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Comment: Got 200/200 MBit soon (Score 1) 53

by Kleokat (#46828645) Attached to: How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

Maybe I'm one of the lucky few, but in my area, fiber is readily available. I can get 200/200 megabits on fiber (not a typo, it is two hundred both ways), and although expensive, the entire building with 30 apartments will share it, so it is expensive divided by 30, which makes it managable (around $30/month).

So I don't expect gigabit to be far away.

That's the advantage of living in one of the few large villages in an otherwise small country. One of the other advantages is, that I can drive across the country in one day - on a bicycle :-)

Comment: Nonsense (Score 1) 512

by Kleokat (#44839179) Attached to: SSD Annual Failure Rates Around 1.5%, HDDs About 5%

I have seen SSDs fail too often to use them for anything but read-only storage.
I have gone back to HDDs simply because they are more reliable and lasts 10 times longer.
An SSD in a desktop computer lasts for max 2 years, and if you power it off while it is working, then it is a sure way to kill the entire drive or at least all the data on it.

SSDs are great toys, but never use them for anything other than read-only data.

Comment: Why spend billions? (Score 1) 432

Our country have outsourced the space programme to either
* Cartoonists ( Denmark goes to Saturn - )
* Private entrepeneurs ( & )
And with a population of approx 5 million people, we don't have enough tax money for that sort of thing.

Comment: Re:I'll wait a while. (Score 1) 237

by Kleokat (#31843386) Attached to: The 1 Terabyte SSD Arrives
I just bought one on 60 gigs for approx 300$. I went for the fastest I could find - a whopping > 200 MB/sec. Beats my HDD-stripe. My SuSE linux boots from GRUB to desktop in less than 5 seconds, including all the init-scripts for vmware and mysql and you-name-it. I can now feel how fast my computer really is - now that I don't have to wait for this antique HDD anymore. Performance is incredible. I can only recommend spending the (rather large amount of) money, it's a mind-changing experience. From now on, I regard hard drives as an antique medium, which is good for storing lots of data, but not for installing operating systems. btw: All this defrag speak - it always helps, because there are still read-ahead and similar algorithms, which perform better, when the drive is defragged.

Comment: cd = /dev/null (Score 1) 317

by Kleokat (#28754223) Attached to: Up To 10% of CD-Rs Fail Within a Few Years
I do not keep my CD's in "ideal storage conditions". They are in my home, with varying temperatures and humidity. None of the more than 5 year old CD's can be read. Thus a CD-R is a null device. I threw them all out and got some shelf space back. Memory sticks nowadays have more capacity than CD-R's, even DVD's, so why bother with this unpractical and unreliable medium?

"If that makes any sense to you, you have a big problem." -- C. Durance, Computer Science 234