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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

Henriok Powered down hard drive (193 comments)

I know that enterprise grade hard drive are made to be spinning for years without fail, but there are hard drive that are made to be spun down and essentially powered off when idling. They are laptop drives. Again, not made for enterprise storage but neither is Blu-ray so I find it curious that this would be the USP of this solution.

4 days ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Henriok Chrome OS or Android (723 comments)

I think Chrome OS or Android is the only way to go. Both Apple and Microsoft is trying to go in the same direction, and hide all the arcane intricacies and really simplify the computing experience for the common computer user. To varying degrees of success, I must admit, but I think it's the way forward for most of the users.

about a week ago

Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?

Henriok Binary yes, planet no. (115 comments)

The arguments for demoting Pluto from its planetary status still holds. And hardly anyone objects to Pluto and Charon together as a binary system. But this "new" insight does not promote Pluto/Charon to planetary status. Binary dwarf planet, binary kuiper belt object, binary plutoid. Absolutely. Binary planet? No.

about three weeks ago

IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

Henriok Re:to save others googling (105 comments)

There's no chance that Moores law can progress for 50 more years. Wouldn't each transistor be substantially smaller that atom nucleus by then? IF you don't mean a chip the size of a table, that is..

about three weeks ago

IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

Henriok There is POWER9 on the roadmaps (105 comments)

I agree i your initial statement, but that's pretty much as it has been for at least 15 years or so. POWER9 is on the roadmaps, and the next generation zArch too. And they are sitting there like proxy boxes with nothing much spced, like it has been for almost all previous generations of their predecessors. What I'm concerned with is the lack of public roadmap for what they are planning in the HPC and super computer space. We had the very public Blue Gene project that began in 2001 with four projects; C, L, P and Q, but since the Blue Gene/Q came to life a couple of years ago, I have no idea what they are planning. It'd be nice to have some clue here.. Why not something from the OpenPOWER Foundation; A P8 host processor with integrated GPU from nVidia, on chip networking from Mellanox and programmable accelerators from Altera. But I haven't seen anything in that direction.

about three weeks ago

Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

Henriok Where is the private key stored? (175 comments)

Where is the private key stored? These are web mail services and if that's going to be easy to use, the key must travel with the user, and how is that going to work securely? Or are they going to store people's private keys on their own servers? If so, wouldn't that almost completely defy the purpose? If intelligence agencies or more usual evil does have access to the mail servers, or user accounts wouldn't they also have pretty much access to the key store servers too? Could someone with more knowledge into how this might work please sort this out for me.

about three weeks ago

Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

Henriok You had me at (71 comments)

You had me at "3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants". Awesome!

about a month ago

Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

Henriok Re: My plan is to wait and see (214 comments)

Yes, this is how every piece of software ever written from every developer in history has ever worked.

about 2 months ago

Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

Henriok Re: My plan is to wait and see (214 comments)

Apple is not responsible for data you own. They have zero obligation to keep your version in the App Store after you purchased it. You have to keep backup of your own data. The version you bought will keep working on contemporary hardware and operating system indefinitely and Apple can't and won't change that. That's in stark contrast to the subscription models that Adobe and Microsoft are pushing at the moment. When you stop paying, the software will stop to work.

about 2 months ago

The True Color of Ancient Sea Creatures

Henriok Re:Just wow. (44 comments)

This will likely be evidence enough to countermand deeply convicted religious objectors to evolution.

Hardly. God just created a suitable skin color for these sinner sea animals before he killed them all in the great flood.

about 8 months ago

US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil

Henriok Re:Political theater (439 comments)

The fact that the military didn't even know about this snap-decision

The decision might seem sudden but Brasil have already chose Gripen in several occasions during the last 10 years. Those decisions have been interrupted by sudden economic downturn, and corruption, political instability and other stuff. Gripen seems to have been favored by the Brasilian military and Industry all these years though, and since all competitors are eliminated du to various reasons (technical, political, corruption, cost), there was no reason not to take the decision now.

about 8 months ago

US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil

Henriok Re:Why won't they roll their own? (439 comments)

Embraer and SAAB has a history of collaboration and this is one of the key points of the deal. Embraer will be assembling these aircraft and they will be involved in future evolution of the aircraft. This spirit of collaboration between Sweden and Brasil is something that the US couldn't offer.

about 8 months ago

Disqus Bug Deanonymizes Commenters

Henriok Re:The methos is not uncalled for. (151 comments)

Hardly. The level of hate speech we're talking about here is executing immigrants, reopening the gas chambers, exiling criminals after revoking their citizenships and passing laws prohibiting inter racial marriage and child births.

about 9 months ago

David Cameron Wants the Guardian Investigated Over Snowden Files

Henriok Illegal in Sweden (279 comments)

In Sweden there's sections in the laws about freedom of speech that makes investigation of the sources of journalists illegal, even if the source might have committed a crime. The police or other law enforcer can't ask a journalist about their sources. That'd be illegal. A journalist doesn't have to keep silent though, so he might tell anyway but the police can't even ask for it. That's what's in the law. But there's probably secret provisions around it if it's a matter of national security, or just using some other agent to do so.

about 10 months ago

Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

Henriok Re:64-bit processor seems to indicate it (414 comments)

I was having pretty much the same thought myself.

Why would you want a 64-bit processor on a phone?

The answer right now is: A processor with the ARMv8 ISA will be more powerful per clock and draw less power per clock and use less transistors per area than the previous ARMv7 would allow. It'll be a cheaper, faster and less power consuming than its predecessors. THAT'S the reason. Let's do it. Oh, it'll be 64-bit with no drawbacks too since we already have all the software tools and knowhow to make the leap, so let's do that too.

about a year ago

Next SurfaceRT To Come With Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, LTE

Henriok Was performance the problem? (157 comments)

Even though increased hardware performance like computing power, features and increased battery life certainly won't hurt, performance isn't really the problem with Windows RT tablets now is it?

about a year ago

Surgeries On Friday Are More Frequently Fatal

Henriok One day must be the worst (152 comments)

I admit that I didn't read the article but I must point out that there is just seven days and one day must be the worst and one day must be the best. I happens to be the friday in the UK, it might be some other day in another country but there must always be one certain day that is the worst. Since there's only seven possible outcomes but an uncountable ammount of factors going in, good luck to figuring out what exacly is goong on.

about a year ago

German Ministry of Education Throws Away PCs For 190,000 € Due To Infection

Henriok Re:Far cheaper options (347 comments)

Install Linux. Cost $0 + admins' time -- almost certainly less than trying to remove and clean infected systems.

+ cost of education of the IT staff
+ cost of education of the users
+ cost of reduced productivity for the users and the IT staff until their competence rises to the before level.

Since they already had licenses for Windows, it'll cost nothing but time to re-install Windows. In that scenario, education of the users is zero, and there will be hardly no production loss for the users. There should be some money left to educate the IT staff to handle mitigate the virus threat on their chosen platform.

about a year ago



Henriok Henriok writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Henriok writes "Keynote Bingo is the game you play as you tune in to enjoy Steve Jobs' keynotes. It's the ideal companion while enjoying the events that are celebrated as holidays by Mac fanatics all over the world. The Bingo cards are randomized out of a pool of 50 more or less likely keynote events. When an event occurs, press a button. If you get five buttons in a row, column or diagonally you yell: Bingo! Every card is coupled with a number that will prove to your friends and blog readers that your scream of Bingo! was justified. Download it now and prepare a card of your choice well in advance for the Macworld Expo stevenote this coming Tuesday."


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