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Comment: Re:Youtube + Netflix + Amazon (Score 1) 392

I don't give a wet fart about celebrity gossip but I can watch some english guy in his basement take apart vintage 70's laboratory equipment and explain it's theory of operation for hours. And I do.

Are you talking about mikeselectricstuff? I watch that channel too!

Comment: Re:my solution is the gym (Score 1) 819

I'm sorry, what?

The parent said he is 6'3 and I can sympathize as I am also 6'3. There is literally NO ROOM for the person in front to recline, my knees are already jammed hard into his seat and getting bruised. The gap in between seats is too small.

Now on longhaul flights (between Aus/NZ and the US) economy seats DO have more room and even fully reclined I fit fine. (It's still a small uncomfortable space, but my legs are no longer being fucking crushed like on shorthaul flights in the US.)

I literally could not fit my legs into the space infront of me on an LAX to SFO light. It's ridiculous.

Flying in economy is only for short people now....

Comment: Re:Duration??? (Score 4, Interesting) 162

by DiSKiLLeR (#47710343) Attached to: Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

The Opportunity (MER-B) Rover landed on Mars January 25, 2004. More than 10 years later, it is still going strong even though it, too, was only expected to perform a 3 month (90 day) mission.

The success and longevity of the earlier Mars rover missions sort of sets expectations that future missions will last just as long....

We of course realise that is not possible. Plenty of missions end early, Spirit (MER-A) got its wheel stuck and got in trouble years ago but Opportunity keeps on running and sets unrealistically high expectations of Curiosity and future missions.

Comment: Re:ZFS filesystem with dedup (Score 1) 243

whalah is not a word.... seriously. wtf people. It's voilÃ.

As for ZFS, sure, I recommend ZFS. But I'm not sure how i feel about ZFS's dedupe. Besides, the multiple files are still there even if it no longer takes up extra space.

You'd want a script that finds dupes by hash but that will only detect images that are identical copies, not 'simliar' say an image has been cropped or retouched or resized. A program that can find image dupes even with changes like would be ideal. Anything like that exist?

Comment: Research (Score 1) 324

In this day and age there is no excuse to not have done your research before hand.

Any time you plan to move somewhere (whether renting or buying but especially if you're buying a home) find out what is available for internet at that address.

In NZ we're rolling out fibre to the premises over most of the country but there are lots of places that get screwed and will probably never get it, so RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH.

Property that can't get decent internet should be worth less because it will forever be less appealing.

Comment: Re: First major retailer to accept Bitcoin (Score 3, Informative) 182

by DiSKiLLeR (#45911469) Attached to: Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

Ross was an idiot who gave away his identity when he first started working on silkroad (forum posts asking for help) and many otherr mistakes, poor opsec, hiring hitmen (cops in disguise), and ordering fake ids (another trap) and much more. He didn't even use tor to connect to the silkroad server in iceland which led to that being located and imaged as well.

Ross was truly and idiot and its amazing how long it took LE to find and catch him at all as he was not trying to stay hidden at all.

That said, SilkRoad is still up and doing very well.

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.