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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

pezpunk Re:Java? (507 comments)

really? how do you maintain a path through the internet that doesn't include any java-based back ends? impressive feat, that.

4 days ago
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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

pezpunk Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (113 comments)

apparently the failed to take into account the double reverse reciprocal nature of improbability physics. for shame.

about a week ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

pezpunk Re:sorry (175 comments)

the sorry wasn't "sorry you're wrong" but rather "sorry or the obvious response, but it's applicable"

about a week ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

pezpunk Re:Test scores (175 comments)

awww someone "just wasn't a good test taker" i see.

about a week ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

pezpunk Re:sorry (175 comments)

I mean somehow I doubt better access to broadband is going to solve Mississippi's education problems. I'm willing to bet Massachusetts kids were trouncing Mississippi kids long before the internet came along.

about a week ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

pezpunk Re:Corporate America (533 comments)

well according to the supreme court corporations = people and money = free speech so at least the "people" have their "free speech"

about a month and a half ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

pezpunk Re:hate idiotic reacitonary gotcha "studies" (710 comments)

we agree that responsible energy management is a problem and individuals acting alone won't make a difference long term? sounds like a sensible gentleman.

about a month and a half ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

pezpunk hate idiotic reacitonary gotcha "studies" (710 comments)

uhhh maybe people who are in favor of energy conservation correctly realize that an individual acting alone to conserve power is pointless and insignificant given the scale of the problem they are worried about, while political policies, protesting or speaking out might actually have a measurable positive effect.

i could go live a energy-neutral lifestyle as a hermit in the woods and it would do no good in the long run. maybe it's naive, but working for political policies that support energy conservation seems to have far more potential to address the problem than a thousand recluses.

about a month and a half ago
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Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

pezpunk Re:context (164 comments)

the problem with tape is by the time you can retrieve the data you're interested in, it no longer matters.

about 2 months ago
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Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

pezpunk Re:Sigh. (164 comments)

that reminds me ... I should do a backup ....

about 2 months ago
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Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

pezpunk Re:Sigh. (164 comments)

hey thanks for sharing your anecdotal experience as if it carries any weight whatsoever compared to actual controlled experiments and statistics.

for comparison, I've owned 8 and no failures yet. I have a raid0 array of SSDs upstairs that has been working flawlessly since 2008. an aberration maybe. anecdotal evidence works like that.

about 2 months ago
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Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

pezpunk context (164 comments)

has anyone tried this with platter drives? would it simply take too long?

it's hard for me to judge whether this is more or less data than a platter drive will typically write in its lifespan. I feel like it's probably a lot more than the average drive processing in its lifetime. and anyway, platter drive failure might be more a function of total time spent spinning or seeking or simply time spent existing for all I know.

about 2 months ago
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New Valve Prototype VR Headset Shows Up At VR Meetup In Boston

pezpunk An Apple-Designed Programming Language (41 comments)

let me guess -- it has one generic all-purpose object type that does everything, and all classes must be submitted to the Apple Class Store, approved, and downloaded before being instantiated.

about 3 months ago
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The Rule of Three Proved By Physicists

pezpunk 3.14159265358979323846264 (80 comments)

yay! i'm going to memorize as many digits as i can of the Rule of Three!

about 3 months ago
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Elon Musk Addresses New Jersey's Tesla Store Ban

pezpunk Re:so much for a "free" market (229 comments)

In New Jersey, you still aren't even allowed to pump your own gas, due to a successful lobby by gas station owners ... in 1949. it's all "full service". never underestimate the power of crappy special interest lobbies in New Jersey.

about 5 months ago

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