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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

sabri Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (894 comments)

Pope Francis is the head of

A cult that believes their imaginary friend is better then somebody else's imaginary friend and have used lots of violence in the past to force people to acknowledge that.

As much as I think that anyone is entitled to their own beliefs, I strongly agree with the following quote:

Religion is like having a penis. It's fine to have one, it's fine to be proud of it. But when you start shoving it down my throat, we're going to have a problem.

about two weeks ago
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The Next Decade In Storage

sabri Re:Maybe (93 comments)

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or serious. But tape is no where near dead as backup media for business.

I'm serious, but you are right. In the near future, spinning disks will be used for the same applications and seen as the dinosaur of technology: backup and low-performance works.

The truth of the matter is that spinning disks are simply to slow for modern day technology. Compare your laptop when using a 7200rpm disk or an SSD. Compare your Oracle database query times when using a legacy storage vendor or an all flash array that can do 1 million IOPS . It is the performance aspect that matters in modern day computing. The bottleneck is storage, not your CPU, not your memory, storage.

It makes all the difference, especially in transaction-driven enterprises. But sure, for backups you can use spinning disks or tape. Just as our modern cars run on dinosaurs, for every legacy technology, there is still a usecase. I like to run my MSX emulator once in a while :)

about two weeks ago
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The Next Decade In Storage

sabri Re:Maybe (93 comments)

Meanwhile, flash has revolutionized storage. We saw at least a 95% reduction in query times on our DB servers when we switched from RAID5 15K SAS drives to RAID1 flash SSDs.

This, exactly this. HDD will work just fine for your grandparents, while everyone who appreciates performance has moved on to flash.

The increased low latency read speeds combined with data deduplication, compression and instant off-site replication simply can't be matched by legacy spinning drives. It that is technology that is available today. Assuming that RRAM, as mentioned in TFA, becomes a generic technology that replaces flash, you'll have all the advantages of flash without the (very few) disadvantages such as wear.

about two weeks ago
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The Next Decade In Storage

sabri Re:In other news, NSA funds storage technology (93 comments)

NSA guy sees "metadata management" and has a wet dream.

That's not metadata as you think of it. It's the metadata associated with storage.

about two weeks ago
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The Next Decade In Storage

sabri Re:Maybe (93 comments)

There are a dozen different memory technologies that "in 10 years time" will revolutionize everything.

It doesn't have to be in 10 years time. But did you expect the rise of the All Flash Array 10 years ago?

Legacy spinning disks will be as dead in 10 years as tape is today.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

sabri Re:Someone please aware me: (303 comments)

You dimwitted nincompoop! A mee-too moron!

Hello, random internet person, apologies if you feel offended. In no way was I trying to outsmart you, I was merely pointing out the obvious for the not-so-aware reader.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

sabri Re: Yawn (556 comments)

Aren't they owned by News Corp now?

It looks like they're owned by Dice...

about three weeks ago
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Why Aren't We Using SSH For Everything?

sabri Re:Because it's not safe either (203 comments)

OpenSSH should be pretty secure

And that's the part that worries me.

about a month ago
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Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

sabri Re:Turf (141 comments)

Of course I have only been involved in the automotive industry for 45 years, so maybe you are correct

That's the core of your problem: you're to stuck in your legacy views of the automobile market to spot the trends and changes.

about a month and a half ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

sabri Re:But but but (330 comments)

Surely there is a technological fix for this?

If I look outside the window of my little office in Santa Clara, the patch has already been applied. It has been raining all day!

about a month and a half ago
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Every Weapon, Armored Truck, and Plane the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

sabri Re:$1000 Flashlights? (191 comments)

And why did they give our local PD 145 flashlights worth $130K? What does a thousand-dollar flashlight even /look/ like?

I was going to post exactly the same thing, so you must be from Santa Clara County as well.

