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Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 62

Actually Hairy this was tested .

Ssds are more reliable than platters these days. My 2012 Samsung pro in raid 0 still functions. There is a free tool out there that gives you health and life of a ssd reported I had til 2025 before it goes kaput. Times are changing and sand force is gone.

Try it ... and system D guy was troll and off topic trying to start a flameware. SystemD and other init replacements were hip since 2005 when Apple did theirs ... until last summer when sys admins who find nothing wrong with dozens of 200 line programs all linked created thousands of threads upon startup felt threatened

Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 62

ROFL...needing THREE installs of the same OS along with a LiveCD just to keep a working system thanks to systemd, while the other guy has to use XP just to Google for fixes for his "modern and new" 2015 Linux install? Yep, its soo ready for the desktop ha ha ha ha! Been saying for years, if you don' t demand better, hold asshat devs like Poettering's feet to the fire? Then you deserve the half baked mess that you get. No wonder The Hairyfeet Challenge is celebrating its eighth year unbeaten!

As for TFA....how are the MTBF for 3D NAND? Did they manage to lick the "controller fails and takes out the drive" issue? Because while the speed of SSD is great one thing that royally blows ass is how you get fuck and all for warning before they shit themselves and die. I'm sure some jackhole will pop up with some anecdote (while neglecting to mention he dropped the thing) about "his HDD just died" but since I've done more HDD replaces than many here have had home cooked meals and by and large? You get plenty of warning with HDDs. You get write errors, you get noise, stutters, they will usually give you enough time to get your data off...not SSDs, I thought Intel had the right idea by giving them a finite lifespan but on that big SSD shootout the Intel one did the "no BIOS/UEFI" brick bit just like the rest.

I mean as much money as they are spending increasing size, is it too much to ask to have a little "failover" chip that just leaves the drive in a read only state so you can get your stuff off if it shits the bed?

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 178

by hairyfeet (#49345575) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

Now that the FOSSies aren't crapping their panties to mod me down for pointing out their emperor is bare assed I thought you might be interested to know that its NOT a "whistle the other way" deal, its very strict cross licensing. For example AMD has already stated that if you use the free drivers, which they hope to have take over from the proprietary ones? Yeah no HDMI for you EVAR! The reason why is their HDMI is connected to HDCP and HDCP is not AMD's, its Intel's. Since Intel builds non performance (read crappy) GPUs they make their HDCP a separate chip so can hand out their HDMI specs, AMD bakes theirs into the GPU proper so if they were to release the HDMI they would be giving away the HDCP code as well which they obviously cannot do.

But of course that don't change the fact that despite the FOSSie faction, and note there is a reason there are FOSSies and FOSS advocates, one is full of shit religious hypocrites, the other not, claiming they are all about GNU and "free as in freedom" the very second that "freedum" equals less performance? Their much vaunted love of GPL goes right down the shitter.

Comment: Re:Anyone remember Google Web Accelerator? (Score 1) 39

by hairyfeet (#49345431) Attached to: Google Quietly Launches Data Saver Extension For Chrome

Yep and just like GWS you get the "privilege" of giving ALL your info to Google....why not let 'em read your mail and set a cam up in your bedroom while you are at it?

I don't know about everybody else but this kind of crap is why I spread out my Internet services as much as possible, email through Yahoo (my Gmail is strictly for forums), searches through Bing and maps by Google, oh and privacy badger shutting down any of the site tracking crap. I'm certainly not giving all my data to Google just for faster page loads and am glad i use Comodo Secure Chromium so that if Google bakes this in the next release it won't end up in my browser.

Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 1) 262

You have OBVIOUSLY never been there or even known anybody who lived there, otherwise you'd know that many villages are in the middle of BFN and if you are REALLY lucky? You have a bicycle...which your ass will be pedaling 6 days a week to scrape by.

So let us hear it, oh wise one....how EXACTLY is a person in BFN without a motor vehicle in an area where a single month's of Internet access can cost a year's wages gonna do research? I really wanna hear this.

Comment: Re:Most degrees from India... (Score 2) 262

You can blame a LOT of it on the caste system. I worked with a wonderful lady that left India to get away from that shit and she said there if you are from a high caste? You can walk around covered in your own shit and people have to pretend you smell like roses. If somebody from a high caste wants the job, like say teaching? You STFU and give it to them, don't matter if they know jack and shit.

She said in a lot of ways its like Jim Crow, doesn't matter what you know, whether you are smart or dumb, or how hard you work, all that matters is your caste.

Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 2, Insightful) 262

Why EXACTLY is this a troll post mods? We are talking about poor people whose only access to online info is a Wikipedia under the control of scammers...I don't see how they can be seen as anything BUT innocent victims....yet we see post after post blaming them because they didn't have the wealth to do the research YOU take for granted...want to blame them for being dirty and brown while you're at it?

If anybody should be considered trolls its those jackholes that always blame the victim, which sadly we see here every.single.time. there is a post here where somebody was preyed upon by somebody else.

As for TFA...if Wikipedia has any kind of morals at all they would demand their name be taken off of Wikipedia Zero and the site shut down, since they obviously aren't willing to spend any of the millions Jimbo is constantly begging for to actually police the site, only acting AFTER the article was called out by the Indian press and judiciary.

Comment: Re:Do what you can to support this (Score 2) 184

by TheRaven64 (#49335787) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act
There was an article a few years ago about how Congressmen judged popular support. I don't know how true it is now, but back then most of them got under ten letters for any given bill. Anything that got 100 was judged to be really important to their constituents. Basically, if everyone on Slashdot who is a registered voter in the USA actually bothered contacting their representatives (a form letter doesn't count, those are ignored, but a couple of short paragraphs will be counted as a separate mail) then they'd be perceived as representing popular opinion.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 178

by hairyfeet (#49334225) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

Because if you have ever bothered going to the forums you find a LOT of Linux users are 1.- Dumpster divers, so the only license they have is now EOLed XP, or 2.- Owners of "Tigerdirect specials" kits which all come without an OS. I've spent some time on most of the major Linux forums and I guesstimate only around 25% are actually "Followers of RMS" that have the money to buy whatever they want but choose to run Linux on GNUgrounds.

Why do you think it seems like a good quarter of the Linux articles on everything from websites to YouTube are all based around a theme of "save that old junker using Linux"? Its because a lot of the users of Linux are there for free as in beer and are too afraid to go hit up TPB for the pirate edition of Windows and use it as their OS. Mark my words the numbers will start dropping when Win 10 comes out, since they can just grab TPB version of Win 7 and immediately upgrade to Win 10 for nothing.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS