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Comment No more hackaday and more reactivity (Score 1) 1829

My suggestions:
  1. Stop re-posting the hackaday stuff, it's really bad in the first place because they don't do their work, and it reflects badly on you for not even reading their shit before linking to it.
  2. Try to be more reactive with general news: I generally get these faster with my once a day browsing of non-english (ie. translation-delayed) google news, which means you're usually 24 to 48h late. If you're slower than these dying printed newspaper websites, you should send your stuff directly to the Internet Archive and save on web hosting costs.

Comment Living on a mine field (Score 1) 414

How do they think all these strange circular features appeared all over the surface of Mars? Look at any virtual fly-by, there's not any safe plot of land large enough to hold a bed, let alone a house. And I'm not even talking about the cold, the solar radiation, the low pressure and the lack of oxygen. We don't have any hint of terra forming tech today, we won't have a functional one within a lifetime. At best Mars is a nice place to die.

Comment 3 machines (Score 1) 236

1. A hosted server on OVH Kimsufi to run mldonkey (and a couple personal websites). tvu.org.ru and sharethefiles.com for link listings (mostly ed2k, the occasional torrent).

2. A home file server running some Linux (Arch at the moment). A dozen multi-TB drives as ext3/ext4 on an LSI PCIe card. Files downloaded direct through SSH to circumvent P2P throttling from ISP. Organized with a custom FUSE filesystem of symbolic links, which handle metadata and subtitles. Only metadata is backed up, files are retrieved (when disk fail) through stored ed2k hash. Appear as a single 31TB share on Samba.

3. A Windows desktop as client, running MPC-HC.

The files are also served from home as HTTP if I want to watch the occasional video remotely (MPC-HC handles that OK) or share some show to a friend.

Comment Please fix the title (Score 1) 618

There's not a single actual bit of information about how the cheat was implemented in the article. Can we stop the hype (at least on tech oriented websites) until someone with inside information can actually tell us more about the real details? Not that they matter, but the rest is totally uninteresting.

Comment Wrong by 5 orders of magnitude (Score 5, Informative) 90

Original article has two flaws with the number you quote. It's not 566TWh, it's 5.66TWh (that's the value advertised for yesterday as total energy), that's 2 orders of magnitude. And it's not "typically" since it's the accumulated value over the service lifetime. If you want to quote a typical value, you quote current power (in W, not Wh) and the website advertise it as 6.74 GWp (p for peak, the bullshit suffix used by the solar panel industry (should be 6.74 GWbs IMHO), so the actual value is even less), that's another 3 order of magnitude. I guess the actual numbers are less impressive...

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