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Comment: Re:Yay! I can lose my data cheaply now! (Score 4, Insightful) 183

I hear your song, but I heard it before by the HDD cover band before the SSD members were even born. All hardware is prone to not coming back up after the power was cut (or turned off in the case of a laptop I have), SSD is not special in this. It appears you have heard it, but if not, tune in to the greatest hits channel and you will hear the number 1 song for the past 30 years: "Always have working up to date backups". I'm glad your backups work.

Comment: Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (Score 1) 461

by Admiral_Grinder (#47318333) Attached to: Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

I probably is a typo though given the proximity of "," and "." on the keyboard. It is rare for that notation to appear. Normally if the number is going to be abbreviated though it is 61.6k acres.

I'll give him bonus points if 61.6 acres is how much parking lot space required for number of cars needed.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin mining? (Score 1) 89

by Admiral_Grinder (#47298519) Attached to: Computing a Cure For HIV

So do you have a control group to present to us that didn't buy into the HIV bullshit?

One of the earliest public cases of HIV was a elementary school kid in Indiana that got it through a blood transfusion. That helped push for higher standards in blood donations. It also pushed for higher standards in dealing with spilled bodily fluids. Before all this though the general public thought was only a STD that the gay community passed around.

Remember that real bullshit is pretty green grass before being consumed. Without the widespread focus on preventing these diseases it may have been twice as a bad as predicted. It only looks like bullshit today because of the hidden effort to reduce the damage doesn't get presented to (or ignored by) the public which only remembers the hysteria. Same goes for Y2K bug, global warming, and general pollution

Comment: Re:The real fix should be (Score 1) 286

Sounds great, but you forget that the average driver should have been held back in kindergarten for not staying in the lines.

No really, there are other photos in that post that show proper markings for hydrants and a car that has the trunk hanging over the no parking section while the tires are in the legal box.

Watch where other people stop for red lights. Chances are, their own butt is sitting over the line telling them where to stop at with the nose in the crosswalk.

Comment: Re:How can they be certain no one survived? (Score 1) 491

by Admiral_Grinder (#46565739) Attached to: How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
Would't there be a beacon of some sort from the plane or the escape equipment? A controlled landing in the ocean could possibly reduce the amount of debris, but the plane will sink at some point. Either way you are going to have a debris field of some size be it plane parts or people with life vests.

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 1) 187

You win the removal of the Clover leaf (if the work is done right). One of the worst concepts to infest the highway system in this country. The only reason they are present is because 1: its cheap and 2: it was designed when 5 cars on the freeway was a high usage day. Many hours a day are spent with people trying to do the weave and then the slow speeds to go around it. Lets not forget the accidents that happen and clog the thing up in all directions.

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