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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

oh_my_080980980 Re:LOL (428 comments)

Because my computer will boot up 1 second faster? Wow.....performance gains are to be had with memory, size and speed.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:Sure, but speed... (428 comments)

Because you're doing what that requires the speed? Boot up? Other than gamers or people who actually use their computers for computing purposes - most users don't care about speed.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:LOL (428 comments)

LMOL yeah sluggish. Considering how long SSD capacity has been stuck at 320 MB, I would not say they have been progressing fast. Couple problems with HD, the OS not being able to see sizes over 2 TB. EFI was a recent development and not all systems run them. Then there were density issues. Those two seem to be overcome.

Wake me when I can get a 1TB SSD for $70.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:LOL (428 comments)

They have 5 today as well. Western Digital Black drives have 5 year warranties.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:LOL (428 comments)

What, speed? That's the only advantage.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:What about long-term data integrity? (428 comments)

Indexing? Think again. The OS does alot of writing to the HD. So depending on how you have you system configured, it could minimal writes or alot.

But HD failure is huge with SSD. Once it dies, good bye data. Regular HD, you can recover data. Long term data storage is not for SSD.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:Duh (434 comments)

Actually we don't. Every country limits foreign workers. That's a fact. A Visa is not a green card. H1B was created to help a perceived "shortage" of tech workers. As such there isn't a shortage, thus we can reduce the number H1B Visas issued not increase.

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

oh_my_080980980 Re:Duh (434 comments)

Perhaps you want to take your head out of your ass. We're not talking about someone working an McDonalds for minimum wage. We are talking about engineers. You know going to college for 4 years spending $40k for your education and the being told you can't find a job because some company decided to hire someone from India under the pre-tense of not being able to hire someone locally.

FYI H1B Visas certainly haven't curbed CEO pay. Makes one wonder why you can't get a guy from India with an MBA to run a company at a 1/3 of the pay.

3 days ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

oh_my_080980980 Re: It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (142 comments)

Like it's a waste of money to refit the power plant.

"Dunkirk's operator, NRG, wanted to mothball the plant in 2012, saying it was not economical to run. "

"The utility, National Grid, said shutting it down could make local power supplies less reliable, a problem that could be fixed by boosting transmission capacity—at a lower cost than repowering Dunkirk."

The issue the Dunkirk was refitted was because of political reasons. It had nothing to do with energy needs. So your argument holds no water.

about a week ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

oh_my_080980980 Re: It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (142 comments)

Keep pushing that canard. No activist has stopped the construction of a new power plant. The problem is financing. Banks don't want to lend the money because of the cost over-runs. That's why the nuclear industry has been pushing the government to guarantee those loans.

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

oh_my_080980980 Re: Speaking as an engineer (520 comments)

The real issue was the landing, not the power source. But this ass-hat would have you believe the fault was the power source. Yes if ifs and buts were candies and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas. Stop the fucking arm chair quarter backing.

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

oh_my_080980980 Re:N/T (520 comments)

Cleaner than coal? Yeah you just have to dispose of all that nuclear waste...but yeah cleaner....moron.

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

oh_my_080980980 Re:Thanks Obama... (441 comments)

LMOL...yeah the situation in Iraq is Obama's fault. It has nothing to do with our invasion of Iraq, under false pretenses, which created a power vacuum. Nah, that couldn't be it.

about two weeks ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

oh_my_080980980 Re:Thanks Obama... (441 comments)

Neither do the Republicans....your point zippy?

about two weeks ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

oh_my_080980980 Re:Nixon? (299 comments)

A Fox news watcher, nice....

about two weeks ago
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Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education

oh_my_080980980 Re:I concur! People should study Plato (134 comments)

Somebody failed reading comprehension:

" ...Khan Academy, which Duncan credits for 'changing the way my kids learn'..."

"...who complained last December that he "didn't have the opportunity to learn computer skills" while growing up attending the Univ. of Chicago Lab Schools and Yale,"

"...the University of Illinois was teaching kids how to program online in the '70s with its PLATO system..."

"...notes that 650 students were learning programming on PLATO during the Spring '75 semester..."

"...Khan Academy is boasting that it "helped over 2000 girls learn to code" in 2014 (after luring their teachers with funding from a $1,000,000 Google Award)."



So what did we learn? The education chief is making a big fuss out of nothing based on his ignorance of on-line learning systems and that Khan Academy could only educate 1350 more students - after bribing teachers - 39 years later.

about two weeks ago
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Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education

oh_my_080980980 Re:Not news (134 comments)

On-line education systems are irrelevant to someone who is pushing on-line education systems? Nice job ass-hole.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

oh_my_080980980 Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

RedHat is an operating system. .NET is a programming architecture. You need to look at the programming languages people learn.

about two weeks ago

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