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LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year

elbonia Re:Compared to Facebook (99 comments)

The 4PB they generate is actually highly compressible and they are most likely referring to raw logs. According to the page which quotes the 4 PB figure; FB states they have 300 petabytes of data in 800,000 tables in total. Since that's about 75 days worth of data and FB has been around far longer than that they are most likely referring to logs. So the actual disk space they need per day is far less than 4PB.

about three weeks ago
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LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year

elbonia Re:Compared to Facebook (99 comments)

I believe these are the boxes that are being used.

about three weeks ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

elbonia Re:Lost airplane signals (245 comments)

In a Boeing 777 there are circuit breakers for the cockpit voice recorder & the flight data recorder however they do not stop them from working. Once the breaker is tripped they switch to their internal battery supplies. Both boxes contain batteries to power themselves since they each have sonar beacons used to locate the boxes in an underwater crash.

Far 25 25.1459 states that "Any single electrical failure external to the recorder does not disable both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder." So disabling the bus on these box wouldn't have been enough.

about 6 months ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

elbonia Re:Simpler: Electrical Fire (245 comments)

None of the electronics went off before their last communication. Where is your source for that? There were alot of blogs that assumed that since the last Acars signal was at 1:07 am and the last communication, "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", was at 1:19am it was turned off. However that means nothing since Acars works in 30 min increments so it's next message wouldn't have been till 1:37 am. The system could have failed anytime between 1:19am and 1:37am.

Cell phones would not have been able to work at that distance and speed.

The flight's satellite phones wont work if eletronics are off.

about 6 months ago
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How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

elbonia Zero memory (231 comments)

Wouldn't the best course of action be to zero important memory after it's use just like on disk. After something like a password is loaded in memory it should always be followed by memset with zeros in C/C++. That way if an unchecked read is followed all that would be read is null.

about 7 months ago
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In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

elbonia Re:International flights (78 comments)

GoGo and other flight internet services aren't allowed to work at altitudes below 10000 ft.

about 8 months ago
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In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

elbonia Re:International flights (78 comments)

During flight the law inside an aircraft is genrally of the country of registration. So if these flights are on planes registered to the United States INTERPOL has no authority.

about 8 months ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

elbonia Re:Elephant in the room (233 comments)

The US used custom Black Hawk helicopters that were designed for radar evasion. Not only that, helicopters are about 1/10 the size of a 777 and hover a few hundred feet above the ground using terrain to hide their signature.

"Also, some governments like Pakistan may be involved in the disappearance."
Have you looked at a map of southeast Asia? Do you know how many countries would also have to be involved in order to get the plane from Malaysia to Pakistan? The plane doesn't have the necessary fuel reserves to fly the known flight path, then deep into the Andaman sea, then to arc around India but be hundreds of miles away to avoid radar, and then cut through the Arabian sea into Pakistan. The only way for the plane to make it to Pakistan is for it to cut through the airspace of several countries including India. Why would all of those countries, especially India, all couloute together and do that?

about 8 months ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

elbonia Re:Elephant in the room (233 comments)

Your theory makes no sense. For it to land somewhere it would need to fly into the airspace of country. So which one would just let some unidentified aircraft enter it's airspace let alone land on a runway without saying anything? The only place you can fly for hours without being picked up by radar is over the ocean.

about 8 months ago
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Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

elbonia Re:Go after em Nate (335 comments)

No, that pun based joke goes back to 1936 at least.

1936 November 3, Oregonian, New Bid Called Sut-Over-Suit by Sam Gordon: The Kibitzer, Page 8, Column 5, Portland, Oregon.

about 8 months ago
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NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company

elbonia Re:Not a subsidy? (126 comments)

You don't seem able to follow simple facts. The fact of the matter is that these are private jets bought by executives, who happen to work for Google, with their own private money and for their own private needs. That makes it have nothing to do with the Google corporation. Not a single penny from Google Inc. went to this company. You're clearly the mook on this one.

about 9 months ago
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Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan

elbonia Dont read too much into this study (459 comments)

From the article:

“But it’s probably overly simplistic to say that everyone should go on a low-protein diet at this point.” Among the many caveats, for example, is that the mouse study used a single strain, though different strains can have different reactions to diets such as calorie restriction. Kaeberlein also thinks it’s unlikely that reduced protein alone explains the dramatic impact of calorie restriction on lifespan.

Mice strain can have a huge impact on the results.

http://jaxmice.jax.org/strain/... http://jaxmice.jax.org/strain/...

about 9 months ago
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Death By Metadata: The NSA's Secret Role In the US Drone Strike Program

elbonia More than just metadata (202 comments)

If the government has the SIM's ID to gather metadata then they have full access to tap the phone to listen to all conversations. So it's not just that A talks to B. It's that A talks to B discussing an attack.

about 10 months ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

elbonia Re:The problem with Google Bus (692 comments)

"Google may keep a bus route for 1 person they believe "key" in a project" I find that very hard to believe. Do you have a source for that statement? If a person is that key they would just get a town car to take him to and from work. It would be far cheaper than renting a bus & driver and more convenient for the "key" employee.

If you don't move closer to work it doesn't mean that more tax dollars won't be spent in the city. Since more people live in the city they will naturally spend more as they go out. After all that was the whole point of living there in the first place. Also SF has been raking in more and more in property taxes since the bus system was in place and now property tax revenue is at an all time high.

about 10 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

elbonia Re:Amazing how times change. (444 comments)

It was MiniScribe, from the court documents:

In mid-December 1987, Miniscribe's management, with Wiles' approval and Schleibaum's assistance, engaged in an extensive cover-up which included recording the shipment of bricks as in-transit inventory. To implement the plan, Miniscribe employees first rented an empty warehouse in Boulder, Colorado, and procured ten, forty-eight foot exclusive-use trailers. They then purchased 26,000 bricks from the Colorado Brick Company.

On Saturday, December 18, 1987, Schleibaum, Taranta, Huff, Lorea and others gathered at the warehouse. Wiles did not attend. From early morning to late afternoon, those present loaded the bricks onto pallets, shrink wrapped the pallets, and boxed them. The weight of each brick pallet approximated the weight of a pallet of disk drives. The brick pallets then were loaded onto the trailers and taken to a farm in Larimer County, Colorado.

Miniscribe's books, however, showed the bricks as in-transit inventory worth approximately $4,000,000. Employees at two of Miniscribe's buyers, CompuAdd and CalAbco, had agreed to refuse fictitious inventory shipments from Miniscribe totalling $4,000,000. Miniscribe then reversed the purported sales and added the fictitious inventory shipments into the company's inventory records.

about 10 months ago
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Nobel Prize Winning Economist: Legalize Sale of Human Organs

elbonia Re:Yes. (518 comments)

greater now than the same difference between slaves and slave owners back in the days of Rome. Money wise, slaves had a better life than us "free" people

That's totally incorrect, do you have a source for that stat because it sounds completely wrong. The wealth of the Dives vs someone who was a slave is probably the greatest wealth separation in history. Lookup the structure and wealth of Rome and figures like Marcus Crassus or Tiberius Claudius Hipparchus.

about 10 months ago

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OVER 30 years of Video Games and Consoles up for sale

elbonia elbonia writes  |  about 2 years ago

elbonia (2452474) writes "This guy is selling his 30 year collection of about 7000 boxed and lose games with over 300 system consoles. The set includes over 200 controllers and he has taken several thousand pictures to detail the collection. All can be yours for about $550K"
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