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Comment: Re:Not enough (Score 1) 255

And lets add, to 'avoid maintenance' you just add a bunch of extra spares from the start. Thats just stupid, you over build ridiculously in order to not have to spend 10 minutes swapping a drive out. Totally cost effective ... if you're sending a probe out into space. In which case, you're going to want better than fives 9s, so try again.

Comment: Not enough (Score 1) 255

I worry a lot less about losing data than I do corrupting data and not knowing it.

But hey, congratulations, you've learned about RAID mirrors with lots of copies and learned how to apply basic, well understood engineering principals to it.

Guess what, some of us were aware of this years ago, some others aware of it longer than you've probably been alive. Its been known my entire life, thats for sure, so thats at least 40 years.

Comment: Re:Positive pressure? (Score 4, Insightful) 368

by BitZtream (#48931633) Attached to: Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

That would be negative pressure, since you're sucking air out.

Also, related to the summary (not your comment):

The leading theory points to the country's primitive ATM cards. Along with Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, and not many other countries, the U.S. doesn't require its plastic to contain an encryption chip, so stealing cards remains an effective, nonviolent way to get at the cash in an ATM.

The theory is flat out wrong. If you still the ATM card, you have the encryption chip. So adding a chip to the card doesn't change this.

The encryption chip prevents CLONING the card, and has absolutely no effect what so ever on stealing the card. In fact, with the encryption chip, you must steal it to use it rather than whats done currently which is just cloning the card without the owner knowing.

Way to totally misunderstand the problem guys.

+ - Homeward Remastered available for preorder on Steam->

Submitted by BitZtream
BitZtream (692029) writes "The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been officially unveiled by Gearbox Software at PAX South today. The game will feature a high-definition upgrade to all the assets, new voice-recordings from the original cast, and updated cinematics that also keep in with the games original theme and style.

It will also include access to a new Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta, which combines both classic games into one platform for a wider variety.

Gearbox have also laid down a launch date for the game too: February 25th. It will be available via Steam, and you can pre order today for a 15% discount."

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Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 332

by BitZtream (#48896143) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

difference between a quality DVD upscale and a Bluray

You lost all credibility when you said upscale. You just showed that you don't understand that you've been caught in a marketing gimmick.

And ... pretty much everyone can tell difference if you put them side by side, its just that most people will never see them side by side because they have far better things to do than sit around jerking off about the video quality ... like actually watching the video.

Comment: Re:Don't need this yet (Score 3, Informative) 332

by BitZtream (#48896129) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

You're doing it completely wrong. You need to get a clue about viewing distance and the ratio between display size and it.

You're one of those guys who thinks he has this kick ass awesome setup because you made it bigger, but really, you just made it shittier.

You should at least get the most basic of clues from wikipedia:

At no point should your display be larger than the distance you're viewing it from, thats just retarded.

Comment: Re:This is why Big Pharma is so maddening (Score 1) 663

by BitZtream (#48884055) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Only if it saves 30-40 percent more than before the vacs was used.

Instead what happens is you create drug resistant virus that are 50-60 more likely to infect, so cutting it down by 30-40 percent is still higher than it was before you started. Net Loss.

And hint: No one has 'no immunity at all'

Comment: Re:Just Require an IQ Test (Score 1) 663

by BitZtream (#48884035) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Considering recent studies show that cancer is more likely to be caused by genetics than smoking ... you might want to adjust your ignorant holier than thou attitude and learn how science actually works rather than blindly believing shit you've been indoctrinated with and being too stupid to think for yourself.

Hint: Science is the opposite of what you think it is. Science is actually questioning what you think you know, not believing what someone told you in D.A.R.E.

Comment: Lip service, Eric Schmidt can go fuck himself (Score 5, Interesting) 228

by BitZtream (#48883959) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

And with your permission and all of that

Could you be more of an asshole?

First off, when did Google start asking permission BEFORE it just did privacy invading shit?

Second, how many times have you (Schmidt) basically said you didn't give a fuck about peoples privacy or their wishes and that you were going to get your way eventually anyway?

Lets be realistic here Schmidt, you don't mean a word of what you just said. What you mean is that you want devices in every room analyzing everything everyone does in an attempt to figure out how to sell them to advertisers for a higher rate. THAT IS WHAT YOU MEAN.

Comment: Re:Crusty Hardware (Score 2) 189

by BitZtream (#48875617) Attached to: User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

So basically you want Apple and Microsoft to keep supporting your crusty old hardware with new features that it doesn't support anyway?

Both Apple and Microsoft provide 'support' longer than pretty much any other software maker on the planet, including any Linux vendor you can name.

Get a clue fanboy.

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