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Comment: Using Non-ECC Ram is Unacceptable (Score 1, Insightful) 132

by BrendaEM (#48667087) Attached to: Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program

Unless you are making a Speak-and-Spell, it's foolish not to use non-ECC RAM. I would rather pay an additional 9th as much and have some peace of mind that the RAM will at least keep from flipping a bit from comic rays, which happens about once a week.

I take that back; put it in the Speak-and-Spell, too.

Comment: Another Side of The Coin (Score 1, Flamebait) 115

by BrendaEM (#48485297) Attached to: FAA Report Says Near Collisions With Drones On the Rise

Our skies are riddled with commercial airliners, and a few private planes, owned by people who could afford them. Perhaps quads are the next thing in personal aviation and perhaps also the FAA should give recognize this and give people some airspace, too.

I live in Silicon Valley, where you can hear airliners every few minutes, and police helicopters every weekend, So what really is the difference?

I also fear that the FAA is going to tighten private use, just so they can auction off the airspace rights to companies like Amazon.

Comment: Adroid's Reputation is Ruined (Score 1) 214

by BrendaEM (#48318237) Attached to: Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

I will never trust Google with Android again, not for a platform for anything serious. When I bought my tablet, I could organize my pictures on it, and now it it sits in my room as an implement for occasional light browsing. Android had an edge over IOS, because I could do useful things with it, without begging Itunes to limit what types of files exist on my tablet.

I love QuickPic, for my pictures, and my Galaxy Note 8 may never be upgraded to Lollypop, so what I am to do throw it away?

Although I am angry, I have only myself to be angry at for trusting Google in the first place. Not evil, my ass!

Comment: Blue Collar VS White Collar (Score 1) 320

by BrendaEM (#48243085) Attached to: What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

On the one hand we have internet providors effectivly stopping community internet.
On the other hand we have a lot of blue collar people who are going to be put out work.

While I cannot believe that the Teamsters and the Cab driver unsions are just laying down on this issue, in the end, the might not be able to stop driverless cars, because that's what Darpa wants for for their war machines.

Who is going to be the first unlucky person to die for driverless car research?
Who is going to be the furst unlucky person to die from a driverless war machine?

Comment: Save Gnome by Ending The Nonsense (Score 2) 267

by BrendaEM (#48089955) Attached to: GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

The problems:
Standard Gnome 3 is desktop/power user hostile.
Mate and Cinnamon don't do touch screens.
Cinnamon depends on Gnome 3
Because of it's Gnome 2 underpinnings, Mate does not scale well, but I am sure they can add to the final product.

Reform the Gnome organization, giving the Cinnamon and Mate devs a good voice in the final product.

BTW, I am using Cinnamon right now.

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming