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Sony & Panasonic Next-Gen Optical Discs Moving Forward

DJRikki Not big enough when 4TB drives are so cheap (250 comments)

... for general data use. I remember when people had 420mb hard drives and CDRs came out with 650mb of space for a few quid each! Instant full backups for cheap. Would need 27 of these new discs per 4TB drive for the same scenario today.

about 6 months ago

Facebook Puts 10,000 Blu-ray Discs In Low-Power Storage System

DJRikki 160 x BD-R 25GB discs per 4TB HDD ? (153 comments)

No matter what way you spin that (no pun intended) it doesnt sound all that clever. The physical space to store 160 discs would be far greater than to store a disconnected HDD.

about 8 months ago

Nokia Insider On Why It Failed and Why Apple Could Be Next

DJRikki Nokia went to the dogs around the N95 (420 comments)

I had everything from the NK702, 6210, 6310i, 7250i, 6630 and N95. The N95 was buggy as hell only fixed in the 8GB edition but then the N97 was a dog and so on. Nokia wanting paying users to be beta testers is what I feel killed them. Bit like I feel about the Pebble watch I bought that doesnt really work.

1 year,16 days

Intel Plans 'Overclocking' Capability On SSDs

DJRikki Not really overclocking is it? (106 comments)

Its just unlocking more of the safety margin for general use. Either way, an OC'd CPU might fall over and you lose an online game - a FUBAR'd overclocked SSD could result in bye bye all your data.

1 year,23 days

Public Facial Recognition Is Making Gains In Surveillance

DJRikki All kinds of gains (128 comments)

... obligatory Hodgetwins reference - bitches.

about a year ago

My SSID Is...

DJRikki ENIAC (458 comments)

Well actually ENIAC3 since its my third router since this naming convention

about a year ago

Canon Shows the Most Sensitive Camera Sensor In the World

DJRikki Re:Terrible Video (218 comments)

Superb comment! Fully agree, first thing I thought was why are they using a video that looks like its recorded from a Logitech golf ball webcam from 1994 to showcase this amazing new video tech ... then edited it in Movie maker

about a year and a half ago

Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

DJRikki I had a similar idea - ThroatTube (TM) (483 comments)

Slides down the throat and makes you thow up but would avoid the acid burning your throat, mouth, teeth. Another great drunk idea stolen!

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Add Forums To a Website?

DJRikki Forums are starting to die off (259 comments)

...unfortunately. Facebook groups seem to be the in thing for convenience with users. That said phpBB and vBulletin are the way to go.

about 2 years ago

Calculating the Cost of Full Disk Encryption

DJRikki Re:One click for $235 (242 comments)

Glad I didnt quote him then ;) Using a stop watch though does seem to fall within his abilities ... barely.

about 2 years ago

Calculating the Cost of Full Disk Encryption

DJRikki Re:One click for $235 (242 comments)

It wont really, did a test a good few years ago and showed not much difference and newer chips have AES-256 instructions built in so its a no brainer.

about 2 years ago

TomTom Flames OpenStreetMap

DJRikki Screw TomTom (345 comments)

I bought my first TomTom (and last) a year ago, was instantly out of date map wise missing some fairly major chunks of motorway network that had been completed locally 6 months before purchase. No new maps were sent only tiny small updates. Khants the lot of them.

more than 2 years ago



TIME online lists Slashdot as most overated blog

DJRikki DJRikki writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DJRikki writes "From the great minds at TIME magazine online comes news that Slashdot (along with Ars Technica and others) have been listed in the "Top 5 overated blogs" on the internet.

"Reading Slashdot these days is like visiting the IT guy at work. He's infuriatingly smug and cares passionately about stuff you don't care about, and views your lack of interest as further confirmation of his intellectual superiority. Enjoy."

More at,28804,1725323_1727645,00.html"

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