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Comment: Re:I don't even... (Score 0) 323

by PlusFiveTroll (#48655775) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

Thinking that governments have not, are not, and will not adjust children for their own means is slightly maladjusted in itself.

>My program for educating youth is hard weakness must be hammered away. In my castles of the Teutonic Order, a new youth will grow up, before which the world will tremble. I want a brutal, domineering, fearless and cruel youth. Youth must be all that. It must bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free, splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyesThat is how I will eradicate thousands of years of human domesticationThat is how I will create the New Order.

Comment: Re:Old (Score 2) 622

by PlusFiveTroll (#48642739) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Ah, we can always pump more oil out of the ground. We will always be able to find new sources of oil. What kind of liberal leftist ploy are you coming up with trying to say that we can't stick an unlimited number of tube and get an unlimited amount of oil out.

See, I too can use hyperbole as dumb as yours. We are not longer replacing people with machines, we are replacing people with machines, communication, and simulated intelligence.

Comment: Re:Most people write far less. (Score 1) 125

by PlusFiveTroll (#48525419) Attached to: Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes

>And I am a programmer

Depending how big of projects you compile, some of them really hit the drive pretty hard with small writes. That said, it would take 20 years to write 100TB, which even the crappy drives wrote before seeing issues at your current usage, and no one expect spinning disks to last that long.

I have a 840 EVO 256GB myself. On Windows use of the RAPID mode can reduce the number of writes (greatly reducing write amplification), I don't know if OSX provides anything like that. At 220 days of usage I currently have 1.5TB of writes. That said, my Steam library is on a 1TB disk, mostly because I have around 700GB of games.

Comment: Most people write far less. (Score 4, Insightful) 125

by PlusFiveTroll (#48524957) Attached to: Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes

Most hard drive I see in consumer and business use write far less than that over their lifetimes. I have a customers hard drive I am copying data from currently. Has 15,147 power on hours, it has only written 1.3TB of data. It's very uncommon to see drives with over 6TB of data written (in the 500GB to 1TB drive range).

The other client SSD in my computer is a Samsung 830 256GB SSD that I just migrated to a 1TB SSD for a customer. Was used for about a year and a half before they needed a bigger drive. They used Outlook, a number of Autocad applications, lots of project files, a good sized collection of work related photos. The drive has 995GB of writes and is showing no SMART issues.

Average computer users have nothing to worry about when it comes to wearing a SSD out. Power users might have a problem depending on the nature of their work, but they also get the most benefit from high write speeds and IOPS. Servers, depending on their usage patters could have a problem, I certainly recommend the enterprise style drives that reserve a much larger amount of space.

Comment: Re:Video ads on a text page (Score 1) 319

by PlusFiveTroll (#48435599) Attached to: Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

No, it's somewhere in between.

"I want to visit this movie theater, but they require me to drive 20 miles out of the way for a ticket, in to a dodgy neighborhood where I could get robbed and raped, when I could just walk in the door instead."

Websites did this to themselves. The fact they don't require the ad networks, or even punish them in any way when their users are harmed is what caused this situation.

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.