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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

silas_moeckel Re:A matter of procedure... (137 comments)

There is they could have sought a warrant in Ireland, since they have stronger privacy protections the fishing expeditions would not be allowed. That is why they are trying to make an end run to avoid that having to show cause etc etc etc.

3 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

silas_moeckel Perhaps the need a bigger highway? (593 comments)

Eminent domain those house and get some more lanes in.

Probably better to put a new highway in off to one side or another, considering it's LA go with both.

4 days ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

silas_moeckel Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

But they do time limited error recovery is a basic firmware difference between consumer and enterprise drives.

about a week ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

silas_moeckel Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

I'm not sure it's even fair to consider an ent sata a enterprise drive, if they were comparing to sas that would be something.

about a week ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

silas_moeckel Re:This is an overreaction (465 comments)

The correct response is simple, declare them terrorists, cut off there funding etc etc.

about a week ago
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BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

silas_moeckel Re:Or people could, you know, do their damn jobs.. (57 comments)

Teirs of providers screwed up, Telecom Italia should have never accepted the routes. Considering that the whole AS has 84 ipv4 prefixes that could/should be summarized it's a pretty static list. They have one "client" bgp session to their own second AS. Telecom Italia is big enough where it looks like bigger fish dropped the ball filtering it's nearly 40k routes (possibly also hardware issues 40k long prefix lists can make routers unhappy).

about a week ago
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BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

silas_moeckel Re:Required -- Except When It Isn't (57 comments)

RADB for one. RPKI is pretty ugly and untill everybody uses it it's not that useful. RADB is here now and you can require that everybody registers as a condition of peering/transit.

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

silas_moeckel Re:Lawsuit, paid by... (515 comments)

The first two tend to be protected as elected officials doing their jobs which included discretion in these matters. The union is protecting it's members that is it's job and why unions are worthless throwbacks to fix issues of the 1800's.

about a week ago
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LG To Show Off New 55-Inch 8K Display at CES

silas_moeckel Re:Too small to be of any benefit. (179 comments)

That chart must be for the middle aged or older not wearing glasses or refusing to get them. Or maybe it's using comcast's 1080p thats compressed to hell and back.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

silas_moeckel Re:Have Both (566 comments)

The correct multi monitor setup is multiple computers + synergy or similar.

about a week ago
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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

silas_moeckel Re:Broadband Internet needs to be classified utili (127 comments)

The nice thing about an all optical solution is no active devices are needed at the muni level. Passive mux and management of cwdm channels is all that is really needed. Other bits like macsec can help keep the muni's honest.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

silas_moeckel Re:use your own cable modem (291 comments)

That is nothing try getting a cable card out of them.

about two weeks ago
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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

silas_moeckel Re:Broadband Internet needs to be classified utili (127 comments)

Split the difference, glass between your house and one or more central points is a utility. Layered networks a switched/vlaned muni network that can get community services, lifeline internet, emergency services, startup ISP's, local patching, or whatever people can think to do with it. Now bigger providers can take a pure optics handoff as well. The muni is only taking care of glass and potentially it's own swtich network. The muni potentialy has the long term view to put the glass underground.

about two weeks ago
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US Treasury Dept: Banks Should Block Tor Nodes

silas_moeckel Re:This is of course complete nonsense (84 comments)

Blocking the apparent source IP's is useless it may even help the use better means. Flagging the transactions for further inspection without letting on to the source could be rather useful. A block just means the attacker moves to a different vector say routing through a botnet. Hell low tech and a router on a cantenna to a mcdonalds wifi half a mile away.

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

silas_moeckel So it reads your mind (186 comments)

Does that mean it knows you would much rather eat somewhere else?

about two weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

silas_moeckel Re:Bail terms - no more money making (166 comments)

Yup a "fugitive" as in fighting extradition. Those pesky assets might let him mount a functional defense.

I'm sorry but seizing somebody assets so he can no longer mount a defense is entirely contrary to fair or just.

Because another country will not extradite does not make him a fugitive. Nations have these sovereign rights for a reason so that we do not have some world law, so that they may pick what is right and wrong and to what extent internally.

about three weeks ago
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The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis

silas_moeckel Re:Obvious is obvious (257 comments)

Because outside of cities public transport is a joke.

You still need a car to get to the station, often with insufficient parking.

Timing is poor as in your a couple minutes late and now have to wait 15 30 60 minutes till the next train, often it is the same train come back for the next pass.

Trains overall time to destination is worse then driving. Stopping in every town, slower than highway max speed (real speed not posted). Look at where public transport works, it's faster than driving via high speed rail.

Buses well those are just workfare programs, automated trains make far more sense.

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

silas_moeckel Re:Constant writes such as backups, security camer (438 comments)

Streaming block writes, a 15k has about the same average write speed as a 6tb 7200 similar cost and 10x the capacity.

Now if your backup or DVR app effectively makes that random writes, sure there is a point but get an app and/or file system that is not broken by design.

about three weeks ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

silas_moeckel Re:Spinning media can't go beyond 7200 rpm (438 comments)

Would you buy those 15k's new today? What usage pattern would favor 15k's vs ssd's? Space is similar if not in favor of the ssd's. IOPS SSD's win hands down. Price really depends on how much vendor gouging is going on, but if you need enterprise storage you tend to need IOP's so far fewer SSD's can do the same job as a lot of 15k spindles.

Sure enterprise bulk or near line enterprise 7200's give you a ton of space.

about three weeks ago

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