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Seagate Ships World's First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

NemoinSpace nobody uses these things (1 comments)

They take too long to fill up. Too long to restore a backup. Too long to make a backup. We need more cloud... or maybe a beowulf cluster. But what we really need is to mandate recovery of magnets from hard drives. Which makes me wonder. What DID happen to all those CRT screens of yesteryear? Man we make a lot of garbage these days don't we?

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

NemoinSpace Re:Yes, but it wouldn't work (382 comments)

I would pay for it too. Trolling an audience that assumes it is not being trolled is twice the fun. Maybe we could have different levels of membership. Maybe we could have a moderation system. Maybe thinking your opinion is worth 2 cents is funny enough.

about two weeks ago

Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

NemoinSpace Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

Fuck off steve. You're fired. Remember?

about two weeks ago

Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

NemoinSpace Re:My 0.02 (457 comments)

Not true. I would create a post ridiculing your statement regardless. Where did this whole "bully" concept come from anyway? I've been to Australia, those guys are wierd enough, but at least they don't whine like bitches. It seems the post cold war generation are a bunch of whining crybabies. I blame the French, but something tells me it's more deeply rooted than that. Oh wait, I forgot we're talking about a book written by some dope that hasn't done enough in her life to aquire perspective. Hey! maybe that's it. Maybe it's not the French's fault at all.
Browsing at -1 is still the best way to read Slashdot. What we need in beta is a +5 filter. Actually, we just need the +5 filter, keep bet under wraps for another 3 years or so.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

NemoinSpace Picasso didn't write documentation (199 comments)

Although their are plenty of books written by others to explain them. There's an analogy in there somewhere, it's not car analogy, but even automakers let Chilton's write their documentation. So, the answer is no you shouldn't waste your talent on scribe work if you are a genius.
Alternativley, if you need to explain what your program is doing to someone who presumeably bought your program with the expectation that it accomplishes their intended purpose, then maybe you aren't a genius after all.

about three weeks ago

Ryan Lackey, Marc Rogers Reveal Inexpensive Tor Router Project At Def Con

NemoinSpace Privacy is over rated. Pursuit of Liberty is key. (38 comments)

Privacy is a derived right and invokes unwritten rules of human nature such as judging other peoples actions. My freedom really should not be limited by your pea brained assessment of my actions or motives. Privacy is insidious and a bastion of cowards that are afraid their own morals won't stand up to scrutiny. No my freinds, I have the inarguable right to do whatever the hell I want to the point of death. The real debate should be whether the government should have the right to keep and bear arms rather than I. Governments really shouldn't be alllowed near guns, they have murdered a lot more innocent people than me, or my crackhead commie neighbor combined.

about three weeks ago

The Benefits of Inequality

NemoinSpace Re:Or... (254 comments)

We could stop assuming that, but it would be a bad assumption. We have several thousand years of direct observation that the average person "groks".
The real driver of the evolution of society came when the "Love thy neighbor" requirement was instituted. It works really well, and probably explains aa lot about the accension of modern man. The best part is that it can insert itself into any political system. Unfortunately, the latest fashion is for pseudo-intelectuals to throw the baby out with the bath water and search for the meaning of life inside of black holes. Sure, I'm viewing this in a biased way, and I don't recommend turning world governance back over to the 3 idiot sons of Charlemagne, I guess I'm convinced that if you believe in unalienable rights, it requires a belief in God. I've found that most people that don't believe in God come up with overly absurd assumptions and excuses because the alternative of loving your neighbor is really hard work and imposes direct personal responsibility. This in no way infringes on my right to keep and bear arms (just in case i haven't shoe-boxed enough).

about three weeks ago

Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

NemoinSpace Re:Performance (183 comments)

Turning the computer on usually does it for me. That and clicking my left mouse button. While we're on the subject, how much crack are you up to these days?

about three weeks ago

Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

NemoinSpace Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

The key to recognizing "enterprise" drives is the price. Usually it winds up being 94% higher price than what people in the enterprise use - which is the cheapest shit they can get their hands on.
In a pinch, the enterprise guys will resort to canabalizing drives out of usb cases, where even the manufacturer has tried to mitigate the quality issues and burying them in low use cases. But the enterprise guys... those are the guys you need to ask. All in all, at a URE of 1x10^14 we are all pretty much hoping one of our backups is good. I remember the day my sys admin told me the daily backups were taking 23 hours. That was several weeks before he told me his test restore from backup failed. I REALLY LIKED THAT GUY.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Corporate Open Source Policy?

