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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

Lord Apathy Re:I find this amusing... (250 comments)

Well, you know Sony. Shit in one hand and wish in the other and see what fills up first. The press will crawl through these documents looking for juicy tidbits are in there. Now that you have issued demands like this, they will crawl through with even more zest. It makes you look like you have something to hide.

about a week ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

Lord Apathy Re:HAHA! (191 comments)

Does that explain why when I go to yahoo the home page is full of horse shit like flying saucers, sightings of bigfoot on mars, and other nonsense from the examiner?

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Lord Apathy Re:Muslims? (876 comments)

I'm not up to date on which religion has actually killed more people. Christianity ran up a pretty impressive body count during the middle ages. Then there was the witch burnings and inquisitions, as well as was happened in the new world with the church there.

Muslims seem to have a more blood thirsty run lately though.

One would think that by the 21 century we would have at least stopped killing each other because we all don't want to believe in the same fairy tales.

about a week ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

Lord Apathy Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

The RAID-5 is not set in stone. RAID-6 is an option that has not been ruled out, odds are I will go that route.

I know about the drive failures in batchs like that. I've been bitten by it before. I usually buy drives from different sources weeks apart. That increases the odds that the drives will come from different batchs. I don't if that affects the reliability of the drives themselves but makes me feel better.

about a week ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

Lord Apathy Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

you are better off with generation-1 than generation-current.

I completely agree. I'm about to retire a rack of 1 TB drives in my NAS and replace them with three 4TB drives in a raid 5 array. The 4TB drives will had to be out a year before I started to trust them.

Live on the bleeding edge with shit your not afraid to lose. Trust your important shit with well tested 2nd or 3rd generation technology.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Lord Apathy Re:So Linux on the Destop supremacy? (415 comments)

Agreed. Pretty much the only thing steam on linux is good for is to browse the games you could be playing if you had steam on windows.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Lord Apathy Re:Go into the public sector (720 comments)

That was close to what I was going to suggest. Go into business for yourself. Start your own company. There are plenty of options out there if your just clever enough to figure them out.

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

Lord Apathy Re:"The Caligula of the Department" (355 comments)

But Wilson admits that Watson did motivate him to move beyond the stamp-collecting stage into more disruptive work in evolution.

Sometimes your greatest accomplishment in life is to inspire others to greatness. Watson seems to have other talents but inspiring others to not be like him seems to be his greatest.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

Lord Apathy Re:Easy. (436 comments)

Hardware ban this son of a bitch.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

Lord Apathy Re:Wow... (647 comments)

Can I be any clearer?

I don't use it, and I don't recommend anyone else using it ether. Linux has lost its way, and I'm not the only one that thinks that. Corporations have gotten way to much say so in what happens in Linux now that the Open Source community do. Systemd is just one of those things. Being anti-corporation is one of the things that linux was founded on. But now its not really much better than microsoft or apple.

You berate me for wanting to ram my option down your throat but you let corporations like Redhat do the same thing? At least when I'm ramming my option down your throat I'll stop and listen to you scream about it. So far Redhat and the other corporation distros have ignored the community.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Lord Apathy Re:Rather late (313 comments)

Vinyl is a 125 year old format and we're still producing that!

Vinyl is a nitch market mainly occupied by young urban hipsters that want the latest cool retro thing, and old hippies that want to recapture lost youth. Toss in there the occasional audiophile that thinks, form some strange reason, the pop, crackle, and hiss of records is some how superior to pure digital music, then you have the entire vinyl market. They could probably all fit in a average sports arena with room for the band.

MP3 is a data format, not a physical object you can pull out and oggle with your non tech friends. I bet these words will never be uttered at any party, "hey come look at my vintage mp3 collection." An as history has shown once a data format outlives its usefulness it is quickly forgotten.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Lord Apathy Re:Rather late (313 comments)

By ripping once to a lossless format you will only have to rip it once in your entire life time. I don't know about you but my time is to precious to me to spend it redoing a process over and over that I could have been done only once.

Oh, one more thing. As far as being "out" CD are farther down the road than mp3s. Of the last 5 systems that I have built over the last years, only one of them has a physical optical drive in it. In a few years optical drives will be like floppies are today. You can still find them but have to make an effort .

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Lord Apathy Re:Great, now let's talk filesystems (313 comments)

Plenty of lazy wanna-bees do things poorly and put organizations at risk and expense of greater downtime; you seriously make your employer wait for fsck of terabytes of ext3 data?