$896 for a flashlight... But what about the 6 camouflage sets for $26k? Do they fly?

about 2 months ago
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Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

sabri Re:Paradoxes Be Damned (334 comments)

The speed limit is c. It's the law.

Then I suggest we vote the current corrupt politicians out of office and get us some new ones that increase the speed limit!

about 2 months ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

sabri Re:I wonder who bought him (216 comments)

Thanks. Why wouldn't radar work? Mountainous roads?

Radar will work, but radar-detectors won't. So a speeder can not rely on his companion-in-crime...

about 2 months ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

sabri Re:I wonder who bought him (216 comments)

I doubt that the sensors you're talking about are for speed enforcement: That's easily done with radar and photos.

In many countries fixed-base speed traps are built using inductive loop detectors (the pneumatic ones aren't that good). One of the reasons is that radar-detectors won't work...

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

sabri Re:There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

What I don't like is when the government becomes an engine for wealth redistribution, forced charity, or social engineering experiments.

My kingdom for modpoints.

about 2 months ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

sabri Re:Soccer and other helmetless football codes (233 comments)

Good, hand-egg is for pussies; it is a bunch of obese men tackling each other. You want athletic, go football.

Fixed that for you.

What North-Americans call "football" is nothing more than a bunch of men holding an egg-shaped object in their hands, hence the term hand-egg. The rest of the world calls the game where 2 opposing teams of 11 men touch a ball-shaped object with primarily their feet football.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

sabri Re:Don't fight it (720 comments)

The living case of "I'll format him when we get married".

Between the time of engagement and the wedding, I behaved like an absolute baboon. I farted, burped, left my dirty socks (and worse) everywhere around the house. Every time I got a complaint, I smiled and asked her "Are you sure you want to marry me? I'm not going to change after we're married".

The "idiot"* still married me, and the few times when she does complain, I'll point her to our engagement period.

* idiot because she was the only person of womankind stupid enough to marry me :)

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

sabri Re:Don't fight it (720 comments)

There seems to be a double standard where people are expected to make all sorts of completely unnecessary sacrifices to appease some control freak partner, but the partner doesn't take into account the other person's feelings, as if their own are any more important.

This is the type of thing you keep in mind before getting married...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

sabri Re:Don't fight it (720 comments)

New phase of your life. I think all of married mankind will agree with this:

Happy wife, happy life.

Seriously. Keep her happy.

about 2 months ago

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Highly Educated Foreign Workers Treated Like Indentured Servants

sabri sabri writes  |  about 3 months ago

sabri (584428) writes "NBC Bay Area reports about indentured servants in Silicon Valley, primarily H1-B visa holders. NBC Bay Area and CIR’s team discovered an organized system that supplies cheap labor made up of highly-educated and highly-skilled foreign workers who come to the US via H-1B visas.

It virtually makes these employees a slave,” said one worker who came from India more than a decade ago."
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CHP officers steal, forward nude pictures from arrestee smartphones

sabri sabri writes  |  about 3 months ago

sabri (584428) writes "Following the initial suspension of a CHP officer earlier this week, the news has come out that apparently, the CHP has an entire ring of officers who steal and subsequently share nude pictures. The nudies are stolen from females who are arrested or stopped. Officer Sean Harrington of Martinez reportedly confessed to stealing explicit photos from the suspect’s phone, and said he forwarded those images to at least two other CHP officers..

Where is the ACLU when you need them the most?"
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CHP officer steals nudies from arrested girl to his own cellphone

sabri sabri writes  |  about 3 months ago

sabri (584428) writes "Apparently your cellphone is not safe in the hands of the CHP. CHP officer Sean Harrington, 35, of Martinez, was caught stealing nudies from the cellphone of a woman he had just arrested.

