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ReactOS inches closer to becoming true Windows XP clone (New Shell and NTFS)

zwarte piet That's cute (2 comments)

I wish you lots of fun developing the rest.

4 hours ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

zwarte piet Re:LOL (426 comments)

But big sequentually accessed files like video or music are perfect for a hardddisc, It's random access & thousands of little files where SSD's shine because of zero seektimes.

yesterday
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

zwarte piet Re:LOL (426 comments)

One series is made in Indonesia, the next in Malaysia, the next in Mexico, parts from different subcontractors etc. They all bear the name Seagate but they're not all equal.

yesterday
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

zwarte piet Re:Hybrids are where it's at (for me) (426 comments)

Seems like a really interesting product. Anyone else noticed the 2TB variant has much higher seek times 12ms (for the mechanical part) than the one with 1TB (10ms). (Wich seem to be still slower than the 8ms in 80GB drive in my P4)

2 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

zwarte piet Re: Sounds nice for programmers (329 comments)

I'm writing 300 line methods on a widescreen monitor. I have a 4:3 also that my 3 y/o son uses for cartoons, but the vertical resolution on the widescreen is 26 pixels higher.

4 days ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

zwarte piet It's Hollywoods fault (142 comments)

Them and their China Syndrome. And then the commies tried to top that with operating a nuke with a lunacrous design that just HAD to blow up some day.

5 days ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

zwarte piet Re:Sex bots (307 comments)

As long as there are states that outlaw oral sex with your own partner we can't expect any sensible legislation on more daring creations like sex bots for peado's for example. And then there is the question if a crime without a victim should be procecuted. Some would argue that doing a child shaped object, programmed to make all the right moves and noises, is a crime aginst morality and/or would make it psychologically easier for the owner to actually molest a child.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re: Yeah, right... (459 comments)

Yes, I'm cool with being called European rather than Dutch national. Also easier for my youngest son who was born from a Finnish mother in France.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re: Yeah, right... (459 comments)

And historically, Yankees would be the Dutch settlers who alll had names like 'Jan' and 'Kees'.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re: Yeah, right... (459 comments)

Your nation would be United States of America, so you're already doing that if you don't call yourself a United Statian.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re: Yeah, right... (459 comments)

And French Guyana to the east, wich is completely different, basically France in the tropics.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re:I'm black and in tech (459 comments)

Are less black people interested in IT jobs?

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re:Yeah, right... (459 comments)

South american people are technically also Americans...

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

zwarte piet Re:Yeah, right... (459 comments)

Also referred to as 'Dutch Guyana', it's not exactly a high profile country, but one colorful mess of a city callled Paramaribo, surrounded by tropical jungle on one side and the Atlantic on the other. They talk an extra juicy variant of Dutch and something the locals call "negro english" (which sounds nothing like english).

about two weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

zwarte piet Re:Why not strong passwords? (321 comments)

Better solution is that every device has a different default password that's printed on the bottom of it.

about three weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

zwarte piet Re:Note to self (189 comments)

Throw out all your mugs, then they can't shoot them in the first place.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

zwarte piet Re:I like it. feature of the ghetto. (192 comments)

But that was the first thing you turned off anyway to save some of that 32Mb of ram for actual work

about three weeks ago

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