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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

cthulhu11 Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (696 comments)

There also the bogus assumptions that 1) Alerts will actually make it to the cops 2) They actively monitor them and 3) They'd respond quickly.

about two weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

cthulhu11 Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

So, I should rack up credit card debit at a higher interest rate than investment would return, and default on my mortgage? Doesn't seem like a strategy to me.

about three weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

cthulhu11 Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

Retire on what money? With rent there's no equity building, it's all down the drain. That's why people buy. I switched jobs in January of this year. Big west coast company, you've heard of them. No relocation. Shared walls are *always* too loud. I'm pessimistic because I live in the real world where people don't die at Carousel when they turn 30.

about three weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

cthulhu11 Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

So what does a renter do when he/she turns 65 or 70 and can't drop $3500/mo on rent for a dump in SF? Head to a homeless shelter? Ownership is about equity. In dense urban settings there are *no* nice places to rent or even buy. No yard. Shared walls. Neighbors who aren't douchebags are a rarity. Sure big companies have relocation packages. Management gets them. The rest of us no longer do. And it's more like 20% more pay with 100% more expenses.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

cthulhu11 Re:I'm all for skewering Amazon, but... (123 comments)

For these numbers to be true, people of Indian descent must be classified as White vs. Asian.

about three weeks ago
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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

cthulhu11 Re: Their answer to oversubscription as well (243 comments)

Peering is done with symmetric connections. Last mile consumer isn't -- the wire's capabilities are generally allocated more for downstream than upstream traffic. This is sophistry.

about three weeks ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

cthulhu11 Re:It would be interesting (121 comments)

I wonder if even the BCPL could be compiled today. Altos were great for showing the coke machine status through the window of the 3rd floor CS lab. Oh the days of the much-sought X1 key. Bonus points for anyone who gets that reference.

about a month ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

cthulhu11 Re: Oracle (146 comments)

Didn't this all get sorted out decades ago with Amdahl vs IBM ??

about a month and a half ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

cthulhu11 Re:UseLessD (774 comments)

Oh, so you like using a serial console too? Video consoles are stupid. Sluggish across oceans, Java hassles, cut/paste doesn't work.

about a month and a half ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

cthulhu11 Re:Amazing progress... (120 comments)

I Doubt any kind of genital surgery was common in the 19th century

Seriously? When do you think circumcision, castration, and orchiectomy were first practiced?

about 1 month ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

cthulhu11 Re:Amazing progress... (120 comments)

I do. I learned it in 1990. For the the most annoying thing about TFA is the use of the word "womb", as if this were 1814 not 2014. Are we really afraid of the word UTERUS?

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

cthulhu11 Re:Catching up with Fedora (644 comments)

Oh? I missed the part where support for 95% of the hardware that people try to use was removed.

about 2 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

cthulhu11 Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

I'm guessing you have ancient dimmers. My LED's work just fine on a switch or on a modern electronic dimmer rated for them.

about 2 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

cthulhu11 Re:"the Phoebus cartel still casts a shadow today" (602 comments)

For sure there are many crappy CFL's out there. When you buy a twisty CFL for 25 cents at a drug store, you get what you pay for. My Cree-manufactured recessed retrofit LED's are doing great, they were like $25/each at Home Despot courtesy local utility subsidy. Unfortunately that only covered the 2700K models, but my wife insists on yellow light anyway.

about 2 months ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

cthulhu11 Re:Very sad (277 comments)

Wish I had mod points to give, this echos my feelings too. I have a 4s now and have felt that my wife's 5 was already too big. And now we're seeing reports of 6's being bent up because they're too damned thin. I'll be delaying an update of my 4s indefinitely, maybe when the 7 comes out there will be an iPhone Mini that returns to the size of a phone. And I'm neither skinny nor a candidate for tight jeans.

about 2 months ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

cthulhu11 Re:Red Hat move too slowly (232 comments)

Ubuntu kernel: like the way it suddenly started wrapping sd errors over a certain length, confounding monitoring?

about 3 months ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

cthulhu11 Re:multi-drive RV tolerance?? (316 comments)

I'm having issues with Toshiba 3TB drives right now that best I can tell are vibration-related. 20%+ of these drives report medium errors within the first few months of deployment. Seagates in the same chassis don't fail at nearly that rate. Toshiba and LSI swear that this is normal. They're on bad crack.

about 3 months ago

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