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Comment: Re:How is this remarkable? (Score 1) 418

by jonsmirl (#46772663) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

How do you get 200 years? Money in the stock market makes returns.

Use this calculator

Put in $5,000 payment
Nothing at start.
43 years (65 - 22), 6.3%
Do this in an IRA so there are no taxes involved.
You will have $1,018,527 at the end.

6.3% is reasonable. I have been averaging over 8% for last 20 years including the big meltdowns.

Comment: Re:It doesn't work at all. (Score 1) 116

by Janek Kozicki (#46735989) Attached to: Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster
It simply doesn't resume. HIbernation always works. You can see it on videos:
The *.mov files are records from hibernation/suspend attempt. They have polish names, ignore that. You can see that it reboots again right at the end of resume, then boots into log-in screen

I think it is related to my hardware: dual Xeon E5-2687Wv2, 64 GB of RAM, motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRI, GPU nvidia GTX 780 (only debian approved nonfree drivers, no blobs from

Comment: It doesn't work at all. (Score 2) 116

by Janek Kozicki (#46735875) Attached to: Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster
What's the point if suspend resume doesn't work at all?

Here's my SLEEP script, in which I am testing various kernels:


logger "========== touch forcefsck ==========="
# if resume failed, then I want fsck (SSD disks, so it's just few seconds)
touch /forcefsck
sleep 1

logger "hibernating"
# it says there to try hibernating using various different methods

### method: 1 kernel 3,13,0 - fail, (2/6 success rate)

### method: 2 kernel 3,13,0 - fail, (3/6 success rate)

### method: 3 kernel 3.13.0 - fail, (2/6 success rate)
#echo platform > /sys/power/disk
#echo disk > /sys/power/state

### method: 4 kernel 3.13.0 - (3/6 success rate)
### kernel 3.2.0 - 80% sukcesów 20% fail (over 80/100 success rate - currently in use)
### kernel 3.12-bpo - (0/1) success rate)
echo shutdown > /sys/power/disk
echo disk > /sys/power/state

sleep 5
logger "restart network"
## something screws networking after resume
/etc/init.d/networking restart
sleep 2

## also UPS connection is screwed (sometimes I need to disconnect and reconnect the USB cable)
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-client stop
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-server stop
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-server start
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-client start
sleep 5
# don't mess with clock /etc/init.d/ntp restart
logger "resume complete"

Besides, this is old news. Our new and better site beat slashdot: . The only working kernel was 2.6.29 with tuxonice

Comment: Re:Level of public funding ? (Score 1) 290

by jonsmirl (#46721071) Attached to: Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

Long story short, Horgan's thesis isn't "oh noes we aren't funding basic research," it's more along the lines of "there is just nothing as huge to discover left, no matter how much money you pour onto it.

Anyone here think that the computer science revolution is anywhere close to being finished? In my opinion it probably has another hundred years left in it. I also think we are just scratching the surface in biochemistry. It is scary to think of where that field will be in a hundred years. Physics can go figure out dark matter and dark energy. That's sure to stir things up. Maybe figure out sustainable fusion while their at it.

Comment: Uuuuuuh.... what? (Score -1) 112

by Simon Brooke (#46658573) Attached to: Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

Cut tree down, cut tree up, stack it in a shed for two years to dry, burn it, spread the resultant ash on the garden. That's processing, I suppose, And there's labour involved, which you might consider costly. But you don't need caustic chemicals, and the only high temperatures involved go to heating your house, which is what fuel is all about.

Why not go out and invent something actually useful?

Comment: Re:England != UK (Score 3, Insightful) 220

by Simon Brooke (#46583089) Attached to: UK Bans Sending Books To Prisoners

I feel like I'm repeating myself a lot. England & Wales does not equal the UK. This ban does not apply to Scotland where the prison service is a devolved body. Sending books to prisoners is only banned in PART of the UK.

I was just about to post an almost identical comment when I saw yours.

If Alabama does something completely ridiculous in its penal system no-one says that 'the US is doing this...' For US readers, it may be helpful for you to think of England as the UK's Alabama. In the south, and governed by ignorant, prejudiced and reactionary people.

Comment: Re:How could you do it? (Score 1) 276

by otis wildflower (#46535221) Attached to: Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

I'd recommend reading these:

And understanding the Hollywood screenwriting and production process a bit better before blaming JMS for that. Plus, if you don't have a credit in the movie, you don't get residuals, and professionals get paid.

It is not every question that deserves an answer. -- Publilius Syrus