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Comment: Re:Colo? (Score 3, Informative) 285

by Nyh (#45323203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

I am using a ReadyNAS Duo running Free BSD. The NAS is in a cupboard a a friend a few houses away.

For syncing I use Unison. The initial backup was created onsite. Every night I run an incremental backup. When local drives are destroyed it is only a short walk to get my data back.

It all works like a charm.

Comment: Re:Open set it is! (Score 4, Informative) 248

by Nyh (#43729275) Attached to: Major Advance Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture

GP has already used all the supposed finite number of prime numbers in constructing his contradictory bigger prime.

The proof constructs a number that is not divisible by any of the prime numbers in the set of all prime numbers. Therefore it proofs there are an infinite number of prime numbers. The conclusion the constructed number must be prime is wrong.

Nyh

Comment: Re:Cool idea, but never happen... (Score 1) 368

by Nyh (#42977567) Attached to: NASA's Basement Nuclear Reactor

If the US companies are stalling this development I bet soon enough some Japanese or Chinese companies think is is a great idea and start selling it all over the world. Just like electric cars, pv solar cells. US companies may even try to block import of those great power supplies and make the US into some backward country where they are still burning fossil fuels for energy while the rest of the world moves on.

Comment: Problem is easily solved through marketing. (Score 1) 215

by NtwoO (#38647952) Attached to: Data Hogs: the Monsters Carriers Created

Most of the new gen phones run far more efficient on WiFi than on 3G or HSDPA. If the carriers just spend a few bucks on a campaign promoting it, then their problem will be solved. Most smartphone owners have WiFi at home and quite a large percentage have a guest network at their work. If you run WiFi at these two locations, it is to improve your own battery life and the suggested mobile data limits are all of a sudden acceptable.

Comment: Re:Cost Much? (Score 1) 149

by NtwoO (#37360694) Attached to: App Enables Surfing Over SMS/MMS Through T-Mobile
The joke is that the current smartphones are much more efficient running on wifi than on 3G http://www.teksocial.com/socialblog/2010/11/14/better-battery-life-smartphone-data-3g-vs-wifi.html . So if you have wifi access at work and at home, then you only use the battery hungry 3G when you are really mobile. Leaving the wifi on permanently is the simplest way to save battery and limit the load on the data plan. If T-Mobile now just start a marketing campaign communicating this to the people, then the whole (S | M) & MS is a moot point.

Comment: Where is the "market budget" variable? (Score 1) 243

by NtwoO (#36632912) Attached to: Is There a Formula For a Hit Song?
Without an input variable on how much money was spent convincing the masses that it is music one should listen to, it lacks the full measurement. There is most certainly a large percentage of the measurement showing just this. By the sounds of it, this algorithm can help me pick out songs I don't want to listen to ;)

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