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With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto

Psicopatico Re:Anyone have Cliff Notes? (128 comments)

50+ years of advancement in computing and the result is Windows 8.


about 2 months ago

Mozilla To Sell '$25' Firefox OS Smartphones In India

Psicopatico FireFox OS (82 comments)

FireFox OS is an ok OS.
Pity it lacks a decent browser...

(Sorry, but that HAS to be written)

about 3 months ago

Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

Psicopatico Re:speaking of FCC (347 comments)

Judging by the comments on the average YouTube video, I'm pretty sure it's considered antisocial media.

Do you really go to a video site to read comments?

about 3 months ago

How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

Psicopatico Fine for me. (361 comments)

Fine for me.

But relase this stuff as an extension.
An "Official Extension" written directly by Mozilla, properly advertised and recommended and all that, if you wish. But make an extension.

Then watch the % of users using it (and laugh, but that's IMHO).

about 4 months ago

Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

Psicopatico Re:Mobile (166 comments)

- "Thou shalt not read The Fine Article!"
Alas, I bow my head and obey.

about 5 months ago

Taking Google's QUIC For a Test Drive

Psicopatico Hold on (141 comments)

I think I'll wait for QUICv6, thanks.

about 10 months ago

The Pentagon May Retire "Yoda," Its 92-Year-Old Futurist

Psicopatico Re:The Star War's influence (254 comments)

Jokes aside, what the general populace would like to know is: are those imperial years or metric years?

about a year ago

Microsoft Exec Says Xbox One Kinect Is Not Built For Advertising

Psicopatico Do not worry... (75 comments)

...The marketing division is working hard to fix this bug.

about a year ago

Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy

Psicopatico Re:Good to hear! (93 comments)

Most people are idiots.

You know, before the advent of the social networks we've been told this by our older parents and/or friends.
Today, we know the names and surnames.

1 year,24 days

Amarok 2.8 "Return To the Origin" Released

Psicopatico Re:Crappy players (99 comments)

+1 for QMMP.
While it's still a < 1.0 release, it gets the job done (it plays :p ).
Also, there are a fair amount of skins for it, as it accepts skins for Audacity or XMMS.
At the moment I use one which replicates exactly the good old WinAmp 1.0. Hell, it even has the WinAmp name on each window... For the curious, here it is

about a year ago

NASA and ESA To Demonstrate Earth-Moon Laser Communication

Psicopatico In the near future... (74 comments)

...don't look at the moon with your remaining eye.

about a year ago

EVE Online Getting TV, Comic Book Adaptations

Psicopatico Re:EvE The Movie (81 comments)

Still a better love-story than Twilight.

about a year ago

Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

Psicopatico Re:I used to block ads (978 comments)

And I'll just keep on blocking ads (not that I'm an user of the website in TFS).

Shiny crowded amazing website will go under?
Well I've lived comfortably for decades without it, I think I can continue for a couple more.

about a year and a half ago

If Video Games Make People Violent, So Do Pictures of Snakes

Psicopatico Oblig. (161 comments)

"If Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
(Kristian Wilson - Creator of Pac-Man - 1989)

[I know this quote is a comedina joke and not an original one, but whatever it expresses exactly my tougths on the subject.]

about a year and a half ago

Belgian Consumer Organization Sues Apple For Not Respecting Warranty Law

Psicopatico Re:Precedent? (168 comments)

Yes and no.

While Italian judiciary system is generally considered as civil law, in reality it is mixed.
There are three levels of judice:
- ordinary;
- appeal;
- court of cassation (a.k.a. supreme court).

After the second level of judice, sentences create precedent and make laws.
But the supreme court only evaluates if previous courts correctly followed the procedures/laws, it doesn't go deep on the facts of the trial.

For other EU countries, I don't know :)

about a year and a half ago

Touchscreen Laptops, Whether You Like Them Or Not

Psicopatico What? (398 comments)

Only touch-screen enabled notebooks here?
Sorry, no sale for you.

My money will go to the manufacturers who will provide "old school" displays.

about a year and a half ago

Disney Wants To Track You With RFID

Psicopatico Re:Why is this creepy? (278 comments)


[Homer's voice] No, it's the worst thing ever to happen to you *so far* .

about a year and a half ago

Einstein@Home Set To Break Petaflops Barrier

Psicopatico One Petaflop, uh? (96 comments)

I'm sorry, but that's 1024 Teraflops to me.
You're still off by ~20 hours.

about a year and a half ago

Moscow Plane Crash Caught On Passerby's Dash Cam

Psicopatico Re:In Soviet Russia... (253 comments)

In Soviet Russia, population supervise the government.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Easiest Way To Consolidate Household Media?

Psicopatico Re:An ultimately simple concept... (272 comments)


Basically set up a BIG container where to put the digital stuff, plus number of network shares and you're done.


In any case do not forget about redundancy and back-up.
Even in the tinyest case, that would mean a single HD, with its twin in RAID-1, plus another as offline backup. Total: 3HDs.

Going up with sizes will add complexity.
Let's say you target a 10TB container, made of 2TB drives. That translates into 5+5 drives for a RAID-0+1, or 7 drives for a RAID-6 (which one is more suited, is another discussion). Plus the back-up (another minimum 5 drives).

For any choice but the absolute minimal one (the three drives example), be absofuckinglutely sure about airflow.
Cramming a lot of drives in a box probably not engineered for this task and putting it into a closet is the perfect recipe for a disaster.

about a year and a half ago


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