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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

worf_mo Re:100 TB @ 100 MBit/s == 12.5 days (528 comments)

Transferring 100 TB @ 100 Mbit/s would take about 12.5 days
1TB == 1048576 Mb

1TB = 8e+6 Mb (Mbit). Transferring 1TB at 100Mbit/s takes about 23:18 hrs (overhead excluded), so 100TB would take more than 97 days.

about two weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

worf_mo Re:Billionaires wanted (117 comments)

If you were a billionaire you would probability be in the same country club as those turkeys and have a vested interest in the mater.

I don't know why a billionaire would be interested in the turkeys' mother but hey, whatever floats your boat.

about three weeks ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

worf_mo Re:Oh god, no. (163 comments)

Probably referring to the ESA engineer with a fashion problem.

about a month ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

worf_mo Re:Virtual Fence? (213 comments)

Make it into the US version of Takeshi's Castle and have the wannabe perpetrators pay an entrance fee. Whoever makes it to the innermost circle is allowed to play a round of cardboard-tank-with-mounted-water-gun against 2 members of the POTUS' security detail. Also, make sure the web-streams are pay-per-view, the nation has a deficit to cover!

about a month ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

worf_mo Re:Moat? Electric fence? (213 comments)

a twenty-billion dollar moat that was defeated by the ex-Olympic pole-vaulter turned terrorist.

I can see the new scare campaign: "Think of the pole-vaulters!"

about a month ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

worf_mo Re:How much money ? (123 comments)

If the alternative is to give someone else one and cash in on it...

Never was a username more opportune...

about a month ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

worf_mo Re:More detailed ratings are a good thing (642 comments)

A private entity cannot enforce anything upon the populace, nor can they promulgate laws based on their ratings.

I respectfully disagree, just think of the way copyright has been "enhanced" over the past decade(s) by private entities like the MPAA, RIAA and their international counterparts. Private entities may not _enforce_ the respective laws, but they have designed them, pushed them through, and they make sure that the "enforcers" do their job. The populace most certainly has other problems to deal with and has not called for these laws.

about a month ago
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The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

worf_mo Re:So Wait (66 comments)

Nerval's Lobster works for slashdot [...] However, he can't actually directly post the articles? So he is literally paid to _submit_ articles to slashdot, but can't directly post them himself? Isn't that a little silly?

Not silly at all. Any user could filter his articles if he posted them from his own editor account. That could very well mean a few eyeballs less for the ads. By having a regular editor post the submitted articles users can't filter this specific "source".

about a month ago
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Entrepreneur Injects Bitcoin Wallets Into Hands

worf_mo Re:Not ready for consumers.. (77 comments)

Your in world of trouble and pain if that capsule brakes.

Imagine the pain when it accelerates!

about a month ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

worf_mo Re: Oh good (164 comments)

Been spending a bit too much time on aforementioned channel, eh?

about a month and a half ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

worf_mo Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

In the nineties my wife applied for a job in the public sector. Applicants were not allowed to have worked in that same sector before, but had to have at least 5 years of job experience...

about a month and a half ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

worf_mo Re:I find this somewhat disgusting. (594 comments)

Basically what you're disgusted with is inequality of talent.

I didn't read that from GP's post.

Nobody calls for a general house-building-stop when a construction worker dies, or a logging-stop when a logger dies; a lot of attention is given, though, when a person with a high-profile job dies. While I don't find this disgusting - just human nature at work - the construction worker's (and logger's) life isn't worth any less. The dead will be missed by their loved ones, regardless of their talent or skill set. Those who remain should find out what went wrong, make the process safer, and go on with life.

about a month and a half ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

worf_mo Re:Horrible track record (443 comments)

They must be referring to the "flawless countdown" part.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

worf_mo Re:ipoo (252 comments)

"You're smelling it wrong"...

about 2 months ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

worf_mo Re:No Google (210 comments)

For chrissake, talk about waking a sleeping bear...

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

worf_mo Re:Simple fix. (269 comments)

You might have been out for a Score 5 Funny, but you also delivered a plausible explanation for the abysmal parking performance of the guy I saw earlier today.

about 3 months ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

worf_mo Re:Let me get this clear (408 comments)

[...] as a result hip replacements just got a lot more expensive.

But but but... Think of the hipsters!!!

Sorry!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

worf_mo Re:Fear of changing code.... (232 comments)

The "you can't do that because we don't have the budget for maintenance" is just a lame excuse for two situations, either you just don't have the budget to do it or your manager is scared that you will break something. In all cases it is just a failure to communicate properly, which is especially lame when prefixed with "I would like to let you do this, but..."

I work on FDA-relevant software for production lines; any change brings a whole series of extra work with it. Some changes require the production line in question to be taken offline for one or multiple days so that proper testing can be done, QA can have their word, an official validation can be performed, a maintenance crew can check whether hardware and software still work together as expected and so on. While not rocket-science and certainly feasible, cleaning up code in absence of problems/bugs is usually frowned upon when production lines are supposed to be active 24/7 and maintenance windows are rare. The cost of maintenance is not only that of the developer/engineer writing the code. Factor in man-hours from other departments like documentation, validation, proper testing, and - most of all - the cost of taking a productive equipment offline for some serious time, and you might see that "we don't have the budget for maintenance" is not alway a lame excuse.

about 3 months ago
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Sources Say Amazon Will Soon Be Targeting Ads, a la Google AdWords

worf_mo Re:OK, fine, do it already. (83 comments)

Thanks for this information! I occasionally order stuff for various family members; for the past months a certain number of women's sandals and phone covers in primary colors kept showing up in my recommendations. You helped me get rid of them.

about 4 months ago

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