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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

ilsaloving Failure rate? (283 comments)

After having 5 seagate drives fail all within one year, including a momentous xt that died 2 weeks after I got it, it's replacement died a week after that, and THAT replacement died last week (less than 6 months across all three), I will never buy seagate again.

They are peddling crap, and I'm surprised they haven't been hit with a class action lawsuit yet.

13 hours ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

ilsaloving Dropbox and Rice (272 comments)

Considering that Dropbox has Condi Rice on their Board of Directors, they're in a prime position to target the warmongers market.

2 days ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

ilsaloving Re:Sigh (734 comments)

Too bad you can't mod and post in the same article. This would have totally gotten my vote. :>

5 days ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

ilsaloving Re:Sigh (734 comments)

....seriously?

If I say a colour is one shade of red and you say it's a different shade, that's a disagreement.

Trying to deny another human being from living in an equal capacity from you for no reason other than their choice in sexual partners, is bigotry. It is hate.

The fact that you can't tell the difference between the two just proves my point.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

ilsaloving Re:Sigh (734 comments)

What do you mean by "wasn't"? The vast majority of the world *still* is not accepting of homosexual behaviour. There are countries that murder homosexuals for no other reason than they are homosexual. Heck, look at what Uganda is doing. And note that it was people from the US that put them down that path.

Racism was supposed to have been extinguished, but it's still rampant. Same with genderism, and countless other isms.

The world we live in is a very scary place, because people are care more about hating each other than working together, and I don't see that ever changing.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

ilsaloving Re:Sigh (734 comments)

You can't.

You *can* however, make it very clear that such behaviour is no longer acceptable in civilized society.

The human population on this planet is now well over 8 billion strong. It is virtually impossible for people to not run into each other, and only slightly less impossible to not run into people that you *choose* to despise.

It's well past time that we grow the f__k up, for our own safety. But people being people, I have zero faith in that actually happening.

about a week ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

ilsaloving *sigh* (179 comments)

Why is it that whenever Apple comes up with something, every else has to copy it (although Microsoft may have started this fad of flatness, I can't remember the timeline anymore)?

Apple is not the be all and end all of industrial design. This fad of flatness is really annoying, and IMO counter intuitive. It's no longer clear what widget is a button, for example. The user now has to guess, based on proximity of a given thingy to the other thingies on the screen.

When the gumdrop iMacs came out, I was eeing transluscent plastic micro waves, clothes irons, you name it.

Thank Dog that companies haven't en masse copied Apple mouse designs. Half the continent would have RSI by the end of the month.

about two weeks ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

ilsaloving Re:I like... (179 comments)

I have to agree. I found Miui significantly more straight forward to use than stock android, and infinitely better than those half-assed UIs that various android manufacturers feel compelled to slap on top.

Is it a rip off of iOS? Maybe. Do I care? Not in the slightest.

Under the hood, a phone may be a full fledged computer with linux, but that doesn't mean I want to use it like one.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

ilsaloving Good luck (426 comments)

I remember using ie4 on a sun Solaris box a long time ago. I was thrilled, because it was light years ahead of mosaic and Netscape.

Now? I don't care how good it is. I will never use it again. Microsoft's long established contempt for its users, laws, and even international standards bodies have guaranteed that I will never put anything even resembling trust in them ever again.

about two weeks ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

ilsaloving I'd have to agree (299 comments)

With the sole exception of Slashdot, and The Register, I hate reading comments on articles. They're, at best, a minute fraction better than the comments you see on youtube videos....

And I think this article explains very well why comments, or modern day public discussions in general, are crap:
http://theconversation.com/no-...

about two weeks ago
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Parallax Completes Open Hardware Vision With Open Source CPU

ilsaloving Re:Performance? (136 comments)

And not a single person got the reference.

So sad...

I recommend googling "Every OS sucks" by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

about three weeks ago
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Parallax Completes Open Hardware Vision With Open Source CPU

ilsaloving Re:Performance? (136 comments)

Hey now...

There's plenty of things you can do with 32k of memory, like going to the moon or playing pong! (Nothing in between)

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia Reports 50 Links From Google 'Forgotten', Issues Transparency Report

ilsaloving Re:See Europe, I told you this would happen (81 comments)

I think you posted this on the wrong discussion.

We're talking about legislation, not C. ;)

*hides*

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia Reports 50 Links From Google 'Forgotten', Issues Transparency Report

ilsaloving In other words... (81 comments)

We're about to see the world's single biggest application of the Streisand Effect, ever.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

ilsaloving Re:Seriously? Nope! (194 comments)

Look who's talking. It's clear that neither you nor Mr. Anon have ever had to manage this kind of system before. It sounds like a simple and obvious question on the surface, but once you dig down into the actual details, it's anything but.

If you want to use facetime, then everyone needs a mac/iPad/iWhatever.

Sure you can use something else like hangouts or skype, but the asker made no mention about how he intends to deploy this software.

Does every resident get their own machine? Do they share a common one? Has network cables already been run through the areas where the asker intends to have the video kiosks? How do you manage the local environment? These are all questions that need to be addressed, and the only way to do that is to have someone physically go there, look things over, and give a set of *viable* options based on their current environment.

You may have read the post, but you clearly didn't *comprehend* it. Or at least, didn't even stop to consider the possibilities before shooting your mouth off in an attempt to compensate for your lack in other physiological aspects.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

ilsaloving Seriously? (194 comments)

You want low cost AND no maintenance AND compatibility with existing systems?

Sorry, you're SOL. There is no such thing, never was, and never will be. Even non-low-cost systems require at least some maintenance.

At the absolute minimum, you will need an on-premise machine with some kind of VPN access so that you can remote in and perform updates. You can do that with windows or linux.

What you require can't be given via a slashdot q&a. There are too many options, and too many give 'n take decisions that need to be made. Is it video conference only? Do you want to support instant messaging? What platforms will the system support on the families' sides? What hardware and how much bandwidth is available at the facility? How much are you willing to pay for monthly service contracts and maintenance? If you want Facetime, then you *have* to use a Mac, or iPad or something.

Your best bet is to talk to a telecom consultant who can help you out. But you're going to have to adjust your expectations because what you want is physically impossible.

about three weeks ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

ilsaloving Re:He just doesent' get it.. (514 comments)

How is this modded insightful? It's complete and utter bullshit.

Overseas workers work cheaper, and put up with more crap than domestic workers. It has nothing at all to do with skill level... it never did. It's pure corporate greed.

about a month ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

ilsaloving Re:Paying their clients (317 comments)

How has this not been modded +5 funny yet?

about a month ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

ilsaloving Re:What's the point? (129 comments)

That is entirely true. And I had spent a long time looking at ePaper devices. Unfortunately, the devices I was looking at turned out to be far more expensive than comparable tablets, and with ePaper you were locked into only reading books. (Or view web pages, email, etc, assuming they even provided that functionality). I didn't want to be restricted to just books, so I went with the tablet instead.

Some company in India actually came up with a design similar to what you describe. I forget the name now, but they called the display a Qi Display. The last time I looked into it, there were issues with quality, so I stopped paying attention.

about a month and a half ago

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