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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

NatasRevol Re:Pressurised hard drives (76 comments)

I hate pedantic assholes.

Did GP really need to say nitrogen-rich (relative to air at the surface of the Earth) mix?

No. So don't be a dickhead.

49 minutes ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

NatasRevol Re:I am impressed (76 comments)

How European? European AF dot com.

about an hour ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

NatasRevol Re:How is maintenance performed? (76 comments)

Way too complicated.

95% nitrogen would do the same thing.

about an hour ago
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Dell 2015 XPS 13: Smallest 13" Notebook With Broadwell-U, QHD+ Display Reviewed

NatasRevol Re:OK, based upon notebook shopping thus far (51 comments)

That's called compromise. And what you have to do in a small package.

Can you fit a V12 in a Mini?

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

NatasRevol Re:Power Costs (180 comments)

I have yet to meet a small business that would be happy to pay for what is essentially raid10+1 (N(N+1)/2).

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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

NatasRevol Re:Adblock, FTW (186 comments)

Pretty much.

4 hours ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:It is hard to know what to think (494 comments)

No, above is Apple's revenues not total revenues coming through the App store.

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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

NatasRevol Re:Adblock, FTW (186 comments)

Hulu works fine on an Apple TV. No flash available.

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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:It is hard to know what to think (494 comments)

Let me know when Apple stops designing the iPhone's core chips. Nobody gives a shit about a wifi board with one extra band. That's not a 'well-engineered refinement'

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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

NatasRevol Lawlessness (403 comments)

They misspelled privacy.

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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:18B on 75B (494 comments)

What company do you work for?
What is the markup on products they sell?
If they marked it up higher, and you got a pay raise because of it, would you be ok with this?

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:It is hard to know what to think (494 comments)

Maybe you should bother to look so you don't sound like you're an idiot.

Revenues from hardware - $69.8B
Revenues from other(iTunes) - $4.8B

Net profits (not broken down) - $18B

Even if 100% of revenues from iTunes was profit (i.e. no cost to run the App Store), it's still less than 1/3 of total profits.

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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:It is hard to know what to think (494 comments)

thoose well-engineered refinements are usually made by other companies and not apple

get off the crack dude.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re: Good job! (494 comments)

it backfired even more for the Apple haters who are SURE that it's wrong.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:Tax (494 comments)

China and other international markets are now also there biggest revenue source.

Then why was Americas revenue listed as ~$30B and Greater China revenue listed as ~$16B?

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:Tax (494 comments)

No, corporations act as the politicians, and the laws they pass, allow.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

NatasRevol Re:inflation embiggens numbers (494 comments)

So you're telling me if I praise Apple, I'll start getting kickbacks?

Man, I can't wait!

yesterday
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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

NatasRevol Re:Absolutely fair.. (114 comments)

That's not all it says...

about a week ago

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The last three months were the hottest quarter on record

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  about 6 months ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "The last three months were collectively the warmest ever experienced since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. http://www.slate.com/blogs/fut...

Taken as a whole, the just-finished three-month period was about 0.68 degrees Celsius (1.22 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average. That may not sound like much, but the added warmth has been enough to provide a nudge to a litany of weather and climate events worldwide. Arctic sea ice is trending near record lows for this time of year, abnormally warm ocean water helped spawn the earliest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in North Carolina, and a rash of heat waves have plagued cities from India to California to the Middle East.

Also, it puts to bed the supposed 'fact' that there's been a pause in temperature increase the last 17 years. Raw data here shows it's still increasing. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gist..."

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Google Play privacy slip-up sends app buyers' personal details to developers

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  about 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "Holy crap, this is bad.

"Without asking permission, Google sends developers the personal details of everyone who buys their app from Google Play.
According to Australian developer Dan Nolan, Google sends him the name, suburb and email address of consumers that his app — enough to "track down and harass users who left negative reviews".
Nolan discovered the trove of customer data on his "merchant account" recently while updating his seller payment details.""

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332 Months of Above Average Temperature in a Row

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "If you're less than 28 years old, you've never experienced a colder than average month for the earth. When does correlation become causation? From grist.com

If you were born in or after April 1985, if you are right now 27 years old or younger, you have never lived through a month that was colder than average.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: An Embarrassing, Lazy, Arrogant Money Grab

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "Ron Amadeo puts the Galaxy Note 10.1 through its paces. And hates it.
"I'm sad to report that Samsung failed at execution on all fronts. Samsung has been pushing the skinning envelope further and further, and, with this revision of TouchWiz, they've slammed into a brick wall. Couple this failure with astonishingly bad hardware and a $500 price tag, and you've got yourself a real disappointment. Samsung promised us the moon, and then cut corners everywhere possible, and it's hard to walk away not feeling a little insulted.""

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The building and dismantling the Windows advantage

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market. Although PC volumes continued to grow, they did so more slowly and the Mac grew faster. What coincided with this was the emergence of portable computing. The MacBook became easily differentiable as a “better” laptop. It was not faster, did not have more storage or any key metrics being used to sell PCs. Considering the near future, it’s safe to expect a “parity” of iOS+OS X vs. Windows within one or two years. It will, most importantly, have a psychological effect. Realizing that Windows is not a hegemony will unleash market forces that nobody can predict."
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Why WikiLeaks matters, and why politicians hate it

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 4 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "Why WikiLeaks matters,from Robert Schneer: "Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Feinstein, who strongly supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has the audacity to call for the imprisonment of the man who, more than any other individual, has allowed the public to learn the truth about those disastrous imperial adventures-"facts long known to Feinstein as head of the Intelligence Committee but never shared with the public she claims to represent....She knew in real time that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack, yet she voted to send young Americans to kill and be killed based on what she knew to be lies. It is her duplicity, along with the leaders of both political parties, that now stands exposed by the WikiLeaks documents. ""
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What the NSA actually is

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  about a year ago

Man I love this comment from IamTheRealMike, http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4261215&cid=44947097

"You know, I've read this excuse a million times since Snowden did his thing, and I'm sick of it.

The problem is it's an abuse of language. Saying "Every country spies. It's one of those things governments are supposed to do" is nothing but rhetorical sleight of hand. The word spy conjures up cartoons of men in pork-pie hats and long raincoats following some traitor in a car. The word is loaded with cold war imagery. It reminds people of a time when there was an "us" vs a "them" and spying was a very small scale and targeted activity done against "them" or, at very least, those of "us" working for "them".

We need a new word to describe what's going on in todays world. Spying doesn't even come close to being the right word. How about totalitarian surveillance? But even that isn't strong enough to communicate the reality we are living in.

In today's reality there's no us vs them. There's no good vs evil, capitalism vs communism. There's just bureaucrats and their power, exercised over their own people as readily as over foreigners.

This is not only not "one of those things governments are supposed to do", it's often one of those things governments are expressly prohibited from doing by their own laws. And that's for good reasons!

Please, don't flatter the NSA by calling them spies. They aren't spies at this point. They are real life equivalents of O'Brien, the dedicated agent of totalitarian control in 1984. O'Brien is a far darker and scarier character than anyone who could be described as a spy."

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Black Ops

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 3 years ago

The Manhattan Project employed two hundred thousand people. It had eighty offices and dozens of production plants spread out all over the country, including a sixty-thousand-acre facility in rural Tennessee that pulled more power off the nation's electrical grid than New York City did on any given night. And no one knew the Manhattan Project was there. That is how powerful a black operation can be.

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