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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

jedidiah Re:Shyeah, right. (273 comments)

70G is less space than I have on my phone.

A 70G tape seems silly in an age of cheap 64G thumb drives.

yesterday
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

jedidiah Re:Spinning storage is king... (426 comments)

> For $150 you can get a SSD with plenty of space for the vast majority of desktop roles,

Bullshit.

A $150 SSD will only be good enough for a machine you are using like a terminal. Anything beyond that and you will need more space.

I want more storage in my PHONE than that.

2 days ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

jedidiah Re:What about long-term data integrity? (426 comments)

Exactly. RAID prevents a drive failure from being an immediate data loss.

Plus, RAID allows me to keep all of my bulk storage online while I am replacing a drive. That portion of my data hoard is not completely unavailable to me while I am copying data to the replacement drive.

Of course you want at least 2 copies of your data.

This is where the relative cheapness of HDD wins the day. You don't just need 1x of what you think you need but at least 2x.

Yes. Take that large number associated with SSD tech and DOUBLE it.

2 days ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

jedidiah Re:Really? (426 comments)

It's not disingenuous at all. It merely demonstrates the primary problem here, namely the price gap. Larger SSD drives are low capacity and expensive. They are priced outside the range of most consumers while also being inferior in terms of bulk storage. A larger SSD is less able to justify it's price premium than a larger HDD.

Even if SSD prices get less ridiculous, chances are that HDD prices/capacity will keep pace and continue to keep HDDs relevant.

2 days ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

jedidiah Re:Sure, but speed... (426 comments)

So you would pay $1200 for a hard drive "without hesitation"?

REALLY?

I find it hard to buy a mere 1G SSD and it's not quite as expensive as the thing you seem eager to treat as chump change.

2 days ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

jedidiah Re:The Same Game (429 comments)

Most of the kinds of people that immigrate to the US illegally have a total 3rd world worldview and aren't scofflaws in the conventional sense. The idea that they have to comply with the rules of some central government while going out their daily lives is an alien concept to them. They see things completely differently. They don't even understand things like borders, or national citizenship, or something as basic as a marriage license.

A lot of people will take advantage of them because of this too (not just employers).

2 days ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

jedidiah Re:Number of interviews... (429 comments)

100K is only a high degree above the poverty line if you avoid popular high density urban areas.

Furthermore, ANY professional position SHOULD be "far above the poverty line" as such jobs require a high degree of costly preparation. They require more than a pulse. Their price should reflect that.

The price of labor should reflect the financial overhead of being eligible for the job in question.

This sort of "You should expect whatever crumbs your betters offer you" kind of attitude is sick and depraved and economically unsustainable.

2 days ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

jedidiah Re:Number of interviews... (429 comments)

I think a question like this should be more about the applicants ability to "do something" as opposed to just being overwhelmed by the situation. The answer need not be perfect, it just needs to work.

It's really just a low bar to see how helpless a person is.

Can you take care of business?

2 days ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

jedidiah Re:Well Duh (429 comments)

Alternatively, we could just stop actively encouraging the exporting of jobs.

What we have going on right now is the opposite of "protectionism". We could solve a lot of the problem by simply not doing anything. Doing nothing is not a form of "Protectionism".

2 days ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

jedidiah Kids playing doctor. (111 comments)

You have lesser trained individuals using more interesting medical equipment.

What could possibly go wrong?

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

jedidiah Re:Eggs = Good (143 comments)

...except most of the pea plant is completely inedible to a human.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

jedidiah Re:Eggs = Good (143 comments)

An egg is a food capsule for a baby animal. That means that everything that is required for the development of a small animal is in there. That sounds like something that is obviously going to be some kind of super food.

The same goes for milk.

Plant equivalents will likely be less impressive because they are designed with the end result of creating a plant rather than a mammal or a bird.

