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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

Life2Death Re:DUH (353 comments)

HURKA DURKA COMPUTERS HURRR!

about 9 months ago
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Used IT Equipment Can Be Worth a Fortune (Video)

Life2Death Re:The bad thing about used equipment (79 comments)

I think you can get both lightly used almost anywhere. Microcenter around here has PATA drives of all sizes and AT power supplies can be had online.

about 9 months ago
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Used IT Equipment Can Be Worth a Fortune (Video)

Life2Death Junk? (79 comments)

I checked prices of stuff I've been trying to buy, and its way, way off. Like 10x off. C2950's used go for like $18-150 and they say it starts at the high point. Ok, sure. Maybe its all new stuff, but I cant tell, so what good is this?

about 9 months ago
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Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

Life2Death Re:Cellular is the business model (424 comments)

Actually, you're a dumbass and there are things that will overload it.
Yes it can handle multiple people, but if they all are whoring bandwidth too much for the backhaul or the node, it will crawl down to nothing.

This recently happened to my node on Charter where my 100Mbps cable crawled at 0.25Mbps down. At least I didnt pay for internet for three months...

about 10 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

Life2Death Re:Trolling (717 comments)

Maybe if you werent using the beta, it would cut time.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Life2Death What about the slashNOT beta? (876 comments)

Its so rad and DIGG like, but who cares? Not the community! FUCKERS

about 10 months ago
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Power-Loss-Protected SSDs Tested: Only Intel S3500 Passes

Life2Death Re:SSD drives are fast, but they suck for reliabil (293 comments)

Dont buy shit software from EA then, because really we know they are the biggest retailer using DRM still.

To be fair, even if you dont agree and continue to buy software that is copy protected, that is the issue, not the SSD.

Backup everything fools.

about a year ago
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Power-Loss-Protected SSDs Tested: Only Intel S3500 Passes

Life2Death Re:Power-loss protected? No Samsung? (293 comments)

+1 one more. We have deployed like 300 of the 800 series.

I've personally used two ocz which were shit until I firmware flashed them and did a full format, then were ok. One was so bad it felt like i was running windows on a USB 2.0 flash drive (yes, I have done this -- both were windows 8 which runs pretty fast on usb, this case it did not)

I have two Samsungs, a Crucial, two intels, and a Hyper-X.

This test is biased and skewed to make a point.

Also we use these 98% in laptops which dont lose power abruptly.
For a desktop, you can get a raptor enterprise drive for give or take the same price thats twice the size so why bother?

about a year ago
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Thought Experiment: The Ultimate Creative Content OS

Life2Death Re:Beos was a media OS, went out with a sputter. (226 comments)

Mod parent up. I came here to say this. BE is still used today to mix audio since its a real-time OS and very capable of doing things other OSes of the its day just plain were not up to.

The interface is ultra minimalistic and it follows a lot of what an awesome OS should be.

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer's Big-Time Error: Not Resigning Years Ago

Life2Death Re:Microsoft needs to be loved again (357 comments)

Working, legit office for Linux as binaries.
Working, legit office for android and iOS
Paid-for RDP app for Android and iOS

Fix the suck that is SharePoint

Put the innovators back on top and cut the drunk managers out of the company. Shed the dead drunk weight.

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer's Big-Time Error: Not Resigning Years Ago

Life2Death Re:Also, not breaking up the company (357 comments)

I wish they'd share more, each app has its seemingly own interface. IE would have been market domination extreme if they had the Visual Studio pinning and tabs (and it had IE in those tabs, and i used it as a browser to prove my point) basically it was like Firefox or chrome is today before its time. Windows doesn't look like office doesn't look like Visual Studio doesn't look like SQL doesn't look like Exchange meaning no team is on the same page with the GUI which is total failsauce

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer's Big-Time Error: Not Resigning Years Ago

Life2Death Re:$20B the value of Steve Ballmer leaving (357 comments)

Actually their Android Hisense Wal-Mart only tablets are cheaper and comparable to the best of breed that Google can bring to the market, and they sell both profiting off of themselves and others. Win for them!

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer's Big-Time Error: Not Resigning Years Ago

Life2Death Re:Vista (357 comments)

Actually Microsoft purchased the people who did any of the development awesomeness like Word or Excel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Word

Lets not forget Hyper-V and other fun things.

I am not sure but the only thing Microsoft really came up with was Windows 95's GUI, which they didnt license or buy, but stole. Some netcode was even from BSD.

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer's Big-Time Error: Not Resigning Years Ago

Life2Death Re:Vista (357 comments)

AC you remind of a a fellow I knew who, as I last heard, was working on the Video stuff at Crapple and didnt like music...Adger is that you?

about a year ago
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My ISP...

Life2Death I'm not a hat person (290 comments)

I have 100Mbps Charter and don't care about no stinkin' caps. Spend the weekend streaming cat videos in HD from youtube, playing games online with the wife and streaming HD video from Amazon and Netflix for hours a day.

about a year ago
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Open Source Mapping Software Shows Every Traffic Death On Earth

Life2Death Dissapointing (322 comments)

I was hoping to see something like the new BI Maps junk from Excel 2013 so I could see where to not drive in my city. TLDR give me what I want.

about a year ago
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Three Banks Lose Millions After Wire Transfer Switches Hacked

Life2Death Re:You be amazed (179 comments)

Few lines of code to have them lost into your bank account here, a few there. Testing is free!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best/Newest Hardware Without "Trusted Computing"?

Life2Death AMD Whitebox (290 comments)

Most AMD boxes so far dont have TPM, but thats changing. I think the enterprise ones have a module slot. AMD has licensed tech from ARM to put an armcore in the package for TPM.

about a year ago
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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

Life2Death Re:Of course! And you never need more than 640K RA (373 comments)

I have one of their SSDs when I was buying multiple brands for testing in multiple machines from AMD to VIA to Intel. Before flashing it was awful and had issues, but is rock solid since!

about a year ago

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Biometric Login?

Life2Death Life2Death writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Life2Death (801594) writes "A friend of mine at school had a laptop with a fingerprint scanner and it got me thinking — does this technology work in a windows shop for domain login? I am having a hard time finding success stories so I'm unable to gauge a feel for how this would apply. This would have to work on Windows XP Professional and up. I found some documentation of Windows 7 supporting this out of the box, but little on my current situation."
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What data recovery tools do the pros use?

Life2Death Life2Death writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Life2Death writes "I've been working with computers for a long time, and every once and a while someone close to me has a drive go belly up on them. I know there are big, expensive recovery houses that specialize in mission-critical data recovery, like if your house blew up and you have millions of files you need or something, but for the local IT group, what do you guys use? Given that most people are on NTFS (Windows XP) by the numbers, what would you use? I found a ton of tools when I googled, and everyone and their brother suggests something else, so I want to know what software "just works" on most recoveries of bad, but partially working hard drives. Free software always has a warm spot in my heart."

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