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Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance

HideyoshiJP Trust (235 comments)

I don't trust anybody who has published a document with the title "C:\Users\Jehan-Francois Paris\Documents\ADAPT15\Case3.doc." Not even in .docx format. Tsk tsk.

8 hours ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

HideyoshiJP Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (809 comments)

There are still plenty of V8s that purr today, though most won't as loudly with stock exhaust. I am a fan, however, of the way the 500 Abarth does it. The former Chrysler SRT exhaust tuning wizards managed to make an exhaust that's quiet enough when you want it to be, but raucous and raspy when you get on the gas. No fake sound needed.

about a week ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

HideyoshiJP Re:Microsoft needs to undercut the competition (489 comments)

I don't know that I'd consider that a "similar" Android tablet unless you're considering "having a similar sized touch-screen" and "being a tablet" making them similar enough.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

HideyoshiJP Re:Biased Institutions FTW (784 comments)

I remember seeing so many young schoolkids out on their own in Japan. I had an old-fashioned '80s/'90s semi-rural childhood, so it made nod in approval.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

HideyoshiJP Re:Biased Institutions FTW (784 comments)

People may drive like assholes, but at least they never go fast enough to kill you (unless you fall under). Also, in my experience, it's the pedestrians and the cyclists especially that just do whatever they want. The motorists weren't that aggressive, outside the taxi drivers, who unfortunately still make up like 20-30% of vehicles on the road.

about two weeks ago
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"Disco Clam" Lights Up To Scare Predators Away

HideyoshiJP Amazing similarities (49 comments)

The similarities between humans and nature are amazing sometimes. I too would generally avoid any disco-related flashing things due to their 'poor taste.'

about three weeks ago
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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

HideyoshiJP Re:CYA (127 comments)

In all fairness, those that may wish to put security solutions in place may need a way to justify the increased cost of additional security to the larger shareholders, who often can't see the forest for the trees. You'd think those shareholders would just invest in IT/security companies...

about 3 months ago
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YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

HideyoshiJP Re:How about using this model for all Google servi (225 comments)

I thought the same. I'd like to see a control panel that lets you dial these settings if you were a subscriber. Unfortunately, you're still probably screwed when it comes to Google Analytics on machines you weren't signed into Google on.

about 2 months ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

HideyoshiJP Particular Skillset? (198 comments)

"In other words, it seems like a good time to be in IT, provided you have a particular skillset."
Oh, I have a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career...

about 3 months ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

HideyoshiJP Re:One way to sweeten the pot.... (54 comments)

I love eggs! I mean, who in their right mind throws away a perfectly good case of eggs in this day and age?

about 3 months ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

HideyoshiJP Re:What do you expect? (367 comments)

While this is true, I remember with Windows 7, they had the customer experience thing running in the taskbar with the happy face and sad face. You could opt out of it and the data collection, if I recall correctly. Is that still the case?

about 4 months ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

HideyoshiJP Re:Some would be well suited. (299 comments)

I think they're great for that. Cowboy sysadmins are great at certain things, but you need people who will think things through to balance things out. It also works well when there's good chemistry between the people who fill each role.

about 4 months ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

HideyoshiJP Re:No. (368 comments)

I think he just doesn't want to deal with the pressure of being associated with it. He already cancelled 0x10c because he lost interest and it had already become "a thing." Seems like just wants to work on his own stuff and spit out whatever he finds fun without half the internet watching.

about 5 months ago
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

HideyoshiJP Re:And like most VMWare things.... (60 comments)

I've been using AirWatch for some years now, and it works great. There's nothing "cloud" about my environment either... I hope this isn't the beginning of the end, though. With them leveraging a piece of AirWatch for something else, I hope this isn't a precursor to the discombobulation of the MDM suite...

about 5 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

HideyoshiJP Re:2GB of RAM? (215 comments)

Well, if they're competing with a Chromebook, it just has to handle the browser part of the equation.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

HideyoshiJP Re:Never used any 8.1 apps from their store (188 comments)

I use the Citrix receiver, since the Windows App Store version doesn't start up stuff (like the Citrix Connection center) when you log into your PC that disables window effects/themes. It also doesn't throw annoying icons in your start menu and on your desktop for remote apps. Great for the PC you only occasionally connect to Citrix with. I also use a cool Kanji lookup app on my convertible ultrabook. I have a few games I've bought through it, but it's pretty minimal.

about 5 months ago
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Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

HideyoshiJP So, it has come to this... (56 comments)

I fully expected plenty of ass-hattery to come from this acquisition. I wasn't aware, however, that justin.tv would have any outcome from this. I don't know why I didn't see it coming, with them being under the same corporate entity. I can't wait to see what other crap comes down the pipe.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

HideyoshiJP Headache Central (348 comments)

Yes. Often times in less critical systems, it happens. If it's critical, though, or has any privileged accounts that can access critical stuff, it definitely keeps it. Let me tell you, as nice as the Windows Firewall interface is in Server 2008 and above, it can be a painstaking endeavor to find all the exceptions you need. Then there's always the support guy asking "Umm... why come... why come I can't ping this? It's broke. Fix it."

about 5 months ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

HideyoshiJP Conflicted (168 comments)

I have to admit that I don't care for the way they treat their employees, but I admire a company that values long-term profits over the short-term. I'm so conflicted now.

about 6 months ago
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China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

HideyoshiJP Re:It's all about the input (58 comments)

If you're on Windows, using the built-in Microsoft IME with a Japanese keyboard allows me to use the hardware keys to switch input modes and/or use the direct kana input. I don't think many people use the direct kana entry, though. Even without a Japanese keyboard, you can use Alt+Shift to switch input methods, and Alt+tilde(~) to switch from direct entry to IME entry. Still kinda blows, though.

about 6 months ago

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