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Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video)

Zeromous Too Expensive (65 comments)

Way too expensive, even in the UK.

I would be interested but I can't afford to get one way communication that doesn't compete with the utilitarian Internet for 100 pounds a year.

2 days ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Zeromous Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

I definitely recommend LTO. A great format and reasonable speed (you should be able to restore this over the course of a few days via SCSI). If this guy has 20TB of data in racks, maybe it's not really too much of an investment. (It's also cheap to expand).

about a month ago
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All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

Zeromous Re:This is really simple (427 comments)

What the hell are you talking about? You want to call me a misogynist, you don't know SHIT about me.

Managers are going to insulate project against risk that someone might leave FOR ANY REASON. I'm talking there are two types of workers: Ones who are driven to work for the company and ones who want to work 9-5 and go home for to their families. It's a life choice, MALE or FEMALE.

I'm saying where I work, in terms of women, both groups are pretty equally represented. We have driven women, who receive the support they need to be promoted up to the highest levels and it's not just one. It's a huge distribution. Then we have women who are more home oriented, and they are well represented in my area (tech) as well. Managers are not going to select their next star project member from the latter group, men or women.

so seriously get off your high horse, and listen to what people are actually saying, not your ridiculous narrative of oppression and patriarchy.

about a month and a half ago
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All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

Zeromous Re:This is really simple (427 comments)

But you won't be put on Project X that delivers next quarter either. There are trade offs to life choices, and Women are definitely at a disadvantage in this area no matter what the stats and laws say.

Personally in my experience my tech job is well represented with women who make choices to take a laid back approach to work for this reason. Furthermore I report to 7 managers, 4 of which are women right on up to the highest level. I think there is room for both archetypes.

about a month and a half ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

Zeromous Re:much ado about nothing (506 comments)

The Facebook page does not. Facebook is international.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

Zeromous Re:Mavericks upgrade (241 comments)

Thanks for the tip man! If and when I will do it, I will give this a try. I'd like to avoid a clean install if I can.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

Zeromous Re:Mavericks upgrade (241 comments)

This is what I thought. Since the SSL bug doesn't effect me, but it will happen sooner or later.

about 2 months ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

Zeromous Re:Facebook hosted in Quebec? (506 comments)

First of All your history is wrong. Second of all I live in a Quebec border town. Third of all, just because a business resides in Quebec and maintains a Quebec storefront, doesn't mean your Facebook is your Quebec storefront, or even service.

If I wanted a Brazillian storefront, I'd put up a similar page on Orkut.

about 2 months ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

Zeromous Re:much ado about nothing (506 comments)

The data and "storefront" resides on US soil.

about 2 months ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

Zeromous Facebook hosted in Quebec? (506 comments)

Facebook is an American storefront, not a Quebec one. I did not read the article but this seems very wrong indeed.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

Zeromous Mavericks upgrade (241 comments)

I've been trying to upgrade to Mavericks for eons now. Nothing short of a full rebuild of snow leopard will solve my issue apparently. I've tried everything but the App Store always hangs. Why can't I just download it and install it?

F***Apple.

about 2 months ago
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Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter?

Zeromous Re:Sigh.. (333 comments)

When you have nothing to add: Ad Hominem is best Homonym.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Used A Third of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

Zeromous Re:Not all Lithiums the same (236 comments)

I realize this now, thank you for setting me straight.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Used A Third of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

Zeromous Re:Not all Lithiums the same (236 comments)

>literally be a bomb on wheels

No it is neither literally, nor figuratively a bomb on wheels. It will catch fire though, with plenty of warning and safety features, if punctured. As I understand if you were in the Tesla when it caught fire in the battery packs, you probably wouldn't burn to death.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

Zeromous Re:Predictions were made in the 1970s then? (560 comments)

This doesn't happen in my lab- hundreds of physical machines, easy answer why is: My lab is pristine from a power/cooling/cleanliness/process aspect. For me it's more like 1-2% over 5 years. only slightly above RMA rate. Most bad drives die early. My lab is a bad example of industry standard drive failure.

Most labs aren't pristine or are deficient in at least one way. Makes you wonder, what the average environment is like before applying the model.

I guess my point is, are model's accurate if they are too clean? too dirty? Is the earth uniformly clean/dirty?

Models are only really good at providing an average worst case. I'm not sure why people expect them to be so accurate. pre-existing conditions change, YMMV.

about 2 months ago
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Oil Companies Secretly Got Paid Twice For Cleaning Up Toxic Fuel Leaks

Zeromous Re:We weep for BP. (113 comments)

They're SORRY! OK?

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

Zeromous Re:States Rights (665 comments)

Or better yet, Jon Hamm increases his army of embarrassed, out of context, blackmailed and possibly manipulated 'scientists' to on video for his next disastrous debate.

about 2 months ago

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