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Comment: Re:Sad but not surprised. (Score 1) 138

by Hamsterdan (#49070119) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series

It's not just nVidia. Many modern devices suffer from cracked solder joints. I found a big projection TV 2-3 years ago on the curb, the convergence was all screwed up thanks to broken solder joints between the flyback and motherboard. All it took was removing the ROHS crap and resolder using *standard* solder. Still works to this day.

So by using this kind of solder and being able to say they're environment friendly all it does is put MORE electronics in landfills.

Comment: Re:grandmother reference (Score 3, Informative) 468

And that is why It's a bad idea to use software that relies on server side authentication. Case in point, I just reinstalled my security cam software, but it won't accept my *paid-for* license because it doesn't exist anymore. So my legally bought software is now useless.

Comment: Hypocrisy (Score 1, Insightful) 136

by Hamsterdan (#48851559) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance

Blaming the same countries they're outsourcing to because it's less expensive? (and killing local economy since the staff is part of the outsourcing)

Besides, how many people just throw old pills in the *garbage* ? I'm pretty sure that's the main reason for drug resistance.

Comment: Re: Not unexpected. (Score 1) 141

And most of the steps are still required for other devices. iTunes is not more complicated than other solutions and integrates with Airport express devices, Apple TVs, allows sharing the library with other devices and controlling everything with your iDevice.

Some people prefer Android devices, I prefer the integration Apple offers. To each his own...

Comment: Re:HDD endurance? (Score 3, Informative) 125

by Hamsterdan (#48525583) Attached to: Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes

Recording TV is not a typical scenario. Besides, at around 8GB/hour (HD), that's around 2000 hours a year, which is little more than what my BeyondTV machine does, and its 3TB WD green is still alive and kicking. You just have to disable the insanely aggressive head parking on those drives otherwise they might die...

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.