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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

liwee Maps is a must try (166 comments)

I have 2 characters that are able to do maps right now and I heartily recommend everyone to give maps a try at least once. It may be true that many high level builds require unique items but the summoner build should be able to take on maps with just decent rares. fyi, all my gear are self found, no trading.

about a month ago

Judge Tells Feds To Be More Specific About Email Search Warrants

liwee In programming terms (41 comments)

Government search request = *.*

about a month ago

F-Secure: Android Accounted For 97% of All Mobile Malware In 2013

liwee Re:Moral of the story: (193 comments)

Don't install apps from back alleyways: ... Are people really that naive?

Not really sure naive is the problem. The habits from using windows is carried over I think. Android is in some ways similar to Windows where you can literally install anything from everywhere. Not saying that Windows does not get malware but Windows at least do get periodic system updates and most people install some sort of anti-virus / anti-malware solution. Both of these seem to be missing in many Android phones.

about a month and a half ago

First Look At the Animals of the New Hebrides Trench

liwee Cliche (40 comments)

No godzilla?

about 2 months ago

Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

liwee Ford Explorer (314 comments)

The future of the Ford ... Explorer is black, um ... bleak

about 2 months ago

Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

liwee Re:Something is better than nothing (304 comments)

when my teacher didn't know something we would write to Dianna Hacker ask her to answer our confusion.

English / grammar is just an example. Isn't it possible for student who are still confused after a personal finance lesson to seek advice elsewhere? Should we ban all subjective subjects? Literature perhaps?

about 2 months ago

Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

liwee Something is better than nothing (304 comments)

Teachers are not perfect and we really shouldn't expect them to be. How qualified were your English teachers in High School? Did they not play a part in your ability to make such a coherent (slight flawed) argument?

about 2 months ago

UK Government May Switch from MS Office to Open Source

liwee Tale of 2 migration to Open Office (273 comments)

The city of Freiburg in Germany embarked on a migration to OpenOffice.org and failed terribly while another German city -- Munich -- announced that the success of its open source migration had netted savings around $13 million. Partial migration / mixed environments seem to be a very bad idea.

about 3 months ago

Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers

liwee Pot calling the kettle black? (142 comments)

Oracle Linux Support offers support for any existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations. Is this a case of pot calling the kettle black?

about 3 months ago

Will You Even Notice the Impending Robot Uprising?

liwee Level of AI (Artificial Intelligence) (246 comments)

I think the discussion would be more meaningful if we factor in the level of AI (Artificial Intelligence). A machine that repeats a set of pre-defined instructions is just a machine. A machine that is able to think for itself is fundamentally different from a typical machine.

about 4 months ago

Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

liwee Re:Bullshit - got it in Hawaii (841 comments)

With so much information to manage, almost everything is stored on the NSA servers. Naturally, I believe the NSA servers must have some sort of access control mechanism to implement a "need to know". But someone has to manage this access control mechanism, i.e. system admin? While I do not know the exact job scope given to snowden but I believe he does have some sort of system admin privileges. Furthermore it was reported that he "borrowed" passwords from fellow co-workers. We will never know if there is a lack of "need to know" but i doubt the snowden case is sufficient proof of anything.

about 4 months ago

Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

liwee Modify haversack = shoplifting? (670 comments)

If I modify my haversack to include a secret compartment and carry it into wal mart, would I be facing charges of shoplifting?

about 5 months ago

How Munich Abandoned Microsoft for Open Source

liwee Re:A tale of two german cities (294 comments)

The city of Munich could try recouping some of its costs by selling this solution to other cities like Freiburg.

Not really sure the Munich solution would make a difference in Freiburg. My guess is the leaders in Freiburg lack the courage (or ego?) to see it to the end. Unless a perfect / painless solution exist? Nah

about 5 months ago

How Munich Abandoned Microsoft for Open Source

liwee A tale of two german cities (294 comments)

Quite a dated article comparing the open source migration attempted by Freiburg vs Munich. There was also a slashdot submission on Freiburg

about 5 months ago

Republican Proposal Puts 'National Interest' Requirement On US Science Agency

liwee Prime numbers & cryptography (382 comments)

Let's see, prime numbers was discovered in circa 300 BC? I am sure we all saw that it would eventually become an important part of modern cryptography.

about 6 months ago

Tech Titans Oracle, Red Hat and Google To Help Fix Healthcare.gov

liwee Too Many Cooks Spoil the Soup (404 comments)

Enlisting JUST ONE of the tech giants would be more productive.

about 6 months ago

Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives

liwee Re:Reality vs Ignorance and inertia (389 comments)

Like medicine, there are usually side-effects to every thing in life. Ease of online transaction comes with the possibility of financial fraud. I am not denying the possible benefits of 100% autonomous system, but in the event of a malfunction, the risks of death/injury is very real.

about 6 months ago



How Is Data Recovered From A Dead Hard Drive?

liwee liwee writes  |  about 5 months ago

liwee (3407373) writes "Quote: "In a blind panic, I called the biggest name in disk disaster recovery, Seagate Recovery Services, and in the process stumbled into a fascinating photo story. What follows is not meant to be a commercial for Seagate. The company did not pay for this coverage. The Tom’s Hardware editors and I simply recognized that a lot of people need recovery help, and a glimpse behind the curtain at how those operations get done might be enlightening for consumers and business users alike.""


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