NemoinSpace Better ways to do it. (57 comments)

First let me say, there is nothing wrong with open source. But if you and your business associates are intent on giving stuff away for free, there's no reason to hang yourself with the GPL. Just bring your code and operations manual to the next convention and leave them on the table. At least your competitors might buy the drinks later.

about three weeks ago

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

NemoinSpace Re:So, Samsung has decided to make the switch. (220 comments)

Dammit i meant dual pocessor i7's. Actually, I'm not sure what I meant, except to portray the fact that I'm pretty disgusted by living in a world where fuckheads still make a big deal out of some cheap stunt Edison pulled off 100 years ago. Retards.

about three weeks ago

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

NemoinSpace So, Samsung has decided to make the switch. (220 comments)

From being a manufacturer of throw away drug dealer phones to a manufacturer of phones that drug dealers want to steal. Still, they are going to have a hard time competing against the upcoming Windows 12 units with dual core I7's, especially if they throw in the cooling tower/battery backpack.
Go ahead and mod this as a troll if you want. Anyone who writes an article portraying Samsung or Apple as relevant tech companies is just asking for it anyway.
Linux phones still have a chance to make the best contribution to convergence, but they will just piss it away like they did in every other area under the guise of freedom. That leaves us with some indian guy at Microsoft force feeding you the next generation of shit that even Intel doesn't want to make anymore

about three weeks ago

The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

NemoinSpace Re:These are the sorts of things stupid people say (145 comments)

Don't be too hard on the guy. Thisis why evolution invokes death. Just about the time you get it all figured out and decide it's not worth going in and punching your time clock, nature punches yours.

about three weeks ago

Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

NemoinSpace hint for the non apple people (191 comments)

A dot of white nail polish will mark the proper orientation of a usb connector for approximately 800 units. Manufacturers actually used to spend the extra 2 cents per 1000 units to do this for you. But we buy our shit from china now, and all we have left in the UdotS is people think up ways to screw you just a little more. Because you demand it.

about three weeks ago

3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

NemoinSpace Re:Old DOES = Bad (393 comments)

Hate to break the news to you son. Old geezers have been sending the kids to fight their wars for centuries. You might also consider the average geezer has been messing with women longer then you've been alive. Now THAT is stamina.
Don't take this the wrong way. We admire our youth. I just hope you live long enough to become one of us.

about three weeks ago

Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

NemoinSpace i was going to argue engineers vs. programmers (141 comments)

But in this case it seems they are in perfect agreement when it comes to deciding whether any money or effort should be put into upgrading your kernel on your vcr with the blinking 12:00

about three weeks ago

Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

NemoinSpace Re:And when you include end-of-life costs? (409 comments)

I'm not sure about that. In relative terms, the profit to be made by one generation vs. the 10 generations to follow's incalculable damage is pretty clear cut. Fukushima and Chernobyl lay out a pretty good blueprint.
Baby boomers have learned pretty well from "the greatest generation" how to put in minimal effort and then concentrate on sucking the system dry. Gen X got away with putting nothing at all in, which means Gen Y will be unable to get anything at all out.
Now, this sentiment is nothing new, and has been echoed since greek times and before. The common wisdom of being content because "things could be worse" is continuously being proved true. I have no idea what is in store for Gen z, and I'm not predicting apocalypse, just really, really bad stuff. Sorry, but I got mine. - Good luck with that radioactive shit, maybe somebody will figure out a way to make really dirty weapons out of it and you can blow your generation to pieces, like we tried to.

about three weeks ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

NemoinSpace Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

It's a good thing they didn't name this language "Eric Garner", then it would really be dead. All Eric did was not pay taxes on a few loose cigarettes. How much taxes has Oracle not paid on JAVA?
In fairness, Larry Ellison does not hawk CD's on NYC streets. It's a shame Eric never learned JAVA, he might be alive today.
In an effort to stay on topic, I would just point out, this another example of how global warming is ruining our lives.

about three weeks ago

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency

NemoinSpace Americans flown to U.S. to prevent spread (183 comments)

/*head explodes.
In other news, Pelosi continues to study the American Healthcare Act. (not really)

about three weeks ago



Will UlltraDimms beat Flying Cars to market?

NemoinSpace NemoinSpace writes  |  about 4 months ago

NemoinSpace (1118137) writes "It's coming up on a year since the product announcement, and 5 months since Lenovo said it would take over IBM's x86 server line. Hopefully these nifty little pieces of silicon will move faster than the speed of business. What would you do with a 400Gb flash drive that runs directly on the memory bus? No one else is talking."
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You Killed My Tablet. Prepare to Die.

NemoinSpace NemoinSpace writes  |  about 2 years ago

NemoinSpace writes "Now that Spanish Android tablet maker Nuevas Tecnologias y Energias Catala, otherwise known as NT-K, has successfully defended itself against the patent infringement suit filed by Apple, it’s turning the tables on the company."
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Shuttle launch

NemoinSpace NemoinSpace writes  |  more than 5 years ago The Discovery launch was quite a sight the other night. It seemed Huge! Even as far away as Ft. Lauderdale.

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