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Comment: Re:precedent (Score 1) 231

by EvilJoker (#47739637) Attached to: $125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

If you really pressed for it, you can demand (and will receive) a trial beginning within 30 days. However, you will not be able to mount an appropriate defense, since your attorneys won't be given any info/evidence until the last minute.

None of this really matters tho - 90% of cases end in plea bargains

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 215

by EvilJoker (#47725921) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

I don't know why this is even a story. Technology getting cheaper over time? Competition driving lower costs? Amazing!

BTW, here's a Dell for $199, so the price point isn't even new. Although, this CPU is about half as powerful (~approximate benchmark)

It's still very much the same type of device.

Comment: Re:The obvious /. question... (Score 1) 215

by EvilJoker (#47725513) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

Windows Logo Testing (AKA WHQL Certification) pays the OEMs *A LOT* of money. I was informed that, at an OEM a fraction the size of HP (~10k units per month) that it brought in over a million dollars per year. HP's quality is shit, but they aren't going to give away that kind of cash.

A much bigger risk is they negotiate a different agreement with MS for these PCs, which may not have the requirement.

Comment: Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (Score 1) 303

You've apparently never had to deal with buggy Linux drivers. I've been fighting with a buggy nVidia implementation ever since I switched it to be my Linux server. It has never quite worked right on Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu), but since it's a server, it's not a big deal.

I DID find out the hard way when they changed mdadm to HALT BOOT when *ANY* array is degraded, and then not give a useful error message.

If your Windows PC is getting BSODs, either it's hardware fault, or it's a bad driver. (Or possibly a driver-level virus). If the hardware is actually supported by that version of Windows, you should investigate further. There may not be a good driver, but you should be able to at least identify the issue I would start with the NIC driver. I had a D-Link DUB-E100 USB NIC. The Win7 x64 driver would cause the same issues you're having now.

Comment: Re:What's the problem... (Score 1) 92

by EvilJoker (#47686619) Attached to: Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

I'm sure Apple will structure it to ensure the latter cannot be (legitimately) applied. The Chinese team, employed by Apple of China (or similar), will not have access to the encryption keys. Those will be stored stateside, accessible only to employees of Apple of America.

That being said, the authorities will ABSOLUTELY have the power to cut Apple out of China entirely. They will be walking a tight rope between giving in, and standing strong. Google went through a lot of this a few years ago, now Apple will have to try to do the same.

Comment: Re:too much (Score 1) 174

by EvilJoker (#47686413) Attached to: Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

All kinds of people buy cars that are completely out of warranty. I believe the longest factory warranty is 100k miles, but there's no shortage of used cars with more than that (even significantly more)

When buying used, you are taking a risk. The only difference is that, since Teslas are new, no one's really sure what the failure/longevity rates are. It's also possible that Tesla will start a Certified Pre-Owned option, with an extended warranty. Or that the cost of this repair will go down substantially by the time anyone would be paying out of pocket.

Comment: Re:Don't do it (Score 1) 154

by EvilJoker (#47686031) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

I disagree. I had a herniated disc a few years ago (possibly caused by recliners, no way to really tell), and for a while, a recliner was the only way I could get relief. Leaning back took pressure off of that specific spot. At the time, I could not stand or walk unassisted, and sitting upright was very painful.

Fortunately, this has been completely resolved for me, but the lesson it left me was very clear - if it hurts, stop doing it. I fully agree, your back needs to be a top priority when selecting a chair.

Comment: Re:IPv6 (Score 1, Informative) 248

by EvilJoker (#47662167) Attached to: The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

Why would that be different than with IPv4? Prefix aggregation, AKA route summary, AKA Supernetting, has been available for a very long time. Unless IPv6 addresses are being handed out in a way that's much more conducive to this, it won't really change anything. This guy agrees (#4)

Further, since IPv6 is a longer address, fewer can be stored. Per Cisco, the Catalyst 6500 can handle 1M IPv4 addresses, OR 512K IPv6 addresses (but not both simultaneously)

(Yes, I know the Catalyst is a switch, not a router, and the summary is bollocks for confusing the two. It was, however, the first mention of it I found)

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