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Comment: Re:My first SSD died (Score 1) 204

by Glarimore (#49245247) Attached to: Endurance Experiment Kills Six SSDs Over 18 Months, 2.4 Petabytes
That's a real overstatement.

In the Pentium 4 days they had some of the best deals on low-latency 2-2-2-5 RAM after BH-5 ceased to exist. And since then, I've bought a number of great bang/buck PSUs and a SSD from OCZ as well. And did I mention none of these components ever failed before I retired them naturally? I've also in that time span had a Gigabyte motherboard, an Asus motherboard, an intel CPU, and two Western Digital hard drives fry.

To each their own. =)

Comment: Re:Any actual examples? (Score 1) 598

by Glarimore (#48741277) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive
The scenarios you mention are not analogous. With Apple, they are supplying (often forcing) a new version of iOS every year. In the desktop scenario, people usually upgrade their OS every 4-7 years (I mean shit -- I used Windows XP from 2001 until 2010!).

I, and I think most people, can bare to deal with the pain of upgrading and having applications break twice a decade, but refuse to deal with it happening every year and will take my business elsewhere if that is the situation.

Comment: Re:Oh how great is this! (Score 1) 158

by Glarimore (#48690555) Attached to: Norse Security IDs 6, Including Ex-Employee, As Sony Hack Perpetrators
Except juries are well known to have convicted people of crimes which they haven't committed with less-than-bullet-proof evidence -- usually because the media had already crucified the defendant publicly before the trial even started.

Are you really going to sit by and let it build up until it's too late? Yeah, most likely you'll get a fat settlement. The downside risk, however, is spending ten years in jail for a crime you didn't commit. That gamble isn't worth it.

Comment: Re:Hysteria (Score 1) 278

by Glarimore (#48690471) Attached to: Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry
His point, which I think is a fair one, is that the definition of what constitutes an "enemy of the US" is going to vary a lot depending on who you ask. The US government, with the help of the media, has painted many groups/bodies, both foreign and domestic, as dangerous enemies of the state. And I, like GP, don't trust the US government and/or the NSA to define who is an "enemy of the US" in a reasonable way or with the proper checks/balances in place.

Comment: Re:Beloved by Builders and Developers (Score 1) 178

by Glarimore (#48568089) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings
I actually think Boston drivers are some of the best. I now live in Boston -- the roads aren't conducive to organized driving, so people ignore the rules when necessary for the sake efficiency and doing what makes sense. People honk to let people know their intention or to make themselves known when in a blind spot.

It beats the hell out of places like North Carolina, where drivers are classically bad (tailgating, no blinkers, drive way under the speed limit, stop on on-ramps, people don't know how to parallel park, etc.), but also impractical (no one will cross double yellow to go around a tractor, even with plenty of vision, because "it's against the law") and people take it personally when others honk, as if honking is only reserved solely for when you want to let someone know that you are flipping them the bird.

Comment: Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (Score 1) 292

by Glarimore (#47917379) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming
Their "service", which in most cases is simply allowing my xbox to connect to another -- for most games, one player's Xbox is hosting -- it's not like Microsoft servers are hosting the game for us or anything.

I use to play Halo 1 online for free using XBConnect. Paying a monthly fee to simply be routed to another user is ridiculous.

Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 1) 292

by Glarimore (#47917165) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming
Honestly, EVE is worth checking out for anyone who is into math, numbers, or science-fiction, even if only to be able to say that you "experienced EVE (spreadsheets online)."

In my opinion, it's the most brutal online game in existence -- one where scamming and causing other players misery is not discouraged, but is actually a valid in-game career-path.

With your bare hands?!?