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Comment: Re:Might as well have the doomsday popomatic (Score 1) 145

by MatthiasF (#48878241) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Could Move
I agree. Several of the moves seem completely political and not realistic. For instance, the fall of the USSR should not have been seen as such a positive development for world safety. The army in Russia was severely underfunded up to and for much of the decade after the USSR dissolved, meaning the likelihood of a nuclear warhead being stolen and sold was significantly more realistic. Or worse, a rogue general going ballistic about the union breaking up.

Comment: Re:Am I missing the point? (Score 2) 124

No, they literally copied over the LAN and are intentionally being vague to throw people off that fact. The original Sync blog post did not use Sync across the Internet but the Venturebeat author did disclose sharing across the Internet and stated:

"The transfer process was much longer. Times were in the double digit minutes, and largely depended on what connections my friends had."

In other words, in real-world scenario using the Internet, Bittorrent's Sync was not any faster than the times posted for the other services.

This is a terrible hack job by Bittorrent to spread lies and a horrible job by Venture beat repeating them with no critical thought.

Original Sync Blog post -

Comment: Re:Comparing LAN to WAN Speeds (Score 1) 124

a.) Yes, we do because the blog post says as such.
b.) True, and that is why they intentionally nerfed the Dropbox test by creating a new random file to not only avoid "deduplication" as they say, but the LAN Sync being available as well (which they do not admit).


Comment: Re:Comparing LAN to WAN Speeds (Score 5, Informative) 124

Maybe because 3-4 people actually read the Sync blog post where it states, and I quote:

"Our tests were conducted over local LAN – on the same switch – in order to rule out available bandwidth as a limiting factor. It’s important here to note that Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive all rate-limit uploads and do not fully utilize the 1 Gbps bandwidth available (in regards to the office Internet connection, not the LAN switched). We’re confident that a slower Internet connection would yield similar results."

In other words, people agreed with me because they knew what I said to be true.

Not only did they give themselves the preferential treatment of same LAN, they also intentionally adjusted their tests to discount an advantage of a competitor. Again, quoted verbatum from the blog post:

"Dropbox has a deduplication scheme in place – what this meant for our tests is that even though we deleted the video file from our Dropbox folder, traces of it still remained and Dropbox got ~50% faster at transferring the same video file each subsequent time we uploaded it. To correct for this, we needed a new file that wasn’t bit-for-bit identical to the video file we previously transferred. "

Why don't you RTFA.

Comment: Re:OwnCloud? (Score 2) 124

If the OwnCloud server is on the same LAN as the laptops, I bet it is the same speed or faster than Sync.

If off-site from the server, I doubt the OwnCloud clients are smart enough to know a friendly computer is on the same LAN to share already downloaded chunks.

Which I might add is the only advantage to Bittorrent Sync. The technology only provides an increase in speed if one of the clients on the LAN has pieces of data already downloaded so the Internet connection is not as necessary. If neither computer has any of the data and both start downloading the same file, there is no advantage at all since the bandwidth shared between the two of them is the same finite amount.

Comment: Comparing LAN to WAN Speeds (Score 2, Insightful) 124

They compared the transfers between two laptops on the same LAN using a direct P2P client (BitTorrent Sync) and several Internet-reliant sync options, finding the direct file copy was faster. No, duh.

In other news, you spend less time on an airplane when you take a staycation.

Comment: Re:please no (Score 1) 423

by MatthiasF (#48074317) Attached to: Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming
[quote]In the Southern Ocean in particular, they estimate past heat tallies were 48% to 152% too low. Globally, past estimates could be as much as 25% off. [/quote]

So, article states there was a massive underestimation of measurements but you state that past models were accurate. Yet if they were accurate before then they are not now. Which is it? They were accurate before but not accurate anymore or they were inaccurate before and are accurate now?

Hint: They were never accurate.

Comment: Re:Reporting bias? (Score 1) 460

by MatthiasF (#47950951) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem
Um, 30% and 20% means Women are 50% more likely.

That is pretty drastic.

The article mentions "71% of women and 41% of men respondents", which is a 75% difference.

If your study was indeed accurate and the numbers from this article plays out too, than academic environments have a significant issue with sexual harassment. Either it literally is an issue, or the young men and women in academia are poorly educated on what is sexual harassment (and are over reporting it).

Comment: Re:What this proves is: (Score 0) 635

by MatthiasF (#47913683) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels
1. Wrong. AGW is a culture created by those who believe human beings are evil and the world was better off before they arrived. Every effort over the last 120 years has been made to push this religion on the world and government policies, climate sciences use of proxies, averages and dishonest or manipulated data sets is just the modern way for them to convince people to join the religion.
2. Thinking that one data set, controlled by one set of people, altered by like-minded people and literally limited in access to those same people is not fact. That is a controlled narrative, aka fiction being sold as fact. Their work has not been reproduced in any other data set, they even tried to do it an failed in the 90s but refuse to admit it publically or re-try.
3. True, no one model has predicted anything to a reliably significant degree of accuracy.

As far as your assertions:
1. Stop being a condescending ass.
2. Most of the energy coming from the sun is not in the visible light range. Why are you focusing on the visible range?
3. No, not true in all cases. Some collisions can amplify to blue light.
4. Most gasses absorb light, why specifically target Infrared when there is a huge spectrum?
5. Unless you have accurately measured all sources, then this has not been tested. It has been ESTIMATED, but not measured to an accuracy that can be regarded as fact (except by those who want it to be fact regardless).

You're last question, prove it is being trapped. The rolling averages over the last thirty years prove otherwise. CO2 and greenhouse gases have increased significantly but temperatures have declined or stalled in most regions. In fact, since 1998, when the 10 year average from 1987, which had a drastic reduction of temperature sensors across the globe and full swap over to satellite systems that were hit by a massive solar storm that same year, ended and showed no increase since should garner a pause in thinking the data has not been as accurate as suggested.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!