Sounds like you might be one of those lazy wanna-bees.

First, ext3 is a journaled file system so if you are waiting for a fsck on a it then you probably need to run it. Second, if your in a position where you are having to run a fsck on production data then your an idiot. If the system is so hosed that you have to run fsck, then you take that system out of the rotation and bring the back up system on line. Then you can run fsck at your leisure.

ext is very non-robust, can lose entire filesystem if power goes out at wrong time. And fsck time is enormous compared to superior and more robust filesystems. I administer hundreds of servers, ext only used for boot

I can't recall losing data on a ext3/ext4 file system but I do recall losing it on a rieserfs at one point. Now, if you are in a position where you can lose data in a real production environment because of something as simple as a power outage, then you probably shouldn't be in charge of hundreds of servers. Production servers have dual powersupplies plugged in to independent power sources such as separate UPS. The UPS themselves are only there to keep the systems alive till the generator backups can come on line. Point blank, if you lose data because of a power outage you are a moron.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

Lord Apathy Re:Wow... (647 comments)

Shudup boy, this is for your own good.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

Lord Apathy Re:Wow... (647 comments)

Okay, systemd is modular. Let me spell it out for you and every linux developer and RH its self.

We Don't Want SystemD.

I don't think I can put it any planer for anyone.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Lord Apathy Re:Great, now let's talk filesystems (313 comments)

They are hobbyist filesystems, and serious Linux installations use others.

Really? I've been in the field since day one when Linus announced the birth of linux. I've seen thousands of linux systems in the field doing real work. To this day I have never come across a 3rd party file system on linix in the field.

I actually think you have it backwards. All the other filesystems seem to be for hobbyist, because that is all I have ever seen run them.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Lord Apathy Re:Rather late (313 comments)

VBR mp3's are very good, but it isn't FLAC. You don't need superhuman hearing to hear the difference, especially very dynamic music sounds better in FLAC. Hearing the difference becomes easier the better your audio equipment is.

There is another reason to keep your master music source in lossless format. Future recoding. Mp3 are excellent for every day use. I honestly can't tell the difference between high quality mp3's and the original sources.

What people don't realize is that mp3's are on the way out. That is a close to 30 year old format. AAC is the rising star but like mp3 it is a lossy format. So what happens when mp3 is no longer supported? You recode them to the new format.

Recoding mp3 to aac really isn't that big a deal. I can't tell the difference between high quality mp3 to high quality aac recode. But what happens 4 or 5 generations down the road if you keep recoding with lossy formats? Your music sounds like shit eventually.

Flac allows you to keep a master backup in perfect condition to go back to with the recodes. And if your recoding for space on your master source that is bullshit. 3 TB harddrives are around a 150 bucks. That will store a life time of music even in flac format.

about three weeks ago
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Human Clinical Trials To Begin On Drug That Reverses Diabetes In Animal Models

Lord Apathy Re:Is there hope? (140 comments)

As someone with Type 1, I really want to be hopeful about this.....but it seems like we've been 5 years away from a cure for the last 30 years now.

I remember when I was a kid they predicted a cure for diabetes at about 5 years. This was 30 years ago, at least. As the years roll by I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist but I don't believe they are looking for a cure. But are instead looking for other ways to treat it. There simply is no long term profits in a cure, but treatments are a different story. They can come up with new treatments every day.

This maybe just a continuation of this cycle. Now they have one more drug they can get you on. Just another treatment.

about a month and a half ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

Lord Apathy Re:Subpoena-able? (151 comments)

Oh, sure there is. Privacy. If I call the police to my house because it's been broken into, that doesn't mean I want the contents of my house to be on youtube. Even moreso for the victims of violent crimes. The police shouldn't be broadcasting people's worst moments for people's entertainment.

That is a very good point, and one I hadn't thought of. I'm not sure this would be a issue though with the number of people I see letting themselves be filmed for worlds dumbest and shows like Cops.

But still it is an issue that would need to be worked out. If they are standing on a public street talking to the cops then filming shouldn't be a issue. Its just when it comes to cops on private property.

about a month and a half ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

Lord Apathy Re:Subpoena-able? (151 comments)

I am Lord Apathy, not Lord of Apathy. You are confusing me with my brother.

about a month and a half ago

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