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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

hypergreatthing cfw (98 comments)

toastman?
Aren't those builds really, really old?
If you're going to use tomatousb, use shibby.
Use merlin if you want custom firmware as close to stock looking as possible.

2 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

hypergreatthing Re:not really (253 comments)

The only speed increase you get out of harddrives is when density goes up.
Otherwise platter speeds have been more or less stuck at 5400/7200 rpms. Increased density has slowed down a lot in the past 5 years.
Eventually ssds will beat out harddrives in terms of price/capacity. They've already blown them away in terms of reliability and speed.

2 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

hypergreatthing Re:not really (253 comments)

Maybe i should have more strongly implied: Within the same series. Not across memory/technology types.

2 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

hypergreatthing Re:not really (253 comments)

slickdeals.net

I'd say that still counts.
256GB SanDisk Ultra Plus 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive $100 after $20 rebate + Free Shipping

Samsung 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III SSD MZ-7TE1T0BW $455 @ Amazon

historic low on the evo is 420$

2 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

hypergreatthing Re:not really (253 comments)

.....
Have you heard of IOPS?
I have never seen a smaller version ssd have a better IOPS number than a larger one.

2 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

hypergreatthing Re:RAID? (253 comments)

No.

2 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

hypergreatthing not really (253 comments)

Fairly sure that increases in capacity usually means increases in performance as well. I have not seen any ssd on the market today that illustrates otherwise.
We're down to less than .50$ a gig on ssds. Prices have been plummeting. You can get a 256 gig drive for ~100$ . 1TB drives have been almost hitting the $400 mark.
When 2TB ssd come on the market, you'll see the rest drop in price as well. I'm not quite sure where the author is getting their information. Check the price drops over the last two years and you can see they haven't hit bottom yet.

2 days ago
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Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London

hypergreatthing Re:Changing IMEI is illegal (109 comments)

You would have to change the code in the PROM for every system to make it unique.
Then you're also assuming that no one will be able to figure out how to solder out the prom for another device.
Then you're also figuring out that no one will produce a patch to return back a different imei even if i was hardcoded.

And manufacturing the exact same thing over and over is way more cost effective than anything that has a one off process.

5 days ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

hypergreatthing Re:Appeal to authority is not good enough (586 comments)

Just follow a European schedule.
It's effective and works. They just wait a little bit longer before a child gets immunized.

5 days ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

hypergreatthing Re:Statistics (184 comments)

i'm going to respond to my own post for the 3 responses and say:
I guess you've never seen touch controls. The ones where you basically have to look at the display instead of fumble around for station buttons or knobs.

about a week ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

hypergreatthing Re:A few ideas on detecting drivers vs passengers. (184 comments)

ridiculous.
Your ideas are half baked at best.
Such a phone would
a) never sell
b) never work
c) two handed dexterity tests?
Let me fill you in on something. A lot of phones now a days can be voice activated.

about a week ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

hypergreatthing Re:Statistics (184 comments)

I'm fairly surprised that people who are so anti "distractions" via cell phones (even when stopped) claim it's such a huge distraction, that they overlook climate control and stereos as the number one fiddled with while driving "distraction".

about a week ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

hypergreatthing Re:The simple solution is make them document it (322 comments)

There is a technical solution for this.
Have the system report back a heartbeat with status.
It's done today to report back when an antenna is disconnected. GPS receivers can do this. It's probably due to the change in impedance. In a system that has multiple antennas, checking the change and reporting it back o a certain location is fairly quick and simple.

Any car out in the field that fails a heartbeat should mandate that it come back in for servicing immediately.

Manual random checks or filing out paperwork is just plain outdated.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Court: Chinese Search Engine's Censorship Is 'Free Speech'

hypergreatthing Re:In other words... (284 comments)

Corporations are run by people. The people running the show whether that's shareholders or privately owned by a group or people or a single person has the right to free speech and therefore the entities they control contain that same right as an extension of themselves.

about three weeks ago
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Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password

hypergreatthing Re:Without her permission? (367 comments)

Actually demanding someone's password for any reason is the big picture here. It doesn't matter if she did it at home or at school.
The school should focus on what it's supposed to do, teach students. It shouldn't be policing the facebook pages of it's students.

about three weeks ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

hypergreatthing tldr (490 comments)

It's probably because content providers are worried that someone will figure out a way to rip the netflix stream while they're confident that the physical medium will provide an adequate protection scheme using DRM while the truth is probably the reverse.

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

hypergreatthing Re:Surely you jest ... (870 comments)

Or you know
people will get their hands on robot and 3d printing, transform scrap yards into nice looking buildings and create industry themselves and have all their needs met while being opposed to corporate control.
It'll be a race at that point, who can defend themselves. I'm hoping a community collective can meet their own needs and offer resistance.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

hypergreatthing Re: Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

His first sentence states that
"Bow hunting is for unethical assholes."
That is applying his own morals and ethics determining that a group of hunters are unethical and assholes. He doesn't say this is an opinion, he/she states this as fact.

Since he set this statement in place. I stated that he was imposing his own beliefs and making a judgement on a whole swath of people because of what they do. Important to note: Not why they do it.

Recurve and composite bows are a natural evolution of a traditional. I don't really get what you're trying to say.

about a month ago

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