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Comment: Re:HDD is fine for .. 98%? (Score 1) 173

by Billly Gates (#46780727) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

They most certainly are not fine.

Winrot hits these things and users are used to +5 min boot times these days when you have McCrappy taking whole corporations down every 4 hours on Tuesday where only 1 app can be open at a time. Yes that example was bad but typical in a corporate environment with cheap CIOs.

SSDs make computers like cell phones.

The reason people do not upgrade computers like CEll phones is because computers are boring and very very slow and bulky. Cell phones use flash ram and everything is instant.

It is time we said goodbye to platters they are sooo terrible.

Comment: Re:RAID? (Score 1) 173

by Billly Gates (#46780673) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

I was about to get a new i7 as I run lots of VMWare workstation domain setups and VMs. It takes 20 minutes to start and shutdown 7 or 8 VMs at a time even with 16 gigs of ram on my AMD phenom II. It is 6 core though.

I bought a samsung pro 256 gig and WOW! I can start them all in about 2 - 3 minutes now. I could probably load them in 1 minute if I had a more powerful CPU as I assumed my CPU amd phenom II 2009 era was the bottleneck. IT was I/O all teh way until I did the upgrade. Now I may not even get an i7

Comment: Re:RAID? (Score 1) 173

by Billly Gates (#46780555) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

I have a samsung pro SSD. In rapid mode I get about 540 - 600 gigs a second and that is on a 2010 era machine with just sata3. It can go up to 750 gigs a second close to the mac unit on sata6.

Best $250 investment I made considering it is 256 gb. I have a slower 256 gig sansdisk that is only 320 gigs a second. But to be honest I notice no difference between the two when loading star wars the old republic levels and booting. It is latency and IOPS per second that impact performance the most unless you do straight heavy reads and writes.

Even copying from a hard disk that I use too for storage it gets 160 megs a second copy. FOr my 40 gig game installs this task of moving used to take 35 minutes. It now takes 9 minutes. SSD to SSD copy takes 3 minutes

Comment: Re:Revolt? (Score 1) 740

by ceoyoyo (#46776657) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Ireland didn't exactly have a war of secession (not a successful one, anyway). The modern republic of Ireland was created through negotiation. India's independence was mostly peaceful as well, with some early agitators giving way to peaceful civil disobedience a la Gandhi, transition to a dominion in 1947, then independence in 1950. Likewise, Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Morocco, all gained their independence diplomatically. The US is the only country I can think of at the moment that's had a war of independence and become a successful democracy afterward.

Comment: Re:I will be a millionaire. (Score 1) 426

by Billly Gates (#46775645) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

So it goes up in value with interest rates near 0!

What do you think will happen when interest rates hit 7% or 8%? Think it wont depreciate? Think again.

Home values are determined by their monthly mortgage rate. Not the sticker price. So that 2300 a month home is now 3700 a month even if the price tag is the same?! THink you will find anyone with a budget willing to pay 3700 a now? Probably not.

You need to lower your home well below 570k to to get it back to $2300 a month again etc.

Comment: Re:A million dollars isn't *that* much (Score 1) 426

by Billly Gates (#46775595) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Anyone saying that has not been raised by a single Mom, supported oneself at a minimum wage job, lived at home with his parents due to +$30,000 in student loan debt, or had to go on food stamps.

40% of Americans had these bad things happen to them in the last recession according to statistics at least once since 2008!

Shoot a few years ago I dreamed of making $35,000 a year so I could be so rich!

Thankfully I gradually got out of that but I learned some tough lessons.Working 2 jobs and not having any money left by was insulting and humiliating to say the least. When I hear someone whine how they only make $80,000 a year and life is sooo hard waa waa poor me I want to smack them.

There are people in India who have 8 people to 1 - 2 rooms. THey eat at KFC or Mcdonalds once or twice a year as a nice expensive treat. THere are those who work at Walmart for $10/hr and are so poor they need food stamps to still buy food after working 38 hours a week.

1 million is very very nice income. Sure you can't your own damn island with that but you never have to worry about how you are going to eat. Or how to pay for that unexpected medical expense that insurance wont cover. Or what if you will be homeless this month if you need to make a choice between fixing your 10 year old car or paying rent? Anyone who says otherwise is in a bubble and not in the real world the rest of America is in. Even successful people I know who pull in 6 figures of income had rough times and will never forget them when success comes.

Comment: Re:Strange.. (Score 1) 278

Actually, nothing says disposable income like smoking. Ear phones are nothing in comparison, unless you've got them plugged into one of those diamond encrusted bling phones. I can't afford to smoke, there's no way I'm going to give money to someone who can.

Many of the genuinely homeless are that way because they have addictions or other mental disorders that make them waste money on drugs or other bad decisions. If you want to help, vote for social treatment and rehabilitation programs. If you can't do that, donate to a decent charity that has a low administrative overhead.

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