What did the CHP do? They must have fired the bastard! Nope. They gave him a deskjob: 'The five-year CHP veteran has been assigned to desk duties', the CHP explains."
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No shortage in tech workers, advocacy groups say

sabri sabri writes  |  about 7 months ago

sabri (584428) writes "To have a labor shortage or not to have, that's the question. According to the San Jose Mercury News:

Last month, three tech advocacy groups launched a labor boycott against Infosys, IBM and the global staffing and consulting company ManpowerGroup, citing a "pattern of excluding U.S. workers from job openings on U.S soil."

They say Manpower, for example, last year posted U.S. job openings in India but not in the United States."
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City of San Jose wants to snoop private CCTV camera's

sabri sabri writes  |  1 year,6 days

sabri (584428) writes "The City of San Jose, self-proclaimed capitol of Silicon Valley, wants to snoop into the security camera's of private citizens, in an effort to combat the rising crime figures of the city. The councilman proposing the ordinance says " The new database "is something that costs very little but could have a big impact in making San Jose safer."". Full article available on the website of the San Jose Mercury News website."
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Woman facing $3500 fine for posting online review

sabri sabri writes  |  about a year ago

sabri (584428) writes "Jen Palmer tried to order something from kleargear.com, some sort of cheap Thinkgeek clone. The merchandise never arrived and she wrote a review on ripoffreport.com. Now, kleargear.com is reporting her to credit agencies and sending collectors to collect $3500 as part of a clause which did not exist at the alleged time of purchase.

Now I'm wondering whether or not the terms and conditions even apply, since the sales transaction was never completed."
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Second SFO disaster avoided seconds before crash

sabri sabri writes  |  about a year and a half ago

sabri (584428) writes "On July 25th, flight EVA28, a Boeing 777 flying from Taiwan to SFO, was on the final approach for runway 28L when they were alerted by ATC that they were only at 600ft above the ground at less than 4NM from the threshold. SFO's tower directed the flight crew to climb immediately and declare missed approach.

Assuming they were flying at 140 knots (typical approach speed of a 777), they were less than 2 minutes from the runway and at a 3 degree angle (approx 500ft/min descent), about a minute from impact. This is the same type of aircraft and runway used by the crashed Asiana flight. Similar weather conditions and awfully similar flight path. Is there a structural problem with computer-aided pilot's ability to fly visual approaches?"
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USCIS receives 50,000 packages of H-1B petitions on first day

sabri sabri writes  |  about 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "The USCIS has received 50,000 applications for new H-1B visas on the 1st day of the H-1B season for FY2014. It is expected that this years season will not last longer than the minimum of 5 days.

While the proponents and opponents of the H-1B visa program still disagree, one thing is sure: the increased H-1B visa demand is a sign that the economy is improving."
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Huawei got caught copying - again

sabri sabri writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "Huawei, the industry leader in copying other companies code and property, has done it again. This time they did not even bother removing their victim's contact information:

"Sabina Berloffa, vice president of marketing at Kapsch CarrierCom, made her views quite clear on her company's website — see Kapsch vs. Huawei: Find the differences — after Huawei issued promotional materials that not only resembled Kapsch's in practically every respect but which also included a hyperlink to Kapsch's contact details."

You'd think they would learn at some point..."

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Security expert: Huawei routers riddles with vulnerabilities

sabri sabri writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "Cnet reports in this article that German security expert Felix Lindner has unearthed several vulnerabilities in Huawei's carrier grade routers. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable attackers, or the Chinese government, to snoop on users' traffic and/or perform a man-in-the-middle attack. While these routers are mostly in use in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, they are increasingly being used in other parts of the world as well, because of their dirt-cheap pricing.

Disclaimer: I work for one of their competitors."

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"Cyber" criminals distribute infected USB sticks on parking lot

sabri sabri writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sabri (584428) writes "The Dutch news-site Elsevier is reporting that cybercriminals attempted to steal data from a multinational by "losing" spyware infected USB sticks on the companies parking lot. Their attempt failed as one of the employees who found the stick dropped it off at the companies IT department, who then found the spyware and issued a warning.

So next time, don't expect to find someones dirty pictures on a USB stick you just found..."

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