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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

rthille Re:Database Scaleability. (272 comments)

Where has this idea that Databases can't scale come from?

the CAP theorem

Consistency, Availability, Partition-Resistance. Choose any two.

about a week ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:At least it's on our side! (123 comments)

Interesting. You included Social Security in the expenses, and divide the time range up in 'before SS' and 'after SS'

Also, look at health and life expectancy before 1930. Now realize that huge amounts of the federal budget is SS & Medical (Medicare & Medicaid). If we didn't care about the indigent old, or the fact that national health insurance is more efficient (see what we spend on medical vs other advanced countries and the outcomes), and we didn't feel the need to be the world's police and paid down our debt, we could probably get back to ~4-5%...

about two weeks ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:The government does give (123 comments)

Anarchy is something you could use to describe what happens on the floor of a rainforest, or between the bacteria in your gut. I'd rather not live in a society like that. It's not just human nature, it's evolved nature due to limited resources and game theory.

about two weeks ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:Wait a moment (123 comments)

Did you not see Star Trek? The voyagers will come back!

about two weeks ago
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Tested: Asus Chromebox Based On Haswell Core i3

rthille Re:Awesome! (103 comments)

Not if you flash the bios, or just put it in developer mode (at least that was true of the older chromeboxes)

about a month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

rthille Re: Hmmm... (983 comments)

SSL to their servers prevents tampering in-route. Now they could have used their own wire protocol to ensure the data wasn't altered on the way, but why reinvent the wheel?

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

rthille Re:Stop (349 comments)

Oh hell no, don't run BIND. Run something that isn't full of suck and security holes.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

rthille Re:USB and video but no terminal server (531 comments)

There's no reason why you can't use tramp over serial. I never have to leave emacs, it'll even transparently bounce thru a 'beachhead' system to get to systems "on the other side".

Emacs is a pain to setup/learn for some things, but automation wins in the end.

about a month and a half ago
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Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology

rthille Re:Bled Alive? (159 comments)

I'm surprised they don't just mark them with the date of last bleeding and release them where they caught them.

about 1 month ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

rthille Re: Your point of view means nothing. (665 comments)

"top ten list" ? I assume you mean the 10 commandments? Which 10, since there are multiple sets of 10 in the bible. Also, I get by just fine without many of them: "I am the lord your god", "no other god before me", etc.
The few that are reasonable are, no to murder, no to false witness and no to stealing.

about 2 months ago
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Massive New Cambrian-Era Fossil Bed Found

rthille Re:It's the devil (108 comments)

Well, if you buy the whole bullshit story, then it's the same thing, since god created satan and nothing happens in the universe without god's knowledge and consent.

about 2 months ago
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Asus Announces Small Form Factor 'Chromebox' PCs

rthille Re:SKU? (125 comments)

Not at all like UUIDs. UUIDs are gobally unique, SKUs denote a class of items, of which there can be many items of each SKU/class.

about 2 months ago
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Asus Announces Small Form Factor 'Chromebox' PCs

rthille Re:Really? (125 comments)

I picked up two Core i5 based Chromeboxes (from the Google Dev conf) on Craigslist for $200 each. Seemed like a bargain. One's running Crubuntu, and the other is awaiting me having time to flash a new bios so I can run straight Ubuntu.

about 2 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

rthille Re:I will never again buy seagate (237 comments)

The seagate 3TB that just failed on me was my backup drive.

Now, I didn't lose any current data, but all my time-machine backups are gone, poof...

about 3 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

rthille Re:Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen (448 comments)

Wow. Just wow. I guess you could go with things like 'battery horse staple ...', which hopefully the guy at the other end of the phone would insist the user read out...

about 3 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

rthille Re:Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen (448 comments)

Secret questions make plenty of sense:

What high school did you attend? ljdf1243097dsafnllsdfj12342341
Who was your favorite teacher? 9f1301d6eab107a1d0bd

about 3 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

rthille Re:the moral of the story (448 comments)

I run my own email server, so adding Google into the mix lengthens the chain of trust, not shortens it.

Of course, a registrar would probably be less likely to be socially engineered to changing the domain ownership of gmail.com than my domain, but I do use a good registrar (gandi.net) and do have two-factor auth turned on.

about 3 months ago
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

rthille Re:Don't try to outwierd me, three-eyes. (201 comments)

Not having a girlfriend isn't abnormal, more than 50% of the population doesn't have a (romantic) girlfriend...

about 3 months ago
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

rthille Hubble (201 comments)

I've rooted the control systems for the Hubble Space Telescope...

about 3 months ago

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rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rthille writes "The big news from Apple was just iPod & iTunes related. Still no video iPod, but you can buy movies from the iTunes Media Store."

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Doing it again...

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Once again I'm training to run a Marathon and raising money to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their fight against blood cancers. If anyone has followed tomhudson's advice and sold their house at the peak or otherwise has some cash and the need for a tax deduction, you can donate here: http://robert.thille.org/Donate/

For more information about what I'm doing and why, see here: http://robert.thille.org/Recreation/TNT/

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What would you record?

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I've thought about the increasing amount of data I'm amassing over time about my life: CC receipts, GPS way-points, photos, etc. If you could wear or have a device implanted, and you could "magically" completely control who had access to the data, what data would you choose to record about yourself and your surroundings?

A basic list to start:
GPS location (would additionally need inertial for underground/water/inside)
Body Temperature and other physical/medical stats
Calories consumed/expended
Other humans/animals nearby
Clothing worn
Images of surroundings
Thoughts?

Eventually, most/all of this would be possible to record. What would you _want_ recorded? What would you most be afraid of others having access to?

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