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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

YrWrstNtmr You're joking, right? (190 comments)

Essentially, a screen embedded in the surface of each pillar inside the car relays a live video feed from cameras covering the angles outside the car.
More crap to break
So there is a camera on the inside, to detect when I turn my head? Like when I'm at a stop light and turn to the passenger?
If you can do it for the A pillars, why have windows at all? Cameras all around!

2 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

YrWrstNtmr Re:mistakes were made (463 comments)

Mistake? And not one of these environmental geniuses said to his buds, "Hey guys, this might be a bad idea" ?

4 days ago
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Computer Error Grounds Flights In the UK

YrWrstNtmr Re:"Computer" failure? (68 comments)

That wasn't the OS, but rather the application accepting a wrong input as valid.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

YrWrstNtmr Turn your phone *off* (312 comments)

Tomorrow, for 12 hours...turn it off. Leave the lid closed on your laptop.
Go do something else for a while. The world (and your world) will not implode.

about two weeks ago
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Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

YrWrstNtmr In before... (61 comments)

...oh wait. Too late.

about two weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

YrWrstNtmr Re:You can pry my wallet from my... (375 comments)

I've been 98% cashless since the early 90s

That last 2% is what they are looking for.

about two weeks ago
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Black Friday '14: E-commerce Pages Far Slower Than They Were in 2013

YrWrstNtmr Because you started early (143 comments)

"Black Friday" has been happening and advertised since 1 Nov. Friday Nov 28 just happened to be one day in the stream of pseudo sales between 1 Nov and 15 Jan.

about two weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

YrWrstNtmr My smoked bird (189 comments)

He comes off the grill in about 45 mins. (1800 Eastern)

Olive oil, butter & spices in and out, a Heinie stuck up his hiney, a little glazing now and again.
Sitting next to the heat for a while.....mmmmm

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

YrWrstNtmr Re:For all the reliability worriers (438 comments)

You only wrote 7TB in 2 years to your 120GB ssd? ;-)

Oops...TB, not GB. But yes. It is the OS (currently 8.1 Pro) and just about all applications. Things that do not need that SSD speed (music, movies, etc) live on spinning drives or PC's. My playlist is not going to switch from one track to the next by virtue of being on the SSD.
Things that DO matter, OS+applications (1 SSD), and working files (second SSD), live on SSD's.
Total writes between the 2 SSD's is ~11TB.

7TB is still tiny in relative terms.

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

YrWrstNtmr For all the reliability worriers (438 comments)

The 'wear out too fast' concept is wildly overblown. You can listen to old rumors, or read actual test data.

600TB total writes - http://techreport.com/review/2...
800TB total writes, and some of these consumer grade drives start to fail - http://techreport.com/review/2...

"By far the most telling takeaway thus far is the fact that all the drives have endured 600TB of writes without dying. That's an awful lot of data—well over 300GB per day for five years—and far more than typical PC users are ever likely to write to their drives. Even the most demanding power users would have a hard time pushing the endurance limits of these SSDs."

By contrast, my main home machine (120GB Kingston SSD) has ~7GB total, in over 2 years of 24/7 use. I'll leave you to do the math on lifespan for that.

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

YrWrstNtmr Re:Price not yet announced (438 comments)

That commenter at Amazon is totally incorrect. Of course you can search an SSD when indexing is off.
Indexing simply makes searching faster. And seeing that searching an SSD is already several times faster than an indexed HDD, it is not needed on the SSD.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?

YrWrstNtmr Re:First and foremost (176 comments)

Why is a pay check important?

Eating is kind of important.

about three weeks ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

YrWrstNtmr Normal /. (247 comments)

Yes, the US sucks. It has always sucked. It will continue to suck long into the future, until it eventually just goes away.

Every thread on /. quickly devolves into how the US does worse than everywhere else.
We could have a discussion about starvation in North Korea, and how people are boiling grass and bark for 'soup', and some of you geniuses would proudly proclaim that the quality of bark from US trees has less nutritional value. And garner mod points for it.

This 'used' to be a place for semi-rational discussion. Oh well.
Dice is but one of the reasons.

about a month ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

YrWrstNtmr Re:These scumbags ought to be in jail next to Mado (129 comments)

Maybe Charlie Manson wants to consummate his marriage second hand since he's not allowed conjugal visits.,/i>

Go ahead. You stick your wang in that bit o crazy. I'll pass.

about a month ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

YrWrstNtmr Re:Basic jobs, but not to avoid talking (307 comments)

The most mundane, biggest waste of time is driving between home and work every day.

Sounds like you need to move closer to work.

about a month ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

YrWrstNtmr Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

I used "3 Musketeers" as a random, generic, freely available candy bar. Not as a 'good' one.

about a month ago
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After Four Days, Philae Team Gets to Rest

YrWrstNtmr Re:RTG (88 comments)

Thank you, Mr. Comet Lander designer guy! I'm sure, for the next one, they will bring you in as a consultant.

about a month ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

YrWrstNtmr Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

$5-$15 for a candy bar? Are you high?

Go ahead. Price your everyday 3 Musketeers at $5. Or your high end froufrou gourmet fair trade locally produced specialty market candy bar at $15+.
How long before bankruptcy?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Already demonstrated (178 comments)

Primarily, Snowden and Manning. But this too.

about a month ago

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