've never heard of either event. Quick googling suggests Burning Man is an arts event, SxSW a pop concert.
How is either of them "news for nerds". Well, ok, it was news for me, but hardly "stuf that matter".

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

CurryCamel Re:Someone has to be in charge (641 comments)

You really cannot accuse someone for lacking class, and then consistently spell their name worng :)
Not that your accusation may lack substance, but still..

about three weeks ago

60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

CurryCamel Re:Top Gear was worse. (544 comments)

Top Gear is perhaps not the show where one would expect cars to be tested under "normal" conditions.
Ford Fiesta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e7R3y-qwZ0
CitroÃn 2CV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9uWsvR1l0
Toyota Hilux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWKz7Cthkk
Renault Twingo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwAasSkZ7pA

As Elon Musk puts it

Clarkson's show is much more about entertainment than truth. I think most people realize that, but not everyone.


about three weeks ago

UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

CurryCamel Re:Meanwhile, people are bailing from the IPCC (987 comments)

here's a more realistic assessment from a real economist

As opposed to what other sort of economists?


Prof Tol disagrees with the comparative

Professor Tol told the BBC: You have a very silly statement in the draft summary that says that people who live in war-torn countries are more vulnerable to climate change, which is undoubtedly true.
But if you ask people in Syria whether they are more concerned with chemical weapons or climate change, I think they would pick chemical weapons - that is just silliness.

Not with the fundamentals:

Prof Tol does not dispute the view that climate change is caused by man - but he says its impact has been exaggerated.

about three weeks ago

Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

CurryCamel Re:Titanium? (314 comments)

The car was going 110mph. The flux capacitator must have been broken.

about a month ago

Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

CurryCamel Re: Not isms or phobias (704 comments)

You fight like Nali.

You fight like a dairy farmer!
Yet you found the crux of the matter: people have issues. Can't be fixed, so it must be endured. I for one would not mind people being nicer to each other.
I know, I know. Its too much to ask...

about a month ago

Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

CurryCamel Police interview (182 comments)

He also said a key portion of the piece - where he is quoted telling the reporter on his doorstep before two police officers

I know one should not mention the pink elephant in the room, but why did the newsweek reported do the interview with the police present?

about a month and a half ago

Fedora To Have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" For Contributors

CurryCamel Re:Absolutely (212 comments)

https://www.kansalaisaloite.fi/fi 50k "Likes" (not of Facebook, though - but I bet that is just around the corner), and your idea for a law goes to parliament for a vote.
HOW does Sweden beat us (again!), now in this sense?

about a month and a half ago

Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

CurryCamel Re:Now that's news for nerds (519 comments)

The flip side of this "personal responsibility" is allowing wackos dictate how I dress, which is the gentle start of a slippery slope. (Who else can dictate how I dress. What else can these wackos dictate I do.)

But civilization in general is a balancing act on several of these slippery slopes.

about a month and a half ago

Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

CurryCamel Re:Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo (264 comments)

I don't understand why you'd list Hyundai to this. According to the truth table you posted, they have ticked all four boxes. Also seems I was too hasty about Volvo, but then that is Apple marketing for you :)

about 2 months ago

Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

CurryCamel Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo (264 comments)

Not being an Apple customer, these three car brands now seem less tempting. Irrational, I know - the car is still the same, but there the feeling sits. Who'd want to drive an applecart?

This is probably not going to affect the amount of Ferraris I purchase, to be honest.

about 2 months ago


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Score:5, Troll

CurryCamel CurryCamel writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Just meta-modded a entry scored 0, Troll.

It commented on sensitive issues (religion), but was clearly not a troll. But it wasn't especially interesting, insightful or funny. Just underrated (at 0 points). Definetly worth 1 or perhaps even 2 points. So I meta-modded up, for 'underrated'.

This made me think - has anyone seen a "Score:5, Troll"?


Context in /.'s meta-moderation

CurryCamel CurryCamel writes  |  more than 2 years ago

So Slashdot wanted me to meta-moderate. But all the entries are completely void of context. This means funny or insightful replies are easily lost as incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo.

Perhaps this is what is sought after? If not - please, slashdot, add a possibility to see the parent of a comment in meta-moderation.

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