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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

YrWrstNtmr Re:For all the reliability worriers (356 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.

13 hours ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

YrWrstNtmr For all the reliability worriers (356 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.

yesterday
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

YrWrstNtmr Re:Price not yet announced (356 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.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?

YrWrstNtmr Re:First and foremost (175 comments)

Why is a pay check important?

Eating is kind of important.

yesterday
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

YrWrstNtmr Normal /. (244 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.

5 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

YrWrstNtmr Re:This is not rocket science (301 comments)

Right. But those rules currently do not exist. The cameras do exist.

about two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

YrWrstNtmr Re:Charge a fee just like for public court records (301 comments)

25 dollar duplication fee
...billable at a rate of $50 dolllars per hour


Discriminating against poor people. That's how that would be spun, anyway.

about two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

YrWrstNtmr Re:We already have laws to cover this (301 comments)

Then they serve no real purpose. If he can turn it on and off at will, he'll just turn it off when he wants to do something illegal.

And many people, incl. many here, want them on all the time, no exceptions, to prevent exactly that.

about two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

YrWrstNtmr Re:We already have laws to cover this (301 comments)

1. Your house is broken into
2. Cop shows up to investigate, wearing his cam
3. The front of your house, then the inside is recorded on his cam.

Public record or not? Can anyone request this footage, yes or no? The argument could be made either way.
You did nothing wrong, the cop did nothing wrong.

So then we're back to allowing the cops to redact or not provide footage as they see fit.

about two weeks ago
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Google To Lease and Refurbish Naval Air Base For Space Exploration

YrWrstNtmr Happens a lot (89 comments)

Many former air bases have been turned over to private companies, or city/county development. Pease, NH, Griffiss, NY, Loring, ME, etc, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

YrWrstNtmr Re:What is the actual risk? (321 comments)

Step 1: Kid is playing out in the living room
Step 2: Mom and dad in the baby room for a little slap and tickle
Step 3: Capture and post to redtube.com
Step 4: Profit!

about three weeks ago
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Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

YrWrstNtmr How is this different? (200 comments)

How is this different than the other zillion companies that funnel money through Luxembourg for tax purposes. Or in the US, in Delaware?

Oh, I get it....because it is a geek company, Amazon.

about three weeks ago
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Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys

YrWrstNtmr You insensitive clods! (150 comments)

I don't have a smartphone, by choice.

Seriously, though. Doing everything with that easily lost/stolen/dead battery phone just sounds like a bad idea to me. Monoculture, anyone?

about three weeks ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

YrWrstNtmr Re:Have to take personal time to vote... (401 comments)

Yes, I read that.
Do you wish to have employer provided time for this? Think about that for a second or two.

about three weeks ago

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