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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

rnswebx Re:The seats get smaller, while the average person (819 comments)

The market has not increased 400% since 2009. Yes, the market has performed remarkably well since March 2009, but it's only increased a bit more than 200%. (dow jones 3/27/2009 - 7776, 9/7/2014 - 17137)

Investing in DAL (Delta Airlines) five years ago would net you about a 430% return. In case you're wondering, UAL (United Airlines) is more than 700% and LUV (Southwest) is about 280%.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

rnswebx Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

Perhaps you don't like when airlines lose your luggage? Maybe you're travelling for a short time, and all you need is a small carry-on? I rarely retrieve anything from my carry-on, but I still bring it on the flight because I've had luggage lost too many times.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

rnswebx Re:Why not just use hard drives and then store... (193 comments)

You aren't considering power for those spinning drives. The beauty of Blu-Ray in this context are the power requirements For a typical home user, power is rarely given a second thought. In the data center world, power is one of the primary considerations when considering cost.

about a month ago
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Spotify Announces Single User Hacked, No Personal Data Stolen

rnswebx Re:Thought they used Facebook for all logins? (50 comments)

It was not mandatory on launch, but shortly afterward. The US launch was July 2011, and the Facebook requirement came in September 2011.

about 4 months ago
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Spotify Announces Single User Hacked, No Personal Data Stolen

rnswebx Re:Thought they used Facebook for all logins? (50 comments)

I created my account in August of 2011, and I did not integrate with Facebook. I still have the original email telling me that I'll need to log in with the username I created and a password. Facebook integration definitely came after the initial launch in the US. Perhaps you found out about Spotify after September 2011? From the Spotify wikipedia article:

On 26 September 2011, it was announced that all new accounts would require users to access via a Facebook login[84] but the sign-up restriction was later removed on 30 August 2012, giving users a choice to either log in with Facebook or create a Spotify username.

about 4 months ago
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Spotify Announces Single User Hacked, No Personal Data Stolen

rnswebx Re:My account was hacked. (50 comments)

Sure, I suppose it's possible to guess my password, but it's very unlikely. Definitely not in any dictionary, upper case, lower case, numbers, and symbols. If I were a betting man, I'd bet the whole retirement account that my password wasn't guessed.

about 4 months ago
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Spotify Announces Single User Hacked, No Personal Data Stolen

rnswebx My account was hacked. (50 comments)

I had my account 'hacked' and the email address changed. I went through a few days of email exchanges with Spotify support before they would restore access. I've had an account since before FB authentication, but I still have a difficult time believing mine is the only one...

about 4 months ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

rnswebx Re:um... (269 comments)

The stats for non-commercial flying do not support your assertion that flying is somehow safer than driving. GA Flying vs driving uses 2004 numbers, but you can see the updated data with similar numbers over at AOPA

about 6 months ago
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It Was the Worst Industrial Disaster In US History, and We Learned Nothing

rnswebx Re:There real reason ... (290 comments)

There are many stories that are "gotten" but never actually make it to mass media. I agree with the sentiment that a motivated reporter will usually be able to get a story, but that doesn't mean it gets printed or played on air. Most media outlets have giant corporations as their parent, and often those corporations are heavily influenced by lobbyists and others who are actively working to keep negative news from the press.

about 6 months ago
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1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

rnswebx Re:Why do you think $.02*12/year/GB is cheap? (335 comments)

Let's not forget the cost of the computer to plug these drives into. Also forgetting the management time for backups, and whatever offsite mechanism you're using for DR, whether it's just the price of gas to drive to a friend or family, the power at a second facility, safety deposit box, or whatever it is.

Nobody is saying that you can't do it for cheaper yourself, if you don't place much value on your time. Backing up 1TB at $.02/gb for one year costs $240. A 1TB external drive costs about $70, and we need at least 2 for redundancy. Assuming a 3 year warranty on the drive, and not accounting for any of the additional costs mentioned above, the total cost for 1TB over 3 years would be:

gdrive: $720
usb drives: $140

That's a difference of $580, over 36 months. In exchange for not having to worry about anything relating to my data's safety, in this scenario, I would pay an additional $16/month. Even if If I only had to spend, on average, an hour per month on the backups, I'd still consider the gdrive a better value, and that's not even considering the additional price of doing the backups yourself. All of the potential time dealing with whatever the DR solution is, re-syncing a failed drive and dealing with the RMA process, or any of the other countless issues there are with backups, I find the "cloud" solution works best for me.

YMMV, of course, which is why we all have options.

about 7 months ago
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Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

rnswebx Re:Its too bad.. (357 comments)

They were completely dominant in the last Summer Olympics. In fact, the Speedo suits were so dominant in Beijing that other suit sponsors allowed their athletes to wear Speedo just so they could be competitive.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

rnswebx Re:Market Saturation (506 comments)

I agree with this as well. I work in the Seattle area as a linux professional and there is little difficulty in finding companies interested in my skillset. As others have said, there are huge numbers of MS folks here, which likely makes the market for MS stack developers very competitive.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?

rnswebx Re:HardOCP (129 comments)

In the past, I have relied quite heavily on reading through their forums site, hardforums.com.

about 10 months ago
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Fox, Univision May Go Subscription To Stop Aereo

rnswebx Re:While you are at it (306 comments)

While I don't necessarily disagree, what about the other side of the argument? Without the bundling, do the less popular channels like those listed above ever become available for consumption?

about a year and a half ago
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Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

rnswebx Re:So... (483 comments)

Yea, because that way you totally don't waste the food......

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?

rnswebx Re:Answered in reverse order (464 comments)

Oh. You mean like sorting by sender and then date? If you use quoting properly in your emails it works just as well, and is just as easy, and has the added benefits that your conversation threads are still at your disposal when you are offline for whatever reason.

Actually, I don't believe it's like that at all.

GMail will group threads together that don't necessarily have to come from the same person. I can have several people reply to the same email and they're all grouped together into a single "conversation." If I sort by sender, as you suggest, I'm not going to get the behavior described.

In Outlook 2010, the setting to group the emails this way is called "Show as Conversations" under the 'View' tab. I don't use any other email software, so I can't say whether or not it's available elsewhere.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?

rnswebx Re:VMs? (320 comments)

Why can't you run multiple services on one machine and have a secondary? The examples given in the topic were NTP and monitoring. I don't see a need virtualizing those services, or many of the others that have been discussed in this thread. It's standard procedure in any reasonable infrastructure where I've worked to run these sorts of services on a single, bare metal machine. (I currently part of a team managing ~40k linux servers, for example)

Help me understand why would you go through the hassle of virtualizing all of these services into separate VMs and creating extra layers of administration in this particular case.

(The wording in the post I originally responded to, in my opinion, did not indicate that you had any secondary service active, but rather just backed up to some other server.)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?

rnswebx Re:VMs? (320 comments)

I can only hope you're joking.

You're saying to have one box with all of your services on multiple VMs, right? If you have any sort of service interrupting event on that one machine, all of your services go down. That sounds awesome.

about 2 years ago

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China May Widen Investigation of Apple IPad Trademark Dispute

rnswebx rnswebx writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rnswebx (473058) writes "More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple’s sales of the iPad in the country, according to the lawyer for the little-known Chinese company that has accused Apple of trademark infringement."
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