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Comment Re:One word summary. (Score 1) 1032

I don't have a problem with the fact that you might have to work at Starbucks after getting an art history degree.

You seem well-intentioned, but I think if you were to tell that to the guy behind the counter, there's a chance he'd snap. No amount of latte art would make him feel better about his choices.

Comment Re:Do you mean "Internet Products", right ? (Score 1) 236

Am I the only one who thinks about this whenever the doctor's office requires a signature that says they can disclose information with certain third parties?

I mean, it's not like they're sharing my info with some sleazy marketing company (right??). Regardless, I usually freeze up a bit at the front desk and wonder "WTF does this entitle you to do??!".

Comment Re: How Much? (Score 1) 133

The interface is half the story; the controller must be able to take advantage of its bandwidth. Dell is vague about the performance of the SSDs it sells with the M3800. I'm assuming they're the older ones that top out at ~500 MBps read/write. Newer SSDs can easily double that.

Comment Double-rubber Hypothesis (Score 1) 117

Any chance the topology of space-time can vary independently of gravity?

Despite its flaws, let's use the rubber sheet analogy. Except in this case, suppose there are two rubber sheets: one atop another. Say ordinary matter (planets, stars, etc.) indent the top sheet as expected, but only black holes can over-extend the first sheet and influence the shape of the second underlying sheet.

Now suppose this second sheet deforms over greater distances than the first, which in turn influences the shape of the top sheet overlaying it.


Where are the calculations that go with a calculated risk?