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Comment: Re:Google's storage (Score 4, Interesting) 350

by NixieBunny (#47954779) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple
The disk drive makers, and there are only two left, are companies that have been doing nothing but making disk drives for 30 years. This is true for a reason - they are focused entirely on making disk drives and nothing else, and they have the decades of experience to do it right. Their prices are insanely low and their quality is very high. Google knows that it would never catch up to their abilities.

Comment: Re:Locks (Score 1) 231

by NixieBunny (#47829305) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
The school admin was told that what we did was impossible, so your concern never registered on them. Besides, they need to be able to remove locks that students left on lockers past the end of the school year, or on the shared lockers at any time. (These are gym lockers, not hall lockers. Smelly socks etc.) Smelly socks don't warrant any sort of controls on keys.

Comment: Locks (Score 3, Interesting) 231

by NixieBunny (#47824833) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
My brother and I each made a master key for our school's Master combination padlocks that everyone used in gym class, using an old house key and a file. It took a year and a half for the school to find out. They suspended us for three days after telling us that their locksmith had informed them that what we had done was not possible.

Comment: That's why I use chat instead of phone (Score 1) 368

by NixieBunny (#47654681) Attached to: Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording
Just yesterday I had to engage with my ISP's support folks to resolve a network speed issue. Fortunately, I had saved the chat sessions from when the same problem occurred two years ago. I ended up pasting part of a previous chat session into the current chat session so that the CSR could see what worked last time. Result: problem resolved in hours, not days

Comment: Re:And when you include end-of-life costs? (Score 1) 409

The cost *is* minimal, since they aren't actually doing anything about the byproducts these days. The folks in Nevada who wanted to store that stuff in Yucca Mountain are still working on that plan, while the nasty stuff itself sits on the power plant properties in temporary storage. Paralysis costs nothing (as long as there's no disaster on a power plant site).

Comment: Re:OMG WOZ TOUCHED IT. (Score 2) 242

by NixieBunny (#47362069) Attached to: Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch
I'm the guy who supplies Woz with his Nixie tube watches. I've had to repair a few of them after too many Segway polo matches. They get just as crusty as anyone else's watch.

I briefly thought about selling the broken parts on eBay, but it seemed a bit too squicky. Although you know the auction would end up on Reddit.

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