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Comment Re: This is the future... (Score 2) 386

This following was published January 31, 2013.

"Migrants working in the United States sent a staggering $120 billion back to their families last year, it was revealed today.

The amount of money being sent by migrants across the entire world reached $530 billion last year, making it a larger economy than Iran or Argentina, the data from the World Bank showed.

This worldwide figure has tripled in the last ten years and is now three times bigger than the total aid budgets given by countries around the world. It has sparked debate whether this so-called remittance money could be a viable alternative to relying on help from other governments.

In the United States last year, more than $120 billion was sent by workers to families abroad - making it the largest sender of remittances in the world. More than $23 billion went to Mexico, $13.45 billion to China, $10.84 billion to India and $10 billion to the Philippines, among other recipients."


Comment Re:Interesting. (Score 1) 195

Exactly! After the fall of the wall, what was East Germany became a huge drag on the economy. Yes, there is strength in numbers when it comes to productive and trade. However, if you have a huge imbalance, that takes time to (pardon the pun) work itself out.

Comment Re:From personal experience... (Score 2) 173

Human are apex predators. In nature, "cheating" doesn't exist as it's a moral construct. But for the last part of our relatively long evolutionary period, we've found strength in numbers. We've become civilized. We understand game theory. In that, cheating has caustic social consequences in the long term that we've as a society have shunned.

Comment Re: Managers are dumbasses (Score 1) 143

Just be professional about it. Tell him that there seems to be a mix of personal and company data, and to please separate the two and transfer any business relevant data to the server where it belongs. Personal data can to stored to an external drive or we can wipe it along with the rest of the internal drive.

Let them sort it out. Only they know what's what among all that data. There's no need to be involved in the sorting process.

Comment Re: So what should we do? (Score 1) 566

Well yes, that's why some cars have the gears staggered down the line instead of a strait throw up and down. For example, in the 2010 RAV4, by feel it's from P, to the right, and strait all the way down; where it ends is D. 4 through L are all staggered. I personally like this arrangement as I can flip between D and 4 with a fick of my wrist left or right.

Now take a 2009 Honda Civic as an example: half the time I'll throw it into D or 3. It's rather annoying.

Comment Re:The endless contractor cycle has to stop (Score 1) 185

Let me translate that for you in Gov-Speak - "We will outsource IT security oversea to India! It will save money, we will get the best and brightest minds in IT, and, the whole system is mobile so we can transfer to another countr..err..company should their performance drop".

And the Chinese is next in line for that contract. Why hack the servers when YOU'RE HOSTING THEM. Yeah baby yeah!!!

Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score -1, Troll) 555

LOL, it was NEVER about science. It was all about establishing FUD so that taxation and social engineering can be put inlace to protect the politicians / elite of society. You didn't think they would ever eat the dog food brought about their own policies to combat AGW did you?

Comment Re:Asinine (Score 1, Insightful) 128

Between these hackers and Hillary Clinton keeping top secret info on her server, frankly, I don't think anyone cares anymore. We have an incompetent government elected by incompetent people. What the fuck can an smart and intelligent person such as myself do? I'm surrounded by a hoard of blooming idiots!

Comment Re:Price Is Still Just One of Two Sticking Points (Score 2) 185

Yes, the SSD does have a separate tracking algorithm to manage dynamic LBA mapping to cells for wear-leveling. And yes, and abrupt power outage can corrupt and brick the drive. The OCZ Vertex series have a history of this happening where it can't decrypt (internal) and mount the value due to said corruption. Newer SSDs such as the prosumer and enterprise variety include extra capacitance to ensure half-writes don't occur and thus recover from both a firmware and OS journaling file system error.

Comment Re:Price Is Still Just One of Two Sticking Points (Score 2) 185

Some swapping of live data occurs, but having extra slack free space to move around in helps the algorithm better work within those constraints. In fact, Samsung provides a utility called Magician to manage Over Provisioning for extended life. It's not required, but ostensibly it does help.

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