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Comment Re:/system/lib/libstagefright* (Score 2) 202 202

They just haven't been paying attention to their history lessons.

Outlook used to do the same sort of thing, with similar results: it would automatically display emails and certain attachments, and it turns out that some types of media or emails could have had malware embedded in them...

But hey, that was over ten years ago so surely this sort of problem could never come up again, right?

Comment Re:The Dark Age returns (Score 2) 479 479

Unfortunately I think you'll find that your example won't change any minds because:

1. Creationists won't accept this as an example of evolution. What they're looking to "disprove" is the idea that man evolved from apes, or rather that given time, one kind of animal species will transform into a completely new and distinct species. But in your example the moths are still moths, just in a different color.

2. More seriously you can't fight illogic with logic.

Comment Re:Collecting dust - great choice of words (Score 1) 278 278

You jest but my mp3 player actually has a setting built in that makes the output lo-fi, though it's meant to imitate listening to AM radio rather than vinyl.

It rolls off a lot of the high frequency and some of the low end, and it also adds noise and random clicks and pops.

Comment Re:What about long-term data integrity? (Score 4, Informative) 438 438

With 3 bits per cell, how long before the data fades?

This is the reliability issue that nobody wants to talk about. I am sure that many others are like myself, with a closet full of old PCs. I like the idea that if I were to pull one out and power it on after having sat unplugged for a span of years, it would still boot (CMOS battery BIOS issues not withstanding) and would still have all of the data I left it with.

SSDs on the other hand won't even guarantee that your data will still be there after *only one year* of being powered off, and as we've dipped below the 34nm process, sometimes SSDs are warranted for even less.

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