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Book Review: FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials

saleenS281 Re: UFS vs ZFS (75 comments)

So you don't have an actual example then? Vague references aren't really helpful to having a meaningful discussion. In most circles what you're doing at this point would be considered FUD at best.

about two weeks ago
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Book Review: FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials

saleenS281 Re:UFS vs ZFS (75 comments)

In what scenario would fsck help you with a ZFS filesystem? What is this "break" you speak of that fsck would fix?

about two weeks ago
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Intuit Charges More For Previously Offered TurboTax Features, Users Livid

saleenS281 Commercials! (450 comments)

How else are they going to pay for all those commercials they've been running during the playoffs? That ain't free!

about two weeks ago
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Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

saleenS281 Re:One fiber to rule them... (221 comments)

Funny you mention street lights and potholes. I've found anytime I've called to report a street light out, it gets replaced within 48 hours max. Potholes are generally a little slower, but within a week. The reason they generally go untouched is because people don't actually report it. They bitch and moan about it on their commute, but by the time they get home they can't be bothered to pick up the phone and let someone know.

about a month ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

saleenS281 It's all about Taxes (706 comments)

If I get competition in the ISP space, tax away. Speakeasy DSL over Qwest lines was one of the greatest services I ever had, and it was competitive at the time. I remember how crestfallen I was when the government decided that next gen fiber and cable internet services wouldn't be title II, and as such, ISP's didn't have to lease their lines. If that hadn't been the case, we wouldn't even have to discuss whether or not it's OK for Comcast to double charge. The second they tried to do that, everyone would just switch to a different ISP.

about 3 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

saleenS281 Re:Is it legal to make code compatible alternative (700 comments)

Right... so you'd prefer they physically break your hardware rather than spit out an alert that you've got a counterfeit part and refuse to load the driver? Makes sense.

about 3 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

saleenS281 Re:On the other hand... (700 comments)

So if someone starts producing brake pads and putting Ford's logo on them, Ford's reaction should be to disable the brakes on my car? Not go after the person making forgeries? Makes perfect sense.

about 3 months ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

saleenS281 Re:The monitoring of passengers is a joke (478 comments)

It's called trust but verify. I'd rather people get checked getting on AND off than just trust that wherever they came from did a proper job screening passengers.

about 4 months ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

saleenS281 Re:Easy solution (178 comments)

1. I guess you should tell that to OP then, I was responding with terminology he chose. I just chose not to respond like a condescending douche. You should try it sometime.
2. No, that's not what causes a brain tumor. I'm glad you managed to garner some buzz words in your second year biology course, but you might want to crack that book back open.

I never claimed to "know so much about" the immune system. I guess your reading comprehension issues still persist. Now shoo troll, nobody cares.

about 4 months ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

saleenS281 Re:Easy solution (178 comments)

Because every terminal illness causes a weakened immune system, right? If you're diagnosed with a brain tumor and given six months to live, you're likely still healthy, and your immune system is fully functioning. We aren't talking about sending full blown AIDS patients as a test group...

about 4 months ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

saleenS281 Easy solution (178 comments)

The solution to this is easy, it's just ones America's puritan's can't swallow. You send over terminally ill volunteers who have a short time to live anyways. You use them as the non-vaccinated group. If they contract Ebola, you allow them an assisted death (OH THE HORROR/THINK OF BABY JESUS). Everyone wins.

about 4 months ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

saleenS281 Re:Or... Check this radical idea... (142 comments)

You're right, people waging these attacks are generally idiots. Which is why the Cole bombing failed. Nope, wait, they aren't. If our defense technology has that big a glaring hole, it's not going to be very difficult to subvert.

about 4 months ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

saleenS281 Re:Or... Check this radical idea... (142 comments)

Assuming the enemy decides to show up with one boat. Which is unlikely.

about 4 months ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

saleenS281 Re:Or... Check this radical idea... (142 comments)

You're assuming a the enemy is another nation. The people who perpetrated the USS Cole did not and still would not have a missile that could kill a ship with 12" of armor.

about 4 months ago
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HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say

saleenS281 Re:PERFECT! (118 comments)

Rock solid? One of my customers is seeing a 1 in 4 failure rate on the new gen8 blades. Rock solid and HP Server Hardware are two things that don't belong in the same sentence together.

about 4 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

saleenS281 Re:Hardware isn't Progressing (554 comments)

I've been saying this for years. All the idiots decrying "PC's are dead! Tablets are replacing them!". No, tablets aren't replacing PCs. Most people just have a PC that's fast enough for their needs and don't need to buy a new one because it's "slow". As a gamer, and a "geek", I have a box that's probably pushing 5 years old, and outside of adding an SSD, there's been no need to upgrade anything. I could probably stand to grab a new video card (gtx460's in SLI), but outside of that, it's fast enough for everything I do.

about 4 months ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

saleenS281 No (189 comments)

Been off of BB since the first iPhone came out. You're full of shit. Nothing in the AAW ecosystems can touch blackberry email/contacts/calendaring even after having almost a decade to catch up. I wouldn't go back to blackberry, but to claim it isn't a better alternative at those three tasks is either bold faced lying, or you've never actually owned a blackberry.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

saleenS281 upgrades baby (504 comments)

This is standard practice for Apple. While they will continue to support your phone, they have this habit of making the new major OS rev run slowly right about the time your phone is 2 years old. I struggle to believe it's a coincidence as it has happened with literally every revision they've released.

about 4 months ago

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