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Comment: Re: Switched double speed half capacity, realistic (Score 4, Informative) 202

by DigiShaman (#47762281) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

If it's the outer most tracks, sure. More surface area = more bits. As such, that 1/3rd would be physically narrower making the actuator arm not having to swing as far back and forth when reading/writing to that partition. As a bonus, the outer most track also has faster throughput as more bits fly under the head vs the inner track regardless of RPM.

Comment: Seagate failures (Score 3, Interesting) 202

by DigiShaman (#47762263) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

So I have multiple servers in different locations all using 3TB external USB3 Seagate drives (powered by AC adapter). At least 12 in total, one for each server used for BMR backups. In less than a year, ALL DRIVES FAILED!!! Either they started out with bad blocks and progressively got worse, or just died.

Seagate, never again! The article below doesn't show just how bad Seagate drives are when used every day.

Comment: Re:My Father Got Hit By These Folks (Score 1) 224

by DigiShaman (#47758479) Attached to: TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

What they hell do they do? Drop a key logger onto the machine?! Scary stuff. I can see the elderly getting hit by this.

And this is why I recommend Apple products. If you run the newer OSX, programs can't run unless it's blessed by Apple (signed). You can over-ride the default behavior, but that's something you rarely do if ever (well, unless you're a developer or toy with someone's pet project app).

Comment: Re:The world we live in. (Score 1) 567

by Lord Kano (#47753323) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

The victim is never at fault.
That being said, there's an important question to ask.

Why is is that the other women present that night were not attacked?

Is it because they traveled in pairs? Is it because they never left their drinks unattended?

It's often something like the person or one of their friends realizes that the world crashing down on them, so they get the fuck out of there ASAP and wake up the next morning having no idea how they got home.

Yeah, about that. That's a symptom of acute alcohol intoxication too. As far as I know, I have never been date raped but in my younger days, there were many nights that I don't remember how I got home.


Comment: Not Java, but the people who write it (Score 1) 485

by Gothmolly (#47744531) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

It's a product of its times - with many more "computer science" people in the field, math says you're much more likely to run across crappy ones than you were before. (Not a bell curve issue, the bad ones are more memorable) Add in the H1B headwobble factor, and you have a lot of shitty java code, doing things because it can not because it should. Add in a corporate culture where time to market trumps reliability or maintainability, and you have a management philosophy that rewards the above behaviors.
Java is shitty because the world has turned.

Comment: Re:Do they? (Score 4, Insightful) 326

by DigiShaman (#47743457) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Babies happen.

Many women who become moms stay at home on hiatus before returning to work. IT is a fast moving target, so being left behind for a short while is enough to make it too troublesome to return to the same career. Some will chose an entirely different job that better suits their work/family life. Another percentage of those moms stay at home as a "stay at home mother"; which BTW is a full-time job in of itself with bread winning father providing the financials.

Comment: Re:As a non-fanboy I like the Cook Apple better. (Score 3, Insightful) 83

by DigiShaman (#47742807) Attached to: 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple

USB-C connectors are on their way, go with those. All the advantages of your Lightning cables but not "just ours".

A multi-billion dollar company. You know, Apple could chuck the community a bone here and open up their lightning cable specs free from royalties. I prefer that design over USB-C.

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