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Comment: Re:no capacitors (Score 2) 76

by Ihunda (#46616187) Attached to: Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested
^this, it's amazing how few people actually understand that most writes on modern systems are buffered either in the kernel cache or in the disk cache without any form of protection. Disable those volatile caches and your OS with it's resource hog apps will behave as slowly has a 386 on floppy disks. At least, the laptop battery can act has a giant capacitor and your exposition to data loss due to power failure on a laptop should be very very small.

Comment: Whatsapp actually isn't lame but still (Score 1) 257

by Ihunda (#46298121) Attached to: WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time
I thought whatsapp was lame until I installed and was able to chat and share photos with friends in a few seconds... But still some Erlang code over XMPP isn't worth 16 billions to somebody who already has the user base and developer talent to do the same thing overnight...

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