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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Ravaldy Re:Wow (224 comments)

Very nice. So he is an idiot.

11 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Ravaldy Re:It's getting hotter still! (440 comments)

How many times did your boss tell his customers it would be ready next week after you told him it would take a month. I've seen that too many times. This is just another example of the top wig tailoring the information for his needs.

Not saying that's what happened but I'd be surprised that the scientists would put the end of ice in the north pole so close.

BTW, how did we start talking about the north pole when this article is about the south pole? or am I confused as usual?

11 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Ravaldy CrashPlan (224 comments)

I had a similar problem as you and I found what I consider the best solution for home users. There are many options where you can store you data in the cloud for a yearly fee but it does get expensive as you pass the 200GB mark. What I use is Crashplan. Their software allows you to backup to their cloud or to a friends storage. So if you know someone else with the same problem you can have them allocate some space on their machine for you and you do the same for them. The backups are protected so he won't be able to play with your data. This is all at no charge.

I personally use the Enterprise version which allows you to host your own server. I have my reasons for doing this but most users will be happy with the free home version.

11 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Ravaldy Re:Wow (224 comments)

Considering how many users on this forum will learn something from this I would say it's not a complete waste of time.

I spent countless hours searching the web. Unfortunately there is no straight answer but I do have one after trying many pieces of software. I'll post this in a different post

11 hours ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Ravaldy Re:Eat real foods, mostly veg, not too much (290 comments)

Also. Want to know my worst mistake in English yet?

In a hockey room while making conversation I said that I raped the cheese. Because to grate in French is "raper" so I tried to translate it over by making it sound English.

3 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Ravaldy Re:Eat real foods, mostly veg, not too much (290 comments)

From what I've read the damage isn't caused by the overuse itself but rather it's effects such as dehydration.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Ravaldy Re:football can cause brain damage (401 comments)

There are many other cases. E.g. CNC cad software we use requires a usb dongle for license validation.

4 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Ravaldy Re:Eat real foods, mostly veg, not too much (290 comments)

Actually you are correct. It's a miss understand by most people including myself. The salt itself only causes temporary bloating but it comes down to what contains salt. Most salty foods are usually packed with calories so as a rule of thumb diet clinics have often beaten salt on the head but the real problem is the food itself.

By the sounds of it the only real damage done by salt is kidney damage and that is if you eat too much of it.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Ravaldy Re:football can cause brain damage (401 comments)

I think all 3 major devices are very good and they each offer something. You telling me the USB port isn't really important makes me think you don't work a technical job where you travel on site. If you do you would find many uses for the USB port. The day to day user may not benefit as much from the USB port but I assure you on site technicians do. I've seen it used to hookup to HVAC equipment, to upgrade printer firmware or to console into a network Switch that isn't yet assigned an IP. These are all devices you cannot access wirelessly. There are hookups for iPads but who wants to invest in proprietary garbage when you can have a generic peripheral that is compatible to your PCs and your tablet.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Ravaldy Re:football can cause brain damage (401 comments)

Mustang. Is it a car, a type horse or a car with a horse on it?

If the brand "Surface" was popular enough it wouldn't matter if the name is dumb or not. There are plenty of bad names out there that have become known brand names. Windows is a horrible name if you based yourself on that yet the most known operating system in the world.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Ravaldy Re:football can cause brain damage (401 comments)

I personally don't care what toilet paper I wipe with as long as it doesn't irritate the cookie doe cutter.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Ravaldy Re:Hahahaha (401 comments)

Yep. Like Kleenex is the generic term for tissue.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Ravaldy Re:No comments here yet... (471 comments)

I don't disagree with the application you see for it but I'm confused as to why it is so important to stay connected while you more or less have access to the device. I think the inherit problem is people are too concerned about staying connected.

4 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Ravaldy Re:finally (290 comments)

Most things you eat don't cause increased blood pressure but can increase your weight which = higher BMI which according to this article is the main cause of high blood pressure.

4 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Ravaldy Re:Eat real foods, mostly veg, not too much (290 comments)

Yes and no. Salt in this case is not the direct cause of High blood pressure but is an indirect factor. Salt can cause weight gain which directly affects BMI.

4 days ago
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When Scientists Give Up

Ravaldy Re:Doesn't surprise me (347 comments)

Abstract science is science that has potential to be applied but isn't confirmed yet. E.g. Higgs Boson particle.

4 days ago

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