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Dell Continues Shipping Fresh Linux Laptops

viperidaenz Re:Dell's linux systems lack proper support (106 comments)

You've described the exact same scenario for Windows.
The only difference is Windows is more popular and if hardware manufacturers stopped supporting their products on new version of Windows, they'd go bankrupt.due to lack of sales.

yesterday
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Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance

viperidaenz Re:Power Costs (255 comments)

An idle drive takes up around 5W.
That's 43kWh per year. That's less than $10. Over 4 years a drive uses less power than the cost of the drive.

2 days ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

viperidaenz Re:Headline stupidity (147 comments)

I suppose technically, if there is very little oxygen, it's not air anymore, just a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide gasses.

2 days ago
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Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily

viperidaenz Re:Too late Snowden (103 comments)

So when he made his appearance in Kim Dotcom's "Moment of Truth" thing he did last year it was all information he'd already released? They certainly gave the impression it was shocking new evidence.

3 days ago
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Graphene: Reversible Method of Magnetic Doping Paves Way For Semiconductor Use

viperidaenz Re:Graphene still has a little problem (38 comments)

It think it's important to figure out how to use it before figuring out how to mass manufacture it - since they don't know the end result required by the manufacturing process until they figure out how to use it.

3 days ago
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Graphene: Reversible Method of Magnetic Doping Paves Way For Semiconductor Use

viperidaenz Re:Confused Summary (38 comments)

Graphene loses it's sought after properties when doped. It becomes useless for the intended purpose. Silicon is better than doped graphene.

3 days ago
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Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily

viperidaenz Re:Obviously didn't work so well... (103 comments)

The internet is a series of cats.
You pull a cat tail in New York, he know if it's for one of his neighbours and will pull the correct tail. If it's not he pulls the tail of a cat in another neighbourhood until a the right cat in LA meows.

3 days ago
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Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily

viperidaenz Too late Snowden (103 comments)

You should have released all your documents at once, now they're old and out of date.
You left in June 2013, all your material is older than that.

As far as I can tell, the only reason you're drip feeding information is so you can stay in the media and Russia will keep paying your bills.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

viperidaenz Re:MDisk (250 comments)

This new standard of storage engraves your information into a patented rock-like layer that has been proven to last 1,000 years

They mean, it's been tested for a few months at high temperature and humidity, and assume that translates to 1000 years.
They also claim in comparison your data is only safe on a hard drive for 1.5 years, DVD 3 - 7 years, USB drive 5 - 8 years.

Sounds like a crock of shit to me.

4 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

viperidaenz Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

What about the other parts of the bear?

Do you have a right to bear legs?

about a week ago
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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

viperidaenz Re:Insurance (216 comments)

I've never been asked for far I drive in the last 15 years of having auto insurance. Even when I had commercial insurance for a few years.

about a week ago
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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

viperidaenz Re:Insurance (216 comments)

No, it just means they'll get their claims declined when they find out the person was breaching their personal insurance agreement.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

viperidaenz Mouse settings? (429 comments)

Can;t you reconfigure the logitech g600 you mentioned to have a third button in the middle and a right button on the right?

about a week ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

viperidaenz Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

The right to travel is not the right to drive a motor vehicle.

That's like confusing the right to bare arms with the right to obtain nuclear weapons.

about a week ago
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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

viperidaenz Re:Hello insurance fraud (199 comments)

What about hacking the completely unsecured wireless internet connected device connected to the cars diagnostic port and put the traction control system in to diagnostic mode and apply the brakes at in inappropriate time. Wireless assassination!

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

viperidaenz Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

None of those devices you mentioned typically get software upgrades either, with the exception of a GPS device getting map updates.

about three weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

viperidaenz Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

If you aren't going to support it for at least 4-5 years, I'm simply not buying it.

So you'll never buy another piece of consumer grade electronics?

about three weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

viperidaenz Wrong question (331 comments)

You mean rent your bandwidth, against pretty much every residential ISP contract in the world.

about three weeks ago

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