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Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes

Frnknstn Re:HDD endurance? (125 comments)

He said:

Remember that SSDs are relatively slow at writing compared to reading

You said:

Relatively slow compared to what, it's own read speeds?

So... yes?

about three weeks ago
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South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

Frnknstn Re:Fuuuuuck (111 comments)

You do know a spellchecker is for spelling, right? As in it's hard to misspell camera-man as cameraperson, while at lease camerawoman has the same number of letters?

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Frnknstn Re:Copyright? (194 comments)

Dunno about the solar efficiency, but it sure does make the picture quality better. And it makes my CDs sound so much warmer!

about a month ago
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Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter

Frnknstn Re:LAMP (103 comments)

No, WIMP's opposite is LAPP (Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, Python)

about 2 months ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Frnknstn Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

It *could* be that HFCS is worse than some other sugars

HFCS is demonstrably WORSE than cane sugar. The extreme majority of double-blind taste tests have shown people prefer cane sugar in their soft drinks.

As far as health effects go, HFCS is quite possibly better than cane sugar, in that people may drink less of the bad-tasting HFCS swill :)

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Frnknstn Re:OMFG, stupid (644 comments)

I didn't know Teslas had tanks? What do they store in them?

about 3 months ago
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Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun

Frnknstn Re:Not necessarily. (173 comments)

Tell me, why do you think the scientists didn't consider this?

about 3 months ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

Frnknstn Re:It seems that Republicans... (65 comments)

deciding your fate

Your fate? Really? That is rather mystical of you. To quote the philosopher S J Conner, "There's no fate but what we make for ourselves"

about 2 months ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Frnknstn Re:Progressive JPEG (161 comments)

[quote]require the client to establish a completely new HTTP connection for every request[/quote]

Yes, like we did until very recently. However this would only be for the very large images. The smaller files are the ones that benefit most from keepalive techniques: the.js, .css, small layout images. They can still be sent on a single connection.

[quote]It will also break HTTP caching[/quote]

No, it won't. A cache that serves an incompletely downloaded file is already broken.

[quote]prevent the server from sending too many bytes, which will sit around in caches between the server and the client.[/quote]

That... is not how TCP works? The data that is sent to the client before the RST packet reaches the server will not "sit around". It will get delivered and dropped by the client.

about 4 months ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Frnknstn Re:Progressive JPEG (161 comments)

I don't think you were paying attention to how a progressive .jpg works. The file has only the full-detail image in the file, but the as you load more and more bits from the file, the quality improves from unrecognisably blurry to sharp and detailed.

Simply request the file from byte 1, load until you get the level of detail you need, then close the connection. If you need more detail later, just resume the download.

about 4 months ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Frnknstn time to get old skool (227 comments)

YHBT. YHL. HAND.

about 5 months ago
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Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

Frnknstn Re:Why not limit them to one per customer? (131 comments)

Your glibly stated solution was that limiting the sales to one per customer would curtail scalping.

You did not offer any details about how personhood would be determined or how the limit would be enforced, so I was had to limit my response to a glib reply. I pointed out that one thing China has is a lot of people, and so on the face of it "one per person" may not be all that effective. You are wecome to elaborate on your plan?

about 5 months ago
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UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

Frnknstn Re:May I have a source please? (188 comments)

I think we both have very different understandings of how this conversation unfolded. Here's what I saw:

Cyberax: Cooking adds 10-20% to actual caloric content of food. Mainly because it breaks down complex molecules, making them easier to digest.
Leonard: I'd like to know your source, not because I'm doubtful, but because I wish to learn more.
denzacar: [links that are not valid source material]
Frnknstn: Those links are not good.
denzacar: [sarcastic avoidance]
Frnknstn: [likewise sarcastic response]
denzacar: [... ... looong post ... ...]

How discussions are supposed to work:

Frnknstn: Those links are not good.
denzacar: You missed something, [...]
Frnknstn: Ah, I see, thanks.

Alternatively:

Frnknstn: Those links are not good.
denzacar: Yeah, those are all I found.
Frnknstn: Ah, I see, thanks.

about 9 months ago
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UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

Frnknstn Re:May I have a source please? (188 comments)

... well, no, I do not. Sadly my computer lacks the processing power and storage capacity to host a web search engine on the scale of Google. Luckily, a company called "Google, Inc." run Google on a set of public-facing webservers, so feel free to use those.

See, I can purposefully misunderstand simple requests, too. I asked for a primary or secondary source. The implied question was "As you have more knowledge about this than I do, can you recommend a credible primary or secondary source that is freely available?"

about 9 months ago
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UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

Frnknstn Re:May I have a source please? (188 comments)

Those are three book reviews of the same book. Do you have a primary or secondary source?

about 9 months ago
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More Troubles For Authors of Controversial Acid-Bath Stem Cell Articles

Frnknstn Re:No true Scotsman/scientist would ever... (99 comments)

Science that includes some fraudulent data can be science. Bad science, but science nonetheless.

A scientist skipping a intermediate few steps and then filling in some data to match his expectations so that his paper can be published -- that is fraud, and science.

Another good example is climate change denial science. It willfully ignores counterarguments, cherry-picks data to fit hypotheses, but it still counts as science.

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Frnknstn Re:Way to state the obvious (552 comments)

NO, you dimbulb

Then our discussion is at an end, as you do not understand how science works.

Postma claims he can test for the greenhouse effect:

what it comes down to is a difference in the âoeempirical observableâ that either version predicts.

Postma proposes a methodology for the test:

In the physical greenhouse effect, the temperature inside the greenhouse can not exceed the temperature of the maximum solar heating. In the radiative greenhouse effect, the temperature inside the greenhouse can exceed the temperature of the maximum solar heating.

Postma describes his resulrs:

What I found was that the maximum ground surface temperature was only equal to the maximum solar heating temperature

BUT HE NEVER DID THE TEST.

It doesn't matter if the test was a good test, well designed or logical. It doesn't matter if the results he didn't get are supported by the best fucking theoretical backing imaginable, Postma fails at basic scientific honesty.

about a year ago

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