The usual hatchet job studies against eggs typically find against lack of moderation. If you simply follow the nutritional guidelines that predate the guerilla vegan politics at the USDA, you should not have any troubles.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

jedidiah Re:Well, it's not mayonaise ... (143 comments)

The also have a big picture of an EGG on the package.

It's called "Just Mayo". It's not called "Vegan Mayo". They are going out of their way to appear like an artisinal brand of actual mayonnaise rather than some purveyor of shoddy "substitutes".

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

jedidiah Re:Why would it be healthier... (143 comments)

You can eat 2 eggs for breakfast every day of your life and your blood test numbers can still be not just acceptable but enough to get you a discount on your life insurance.

A little self-awareness goes a long way.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

jedidiah Re:Fact? Assertion? Slogan? (143 comments)

We are ultimately talking about a CONDIMENT here. It should not really matter how "harmful" it is. You shouldn't be eating it in any quantities where this kind of issue would come up.

Although the "harmfulness" of eggs is disputed and seems to vary like Paris fashion seasons.

Of course Vegans are going to shout down anything animal related despite the fact that we are not bovines.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

jedidiah Re:What is it? (143 comments)

Um... no. There is not plenty of protein in the plant world. Contrary to popular Vegan opinion, we are not bovines. We are omnivores. We are adapted to eat whatever we can get our hands on with the notable exception of green plant matter. THAT is something we don't digest well (or at all).

Eating an animal living off of marginal grasslands is a much more carbon friendly option for humans than trying to grow anything on such land.

Feeding an overpopulated planet won't be done in a "nice" way regardless of what kind of soylent you try to force on people. There's just too many of us.

You are not a cow regardless of how badly you want to be one.

2 days ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

jedidiah Re:that's because (371 comments)

> And what additional benefits do these American workers reap?

The money to do something interesting with my time off instead of camping or having a "staycation". I also don't have to stay in one of those gawdawful French hotels that looks like and feels like a poorly done cruise ship cabin.

Plus I can actually make that kind of comparison.

3 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

jedidiah Re:Changed the laws? No (137 comments)

> The existing laws defined them as a cable company. They were not very smart to think otherwise. The laws may need to go away, but that was always the correct interpretation.

The existing laws did no such thing. The existing laws did not even address them. Furthermore, they were going out of their way to conform to what legal precedents have been set.

The "legal theory" used by the Supreme Court in this case was a national embarrassment.

Sometimes, it doesn't matter so much if you do the "right thing" or the "wrong thing" but how you do it. This was done in such a wrong manner that the consequences of that could be far more harmful than the general "thumbs up" or "thumbs down".

"Walks like a duck" should embarrass anyone posting here.

about a week ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

jedidiah Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

> What is innovative about a CATV system? Welcome to the 1980s.

They did it in a manner that would allow for multiple competing services and did not depend on them owning a physical network monopoly.

THAT is actually a nice marginal improvement (aka an innovation).

about a week ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

jedidiah Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

> Innovation? They were a CATV system who didn't want to pay their statutory licensing fees.

No, not really. Not at all actually.

First they are nothing like a CATV system. That's just the lame ass "walks like a duck" nonsense from the Supremes. However, once declared a CATV system by a bunch of senile old luddites, they actually did try to pay their statutory licensing feeds.

Lesser judges wouldn't let them.

They were either a CATV system or not a CATV depending on the way the wind was blowing and the judge du jour and the will of the incumbent monopolies.

about a week ago

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InternetGambling Verboten! EU objects.

jedidiah jedidiah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jedidiah (1196) writes "It seems that the US is not the only country that likes to "legislate morality" and whatnot. Germany and Sweden have now gotten in trouble for taking steps to outlaw online gambling. This has caused a ruckus in the EU since these laws might not be consistent with EU law overall. Did the Europeans saddle themselves with their own version of the ICC here? I guess "states rights" is not just for the US anymore. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/31/sweden_germany_eu_gambling/"
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