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Oil Traders Misread Tweet, Oil Prices Spike

Klinky Re:Trading term (91 comments)

I believe the actual term for someone who uses Twitter rumors for stock trading is "twit".

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Advanced Wi-Fi Leech?

Klinky Re:Change your WPA keys (884 comments)

A wardriver would know how to spoof a MAC. A MAC whitelist would prevent your basic neighborhood internet mooch, but simply setting up a WPA/WPA2 password would be sufficient to prevent this, and much easier to maintain.

about a year and a half ago
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Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern Graphics Cards?

Klinky Re:The key conclusion, if you won't RTFA (159 comments)

This is great if you already have one, but DDR2 was most popular during the Core2 era. If you don't already have a LGA775 DDR3 motherboard, procuring a quality used one will cost you practically as much as a new board.

about 2 years ago
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Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern Graphics Cards?

Klinky Re:The key conclusion, if you won't RTFA (159 comments)

The caveat to sticking with the Socket 775 platform is DDR2 memory, which is usually going for twice as much as comparable DDR3. What with 2GB being the maximum practical size for a DDR2 DIMM, many boards are limited to a 4 - 8GB maximum.

Some might entertain the notion of going with an AMD AM3+ board. Going from a low end dual-core Intel solution, to a AMD quad-core solution with 8GB of RAM for around $150 - $175 is a nice performance boost. You could put that money towards a Q6600 and some more RAM, but then you have effectively maxed out your system, and the next time you upgrade you will have to rip everything out anyways. If you wanted to jump to Intel's new lineup, then you will be spending $150 - $175 on the CPU alone to see a performance increase.

about 2 years ago
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Tech Firms Keep Piles of 'Foreign Cash' In US

Klinky Re:We also have crazy checks (427 comments)

One could argue that it lowers perceived cost of living by allowing employers to pay non-liveable wages, so the price of products are lower at the cash register.

about 2 years ago
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Guatemala Deports McAfee To the US

Klinky Re:Fleeing equally bolsters his own account (141 comments)

I think the part also about him faking the loss of this fortune and leaving the USA to avoid a wrongful death lawsuit also suggests that he is not terribly trustworthy.

about 2 years ago
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Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards

Klinky Re:nVidia (158 comments)

Is there anything more recent? Six years is a long time ago for graphics cards.

about 2 years ago
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Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards

Klinky Re:nVidia (158 comments)

Which has nothing to do with the point the person you're replying to was stating.

about 2 years ago
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CIA: Flying Skyhook Wasn't Just For James Bond, It Actually Rescued Agents

Klinky Re:Is this a surprise? (123 comments)

This is a great quote from the wiki:

"Fulton first used instrumented dummies as he prepared for a live pickup. He next used a pig, as pigs have nervous systems close to humans. Lifted off the ground, the pig began to spin as it flew through the air at 125 mph (200 km/h). It arrived on board uninjured but in a disoriented state. Once it recovered, it attacked the crew."

more than 2 years ago
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Creating a Better Chatbot Through Crowdsourcing

Klinky Re:It's been done...Cleverbot is a fake (49 comments)

I don't know about that...

Me:What are the names of team rocket?
Cleverbot: Sufian Stevens and Elvis Prestly.

more than 2 years ago
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Hybrid Drives Struggling In Face of SSDs

Klinky Re:Unfortunately for Seagate? (256 comments)

Not all disks in the Google study were highly utilized 24/7. Arguably it might be better to turn a hard drive on and leave it on then to park & re-initialize the heads every day. A controlled data center environment is more likely to be beneficial to a hard drive than sitting on or under someone's desk getting knocked or collecting dust.

I am not doubting that SSDs are still experimental and have failures but the concept that HDD are way more reliable is overblown. Seagate has released many crap firmware updates or drives with bad firmware that tank the performance or brick the drive. Hitachi(previously IBM) was known for the "DeathStar" drive. Some manufacturers try to tell you to only run your drive 6 - 8 hours a day. Warranties are also shrinking.

Jeff Atwoods awesome for creating Stack Overflow, but I am not taking him as the end all be all SSD guru. Again, I could look through NewEgg reviews and give you 40 anecdotal cases of DOA disks or drives that just died. You could probably do the same for SSDs. A blog post has a terrible sample size.

more than 2 years ago
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Hybrid Drives Struggling In Face of SSDs

Klinky Re:Unfortunately for Seagate? (256 comments)

If you look at Intel SSDs then actually you'll find them to be be about 6-8 times more reliable than HDDs and they will blow any hard drive or raid setup out of the water in terms of performance.

more than 2 years ago
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Hybrid Drives Struggling In Face of SSDs

Klinky Re:Unfortunately for Seagate? (256 comments)

If anecdotal evidence on SSDs scares you perhaps you should re-review Google's hard data on hard disk failures. Certain brands of SSDs are already many times more reliable than hard drives if looking at failure rates over time. Hard drives are no more reliable. You will find plenty of anecdotes in NewEgg reviews of people buying x number of hard drives and y number of them arriving DOA or dying in 3 months.

http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/research.google.com/en/us/archive/disk_failures.pdf

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923-6.html

more than 2 years ago
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"Muthuball": How To Build an NBA Championship Team

Klinky Re:Top minds in America... (94 comments)

Moneyball the movie was based off Moneyball the book. The concepts in Moneyball are real & have been implemented by most of Major League Baseball.

more than 2 years ago
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US Labor Board: It's OK To Discuss Work and Pay with Coworkers On Social Sites

Klinky Re:Oh, Thanks! (289 comments)

This must be why companies just randomly price their goods and never do market research to find out what price would net them the most profit.

more than 2 years ago
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Bill Gates On Energy

Klinky Re:Thorium, not Nuclear (474 comments)

It was early & my brain wasn't thinking.

Nuclear is synonymous with "uranium fueled reactor". When someone says "Nuclear" they're really saying "classical uranium based reactor like those currently in operation". Which aren't very economical when you count mining, refining(proprietary fuel rods aren't cheap), reacting, reprocessing, transporting & long-term storage along with safety hazards & initial construction costs. Plus the stigma attached to nuclear isn't helping it's cause.

The only benefit of current nuclear designs have is energy density which is really handy when you're on an aircraft carrier or submarine, but on a massive scale they really aren't that viable when you factor in all the costs associated with them. They do become viable if we have no other option(i.e completely out of fossil fuels & have no alternatives).

Thorium is more abundant, reactors are simpler to build, waste products are less toxic, with half-life as low as 100 years, plus there is less waste material.

Negatives: It's different than the current nuclear reactors, so engineers, businesses & regulatory agencies aren't really well versed or interested in doing a 360 on their current investment. There are no commercial thorium reactors currently available, until then Thorium is just a pipe dream. But the reasons it's not being used don't seem to be technical in nature, but more a mindset that needs to shift. We've tried uranium based reactors for decades now & there have been numerous failures & they really have not panned out as the end-all-be-all to our energy woes.

Everyone jazzed about Nuclear should hop on the Thorium bandwagon as it seems more viable & perhaps won't have as much stigma attached to it as "nuclear" does.

You can see the videos for more details.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates On Energy

Klinky Re:Thorium, not Nuclear (474 comments)

Yes, I am aware that Thorium is just a different fuel & uses technique for nuclear reaction.

more than 3 years ago

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